1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Best "unknown" films?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by paulr, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. paulr

    paulr
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2002
    Messages:
    1,151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    North Lincs
    Ratings:
    +68
    What are the best films of recent years but are still hardly known.
    Anyone?
     
  2. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,476
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,043
    If you call 1994 recent look up Mute Witness see here. It is a great suspense film with a few dashes of humour thrown in here and there.
     
  3. jimcarney

    jimcarney
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2001
    Messages:
    641
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    DOWNPATRICK CO DOWN
    Ratings:
    +3
    Yeh Mute Witness wiuld be one features on Film 4 now and then!!
     
  4. Boink!

    Boink!
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2002
    Messages:
    598
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +34
    Add Ghost World to your list.

    B!
     
  5. mxs

    mxs
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2003
    Messages:
    236
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Lowestoft
    Ratings:
    +9
    Revenge of the living dead revengers! :lease:
     
  6. Harj

    Harj
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,164
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +34
    a Tale of Two Sisters, creepy korean film. which I beleive has just got a limited release here.

    Killing Zoe, a cult following for this one.
     
  7. Rambo John J

    Rambo John J
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2000
    Messages:
    3,609
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Hanoi Hilton
    Ratings:
    +858
    The Last Minute - directed by Stephen Norrington inbetween Blade and LXG. Personally, I think it's his best film.... I only know about 3 people that have heard of it (and now love it), and that's because I lent them the (feature packed) dvd :laugh:
     
  8. dUnKle

    dUnKle
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    13,384
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,331
    Drive - great action move that hardly anyone knows
     
  9. Marc

    Marc
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Messages:
    11,610
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Ratings:
    +1,081
    Dead End was really good, that's a fairly unknown movie, you can generally pick it up on ebay for about a fiver all in.

    Cypher isn't all that well known but is a very clever (see confusing) movie with a lot of good points
     
  10. TheBigApple

    TheBigApple
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Messages:
    664
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    In my cage
    Ratings:
    +13
    Captain Ron starring Snake Pliskin's dumber brother!
     
  11. PoochJD

    PoochJD
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2000
    Messages:
    10,992
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Norwich
    Ratings:
    +1,862
    Hi,

    My list would have to include the following titles:

    My Neighbour Totoro (Japanese anime, from director Hayao Miyazaki. Family fun for everyone! Probably the best animated film ever made, in film history!)

    Run, Lola, Run (Well-known German thriller, but deserves to be seen by more people!)

    The Princess And The Warrior (R1 only. Another Franka Potente German drama, - she plays a Nurse :clap: - but a wonderfully evocative adult fable, with an incredible ending! Superb, with another awesome music score!)

    Runaway Train (Jon Voight and Eric Roberts, in a jaw-dropping and controversial 1985 US prison drama. Just mind-blowing!)

    Pom Poko (Another Japanese anime classic!)

    Perfect Blue (Another Japanese anime movie. Imagine if Alfred Hitchcock and Michael Mann got together to create the ultimate psychological thriller. Well, this would be the result. Great animation, but strictly for the adults only!)

    Pooch
     
  12. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,476
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,043
    The Jack Bull a little known western that is not a shoot them up, but thought provoking see here.
     
  13. russraff

    russraff
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2000
    Messages:
    2,311
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Ratings:
    +50
    There is a pretty good effort called Switchback with Danny Glover that I quite liked.

    Russell
     
  14. Miyazaki

    Miyazaki
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2003
    Messages:
    14,304
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +849
    I'd second Pooch's recommendations. Studio Ghibli haven't released a bad film to date, and I would recommend their releases Princess Mononoke and Grave Of The Fireflies. Other anime I would recommend is Tokyo Godfathers.

    Also check out Zhang Yimou's Hero which has been available to buy on region 3 DVD for a while, and has just received it's US cinema release. A breathtaking picture! :thumbsup:
     
  15. no_mates

    no_mates
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2004
    Messages:
    208
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Belfast
    Ratings:
    +12
    Hi Guys
    Just watched Requiem for a Dream, Waking Life and Ghost World thatnks to this thread and this forum, so after I shoot up on diet pills and lucid dream about Scarlet Johansson, I think I'll check out some of the other titles suggested.
    Beats the is 2001 better than Bladerunner thread but must admit the Philip K Dick reference in Waking Life spooked me.
    Thanks Guys!
     
  16. Mr Rob T

    Mr Rob T
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
    Messages:
    150
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Rotherham
    Ratings:
    +1
    Just watched Dead End tonight... What a good film, made on the cheap, but very entertaining ...... I don't like to admit it, but I only guessed what had happened about 3 mins from then end (on a plus note my wife did not guess)
     
  17. Dr Pumpstain

    Dr Pumpstain
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I like Lake Placid...there, I said it...and I don't care!!!!!
     
  18. Rambo John J

    Rambo John J
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2000
    Messages:
    3,609
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Hanoi Hilton
    Ratings:
    +858
    me too. :hiya:
     
  19. mattwakeman

    mattwakeman
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2003
    Messages:
    108
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Exotica
    Requiem for a Dream
    Sex, Lies and Videotape
    Chungking Express
    Brazil
    anything at all by Hal Hartley
    Donnie Darko
    YiYi
    Swimming with Sharks
    Gattaca
    Magnolia
    ivansxtc
    secretary

    I realise that anyone that is a film fan will have probably seen all of this (or at least heard of them) but all of these are more deserving of being seen purely because they are all excellent films (not movies *grrrr*)
     
  20. Master Rahl

    Master Rahl
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Astérix et Obélix contre César
    http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/AS...56082/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2_2/702-9662962-8277662

    and

    Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre
    http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/AS...56082/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_2_1/702-9662962-8277662


    Un véritable chef d'oeuvre! Le DVD est presque aussi bon que la version au cinema. On y rit tout autant des blagues d'Obélix et d'Astérix. Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopatre est un Astérix classique avec une touche de modernisme. Les acteurs sont tous superbes et Cléopatre est belle à croquer... Un film a avoir dans sa collection. Plaisir assuré!
     
  21. Iain Shields

    Iain Shields
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2001
    Messages:
    786
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    Ratings:
    +3

    Erm... what? :confused:


    :D
     
  22. Iain Shields

    Iain Shields
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2001
    Messages:
    786
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    Ratings:
    +3
    I knew I should've paid attention in french class :devil:

    And keeping to the thread... Wonder Boys, while not being completely "unknown", is definately worth viewing if you missed it first time around.

    Regards,
    Iain.
     
  23. mattwakeman

    mattwakeman
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2003
    Messages:
    108
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Courtesy of the wonders of babelfish:

    A true d'oeuvre chief! The DVD is almost as good as the version with the cinema. One laughs there as much at the jokes d'Obélix and d'Astérix. Astérix and Obélix: Mission Cléopatre is traditional Astérix with a key of modernism. The actors all are superb and Cléopatre is beautiful to crunch... A film has to have in its collection. Assured pleasure!

    I do think its nice to know that Cleo is beautiful to crunch :D
     
  24. CrackDown

    CrackDown
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2003
    Messages:
    391
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +26
    Interstate 60
     
  25. JimmytheSaint

    JimmytheSaint
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    Messages:
    1,707
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +93
    The Salton Sea
    Thursday
     
  26. Marv

    Marv
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2002
    Messages:
    1,916
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Camp Crystal Lake
    Ratings:
    +297
    Idle Hands
    The Black Sheep Affair
     
  27. cityonfire

    cityonfire
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I thought the Black Sheep Affair was pretty bad myself.

    I recommend The Seventh Curse starring Chow Yun Fat. A very funny and gory Indy Jones clone.

    Versus for the yakuza zombies in the woods gore fest that it is. Any Evil Dead fan should love this.

    UNDEAD again another zombie film. Made in australia, very funny and gory to boot and a great ending with a twist. Its only on R4 so abit harder to get hold of movietyme have it though http://www.movietyme.com/catalog/pr...20922&osCsid=ffbadbb83115240503d6e28c4b71e998
     
  28. Azrikam

    Azrikam
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    While we're mentioning good (unknown) Canadian films...

    The Sweet Hereafter
    Hard Core Logo
     
  29. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,476
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,043
    Dark City have very much of the elements of the Matrix (but was made before it) and takes you a long time to figure out what’s going on.
     
  30. Kevo

    Kevo
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Messages:
    5,354
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +144
    Les Visiteurs

    French film starring the great Jean Reno in the late 90s.

    It's a 'medieval/time travel/comedy romp'.

    Absolutley hilarious.

    Been shown late on C4 a few times.

    Re-made (ruined!) by Hollwood recently as Just Visting with the two main leads reprising their roles.

    Believe they made a couple of sequels that I wouldn't mind seeing.

    Look out for it on C4.
     

Share This Page

Loading...