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Posted: 1/12/2006 7:13:16 PM EDT
Let's start a list of lesser known movies that others should see but probably have not.

My submission is "Phoenix" starring Ray Liotta, Anthony LaPaglia, Daniel Baldwin, Jeremy Piven, and Brittany Murphy. I found it in the $3 bin a few years ago and was pleasently surprised. "Phoenix" is a gritty crime movie in the vein of films like "Reservoir Dogs" and "A Simple Plan."

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Let's see some suggestions.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:28:37 PM EDT
if you like that kind of stuff and like low budget independant movies....check out Bullethead. I can't find it on dvd, but you can find vhs copies on ebay for a dollar.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:35:02 PM EDT
"Silent Running". Sci-Fi flick where Bruce Dern actually had to act.

Kinda sappy, but good story. I reccomend.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:42:59 PM EDT
"Love and a .45", "Flypaper", and "Things to do in Denver when you're dead" are a few good ones that come to mind.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:45:22 PM EDT
Orgazmo
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:46:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By geezhound:
"Silent Running". Sci-Fi flick where Bruce Dern actually had to act.

Kinda sappy, but good story. I reccomend.



+1, it was on encore one day last week,
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:53:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 7:54:45 PM EDT by triburst1]

Originally Posted By Lockman:
"Love and a .45", "Flypaper", and "Things to do in Denver when you're dead" are a few good ones that come to mind.



I have always liked "Things to do in Denver When You're Dead." Violent, yet touching with a top notch cast.

"Truth or Consequences, N.M." directed by Kiefer Sutherland is also a pretty good movie you can find if you look around.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:03:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:04:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By netwt12:
www.publispain.com/posters/harley_davidson_and_the_marlboro_man.jpg



+1

Also:

The Final Countdown

Dune
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:07:56 PM EDT
For me:
Comedy: So I married an axe murderer. Mike Myers before he got on your nerves.

Action: Snatch, 3000 miles to graceland (killer shootout in casino and it gets violent quick) and True Romance(nice and violent)

Fighting film: You all hate him but he did some badass ass-kicking in his prime. Who is it you ask? Bloodsport. One of the best karate movies but since it's Jean Claude it get's no respect.


Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:13:25 PM EDT
I doubt if anyone has ever seen it, but "Twice Upon A Time" was great.

Animated flick about nightmare bombs and all-purpose-animals. Can't find it on DVD and if you have it DVD I"ll give you $1,000,000 for it.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:15:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Scagnettie:
For me:
Comedy: So I married an axe murderer. Mike Myers before he got on your nerves.

Action: Snatch, 3000 miles to graceland (killer shootout in casino and it gets violent quick) and True Romance(nice and violent)

Fighting film: You all hate him but he did some badass ass-kicking in his prime. Who is it you ask? Bloodsport. One of the best karate movies but since it's Jean Claude it get's no respect.





"Snatch" and "True Romance" are all time classics in my book.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:31:49 PM EDT
Transporter 1 and 2, B12 and the new Thai guy Ong something
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:39:50 PM EDT
Buffalo 76

The Thing
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:38:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:
The Final Countdown




I love that movie too bad they couldn't fuck up the Japanese


For my contribution

THE WRAITH
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:47:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Scagnettie:
For me:
Comedy: So I married an axe murderer. Mike Myers before he got on your nerves.

Action: Snatch, 3000 miles to graceland (killer shootout in casino and it gets violent quick) and True Romance(nice and violent)

Fighting film: You all hate him but he did some badass ass-kicking in his prime. Who is it you ask? Bloodsport. One of the best karate movies but since it's Jean Claude it get's no respect.





Good post. Axe murderer is great!
"Head! Pants! Now!"

Snatch is also a great film, especially when compared to typical hollywood shit.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:24:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
I have always liked "Things to do in Denver When You're Dead." Violent, yet touching with a top notch cast.



Yep, first thing I thought of when I read the thread title.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:01:22 AM EDT
"The Seven Faces of Dr Lao", starring Tony Randall.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:04:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 9:05:37 AM EDT by sgthoskins]


Look at the list of names in it. It was a riot.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:16:15 AM EDT
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is a classic. Some all time great lines in that movie. " My daddy used to tell me; before he left this shitty world; you never chase buses or women cause you'll always get left behind." Or "... ya squeeze the trigger Harley ya don't yank it. Its NOT your dick"
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:21:26 AM EDT
The Big Hit
The Replacement Killers
Fight Club
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:26:12 AM EDT
Equilibrium
Dog Soldiers
A Dirty Shame
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:29:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 11:29:52 AM EDT by MauserMark]
"Sidekicks"

with Chuck Norris.

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:32:44 AM EDT
Saw this the other day I liked it.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:34:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 11:40:15 AM EDT by HardShell]
A Prayer for the Dying



The Grass Harp
(Actually a date/chick-flick - I only list it here because I was an extra in it... )

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:37:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:47:27 AM EDT
That was a good movie!

And the bike was SWEET!!!!
I remember Hot Rod magazine did a article on the bike. Set off car alarms, people wanted to buy it at every trafficlight they stopped etc etc.




Originally Posted By netwt12:
www.publispain.com/posters/harley_davidson_and_the_marlboro_man.jpg

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:49:42 PM EDT
underrated movies:
Saints and Soldiers - an excellent WWII movie. The ending seemed like a stretch, but some
of the events are based on real occurances.

Mean Creek - a different, but well done 'teen' flick.

Super Size Me - you may never eat at McDonalds again
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:01:38 PM EDT
High Road To China with Tom Selleck and Bess Armstrong

Last of the Dogmen with Tom Berenger

Jim
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:09:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 8:10:00 PM EDT by MrHeeHee]
Equilibrium

Wag The Dog

Bulworth

Final Approach
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 11:00:46 AM EDT

Spartan.

Directed by David Mamet. Val Kilmer plays a Delta Force operator tasked with rescuing the President's daughter from kidnappers before the media realizes she is nowhere to be found. Former Delta Force founding member Eric Haney was a consultant for the film, and Kilmer modeled his character after him.

Ultra-realistic gun handling and shootouts. I think it is right up there with Heat and Way of the Gun, except on a much smaller budget. Definitely worth seeing.

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 11:18:06 AM EDT
Bravo2Zero

The Final Option. I don't think that one was ever released on DVD though.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 1:17:03 PM EDT
The Final Option-portrayal of the SAS raid on the Iranian Embassy, y es? if that was the flick I'm thinking that was a good flick...

Ronin..underrated?Good flick...

Open Range, classic Duval (yeah yeah it had Costner i know) but the whole thing of 'we're going to make it right or die trying' is classic Americana

Bravo Two Zero was a good flick..

The Big Hit..gotta agree, campy but was ment to be ..loved the tool bench in his garage!

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man? CLASSIC>.my wife groans every time I pull that one out..i end up on the back TV playing it on the Xbox...

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:49:41 PM EDT
shaun of the dead and

la femme nikita
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:10:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
Spartan.

Directed by David Mamet. Val Kilmer plays a Delta Force operator tasked with rescuing the President's daughter from kidnappers before the media realizes she is nowhere to be found. Former Delta Force founding member Eric Haney was a consultant for the film, and Kilmer modeled his character after him.

Ultra-realistic gun handling and shootouts. I think it is right up there with Heat and Way of the Gun, except on a much smaller budget. Definitely worth seeing.




+1

Val obviously remembered his weapons training from Heat.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:25:43 PM EDT
The President's Analyst, w/ James Coburn. 1967.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 9:24:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:54:44 PM EDT
The Usual Suspects
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 11:52:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
Spartan.

Directed by David Mamet. Val Kilmer plays a Delta Force operator tasked with rescuing the President's daughter from kidnappers before the media realizes she is nowhere to be found. Former Delta Force founding member Eric Haney was a consultant for the film, and Kilmer modeled his character after him.

Ultra-realistic gun handling and shootouts. I think it is right up there with Heat and Way of the Gun, except on a much smaller budget. Definitely worth seeing.




+1

Val obviously remembered his weapons training from Heat.



I just got that for christmas. Pretty good flick. I have a hard time watching Val after seeing The Saint.

I'd like to add Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood. I am drinking tonight, please forgive me. Also The Princess Bride, Pitch Black ,and the Chronicles of Riddick..


mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm vodka tonic.......

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:03:17 PM EDT

Sexy Beast. outstanding movie! and superlative acting by Ben Kingsley -- he will teach you to curse all over again.
www.imdb.com/title/tt0203119/

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. a half-comedy, half-drama crime-gone-bad film.
www.imdb.com/title/tt0120735/

ar-jedi

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:07:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ar-jedi:
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. a half-comedy, half-drama crime-gone-bad film.
www.imdb.com/title/tt0120735/



Forgot about that one. I loved that movie. "Two minutes Turkish...."
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:25:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:36:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paradude54:
Bravo2Zero



Brilliant, but I could only get it on crappy VHS. Did you get a DVD of it?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:53:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paradude54:
The Final Option. I don't think that one was ever released on DVD though.



I LOVE the Final Option. It's gets a little slow with the intrigue until you get to the last 15 minutes when the SAS does their thing. It's by far one of the best action sequences I've ever seen.

I'd love to get it on DVD, but even VHS would make me happy.

Some of my other favorites you might have missed:

The Wind and the Lion
The Big Hit
The Lighthorsemen
Gallipoli
The Seige of Firebase Gloria
Three Days in the Valley


Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:22:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:

Originally Posted By sgthoskins:

Forgot about that one. I loved that movie. "Two minutes Turkish...."


Thats Snatch wrong identical movie.
"Its me bren gun."



LOL you're right.

"My name is Turkish. Funny name for an Englishman, I know. My parents were on the same plane when it crashed. That's how they met."
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:17:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paradude54:
The Final Option. I don't think that one was ever released on DVD though.



Yep, I have that on VHS. Lewis Collins was touted as the next James Bond when that film came out.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:37:26 AM EDT

Last of the Dogmen with Tom Berenger


That's a favorite of mine.

Drowning Mona is a dark comedy, set in upstate NY, with an all star cast that you just don't hear about. But it leaves me in stitches everytime. BTW, I think I know where "the company Yugo" came from.

I've never seen The Final Option. Not one damn video store around here has ever had it, and it didn't hit the theatre here either. I've always thought it sounded like one I would like.

I love;

The Princess Bride
Rollerball with James Caan
any of the Jay and Silent Bob movies, except I haven't seen Mallrats - there again, damn video stores



Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:57:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 12:13:04 AM EDT
Time Bandits

The Sixth Sense

Deliverance
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:30:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ar-jedi:
Sexy Beast. outstanding movie! and superlative acting by Ben Kingsley -- he will teach you to curse all over again.
www.imdb.com/title/tt0203119/
ar-jedi



i'm voting again for this as i just watched it again on video and it rocks!!!

imdb quotes page:
www.imdb.com/title/tt0203119/quotes


ar-jedi

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:34:49 PM EDT

Another Val Kilmer flick

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