The Best Movies You've Never Seen

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  1. BruntFCA

    BruntFCA Commander Red Shirt

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    I have yet to see Alien or Aliens. As for recommending something obscure The Hanging Tree is a brilliant western with Gary Cooper that i have never heard anyone talk about.
     
  2. chardman

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    Triskelion, there's a number of excellent films which are so obscure that I've never even heard of them. I recommend them highly.:)
     
  3. Kestrel

    Kestrel Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I have a veritable laundry list of classics. :lol:

    To name a few:
    It's a Wonderful Life
    A Christmas Story
    Casablanca
    anything by Alfred Hitchcock
    Planet of the Apes (or any Charlton Heston movie)
     
  4. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    I've seen a lot of films. Which, given the breath of film history, is but a drop in the bucket. Using the AFI's latest top 100 film list (out of laziness, really, rather than to offer the list any particular praise), I haven't seen the following:

    City Lights
    All About Eve
    King Kong
    The Philadelphia Story
    Shane
    It Happened One Night
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Intolerance
    Nashville
    American Graffiti
    Cabaret
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Spartacus
    Swing Time
    Sophie's Choice
    Yankee Doodle Dandy
     
  5. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles Happy Little Tree Premium Member

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    I've never seen Schindler's List. I even own it on DVD. I bought it the day it came out back in 2004, but I've never watched it.
     
  6. Wintermute

    Wintermute Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Some great movies in this thread. Keep 'em coming!


    All I'm sayin' is feel free to post whatever you guys want. Your responses are interesting.


    Plus, if anyone knows any obscure movies nobody's ever heard of but you personally loved them, some of us would love to check them out!



    I'm starting with your recommendations, chardman. :cool:
     
  7. Saga

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    :lol:
     
  8. chrisspringob

    chrisspringob Commodore Commodore

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    Me neither. It's at the top of the list of movies that I want to watch at some point, but haven't gotten around to. Also in that category: Apocalypse Now, Rashomon, Taxi Driver, and Vertigo.

    Within SF/F, the movie that's probably at the top of my yet-to-see list is Stalker.
     
  9. Wintermute

    Wintermute Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Rashomon
    was not my favorite Kurosawa movie. I quite preferred his Shichinin no Samurai (Seven Samurai), Yojimbo (remade as Clint Eastwood's A Fistful of Dollars) and Ikiru - a quiet but powerful movie about an old man with a year left to live who dedicates it to standing up to corruption.

    Speaking of samurai - Highlander's Christopher Lambert was in a fantastic Samurai vs Ninja movie called The Hunted. Highly recommended!

    And Yami no Karyudo, Hunter in the Dark. Best. Samurai. Drama. Ever. Ok, next to Kurosawa's Ran.

    Speaking of which: favorite Jackie Chan movies (based on sheer fighting brilliance):

    Zuì Quán Èr
    (Drunken Master II)
    Bōli Zūn (Gorgeous)
    And Rumble in the Bronx is also necessary viewing.

    Best fight sequences ever. Period.
     
  10. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I've never seen a lot of Westerns that are regarded as classics, simply because I've never been a big fan of Westerns.

    By all means, you should see Casablanca, The African Queen and Metropolis. Especially the latest restoration of Metropolis containing footage that hasn't been seen in over 80 years.

    But I wouldn't bother with The Sound of Music unless you're a huge musical fan or a Rodgers & Hammerstein completist. It's pretty treacly.

    :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw:

    You're kidding about Hitchcock, right? Only a handful of Tibetan monks and a few Kalahari Bushmen have never seen an Alfred Hitchcock picture.
     
  11. trekkiebaggio

    trekkiebaggio Vice Admiral Admiral

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    This Boy's Life
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    Ip Man
    Ip Man 2
    Detachment
    Clone
    Franklyn
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    The Quest
    Proof
    Ponyo
    The Art of Getting By
    Triangle
    The Great Debaters
    Country Strong
     
  12. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I haven't either.
     
  13. Kestrel

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    Let's see, only one of these I've seen is The Silence of the Lambs.

    Nope, sorry, not kidding. Though I do highly recommend The Sound of Music. :lol:
     
  14. Gaith

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    Nah, wouldn't be a problem at all. The main weakness with Titanic is that while their love is necessary to drive the plot, the truth is Rose and Jack barely know each other, and thus never move past the infatuation stage. Plus, they only shag once. :p

    So, if you marry Rose, not only do you get her for more than a few days, you get to know her much better than Jack ever did; I call that a win. (As for the reunion coda, it could simply have been a dream.)
     
  15. Caligula

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    I'm just gonna list what I haven't seen out of AFI's top 100:

    Schindler's List
    City Lights
    Sunset Blvd.
    The General
    The Grapes of Wrath
    High Noon
    Double Indemnity
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Midnight Cowboy
    It Happened One Night
    Intolerance
    The Gold Rush
    Nashville
    Sullivan's Travels
    The African Queen
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Saving Private Ryan
    Modern Times
    The Apartment
    Swing Time
    Sophie's Choice
    The Last Picture Show
    Do the Right Thing
    Toy Story

    I also haven't seen The Wild Bunch, but will be doing so very soon.
     
  16. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    I can't believe I've never seen Double Indemnity. It's an omission I must correct. Ditto The Lost Weekend.

    More on point, movies I'd recommend that I have seen would include The Wages of Fear, Kolya and Lantana. There are undoubtedly others but that's a few off the top of my head.
     
  17. chrisspringob

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  18. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I've also never seen any Kevin Smith film.
     
  19. The Mirrorball Man

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    "Clerks" is genuinely good.