Top 40 Films You DIDN'T See Last Decade (2001-2010)

Each of these films have LESS THAN 20,000 votes. Starting from #1 and working our way down..
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1.
Southland Tales (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (145 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
“ You'll love this or hate it. If you like strange sci-fi, eery soundtracks, Philip K. Dick references, and ex-SNL cast members in non-comedic rolls...you'll be in heaven.

20k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
2.
Comedian (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road. (82 mins.)
“ Watch Jerry Seinfeld bomb on stage. Every comic's favorite documentary.

3k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
3.
Enter the Void (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A French drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection. (161 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
“ Another one you'll love or hate. Again, if you like strange sci-fi, eery soundtracks, unique camera work, Tokyo, drugs, and sex...you'll be in heaven.

3k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
4.
He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An office worker inadvertently becomes a hero after he saves a woman's life. (95 mins.)
“ It's dark and somehow missed everyone's radar in 2007.

12k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
5.
Soul Plane (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Things get raucously funny aboard the maiden flight of a black-owned airline, thanks to some last-minute passenger additions. (86 mins.)
Director: Jessy Terrero
“ Imagine if black people ran their own airline. Hilarity would ensue. With only a 3.8 rating on IMDB, this is a cult classic IMO.

9k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
6.
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life. (91 mins.)
Director: Miranda July
“ A quirky, dark indie film.

17k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
7.
My Kid Could Paint That (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars. (82 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
“ The con of the century. Did their kid paint that?

1k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
8.
The Yes Men (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization. (83 mins.)
“ A slow documentary, but worth it. The two funniest con men in the world.

3k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
9.
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (124 mins.)
Director: Charlie Kaufman
“ Strange, and long. Director Charlie Kaufman and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman are geniuses.

18k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
10.
City of Ember (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing ... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. (90 mins.)
Director: Gil Kenan
“ Its this decade's "Neverending Story". Kids and adults will love this the same.

15k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
11.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games. (79 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ Who is the greatest "Donkey Kong" player in the world? And who is cheating?

15k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
12.
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An inept tae kwon do instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow tae kwon do enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Wallace. (85 mins.)
Director: Jody Hill
“ A cult classic. Danny McBride first shows off his trademark character. Will Farrell and Adam McKay see it and make "Eastbound and Down".

4k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
13.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ranch hand Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico. (121 mins.)
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
“ Stellar drama. Tommy Lee Jones directs.

20k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
14.
Harry Brown (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice. (103 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barber
“ Neighborhood gets taken over by drug dealers. Old man takes matter into own hands. With pistol.

17k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
15.
Down in the Valley (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, the project revolves around a delusional man who believes he's a cowboy and the relationship that he starts with a rebellious young woman. (108 mins.)
Director: David Jacobson
“ Edward Norton is a delusional cowboy in LA. Powerful drama.

10k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
16.
Jesus Camp (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham. (84 mins.)
“ Watch them turn 12-year olds into evangelic monsters, errr, ministers.

10k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
17.
The Man Without a Past (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki... (97 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ Aki Kaurismaki's best film. And possibly the best film to come out of Finland.

10k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
18.
Candy (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair. (116 mins.)
Director: Neil Armfield
“ An Australian couple love each other but heroin gets in the way. One of Heath Ledgers greatest roles.

11k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
19.
Taking Woodstock (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Just a fun movie from start to finish.

9k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
20.
Mr. Nobody (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. (141 mins.)
“ More weird sci-fi-esque-ness. If that description entices you, you'll love it.

10k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
21.
The Ten (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments. (96 mins.)
Director: David Wain
“ 10 short stories, each inspired by the Ten Commandments of the Bible. HILARIOUS. No clue why this is so underrated.

10k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
22.
The Nines (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways. (100 mins.)
Director: John August
“ Another weird-ish one. Sci-fi fans will enjoy. Ryan Reynolds is great.

14k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
23.
Hamlet 2 (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet. (92 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming
“ Hysterical.

9k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
24.
Touching the Void (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. (106 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
“ Gripping documentary about mountain climbers.

12k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
25.
Palindromes (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
“ Strange, quirky, dark indie. Director Todd Solondz is a master. Must see.

6k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
26.
Wordplay (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An in-depth look at The New York Times' long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and his loyal fan base. (94 mins.)
Director: Patrick Creadon
“ Crossword puzzles are boring? Well crossword puzzle junkies aren't.

2k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
27.
Cubeº: Cube Zero (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A young man whose job is to watch over the Cube endeavours to rescue an innocent woman trapped in one of its rooms. (97 mins.)
Director: Ernie Barbarash
“ The final in the Cube trilogy. If you loved the Matrix, you'll love this series.

11k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
28.
Cube²: Hypercube (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Eight strangers awaken with no memory and find themselves in a puzzling cube shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply. (94 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Sekula
“ See above.

17k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
29.
In the Loop (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries. (106 mins.)
“ One of the few films to combine American humor and British humor.

14k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
30.
Edmond (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A fortune-tellers teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City's hellish underworld. (82 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ A great thriller.

7k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
31.
Hustle & Flow (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee. (116 mins.)
Director: Craig Brewer
“ Let's make records.

19k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
32.
Frozen Land (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money... (130 mins.)
Director: Aku Louhimies
“ Another fine Finnish drama.

3k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
33.
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago. (90 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
“ Soldier comes home, gets even.

19k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
34.
Best Worst Movie (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A look at the making of the film Troll 2 and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic. (93 mins.)
“ The cast and crew of the lowest rated IMDB film, "Troll 2", reunite...and they're all insane.

<1k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
35.
A Dirty Shame (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
An uptight, middle-aged, repressed woman turns into a sex addict after getting hit on the head, and she then falls into an underground subculture of sex addicts in suburban Baltimore. (89 mins.)
Director: John Waters
“ Sex addicts vs. the others. In Baltimore.

6k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
36.
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note. (99 mins.)
“ A dark, dark comedy.

10k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
37.
Primer (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention. (77 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
“ Great sci-fi.

18k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
38.
Life During Wartime (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. (98 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
“ The strange sequel to "Happiness". Director Todd Solondz is the indie fantastic.

1k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
39.
Factotum (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling. (94 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
“ Drama and romance and booze and gambling.

7k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann
 
40.
Visioneers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When people begin exploding from stress, George Washington Winsterhammerman tries to ignore the epidemic and live his usual life, but then he suffers his first symptom. (94 mins.)
Director: Jared Drake
“ A sci-fi that starts out strong but loses its way. Still worth a watch, especially for Zach Galfianakis fans.

1k votes ” - Phil Schwarzmann