Less known movies worth watching.by DamnYouGoogle | created - 23 Dec 2010 | updated - 22 Nov 2012 | Public
A list of movies that aren't specifically well known that are worth watching, all of these i've rated at least 6/10 I tried to leave any 10/10's out as they are on my movies I gave 10/10 list (but 1 is on there just because I really really like it.) I tried to stick to movies under 5k votes, but some go over WAY OVER, and some movies are for kids, some are for adults, some for the whole family, a lot of documentaries (as they tend to not make it out the film festival circuit), drama, comedy, horror, cartoons, and "art films". I just think these are all worth a look, who knows they might some of your favorite movies of all time, just no one told you about them yet.
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1. Beautiful Losers (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.
Votes: 1,206 | Gross: $0.06M
2. Big Fan (2009)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A hard-core New York Giants fan struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.
Votes: 8,331 | Gross: $0.23M
3. Sherman's Way (2008)
97 min | Comedy
An odd couple take to the open road. Having followed his girlfriend out to California's Wine Country for the summer, Yale law student Sherman finds himself dumped, and cut off from his ... See full summary »
Votes: 512 | Gross: $0.01M
4. Bukowski: Born into This (2003)
R | 130 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.
Votes: 3,023 | Gross: $0.30M
7. Control (2007)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.
Votes: 54,797 | Gross: $0.87M
Probably the best known movies on the list.
9. Manic (2001)
R | 100 min | Drama
Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution. Several other youths are there with a variety of ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,689 | Gross: $0.07M
10. Niagara, Niagara (1997)
R | 93 min | Drama, Romance
An outsider and a young woman plagued by Tourette's syndrome meet and together journey to Canada.
Votes: 1,412 | Gross: $0.17M
You can watch this free on IMDB.
11. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Unrated | 124 min | Drama, Romance
A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Votes: 14,742 | Gross: $8.72M
12. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)
PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.
Votes: 7,871 | Gross: $0.33M
15. American Fork (2007)
PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama
At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams: his acting ... See full summary »
Votes: 566 | Gross: $0.00M
17. Basquiat (1996)
R | 108 min | Biography, Drama
The troubled, brief life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a world renowned N.Y. artist struggling with drug addiction and his own identity.
Votes: 16,983 | Gross: $2.96M
20. Choyonghan kajok (1998)
101 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A family opens a mountain inn where their first guest commits suicide. Suddenly all their guests befall horrible fates.
The Quiet Family in English
22. Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
R | 102 min | Drama
Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is homosexual.
Votes: 4,886 | Gross: $1.73M
24. Tales from the Hood (1995)
R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.
Votes: 5,173 | Gross: $11.80M
26. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him.
27. 2 ryk og en aflevering (2003)
96 min | Comedy, Drama
3 guys attending 1st year of secondary school near Århus, Denmark, spend their time at the local fast-food joint, the video rental store and on the soccer field and talk about soccer, girls etc.
28. A Price Above Rubies (1998)
R | 117 min | Drama, Romance
About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life
Votes: 2,411 | Gross: $1.08M
29. Best Worst Movie (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.
Votes: 6,671 | Gross: $0.10M
30. Braindead (1992)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.
Votes: 82,494 | Gross: $0.24M
31. Creepshow 2 (1987)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.
Votes: 17,773 | Gross: $14.00M
32. Elvis Meets Nixon (1997 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A "mockumentary" about Elvis's real-life trip to the White House to become a federal marshal under the DEA, but meets the President instead. Along the way, the film exposes Elvis's humor, ... See full summary »
33. How I Got Into College (1989)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Romance
The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,818 | Gross: $1.64M
34. London to Brighton (2006)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Desperate to evade an angry pimp, a London prostitute and a young girl flee by train to Brighton after an appointment with a powerful client goes violently wrong.
35. The Hands of Orlac (1924)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn't know they once belonged to a murderer.
37. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
An animated adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
38. Strange Brew (1983)
PG | 90 min | Comedy
Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.
39. The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down (2006)
R | 92 min | Comedy
Tongue-in-cheek look at 20-something singles clubbing and partying in L.A.; it's organized into 15 chapters from overview and preparation to partying and the morning after. Voice-over ... See full summary »
40. The Chocolate War (1988)
R | 100 min | Drama
A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,798 | Gross: $0.30M
41. The Cure (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.
Votes: 8,116 | Gross: $2.57M
43. The Planet of Junior Brown (1997)
R | 91 min | Drama
This is the story of an extremely obese, rather immature, yet very bright and talented young man, and of his world and the people in it... mostly homeless young adults... who refer to their... See full summary »
45. Triangle (2009)
R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht
46. Trucker (2008)
R | 90 min | Drama
A trucker, leading a life free of depth and on the way to nowhere, is forced to make a decision about her aggressive loner 11-year-old son whom she openly deserted ten years previously.
Votes: 2,892 | Gross: $0.05M
47. Boy Interrupted (2009)
92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Boy Interrupted looks at the life of Evan Perry a 15-year-old boy from New York who committed suicide in 2005. The film made by his parents Dana and Hart examines how Evan's bipolar ... See full summary »
48. The Girl Next Door (2007)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.
49. Snow Cake (2006)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.
Votes: 11,367 | Gross: $0.03M
50. Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)
R | 79 min | Comedy, Romance
When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.
51. Dandelion (2004)
R | 93 min | Drama, Romance
In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason ... See full summary »
52. Speak (2004)
PG-13 | 89 min | Drama
After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak.
53. Dance of the Dead (2008)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror
On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.
55. Kynodontas (2009)
Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.
Votes: 55,207 | Gross: $0.11M
56. Fight for Your Life (1977)
R | 82 min | Crime, Thriller
A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the house of a black minister. There's a few nasty scene's where the ministers family are being ... See full summary »
58. Brother's Keeper (1992)
R | 104 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery
This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert's of a family of 4 brothers (the other 3 being Roscoe, Lyman and William - Bill, for ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,263 | Gross: $1.31M
60. Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Unrated | 83 min | Horror
Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.
61. Rock-A-Doodle (1991)
G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In order to defeat the Grand Duke of Owls, a young boy transformed into a cat teams up with a group of barnyard animals to find a rooster who can raise the sun.
Votes: 6,806 | Gross: $11.66M
62. The Three Caballeros (1944)
Approved | 71 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by Zé Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a Mexican Charro Rooster).
65. Dad's in Heaven with Nixon (2010)
86 min | Documentary
Tom Murray presents his brother Chris (1960- ), through Chris's relationship to their mother, their father, who died when Chris was about 20, to Tom, to the two jobs Chris has in New Haven ... See full summary »
66. Maniac (1980)
R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree?
67. Twelve (2010)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.
Votes: 11,185 | Gross: $0.18M
68. My Dinner with Andre (1981)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.
Votes: 13,646 | Gross: $5.25M
69. They Might Be Giants (1971)
G | 98 min | Mystery, Comedy, Romance
In a Manhattan psychiatric hospital a man, convinced he is Sherlock Holmes, is treated by a female doctor who happens to be named Watson.
70. Tuvalu (1999)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife, and their son Anton, who does all the work. He's lonely and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,388 | Gross: $0.41M
71. The Motel (2005)
Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama
Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,253 | Gross: $0.05M
74. 2LDK (2003)
Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
Two actresses who have auditioned for one part, sharing the same apartment with opposite personalities equals a night which either neither of them will forget - if they survive!
75. Su-ki-da (2005)
104 min | Drama, Romance
A high school student named Yu has a crush on one of her classmates, Yosuke. The boy spends most of his time sitting outside and playing his guitar, and Yu sits nearby and listens. One day,... See full summary »
76. Time to Leave (2005)
Unrated | 81 min | Drama
A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.
Votes: 7,682 | Gross: $0.12M
78. Noriko no shokutaku (2005)
159 min | Drama, Horror
A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", ... See full summary »
79. The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)
71 min | Drama
A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.
Votes: 779 | Gross: $0.01M
83. Dead Man's Eyes (1944)
Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When an artist is blinded, his fiancée's father offers an operation to restore his sight. When the benefactor suddenly dies, the artist becomes a suspect.
84. Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography
In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,729 | Gross: $0.10M
90. Monster Camp (2007)
TV-14 | 81 min | Documentary, Fantasy
Welcome to Monster Camp, the true story about a world where people transform into creatures, heroes, and monsters to escape their daily lives. In the vein of Lord of the Rings, World of ... See full summary »
Director: Cullen Hoback
92. Road to Singapore (1940)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour.
93. Yabu no naka no kuroneko (1968)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Horror
Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai.
94. Kurutta kajitsu (1956)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance
Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for.
97. Melvin and Howard (1980)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Votes: 3,702 | Gross: $4.31M
98. Dear Lemon Lima (2009)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy
Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. ... See full summary »
99. Saranghanda, saranghaji anneunda (2011)
105 min | Drama
An architect is driving his woman, who is a publisher, to the airport and he tells that he intends to move to her house and his office in her basement to save money; however, she tells that... See full summary »