Some Underrated and Often Forgotten Films

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1.
Shy People (1987)
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New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures. (118 mins.)
 
2.
Chicago Cab (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
There is more to this story than this review lets on. It reflects all different facets of society over one drivers shift... (96 mins.)
 
3.
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
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In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills. (91 mins.)
Director: Tamara Jenkins
 
4.
Twenty Bucks (1993)
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A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people. (91 mins.)
Director: Keva Rosenfeld
 
5.
The River Rat (1984)
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After serving time for a theft he didn't commit, all Billy wants to do is to reconnect with his daughter. However, some loose ends, like the whereabouts of the stolen loot, just won't let him go. (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Rickman
 
6.
Chasing Holden (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A troubled young man (Qualls) goes on a journey to meet an author whom he feels has a strong hold on his life. (104 mins.)
Director: Malcolm Clarke
 
7.
The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
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A woman begins to suspect that her brother is possessed by a voodoo spirit. (105 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
 
8.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters. (136 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
9.
Desert Blue (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone... (90 mins.)
 
10.
Back Roads (1981)
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A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
11.
The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude... (107 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
12.
The Girl from Petrovka (1974)
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A beautiful Russian ballerina falls in love with an American news correspondent. The KGB is most displeased and does everything it can to break them up. (103 mins.)
 
13.
FM (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play, and running the station the way they want to... (104 mins.)
Director: John A. Alonzo
 
14.
Independence Day (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner... (110 mins.)
Director: Robert Mandel
 
15.
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A true story about Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon's Valium addiction and her desperate attempts to kick the habit. (107 mins.)
Director: Jack Hofsiss
 
16.
Link (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A zoology student must try to out smart a murderous and super-intelligent orangutan. (103 mins.)
 
17.
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
18.
Dead Man's Curve (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Two college students kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide. (91 mins.)
Director: Dan Rosen