30 Obscure/Overlooked Films

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1.
Apartment Zero (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates... (124 mins.)
Director: Martin Donovan
 
2.
The Aura (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime. (134 mins.)
 
3.
The Reflecting Skin (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the 1950's, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area. (96 mins.)
Director: Philip Ridley
 
4.
Map of the Human Heart (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years... (109 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
 
5.
All the Real Girls (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Small-town love story of a young man with a reputation for womanizing and his best friend's sister. (108 mins.)
 
6.
George Washington (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer. (89 mins.)
 
7.
Keane (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A man in his early 30s (Keane) struggles with the supposed loss of his daughter from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York... (100 mins.)
Director: Lodge Kerrigan
 
8.
Eye of God (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
We see two stories told over four time lines, which wind down to a devastating ground zero collision... (84 mins.)
 
9.
Stalker (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (162 mins.)
 
10.
Trust (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After being thrown away from home, Maria encounters a lady who complains of not having children. Almost getting raped, she ends up in an abandoned house, where she meets Matthew. When a baby is kidnapped Maria sets out to find the lady. (107 mins.)
Director: Hal Hartley
 
11.
Citizen Ruth (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides. (106 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
12.
Exotica (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Francis, whose daughter was murdered a few years ago, is always watching Christina dance in the night club Exotica. One night he is dared to touch the girl and ends up being thrown out. He then sends in Thomas to try and find explanations. (103 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
13.
Bronson (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson. (92 mins.)
 
14.
Before the Rain (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the republic of Macedonia, amid war in Bosnia, an Albanian girl being hunted by Christians is offered protection by a monk who has taken a vow of silence. (113 mins.)
 
15.
Sauna (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey. (83 mins.)
Director: AJ Annila
 
16.
Shy People (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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.)
 
17.
Petulia (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor. (105 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
18.
Germany Year Zero (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin. (78 mins.)
 
19.
The Stunt Man (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady. (131 mins.)
Director: Richard Rush
 
20.
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
 
21.
Killer of Sheep (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Set in the Watts area of Los Angeles, a slaughterhouse worker must suspend his emotions to continue working at a job he finds repugnant, and then he finds he has little sensitivity for the family he works so hard to support. (80 mins.)
Director: Charles Burnett
 
22.
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two drifters, of widely varying backgrounds, rustle cattle and try to avoid being caught in contemporary Montana. (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
23.
Some Mother's Son (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands... (112 mins.)
Director: Terry George
 
24.
Rosetta (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job. (95 mins.)
 
25.
The War Zone (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret. (98 mins.)
Director: Tim Roth
 
26.
Waterland (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Tom Crick, a high school history teacher, is having trouble connecting - with his class, with his wife... (95 mins.)
 
27.
Cal (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband... (102 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
 
28.
I Can't Sleep (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician... (110 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
29.
Limbo (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In an economically devastated Alaskan town, a fisherman with a troublesome past dates a woman whose young daughter does not approve of him. When he witnesses the murder of his shady brother, he, the woman and the kid run to the wilderness. (126 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
30.
Landscape in the Mist (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Road movie about two children (Voula and Alexandre) searching for their father who is supposed to live in Germany... (127 mins.)