Movies you (probably) haven't seen that you should rent.

if you HAVE seen these, then good for you! That means you are slightly cooler than most.

Some are more obscure than others.. and some of them are just plain weird.
They all stick out as pretty cool, and out-of-the-ordinary films.
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1.
Being There (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
2.
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms. (135 mins.)
“ Good film if you can find it. ” - markamontalto
 
3.
Forbidden Zone (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement. (74 mins.)
Director: Richard Elfman
“ Totally crazy and totally awesome film. Starring the little guy from Fantasy Island who later shot himself. Directed By Danny Elfman's brother. With original music by Danny Elfman & Oingo Boingo who in the film play Satan and his band!

watch with friends! ” - markamontalto
 
4.
Subway (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Fred is living in the Paris Metro system. He is blackmailing Helena, whose safe he has robbed. Fred... (104 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ An early but very interesting one from the amazing Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, Leon: the Professional, 5th Element). ” - markamontalto
 
5.
Husbands (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together... (131 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
“ Ben Gazzara, Peter Falke, and John Cassavetes at their best. ” - markamontalto
 
6.
Reflections of Evil (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Julie, who died of a PCP overdose as a teen in the early '70s, searches from beyond the ethers for her little brother, Bob, an obese watch-seller, who is dying of sucrose intolerance, in the early '90s. (138 mins.)
Director: Damon Packard
“ Be sure to watch with friends. Prepare to laugh, cry and maybe even throw up in your mouth a little! ” - markamontalto
 
7.
Shopping (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
You've run out of options, no school, no job. Steal a car, smash a shop with a heavy car and reap the proceeds!. This movie is about underground England. The causes, the benefits, and the result of a life of 'crash and carry'. (105 mins.)
Director: Paul Anderson
“ Jude Law's 1st feature film, directed by the guy who later made Mortal Combat, Resident Evil, AVP & Death Race... yikes! ” - markamontalto
 
8.
Behind the Sun (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother, a young man questions the tradition of violence between two rival families. (105 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
“ A somewhat hard to find gem from Walter Salles (Motorcycle Diaries) ” - markamontalto
 
9.
Amores Perros (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. (154 mins.)
“ Just a damn good movie. If you somehow missed it, watch it tonight! ” - markamontalto
 
10.
City of God (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
“ Another amazing film. If you haven't seen it yet, watch it immediately. ” - markamontalto
 
11.
Immortal (Ad Vitam) (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In the distant future, Earth is occupied by ancient gods and genetically altered humans. When a god is sentenced to death he seeks a new human host and a woman to bear his child. (103 mins.)
Director: Enki Bilal
“ Based on a french graphic novel, I think.
Strange use of live action & CGI; some of the CGI looks great but some characters are almost intentionally low budget.
Very weird but overall, very cool. ” - markamontalto
 
12.
Liquid Sky (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New... (112 mins.)
Director: Slava Tsukerman
“ Pretty weird one.. very cheezy & 80s. The costumes and soundtrack are awesome. (watch with friends) ” - markamontalto
 
13.
The Holy Mountain (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. (114 mins.)
 
14.
El Topo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters. (125 mins.)
 
15.
Withnail & I (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp... (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
 
16.
CQ (2001)
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A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet. (88 mins.)
Director: Roman Coppola
 
17.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them. (117 mins.)
Director: Tom Stoppard
“ Tim Roth and Gary Oldman at their best! ” - markamontalto
 
18.
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home. (106 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ you might need subtitles for this one, even though they're speaking English! ” - markamontalto
 
19.
Wild Zero (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Only legendary Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf can stand between a race of aliens from destroying earth with an army of zombies. (98 mins.)
“ Find the drinking game version of this zombie/rock epic! Definitely watch with friends! ” - markamontalto
 
20.
Read My Lips (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
21.
Following (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing. (69 mins.)
 
22.
Zatoichi (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda. (116 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
“ Beat Takeshi! ” - markamontalto
 
23.
The Chaser (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
“ Another great Korean film. ” - markamontalto
 
24.
Severance (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one. (96 mins.)
“ A pretty good British horror/comedy in the tradition of "Shaun of the Dead." (though not quite as good) ” - markamontalto
 
25.
A Night in Heaven (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration... (83 mins.)
“ watch with friends. very cheezy 80s movie. Watch for the opening credits and 'Ricky Rocket's' strip show! ” - markamontalto
 
26.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits. (126 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
27.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. (106 mins.)
 
28.
Renegade (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Alledged wayward adolescent Louisiana gentleman Michael 'Mike' Blueberry is dumped by his family with a Wild West uncle... (124 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
“ aka. Blueberry; based on the comic 'Blueberry' by Moebius (who I truly love!) ” - markamontalto
 
29.
Human Traffic (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture. (99 mins.)
Director: Justin Kerrigan
 
30.
Wild at Heart (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor. (125 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
31.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)
 
32.
Angel-A (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A beautiful woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together. (91 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
33.
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Pete has recently got a new job as a vacuum cleaner salesman. His mentor is the veteran Tommy, whose... (76 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ a little-known movie by the amazing Danny Boyle ” - markamontalto
 
34.
Sunshine (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057. (107 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ Event Horizon meets Alien meets Solaris meets 2001.. Danny Boyle makes it work! ” - markamontalto
 
35.
Moon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. (97 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ awesome ” - markamontalto
 
36.
Outlaw (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society. (103 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
 
37.
What Time Is It There? (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection... (116 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
 
38.
Night Watch (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle. (114 mins.)
“ along with it's sequal "Day Watch", are some pretty cool and interesting films by the guy who later made "Wanted" and now "Wanted 2" ” - markamontalto
 
39.
The Stuff (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world. (87 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
40.
Daft Punk's Electroma (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Follows the history of two robots, the members of Daft Punk, on their quest to become human. (74 mins.)
 
41.
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world. (114 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ same director as "brick" (below). awesome costume and set design and cinematography. Can't wait for more from Rian Johnson. ” - markamontalto
 
42.
Brick (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. (110 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ same director as "brothers Bloom" (above), can't wait for more work from Rian Johnson. ” - markamontalto
 
43.
Battle Royale (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
44.
La Haine (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot. (98 mins.)
“ Directed by the dude who played Audrey Tatou's love interest in Amelie.(random) Starring a young Vincent Cassel. ” - markamontalto
 
45.
The Idiots (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves. (117 mins.)
 
46.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
47.
Downtown 81 (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim... (72 mins.)
Director: Edo Bertoglio
 
48.
Winter Sleepers (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Beautiful blonde translator Rebecca lives with her boyfriend, ski instructor Marco, in a small mountain villa owned by her friend... (122 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
49.
The Signal (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television. (103 mins.)
 
50.
Intacto (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An enigmatic tale of four incredibly lucky people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate... (108 mins.)
 
51.
Gerry (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them. (103 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Watch this one alone.
Beautifully shot.
Excellent dialog. ” - markamontalto
 
52.
The Hit (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two hit men pick up ex-gangster Willie to escort him back to Paris to face his betrayed colleagues. The road trip suffers from complications. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
53.
Gummo (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives. (89 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
 
54.
Primer (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 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
“ time travel! ” - markamontalto
 
55.
Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In the post-apocalyptic future, only a few humans are left. No one is able to speak; the film contains no dialogue... (92 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
56.
Cashback (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Ellis
 
57.
Ravenous (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal. (101 mins.)
Director: Antonia Bird
 
58.
Fist of Legend (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese. (103 mins.)
Director: Gordon Chan
 
59.
Titus (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family. (162 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
60.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
61.
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal. (67 mins.)
“ this is just the absolute weirdest of them all. ” - markamontalto
 
62.
Funny Games (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
63.
eXistenZ (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged. (97 mins.)
 
64.
The Isle (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Carer becomes the mother to a secluded isle. (90 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
65.
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A murder detective must follow the footsteps of a brutal killer within the secrets of a classist college. (106 mins.)
“ From the director of La Haine, starring Vincent Cassel and Jean Reno. ” - markamontalto