Lesser known movie gems.

This list is my collection of wonderful movies that people tend to not have heard let alone seen. The beauty of each of these is the ability to tell others about them. My rating system works like so...
5-6 = Worth a watch, but not going to watch it again
7-8 = Great watch, will recommend and watch again... after awhile
9-10 = Amazing watch, will rave about and watch again... probably soon
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1.
+1 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships - and whether they can stay alive. (96 mins.)
Director: Dennis Iliadis
 
2.
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
 
3.
After (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When two bus crash survivors awake to discover that they are the only people left in their town, they work together to unravel the truth behind the strange events. (90 mins.)
Director: Ryan Smith
 
4.
Automata (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Jacq Vaucan is an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who investigates cases of robots violating their primary protocols against altering themselves. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity. (109 mins.)
Director: Gabe Ibáñez
 
5.
Blood Punch (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young man is lured into a dangerous love triangle that begins to take a series of shocking and grisly supernatural turns. (104 mins.)
 
6.
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast. (142 mins.)
Director: Christophe Gans
 
7.
Burke and Hare (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A black comedy about two nineteenth century grave robbers, who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school. (91 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
8.
Circle (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live. (87 mins.)
 
9.
The City of Lost Children (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process. (112 mins.)
 
10.
Coherence (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead. (89 mins.)
 
11.
The Conspiracy (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society. (84 mins.)
 
12.
Cruel & Unusual (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Wrongly condemned for killing his wife, a man finds himself in a mysterious institution where he is sentenced to relive her death for eternity. (95 mins.)
 
13.
Dave Made a Maze (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. (80 mins.)
Director: Bill Watterson
 
14.
Dead Like Me (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life... (60 mins.)
 
15.
Dimensions (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Cambridge, England, 1921 - or so it seems. A brilliant young scientist becomes obsessed with finding a way back to his past - no matter what the cost. (101 mins.)
Director: Sloane U'Ren
 
16.
The Discovery (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two years after the afterlife is scientifically proven, a man attempts to help a young woman break away from her dark past. (102 mins.)
 
17.
Doghouse (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A group of men, heading to a remote village to help one of their friends get over his divorce, soon discover that all the women have been infected with a virus that makes them man-hating cannibals. (89 mins.)
Director: Jake West
 
18.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder. (42 mins.)
 
19.
Eden Log (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here... (98 mins.)
Director: Franck Vestiel
 
20.
Exam (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The final eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test with one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel. (101 mins.)
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
Extracted (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A scientist who has invented a technique to watch people's memories finds himself in a dangerous situation after he's tasked with entering a heroin addict's mind to see whether the man committed murder. (85 mins.)
Director: Nir Paniry
 
23.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions. (107 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
24.
The Fall (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. (117 mins.)
Director: Tarsem
 
25.
Fido (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting... (93 mins.)
Director: Andrew Currie
 
26.
Franklyn (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A portrait of the broken lives of four people (a vigilante detective, a worried parent, an awkward man looking for love and a suicidal artist) as they all struggle to cope in their religiously-dystopian city. (98 mins.)
Director: Gerald McMorrow
 
27.
Frequencies (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In an alternate reality, children learn how lucky they will be (their "frequency"), knowledge which shapes their destiny. The unluckiest boy must parse the mysteries of free will in order to pursue his forbidden love of the luckiest girl. (105 mins.)
 
28.
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum. (83 mins.)
 
29.
The Fountain (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
 
30.
Gattaca (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
 
31.
He Never Died (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Jack, a social outcast, is thrust out of his comfort zone when the outside world bangs on his door and he can't contain his violent past. (99 mins.)
Director: Jason Krawczyk
 
32.
Headhunters (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. (96 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
 
33.
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness. (120 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
34.
The History of Future Folk (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The possibly exaggerated origin story of the real life alien bluegrass band, Future Folk, that has been playing for NYC audiences for the better part of a decade. (86 mins.)
 
35.
Horns (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples. (120 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
 
36.
I Sell the Dead (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A grave robber reflects on his life of crime. (85 mins.)
Director: Glenn McQuaid
 
37.
Identity (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one. (90 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
38.
I'll Follow You Down (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After the disappearance of a young scientist on a business trip, his son and wife struggle to cope, only to make a bizarre discovery years later - one that may bring him home. (93 mins.)
Director: Richie Mehta
 
39.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting. (123 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
40.
Ink (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A mysterious creature, known as Ink, steals a child's soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi - the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares. (107 mins.)
Director: Jamin Winans
 
41.
Infestation (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A slacker awakes to find himself weak and wrapped in a webbing; after realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival. (91 mins.)
Director: Kyle Rankin
 
42.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
43.
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Neal Oliver, a very confused young man and an artist (played by James Marsden) takes a journey of a lifetime on a highway I60 that doesn't exist on any of the maps, going to the places he never even heard of, searching for an answer and his dreamgirl. (116 mins.)
Director: Bob Gale
 
44.
John Doe: Vigilante (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An ordinary man fights violence the only way he knows how - by killing one criminal at a time. Hero or villain? Justice or vengeance? You decide. (93 mins.)
Director: Kelly Dolen
 
45.
Knights of Badassdom (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences. (86 mins.)
Director: Joe Lynch
 
46.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
 
47.
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land. (165 mins.)
 
48.
Lo (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Love presents many challenges to couples...but none so daunting as the one Justin faces with his girlfriend April... (80 mins.)
Director: Travis Betz
 
49.
The Lost Room (2006 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe. (270 mins.)
 
50.
The Man from Earth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine. (87 mins.)
 
51.
Metropolis (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
52.
Mirrormask (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a fifteen-year-old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home. (101 mins.)
Director: Dave McKean
 
53.
A Monster in Paris (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer. (90 mins.)
Director: Bibo Bergeron
 
54.
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
 
55.
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.)
 
56.
Nerve (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers." (96 mins.)
 
57.
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.)
 
58.
The Ninth Gate (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones. (133 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
59.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
60.
The One I Love (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A troubled couple vacate to a beautiful getaway, but bizarre circumstances further complicate their situation. (91 mins.)
 
61.
The Orphanage (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. (105 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
 
62.
Parallels (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A mysterious building is the gateway to infinite parallel Earths. (83 mins.)
 
63.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
 
64.
Pi (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
 
65.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent. (147 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
66.
Poolhall Junkies (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A talented pool hustler who has stayed out of the game for years, must go back to his old ways when his little brother gets involved with his enemy, the very man who held him back from greatness. (99 mins.)
Director: Mars Callahan
 
67.
Pushing Daisies (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress. (44 mins.)
 
68.
Re-cycle (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After writing three best-sellers about love story based on her own experiences, the successful writer... (108 mins.)
 
69.
Red Lights (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. (114 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
 
70.
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
 
71.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Julian Marsh is an out of work ladies' man who lands a job directing a bizarre adaptation of Hamlet... (89 mins.)
Director: Jordan Galland
 
72.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel. (86 mins.)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
 
73.
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Four American soldiers and one Brit fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre. (90 mins.)
Director: Ryan Little
 
74.
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result. (100 mins.)
 
75.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
76.
Snowpiercer (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. (126 mins.)
Director: Bong Joon Ho
 
77.
Spectral (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings. (107 mins.)
Director: Nic Mathieu
 
78.
Stardust (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. (127 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
79.
Swiss Army Man (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home. (97 mins.)
 
80.
Time Lapse (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures twenty-four hours into the future, and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop. (104 mins.)
Director: Bradley King
 
81.
TiMER (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know? (99 mins.)
Director: Jac Schaeffer
 
82.
Tin Man (2007 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz". (270 mins.)
 
83.
Trollhunter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. (103 mins.)
Director: André Øvredal
 
84.
Turbo Kid (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord. (93 mins.)
 
85.
Vampire Killers (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Their women having been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires thanks to an ancient curse, the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice. (86 mins.)
Director: Phil Claydon
 
86.
The Voices (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date. (103 mins.)
Director: Marjane Satrapi
 
87.
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too. (86 mins.)
 
88.
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide. (88 mins.)
Director: Goran Dukic
 
89.
YPF (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
On a Tuesday night, five couples have separate sexual adventures. (87 mins.)
Director: Martin Gero
 
90.
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