The Forgotten Ones - Great movies no one actually sawby Mattes74 | created - 28 Jan 2011 | updated - 28 Jan 2011 | Public
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1. At Close Range (1986)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama
In 1978 Pennsylvania, an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons who become intrigued with his romanticized life of crime.
Votes: 11,712 | Gross: $2.35M
James Foley's white trash crime drama starring Christoper Walken in one of his finest perfomances, Sean Penn, Crispin Glover and many many more. An intense unrecognized masterpiece.
2. The Sugarland Express (1974)
PG | 110 min | Crime, Drama
A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.
Votes: 12,480 | Gross: $7.50M
Spielberg's first big screen attempt is probably one of his best. A roadmovie in new american cinema tradition starring a great William Atherton and a late Ben Johnson.
3. Carlito's Way (1993)
R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.
Votes: 174,760 | Gross: $36.95M
Probably Brian De Palma's best film. Al Pacino, Sean Penn and John Leguziamo give a 100% in this visual masterpiece. It became a decent cult film but should be a modern classic.
4. State of Grace (1990)
R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A New York cop is recruited to return to his hometown and infiltrate the mob ran by his best friend's brother.
Votes: 17,960 | Gross: $1.91M
Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright and Burges Meredith what else could I say. Undercover crime drama, dark and beautiful.
5. Felicia's Journey (1999)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller
A young woman leaves Ireland to find her boyfriend in England, and while there is helped by a man hiding unsettling secrets.
Votes: 7,051 | Gross: $0.82M
What a strange way to tell a serial-molester story. Bob Hoskins and Elaine Cassidy with great perfomances.
R | 89 min | Comedy
A farce, Hoskins plays a photographer who specializes in religious pictures who searches for a model for Jesus. He does a favor for a friend and finds himself doing a voice track for a ... See full summary »
Votes: 911 | Gross: $0.16M
Monthy Python meets the nouvelle vague.
7. Titus (1999)
R | 162 min | Drama, History, Thriller
Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family.
Votes: 18,151 | Gross: $1.92M
Julie Taymor is probably the most visual and visionary director of our time. Her first movie attempt after beeing a stage icon comes with a bullet cast, great set design and smart script. Schakespeare would have been proud of it.
8. The Holy Mountain (1973)
R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 27,287 | Gross: $0.06M
Sorry about that but if you realy want to get an idea of your parents perception during the 70's you have to watch this. The new testament on acid! Strange, sometimes gross but visualy a masterpiece.
9. The Fall (2006)
R | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 95,835 | Gross: $2.28M
O.K. Tarsem Singh is not a storyteller type of director but what he puts on film is worth of a master painter. The Fall has all the good stuff from The Cell but with a nice PG-rated Story.
10. Gerry (2002)
R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 16,033 | Gross: $0.24M
Gus van Sant's story about Gerry and Gerry who went to the desert to have a look at "it". The little trip ends up in a catastrophe. Have a look at the camera movements - Harris Savides dolly shots are the most spectacular you can see in movie business at the moment.
11. Never Cry Wolf (1983)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama
A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.
Votes: 6,655 | Gross: $29.60M
Besides "Tron" one of the greatest movies from the "we're sooo serious" period of the Disney Studios. Charles Martin Smith's one man show, or better to say one man and a wolf show is both entertaining and reflective.
12. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)
PG | 101 min | Family, Adventure
In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there.
Votes: 4,161 | Gross: $2.14M
Have you seen that movie? A very young John Cusack and a gorgeous Meredith Salanger. A movie which never fit to the "Sixteen Candles" 80's and would have been a hit in the 70's.
13. Léolo (1992)
Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,988 | Gross: $0.61M
A strange but often lovely story about italian immigrants in Canada. Great scenes, great ideas sad sad ending...
14. Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Romance
Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin's aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,526 | Gross: $1.79M
Keanu Reeves seems a little bit lost between a great Barbara Hershey and probably the best Peter Falk ever! But the "incest-comedy", set in the world of 30's/40's radio shows is woth looking.
15. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
Votes: 69,047 | Gross: $2.87M
The Coen Brothers are more successfull than ever before in their career, winning 4 Oscars (so far) and having a new hit with "True Grit". But that was not always like this. After winning a Golden Palm with "Bartin Fink" they had larger budgets and wanted to do a comedy, set in New York City in the late 20's. With a top-list cast, great set design and Oscar worthy camera work this movie was meant to be a hot - but it failed at the box office and went forgotten. When you have the chance watch it. It is one of the best comedies I have ever seen in my whole life.