Good Movies You Haven't Seen

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1.
King of California (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia. (93 mins.)
Director: Mike Cahill
“ I don't normally care for Michael Douglas, but I loved this movie. The longer the movie goes on the more ridiculous is seems to become but it never loses its light-hearted seriousness that keeps the movie grounded. However, the movie would not work without Evan Rachel Wood. I thought she was great and I cannot wait to see more. ” - neededaccount
 
2.
The Cake Eaters (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two families are brought together by the return of one family's son -- a reunion that conjures up old ghosts and issues that must be addressed. (86 mins.)
“ Anyone who says shit about Kristen Stewart's acting needs to see this movie. ” - neededaccount
 
3.
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
“ Any Joseph-Gordon Levitt movie is worth watching, but Brick is quirky and engaging in its look, characters, and dialogue. It's not for everyone, the film can seem a little slow and quiet, but it's probably not like any other movie you've seen. ” - neededaccount
 
4.
Danny Deckchair (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An Aussie becomes a national sensation when he lifts off in his deck chair tied to balloons. (100 mins.)
Director: Jeff Balsmeyer
“ The premise of the film may seem a little ridicuous, a man ties balloons to his lawn chair and floats away, but the film is funny, sweet, and the characters are believable. It's a cute little movie that I highly recommend. ” - neededaccount
 
5.
The Safety of Objects (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A series of overlapping stories about four suburban families dealing with different maladies. Esther... (121 mins.)
Director: Rose Troche
“ This is a weird movie. The characters are lost in their problems and I found myself thinking 'wtf?' every now in then, but I couldn't look away. ” - neededaccount
 
6.
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business -- a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service -- with her unreliable sister. (91 mins.)
Director: Christine Jeffs
“ Emily Blunt steals the show, but Amy Adams is solid here and the secondary characters are great, Alan Arkin and Steve Zahn are always awesome.
The subject of the film is a little morbid, but as the title suggests, it is brightened up with some light comedy. I really liked this film. ” - neededaccount
 
7.
The Lookout (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. (99 mins.)
Director: Scott Frank
“ This is not Joseph-Gordon Levitt's best movie, but it is one of my favourites. Jeff Daniels is very convincing playing blind, and I was pleasantly surprised by Isla Fisher. ” - neededaccount
 
8.
D.E.B.S. (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S. (91 mins.)
Director: Angela Robinson
“ This is a sweet, funny, entertaining little movie. It is not for everyone, but it is one of the most fun films I have ever seen. Also, the soundtrack is awesome! ” - neededaccount
 
9.
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's. (107 mins.)
 
10.
The Runaways (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored. (106 mins.)
 
11.
Speak (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak. (89 mins.)
Director: Jessica Sharzer
 
12.
Dummy (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life. (91 mins.)
Director: Greg Pritikin
“ It's funny, a little weird, and Milla Jovovich steals every scene she is in. Definitely worth watching! ” - neededaccount
 
13.
Cat Ballou (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects. (97 mins.)
“ There is nothing not awesome about this movie, it's funny, the music is great, and Jane Fonda is a bad ass. ” - neededaccount
 
14.
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old. (84 mins.)
“ I think Joan Rivers might be my hero, and this movie shows just how hard she works and why she does it. The movie provides a really cool insight into a legendary, iconic, and often misunderstood woman. ” - neededaccount