Lesser Known, But Good Movies

Movies with less than 20.000 votes.

Movies that were removed from the list, because they went over the 20.000 vote limit: The Believer (2001), Timecrimes (2007), Stake Land (2010), The Tall Man (2012), Fido (2006), Kon-Tiki (2012), The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006), The Arrival (1996), Splinter (2008), Touching The Void (2003), Astro Boy (2009), Pusher (1996), Fortress (1992), Altered States (1980) & Blood In, Blood Out (1993).
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1.
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)
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Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, because he feels disconnected with the values about work he learned from his father... (105 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
2.
Le Trou (1960)
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In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty. (132 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
3.
Fearless (1993)
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A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash. (122 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
4.
Fermat's Room (2007)
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Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma... (89 mins.)
 
5.
Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999 TV Movie)
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History of Apple and Microsoft. (95 mins.)
Director: Martyn Burke
 
6.
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
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The true story of Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines who won his championship only to have his title stripped from him and his mental health problems which he has suffered since. (96 mins.)
 
7.
The Nugget (2002)
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'The Nugget' looks at how instant wealth suddenly changes the lives of three working class men - not necessarily for the better, but always with hilarious consequences. (97 mins.)
Director: Bill Bennett
 
8.
The Hoax (2006)
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In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s. (116 mins.)
 
9.
Hoop Dreams (1994 Documentary)
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A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. (170 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
10.
Malice (1993)
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A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor. (107 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
11.
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996 Documentary)
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence. (150 mins.)
 
12.
Virtual Nightmare (2000 TV Movie)
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Sci-Fi mystery. In the future the world has apparently reached complete perfection, but when Dale suffers a car accident he begins noticing disturbing glitches in the fabric of reality. (86 mins.)
 
13.
Under Suspicion (2000)
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A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder... (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
14.
Interview with the Assassin (2002)
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Almost forty years after the John F. Kennedy assassination, an ex-Marine named Walter Ohlinger has come forward with a startling claim. (88 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
15.
The Caller (2011)
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A young divorcee is getting her life back together by moving into an apartment. But what will she do when a strange person repeatedly calls her, and threatens to change her new life around? (92 mins.)
 
16.
Ace in the Hole (1951)
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A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus. (111 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
17.
Nothing (2003)
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After a terrible day, two good friends and housemates find the outside world converted into a featureless and empty white void. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
18.
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
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The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he... (92 mins.)
 
19.
The Bank (2001)
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The Bank is a thriller about banking, corruption and alchemy. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Connolly
 
20.
The Big Empty (2003)
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A budding actor is faced with a stalled career and a mountain of debt. (94 mins.)
Director: Steve Anderson
 
21.
Roger Dodger (2002)
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After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex. (106 mins.)
Director: Dylan Kidd
 
22.
The Pentagon Wars (1998 TV Movie)
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Story of a cover up in the military. (104 mins.)
 
23.
Project Nim (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s. (93 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
24.
Bandslam (2009)
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A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band -- together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands. (111 mins.)
Director: Todd Graff
 
25.
Indie Game: The Movie (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world. (94 mins.)
 
26.
Beyond the Mat (1999 Documentary)
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A heartfelt documentary focusing on the lives of professional wrestlers and how their sport is not fake. (102 mins.)
 
27.
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
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A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money. (100 mins.)
Director: J Blakeson
 
28.
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
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The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way. (96 mins.)
 
29.
Dead Man's Curve (1998)
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Two college students kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide. (91 mins.)
Director: Dan Rosen
 
30.
Dead End (2003)
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Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life. (85 mins.)
 
31.
The Escapist (2008)
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Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict fourteen years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill... (102 mins.)
Director: Rupert Wyatt
 
32.
Bad Influence (1990)
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Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome... (99 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
33.
Bamboozled (2000)
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A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit. (135 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
34.
Best Laid Plans (1999)
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A seemingly simple plan to steal money goes increasingly awry. (92 mins.)
Director: Mike Barker
 
35.
Besat (1999)
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A man is found in an airport, dead of a mysterious disease. A race begins to save humanity from what could be a global plague. (99 mins.)
 
36.
Below (2002)
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Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine. (105 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
 
37.
Teenage Paparazzo (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the relationship between celebrity and society. (94 mins.)
Director: Adrian Grenier
 
38.
Big Fan (2009)
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A hard-core New York Giants fan struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player. (88 mins.)
 
39.
Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
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A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. (81 mins.)
 
40.
The Quiet Earth (1985)
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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda. (91 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Murphy
 
41.
Without a Clue (1988)
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A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective - Dr Watson. (107 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
42.
6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park (2011 Documentary)
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A look at the making of HUMANCENTiPAD. (42 mins.)
Director: Arthur Bradford
 
43.
Foolproof (2003)
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Kevin, Sam and Rob are founding members of a theoretical group which pulls off heists. Leo, a gangster, blackmails them into pulling off a real multi-million dollar heist. Now it's up to them to get out alive. (94 mins.)
 
44.
Cocaine Cowboys (2006 Documentary)
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In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago... (118 mins.)
Director: Billy Corben
 
45.
Coffee Town (2013)
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A website manager enlists the help of his two friends in order to convince the owners of his favorite coffee shop -- which doubles as his office -- not to turn their business into a bar. (87 mins.)
Director: Brad Copeland
 
46.
With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
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Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn. (117 mins.)
Director: Dominik Moll
 
47.
Cheap Thrills (2013)
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A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar. (88 mins.)
Director: E.L. Katz