Little Gems You may have Missedby genisis500 | created - 07 Feb 2012 | updated - 13 Jul 2014 | Public
I see a lot of movies. I've come to the conclusion that these movies are not the run of the mill picks you see in most every list. These are the comedies dramas horror films B Movies crime flicks that are worth your time to watch. Tell me what you think.
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10 min | Short, Comedy, Horror
The epic story of one man's encounter with what could be the most relentless murderer of all time.
This is the best thing I watched in 2008
2. Little Chenier (2006)
R | 120 min | Drama
Deep in the bayou sits a floating town called Little Chenier. It is here that Beaux and his mentally challenged brother, Pemon, run a bait-and-tackle shop. Pemon is accused of a crime, and Beaux chooses to protect his brother at all costs.
Votes: 533 | Gross: $0.09M
Living on a houseboat in the Louisiana bayou, Beaux Dupuis (Johnathon Schaech) and his mentally handicapped brother are victimized by a weak and jealous man. It was filmed on location in Louisiana. This drama is a tear jerker.
5. Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
R | 97 min | Comedy
A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star.
Votes: 10,052 | Gross: $2.33M
I actually like Don Johnson in this movie. Written by Adam Sandler. If you are not offended by porn this is an incredibly funny movie
7. The Burger & the King: The Life & Cuisine of Elvis Presley (1996 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
The story of Elvis' private and public affair with - cuisine.
From this documentary I learned that Elvis tried to steal his neighbors pig to eat it.
8. Chloe (2010)
23 min | Short, Drama
Chloe is about a young woman left to fend for herself in a country house. She loyally waits for those who left her even though it means her inevitable death. A strange drifter comes by and ... See full summary »
9. A Better Life (2011)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance
A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.
Votes: 13,981 | Gross: $1.76M
10. After.Life (2009)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After a car accident, a young woman who is caught between life and death, meets a funeral director who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead into the afterlife.
Votes: 32,991 | Gross: $0.11M
11. Seven Pounds (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Votes: 253,900 | Gross: $69.95M
12. The Help (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Votes: 358,504 | Gross: $169.71M
14. Kalifornia (1993)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Votes: 45,131 | Gross: $2.40M
Brad Pitt as a real bad guy. Wow!
15. An American Crime (2007)
R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
16. Chloe (2009)
R | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the marriage in danger.
Votes: 61,479 | Gross: $3.07M
17. Alpha Dog (2006)
R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach, then assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder. They develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control.
Votes: 92,124 | Gross: $15.23M
18. City Island (2009)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »
Votes: 28,522 | Gross: $6.67M
19. The Call of the Wild (2007)
A 2007 documentary film by Ron Lamothe about Christopher McCandless notable for coming to a different conclusion on McCandless's death than Sean Penn's film, Into the Wild, and Jon Krakauer's book, Into the Wild.
If you watch the Sean Penn Movie Into the Wild you MUST see this documentary and get the REAL story about Chris McCandless
21. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)
Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.
25. One Eight Seven (1997)
R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
High school teacher Trevor Garfield is stabbed by bad-boy student. Fifteen months later, he moves to Los-Angeles to the unruly, predominantly Latino school. He has to tame wolf-like ... See full summary »
Votes: 19,489 | Gross: $5.72M
Sam Jackson is so good in this!
26. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 827,401 | Gross: $19.50M
28. Tras el cristal (1986)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Horror
In Spain, the former Nazi doctor Klaus tries to commit suicide jumping off the roof of his manor. However, he survives with the entire body paralyzed and dependable of an iron lung with ... See full summary »
29. Toys (1992)
PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever.
Votes: 28,046 | Gross: $21.45M
33. Powder Blue (2009)
R | 106 min | Drama
Four Los Angelenos -- a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper -- are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.
34. Red White & Blue (2010)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller
A woman attracts the attention of a psychopathic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother.
35. Running Scared (2006)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.
Votes: 91,595 | Gross: $6.86M
38. Spun (2002)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.
Votes: 33,681 | Gross: $0.41M
40. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
R | 97 min | Drama
Seven-year-old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah.
Votes: 5,625 | Gross: $0.03M
42. Blue Valentine (2010)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
Votes: 157,983 | Gross: $9.74M
45. The Missing (I) (2003)
R | 137 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western
In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.
Votes: 29,434 | Gross: $26.90M
46. Mary and Max (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
47. Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance
After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
48. Trust (I) (2010)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A teenage girl is targeted by an online sexual predator.
Votes: 37,223 | Gross: $0.12M
Real sick flick good enough to really piss you off.
49. Trade (I) (2007)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Adriana is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. Trapped and terrified ... See full summary »
Votes: 15,619 | Gross: $0.21M
53. Bug (2006)
R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.
Votes: 29,753 | Gross: $7.01M
54. The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Votes: 14,768 | Gross: $0.01M
55. Black Snake Moan (2006)
R | 116 min | Drama, Music
A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.
Votes: 56,116 | Gross: $9.40M
56. Mommie Dearest (1981)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 12,136 | Gross: $19.03M
59. The Company Men (2010)
R | 104 min | Drama
The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.
Votes: 39,124 | Gross: $4.44M
60. The Girl Next Door (2007)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.
Disturbing! Movie made to make you very uncomfortable
61. A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.
Votes: 174,888 | Gross: $118.63M
62. Down to the Bone (2004)
R | 104 min | Drama
A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.
Votes: 1,894 | Gross: $0.02M
63. Glory (1989)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
Votes: 108,419 | Gross: $26.83M
66. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Votes: 188,235 | Gross: $170.69M
67. The Gate (1987)
PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror
Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleashes a horde of malevolent, pint-sized demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.
Votes: 11,721 | Gross: $13.54M
68. Judgment Night (1993)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Four friends on their way to a boxing match get caught in heavy traffic, so they take a shortcut in order to get there faster, unfortunately it leads to them witnessing a murder which leaves them running for their lives.
Votes: 13,148 | Gross: $12.14M
69. Little Deaths (2011)
Not Rated | 94 min | Horror
Composed of three disturbingly sensual and terrifying short narratives, unified by the twin themes of sex and death.
70. The Death Wheelers (1973)
PG | 85 min | Adventure, Horror
A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in ... See full summary »
71. The War (1994)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama
Vietnam War vet Stephen Simmons must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends, and a rival group of children. He also must deal with his own personal and ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,851 | Gross: $16.55M
72. A Perfect World (1993)
PG-13 | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Votes: 62,809 | Gross: $31.16M
73. A Patch of Blue (1965)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life by introducing her to the outside world.
75. Pieces of April (2003)
PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Drama
A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.
Votes: 18,711 | Gross: $2.53M
76. The Other Sister (1999)
PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A mentally challenged young woman seeks independence by obtaining her own apartment and attending college while her family plans her sister's wedding.
Votes: 10,968 | Gross: $27.80M
78. Time After Time (1979)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period.
79. The Woman (I) (2011)
R | 101 min | Horror
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
80. Slave (2009)
R | 81 min | Crime, Thriller
Fiancés Georgie and David head to Spain to get a wedding blessing from David's father, who has lived a criminal life. On a debauched night out, the couple are separated for only a few ... See full summary »
81. For Colored Girls (2010)
R | 133 min | Drama
Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.
Votes: 6,418 | Gross: $37.72M
84. Dead Ringers (1988)
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.
Votes: 32,820 | Gross: $9.13M
85. Everything Must Go (2010)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Votes: 43,889 | Gross: $2.71M
88. 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: 11,826 | Gross: $2.35M
90. Bébé's Kids (1992)
PG-13 | 72 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
To impress his new girlfriend, a man agrees to look after her friend's kids, only to find that they are uncontrollably rambunctious.
Votes: 3,508 | Gross: $8.44M
91. Eraserhead (1977)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Votes: 81,329 | Gross: $7.00M
92. Frailty (2001)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions led to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Votes: 66,664 | Gross: $13.10M
93. Changeling (2008)
R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.
Votes: 212,403 | Gross: $35.74M
94. 12 and Holding (2005)
R | 94 min | Drama
After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.
Votes: 6,341 | Gross: $0.10M
95. The Ice Storm (1997)
R | 112 min | Drama
In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.
Votes: 48,984 | Gross: $7.84M
98. Focus (I) (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance
In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution... See full summary »
Votes: 2,747 | Gross: $0.72M
100. A Home at the End of the World (2004)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A boy who has experienced many losses in his life grows to manhood and enters into a love triangle with a woman and his boyhood friend.
Votes: 12,509 | Gross: $1.03M