Great movies that are not well known.

Movies that have slipped through the cracks and have not gotten the attention that deserve.
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1.
Stardust (2007)
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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
“ A very good movie. It is not as great as The Princess Bride, but it is in the same vein as Bride and very entertaining. ” - galahad58-1
 
2.
Excalibur (1981)
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Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart (140 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ The ultimate King Arthur movie. It is based a bit much in Le'Morte de Arthur, but it is still wonderful to watch. ” - galahad58-1
 
3.
Will Penny (1967)
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Aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by a husbandless woman and her young son. (108 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
“ One of Heston's best and a very well written Western. ” - galahad58-1
 
4.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Every time I mention this film people smile and tell me how much they like it. This is one of those films that the corrupt and purchased reviewers give a bad review on, but audiences love it. ” - galahad58-1
 
5.
Big Trouble (2002)
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The lives of several Miami denizens, from ad agents to gunrunners to street thugs to law enforcement to school-children, intersect with humorous and dangerous results. (85 mins.)
“ One of Tim Allen's best. ” - galahad58-1
 
6.
Equilibrium (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. (107 mins.)
Director: Kurt Wimmer
“ Everything that the Matrix sequels wanted to be, but could not be. The early phase of a brilliant Christian Bale career. ” - galahad58-1
 
7.
A Simple Plan (1998)
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When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Wonderful. Excellent writing and acting. ” - galahad58-1
 
8.
Below (2002)
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Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine. (105 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
“ The kind of thriller you used to love as a kid. ” - galahad58-1
 
9.
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
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Elvis and JFK, both alive and in a nursing home, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy. (92 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ This is one funny movie. Bruce Campbell is wonderful as Elvis. ” - galahad58-1
 
10.
Dark Blue (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics. (118 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ This is a very gritty police drama that should have been ranked a lot higher than it was. ” - galahad58-1
 
11.
Collateral (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. (115 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Amid a bunch of duds, Tom Cruise put out this wonderful movie. ” - galahad58-1
 
12.
Frequency (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences. (118 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
“ A fabulous film with Dennis Quaid. One that I recommend to everyone. ” - galahad58-1
 
13.
Flushed Away (2006)
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The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life. (85 mins.)
“ A great animated film that seemed to get pushed aside by lesser Disney films. ” - galahad58-1
 
14.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
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The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend the alien race and Earth from a reptilian warlord. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
“ A great spoof on Star Trek. ” - galahad58-1
 
15.
Overboard (1987)
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A cruel and beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia, he decides to introduce her to working-class life by convincing her they're husband and wife. (106 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ Another film that when mentioned it brings a smile to everyone's face. ” - galahad58-1
 
16.
Henry V (1989)
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In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415. (137 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ The ultimate Shakepearian movie. ” - galahad58-1
 
17.
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
“ A wonderful thriller with a great idea, writing, direction and cast. ” - galahad58-1
 
18.
Snatch (2000)
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Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. (104 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ Funny Funny Funny. ” - galahad58-1
 
19.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
20.
Murphy's Romance (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Emma is a divorced woman with a teen-aged son who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch... (107 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
“ The last of the real romantic movies. In the times when you built characters and showed the audience the reasons they fell in love. ” - galahad58-1
 
21.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
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When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men. (75 mins.)
 
22.
Near Dark (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter. (94 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ One of the best vampire movies ever made. ” - galahad58-1
 
23.
Paths of Glory (1957)
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After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ This is the film that Stanley Kubriak should have been praised for--this is a great movie. ” - galahad58-1
 
24.
Return to Me (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart. (115 mins.)
Director: Bonnie Hunt
“ A great romantic film that tugs at the heart. ” - galahad58-1
 
25.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ The best zombie movie (even if it is a spoof) ever made. ” - galahad58-1
 
26.
Stir of Echoes (1999)
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After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him. (99 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
“ A wonderful supernatural film. ” - galahad58-1
 
27.
Murder in the First (1995)
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An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement. (122 mins.)
Director: Marc Rocco
“ Kevin Bacon has an Academy performance in this film that was completely ignored. ” - galahad58-1
 
28.
The Bounty (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Fed up with their Captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship's crew decides to take action. (132 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ Mel Gibson before he went to the dark side. ” - galahad58-1