25 MORE Unjustly forgotten, under-rated, spit-on, smacked-around, left for dead films that deserve to be rediscovered!

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1.
Dark of the Sun (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $50 million in uncut diamonds. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
“ Sweet Lord! One of the craziest action movies ever made. I'm beating myself up for not having watched this years ago when I had a crappy VHS. ” - Oliver-50
 
2.
The Gauntlet (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive. (109 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Maybe it's unfair to put a Clint Eastwood flick on here. But this one pulls out all the stops! Completely ludicrous and very exciting! This one must hold some kind of record for most blanks fired in a movie! ” - Oliver-50
 
3.
Sweet Land (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications. (110 mins.)
Director: Ali Selim
“ A wonderful little film. ” - Oliver-50
 
4.
The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A man who has been in a coma since infancy is awakened. (92 mins.)
Director: Alan Cooke
“ In a coma since birth, Terence Stamp wakes up at the age of 30. What could possibly go wrong? Awesome tagline alert: CAN THIS BABY KILL?! Whoooo! ” - Oliver-50
 
5.
Payday (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances... (103 mins.)
Director: Daryl Duke
“ A superb performance by Rip Torn, which should have got him an Oscar nomination! ” - Oliver-50
 
6.
Streetwise (1984 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle. (91 mins.)
Director: Martin Bell
“ My vote for the best documentary of the 80's. ” - Oliver-50
 
7.
Twice Upon a Time (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two wannabe heroes and their friends must stop a madman from giving everyone nightmares. (74 mins.)
“ Very funky animated film that was made with what looks like a bunch of pieces of scrap paper. Like South Park - only pretty. ” - Oliver-50
 
8.
The Super Cops (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin". (90 mins.)
Director: Gordon Parks
“ The poster over-sells it a bit, but this is still a fairly exciting, funny, VERY 70's buddy-cop movie. ” - Oliver-50
 
9.
Eating Raoul (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Bartel
“ Because cannibalism is hilarious. So is this movie. ” - Oliver-50
 
10.
Runaway (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target. (99 mins.)
“ OK. This isn't a great movie. I admit it. But it's got Gene Simmons as a bad guy! And the ending is actually really tense. Plus, you know, Selleck Stache. ” - Oliver-50
 
11.
Hot Rod (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation. (88 mins.)
Director: Akiva Schaffer
“ This came and went almost as fast as 'Macgruber' HEY-O! But this is really like watching 20 or so SNL digital shorts in a row. Ridiculous, stupid, and outright hilarious in spots. ” - Oliver-50
 
12.
Strangers Kiss (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
To help his actress girlfriend regain her confidence a Hollywood bigshot bankrolls a small budget film... (94 mins.)
Director: Matthew Chapman
“ Very obviously about Stanley Kubrick making 'Killer's Kiss.' Pretty cool. Not available on DVD, so best of luck tracking it down! ” - Oliver-50
 
13.
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When college professor Peter Proud begins to experience flashbacks from a previous incarnation, he is... (105 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ Not entirely successful, but enough creepiness and "what the hell is going on" moments to make it worthwhile. Michael Sarrazin was always a great actor. ” - Oliver-50
 
14.
Street Smart (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder. (97 mins.)
“ Morgan Freeman plays a pimp named 'Fast-Black!' The dude drinks YooHoo! What are you waiting for?! ” - Oliver-50
 
15.
Shamus (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot... (106 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
“ It's always fun to watch Burt Reynolds roll, dive, shoot, and smile. If anything, watch it for the oh-so-obvious stunt-gone-wrong of Reynold's stunt-double(?) falling out of a tree. Jackie Chan feels your pain Burt. ” - Oliver-50
 
16.
Rolling Thunder (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero... (95 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
“ Man oh man is the ending to this one tough (and rough!) as nails! Think Taxi Driver x 10! And the dude has a hook! ” - Oliver-50
 
17.
The Vindicator (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
An employee of a secret company operation becomes the victim of the company's special weapons project... (93 mins.)
“ A robo-man AND Pam Grier?! Sold! Gotta love the costume even if the movie is only so-so. ” - Oliver-50
 
18.
The Challenge (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A down-and-out American boxer becomes involved in a feud between two Japanese brothers. (113 mins.)
“ Solid action movie with Toshiro Mifune and Scott Glenn. Much better than it has any right to be. ” - Oliver-50
 
19.
Get Crazy (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe... (92 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
“ Malcolm Macdowell plays a Mick Jagger type rocker who gets high and talks to his penis. Your welcome, America. ” - Oliver-50
 
20.
Vice Squad (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A Los Angeles businesswoman, known only by her street name of Princess, turns to prostitution to support... (97 mins.)
Director: Gary A. Sherman
“ Wings Hauser plays a pimp named Ramrod who beats up his 'ladies of the night' with a wire hanger. Makes for a good double bill with 'Street Smart' - two sadistic pimps for the price of one! ” - Oliver-50
 
21.
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only... (126 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
“ Excellent vietnam flick with Nick Nolte giving one of his best performances. Very intense. ” - Oliver-50
 
22.
Shock Waves (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers. (85 mins.)
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
“ Pretty good late 70's horror film with Nazi Zombies that come out of the water to beat up tourists! Never EVER get yourself trapped in an empty pool on an island full of these guys, because they will just kick the crap out of you. ” - Oliver-50
 
23.
Chopping Mall (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control. (77 mins.)
Director: Jim Wynorski
“ Wickedly entertaining piece of crap horror about murderous security robots hunting down kids in a shopping mall! So bad, it's good with a splatter-ific exploding head scene! ” - Oliver-50
 
24.
Bad Company (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in Jefferson City where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
“ The best western of the 70's, which sells it short. This is on my personal top 20, and despite 'The Dude' being in it, nobody seems to have heard or seen the movie. Beautifully photographed, scored, directed, acted, everything. ” - Oliver-50
 
25.
Smash Palace (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Al Shaw's life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the "Smash Palace". His French wife... (108 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ A terrific performance from Bruno Lawrence as a desperate father. Highly recommended New Zealand import. ” - Oliver-50