Underseen/Underratedby TTKKane | created - 20 Jan 2012 | updated - 20 Jan 2012 | Public
My picks of movies that need a wider audience, or that I enjoy more than most. Let me know what others would make your list!
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1. The Ninth Configuration (1980)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S.M.C. soldiers where he attempts to rehabilitate them by allowing them to live out ... See full summary »
Blattys true sequel to The Exorcist...completely different (though some similar themes) and genre defying classic.
Unrated | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
Cops investigate a criminal running an unsuspecting restaurant, while trying to trace the steps back to how he ended up running it suddenly.
Anthony Wong is FANTASTIC...not for the squemish, but a true Hong Kong Cat III iconic flick
3. El día de la bestia (1995)
R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult to avert the birth of the beast, and with it, the end of the world.
Votes: 14,239 | Gross: $0.02M
Great Spanish horror comedy
4. Blue Sunshine (1977)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?
Very different, very enjoyable...VERY 70's
5. Santa's Slay (2005)
R | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness. But when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways.
Much funnier than it has a right to be
6. Phantoms (1998)
R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that's only the beginning.
Votes: 17,397 | Gross: $5.66M
Great little horror movie...a bit cheesy in places but effective...
7. Triangle (2009)
R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht
Great mind bending thriller, needs to be more recognized
8. Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.
Votes: 43,202 | Gross: $0.01M
Awesome British revenge movie
9. Black Dynamite (2009)
R | 84 min | Action, Comedy
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice.
Votes: 39,051 | Gross: $0.23M
Pitch perfect 70's blaxplotation homage
10. Phantasm (1979)
R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.
Votes: 25,950 | Gross: $11.99M
This is for the whole series...
11. Night of the Creeps (1986)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.
Votes: 16,472 | Gross: $0.59M
Like Slither? Watch the better original version (btw I liked Slither quite a bit)
12. Sexy Beast (2000)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.
Votes: 46,916 | Gross: $6.95M
Ben Kingsley is phenomenal!
13. The Deadly Spawn (1983)
R | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them.
Even for the low budget its much better than much 80's fare...
14. Equilibrium (2002)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.
Votes: 281,262 | Gross: $1.20M
Unfairly judged as a Matrix clone...excellent action sci-fi movie
15. Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
Approved | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people.
Really smart, claustrophobic sci-fi greatness
16. Phase IV (1974)
PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. ... See full summary »
I love this movie...even if it was given the MST3K treatment
17. Chopper (2000)
Unrated | 94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.
Votes: 33,199 | Gross: $0.23M
Eric Bana is amazing in this
18. Final Approach (1991)
R | 100 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Col. Jason Halsey (USAF) has just had a terrible air disaster and can't remember a thing -- even his name. Now he must go head-to-head with the psychiatrist Dr. Gottlieb as his only chance ... See full summary »
Oddly marketed as a Top Gun type movie...a mind bending mystery
19. Skyline (2010)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
Votes: 80,237 | Gross: $21.37M
This has gotten a LOT of flack...but I really enjoyed it!
20. Frankenfish (2004 TV Movie)
R | 84 min | Horror
When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist ... See full summary »
One of the best sci-fi originals (is that a back handed compliment)
21. Idle Hands (1999)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.
Votes: 35,586 | Gross: $4.00M
Remember this one!
22. Hellraiser: Inferno (2000 Video)
R | 99 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".
Most of the Hellraiser straight to DVDs movies are terrible...this one is actually pretty good
23. The Dentist (1996)
R | 92 min | Horror
An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.
CB is great!
24. Sunshine (2007)
R | 107 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.
Votes: 207,132 | Gross: $3.68M
People hate on the ending, but I don't mind it..overall excellent
25. Punisher: War Zone (2008)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy ... See full summary »
Votes: 53,591 | Gross: $7.95M
Action all the way!
26. Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, History
True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Fantastic made for TV movie about the USS Indianapolis sinking
27. Pontypool (2008)
Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror
A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.
Votes: 24,939 | Gross: $0.00M
A different take on the zombie flick
28. Altered (2006)
R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.
Straight to DVD, but excellent sci-fi alien horror
29. Blind Fury (1989)
R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.
Votes: 11,809 | Gross: $2.69M
Underseen 80's action comedy with some heart
30. Pandorum (2009)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.
Votes: 130,530 | Gross: $10.33M
Its so underseen...