Movies you have probably never seen before...and should!

by drunk_fu | created - 15 Jan 2012 | updated - 21 Jan 2012 | Public

Just a quick list of movies most of you probably have never seen or maybe even heard of before. Check some of them out.

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1. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 164,502 | Gross: $9.93M

Intense, odd, wonderful.

2. Newsies (1992)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Family, History

7.0
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46 Metascore

A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret

Votes: 16,503 | Gross: $2.82M

A musical yes, still a very strong story with a great cast.

3. *batteries not included (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 25,623 | Gross: $32.95M

Lovable and delicious.

4. Slacker (1991)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 16,597 | Gross: $1.23M

A man tries to sell Madonna's pubes...the proof they are hers...they are blonde. An absolute original style of filming.

5. Flight of the Navigator (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.9
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In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 37,059 | Gross: $18.56M

Sarah Jessica Parker back in '86 plus Paul Mofo Reubens

6. Legionnaire (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he ... See full summary »

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Steven Berkoff, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 19,914

For a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie it was actually really good and didn't have the patented triple kick. Also stars and unknown at the time Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

7. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

Passed | 100 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Western

7.3
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A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, Arthur O'Connell, John Ericson

Votes: 3,759

Amazing b & w

8. Jing wu ying xiong (1994)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Jet Li, Shinobu Nakayama, Siu-Ho Chin, Billy Chow

Votes: 19,804

The best martial arts movie of all time. Remake of fist of fury.

9. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 44,760

WTF.......Ron Paul

10. The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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26 Metascore

An anthropologist from an alien planet provides voice-over commentary for a documentary look at human courtship, mating, and reproduction: "complex, perverse, tragically beautiful: the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Abugov | Stars: David Hyde Pierce, Mackenzie Astin, Carmen Electra, Markus Redmond

Votes: 5,684

National Geographic for aliens about us.

11. Glory Daze (1995)

R | 100 min | Comedy

5.7
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With college graduation pending, the old gang tries to avoid the inevitability of breaking up and going forward with their lives.

Director: Rich Wilkes | Stars: Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Megan Ward, French Stewart

Votes: 3,103

Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Megan Ward, French Stewart, and Alyssa Milano...before they were them...maybe with the exception of Alyssa Milano.

12. Gridlock'd (1997)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, ... See full summary »

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, Thandie Newton, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 12,677 | Gross: $5.48M

Tupac and Tim are amazing in this movie.

13. Entropy (I) (1999)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Stephen Dorff narrates this tale about how his life goes astray as his character attempts to strike a balance between the demands of directing his first film and the pressures of his new ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Holly

Votes: 1,894

Stephen Dorff's best film ever. And if you enjoy U2 you will like their cameo, and if you don't its only a cameo.

14. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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36 Metascore

A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.

Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 56,983 | Gross: $15.50M

Matrix before the Matrix...kinda

15. Plunkett & Macleane (1999)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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44 Metascore

Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of ... See full summary »

Director: Jake Scott | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Iain Robertson, Ken Stott

Votes: 8,946 | Gross: $0.47M

The second best movie that Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller are in together after Trainspotting...plus it has Liv Tyler.

16. The 13th Warrior (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.6
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42 Metascore

A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.

Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich

Votes: 106,109 | Gross: $32.70M

Better than I ever thought it would be.

17. Orgazmo (1997)

NC-17 | 94 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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48 Metascore

Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab, Michael Dean Jacobs

Votes: 31,682 | Gross: $0.58M

Stupid as *beep* movie but hilarious nonetheless.

18. Poolhall Junkies (2002)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.0
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36 Metascore

A talented pool hustler who has stayed out of the game for years, must go back to his old ways when his little brother gets involved with his enemy, the very man who held him back from greatness.

Director: Mars Callahan | Stars: Mars Callahan, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Rosenbaum, Ricky Schroder

Votes: 8,902 | Gross: $0.56M

Everyday i'm hustling!

19. Iron Eagle (1986)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Thriller, War

5.3
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A heroic young pilot launches his own rescue mission when his father, an Air Force veteran, is shot down over enemy territory and captured.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Jason Gedrick, David Suchet, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 11,395 | Gross: $24.16M

Top Gun eat your heart out!

20. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.6
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28 Metascore

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop a hellish alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a cute struggling female rock singer who fancies him.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

Votes: 36,503 | Gross: $16.30M

A duck that likes to *beep*

21. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Rab Affleck, Stéphane Algoud

Votes: 58,814 | Gross: $14.28M

Milla Jovovich kicks ass in this crazy 'true' story.

22. Stigmata (1999)

R | 103 min | Horror

6.2
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28 Metascore

When a young woman becomes afflicted by stigmata, a priest is sent to investigate her case, which may have severe ramifications for his faith and for the Catholic Church itself.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce, Nia Long

Votes: 57,576 | Gross: $50.05M

23. The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.7
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A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit.

Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Tom Hanks, Lori Singer, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning

Votes: 12,842 | Gross: $8.60M

Mistaken Identity = Great laughs

24. Dune (1984)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

Votes: 104,401 | Gross: $30.93M

Futuristic sand people ;)

25. Outland (1981)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.6
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In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle, James Sikking

Votes: 23,317 | Gross: $17.37M

Sean Connery is a cop on a Space Station...kick ass!!!

26. The Langoliers (1995– )

PG-13 | 180 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.

Stars: Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, Tom Holland, Kate Maberly

Votes: 23,050

Albeit a TV series, still a great story by Stephen King.

27. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

Votes: 39,625 | Gross: $2.54M

You just have to watch it for yourself.

28. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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78 Metascore

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen, Siu-Lung Leung

Votes: 107,955 | Gross: $17.11M

Roger Ebert says "Imagine a film in which Jackie Chan and Buster Keaton meets Quentin Tarantino and Bugs Bunny." Enough said!

29. Traitor (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff | Stars: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Archie Panjabi, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 51,224 | Gross: $23.53M

An interesting spin on all of the terrorism movies.

30. Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Rubbo | Stars: Lucas Evans, Anthony Rogers, Jill Stanley, Andrew Whitehead

Votes: 843

Classic!