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
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.
Votes: 164,502 | Gross: $9.93M
Intense, odd, wonderful.
2. Newsies (1992)
PG | 121 min | Drama, Family, History
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.
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
Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.
Votes: 25,623 | Gross: $32.95M
Lovable and delicious.
4. Slacker (1991)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
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
In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.
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
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 »
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
A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons.
Amazing b & w
8. Jing wu ying xiong (1994)
R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.
The best martial arts movie of all time. Remake of fist of fury.
9. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History
Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.
10. The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
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 »
National Geographic for aliens about us.
11. Glory Daze (1995)
R | 100 min | Comedy
With college graduation pending, the old gang tries to avoid the inevitability of breaking up and going forward with their lives.
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
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 »
Votes: 12,677 | Gross: $5.48M
Tupac and Tim are amazing in this movie.
13. Entropy (I) (1999)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
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
A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.
Votes: 56,983 | Gross: $15.50M
Matrix before the Matrix...kinda
15. Plunkett & Macleane (1999)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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 »
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
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.
Votes: 106,109 | Gross: $32.70M
Better than I ever thought it would be.
17. Orgazmo (1997)
NC-17 | 94 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.
Votes: 31,682 | Gross: $0.58M
Stupid as *beep* movie but hilarious nonetheless.
18. Poolhall Junkies (2002)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 8,902 | Gross: $0.56M
Everyday i'm hustling!
19. Iron Eagle (1986)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Thriller, War
A heroic young pilot launches his own rescue mission when his father, an Air Force veteran, is shot down over enemy territory and captured.
Votes: 11,395 | Gross: $24.16M
Top Gun eat your heart out!
20. Howard the Duck (1986)
PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
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
A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.
Votes: 58,814 | Gross: $14.28M
Milla Jovovich kicks ass in this crazy 'true' story.
22. Stigmata (1999)
R | 103 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 57,576 | Gross: $50.05M
23. The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Thriller
A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit.
Votes: 12,842 | Gross: $8.60M
Mistaken Identity = Great laughs
24. Dune (1984)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 104,401 | Gross: $30.93M
Futuristic sand people ;)
25. Outland (1981)
R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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.
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
Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.
Albeit a TV series, still a great story by Stephen King.
27. Naked Lunch (1991)
R | 115 min | Drama
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 »