Lesser known movies I enjoyedby aubrey-vp | created - 29 Jul 2012 | updated - 29 Jul 2012 | Public
Just some underrated and/or of the wall movies I happened upon that turned out to be really good.
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1. The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)
Not Rated | 71 min | Drama
A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.
Votes: 806 | Gross: $0.01M
the main character was hard to pin down, but she was somehow very likeable. I really fell head over heals for this little indie flick.
2. Memento (2000)
R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.
Votes: 947,848 | Gross: $25.54M
Okay, it's not exactly lesser known, but I feel like this movie deserved more credit, if not only for having such an original, albeit confusing, story progression.
4. Funny Ha Ha (2002)
89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn't love her (?), ping-pongs ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,044 | Gross: $0.08M
Said to be the first mumblecore film. Overall a great movie, despite the fact that the lean character, Marnie, left a lot to be desired.
5. Les yeux sans visage (1960)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror
A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.
Votes: 19,759 | Gross: $0.05M
The french can always be trusted to come up with a movie this off the wall.
6. Nosferatu (1922)
Not Rated | 81 min | Fantasy, Horror
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.
While it is hardly lesser-known, I feel like it's been forgotten over the years. The original vampire flick not only kicks the ass of movies like twilight, dare I even make such a comparison, it beats it over the hear with a wooden stake and drags in to it's painful death. this movie gives Bram Stroker's Dracula a run for it's money.
7. Soylent Green (1973)
PG | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.
A wonderfully terrible film.
8. Never Let Me Go (2010)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking.
Votes: 121,641 | Gross: $2.43M
Despite a star studded cast, this British drama never received it's due.
9. Into the Wild (2007)
R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Votes: 481,858 | Gross: $18.35M
Not particularly indie, but it seemed to deserve a place on this list.
10. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.
11. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
R | 89 min | Horror
Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Votes: 65,481 | Gross: $12.63M
12. Naboer (2005)
Unrated | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies
13. Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (2008)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama
A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Votes: 18,511 | Gross: $3.17M
15. Children of the Corn (1984)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.
Votes: 39,325 | Gross: $14.57M
17. Freaks (1932)
Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Horror
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
18. Gypo (2005)
98 min | Drama, Family
It charts the breakdown of a working class family when the teenage daughter befriends a refugee girl. Helen has been married to Paul for 25 years. They live a monotonous and frozen ... See full summary »
19. Wendy and Lucy (2008)
R | 80 min | Drama
Over the summer, a series of unfortunate happening triggers a financial crisis for a young woman and she soon finds her life falling apart.
Votes: 13,598 | Gross: $0.86M
20. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989– )
165 min | Drama
Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to ... See full summary »
21. The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
R | 113 min | Drama
In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,821 | Gross: $1.73M
22. Frontier(s) (2007)
Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller
A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.
23. La Cérémonie (1995)
Not Rated | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A new-hired maid for a rich countryside family befriends a post-office clerk, who encourages her to rebel against her employers.
Votes: 7,811 | Gross: $0.08M
24. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.
26. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.
Votes: 18,638 | Gross: $0.83M
27. To Be and to Have (2002)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Family
A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.
Votes: 6,983 | Gross: $0.78M
28. Flawless (1999)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons, with the drag queen next door.
Votes: 15,595 | Gross: $4.49M
29. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama
Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.
Votes: 37,980 | Gross: $0.18M