Mostly Overlooked Movies

Simply a list of movies of various genres that (for the most part) seem to have been forgotten.
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1.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government. (115 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ A classic martial arts movie and a personal favorite. ” - rick930-548-45
 
2.
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect. (98 mins.)
Director: Alfred Sole
“ Great thriller/suspense and Brooks Shields very first movie. ” - rick930-548-45
 
3.
Altered States (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically. (102 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ Memorable, yet surreal, movie. ” - rick930-548-45
 
4.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ A classic old-time gangster movie. Watching this makes me think of another on this list: Johnny Dangerously. If you like one, you'll like the other. ” - rick930-548-45
 
5.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth. (103 mins.)
Director: W.D. Richter
“ It's a very strange movie, but loads of fun. ” - rick930-548-45
 
6.
The Devil's Rain (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A bunch of Satanists in the American rural landscape have terrible powers which enable them to melt their victims... (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
“ I recently discovered this long forgotten horror with some big name talent. Very good film. ” - rick930-548-45
 
7.
Evolution (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor. (101 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ Fairly recent yet you never hear anything about it. I thought it was really funny. I loved it ” - rick930-548-45
 
8.
The First Power (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Dedicated L.A. police detective and a female psychic are trying to stop a demonic serial killer who was given the powers of resurrection, teleportation and possession. (98 mins.)
“ Lou Diamond Philips at his best. ” - rick930-548-45
 
9.
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the... (82 mins.)
Director: Gene Wilder
“ Gene Wilder and the late-great Gilda Radner definitely at their finest. ” - rick930-548-45
 
10.
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land. (89 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
“ One of Vincent Price's greatest pieces. ” - rick930-548-45
 
11.
Modern Problems (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses not only to win her back, but to gain a little revenge. (89 mins.)
Director: Ken Shapiro
“ Easily one of Chevy Chase's best roles. Great, funny movie ” - rick930-548-45
 
12.
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A businessman finds he and his friends the prisoners of a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion. (94 mins.)
Director: Dan Aykroyd
“ The movie is strange and quirky but funny. ” - rick930-548-45
 
13.
Real Men (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A womanizing CIA agent and an insecure insurance agent are paired together to make sure a deal goes through with aliens for the future of mankind. (85 mins.)
Director: Dennis Feldman
“ Hilarious film with John Ritter at his best and also featuring James Belushi in his best role. ” - rick930-548-45
 
14.
Silver Streak (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train. (114 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
“ Who could forget the legendary comic duo of Wilder and Pryor? ” - rick930-548-45
 
15.
Looker (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection... (93 mins.)
 
16.
Dragonslayer (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom. (108 mins.)
Director: Matthew Robbins
“ Easily one of the greatest fantasy movies ever made. ” - rick930-548-45
 
17.
Shadow of the Hawk (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The Westernized grandson of a shaman returns to the wilderness to learn more about his Native American heritage. When he encounters powerful evil spirits, he enlists the aid of his lover and a local chief to stop the spirits. (92 mins.)
Director: George McCowan
“ This movies scared me when I was little and saw it the first time. Creepy as hell ” - rick930-548-45
 
18.
The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself. (92 mins.)
“ I can't remember when was the last time I'd seen mention of this classic on tv. Usually it's the remake you see. I do like the remake, but nothing beats the original. ” - rick930-548-45
 
19.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain. (117 mins.)
“ Another Disney classic that seems to have vanished into the vault. A great classic family friendly movie. ” - rick930-548-45
 
20.
Rio (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams. (96 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saldanha
“ Is it just me or has this one disappeared? When it first came out it's all anybody could talk about. Now... it's like "Rio, who?" A great movie too ” - rick930-548-45
 
21.
1941 (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor. (118 mins.)
“ Classic John Belushi ” - rick930-548-45
 
22.
Vice Versa (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian Gilbert
“ Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage... fantastic comedy ” - rick930-548-45
 
23.
The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
When an ordinary woman is exposed to a unique mix of chemicals, she begins to uncontrollably physically shrink. (88 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Ahh... Lily Tomlin... comic genius ” - rick930-548-45
 
24.
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Set in the 1930's, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills. (90 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
“ As far as I'm concerned this is one of the best comedies of our time. ” - rick930-548-45
 
25.
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain. (93 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
“ Steve Martin in his second greatest film...the first being, of course, The Jerk. ” - rick930-548-45
 
26.
Mr. Mom (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce and he becomes a stay-at-home dad - a job he has no clue how to do. (91 mins.)
Director: Stan Dragoti
“ Yes Johnny Dangerously was a great movie, but Michael Keaton was at his absolute best here. ” - rick930-548-45
 
27.
Wonder Man (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice. (98 mins.)
“ Danny Kaye is amazing here ” - rick930-548-45
 
28.
The Car (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A mysterious black, sleek automobile terrorizes everyone it comes into contact with in a small town in Utah. The local sheriff may be the only person who can stop this menace which has been possessed by pure evil. (96 mins.)
“ An overlooked horror from the 70's. A little cheesy but still a fun watch. ” - rick930-548-45
 
29.
Dead Alive (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ One of Peter Jackson's first films. A dark comedy and arguably the goriest movie of all time. ” - rick930-548-45