Great Under-viewed movies

by csssgl | created - 24 Jan 2013 | updated - 13 Jul 2013 | Public

leaning twisted horror, but most would be hard to define in a single genre

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1. Excision (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.

Director: Richard Bates Jr. | Stars: AnnaLynne McCord, Roger Bart, Ariel Winter, Traci Lords

Votes: 17,633

2. The FP (2011)

R | 82 min | Comedy

5.6
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48 Metascore

In a post apocalyptic future, two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park by playing "Beat Beat Revelation", a deadly version of Dance, Dance, Revolution(TM).

Directors: Brandon Trost, Jason Trost | Stars: Jason Trost, Lee Valmassy, Art Hsu, Caitlyn Folley

Votes: 1,467 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Sauna (2008)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror

6.3
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As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey.

Director: Antti-Jussi Annila | Stars: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Eronen, Viktor Klimenko, Rain Tolk

Votes: 6,072

4. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

7.1
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A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.

Director: Ngai Choi Lam | Stars: Siu-Wong Fan, Mei Sheng Fan, Ka-Kui Ho, Yukari Ôshima

Votes: 10,777

5. Michael (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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64 Metascore

Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

Directors: Markus Schleinzer, Kathrin Resetarits | Stars: Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Christine Kain, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 3,939 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Rundskop (2011)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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68 Metascore

Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader.

Director: Michaël R. Roskam | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, Jeanne Dandoy, Barbara Sarafian

Votes: 19,517 | Gross: $0.15M

7. Detention (2011)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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45 Metascore

As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

Votes: 13,558

8. The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy

5.7
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47 Metascore

Father William Smoortser drops his bible into a toilet at a rest stop just before embarking on a day-long canoe trip, breaking loose all glorious hell.

Director: Todd Rohal | Stars: Judy Findlay, Steve Little, Robert Longstreet, Carlos Lopez

Votes: 620 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Hesher (2010)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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45 Metascore

A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.

Director: Spencer Susser | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Devin Brochu, Natalie Portman, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 46,808 | Gross: $0.38M

10. Super (I) (2010)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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50 Metascore

After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 66,954 | Gross: $0.32M

11. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 34,010 | Gross: $0.28M

12. Sånger från andra våningen (2000)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Torbjörn Fahlström

Votes: 14,505 | Gross: $0.00M

13. You, the Living (2007)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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81 Metascore

You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Elisabeth Helander, Jörgen Nohall, Jan Wikbladh, Björn Englund

Votes: 11,997 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Guizi lai le (2000)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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70 Metascore

During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time... See full summary »

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Wen Jiang, Kenya Sawada, Hongbo Jiang, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 5,546 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Stitches (I) (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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A clown comes back from the dead to haunt those who took his life during a fatal party mishap.

Director: Conor McMahon | Stars: Ross Noble, Tommy Knight, Eoghan McQuinn, Gemma-Leah Devereux

Votes: 7,620

The Citizen Kane of killer clown dark comedies.

16. Pretty Persuasion (2005)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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45 Metascore

A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

Director: Marcos Siega | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Ron Livingston, James Woods, David Wagner

Votes: 9,150 | Gross: $0.31M

Mean Girls wishes it was this movie. BRUTAL.

17. It's a Disaster (2012)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

Four couples meet for Sunday brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end.

Director: Todd Berger | Stars: Rachel Boston, Laura Adkin, Kevin M. Brennan, David Cross

Votes: 9,158 | Gross: $0.04M

18. The Presence (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.4
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A woman travels to an isolated cabin she begins to think she is losing her mind when her boyfriend comes to stay.

Director: Tom Provost | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Shane West, Justin Kirk, Tony Curran

Votes: 2,812

19. The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell (2006)

R | 90 min | Comedy

4.3
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Tthe film is based on the concept of "New America" in the year 2097, two decades after a nuclear apocalypse. Tex Kennedy, two robotic ex-secret service agents, and a mythical female ... See full summary »

Directors: Jonny Gillette, Kevin Wheatley | Stars: Richard Riehle, Kevin Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Chandler Parker

Votes: 413

20. The Vicious Kind (2009)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.

Director: Lee Toland Krieger | Stars: Adam Scott, Brittany Snow, Alex Frost, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 7,029

21. Fetching Cody (2005)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.8
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Art, a drug-addicted dealer and hustler, arrives at his girlfriend Cody's apartment to find that she has overdosed on heroin. He tries to fix things by traveling back in time in an attempt to prevent her death.

Director: David Ray | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Sarah Lind, Jim Byrnes, Lucas Blaney

Votes: 1,298

22. Mary and Max (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

Votes: 136,900

23. Redline (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A story about the most popular racing event in the galaxy, the Redline, and the various racers who compete in it.

Director: Takeshi Koike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Yû Aoi, Tadanobu Asano, Yoshiyuki Morishita

Votes: 7,749

24. The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

R | 100 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.

Director: J Blakeson | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston

Votes: 22,453 | Gross: $0.17M

25. Synecdoche, New York (2008)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Director: Charlie Kaufman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener

Votes: 65,571 | Gross: $3.08M

26. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Horror

7.0
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46 Metascore

In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies

Votes: 32,571 | Gross: $2.06M

27. Santa sangre (1989)

NC-17 | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms".

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou

Votes: 15,597

28. Evil Alien Conquerors (2003)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.9
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Inept beings from the planet Kabijj land on Earth and attempt to behead all of its beings and take over the planet.

Director: Chris Matheson | Stars: Michael Weston, Diedrich Bader, Chris Parnell, Tyler Labine

Votes: 880

29. The Princess and the Warrior (2000)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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64 Metascore

Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes... See full summary »

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Joachim Król, Lars Rudolph

Votes: 13,450 | Gross: $0.87M

30. Fisshu sutôrî (2009)

112 min | Action, Comedy, Music

7.6
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In the year 2012 a comet approaches earth, threatening to end civilization when it impacts. On the streets of Japan, a single music store remains open, its proprietor insisting to his ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Atsushi Itô, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Noriko Eguchi, Hidekazu Mashima

Votes: 2,342

31. Otis (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.1
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Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Krantz | Stars: Tarah Paige, Bostin Christopher, Ashley Johnson, Tracy Scoggins

Votes: 4,583

32. The Living Wake (2007)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

6.4
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37 Metascore

A dark comedy which chronicles the final day in the life of self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew. Binew is a dreamer who elevates his drab and somewhat pitiful existence into a ... See full summary »

Director: Sol Tryon | Stars: Mike O'Connell, Jim Gaffigan, Jill Larson, Diane Kagan

Votes: 782 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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78 Metascore

With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie

Votes: 44,528

34. Aachi & Ssipak (2006)

PG-13 | 90 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.9
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In a future where energy is made from fecal matter, the government rewards defecation with "juicybars". Small-time hustlers try to get rich while fending off the mutated Diaper Gang.

Director: Jo Beom-jin | Stars: Nicholas J. Ainsworth, Hyeon-yeong, Gyu-hwa Lee, Gyu-hyeong Lee

Votes: 1,417