Movie you might not have seen, but should.

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1.
American Pop (1981)
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The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century. (96 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
“ Ralph Bakshi's classic. Kanye West ripped it off in his "Heartless" video. Great soundtrack and a must see. ” - Cobb05
 
2.
The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
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Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie... (117 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
“ Maximilian Schell's tour de force. I have only seen three performances that blew me away. One is Malcolm McDowell in "A Clockwork Orange". Two is Christoph Waltz in "Inglorious Basterds". The third is Maximilian Schell in this. A very underrated film. ” - Cobb05
 
3.
Free Enterprise (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two less than successful film producers, approaching mid-life crisis and clinging to their nerdy sci-fi obsessions, suddenly meet their idol: William Shatner. (113 mins.)
“ A great fanboy film. You might not get all the references, but it doesn't matter. It's a solid comedy. ” - Cobb05
 
4.
Sunset Strip (2000)
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A comedy that takes place during 24 hours on Sunset Strip in 1972. (90 mins.)
Director: Adam Collis
“ This and Almost Famous would make a great double feature. It has a great cast. A solid rock 'n' roll movie. ” - Cobb05
 
5.
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
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Elvis and JFK, both alive and in nursing homes, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy. (92 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ Bruce Campbell as an aging Elvis who fights an ancient mummy. Why haven't you seen this? ” - Cobb05
 
6.
Dummy (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life. (91 mins.)
Director: Greg Pritikin
“ Adrian Brody as a shy ventriloquist who falls in love. Mila Jojovich is awesome in this movie. She sings in the film as well and kills it. ” - Cobb05
 
7.
Class Reunion (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Lizzie Borden High's class of '72 are going through the motions at their tenth-year reunion, until deranged alum Walter Baylor... (84 mins.)
Director: Michael Miller
“ The funniest John Hughes movie you've never seen. Yes, that John Hughes. ” - Cobb05
 
8.
Crossroads (1986)
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Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born. (99 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ Walter Hill's rock 'n' roll fable. Hands down the greatest guitar duel ever in a movie. Steve Vai was robbed! ” - Cobb05
 
9.
29th Street (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Frank Pesce is the luckiest man alive in spite of his bad luck. Based on a true story, a man growing... (101 mins.)
Director: George Gallo
“ George Gallo is a great writer/director and this movie shows it. A great New York movie. ” - Cobb05
 
10.
Wise Guys (1986)
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Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows. (100 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ I never hear people talking about this movie. Danny DeVito and Joe Piscopo deliver the laughs. And Capt. Lou Albano really deserved to be in a few more movies, he plays a great heavy in this. ” - Cobb05
 
11.
The Idolmaker (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marcucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian. (117 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ Ryan Gosling was supposed to remake this. It really is an underrated classic. Ray Sharkey was taken too soon, but he really does a good job in this movie. ” - Cobb05
 
12.
Kabluey (2007)
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Inept Salman comes to help his sister-in-law tend to his holy terror nephews while Salman's brother is off fighting in Iraq... (86 mins.)
“ This is a fun little movie. A guy running around in a giant blue costume is always funny. ” - Cobb05
 
13.
Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night... (88 mins.)
“ This movie is criminally underrated. Hysterically funny and well acted. With so many bad Urban Comedies, this one does it right. ” - Cobb05
 
14.
Things Change (1988)
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Shoe-shiner Gino is hired to take the rap for a mafia murder. Two-bit gangster Jerry watches over Gino and gives him a weekend to remember. (100 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
“ David Mamet's gangster movie that's not about killing and crime, but still very enjoyable. ” - Cobb05
 
15.
Good Luck (1996)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Richard LaBrie
“ It's a sports movie, but it's not a sports movie. It's a road trip movie, but it's not a road trip movie. What it is, is a funny movie. Gregory Hines and Vincent D'onofrio are great together. ” - Cobb05
 
16.
Big Man Japan (2007)
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An eccentric man living alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo periodically transforms into a 100-foot tall giant in order to defend Japan against similarly sized monsters. (113 mins.)
“ If David Lynch made a Japanese superhero movie, this would be it. It's strange and somewhat confusing, you might want to look up the movie to learn what was going on and the political message of the movie, but even if you don't look up what the movie is really about, it's a funny, strange movie. The ending is genius. ” - Cobb05
 
17.
Never Again (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two people who have pledged never to fall in love again then discover each other in a gay bar. (98 mins.)
Director: Eric Schaeffer
“ This is the dirty, funnier, beter version of "Something's Gotta Give". A funny rom com about older people. Great cast. ” - Cobb05
 
18.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend. (119 mins.)
Director: Jeong-beom Lee
“ This is a great revenge movie from Korea. For those of you afraid of subtitles, the dvd has an English dub track, so you can watch and not have to read. ” - Cobb05
 
19.
Neighbors (1981)
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A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door. (94 mins.)
“ The Belushi/Aykroyd movie no one saw. Too bad, it's pretty funny. ” - Cobb05
 
20.
Eagle vs Shark (2007)
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Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games. (88 mins.)
Director: Taika Waititi
“ Jermaine Clement is great in this. Very funny. ” - Cobb05
 
21.
Teddy Bear (2012)
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Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love. (92 mins.)
Director: Mads Matthiesen
“ Didn't know anything about this when I saw it. Kim Kold is very good in this. He's got a role in Fast & Furious 6. This movie is a hidden gem. ” - Cobb05
 
22.
Girlfriend (2010)
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A young man with Down syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend. (94 mins.)
Director: Justin Lerner
“ Another hidden gem. Evan Sneider does a really good job in this. Some uncomfortable moments, but a good little movie. ” - Cobb05
 
23.
Trees Lounge (1996)
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Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking". (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Buscemi
“ Great little movie. Buscemi always delivers. ” - Cobb05
 
24.
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A group of crooks, an ex con, his friend and a gun crazy gangster plan a drug heist, but not everything goes as planned. (106 mins.)
“ Don't let Vincent Gallo being in this scare you off. This is a good movie. ” - Cobb05