Great Movies Most People Have Never Heard Ofby trixie-k-88 | created - 22 Feb 2012 | updated - 30 Sep 2012 | Public
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1. American Dreamz (2006)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music
The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.
Votes: 23,381 | Gross: $7.19M
2. Away We Go (2009)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
Votes: 48,426 | Gross: $9.45M
5. Chips, the War Dog (1990 TV Movie)
92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Misfits Danny Stauffer and Chips (a chicken-chasing German shepherd) are teamed up in the Army's "Dogs for Defense" program during WWII.
6. The Education of Little Tree (1997)
PG | 112 min | Drama
Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,348 | Gross: $0.12M
7. Fingersmith (2005– )
Not Rated | 181 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In Victorian England, Sue, a young thief, participates in a scam to defraud a rich heiress by becoming her maid. Things take an unexpected turn and Sue's plan goes horribly wrong.
8. The First of May (1999)
G | 111 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Eleven-year-old Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten.
9. The Four Diamonds (1995 TV Movie)
96 min | Fantasy, Drama, Family
Young Christopher Millard fantasizes about being a squire of the Round Table and studies the stars. But when his difficulty breathing turns out to be caused by a tumor, his fantasies turn ... See full summary »
10. Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A city girl teams up with a tomboy to solve the mystery of Bear Mountain, Molly Morgan, and the buried treasure as well as learn about true friendships.
Votes: 3,638 | Gross: $6.03M
11. The Maiden Heist (2009)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime
A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.
13. My House in Umbria (2003 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack.
14. Quinceañera (2006)
R | 90 min | Drama
As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Votes: 3,834 | Gross: $1.69M
15. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a journey across the Outback.
Votes: 25,114 | Gross: $6.17M
16. Saved! (2004)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her.
Votes: 42,162 | Gross: $8.94M
18. Speak (2004)
PG-13 | 89 min | Drama
After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak.
19. Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller
The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way.
Votes: 18,296 | Gross: $8.95M
20. Transamerica (2005)
R | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.
Votes: 38,206 | Gross: $9.02M
21. The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Family
Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked ... See full summary »
22. The Whipping Boy (1994 TV Movie)
G | 96 min | Family, Fantasy
The king of tiny Bratenberg hopes in vain his lazy, unruly heir Horace will behave for the sake of his whipping boy, abandoned commoner Jemmy, whom he had absurdly arrested as later his kid... See full summary »