Best Movies Nobody's Heard Of

by SweetWilliam63 | created - 5 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

You think you've seen them all, right? The best of the best? Surprise! Bet you've missed a few of these hidden gems.

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1. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

Votes: 20,557

A year after making 'Citizen Kane', Welles followed up with another classic.

2. 99 Homes (2014)

R | 112 min | Drama

76 Metascore

A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Clancy Brown

Votes: 27,153 | Gross: $1.41M

Dumb title. Great movie!

3. Short Term 12 (2013)

R | 96 min | Drama

82 Metascore

A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever

Votes: 74,502 | Gross: $1.01M

Before her Oscar winning performance in 'Room', she did an Oscar worthy performance in this film.

4. Faults (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

A man who debunks mind control techniques as a profession must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult.

Director: Riley Stearns | Stars: Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis, Jon Gries

Votes: 7,126

Leland Orser and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are amazing!

5. Buried (2010)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 141,090 | Gross: $1.03M

More like buried treasure!

6. Hard Candy (2005)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae

Votes: 147,979 | Gross: $1.01M

A few years before 'Juno'. Ellen Page starred in this thriller.

7. Mississippi Grind (2015)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Yvonne Landry, Anthony Howard

Votes: 17,717 | Gross: $0.13M

Whaaat? That's two Ryan Reynolds movies on this list!

8. The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Wendell Burton, Tim McIntire, Anita Alberts

Votes: 1,720 | Gross: $13.98M

You'll remember this film "long after Saturday's gone".

9. Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Jewish man and a Jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other, find that their worlds are very different. She is the archtypical Jewish American Princess, very emotionally involved... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw, Jack Klugman, Nan Martin

Votes: 1,588 | Gross: $22.94M

Released a year after 'The Graduate' and based on Philip Roth's controversial novella.

10. In Bruges (2008)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Berrington

Votes: 367,313 | Gross: $7.76M

You'll want to go there.

11. Prancer (1989)

G | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Rutanya Alda, Abe Vigoda

Votes: 4,083 | Gross: $18.59M

You will believe a man can cry. Spoiler Alert: It will be you.

12. 36 Hours (1964)

Approved | 115 min | Thriller, War

Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor, Werner Peters

Votes: 3,389

What if the Germans had an "IMF team" during WW2?

13. Shopgirl (2005)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Votes: 22,768 | Gross: $10.28M

'Mirabelle Buttersfield' comes to life in this movie based on Steve Martin's popular novella.

14. Criss Cross (1949)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally

Votes: 6,411

15. The Killers (1946)

Passed | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

Votes: 17,397

Burt Lancaster's debut

16. Brokedown Palace (1999)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman, Jacqueline Kim

Votes: 20,809 | Gross: $10.11M

17. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, J.A. Preston

Votes: 10,270

18. Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

Martin McGartland joins the I.R.A. and feeds information to Britain's Special Branch Agent Fergus.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers, Natalie Press

Votes: 10,462

You'll need sub-titles but still great.

19. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 52,025 | Gross: $1.04M

20. Cooley High (1975)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Glynn Turman, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis

Votes: 3,844

21. Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, War

During World War II, a recently widowed young woman is recruited to work as a spy in France.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey

Votes: 1,464

For the Leo Marks poem alone!



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