Obscure Movies I've Seen

by notbabird1 | created - 24 Apr 2013 | updated - 17 Jul 2013 | Public

Movies that never hit the box office, low budget films, made-for-tv movies, movies that never showed on the silver screen

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1. Xiao lao hu (1973)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Drama

Ho Mei Fong is a young woman in trouble, running from a gang of criminals with something of importance hidden in her purse. She dies in Chien Chen's taxi while trying to escape, but not ... See full summary »

Director: Wu Ma | Stars: Fei Meng, Lin Lin Li, Chi Lin, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung

Votes: 223

2. A Winner Never Quits (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Family

Fact-based story of a young boy who lost his right arm in a childhood accident, but went on to fulfill his dreams of playing major-league baseball. Pete Gray had to overcome the early ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Keith Carradine, Mare Winningham, G.W. Bailey, Dennis Weaver

Votes: 166

3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War

The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer

Votes: 5,473

4. Drunken Master (1978)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy

Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tien), a master of drunken martial arts.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Dean Shek

Votes: 29,793

5. Harry's War (1981)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.

Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Geraldine Page, Karen Grassle, David Ogden Stiers

Votes: 253

6. A Dog's Breakfast (2007)

88 min | Comedy

A dysfunctional man living a secluded life believes that he has accidentally killed his sister's TV star fiancé.

Director: David Hewlett | Stars: David Hewlett, Mars the Dog, Kate Hewlett, Paul McGillion

Votes: 3,373

7. Mom, Dad and Her (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama

A troubled teen goes to live with her dad in a small town to reflect on her questionable choices. Unfortunately, she clashes with her father's new wife, who is pregnant.

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Melora Hardin, Paul McGillion, Brittney Wilson, Sarah Deakins

Votes: 318

8. The Widow's Might (2009)

G | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

From the creators of Bubble Trouble and Heartstrings comes an all new feature-length comedy adventure! John Moore and Cameron Cavillo are buddies; aspiring filmmakers with the dream of ... See full summary »

Director: John Robert Moore | Stars: Angela Coates, Colin Gunn, Cameron Heidrick, Millie King

Votes: 217

9. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama

A shipping disaster in the nineteenth century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. The mother dies soon ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm

Votes: 16,044 | Gross: $45.90M

10. The Net (1995)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

A computer programmer stumbles upon a conspiracy, putting her life and the lives of those around her in great danger.

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Dennis Miller, Diane Baker

Votes: 53,332 | Gross: $50.73M

11. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

84 Metascore

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Votes: 9,999

12. The Black Stallion Returns (1983)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Family

34 Metascore

A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures.

Director: Robert Dalva | Stars: Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Allen Garfield, Woody Strode

Votes: 1,740 | Gross: $9.80M

13. The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)

G | 100 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

A family flees the city for the wilderness. They learn to live with nature and more importantly, that when one has family, one has everything.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Robert Logan, Susan Damante, Hollye Holmes, Ham Larsen

Votes: 1,086 | Gross: $31.22M

14. The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1978)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Family

The Wilderness Family now face terrifying times in fierce winter storms, an avalanche, and being attacked by a ferocious pack of hungry wolves. Watch as America's favorite family stands ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zuniga | Stars: Robert Logan, Susan Damante, Heather Rattray, Ham Larsen

Votes: 477

15. Adventures of the Wilderness Family 3 (1979)

G | 100 min | Family, Adventure

The family who went "back to nature" by homesteading in the Colorado Rockies is threatened by possible federal opposition to their mining claims on the land they moved to.

Director: Jack Couffer | Stars: Robert Logan, Susan Damante, Heather Rattray, Ham Larsen

Votes: 376

16. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music

87 Metascore

Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Votes: 14,376 | Gross: $67.18M

17. Merlin (1998)

Not Rated | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.

Stars: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 18,800

18. Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

The classic comic book characters created by John L. Goldwater are brought to tv in a slightly older version. Here the characters are adults returning to their high school reunion and ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Christopher Rich, Lauren Holly, Karen Kopins, Sam Whipple

Votes: 342

19. International Velvet (1978)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Velvet's orphaned niece, Sarah, follows her dream of Olympic glory with her horse Arizona Pie.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Hopkins, Nanette Newman

Votes: 1,202

20. Race the Sun (1996)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Halle Berry, Jim Belushi, Bill Hunter, Casey Affleck

Votes: 2,826 | Gross: $1.95M

21. Bait Shop (2008 Video)

PG | 85 min | Comedy

The owner of a small town bait shop signs up for a fishing tournament in hopes of using the prize money to save his shop from foreclosure.

Director: C.B. Harding | Stars: Bill Engvall, Jim R. Coleman, Mary Rachel Quinn, Wilbur Houston

Votes: 598

22. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Family

An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 1,437

23. Space Raiders (1983)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A futuristic, sensitive tale of adventure and confrontation when a 10 year old boy is accidentally kidnapped by a spaceship filled with a motley crew of space pirates.

Director: Howard R. Cohen | Stars: Vince Edwards, David Mendenhall, Patsy Pease, Thom Christopher

Votes: 810

24. The Man from Snowy River (1982)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart

Votes: 6,783 | Gross: $20.66M

25. Return to Snowy River (1988)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Young Jim Craig returns to his home in the Australian high country. He finds that things are not as he left them - his girlfriend is being pursued by another man, and her father doesn't want Jim back into her life.

Director: Geoff Burrowes | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie

Votes: 2,001 | Gross: $13.69M

26. 3 Ninjas (1992)

PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Family

36 Metascore

Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power

Votes: 17,953 | Gross: $29.00M

27. 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

PG | 93 min | Family, Comedy, Action

During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they ... See full summary »

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Victor Wong, Max Elliott Slade, Sean Fox, J. Evan Bonifant

Votes: 7,406 | Gross: $11.78M

28. 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Action, Family

In this movie Rocky, Colt and TumTum must battle an evil wealthy toxic waste dumper in order to save a local Indian tribe and their friend Jo. The 3 Ninjas must help find Jo's father and ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Victor Wong, Charles Napier, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade

Votes: 4,665 | Gross: $0.41M

29. Short Circuit (1986)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 48,904 | Gross: $40.70M

30. Short Circuit 2 (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Tim Blaney, Cynthia Gibb

Votes: 20,623 | Gross: $21.63M

31. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Approved | 158 min | Biography, Drama, War

All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Curd Jürgens, Michael David

Votes: 3,908