Underrated Movies You Recommend

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  1. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Given our current life situation, I thought it might be a good time to discuss some films with one another that might give us something to check out. Maybe we can give each other some ideas for what to watch/rent/stream?

    What are some films that you've seen that you feel deserve more attention than they get?

    I'll start by giving the film's name and year of release and what I would consider it's genre:

    • War of the Worlds (2005) - While I would consider it more of an action film, it does contain some elements that would be considered frightening, especially to children so it might fall into the horror category as well. A combination of Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg with great special effects and suspense.
    • Megamind (2010) - An underrated computer animated movie, geared towards kids but one adults can enjoy as well. Voices include Will Farrell, Tina Fey, and Brad Pitt.
    • Edge of Tomorrow (Live Die Repeat, 2014) - A sci-fi action film with Tom Cruise (go figure, he's in two of my three initial listings?). A very interesting premise with an outside-the-box presentation, I found it a fresh idea in an era of repetitive stories.
    • Passengers (2016) - Sci-fi film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt about a futuristic transport ship en route to a new home planet. Visually stunning with some morality added in. Underrated in my book.
    That's a start and I'll add plenty more if anyone takes interest in this thread.
     
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  2. bodi

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    river runs thru it
     
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  3. Idgit

    Idgit Fattening up Moderator

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    Not a movie, but there are six seasons of The Americans on Prime that I hadn’t seen until quarantine that’re pretty damn good so far if anyone’s looking for a series.
     
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  4. Runwildboys

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    The Long Kiss Goodnight with Geena Davis and Samuel Jackson is one a lot of people don't know, but I don't understand why it wasn't a more well known movie. Davis is an absolute badass in it, and plays the role very well. It's an older flick, but it holds up.

    If comedy is more your thing, Crazy People with Dudley Moore and Daryll Hannah was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.

    The Name of the Rose with Sean Connery and Christian Slater was an exceptional mystery.
     
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  5. CF74

    CF74 Vet Min Plus

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    FX and AMC both have quite a few shows that are binge worthy...

    Justified
    Sons of Anarchy
    Breaking Bad
    The Walking Dead

    Time for some of you guys to get caught up on the mess....
     
  6. bodi

    bodi Well-Known Member

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    Breaking Bad excellent am watching that right now on series 9

    Preacher a good one also

    Secondhand Lions
     
  7. bb721

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    SILVERADO - a more modern take on an old school Western with an amazing cast: Kevin Kline, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Rosanna Arquette, Brian Dennehy, Linda Hunt, John Cleese, Lynn Whitfield etc.

     
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  8. bodi

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    FURY - how WWII was for the US tanks - blood an guts
    HOW ABOUT BOB
    THE ACCOUNTANT
     
  9. bodi

    bodi Well-Known Member

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    Prometheus SCI FI
     
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  10. darthseinfeld

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    Ridley Scotts Exodus.

    Much better than the reviews. 3rd best recent recounting of the Exodus as Ten Commandments and Creeping Death
     
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    White Hunter Black Heart
     
  12. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Team Carlos Watkins Zone Supporter

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    Similarly to Exodus, Ridley Scotts Kingdom of Heaven was alot better than the reviews. Although the reviews have flipped more favorably after the Directors Cut Roadshow version was released
     
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    If you've never seen the original. This is Danny Kaye, a genius, at his best.



     
  14. bodi

    bodi Well-Known Member

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    The Ghost and the Darkness -

     
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    Clifford 1994 - prob my fav Martin Short comedy.


     
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  17. Runwildboys

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    Do you mean, What About Bob?
     
  18. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Yup, not even on Blu-ray. Great comedy.
     
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  20. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    Yes! This movie hit me outta left field...Short and Groden had good chemistry. That little terror
     
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