Top 10 Lesser-Known Good Movies

C'mon, theres no way any of us could possibly watch all the movies, from all the genres, that are available for us to watch. I am hoping not only to have someone watch a movie I list here, but to myself watch alot of movies that others add. Lets share. I will attempt to keep my original 10 to movies that were at least somewhat popular, at some point, but any film, however obscure, is wecome.
The Top Ten
1 Body Heat Body Heat Product Image

Although highly critically acclaimed, it somehow falls through the cracks on most lists of great films of the 1980's, both here and elsewhere online. Its twisted, and racy, so I would recommend it for more mature viewers. A great movie I feel many my age have at least seen, but even I let it drift for a number of years. I'm glad I re-watched it.

2 Ran Ran Product Image

Among the many visually brilliant films by legendary director Akira Kirosawa, this one somehow either rates lower, or is sometimes even forgotten. I believe it to be on a par visually with not only Kirosawa's best work, but with the best in the history of cinematography. Of course, if you have not seen Kirosawa's brilliant "Seven Samurai", I suggest you start there, but that film is often rated the best film of all time by both critics and Hollywood insiders alike, so chances are many here have seen it.

3 We the Animals We the Animals Product Image

A poetic masterpiece

4 The Witches of Eastwick (1987) The Witches of Eastwick (1987) Product Image

Nicholson shines in this wicked, funny and well produced gem. The cast as a whole is very good. Among my film buff friends, no one brings it up, but when I did, it was lauded on many fronts.

5 My Father, My Lord My Father, My Lord Product Image
6 Eyes Without a Face Eyes Without a Face Product Image

I've seen a few folks here mention this film, but not too many, so I'll add it on the chance many have not seen it. Groundbreaking horror. brilliant adaption to the big screen.

7 Badlands Badlands Product Image
8 Attack the Block Attack the Block Product Image

Saw some of this one online. It was very well done, and I can't wait to get back to it. Thank you for adding

9 Dark City Dark City Product Image

Great homage to the German classic "Metropolis", with its own unique twist. This is fairly recent (1998) comparatively, so I suspect even more will have seen it, but even if you have, there's a Roger Ebert commentary included (on select copies) that really explains a lot of how the film was shot, and gives insight into filmmaking as a whole. Good cast, with Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland and the stunning Jennifer Connelly.

10 The Big Sleep The Big Sleep Product Image
The Contenders
11 Dog Soldiers Dog Soldiers Product Image
12 Lean on Pete Lean on Pete Product Image

Surprisingly raw, sad, and beautiful for a boy and his horse movie. Excellent depiction of one face of poverty in America.

13 Chasing Amy Chasing Amy Product Image
14 Metropolis Metropolis Product Image
15 The Black Cauldron The Black Cauldron Product Image

This movie is so good! I don't know why Disney doesn't want anyone to remember it

16 The Hot Spot The Hot Spot Product Image

Very racy, mature audience drama. Well acted. Sneaky good story.

17 North by Northwest North by Northwest Product Image
18 Shadow of the Vampire Shadow of the Vampire Product Image
19 Luce Luce Product Image
20 Manhunter Manhunter Product Image
21 The Producers (1968) The Producers (1968) Product Image
22 Red Rock West Red Rock West Product Image

One of Nicolas Cage's best performances, which in itself is worth the time. Lara Flynn Boyle and Dennis Hopper shine! Very good HBO movie.

23 Boy Boy Product Image

An incredibly moving, authentic movie.

24 Diabolique (1955) Diabolique (1955) Product Image
25 The Great Mouse Detective The Great Mouse Detective Product Image
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