How about, Unexpectedly Great Movies.

  • Aquanerd

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    Nov 08, 2009 1:16 PM GMT
    I love almost any type of movie. And really enjoy movies that are different, and end up being a lot better than I expected going in. Not looking for mainstream movies or big budget fare that you would expect to be entertaining, but the "little , old, or foreign films that you end up loving and want others to know about.

    Here are a few of mine.

    "Baghdad Cafe"
    "Jesus of Montreal"
    "Once Upon a Time in the West"

    Cheers!


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    Nov 08, 2009 1:57 PM GMT
    i have to agree with you this one and hellraiser 5 are my favorite´╗┐
  • drypin

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    Nov 08, 2009 2:07 PM GMT
    Ladies in Lavender... Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and that cute, young German actor Daniel Bruehl
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    Nov 08, 2009 4:17 PM GMT
    Tea with Mussolini - loved that a movie about little old ladies in Italy would get such an epic sweep.

    Cote d'Azur - as my bf said afterwards: 'Only the French'. Fabulous, the most daring happy-end ever.

    agree on Bagdad Cafe

    Bound - ok, it's lesbians and all the men are creeps, but it is on of the best thrillers ever. Gave the Wachowskis the clout to do 'the Matrix'

    One, Two, Three - my favorite Billy Wilder movie

    Near Dark - Vampire road-movie thriller. It's metaphor of exchange of blood not only as food but also as healing (=swapping of body-fluids) thrilled me immensely as a young gay man in the late 80s.
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    Nov 08, 2009 4:18 PM GMT

    Secondhand Lions
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    Nov 08, 2009 7:59 PM GMT
    "things we lost in the fire"
    starring - halle berry
    david duchovny
    benicio del toro
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    Nov 08, 2009 8:07 PM GMT
    I watched "Taken" the other week... actually really fun movie.
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    Nov 08, 2009 8:20 PM GMT
    Great movies listed so far.

    Leon
    Femme Fatal
    Angela
    Perfume: Story of Murderer
    Boondock Saints
    P.S. I love You
    I am Sam ( I thought it was good. Certainly something new to see Michelle Pfier cuss like a sailor in that movie).
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 08, 2009 8:21 PM GMT
    "August Rush" (now on video, bring plenty of Kleenex) and this year's "500 Days of Summer" (one of the year's best)
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    Nov 08, 2009 8:33 PM GMT
    Good Bye Lenin! love that film, was such a surprise at how good it was.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Nov 08, 2009 8:38 PM GMT
    Great is a very strong word, but I was incredibly surprised by how much I enjoyed the film Management, with Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn.

    Ya know, it starts out with the groping of her ass, but it was so sweet and heartfelt. And I guarantee, you will fall in love with Steve Zahn's character at least five times throughout, and dream of traveling the country staying at cheap motels hoping the cute night manager will come knocking on your door.
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    Nov 08, 2009 8:40 PM GMT
    Julie and Julia... it was actually kinda fun.
  • davydct

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    Nov 08, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
    Just watched:

    Easy Virtue with Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Colin Firth.

    Directed by Stephan Elliot. Good to see him back directing movies after the long break from Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

    Also, it was done on a shoe string budget and does not show it for one moment!



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    Nov 08, 2009 8:52 PM GMT
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
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    Star Wars
    Raiders of the Lost Arc
    The Godfather

    (I know, everyone today thinks those last 4 were predestined to be big blockbusters. Not true at all. Star Wars was initially seen as just another sci-fi formula movie, a big yawn, and totally shocked everybody. Likewise, The Godfather was supposed to be another crime saga. Who knew? If you didn't experience these movies when they were first released, then you can't understand)
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    Nov 08, 2009 8:55 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    Secondhand Lions



    You took the words right outta my mouth icon_lol.gif Great movie!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 08, 2009 8:58 PM GMT
    "Muriel's Wedding".

    Also, if you liked "The Notebook" you should see "A Walk To Remember" which was written by the same writer (Nicholas Sparks) starring Mandy Moore who, surprisingly, gives a really good performance and it's a tear-jerker.