20 Awesome Obscure Movies

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 30th 2011, 10:17

      I LOVED FLIGHT OF DRAGONS! They should remake this into live action, its heart-breaking and thrilling...

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    • ChrisWootton

      Mar 30th 2011, 10:33

      Hooray I've seen 2! Yeah, Flight of Dragons was awesome, my pal has it on DVD. The David Warner section of Beyond the grave is basically Hellraiser before Clive Barker could even write. Excellent feature

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    • stuxmusic

      Mar 30th 2011, 12:05

      Tough and Deadly. It's a classic: http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/6623/bargain_bin_finds_tough_and_deadly.html

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    • Chamboosy

      Mar 30th 2011, 12:32

      Crippled Masters for sure! It doesn't get more osbcure and awesome as a film about a man with no arms and a man with no legs being martial artists. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYYbvzz4RsU

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    • Vampyre

      Mar 30th 2011, 13:01

      Wooooo hoooo i personally own at least 5 of these. Now to find some of the others, seems flight of dragons is pretty well liked, i'll have to add that next. quick to piratebay (kidding)

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    • snakeplissken

      Mar 30th 2011, 15:27

      Anyone who has seen Weird Science will know who Ilan Mitchell-Smith is... Also, I can highly recommend 12.01, a straight to vid from the early 90s, starring Martin Landau. It's just like Groundhog Day and it's awesome.

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    • DanRose

      Mar 30th 2011, 15:36

      that samurai cop clip is unbelievable.... "what's an all American girl like you doing with a GEEK like this..."

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 30th 2011, 15:46

      I saw one called Highwaymen which was proper weird, its basically a psychopath who goes around killing people and he is literally attached to his car. Its so nuts its practially grindhouse! Another one was a called Tetsuo: Ironman about a guy who cuts open his leg and pushes metal UNDER his skin...ouch, Tony Stark would have hurled!

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    • petergunns

      Mar 30th 2011, 17:46

      so many crazy movies! Try 'Riki-oh, the story of ricky' a crazy prison movie so gory and mental, a must see! Also 'attack the gas station' a korean movie about a bunch of yobs who rob a petrol station and end up running it! Both classics.

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    • Murphy0806

      Mar 30th 2011, 18:30

      as soon as i saw flight of dragons i started singing the theme song. Gorbash is the best character ever (i mean it!) I've been searching for a film for quite some time now. Could be a TV movie (could be utterly s**t as i watched it when i was about 8). A man loses his family in a car crash, spends his time on a shooting range then gets caught up in a time travel adventure. He teams up with a female time traveller hunting down an evil dude from the future. They use crystals that fit into the palm of their hand to travel through time and leave rings of fire behind them when they do. They spend a lot of time in the old west too. If anyone remembers this film please help! @Hadouken76 Did you know they have made other tetsuo films. most recently Bullet Man. nine inch nails did the soundtrack. haven't seen it yet but the trailer is ace!

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 30th 2011, 18:42

      @Murphy0806 Sounds like Timestalkers, I remember that cos it had William Devane as a cowboy, yeh it was a TV Movie, pretty good one if i remember. That just reminded me of Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous with Fred Ward..I remember wanting be like him when i was a kid, running on sand without touching it!

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    • minorityreport

      Mar 30th 2011, 21:58

      Streets of Fire. Not as obscure as most of these, but still sadly neglected. Amazing soundtrack, an all round good time. Oh yeah, Flight of Dragons rocked, my dad brought me to see it when I was about 8

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    • timW59

      Mar 30th 2011, 22:26

      Anyone who would place a well known classic like 'Fallen Idol' on a list of obscure films doesn't know what the hell they're talking about. Period. Particularly given some of the other genuinely obscure films Carol Reed's brilliant film bumps up against in this ridiculous list. Dare one ask if 'The Third man' nearly made it on the list as well?

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    • sashurst

      Mar 31st 2011, 0:49

      @timW59 I've got an experiment for you. Stop someone in the street, ask them if they've heard of The Fallen Idol. They will say no. Ask the same person if they've heard of The Third Man. They will say yes. The feature acknowledges that The Fallen Idol is an absolute classic and was lauded in its day, but it simply doesn't have the mainstream recognition of The Third Man. As for being upset that it 'bumps up' against some the other films listed, that sounds awfully elitist to me... To everyone else, thanks for the lovely comments - I'll be adding your recommendations to my must-see pile.

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    • MrScary

      Mar 31st 2011, 17:37

      Cameron Crowe didn't direct Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Amy Heckerling did.

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    • Toph80

      Apr 1st 2011, 0:49

      How about revenge of billy the kid???? Awesome british film, may seem a little s**te these days but i remeber thinking it was awesome as a kid when i saw it

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    • Hippydon

      Apr 1st 2011, 13:25

      Anyone remember Misfits of Science from the early eighties? Probably a complete cheese fest to watch these days but as an impressionable 13 year old girl, Johnny B Goode was a pin up and the rewind and pausebuttons got used lots when he was on stage!

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    • irish

      Apr 1st 2011, 14:27

      From Beyond the grave:obscure!

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    • irish

      Apr 1st 2011, 14:36

      i saw cast a deadly spell. I don't think that or the fallen idol should be in this list either. Okay, I admit. I only consider films to be obscure if I haven't heard of them, sort of.

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    • irish

      Apr 1st 2011, 14:48

      Okay, I've static. But I would consider it obscure. Can I recommend Short Eyes. Well it's as obscure as The Fallen Idol.

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    • LadyK

      Apr 2nd 2011, 21:09

      I always like to call attention to the eighties cartoon classic The Last Unicorn (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084237/) whenever Flight of Dragons is mentioned (it's the same creators). It contains equally as impressive story-telling and has some powerful character moments and insight. It's also more than a little strange in parts (the bit with the tree that turns into a terrifying middle-aged woman always scared me - it's bordering on rape right? Or is that just me...). So anyway, this is a touching moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFfBuzddUMk and this is an example of the terrifying mixed with witty dialogue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq-8Lp4qc14&feature=related. And oh yeah, it has Christopher Lee in it. The songs are the worst example of bad 80s cheese though. I'm quite possibly preaching to the converted aren't I! But anyone who likes Flight of Dragons HAS to watch this.

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    • cleanbreak

      Apr 3rd 2011, 11:06

      I'd have to go with 'A boy and his dog', a fantastic post apocalyptic yarn. 'The bed sitting room, out now on dvd, but still pretty obscure and 'The return of captain invincible', apparently (according to wiki) Terry Pratchett's favorite film.

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    • mclanesvest

      Apr 12th 2011, 3:18

      a cheap action movie called drive was an entertaining 2 hours! had mark dacascos and brittany murphy in it.

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    • FBJFox

      Sep 13th 2011, 3:25

      'Strange Things Happen At Sundown' a brilliant and hilarious (meant to be) film about vampire mafioso and a character that's a hen pecked Grim Reaper. CLASSIC

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    • mattmcneely

      Jan 26th 2014, 4:33

      Don't trust the author on The Perfume of the Lady in Black. It is by no means Hitchcockian (save for a blonde lead and some taxidermy birds) or Lynchian. It is far from suspenseful, painfully slow moving and all the attempts at scares are quite tame and ineffective.

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