50 Amazing Films You've Probably Never Seen

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 11th 2013, 8:52

      Ha.. some reason the list is not appearing on my comp. Never seen is right..

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    • mattrisley

      Jul 11th 2013, 9:02

      @Hadaouken76 - Technical gremlins! Should be fixed now!

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    • Toursiveu

      Jul 11th 2013, 10:06

      I have seen 8 of those movies... A Quiet Place in the Country is a MASTERPIECE and Franco Nero's performance is nothing short of exceptional. He deserved an Academy Award nomination for this! It's one of my favourite films EVER! Vigilante is also really really good!

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    • kerrychambers

      Jul 11th 2013, 10:13

      I had to see Come and See for my Film Studies class. It is a disturbing film but pretty damn good. It should be more well known. It's brutally truthful

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 11th 2013, 10:51

      @Mattrisley Nice one! Thanks for this, great list ! I really haven't heard of any of these, most sound completely bonkers. I want to check out Cutters Way.

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    • Bajumeru

      Jul 11th 2013, 12:35

      I recently bought "The Yellow Sea", but I haven't gotten around to see it yet. Now I'm excited, as I love "Oldboy" and "I Saw the Devil".

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    • craigmustdie

      Jul 11th 2013, 13:20

      Excellent list, especially pleased to see Manborg get some well deserved love, the guys behind it, Astron-6 are my current movie heroes, their Manborg follow up Father's Day is even more wonderful. The Yellow Sea deserves its spot too, the action is astonishing and it's villain is one of the very best, and most brutal, of the last decade or so. That said, like Manborg, it's not even the director's best work in my book, that is The Chaser.

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    • LSJShez

      Jul 11th 2013, 15:14

      I've seen Come And See, The Friends Of Eddie Coyle and Vigilante. Does that get me any respect? :o)

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    • jared3710

      Jul 11th 2013, 15:15

      What!!! No Michael Mann's The Keep?!?! Surely a contender for this list?

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    • Princesskitty22

      Jul 11th 2013, 15:58

      Actually, I have seen one of these...Munster, Go Home! (not kidding) I am now, however, on a desperate search for The Skull and the Return of Doctor X!

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    • FBIBarba

      Jul 11th 2013, 16:29

      Avoid the "Hasta el viento tiene miedo" remake from a few years back. The original is just brilliant.

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    • conklin09

      Jul 11th 2013, 17:44

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    • tonyclarke

      Jul 11th 2013, 18:28

      Awesome list.

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    • patnoon

      Jul 11th 2013, 20:04

      Really? Like Mystics in Bali is so rare? You shouldve gone with the zanier and(in my opinion) much more entertaining Witch With Flying Head aka Fei taugh mo neuih(1977)

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    • manowar

      Jul 11th 2013, 20:10

      I threw a list together on Letterboxd: spam filter won't let me post the actual link: letterboxd DOT COM SLASH manowar/list/totalfilms-50-amazing-films-youve-probably/

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    • Goblin80

      Jul 11th 2013, 22:16

      Seen: Bad Seed, Fragment of Fear, Fiend without a Face, Two Faces of Dr Jekyll, Return of Dr X, Friends of Eddie Coyle, Monster From Green Hell, The Skull, Nightmare, Munster Go Home, From Hell It Came, Night Train Murders, Incredible Hulk Returns, The Power, Vigilante, King Kong Escapes, The Psychopath, Night of The Devils and Cutters Way.

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    • cinerama

      Jul 12th 2013, 15:11

      I have seen COME AND SEE several times since it was first released. Truly one of the most anti-war film ever made..One of the greatest films ever made..No person interested in cinema should miss it. The Burmese Harp is another deeply anti-war film and that ranks as my second all time favourite film .I never tire of seeing this masterpiece .Get it on bluray.

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    • jramjee

      Jul 12th 2013, 15:18

      No love for "Hercules Returns" ? It's a classic!! Ok, should be a classic (7.3 on IMDB)

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    • cinerama

      Jul 12th 2013, 15:19

      YESTERDAY'S ENEMY was a great film when first released. .It crops up on television a lot.Best remembered for the stunning performances of the cast and the unforgettable music.

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    • cinerama

      Jul 12th 2013, 15:24

      I loved those sci-fi films from the fifties but MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL was not one them.

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    • cinerama

      Jul 12th 2013, 15:29

      FIEND WITHOUT A FACE was one of my favourite sci-fi films from the fifties.Saw it again for for the tenth time only last week.

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    • cinerama

      Jul 12th 2013, 15:34

      THE BAD SEED was so controversial that they changed the ending and that ruined the film for me.,It has been copied several times over the years and remade as well. It was a brilliant film in its day and like nothing that you would have seen at the time. Very unnerving.

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    • edwarddeveney

      Jul 12th 2013, 17:18

      Come and See, had a lot of forest explosions and dirt grime. It was alright.

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    • egaeus

      Jul 12th 2013, 17:52

      It does not give credibility to your list to include films that are just patently awful. Many people have not seen the Chinese WWII film Black Sun, which is better than Mr. Freedom (which, while interesting in some of its satire in spots, is mostly dull) by a long shot and some of the other cheesy horror movies here. Likewise, the movie May is a lesser know horror movie that is amazingly good with a tremendous performance by the lead actress Angela Bettis. The criteria for this list seem to include whether a film is extremely violent (that doesn't necessarily make a movie amazing), foreign or low budget, kitschy, and/or preposterously bad.

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    • Qexit

      Jul 12th 2013, 22:02

      Well, I've seen five of those 50 films. Four of them were shown on TV: The Power, Incredible Hulk Returns, Munster Go Home! and Fiend Without a Face. The fifth, Monster From Green Hell, was at a science fiction convention many moons ago. All entertaining for different reasons. One film I think is missing from the list is 'Time After Time'. The synopsis sounds really, really awful: H.G.Wells holds a dinner party at his home. He takes his guests down into the basement of the house where he demonstrates his working time machine. One of his guests turns out to be Jack the Ripper who uses the time machine to the escape into the future when the police arrive to arrest him for his crimes. H.G. Wells follows him to the future to prevent him destroying or wreaking havok in the Utopia he believes is waiting there.... As I said, it sound like it will be dreadful but it turns out to be really rather good helped by the excellent cast who play everything straight. By the way, this is not a comedy. Malcolm McDowell plays H.G.Wells perfectly. There's a scene where he is interrogated by the police that is pivotal and brilliant. David Warner plays Jack the Ripper and, as usual, makes a great villain. Finally, the lovely Mary Steenburgen plays the love interest. It's well worth looking out for but not available on DVD in the UK, though it can be found on Region 1 as an import.

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    • mrboggle

      Jul 13th 2013, 6:56

      Just love Eddie Coyle also stars Peter Boyle who plays a great part, brilliant ending and the book is just as good.

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    • garyu2

      Jul 13th 2013, 9:29

      The Hulk (No. 25) actually looks better than the crappy CGI versions of recent years.

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    • morris

      Jul 14th 2013, 9:51

      [quote]The Skull seems to have been almost entirely forgotten by anyone other than underground film fans. It's ripe for a remake though - Sam Raimi could have a lot of fun with this. [/quote] 1. It's not forgotten. 2. remake - f**k. Off.

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    • thedanieljson

      Jul 14th 2013, 10:31

      Amazing, adding this straight to my bookmarks so I can go through these, cheers Sam/TF.

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    • diegomorales

      Jul 14th 2013, 17:05

      I think it should be added that most of these movies you can either download on torrent sites like extratorrent or kickasstorrents or watch for free on youtube - I'd rather watch them first then see if I really like them before ordering a DVD or Bluray...don't you think?

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    • charlist15

      Jul 14th 2013, 17:41

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    • TheDigitalZombi

      Jul 15th 2013, 11:49

      I would add Red, White and Blue to this list. It's not that I think it's all that obscure, I don't even think I would call it underseen, but I don't know anybody who has seen it and I truly believe that Noah Taylor's performance in that is one of the best pieces of acting I have seen in the last five years. It's an awesome film anyway, but he is just phenomenal in it.

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    • melanieidol

      Jul 15th 2013, 20:36

      Thanks so much for this. The only one on the list I've seen is Come and See. Unforgettable and excellent. Just watch Viy--it's on Youtube with English subtitles. Lots of fun.

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    • BruceLynn

      Jul 17th 2013, 7:01

      Nomination - For Peter Maxx inspired guru animation - 'The Point!' (1971). Also, belongs on list with '2001: A Space Odyssey' for 'Best Films for Watching Stoned'.

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    • The5thElement

      Aug 4th 2013, 13:51

      Luckily for you guys, they're remaking Viy this year.

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    • ajeckert

      Sep 22nd 2013, 1:27

      Awesome list! I have so many movies to catch up on...Glad "The Cremator" (Spalovač mrtvol) got a spot. So good, so dark-humoured, more people need to see this movie!

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    • cinerama

      Oct 2nd 2013, 23:59

      BAD SEED was a masterpiece when I saw it when it was originally released.A pity they changed the original ending that was in the stage show. It has been remade and other films have copied it.

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    • cinerama

      Oct 3rd 2013, 0:01

      FIEND WITHOUT A FACE has long been one of my favourite sci-fi films of the fifties.Have seen it again recently as well as back in the fifties.

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    • cinerama

      Oct 3rd 2013, 0:02

      One of the worst of the fifties sci -fi films

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    • cinerama

      Oct 3rd 2013, 0:05

      YESTERDAY'S ENEMY was a mini masterpiece when I saw It upon it's original release.Watched it on tv again recently and it is still a great film.

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    • cinerama

      Oct 3rd 2013, 0:06

      An absolutely brilliant film

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    • cinerama

      Oct 3rd 2013, 0:15

      COME AND SEE is one of my all time favourite films.Have seen it numerous times since its original release. Truly the most unforgettable anti--war film of all time..Imposible to ever forget.Never was a film about childhood as devastating as this film.Time for a bluray release.Nobody,and I mean NOBODY,who has seen this film will ever forget it.

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    • cinerama

      Oct 3rd 2013, 0:19

      As a lover of Asian cinema, RUROUNI KENSHIN is one of the best films from Japan, that I have seen recently.

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    • cinerama

      Oct 3rd 2013, 0:21

      THE CREMATOR is a good film but not great.Well worth seeing

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    • cinerama

      Oct 3rd 2013, 0:23

      CUTTER'S WAY is a brilliant film and was a great success at the box office when it was originally released.

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    • cinerama

      Oct 3rd 2013, 0:38

      COME AND SEE should not be on this list as it was a huge world-wide box office success when first released.

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    • Viewster4ever

      Oct 4th 2013, 14:38

      I have seen Viy, but it has nothing to do with Russian fairy tales or any other fairy tales. The story was written by a Ukrainian writer Nikolay Gogol and is based on different Slavic myths and beliefs regarding witches, ghosts and possible ways of protecting yourself from those. Many of us haven't seen the films listed here because they are not mainstream content or because they are old. But it's a great area to explore for those who are looking for something different than popular blockbuster stuff. If you are into such experiments, you can find old and rare films like these at Viewster movie site.

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    • hallofmirrors

      Oct 9th 2013, 8:07

      Has anyone here EVER had the opportunity to view a nice clean print of the 1974 Peter Fonda film Open Season without the Danish subtitles? Open Season merits a spot on this list! Thanx for the A Quiet Place in the Country recommendation and I'm watching The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie right now! (Terrible quality but still cannot stop watching this rare one!

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    • davidpalmer

      Nov 7th 2013, 19:08

      Watched Yesterday's Enemy today and I thought it was superb. Brilliant performances all round, and a refreshingly honest portrayal of the grim reality of war. No heroes here.

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    • michaelheerings

      Nov 9th 2013, 0:43

      yea haven't seen most of these s****y movies because i wasn't alive jesus this list is 100% s**t

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    • hugoeverard

      Jan 15th 2014, 10:41

      Best 'What should I watch this evening?' list ever.

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