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Old 06-28-2012, 01:48 PM
EW's 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen

http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsono...ade-after-1991

I am not typing out all 50.


A few I have to disagree with

Bamboozled: I saw this in the theater and I liked the first half. The second half SUCKED. Completely UN watchable

Layer Cake: Good, but not great. On the flip side, not many beyond this site saw the movie

Fly Away Home: I thought this was popular in its time??

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Good pull


The Iron Giant Another good pull

Love and Basketball: also saw this is the theater. weak, weak, weak

The Ref: This movie was well typed as a Denus Leary vehicle and it died. It sucked. Not funny at all. Kevin Spacey was great. Leary who I like was not. AT the time Leary was off all those EPIC mtv commercials. I have to find those.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKXNAp8Q13A

The rest of the list is pretty weak.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:48 PM

Ghost Dog is fuckin awesome. Need to see it again sometime cause its been awhile.

And I like that Gosling named Enter the Void. Good taste and its also worth mentioning that Zoe visited Gosling/Refn on the set of Only God Forgives. Lets hope they make something in the future.

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Old 06-28-2012, 03:01 PM
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Lets hope they make something in the future.
I could've sworn that I heard they were going to team up for a movie.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:07 PM
I see four of them and don't see anywhere I can continue the article, do you have to subscribe or get the magazine to see the entire list?
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:14 PM
Yeah I only see 4 out there too..
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:19 PM
Looks like it's going to be another mainstream list from EW. The 1991 cut off year doesn't make it any better. I bet we'll have heard of all of them, even if we haven't seen them, but if it can get mainstream moviegoers to check out some of those films, then that's good.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:20 PM
I would post some of the list if not all, but I ripped up the mag already after I read it.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:28 PM
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I would post some of the list if not all, but I ripped up the mag already after I read it.
Haha


I'm always interesting in discovering movies from lists like these, but I have no faith in EW for this.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:32 PM
The Ref? I've seen it as well as a few of my friends (all individually) and we all enjoyed it. Some of us even saw it in its theatrical release. It also appears on cable every now and then. How is EW making the determination of a movie never being seen?
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:47 PM
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The Ref? I've seen it as well as a few of my friends (all individually) and we all enjoyed it. Some of us even saw it in its theatrical release. It also appears on cable every now and then. How is EW making the determination of a movie never being seen?
It's also a bizarre pick for a list called The 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:13 PM
I'm pretty sure the magazine started in 1991, so that's why that is the cut off year. So far, I've seen several of the movies mentioned, of the ones I haven't seen, I've heard about, so it's not like there are any really obscure, buried treasures (so far).
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:04 PM
I am sure we can come up with a better list. Seriously, the writers should just ask us for our choices on whatever list they want to come up with and use our stuff.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:27 PM
"24-Hour Party People" still gets my vote as the funniest film of the 21st century so far.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:30 PM
Here is the list. I typed it up myself.

  1. 24 Hour Party People (2002)
  2. Backbeat (1994)
  3. Bamboozled (2000)
  4. Box Of Moonlight (1996)
  5. Broken English (2007)
  6. Bubba-Ho-Tep (2002)
  7. Century Of Self (2002)
  8. Chuck & Buck (2000)
  9. Cold Comfort Farm (1995)
  10. The Daytrippers (1996)
  11. Devil's Playground (2002)
  12. Dig! (2004)
  13. Enter The Void (2009)
  14. Eve's Bayou (1997)
  15. Fish Tank (2009)
  16. Fly Away Home (1996)
  17. George Washington (2000)
  18. Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999)
  19. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
  20. Happy Accidents (2000)
  21. Idiocracy (2006)
  22. The Iron Giant (1999)
  23. I've Loved You So Long (2008)
  24. Last Night (2010)
  25. Layer Cake (2004)
  26. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
  27. Love And Basketball (2000)
  28. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
  29. Marwencol (2010)
  30. Memories Of Murder (2003)
  31. Moon (2009)
  32. Murderball (2005)
  33. My Summer Of Love (2004)
  34. Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
  35. The Orphanage (2007)
  36. Perfect Blue (1997)
  37. Prime (2005)
  38. Primer (2004)
  39. The Ref (1994)
  40. Rescue Dawn (2007)
  41. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
  42. The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
  43. Safe Men (1998)
  44. Smiley Face (2007)
  45. Surfwise (2007)
  46. Together (2000)
  47. Two Family House (2000)
  48. Walking And Talking (1996)
  49. Wendy And Lucy (2008)
  50. Wristcutters - A Love Story (2006)
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:35 PM
A few things.

Why did they have the 1991 cut off year when the earliest film was from 1994?

I'm actually surprised by a few choices, notably Memories Of Murder and Wendy And Lucy.

They included Brad Anderson's Next Stop Wonderland and Happy Accidents, but not Session 9?

It's not the terrible list I feared it would be, but outside of a few, I have heard of these.

Last edited by Matchbox225; 06-29-2012 at 07:38 PM..
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:07 PM
I dislike EW as much as the next guy, but that's really not such a bad list.

Obviously there are a couple weird choices (Love & Basketball, Bamboozled, and Smiley Face I wasn't a huge fan of) but still, most of those movies would be on my list as well.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:43 PM
When I've looked at other lists like this by people online, they usually have a set of guidelines. The one I usually see is how many votes a movie has on imdb.

I think for a movie to have qualified on one of the lists I looked at, it had to have less than 1000 votes on imdb. I think that's actually a good strategy.

I'm thinking of putting together my own list of underseen films and I will use that system.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:24 AM
Honestly, I just couldn't believe the movie PRIME was on there. It's got Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep. I saw it when it hit DVD and it was god awful, it was boring as shit and just not good.

So, it was just a miss of a movie, not one that deserves to be on any list, just forgotten... it's inclusion on this list makes me weary of some of the other ones I haven't seen.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:18 AM
Glad to see Bubba Ho-Tep on that list.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:51 AM
I haven't seen most of those, but I know of their existence, so, like I said, nothing super-rare or obscure.

But remember, those of us on this site probably see way more movies than the average EW reader, which is who this list is really for.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:14 PM
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I haven't seen most of those, but I know of their existence, so, like I said, nothing super-rare or obscure.

But remember, those of us on this site probably see way more movies than the average EW reader, which is who this list is really for.
Yep.

It's just like I said, it's still a mainstream list mostly, even for underseen films, with the exception of a few surprises I saw.

That said, there are quite a few good to great films on there, so if it get's those movies a few more fans, then that's all right with me.

Also something to consider is how readily available the dvds are. If not at any stores, can you can them on amazon?
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:25 PM
Perfect Blue is a great choice. Yes, I'm an anime fan. Glad to see it on there, as Satoshi Kon's work (RIP) is typically brilliant. Most anime movies in mainstream America is Ghibli stuff, which I also love, but Kon's work deserves recognition. Very intelligent and mature movies/tv shows from that guy.

Need to see 24 Hour Party People. Heard it was hilarious.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:47 PM
Moon.... wut? That has over 116,000 votes on the imdb. Its the 383rd MOST voted film on the IMDB.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:39 PM
I really dug Primer. A very small movie, but pretty cool. Of course, I'm a sucker for time travel movies, so I was probably always gonna like it. It's probably my favorite movie on the list.

Fly Away Home was great but I'm not sure I would consider that to be a movie nobody saw.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:18 AM
Favourites from the list,
[*]24 Hour Party People (2002)
[*]Bubba-Ho-Tep (2002)
[*]Dig! (2004)
[*]George Washington (2000)
[*]Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999)
[*]Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
[*]The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
[*]Marwencol (2010)
[*]Moon (2009)
[*]My Summer Of Love (2004)
[*]Together (2000)
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:03 AM
Not sure how Iron Giant can be on the list considering how critically acclaimed it is and how much of a fanbase Brad Bird has. Strange really.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Matchbox225 View Post
Here is the list. I typed it up myself.

  1. 24 Hour Party People (2002)
  2. Backbeat (1994)
  3. Bamboozled (2000)
  4. Box Of Moonlight (1996)
  5. Broken English (2007)
  6. Bubba-Ho-Tep (2002)
  7. Century Of Self (2002)
  8. Chuck & Buck (2000)
  9. Cold Comfort Farm (1995)
  10. The Daytrippers (1996)
  11. Devil's Playground (2002)
  12. Dig! (2004)
  13. Enter The Void (2009)
  14. Eve's Bayou (1997)
  15. Fish Tank (2009)
  16. Fly Away Home (1996)
  17. George Washington (2000)
  18. Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999)
  19. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
  20. Happy Accidents (2000)
  21. Idiocracy (2006)
  22. The Iron Giant (1999)
  23. I've Loved You So Long (2008)
  24. Last Night (2010)
  25. Layer Cake (2004)
  26. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
  27. Love And Basketball (2000)
  28. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
  29. Marwencol (2010)
  30. Memories Of Murder (2003)
  31. Moon (2009)
  32. Murderball (2005)
  33. My Summer Of Love (2004)
  34. Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
  35. The Orphanage (2007)
  36. Perfect Blue (1997)
  37. Prime (2005)
  38. Primer (2004)
  39. The Ref (1994)
  40. Rescue Dawn (2007)
  41. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
  42. The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
  43. Safe Men (1998)
  44. Smiley Face (2007)
  45. Surfwise (2007)
  46. Together (2000)
  47. Two Family House (2000)
  48. Walking And Talking (1996)
  49. Wendy And Lucy (2008)
  50. Wristcutters - A Love Story (2006)
I bet that list was picked by...

Spoiler:

Hipsters!
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:47 PM
nice to see bubba ho-tep on that list
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:32 PM
EW's 50 best movies

I have never seen any of them. I collect it and I will watch them.
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