Films you may have never heard of but really should watch..

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16/07/2012 at 19:17

The Hitcher (Rutger Hauer version)..

I watched this again the other night, and was just amazed by what a great film it is, even if Rutger Hauer was central to making it, what it is...

Guy picks up psycho hitchhiker, and then manages to get rid of him, only for him to keep on coming back. It works as both a horror, a western, an action, even a comedy, and is just so cleverly done.

There are so many great scenes in it, it is hard to pick a favourite, although the french fries scene makes me laugh every time. Shame the remake was so naff, even if it did have Sean Bean..

Well what can anyone else suggest?

16/07/2012 at 19:28
May never of heard of? that one is a bit mainstream. How about Unmade Beds? A really cool film if you are into underground music. Set in London with a Spanish lead actor and an Argentinian director.
16/07/2012 at 20:02
One that I saw a few weeks ago: "fucking amai". Swedish film about two girls coming to terms with their friendship and definitely not porn or anything like that.
16/07/2012 at 22:46
I watched the first part of Mesrine staring Vincent Cassel the other day. Sky plussed part two but not watched it yet. Excellent 70s style crime caper with typically French super-violence. I'd never heard of it before.
16/07/2012 at 22:59
Original repo men, dark star. If you like Rutherford hauer then flesh and blood
16/07/2012 at 23:05

Saw Mesrine at the Odeon Cinema both parts 1 and 2 in Islington a few years ago. Hardly avant gard darling!

Are we meant to name films we have never heard of but should watch or films we think others may not have heard of but we think are worth watching? The former is  impossible so I will go with the latter.

Akira Kurosawa. He made Seven Samurai. Rushamon, and The Throne of Blood.

The first two films directly influenced, The Magnificent Seven and Memento and the last has one of the best deaths. The film is a telling of Macbeth so you know who gets it in the neck, or does he?

16/07/2012 at 23:24

Looking at my dvd collection.

The Man Who Loved Women by François Truffaut, given to me on my birthday by a French woman.

Dead Mans Shoes by Shane Meadows, he did Made in England, its based on a graphic novel.

These from memory;

Police, by Maurice Pialet, and staring Gerard Depardieu. An 80's classic.

The Brother from Another Planet, by John Sayles. Another from the 80's when films like this where put on telly because, why not?

I really have to get to the cinema again soon. The last film I saw was Prometheus.
Dissapointed.

Luckly the French lady is coming over soon ( the one who gave me the DVD i mentioned) so maybe we can go see something obscure and weird that makes us laugh)

 

 

 

 

17/07/2012 at 07:49
Stephen E Forde wrote (see)

Looking at my dvd collection.

The Man Who Loved Women by François Truffaut, given to me on my birthday by a French woman.

Dead Mans Shoes by Shane Meadows, he did Made in England, its based on a graphic novel.

These from memory;

Police, by Maurice Pialet, and staring Gerard Depardieu. An 80's classic.

The Brother from Another Planet, by John Sayles. Another from the 80's when films like this where put on telly because, why not?

I really have to get to the cinema again soon. The last film I saw was Prometheus.
Dissapointed.

Luckly the French lady is coming over soon ( the one who gave me the DVD i mentioned) so maybe we can go see something obscure and weird that makes us laugh)

 

 

 

 

The brother from another planet..i have that on DVD as part of a John Sayles collection, and he is my favourite director... it is a very good film...one i remember seeing on TV...

17/07/2012 at 09:22

Priceless, with Audey Tautou, and the Beat That My Heart Skipped (Romain Duris).

(I saw The Hitcher back in the '80s, 'cos I'm that old)

gingerfurball    pirate
17/07/2012 at 09:27

La cage aux folles - they remade it into The Birdcage with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane - the original French one is much superior and funny - but The Birdcage is hilarious too.

Probably very well known but I think American History X was amazing too.

The original (not the director's cut) Aliens 

 

17/07/2012 at 09:38
I go along with Stephen's Dead Man's Shoes. An amazing performance from Toby Kebble.

Repo man is great and Dark Star has to be one of my all time favourites.

I think Little Children with Kate Winslett is a great film that didn't get the acclaim it should have got ( it was a pointless answer for KW films last week).
17/07/2012 at 10:20
Wilkie wrote (see)

Priceless, with Audey Tautou, and the Beat That My Heart Skipped (Romain Duris).

(I saw The Hitcher back in the '80s, 'cos I'm that old)

Ooh, love both those films Wilkie! Have you seen Heartbreaker with Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis?

I vote for Zombie Strippers. So terrible that its brilliant

17/07/2012 at 10:37

The original film on which "The Hitcher" was based, "The Hitchhiker" made in 1953 and starring Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy is also excellent and highly recommended.

Others that maybe aren't that well known but I've seen in recent years and would recommend, especially if you prefer older films are:

Hell Drivers (1950's Stanley Baker, Patrick McGoohan)

The Leather Boys (1960's "kitchen sink")

The Offence (early '70's, Sean Connery)

Seance on a Wet Afternoon ( mid '60's, Richard Attenborough)

Crime Wave ( '50's film-noire)

17/07/2012 at 11:49

One of my all time favourites is The Hidden (1987) with Kyle from Twin Peaks. If you have never seen it, check out the trailor on youtube. It has probably the best ending i have seen in a movie.

Lee the Pea    pirate
17/07/2012 at 11:53
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)

I think Little Children with Kate Winslett is a great film that didn't get the acclaim it should have got ( it was a pointless answer for KW films last week).

Great book too.

xine267 wrote (see)
 Have you seen Heartbreaker with Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis?

got that on DVD, fabulous film

Tell No One is a fab French film based on a Harlan Coben book, works well in French, and the actors are great.  Ooh and Little White Lies is a fabulous film

17/07/2012 at 12:11

La Cage aux Folles is fantastic as a stage show

For a so terrible it's actually quite good film - Flight of the Living Dead. It's awful

17/07/2012 at 12:59

My three favourite films then: A Matter of Life and Death (Powell and Pressburger's best); Wings of Desire (such a moving film); Come and See (Klimov's harrowing story of a boy growing up fast in Belorussia during the war).

17/07/2012 at 16:57

"A Matter of Life and Death" christ that film was always on a Sunday on BB2

" Genevieve" was another of my Sunday afternoon favourites

and hours and hours of Harold Lloyd films

17/07/2012 at 18:34
Alright Stephen E, I bow down before your dvd collection.

Dead man's shoes is a good one. Set in matlock near where I grew up. Always find it amusing to hear a familier accent in films.

Also love crimewave. I was a big fan of Sam raimi when I was a kid.
17/07/2012 at 20:26

oh oh "LA Takedown" by Micheal Mann, later remade as "Heat"

Takedown was a "made for TV" movie.

So 80's you can feel those viscose/wool blend suits sizzle in the LA sun.

He also did "Collateral"

When you think LA in the dark, cars on full beam, whizzing past on wet streets. Sky scraper office blocks , electronic music in the back ground. Men in suits up to no good who never walk or talk much when a bullet and a gun can go further and say more. Thats a Mann movie.

 

 

 

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