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[Film] Most underrated movie


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Jan 3, 2012
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Taking of Pelham 123 - not the later remake but the 1974 original
not panned, but nobody ever makes a fuss about it.
I’m not the sort of person to watch a film over and over again, but this I could.
Robert Shaw and Walter Matthau both on absolutely top form, Shaw on chilling form as Mr Blue.

Stat Brother

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Jul 11, 2003
West west west Sussex
The Star Wars.

So underrated it was even set up for a sequel which never got made.
Were it to be released now I'm sure they'd have made a sequel or two, perhaps even a TV series and maybe even an action figure.
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Dec 13, 2015
I recently discovered the films of Mexican director Alejandro G Iñárritu whose most famous film is The Revenant, but these other films of his are all definitely worth a watch:

Amores Perros
21 Grams


The Grockle

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Sep 26, 2008
Ip Man - Brilliant film.
A Good Year - feel good film. Watched so many times.
I really enjoy a good year, partly because of my love of provence but Rafe Spall's performance is really poor IMO. One blemish on an otherwise great film

PascalGroß Tips

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Jan 29, 2024
True Romance - a 'box office failure' according to Wikipedia, but probably my favourite film.

Loads of great performances - in my opinion. And Patricia Arquette is just gorgeous as Alabama.

The Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken Sicilian scene is incredible.

I have the DVD which has an alternative ending (Tarantino's original ending), where Clarence (Christian Slater) dies. The director believed the audience would fall in love with these two main characters and would want them to live and get away with the money. The director was right.

Uncle Spielberg

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Jul 6, 2003
Strange Days is a great call

Uncle Spielberg

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Jul 6, 2003

Colonel Mustard

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Jun 18, 2023
Would that be the 2 time Oscar winning Manchester by the Sea, or a different film with the same title?
Fair enough, I had no idea. It was certainly underrated in Switzerland, where I was living at the time. I was literally the only person in the cinema, as was often the case for my regular Monday evening visits. Must have given me a skewed idea of what impression a movie was making in the great world beyond.

A couple of others that come to mind, both with Timothy Spall—
The Party
The Last Bus.

Again, neither made a big splash in Switzerland.

The Fits

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Jun 29, 2020
Whilst not underrated or panned critically, after watching The Banshees of Inisherin last night I feel The Calvary (by the other brother McDonagh) is superior.
They make a fantastic double bill if you have a free day or evening.

Two films worth mentioning, both well regarded at the time but don't seem to be spoken about much these days that I love are Ghostdog: The Way of The Samurai and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Colons coincidental.
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May 12, 2009
Happiness 1998

Darkest of dark comedies that is deeply disturbing for all kinds of reasons.

I love the opening scene.


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