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Top 10 Movies You've Probably Never Heard Of

Dan Taft Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I am a movie buff. I know about movies you've never even heard of. Interested? Here are 10 movies you've never heard of, (or at least haven't seen), that are better than the 10 movies YOU would list as the 10 best movies of all time. And yes, I am that pretentious.

1. Old Boy (action/foreign)- A Korean flick better than any Bruce Lee movie ever made, because it actually has a plot. Make sure you watch it in Korean with the subtitles on, otherwise it will be ruined. RUINED! Heed my word.

2. Buffalo 66 (Drama/Independent)- Ah, Vincent Gallo. This is by far his best film; Christina Ricci, Angelica Houston- need I say more? Quite different than the Albany spinoff, Buffalo 69.

3. Mysterious Skin (Drama/Independent)- If you can stop being such a gay-bashing homo for a couple of hours, this is one of the most emotional, heart-wrenching movies of all time. The story is woven masterfully, and the acting is great. This flick, however, is not for the weak at heart.

4. 13 Conversations About 1 Thing (Drama/Independent)- Just a good fuckin movie.

5. Y Tu Mama Tambien (Foreign/Drama)- Okay, you've probably heard about this movie- but have you seen it? I thought not. Go rent it, because this is a bonafide 4 star classic.

6. Melinda & Melinda (Comedy)- Okay, you got me. You might have heard of this one too. But have you seen it? Oh, I did that already, never mind. Seriously though, this is probably both Will Farrell and Woody Allen's best film.

7. Chuck and Buck (Comedy, but not really)- Have some fun and place this movie in the children's section after you return it. You're sure to traumatize at least 1 child.

8. May (Horror)- This movie had just a touch of cheese, but overall, it's a great horror flick that's genuinely creepy. Definitely worth renting.

9. The Vanishing (Foreign/Horror)- Please make sure not to get the American version with Keefer Sutherland, because it is a cheap knockoff and it sucks big, fuzzy balls. The original Dutch version, on the other hand, has one of the most terrifying scenes in movie history.

10. Jacob's Ladder (Drama/Suspense)- Okay, you've heard of this movie. You may have even seen it. But when was the last time you saw it? Do yourself a favor and see it again, as it is arguably my favorite flick of all time, as well as being one of the most blatantly copied films of all time. It also is one of the creepiest movies of all time. And I am the coolest person of all time.




maxbrown said...

Let me get this straight. Your claim is that these 10 movies are better than what the average person would consider the 10 best movies of all time, and therefor, these are the 10 best movies of all time?

Two things.

#1. While I'd agree that Oldboy might be the greatest film I've ever seen, you CAN NOT say that May or 13 Conversations or any of these are in league with the likes of Citizen Kane or The Godfather. May might be one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

This leads me to think that...

#2. You're just trying to show off what you believe to be an extensive knowledge of film, and there's nothing wrong with that, except your knowledge isn't that extensive. I've heard of all of these and seen 8 of them. Everyone I know has seen Oldboy and Y Tu Mama Tambien.

I can still recall being 20 years old, seeing Oldboy for the first time, and thinking that I had struck gold. Secret, special gold that made me special too.

All I mean to say is that I think you think you know more than you know.


Zac said...

Or he could simply be saying,

#1, the average movie goer hasn't heard of these movies

which leads me to think

#2, you didn't read the title and just needed to bash someone.

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Anonymous said...

Meh I have more or less seen all of the movies on this list. But for anyone who loves Oldboy as much as I do I have a few recommendations for some more great Korean Cinema

The first of which is a no brainer

Sympathy for Mr. Vengance


The Chaser

I Saw the Devil (Wicked awesome) The lead in Oldboy plays the villan in this on edge revenge movie.

Our Town (This one is a bit tricky to find but worth it.)

Memories of a Murder

Running Turtle (if you want some laughs. Not great but definatly worth checking out)

This last one isn't Korean it's Chinese but Maybe by far better than all of these. Drumroll please
The Man From Nowhere!!

P.S. a good Canaidian indie is The Wild Hunt.

Oh oh oh!! I just realized I wrote 9 movies so i guess I'll just make my own 10 movies you never heard of list. (considering you prolly never saw any of these Excluding Mr. Vengance)

So for my 10th and final movie is

The Killing Room!!!

yousonuva said...

the man from nowhere is korean.

good lists! I'll have to check some of the ones mentioned that I haven't seen

jwoods17 said...

@ Maxbrown chill out and read the title. Anyway I would think the majority of people, especially in America, have not seen these movies. Most people don't venture far away from what is put directly in front of them. All I am trying to say maxbrown is that you are an asshole and if anyone was trying to show off it would be you.

Oh and STFU for life.

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