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Looking for under the radar/small/lowbudget movie recommendations

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hartsock, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Hartsock

    Hartsock Banned

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    I prefer smaller movies to blockbusters for the most part. So if you have any recomendations I would appreciate it. A few I've seen in the last little while that I really liked were

    Take Shelter - Probably my favorite movie of the last few years
    Safety Not Guaranteed
    Martyrs
    A Separation
    City Island
    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
    We Need To Talk About Kevin

    Anything you think I should see would be appreciated
     
  2. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Moderator

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    I higly recommend:
    Snatch
    Lock Stock N 2 Smoking Barrels (love this movie)

    They are stuffed full of actors (Benicio Del torro, Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Don Chealde...). You need to pay attention or you will get lost as hell. Excellent movies.
     
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  3. margodydek

    margodydek Well-Known Member

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    These probably don't qualify as "low budget", but I would consider them under the radar films that I really liked:

    Equilibrium - One of the better "dystopian" films I've seen - Christian Bale
    Old Boy - Tarantinoesque film from Korea. One of the best foreign movies I've seen
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (French)
    Rescue Dawn - POW flick - another Christian Bale
    Midnight in Paris - Owen Wilson/Woody Allen - will make you want to live in Paris
    Green Street Hooligans
    Boondock Saints - This one kind of has a large cult following so I'm sure a lot here have seen it
    Ip Man - Chinese - Bruce Lee's mentor

    This probably isn't what you're looking for, but you can't go wrong with any of these.
     
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  4. Gameface

    Gameface Fire Controlman

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    The movie I'm always surprised no one has seen...True Romance.

    Hint, it's not a romantic comedy. It was written by Quentin Tarantino but not directed by him.
     
  5. UGLI baby

    UGLI baby Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, the amount of money you save by going for a lowbudget movie just isn't worth it.

    To me getting a new release for $2.99 is better than picking up a crappy .99 movie, but I really value my time.

    Get The Dark Knight Returns (starring Christian Bale) you'll love it, and at $2.99 worth every penny.
     
  6. Gyp Rosetti

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    I haven't seen it but I've read Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is great. Foreign film. Check out the trailer.

    I really liked The Double Hour, another foreign film.

    One last is one of personal faves. Birth with Nicole Kidman. It's amazing. I think anyone who's ever felt they've had a soulmate and were truly, madly, deeply in love will find it the same. Roger Ebert actually said he almost voted for it for one of the best 10 movies ever in a recent poll that all these critics do. Not even kidding.
     
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  7. RJF

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_The_Dark_Knight_Returns_(film)#Cast
     
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  9. UGLI baby

    UGLI baby Well-Known Member

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  10. RJF

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    I've never seen that film but Bale is not in it. He is, however, in:

    Batman Begins
    The Dark Knight
    The Dark Knight Rises


    On another note, The Machinist.
     
  11. Gyp Rosetti

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    I also recommend, but have a feeling you've seen, In the Bedroom and City of God.
     
  12. UGLI baby

    UGLI baby Well-Known Member

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    lol.

    Bale is the batman/Bruce Wayne

    Your thinking Bane.
     
  13. RJF

    RJF Well-Known Member

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    No, you gave the wrong title.
     
  14. UGLI baby

    UGLI baby Well-Known Member

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    I'm talking about the new Christopher Nolan films bro, not those cheesy batman forever type movies.

    Some sick ass special FX in those.
     
  15. RJF

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    City of God
    Reservoir Dogs
    Momento
    Twin Peaks series
    Blue Velvet
    Usual Suspects
    Rear Window (original)
    Donnie Darko
    Hustle and Flow
    The Straight Story
    Moon
    Machinist
    The Wrestler

    ...not low budget, but "Gangs of New York" and "In the Name of the Father" were both on Netflix streaming and are excellent.
     
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  17. UGLI baby

    UGLI baby Well-Known Member

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    Are we seriously arguing over the spelling of the guys name?

    Holy ****. Baile, Bale, Bayle, Braille. I don't ****ing care. Get over it.

    Bottom line, the guy makes bad ass movies and that's all I care about.
     
  18. RJF

    RJF Well-Known Member

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    A Bronx Tale, De Niro directed it.
     
  19. RJF

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    You're an idiot...
     
  20. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    Been there ..
     

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