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Old 06-08-2008, 06:04 PM   #1
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Okay, let me start this post as saying I am no movie expert. My main purpose of making this thread is to find some great movies to watch that may not have critical acclaim.

I would love to see what are the favorite movies of some of the people on this board that didn't necessarily get critical acclaim or huge box office numbers.

Also, let me preface this post as saying that I am 28 years old and may not of seen some of the older flicks, although I am very open to their viewing.

And finally, my list. Please feel free to pick it apart and tell me where I may be wrong. These are simply movies that I have enjoyed very much through the years and I think have stood up through time.

1. 'The Big Lebowski' - Good movie and very funny. Never really get tired of watching it and had great acting all around. Something that you have to view several times to really appreciate it.

2. 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' - Inspired this post as I just watched it on cable. Great movie with so much going on that you pick up sometime new and different every time you watch it.

3. 'Swingers' - It's money, baby. Great comedy that is like spanish fly to a date that has never seen it. I've read that it may be becoming somewhat dated, but I disagree. You have to take it as a mid-late 90's movie just as you'd view a movie from the past.

4. 'Clerks' - A classic raunchy comedy and Kevin Smith's first movie. In order to really appreciate it for what it is I think you have to ignore his later works with Jay and Silent Bob as the center piece.

5. 'Election' - Pretty decent stars in this flick but it was pretty risky for them, as well. Not sure if it did very well at the box office, but no one I know seems to have seen it.

Honorable Mention:

'Dazed and Confused' - Has grown in popularity with age but is still a great flick. And it has some football mojo going for it.

'Kill Bill 2' - Loses points because it was very critically acclaimed and had a pretty big budget. But it is still one of my favorite movies of all time and I believe Tarentino's best effort.

'Office Space' - Hilarious and didn't really pick up momentum until it hit DVD, and even then it took a while.

I am sure I have forgot some so please remind me. I look forward to seeing the responses!

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A friend of Mine took me once to see the Rocky Horror Picture show ...I was fresh off the farm , needless to say that **** didnt sit well with me .... talk about a culture shock ...... though after seeing that crazy assed movie , It helps explain the people that was standing in line to see it .......
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Brazil! Comes to mind.

And in a similar vein (Terry Gilliam co-production) Delicatessen
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A friend of Mine took me once to see the Rocky Horror Picture show ...I was fresh off the farm , needless to say that **** didnt sit well with me .... talk about a culture shock ...... though after seeing that crazy assed movie , It helps explain the people that was standing in line to see it .......
Oh you must have wondered what all the dry toast was about.
A true cult classic.
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Wizard of Oz, sound off and Dark side of the moon playing.
Never tried it, but I hear it's something else.
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Oh you must have wondered what all the dry toast was about.
A true cult classic.
that wasnt all I was wondering about , I can tell you that much
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Wizard of Oz, sound off and Dark side of the moon playing.
Never tried it, but I hear it's something else.
How the hell is that a cult movie?

Edit: FIGHT CLUB?! MOTHER****ING FIGHT CLUB?

"The term cult film is used to describe a film that has had little to no success commercially and critically upon its initial release but has later spawned a small, but devoted and usually obsessive fanbase, however there are various exceptions." Wiki

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Well right off the top of my head:

Monty Python: Holy Grail
British Humor but its hilarious and has quite the following.

Goonies

May not be a cult favorite but I love that movie.

Fight Club

The First Rule of Fight Club is we don't talk about Fight Club
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The singer in my band played the Russian who had the toilet dropped on his head. Only movie he was ever in he knew the guy who wrote the flick.
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If you like horror, a great cult director is David Cronenberg. Some of his best:

The Brood
Videodrome
Dead Ringers
History of Violence

A couple of overlooked Sam Peckinpah gems:

Straw Dogs
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
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How the hell is that a cult movie?

Edit: FIGHT CLUB?! MOTHER****ING FIGHT CLUB?

"The term cult film is used to describe a film that has had little to no success commercially and critically upon its initial release but has later spawned a small, but devoted and usually obsessive fanbase, however there are various exceptions." Wiki
Answered your own question.
It's not so much the Wizard of Oz, but the way it was viewed with Dark Side of the Moon as the only soundtrack. It was very much a cult movie under those circumstances.
So what's your choice??
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Answered your own question.
It's not so much the Wizard of Oz, but the way it was viewed with Dark Side of the Moon as the only soundtrack. It was very much a cult movie under those circumstances.
So what's your choice??
Adding a different soundtrack does not make a different movie.

Office Space and Donnie Darko.
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that wasnt all I was wondering about , I can tell you that much
Ah, plenty of Tim Curry outfits?
I had seen the stage play in London years earlier and later saw a crowd waiting for the midnight show in San Francisco.
That was a spectacle indeed.
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Thanks for the input guys. Good suggestions so far and I will definitely check them out.

I have never watched Wizard of Oz to Dark Side of the Moon but always have wanted to. I assume it doesn't run all the way through. Anyone know where to start it?
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Holy Grail, Big Lebowski, Office Space, Boondock Saints...Hrm. I'll have to think about it.
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Adding a different soundtrack does not make a different movie.

Office Space and Donnie Darko.

From what I understand it did.
There was a major buzz that created a cult following of people who viewed it that way. It was a nationwide phenomenon that lasted a couple of years. For all I know, it's still going on. Before your time I imagine.
Not all cult movies are little ones made by John Waters etc. Some become cult classics over time. Forbidden planet is another example, a box office hit that has become a cult classic.
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Thanks for the input guys. Good suggestions so far and I will definitely check them out.

I have never watched Wizard of Oz to Dark Side of the Moon but always have wanted to. I assume it doesn't run all the way through. Anyone know where to start it?
My understanding is that Dark side is played twice through the movie. Some swear it's a perfect fit.
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Ah, plenty of Tim Curry outfits?
I had seen the stage play in London years earlier and later saw a crowd waiting for the midnight show in San Francisco.
That was a spectacle indeed.
and that housekeeper whatever his name was , some chick in flaming red hair and a bright gold outfit ...
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Office space was good, Love Boondock Saints...

"Oh, ***** you*! I'm not the rope-totin' Charlie Bronson wannabe that's getting us ****ing lost!"

does "Waiting" count?
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and that housekeeper whatever his name was , some chick in flaming red hair and a bright gold outfit ...
Here's a 'trip' down memory lane.

http://www.rockyhorror.com/
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I nearly forgot. The greatest Rock n Roll spoof of all time.

Spinal Tap.
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From what I understand it did.
There was a major buzz that created a cult following of people who viewed it that way. It was a nationwide phenomenon that lasted a couple of years. For all I know, it's still going on. Before your time I imagine.
Not all cult movies are little ones made by John Waters etc. Some become cult classics over time. Forbidden planet is another example, a box office hit that has become a cult classic.
I understand that, but my point stands.

You are 100% right on that.
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