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Movies That No One Else Seems To Know
One of my favorite guilty pleasure movies but nobody seems to have ever heard of is Zero Effect.

Another would be One False Move.

What are some movies that you’d recommend that no one else ever knows about when you mention it?

I’m sure this thread has been done before, but I searched to no avail, and figure it couldn’t hurt to start anew.
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The Tao of Steve.


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Tucker and Dale vs Evil

I only know about it because of this board and it is now one of my go to..."oh you havent seen this" type movie that I can put on or recommend and people love it


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And Justice For All


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Alan Tudyk



He's a leaf on the wind.


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And Justice For All


Thanks for this one.


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WWII: A young flier is parachuted into France and ordered to assassinate a Frenchman believed to be a double agent. But is the target really guilty?

Based on a story by Donald Chase Downes, a former American intelligence operative who also acted as technical adviser to the film. This is a gritty, detqailed look at spying and killing, surprisingly directed by Anthony Asquith, who generally specialized in veddy refined things like Pygmalion. Features a superb performance by actress Irene Worth as the French contact and a scene that would later be semi-imitated by Hitchcock in Torn Curtain.





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Into the Night seems to be underrated tremendously.


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teke184
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Zero Effect, which you mentioned, is a nice little Holmes-style detective story which is a lot of fun.

I’m having trouble coming up with my own recommendations because a lot of what I like is “cult” to the point where it is acclaimed and has a good following.

Like “The Long Good Friday” has a lot of respect from British film fans but is fairly unknown in the US these days if you weren’t a Criterion Collection watcher. London gangster Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins) has invited several American mobsters to town in preparation for a huge business deal but things go sour starting with his car being bombed and one of his top men and friends getting killed at the swimming pool. Harold starts looking for answers and none of the usual suspects appear to be involved.

“Angel Heart” is another one generally overlooked in which a private detective is hired to track down a crooner named Johnny Favorite which takes him from NYC to NOLA in the process. It was mainly known at the time as “that film that got Lisa Bonet canned by Cosby.”

And then there was “1-2-3”, which was a farce about the border crossings in Berlin, which had the Berlin Wall go up between filming and release. A Coca-Cola executive who has spent years overseas with his family is under heavy pressure to return to the US from West Germany. At the same time, a top executive in the company sends his daughter (18-ish) to stay with him. it turns out she has been crossing the border into East Germany, met herself a boy, got married in secret, and is pregnant. Now he has to think of a way to fix this mess.


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Love Me if you Dare
The Princess and the Warrior
Steve + Sky

off the top of my head


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So This Is New York is a 1948 satirical movie comedy starring acerbic radio and television comedian Henry Morgan and directed by Richard Fleischer. The cynically sophisticated screenplay was written by Carl Foreman and Herbert Baker from the 1920 novel The Big Town by Ring Lardner. Foreman was blacklisted soon after.

It remains the only film in which humorist Henry Morgan plays the leading role, and the material was tailored to showcase the cynical persona Morgan had developed for his radio show.
The unjustly forgotten Morgan was a brilliant radio comedian, the Letterman of his time -- he was doing a Carnac-type bit long before Carson or even Kovacs/Steve Allen. The film inventively plays with cinematic conventions such as freeze frames and subtitles. The scene where Morgan attends a clumsy Broadway play is hilarious.

Curious side note: features a very rare non-Dead End Kids/Bowery Boys performance from Leo Gorcey as a jockey.

Watch So This Is New York on YT





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It always annoyed me when I mentioned Kicking & Screaming people thought I was talking about that stupid Will Ferrell soccer movie.


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Kicking And Screaming is great.

My answer in these threads is always American Splendor.


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Jay Are
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So This Is New York


One of the few Richard Fleischer movies I haven't seen. Will check out.


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Clifford is fantastic.

Dirty work seems to not be well known but is hilarious.


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And then there was “1-2-3”, which was a farce about the border crossings in Berlin, which had the Berlin Wall go up between filming and release. A Coca-Cola executive who has spent years overseas with his family is under heavy pressure to return to the US from West Germany. At the same time, a top executive in the company sends his daughter (18-ish) to stay with him. it turns out she has been crossing the border into East Germany, met herself a boy, got married in secret, and is pregnant. Now he has to think of a way to fix this mess.
Pamela Tiffin

She just died last month





In case you noticed the house in the background, it was also Woltz's mansion in The Godfather.


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Shooting fish.


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In China They Eat Dogs

Danish Action/Comedy Crime Movie

It's great.


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Frailty


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