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Old 06-05-2010, 02:26 AM   #1
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Hidden Gem Movies

Ever watched a movie that was much MUCH better than expected? Which was it? I'm looking for gems of movies that people don't really know about. Try not to spoiler the movie, but rather say what made it so unexpected.

One movie that I thought was going to suck but turned out really good was this:



The action and story was pretty well done... one of Christian Bale's lesser know movies.

Another one was Cube 1 & 2, (Cube 2 expecially). For such a simple plot it was rather entertaining throughout the entire duration of the movie.








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I didn't think there was anyone that liked Cube 2 > Cube 1
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Black Dynamite not on the scale of equilibrium in terms of impressiveness

but its good, you might have to give it a few mins to grasp you... but yeah
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Finder's Fee was a pretty sweet movie. The entire movie is based out of an apartment suite. Randomly picked it out one day at Blockbuster and it was shockingly good.

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Not sure how hidden this movie is, but alot of people I talk to haven't heard of it.


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i should fail you for thinking equillibrium and cube2 were good. they were both AWFUL.
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equilibrium sucks balls

i want to mention the Road because not many people have seen it, it was much better than i expected, probably the best movie i've seen this year

Miller's Crossing is another one that is a hidden gem, but it's getting a lot more attention

Fresh, i love movies about drug pushers, especially if it takes place in NY or LA, this one actually has a decent storyline, characters with depth and some comedic scenes thrown in

Everything you wanted to know about sex, a Woody Allen film consisting of a series of vignettes addressing questions about sex, funnier than any comedy i've seen since 40 year old virgin imo
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this is an old movie but not many ppl have seen it / heard about it this side of the pond



Gangster No1 (Paul Bettany shows why he's an under rated actor)
it's out on blu-ray too (region b but if your gonna download it)



The Business

another british gangster movie, its very good, very realistic (also out on Blu-Ray Region B)



Sexy Beast another british gangster movie lol
It's low budget and kind of boring @ times but Ben Kingsley WOW... he really shines (also out on blu-ray region B but for downloads)

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what's so bad about equilibrium? i was a little disappointed at the plot but bale still put up a great performance..and the action was enjoyable.

hidden gem for me is better luck tomorrow
yes it was an mtv film...yes it was directed by an amatuer director...but the cast did a great job ..i was hoping it was based off a true story.
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Lol I love the business!

I seen a bunch of Danny aiyre (spelling?) movies n he's quite witty
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^^^ Yeah Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan work well together

Dead Man Running is another good one with the both of them
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I also like greenstreet, and that other Danny dyer movie, can't think of the name but he drives around with his wife in a BMW and has visions of getting jumped.
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^^^ ahh i saw that one dont really remember it though... something about the ending was supposed to stand out but doesnt ring a bell

check out dead man running if u havent its a 2009 flick
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what's so bad about equilibrium? i was a little disappointed at the plot but bale still put up a great performance..and the action was enjoyable.

hidden gem for me is better luck tomorrow
yes it was an mtv film...yes it was directed by an amatuer director...but the cast did a great job ..i was hoping it was based off a true story.
couldnt say i cared for the movie. john cho being a pimp was a really hard sell.
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if you can look past cho's performance..many asian boys that grew up in a western society can appreciate the film imo
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and i think 5th element & usual suspects are pretty big titles...not so much hidden gems
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^^^ what dumbass put "hilarious and genuinely cool" on the Layer Cake cover..... that soooooooo isn't fitting for that movie

That's like Daniel Craigs best movie and one of the top gangster films
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one of my favs growing up.
not hugely hidden but a teenage cult classic.
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100 Girls. Not a great movie, but it was surprisingly decent.



Wristcutters: A Love Story. Randomly selected it from a movie store one day and loved it. It's a dark comedy that obviously wasn't a big budget production, but it still managed to draw me into everything going on.
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Friday: Saw a funny clip posted on another board I go to. Downloaded it thinking it was going to suck otherwise because I knew NOTHING about the movie, but it was pretty damn funny the whole way through. too bad the sequels sucked ass.
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how are some of those movies "hidden gems"??

friday? usual suspects? fifth element?

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This movie isnt really a hidden, but not too many ppl i asked have seen this movie

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