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not sure if it flew under the radar but I do enjoy Bruce Willis scifi movie Fifth Element. Lost count how many times I have watched it.

 

Channing Tatum's movie's I like so far and don't know if they flew under the radar

 

Dear John

The Eagle

White House Down

21 Jump Street

G.I Joe the Rise of Cobra

 

Jim Carrey - Yes Man

Jim Carrey - Sonic the Hedgehog

 

Movie by Catherine Zeta Jones and Justin Bartha called "the Rebound" that never made it to the States except in dvd form

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This one was a sleeper for sure. Not a 'family' movie by any stretch of the imagination. A little twisted and pretty erotic, makes you think about just how weird our lives can be. Directing and cast is good imo.

 

Crash (1996) - IMDb

 

Another one worth a look maybe is "Under the Skin" with Scarlett Jo.

 

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On 8/31/2021 at 5:03 AM, Hiderius said:

not sure if it flew under the radar but I do enjoy Bruce Willis scifi movie Fifth Element. Lost count how many times I have watched it.

 

Channing Tatum's movie's I like so far and don't know if they flew under the radar

 

Dear John

The Eagle

White House Down

21 Jump Street

G.I Joe the Rise of Cobra

 

Jim Carrey - Yes Man

Jim Carrey - Sonic the Hedgehog

 

Movie by Catherine Zeta Jones and Justin Bartha called "the Rebound" that never made it to the States except in dvd form

Those are a lot of heavily promoted big budget movies. The radar that you are using might need to be recalibrated if not replaced if it did not pick up those movies. 

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7 hours ago, KoolHndLuke said:

This one was a sleeper for sure. Not a 'family' movie by any stretch of the imagination. A little twisted and pretty erotic, makes you think about just how weird our lives can be. Directing and cast is good imo.

 

Crash (1996) - IMDb

 

Another one worth a look maybe is "Under the Skin" with Scarlett Jo.

 

No wonder why it continues to fly under the radar. It is so overshadowed by Oscar Bait that it is radar invisible. 

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On 9/2/2021 at 2:54 PM, Kendo 2 said:

True Romance 1993 (Quentin Tarantino's first screenplay.)

 

Shadow of the Vampire 2000 (best film representation of what a vampire would really be like, imo.)

 

 

True Romance is the Movie that flew under the radar. How did this movie bomb at the theaters? Such a good flick

 

 

Another good one is the Usual Suspects. Crime/Job movie about some bad dudes that get rounded to a job for the ultimate bad dude. 

 

 

 

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If one likes movies, then their radar is way more advanced than one whom will watch TV with equal gusto. Sorry TV lovers, but it's the trash of the entertainment spectrum. Occasionally shows rise above the din of mediocrity, but for the most part - you can have your Kardashian's.

 

*I was going to delete the TV part, but shit - I really can't stand TV anymore.

 

 

> Because of this most movies that 'go under the radar' have been foreign films. Trying to expand my horizons, I have found a few I could recommend . . . . .

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740707/     Trollhunter (2010)

 

Spoiler

 

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473444/     Curse of the Golden Flower  (2006)

 

Spoiler

 

 

And while old movies may not 'qualify' as they never got into 'Radar Range' to begin with - a childhood favorite:

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057812/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0    7 Faces of Dr. Lao  (1964)    "I was 6 when this came out. I didn't have Transformers, Star Wars, or such when I grew up and had to walk 20 miles uphill just to get to a TV set.".

 

Spoiler

 

 

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wow... most of the suggestions here are pretty much classics in my opinion.  Here are some of my picks:

 

Blue Ruin

the Skeleton Twins

Sunshine Cleaning

Bone Tomahawk

You Were Never Really Here

Doctor Sleep

Prospect

Turbo Kid

The Kid Detective

The Drop

The Hunt

Wind River

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On 9/9/2021 at 10:16 AM, landess said:

If one likes movies, then their radar is way more advanced than one whom will watch TV with equal gusto. Sorry TV lovers, but it's the trash of the entertainment spectrum. Occasionally shows rise above the din of mediocrity, but for the most part - you can have your Kardashian's.

 

*I was going to delete the TV part, but shit - I really can't stand TV anymore.

 

 

> Because of this most movies that 'go under the radar' have been foreign films. Trying to expand my horizons, I have found a few I could recommend . . . . .

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740707/     Trollhunter (2010)

 

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473444/     Curse of the Golden Flower  (2006)

 

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And while old movies may not 'qualify' as they never got into 'Radar Range' to begin with - a childhood favorite:

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057812/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0    7 Faces of Dr. Lao  (1964)    "I was 6 when this came out. I didn't have Transformers, Star Wars, or such when I grew up and had to walk 20 miles uphill just to get to a TV set.".

 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

 

Curse of the Golden Flower is one of my favorites.  Chow Yun Fat proving why he reigns as The Emperor is badass.

 

This reminds me of another of my favorites, that I posted somewhere else before...

 

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15 hours ago, Doctor Cadaver said:

my favorites

 

I can't say I saw this, but for some reason I see parts of this used in Mortal Kombat and Rogue One. We know Hollywood isn't 'original', as even something new will have parts made from the 'old'.

 

Master of the Flying Guillotine

After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across.

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3 hours ago, landess said:

 

I can't say I saw this, but for some reason I see parts of this used in Mortal Kombat and Rogue One. We know Hollywood isn't 'original', as even something new will have parts made from the 'old'.

 

Master of the Flying Guillotine

After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across.

Master of the Flying Guillotine practically gave rise to side-scrolling one-on-one fighting games in that genre's entirety. What was not inspired by it, Fist of the North Star, Dragon Ball and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure provided source material to draw from.

Since Mad Max and Journey to the West is what those franchises themselves were patterned after, they too can be credited with giving birth to the Fighting Game genre. 

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3 hours ago, landess said:

 

I can't say I saw this, but for some reason I see parts of this used in Mortal Kombat and Rogue One. We know Hollywood isn't 'original', as even something new will have parts made from the 'old'.

 

Master of the Flying Guillotine

After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across.

Yep, it's all about "inspiration", nowadays.  Hollywood has run out of good ideas ages ago 

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Midnight Run  (DeNiro film)

 

Hitman (the extended cut)

 

Galaxy quest (though I guess now it is well known, but you have to watch the cut scenes, those are some of the funniest parts)

 

Rock N Rule was mentioned earlier and it was here at LL that I first heard of it so yes, that defiantly flew under the radar)

 

Girl Next Door

 

The Replacements

 

Ok, I know that most of my movies are not "unknowns" or obscure, but they are much much better than their fame or box office indicated.   I did keep movies that were big when they came out but are now obscure, just waiting to be discovered (again), but....that might deviate too far form the OP.

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Not sure how "big" the movie was, but I always get the feeling that "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" flew a bit under the radar as well.

It's a great movie and I recommend it to anyone who's into the kind of Harry Potter fairy tales.

 

 

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