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Good obscure movies

Unread postby iul » Mon, 23 May 2016, 08:03

I'm talking about movies that only grossed 2-3 million at the box office at the most or ones that were made on tiny budgets. I enjoyed "In the company of men" for example. Tell me your favorite ones.

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Re: Good obscure movies

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Unread postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Mon, 23 May 2016, 12:15

"El Mariachi" - the ultimate low budget movie

Dark Star and Silent Running ( both 70s sci-fi classic )

The Damned United - about Brian Clough, not a football fan but this was really good


I don't know how much these made at the box office though

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Re: Good obscure movies

Unread postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 27 May 2016, 12:10

Attack the Block is worth a look. UK alien invasion movie.

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Unread postby Warpath » Wed, 12 Oct 2016, 00:12

thatrugbyguy wrote:Attack the Block is worth a look. UK alien invasion movie.


excellent movie, the male lead there is now on star wars..

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Re: Good obscure movies

Unread postby Canalina » Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 21:23

Ok, this is not obscure, I just take advantage of this thread to not open a new one.
It's "Casino" by Scorsese, in original language. It worths a watch, if you don't already know it. One of my favorite mafia movies. Strangely it's free on youtube


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Re: Good obscure movies

Unread postby 4N » Fri, 10 Jan 2020, 16:34

Good independent movie that you might like Canalina. Feast of the Seven Fishes.

https://123moviesc.cc/movies/feast-of-t ... shes-2019/

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Unread postby Canalina » Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 10:42

It seems nice but it's hard to me to follow a movie in english. I watched "Casino" because I had already watched it a pair of times in italian so more or less I remembered the dialogues, but unfortunately a whole english movie is still hard to me.
I didn't know the "feast of seven fishes", it must come from the south of Italy

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Re: Good obscure movies

Unread postby 4N » Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 13:57

it must come from the south of Italy


It does.

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Unread postby Canalina » Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 18:55

I like a lot this trailer, but according to the recensions the movie is not a masterpiece. "Cute but not really hitting the target", more or less they all say


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Unread postby rey200 » Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 20:43

if you want to watch a really good and very obscure movie from Germany, I'd say you try "the Cat"

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093336/
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Re: Good obscure movies

Unread postby Canalina » Mon, 02 Mar 2020, 11:16

"Boy", by Taika Waititi, has also a little rugby scene in it, I think acted by the same Waititi. The film was a blockbuster in New Zealand in 2010, but it never arrived in Italy as far as I know



A tongan filmaker made a remake/parody of the intro scene of "Boy", in a short movie titled "Toko"; the hero of the protagonist is no more Micheal Jackson but Jason Taumalolo, a famous tongan rugby league player



...and a "Thriller" haka, again from movie "Boy"

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Re: Good obscure movies

Unread postby Canalina » Mon, 06 Apr 2020, 16:23

Thanks to a mention by Rugby Chile I discovered this 2017 french movie, "The mercenary"
It's about a pacific island player going to France. I have watched just the first half hour, so far, and it seems not bad
This youtube version is in spanish, with (unreadble) subtitles when they speak in polinesian. There's also a georgian player!


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Re: Good obscure movies

Unread postby 4N » Mon, 06 Apr 2020, 19:11

That’s been on Netflix in the US for a while, I definitely recommend it.

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Re: Good obscure movies

Unread postby Canalina » Tue, 07 Apr 2020, 06:02

It's on Netflix also in Italy, someone said me

The main actor, Toki Pilioko, is now a prop in Dax, Federale 1
His georgian friend in the film, Bessarion (Besso) Udesiani, was a Lelos during the World Cup 2007
www.gettyimages.co.nz/detail/news-photo ... o/76668268

Maybe other actors were rugbymen
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4530968/

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