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Good obscure movies

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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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

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 27 May 2016, 12:10

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

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Re: Good obscure movies

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

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

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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Re: Good obscure movies

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

Postby 4N » Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 13:57

it must come from the south of Italy


It does.

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Re: Good obscure movies

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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Re: Good obscure movies

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

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

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

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

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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Re: Good obscure movies

Postby vino_93 » Thu, 18 Jun 2020, 09:57

If you speak french, itw with the realizator and Toki : https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/l- ... tobre-2016

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Re: Good obscure movies

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 18 Jun 2020, 12:28

4N wrote:That’s been on Netflix in the US for a while, I definitely recommend it.


Finally got to watch it last week on German Netflix and your recommendation was spot on. Good movie.
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Re: Good obscure movies

Postby Canalina » Wed, 15 Jul 2020, 09:09

"Fuwaku no scrum", a 2018 Japanese tv series; maybe in 7 episodes.
Plot: a desperate man, perhaps attempting a suicide on a river, is hit by a rugby ball kicked from a near field (maybe a remembrance of Capra's "It's a wonderful life", with a rugby ball in place of the angel?); the oldie rugby team there training ("Fuwaku RC", really existing) welcomes the casual and reluctant new member. This is episode 1, in Japanese.
As for other tv Japanese products, don't wait for too high artistic quality...

http://www.pandora.tv/view/johlly/56530 ... 095726_new

The series page on NHK website: https://www.nhk.or.jp/dodra/scrum/

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