A Few Underground Films Worth Digging Up

A Listmania! list by Tanya "monkeyfish4" (New Zealand)
 
The Castle [VHS] [1997] [1998]
1.  The Castle [VHS] [1997] [1998] VHS Michael Caton
The list author says:
  "Just love that deadpan Aussie humour."
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Menace II Society [DVD]
2.  Menace II Society [DVD] DVD ~ Tyrin Turner
The list author says:
  "Hard-hitting Hughes Brothers film about ghetto life in South Central LA."
13.48   Used & New from: 3.93
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Repo Man [VHS]
3.  Repo Man [VHS] VHS Harry Dean Stanton
The list author says:
  "This one really comes at you sideways!   Original, funny and way off-the-wall.  Classic cult cinema."
6.06   Used & New from: 3.19
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Two Hands [DVD]
4.  Two Hands [DVD] DVD ~ Heath Ledger
The list author says:
  "Bryan Brown almost steals Heath Ledger's thunder.  Action, laughs, thrills, it's all right here."
9.11   Used & New from: 1.42
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Tatie Danielle [VHS]
5.  Tatie Danielle [VHS] VHS Tsilla Chelton
The list author says:
  "Fantastic French comedy about a crotchety housebound old woman and her devilish ways."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Smash Palace [VHS]
6.  Smash Palace [VHS] VHS Bruno Lawrence
The list author says:
  "Hardcore NZ family drama.  (Kramer eat your heart out.) Bruno Lawrence is amazing."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The Limey [DVD] [1999]
7.  The Limey [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Terence Stamp
The list author says:
  "Terence Stamp.  Need I say more?"
8.62   Used & New from: 0.09
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Jesus' Son [DVD] [2000]
8.  Jesus' Son [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Billy Crudup
The list author says:
  "How did this one slip through the net?  Billy Crudup heads an all-star ensemble cast in this original black comedy drama."
3.01   Used & New from: 0.28
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Way of the Gun [VHS] [2000]
9.  The Way of the Gun [VHS] [2000] VHS Ryan Phillippe
The list author says:
  "Benicio del Toro and Ryan Phillippe are a great team in this buddy movie/gangster thriller satire.  Classic opening scene!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Onibaba [VHS] [1966]
10.  Onibaba [VHS] [1966] VHS Nobuko Otowa
The list author says:
  "Early Japanese thriller.  Spooky and gorgeous to look at too."
16.95   Used & New from: 3.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Summer Of Sam [DVD] [2000]
11.  Summer Of Sam [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ John Leguizamo
The list author says:
  "Spike Lee's under-rated ode to the hot New York summer of 1977.  Stunning portrait of a city under siege."
5.73   Used & New from: 0.49
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The General [VHS] [1998]
12.  The General [VHS] [1998] VHS Brendan Gleeson
The list author says:
  "Brendan Gleeson gives a pearler of a performance here.  Far superior to the Spacey remake which virtually copies it shot for shot."
2.95   Used & New from: 2.19
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Tokyo Drifter [DVD]
13.  Tokyo Drifter [DVD] DVD ~ Tetsuya Watari
The list author says:
  "Another weird Japanese flick.  Surreal gangster noir with a few laughs thrown in.  Like no other!"
Used & New from: 3.45
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Being John Malkovich [DVD] [2000]
14.  Being John Malkovich [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ John Cusack
The list author says:
  "Wildly original - you must see this film."
3.50   Used & New from: 0.10
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

Wild Target [VHS] [1994]
15.  Wild Target [VHS] [1994] VHS Jean Rochefort
The list author says:
  "Jean Rochefort is superlative as the aging hitman trying to pass his knowledge on to the wonderfully gormless Guillame Depardieu (yes, it's his son)."
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Muriel's Wedding [DVD] [1995]
16.  Muriel's Wedding [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Toni Collette
The list author says:
  "Toni Collette is amazing.  This one sent her to Hollywood.  It's funny, quirky, feel-good - a real gem."
11.83   Used & New from: 1.17
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Big Night [VHS] [1997]
17.  Big Night [VHS] [1997] VHS Isabella Rossellini
The list author says:
  "Italian immigrant brothers' restaurant is going under.  They just need one Big Night.  Inspired cast and script, I can't recommend this highly enough , everyone should see this film."
11.95   Used & New from: 2.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Drugstore Cowboy [DVD]
18.  Drugstore Cowboy [DVD] DVD ~ Matt Dillon
The list author says:
  "Another classic, miss this and you'll miss William S. Burroughs' best cameo!"
Used & New from: 4.29
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Kaurismaki Collection - Ariel/Hamlet Goes Business [VHS]
19.  Kaurismaki Collection - Ariel/Hamlet Goes Business [VHS] VHS Turo Pajala
The list author says:
  "Mad Finn, Aki Kaurismaki, made this before Leningrad Cowboys, and it's hard to pick a favourite but I just love the dark dark humour in this."
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Quiet Earth [1984] [VHS]
20.  The Quiet Earth [1984] [VHS] VHS Bruno Lawrence
The list author says:
  "Bruno Lawrence again in one of his finest performances.  Who else could hold a movie for 40 minutes,solo?"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Raising Arizona [1987] [DVD]
21.  Raising Arizona [1987] [DVD] DVD ~ Nicolas Cage
The list author says:
  "The Coen Brothers let rip in this all out comedy with Nick Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman and lots and lots of babies.  One of my all-time faves."
5.15   Used & New from: 0.03
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Go [DVD] [1999]
22.  Go [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Sarah Polley
The list author says:
  "'Swingers' director looks at the rave scene and gives it the treatment.  Fast-paced and entertaining."
2.72   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Grosse Pointe Blank [DVD] [1997]
23.  Grosse Pointe Blank [DVD] [1997] DVD ~ John Cusack
The list author says:
  "John Cusack is a hitman who ends up going to his high school reunion.  Sister Joan is his nutty secretary, and the lovely Minnie Driver brings some spark to the love interest."
3.61   Used & New from: 0.34
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Election [1999] [DVD]
24.  Election [1999] [DVD] DVD ~ Matthew Broderick
The list author says:
  "Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon head the cast of this black teen-comedy.  Like Happiness (though not as scary!), this one has plenty of cringe moments!"
9.97   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Brother [DVD] [2001]
25.  Brother [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Takeshi Kitano
The list author says:
  "Well-known Japanese film-maker, Beat Takeshi in his first English-speaking movie.  Not as dark as his Japanese films, but with all his usual trademarks."
6.20   Used & New from: 0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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