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20 Amazing Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen Yet

13 September 2013 | Features, Film Lists | by David Zou

amazing underseen movies

This list is something we always wanted to make, a random list of good movies that are criminally underseen. Some of them are foreign and indie films, so if you want to change flavor, you will find the movies you want here. Since they are all great films, we rank them in no particular order.

 

1. The Killer

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The Movie: A violent Hong Kong action film from action movie master John Woo(Mission Impossible 2, Face/off), this is the story of an assassin, Jeffrey Chow (aka Mickey Mouse) who takes one last job so he can retire and care for his girlfriend Jenny. When his employers betray him, he reluctantly joins forces with Inspector Lee (aka Dumbo), the cop who is pursuing him. Together, the new friends face the final confrontation of the gangsters out to kill them.

Why It’s a Must-see: The final church gun fight scene is among the greatest of its kind, along with the helicopter massacre in Godfather 3 and the bank robbery in Heat.

 

2. Dead Ringers

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The Movie: The Mantle brothers are both doctors – both gynecologists – and identical twins. Mentally however, one of them is more confident than the other, and always manages to seduce the women he meets. When he’s tired of his current partner, she is passed on to the other brother – without her knowing. Everything runs smoothly, until an actress visits their clinic, and the shy brother is the first to fall in love. Will they be able to ‘share’ her?

Why It’s a Must-see: Oscar winning actor Jeremy Irons plays the role of the twins. Not enough? How about the fact that it’s another weird movie directed by David Cronenberg?

 

3. Grey Gardens

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The Movie: Seventy-nine year old Edith Bouvier Beale and her fifty-six year old daughter, Edith ‘Little Edie’ Bouvier Beale, are Jacqueline Kennedy’s aunt and cousin. Living alone with several cats, fleas and raccoons, the Beale’s are discovered living in filth and squalor in Grey Gardens, their 28-room family mansion located in East Hampton, Long Island, the mansion which doesn’t even have running water.

Why It’s a Must-see: This documentary really goes where few documentaries have gone before: into the hermetic lives of a mother and daughter, relatives of the Kennedys. Probably one of the weirdest documentaries ever and one of the few that qualifies as cult film in its kind.

 

4. Sisters

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The Movie: Danielle Breton, a beautiful young model, meets an attractive young advertising rep on a Manhattan game show and he escorts her to her home to Staten Island. The next day, her neighbor Grace Collier, a local reporter, witnesses a bloodbath of violence in Danielle’s apartment – and can’t get anyone to believe her. With the help of a private detective, Grace attempts to solve the mystery.

Why It’s a Must-see: A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, De Palma’s first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.

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