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25 Spectacular Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen

08 March 2013 | Features, Film Lists | by David Zou

Every once in a while, we need a bunch of good movie recommendations, and this is the exact list you need. Draw the curtain, sit down comfortably and pick one of these movies to watch, life can never be so wonderful.


The Man from Earth


This small-budget sci-fi gem is a master class of storytelling. An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years. Unusual, engaging and thoughtful, this film stands proudly among the best science fiction films ever made.


The Brave One

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A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge. The film poses controversial questions to the soul rightness of conducting vengeance on those who impart their control and power on others. It will effect you not only during its screen time, but afterward during the postmortem you & your friends will most surely have.


The Game


David Fincher’s most underrated movie by far. Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life. This multilayered, noirish descent into one man’s personal hell is also a surreal, metacinematic journey that, two years after the phenomenon Se7en, further demonstrated that director David Fincher was one of Hollywood’s true contemporary visionaries.




Forget about Fight Club, this is the best and most complex movie about multiple personality disorder. Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rainstorm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they’re being killed off one by one. The high suspense will make you sit on the edge of your seat from the opening credits to the very end.


Broken Arrow


“Broken Arrow” is the term used to describe a nuclear device that has been lost. In this movie, two nuclear missiles are stolen by rogue US pilot Deakins, but hot on his trail is his co-pilot Hale and a Park Ranger, Terry. The action takes place in Utah’s canyon country, it’s a high stakes game of cat and mouse.  If you like other action-packed movies from John Woo like Face/Off and Mission Impossible 2, you will enjoy this one as well.

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  • Steven Flores

    That remake of The Four Feathers sucked… I’ve seen most of these films. Come on!

  • Jon ‘Jonny’ Preece

    4….i have 4 to watch but thats not hard considering youd have to be 10 years old or in a coma to have not seen most of this. bad list is bad

  • rvernon

    I’ve seen 90% of these movies. Even Dogville. What’s the target audience for this article?

  • Mohit Kumar

    Amazing list! I am glad that I’ve seen The Brave One, Contact, Identity, Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind, Good Will Hunting. Now I gotta find the others in a nearby store :)

  • Brian David Holbrook

    Are you shitting me with this list? Seriously, you have maybe two movies on here that don’t have big names, big budgets, or big openings. And I think a few of them had Oscar nominations. You’re a lazy writer

  • skunkybeaumont

    Who hasn’t seen Jerry Maguire (even though its like 7 hours long)?

  • Dave Anderson

    Kind of a dumb list. Most of these are not only well known, but have huge fan bases.

  • merwanor

    The Man from Earth is a really good movie, who would think a movie where people just sit in a room having a conversation could be so interesting.

  • SJ

    “Probably haven’t seen”? Seriously? Most of these films were not only
    award winning, they were major releases at the time that earned huge
    box office sales and even larger numbers in DVD sales afterward? Though a
    good list, for sure, its hardly a list of rare finds…

  • SJ

    “…you probably haven’t seen”? Seriously? Most of these movies were not only award winning, they were major box office hits when released and racked up millions in DVD sales? These are almost all (with one or two exceptions) widely known, widely watched films with big actors, big budgets and major exposure. A good list, for sure, but hardly rare cinematic finds…

  • Mark Harding

    All The Talented Mr. Ripley did for me was give me a good nap in the theater. Incredibly boring!

  • tyler durden

    Hang on- Jerry McGuire, Good Will Hunting, Das Boot and Erin Brochovich were all pretty high profile films when they came out- I’m pretty sure millions of people have seen these.

  • Indira Mohanty

    Seriously who came up with this list ? Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind ?? Good Will Hunting?? Billions must have watched these 3-4 times over…

  • Vladimir Rojas Loyola

    ¿Why the ffff… do you think we haven´t seen these popular movies? Maybe if you are a 15 year old…

  • Steve Jones

    Who hasn’t seen Good Will Hunting? Jerry McGuire made over 250 million worldwide in 1996 would be like making over 500 million today.

  • Barbara Jackson

    I’ve seen 14 of these movies. I think the reviewer needs to get out more.

  • Eric S. Crane

    Who is this list intended for!?!? 17 year olds? I agree, MOST of these are spectacular (but, IDENTITY, seriously?), but they’re not exactly hidden gems.