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Favorite "Little Known or Low Budget" Movie?

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DennisMcFeely

The Field with Richard Harris is one of my favorites and the best movie about Ireland I've seen.

 

The Art of the Steal is a fantastic documentary about the sad tale of the Barnes Collection in Philly

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Up North

The Good the Bad, and the Ugly.

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Pudgy gopher

“Shakes the clown” Bobcat Goldthwait as the leading character with a number of other we’ll known actors

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ccavacini

Plan 9 from Outer Space.

 

Trust me.   A low budget film about aliens that absolutely makes no sense.  Watch it and you'll be entertained.

Has some of the best movie quotes ever:  Eros is my favorite character.

The Ruler: Plan 9? Ah, yes. Plan 9 deals with the resurrection of the dead. Long distance electrodes shot into the pineal and pituitary gland of the recently dead

Air Force Captain: Visits? That would indicate visitors

 

Criswell: [narrating] At the funeral of the old man, unknown to his mourners, his DEAD WIFE was watching!

 

Eros: Because of death. Because all you of Earth are idiots.

 

Lieutenant John Harper: Kelton, Get down there and check it out?

Patrolman Kelton: Well, how do I do that sir?

Lieutenant John Harper: By going down there and checking it out!

 

Paula Trent: I've never seen you in this mood before.

Jeff Trent: I guess that's because I've never been in this mood before

 

Eros: It's because of men like you that all must be destroyed

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Sage Hen

Razors Edge a seldom seen film that I really enjoyed.

 

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Lbloch83

Not sure if it’s low budget but another one with Sam Rockwell and John Turturro, Catherine Keener and a couple others is

Box of Moonlight, makes my weird sense of humor laugh anyway. 

About Schmidt is another. I was living in Denver at the time it came out and it kind of offended some in Denver, sort of like Fargo offended some in North Dakota and Minnesota. 

 

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Scrappy

Waking Ned Devine and Raising Arizona top the list for me.

 

Cinema Paradiso, an Italian film, is also one I must include.

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JonR

Local Hero. Clever film, even after three or four viewing you'll discover something new. Plus a killer soundtrack by Mark (Dire Straits) Knopfler.

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NC Quailhunter

Angela's Ashes was one that I really liked.

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MAArcher

Will Ferrel films, though juvenile, I find absolutely hysterical, especial after a couple pops.  Every single line is funny.

Step Brothers - “Brennan, that is the voice of an angel. Brennan I can’t even make eye contact with you right now. Your voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.” — Dale

Talladega Nights - “Chip, I’m gonna come at you like a spider-monkey!” — Texas Ranger

Anchorman - “I immediately regret this decision.” — Ron Burgundy

 

Joe Dirt is another juvenile but funny movie.

 

One of my all time favorite movies is True Romance, amazing cast.

 

Leon: The Professional is another great movie.  I love Gary Oldman in it. 

What do you mean everyone?

 

District 9 seems to be a movie not a lot of people have seen, but its a good sci-fi flick.

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shoot-straight

best low budget- that's easy.

 

Clerks.

 

The writers/producers/actors maxed out their credit cards to make it. If you watch, make the kids leave. Lots of dirty humor. Freaking hilarious.

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MAArcher
6 minutes ago, shoot-straight said:

best low budget- that's easy.

 

Clerks.

 

The writers/producers/actors maxed out their credit cards to make it. If you watch, make the kids leave. Lots of dirty humor. Freaking hilarious.

Berserker should have won a Grammy that year.  

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snapt
6 hours ago, Brad Eden said:

As a sideline to the Favorite Movie Topic. Name some good, but little known, independent or low budget, maybe non-mainstream movies you like.

 

I watched a movie called MOON this past weekend at my daughters place in NH. It was filmed in 2009 and starred Sam Rockwell who was outstanding in it. Its a gritty futuristic/space movie about a company that mines "energy" off the moon to be used on earth...in the future, and how they keep the station manned. Apparently it was filmed during a big actors strike so the director and producer were able to get top special effects engineers to work on it for less money, and it premiered at Indy or Sundance film festival, and never went mainstream. Real cool flick.

 

Ill think up some more and Post later.

Great movie, fun fact: directed by David Bowie's kid.

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SEPAlander

In the vein of low budget; I’ll throw out Rocky, Breakfast Club and Resevoir Dogs.

 

Rocky for grittiness and quintessential underdog story lines.

 

Breakfast club as it came out when I was of a similar age and made me think about cliques, social stratification and that underneath it all we’re not all that different.

 

Resevoir Dogs for dialog only

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steveziv

Dazed & Confused

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