Little "GEMS" that must be seen!

by definatelyalady | created - 24 Aug 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

These are films I've come across that are surprising gems. They might not all be 10s but they do spark something inside or maybe just one of the performers stands out enough to start following their careers.This is how I've become the fan of some of Hollywood's biggest stars and hopefully these films will continue to make more big stars.

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1. Dark Planet (2009)

115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A space traveler from the Earth of 22th century - without wars, poverty and oppression - crashes on the unknown planet. Politically and economically this planet similar to the totalitarian human states of 20th century.

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk | Stars: Vasiliy Stepanov, Yulia Snigir, Pyotr Fyodorov, Sergey Garmash

Votes: 5,073

Vasiliy Stepanov & Pyotr Fyodorov are standouts.

2. Dark Planet: Rebellion (2009)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Confronting the tyrannical power of his new planet, a space traveler from Earth discovers its true nature.

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk | Stars: Vasiliy Stepanov, Yulia Snigir, Pyotr Fyodorov, Sergey Garmash

Votes: 2,406

Vasiliy Stepanov & Pyotr Fyodorov are standouts. This is the conclusion to Dark Planet.

3. Jamesy Boy (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

29 Metascore

A young gang member turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor.

Director: Trevor White | Stars: Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, James Woods

Votes: 5,158

4. Wuthering Heights (2009)

TV-PG | 142 min | Drama, Romance

Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.

Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley, Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Lancashire

Votes: 7,790

Tom Hardy at his BEST!

5. Sky (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Romy (Diane Kruger) is on holiday in the USA with her French husband, Richard (Gilles Lellouche). But the journey quickly turns into a settling of old scores for this worn out couple. After an ultimate fight, Romy decides to break free. She cuts off her ties to a stable and secure life that has become alienating and escapes to the unknown.

Director: Fabienne Berthaud | Stars: Diane Kruger, Norman Reedus, Gilles Lellouche, Q'orianka Kilcher

Votes: 1,925

Norman Reedus ...need I say more???

6. Godless (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Western

In the 1880s American West murderous outlaw gang leader Frank Griffin hunts for ex-protege Roy Goode. Frank's chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico - a town inhabited, after a mining disaster, almost entirely by women.

Stars: Jack O'Connell, Michelle Dockery, Scoot McNairy, Merritt Wever

Votes: 41,115

7. Starred Up (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

Eric Love, 19, is locked up in prison. On first day he assaults another inmate and several guards. He's offered group therapy and his dad, an inmate as well, tries to talk sense into him. Can he be rehabilitated?

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Sam Spruell

Votes: 40,147 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Boys in the Trees (2016)

TV-MA | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

On Halloween 1997, two estranged teen skaters embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears.

Director: Nicholas Verso | Stars: Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Justin Holborow

Votes: 3,193

9. Unconditional (IV) (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A woman's idyllic life is shattered when her husband is killed in a senseless act of violence. As she prepares to take matters into her own hands, two unexpected encounters begin to change everything.

Director: Brent McCorkle | Stars: Lynn Collins, Michael Ealy, Bruce McGill, Kwesi Boakye

Votes: 4,462 | Gross: $1.01M

10. Just a Little Chemistry (2015)

Unrated | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

Fan girl finds herself torn between the attraction for her film idol and her best male friend.

Director: Alfonso Albacete | Stars: Ana Fernández, Alejo Sauras, Rodrigo Guirao Díaz, María Esteve

Votes: 509

11. Strictly Sexual (2008)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two successful women, sick and tired of dating and relationships, decide to keep two young men in their pool house for strictly sexual purposes.

Director: Joel Viertel | Stars: Amber Benson, Johann Urb, Kristen Kerr, Stevie Long

Votes: 4,916

12. Strictly Sexual: The Series (2011)

Comedy

Based on the hit independent film of the same name, this smart, introspective look at sex and love explores dating in the modern world, the balance of career and romance and the challenges of friendship and keeping things strictly sexual.

Stars: Johann Urb, Stevie Long, Kristen Renton, Mercedes Manning

Votes: 185

13. Hidden Kisses (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Nathan, 16, lives alone with his father Stephane. A newcomer in high school, he is invited to a party and falls in love with Louis, a boy in his class. They find themselves out of sight and... See full summary »

Director: Didier Bivel | Stars: Patrick Timsit, Barbara Schulz, Bruno Putzulu, Bérenger Anceaux

Votes: 2,337

14. Some Freaks (2016)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A charming romance develops between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl, though when she loses her weight after going to college, their relationship is tested in devastating ways they never dreamed would happen.

Director: Ian MacAllister McDonald | Stars: Thomas Mann, Marin Ireland, Lachlan Buchanan, Ely Henry

Votes: 1,594

15. I Like It Like That (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino... See full summary »

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Luna Lauren Velez, Jon Seda, Tomas Melly, Desiree Casado

Votes: 1,406 | Gross: $1.78M

16. Captain Fantastic (2016)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Director: Matt Ross | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso

Votes: 165,479 | Gross: $5.88M

17. To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)

TV-14 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A teenage girl's secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.

Director: Susan Johnson | Stars: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart

Votes: 68,305

18. A Beer Tale (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy

A coming of age romantic comedy centered around the lives of twin brothers Luke and Corey Frankenstein in the pivotal months following college graduation. Orphaned at the age of five, the ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Roy Kunz | Stars: Lee Roy Kunz, Cru Ennis, Zelda Williams, Scott Patterson

Votes: 189

19. Kept Boy (2017)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A story of love, greed - and moisturizer.

Director: George Bamber | Stars: Jon Paul Phillips, Thure Riefenstein, Greg Audino, Diosiq Burné

Votes: 340

20. Barefoot (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

22 Metascore

The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He then takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, J.K. Simmons, Treat Williams

Votes: 21,825 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Cut Snake (2014)

R | 94 min | Thriller

51 Metascore

An ex-convict is trying to make a new life for himself in a new city. But his new life is challenged when his foreboding and charismatic former cell mate arrives in town.

Director: Tony Ayres | Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell, Jessica De Gouw, Megan Holloway

Votes: 1,157 | Gross: $0.00M

22. Nerve (2013)

86 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Nerve is a psychological drama that tells the story of Jakob Evans who has suffered an emotional breakdown from the death of his wife in a car accident. Having found his wife in bed with ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastien Guy | Stars: Christian Clark, Georgina Haig, Craig Hall, Gary Sweet

Votes: 119

23. The Secret of Moonacre (2008)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A 13-year-old girl (played by The Golden Compass' Dakota Blue Richards) discovers that she is the only hope for banishing an ancient curse from a magical kingdom in director Gabor Csupo's ... See full summary »

Director: Gabor Csupo | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Dakota Blue Richards, Tim Curry, Juliet Stevenson

Votes: 9,086

24. Chained (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A young man held prisoner by a cab-driving serial killer must make a life or death choice between following in his captor's footsteps or breaking free.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Evan Bird, Julia Ormond

Votes: 15,315

25. Red Dog (2011)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford

Votes: 15,605

26. Forever's End (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Thriller

Six years after an apocalyptic event killed her family and seemingly everyone else on earth, a lone girl on the verge of insanity is forced to question everything she has ever known when a ... See full summary »

Director: J.C. Schroder | Stars: Charity Farrell, Lili Reinhart, Warren Bryson, David Wetzel

Votes: 231

27. The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King (2017)

104 min | Adventure

Espen "Ash Lad", a poor farmer's son, embarks on a dangerous quest with his brothers to save the princess from a vile troll known as the Mountain King - in order to collect a reward and save his family's farm from ruin.

Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose | Stars: Vebjørn Enger, Eili Harboe, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Elias Holmen Sørensen

Votes: 1,881

28. Altered Hours (2016)

TV-MA | 101 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A young insomniac's black-market sleep aid sends his mind time-travelling one day into the future, where he's the suspect in the disappearance of a girl he hasn't met -- yet.

Director: Bruce Wemple | Stars: Ryan Munzert, Briana Pozner, Rick Montgomery Jr., Thea McCartan

Votes: 381

29. Always Be My Maybe (2019)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

64 Metascore

Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder - maybe?

Director: Nahnatchka Khan | Stars: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito, Michelle Buteau

Votes: 34,599



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