My favourite semi-obscure moviesby commanderhoek | created - 2 months ago | updated - 1 day ago | Public
I don't know how you'd define obscure, but let's say they have to have fewer than 10,000 ratings on this here website, and they have to be at least three years old, OK?
I don't know how to add shorts to the list, if it's possible, so I'll just tell you to go watch Quasi at the Quackadero.
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1. Brewster McCloud (1970)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy
An introverted loner living in the bowels of the Astrodome plots to develop - with the aid of a mysterious guardian angel - a pair of wings that will help him fly.
2. Secret Honor (1984)
Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation.
4. Wise Blood (1979)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church.
5. The Soldier's Tale (1984)
Not Rated | 51 min | Animation
A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil.
7. Road to Revenge (1993)
90 min | Action, Drama
An ex-cop comes back as vigilante to bring down with blazing weapons and martial arts a satanic cult that has taken over his town. John De Heart, Wings Hauser, Pamela Bryant, and William Smith star.
9. Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show (2009 TV Movie)
TV-Y7 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a scam goes horribly wrong and leaves the neighborhood kids furious, the Eds embark on a journey to find Eddy's brother in the "Ed, Edd, n Eddy" series finale.
12. The Best Man (1964)
Approved | 102 min | Drama
The 2 front runners for their party's presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the former President's endorsement.
13. Reign of Terror (1949)
Approved | 89 min | History, Romance, Thriller
Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.
14. The Silent Partner (1978)
R | 106 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller
A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.
16. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)
Not Rated | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. 2 days later, she awakens - in a different house, ... See full summary »
19. 'Round Midnight (1986)
R | 133 min | Drama, Music
A troubled, but talented musician flees the US to escape his problems, finding refuge and support in Paris.
Votes: 4,343 | Gross: $3.27M
22. Journey Into Fear (1943)
Approved | 68 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.
23. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Votes: 5,799 | Gross: $4.36M
24. Under the Volcano (1984)
R | 112 min | Drama
The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, depressed English consul who retreats to alcohol for solace.
Votes: 4,501 | Gross: $2.56M
25. The Atomic Cafe (1982)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History
Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.
Votes: 3,727 | Gross: $0.02M
27. He Walked by Night (1948)
Approved | 79 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.
29. 10 Rillington Place (1971)
GP | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbors Tim and Beryl Evans.
30. The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
Dishonest undertaker Waldo Trumbull and his sidekick Felix Gillie are creating their own customers when they cannot find willing ones.
32. On Dangerous Ground (1951)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case.
34. The Emigrants (1971)
PG | 151 min | Drama, History
In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »
36. Brighton Rock (1948)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama
In Brighton in 1935, small-time gang leader Pinkie Brown murders a journalist and later desperately tries to cover his tracks but runs into trouble with the police, a few witnesses and a rival gang.
Votes: 4,830 | Gross: $0.22M
37. The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
Approved | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.
38. The Set-Up (1949)
Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Sport
Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match.
39. Girlfriends (1978)
PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama
A photographer and her girlfriend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone.
40. Son of the White Mare (1981)
81 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
A dethroned goddess-turned-horse gives birth to three superpowered sons who set out to save three princesses from three ancient dragons and reclaim their parents' lost kingdom from the underworld.
43. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert.
Votes: 7,888 | Gross: $3.50M
44. Our Man in Havana (1959)
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an Agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.
45. The Prowler (1951)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way.
48. Crime Wave (1985)
80 min | Adventure, Comedy
A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script--he has a beginning and an end, but he can't quite figure out the middle. The ... See full summary »
49. Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
PG | 106 min | Drama