Best Rare and Unique Films

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1. Dark Eyes (1987)

118 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Silvana Mangano, Marthe Keller, Elena Safonova

Votes: 2,681 | Gross: $2.20M

2. Stroszek (1977)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz, Wilhelm von Homburg

Votes: 11,958

3. Same Time, Next Year (1978)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A married man and a married woman end up sleeping with each other, and decide to meet at the same place every year on the anniversary of their one night stand. As the years go by, they observe changes in each other and their relationship.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar, Bernie Kuby

Votes: 5,335 | Gross: $19.70M

4. Two for the Seesaw (1962)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance

Jerry Ryan is wandering aimlessly around New York, having given up his law career in Nebraska when his wife asked for a divorce. He meets up with Gittel Mosca, an impoverished dancer from ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shirley MacLaine, Edmon Ryan, Elisabeth Fraser

Votes: 1,409

5. Punchline (1988)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A medical school dropout and a housewife/mom try to make it as stand-up comedians. They become friends and help each other out at an NYC comedy club.

Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell

Votes: 7,582 | Gross: $21.03M

6. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, War

Willie Kluggs enters the service with hopes of going overseas, but his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Colleen Townsend, William Demarest

Votes: 581

7. A Swedish Love Story (1970)

115 min | Drama, Romance

Two teenagers fall in love over the summer, in spite of cynical and disapproving adults who dismiss their relationship as being nothing but young love.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Ann-Sofie Kylin, Rolf Sohlman, Anita Lindblom, Bertil Norström

Votes: 5,482

8. Siberiade (1979)

206 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Vitali Solomin, Sergey Shakurov, Natalya Andreychenko

Votes: 1,748

9. The Horse's Mouth (1958)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy

A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan

Votes: 3,080

10. They Might Be Giants (1971)

G | 98 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

In a Manhattan psychiatric hospital a man, convinced he is Sherlock Holmes, is treated by a female doctor who happens to be named Watson.

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: George C. Scott, Joanne Woodward, Jack Gilford, Lester Rawlins

Votes: 2,518

11. Somewhere in Time (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

29 Metascore

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Votes: 24,931 | Gross: $9.71M

12. Two Bits (1995)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama

It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's ... See full summary »

Director: James Foley | Stars: Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Jerry Barone, Patrick Borriello

Votes: 3,093 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Inside Moves (1980)

PG | 113 min | Drama

After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Roary begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright

Votes: 1,343

14. Lucas (1986)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A socially inept fourteen-year-old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends - Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love - fall for each other.

Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Thorne-Smith

Votes: 13,693 | Gross: $8.20M

15. Farewell to the King (1989)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told... See full summary »

Director: John Milius | Stars: Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Frank McRae, Gerry Lopez

Votes: 2,487 | Gross: $2.42M

16. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 7,214 | Gross: $29.60M

17. The Best Offer (2013)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

49 Metascore

A lonely art expert working for a mysterious and reclusive heiress finds not only her art worth examining.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 98,229 | Gross: $0.09M

18. The Hunter (IV) (2011)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.

Director: Daniel Nettheim | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Morgan Davies, Jacek Koman

Votes: 35,111 | Gross: $0.18M

19. All Is Lost (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

87 Metascore

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Star: Robert Redford

Votes: 72,224 | Gross: $6.26M

20. Mystery Train (1989)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinqué Lee

Votes: 23,338 | Gross: $0.37M

21. Eureka (1983)

R | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

In 1925, Arctic prospector Jack McCann becomes a rich man when he strikes gold but 20 years later he faces major personal and family problems.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer, Jane Lapotaire

Votes: 2,662 | Gross: $0.12M

22. Undertow (2004)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

Following the death of his wife Audrey, John Munn moves with his two sons, mid-teen Chris Munn and adolescent Tim Munn, to a pig farm in rural Drees County, Georgia, where they lead a ... See full summary »

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jamie Bell, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, Devon Alan

Votes: 8,077 | Gross: $0.02M

23. The Spitfire Grill (1996)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire ... See full summary »

Director: Lee David Zlotoff | Stars: Alison Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Will Patton

Votes: 5,132 | Gross: $12.64M

24. Black Robe (1991)

R | 101 min | Drama, History, War

In the 17th century, a Jesuit missionary nicknamed Black Robe by the natives and his small party of companions try reaching the Huron tribe in Canada all while facing mistrust, Iroquois warring parties and harsh winter conditions.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg

Votes: 6,016 | Gross: $8.21M

25. FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Paul McGann, Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 5,264 | Gross: $14.04M

26. Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Grégoire Aslan, Raymond Bussières

Votes: 7,071

27. Paperhouse (1988)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Charlotte Burke, Jane Bertish, Samantha Cahill, Glenne Headly

Votes: 5,054 | Gross: $0.24M

28. I'm the King of the Castle (1989)

90 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Thomas is the 12-year-old son of a millionaire who lives in a big mansion surrounded by woods in France. When his mother dies, his father hires a widowed maid to take care of everything ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Dominique Blanc, Régis Arpin, David Behar

Votes: 500

29. The Devils (2002)

105 min | Drama

The siblings Joseph and Chloé are 12 and have just been placed on another children's home. For years they were on the same or separate homes or on the run together. Chloé is an autist. She ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Ruggia | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Vincent Rottiers, Rochdy Labidi, Jacques Bonnaffé

Votes: 1,023

30. Miracles (1986)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

Roger and Jean learn the hard way that when you are meant to be together, nothing can keep you apart. The newly divorced couple keep running into one another (literally), and in the process... See full summary »

Director: Jim Kouf | Stars: Tom Conti, Teri Garr, Paul Rodriguez, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 497

31. Cielo negro (1951)

113 min | Drama

A woman who works as employee in a fashion store has to care for her ill mother. At the same time she falls in love with a bohemian man.

Director: Manuel Mur Oti | Stars: Susana Canales, Fernando Rey, Luis Prendes, Teresa Casal

Votes: 174

32. The Rocket from Calabuch (1956)

93 min | Comedy

Professor Jorge Serra Hamilton, an American scientist specialist in the atomic bomb, flees from their transcendental duties, in order to take shelter incognito and for a time in the idyllic... See full summary »

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Valentina Cortese, Juan Calvo, Franco Fabrizi

Votes: 759

33. Butterflies Are Free (1972)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A blind man moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother and befriends the freethinking young woman next door.

Director: Milton Katselas | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser

Votes: 4,286



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