If you’re a movie buff, chances are you watch a lot of films. There are the ones everyone watches, the ones your snobby friends think you should see, the classics, and then there are those undiscovered gems that you find it hard to believe no one has heard about except you.
Below are 11 of those movies, so if you’re looking to discover something new, get your pen out and take some notes.
11. Down Periscope (1996)
“I was a submariner in the U.S. Navy.
We generally regard Down Periscope as the most true-to-life submarine movie ever made.
I served with at least five people who matched characters in the movie exactly. “
10. Incendies (2010)
“It’s just stunning and complex.
Middle Eastern twins search for their mother’s past after her death.”
9. Dark City (1998)
“It’s a great dystopian science fiction that seems to have been overlooked due to coming out around the same time as The Matrix.
Check it out for a good late ‘90s mind bender.”
8. Miracle Mile (1988)
“An unfairly forgotten gem that tricks you into thinking you’re watching something like a rom-com, but quickly morphs into something beyond bleak.
Don’t look up anything about its plot, just watch it.”
7. The Man from Earth (2007)
“A college professor is moving. All his professor buddies come over to say goodbye.
Then, the main character drops this bombshell, impossible to believe truth on them.
The rest of the film is the rest of the cast trying to figure out if he’s crazy or telling the truth.
Sounds dull as hell, but it’s just so good!”
6. Shallow Grave (1994)
“One of Danny Boyles first movies, starring a young Ewan McGregor and Christopher Eccleston as 2 out of 3 roommates who find a dead fourth roommates stash of money, and the toll it takes on their friendship.”
5. The Skeleton Twins (2014)
“Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are so great together.”
4. The Fall (2006)
It’s about an injured stuntman in 1920s LA who begins to tell a little girl with a broken arm at the hospital a fantastic story of five mythical heroes.
Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.”
3. One Hour Photo (2002)
“Robin Williams makes a great villain, maybe his best serious role.”
2. Sneakers (1992)
“Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Sir Ben Kingsley, River Pheonix, and Dan Aykroyd in a brilliant heist movie with a neat twist.”
1. Secondhand Lions (2003)
“Such a wholesome movie, and one of my favorites.”
These sound great, don’t you think?
If you’ve got another suggestion in this vein, drop it in the comments!