General Question

Russter's avatar

Good lesser known movie?

Asked by Russter (242points) December 20th, 2010

Need some movie ideas. Good lesser known movies, no rated R movies please.

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

41 Answers

chyna's avatar

Can you narrow it down some more? Children’s movies, comedy, mystery, drama? Or all of them?

Russter's avatar

anything other than a children movie. My wife and I just need a good movie to watch tonight.

Jeruba's avatar

Does it have to have a happy ending?

Do you like suspenseful, intellectual, spectacular, romantic, quirky? Do you want something with no blood, no sex, no offbeat weird stuff?

I have seen quite a few good movies from Netflix recently, but again, your tastes have to figure in.

chyna's avatar

A Beautiful Mind was a very good movie.

JLeslie's avatar

If you like fashion, Valentino’s movie The Last Emporer was fantastic. The man is a true artist.

I just mentioned Pay it Forward on another Q; if you have never seen it that is very good also.

MissAnthrope's avatar

The ‘no R rating’ is really stumping me. Apparently all my favorite movies are R-rated..

Ah, finally, one that’s PG-13.. The Invention of Lying was hilarious and brilliant.

JLeslie's avatar

The Green Zone was good too, not sure what it was rated? Matt Damon starred in it, I love him so I am partial.

simone54's avatar

Didn’t A Beautiful Mind win the Best Picture Academy Award? I don’t think that counts as lesser know. Yeah, Titanic is another good not well known movie.

chyna's avatar

@simone54 Yeah, having a hard time with the non-R rating aspect.

Brenna_o's avatar

Saving God
Faithlike potatoes
ever after
Forever young
The last of the dog men
Look whos talking

Jeruba's avatar

Ok, here, I’ll just tell you which movies I have liked recently, and you can make up your own mind. I rated them mostly 4 stars, some 3, a couple of 5’s.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Curse of the Golden Flower
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Long Day’s Journey into Night
Macbeth (McKellen)
The Best Years of Our Lives
Slumdog Millionaire
Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire
Gran Torino
Crazy Heart
The Time Traveler’s Wife

incendiary_dan's avatar

Time Bandits.

Coloma's avatar

“The five people you meet in heaven.”

Excellent, poignant flick about a man who thinks his life has been a waste until he dies and is walked back through his life to see all the connections he missed and how they led to the perfect end. Really good little movie!

Response moderated
Response moderated (Spam)
BhacSsylan's avatar

“The Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen” for pure awesome. And funnies.

Jeremycw1's avatar

Cannibal The Musical. Don’t know what it’s rated… but it’s pretty cool

coffeenut's avatar

Clerks -comedy
Clerks 2 -comedy
Sunshine -horror
Silent hill -horror…could be R rated
Stranger than fiction -comedy
Office Space -comedy
Lords of Dogtown -??? skateboarding thing
Idiocracy -comedy

Eggie's avatar


BoBo1946's avatar

Inside Man! Unreal ending!

TrkReznor's avatar

I know it might be a little late now but my favorite movie is Speak. Speak is a 2004 American independent film based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Laurie Halse Anderson. It stars a then 13-year-old Kristen Stewart as Melinda Sordino, a high school freshman who practically stops talking after being raped by an upperclassman. The film is told through Melinda’s eyes and is wrought with her sardonic humor and blunt honesty.

Rated PG-13

Eggie's avatar


Coloma's avatar


I just watched ‘Troy’ recently, very good, but…I think it has an ‘R’ rating, Brad Pitt naked…oh yeah! lol

Eggie's avatar

sorry….For colored Girls

Eggie's avatar

For Colored Girls…thats rated R too….sorry….how about Tron?

Coloma's avatar

Oh, oh….‘Pleasantville!’ Awesome movie!

TrkReznor's avatar


Kardamom's avatar

Sense and Sensibility (the one with Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson)

Goodnight Mr. Tom

The Railway Children

Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle

Waitress (the one with Keri Russell)

Snow Cake

Romantic Comedy

The Adventures of Milo and Otis


Mad Hot Ballroom


JLeslie's avatar

So what did you watch? Was it good?

talljasperman's avatar

“Brother From Another Planet” after watching Terminator 2… Miles Bennett Dyson plays a space alien

Kardamom's avatar

Oh, I thought of another good one—The Young Sherlock Holmes (with Nicholas Rowe).

Coloma's avatar

Just watched ‘The wedding crashers; again…I LOVE that movie, but a definitely an ‘R.’

The best humor and one liners ever! lol

JeffeVerde's avatar

“Man Facing Southeast” —great film if you can find it
“Ruby in Paradise”—starring a young Ashley Judd

Response moderated (Spam)
peinrikudo6's avatar

I don’t know how well known it is (since none of my friends know about it), but La Vita E Bella is one of my favorite films and I think you would thoroughly enjoy it.

gespect's avatar

i have found that if you want a great unknown movie that there are 2 companies, in particular, that excell at releasing these. they are first look and magnolia.
here are some unusual and well made movies. i don’t know the ratings.
drop dead gorgious
drowning mona
joy ride [probably ‘R’]
u turn
2 days in the vally
second hand lions

bobesherman's avatar

Something the Lord Made

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther