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Hey all,

 

Started this blog awhile back where every day I suggest a film that the average person probably hasn't seen, but should. I'm on day 81 now! Two Jane flicks in there so far with "Killshot" and "Dark Country". Nothing is off limits as long as its good. Recently realized that only 2 of my suggested films are from prior to 1980 with only a handful from the 80s. I know there are some amazing film gurus on this site and would love suggestions.

 

Two rules:

 

1.) Has to be good!

2.) Has to be relatively unheard of. I've used "In the Mouth of Madness" and "They Live" and "UHF" to give you an idea of the more popular flicks I've suggested. Any more than that and I probably won't use it.

 

Here is the blog.

 

http://fredericdoss.blogspot.com/p/movie-d...r-365-days.html

 

Thanks in advance for the help. Feel free to follow it and leave comments. Day 100 is going to spark a contest where I'll be giving away copies of "The Prodigy", the film that kicked off the blog.

 

You guys rock,

 

Fred

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Not allfrom the 80's but some you may not have heard of.

 

Hell comes to frog town.

The replacement killers.

Unleashed.

The Burrowers

Monte Walsh

Knockaround guys

Silent running

Finding Graceland

Harlan County war

The Big Red One

Bill and Ted's excellent adventure

Critters

Dreamscape

Eating Raoul

Enemy Mine

Re-animator

Something Wicked thus way comes

Streets of Fire

Trancers

Willow

 

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Here's a few gems off the top of my head:

 

Showdown in Little Tokyo

The Signal

Prince of Darkness

Kontroll

Razorback

The Hidden (1987)

Judgment Night

The Quiet Earth

Silent Trigger

Maniac Cop 2

Dead Heat

Trespass

From Beyond

Dust Devil

The Mission (1999)

Castle Freak

The Brotherhood of War

A Bittersweet Life

Best Seller

Deep Rising

 

Nice job with the blog man. I check it out every now and again. Keep up the good work ;)

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You've got a good list going so far. Been keeping up with you since you started. Glad to see you're still hanging in there. Back in the day, before kids, this would be an easy task, but I know that's not true with rugrats running around ;)

 

The Yakuza

Straw Dogs

Out of Sight

The Limey

Prime Cut

One False Move

Permanent Midnight

The Prophecy

The Driver

Deathwatch

Clive Barker's Book of Blood

Romeo is Bleeding

State of Grace

The Seven-Ups

Suicide Kings

Lifeforce

Igby Goes Down

The Hitcher (1984)

Angel Heart

The Beyond

The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys

The Pope of Greenwich Village

The Cooler

The Conversation

Kill the Irishman

U-Turn

Hard Boiled

Night of the Demon (1957)

The Devil's Backbone

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Let's see what I can think of...

 

Death Sentence (sort of based on the sequel novel to Death Wish, stars Kevin Bacon and turns into Taxi Driver towards the end)

Session 9 (pretty creepy atmosphere, not as good as I was hoping)

Super Mario Bros. (I still say this is a good movie)

Eraserhead (I have no idea)

Lost Highway (David Lynch, not as big of a mind fuck as Eraserhead, inspired Silent Hill 2)

Overnight (shows what a doucher Troy Duffy {Boondock Saints} can be, though definitely cut to just show the worst in him)

The Last Man On Earth (I still believe it's the best adaptation of I am Legend)

Psycho 2 (it ain't bad, surprisingly)

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Electra Glide in Blue

Save the Green Planet!

Phantom of the Paradise

The Apple (Not technically good, but everyone should see it at least once.)

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Some I've already suggested,

 

Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai

Battle Beyond the Stars

Ice Pirates

A Better Tomorrow

Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

Heavy Metal

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I am a total Japanese Horror film nut here's a couple.

 

Machine gun girl

Wild Zeros

Tokyo gore police

 

VERSUS (A MUST SEE!)

 

Ringu

Audition.

BIO ZOMBIE

 

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Oh and I forgot to mention.

 

I Saw the Devil

The Good, the Bad, the Weird

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Here are a few. Some of them may be too well known for your list, but anyway :P

 

Triangle (2009)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1187064/

 

The Boat That Rocked (2009)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1131729/

 

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1095217/

 

Bank Job (2008)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0200465/

 

Appaloosa (2008)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800308/

 

Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465602/

 

Mr. Brooks (2007)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780571/

 

Black Snake Moan (2006)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462200/

 

The Guardian (2006)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406816/

 

Running Scared (2006)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0404390/

 

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425210/

 

The Illusionist (2006)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443543/

 

Find Me Guilty (2006)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419749/

 

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373469/

 

The Proposition (2005)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421238/

 

Harsh Times (2005)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433387/

 

The I Inside (2004)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325596/

 

The Machinist (2004)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361862/

 

Identity (2003)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0309698/

 

11:14 (2003)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0331811/

 

High Tension (2003)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338095/

 

The Salton Sea (2002)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235737/

 

Interstate 60 (2002)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165832/

 

Dark Blue (2002)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0279331/

 

Equilibrium (2002)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238380/

 

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245844/

 

Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0237534/

 

3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233142/

 

K-PAX (2001)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0272152/

 

Frequency (2000)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0186151/

 

Payback (1999)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120784/

 

Made Men (1999)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175877/

 

eXistenZ (1999)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120907/

 

Resurrection (1999)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142804/

 

Stir of Echoes (1999)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0164181/

 

The Faculty (1998)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133751/

 

The Negotiator (1998)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120768/

 

Dark City (1998)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118929/

 

Fallen (1998)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119099/

 

Gang Related (1997)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118900/

 

The Edge (1997)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119051/

 

Retroactive (1997)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117468/

 

The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116409/

 

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104348/

 

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102266/

 

Flatliners (1990)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099582/

 

The Dream Team (1989)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097235/

 

The 'burbs (1989)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096734/

 

Tango & Cash (1989)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098439/

 

Warlock (1989)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098622/

 

Crossroads (1986)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090888/

 

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090728/

 

Elvis (1979)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079103/

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