Overlooked Movie Titles


Every year, American movie critic Roger Ebert hosts this festival in his hometown called “The Overlooked Film Festival”. It’s made up of films that are (in his opinion, at least) worthy of great acclaim, but haven’t received it.

I was reading something about Ebert recently, and was reminded of this festival. I’m wondering what films y’all might have that fall into this category. I recently posted about this movie IS and I watched, called Chumscrubber, which was fantastic. I’d never heard of it before, and got it largely only because there was a preview playing on the monitor at the video store.

Some others that come to mind:

Proof – geeky romance/drama from a couple of years ago with Anthony Hopkins, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jake Gyllenhaal. Absolutely loved Paltrow in this film.

Frailty – religious/scary movie starring Bill Paxton/Matthew McConaughey (sp). Creepy as all get out.

Them/Ils – suggested to me by SevenSeas. Very scary, very intense, and an unexpected ending. I was afraid to walk to the bus after seeing this!

The Game – psychological thriller of sorts starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn. I know many people who hated this film. I’ve seen it twice and cried both times at the end. Whew.

Gross Pointe Blank – John Cusack as a hitman who returns to suburban Detroit for his high school reunion. So many laughs, you’ll have to watch it again to hear what you missed the first time around.

Death to Smoochy – I’ve mentioned this one on here before, but honestly, I think it’s the funniest Williams film besides Good Morning Vietnam. Ed Norton is great!

Joe versus the Volcano – Each time Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks made a (generally lame) movie together, this oldie was mentioned and berated. Ironically, I think it’s the only one that’s any good. Best wedding ceremony ever.

Happy Accidents – my sister told me about this film, which I think she watched mostly because it stars Vincent D’Onfrio of Law and Order fame. I wasn’t expecting too much, but was pleasantly surprised. I was on the edge of my seat by the end.

Source by Jason M Spencer

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