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Underrated '90s Movies: Hidden Gems You Need to Watch!

Which underrated '90s movies do you think deserve to be seen now? These are my recommendations:

1. **"Grosse Pointe Blank" (1997):** This dark comedy starring John Cusack as a hitman returning to his high school reunion blends humor, action, and romance perfectly.

2. **"The Iron Giant" (1999):** An animated masterpiece that was critically acclaimed but underperformed at the box office.

3. **"The Last Seduction" (1994):** Linda Fiorentino's performance as a femme fatale in this neo-noir thriller is legendary.

4. **"Galaxy Quest" (1999):** This sci-fi comedy brilliantly parodies Star Trek and fandom culture. Tim Allen, Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver are great together.

5. **"Dark City" (1998):** This visually stunning sci-fi noir was overshadowed by "The Matrix" but offers a unique story.

by Anonymousreply 144June 7, 2024 4:02 AM

I’m a fan of all those, OP! Jennifer Connelly is gorgeous in Dark City.

by Anonymousreply 1May 26, 2024 8:50 PM

Fearless 1993 Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez.

by Anonymousreply 2May 26, 2024 9:19 PM

To Die For 1995 Along with Drugstore Cowboy1989 this is Gus Van Sant's best film. Kidman at the very least deserved an Oscar nomination.

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by Anonymousreply 3May 26, 2024 9:25 PM


Bottle Rocket


The Game

Flirting With Disaster

Smoke Signals

Deep Cover


Chasing Amy

The Crush


Mortal Thoughts

My Life

by Anonymousreply 4May 26, 2024 9:54 PM

The Cell

The Long Kiss Goodnight

To Die For

by Anonymousreply 5May 26, 2024 9:58 PM

Heavy (1995) starring Pruitt Taylor Vince, Liv Tyler, Debbie Harry, and Shelley Winters. It’s a downbeat homespun drama but well-acted and very moving. It is one of my favorite movies of all time.

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by Anonymousreply 6May 26, 2024 10:00 PM

I just don't get all the love for Grosse Pointe Blank, it seems to have a kind of indie cult status. I like Driver, I like (with some reservations) Cusack, it's all just so half assed though, with midwit sitcom level writing.

by Anonymousreply 7May 26, 2024 10:01 PM

Oh, forgot to make my own suggestion:

Sling Blade

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by Anonymousreply 8May 26, 2024 10:02 PM

I second Sling Blade.

The Basketball Diaries was also good.

by Anonymousreply 9May 26, 2024 10:07 PM


by Anonymousreply 10May 26, 2024 10:50 PM

The Net, it has floppy dosks and a young, evil, Jeremy Northam

by Anonymousreply 11May 26, 2024 11:04 PM

I wouldn't call half of these movies hidden gems. Many of them were Oscar nominated. Dark City might not have been a blockbuster, but it was a hugely influential cult movie and was a person favorite of Roger Ebert.

by Anonymousreply 12May 26, 2024 11:06 PM

I have a soft spot for Singles. Such a perfect time capsule for the grunge era.

Rushmore was fun - the only Wes Anderson film I like.

Gas Food Lodging with Ione Skye and Fairuza Balk.

by Anonymousreply 13May 26, 2024 11:13 PM

From this list of "bombs":

"Glengarry Glen Ross."

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by Anonymousreply 14May 26, 2024 11:31 PM

Pump Up the Volume


Event Horizon

Muppet Treasure Island

by Anonymousreply 15May 26, 2024 11:54 PM

I agree with R10 and a Simple Plan and I also like The Opposite of Sex

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by Anonymousreply 16May 26, 2024 11:59 PM

Me so stoopit me must do "underrated" boo hoo for well-rate moooveees.

(Hidden gems, indeed.)

by Anonymousreply 17May 26, 2024 11:59 PM

Romeo is Bleeding (1993)

King of New York (1990)

Fallen Angels (1995)

by Anonymousreply 18May 27, 2024 12:01 AM

The best scene in "Grosse Point Blank": At the cemetery, as he stands in front of his father's grave he pours out a bottle of liquor. Pretty all you needed to know at Dad.

by Anonymousreply 19May 27, 2024 12:05 AM

The Last Seduction-I've never been able to look at a chain link fence the same way again.

by Anonymousreply 20May 27, 2024 12:12 AM

[quote]I just don't get all the love for Grosse Pointe Blank, it seems to have a kind of indie cult status. I like Driver, I like (with some reservations) Cusack, it's all just so half assed though, with midwit sitcom level writing.

I remember going to see this with my Mom. Jeremy Piven was the only negative, but I don't like him in anything.

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by Anonymousreply 21May 27, 2024 12:17 AM

‘Buffalo ’66’ (1998)

A neurotic recent parolee (writer-director Vincent Gallo) abducts a dancer (Christina Ricci), forcing her to meet his parents, played with batshit majesty by Ben Gazzara and Anjelica Huston. She goes along with the act, pretending to be his loving girlfriend – she’s the only one sees right through his psycho surface to the wounded little boy inside. One of the funniest movies about male insecurity ever made, Gallo’s amour fou story becomes a breathless appreciation of upstate New York dreariness, the lunatic majesty of its creator and the idea that love means always having to say you’re sorry. And that delirious donut-shop declaration ending is a keeper.

by Anonymousreply 22May 27, 2024 12:18 AM

Paradise. A 1991 movie starring Don Johnson, Melanie Griffith, and a young Elijah Wood and Thora Birch. The kids were so good in this and Don Johnson was smoking hot. I watched this about ten times the summer I was 11 because of Don.

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by Anonymousreply 23May 27, 2024 12:18 AM

[quote]I wouldn't call half of these movies hidden gems. Many of them were Oscar nominated. Dark City might not have been a blockbuster, but it was a hugely influential cult movie and was a person favorite of Roger Ebert.

Agreed, R12. Some of these movies could be considered underrated, but not hidden gems. Most are either Oscar nominated/winners, cult classics, or they played on an endless loop on TNT, TBS, or USA in the 90s and early 2000s.

Of all the movies in this thread, R2's "Fearless" is the only one I had never heard of.

by Anonymousreply 24May 27, 2024 12:23 AM

Get Shorty (pretty clever)

A Walk on the Moon. (Hello blouse man)

Stigmata (Gabriel Byrne as a hot priest)

Bedrooms and Hallways (love it)

Arachnophobia (John Goodman is great, RIP Julian Sands)

The Beverly Hillbillies (a good dumb comedy)

by Anonymousreply 25May 27, 2024 12:25 AM

I feel like Dead Again is kind of forgotten and I think it is a gem

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by Anonymousreply 26May 27, 2024 12:29 AM

[quote]Of all the movies in this thread, [R2]'s "Fearless" is the only one I had never heard of.

It's a great movie. Rosie Perez got a well-deserved Oscar nomination for it, and Jeff Bridges should have gotten one as well.

by Anonymousreply 27May 27, 2024 12:31 AM

Pure Luck.

It was hilarious to me in 1991, I wonder if it holds up? Anyone seen it lately?

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by Anonymousreply 28May 27, 2024 12:37 AM

Most of OP's movies aren't underrated.

In fact, Iron Giant is considered a beloved classic. Galaxy Quest is also highly regarded.

by Anonymousreply 29May 27, 2024 12:38 AM

Gattaca was great and I thought it should have gotten more praise/love.

by Anonymousreply 30May 27, 2024 12:38 AM

Pecker from John Waters.

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by Anonymousreply 31May 27, 2024 12:41 AM

[quote]Galaxy Quest is also highly regarded.

Hell, Amazon has been trying to make that into a series.

by Anonymousreply 32May 27, 2024 12:41 AM

Threesome, Reality Bites

by Anonymousreply 33May 27, 2024 12:42 AM

Lord of Illusions

In The Mouth of Madness

Quigley Down Under


Point of No Return

The Faculty

Lord of the Flies

by Anonymousreply 34May 27, 2024 12:48 AM

"Edward II" (1991), gay filmmaker Derek Jarman's postmodern depiction of the14th-century English monarch who humiliates and rejects his powerful queen in favor of openly ruling alongside his "favorite" (Piers Gaveston in the movie, Hugh Despenser irl). He ultimately loses his crown (he was the first English monarch to abdicate), his freedom, and his life -- in an extremely gruesome manner.

The film was very "fringe" when it opened, getting a limited release in art-house theaters, and it was rarely shown on television. The first and last time I watched it was on the Bravo network (when it was the art-house channel) 30 years ago.

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by Anonymousreply 35May 27, 2024 12:50 AM

King of the Hill. Jesse Bradford played the kid and he was very good. Good supporting cast here, too.

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by Anonymousreply 36May 27, 2024 12:56 AM

Bob Roberts. Starring Tim Robbins, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise, Giancarlo Esposito, James Spader, David Strathairn, Helen Hunt, and more!

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by Anonymousreply 37May 27, 2024 1:12 AM

Teaching Mrs Tingle 1999 Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes

by Anonymousreply 38May 27, 2024 1:14 AM

Four Rooms. Tim Roth was superb

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by Anonymousreply 39May 27, 2024 1:17 AM

Bob Roberts used to air on television all the time, then seemed to suddenly disappear right after GWB took office. I agree, it's a great film.

by Anonymousreply 40May 27, 2024 1:20 AM

Someone has to mention it so I will. Drop Dead Gorgeous, one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 41May 27, 2024 1:27 AM

First time I've seen a list of shows that I totally agree with.

That means OP has great taste.

by Anonymousreply 42May 27, 2024 1:38 AM


it has one of my favorite quotes: Sex is like pizza even when it's bad, it's still pretty good

by Anonymousreply 43May 27, 2024 1:40 AM

The Madness of King George seems to have faded into obscurity.

by Anonymousreply 44May 27, 2024 1:41 AM

Shallow Graves

by Anonymousreply 45May 27, 2024 1:42 AM

R36 I recall that King of the Hill was on a lot of critics lists of best films that year, yet it was not nominated for any award. I recently bought it on Criterion bluray.

by Anonymousreply 46May 27, 2024 1:44 AM

R22 - by all accounts Vincent Gallo is a real piece of shit, but Buffalo '66 is a terrific little film. Gallo reportedly made Ricci's life miserable during the filming though

by Anonymousreply 47May 27, 2024 1:44 AM

I think there have been a few Gallo/Ricci threads here.

by Anonymousreply 48May 27, 2024 1:56 AM

Nil By Mouth

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by Anonymousreply 49May 27, 2024 2:02 AM

Dark City is available for viewing on TUBI right now.

I was so confused by the similarities in plot with the Matrix and Dark City. Both films are equally great but one surpassed the other in terms of it's reach and success.

by Anonymousreply 50May 27, 2024 2:05 AM

John Sayles' LONE STAR with Chris Cooper and Matthew McConaughey.

by Anonymousreply 51May 27, 2024 2:10 AM

Fear 1996 Reese Witherspoon and Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg scared the shit out of me playing a psycho.

by Anonymousreply 52May 27, 2024 2:16 AM

Dark City is much better than the Matrix. I remember seeing the Matrix and thinking that it's just an empty rip off of Dark City. I've always hated the forced love interest between Neo and Trinity, and it ruins the end of every Matrix movie. Jennifer Connelly and Rufus Sewell had a much more genuine connection, and I don't even care that much about the romantic arc in either film.

by Anonymousreply 53May 27, 2024 2:19 AM

Another vote for Lone Star.

Great casting, Chris Cooper is terrific. (Very sad that Elizabeth Peña is no longer with us).

by Anonymousreply 54May 27, 2024 2:22 AM

Let's not forget Velvet Goldmine.

by Anonymousreply 55May 27, 2024 2:25 AM

R52 that reminds me of another William Petersen movie- Kiss The Sky. It’s not great, there’s a lot of talk and philosophical jargon and the two leads (Petersen and Gary Cole) can be whiny, but they show ass and that was pleasing.

The plot is that two best friends, Jeff and Marty, are dissatisfied with their boring lives go to Thailand to recapture their youth and have a threesome with a woman (Sheryl Lee). I kept hoping the men would hookup…*spoiler* … they don’t. Boo. But we got this lovely scene image:

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by Anonymousreply 56May 27, 2024 2:38 AM

Speaking of "Grosse Pointe Blank" there is a 1992 movie called "Crossing the Bridge" which really plumbs the depths of what it means to be a Michigander.

by Anonymousreply 57May 27, 2024 3:15 AM

Despite being directed by the same people, the similarities between Dark City and The Matrix are superficial. Only a complete idiot would think that The Matrix was ripping off Dark City. I say that as someone who likes both movies.

by Anonymousreply 58May 27, 2024 3:28 AM

Velvet Goldmine is amazing

by Anonymousreply 59May 27, 2024 3:35 AM

R58, only a complete idiot wouldn't see they're the same story in a different shell.

by Anonymousreply 60May 27, 2024 3:53 AM

Not hidden I guess but Dazed and Confused, Boyz N The Hood.

by Anonymousreply 61May 27, 2024 3:59 AM

I can see a young Rufus Sewell playing Neo and Jennifer Connelly as Trinity.

I cannot see Kiefer Sutherland as Morpheus.

by Anonymousreply 62May 27, 2024 4:00 AM

Some of you tramps have no idea what the word “underrated” means.

Sling Blade won an Oscar. Gattaca and Pecker are beloved by hipsters today. Election is considered a modern day Oscar snub.

by Anonymousreply 63May 27, 2024 4:13 AM

Lake Placid. It’s a perfect horror/comedy with a great cast. One of Brendan Gleeson’s best movies. For real.

by Anonymousreply 64May 27, 2024 4:33 AM

Many of us don’t keep up with what’s cool with the hipsters….so sorry

by Anonymousreply 65May 27, 2024 4:35 AM

Second for Lake Placid. Written by David E. Kelly with one of Betty White's best movie performances.

by Anonymousreply 66May 27, 2024 4:40 AM

Did Josh Charles and Stephen Baldwin have a thing?: They had great sexual chemistry together.

by Anonymousreply 67May 27, 2024 5:26 AM

Citizen X

The Ref

The Mighty

Regarding Henry

Boys On The Side


The Last Supper

Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead

What About Bob?

Marvin's Room

Benny & Joon



Music Of The Heart

The Playboys

by Anonymousreply 68May 27, 2024 6:15 AM

Next Stop Wonderland (1998)

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by Anonymousreply 69May 27, 2024 6:24 AM

Kiss the Girls, just for how sexy Cary Elwes in it

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by Anonymousreply 70May 27, 2024 6:25 AM

More young, sexy Cary Elwes in The Crush (1993)

This film is wild and weird.

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by Anonymousreply 71May 27, 2024 6:49 AM

Sugar Town.

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by Anonymousreply 72May 27, 2024 7:32 AM

Gee, the '90s were a shit movie decade.

by Anonymousreply 73May 27, 2024 1:14 PM

Re Election, according to Wikipedia:

The film's original ending, which was received poorly by test audiences, was not known until a rough workprint of it was found in a box of VHS tapes at a yard sale in 2011.

by Anonymousreply 74May 27, 2024 1:16 PM

The Harvey Fierstein cameo is hilarious.

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by Anonymousreply 75May 27, 2024 2:07 PM

Living in Oblivion 1995

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by Anonymousreply 76May 27, 2024 5:38 PM

Another vote for The Ref. Judy Davis is stellar, Glynis Johns is a marvelous bitch, and it's the first movie where I figured that Kevin Spacey was gay.

by Anonymousreply 77May 27, 2024 7:02 PM

I caught Quick Change again the other night; I'd forgotten how funny that movie is. Bill Murray, Geena Davis, and Randy Quaid pull off a seemingly-perfect bank heist, but then spend the rest of the movie desperately trying to escape New York City, with police detective Jason Robards hot on their heels. Bill Murray is a frickin' comic genius, though a mugging Quaid can be a bit much at times.

This scene where they stumble into mob headquarters is one of the funniest in the film.

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by Anonymousreply 78May 28, 2024 2:47 AM

I love this one, which seemed to be overshadowed by 54.

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by Anonymousreply 79May 28, 2024 3:09 AM

WHET Whit Stillman? Critics were drooling over his films back in the 90s.

(Probably the same thing that happened to Edward Burns)

by Anonymousreply 80May 28, 2024 4:15 AM

Love Ed Burns. Top drawer.

by Anonymousreply 81May 28, 2024 4:17 AM

Annoying voice, though

by Anonymousreply 82May 28, 2024 4:47 AM

The French film, The Dinner Game, 1998, is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.

The US remake, Dinner with Schmucks, was abysmal

by Anonymousreply 83May 28, 2024 4:58 AM

What's that one where Jay Mohr is a gay drug dealer? I liked that one.

by Anonymousreply 84May 28, 2024 5:07 AM

Another vote for Last Days of Disco.

In Dreams - Annette Benning is superb and RDJ at his most creepily androgynous. Some stunning underwater images. The story is bilge but the atmosphere is incredible.

by Anonymousreply 85May 28, 2024 5:11 AM

[quote]What's that one where Jay Mohr is a gay drug dealer? I liked that one.

GO. I love that movie. Timothy Olyphant is hot asf. Everyone should see it just for that.

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by Anonymousreply 87May 28, 2024 5:41 AM

Citizen Ruth

by Anonymousreply 88May 28, 2024 5:42 AM

According to the thread linked below, the OP of this thread is an AI bot. Those of you who agreed with “OP” will be safe when the AI bots take over. Those who didn’t: watch out!

I’m reminded of the old Folgers coffee commercial in which the coffee in a “fine” restaurant is replaced with Folgers, and diners are asked to comment on the coffee and react when told it’s Folgers.

“We’ve replaced human OPs with AI bots in a long-standing online discussion forum. Let’s see if the posters can tell the difference.”

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by Anonymousreply 89May 28, 2024 7:14 AM

[quote] I wouldn't call half of these movies hidden gems.

Agreed. They are mainstream, breakout indies that in the VHS rental store era were seen by everyone.

Election, To Die For, Galaxy Quest and Reality Bites are underrated, hidden gems? Come on, guys.

by Anonymousreply 90May 28, 2024 7:42 AM

The Quick and the Dead.

by Anonymousreply 91May 28, 2024 7:43 AM

Whether underrated, under-seen, underappreciated, or under remembered:

The Thin Red Line


Shallow Grave

Wonder Boys (2000, I know)

by Anonymousreply 92May 28, 2024 10:39 AM

R90 our homo asses saw them but go ask a straight guy about those movies

by Anonymousreply 93May 28, 2024 10:53 AM

Straight guys saw Galaxy Quest!

by Anonymousreply 94May 28, 2024 11:10 AM

I watched Gattaca last night on Prime. Hadn’t seen it since it came out. It’s a really good movie. Ethan Hawke, Jude Law, Uma Thurman, and Loren Dean (WHET?) were all so beautiful in this.

by Anonymousreply 95May 28, 2024 4:15 PM

for people under 40 many of these films are unknown. In the 90s films such as Citizen Ruth and Living in Oblivion didn't play in multi-plexes and were never as well known as Titanic, Goodfellas, LA Confidential . . .and never played in constant rotation on HBO like Ghost, Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing . . ..

by Anonymousreply 96May 28, 2024 6:33 PM

I saw Gattaca in the movie theater when it came out, and I very much enjoyed it. I haven't seen it since. Time to search out for it again.

by Anonymousreply 97May 28, 2024 7:21 PM

A.I. came up with the idea and the movies list for this thread. Seriously. Just FYI

by Anonymousreply 98May 28, 2024 7:28 PM

Leaving normal

by Anonymousreply 99May 28, 2024 9:10 PM

The Sure Thing; like GPB, it was quirky John Cusack at his best -another incarnation of Lloyd Dobler

Another vote for Drugstore Cowboy. That should be more of a cult classic than it is

by Anonymousreply 100May 28, 2024 9:57 PM

Has Todd Solondz's movie Happiness been mentioned?

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by Anonymousreply 101May 28, 2024 10:28 PM

I loathe Todd Solondz. He and Lars Von Tryhard can suck each other's cocks in hell.

A fundamentally dishonest filmmaker.

by Anonymousreply 102May 28, 2024 10:54 PM

Not to burst anyone's bubble but Drugstore Cowboy was released in 1989.

by Anonymousreply 103May 28, 2024 10:55 PM

[quote] The Quick and the Dead.

Sharon Stone was sublime in this. And her eye for talent was impeccable.

A masterpiece that must be experienced.

by Anonymousreply 104May 28, 2024 10:59 PM

Love and Human Remains (1993) - Early Thomas Gibson film, and WHET to hottie Cameron Bancroft?

Henry Fool (1998) - The ubiquitous James Urbaniak and the underutilized Thomas Jay Ryan costar (Parker Posey in a supporting role) in an obscure story about a garbage man who befriends a brilliant drunkard, and years later goes on to win the Nobel Prize for poetry.

High Art (1998) - Possibly Alley Sheedey's best role

I Shot Andy Warhol (1998) - Lili Taylor in a must-see film for any modern feminist.

Shine (1998) - A film about the brilliant pianist Jan Sardi, who suffered a mental breakdown and spent years in institutions.

Pi (1998) - Who knew math could have such a dark side?

I saw a LOT of indie films In 1998.

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by Anonymousreply 105May 28, 2024 11:40 PM

Poland's legendary writer/director Krzysztof Kieslowski made his best films in the 1990s. Sadly, he died in 1996.

The Double Life of Veronique (1991)

Three Colors Trilogy: Blue (1993) Three Colors Trilogy: White (1994) Three Colors Trilogy: Red (1994)

Of these, Veronique is my favorite. Irene Jacob is exquisite in this parallel universe drama. If you ever wish you'd been alive to witness Anna Pavlova's "Dying Swan," this film is for you.

by Anonymousreply 106May 29, 2024 12:05 AM

Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

It still keeps me in stitches.

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by Anonymousreply 107May 29, 2024 12:23 AM

Brenda Blethyn's performance in "Secrets and Lies" received critical acclaim, earning her the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, in addition to a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Adoptee rights organisation Bastard Nation used the film as a vehicle to raise awareness of sealed birth records

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by Anonymousreply 108May 29, 2024 12:36 AM

Sneakers 1992

Robert Redford, Mary McDonnell, Ben Kingsley, David Aykroyd, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, David Straithairn.

by Anonymousreply 109May 29, 2024 12:40 AM

R108 and yet few saw the film, and if you asked people who Brenda Blethyn is I doubt anyone would know. That was a long time ago

by Anonymousreply 110May 29, 2024 12:43 AM

Also, Mary McDonnell in Passion Fish 1992. Oscar worthy performance in my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 111May 29, 2024 12:48 AM

Men Don't Leave (1990) with Jessica Lange, Joan Cusack, Chris O'Donnell, and Cathy Bates blew me away. A beautiful, poignant story, but never cloying or manipulative. One of the finest films I've ever seen. Quietly, unself-consciously moving. Flawless performances.

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by Anonymousreply 112May 29, 2024 12:50 AM

Mary McDonnell also did tv, Battlestar Galactica. I really liked her, as you can tell.

by Anonymousreply 113May 29, 2024 12:54 AM

Ahhh…this thread has reminded me of some films I loved that I’d forgotten about! Love and Human Remains, Men Don’t Leave, Citizen Ruth…

A 90s film that is *NOT* a gem..The 1999 remake of The Haunting. I just tried to watch it again to see if it was bad as I remembered..it was worse! It’s a shame since the original is one of my all time favorites. Catherine Zeta-Jones steals this one and is about the only reason to watch. Quite a feat considering she was all of 16 when she filmed it!

by Anonymousreply 114May 29, 2024 1:04 AM

R112 Don’t you love how they tacked in a photo of Joan Cusack sloppily alongside that nice family embrace? Whyyyy?

R114 Z was nearly 30 when she made that film.

by Anonymousreply 115May 29, 2024 4:12 AM

Freeway with Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland

by Anonymousreply 116May 29, 2024 4:16 AM

It’s beloved here, but forgotten elsewhere. “A Home of Our Own,” starring Kathy Bates, Edward Furlong, and poverty!

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by Anonymousreply 117May 29, 2024 4:18 AM

R117 wonderful film. Saw it by accident on some random tv station on a Saturday afternoon years ago and loved it.

by Anonymousreply 118May 29, 2024 4:37 AM

The toxic masculinity "black comedy" (according to Wikipedia -- there's NOTHING funny about this film, imo) In The Company of Men. Aaron Eckhart is great in the role that put him on the map, but you'll want to stomp him in the face repeatedly.

And I'm pretty sure the MAGTOWs and incels of today study this film closely; Eckhart's odious woman-hating character is named ... wait for it ... Chad!

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by Anonymousreply 119May 29, 2024 4:45 AM

Richard Linklater's 'Slacker' (1990) is funny as fuck.

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by Anonymousreply 120May 29, 2024 1:39 PM

[quote]A 90s film that is *NOT* a gem..The 1999 remake of The Haunting. I just tried to watch it again to see if it was bad as I remembered..it was worse! It’s a shame since the original is one of my all time favorites. Catherine Zeta-Jones steals this one and is about the only reason to watch. Quite a feat considering she was all of 16 when she filmed it!

Agreed; it's not even campy fun in the way that old Vincent Price movies are. It's just a boring mess and a total waste of Lili Taylor's weird talent

by Anonymousreply 121May 29, 2024 2:29 PM

"Life is Sweet" (1990)

I was today years old when I realized that the night-and-day identical twins in this film weren't actually twins. Not only that, but one of them is Jane Horrocks, who would play Bubble on Absolutely Fabulous just two years later. And look where the others in the cast are now: Alison Steadman, Claire Skinner, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Rea, Timothy Spall. A charming film directed by Mike Leigh. I had this on VHS for years and watched it again many times. It is a great story about a dysfunctional working-class family: among their many ups and downs, they try to get ahead by buying a food truck.

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by Anonymousreply 122May 29, 2024 2:30 PM

[quote]Z was nearly 30 when she made that film.

Someone must be new around here…

by Anonymousreply 123May 29, 2024 2:40 PM

You’re both wrong Catherine just turned 17 last year!

by Anonymousreply 124May 29, 2024 2:44 PM
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by Anonymousreply 125May 30, 2024 3:10 AM

How wrong was I to believe I had plumbed the depths of terminal cuteness in a number of slobbering sentimental films Hollywood has churned out lately along with its more violent fare.

What I mistook for the bottom proves merely the diving board from which HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT hurdles you into yet more deeply depraved emotionally slatternliness that piles soggy platitude on platitude for nearly two mind dissolving hours


by Anonymousreply 126May 30, 2024 4:17 AM

R125 I loved that movie. Corny and cheesy but pure escapism.

by Anonymousreply 127May 30, 2024 12:26 PM

There is only ONE "Z", and it isn't CZJ!

by Anonymousreply 128June 5, 2024 8:58 PM

Die Hard 3 is mad underrated as an action flick and is the best in the series after the first.

by Anonymousreply 129June 5, 2024 9:08 PM

I love Die Hard with a Vengeance. Including the odd casting choice of singer-songwriter Leslie Ann Phillips, aka Sam Phillips, as a mute terrorist (& love interest of Jeremy Irons)

by Anonymousreply 130June 5, 2024 9:24 PM

Green Card starring DL fave Andie MacDowell

by Anonymousreply 131June 5, 2024 9:30 PM

"Crazy From the Heart"---1991.

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by Anonymousreply 132June 5, 2024 9:32 PM

Groundhogs Day starring DL fave Andie MacDowell and Dan Akroyd

by Anonymousreply 133June 5, 2024 9:35 PM

I thought it was Groundhog Day with Chevy Chase and Malcolm McDowell

by Anonymousreply 134June 5, 2024 9:46 PM

Two movies, one from 2002 (sorry), both involving actors / comedians who I normally find irritating:

1. Cable Guy: Jim Carey and Matthew Broderick. Blue collar guy (Carey) installs cable at white collar guy's (Broderick's) apartment. Broderick makes off-hand remark that they should hang out and Carey tries to take him up on the offer. Theme: social lines that are drawn, loneliness.

2. One-Hour Photo (before the days of iPhones, digital cameras, & inexpensive color printers): Robin Williams works at the one-hour photo place. Young family (hetero couple with young children) print photos at Williams' shop. Williams, lonely, begins a fantasy life wherein he is good friends with this young family. Theme: again, social lines drawn. Why was it an impossible fantasy for a single male introvert to be friends with this family?

by Anonymousreply 135June 5, 2024 10:42 PM

R134 sorry to burst the figment of your imagination

by Anonymousreply 136June 5, 2024 10:44 PM

Galaxy Quest isn't underrated. It's a cult classic with a following of its own. Even inspired a FANTASTIC documentary in which the TNG actors participated.

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by Anonymousreply 137June 6, 2024 12:35 AM

Dolores Claiborne

by Anonymousreply 138June 6, 2024 1:41 AM

Can’t Hardly Wait.

by Anonymousreply 139June 6, 2024 1:50 AM

Passion Fish is easily John Sayles' best film. Mary McDonnell and Alfre Woodard are both excellent, but the same is true of the supporting cast. The episodic structure works well.

by Anonymousreply 140June 6, 2024 2:20 AM

NOBODY'S FOOL, 1994. Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Jessica Tandy and Philip Seymour Hoffman. A strong cast, but Paul Newman gives a jaw droppingly good performance. There is a scene where he goes to his abandoned childhood home and is haunted by memories of his abusive father. It's an astonishing piece of acting. Bruce Willis is actually good too.

by Anonymousreply 141June 6, 2024 2:53 AM

My Own Private Idaho made me and my best friend actually plot out our future lives where we dropped out of high school and became male hustlers in some sunless Pacific Northwest town.

I loved that film so much, I can still quote half of it.

by Anonymousreply 142June 6, 2024 3:08 AM

Citizen Ruth starring Laura Dern.

Absolutely brilliant satire on partisanship politics as told through the abortion debate. It oddly seemed to predict our current climate of utter division at all costs.

by Anonymousreply 143June 6, 2024 3:11 AM

Waking Ned Devine.


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