Top 40 Less known thrilling Master Films

by Filippos01 | created - 19 Jul 2016 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Master films which belong to the filmaking hall of wonders for the experienced viewer who seek for weird, non-compromised films that make perfect sense and know how to keep a pace :)

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1. Being John Malkovich (1999)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

90 Metascore

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Votes: 296,016 | Gross: $22.86M

One of the most original films ever.

2. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 329,949 | Gross: $45.88M

Ever wonder how 8 hours of detention inside the school library can turnout as one of the funniest films ever?

3. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

66 Metascore

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey

Votes: 313,453 | Gross: $86.06M

Lucky to be at its prerelease premiere in LA, Mean Girls turned to be a classic teenager film for a hundred reasons, all of them on the screen.

4. Performance (1970)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

A violent gangster seeks refuge from the mob in the Bohemian home of a former rock star.

Directors: Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg | Stars: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michèle Breton

Votes: 8,857 | Gross: $0.19M

Nicholas Roeg directs Mick Jagger on an action driven artistic film like no other.

5. More (1969)

112 min | Drama, Romance, Crime

Stefan, a recent college graduate, hitchhikes from Germany to Paris where he meets American expatriate, Estelle. They chase the sun to Ibiza. An idyllic island life degenerates when she introduces him to heroin and they get addicted.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Klaus Grünberg, Heinz Engelmann, Michel Chanderli

Votes: 2,218 | Gross: $0.30M

If you're looking for an as original film about the early 70's and hippy as it gets, this surely is the one and completed with psychedelic music from Pink Floyd created specifically for More.

6. Zelig (1983)

PG | 79 min | Comedy

"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan, John Buckwalter

Votes: 38,152 | Gross: $11.80M

The most different Woody Allen film. Masterly mockuments chameleon men.

7. Love and Death (1975)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, War

89 Metascore

In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet, Robinson Frank Adu

Votes: 33,979

With Woody Allen is a lol situation or a not lol situation. This is lol to death.

8. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

67 Metascore

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

Votes: 44,426 | Gross: $2.54M

Cronemberg directs Burroughs Interzone and lovely typewriter Clark Nova. She talks with a wet mouth as the hungry cockroach she is for she needs her powder. "it's a Kafka high... you feel like a bug." Says our hero.

9. The Man from Earth (2007)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.

Director: Richard Schenkman | Stars: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley, Ellen Crawford

Votes: 165,255

Didn't get the attention it worth when it came out, this a rare diamond thinking film of the past decade which you will discover only by watching it.

10. Trust (1990)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

After being thrown out of her house, Maria encounters a married woman who complains of not having children. Maria ends up in an abandoned house, where she meets Matthew. When a baby is kidnapped Maria sets out to find the woman.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Adrienne Shelly, Martin Donovan, Rebecca Nelson, John MacKay

Votes: 8,778 | Gross: $0.36M

New Yorker Hal Hartley is a big time artist and a master of coolness to all his action driven unique style films.

11. Rollerball (1975)

R | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

56 Metascore

In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck

Votes: 21,194 | Gross: $30.00M

Science fiction art together with a thrilling new game which might even get your heart thumb to its beat.

12. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

Votes: 257,193 | Gross: $54.81M

If you're into sci-fi even a tiny bit this is a storyline galore, visually stunning action film magic even 20 years later.

13. The Player (1992)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected, but which one?

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 51,309 | Gross: $21.71M

Altman's inside look in the word of Hollwood from the master of societies portraits.

14. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 6,176

Many films nowadays with "poor kids" in "poor countries" which kinda exploit our humane. Pixote is favela reality before the mentioned above emotional scheme.

15. Beautiful Boxer (2004)

Unrated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham | Stars: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-Anong Panyawong, Nukkid Boonthong

Votes: 3,046 | Gross: $0.00M

A true story and a beautiful in all senses Thai film for all of us to give it a chance. What a beautiful story...

16. The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

58 Metascore

During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.

Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol | Stars: M.L. Piyapas Bhirombhakdi, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Chatchai Plengpanich, Johnny Anfone

Votes: 1,808 | Gross: $0.45M

The epic story of how Siam became Thailand in 1528 when woman warrior changed the course of history, in the most expensive and highest grossing Thai film ever, and with the presence of royalty in the cast. When it came out in Thailand it was announced that it was prohibited to copy-dvd this one specifically. Thais truly listened and didn't copy-dvd or copy-vcd this one.

17. The Yacoubian Building (2006)

161 min | Drama

Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo.

Director: Marwan Hamed | Stars: Adel Emam, Nour El-Sherif, Youssra, Essad Youniss

Votes: 5,556

All the hard to talk about subjects from the inside of Arabian culture, their blocks and their dreams to become. Welcome to the untold story of Cairo's 21st century, facing issues I'm sure westerns also face or faced.

18. Boy A (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama

75 Metascore

The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a violent crime he committed as a child.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 36,123 | Gross: $0.11M

A well portrayed troubled teen, great photography and a rare emotional film compared to our past decade film productions.

19. Superstar (1999)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Romance

42 Metascore

A nerdy Catholic schoolgirl, Mary Katherine Gallagher, dreams of superstardom.

Director: Bruce McCulloch | Stars: Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell, Elaine Hendrix, Harland Williams

Votes: 17,359 | Gross: $30.63M

If your into off beat teenage galore, this is it, a Superstaaaaaar.

20. Serial Mom (1994)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

64 Metascore

A sweet mother finds herself participating in homicidal activities when she sees the occasion call for it.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 25,634 | Gross: $7.88M

Let's just say that a socially conscious to the bone mom wants the whole world to follow the million social rules she binds into. How far can she go to make her dream of social conformity come true?

21. Idiocracy (2006)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews

Votes: 136,940 | Gross: $0.44M

The creator of "Beavis and Buthead" plays out a thought provoking social theory that I have been thinking ever since, for what if he's right?

22. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

An awkward seventh-grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish class-mates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis, Christina Vidal

Votes: 30,643 | Gross: $4.77M

Shown even in classrooms in US for you must have a wide prospective even at 13, for we all meet the same issues. A very unique set of friends for the alternative crowd.

23. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the California pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 226,938 | Gross: $26.40M

PT does magic on all his films. This is the first-time PT magic inner viewing experience in the world of porn.

24. Strange Days (1995)

R | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 64,260 | Gross: $7.92M

Data disc recording memories and virtual players which set you virtually right into the scene, just by inserting the CD. Illegal player, illegal recordings. set in 1999 NYC seconds before the new millennium. Sci-fi awesomeness.

25. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror

71 Metascore

The filming of Nosferatu (1922) is hampered by the fact that its star Max Schreck is taking the role of a vampire far more seriously than seems humanly possible.

Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes

Votes: 38,932 | Gross: $8.29M

Nosferatu's backstage is so real that I still can't tell if it was actually filmed there and then, or not. Colorfully haunting take on a backstage true legend.

26. Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Stuart Wolfenden

Votes: 47,466 | Gross: $0.01M

Shane Meadows known for This is England, but this film is what I think he really wants to say. All his films blessed with true experiences.

27. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Votes: 11,933 | Gross: $2.29M

Some of the unparalleled visuals appearing here made me start a website in 1998 to add them to the 11th century featured poems of Sei Shonagon. A lady in waiting who wrote true wisdom poems about the different kind of lovers she met. In the film her poems are majestically handwritten on the bodies of men and women.

28. Man Bites Dog (1992)

NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.

Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Nelly Pappaert, Hector Pappaert

Votes: 34,463 | Gross: $0.21M

Belgian filming at its best. Unexpected and hot even decades later.

29. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

The vicissitudes of Gloria, a neurotic housewife, and her family's peculiar characters.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Carmen Maura, Gonzalo Suárez, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma

Votes: 8,173

Almodovar's most green and red movie of all. Kitchs set a new high and the characters involved are certainly one of a kind. Not for the everyday viewer.

30. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

78 Metascore

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, James Van Der Beek, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui

Votes: 135,965

A dream

31. Krull (1983)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis

Votes: 28,804 | Gross: $16.52M

I think that only the 80's can produce this weird aura of films as Krull.

32. Dune (1984)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

Votes: 115,432 | Gross: $30.93M

Blue eyes men.

33. Edward II (1991)

R | 87 min | Drama, History, Romance

In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Andrew Tiernan, John Lynch

Votes: 2,306 | Gross: $0.69M

Soft and elegant, Edward II stands out even for a visual master as Jarman. Hypnotic pace which dives you inside their deepest senses.

34. The Young and the Damned (1950)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán

Votes: 16,887

Los Olvidados is my personal favorite of the whole list and it's B&W fits perfectly with the magnificently portrayed Spanish "street-rats". An experience, a beauty.

35. Sweet Movie (1974)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

After winning the "most virgin" contest, Miss Canada is married to a rich milk tycoon. But she quickly flees the marriage to experience the world around her, full of sweetness and anarchy.

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Carole Laure, Pierre Clémenti, Anna Prucnal, Sami Frey

Votes: 5,111

Surrealistic as can be and not exactly with a plot, succeeds into tripping you to its spectacularly colorful world in an unmatched way. Sit back and enjoy it's beauty.

36. Strigoi (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

When the villagers killed Constantin Tirescu, they thought it was justice. Vlad Cozma thinks it was murder. Now Constantin thinks pickles might go nice with blood.

Director: Faye Jackson | Stars: Catalin Paraschiv, Rudy Rosenfeld, Constantin Barbulescu, Roxana Guttman

Votes: 1,108

We saw many takes on the vampire myth. What about the original Romanian? Unexpected.

37. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Nicholas Hope, Claire Benito, Ralph Cotterill, Syd Brisbane

Votes: 11,711

Disturbingly deep sinking into the psychotic universe.

38. Gummo (1997)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

19 Metascore

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Lara Tosh, Jacob Reynolds

Votes: 30,363 | Gross: $0.02M

If you liked BBBubby, then Gummo is a disturbingly malfunctioned master film for viewers seeking for a jaw breaking set of people and of disturbing imagery to say the least. For the very experienced.



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