Films that unexpectedly stuck with you

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    Might need to cover this one a bit more the the subject allowed.

    Despite having masses of stuff to watch I found myself watching Rock N Rolla again the other night, at the time of its release I said something like "it will probably only be remembered in ten years by fans of the director", I hold that such a thing is still true but it does not stop me from enjoying it.

    Another example might be Jackie Brown, for many it is Quentin Tarantino's other film (give or take how you might feel about Death Proof) in that not so many people might have seen it compared to the others but it still has its fans.

    On the other hand anybody can watch say Star Wars, James Bond (save perhaps Timothy Dalton's Bond), the goonies, Back to the future.... at any point and nobody will raise an eyebrow until you hit superfan territory. For this I am not seeking that sort of film.

    Films nobody expected to be all time greats but you really enjoy might be a better way of phrasing it though it is still not ideal.

    As the Scifi channel Dune entries probably would make it onto such a list I will allow it to go there, if we end up speaking about old cartoons then we have gone too far.
     
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    Man, with your criteria it's sort of difficult for me to even think of one movie that I still watch like that.

    I dunno if the Marx Brothers stuff counts, since it's mostly over 70-80 years old now (so unless you're a fan, you've probably never heard of them outside minor mentions), but I watch their films all the time when I need a laugh.
     
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    The Philadelphia Story really stuck with me. I watched it with my mom because she said she liked it and I was amazed how much I loved it.
     
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    There was a film back from about 10 years ago called Frequency which I must have watched a dozen times. I dont think it either got a great reception from reviewers nor did well in the box office. If you've not seen it, its a really good watch.
     
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    I agree with Essometer on OldBoy.
    I felt something during that film that I don't believe it has an official name yet.
    Somewhere between sadism, ecstasy and depression.... I guess they call it "fucked up" nowadays.
     
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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0186151/ kristianity77?
    I keep meaning to watch it, I had ended up seeing a few kind of like it though so it tends to slip down the list.

    More recently for me Lockout
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1592525/
    Absolutely action drivel but it really worked for me.

    I really like the Thomas Jane punisher film, I first saw it on a plane and when I got back to the world (I was lumped with dial up) I found it has been trashed. Before someone asks yeah I did see the short, give me more. Indeed it is probably the only comic book film I can rewatch at all.

    On the subject of Thomas Jane he did a film called Give 'em Hell Malone. I watched it as he was in a run of films I quite liked, though it was by no means unenjoyable I ultimately dismissed it but a friend that also saw it remarks about it to this day.

    This is turning into more of a "I am a fan of B-movies" so I will cut it off here for the time being.
     
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    i realy liked that movie
     
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    Shaun of the Dead.
    Might not be an old one but <3 it.
     
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    Groundhog Day

    It stuck with me ever since I first decided to watch it on Netflix. What a masterpiece.
     
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    I second Groundhog Day. And I'd add to the list Sneakers, which seems incredibly appropos to the state of affairs today.
     
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    Heathers. I'm obsessed with that movie. It's to the point that I can almost quote the entire movie.....
     
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    Bad Taste, the first movie by Peter 'Lord of the Rings' Jackson. It probably cost less than $100 to make and to this day it's still amazing.
     
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    Looper and The Master.
    They're not old but I'll still be watching them a long time from now.
    Joaquin Phoenix is so good in The Master.
     
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    rock n rolla, the worst of the guy ritchie films , but not bad, but whatever happened to the sequel they promise at the end?
     
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    Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai. That movie's opening sequence is just unforgettable.