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So, I've seen some movies over the past few weeks that are old, in a sense, and are often overlooked. The two I am referring to are [B]Fried Green Tomatoes[/B] and [B]Hairspray[/B].

Fried Green Tomatoes is a very enchanting story. I want to read the book so bad, but I can't find it anywhere. I think Idgie Threadgood is a modern sort of Robin Hood character, and very strong at that. The part where [spoiler]Evelyn goes to the home to find the nurse taking down Idgie's flowers, and she thinks that she died, when it turns out she just went back to her house[/spoiler] is so captivating because it pulls you in and, in my case, makes you cry, but then that all changes.

Hairspray is one of those movies where you have to be open minded. It's a very off-beat kind of movie, and I think the writers intended it to be that way. I thought it funny that [spoiler]Ricki Lake's mother was a transvestite[/spoiler]. I haven't been able to see all of it, yet, but the majority of it I have. I love when she's [spoiler]sent to the L.D. class.[/spoiler]

If anyone wants the summaries of these movies, tell me and I'l post them.

Add your own movies if you'd wish.
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I loved [b]Fried Green Tomatoes[/b]. Such a touching story. I saw it on TV a few years ago and its name hasn't left my mind since.
Sorry, I can't help putting this in. Name your favourite book, movie, and food.
The answer to all three is, Fried Green Tomatoes!

A movie I saw my girlfriend watch recently was [b]Finding Forrester[/b]. Another touching story about a boy from the bronx with the hidden talent of being a genius writer. ^^ Something I'm not.
I guess I'm just a sap for sappy movies, or maybe it's just because it's a Sean Connery movie.
Still, I suggest Finding Forrester to everyone out there.

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This might seem a bit surprising but I thought "The Last Samurai" was an amazing movie, but it didn't really seemed to get picked up by many. I think it did alright in the theatre, mostly because of Tom Cruise. But it was quite the movie, lots of actions and its really indepth. If you havn't seen it you should give it a watch.
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[size=1][b]Confessions of a Dangerous Mind[/b] seems like such an overlooked movie to me. I love it. The story is both witty and tragic, and the cinematics are fantastic - so many awesome camera shots, lots of memorable moments. I don't know why more people don't like it.

I'm not necessarily sure if this second one is overlooked because it really is or if I'm the only one who thinks so, but I recently saw [b]Crash[/b] in theatres and it was amazing. The acting is really impressive and the music is great - I'm going to buy the soundtrack as soon as I can.

To round my list out at three, another great overlooked movie is [b]Shaun of the Dead[/b]. It's so unbelievably funny, and I know so many people who don't even know it exists. We must educate them![/size]
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A film that is brilliant but far too overlooked is [COLOR=Red]Barton Fink.[/COLOR]
John Goodman acts his role of lifetime
I think this is one of the Coen brothers most moody film even beyond their other masterpiece, "Fargo."

Another film I love but is really underrated is [COLOR=Purple]Big trouble in Little China[/COLOR]
it has everything you could ask from a B-movie action, suspense, cheesy diaologue, and martial arts galore.
[/COLOR] I loved it especially [spoiler]the lift scene when after they drink the magic potion and Jack Burtons says "I feel good and I'm not scared at all. I just fell kind of..kind of invincible. Is it hot in here or is it just me?" [/spoiler]

it has some of the best quotes ever!

[COLOR=Red]"Henry Swansons my name and excitements my game " (such a porn star line! lol)

Jack - Then you're off to rule the universe beyond the grave.
Lo Pan - Indeed!
Jack - Or check into a psycho ward whichever comes first, huh?

And when that 7ft ape is bashing the back of your favourite head against the wall and says "Jack have you paid your doos? Just Do what old Jack Burton always does. Stare that monster sqaure in the eye and say, Yes sir the cheque is in the mail" [/COLOR]
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