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Your fave scenes from less popular movies

Post by Mugsy » 08 Feb 2017, 22:18

Thought we could start up a thread to highlight scenes that we each enjoy from the lesser known/popular movies out there. We don't have to link every scene we like in one go... just as we see fit.

So start off, I quite enjoy the 2010 film The Next 3 Days starring Russell Crowe and the scene with Liam Neeson teaching him how to conduct a prison break was the highlight for me as it sets up the monumental challenge ahead of Crowe's character.

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Post by Sathias » 09 Feb 2017, 20:29

^ I haven't seen that film, it looks interesting.

Really I could post the whole movie but this is one of the iconic scenes from my favourite movie of all time, Repo Man. (See avatar and sig quote)

In this scene Bud (Harry Dean Stanton) has been showing new repo man Otto (Emilio Estevez) the ropes and have just finished a job, so Bud has decided to fang around in the storm drains for a while (for a reason that isn't all that clear, it's not a movie that tries to make sense at all times), where they run into some rivals of their repo company, some car thieves called the Rodriguez Brothers.



A close friend of mine (who passed some 19 years ago) introduced me to this film and it's been very important to a group of mates of mine for a long time, partially because they played some of the soundtrack at his funeral, at his request. (He didn't know he was going to die, he'd happened to have the "What would you do if you had a choice of what sort of funeral youd have" conversation with his sister)

It's one of the most quotable films of all time, has a great soundtrack, its a cult classic and there are so many small details in it I was noticing more things I hadn't seen before after 10+ watches. I love it.
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Post by Mugsy » 09 Feb 2017, 22:35

I've heard of Repo Man but have never seen it. I quite enjoy watching Emilio Estevez's movies so will have to get my hands on a copy.

A film is always made better when it's got some kind of special significance to real life.

Now this next one is still a popular movie but not the most well known film in western society since it's an Asian film. Ip Man is based on Bruce Lee's master and, in this iteration, is played by Donnie Yen from Rogue One and xXx 3. This is by far my fav fight scene in the flick (or it's sequels):



Now, don't tell me you don't want to see this man wield a lightsaber.
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Post by GamingKen » 10 Feb 2017, 01:34

Falling Down - Not necessarily a "less popular" movie, but not one that often comes up when talking about "best movies" or "all time favourites", though it is absolutely one of my favourite movies of all time. This scene in the burger takeaway restaurant is one I will always like (and I'm surprised more people don't snap like this on a daily basis)

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Post by Nitephyre » 11 Feb 2017, 15:23

Mr Douglas in Falling Down is one of the greatest cinematic performances. I love it.
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Post by Mugsy » 11 Feb 2017, 16:09

Been a while since I've watched Falling Down. That burger joint scene is a classic along the construction site one.

Pretty sure most (all?) of you would have seen Dark City though it's not a well known film to the average joe. I love how well crafted this movie is, but I'm quite fond of the intro sequence narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. Very much sets the tone of the mystery ahead. Loved the movie so much it was the first ever DVD I ever purchased.

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Post by Sathias » 11 Feb 2017, 17:05

I re-watched Falling Down a few years ago and some of the scenes have aged really badly. The scene in the Korean store where he racially abuses the guy for charging the massive price of 50 cents for a can of coke for instance :lol:
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Post by Nitephyre » 12 Feb 2017, 10:55

I know right... watching old movies and hearing the prices of things makes me sigh :D

Yes, Dark City is a movie that deserved more accolade.
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Post by Mugsy » 12 Feb 2017, 11:26

The $5 shake line from Pulp Fiction is another one that cracks me up. I never saw the movie when it first came out (hell, I've still yet to sit through it from start to finish) so when I first heard the $5 shake line, that was pretty much the normal price for a shake even at Maccas.

Bowfinger is a movie that I find a lot of people have forgotten exists (maybe I just talk to the wrong people about the movie). The ending was definitely the best way they could have ended it...

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Post by phylum » 15 Feb 2017, 14:08

I could go all day with scenes from shitty movies but I'll pick two.

First some Cameron Mitchell love (VOLUME WARNING)


And this is Leo Fong at his finest
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Post by NotThatDoug » 16 Feb 2017, 10:16

The science montage from Megashark vs Giant Octopus is why that movie is my favourite movie in the always expanding B grade made for TV Shark Disaster genre.

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Post by Mugsy » 18 Feb 2017, 00:14

Every time I see this scene from Street Kings, I'm expecting Keanu to shout out "MENDOZA!!!!!!!!!!" at the end of it.

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Post by Sathias » 18 Feb 2017, 08:19

I was talking about this film with a dude on Twitter yesterday, the original Drunken Master from 1978, which is the film that made Jackie Chan famous in China. This is the opening scene where the film's protagonist, Thunderleg, an assassin who is a master of the Devil's Kick kung fu style, receives a contract to kill his next target. The basic plot is that Jackie is a talented but childish son of a kung fu master who has to learn the Eight Drunken Gods style from his cruel uncle in order to save his father from Thunderleg.

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Post by Mugsy » 19 Feb 2017, 09:08

Drunken Master is a classic!

Speaking of fight scenes, this fisty-cuff from the movie Wedlock looks even more B grade now than it did back int he day but the ending to the fight is still oh so satisfying.

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Post by Mugsy » 19 Feb 2017, 15:34

I gotta sit down and watch Thank You For Smoking sometime... been on my to watch list since it came out... yes, I have a long to watch list.

Back in the 90s, it seemed like Steven Seagal couldn't be defeated. Not even by the ever serious Tommy Lee Jones. Then came along air pressure and gravity...



And people realised they were then watching a Kurt Russell movie.
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Post by storm84 » 19 Feb 2017, 15:42

There are so many great scenes in the film - that one just happened to be the best of what I could find on Youtube. The opening scene with the main character on a talk show alongside a kid dying from cancer is probably the best moment (of many good ones in the film).

From an underappreciated Indie gem to a fantastic big-budget big-name box-office flop
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Post by Mugsy » 19 Feb 2017, 18:50

When magician's do charity work in third world countries...

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Post by Nitephyre » 20 Feb 2017, 13:17

Ahh Death to Smoochy... a brilliant Robin Williams and Edward Norton movie.
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Post by Mugsy » 27 Feb 2017, 22:30

I remember watching Perfect Blue in the cinemas at Uni and was really impressed with how the animated medium lent itself to a psychological thriller. This movie is a masterpiece IMHO. I really liked how the ending came about and the final scene in the end chase really shows how messed up the antagonist's mind is (about 7min mark in the vid below). Obviously, this is a SPOILER for anyone who hasn't seen the movie.

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Post by Nitephyre » 28 Feb 2017, 23:20

Ahh Tremors! :D
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Post by Mugsy » 09 Apr 2017, 09:15

Quite enjoyed this recent Kevin Costner lead action flick "3 Days to Kill". This isn't the full scene but I love how it mixes the character's family affairs with his job as an assassin...

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Post by Mugsy » 30 Apr 2017, 13:45

Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, and Dragons! How can it not be good?

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