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    Movies that surprised you...

    Hazy made a post about overrated movies so it got me thinking...

    How about movies that surprised you by being really good despite little or no critic or reviews?

    Movies you hadn't heard about or that didn't run for long in the theaters that you've seen later & love?

    Movies you discovered by accident?

    I've got quite a few movies that are among my favorite that I've discovered by "accident" and that I love:

    Office Space
    White Oleander
    My first mister
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    Best In Show. This movie was so wacky but really funny.
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    The Dresser and Dune. I only liked it at a second viewing.

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    "Defending Your Life". I had never even heard of it before I saw it on HBO or one of the movie channels. It is one of my favorites now. A great romantic comedy.
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    Amelie, Ghost World, Crazy/Beautiful, Run Lola Run and Chasing Amy are five movies I'd never heard of at all until I saw them at Blockbuster, rented and watched them, and then wondered why I'd never heard of them because they were really good.
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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding (when it first came out and was not shown in mainstream theatres). That movie was so funny to me because it was like watching *my* grandmother and all her sisters!

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    Monsoon Wedding, Bend it Like Beckham, Gloomy Sunday (The Piano Player in some countries) and The Castle. The Castle was an Australian movie - and hilarious!
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    I agree Kiwibelle with Monsoon Wedding. I loved it. I especially loved the music in it.
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    Hey greenflute - thanks for responding!!! So many people didn't see the movie that its rare to converse with someone who has!! I agree - the music was awesome, so much so I bought the CD. If you liked the music and haven't seen Bend it Like Beckham yet do - it also has great music, not to mention a good story! I love watching movies about people of 'other' cultures (as long as they're good) - kind of reminds me what we all have in common!
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    Yeah, I'm planning on seeing Bend It Like Beckham. Glad to hear it has good music in it too! I love movies about different cultures too. They are so different from the movies here in the US, and I agree that it shows our similarities more than our differences.
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