Top 10 Hidden Treasures: The Best Movies You Never Saw, Part 2
#10 - ABOUT SCHMIDT [2002]
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"Relatively soon, I will die. Maybe in 20 years, maybe tomorrow, it doesn't matter. Once I am dead and everyone who knew me dies too, it will be as though I never existed. What difference has my life made to anyone. None that I can think of. None at all."

#09 - OVER THE EDGE [1979]
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"Seems to me like you all were in such a hopped-up hurry to get out of the city that you turned your kids into exactly what you were trying to get away from."


"Everybody knows everybody is dying . . . that's why people are as good as they are."

#07 - THE GREY FOX [1982]
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"In 1901, after 33 years in San Quentin, Bill Miner, 'The Gentleman Bandit,' was released into the Twentieth Century."

#06 - JACKNIFE [1989]
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"Three buddies in Vietnam. Two survived. Only one is really alive."

#05 - HARD TIMES [1975]
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—"I suppose you've been down the long, hard road?"
—"Who hasn't?"

#04 - BOUND FOR GLORY [1976]
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"'This land is your land' . . . The man who wrote these words was Woody Guthrie. His music has become as much a part of America as its mountains, its rivers, its forests and its people. His life has touched all of our lives. This is his story."

#03 - DOWN BY LAW [1986]
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"You always makin' big plans for tomorrow. You know why? Because you always fuckin' up today."

#02 - ONE FALSE MOVE [1992]
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"All it takes to bring him down is one bullet . . . one woman or . . . One False Move."


"You can't control life. It doesn't wind up perfectly. Only art you can control. Art and masturbation. Two areas in which I am an absolute expert."

User Comments - Add a Comment
ujar - 2008-06-01 17:46:48
abt schmidt is IKIRU by kurosawa?
Emily - 2008-11-02 18:33:48

I think Tarnation should be on here. Most powerful movie I've ever seen.

Marty - 2009-01-11 15:35:14

This list is rather strange, About Schmidt is only a few years old, and I wouldn't consider it a "hidden" gem. Lots of people have seen it. However I love Down by Law, Bound for Glory, and Stardust Memories (however I don't know if I would consider it a hidden one either, its one of Woody's most famous, and most popular.)

Talia - 2009-04-04 00:11:27

I saw About Schmidt, and I hated it. Mysterious Skin and Shallow Grave should be on these lists.