BySteve Johnson, writer at
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Steve Johnson

In the sea of films out there, it's hard to find something good to watch that's fresh and new. There are very few hidden gems in Hollywood. Not every movie on this list is Oscar-worthy in terms of quality, but they sure are fun.

So without further ado, here are 5 relatively unknown movies you should give a look:

Kicking and Screaming

Will Ferrel stars in this soccer comedy revolving around him coaching his son's soccer team. The movie may not have the greatest reviews but in my opinion, there's a certain charm to it. For me, it falls somewhere between "so bad it's good" and "hilarious". Though this may be 95 minutes of jokes, there's definitely a somewhat heartwarming story hidden in there. Definitely worth a look.


The Legend of the Rent
The Legend of the Rent

You probably heard about Bernie at the time of it's 2011 release, but many have yet to see it. I'd say you can consider it a comedy, but at the same time it has a very dramatic and dark story. It follows him developing a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, but when their relationship takes a dark turn, the movie does as well, evolving from a comedy about a funeral director into a semi-courtroom drama.


I'm more than a bird, I'm more than a plane...
I'm more than a bird, I'm more than a plane...

I'll be honest, this is one of my favorite movies. It stars Liam Neeson for goodness sake! He plays an alcoholic air marshal on a routine flight, when a new threat arises. A passenger will die every 20 minutes unless Liam's character, Bill Marks, gives the anonymous criminal 150 million dollars. This movie had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, with plot twists and surprises almost constantly.


While Speed may be a relatively popular movie, there is still a large group of people that are completely oblivious to the film. Starring Keanu Reeves, the film is about a police officer and a bus passenger (Sandra Bullock) trapped on a bus being threatened by a local terrorist (Dennis Hopper). The bus must stay above 50 miles per hour at all times, or an explosive below the bus will detonate, killing all the passengers within. This is a very well paced movie, I highly recommend it.

Weird Al's UHF

You would think UHF would be a 90 minute compilation of Weird Al's musical parodies, but it turns out to be so much more. Al Yankovic stars as George Newman, a down on his luck 30 something who gets the bright idea to start his own UHF station. He faces competition from the rival TV station, his new living is put in jeopardy, as well as everyone working at his station.

In my opinion, it's not the greatest film in terms of storytelling, but the comedy is absolutely golden. It combines physical comedy with parody and everything in between. This is one of the most fun movie viewing experiences for me.

So, what did you think of my choices? Did any of them appeal to you?


Which of these movies would you like to watch?


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