(Collaborative) Poll Suggestion: Movies You're the Only One to Know

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We all have a movie we absolutely adore, I don't mean a guilty pleasure or a childhood favorite, a movie that we love because it meets all the requirements of a great movie and, as strange as it is,  sunk into oblivion and only a few of 'enlightened' ones know.

Whenever you mention the title, the answer you  get is "huh?" and describing the cast and the plot doesn't ring a bell either, you're lucky if you get a "mmm, sounds interesting".

Now, suppose you had the power to give the film a second release, to get publicity from IMDb, to be submitted to critics or film festivals, which movie "you're-the-only-one-to-know" would you pick?

The list isn't ready yet, I need suggestions. There's no criteria regarding the film except for one: it was never included in a poll, except if it's your poll and even then, it didn't get more than 1% of the votes. That's how unknown it is.

My choice is THE INNER CIRCLE (1991)
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ElMo, just a question: are we talking American movies or also foreign movies? If I take 10 random arthouse movies from my own country, I'm pretty sure that nobody will have ever heard of any of them. But maybe that's not the purpose of this poll. Finding an American gem that nobody knows might be much more interesting in this context.
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I'm from Belgium.
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rocky-o

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wow...very cool...i'm from new york (a country unto itself)...
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Indeed, there are many countries in Europe with a smaller population than New York City! :-)
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so true...but even in this country, if you are from new york, once you step across the border, everything else seems so foreign...
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You're raising an interesting point, but the way I see it, it depends on your personal feeling. If you're not surprised that this small Belgian indie is not known on an international level, it won't be a big deal that people outside Belgium never heard about it. To give you an idea, it's just as if C'est Arrivé Près de Chez Vous wasn't such a celebrated cult-classic, I would've been pretty pissed-off.
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My tentative pick is Map of the Human Heart.
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good choice...