Published 2012-05-03T20:56:10+1200 Updated 2012-07-29T20:12:54+1200
Le Samourai is a good one for this list David. Like a lot of Melville films the main protagonist is a shady underworld figure but because it's French and was a major influence on the French New Wave movement, it's forvever labeled as arthouse - same could be said for most Breathless, Le Circle Rouge, Finally Sunday, Man Bites Dog etc
Oh, and Repo Man!
Le Samurai is a pretty great choice for this. And Breathless and Man Bites Dog too (I have yet to see the other two, but I'll add them anyway). As for Repo Man, I think that's just s straight up genre film. I love it but I have never heard a monocled man sipping brandy defend it.
Shutter Island? Cape Fear? Gangs of New York? (I guess they aren't "art-house", but they are pulpy and yet because they are Scorsese they are also "esteemed" with the film elite)
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