Jim Jarmusch's Gimme DangerJarmusch saves his rawest aesthetic to date for the rough and tough Stooges, and even though it is a major stylistic departure for Jarmusch he seems comfortable in this different skin. Jarmusch provides new insight into the highly influential band and the deep emotional wounds that have propelled Iggy for the last 50 years.
Michael Ritchie's The Bad News Bears
Ritchie's slacker sensibility is a perfect match with the material. I don't think this one gets near enough attention and should be in any conversation around the greatest sports movies of all time.
Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands' Uncertain
Michael Schultz's Cooley High
Even though it was an AIP production, it feels more like an American New Wave film or a 1970's Shadows. I have heard it referenced in rap songs and as an important entry in that decade's pop culture but now finally seeing it, it exceeded expectations in the way it captures the clothes, the music, the feel of the times. Required viewing for anyone that wants a link from Shadows to Burnett to Spike.