The Golden Groundhog Awards
are a new cinema tradition, established to recognize genuinely outstanding films from the previous year that lacked the distribution and marketing support needed to propel them into the public consciousness. To be eligible for a Golden Groundhog, a film must meet three criteria: the film must have been released during the previous year, grossed less than $1 million at the U.S. box office, and received rave reviews from the limited audiences who watched the film. These are classic underground hits – immensely appreciated by the small audiences who have discovered them, but virtually unknown to the broader movie-going audience.
These are the nominees. You can click on the links to save them to your Netflix queue:
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*Updated with link for Sunnyvale movie on 1-15-06