Obscurity factor: 5
I was at a friends house a few weeks ago, watching Blank City a new documentary about the No Wave movement in film in the late 70's and early 80's in New York's east village neighborhood. It was a gritty, dangerous time to live in New York and that area was one of the worst parts of the city. Also called the Cinema of Transgression, No Wave had its roots in punk and the films that came out of the movement were dark, edgy and had a nothing-to-lose quality to them. They reminded me of this film.
This is one of those films that has a robust cult following. It's particularly resonant in the gay community because of the lesbian overtones in the girl's relationship. It's rarely, if ever screened on TV now, and the 2000 DVD release is no longer in production, leading to prices for it on Amazon rocketing above $100. It's not currently to be found on iOffer.com either. There are some random scenes available on YouTube, but the entire film hasn't been uploaded. The trailer is above, uploaded by TrailerFood. The poster above is available from MoviePosterShop.com.
Obscurity factor: 5 (Cult classic, extremely hard to find now, largely unknown outside of its cult audience)