Mr. Wolf's BIG List of Forgotten, Overlooked and Underappreciated Films.

I seem to have deleted the original list description. How did that happen? Anyways, this is a list dedicated to shedding light on obscure, forgotten and/or under-voted titles. Some forgotten masterpieces, some minor gems - ALL worth a look.

Spring Cleaning - The following titles were removed due to them eclipsing the 15,000 vote mark. Mostly Criterion titles. There may have been more, but I can't recall:
- Stalingrad (1993)
- Viridiana (1961)
- The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
- The Leopard (1963)
- Eyes Without a Face (1960)
- Umberto D. (1952)
- Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
- L'Avventura (1960)
- Ivan's Childhood (1962)
- High and Low (1963)
- Dersu Uzala (1975)
- Great Expectations (1946)
- Harakiri (1962)
- Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
- Beauty and the Beast (1946)
- The Exterminating Angel (1962)
- Cries & Whispers (1972)
- The Hidden Fortress (1958)
- Au revoir les enfants: Goodbye Children (1987)

Correction: It has recently come to my attention that some of the following above "removed" titles are in fact still listed. As I mentioned above, the previous list description was somehow erased, so the list of previously removed films was also erased, and I can't recall everything that was removed or when. So for now I'll leave the unremoved films listed above on the main list, until the next cleaning, when the following films will also be removed:
- Wolf Children (2012)
- Alphaville (1965)
- Band of Outsiders (1964)
- Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
- A Moment to Remember (2004)
- Black Narcissus (1947)
- 45 Years (2015)
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1.
Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice... (94 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
“ Said to have inspired Michel Gondry's 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', the story also has a lot in common with Chris Marker's 'La Jetée' and Terry Gilliam's 'Twelve Monkeys', obviously. ” - Mister_Wolf
 
2.
The Ogre of Athens (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A peaceful, frightened little man is mistakenly identified as "the dragon", a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld until they realize their mistake. (103 mins.)
“ A much darker variation of John Ford's 'The Whole Town's Talking'. This is a grim tale of what one man is willing to become just to be noticed. ” - Mister_Wolf
 
3.
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Sergio (Sergio Corrieri - Soy Cuba), through his life following the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident... (97 mins.)
 
4.
Man Facing Southeast (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A patient in a mental hospital claims to be an extraterrestial. Could he be right? (105 mins.)
Director: Eliseo Subiela
“ The makers of this film actually sued several people connected to the 2001 science fiction film 'K-PAX' on the grounds of plagiarism, but that complaint was later withdrawn. Watch both films for yourself and see the similarities. ” - Mister_Wolf
 
5.
An Inspector Calls (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a young girl is found dead an inspector is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household. It emerges that each member of the family has a guilty secret - each one is partly responsible for her death. (80 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
6.
The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The film depicts its protagonist, Joseph (Jan Nowicki), traveling through a dream-like world, taking... (124 mins.)
Director: Wojciech J. Has
 
7.
Possession (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister. (124 mins.)
 
8.
The Devils (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun. (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
9.
The House That Screamed (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Lilli Palmer owns and runs a school for wayward girls in France. Her absolute discipline has fostered a social order among the girls with rampant sex... (99 mins.)
 
10.
La Chienne (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Cashier Maurice Legrand is married to Adele, a terror. By chance, he meets Lucienne, "Lulu", and makes her his mistress... (91 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ 'The Bitch'

It was remade by Fritz Lang in the United States as 'Scarlet Street' (1945).

Notes: From Wikipedia - In the film Michel Simon falls in love with Janie Marèze, and he did off-screen as well, while Marèze fell for Georges Flamant, who plays the pimp. Renoir and producer Pierre Braunberger had encouraged the relationship between Flamant and Marèze in order to get the fullest conviction into their performances - (Flamant was a professional criminal but an amateur actor). After the film had been completed Flamant, who could barely drive, took Marèze for a drive, crashed the car and she was killed. At the funeral Michel Simon fainted and had to be supported as he walked past the grave. He threatened Renoir with a gun, saying that the death of Marèze was all his fault. "Kill me if you like", responded Renoir, "but I have made the film" ” - Mister_Wolf
 
11.
The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A man and a woman arrive in a cafe-hotel near the belgian frontier. The customers recognize the man from the police's description... (80 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
12.
Summer Interlude (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
While waiting for the night rehearsal of the ballet Swan Lake, the lonely twenty-eight year-old ballerina Marie receives a diary through the mail... (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
13.
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime. (89 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
14.
The South (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north. She is fascinated... (95 mins.)
Director: Víctor Erice
“ Víctor Erice followed up his brilliant masterpiece 'The Spirit of the Beehive' with this neglected gem. ” - Mister_Wolf
 
15.
Marketa Lazarová (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A minor Czech clan falls afoul of the King in medieval times, against the backdrop of Christianity replacing Paganism. (162 mins.)
 
16.
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama... (193 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
17.
Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues... (120 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
“ 'The Devil's Envoys' ” - Mister_Wolf
 
18.
Unico (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(90 mins.)
“ Starts out light, but soon gets very dark. So is the fate of "Unico". AKA - 'The Fantastic Adventures of Unico'. ” - Mister_Wolf
 
19.
The Woman Next Door (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two ex-lovers wind up living next door to each other with their respective spouses. Forbidden passions ensue. (106 mins.)
 
20.
Twisted Nerve (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Martin is a troubled young man. With a mother who insists on treating him like a child, a stepfather who can't wait to see the back of him... (112 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting
“ Daryl Hannah's whistling from 'Kill Bill' is from this film and was composed by Bernard Herrmann, Alfred Hitchcock's frequent collaborator. ” - Mister_Wolf
 
21.
Stars (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The tragic love of the Jewish girl and the Nazi officer is presented as a symbol of human purity defeated by fascism and racial prejudice. (92 mins.)
Director: Konrad Wolf
 
22.
Story of a Certain Street Corner (1962 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(38 mins.)
“ 

Osamu Tezuka’s childhood experiences in wartime Japan indelibly shaped the themes and motifs of his manga and anime. His award-winning animation Story of a Certain Street Corner (aka Tales of the Street Corner/ ある街角の物語, 1962) is the most lyrical expression of Tezuka’s humanist, anti-war sentiments...-Nishikata Film Review
 ” - Mister_Wolf
 
23.
La voix du rossignol (1925 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A partly-animated short film, a fairy-tale-like telling of why the nightingale only sings at night.... (13 mins.)
Stars: Nina Star
 
24.
The Little Mermaid (1968 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Rusalochka opens in modern day Copenhagen, Denmark. Several tourists gather around the capital's famous mermaid statue... (29 mins.)
Director: Ivan Aksenchuk
“ 

'The Little Mermaid' "On the motives of a fairy tale of Andersen. The Film is about love and friendship. Mermaid falls in love with fine prince and rescues him from destruction. She wanted to be with him so she loses her voice in exchange for a human appearance."
 ” - Mister_Wolf
 
25.
Tristana (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope... (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
26.
A Summer at Grandpa's (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A coming-of-age story about a young brother and sister whom spend a pivotal summer in the country with their grandparents. (93 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
“ 

Grandpa (Koo Chuen) and Grandma (Mei Fong) live in the fertile Taiwanese countryside. A boy (Wang Chi-Kwang) and his sister (Sun Cheeng-Lee) are packed off to their grandparents when their mother falls ill. Though relationships are strained at first, the boy and girl end up having a wonderful summer with grandpa, as the old man takes them on fishing trips and helps them in their search for a lost cow. Summer At Grandpa's didn't have a very long theatrical life in Taiwan, though it proved more successful on the international scene. The film's original title was Tung-Tung-Te-Chia-Ch'i, which in itself is reason enough to see it - Allrovi
 ” - Mister_Wolf
 
27.
Flame of My Love (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A woman's struggle for equality in Japan in the 1880s. Eiko Hirayama leaves Okayama for Tokyo, where... (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
28.
White Sun of the Desert (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
At the end of the Russian Civil War, Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov is ordered to guard the harem of a Caspian Sea guerrilla leader. (84 mins.)
Director: Vladimir Motyl
 
29.
Soldier of Orange (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war... (152 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
30.
The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A selfless young woman (Supriya Choudhury) sacrifices her own happiness for her unappreciative family. (126 mins.)
 
31.
Caught (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions... (88 mins.)
Director: Max Opuls
 
32.
The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A schoolteacher (Miereveld or "field of ants") is entranced by one of his students (Fran). Not being... (94 mins.)
Director: André Delvaux
 
33.
The Executioner (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An undertaker gets married to an old executioner's daughter and, although he doesn't like it, must continue the profession of his father-in-law after his retirement. (87 mins.)
 
34.
Seduction (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young woman is seduced and abandoned by a man who was invited to stay at his home by her father in a stormy night. Noticing that she is pregnant, the girl decides to leave home and start a new life. (85 mins.)
Director: Gustav Machatý
“ 

'Erotikon' - Remarkably frank for any era, EROTIKON is drenched in a ripe sensuality that flows freely from every frame. A young woman is seduced and abandoned by a stranger. What happens next appears to follow the ages-old dictate of guilt, humiliation, and punishment but director Gustav Machat has something far more adult up his sleeve. A genuine scorcher from Czechoslovakia -Brown Paper Tickets
 ” - Mister_Wolf
 
35.
The Ear (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Husband (senior ministry official) and wife find their house is riddled with listening devices put there by his own ministry... (94 mins.)
Director: Karel Kachyna
 
36.
A Report on the Party and the Guests (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A small group of adult bourgeois friends are on a day outing in the country, that outing which includes having a picnic... (71 mins.)
Director: Jan Nemec
 
37.
The Devil Strikes at Night (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A serial killer strikes again during WWII in Germany. The wrong man is arrested and a detective hunts down the real killer. But justice in Nazi Germany is not so easily administered. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
38.
It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house but she has since married and is far from keen on the idea. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
39.
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl... (103 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
40.
The Music Lovers (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy. (123 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
41.
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt... (124 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
42.
Devil in the Flesh (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
During World War I, the star-crossed affair of an underage French student with a woman engaged to a soldier. (110 mins.)
 
43.
Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In post-war Japan, a man brings a lost boy to his tenement. No one wants to take the child for even one night; finally... (72 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
44.
Olivier, Olivier (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A nine-year-old boy disappears without a trace. Six years later, he reappears in Paris but there are doubts about his real identity. (110 mins.)
 
45.
A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother. (138 mins.)
 
46.
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
On the Russian front in 1944 German Private Ernst Graeber receives a leave and visits his family in Germany but Germany isn't the same country he left behind. (132 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
47.
Summer (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
It's July, and Delphine has nowhere to go for the summer. She feels very bored and "empty", but this won't last; one day she accidently meets someone who seems to be totally made for her... (98 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
48.
Angel (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man. (91 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
49.
A zori zdes tikhie (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge. (188 mins.)
 
50.
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges... (120 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
 
51.
Nine Lives (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape... (96 mins.)
Director: Arne Skouen
 
52.
A City of Sadness (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers. (157 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
“ 

Seen through the prism of the Lin family, this complex family drama from Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao Hsien details a brief but crucial moment in Taiwanese history between 1945, when 50 years of Japanese colonial rule came to an end, and 1949, when Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Kuomintang forces established a government-in-exile after the Communist army captured mainland China. The film opens with the reedy voice of Emperor Hirohito announcing Japan's surrender as the eldest of the Lin clan's four sons awaits the birth of his child in a coastal town not far from Taipei. Soon afterward, he changes the name of his Japanese decorated bar to "Little Shanghai" and begins trading in the post-war black market. The second son has died in Philippines during the war. The third son, who had a nervous breakdown in Shanghai, starts to consort with Shanghaiese drug dealers upon his return to Taiwan. Once the eldest learns of the third's dealings, he forces him to stop. In retaliation, the Shanghaiese mob arranges for the third son to be imprisoned on trumped up charges of collaboration with the Japanese. The youngest son, Wen-ching, is a gentle deaf-mute photographer who has leftist leanings. The film climaxes with the notorious Incident of February 28, 1947, a Tiananmen Square-style massacre of native Taiwanese committed by Kuomintang troops resulting in between 18,000 to 28,000 causalities. The wounded pour into the neighbor clinic as Wen-ching and his friend Hinoe get arrested. After his release, Hinoe heads for the mountains to join the leftist guerillas while Wen-ching promises to look after his friend's sister Hinomi. Soon after, Wen-ching and Hinomi marry. Just as she is about to bear a child, however, the Kuomintang arrests Wen-ching for his involvement with the guerillas - Allrovi
 ” - Mister_Wolf
 
53.
The Round-Up (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In Hungary, the national movement led by Kossuth has been crushed and the Austrian hegemony re-established... (90 mins.)
Director: Miklós Jancsó
 
54.
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax. (237 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
“ 

Edward Yang's fifth picture is a novelistic exploration of the meanings and contradictions of Taiwanese cultural identity. Set in 1960, and based on a true incident weighing heavily on Yang's own youth, the film -- which, in its unedited form, clocks in at just under four hours -- primarily focuses on the life of S'ir, a high school student whose civil servant father was among the millions of Chinese mainlanders who fled to Taipei in the wake of 1949's civil uprisings. In the picture's opening scenes, it is revealed that S'ir is teetering on the brink of academic expulsion; like so many of the film's characters, he is clearly yearning for a stronger sense of belonging, and as a result joins a youth gang, much to the detriment of his life at home and at school. In time, he falls for Ming, a flirtatious girl with domestic troubles of her own; this ill-fated couple's circle of friends also includes Honey, an exiled gang leader, Si'r's best friend Xiao Ma, and Cat, a younger boy obsessed with Elvis Presley. (The lyrics to Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight?," phonetically transcribed by Si'r's older sister, lend the film its title.) - Allrovi
 ” - Mister_Wolf
 
55.
The Story of the Fox (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him... (65 mins.)
 
56.
The Cremator (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Kopfrkingl enjoys his job at a crematorium in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. He likes reading the Tibetan book of the dead... (95 mins.)
Director: Juraj Herz
 
57.
The Devil's Trap (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
(85 mins.)
“ 

Although this well-wrought Czech drama has a definite materialistic slant the story is entertaining, set in the 16th century when the Inquistion was still in force. A small town is one day visited by a priest who is there on a secret mission. He is a member of the Inquisition sent to investigate the activities of a local miller. The miller and his son are the descendants of an old family whose ancestral home burned down a century ago, but was rebuilt from scratch. The miller inherited much of his knowledge about the land, water, and a building's stability from generations of family experience. His reputation for finding water and predicting when a structure might collapse have come to the attention of the Inquisition -surely he must be in league with the Devil - Allrovi
 ” - Mister_Wolf
 
58.
Distant Thunder (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community. (101 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
59.
Dark Eyes (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian... (117 mins.)
 
60.
Melody (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible... (103 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
“ A more charming film you are not likely to find, and you just can't beat that ending! Where's the love?

Tracy Hyde did a little more acting throughout the years, but not much. Mark Lester retired from film in 1977, but there is a rumored comeback. Jack Wild continued acting sporadically until 2005, but tragically died in 2006 from oral cancer caused by his alcoholism and smoking. He was 53. ” - Mister_Wolf
 
61.
The Goddess (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal land-lord, has a dream envisioning her as an avatar of Kali. (93 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
62.
The Third Part of the Night (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set during the occupation of Poland during World War II. Some German soldiers, slaughter a woman, her son and daughter-in-law... (105 mins.)
 
63.
Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna... (103 mins.)
 
64.
The Travelling Players (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players (230 mins.)
 
65.
The Bridge (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. (103 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Wicki
 
66.
Le Silence de la Mer (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents... (88 mins.)
 
67.
The Homecoming (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In a dreary North London flat, the site of perpetual psychological warfare, a philosophy professor visits his family after a nine-year absence and introduces the four men - father, uncle and two brothers - to his wife. (111 mins.)
Director: Peter Hall
 
68.
Toto the Hero (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns... (91 mins.)
 
69.
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ. (99 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
70.
Moonlighting (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there... (97 mins.)
 
71.
Betrayal (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering... (95 mins.)
“ A film told in reverse chronological order. Sound familiar? Besides the obvious film, you may also remember a Seinfeld episode, "The Betrayal", that was actually inspired by this film's structure. Great film ... and great Seinfeld episode! ” - Mister_Wolf
 
72.
Peppermint Frappé (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Julian, a middle-aged single doctor, meets his childhood friend Pablo again. The latter is back from... (92 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
73.
Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
American Walter Elbertson, in his late teens, is feeling lost within his family of overachievers. Thirty-something... (110 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ 

Filmed in 1971 under the title The Widower, Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing finally reached the screen in 1973. Set in Spain, the film stars Timothy Bottoms as the aimless son of doctor Charles Baxter. While bicycling through the Spanish countryside, Charles makes the acquaintance of much-older Lila (Maggie Smith.) He falls in love with her, but she is resistant. Eventually touched by Charles' clumsy sincerity, Lila invites him to bed....-Allrovi
 ” - Mister_Wolf
 
74.
The Aviator's Wife (1981)
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A young student is devastated when he finds that his girlfriend is cheating on him. In order to find out why she did it, he decides to spy on her and her lover. (104 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
75.
Center Stage (1991)
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Biopic of 1930's Chinese actress Ruan Ling Yu. (126 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kwan
 
76.
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
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A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults. (112 mins.)
“ Also known as 'Island of the Damned'. ” - Mister_Wolf
 
77.
Hue and Cry (1947)
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A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week... (82 mins.)
 
78.
The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)
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Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one. (81 mins.)
Director: Frank Launder
“ Laugh-out-loud hilarious! Seek this one out. ” - Mister_Wolf
 
79.
Black Rain (1989)
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The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel. (123 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
80.
Ludwig (1973)
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Historical evocation of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886, as a romantic hero... (235 mins.)
 
81.
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
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From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters... (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Newman
“ Brutally great performance by Woodward. Nell Potts, who gives a terrific and guileless performance herself, is Woodward's real-life daughter, and she and her father, Paul Newman, were once cast as the father and daughter grifters in the film 'Paper Moon', but dropped out, much to Ryan and Tatum O'Neal's good fortune. Nell only starred in two films, this and 'Rachel, Rachel' (1968), both directed by Paul Newman and starring Joanne Woodward. ” - Mister_Wolf
 
82.
Zoo in Budapest (1933)
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An orphan girl escapes her caregivers to be with a young man raised at the zoo whose only previous friends are the animals. (94 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
83.
School for Scoundrels (1960)
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Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney... (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
“ Remade in 2006. Awful film. The original is king! ” - Mister_Wolf
 
84.
Léon Morin, Priest (1961)
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Set during occupied France, a faithless woman finds herself falling in love with a young priest. (130 mins.)
 
85.
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather-noisy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes... (65 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
 
86.
The Wolves (1971)
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Seiji Iwahashi is released early from a 10-year prison sentence for killing the boss of a rival. He... (131 mins.)
Director: Hideo Gosha
“ 

Wolves is set in Japan in the 1920s. The disintegration of the ancient samurai traditions is paralleled with the rise of the Yakuza, Japan's equivalent of the Mafia. Three gangsters try to keep themselves from getting killed, not only by their higher-ups but by those who perceive them as a threat against the old ways. Evocatively photographed, Wolves allows Western audiences a glimpse of an oft-ignored chapter in Japanese history - Allrovi
 ” - Mister_Wolf
 
87.
Summer with Monika (1953)
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Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old... (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
88.
My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985)
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Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well. (100 mins.)
Director: Aleksey German
“ 

Alexei German's third film as director is based on stories written by his father, prominent author Yuri German. The mostly black-and-white film begins with a present-day color sequence, then reverts to monochrome and the freezing winter of 1935, when the narrator was nine years old. The boy lived in an apartment with his father and two other men, Police Chief Ivan Lapshin (Andrei Boltnev) and his officious underling (Alexei Zharkov). The story focuses on Lapshin as he tracks down a gang of crooks in his provincial Russian village, helps his recently widowed friend, and enters into a tentative relationship with an actress (Nina Ruslanova). Capable direction by German and a talented ensemble cast make this detailed look at the pre-purge Soviet Union both entertaining and richly rewarding - Allrovi
 ” - Mister_Wolf
 
89.
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria. (130 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
90.
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts. (115 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ 

Re-released in 1972, Ochazuke No Aji, or The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice, is one of those films whose transcendent simplicity transforms an ordinary story into something special. A man with very simple tastes and habits meets with growing exasperation from his more sophisticated wife. She treats him with increasing disrespect and nearly has an affair, but something changes her attitude and she returns to him with an appreciation for his simplicity and reliability.-Allrovi
 ” - Mister_Wolf
 
91.
Romeo, Julie a tma (1960)
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Pavel, a young student living in Prague in 1942, hides a Jewish girl in his apartment building's attic... (92 mins.)
Director: Jirí Weiss
 
92.
Beggars of Life (1928)
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After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond... (100 mins.)
 
93.
The Crucified Lovers (1954)
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Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out. (102 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
“ The Crucified Lovers ” - Mister_Wolf
 
94.
Lonesome (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again? (69 mins.)
Director: Paul Fejos
 
95.
When the Cat Comes (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Some people with a strange cat arrive in a small village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off... (91 mins.)
Director: Vojtech Jasný
 
96.
Voyage to Cythera (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An old communist returns to Greece after 32 years in the Soviet Union. However, things aren't the way he had hoped for. (120 mins.)
 
97.
History Is Made at Night (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Divorcee Irene Vail falls for a charming Parisian, but her insanely jealous ex-husband will do anything to get her back... (97 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
98.
Entranced Earth (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power... (111 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
99.
The Middleman (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A bright and idealistic young man steels himself for the dog-eat-dog business world, only to flounder in a job market packed with thousands of other hopefuls. (131 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
100.
The Smiling Madame Beudet (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
One of the first feminist movies, The Smiling Madame Beudet is the story of an intelligent woman trapped in a loveless marriage... (54 mins.)
Director: Germaine Dulac