Clássicos e Esquecidos, por Luís Miguel Oliveira

É claro que não há território mais subjectivo do que este: os clássicos de um homem são os filmes esquecidos de outro, e vice-versa. Mas esta lista reproduzida pelo Pedro, e onde há coisas de que gosto muito, coisas que não faço ideia do que sejam, e coisas que não lembrava ao careca incluir numa lista destas (Tin Cup?????), despertou-me a vontade. Aqui está uma lista minha de 50 candidatos a "clássicos esquecidos". Eu sei que é tudo subjectivo e comecei este post por aí - haverá sempre quem ache que X não é clássico e Y não está esquecido. Não segui nenhum critério, a não ser não repetir realizadores. Parei nos 50, como podia ter parado antes ou depois. E não é um best of pessoal: apenas cinquenta filmes que eu acho que mereciam ser mais conhecidos, e que eu acho que os espectadores de cinema (descontando os cinéfilos hardcore que já os viram a todos) gostariam de conhecer, pelo menos num mundo perfeito. Eu pelo menos gosto deles.

Fonte: http://diespinnen.blogspot.com.br/2006/12/classicos-esquecidos.html
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1.
The Cheat (1915)
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A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money. (59 mins.)
 
2.
Erotikon (1920)
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EROTIKON surely pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on the screen in 1920: Irene, the bored wife of a distracted entomologist... (106 mins.)
Director: Mauritz Stiller
 
3.
Häxan (1922 Documentary)
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Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. (91 mins.)
 
4.
Die Straße (1923)
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(74 mins.)
Director: Karl Grune
 
5.
The Marriage Circle (1924)
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Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte... (85 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
6.
Lady of the Night (1925)
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A world-weary prostitute yearns after respectability and the love of an inventor. (70 mins.)
Director: Monta Bell
 
7.
From Saturday to Sunday (1931)
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Mána is a young secretary. One evening she and her roommate accompany two wealthy older gentlemen to dinner... (69 mins.)
Director: Gustav Machatý
 
8.
Liebelei (1933)
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Vienna in the beginning of the twentieth century. Cavalry Lieutenant Fritz Lobheimer is about to end... (88 mins.)
 
9.
The Good Fairy (1935)
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A naive girl just out of a cloistered orphanage finds that being a 'good fairy' to strangers makes life awfully complicated. (98 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
10.
My Man Godfrey (1936)
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. (94 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
 
11.
The Story of a Cheat (1936)
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A charming scoundrel reflects on his exploits, from childhood through to manhood. (81 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
 
12.
The Edge of the World (1937)
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A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland. (81 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
13.
L'étrange Monsieur Victor (1938)
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A merchant from Toulon (Raimu) of honorable appearance is in fact a receiver for a band of criminals... (103 mins.)
Director: Jean Grémillon
 
14.
Roxie Hart (1942)
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Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned? (75 mins.)
 
15.
Novgorodtsy (1943)
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(67 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
 
16.
Bluebeard (1944)
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In Paris, an artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them. (72 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
 
17.
Phantom Lady (1944)
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A beautiful secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife. (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
18.
Dead of Night (1945)
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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales. (103 mins.)
 
19.
Le vampire (1945 Documentary)
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A short look at the vampire bat sucking blood from a guinea pig. (9 mins.)
Director: Jean Painlevé
 
20.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (110 mins.)
Director: Albert Lewin
 
21.
Berlin Express (1948)
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A multinational group of train passengers become involved in a post-World War II Nazi assassination plot. (87 mins.)
 
22.
Der Verlorene (1951)
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German scientist murders his fiancée during World War II when he learns that she has been selling the results of his secret research to the enemy. (98 mins.)
Director: Peter Lorre
 
23.
Cielo negro (1951)
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A woman who works as employee in a fashion store has to care for her ill mother. At the same time she falls in love with a bohemian man. (113 mins.)
Director: Manuel Mur Oti
 
24.
House of Wax (1953)
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An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous. (88 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
 
25.
Violent Summer (1959)
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Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli... (98 mins.)
Director: Valerio Zurlini
 
26.
Compulsion (1959)
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Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case. (103 mins.)
 
27.
Fantasmi a Roma (1961)
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Several ghosts in an ancient palazzo in Rome join together to save their home from destruction. Mastrianni plays several parts and is hilarious. The other actors are great too. (101 mins.)
 
28.
The Pink Panther (1963)
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Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet--a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther." (115 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
29.
Walkover (1965)
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A young boxer Andrzej Leszczyc not only has to face a tough boxing opponent but needs to make some serious personal and professional choices. (77 mins.)
 
30.
Wavelength (1967)
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One of the most unconventional and experimental films ever made, Wavelength is a structural film of a 45-minute long zoom in on a window over a period of a week. (45 mins.)
Director: Michael Snow
 
31.
The Mummy (1969)
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An Upper-Egyptian clan robs a cache of mummies and sells the artifacts on the illicit antiquities black market. After a conflict within the clan, one of its members goes to the police, helping the Antiquities Service find the cache. (102 mins.)
 
32.
Killed the Family and Went to the Movies (1969)
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There are many concurrent plots in this film. The main one being the one in which a desperate guy kills... (78 mins.)
Director: Júlio Bressane
 
33.
Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird (1970)
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Gia is a carefree young percussionist who works at a theater in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. He lives in a small apartment with his mother... (85 mins.)
Director: Otar Iosseliani
 
34.
Quem Espera por Sapatos de Defunto Morre Descalço (1970 Short Film)
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The tribulations of two friends who, in despair, start begging from door-to-door, and are given a bundle including, literally, a pair of deadman's shoes. (34 mins.)
 
35.
Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)
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In Victorian London, Dr. Henry Jekyll attempts to create an elixir of life using female hormones stolen from fresh corpses... (97 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
36.
The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971 Documentary)
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At a morgue, forensic pathologists conduct autopsies of the corpses assigned. (32 mins.)
Director: Brakhage
 
37.
Vanishing Point (1971)
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During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops. (99 mins.)
 
38.
Je Tu Il Elle (1974)
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'Je' is a girl voluntarily lock up in a room. 'Tu' is the script. 'Il' is a lorry driver. 'Elle' is the girlfriend. (86 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
39.
Cruising (1980)
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A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men. (102 mins.)
 
40.
Une Chambre en Ville (1982)
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A film musical in which every line is sung. The frame is about workers during a strike. They also prepare and perform a demonstration... (90 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
41.
El Sur (1983)
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The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north of Spain.... (95 mins.)
Director: Víctor Erice
 
42.
Dangerous Moves (1984)
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Two masters of chess duel each other not only in their game but also in their different ideologies.... (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Dembo
 
43.
Vision Quest (1985)
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A high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington has trouble focusing on his training regimen when a beautiful young drifter takes up temporary residence at his home. (107 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
44.
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
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The ultimate weapon, which was meant to be safe for humankind, produces global side-effects, including time slides and disappearances... (85 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
45.
Damage (1992)
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A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery. (111 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
46.
The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
About desires and lives of four characters in diverse circumstances. A poor novelist, a cheating wife, a mysophobic husband and a ticket girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
47.
Mange ta soupe (1997)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Mathieu Amalric
 
48.
The Blackout (1997)
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A debauched Hollywood movie actor tries to piece together one wild night in Miami years earlier which remains a drug-induced blur, and soon finds out that some questions about his past are best left unanswered. (98 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
49.
En construcción (2001 Documentary)
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An author spent a year and a half filming what happened as a new apartment building was built in the El Chino neighborhood of Barcelona... (125 mins.)
 
50.
The Living World (2003)
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An ogre keeps in his castle two children, whom he intends to eat. A knight and his companion will try to save them, and will be assisted by the ogre's wife, who thus will also get rid of her husband. A medieval story in contemporary settings. (70 mins.)
Director: Eugène Green