PdA's Anti-Canon, 2013 Editionby Perception_de_Ambiguity | created - 18 Sep 2013 | updated - 05 Apr 2014 | Public
Favorite films (that are listed on IMDb) with less than 1,500 votes at the time the list was conducted. Roughly in order of preference. Special things like making ofs, stand-up shows, episodes of a series, etc. have largely been excluded, with some notable exceptions.
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1. ¡Mátalo! (1970)
89 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A gang rescues a criminal from the gallows to attach them and rob a stagecoach full of gold. When they get the loot, betray him and leave him dying in the middle of the desert. The band ... See full summary »
2. The Scoundrel (1935)
Approved | 76 min | Drama, Fantasy
A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, doomed to be a "restless" spirit for being unloved. A heavenly power gives him a month on Earth to find one person to shed a tear for him before his fate is sealed.
6. The Super Cops (1974)
R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin".
7. It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Not Rated | 62 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.
9. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In 1950s, two incestuous lovers, a depraved suave journalist and his equally depraved prostitute sister, plan to get rich through seduction and murder. Things complicate when their feeble-minded mother begins to suspect something.
Votes: 968 | Gross: $0.01M
11. The Intruder (1962)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama
A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration. He calls himself a social reformer. But what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control.
13. Momo e no tegami (2011)
Not Rated | 120 min | Animation, Drama, Family
Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she... See full summary »
14. Cut-Throats Nine (1972)
R | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A wagon load of convicts on their way to prison is being escorted through the mountains by a cavalry troop. They are attacked by a bandit gang, and only a sergeant, his beautiful young ... See full summary »
15. The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
Not Rated | 91 min | Animation, Action, Crime
After killing the son of a powerful oil tycoon, an assassin-for-hire becomes the target of American soldiers and superhuman killers.
16. Reign of Terror (1949)
Approved | 89 min | History, Romance, Thriller
Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.
17. Mistérios de Lisboa (2011– )
60 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
20. Sombre (1998)
112 min | Drama, Horror
A car, following the Tour de France. Children screaming in front of the puppet show. Women, often prostitutes, trying to scream as they are being strangled. Then he will meet Claire, the ... See full summary »
21. Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
116 min | Drama
The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" ... See full summary »
22. Film (1965)
20 min | Short, Drama
A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based around ... See full summary »
23. La rose de fer (1973)
TV-MA | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror
A young couple out for a walk decide to take a stroll through a large cemetery. As darkness begins to fall they realize they can't find their way out, and soon their fears begin to overtake them.
25. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
Passed | 79 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A cuckolded embezzler on the verge of suicide is helped by a tout, an alcoholic playwright, and a pick-up girl to reimburse the money with a gambling sting.
26. Johnny Hamlet (1968)
PG | 91 min | Drama, Western
On his way back from the Civil War, Johnny Hamilton is visited in his sleep by the ghost of his father who lets him know that he has been murdered and who asks him to avenge him. Back in ... See full summary »
28. The Dancing Pig (1907)
4 min | Comedy, Short
A humongous and obese anthropomorphic swine dressed like a fine gentleman in a fancy dinner attire tries to make a pass at a solitary lady having a picnic.
30. Wrony (1994)
66 min | Drama
A thin child of about 10, nicknamed "Crow" because she mimics the bird, has no friends and rejects a teacher's hug. At home, she is left on her own, her mom locks her out while entertaining... See full summary »
31. A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation (2010)
PG | 15 min | Animation, Short, Drama
When his father dies unexpectedly, a young man seeking to cope with his grief goes on a powerful emotional journey through time and space.
32. Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary (1997)
PG | 98 min | Documentary
Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck. The last person to remain standing with his or her hand on the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,400 | Gross: $0.49M
35. The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera (1996)
55 min | Documentary, Biography
In a documentary about Samuel Fuller, the spectator gets different impressions about the Hollywood director and his films. The film is divided into the three sections: The Typewriter, the ... See full summary »
37. L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (2009)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary
Votes: 1,155 | Gross: $0.02M
38. Confessions of a Young American Housewife (1974)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
An attractive but conservative mid-30's housewife stays at the house of her sexually open daughter and soon becomes involved in her daughter's swinger lifestyle.
40. Flatland (2007 Video)
95 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Flatland is a two-dimensional universe occupied by living geometric figures - squares, triangles, circles, etc. A Square, Attorney At Law, finds himself in the middle of two upheavals: the ... See full summary »
41. Fear of Fear (1975 TV Movie)
88 min | Drama
Margot, who lives in a comfortable middle class apartment, fears that she is losing her mind after having had her second child. Her husband Kurt, who is busy studying for an exam, does not ... See full summary »
42. Un lac (2008)
90 min | Drama
The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the ... See full summary »
45. Post Tenebras Lux (2012)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.
Votes: 3,869 | Gross: $0.04M
46. Diably, diably (1991)
86 min | Drama
A film set in a small Polish village in the '60s that deals with a young girl's awakening sexuality. Mala, about 13, lives with her unmarried mother and has a boyfriend of her own age. The ... See full summary »
Classic Albums (1997– )
74 min | Documentary, Music
It has sold millions and is responsible for the birth of grunge. This documentary looks at the story behind how Nirvana came to record Nevermind and the effect it was to have on the music ... See full summary »
48. Nostos: The Return (1989)
85 min | History
At the end of the war, Odysseus, the wandering hero, with his companions begins his sail back home to the Mediterranean. The conclusion of his adventure is delayed by many natural obstacles... See full summary »
51. Lulu the Tool (1971)
125 min | Drama
A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. Although the physical handicap is not serious, the accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
54. Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990 TV Movie)
50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music
The performer of Twin Peaks theme Julee Cruise's experimental concert film, which opens with a short intro where a man breaks up with his girl over the phone, which devastates her. The concert is set in her nightmarish subconscious mind.
56. Der Totmacher (1995)
110 min | Crime, Drama
Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this ... See full summary »
58. La vie nouvelle (2002)
102 min | Drama
The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop of a dilapidated Eastern European landscape.
60. Crash of Silence (1952)
Approved | 93 min | Drama
Mandy Garland was born deaf and has been mute for all of her life. Her parents believe she is able to speak if she can only be taught and enroll her with a special teacher.
63. La roue (1923)
273 min | Drama
Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (who Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally ... See full summary »
64. Korolevstvo krivykh zerkal (1963)
75 min | Family, Fantasy
Olya steps through the mirror into the Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors where Yalo resides. The kingdom, under the rule of King Yagupop LXXVII (reverse of Popugay, meaning parrot) produces ... See full summary »
66. Specter of the Rose (1946)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Music
Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one. Sanine is charming, if a little peculiar. Haidi, a ballerina, marries him. The ... See full summary »
67. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen (2003)
Not Rated | 81 min | Drama
As an awkward idealistic high school teacher begins her first job in the city, things turn out to be much tougher than she had imagined.
Votes: 1,226 | Gross: $0.00M
71. Busting (1974)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
LA cops Gould and Blake get in over their heads when they don't heed orders from above and go after a big crime boss. While higher ups in the police department want the cop duo to just ... See full summary »
72. Ecstasy (1933)
TV-MA | 82 min | Drama, Romance
Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, ... See full summary »
73. The Joke (1969)
80 min | Drama
In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years ... See full summary »
74. Indiánské léto (1995)
65 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A debut of director Sasa Gedeon unfolding the simple story of an adolescent girl (Klára Issová) who begins her entry into the adult world during a summer vacation spent at her grandmother's... See full summary »
60 min | Documentary
An intimate look at the extraordinary, often ostracized, and now largely forgotten artwork of Pulp Fiction Magazines. For the first time in a documentary film, we take a look at the world ... See full summary »
77. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
98 min | Documentary
Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.
78. The Story of the Fox (1930)
65 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
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. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and ... See full summary »
79. Pora umierac (2007)
104 min | Drama
When the witty old lady Aniela finally gets rid of her last lodger, she thinks it's finally time for her to feel at home in her beautiful old wooden house. But her greedy son and neighbours have other plans.
81. Face Like a Frog (1988)
5 min | Short, Animation
A frog is driving his alligator-shaped car when he is stopped by a shapely she-frog who steps into the road. She tells him that her house is haunted, so he goes along to assist. The inside ... See full synopsis »
Director: Sally Cruikshank
85. Lo straniero (1967)
Approved | 104 min | Drama
In an atmosphere of political tension when the French still control Algiers, an Algerian is killed on the beach and a French man who has lived in Algiers all his life is arrested for the ... See full summary »
87. Paradies: Hoffnung (2013)
Unrated | 92 min | Drama
The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya ('... See full summary »
Votes: 3,328 | Gross: $0.01M
88. Beyond the Forest (1949)
Approved | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husband's patients to pay their bills so she ... See full summary »
94. Mondo cane (1962)
R | 108 min | Documentary, Horror
A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence.
95. Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In the bordertown of San Pablo, preparing for an annual 'Mexican Fiesta,' arrives Gagin: tough, mysterious and laconic. His mission: to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo, evidently for... See full summary »
98. Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance
Jerry Ryan is wandering aimlessly around New York, having given up his law career in Nebraska when his wife asked for a divorce. He meets up with Gittel Mosca, an impoverished dancer from ... See full summary »
100. Zig-Zag - le jeu de l'oie (Une fiction didactique à propos de la cartographie) (1980 TV Short)
30 min | Short, Mystery
A man awakens to find himself immersed in a real-life scenario of a board game with an ever expanding cartography.