Hidden Treasures

These are some underrated films that I like but don't get the attention or acclaim they deserve. I wish more people would seek them out.
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1.
The Brink's Job (1978)
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Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950. (104 mins.)
 
2.
Modern Romance (1981)
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Albert Brooks directs himself as a successful film editor with far too many issues that affects the relationship between him and his remarkably patient girlfriend. (93 mins.)
Director: Albert Brooks
 
3.
Micki + Maude (1984)
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A bigamist must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant. (118 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
4.
Cutter's Way (1981)
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Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter. (109 mins.)
Director: Ivan Passer
 
5.
North Dallas Forty (1979)
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A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s. (119 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
6.
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
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Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only... (126 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
7.
Paradise Alley (1978)
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Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York City, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager. (107 mins.)
 
8.
Going in Style (1979)
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Three friends who are living on the dole decide to organize a bank robbery. (97 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
9.
Miracle Mile (1988)
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A young man hears a chance phone call telling him that a nuclear war has started and missiles will hit his city in 70 minutes. (87 mins.)
 
10.
A Wedding (1978)
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The daughter of a Louisville truck driver marries the scion of a very wealthy family, but reception at the family estate is boycotted by the invited guests. (125 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
11.
Barbarosa (1982)
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A young cowboy hooks up with a legendary outlaw, and before long both are on the run from the law. (90 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
12.
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
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David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing... (108 mins.)
Director: Ralph L. Thomas
 
13.
Split Image (1982)
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Young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by beautiful girl and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader... (110 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
14.
Islands in the Stream (1977)
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An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII. (104 mins.)
 
15.
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
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A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near... (146 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
16.
The Last of Sheila (1973)
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A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multi-millionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly. (120 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
17.
The Onion Field (1979)
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Greg Powell is a disturbed ex-con who recruits Jimmy Smith (aka Jimmy Youngblood), a petty thief, as his partner in crime... (122 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
18.
Gates of Heaven (1978 Documentary)
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A documentary about a pet cemetery in California, and the people who have pets buried there. (85 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
19.
The Music of Chance (1993)
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Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league. (98 mins.)
Director: Philip Haas
 
20.
Joe (1970)
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Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument... (107 mins.)
 
21.
Under the Volcano (1984)
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The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, depressed English consul who retreats to alcohol for solace. (112 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
22.
After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
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An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces... (114 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
23.
The Challenge (1982)
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A down-and-out American boxer becomes involved in a feud between two Japanese brothers. (113 mins.)
 
24.
Wild Rovers (1971)
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Tired of cow-punching for a living, two Montana cowboys rob a bank and flee but their employer's sons chase after them. (136 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
25.
Save the Tiger (1973)
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A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals. (100 mins.)
 
26.
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
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Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed... (112 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
27.
Inside Moves (1980)
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After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Roary begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits... (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
28.
Hardcore (1979)
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A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits. (109 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
29.
S.O.B. (1981)
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A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off. (122 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
30.
China Moon (1994)
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Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle reluctantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues. (99 mins.)
Director: John Bailey
 
31.
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
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After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
32.
Sorcerer (1977)
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Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle. (121 mins.)
 
33.
Bright Angel (1990)
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Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man (Mulroney) assists a versatile girl (Taylor) on her long quest to get her brother out of jail. (93 mins.)
Director: Michael Fields
 
34.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
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Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer. (95 mins.)
Director: Dick Richards
 
35.
Night Moves (1975)
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Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter and he stumbles upon a case of murder and artifact smuggling. (100 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
36.
Hard Times (1975)
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The adventures of a drifter turned illegal prize-fighter during the Depression Era in New Orleans. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
37.
Resurrection (1980)
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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband... (103 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
38.
White Dog (1982)
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A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to attack black people. (90 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
39.
A Patch of Blue (1965)
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A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life. (105 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
 
40.
Rolling Thunder (1977)
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Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero... (95 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
 
41.
The More the Merrier (1943)
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During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two. (104 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
42.
The Day After Trinity (1981 Documentary)
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Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect... (88 mins.)
Director: Jon Else
 
43.
Tender Mercies (1983)
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A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together. (92 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
44.
Harry and Tonto (1974)
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When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
45.
My Bodyguard (1980)
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When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard. (96 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
46.
Lion of the Desert (1980)
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In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly... (173 mins.)
Director: Moustapha Akkad
 
47.
The Two Jakes (1990)
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The sequel to Chinatown finds Jake Gittes investigating adultery and murder... and the money that comes from oil. (137 mins.)
Director: Jack Nicholson
 
48.
Mona Lisa (1986)
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A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer. (104 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
49.
Atlantic City (1980)
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In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs, and danger. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
50.
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage. (155 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
51.
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
This surrealist film consists of a series of only vaguely related episodes, most famously the dinner... (104 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
52.
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Recounted in flashback are the romantic perils of Mathieu, a middle-aged French sophisticate as he falls for his nineteen year-old former chambermaid Conchita. (102 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
53.
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem. (108 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
54.
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
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A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool. (103 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
55.
A New Leaf (1971)
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Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder. So he intends to marry a rich woman and - murder her. (102 mins.)
Director: Elaine May
 
56.
...tick... tick... tick... (1970)
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Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South. (100 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
57.
Set It Off (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Desperation drives four inner-city women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting one another. (123 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
58.
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
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In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs, lost during the revolution. (94 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
59.
Lianna (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A happily married woman comes to realize herself of being a repressed lesbian after she has an affair with a female college professor, and then tries to come to terms with her newfound lifestyle. (110 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
60.
Exotica (1994)
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Francis, whose daughter was murdered a few years ago, is always watching Christina dance in the night club Exotica. One night he is dared to touch the girl and ends up being thrown out. He then sends in Thomas to try and find explanations. (103 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
61.
Ace in the Hole (1951)
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A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus. (111 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
62.
Distant Thunder (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years... (114 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
 
63.
Cross of Iron (1977)
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A German commander places a squad in extreme danger after its Sergeant refuses to lie for him. (132 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
64.
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. (87 mins.)
 
65.
A Dog of Flanders (1959)
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The emotional story of a boy, his grandfather, and his dog. The boy's dream of becoming a great classical painter appears shattered when his loving grandfather dies. (96 mins.)
Director: James B. Clark
 
66.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo. (112 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
67.
Time After Time (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period. (112 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
68.
Fearless (1993)
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A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash. (122 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
69.
Night and the City (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter. (101 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
70.
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
71.
Gaslight (1944)
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Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane. (114 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
72.
The Outrage (1964)
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Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events. (96 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
73.
Out of the Blue (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene. (94 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
74.
The Mouse That Roared (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan. (83 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
75.
Deathtrap (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
76.
The Ipcress File (1965)
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In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists. (109 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
77.
The Gambler (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this he cannot stop gambling. (111 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
78.
Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Newman
 
79.
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A man named Billy Pilgrim tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens. (104 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
80.
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Benjie is a troubled teen in Los Angeles, living with his grandmother, mother, and her new boyfriend... (107 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
81.
The Long Riders (1980)
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The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge. (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
82.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
83.
Bronco Billy (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood