Lists by yajji
This is a list of absolute masterpieces and generally great films that are overlooked/neglected and far too underrated on IMDb (as well as in the general public).
Most of the films included range from those that were hailed as masterpieces when they were initially released, made a huge or minor but recognisable impact at the time (with critical acclaim or box office earnings or both) but are sadly forgotten OR under-appreciated today.
Other titles range from obscure, little seen independent and foreign productions to the more well known, critically acclaimed, star-studded fare. A lot of these films have average ratings on this site, around 6-7/10, but in my opinion each of them deserve a place on the top 250... which is a flawed list anyway (but we won't get into that here).
Hopefully the inclusion of these films here will provide a new legion of fans to discover and unearth their greatness.
The horror film is generally devoid of any real artistry, and is usually a mosaic of scares design to entertain and shock rather than provoke or stimulate thought. Granted, there are rare exceptions where art and entertainment coalesce perfectly (Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, John Carpenter's Halloween), but we generally associate the horror film with obvious, cheap shlock thrills and gore. This list is dedicated to sinister works of craft and talent, with all the makings of a good scare, but without the obvious tropes and limitations imposed by labels.
The sun-kissed, sweat drenched landmark Australian films that were set during a long, hot summer. Crack open a coldie, and lay under the fan, as the warm dry air soaks up the sweat on your skin. It's gonna be a hot one...
NOTE: This is not a definitive list of Australian cinema, or a list of best Australian films. It is exclusively dedicated to Oz films set in the summer period.