Lists by accattone74
I think there are few people working in the genre who truly love horror as much as Naschy did; he also loved himself some naked women. At worst, Naschy's fims resemble Andy Milligan (Devil's Possessed & Fury of the Wolfman), and not in a good way; at their best (Night of the Werewolf & The Werewolf vs. the Vampire Woman) they have atmosphere, assurance, and a delight of the horrific equal to that of Bava, Rollin and Universal Horror - occasionally all at the same time. Naschy is most famous for portraying the werewolf Waldemar Daninsky in a series of 12 films, 5 of which are on this list. Perhaps unprecedented, Paul Naschy himself wrote most of the films he starred in, including every title herein (save for one). Naschy and his movies... we'll never see their like again.
No summaries. Impressions and musings. Perfect entertainment is art. Art should never be concerned with entertaining.
Instead of listing strictly 'underrated' films, I decided to list films that I've most often heard dismissed without actually being seen; I think they're all fantastic. 10 American horror films, 10 from Europe.
The majority has got it all wrong. These aren't bad movies. These movies aren't even mediocre. They're all good films - some of them are even great. Though perhaps not films to be appreciated by the general populace (whomever that may be). And I don't mean this list to be taken in a campy way.
My favorite short films, features, documentaries, television shows, and mini-series ever made. Chronological, clearly.
My favorite movies that are either ones "aimed at establishing and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women", or just great films that are intelligently committed to showing how incredibly difficult it is to be female. I would've included something by Ottinger, but there were no icons available for any of her films. I hate that.
And my favorite films from their oeuvre. Many of my favorites are not included, as they had no picture to go with the entry (I hate that). Otherwise, this list would be 100.
When two people are in love (or so Fassbinder believed) one always loves the other a little more, or less. The power dynamic inherent in being in love is inevitably painful - one always has the upper hand, and often uses it to his or her advantage; hence, "Each man kills the thing he loves". Not only is this true between two people in love, but also the love shared between self and society, or with an established institution; humanity is dependent on the establishment, but the establishment is never dependent on a single individual. Again, much pain ensues. Throw in xenophobia and you have enough material to fuel the narratives of not just one filmmaker, but every filmmaker alive, or dead. However, no one did it better than RWF: 40 feature length films; two television film series; three short films; four video productions; twenty-four stage plays and four radio plays --- in 13 years. You can't convince me that Jesus Christ died so we can all live in a better world, but if you said Fassbinder did, I'd buy it.
I doubt I've gone a month in the last ten years of my life without watching at least one of these titles. Watching documentaries is essential to my sanity.
Movies that are considered bad movies, and rightfully so, but I can't stop watching them. They're all total train-wrecks, and also very, very entertaining. I recommend these movies implicitly.