Lists by omoo22
(The origins of the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid are as shrouded in mysteriosity as the story of Troy itself, and the figure of Helen is also an enigmatic mystery wrapped in a cloudy shroud of ambiguity, veiled behind a tenebrous uncertainty.)
Listed chronologically, alphabetical within each year.
The last third or so of this list is a listing of TV and Video movies.
(I've apparently seen 90 of these 176.)
Please let me know any I've missed.
Chronological list of Ancient/Biblical/"Sword & Sandal" movies of the 1950s and 60s.
Setting - Source
In chronological order, alphabetical within each year.
The 60s run of "spy films" began with the first James Bond films, which set the tone by completely copping-out from dealing with the realities of espionage and the Cold War, opting instead for ridiculous "super-villains" and infantile "evil plots". Many subsequent 60s "spy" films treated espionage as even more of a joke, while a few others seemed to react against the unreality and stupidity of Bond, Flint, Helm, etc.
In the middle of this list are some 60s "nuclear crisis" and Cold War films that don't deal with espionage, but deal more closely with Cold War issues than most of the "spy" films. Like the "spy" films, but maybe to a lesser extent, they generally fall over themselves to remain apolitical.
After that, I list lesser known foreign (French, German, Italian, etc.) spy movies.
Scores out of ten for the ones I've seen.
This list doesn't differentiate between categories like "enjoyably bad", "despicably bad", "boringly bad", "pretentiously bad", "pathetically bad", etc. - they're all here on the basis of the overall score I gave them (1 or 2 out of 10)...
You can see I often ask for it with my viewing selection.
"Peplum", horror, "Spaghetti Westerns", "gialli", and the various hybrids and "innovations" are all included (sometimes co-productions with other countries).
The English titles I use are the ones under which the films are most commonly available on DVD (in America/Britain).
[I've tried to only include "Gialli" with significant "Horror" elements - which ends up being nearly all of them anyway...]