Films that never made history but they have, with me

by roastmary-1 | created - 19 Dec 2010 | updated - 19 Dec 2010 | Public
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1. A Kind of Loving (1962)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird, Bert Palmer

Votes: 1,204 | Gross: $0.00M

John Schlesinger's first feature film with an incredible Alan Bates

2. O Lucky Man! (1973)

R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 6,656

Malcolm McDowell shines in this Lindsay Anderson tale. Also an early bright sight of Helen Mirren

3. Return from the Ashes (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In Paris, a Polish gigolo marries a rich Jewish doctor and stands to inherit her estate when she is deported to Dachau by the Nazis.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, Ingrid Thulin, Herbert Lom

Votes: 535

Heavy but startling plot. Three stars at their pick: Maximilian Schell. Ingrid Thulin and Samantha Eggar - Can't find it anywhere, will love to see it again.

4. Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

Catholic nuns risk their lives to help Jewish children in an Italian internment camp escape to Palestine during World War II.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Sylvia Syms, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Lewis

Votes: 381

French nuns in occupied Italy during WWII. Lilli Palmer shines as the Mother superior

5. King of Hearts (1966)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Comedy, War

During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold, Pierre Brasseur, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 3,058 | Gross: $0.02M

Anti war tale, with imagination and humor. Alan Bates is, as usual, superb.

6. Genevieve (1953)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Kenneth More

Votes: 2,307

Kay Kendall's performance is enough to make this movie a total delight

7. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

American Walter Elbertson, in his late teens, is feeling lost within his family of overachievers. Thirty-something Englishwoman Lila Fisher is emotionally repressed. The two meet on their ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Maggie Smith, Timothy Bottoms, Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Emiliano Redondo

Votes: 655

The mixing of Maggie Smith and Timothy Bottoms make for a wonderful, uncomfortable romance. One of Alan j Pakula's early films.

8. Siamo donne (1953)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

Five portraits of actresses in their "common" life, seen as women rather than movie stars.

Directors: Gianni Franciolini, Alfredo Guarini, Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Visconti, Luigi Zampa | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani, Isa Miranda, Alida Valli

Votes: 295

Three short stories based on real life events of real life movie stars: Anna Magnani, Ingrid Bergman, Alida Valli and Isa Miranda...among the directors: Luchino Visconti and Roberto Rossellini

9. The Witches (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.

Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franco Rossi, Luchino Visconti | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Annie Girardot, Francisco Rabal, Massimo Girotti

Votes: 1,030

Silvana Mangano in the vest of several modern witches of sorts. Her leading men: Clint Eastwood, Alberto Sordi. Toto, etc and her directors: Luchino Visconti, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Mario Monnicelli.

10. Spirits of the Dead (1968)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Anthology film from three European directors based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe: a cruel princess haunted by a ghostly horse, a sadistic young man haunted by his double, and a alcoholic actor haunted by the Devil.

Directors: Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Terence Stamp

Votes: 4,604

Three Edgar Allan Poe stories directed by Federico Fellini, Louis Malle and Roger Vadim: Starring Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Terence Stamp. Alain Delon and Brigitte Bardot. The Fellini episode with Terence Stamp is the story that makes the whole thing really worth while.