Films that never made history but they have, with meby 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.