List of the Forgotten

by neilgod | created - 08 Jun 2011 | updated - 01 Nov 2011 | Public

Just a couple of great films and shows that you may not have seen because they didn't get much air time or they could just be hiding behind someone's sofa with a packet of polos and a timid expression.

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1. The Fall (2006)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek

Votes: 97,539 | Gross: $2.28M

Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru & Justine Wadell You've probably never heard of it, but it's just plain beautiful, a touching story of a man and child both recovering from heartbreak it bursts off the screen with a vibrancy you won't find anywhere else. It's slightly surreal, but you'll soon find it's the perfect answer to a wet blustery day. (Plus Lee Pace in the black outfit with the mask!)

2. Sold (2007– )

Comedy, Drama

A comedy about the world of estate agents. Bryan Dick plays Danny, who goes out of his way to help buyers secure their dream homes. He has to work alongside money mad Matt, played by Kris ... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Johnston, Kris Marshall, Ella Smith, Bryan Dick

Votes: 106

Bryan Dick, Kris Marshall, Christina Cole & Anthony Stewart Head This was a really clever little show that so should have gotten a second season but instead just disappeared into the ether

3. Carnivàle (2003–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.

Stars: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson

Votes: 38,317

Nick Stahl, Clancy Brown & Clea DuVall Brilliant second season finale - it literally blew my breath away and then nothing - no next season just this massively huge plot left hanging in mid air!

4. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set after the events in Terminator 2 (1991), Sarah Connor and her son, John, try to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.

Stars: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones

Votes: 53,585

Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Lena Headey & Brian Austin Green Fantastic show that ended for no apparent reason after what was frankly an amazing season finale.

5. Me Without You (2001)

R | 107 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Two best friends grow up on the Isle of Wight and in Brighton in the 1970s and 1980s.

Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Anna Friel, Michelle Williams, Ella Jones, Anna Popplewell

Votes: 4,052 | Gross: $0.30M

Oliver Milburn, Anna Friel & Michelle Williams Deeply romantic, very relatable and a completely under rated little movie. Plus Oliver Milburn's "Do you want me to want you not to be?"

6. Jilting Joe (1998)

77 min | Romance

Joe and Olivia are childhood sweethearts, about to embark on their wedding day. But, the so-called happiest day of their lives is over faster than they anticipated. Olivia doesn't quite ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Zeff | Stars: Geraldine Somerville, James Purefoy, Patricia Hodge, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 185

James Purefoy, Gerladine Somerville & Tom Wilkinson It's not even available on vhs, let alone dvd. There is a talking sheep set to a soundtrack of ABC - what's not to love?

7. Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.

Stars: Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Jim Dale

Votes: 49,488

Lee Pace, Anna Friel & Kristin Chenoweth Meet Ned, Ned can bring the dead back to life, but only for 60 seconds - after that someone else has to die. They oviously knew they were cancelled so the added an extra half an hour to the final episode but that only made things worse - there are so many things left unanswered, unknown

8. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

80 Metascore

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 258,523 | Gross: $4.71M

Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Emily Mortimor & Jean Simmons One of the few Ghibli Studios productions to be based on a novel, Howl is usually brushed aside for the more popular Spirited Away, but the depth of emotion and 'spark' is far more enduring and wonderful than its counterpart.

9. Dark Angel (2000–2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest.

Stars: Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn, J.C. MacKenzie

Votes: 27,567

Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly & Jensen Ackles Phenomenal ending, but you can't help feeling there's more to the story, the fans need more - "Freak Nation"

10. Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

At the suggestion of a straight friend, gay man Leo joins a men's group, where he causes some upsets by declaring his attraction to one of its members.

Director: Rose Troche | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Julie Graham, Simon Callow, Con O'Neill

Votes: 3,044 | Gross: $0.02M

James Purefoy, Kevin McKidd, Hugo Weaving & Tom Hollander Endings a bit ridiculous, but other than that it's a great sample of a gay romcom from the late nineties.

11. The Secret Laughter of Women (1999)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A beautiful young single mother feels the pressure from the ex-pat Nigerian community to get married. Her precocious son has met his hero, a cynical English comic book writer and decides he... See full summary »

Director: Peter Schwabach | Stars: Colin Firth, Nia Long, Dan Lett, Joke Silva

Votes: 564