the westerner d. william wyler (1940)run of the arrow d. sam fuller (1957)maldone d. jean grémillon (1928)the third shadow d. umetsugou inoue (1963)bandits of orgosolo d. vittorio de seta (1960)the wonderful lies of nina petrovna d. hanns schwarz (1929)ride the pink horse d. robert montgomery (1947)way of a gaucho d. jacques tourneur (1952)under the bridges d. helmut käutner (1945)
(i cut out everything with more than 50 fans)
Dancing in the Dust
Bohemia Docta, or the Labyrinth of the World and the Lust-House of the Heart (a Divine Comedy)
As a Wife, as a Woman
May They Rest in Revolt (Figures of War)
Everyday Life in a Syrian Village
Finally, Lillian and Dan
Raging Sun, Raging Sky
Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud
The best films of their kind in some of the richest cinematic nations in history.
i’ll go without my usual Piavoli, Krolikiewicz and Forgacs recommendations, so here:
Siberiade Life According to Agfa Thérèse Headstand Chekist Farewell The Fifth Seal The Birch Tree Pictures of the Old World Pavilion VI
(Siberiade has more than 50 fans, tho, but not as near as it deserves)
five 60s genre British films I think deserve more attention—
League of Gentlemen
The IPCRESS File
Children of The Damned
five 70s American TV movies -
A Cold Night’s Death
The Death of Me Yet
Phantom of the Paradise.
Seduced and Abandoned
Rock and Roll High School
Don’t Look Now
Girl with a Suitcase (Italy)
The Untold Story (Hong Kong)
Aderyn Papur… and Pigs Might Fly (Wales)
The Class (Estonia)
Some of these don’t even have a Mubi page.
These are 10 films that I personally love and deserve a lot more recognition.
The English Patient
The Quiet Earth
The Trial (1993)
The Twilight Samurai
The Black Hole
The Firemen’s Ball
Mazes and Monsters
The Year My Voice Broke (Duigan)
Careful He Might Hear You (Schultz)
King Of The Hill (Soderburgh)
The Counterfeiters (Ruzowitsky)
He Died With A Felafel In His Hand (Lowenstein)
Look Both Ways (Watt)
An Angel At My Table (Campion)
Man Of Flowers (Cox)
Nocturne (Marcel Silver)
Unga greven tar flickan och priset (Rune Carlsten)
The Devil’s Circus (Benjamin Christensen)
Kosmicheskiy reys: Fantasticheskaya novella (Vasili Zhuravlyov)
Weltraumschiff 1 startet … (Anton Kutter)
La poupée (Jacques Baratier)
Livet är stenkul (Jan Halldoff)
Alicia en el país de las maravillas (Eduardo Plá)
Ondskans Värdshus (Calvin Floyd)
Nei er ekkert svar (Jón Tryggvason)
Steve, these are very mainstream movies, very well known and some even received Oscars and stuff. That’s way above the typical movie cited here.
I haven’t watched that many movies to have a well defined set of movies that I consider great and are not very famous.
I think, however, that Takahata’s anime movie, Only Yesterday, is the most underrated movie that I really love. Even among anime fans the movie is underrated.
Other underrated anime movies are Hosoda’s work and Makoto Shinkai’s work. Also, Summer Days with Coo is an underrated movie as well. Overall, anime is extremely underrated because it works on a different medium which people outside of Japan are not adapted to.
Besides anime movies I don’t recall anything that I love that doesn’t show up in favorites lists.