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VERY GOOD OR EXCELLENT FILMS USUALLY UNDERRATED

by George O. Kaplan
VERY GOOD OR EXCELLENT FILMS USUALLY UNDERRATED by George O. Kaplan
(I include only very good or excellent titles deserving to be vindicated as such, imho) A work in progress; and as the opinion mainstreams change on cycles, these films can appear or disappear on this list depending of the wind. EXAMPLES (films once ignored or underrated, and years or decades later miraculously restored and ‘discovered’ for posterity as ‘classics’ or ‘cult movies’): The General – Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman (1926) Fort Apache – John Ford (1948) Criss Cross – Robert Siodmak (1949) She Wore a Yellow Ribbon – John Ford (1949) The Exorcist – William Friedkin (1973) Obsession – Brian De Palma (1976) The Shining – Stanley… Read more

(I include only very good or excellent titles deserving to be vindicated as such, imho)

A work in progress; and as the opinion mainstreams change on cycles, these films can appear or disappear on this list depending of the wind.

EXAMPLES (films once ignored or underrated, and years or decades later miraculously restored and ‘discovered’ for posterity as ‘classics’ or ‘cult movies’):
The General – Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman (1926)
Fort Apache – John Ford (1948)
Criss Cross – Robert Siodmak (1949)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon – John Ford (1949)
The Exorcist – William Friedkin (1973)
Obsession – Brian De Palma (1976)
The Shining – Stanley Kubrick (1980)
The Thing – John Carpenter (1982)
The Year of Living Dangerously – Peter Weir (1982)
Raising Arizona – Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (1987)
Kurenai no buta (Porco Rosso) – Hayao Miyazaki (1992)

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!!:

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