Click on the treasure chest to read comments from our readers and staff about movies you may not have seen yet, but should.

Other Voices,
Other Films

Click on The Shadow to read about other gems unearthed by readers and staff, along with selections from the many interesting lists.



Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The Haunting

Paris, Texas

Truly Madly Deeply

Waking Life


From the unappreciated to the underrated, from the famous yet misunderstood to the just plain obscure, the following films deserve more attention than they usually get, according to you, our readers, as revealed in our latest poll.

So take this list along with you next time you rent videos or DVDs. And click the treasure chest to your left to go to our special issue, where our readers and staff write about their favorite lesser known gems.


American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000)
(Jean Vigo, 1934)
Bachelor Mother
(Garson Kanin, 1939)
Bagdad Cafe (Percy Adlon, 1987)
Bedazzled (Stanley Donen, 1967)
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)
The Big Clock (John Farrow, 1948)
The Big Parade (King Vidor, 1925)
Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, 1974)
Champagne for Caesar (Richard Whorf, 1950)
Croupier (Mike Hodges, 1998)
Destiny (Fritz Lang, 1921)
Diabolique (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955)
Dodsworth (William Wyler, 1936)
Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)
Ed Wood (Tim Burton, 1994)
Gates of Heaven (Errol Morris, 1978)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
(Howard Hawks, 1953)
The Haunting (Robert Wise, 1963)
The Hidden (Jack Sholder, 1987)
Holiday (George Cukor, 1938)
The Honeymoon Killers (Leonard Kastle, 1969)
I Walked With a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943)
The Italian Straw Hat (René Clair, 1927)
Limite (Mario Peixoto, 1931)
The Man in the White Suit (Alexander Mackendrick, 1951)
Miracle Mile (Steve DeJarnatt, 1989)
Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding, 1947)
Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947)
The Parent Trap (David Swift, 1961)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
People Will Talk (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1951)
The President's Analyst (Theodore J. Flicker, 1967)
The Romantic Englishwoman (Joseph Losey, 1975)
Searching for Bobby Fischer (Steven Zaillian, 1993)
Stage Door (Gregory La Cava, 1937)
Stray Dog (Akira Kurosawa, 1949)
Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song
(Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Thérèse (Alain Cavalier, 1986)
The Trouble With Harry
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1955)
Truly Madly Deeply (Anthony Minghella, 1991)
Trust (Hal Hartley, 1990)
The Uninvited (Lewis Allen, 1944)
The Unknown (Tod Browning, 1927)
Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001)
Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg, 1971)
The Warriors (Walter Hill, 1979)
The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)
Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)

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Mark Ashley
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Michael Buck
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Paul B. Clark
Melissa B. Cummings
Chris Dashiell
George Davis
Richard Doyle
Marilyn Elliott
Fred Erickson
Claudia Gabarain
Michelle Graye
Martijn ter Haar
Bonnie Lee Howard
Lisa Jackson
Thor Klippert
Manny Knowles
Lisa Larkin
Don Larsson
Ron Leming
Nancy Loe
Catherine Lucy


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Moné Peterson
Les Phillips
Katrina Pipinis
Devin Rambo
Shari L. Rosenblum
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