Tuesday’s Overlooked Film: ?????

For nearly a year now I have posted a series of films that I considered to be overlooked. As I move into my second year of offering you all some more cinematic suggestions, I would like to ask you: is there anything I missed?

This is where you, the reader, comes in. Please post your film recommendations in the comments section below. This is a perfect opportunity to bring to my (and everyone else’s) attention films that you love but that you think deserve more attention.

Also be sure to check out Todd Mason’s blog, Sweet Freedom for some additional titles from my fellow bloggers.

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  1. Hello Iba, I’d love to comment but trying top extract your previous posts is proving a bit cumbersome (at least on my steam-powered PC) – here are some of my favourite overlooked movies though, one per decade to the 20s, hope they don’t overlap:

    SILVER CITY (2004)
    FOLLOWING (1998)
    MASQUERADE (1988)
    THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (1973)
    PETULIA (1968)
    MISTER ARKADIN (1955)
    LADIES IN RETIREMENT (1946)
    DAUGHTERS COURAGEOUS (1939)
    FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1926)
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    • All selections that I have not seen. Thanks Sergio!

      I figured after exactly one year of blathering on about movies I liked, I should give readers the opportunity to pitch in and let me know what they like.

  2. Jack Deth says:

    Hi, iluv:

    Great topic!

    Some suggestions:

    The Americanization of Emily (1964)
    In Which we Serve (1942)
    The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
    The Paper Chase (1973)
    Crossing Delancey (1988)
    Fat City (1972)
    Between The Lines (1977)
    Cutter’s Way (1981)

    Great catch for Sergio’s ‘The Legend of Hell House’!

    • I have seen Emily, In Which We Serve (liked a lot) and a bit of the Paper Chase. I always felt that it was SO above my level – my gosh! Harvard Law School. Any graduate student seemed so far out of my league. Now that I know folks who went through HLS … not so much 🙂

      I have heard of Crossing Delancey as well.

      As always, thanks for your contribution Jack!

  3. Patti Abbott says:

    Lots of great suggestions here. I especially second Following, Petulia, The Sterile Cuckoo, oh all of that second list really. I almost did THE PAPER CHASE this week myself.

  4. Oh, I love lists! Lots of good suggestions so far.

    Off the top of my head, I’d add:

    NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH (1940)
    TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942)
    THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1959)
    A NEW LEAF (1971)
    ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO (1964)
    THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1956)
    FIVE CAME BACK (1939)
    HEIGHTS (2005)
    HOMECOMING (1948)
    MINISTRY OF FEAR (194)
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    • Yvette,

      Of your list, I have seen:

      NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH (1940)
      TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942)

      ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO (1964) – LOVED IT!!!!

      FIVE CAME BACK (1939) – Just saw the remake this weekend w/ Robert Ryan

      MINISTRY OF FEAR (1944) Another good pick

      Thanks for your contribution!

  5. That should have said 1944 for MINISTRY OF FEAR…
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  6. Have you ever seen THE TRAIN with Burt Lancaster, directed by John Frankenheimer? Whenever anybody asks me for a recommendation of a lesser-known film, I usually say that.

  7. Overlooked is relative but here are some films that stood out to me:
    Dark City (1998)
    Home of the Brave (1949)
    Talk to Me (2007)
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  8. I always name Mr.Nobody…seems like not a lot of people have seen it and it’s one of my all time favorites.
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  9. There are a few that came to mind right away…

    WATER (2005) by Deepa Mehta
    BELLA (2006) by Alejandro Monteverde – as far away from the Twilight character as you can get
    ANGEL-A (2005) by Luc Besson
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  10. Rod Croft says:

    Hi Iluvcinema!

    For your consideration, may I add:

    THE WEB (1947) Ella Raines, Edmond O’Brien, William Bendix.
    THE LIGHT THAT FAILED (1939) Ronald Colman, Walter Huston.
    MOONTIDE (1942) Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains, Jean Gabin.
    THE 3RD VOICE (1960) Julie London, Edmond O’Brien, Laraine Day.
    THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG (1960) William Holden, Nancy Kwan.
    ACT OF MURDER/LIVE TODAY FOR TOMORROW (1948) Frederick March, Geraldine Brooks
    BACKFIRE (1950) Vivica Lindfors, Dane Clarke, Virginia Mayo.
    ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST (1948) Frederick Marsh, Dan Duryea, Ann Blyth.
    NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA (1971) Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman.
    TOPPER (1937) Gary Grant, Constance Bennett.
    WHERE THERE’S LIFE (1947) Bob Hope, Singe Hasso, William Bendix.

  11. Rod Croft says:

    Hi Iluvcinema,

    there is a “treasure trove” of interesting and overlooked films out there including:

    Windjammer (1958)
    The Angry Silence (1960) Pier Angeli, Richard Attenborough
    Our Very Own (1950) Ann Blyth, Farley Granger
    Smiley (1956) Ralph Richardson, Colin Petersen
    Me and the Colonel (1958) Danny Kaye
    Carve Her Name With Pride (1958) Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield
    The Ship That Died of Shame / PT Raiders (1955) Richard Attenborough, Virginia McKenna
    Crime of Passion ( 1957) Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr.
    Joe Butterfly (1957 ) Audie Murphy (his only comedy), George Nader, Keenan Wynn
    Reach For the Sky (1956) Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow.

    I believe all of them worthy of another look.

  12. Rod Croft says:

    P.S. It seems that “Windjammer” may no longer be available due to deterioration of prints. More is the pity!

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