Underrated, Underseen, Underappreciated

This is something of a companion list to my Personal Canon list.

1-84: Films I recommend to all cinephiles
85-615: Films that probably appeal to viewers who are already interested in the genre/director/star they represent or feature.

One of my greatest joys is exploring cinema without relying too much on received wisdom or critical consensus which I think has more often than not overlooked important works and filmmakers. I oftentimes go out of my way to watch films that are rare, and even though admittedly in many cases the effort is not worth it (on aesthetic grounds at least), it is quite beautiful when I discover hidden gems or other good films. This list compiles all of these experiences. Not…

  • The Mothering Heart

    1

  • Shoulder Arms

    2

  • The Play House

    3

  • The Marriage Circle

    4

  • The Iron Horse

    5

  • Spirals

    6

  • So This Is Paris

    7

  • Walking from Munich to Berlin

    8

  • Crossroads

    9

  • Tokyo March

    10

  • A Woman Crying in Spring

    11

  • Only Yesterday

    12

  • The Water Magician

    13

  • Every-Night Dreams

    14

  • Wife! Be Like a Rose!

    15

  • Morning's Tree-Lined Street

    16

  • Street Angel

    17

  • The Straits of Love and Hate

    18

  • María Candelaria

    19

  • The Other

    20

  • The Pearl

    21

  • Maclovia

    22

  • Salon Mexico

    23

  • The Munekata Sisters

    24

  • Victims of Sin

    25

  • Soledad's Shawl

    26

  • Night Falls

    27

  • If I Should Die Before I Wake

    28

  • Wife

    29

  • Brother and Sister

    30

  • Wild Geese

    31

  • Darkness at Noon

    32

  • Black River

    33

  • The Stormy Man

    34

  • The Master Spearman

    35

  • Her Brother

    36

  • The Mad Fox

    37

  • The Graceful Brute

    38

  • The Temple of Wild Geese

    39

  • Autumn Days

    40

  • Report

    41

  • Time to Die

    42

  • Lights

    43

  • Hishakaku and Kiratsune: A Tale of Two Yakuza

    44

  • Surface Tension

    45

  • Teddy Girls

    46

  • The Woman Who Wanted to Die

    47

  • Shinjuku Mad

    48

  • The Demon

    49

  • ...No Lies

    50

  • Weighed But Found Wanting

    51

  • Three, Two, One

    52

  • Ankur

    53

  • The Traveler

    54

  • The Contract

    55

  • You Are Mine

    56

  • Warriors Two

    57

  • Knockabout

    58

  • Batch '81

    59

  • In Our Time

    60

  • Growing Up

    61

  • Death and Transfiguration

    62

  • Winners & Sinners

    63

  • Yellow Earth

    64

  • When the Tenth Month Comes

    65

  • The Runner

    66

  • Hibiscus Town

    67

  • Prison on Fire

    68

  • King of the Children

    69

  • July

    70

  • My Heart Is That Eternal Rose

    71

  • Ursa Minor Blue

    72

  • Mysterious Object at Noon

    73

  • The Skywalk Is Gone

    74

  • Evolution of a Filipino Family

    75

  • The Hand

    76

  • Oxhide

    77

  • My Love

    78

  • Cry Me a River

    79

  • Independencia

    80

  • Living Sculptures: Film Study for Screen Artist

    81

  • A Letter to Momo

    82

  • How to Disappear Completely

    83

  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2

    84

  • Enoch Arden: Part I

    85

  • Enoch Arden: Part II

    86

  • The Lonedale Operator

    87

  • From the Manger to the Cross

    88

  • The Mender of Nets

    89

  • The Sunbeam

    90

  • The Mysterious X

    91

  • A Jitney Elopement

    92

  • By the Sea

    93

  • Work

    94

  • Pool Sharks

    95

  • Shanghaied

    96

  • The Good Bad Man

    97

  • The Matrimaniac

    98

  • The Count

    99

  • Where Is My Treasure?

    100