Abandoned, Neglected, Misunderstood: Films–M, N, O

We are launching a new, regular column, titled Abandoned, Neglected, Misunderstood, a group of films that for whatever reasons have never found the appreciative audiences they deserve.

Some of these films have not received the proper attention they deserve by their studios or distributors.

Others were released at the “wrong time,” depending on the broader socio-political context,

Still others were misperceived or undeservedly panned by film critics.

And finally, still others had enjoyed strong critical support but did not get the viewers’ support and thus died at the box-office.

We invite all of our readers to contribute to our ever-growing list of gems



Man With Two Brains

Melvin and Howard (1980)

Mighty Quinn, The

Mike’s Murder (1984)



Near Dark

Never Cry Wolf

New Age, The (Michael Tolkin, 1994)

Night Moves



Offence, The (Lumet)

Over the Edge