Abandoned, Neglected, Misunderstood: Films–S

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  had not received proper attention by their studios or distributors, others were released at the “wrong time,” others were misperceived or undeservedly panned by film critics, and still others 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



Safe (Haynes, 1991)


Say Anything

September 30, 1955

Shoot the Moon

Sign of the Times

Smash Palace


Something Wild

Southern Comfort


Straight Time

Strange Invaders

Streetwise (docu)

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Sylvia Scarlett (Cukor, 1937)