Abandoned, Neglected, Misunderstood: Films–A, B, C,

Research in Progress:

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 that never got the public they deserved–albeit for different reasons.


After Hours

All Night Long


Baby, It’s You

Ballad of Cable Hogue, The (Peckinpah, 1970)


Best Boy (docu)

Best of Times

Blow Out

Border, The

Bounty (The (1984)

Brood, The

Brothers Quay, The

Buffalo Bill

Bunny Lake Is Missing (Preminger, 1965)

By Design


Carnival of Souls (Derek Harbey)

Casualties of War

Cattle Annie

Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith

Chilly Scenes of Winter

Choose Me

Comfort and Joy

Company of Wolves, The (Neil Jordan)

Conversation, The (Coppola, 1974)

Cry in the Dark, A (Schepisi, 1987)

Cutter’s Way