100 Great New Hollywood Films that Should've Been in Golden Age Old Hollywood

by jordanhores | created - 06 Jul 2018 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

This list is a list of movies from New Hollywood(1970s-present that should have been made in the Golden Age of Hollywood based on film titles and storylines intertwined. Excluding films with negative, mixed and/or panned reviews. Another list added here with only film titles that should have been added in Golden Age Hollywood. No specific ranking. Extra lost films unable to be included on main list. -Insomnia/WHISTLEBLOWING -TheArtist/IsadoraDuncan 37-7-40 -TheOwl&thePussycat/ILLEGITIMATE -Iris/SEXISM-RACISM 39 -Infamous/PearlHart -Carol/LadyCarolineLamb -Nicholas&Alexandra -Arthur/DISEASE -FrozenRiver/HUNGER -WhiteOleander/CHILDREN -TheQueen/QueenVictoria -TheMonk/ANTIRELIGION -SweetDreams/Theatre -Frank&Joe/LINGUISIM -ThePost/POVERTY -Tommy/DISABILITYRIGHT-Fearless/LGBTI -Adaptation/GeorgeSand -TheGift/ThérèseofLisieux -Doubt/LOOKISM -Contact/IMMIGRATION -MeninBlack/ADDICTION -TheMaster/Hypatia -ASingleMan/SIZISM -TheGame/LABORRGHTS -Conviction/CRIMINALJUSTICE -TheClient/SEXUALABUSE -TheIllusionist/FEMALEDETECTIVE -TheInsider/CORRUPTION -ColdMountain/SLAVERY -Roxanne/LGBTI -TheContender/FEMALEEMPOWERMENT -ThePrestige/JaneAusten -ELIZABETH/ElizabethAnnSeton -TheCabinintheWoods/ELDERABUSE -Sophie'sChoice(ACharmedLife)/PREGNANCY-ILLEGITIMATE -TheWife/AgrippinaElder-Nero-Caligula-Augustus -TheDescendantsFrance/Blanche-IsabellaI-Joanna-MargaretValois -TheMessengerEngland/EleanorCastile-IsabellaFrance-MargaretAnjou-AnneBoleyn-LadyJaneGrey-HenriettaMariaFrance **-Boudica -Serena/ADOPTIONBABY -Nadine/CHILDABUSE 36 -TheCaptive/ABDUCTION -TheSalesgirl/SEXISM -TheCatCreature -Minneapolis/ENVIRONMENT -Springtime/AnEpisodeofSparrows -TheTracker/ANIMALWELFARE -HiddenFigure/Zenobia -Defiance/AlettaJacobs -TheEmpress/JuliaDomna -Joseph&Mary -TheBachelorette/TeresaofÁvila -TheGrassStillGrows/ENVIRONMENT -TheSportsgirl/SEXISM -LethalInstinct/FEMALESERIALKILLER -ShatteredSilence/RACISM -Trendsetter/FEMALEEMPOWERMENT -TheRefugee/IMMIGRATION -StolenInnocence/SEXUALABUSE -TheWhiteCanary/ANIMALWELFARE -TheLastMan/SLAVERY -TheFeralChild/EDUCATION-ADOPTION -BlackArrow/POVERTY -TheBorrower/RACISM -TheDriver/LABOR-DISABILITYRIGHTS -TheScamp&theMinx/CHILDREN -BoyCrazy/EDUCATION -TheMatriarch/FEMALEEMPIRE -Baltimore/HUNGER -BatonRouge/DISABILITYRIGHTS -TheGoldenYears/CHILDREN 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-LauraBullion -CarlJung -ClausvonStauffenberg -DylanThomas -DutchSchulz -ArnoldRothstein -AndreiRublev -AlfredRedl -Tesla -FranzLiszt -Galileo-AlfonsoXIISpain -AlbertSchweitzer -ElGreco -EdwardElgar -AugustusIIStrong -FrederickDelius -JackSheppard -OscarWilde JohnSebastianBach -MarquisdeSade -MartinDePorres -EdvardGrieg -EnricoMattei -KarlMay -GeorgeGurdjieff -Leonardo -GustavMahler -GiacomoCasanova -JohannStraussII -LeonTrotsky -LudwigIIBavaria -MichaeltheBrave -OliverCromwell -VladtheImpaler -AntonioSalieri -BreakerMorant -EgonSchiele -NedHanlan -GeorgeFridericHandel -GiacomoPuccini -OmarMukhtar -ArthurRimbaud -CesareBorgia -ArthurSullivan/WSGilbert -CharlesIIofEngland -Beethoven -WilliamWallace -AlexanderPushkin -AmedeoModigliani -GustavKlimt -ErnestShackleton -LeoTolstoy -PaulGauguin -WilliamWilberforce -ArthurConanDoyle -ClaudeDebussy **-`TheMerchantofVenice -`12thNight -`TheWinter'sTale 24 -`ACounterfeitPresentment -`Awake&Sing! -`AViewfromBridge -`TheCrucible -`TheCocktailParty 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1. Cannery Row (1982)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located - is inhabited primarily by the down and out, although many would not ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley, Frank McRae

Votes: 3,184 | Gross: $5.30M

  • NOVEL

2. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

61 Metascore

An unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Votes: 40,580 | Gross: $47.95M

NOVEL

3. The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

PG | 108 min | Drama

In 1940s Texas, an elderly woman is determined to visit her childhood home for one last time.

Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

Votes: 3,755 | Gross: $7.47M

  • NOVEL-PLAY

4. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 94,026 | Gross: $43.18M

* NOVEL

5. The Grifters (1990)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe

Votes: 23,914 | Gross: $13.45M

  • NOVEL

6. Emma (1996)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

While matchmaking for friends and neighbours, a young 19th Century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi, Alan Cumming

Votes: 33,442 | Gross: $22.20M

  • NOVEL

7. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 42,859 | Gross: $22.55M

* NOVEL-PLAY

8. The Thin Red Line (1998)

R | 170 min | Drama, War

78 Metascore

Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 162,627 | Gross: $36.40M

NOVEL

9. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 203,815

BIOGRAPHY

10. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

79 Metascore

Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth

Votes: 209,557 | Gross: $52.77M

BIOGRAPHY

11. Cross Creek (1983)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill

Votes: 1,398 | Gross: $0.20M

  • BIOGRAPHY

12. Miller's Crossing (1990)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

66 Metascore

Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 119,675 | Gross: $5.08M

BIOGRAPHY

13. Rosewood (1997)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

71 Metascore

A dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African-American community.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Bruce McGill

Votes: 7,008 | Gross: $13.10M

BIOGRAPHY

14. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

63 Metascore

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 66,960 | Gross: $44.18M

BIOGRAPHY

15. Michael Collins (1996)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart

Votes: 27,972 | Gross: $11.09M

BIOGRAPHY

16. Bugsy (1991)

R | 136 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

The story of how Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel started Las Vegas.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 24,210 | Gross: $49.11M

BIOGRAPHY

17. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

Grief-stricken mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) takes on the L.A.P.D. to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 225,524 | Gross: $35.74M

  • BIOGRAPHY

18. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro

Votes: 75,747 | Gross: $25.89M

BIOGRAPHY

19. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 589,120 | Gross: $56.67M

BIOGRAPHY

20. The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

76 Metascore

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 639,025 | Gross: $183.64M

BIOGRAPHY

21. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 50,199 | Gross: $58.97M

BIOGRAHPHY

22. Pale Rider (1985)

R | 115 min | Drama, Western

61 Metascore

A mysterious preacher (Clint Eastwood) protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Sydney Penny

Votes: 48,699 | Gross: $41.41M

WESTERN

23. Silverado (1985)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover

Votes: 34,658 | Gross: $33.20M

WESTERN

24. Unforgiven (1992)

R | 130 min | Drama, Western

85 Metascore

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) and a young man, The "Schofield Kid" (Jaimz Woolvett).

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Votes: 348,227 | Gross: $101.16M

WESTERN

25. Open Range (2003)

R | 139 min | Action, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi

Votes: 63,023 | Gross: $58.33M

WESTERN

26. Hell or High Water (II) (2016)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

88 Metascore

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 181,962 | Gross: $26.86M

WESTERN

27. Tender Mercies (1983)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Music

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley

Votes: 8,632 | Gross: $8.44M

FAMILY-RELIGION

28. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

85 Metascore

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.

Director: Steve Kloves | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab

Votes: 20,551 | Gross: $18.10M

  • FAMILY

29. Twice in a Lifetime (1985)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate.... See full summary »

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn, Amy Madigan

Votes: 860 | Gross: $8.40M

FAMILY DYSFUNCTION-INFIDELITY

30. Little Man Tate (1991)

PG | 99 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Fred Tate is a prodigy. He's also a lonely, little boy with the emotional needs that his single mom covers. Worries about world problems gives him ulcer. He takes a quantum physics summer college class at 7.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Alex Lee

Votes: 13,177 | Gross: $25.01M

  • FAMILY

31. Cookie's Fortune (1999)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell

Votes: 12,078 | Gross: $10.92M

  • FAMILY

32. Mother (II) (1996)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

A neurotic, twice-divorced sci-fi writer moves back in with his mother to solve his personal problems.

Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Collins, Laura Weekes

Votes: 5,415 | Gross: $19.12M

FAMILY

33. Mother and Child (2009)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A drama centered around three women: A fifty-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption thirty-five years ago, and a woman looking to adopt a child of her own.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Alexandria M. Salling

Votes: 11,085 | Gross: $1.11M

  • FAMILY

34. The Way Way Back (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.

Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb

Votes: 134,050 | Gross: $21.50M

* FAMILY

35. The Savages (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

85 Metascore

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman

Votes: 34,689 | Gross: $6.61M

  • FAMILY-DYSFUNCTION

36. Pieces of April (2003)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.

Director: Peter Hedges | Stars: Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke

Votes: 19,444 | Gross: $2.53M

  • FAMILY-DYSFUNCTION

37. Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport