Underseen Films (<1000 IMDb)

by bdv-703 | created - 06 Jul 2017 | updated - 23 Jul 2017 | Public

Films with fewer than 1000 ratings on IMDb that I like and/or think should be seen more.

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1. The Party (1964)

3 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Robert Altman | Star: Robert Fortier

Votes: 21

2. Smart Alek (1993)

20 min | Comedy, Short

In 1972 a family are on their way for a holiday in Essex. The parents argue and the son swears, making obscene gestures. So the father throws him out, drives on and crashes the car. The ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Kotting | Stars: Amy Hodge, Sean Lock, Bill Monks, Simon Munnery

Votes: 27

4. Batguano (2014)

74 min | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi

Batman and Robin struggling to survive in a apocalyptic third world.

Director: Tavinho Teixeira | Stars: Everaldo Pontes, Tavinho Teixeira, Cícero Ferreira, Nildo

Votes: 46

6. Achooo Mr. Kerrooschev (1960)

2 min | Animation, Short

Combines live photography and collage animation in one film. A cut-out of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev sails over newspaper articles as they take place.

Director: Stan Vanderbeek | Star: Nikita Khrushchev

Votes: 34

7. Dante no es únicamente severo (1967)

78 min | Drama

The impossible relationship between a man and a woman, but also the destruction of aesthetics. The girl wants to seduce her beloved with incoherent stories that he does not care at all. ... See full summary »

Directors: Jacinto Esteva, Joaquim Jordà | Stars: Serena Vergano, Romy, Enrique Irazoqui, Susan Holmsquist

Votes: 57

8. Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (2015)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A "making of" documentary for Paul Gross's "Hyena Road".

Directors: Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, Guy Maddin | Star: Michael Kennedy

Votes: 48

9. L'homme au chapeau de soie (1983)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary with many excerpts from the films of French movie pioneer Max Linder, narrated by his daughter.

Director: Maud Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Maud Linder, Sarah Bernhardt, Benoît-Constant Coquelin

Votes: 42

11. Tale of a Tiger (1984)

80 min | Drama, Family

Primary school aged Orville has a fascination for model planes which intensifies when he encounters Harry who owns a sadly neglected but real Tiger Moth. Orville becomes obsessed with the ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Grant Navin, Gordon Poole, Caz Lederman, Peter Feeley

Votes: 47

13. Lacrimae rerum (1962)

11 min | Short

A psychedelic journey into dead nature, an eccentric classical music video, an ode to life itself.

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis

Votes: 72

14. Five-Minute Films (1975– )
Episode: Probation (1982)


A boy goes to see his probation officer.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Herbert Norville, Billy Colvill, Antony Carrick, Theresa Watson

Votes: 53

15. Hymn to a Tired Man (1968)

130 min | Drama

During WWII a soldier is beaten so badly by a superior officer he is left deaf. After the war he is an inventor and meets this officer at the patent office. The man is still the bully he was.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Michiyo Aratama, Makoto Fujita, Toshio Kurosawa, Tomoko Naraoka

Votes: 60

16. Cost of Dying (1968)

92 min | Western

Scaife, the sadistic leader of a gang of cattle thieves, terrorizes the people of a Colorado mountain town. Bill Ransom, the retired sheriff, is the only one to stand up against Scaife and ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Merolle | Stars: Andrea Giordana, John Ireland, Raymond Pellegrin, Betsy Bell

Votes: 64

17. Five-Minute Films (1975– )
Episode: A Light Snack (1982)


A window cleaner fancies a sausage roll, but all is not well in the sausage roll factory.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Margaret Heery, Richard Griffiths, Alan Gaunt, David Casey

Votes: 54

18. Five-Minute Films (1975– )
Episode: Afternoon (1982)


A couple of old friends drown their sorrows together while reveling in the naivety of a young newly-wed.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Rachel Davies, Pauline Moran, Julie North

Votes: 54

19. Max Is Stuck Up (1910)

Short, Comedy

Max is invited to a dinner party. On his way he stops at the baker's to secure a few choice confections, and while there steps on a piece of sticky fly-paper. With great solicitude the ... See full summary »

Director: Lucien Nonguet | Stars: Max Linder, Gabrielle Lange

Votes: 65

20. Five-Minute Films (1975– )
Episode: Old Chums (1982)

5 min | Short

A man relentlessly bombards another man with small talk, while the other man tries to fend for himself while using crutches.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Tim Stern, Robert Putt

Votes: 56

21. Max and the Daughter of Albion (1914)

10 min | Short, Comedy

Scene, a first-class railway carriage. Max and delightful girl alone. "May I smoke?" breaks the ice, and then Max brings all the arts of fascination to bear on the lady, who is by no means ... See full summary »

Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Cécile Guyon

Votes: 72

22. Five-Minute Films (1975– )
Episode: The Birth of the Goalie of the 2001 F.A. Cup Final (1982)

5 min | Short

A slow-witted couple decide to start a family.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Richard Ireson, Celia Quicke

Votes: 61

23. Max Wants a Divorce (1917)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Comedy

Max gets into trouble at the altar. He has just kissed his bride when he espies over her shoulder a pretty girl sitting in a front pew. Max cannot help giving her a wink. His bride sees him... See full summary »

Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield, Helen Ferguson, Francine Larrimore

Votes: 78

24. Max and the Lady Doctor (1909)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

Max discovers that in the same apartment house with him lives a most charming woman doctor. To meet her he fakes a sickness and calls upon her for professional advice. She thumps him, puts ... See full summary »

Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Lucy d'Orbel, Georges Gorby

Votes: 85

25. His First Cigar (1908)

5 min | Short, Comedy

A well-grown boy sees a box of his father's cigars, and pockets one. He goes downstairs, and no sooner is he out of the building when he joyously sticks the cheroot into his mouth. Feeling ... See full summary »

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Star: Max Linder

Votes: 103

26. Second City Firsts (1973– )
Episode: The Permissive Society (1975)

29 min | Drama

During an evening spent at his house with his sister, a girl realizes that she doesn't really have much in common with her boyfriend.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Bob Mason, Veronica Roberts, Rachel Davies

Votes: 92

27. The Outcast (1962)

119 min | Drama

A young man struggles to come to terms with his true identity in a remote caste-based village in early 20th century Japan.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Hiroyuki Nagato, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 106

28. Visa de censure n°X (1967)

42 min | Short

Shot in 1967 but not released until 1975, actor Pierre Clémenti's acid-infused experimental whirlwind of color and music featuring a who's who of the French 60s underground.

Director: Pierre Clémenti | Stars: Barbara Girard, Étienne O'Leary, Jean-Marc Momon, Yves Beneyton

Votes: 119

29. The Puppet's Nightmare (1908)

Not Rated | 2 min | Animation, Short

The nightmare of Émile Cohl's chalk animation is one of unreliable appearances. Fishermen catch fish which eat them whole. Ladders transform into coils which just as suddenly take the form ... See full summary »

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 148

30. Left-Handed Fate (1966)

84 min | Drama, Fantasy

The inhabitants of a strange desert Barcelona are gradually leaving the city in a panic group. The victims of a serial killers seem to feel strangely attracted by their executioners. Only ... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Teresa Gimpera, Marianne Benet, Marcos Martí, Antonio Ferrandis

Votes: 136

31. Max Takes Tonics (1911)

17 min | Short, Comedy

Max needs a tonic after an illness, and the doctor prescribes a Bordeaux glass of wine three times a day. One proves to be enough, as Max drinks a quart glass of wine and proceeds to get into trouble.

Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Georges Coquet, Lucy d'Orbel, Maurice Delamare

Votes: 138

32. The Villainess (2017)

Not Rated | 129 min | Action, Drama

64 Metascore

A female assassin leaves a trail of bodies behind her as she seeks revenge.

Director: Byung-gil Jung | Stars: Ok-bin Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, Jun Sung, Seo-hyeong Kim

Votes: 9,558 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron (1993 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary, Biography

This straight-talking program seeks to understand the enigmatic and controversial Sam Peckinpah, whose violent films such as The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs had a telling effect on the cinema... See full summary »

Director: Paul Joyce | Stars: Sam Peckinpah, Alan Sharp, Katherine Haber, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 145

34. A Love Affair in Toyland (1908)

4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A cast of stick figures plays out a series of comic vignettes.

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 144

35. Pawno (2015)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Pawno is a character driven ensemble film set in the diverse and multicultural suburb of Footscray in Melbourne, Australia. It revolves around one day in the lives of twelve characters. The... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ireland | Stars: John Brumpton, Maeve Dermody, Malcolm Kennard, Mark Coles Smith

Votes: 349

36. A La Mode (1959)

5 min | Animation, Short

An experimental short film centered around a collage of magazine and sound clips.

Director: Stan Vanderbeek

Votes: 136

38. Despite the Night (2015)

Unrated | 156 min | Drama

Lens returns to Paris to find his only true love, Madeleine. As his search for her continues, he finds himself getting sucked into the dark and cruel underworld of the porn industry.

Director: Philippe Grandrieux | Stars: Kristian Marr, Ariane Labed, Roxane Mesquida, Paul Hamy

Votes: 322

39. Losing Ground (1982)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

Sara, a cold college professor, and her husband, an ecstatic painter, spend a summer away from the city, straining their rocky relationship.

Director: Kathleen Collins | Stars: Seret Scott, Bill Gunn, Duane Jones, Billie Allen

Votes: 260

40. Santa, the Fascist Years (2008)

TV-PG | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

We all think of Santa as "Jolly old St.Nick". But who knew that he has a dark hidden past that's very un-jolly? This short film uncovers and explores Santa's flirtation with politics and greed.

Director: Bill Plympton | Star: Matthew Modine

Votes: 152

41. Vnimanie, cherepakha! (1970)

86 min | Comedy, Family

Set in 1970's Soviet Union, the story follows a group of young children and a pet turtle. When one of the children becomes ill and taken to hospital, his turtle falls into the hands of two ... See full summary »

Director: Rolan Bykov | Stars: Aleksei Yershov, Andrei Samotolkin, Mikhail Martirosyan, Galina Budanova

Votes: 165

42. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Who's Who (1979)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

Slice-of-life look at class divisions among employees at a brokerage house.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Richard Kane, Joolia Cappleman, Phil Davis, Adam Norton

Votes: 160

43. Sleepwalk (1986)

R | 78 min | Drama, Fantasy

A woman is hired to transcribe an ancient Chinese manuscript. She finds that little by little, the manuscript has powers that begin to take over her life.

Director: Sara Driver | Stars: Suzanne Fletcher, Ann Magnuson, Dexter Lee, Stephen Chen

Votes: 171

44. Max Takes a Bath (1910)

8 min | Short, Comedy

Max has purchased a new bathtub, but bathing in it proves to be more difficult than he anticipated.

Director: Lucien Nonguet | Star: Max Linder

Votes: 196

45. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Home Sweet Home (1982)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

Three postal workers and their dysfunctional families interact over cups of tea and Sunday dinner.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Eric Richard, Lorraine Brunning, Kay Stonham, Timothy Spall

Votes: 174

46. Happy Hour (2015)

317 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Four women. All in their 30s. Three married, one divorcee. They are able to tell each other anything. Or at least they thought. One day, after losing in divorce court, one of them gives up ... See full summary »

Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi | Stars: Sachie Tanaka, Hazuki Kikuchi, Maiko Mihara, Rira Kawamura

Votes: 790

47. The Witches' Sabbath (1988)

94 min | Drama

The freshly graduated psychiatrist David shall deliver an opinion about young Maddalena, who's on trial for murdering a hunter. She claims she's a witch and acted on behalf of the devil. ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Béatrice Dalle, Daniel Ezralow, Corinne Touzet, Jacques Weber

Votes: 202

48. Killing Ground (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

59 Metascore

A couple's camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.

Director: Damien Power | Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Ian Meadows, Harriet Dyer, Aaron Glenane

Votes: 6,442

49. Tharlo (2015)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama