100 Essential Films That Deserve More Attention

People embrace the enchanting glow of the big screen for all manner of reasons; to journey to faraway places they could only ever imagine, to experience the escapism of a captivating story, or maybe to indulge in an obsession with the world of cinema. For me, all three of these reasons apply - and many more - but first and foremost is the satisfaction of recommending obscure films to other like-minded individuals who adopt them as their new favourites.

With over 100 years worth of films to choose from, and many of these now available at the click of a button, it can be extremely difficult to narrow your choices down to pick a film to watch. Although cinema has been around for over four times longer than my life on this earth, I have spent what some may consider an unhealthy amount of these years delving into the history of films to discover some of the best hidden gems out there.

This series of articles aims to highlight the overlooked masterpieces that I have unearthed whilst exploring the forgotten recesses of cinema. Take a gamble on any one of these films and I guarantee that you will be eagerly awaiting all future instalments in this series. You may well have heard of a number of these films; my aim isn't merely to shine a spotlight on the most obscure films out there, but to share my enjoyment of those films which don't have the cult following I believe they deserve.

2. Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen - Gyorgy Pálfi (2012)


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3. The Incident - Larry Peerce (1967)


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4. Rapture - John Guillermin (1965)


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5. Peppermint Candy -  Lee Chang-Dong (1999)


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6. The Incident - Isaac Ezban (2014)


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7. Milano Calibro 9 - Fernando Di Leo (1972)


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8. A Visitor to a Museum - Konstantin Lopushanskiy (1989)


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9. The Mudge Boy - Michael Burke (2003)


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10. Angustia - Bigas Luna (1987)


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11. Images - Robert Altman (1972)


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12. I Stand Alone - Gaspar Noe (1998)


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13. Secuestrados - Miguel Angel Vivas (2010)


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14. Ladybird, Ladybird - Ken Loach (1994)


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15. Angst - Gerald Kargl (1983)

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16. Schramm - Jorg Buttgereit (1993)

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17. The Unknown - Tod Browning (1927)





































19. The Cremator - Juraj Herz (1969)






















20. Reflections of Evil - Damon Packard (2002)


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21. Carriage To Vienna - Karel Kachyna (1966)


















22. Tetsuo: The Iron Man - Shinya Tsukamoto (1989)

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23. Symbol - Hitoshi Matsumoto (2009)

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24. O Fovos - Kostas Manoussakis (1966)

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25. Rapt - Dimitri Kirsanoff (1934)


















26. LFO - Antonio Tublen (2014)

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27. The Vanishing - George Sluizer (1988)

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28. The Colour of Paradise - Majid Majidi (1999)



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29. The Swimmer - Frank Perry (1968)
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30. Bad Boy Bubby - Rolf De Heer (1993)
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31. La Antena - Esteban Sapir (2007)

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32. The War Zone - Tim Roth (1999)


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51. Barefoot Gen - Mori Masaki (1983)