Leonard Maltin’s 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen

In 2010 film critic and cinema historian Leonard Maltin came up with a list of what he considered were the best underappreciated movies for his book ‘Leonard Maltin’s 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen’. From the over 17,000 entries in his definitive yearly collection Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, Maltin has selected movies that should appeal to serious film buffs, but that may have passed them by. The list is not in any particular order. Buy – Leonard Maltin’s 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen

Matchstick Men 2003 Ridley Scott
American Dreamz 2006 Paul Weitz
15 Minutes 2001 John Herzfeld
A Home at the End of the World 2004 Michael Mayer
A Midnight Clear 1992 Keith Gordon
I Served The King Of England 2006 Jirí Menzel
Animal Factory 2000 Steve Buscemi
Aurora Borealis 2005 James C.E. Burke
Baadasssss! 2003 Mario Van Peebles
Better Than Sex 2000 Jonathan Teplitzky
Blood and Wine 1996 Bob Rafelson
Brick 2005 Rian Johnson
Brothers 2004 Susanne Bier
Bubba Ho-Tep 2002 Don Coscarelli
c.r.a.z.y. 2005 Jean-Marc Vallée
Career Girls 1997 Mike Leigh
Casanova 2005 Lasse Hallström
Chop Shop 2007 Ramin Bahrani
Citizen Ruth 1996 Alexander Payne
Criminal 2004 Gregory Jacobs
Crush 2001 John McKay
Dark Days 2000 Marc Singer
Days of Glory (Indigenes) 2006 Rachid Bouchareb
Diamond Men 2000 Dan Cohen
Dick 1999 Andrew Fleming
Dinner Rush 2000 Bob Giraldi
Driving Lessons 2006 Jeremy Brock
Temporada de patos 2004 Fernando Eimbcke
East Is East 1999 Damien O’Donnell
Everything Put Together 2000 Marc Forster
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control 1997 Errol Morris
Find Me Guilty 2006 Sidney Lumet
Firelight 1997 William Nicholson
Following 1998 Christopher Nolan
La femme de Gilles 2004 Frédéric Fonteyne
Gloomy Sunday – Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod 1999 Rolf Schübel
Go Tigers! 2001 Kenneth A. Carlson
Going in Style 1979 Martin Brest
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 John Cameron Mitchell
Hidalgo 2004 Joe Johnston
Casa de Areia 2005 Andrucha Waddington
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 Robert B. Weide
Idiocracy 2006 Mike Judge
In the Shadow of the Moon 2007 David Sington
Intermission 2003 John Crowley
Island in the Sky 1953 William A. Wellman
Julia 1977 Fred Zinnemann
Keeping Mum 2005 Niall Johnson
Kill Me Later 2001 Dana Lustig
King of California 2007 Mike Cahill
King of the Hill 1993 Steven Soderbergh

Kontroll 2003 Nimród Antal
La Ciudad (The City) 1998 David Riker
La promesse 1996 Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Lady for a Day 1933 Frank Capra
Lawless Heart 2001 Tom Hunsinger, Neil Hunter
Le mystère Picasso 1956 Henri-Georges Clouzot
La petite Lili 2003 Claude Miller
Look Both Ways 2005 Sarah Watt
Love and Death on Long Island 1997 Richard Kwietniowski
Mad Money 2008 Callie Khouri
Man Push Cart 2005 Ramin Bahrani
Marvin’s Room 1996 Jerry Zaks
Maybe Baby 2000 Ben Elton, Hugh Laurie
Metroland 1997 Philip Saville
Millions 2004 Danny Boyle
Moonlighting 1982 Jerzy Skolimowski
Mountains of the Moon 1990 Bob Rafelson
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont 2005 Dan Ireland
My First Mister 2001 Christine Lahti
Nine Lives 2005 Rodrigo García
Nothing But the Truth 2008 Rod Lurie
October Sky 1999 Joe Johnston
Off the Map 2003 Campbell Scott
Once Were Warriors 1994 Lee Tamahori
One Fine Day 1996 Michael Hoffman
Owning Mahowny 2003 Richard Kwietniowski
Paradise Now 2005 Hany Abu-Assad
Peter’s Friends 1992 Kenneth Branagh
Phoebe in Wonderland 2008 Daniel Barnz
Hors de prix 2006 Pierre Salvadori
Prisoner of Paradise 2002 Stuart Sender, Malcolm Clarke
Queen of Hearts 1989 Jon Amiel
Quinceañera 2006 Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Raising Victor Vargas 2002 Peter Sollett
Resurrecting the Champ 2007 Rod Lurie
Resurrection 1980 Daniel Petrie
Scarecrow 1973 Jerry Schatzberg
7 Men from Now 1956 Budd Boetticher
Shadowboxer 2005 Lee Daniels
Songcatcher 2000 Maggie Greenwald
Spring Forward 1999 Tom Gilroy
Starting Out in the Evening 2007 Andrew Wagner 2001 Jehane Noujaim, Chris Hegedus
State of the Union 1948 Frank Capra
Still Crazy 1998 Brian Gibson
Stone Reader 2002 Mark Moskowitz
Ta’m e guilass 1997 Abbas Kiarostami
Teacher’s Pet 2004 Timothy Björklund
The Ballad of Little Jo 1993 Maggie Greenwald
The Big Hit 1998 Kirk Wong

The Dead Girl 2006 Karen Moncrieff
El espinazo del diablo 2001 Guillermo del Toro
Le dîner de cons 1998 Francis Veber
The Dish 2000 Rob Sitch
The Door in the Floor 2004 Tod Williams
The Great Buck Howard 2008 Sean McGinly
The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005 Bill Paxton
The Hard Word 2002 Scott Roberts
Comedian Harmonists 1997 Joseph Vilsmaier
Bian Lian 1996 Tian-Ming Wu
The Last Shot 2004 Jeff Nathanson
The Lookout 2007 Scott Frank
The Maltese Falcon 1931 Roy Del Ruth
The Man from Elysian Fields 2001 George Hickenlooper
The Merry Gentleman 2008 Michael Keaton
The Mighty 1998 Peter Chelsom
The Painted Veil 2006 John Curran
The Pledge 2001 Sean Penn
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio 2005 Jane Anderson
The Steel Helmet 1951 Samuel Fuller
The Tao of Steve 2000 Jenniphr Goodman
The TV Set 2006 Jake Kasdan
The Weather Man 2005 Gore Verbinski
The Whole Wide World 1996 Dan Ireland
La grande strada azzurra 1957 Gillo Pontecorvo, Maleno Malenotti
The World’s Fastest Indian 2005 Roger Donaldson
Thumbsucker 2005 Mike Mills
A Cock and Bull Story 2005 Michael Winterbottom
Tumbleweeds 1999 Gavin O’Connor
Tuvalu 1999 Veit Helmer
Two Family House 2000 Raymond De Felitta
Two Lovers 2008 James Gray
Waking the Dead 2000 Keith Gordon
Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 Michael Winterbottom
Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five 1998 Richard Schenkman
What Doesn’t Kill You 2008 Brian Goodman
Winter Solstice 2004 Josh Sternfeld
Word Wars 2004 Eric Chaikin, Julian Petrillo
Zathura: A Space Adventure 2005 Jon Favreau
Innocent Blood 1992 John Landis
Levity 2003 Ed Solomon
Matewan 1987 John Sayles
Mirrormask 2005 Dave McKean
Safe Men 1998 John Hamburg
Something New 2006 Sanaa Hamri
Son of Rambow 2007 Garth Jennings
Sweet Land 2005 Ali Selim
Connie and Carla 2004 Michael Lembeck
The Matador 2005 Richard Shepard
The Third Miracle 1999 Agnieszka Holland

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