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…

  • Happy End

    1

  • Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

    2

  • The Incident

    3

  • Rapture

    4

  • Peppermint Candy

    5

  • The Incident

    6

  • Caliber 9

    7

  • A Visitor to a Museum

    8

  • The Mudge Boy

    9

  • Anguish

    10

  • Images

    11

  • I Stand Alone

    12

  • Kidnapped

    13

  • Ladybird Ladybird

    14

  • Angst

    15

  • Schramm

    16

  • The Unknown

    17

  • Taste of Fear

    18

  • The Cremator

    19

  • Reflections of Evil

    20

  • Carriage to Vienna

    21

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    22

  • Symbol

    23

  • The Fear

    24

  • The Kidnapping

    25

  • LFO

    26

  • The Vanishing

    27

  • The Color of Paradise

    28

  • The Swimmer

    29

  • Bad Boy Bubby

    30

  • The Aerial

    31

  • The War Zone

    32

  • On the Silver Globe

    33

  • Woyzeck

    34

  • Letter Never Sent

    35

  • Brute Force

    36

  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

    37

  • The Ascent

    38

  • Ex Drummer

    39

  • The Draughtsman's Contract

    40

  • In Cold Blood

    41

  • The Field

    42

  • The Shop on Main Street

    43

  • Port of Shadows

    44

  • What Richard Did

    45

  • Sorcerer

    46

  • Café de Flore

    47

  • Kajaki

    48

  • The Miracle Worker

    49

  • Fireworks Wednesday

    50

  • Barefoot Gen

    51

  • The Whisperers

    52

  • Billy Budd

    53

  • I'm Not Scared

    54

  • The Boxer and Death

    55

  • The Eve of Ivan Kupalo

    56

  • Lawn Dogs

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