Produced and Abandoned: The Best Films You've Never Seen

This list comes from a 1990 publication by the National Society of Film Critics who chose films which they believed were "abandoned by the studios and the mass audience. What makes these films hard to market and thus hard for moviegoers to find and adopt is precisely what makes them special." Critics include Roger Ebert, Peter Travers, Richard Schickel, David Ansen, Judith Crist, Owen Gleiberman, Pauline Kael, Kenneth Turan, David Denby, Terrence Rafferty, J. Hoberman, and others.

All but one of the films were released from 1970 through 1989.

There are 15 crime films in this list.

  • Over the Edge
  • Repo Man
  • River's Edge
  • The Border
  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
  • Southern Comfort
  • The Offence
  • Something Wild
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • The Conversation
  • Cutter's Way
  • F/X
  • The Late Show
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Straight Time