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 13 romance films in this list.

  • All Night Long
  • Baby It's You
  • Say Anything...
  • I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
  • The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
  • Chilly Scenes of Winter
  • Choose Me
  • The Good Mother
  • Shoot the Moon
  • Something Wild
  • The Man with Two Brains
  • Pennies from Heaven
  • Under the Cherry Moon