Forgotten Classics Of Yesteryear

Confession: This was originally going to be a complete listing of Nathaniel Hood's Forgotten Classics Of Yesteryear, the amazingly underrated blog that inspired me to look after lesser-known cinematic gems. In fact, the first 172 films are featured on that very site, hence why they're in chronological order, not randomly scattered around, like the others sadly are.

However, I decided to add several of my own suggestions, along with most of Scout Tafoya's Unloved picks, Discoveries shown at the TCM Classic Film Festival, Kenji's Hidden Treasures, The Cinema Cafe's Hidden Gems, the more esoteric selections from Roger Ebert's Ebertfest, Fritzi Kramer's Movies Silently, a relatively sane portion of Adam Cook's Underrated selections, most of David Cairns' The Forgotten and Danny…

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  • A Cure for Pokeritis
  • Hell's Hinges
  • The Doll
  • The Golem
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Girl Shy
  • The Iron Horse
  • A Page of Madness
  • Mother
  • The Unknown
  • Four Sons
  • The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra
  • The Seashell and the Clergyman
  • Love Me Tonight
  • The Bitter Tea of General Yen
  • The Emperor Jones
  • The Goddess
  • Fury
  • Grand Slam Opera
  • The Life of Emile Zola
  • Song at Midnight
  • Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Sincerity
  • The Whole Family Works
  • Union Pacific
  • Christmas in July
  • Stranger on the Third Floor
  • Hellzapoppin'
  • Holiday Inn
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • Saboteur
  • Hangmen Also Die!
  • The Negro Soldier
  • They Were Expendable
  • The Spiral Staircase
  • Utamaro and His Five Women
  • One Wonderful Sunday
  • Moonrise
  • Portrait of Jennie
  • The Snake Pit
  • D.O.A.
  • Flame of My Love
  • The Silence of the Sea
  • Passport to Pimlico
  • The Set-Up
  • Distant Journey
  • The Young and the Damned
  • Mystery Street
  • The Furies
  • Miracle in Milan
  • The Steel Helmet
  • Park Row
  • The Sun Shines Bright
  • Salt of the Earth
  • The Crucified Lovers
  • Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji
  • Bad Day at Black Rock
  • I Live in Fear
  • Marty
  • The Man From Laramie
  • The Man with the Golden Arm
  • The Phenix City Story
  • The Trouble With Harry
  • A Man Escaped
  • The Wrong Man
  • Kanal
  • The Tall T
  • Cairo Station
  • The Nightingale's Prayer
  • Cimarron
  • Peeping Tom
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  • The Housemaid
  • The Naked Island
  • Zazie dans le Métro
  • Bad Boys
  • The Elusive Corporal
  • The Longest Day
  • The Trial of Joan of Arc
  • Dry Summer
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much
  • Black God, White Devil
  • Black Sun
  • Diamonds of the Night
  • Pale Flower
  • Major Dundee
  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
  • Black Girl
  • The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short
  • The Round-Up
  • The Taking of Power by Louis XIV
  • Branded to Kill
  • Two in the Shadow
  • Death by Hanging
  • Shame
  • Skidoo
  • Targets
  • Uptight
  • Boy
  • The Cow