Mostly Unknown Films(1000 Ratings or Less) that are Very Good.

by nickjbovi | created - 08 Feb 2016 | updated - 08 Feb 2016 | Public

These are films that despite the films being unknown that are still an very good or excellent film.

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1. Chan Is Missing (1982)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Mystery

85 Metascore

Two cab drivers search San Francisco's Chinatown for the mysterious Chan, who disappeared with their $4000.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Laureen Chew, Peter Wang

Votes: 1,008

2. Lifeguard (I) (1976)

PG | 96 min | Drama

54 Metascore

Rick, still in his 30's, works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles. When he meets his divorced high school girlfriend and her five-year-old son at their fifteen years, he considers switching to a more "serious" job.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Stephen Young, Parker Stevenson

Votes: 1,053

3. How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.

Director: Georgina Garcia Riedel | Stars: Elizabeth Peña, America Ferrera, Lucy Gallardo, Jorge Cervera Jr.

Votes: 607 | Gross: $0.09M

4. A Rather English Marriage (1998 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

A squadron leader and a retired milkman decide to bury their differences and move in together after they are both widowed on the same night. They become a companionable, if odd, couple ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Joanna Lumley, John Light

Votes: 548

5. Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Cora Miao, Russell Wong, Victor Wong, Siu-Ming Lau

Votes: 591 | Gross: $0.23M

6. Nothing But a Man (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.

Director: Michael Roemer | Stars: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster

Votes: 1,276 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Owl and the Sparrow (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama

In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.

Director: Stephane Gauger | Stars: Cat Ly, The Lu Le, Han Thi Pham, Trong Hai

Votes: 894 | Gross: $0.05M

8. A Man Called Peter (1955)

Approved | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Family

The rise of Peter Marshall, from modest Scottish upbringing, to New York seminary, time in Atlanta churches, his marriage, appointment as chaplain of the US Senate, and early death at 46. Based on real events.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Todd, Jean Peters, Marjorie Rambeau, Jill Esmond

Votes: 912

9. Third Man on the Mountain (1959)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A boy attempts to realize his father's dream of climbing an alpine peak known as the Citadel.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Michael Rennie, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, James Donald

Votes: 777

10. Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Family

The remarkable veritable story of a terrier named Bobby and the enduring friendship he forges with a tenderhearted shepherd known simply as Old Jock---unbroken even by the kindly old man's death.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, Alex Mackenzie, Duncan Macrae

Votes: 1,235

11. Picture Snatcher (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Crime

Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Mr Nolan, her father, doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Ralph Bellamy, Patricia Ellis, Alice White

Votes: 1,338

12. Tell Me a Riddle (1980)

PG | 90 min | Drama

Touching story of elderly couple David and Eva who go on one last journey across the USA when they discover Eva is dying, ending up with their granddaughter Jeannie in San Francisco.

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Lila Kedrova, Brooke Adams, Dolores Dorn

Votes: 172

13. The Sensation of Sight (2006)

R | 134 min | Drama

This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron J. Wiederspahn | Stars: David Strathairn, Ian Somerhalder, Daniel Gillies, Jane Adams

Votes: 567 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Brooklyn Lobster (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state, the renowned establishment now faces grave ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Jordan | Stars: Danny Aiello, Jane Curtin, Daniel Sauli, Marisa Ryan

Votes: 437 | Gross: $0.14M

15. King of the Corner (2004)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

Leo Spivak is drifting through life without a compass. His father is aging fast, his teenage daughter is rebelling, his protégé is after his job and his wife is losing her patience. A twist... See full summary »

Director: Peter Riegert | Stars: Peter Riegert, Frank Wood, Jake Hoffman, Jayne Houdyshell

Votes: 530

16. Red Doors (2005)

R | 90 min | Drama

60 Metascore

The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.

Director: Georgia Lee | Stars: Tzi Ma, Jacqueline Kim, Elaine Kao, Freda Foh Shen

Votes: 1,010

17. This Is Martin Bonner (2013)

R | 83 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Martin Bonner has just moved to Nevada from the East Coast, leaving behind his two adult children and a life he spent more than two decades building.

Director: Chad Hartigan | Stars: Paul Eenhoorn, Demetrius Grosse, Tom Plunkett, Christy Lighthouse

Votes: 893 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, War

A famous writer visits an aircraft carrier during the Korean war to learn more about it and the way it's run. He also gets to find out more about the Navy and Marine aviators themselves, their internal and external conflicts and dangers of their job.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Louis Calhern, Dewey Martin

Votes: 480 | Gross: $1.50M

19. Promise (1986 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama, Family

When his mother dies, Bob not only inherits her house, but also the custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy. At the age of 21, Bob promised to look after... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: James Garner, James Woods, Piper Laurie, Peter Michael Goetz

Votes: 375

20. Stella Days (2011)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama

56 Metascore

A small town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Martin Sheen, Stephen Rea, Trystan Gravelle, Marcella Plunkett

Votes: 377

21. Gideon's Trumpet (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Clarence Earl Gideon and his fight for the right to have publicly funded legal counsel for the needy.

Director: Robert L. Collins | Stars: Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, John Houseman, Fay Wray

Votes: 953

22. A Silent Love (2004)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

Through an Internet service, a Montreal professor arranges for himself a Mexican bride. But both husband and wife, even with their good intentions, are in for a bumpy ride toward marital harmony.

Director: Federico Hidalgo | Stars: Noel Burton, Vanessa Bauche, Susana Salazar, Maka Kotto

Votes: 150

23. Mike's Murder (1984)

R | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In L.A., a young woman tries to uncover what led to the brutal murder of her old flame and who killed him.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Debra Winger, Mark Keyloun, Darrell Larson, Brooke Alderson

Votes: 778 | Gross: $1.06M

24. Down Three Dark Streets (1954)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An FBI agent investigates the murder of his partner by taking over the 3 cases he was working on, determined to find his killer.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ruth Roman, Martha Hyer, Marisa Pavan

Votes: 768

25. Thunderstruck (2004)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

After a near death experience, five Boys, all devoted AC/DC fans, make a pact to bury their best friend next to the grave of Bon Scott. 12 years later, having gone their different ways, they come together to fulfill the promise.

Director: Darren Ashton | Stars: Damon Gameau, Stephen Curry, Ryan Johnson, Callan Mulvey

Votes: 863

26. The Buccaneer (1938)

Approved | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte's involvement in the War of 1812.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame

Votes: 599

27. The Silver Fleet (1943)

88 min | Drama, War

Jaap van Leyden (Sir Ralph Richardson) is in charge of a shipyard in newly occupied Holland. At first he collaborates with the Germans because it is the easiest course to follow. Later, a ... See full summary »

Directors: Vernon Sewell, Gordon Wellesley | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Googie Withers, Esmond Knight, Beresford Egan

Votes: 401

28. The Ride Back (1957)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Western

A troubled sheriff, a failure at everything in his life, tries to redeem himself by extraditing a popular gunfighter from Mexico to stand trial for murder.

Directors: Allen H. Miner, Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Anthony Quinn, William Conrad, Lita Milan, Victor Millan

Votes: 706

29. The Lawless (1950)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A newspaper editor in a small agricultural town finds himself going against the people in the town when he gets involved in the plight of the area's fruit pickers, who are mostly Mexican.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Gail Russell, Johnny Sands, Lee Patrick

Votes: 408

30. Into Temptation (2009)

R | 95 min | Drama

A prostitute plans to end her life on her birthday, but her priest attempts to stop her from doing so.

Director: Patrick Coyle | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Baumgartner, Bruce A. Young

Votes: 798

31. Uncle Joe Shannon (1978)

PG | 108 min | Drama

A trumpet player, self-destructive after the death of his wife and child in a fire, befriends a crippled youngster and together they battle obstacles through each other's encouragement.

Director: Joseph C. Hanwright | Stars: Burt Young, Doug McKeon, Madge Sinclair, Jason Bernard

Votes: 95

32. Four Faces West (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Western

In New Mexico, a cowpoke forces a banker at gunpoint to give him a loan without collateral, in exchange for an IOU but the marshal and his posse chase after him.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Joel McCrea, Frances Dee, Charles Bickford, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 710

33. Devil's Doorway (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Romance, Western

After the Civil War, a highly decorated Shoshone Indian veteran plans to raise cattle in Wyoming but white farmers plan to grab fertile tribal lands by pitting the whites against the Indians.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Louis Calhern, Paula Raymond, Marshall Thompson

Votes: 1,245

34. Dark Waters (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A woman returns to the USA after a German u-boat sank her ship, and finds out that someone wants to kill her for her inheritance.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter

Votes: 843

35. Reach for Me (2008)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Dying is hell - and Alvin's going to make sure everyone knows it. Academy Award nominees Seymour Cassell & Alfre Woodard star. AARP Movies for Grownups Award-winner.

Director: LeVar Burton | Stars: Seymour Cassel, Johnny Whitworth, Lacey Chabert, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 264

36. Desert Fury (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey

Votes: 1,224

37. The Village Barbershop (2008)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

A fading smalltime barber is forced to hire the last person on earth he'd want working in his shop - a woman.

Director: Chris J. Ford | Stars: John Ratzenberger, Shelly Cole, Cindy Pickett, George McRae

Votes: 545 | Gross: $0.00M

38. Shack Out on 101 (1955)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An isolated diner on California's 101 highway provides the backdrop of the story involving nuclear secrets, foreign spies and federal agents.

Director: Edward Dein | Stars: Terry Moore, Frank Lovejoy, Keenan Wynn, Lee Marvin

Votes: 600

39. In Old California (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the California Gold Rush, Boston pharmacist Tom Craig sets up shop in Sacramento where he clashes with local town crook Britt Dawson.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, Albert Dekker, Helen Parrish

Votes: 1,091

40. If Winter Comes (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

It's 1939 in the small English town of Penny Green, and events in Poland are about to change lives. Mark Sabre (Walter Pidgeon), a writer of school text books, has married Mabel (Dame ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Deborah Kerr, Angela Lansbury, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 465

41. Ramrod (1947)

Not Rated | 94 min | Romance, Western

Violent feud between Connie Dickason, the owner of the Circle 66 ranch and rancher Frank Ivey, the self-proclaimed boss of an otherwise public grazing land.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Don DeFore, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,283

42. California Winter (2012)

82 min | Drama, History

Young real estate agent Clara Morales encouraged risky loans to her clients during the housing boom. She must now rescue her father's home from foreclosure-- a consequence of the loan she advised him to take.

Director: Odin Ozdil | Stars: Michael Ironside, Rutina Wesley, Erick Avari, A Martinez

Votes: 80

43. Kid Monk Baroni (1952)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Drama, Sport

"Kid" Monk Baroni, the leader of a street gang, becomes a professional boxer to escape his life in Little Italy, New York.

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Richard Rober, Bruce Cabot, Allene Roberts, Mona Knox

Votes: 114

44. Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Sport

A 12-year-old is traumatised by the murder of his friend, a star basketball player.

Director: Joseph Manduke | Stars: Moses Gunn, Rosalind Cash, Bernie Casey, Madge Sinclair

Votes: 737



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