Literally Underrated

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2. Betrayal (1983)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

An affair between a literary agent and his best friend's wife. The story unfolds in reverse-chronological

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Hodge, Avril Elgar

Votes: 1,401

3. Don Giovanni (1979)

176 min | Drama, Music

Screen adapatation of Mozart's greatest opera. Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, (whom ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Ruggero Raimondi, John Macurdy, Edda Moser, Kiri Te Kanawa

Votes: 1,041

4. Fun City Revisited: The Lindsay Years (2010)


The story of John V. Lindsay's years as Mayor of New York City.

5. Sons and Lovers (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

In the early twentieth century, an artistically talented young man living in an English coal mining town is inhibited by his domineering and emotionally manipulative mother.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure

Votes: 1,219

7. Pennies from Heaven (1978– )

75 min | Drama, Musical

Arthur, a sheet music salesman, has an ear for the hit tunes, but nobody will trust it. And his imagination often bursts into full song, building musical numbers around the greatest ... See full summary »

Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Bob Hoskins, Gemma Craven, Kenneth Colley

Votes: 1,000

9. Hôtel Terminus (1988)

Unrated | 267 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary about Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo chief of Lyon, and his life after the war.

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Klaus Barbie, Claude Lanzmann, Marcel Ophüls, Johannes Schneider-Merck

Votes: 1,219 | Gross: $0.34M

10. Dead Birds (1963)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

DEAD BIRDS is a film about the Dani, a people dwelling in the Grand Valley of the Baliem high in the mountains of West Irian. When I shot the film in 1961, the Dani had an almost classic ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Gardner | Star: Robert Gardner

Votes: 188

13. Vietnam: A Television History (1983– )

660 min | Documentary, History, War

An in-depth look at the Vietnam War.

Stars: Will Lyman, Henry Kissinger, Tin Bui, Van Dong Pham

Votes: 280

14. King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

185 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

Directors: Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones

Votes: 337

16. A Wayfarer's Journey: Listening to Mahler (2007 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary

"The Wayfarer's Journey: Listening to Mahler is an exploration of the relationship between music and healing. It presents a parallel story between two icons from the world of music ... See full summary »

Director: Ruth Yorkin Drazen | Stars: Kathleen Chalfant, Richard Dreyfuss

Votes: 9

17. Black Shack Alley (1983)

PG | 103 min | Drama, History

Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for ... See full summary »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck, Joby Bernabé

Votes: 794

18. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Houdini (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: James Fellows, Edward Germain, Pier Guftafson, Tom Kemp

Votes: 14

19. The 1964 World's Fair (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

An extraordinary documentary narrated by Judd Hirsch that takes a fresh look at the sights and sounds of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Director: Rich Hanley | Star: Judd Hirsch

Votes: 25

20. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway (2007)

50 min | Documentary

This 50-minute documentary unfolds the creative journey of Albert Maysles' cult classic, GREY GARDENS - from non-fiction film to spectacularly mounted Broadway musical. Captured in the 1975... See full summary »

Stars: Anastasia Barzee, Matt Cavenaugh, Erin Davie, Christine Ebersole

Votes: 11

21. Journey to Jerusalem (1968)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Music

Three weeks after the Six-Day War, Leonard Bernstein plans a historic concert atop Mount Scopus; played by Isaac Stern and the Israel Philharmonic.

Director: David Maysles | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Netania Davrath, Isaac Stern, Jennie Tourel

Votes: 13

22. Heartland (1979)

PG | 96 min | Western, Drama

A widow with a young daughter travels to a ranch in Wyoming to manage the household of a rancher. After a while the man and woman develop a relationship that leads to a marriage. But life in the harsh place takes its toll.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus, Megan Folsom

Votes: 811

23. Our Paul: Remembering Paul Robeson (2007 Video)

45 min | Biography

A retrospective look at the career of Paul Robeson and his legacy as both an American and a citizen of the world.

Director: Abbey Lustgarten | Stars: William Greaves, James Earl Jones, Paul Robeson, Ruby Dee

Votes: 14

24. The Iceman Cometh (1973)

PG | 239 min | Drama

A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 1,313

25. Battle for Dien Bien Phu (1979)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary, Drama, War

Tells not only of this important conflict that happened between March and May 1954 during the First Indochina War. It also relates the events leading up to that climactic confrontation ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Batty | Stars: Bernard Archard, Christian de Castries, Hubert de Seguins-Pazzis, Chi Minh Ho

Votes: 16

28. How the Myth Was Made: A Study of Robert Flaherty's Man of Aran (1978)

59 min | Documentary

American documentary film-maker George C. Stoney visits the Aran Islands to try and unravel some of the myths surrounding a film that had engrossed him as a youngster - Robert Flaherty's ... See full summary »

Directors: James B. Brown, George C. Stoney | Stars: Michael Balcon, Arthur Calder-Marshall, Robert J. Flaherty, Walter Lassally

Votes: 18

29. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Oswald's Ghost (2008)

TV-PG | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Robert Stone

Votes: 16

31. Dalton Trumbo: Rebel in Hollywood (2006 Video)

59 min | Documentary

The story behind the novel and the film Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo.

Director: Robert Fischer | Stars: Christopher Trumbo, Marsha Hunt, Jules Brenner, Harold Michelson

Votes: 19

32. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Exodus (2016)

TV-MA | 113 min | Documentary

Hear first-person stories of refugees and migrants fleeing war and persecution for Europe, told through camera-phone footage filmed by the families themselves as they leave their homes on dangerous journeys to seek safety and refuge.

Directors: Robin Barnwell, James Bluemel, Paul Glynn, Jack Macinnes | Stars: Priyanka Boghani, Sarah Childress, Will Lyman

Votes: 25

33. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

The life and times of The Carter Family, one of the earliest and most-influential group in American country and roots music.

Director: Kathy Conkwright | Stars: Joan Baez, Mary Bufwack, June Carter Cash, A.P. Carter

Votes: 24

34. Voices of the Andes (2009)

TV-G | 78 min | Documentary, History

A poetic film along the Inca trail.

Director: Stéphane Pachot

Votes: 21

35. Dinosaur Wars (2011)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Mark Davis

Votes: 21

36. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Rise and Fall of Penn Station (2014)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad successfully accomplished an enormous engineering feat: knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States by building tunnels under New York ... See full summary »

Director: Randall MacLowry | Stars: Jill Jonnes, Michael Murphy

Votes: 72

37. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Slave Ship Mutiny (2010)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

Three disparate Capetonians reveal a long-forgotten, dramatic slave ship revolt en route from Madagascar to South Africa. About half of Cape Town's population are descendants of White, ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Kennedy, Yopung Nic | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Nigel Worden, Lucy Campbell, Desmond Tutu

Votes: 29

38. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Great War: Part 2 (2017)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Americas entry into World War 1 is recalled, including the speed of mobilization.

Director: Amanda Pollak | Stars: Jennifer Lee Andrews, Blythe Danner, Brandon J. Dirden, Josh Hamilton

Votes: 88

39. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Great War: Part 3 (2017)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Chart the ways in which the bloodiest battle in American history, and the ensuing peace, forever changed a president and a nation. In the fall of 1918, the deadly flu swept through cities ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Rapley | Stars: Jennifer Lee Andrews, Blythe Danner, Brandon J. Dirden, Josh Hamilton

Votes: 88

40. Music Scene (1969–1970)

TV-G | 45 min | Music

"Music Scene" was presented by ABC TV in a 45 minute format, Monday evenings 7:30-8:15, a unique time slot that pitted it against CBS' "Gunsmoke" at 7:30PM and NBCs "Laugh In" at 8PM . The ... See full summary »

Stars: David Steinberg, Lily Tomlin, Chris Bokeno, Paul Reid Roman

Votes: 30

41. Gospel According to Al Green (1984)

94 min | Documentary, Music