Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Feb 9, 2010 - Performing Arts - 352 pages
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What 151 movies have you never seen—but should?

What French film could teach Hollywood how to make a smart, sexy romantic comedy? (page 233)

Where will you find a female-centric Western with a gender-bending protagonist? (page 10)

What film won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance and then fell off the radar? (page 261)

What farcical comedy includes such real-life characters as Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger? (page 50)

In what unsung comedy will you find Michael Douglas giving his all-time best performance? (page 130)

What debut film from the director of The Dark Knight creates palpable chills—despite a shoestring budget and a no-name cast? (page 79)

What John Wayne movie was out of circulation for thirty years—and still qualifies as a sleeper? (page 121)

What terrific Heath Ledger movie was released the same month as Brokeback Mountain—and flopped? (page 26)

What clever modern-day film noir was made for just half a million dollars? (page 18)

What captivating film stars one of the seminal artists of the twentieth century? (page 203)

  

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Review: Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen

User Review  - Joe Faust - Goodreads

Maltin is no Ebert, and the reviews are a little too short and are more like recommendations. Nevertheless, there a good number of films here that I want to check out. Read full review

Review: Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen

User Review  - David Ward - Goodreads

Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen by Leonard Maltin (Harper Collins 2010)(791.4375) should actually be named "151 Best Movies You've Never Seen Or Heard Of.." Well, I've seen three of ... Read full review

Contents

AMERICAN DREAMZ I
1
THE AN IMAL FACTORY
3
AU RORA BOREALIS
5
BAADASSSSS
8
THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO
10
BETTER THAN SEX
12
THE BIG HIT
14
BLOODANDWINE
16
THE MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS
167
MAN PUSH CART
169
MARVINS ROOM
171
THE M ATADO R I 7 3
175
MATEWAN
177
MAYBE BABY I 80
180
THE MERRY GENTLEMAN
182
METRO LAND
184

BRICK
18
BROTHERS
20
BUBBAHOTEP
22
CAREER GIRLS
24
CASANOVA
26
CHOPSHOP
29
CITIZEN RUTH
31
CONNIE AND CAR LA
33
R A Z Y
35
CRIMINAL
37
CRUSH
39
O DARK DAYS 4 I
41
THEDEADGIRL
43
THE DEVILS BACKBONE
46
DIAMOND MEN
48
DICK 5 O 25 THE DINNER GAME
52
DINNER RUSH
55
THE DISH
57
DISN EYS TEACH ERS PET
59
THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR
61
DRIVING LESSONS
63
DUCKSEASON
65
EAST IS EAST
67
E VE RYT H I N G PUT TOG ET H E R
69
FAST CHEAP OUT OF CONTROL
71
MINUTES
73
FIND ME GUI LTY
75
FIRELIGHT
77
FO LLOWIN G
79
GILLESWIFE
80
GLOOMY SUNDAY
83
GO TIGERS
85
GOING IN STYLE
86
THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD
88
THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED
90
THE HARD WORD
93
THE HARMONISTS
95
H E DWI G AN D T H E AN G RY I N C H
97
H I DALGO
99
A H O M E AT T H E E N D O F T H E WO R LD
102
THE HOUSE OF SAND
104
HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS ALIENATE PEOPLE
106
SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND
108
DIOCRACY I I O 54 I N T H E S H ADOW O F T H E M OO N
112
INDIGENES DAYS OF GLORY
115
INNOCENT BLOOD
117
INTERMISSION IIS 58 ISLAND IN THE SKY
121
JULIA
125
KEEPING MUM
126
Kl LL M E LATE R I 2 8
130
THE KING OF MASKS
133
KING OF THE HILL
134
KONTROLL I 37
137
LA CI U DADTH E CITY
139
LA PETITE LI LI
142
LAPROMESSE
143
LADY FOR A DAY
145
THE LAST SHOT
148
LAWLESS HEART
150
LEVITY I 53
153
LOOK BOTH WAYS
155
TH E LOOKOUT
157
LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND
160
MAD MONEY
162
THE MALTESE FALCON 1931
164
A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
186
THE MIGHTY
188
MILLIONS
190
MIRRORMASK
192
MOONLIGHTING
195
MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON
197
MRS PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONT
199
MY FIRST MISTER
201
THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO
203
NINE LIVES
205
N OT H I N G B UT T H E TRUT H
207
OCTOBER SKY
210
OFF THE MAP 2 I 2
212
ONCE WERE WARRIORS
214
O I O N E Fl N E DAY 2 I 6
219
THE PAINTED VEIL
221
PARADISE NOW
223
PETERS FRIENDS
225
PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND
228
THE PLEDGE
230
PRICELESS
233
PRISONER OF PARADISE
235
MO T H E PR IZE Wl N N ER O F D EF I AN CE O H I O
237
QUEEN OF HEARTS
239
QUINCEANERA
241
RAISING VICTOR VARGAS
243
RESURRECTINGTHE CHAMP
245
RESURRECTION
247
SAFE MEN
249
SCARECROW
251
SEVEN MEN FROM NOW
253
SHADOWBOXER
255
SOMETHING NEW
257
SON OF RAMBOW
259
SONGCATCHER
261
SPRING FORWARD
263
STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING
265
STARTUP COM
267
STATE OF THE UNION
269
THE STEEL HELMET
272
STI LL CRAZY
274
STONE READER
276
SWEET LAND
278
THE TAO OF STEVE
280
TASTE OF CHERRY
282
THE THIRD MIRACLE
284
THUMBSUCKER
286
A COCK AN D BULL STORY
289
TUMBLEWEEDS
291
TUVALU
293
THE TV SET
295
TWO FAMILY HOUSE
297
TWO LOVERS
299
WAKING THE DEAD
301
THE WEATHER MAN
303
WELCOME TO SARAJEVO
305
WENT TO CONEY ISLAND ON A MISSION FROM GOD BE BACK BY FIVE
308
WHAT DOESNT KILLYOU
309
T H E W H O LE Wl DE WO R LD
312
THE WIDE BLUE ROAD
314
WINTER SOLSTICE
316
WORD WARS 3 I 7
317
THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN
319
A SPACE ADVENTURE
321
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About the author (2010)

Leonard Maltin is a respected film critic and historian, perhaps best known for his annual paperback reference Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, which was first published in 1969. He lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles and teaches at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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