The Guardian's 50 Lost Movie Classics

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"From scenes of striking Mexican zinc workers to Burt Lancaster wandering through the city in his trunks, film history is rich with neglected masterpieces that have moved, inspired and disturbed us but somehow missed the commercial boat. We asked a panel of critics and film-makers to sing the praises of 50 forgotten gems, introduced below by Philip French"

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    Salt of the Earth

    1954, in 5 top lists Check
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    Petulia

    1968, in 4 top lists Check
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    Der Stand der Dinge

    1982 — a.k.a. The State of Things, in 3 top lists Check
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    Newsfront

    1978, in 3 top lists Check
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    Fat City

    1972, in 8 top lists Check
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    I Wanna Hold Your Hand

    1978, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Swimmer

    1968, in 4 top lists Check
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    Under the Skin

    1997, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Front Page

    1931, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Damned

    1963, in 1 top list Check
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    Ace in the Hole

    1951, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Beaver Trilogy

    2000, in 0 top lists Check
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    Top Secret!

    1984, in 0 top lists Check
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    Bamboozled

    2000, in 1 top list Check
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    3 Women

    1977, in 6 top lists Check
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    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    1992, in 4 top lists Check
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    Let's Scare Jessica to Death

    1971, in 1 top list Check
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    The Low Down

    2000, in 0 top lists Check
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    A New Leaf

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
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    Queimada

    1969, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Hired Hand

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
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    Safe

    1995, in 6 top lists Check
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    Housekeeping

    1987, in 3 top lists Check
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    Le Petomane

    1979, in 1 top list Check
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    Lianna

    1983, in 0 top lists Check
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    My Childhood

    1972, in 6 top lists Check
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    My Ain Folk

    1973, in 3 top lists Check
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    My Way Home

    1978, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Parallax View

    1974, in 7 top lists Check
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    Babylon

    1981, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dreamchild

    1985, in 0 top lists Check
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    Ride Lonesome

    1959, in 3 top lists Check
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    Breathless

    1983 — a.k.a. A Bout de Souffle Made in USA, in 1 top list Check
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    The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    1961 — a.k.a. The Day the Sky Caught Fire, in 0 top lists Check
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    Less Than Zero

    1987, in 0 top lists Check
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    Day Night Day Night

    2006, in 0 top lists Check
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    Tin Cup

    1996, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Ninth Configuration

    1980 — a.k.a. Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane, in 3 top lists Check
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    Cutter's Way

    1981 — a.k.a. Cutter and Bone, in 6 top lists Check
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    Save the Last Dance

    2001, in 0 top lists Check
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    El sueño del mono loco

    1989 — a.k.a. The Mad Monkey, in 1 top list Check
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    Cockfighter

    1974 — a.k.a. Born to Kill, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Narrow Margin

    1952, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Terence Davies Trilogy

    1983, in 1 top list Check
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    Wise Blood

    1979, in 7 top lists Check
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    Robin Hood

    1973, in 1 top list Check
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    Two-Lane Blacktop

    1971, in 9 top lists Check
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    Beautiful Girls

    1996, in 0 top lists Check
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    Millions

    2004, in 0 top lists Check
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    'Round Midnight

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
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