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Friday, February 10, 2012

More Of My Favorite Underrated Film Love Stories

Any time of the year is a good time for a nice cinematic love story. I can't get enough of them myself. It is of course this particular time of year when many folks find themselves looking for that special film to watch with their special someone. Last year I did a guest post containing some of my underrated romantic favorites over at JDB Records. Even though I am not an especially big fan of this holiday, I thought I would add on to last year's list with several more favorites that I feel are still somewhat underseen and or underappreciated. Enjoy! (I've included ways to see these films where possible)


ALOHA BOBBY AND ROSE(1975; Floyd Mutrux)
(
DVD, Netflix)


AT LONG LAST LOVE(1975; Peter Bogdanovich)
(Netflix Instant)


BABY IT'S YOU(1983; John Sayles)
(
DVD, Netflix)


THE CLOCK(1945; Vincente Minnelli)
(Netflix)


DAISY MILLER(1974; Peter Bogdanovich)
(
DVD, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video)


DAVID AND LISA(1962; Frank Perry)
(DVD, Netflix)



DEEP END(1970; Jerzy Skolimowski)
(
Import DVD/Blu-Ray)


DOGFIGHT(1991; Nancy Savoca)
(DVD, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video)


ELECTRIC DREAMS(1984; Steve Barron)
(Import DVD, VHS)



EMPLOYEE'S ENTRANCE(1933; Roy Del Ruth)
(VHS)


GOODBYE, COLUMBUS(1969; Larry Peerce)
(Amazon Instant Video)


HAPPY ACCIDENTS(2000; Brad Anderson)
(DVD, Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant Video(Free w/Prime))


HEARTBEEPS(1981; Allan Arkush)
(
DVD, Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant Video)


HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT(1937; Frank Borzage)
(DVD)


HOLIDAY(1938; George Cukor)
(
DVD, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video)


HOLIDAY AFFAIR(1949; Don Hartman)
(DVD, Amazon Instant Video)


I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING(1947; Powell & Pressburger)
(
DVD, Netflix)


LONESOME JIM(2005; Steve Buscemi)
(DVD, Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant Video)


LUNATICS: A LOVE STORY(1991; Josh Becker)
(
VHS)


MADE FOR EACH OTHER(1971; Robert Bean)
(Netflix Instant)


ME AND MY GAL(1932; Raoul Walsh)


MIDNIGHT(1939; Mitchell Leisen)
(
DVD, Netflix)


MINNIE & MOSKOWITZ(1971; John Cassavetes)
(DVD)


MORGAN!(1966; Karel Reisz)
(DVD)


MR. JEALOUSY(1997; Noah Baumbach)
(DVD, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video)


MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK(1993; Bob Balaban)
(DVD, Netflix)


NOW, VOYAGER(1942; Irving Rapper)
(DVD, Netflix)


NEW YORK, NEW YORK(1977; Martin Scorsese)
(DVD, Blu-Ray, Netflix)


ODE TO BILLY JOE(1976; Max Baer Jr.)
(
Amazon Instant Video)


THE ONE AND ONLY(1978; Carl Reiner)
(DVD, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video)


ONE WAY PASSAGE(1932; Tay Garnett)
(MOD DVD, Digital Download)


THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN(1970; George Stevens)


OTHER MEN'S WOMEN(1931; William A. Wellman)
(DVD, Netflix)


A PERFECT COUPLE(1979; Robert Altman)
(DVD, Netflix)


PETULIA(1968; Richard Lester)
(
DVD, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video)


PORTRAIT OF JENNIE(1948; William Dieterle)
(DVD, Netflix)


QUACKSER FORTUNE HAS A COUSIN IN THE BRONX(1970; Waris Hussein)
(
DVD, Netflix)


SAILOR'S LUCK(1933; Raoul Walsh)


SHE HAD TO SAY YES(1933; George Amy/Busby Berkely)


STOLEN KISSES(1968; Francois Truffaut)
(DVD, Netflix)


THE STRAWBERRY STATEMENT(1970; Stuart Hagman)
(
Amazon Instant Video)


TALL STORY(1960; Joshua Logan)
(MOD DVD, Digital Download)


TEST PILOT(1938; Victor Fleming)
(VHS)


THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW(1956; Douglas Sirk)
(
DVD)


THEY LIVE BY NIGHT(1949; Nicholas Ray)
(DVD, Netflix)


VISION QUEST(1985; Harold Becker)
(MOD DVD-(widescreen!), Digital Download, Amazon Instant Video)


WHAT HAPPENED WAS...(1994; Tom Noonan)
(Amazon Instant Video, Itunes)



WOMAN OF THE YEAR(1942; George Stevens)
(DVD, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video)

9 comments:

SteveQ said...

So... at least two people have seen "Quackser Fortune!" I hope we convince others to check it out. I tend to blur the Tracy/Hepburn movies together; is "Woman of the Year" the one that has the hilarious scene of Kate not being able to make coffee?

Rupert Pupkin said...

Steve- Yeah QUACKSER FORTUNE is truly a forgotten film. Needs more viewers. And yes that's WOMAN OF THE YEAR you're thinking of indeed.

MrJeffery said...

i haven't seen a lot of these! will have to check some of them out. just watched 'one way passage' recently. it was pretty cool... loved the ending.

Rupert Pupkin said...

Yeah the ending gets me every time...

Andi B. Goode said...

I recently(ish) saw They Live By Night at a local cinema and it's honestly one of my favourite love stories, now. The contrast between their sweetness together and the overall mood of the film is more than a little heartbreaking but then there are just some of those incredibly cute scenes, too. I loved that film a whole lot.
-Andi

Rupert Pupkin said...

Andi-Yes you are totally right. That contrast you mention really makes the film and their romance stand out. The film should really be even more of a recognized classic than it is.

Cinema Du Meep said...

This is such a wonderful list. So many favorites! My hat's off to you sir!

Rupert Pupkin said...

MEEP-Too kind sir! I dug your New York Romance Movies list as well!
http://www.cinemadumeep.com/2012/02/new-york-romance-movies-list.html

Ned Merrill said...

As usual, many favorites on your lists and many others still to see, Rupe! Definitely nice to see VISION QUEST finally available in an easily obtainable widescreen edition.

http://knifeinthehead.blogspot.com/2012/02/all-he-can-think-of-is-her-shape.html