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Movies That Are Better Than Their Reputations

Our maverick English Teacher and movie buff considers the vagaries of critical reception and audience popularity and comes up with 50 movies that are actually better than their reputations suggest. Some were excoriated by both critics and audiences, some were dismissed as schlock, and some just never found an audience. All are worth a second look.
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made by James Nelson
avg. score: 9 of 50 (18%)
required scores: 1, 3, 6, 9, 14 

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The Black Cat (1934)
The Black Cat (1934)
2
Tower of London (1939)
Tower of London (1939)
3
The Undying Monster (1942)
The Undying Monster (1942)
4
The Return of the Vampire (1943)
The Return of the Vampire (1943)
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5
Conquest of Space (1955)
Conquest of Space (1955)
6
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
7
Moby Dick (1956)
Moby Dick (1956)
8
The 27th Day (1957)
The 27th Day (1957)
9
Ten Seconds to Hell (1959)
Ten Seconds to Hell (1959)
10
The City of the Dead (1960)
The City of the Dead (1960)
11
The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
12
Lisa (1962)
Lisa (1962)
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13
The Creation of the Humanoids (1962)
The Creation of the Humanoids (1962)
14
Cleopatra (1963)
Cleopatra (1963)
15
Icarus XB 1 (1963)
Icarus XB 1 (1963)
16
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
17
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
18
Major Dundee (1965)
Major Dundee (1965)
19
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Operation Crossbow (1965)
20
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
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21
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
22
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
23
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
24
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
25
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
26
Topaz (1969)
Topaz (1969)
27
Soldier Blue (1970)
Soldier Blue (1970)
28
Frogs (1972)
Frogs (1972)
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29
The Crazies (1973)
The Crazies (1973)
30
Black Christmas (1974)
Black Christmas (1974)
31
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
32
Cross of Iron (1977)
Cross of Iron (1977)
33
Sorcerer (1977)
Sorcerer (1977)
34
The Sentinel (1977)
The Sentinel (1977)
35
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
36
Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Any Which Way You Can (1980)
37
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Heaven's Gate (1980)
38
Bachelor Party (1984)
Bachelor Party (1984)
39
The Last Starfighter (1984)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
40
The Abyss (1989)
The Abyss (1989)
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