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The 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen

3.08  ·  Rating details ·  39 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Offbeat movie buffs, discerning video renters, and critical viewers will benefit from this roll call of the best overlooked films of the last 70 years. Richard Crouse, film critic and host of televisions award-winning Reel to Real, details his favorite films, from the sublime Monsoon Wedding to the ridiculous Eegah! The Name Written in Blood. Each movie is featured with a ...more
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Published September 1st 2003 by ECW Press (first published August 26th 2003)
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Nandakishore Varma
The title should have been "100 of My Favourite Movies You Are Less Likely to Have Seen" - the 'Best', here, is very subjective (it always is, but more so in this case - I will explain myself shortly).

Richard Crouse, a Canadian TV presenter and film critic, got the idea for this book because he was showered with invective by a female viewer for saying that martial arts films were his guilty pleasure. The enraged lady asked, why the tag "guilty"? Were martial arts films beyond the pale of respect
Jul 23, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
pretty stupid! waste of time!
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ecwchallenge
Rounded up from 3.5 stars, read for the #ecwchallenge

While I disagree with Crouse's "guilty pleasures" premise, I couldn't help but be impressed by the scope of his tastes. The book is less about celebrating obscurity (though some choices, such as the 1988 documentary CANE TOADS: AN UNNATURAL HISTORY, are certainly lesser-known) and more about the eclecticism that reflects his sheer love of movies. Crouse draws from a variety of references in discussing his choices, though better copyediting wou

Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Unless you are OBSESSED with films, this is more or less a rather boring compendium of movies that you've - according to author Richard Crouse, anyway- probably never seen and likely never will. Props to Crouse for not taking the easy route and simply creating a list of intelligent documentaries and foreign films, though these genres are absolutely represented herein. After reading this collection, I must ask, however: Who hasn't seen "Better Off Dead"? You know, the horrible cult classic, John ...more
Jake Gest
As Richard Crouse, the host of the independant film channels Reel to Reel describes his book, The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, as a list of movies “that I always turn to in my off hours”. Films in the book range from Cult classics like Killer Clowns from Outer Space to French films like Brotherhood of the Wolf and Delicatessen. Crouse doesn’t write long tedious essays on the films, but rather short musings intended to spark interest.

Read the rest of my review at my blog
Jun 15, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: junk
The title says it all. These are the best (???) you've never seen (???). The logic of I have seen them, maybe somebody else has seen them too is less relevant than a catchy title. The list is mixed, opening with a piece of junk like Buckaroo Banzai, dated too by the way, yet further down the list is The Way of the Samurai or 'M'. Sadly this book is a waste of reader's time the articles being mostly one page of dull written trivia picked up from IMDB and less than a page of synopsis, pretty much ...more
The Night Hawk (Erin)
I really enjoy his selection, I've seen a few on his list and they are indeed off-beat and weird, but so is my personality anyways.
Steven Schreier
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty decent selection of little seen films that deserve a wider audience. Good synopsis and spot on reviews for the most part.
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Richard Crouse is the regular film critic for CTV’s Canada AM , CTV’s 24-hour News Channel and CP24. His syndicated Saturday afternoon radio show, Entertainment Extra, originates on NewsTalk 1010. He is also the author of six books on pop culture history including Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils and The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, and writes two weekly columns for M ...more
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