Kenneth Turan's Favorite Movies (Now With Yours, Too!)

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Kenneth Turan, film critic for The Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition and the author of Not to be Missed: Fifty Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film (Public Affairs, 2014), talks about what makes his favorite films great, from the silent era to recent features. Do you have a favorite movie that rarely makes the "Best Of" lists? What's your pick for the 55th movie to add to the list? Check out listener suggestions and Turan's list below, and be sure to catch him at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria on August 3rd. He'll be screening the film Chinatown (directed by Roman Polanski) followed by a discussion and a Q&A.

Here's a list of your favorite overlooked, underrated cinematic gems, along with streaming links where available. Movies in bold got multiple votes. Keep adding more to the comments below!

Your Off-The-Beaten-Path Movie Recommendations

In the Beginning

The Thirties

The Forties

The Fifties

The Sixties

The Seventies

The Eighties

The Nineties

The New Century

Kenneth Turan's list of "54 Movies Not to Be Missed."