100 Great New Hollywood Films that Should've Been in Golden Age Old Hollywood

by jordanhores | created - 06 Jul 2018 | updated - 6 hours ago | Public

This list is a list of movies from New Hollywood(1970s-present) that should have been made in the Golden Age of Hollywood based on film titles and storylines intertwined. Excluding films with negative, mixed and/or panned reviews. Another list added here with only stories that should have been added too. No specific ranking. Extra lost films unable to be included on main list. 1-6-`15 3-33-`53 *TheBachelorette/PearlHart *ShatteredSilence/MotherJones -THEMASTER/Hypatia -CAROL/LadyCarolineLamb *Boudica -THEQUEEN/QueenVictoria -THEMESSENGER/ThérèseLisieux -ADAPTATION/GeorgeSand -THEPRESTIGE/JaneAusten -ELIZABETH/ElizabethAnnSeton -TheLadyinRed/ElizabethBáthory -Defiance/AlettaJacobs *TheEmpress/JuliaDomna -ARTHUR/DISEASE-ADDICTION -THEWRESTLER/DISABILITYRIGHTS -TheRefugee/IMMIGRATION *LethalInstinct/FEMALESERIALKILLER -TheDescendantsFrance/Blanche-IsabellaI-Joanna-MargaretValois -TheContenderEngland/EleanorCastile-IsabellaFrance-MargaretAnjou-AnneBoleyn-LadyJaneGrey-HenriettaMariaFrance -THECLIENT/SEXABUSE -FROZENRIVER/ENVIRONMENT *Trendsetter/FEMINISM -'SerenatheSporty/SEXISM-LOOKISM **-`HildegardofBingen-`MatildaofTuscany-`ArtemisiaICaria -Zenobia -HuaMulan -Ishi -LadyTriệu -JuliaDeBurgos -EvaPeron -Pocahontas -Mavia -CaterinaSforza -HenrietteDeLille -Saladin -SimónBolívar -ScottJoplin -Akbar -Squanto -Attila -Fulvia -RobRoyMacGregor -ToussaintLouverture -AlfredtheGreat -MadDogColl -BillMiner -PrettyBoyFloyd -LouisBuchalter -NedKelly -LuckyLuciano -NateChampion -TyCobb -RuthEllis -J.M.Barrie -BabeDidrikson -AmeliaEarhart -HannahSzenes -GertrudeStein -RobertE.Howard -DenysFinchHatton/KarenBlixen -HannieSchaft -HughO'Flaherty -RaymondFernandez&MarthaBeck -RaoulWallenberg -SophieScholl -AlferdPacker -DoraCarrington -ElseLaskerSchüler -VirginiaWoolf -GreyOwl -AlexandraKollontai -JacksonPollock -EdvardMunch -AimeeSempleMcPherson -JohnReed -LFrankBaum -DouglasMacArthur -JohnHarveyKellogg -MargaretMitchell -CarlJung -FaustinaKowalska -PercyGrainger -BeatrixPotter -LauraBullion -ClausvonStauffenberg -DylanThomas -DutchSchulz -AlfredRedl -ArnoldRothstein -AndreiRublev -Tesla -FranzLiszt -Galileo -AlfonsoXIISpain -AlbertSchweitzer -ElGreco -EdwardElgar -AugustusIIStrong -FrederickDelius -JackSheppard -OscarWilde JohnSebastianBach -MarquisdeSade -MartinDePorres -EdvardGrieg -EnricoMattei -KarlMay -GeorgeGurdjieff -Leonardo -GustavMahler -GiacomoCasanova -JohannStraussII -LeonTrotsky -LudwigIIBavaria -MichaeltheBrave -OliverCromwell -VladtheImpaler -AntonioSalieri -BreakerMorant -EgonSchiele -NedHanlan -GeorgeFridericHandel -GiacomoPuccini -OmarMukhtar -ArthurRimbaud -CesareBorgia -ArthurSullivan/WSGilbert -CharlesIIofEngland -Beethoven -WilliamWallace -AlexanderPushkin -AmedeoModigliani -GustavKlimt -ErnestShackleton -LeoTolstoy -PaulGauguin -WilliamWilberforce -ArthurConanDoyle -ClaudeDebussy 31-32-`43 **-`ACounterfeitPresentment -`Awake&Sing! -`TheManWhoHadAlltheLuck -~BeyondtheHorizon -~NightOverTaos -~TheCocktailParty -~TheFamilyReunion -~MerrilyWeRollAlong -~TheStarWagon -~NotAboutNightingales -~CandleintheWind -~MissLiberty -~TheConfidentialClerk -~AViewfromtheBridge -`TheBrideofLammermoor -'MauriceTheFisher'sCot -'NicholasNickleby -'TheWideWideWorld -'WreckofthePacific -'BleakHouse(STOLENINNOCENCE) -'HardTimes -`Hide&Seek -'LittleDorrit -'ClaraVaughan -`OurMutualFriend -`BehindAMask -'UndertheLilacs -'TheSkerMaid -`TheEgotist -'RoseinBloom/8Cousins -'WhatKatyDid -'OttooftheSilverHand -'FoundlingMick -'BeautifulJoe -'TheTreasureSeekers -'SisterCarrie -'MyBrilliantCareer -`TheJewelof7Stars -'TheRailwayChildren -'TheCruiseofDazzler-`TheShuttle-'TheCustomofCountry(NADINE) -`TheElsinoreMutiny -`TheGoodSoldier -'JustDavid -'BareeSonofKazan -'LadADog -``ThisSideofParadise -'EmilyofNewMoon -`TheBlueCastle -'EileenoftheTrees -`ATangledWeb -'CalicoBush -'PatofSilverBush -'VoyageintheDark -``LightinAugust(THECABININTHEWOODS) -``UnfinishedPortrait -`ToaGodUnknown(SPRINGTIME) -'JaneofLanternHill -``EasytoKill(THEINSIDER) -`TheHeartisaLonelyHunter -`AViewoftheHarbour -`ThePursuitofLove/LoveinColdClimate -'17thSummer -``TheRoadThroughtheWall(AFFLICTION) -``CrookedHouse -^`ACharmedLife(MARTHA'SCHOICE) -``TheBurden -`WildTown -``TheSundial -``OrdealbyInnocence -`TheTumbledHouse -`NightWithoutEnd -~BarnabyRudge -~Babouk -~MaryAnerley -~TheTrailoftheSerpent -~ALadyofQuality -~TheVanishedDiamond -~TheHeartofPrincessOsra -~TheMysteryoftheSea -~TheLadyoftheShroud -~JerryoftheIslands -~TheDeathShip -~It'saBattlefield -~ItCan'tHappenHere -~TheTrees/TheFields/TheTown -~TheCityofTremblingLeaves -~KingsbloodRoyal -~TheDarkCrusader-~AcrosstheRiver(&intoTrees) -~MerryChristmasMrBaxter 'KatharineBrush 'EthelLinaWhite 'OliveHigginsProuty 'WillaCather 'MaryO'Hara 'PearlSBuck 'JessamynWest 'VeraCaspary 'FannieHurst 'MargaretKennedy 'GraceZaringStone 'FaithBaldwin "LouisL'Amour 'ElisabethSanxayHolding 'KateDouglasWiggin "EricSHatch "AJCronin "CharlesMajor "FredricBrown "HenryJames "StewartEdwardWhite "JackTrevorStory "GeraldKersh "JamesHadleyChase "RichardPPowell "JohnPMarquand "JamesFenimoreCooper "HenryWilsonAllen "HenryBellamann "SamuelHopkinsAdams "AEWMason "LukeShort "RobertSmytheHichens "StephenLongstreet "UptonSinclair "ErskineCaldwell "AlanLeMay "HaroldMcGrath "NivenBusch "RossMacdonald "ThomasBCostain "DigbyGeorgeGerahty "JohnDMacdonald "ElliotArnold "NicholasMonsarrat "DavidGoodis "RichardJessup "LionelWhite "HenryCecil "JohnO'Hara "ErnestHaycox "RafaelSabatini "RobertNathan -StellaFregelius -AliceLorraine -Kit&Kitty -CrippstheCarrier -Dynamo -TheEagleCliff -TheAntiquary -TheFortunesofNigel -TheStarRover -Erema -GideonPlanish -TheLotus&theWind -TheChildrenofSanchez -TheWolfLeader -TheTorrentsofSpring -MurderatSchool -NoVillain -Love'sLabour'sLost -ATouchofthePoet -AMemoryof2Mondays -ParadiseLost -CaminoReal -TheAmericanDream -AndThingsThatGoBumpinNight -TheMeadow -ElderStatesman -MurderintheCathedral -ThereShallBeNoNight -TheLandisBright -ALongFatalLoveChase -*LadyBaltimore -*BigBarn -*ErieWater -*YoungAmes -*TheHospital -*TheWeddingJourney -*TheBoydsofBlackRiver -*TheSunshineSettlers -*CoastsofRomance -*TheDragon&theLotus -*DaggeroftheMind -*LoneliestGirlintheWorld -*TheGenerousHeart -*TheCrozartStory ``1970s Kelly'sHeroes Chisum MonteWalsh RioLobo LittleBigMan TooLatetheHero *The12Chairs 2MulesforSisterSara PrimeCut *Patton TheAbominableDrPhibes TheBeguiled BigJake Lawman JuniorBonner Ulzana'sRaid CharleyVarrick EmperoroftheNorth TheIcemanCometh TheFriendsofEddieCoyle TheLastofSheila TheParallaxView HardTimes *TheSugarlandExpress TheTamarindSeed NightMoves *ThePassenger MurderbyDeath *TheSilentPartner *TheOtherSideoftheMountain TheToweringInferno TheWayWeWere*Cabaret Kotch DarlingLili Rocky TheLifeTimesofJudgeRoyBean TheBlackStallion *AnUnmarriedWoman TheReturnofthePinkPanther TheManWhoWouldBeKing Chinatown TheGetaway *LoveStory TheChinaSyndrome NormaRae BeingThere KramervsKramer *TheGoodbyeGirl 1FlewOvertheCuckoo'sNest TheConversation TheSting Avanti *TheHospital TheFrenchConnection *TheLandlord FiddlerontheRoof *ThePaperChase SavetheTiger Sleuth *TheLastDetail *TheDayoftheLocust TheShootist TheLongestYard Smokey&theBandit Harry&Tonto ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain FatCity INeverSangforMyFather *TheGambler *DaysofHeaven TheCandidate TheMollyMaguires Thunderbolt&Lightfoot *Julia BangtheDrumSlowly *McCabe&MrsMiller JeremiahJohnson *TheRose ALittleRomance *BreakingAway AWomanUndertheInfluence SoylentGreen Badlands *TheHeartbreakKid TheLateShow PeteNTillie TheWind&theLion *HesterStreet *Sounder TheLastPictureShow *PaperMoon Nashville *DiaryofaMadHousewife *FamilyPlot AndJusticeForAll *5EasyPieces *Lovers&OtherStrangers DirtyHarry SometimesaGreatNotion 100

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1. Ethan Frome (1993)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance

A new pastor arrives in a stark Vermont village and is intrigued by crippled, misshapen Ethan Frome living on an isolated, hardscrabble farm with his sickly wife Zeena.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette, Gil Rood, Tate Donovan

Votes: 1,922 | Gross: $0.30M

NOVEL

2. The Smugglers (1947)

Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Told in flashback, this movie opens with a scene of a seventeen-year-old boy, Francis Andrews (Sir Richard Attenborough), being brutally lashed during a police interrogation, in which the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Joan Greenwood, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 41

NOVEL /The Man Within

3. The Riddle of the Sands (1979)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

In 1901, two British yachtsmen visiting Germany's Frisian Islands accidentally discover a German plot to invade England.

Director: Tony Maylam | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Simon MacCorkindale, Alan Badel

Votes: 1,028

NOVEL

4. The Crucible (1996)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, History

A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen

Votes: 33,822 | Gross: $7.34M

  • NOVEL-PLAY
@ 1953

5. In Dubious Battle (2016)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, History

43 Metascore

An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Nat Wolff, James Franco, Vincent D'Onofrio, Selena Gomez

Votes: 3,379

NOVEL

6. The Heart of the Matter (1953)

Approved | 100 min | Drama

An unhappily married British security officer stationed in Sierra Leone during World War II falls in love with a young Austrian woman and starts an affair. He soon starts feeling guilty.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Trevor Howard, Elizabeth Allan, Maria Schell, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 328

NOVEL (Men in Black)

7. Ask the Dust (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 8,968 | Gross: $0.74M

NOVEL

8. Cannery Row (1982)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located - is inhabited primarily by the down and out, although many would not ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley, Frank McRae

Votes: 3,206 | Gross: $5.30M

  • NOVEL

9. King of the Wind (1990)

PG | 103 min | Adventure

In 1727, an Arab colt is born with the signs of the wheat ear and the white spot on his heel: evil and good. And thus begins the life of Sham. He is a gift to the King of France, through a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Richard Harris, Glenda Jackson, Frank Finlay, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 161

NOVEL

10. Innocent Sinners (1958)

95 min | Drama

A young girl in a bombed out part of London wants to make something beautiful so she plants a garden in a ruined church with the help of her friend. All the adults in her life don't ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: June Archer, Christopher Hey, Brian Hammond, Flora Robson

Votes: 211

An Episode of Sparrows NOVEL

11. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 7,514 | Gross: $1.82M

NOVEL -

12. Golden Rendezvous (1977)

PG | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

On a cargo ship converted into a cruise-liner, First Officer John Carter foils the plan of international hijackers to use his vessel as bait for a passing U.S. Treasury ship carrying gold bullion.

Directors: Ashley Lazarus, Freddie Francis | Stars: Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson, John Vernon

Votes: 421

NOVEL

13. Loser Takes All (1956)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy

Bertrand is an accountant employed by a large London firm. When he uncovers an accounting error, his employer is so thrilled that he sends Bertrand and his new wife, to Monte Carlo. The trip, however, is not completely as it seems...

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Glynis Johns, Rossano Brazzi, Robert Morley, Tony Britton

Votes: 85

NOVEL (The Game)

14. Fire on the Mountain (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

The story of one man's defiance of the United States government. The hero, John Vogelin, is an old rancher whose property adjoins the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. When the U.S. ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Ron Howard, Julie Carmen, Rossie Harris

Votes: 104

NOVEL

15. Revolutionary Road (2008)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald, Jonathan Roumie

Votes: 184,229 | Gross: $22.91M

NOVEL - @ 1961

16. When Eight Bells Toll (1971)

GP | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

In a vein similar to the James Bond movies, British Agent Philip Calvert (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.

Director: Etienne Périer | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jack Hawkins, Robert Morley, Nathalie Delon

Votes: 1,757

NOVEL

17. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

61 Metascore

An unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Votes: 41,079 | Gross: $47.95M

  • NOVEL

18. The Winter of Our Discontent (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

This story tells those self-denials of an honest man what necessary to reach his object of life.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Teri Garr, Tuesday Weld, Michael V. Gazzo

Votes: 105

NOVEL - @ 1961

19. Twelfth Night (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino ... See full summary »

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Alec McCowen, Robert Hardy, Felicity Kendal, Annette Crosbie

Votes: 213

NOVEL PLAY

20. As I Lay Dying (2013)

R | 110 min | Drama

50 Metascore

Based on the classic novel by William Faulkner, first published in 1930, "As I Lay Dying" is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her last wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Ahna O'Reilly

Votes: 3,649 | Gross: $0.02M

NOVEL -

21. The Merchant of Venice (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

Antonio's friend Bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from Shylock. But when the debt comes due, Shylock demands repayment ... See full summary »

Director: John Sichel | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett, Michael Jayston

Votes: 211

NOVEL PLAY

22. Focus (I) (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution... See full summary »

Director: Neal Slavin | Stars: William H. Macy, Laura Dern, David Paymer, Meat Loaf

Votes: 2,863 | Gross: $0.72M

NOVEL -

23. Lost in the Stars (1974)

G | 97 min | Drama, Musical

Brock Peters (To Kill a Mockingbird) is Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister searching the unfamiliar back alleys and shantytowns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Brock Peters, Melba Moore, Raymond St. Jacques, Clifton Davis

Votes: 87

NOVEL PLAY

24. Being Julia (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

Set in 1930s London, this movie involves stage actors and actresses and their experiences with love and revenge.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Maury Chaykin, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 11,684 | Gross: $7.74M

NOVEL (Sweet Dreams) -

25. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister's son, a ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Callow | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Cork Hubbert, Rod Steiger

Votes: 590 | Gross: $0.18M

NOVEL PLAY

26. The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

PG | 108 min | Drama

In 1940s Texas, an elderly woman is determined to visit her childhood home for one last time.

Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

Votes: 3,809 | Gross: $7.47M

  • NOVEL-PLAY
@ 1953

27. Up at the Villa (2000)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A widow finds choosing a new husband might not be her choice at all, as the actions of her various prospects confine her freedom.

Director: Philip Haas | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sean Penn, Anne Bancroft, James Fox

Votes: 2,527 | Gross: $2.93M

NOVEL -

28. The House of Mirth (2000)

PG | 135 min | Romance, Drama

78 Metascore

A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney

Votes: 6,908 | Gross: $3.04M

NOVEL -

29. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 95,477 | Gross: $43.18M

NOVEL

30. The Killer Inside Me (1976)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

Everyone figures Lou Ford, a small-town, Montana, deputy sheriff, to be a normal, good-old-boy kind of regular Joe. But no one knows about "the sickness" that drives him to kill.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Stacy Keach, Susan Tyrrell, Tisha Sterling, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 351

NOVEL

  • @ 1952

31. The Grifters (1990)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe

Votes: 24,137 | Gross: $13.45M

NOVEL

32. Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)

Unrated | 107 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Young Tom Long (Anthony Way) is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt Gwen (Greta Scacchi) and Uncle Alan (James Wilby) while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles. At their flat, ... See full summary »

Director: Willard Carroll | Stars: Nigel Le Vaillant, Marlene Sidaway, Serena Gordon, Alfie Lawrence

Votes: 619

NOVEL - (Tommy) @ 1959

33. Emma (1996)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

While matchmaking for friends and neighbours, a young 19th Century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi, Alan Cumming

Votes: 33,824 | Gross: $22.20M

NOVEL

34. The Assistant (1997)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Romance