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20 GREAT Movies that Flew Under the Radar

May 25, 2021

Left, El Infierno and Herod's Law - two magnificent movies about Mexican drug cartels and politics by Luis Estrada, a genius.  El Infierno's original title- El Narco.

Dear Henry,

Hope you are doing well. Watched La-La Land on your recommendation with my sweetie and we enjoyed it. How about publishing (or republishing)  your Top 10 or Top 20 movies that are worth watching. You have great taste in movies. Thanks.

cheers, M

We need movies that inform, inspire and entertain us. That's art. Now most are agitprop, (Communist i.e. satanist propaganda.) The Illuminati wish to warp our minds and starve our souls. Cinematic art is dying. 

 I list 20 movies that fought this trend and paid the price.  Are the people already so degraded that they can't appreciate quality or are these movies being sabotaged?

"We have already contrived to possess the minds of the goy communities...[they are] looking through the spectacles we are setting astride their noses." (Protocols of Zion, 12)

Updated from 21/12/2016
by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Movies used to be based
on novels. Now they're based on comic books. Nothing better illustrates the Illuminati goal of infantilizing mankind. 
The people of the world and even their governments will be "as children under-age," The Protocols of Zion said in 1905. (Protocol 15)

Arrested development is just the first step. The Illuminati use TV & the movies to lift us from our mooring in reality into an occult fantasy world. Political and historical truth are suppressed. Instead, the public is fed violence, pornography and the occult, in the guise of horror. Humanity has been inducted into Cabalism, a form of satanism.

As the list below indicates, filmmakers struggle to produce cinematic art. But usually, by some mysterious mechanism, good movies flop making it necessary for artists to sell out to survive. 

The Illuminati have succeeded in dumbing us down and corrupting our taste. Many professional critics can no longer recognize quality. 

Many of the movies below can be found on Netflix. I welcome your suggestions of recent movies (last 25 years) to continue this list.  

1. Boogie Woogie (2009) Gross $47,500----  Rotten Tomatoes: critics 36% audience 20% 

Boogie Woogie is a brilliant scathing satire of the immoral modern art world in contemporary London. It is based on the book by Danny Moynihan, whose title is based on "Victory Boogie-Woogie", a Piet Mondrian painting. 

The film was produced by Eric Eisner and Leonid Rozhetskin, and directed by Duncan Ward. It stars Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Stellan Skarsgaard, Heather Graham, Danny Huston, Amanda Seyfried and Sir Christopher Lee. (Wiki)

This was Amanda Seyfried's debut role. London has never looked so good. Danny Huston, left, is superb as the chortling Jewish art dealer. The film debunks modern art as the perverted cutthroat Cabalist Jewish fraud that it is. Excellent acting and production values. (Warning: sexual content) 

2. Ned Kelly (2003)  Gross $86,000 in US, $6.5 m worldwide RT critics 56% audience 58%

Ned Kelly is an Australian drama film directed by Gregor Jordan. The film portrays the life of Ned Kelly who formed a gang of Irish Australians in response to social and political persecution. Captures wonderfully the spirit of political revolt. Stars Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom. 

3. Michael Collins (1996) Gross $11.5 m (cost $25m) RT critics 77%; audience 78%

Written and directed by Neil Jordan.  Starring Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Stephen Rea & Alan Rikman. This movie about the founder of modern Ireland is a handbook of how an oppressed population can resist effectively. Collins has been emulated by everyone from the Haganah to the Communists. 

4. Last Wedding (2001) box office unknown; RT critics 80% audience 45%

One of my favorite movies of all time. Seen it six times and enjoyed it more each time. Set in Vancouver, it is about three friends & their relationships with women. Covers every mistake a man can make. Written and directed by Bruce Sweeney and stars Benjamin Ratner, Molly Parker, Tom Scholte, Frida Betrani, Vince Gale and Nancy Sivak. 

5. Casino Jack (2010) Gross $1m  (Cost $12.5 m)  RT 37%; audience 34%

The story of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Kevin Spacey leads a brilliant cast that exposes Washington corruption in gripping fashion.  This may have failed because Abramoff is Jewish but the film is just as hard on Bible-thumping Congressmen. 

6. The City of Your Final Destination (2010)  Box Office 1.3 m (budget $8.3m)

(See link)

7. Wings of the Dove $13.7m   rt 86%; 75%

The Wings of the Dove is a 1997 drama film directed by Iain Softley and starring Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, and Alison Elliott. The screenplay by Hossein Amini is based on the 1902 novel of the same name by Henry James. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards but got none. (wiki)

This is one of my favorite movies of all time, about the triumph of the Spirit over money; and about the decline of masculinity and femininity. 

8. Ride With the Devil (1999)   Gross  $635K    $38 million production cost  RT 63%/62%

Directed by Ang Lee. Starring Toby McGuire, Skeet Ulrich, Mark Ruffalo, Jewel. 

The premise of Ride with the Devil is based on the true story of guerrillas who fought against Union troops under the leadership of William Clarke Quantrill.  Lee said it described  "young people coming of age in the worst possible time in American history. I liked the theme of self-emancipation." (wiki)

kang.jpeg9. Kangaroo (1987) Gross $432K

Director: Tim Burstall;  Writers: Evan Jones, D.H. Lawrence (based on his novel) Stars: Colin Friels, Judy Davis and John Walton

A mild-mannered English conscientious objector moves to what he feels will be the relative calm of Australia after World War I, but gets caught in the middle of violent battles between the rising trade unions and fascist groups. (wiki)

This is a sophisticated study of politics and gender relations, beautifully executed. 

10. High Art  $1.9 m   RT 72%/74% 

Lisa Cholodenko's breakthrough movie "High Art" (1998) is one of the best written, best directed and best-acted movies I have seen. It presents intimacy, albeit lesbian intimacy, more convincingly than 99.9% of heterosexual movies. Performances by Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Tammy Grimes and especially Patricia Clarkson are superb. I highly recommend this movie.
(Warning: sexual content.) 
 Related- Makow - How Kulture is Contrived 

Ten More

1. Black Robe. One of my all-time favorites. About the Jesuit Mission to Huron Indians centuries ago. Parts are in Huron language with subtitles. 

2.  The Fall (2006)           A very beautiful movie.   $3.6m          

3. Starting Out in the Evening (2007)   $900,000

Young feminist tries to compensate for lost life by seducing the subject of her thesis, an elderly novelist. Lauren Ambrose & Frank Langella are excellent in this portrait of modern dysfunction presented as normal. 
4. Tamara Drewe (2010)  A very entertaining, intelligent British comedy also on Netflix. Bombed in the USA but made $11.3 million in UK and abroad. About infidelity & star crossed love at a writer's retreat in Dorset. Some truly inspired scenes. Directed by the veteran Stephen Frears. (Warning- Sexual content.)

5. In a Savage Land (1999)  - $350,000   A wonderful Australian movie about an anthropologist couple who study a primitive South Pacific tribe during the 1930's. Real testament to a man's love for a woman.  

6. Love Ranch (2010) -- $150,000; Cost $25 million to make. Great performances by Helen Murren & Joe Pesci. Directed by Taylor Hackford (Ray, Delores Claiborne)  An unlikely love story. Not great art but a solid intelligent movie. Didn't deserve to bomb. Shows critics and audiences are shallow. No wonder Hackford has given up on the public and is now making schlock (Parker)  See it on Netflix, where these "failures" find a second life.

7. The Winslow Boy (1999) Wonderful movie set in England in 1914 about a family that lays everything on the line to defend son's honor.  Written and directed by David Mamet from a Terrence Rattigan play (1947). Intelligent. Priceless.

8. The Informers     (See link for review)  Brett Easton Ellis
' chilling portrayal of the moral vacuum that is America.
a chilling portrayal of the moral vacuum that is America. - See more at:

9. Jimi : All is by my Side  Jimi Hendrick's biopic. Cost $5m Made a tenth of that. Incredible acting by Andre Benjamin.
Amazing considering they were not allowed to use Hendrick's music by his estate. John Ridley (They Were Slaves) wrote and directed.

10. Inside Llewlyn Davis. My review here.  Coen Brother's produce a mixed bag but I found this movie uplifting.
Didn't bomb thanks to the foreign box office. Also, check out their satirical A Serious Man about their Jewish upbringing in Minnesota. It begins with a marvelous Yiddish fable which the Coen Brother actually wrote themselves.  

Late additions--Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me - Brilliant acting from McCarthy and Richard Grant. So realistic!  Nest on Prime I think. Not great but really good. Realist depiction of modern family. Carrie Coon is something else as the wife. Finally- The Opposite of Sex on Netflix. Gay Director Don Roos has a heightened sense of human relationships. A lot of fun. Christine Ricci and Lisa Kudrow are remarkable. The acting, writing and direction are great.

Related-  They Live   Must see.

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for " 20 GREAT Movies that Flew Under the Radar"

Paula said (August 30, 2019):

Henry, A Room With A View is another good one. Book written by E.M. Forster. Helena Bonham Carter did win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for this one. Maggie Smith is her companion and her love interests are played by Julian Sands and Daniel Day-Lewis. Great performances. I will have to watch Wings of the Dove, but I want to read the book first (of course)!

Greg said (August 30, 2019):

Took your movie advice and watched "The Fall." That is a stunning movie and one of the best I've seen.

The richly layered screenplay, the exotic filming locales, the wonderful colors on the screen makes one feel like you're tripping on Mescaline without having ingested the drug.

It's easy to see why it bombed in the USA: No nudity, no sex scenes, no gory scenes of someone's head getting cleaved or their body riddled with bullets must have been a disappointment to most Americans, who seem to prefer movies that stimulate the head between their knees and not their ears.

And the little girl who played Alexandria was superb. It's amazing how kids seem to be the best actors, eclipsing most of that Hollywood crowd, but then again, they're movie stars, not actors.

Definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys cinematic masterpieces.

Jason said (August 29, 2019):

The Man from Snowy River (1982 film) - Wikipedia

Not only is this movie beautifully filmed, showing some of Australia's wonderful mountains. It shows how a man must stand-up to his responsibilities.
And how society must work together for the betterment of ...all? Most

Luis said (August 29, 2019):

You didn't include my favorite, The Devil's Advocate, which shows very well how easily human being is manipulated due to their pride and vanity and how spiritual work works at every level. It tells an ultimate reality of the 20th century, that it belonged to satan [as does this century until the second coming]...remember Leo XIII mystical experience, where he heard a conversation between Satan and God, with satan requesting God more power and time to finalize his plan...God having said yes...Which resulted in Leo XIII creating the St Michael prayer to be used at the end of every Eucharist around the world. The ECC freemasons knowing the power of this prayer got rid of it during Vat II!!

Tells us that lawyers are the new priesthood - indeed, together with psychologists, the later dictate what is good or bad and the later make them into law.
This film is really brilliant ...

Thanks Luis

seen this?

Sid Green said (December 22, 2016):

"A Simple Plan" by Sam Raimi

to a lesser extent, "Dead Man Walking"

Sid Green said (December 21, 2016):

"A Simple Plan" by Sam Raimi

to a lesser extent, "Dead Man Walking"

Jennifer said (December 21, 2016):

My take - its a manipulated “Fake" Twitter Account that exposes The Truth. Then either Giuliani can deny it or they can CGI make him deny it

Similar to when some upcoming female actress “accidentally” gets her sex-tape leaked. She is all upset but her publicist and her planned the leaked tape

Re: CGI - A very close friend of mine patented some Computer Animation Real Face Expression CGI stuff that he was forced to sell to the CIA and work/train their programers how to operate it

Bert said (November 1, 2012):

There's one movie that might deserve mention as a success, if we define success as developing a worldwide anti-drugs following. It was so successful, and it exploded into an underground worldwide following so fast, on a shoestring budget, and it was so anti-drugs, that the CIA and Hollywood were forced to respond. The movie was "The Harder They Come, the Harder They Fall," with Jimmy Cliff.

This little movie, still mostly unknown and still hated by Hollywood, was a shot in the late 1960s in Jamaica, by a handful of local amateurs who wanted to tell a story. In spite of its extremely poor audio and video quality, the film, once seen, is however never forgotten. Its methods of simplicity and honesty cannot be hidden. All of the actors and singers in the film were local Jamaican amateurs. They were "unknowns" who wanted to tell a story of how CIA drugs and Illuminati corruption was hurting beautiful Jamaica. It was locally produced, reportedly on a budget of only $60,000, using extremely primitive cameras and studio equipment. In a few years time, the film had a worldwide underground (or backstreet theater) following. In spite of its extremely poor, but extremely honest, video and audio quality, it has a loyal following still to this day. The native Jamaican brogue is so thick, the first English editions had subtitles.

The movie was a response/resistance to the CIA, Hollywood and the Pentagon, and their corruption of local police and politicians, through control of the worldwide drugs and porn industries.

Using the unknown singer Jimmy Cliff, the film introduced a native Jamaican musical genre, now known as Reggae. The power of Reggae was immediately recognized, for its combinations of simplicity and innocence. While the film is about drugs, it is also very anti-drugs in its overall theme. It will shock most people to learn that Reggae started as an anti-drugs genre. Hollywood and the CIA immediately saw its overnight popularity as a threat. A new and unknown musical genre had somehow been introduced which expressed the victory of the soul over Hollywood and CIA drugs and corruption. They wanted reggae turned into a pro-drugs musical genre, and they wanted Jimmy Cliff-who? off the charts. So, the CIA and Hollywood gave Bob Marley the big push. Marley took the bait. He didn't care that he was being used to push a theory that Jamaicans are as bunch of a perpetually stoned-out Rastafarian. However, the originator of authentic native Jamaican reggae, Jimmy Cliff, who developed the genre on musical innocence, dignity, simplicity and honesty, started reggae on the theme that Hollywood, the CIA and drugs were the essence of the problem. Under Bob Marley, getting stoned became cool again.

As part of the psyops war against Jimmy Cliff and his anti-drugs stance, the CIA staged the Virginia Tech mass shooting. One of the pictures of the alleged shooter was modeled after scenes taken from this movie.

David said (November 1, 2012):

An indie film from a few years back, brilliantly scripted and memorably shot, is "Next Stop Wonderland". Realistically explores heterosexual relationships and beautifully illustrates how missed encounters and split-second happenstance can change one's life forever.

Guy said (November 1, 2012):

I absolutely recommend the 2009 transatlantic Mockumentary 'Morris: A Life with Bells on.' An affectionate parody, yet a warm and affecting tribute to, the oldest and truest tradition left in England [Morris Dancing.]

Beautiful scripts and performances from a cast that are obviously in love with the script themselves. Lead Actor and screenwriter Charles Thomas Oldham should be a household name but isn't.

The nearest point of comparison would be Local Hero, and similarly , the Morris film is entirel lacking in malice towards any of its characters.

This is what life should be like - and if only everybody made a commitment to be just plain decent, it would be!

Rick said (November 1, 2012):

Alrighty, I've got netflix packed and I'm looking forward to another, An Education which blew my mind.

Millennium's specific episodes of interest are The Fourth Horseman and Skull and Bones (Both expose HAARP sub-rosa, from the same group who had an airliner pointed at the WTC as the plot of a spin-off of the X-Files) are worth a look.

JAK said (November 1, 2012):

"Movies used to inform, uplift and entertain. Now they are agitprop, designed to control the mind and destroy the spirit".


Go watch a copy of "Things to Come" (1936) and there you will see the entire Illuminati plan for humanity played out in all it's "glory". This film was released 76 years ago...

CC said (October 31, 2012):

Henry, you may also want to take a look at 'Machine Gun Preacher' as a film that wouldn't quite sit well with a sinister narrative & as a result, received very little fanfare despite starring a big name like Gerard Butler...

Especially when you take the real life story of Sam Childers into account.

G said (October 31, 2012):

When I taught philosophy of art for many years, I made Tom Wolfe's book, The Painted Word, required reading on the financial and other dynamics of abstract art. If you have not read it, you would enjoy it. It apparently makes points similar to the movie Boogie Woogie. Once again, keep up your fantastic work.

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at