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  Frank Perry's "Diary of a Mad Housewife"  
     
  Recent additions/amendments to our Recommended Viewing section are listed here.  
     
  This section consolidates all of TSPDT's film recommendations, most of which you can also view via our director pages, found here and here. These are - in essence - our favourite 2,500-plus films, and we encourage you to seek as many of them out as possible. Our recommended viewing section contains many acclaimed classics (that you'd expect to see on many all-time-best lists, and do), but it also contains plenty of neglected films (including Delmer Dave's public domain-crucified The Red House, George Archainbaud's The Lost Squadron, and Frank Perry's The Diary of a Mad Housewife). Films that we passionately believe deserve their 'day in the sun.'  
     
  All films listed in this section have either been seen by the makers of this website or chosen by contributors to TSPDT whose opinions we value and trust. We are not critics, just buffs, and it's fair to say that this list - due to the fact that there are still many remarkable films (by reputation) that we haven't seen - will continue to grow steadily. All up, between us, we have seen over 8,000 films to date.  
     
     
     
  Q: Are some of your recommendations more 'solid' than others? A: Yes  
  HR - Highly Recommended (Masterpiece/Near-Masterpiece) We classify 'highly recommended' films as being superb cinematic achievements. These films are either flawless or near-flawless entertainments and/or artistic triumphs that occupy a special place in our lives. This is our pantheon, it is our canon, call it what you like. These films shouldn't be missed.  
  R - Recommended (Strong cinematic effort/Better Than Good) We classify 'recommended' films, in most cases, as strong and important cinematic efforts that probably - for us, at least - don't quite achieve the resonance or artistic profundity of a 'highly recommended' film (although many come very close, and after another viewing - who knows - may be elevated to 'highly recommended' status). These films should also not be missed.  
     
  You'll also note that on our individual director pages (Directors A-L; Directors M-Z) and Recent Viewings section (home page) that we also classify films as Worth a Look (good); Approach with Caution (average; not great, but not a disaster); Dud (A disaster). These films are not included in our Recommended Viewing section.  
     
  Q: I'd like to sample some of your recommendations, but I'm a little uncertain as to where to start. Could you please maybe recommend those films that you consider absolute must-sees? A: You mean like we used to? OK, you win.  
     
  We've sorted our recommendations By Title, By Director, and By Year.  
     
  Alternatively, please toddle-off to the 1,000 Greatest Films section to view the most critically-acclaimed films of all-time.  
     
     
     
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