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JET's Most Wanted: The Story So Far...

September 24, 2012 - 8:32 pm   |   By 

A good number of you have asked if it would be possible for me to compile an alphabetical list of every Most Wanted pick to date. Understandably so, since going through the three albums image by image is a time-consuming chore. Ask and ye shall receive. Here are all of the still unavailable Most Wanted picks since the very beginning of the project. Enjoy.

  • Abandon Ship! (1957 – Richard Sale)
  • The Abomination (1986 – Max Raven)
  • Abuse (1983 – Arthur J. Bressan Jr.)
  • The Addiction (1995 – Abel Ferrara)
  • Adventures Of Captain Fabian (1951 – William Marshall)
  • Alice And Martin (1998 – Andre Techine)
  • Alice In The Cities (1974 – Wim Wenders)
  • The Amazing Colossal Man (1957 – Bert I. Gordon)
  • The Amazing Dobermans (1976 – Byron Chudnow)
  • America 3000 (1986 – David Engelbach)
  • American Friends (1991 – Tristram Powell)
  • American Hot Wax (1978 – Floyd Mutrux)
  • The American Success Company (1980 – William Richert)
  • Among The Living (1941 – Stuart Heisler)
  • The Amsterdam Kill (1977 – Robert Clouse)
  • Angelo My Love (1983 – Robert Duvall)
  • Antonio Das Mortes (1969 – Glauber Rocha)
  • Archie: To Riverdale And Back Again (1990 – Dick Lowry)
  • Arena (1989 – Peter Manoogian)
  • Arruza (1972 – Budd Boetticher)
  • At Long Last Love (1975 – Peter Bogdanovich)
  • At Play In The Fields Of The Lord (1991 – Hector Babenco)
  • Babes In Toyland (1986 – Clive Donner)
  • Baby Blue Marine (1976 – John D. Hancock)
  • The Baby Doll Murders (1993 – Paul Leder)
  • Baby Face Nelson (1957 – Don Siegel)
  • Baby Love (1968 – Alastair Reid)
  • Back From The Dead (1957 – Charles Marquis Warren)
  • The Bamboo Saucer (1968 – Frank Telford)
  • Batman (TV Series – 1966-1968)
  • The Bear (1984 – Richard C. Sarafian)
  • The Beast With Five Fingers (1946 – Robert Florey)
  • The Beat Generation (1959 – Charles F. Haas)
  • Beatlemania (1981 – Joseph Manduke)
  • Beau James (1957 – Melville Shavelson)
  • The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend (1949 – Preston Sturges)
  • Beethoven’s Nephew (1985 – Paul Morrissey)
  • Ben (1972 – Phil Karlson)
  • Beyond The Limit (a.k.a. The Honorary Consul) (1983 – John Mackenzie)
  • Beyond The Walls (1985 – Uri Barbash)
  • The Big Fix (1978 – Jeremy Paul Kagan)
  • The Big Gundown (1966 – Sergio Sollima)
  • The Big Mouth (1967 – Jerry Lewis)
  • The Big Sky (1952 – Howard Hawks)
  • Big Time (1988 – Chris Blum)
  • The Big T.N.T. Show (1966 – Larry Peerce)
  • A Bill Of Divorcement (1932 – George Cukor)
  • The Black Windmill (1974 – Don Siegel)
  • Blood Money (1933 – Rowland Brown)
  • The Blood On Satan’s Claw (1971 – Piers Haggard)
  • Bloodline (1979 – Terence Young)
  • Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!!) (1980 – Bill Melendez)
  • Boom! (1968 – Joseph Losey)
  • The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973 – Nathan Juran)
  • The Brasher Doubloon (1947 – John Brahm)
  • The Brave (1997 – Johnny Depp)
  • Buddy Buddy (1981 – Billy Wilder)
  • Bugsy Malone (1976 – Alan Parker)
  • Bullfighter And The Lady (1951 – Budd Boetticher)
  • The Burglars (1971 – Henri Verneuil)
  • Buried Alive (1990 – Frank Darabont)
  • Bwana Devil (1952 – Arch Oboler)
  • The Cabinet Of Dr. Ramirez (1991 – Peter Sellars)
  • Cal (1984 – Pat O’Connor)
  • Caltiki, The Immortal Monster (1959 – Riccardo Freda & Mario Bava)
  • Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe And Find True Happiness? (1969 – Anthony Newley)
  • Captain EO (1986 – Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Cast A Deadly Spell (1991 – Martin Campbell)
  • Castaway (1986 – Nicolas Roeg)
  • Castle Of Evil (1966 – Francis D. Lyon)
  • The Cat Creeps (1946 – Erle C. Kenton)
  • Caught (1949 – Max Ophuls)
  • Celine And Julie Go Boating (1974 – Jacques Rivette)
  • Centennial Summer (1946 – Otto Preminger)
  • The Challenge (1982 – John Frankenheimer)
  • Chatterbox (1977 – Tom DeSimone)
  • Chelsea Girls (1966 – Paul Morrissey & Andy Warhol)
  • The Chicken Chronicles (1977 – Frank Simon)
  • A Child Is Waiting (1963 – John Cassavetes)
  • Chilly Scenes Of Winter (1979 – Joan Micklin Silver)
  • Chimes At Midnight (1965 – Orson Welles)
  • The Choirboys (1977 – Robert Aldrich)
  • Christmas Eve (1947 – Edwin L. Marin)
  • Christmas Holiday (1944 – Robert Siodmak)
  • Citizens Band (Handle With Care) (1977 – Jonathan Demme)
  • City Of Hope (1991 – John Sayles)
  • Closet Land (1991 – Radha Bharadwaj)
  • Cold Heaven (1991 – Nicolas Roeg)
  • A Cold Night’s Death (1973 – Jerrold Freedman)
  • Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982 – Robert Altman)
  • Comfort And Joy (1984 – Bill Forsyth)
  • The Comic (1969 – Carl Reiner)
  • Coming Soon (1982 – John Landis)
  • The Compleat Beatles (1984 – Patrick Montgomery)
  • The Crime Of Monsieur Lange (1936 – Jean Renoir)
  • Crimewave (1985 – Sam Raimi)
  • The Criminal Code (1931 – Howard Hawks)
  • The Crowd (1928 – King Vidor)
  • Cry Of The City (1948 – Robert Siodmak)
  • Dark Intruder (1965 – Harvey Hart)
  • Dark Places (1973 – Don Sharp)
  • Darker Than Amber (1970 – Robert Clouse)
  • The Dawn Patrol (1930 – Howard Hawks)
  • The Day Of The Beast (1995 – Alex de la Iglesia)
  • The Day The Clown Cried (1972 – Jerry Lewis)
  • Deadly Blessing (1981 – Wes Craven)
  • Deadman’s Curve (1978 – Richard Compton)
  • The Decline Of Western Civilization (1981 – Penelope Spheeris)
  • The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1989 – Penelope Spheeris)
  • Deep End (1971 – Jerzy Skolimowski)
  • Deluge (1933 – Felix E. Feist)
  • The Devil Thumbs A Ride (1947 – Felix E. Feist)
  • The Devils (1971 – Ken Russell)
  • Diary Of A Mad Housewife (1970 – Frank Perry)
  • Digby, The Biggest Dog In The World (1973 – Joseph McGrath)
  • Disco Beaver From Outer Space (1978 – Joshua White)
  • D.O.A. (1980 – Lech Kowalski)
  • Downstairs (1932 – Monta Bell)
  • Dr. Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs (1966 – Mario Bava)
  • Dr. Strange (1978 – Philip DeGuere)
  • Dr. Terror’s House Of Horrors (1965 – Freddie Francis)
  • Drowning By Numbers (1988 – Peter Greenaway)
  • Dudes (1987 – Penelope Spheeris)
  • Dust Be My Destiny (1939 – Lewis Seiler)

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