After each screening in The Chain our members vote for one of three films - all linked to the film just watched - that they’d like to see in two weeks’ time. This is the List of Losers - the films that have yet to triumph in a audience vote.  


π (Darren Aronofsky, USA, 1998)

1984 (Michael Radford, UK, 1984)

9-5 (Colin Higgins, USA, 1980)

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, Australia, 1994)

The African Queen (John Huston, USA, 1951)

The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, USA, 1993)

Akira (Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Japan, 1988)

All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, USA, 1950)

All is Lost (Robert Redford, USA, 2013)

All Night Long (Basil Dearden, UK, 1962)

Amy (Asif Kapadia, UK, 2015)

An American Werewolf in London (John Landis, UK, 1981)

Arlington Road (Mark Pellington, USA, 1999)

L'Atalante (Jean Vigo, France, 1934)

Auto Focus (Paul Schrader, USA, 2002) 

The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, USA, 1937)

Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, USA, 1985)

The Bad and the Beautiful (Vincente Minnelli, USA, 1952)

Bad Day at Black Rock (John Sturges, USA, 1955)

Bad Education (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2004)

Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg, UK, 1980)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, USA, 2014)

Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, USA, Austria, Switzerland, 1995)

The Beguiled (Don Siegel, USA, 1971)

Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, USA, 1999)

The Big Combo (Joseph H Lewis, USA, 1955)

The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1963)

A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) (Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1960)

Bedazzled (Stanley Donen, UK, 1967)

Bullets Over Broadway (Woody Allen, USA, 1994)

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (Robert Wien, Germany, 1920)

A Canterbury Tale (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, UK, 1944)

Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, USA, 1942)

Chocolat (Claire Denis, France, 1988)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, USA, 1941)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, USA, 1977)

A Cock and Bull Story (Michael Winterbottom, UK, 2005)

Coming Home (Hal Ashby, USA, 1978)

The Company of Wolves (Neil Jordan, UK, 1984)

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (Peter Greenaway, UK, 1989)

Crumb (Terry Zwigoff , USA, 1994)

Cyrano de Bergerac (Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France, 1990)

The Day of the Jackal (Fred Zinnemann, UK, France, 1973)

Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, USA, 1978)

The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies, UK, 2011)

Dear White People (Justin Simien, USA, 2014)

Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, Italy, France, USA, 1971)

Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman, USA, 1985)

Devi (The Goddess) (Satyajit Ray, India, 1960)

Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, USA, 1975)

Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell, USA, 1997)

The Draughtsman's Contract (Peter Greenaway, UK, 1982)

The Dresser (Peter Yates, UK, 1983)

Drive, He Said (Jack Nicholson, USA, 1971)

Drowning by Numbers (Peter Greenaway, UK/Netherlands, 1988)

Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant, USA, 1989) 

Duel (Steven Spielberg, USA, 1971)

F for Fake (Orson Welles, France/Iran/West Germany, 1975)

The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, UK, 1948)

Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, USA, 2002)

Fargo (Joel & Ethen Coen, USA, 1996)

The Firm (Alan Clarke, UK, 1989)

Floating Weeds (Yasujirô Ozu, Japan, 1959)

Freaks (Todd Browning, USA, 1932)

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates, USA, 1973)

Gattaca (Andrew Niccol, USA, 1997)

Get Out (Jordan Peele, USA, 2017)

Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, USA, 2001)

Gilda (Charles Vidor, USA, 1946)

The Go-Between (Joseph Losely, UK, 1971)

Godzilla (Ishirô Honda, Japan, 1954)

The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin, USA, 1925)

Good Bye Lenin! (Wolfgang Becker, Germany, 2003)

Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, USA, 1990)

Gosford Park (Robert Altman, UK/USA/Italy, 2001)

La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir, France, 1937)

The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, USA, 1940)

The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin, USA, 1940)

Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, USA, 2005)

Grosse Pointe Blank (George Armitage, USA, 1997)

The Harder They Come (Perry Henzell, Jamaica, 1972)

The Harder They Fall (Mark Robsob, USA, 1956)

Hell is a City (Val Guest, UK, 1960)

High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, USA, 1952)

The Hired Hand (Peter Fonda, USA, 1971)

His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, USA, 1940)

Hobson's Choice (David Lean, UK, 1953)

House of Games (David Mamet, USA, 1987)

Hud (Martin Ritt, USA, 1963)

Ida (Paweł Pawlikowski, Poland, 2013)

If... (Lindsay Anderson, UK, 1968)

Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, USA, 1959)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, USA, 1956)

Jean de Florette (Claude Berri, France, 1986)

Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, USA, 1954)

The Killers (Robert Siodmak, USA, 1946)

Knife in the Water (Roman Polanski, Poland, 1962) 

King Kong ( Ernest B. Schoedsack & Merian C. Cooper, USA, 1931)

King Lear (Peter Brook, UK/Denmark, 1971)

Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, USA, 2017)

The Ladykillers  (Alexander Mackendrick, UK, 1955)

The Lavender Hill Mob (Charles Crichton, UK, 1951)

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (Alfred Hitchcock, UK, 1926)

Lonely are the Brave (David Miller, USA, 1962)

The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies, UK, 1992)

Love and Death (Woody Allen, USA, 1975)

Macbeth (Roman Polanski, UK/USA, 1971)

The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, USA, 1942)

Mamma Roma (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy, 1962)

The Man With The Golden Arm (Otto Preminger, USA, 1956)

Manhattan (Woody Allen, USA, 1980)

Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, USA, 2011)

The Masque of the Red Death (Roger Corman, UK, 1964)

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Paul Schrader,  USA, 1985)

Moneyball (Bennett Miller, USA, 2011)

Mr Arkadin (Orson Welles, France, Spain, Switzerland, 1955)

Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, USA, 2001)

Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg, USA, 1991)

Network (Sidney Lumet, USA, 1976)

Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, USA, 1968)

Orphée (Jean Cocteau, France, 1950) 

Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, USA, 1947)

Park Row (Sam Fuller, USA, 1952)

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Sam Peckinpah, USA, 1973)

Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) (Satyajit Ray, Indai, 1955)

Performance (Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg, UK, 1970)

The Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian, USA, 1925)

The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, Austria/France/Germany, 2001)

Pretty Baby (Louis Malle, USA, 1978)

The Proposition (John Hillcoat, Austrailia, 2005)

Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1960) 

The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen, USA, 1985)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, USA, 1981) 

Raising Arizona (Joel & Ethan Coen, USA, 1987)

Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1954)

Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1940)

Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, USA, 1955)

The Remains of the Day (James Ivory, UK, 1993)

Rififi (Jules Dassin, France, 1955)

Roman Holiday (William Wyler, USA, 1953)

Room at the Top (Jack Clayton, UK, 1959)

'Round Midnight (Bertrand Tavernier, France, USA, 1986)

Le Samouraï (Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1967)

Saturday Night Fever (John Badham, USA, 1975)

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, UK, 1960)

Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, USA, 1973)

Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, USA, 1945)

Shadows (John Cassavetes, USA, 1959)

Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh, UK, 1996) 

Sex, Lies and Videotape (Steven Soderbergh, USA, 1989)

Shame (Steve McQueen, UK, 2011)

Shampoo (Hal Ashby, USA, 1975)

The Small Back Room (Michael Powell and Emiric Pressburger, UK, 1949)

Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, USA, 1959)

Le Souffle au Coeur (Murmur of the Heart) (Louis Malle, France, 1971)

Southern Comfort (Walter Hill, USA, 1981)

Spellbound (Jeffrey Blitz, USA, 2002)

Stagecoach (John Ford, USA, 1939)

Stardust Memories (Woody Allen, USA, 1981)

Steam of Life (Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen, Finland, 2010)

Stranger than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch, USA, 1984)

Sunrise (F. W. Murnau, USA, 1927) 

Suspiria (Dario Argento, Italy, 1977)

Targets (Peter Bogdanovich, USA, 1968)

The Tales of Hoffmann (Powell & Pressburger, UK, 1951)

The Third Man (Carol Reed, UK, 1949)

Thirty Two Short Films about Glenn Gould (François Girard, Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, 1994)

This Gun For Hire (Frank Tuttle, USA, 1942)

This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson, UK, 1963)

Titicut Follies (Frederick Wiseman, USA, 1967)

To Die For (Gus Van Sant, USA, 1995)

Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitch, USA, 1932)

The Truman Show (Peter Weir, USA, 1998)

The Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, USA, 1992)

Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1958)

The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France/Italy, 1953)

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (Robert Aldrich, USA, 1962)

When the Wind Blows (Jimmy Murakami, UK, 1986)

Who's That Knocking At My Door? (Martin Scorsese, USA, 1967)

Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1957)

Winchester '73 (Anthony Mann, USA, 1950)

Wish You Were Here (David Leland, UK, 1987)

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor, USA, 1939)

The Worthless (Mika Kaurismäki, Finland, 1982)

Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk, USA, 1956)

Young Adam (David Mackenzie, UK, 2003)