The Best Films You Probably Haven't Seen

Register for this Fall 2022 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
Registration for Section 1 (in-person) this course will end on Monday, September 19 at 11:59pm EDT to allow time for processing COVID-related requirements. If you want to register after this date, please contact the academic department at to determine if an exception can be made.
During his lifetime, van Gogh never sold a single painting. Herman Melville couldn’t make enough money as a writer to quit his day job. Analogously, now-classic films The Wizard of Oz, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Vertigo were all Oscar losers and box office flops during their initial runs—it took years for them to achieve classic status. In this course, we meet in person to watch and discuss a variety of diverse and terrific movies you may have missed but are definitely worth seeing. Fall 2022 tuition is $979.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Increased cultural literacy
  • The ability to analyze and interpret films

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Media and culture professionals
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2022
    • Date

      Oct 3 - Nov 21
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Zam, Michael
    • Location

      Midtown Center