These are the movies that dissappeared from the list following the change:
1920s: Sherlock Jr., Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, The Passion of Joan of Arc
1930s: Grand Illusion
1940s: Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Best Years of Our Lives
1950s: Nights of Cabiria, Throne of Blood, Ikiru, Les diaboliques, Anatomy of a Murder, Tokyo Story, The Wages of Fear,
1960s: Le samouraï, High and Low, Seppuku, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Battle of Algiers
1980s: Fanny and Alexander, Idi i smotri (Come and See)
2000s: Memories of Murder
2010s: Moonrise Kingdom (Not yet released everywhere)
American movies: 6
Foreign movies: 16
Most of these won't reach the 25000 limit in a long time.
If you're interested in more opinions about this change, read here:
So I decided to make a personal list of my favorite movies with less than 25000 votes, movies that has no possibility to enter the list for the moment. Of course I only take into account movies I have seen.
Top 5 movies with less than 25000 votes on IMDb
#5. Fanny och Alexander (1982)
Directed by: Ingmar Begman
Has been an active title on the list since 1999, and will probably be back there in a year or so, when the 25000 limit is reached. Watch it as soon as possible to speed things up!
#4. Le trou (The Hole) (1960)
Directed by: Jacques Becker
It's a long way to 25000 votes from here, but with a 8.4 rating it could have entered soon if the limit had been set at 5000 instead. If you enjoy prison movies, this is a must see. What makes it even more interesting is that one of the actors is one of the prisoners this film is portraying.
#3. The Ox-bow Incident (1943)
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Has never been on the list, but with a 8.2 rating it wouldn't have been impossible for this great western drama to sneak in at the bottom of the list sometime soon.
#2. Le notti di cabiria (Nights of Cabiria) (1957)
Directed by: Federico Fellini
Has been on the list since 2005, but not anymore. Won't reach the 25000 limit for a long time.
#1. Vozvrashchenie (The Return) (2003)
Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Has never been on the list. Watch it, the propability that you'll like it is big. Be sure to vote.
There are other ways to find more unknown movie than looking at the IMDb Top 250 list though, for example the website icheckmovies.com, or by checking out the usermade lists on IMDb, and of course by reading this blog!