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Latest additions.

The last ten additions, with the most recent at the top, and occasional commentary. This list will constantly change, too, of course.

  • So I saw The White Ribbon again. Kinda did a 180. Also saw The Headless Woman. If this weren't a favorites tracker, it may top the 00s, and definitely 08. As is, I don't love it enough to do that. Still really dig it, tho. [1.8.10]
  • Wow, it's been a while since I updated this. Been meaning to, of course, but, of course, it's low on the to do list. So: my 09 list is getting more complete. And maybe a little surprising? And I may have to rethink my decade list a bit but mostly I'm okay with it. In any case, here we are, ready to add "2010s" to the stuff below. [12.30.09]
  • Saw a number of new, 09 releases, and a few from the 40s, in the past couple of weeks. Bumped down Che (08) after seeing The Informant! (09) because it's clear that the newer movie is head and shoulders (dandruff-free rug!) above the poster-child. [10.27.09]
  • This week I went hard on the Abel Ferrara front, and somehow found time for some others, too, like Julia (08). [10.11.09]
  • Reordered 1994 a bit, added the other James Gray pictures. Took off some color taggings elsewhere. [10.09.09]
  • As recounted/catalogued here, there's a number of Renoirs and a rogue Pialat. [10.04.09]
  • Realized I didn't have Ne Touchez Pas La Hache (2007) in the faves for our fading decade. Changed that. [10.01.09]
  • I've decided to color-brand my latest additions. Also, re-rankings. Fire is for new flicks, and Blood is for a re-rank. This will go into effect starting with The Brothers Bloom (2009) and the Kill Bill Saga (2003, 2004) (as well as a couple other '04 pix), today. [10.01.09]

2010s.

2010
Aubade (Nathaniel Dorsky)
Jackass 3D (Jeff Tremaine)
The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski)
MacGruber (Jorma Taccone)
Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)
Greenberg (Noah Baumbach)
Cold Weather (Aaron Katz)
Oddsac (Danny Perez)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Edgar Wright)

2000s.

Some Favorites
Esther Kahn (2000)
The New World (2005)
36 Vues du Pic Saint Loup (2009)
Où git votre sourire enfoui? (2001)
Syndromes and a Century (2006)
Ne Touchez Pas La Hache (2007)
In Vanda's Room (2000)
INLAND EMPIRE (2006)
Eloge de l'amour (2001)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
A Christmas Tale (2008)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Black Book (2006)
Miami Vice (2006)
Millennium Actress (2001)
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

2009
36 Vues du Pic Saint Loup (Jacques Rivette)
The Informant! (Steven Soderbergh)
Father of My Children (Mia Hansen-Løve)
Wild Grass (Alain Resnais)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)
I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino)
Lourdes (Jessica Hausner)
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
A Serious Man (Coens)
A Letter to Uncle Bonmee (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Public Enemies (Michael Mann)
To Die Like a Man (João Pedro Rodrigues)
Everyone Else (Maren Ade)
In The Loop (Armando Ianucci)
Adventureland (Greg Mottola)
A Little Death (Gina Telaroli)
A Perfect Getaway (David Twohy)
Tetro (Francis Ford Coppola)
Duplicity (Tony Gilroy)
Transformers 2: The Rise of the Fallen (Michael Bay)
Gamer (Neveldine + Taylor)
Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodovar)
Bright Star (Jane Campion)
Like You Know It All (Hong Sang-soo)

2008
A Christmas Tale (Arnaud Desplechin)
Sarabande, Winter (Nathaniel Dorsky)
35 Rhums (Claire Denis)
La Frontière de l'aube (Garrel)
Entre Les Murs (Laurent Cantet)
Julia (Eric Zonca)
Speed Racer (Wachowskis)
Burn After Reading (Coens)
The Headless Woman (Lucretia Martel)
Two Lovers (James Gray)
Che (Steven Soderbergh)
Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh)
Waltz With Bashir (Ari Folman)
Les plages d'Agnes (Agnès Varda)
The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)
Tyson (James Toback)
Cloverfield (Matt Reeves)
Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman)
The Brothers Bloom (Rian Johnson)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg)

2007
Ne Touchez Pas La Hache (Jacques Rivette)
Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Ratatouille (Brad Bird)
Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas)
Boarding Gate (Olivier Assayas)
Death Proof (Quentin Tarantino)
In The City of Sylvia (José Luis Guerin)
Useless (Jia Zhang-Ke)
The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson)
L'aimée (Arnaud Desplechin)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Gore Verbinski)
Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg)
Go Go Tales (Abel Ferrara)
Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant)
Youth Without Youth (Francis Ford Coppola)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theatres (Matt Maiellaro & Dave Willis)
Zodiac (David Fincher)
28 Weeks Later (Carlos Fresnadillo), Diary of the Dead (George Romero)
Bug (William Friedkin)
Sweeney Todd (Tim Burton)

2006
Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
INLAND EMPIRE (David Lynch)
Black Book (Paul Verhoeven)
Miami Vice (Michael Mann)
Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa)
Still Life/Dong (Jia Zhang-Ke)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Gore Verbinski)
The Host (Bong Joon-ho)
Volver (Pedro Almodovar)
Paprika (Satoshi Kon)
A Prairie Home Companion (Robert Altman)
Jackass Number Two (Jeff Tremaine)
Deja Vu (Tony Scott)
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)
A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater)
The Prestige (Christopher Nolan)
The Exterminating Angels (Jean-Claude Brisseau)
Inside Man (Spike Lee)
The Departed (Martin Scorsese)

2005
The New World (Terrence Malick)
The White Diamond (Werner Herzog)
Mary (Abel Ferrara)
Regular Lovers (Philippe Garrel)
Battle in Heaven (Carlos Reygadas)
Domino (Tony Scott)
I Am A Sex Addict (Caveh Zahedi)
Last Days (Gus Van Sant)
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Michel Gondry)
Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow)
The Proposition (John Hillcoat)
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Jacques Audriard)
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (Michael Winterbottom)
Munich, War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)
Mr and Mrs Smith (Doug Liman)

2004
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson)
Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow)
Kings and Queen (Arnaud Desplechin)
Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Holy Girl (Lucrecia Martel)
The World (Jia Zhang-Ke)
L'intrus (Claire Denis)
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
The Incredibles (Brad Bird)
2046 (WKW)
Collateral (Michael Mann)
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (Mamoru Oshii)
Bad Education (Pedro Almodovar)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuaron)
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino)
Primer (Shane Carruth)
Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright)
Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki)
Howl's Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
Birth (Jonathan Glazer)

2003
Café Lumière (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
L'histoire de Marie et Julien (Jacques Rivette)
In The Cut (Jane Campion)
Code 46 (Michael Winterbottom)
All The Real Girls (David Gordon Green)
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino)
Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff)
Down With Love (Peyton Reed)
The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet)
The Brown Bunny (Vincent Gallo)
Best of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana)
Elephant (Gus Van Sant)
Master and Commander (Peter Weir)
The Fog of War (Errol Morris)
The Station Agent (Thomas McCarthy)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Gore Verbinski)

2002
Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay)
Japon (Carlos Reygadas)
Unknown Pleasures (Jia Zhang-Ke)
The Pianist (Roman Polanski)
Blissfully Yours (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
The Ring (Gore Verbinski)
Solaris (Steven Soderberg)
demonlover (Olivier Assayas)
Secret Things (Jean-Claude Brisseau)
Gerry (Gus Van Sant)
Talk To Her (Pedro Almodovar)
25th Hour (Spike Lee)
24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom)
Adaptation. (Spike Jonze)
Spider (David Cronenberg)
Catch Me If You Can (Steven Spielberg)
The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman)
Panic Room (David Fincher)

2001
Où git votre sourire enfoui? (Pedro Costa)
Eloge de l'amour (Godard)
Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon)
The Man Who Wasn't There (Coens)
Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
Ali (Michael Mann)
Va Savoir (Jacques Rivette)
The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson)
Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis)
Gosford Park (Robert Altman)
The Gleaners & I (Agnes Varda)
Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron)
Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)
La Cienega (Lucrecia Martel)
Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg)
Made (Jon Favreau)
Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair)

2000
Esther Kahn (Arnaud Desplechin)
In Vanda's Room (Pedro Costa)
Yi Yi (Edward Yang)
Platform (Jia Zhang-Ke)
La Captive (Chantal Akerman)
You Can Count On Me (Kenneth Lonergan)
In the Mood for Love (WKW)
Hamlet (Michael Almereyda)
The Yards (James Gray)
The Princess and The Warrior (Tom Tykwer)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Coens)
George Washington (David Gordon Green)
Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors (Hong Sang-soo)
Best in Show (Christopher Guest)
The House of Mirth (Terrence Davies)

1990s.

Favorites
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Beau Travail (1999)
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
La Belle Noiseuse (1991)
Close-Up (1990)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Rushmore (1998)
Sicilia! (1999)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle) (1996)
Happy Together (1997)
Body Snatchers (1993)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Irma Vep (1996)

1999
Beau Travail (Claire Denis)
Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
Sicilia! (Jean-Marie Straub et Danielle Huillet)
All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar)
The Limey (Steven Soderberg)
The Straight Story (David Lynch)
Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze)
The Iron Giant (Brad Bird)
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (Matt Parker and Trey Stone)
Jesus' Son (Alison Maclean)
The Insider (Michael Mann)
My Best Fiend (Werner Herzog)
Go (Doug Liman)
Titus (Julie Taymor)
Three Kings (David O Russell)
Fight Club (David Fincher)
Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh), Sweet and Lowdown (Woody Allen)
Office Space (Mike Judge)
The Matrix (The Wachowski Brothers)

1998
The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
Rushmore (Wes Anderson)
He Got Game (Spike Lee)
Babe: Pig in the City (George Miller)
Buffalo '66 (Vincent Gallo)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam)
Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer)
The Big Lebowski (Coens)
Secret Defense (Jacques Rivette)
The Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Late Autumn, Early September (Olivier Assayas)
Crumb (Terry Zwigoff)
Out of Sight (Steven Soderberg)
Great Expectations (Alfonso Cuaron)
Ronin (John Frankenheimer)

1997
Happy Together (WKW)
Ossos (Pedro Costa)
Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Werner Herzog)
Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
Voyage to the Beginning of the World (Manoel de Oliveira)
Hana-Bi (Takeshi Kitano)
Lost Highway (David Lynch)
Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoven)
Live Flesh (Pedro Almodovar)
Xiao Wu (Jia Zhangke)
Crash (David Cronenberg)
The Apostle (Robert Duvall)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki)
L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson)
Kundun (Martin Scorsese)
Gattaca (Andrew Niccol)

1996
Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas)
Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle) (Arnaud Desplechin)
Fargo (Coens)
Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton)
Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson)
Freeway (Matthew Bright)
Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Nenette et Boni (Claire Denis)
Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh)
Flirting With Disaster (David O Russell)
Bound (The Wachowski Brothers)
Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Get on the Bus (Spike Lee)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (Renny Harlin)
Trainspotting (Danny Boyle)
The Cable Guy (Ben Stiller)
Mission: Impossible (Brian DePalma)

1995
The Addiction (Abel Ferrara)
Le Garçu (Maurice Pialat)
Casino (Martin Scorsese)
Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch)
Underground (Emir Kusturica)
Fallen Angels (WKW)
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater)
Babe (Chris Noonan)
La Cérémonie (Claude Chabrol)
Heat (Michael Mann)
Safe (Todd Haynes)
Smoke (Wayne Wang)
Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii)
Devil in a Blue Dress (Carl Franklin)

1994
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
Satantango (Bela Tarr)
Chungking Express (WKW)
US Go Home (Claire Denis)
Casa de Lava (Pedro Costa)
Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi)
J'ai Pas Sommeil (Claire Denis)
The Hudsucker Proxy (Coens)
Three Colors: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Quiz Show (Robert Redford)
Ed Wood (Tim Burton)
Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee)
Ashes of Time (WKW)
Exotica (Atom Egoyan)
Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)
The Kingdom (Morten Amfred / Lars Von Trier)
Three Colors: White (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Little Oddessa (James Gray)

1993
Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)
Body Snatchers (Abel Ferrara)
Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Short Cuts (Robert Altman)
King of the Hill (Steven Soderbergh)
A Perfect World (Clint Eastwood)
Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma)
True Romance (Tony Scott)
Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)

1992
Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara)
Orlando (Sally Potter)
Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven)
Hard Boiled (John Woo)
Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch)
La Sentinelle (Arnaud Desplechin)
Death Becomes Her (Robert Zemeckis)
The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann)
Candyman (Bernard Rose)
One False Move (Carl Franklin)
Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley)
Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen)
The Player (Robert Altman)
Malcolm X (Spike Lee)
A River Runs Through It (Robert Redford)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola)
Bob Roberts (Tim Robbins)

1991
A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
La Belle Noiseuse (Jacques Rivette)
Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat)
The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Days of Being Wild (WKW)
La vie des morts (Arnaud Desplechin)
La Belle Noiseuse: Divertimento (Jacques Rivette)
My Own Privaye Idaho (Gus Van Sant)
Dogfight (Nancy Savoca)
What About Bob? (Frank Oz)
Barton Fink (Coens)
Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
Hearts of Darkness (Elanore Coppola)
JFK (Oliver Stone)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron)

1990
Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami)
Quick Change (Bill Murray and Howard Franklin)
King of New York (Abel Ferrara)
Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
Miami Blues (George Armitage)
Miller's Crossing (Coens)
Le petit criminel (Jacques Doillon)
Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
Wild at Heart (David Lynch)
White Hunter, Black Heart (Clint Eastwood)
Joe Versus The Volcano (John Patrick Shanley)
Pump Up the Volume (Allan Moyle)
La Femme Nikita (Luc Besson)
Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven)
Tremors (Ron Underwood)
Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton)

1980s.

Favorites
Love Streams (1984)
Sans Soleil (1983)
Manhunter (1986)
The Sacrifice (1986)
The Terrorizer (1986)
Ishtar (1987)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Nostalghia (1983)
L'argent (1983)
White Dog (1982)
Fanny and Alexander (1982)

1989
Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee)
The Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Chameleon Street (Wendell B. Harris Jr.)
City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen)
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (Peter Greenaway)
The Killer (John Woo)
O Sangue (Pedro Costa)
Heathers (Michael Lehmann)

1988
My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodovar)
Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata)
Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg)
Eight Men Out (John Sayles)
The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Philip Kaufman)
Chocolat (Claire Denis)
Die Hard (John McTiernan)
Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo)
A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton)
Midnight Run (Martin Brest)
The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese)
Bull Durham (Ron Shelton)
Beetlejuice (Tim Burton), Scrooged (Richard Donner)
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (Keenan Ivory Wayans)

1987
Law of Desire (Pedro Almodovar)
Ishtar (Elaine May)
Robocop (Paul Verhoeven)
Raising Arizona (Coens)
Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick)
Hollywood Shuffle (Robert Townsend)
Barfly (Barbet Schroeder)
Predator (John McTiernan)
Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi)
Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner)
Throw Mama From The Train (Danny DeVito)
The Untouchables (Brian DePalma)

1986
Manhunter (Michael Mann)
Landscape Suicide (James Benning)
The Terrorizer (Edward Yang)
Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki)
Mélo (Alain Resnais)
Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen), Meetin' WA (Godard)
The Fly (David Cronenberg)
Matador (Pedro Almodovar)
Down By Law (Jim Jarmusch)
Aliens (James Cameron)
The Color of Money (Martin Scorsese)
Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter)

1985
Terrace of Unintelligibility (Phill Niblock)
Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen)
Lost in America (Albert Brooks)
Witness (Peter Weir)
Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
The Breakfast Club (John Hughes)
Silverado (Lawrence Kasdan)

1984
Love Streams (John Cassavetes)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme)
Repo Man (Alex Cox)
Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch)
Blood Simple (Coens)
This is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner)
Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman)
Gremlins (Joe Dante)
Nausicaa (Hayao Miyazaki)
Amadeus (Milos Forman)
The Terminator (James Cameron)

1983
Sans Soleil (Chris Marker)
Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky)
L'argent (Robert Bresson)
Zelig (Woody Allen)
Videodrome, The Dead Zone (David Cronenberg)
The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese)
The Right Stuff (Philip Kaufman)
Strange Brew (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas)
National Lampoon's Vacation (Harold Ramis)
Tender Mercies (Bruce Beresford)

1982
White Dog (Sam Fuller)
Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog), Burden of Dreams (Les Blank)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (Carl Reiner)
John Carpenter's The Thing (Carpenter)
Richard Pryor on the Sunset Strip (Joe Layton)
E.T. (Steven Spielberg)
The Verdict (Sidney Lumet)
Victor / Victoria (Blake Edwards)
First Blood (Ted Kotcheff)

1981
The Road Warrior (George Miller)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
Vernon, Florida (Errol Morris)
Thief (Michael Mann)
Le Pont du Nord (Jacques Rivette)
Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme)
Escape from New York (John Carpenter)
Scaners (David Cronenberg)
Stripes (Ivan Reitman)

1980
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner)
The Big Red One (Sam Fuller)
Mon oncle d'Amérique (Alain Resnais)
Loulou (Maurice Pialat)
Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg)
Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
American Gigolo (Paul Schrader)
Airplane! (Jim Abrahams)
Popeye (Robert Altman)
The Blues Brothers (John Landis)
Stardust Memories (Woody Allen)
Gloria (John Cassavetes)

1970s.

Favorites
Mirror (1975)
Days of Heaven (1978)
Out 1: Noli me tangere (1971)
Jaws (1975)
Le cochon (1970)
Celine et Julie vont en bateau (1974)
Stalker (1979)
Little Murders (1971)
La maman et la putain (1973)
A New Leaf (1971)
Noroit + Duelle (1976)
A Woman Under The Influence (1974)
Killer of Sheep (1977)

1979
Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
The Jerk (Carl Reiner)
Manhattan (Woody Allen)
Alien (Ridley Scott)
The Life of Brian (Terry Jones)
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Werner Herzog)
Sauve qui peut (la vie) (JLG)

1978
Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick)
The Fury (Brian De Palma)
Fingers (James Toback)
Halloween (John Carpenter)
Dawn of the Dead (George Romero)
Heaven Can Wait (Warren Beatty & Buck Henry)
Gates of Heaven (Errol Morris)
Blue Collar (Paul Schrader)
Animal House (John Landis)

1977
Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Bunuel)
Opening Night (John Cassavetes)
Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
Eraserhead (David Lynch)
Stroszek (Werner Herzog)
Star Wars (George Lucas)
3 Women (Robert Altman)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg)
Suspiria (Dario Argento)
Le Fond de l'air est rouge / A Grin Without a Cat (Chris Marker)
Sorcerer (William Friedkin)

1976
Duelle (Jacques Rivette) + Noroit (Jacques Rivette)
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May)
Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter)
Harlan County, USA (Barbara Kopple)
Carrie (Brian De Palma)
In The Realm Of The Senses (Nagisa Oshima)
The Bad News Bears (Michael Ritchie)
The Man Who Fell To Earth (Nicolas Roeg)
Bound for Glory (Hal Ashby)
Small Change (François Truffaut)
Nickelodeon (Peter Bogdanovich)

1975
Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Jaws (Steven Spielberg)
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman)
The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Shampoo (Hal Ashby)
Nashville (Robert Altman)
Love and Death (Woody Allen)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones)
Three Days of the Condor (Sydney Pollack)
The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston)

1974
Celine et Julie vont en bateau (Jacques Rivette)
Mes petites amoureuses (Jean Eustache)
A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)
Out 1: Spectre (Jacques Rivette)
Ali: Fear Eats The Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
F for Fake (Orson Welles)
Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog)
The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola)
The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola)
Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper)
Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah)
The Sugarland Express (Steven Spielberg)
Stavinsky... (Alain Resnais)

1973
La maman et la putain (Jean Eustache)
Badlands (Terrence Malick)
Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg)
Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)
The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman)
Scenes From A Marriage (Ingmar Bergman)
The Last Detail (Hal Ashby)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (Sam Peckinpah)
Amarcord (Federico Fellini)
Sleeper (Woody Allen)
The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
Charley Varrick (Don Siegel)

1972
Aguirre, The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog)
The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)
Chung Kuo - Cina (Michelangelo Antonioni)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Bunuel)
Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)
The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May)
Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman)
Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock)
Pink Flamingos (John Waters)
Last Tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci)

1971
Out 1, noli me tangere (Jacques Rivette)
Little Murders (Alan Arkin)
A New Leaf (Elaine May)
McCabe & Mrs Miller (Robert Altman)
Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg)
Macbeath (Roman Polanski)
Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah)
A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby)
Bananas (Woody Allen)
Duel (Steven Spielberg)
Minnie and Moskowitz (John Cassavetes)
Dirty Harry (Don Seigel)
THX-1138 (George Lucas)

1970
Le Cochon (Jean Eustache)
Il Conformista (Bernardo Bertolucci)
Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Performance (Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell)
Even Dwarfs Started Small (Werner Herzog)
Gimme Shelter (Albert Maysles)
Husbands (John Cassavetes)
M*A*S*H (Robert Altman)

1960s.

Favorites
Playtime (1967)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Gertrud (1964)
Muriel (1963)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
The Birds (1963)
Andrei Rublev (1969)
Faces (1968)
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Contempt (1963)
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
La Jetée (1963)

1969
Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky)
The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)
Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville)
Putney Swope (Robert Downey)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill)

1968
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
Faces (John Cassavetes)
L'enfence nue (Maurice Pialat)
Je t'aime, je t'aime (Alain Resnais)
Kill! (Okamoto Kihachi)
Night of the Living Dead (George Romero)
Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone)
Shame (Ingmar Bergman)
The Producers (Mel Brooks)

1967
Playtime (Jacques Tati)
Week End (Godard)
Mouchette (Robert Besson)
Titicut Follies (Frederick Wiseman)
The Red and The White (Mklos Jancso)
Belle de Jour (Luis Bunuel)
The Graduate (Mike Nichols)
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (Godard)
The Dirty Dozen (Robert Aldrich)
Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn)
La Chinoise (Godard)

1966
Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson)
The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo)
Masculin-Feminin (Godard)
The Sword of Doom (Okamoto Kihachi)
Seconds (John Frankenheimer)
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Sergio Leone)
La Religieuse (Jacques Rivette)
La guerre est finie (Alain Resnais)
Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
Blow Up (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols)

1965
Le Bonheur (Agnès Varda)
Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles)
Pierrot le fou (Godard)
Red Beard (Akira Kurosawa)
Juliet of the Spirits (Federico Fellini)
Repulsion (Roman Polanski)
Alphaville (Godard)

1964
Gertrud (Dreyer)
Bande à part (Godard)
Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock)
Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick)
I Am Cuba (Mikhail Kalatozov)
The Naked Kiss (Sam Fuller)
Il Deserto Rosso (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson)
The Killers (Don Siegel)

1963
Muriel (Alain Resnais)
The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
Contempt (Godard)
La Jetée (Chris Marker)
Shock Corridor (Sam Fuller)
8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)
Charade (Stanley Donen)
The Silence (Ingmar Bergman)
Hud (Martin Ritt)

1962
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford)
Vivre sa vie (Godard)
Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)
L'eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Ivan's Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky)
The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer)
Cleo de 5 à 7 (Agnes Varda)
Sanjuro (Akira Kurosawa)
Jules and Jim (François Truffaut)

1961
Last Year At Marienbad (Alain Resnais)
Viridiana (Luis Bunuel)
Une femme est une femme (Godard)
Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa)
Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman)
Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi)
One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder)
The Misfits (John Huston)
La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni)
The Hustler (Robert Rossen)

1960
À bout de souffle (Godard)
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Paris nous appartient (Jacques Rivette)
La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini)
Eyes Without A Face (Georges Franju)
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Alain Resnais)
Peeping Tom (Michael Powell)
Shoot the Piano Player (François Truffaut)
The Apartment (Billy Wilder)
Home from the Hill (Vincente Minnelli)

1950s.

Favorites
A Man Escaped (1956)
On Dangerous Ground (1952)
Ordet (1955)
The Golden Coach (1953)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Vertigo (1958)
North by Northwest (1959)
The River (1951)
Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (1956)
The Cranes are Flying (1957)
The Searchers (1956)
Sunset Blvd (1950)
Los Olvidados (1950)

1959
North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock)
Nazarin (Luis Bunuel)
Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks)
Pickpocket (Robert Bresson)
Shadows (John Cassavetes)
400 Blows (François Truffaut)
Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder)
Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger)

1958
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
Le chant du styrène (Alain Resnais)
Bonjour Tristesse (Otto Preminger)
Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
Some Came Running (Vincente Minnelli)
Bell Book and Candle (Richard Quine)
Du côté de la côte (Agnès Varda)
The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa)

1957
The Cranes are Flying (Mikhail Kalatozov)
The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)
Night of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur)
Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman)
Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa)
Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini)
Witness for the Prosecution (Billy Wilder)
Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick)

1956
A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson)
Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang)
The Searchers (John Ford)
Bigger Than Life (Nicolas Ray)
Le Coup de Berger (Jacques Rivette)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock)
Elena and her men (Jean Renoir)
Toute la mémoire du monde (Alain Resnais)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Seigel)
Giant (George Stevens)

1955
Ordet (Carl Theodore Dreyer)
Night and Fog (Alain Resnais)
Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
Rebel Without A Cause (Nicolas Ray)
Mr Arkadin (Orson Welles)
Bob le Flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville)
Lola Montez (Max Ophuls)
To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock)
East of Eden (Elia Kazan)

1954
French Cancan (Jean Renoir)
Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa)
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)
Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi)
Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray)
The Far Country (Anthony Mann)
La Strada (Federico Fellini)
On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan)

1953
The Golden Coach (Jean Renoir)
Madame de... (Max Ophuls)
Ugetsu Monotagari (Kenji Mizoguchi)
M. Hulot's Holiday (Jacques Tati)
Tokyo Story (Ozu)
The Big Heat (Fritz Lang)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks)
Statues Also Die (Alain Resnais and Chris Marker)
Pickup on South Street (Sam Fuller)
Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
Shane (George Stevens)
Stalag 17 (Billy Wilder)
Peter Pan (Clyde Geronimi/Wilfred Jackson)

1952
On Dangerous Ground (Nicolas Ray)
Monkey Business (Howard Hawks)
Angel Face (Otto Preminger)
Singin in the Rain (Gene Kelley and Stanley Donen)
Lightning (Mikio Naruse)
The Quiet Man (John Ford)
Macao (Josef von Sternberg)
Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa)
High Noon (Fred Zinermann)

1951
The River (Jean Renoir)
Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson)
Steel Helmet (Sam Fuller)
Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock)
An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli)

1950
Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini)
Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder)
Los Olvidados (Luis Bunuel)
Guernica (Alain Resnais)
In a Lonely Place (Nicolas Ray)
Night and the City (Jules Dassin)
Rashoman (Akira Kurosawa)
All About Eve (Joseph L Makiewicz)

1940s.

Favorites
Jour de fête (1949)
His Girl Friday (1940)
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Day of Wrath (1943)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Notorious (1946)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Late Spring (1949)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Dumbo (1941)
The Southerner (1945)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

1949
Jour de fête (Jacques Tati)
Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu)
The Passionate Friends (David Lean)
Little Rural Red Riding Hood (Tex Avery)
Adam's Rib (George Cukor)
The Third Man (Carol Reed)
I Shot Jesse James (Sam Fuller)
Stray Dog (Akira Kurosawa)

1948
The Red Shoes (Powell & Pressburger)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophuls)
Unfaithfully Yours (Preston Sturges)
The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed)
Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle)
Red River (Howard Hawks)

1947
Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur)
Daisy Kenyon (Otto Preminger)
L'École des facteurs (Jacques Tati)
Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica)
Black Narcissus (Powell & Pressburger)
The Lady from Shanghai (Orson Welles)

1946
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
My Darling Clementine (John Ford)
Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau)
A Matter of Life and Death (Powell & Pressburger)
The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
Utamaro and his Five Women (Kenji Mizoguchi)
It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)

1945
The Southerner (Jean Renoir)
I Know Where I'm Going! (Powell & Pressburger)
Les dames du Bois du Bologne (Robert Bresson)
Brief Encounter (David Lean)
The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder)
Isle of the Dead (Mark Robson)

1944
Laura (Otto Preminger)
The Miracle of Morgan Creek (Preston Sturges)
A Canterbury Tale (Powell & Pressburger)
Hail the Conquering Hero (Preston Sturges)
To Have and To Have Not (Howard Hawks)
Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli)
Gaslight (George Cukor)
The Curse of the Cat People (Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise)
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise)

1943
I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur)
Day of Wrath (Dreyer)
The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson)
Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Ghost Ship (Mark Robson)
Who Killed Who? (Tex Avery)
Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Powell & Pressburger)
The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur)

1942
The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges)
Blitz Wolf (Tex Avery)
The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
Cat People (Jacques Tourneur)
Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
Bambi (David Hand)

1941
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
Dumbo (Ben Sharpsteen)
Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges)
The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges)
Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston)

1940
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor)
Christmas in July (Preston Sturges)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford)
Fantasia (Ben Sharpsteen)
Pinocchio (Ben Sharpsteen & Hamilton Luske)
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
My Favorite Wife (Garson Kanin)

1930s.

Favorites
The Awful Truth (1937)
Le Crime de M. Lange (1936)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Rules of the Game (1939)
Duck Soup (1933)
Partie de Campagne (1936)
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)

1939
Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks)
The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir)
Stagecoach (John Ford)
The Women (Leo McCarey)
Love Affair (Leo McCarey)
The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming)
Gone With The Wind (Victor Fleming)

1938
Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks)
Holiday (George Cukor)
La Bête Humaine (Jean Renoir)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz & William Keighley)
The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock)
Port of Shadows (Michel Carné)

1937
The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey)
Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Walt Disney)
Make Way For Tomorrow (Leo McCarey)

1936
Le Crime de M. Lange (Jean Renoir)
Partie de campagne (Jean Renoir)
Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin)
Dodsworth (William Wyler)
The Lower Depths (Jean Renoir)

1935
Ruggles of Red Gap (Leo McCarey)
The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock)
A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood)
Sylvia Scarlett (George Cukor)

1934


1933
Duck Soup (Leo McCarey)
Design for Living (Ernst Lubitsch)

1932
Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch)
Scarface (Howard Hawks)
Freaks (Todd Browning)
Vampyr (Dreyer)
Horse Feathers (Norman McLeod)

1931
City Lights (Charlie Chaplin)
Le Million (Rene Clair)

1930
Earth (Aleksandr Dovzhenko)

1920s.

Ten Favorites


1929
Un Chien Andalou (Luis Bunuel)
The Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov)

1928
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
The Last Command (Josef von Sternberg)
West of Zanzibar (Tod Browning)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Charles F. Reisner)
Street Angel (Frank Borzage)

1927
Sunrise (F.W. Murnau)
The General (Buster Keaton)
Chang (Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack)

1926
The Bride of Glomdale (Dreyer)

1925
The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin)
Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein)

1924
Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton)
Michael (Dreyer)

1923


1922


1921
The Kid (Charlie Chaplin)
The Goat (Buster Keaton)

1920


1919
J'accuse (Abel Gance)