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)
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)

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)

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)

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)

Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


  1. Don't be paranoid: lists are fun.

  2. I love that Edward Yang's Yi Yi got included in your list. But then Kung Fu Hustle? Well, it's something else.