Great Films

The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974)
L’eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962)
The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1977)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1959)
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
La jetée (Chris Marker, 1962)
Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)
Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)
Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966)
The General (Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926)
Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)
City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)
The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, 1956)
Sans Soliel (Chris Marker, 1983)
Limelight (Charles Chaplin, 1952)
Woman In The Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
Aguirre: The Wrath Of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman, 1963)
Pickpocket (Robert Bresson, 1959)
Vivre Sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962)
Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955)
Ivan’s Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962)
La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961)
L’avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)
Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1943)
The Naked Island (Kaneto Shindo, 1960)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920)
Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson, 1951)
Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)
Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1922)
Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995)
Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987)
Play Time (Jacques Tati, 1967)
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
My Night at Maud’s (Eric Rohmer, 1969)
Ivan the Terrible Part I & Part II (Sergei Eisenstein, 1945, 1946)
Three Colors Trilogy: Blue, White, Red (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993, 1994, 1994)
Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 1950)
Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
Le Joli Mai (Chris Marker & Pierre Lhomme, 1963)
Europe ’51 (Roberto Rossellini, 1952)
The Flowers of St. Francis (Roberto Rossellini, 1950)
Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983)
Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson, 1981)
Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Germany, Year Zero (Roberto Rossellini, 1948)
Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, 1936)
The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986)
Mouchette (Robert Bresson, 1967)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955)
Made In U.S.A. (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966)
The Circus (Charles Chaplin, 1928)
Histoire(s) du cinéma (Jean-Luc Godard, 1988-1998)
The American Friend (Wim Wenders, 1977)
Stroszek (Werner Herzog, 1977)
Baraka (Ron Fricke, 1992)
La Terra Trema (Luchino Visconti, 1948)
The Life of Oharu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1952)
Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1964)
The Trial of Joan of Arc (Robert Bresson, 1962)
Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders, 1974)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964)
Louisiana Story (Robert Flaherty, 1948)
The Devil Probably (Robert Bresson, 1977)
L’Argent (Robert Bresson, 1983)
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953)
Mounsieur Verdoux (Charles Chaplin, 1947)
Four Nights of a Dreamer (Robert Bresson, 1971)
The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
Lancelot du Lac (Robert Bresson, 1974)

Less Often

The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972, 1974)
Lost In Translation (Soffia Coppola, 2003)
Babette’s Feast (Gabriel Axel, 1987)
The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973)
The Double Life of Véronique (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1991)
The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 1940)
Come and See (Elem Klimov, 1985)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppla, 1974)
The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975)
Look Back In Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959)
Zelig (Woody Allen, 1983)
Tokyo Olympiad (Kon Ichikawa, 1965)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
Blow Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966)
Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Late Spring (Yasajiru Ozu, 1949)
Viridiana (Luis Buñuel, 1961)
Paisan (Roberto Rosselini, 1946)
Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (Robert Bresson, 1945)
Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini, 1954)
The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
The Passion of Anna (Ingmar Bergman, 1969)
The Man from London (Bela Tarr, 2007)
The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman, 1998)
Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951)
Powaqqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1988)
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, 1974)
The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel, 1962)
The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1966)
Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)
Claire’s Knee (Eric Rohmer, 1970)
Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)
Earth (Alexander Dovzhenko, 1930)
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)
Knife In The Water (Roman Polanski, 1962)
The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin, 1925)
Cul-de-sac (Roman Polanski, 1966)
Masculin Féminin (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966)
Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen, 1986)
The Silence (Ingmar Bergman, 1963)
Chronicle of a Summer (Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin, 1961)
Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr, 2000)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
Hour of the Wolf (Ingmar Bergman, 1968)
Stop the Pounding Heart (Roberto Minervini, 2013)
Early Summer (Yasajiru Ozu, 1951)
Poto and Cabengo (Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1980)
An Autumn Afternoon (Yasajiru Ozu, 1962)
Tokyo-Ga (Wim Wenders, 1985)
In Praise of Love (Jean-Luc Godard, 2001)
Antonio Gaudi (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1985)
The Other Side (Roberto Minervini, 2015)
My Crasy Life (Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1992)
Diary of a Lost Girl (G.W. Pabst, 1929)
Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013)

Worth Viewing?

The Age Of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993)
Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)
Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
The Awful Truth (Leo McCarrey, 1937)
Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
Barton Fink (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1991)
The Best of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2003)
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)
Being There (Hal Ashby, 1979)
Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel, 1967)
The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
Blood Simple (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1984)
Boy Meets Girl (Leos Carax, 1984)
The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)
Les carabiniers (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
Le Chant du Styrène (Alain Resnais, 1958)
Camera Buff (Krzystof Kieślowski, 1979)
Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945)
Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda, 1962)
A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
The Cranes Are Flying (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1957)
Cria Cuervos (Carlos Saura, 1976)
The Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1988)
Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)
Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004)
F For Fake (Orson Welles, 1973)
Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog, 1971)
The Fire Within (Louis Malle, 1963)
The Firemen’s Ball (Milos Forman, 1967)
Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959)
The Freshman (Harold Lloyd, 1925)
A Grin Without A Cat (Chris Marker, 1977)
Hagop Hovnatanian (Sergei Parajanov, 1965)
Holiday (George Cukor, 1938)
Home Alone (John Hughes, 1990)
If I Had Four Dromedaries (Chris Marker, 1966)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)
It’s A Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
Junkopia (Chris Marker, 1981)
Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1982)
The Last Bolshevik (Chris Marker, 1992)
La Strada (Federico Fellini, 1954)
Le Samouraï (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)
Lessons of Darkness (Werner Herzog, 1992)
Level Five (Chris Marker, 1996)
Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, 1997)
The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)
Love In The Afternoon (Eric Rohmer, 1972)
The Lower Depths (Jean Renoir, 1936)
Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)
Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979)
Mauvais Sang (Leos Carax, 1986)
Man With The Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
Meetin’ WA (Jean-Luc Godard, 1986)
Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002)
Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958)
Moscow Elegy (Alexander Sokurov, 1987)
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (Frank Capra, 1939)
Muriel, or the Time of Return (Alain Resnais, 1963)
My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, 1991)
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)
Olympia (Leni Riefenstahl, 1936)
One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich (Chris Marker, 1999)
Patton (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1970)
Pitfall (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1962)
Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
À propos de Nice (Jean Vigo, 1930)
Quiz Show (Robert Redford, 1994)
Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991)
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964)
Remembrance of Things to Come (Yannick Bellon and Chris Marker, 2001)
The River (Jean Renoir, 1951)
A Room With A View (James Ivory, 1985)
Routine Pleasures (Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1986)
Russian Ark (Alexander Sokurov, 2002)
Samsara (Ron Fricke, 2011)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960)
Scenes from a Marriage (Ingmar Bergman, 1973)
Secret Honor (Robert Altman, 1984)
Star Wars: Episode IV-VI (George Lucas, Irving Kershner, Richard Marquand, 1977, 1980, 1983)
Statues Also Die (Chris Marker and Alain Resnais, 1953)
Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)
Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami, 1997)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
Thieves Like Us (Robert Altman, 1974)
This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson, 1963)
3 Women (Robert Altman, 1977)
Three Cheers for the Whale (Chris Marker and Mario Ruspoli, 1972)
Through A Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman, 1961)
Trafic (Jacques Tati, 1971)
The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr, 2011)
The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman, 1960)
Wings (Larisa Shepitko, 1966)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, 1966)
A Woman is a Woman (Jean-Luc Godard, 1961)
World on a Wire (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973)
You Can’t Take It With You (Frank Capra, 1938)

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