For archival purposes, I file everything by the year it had its world premiere. Many of these films will have been commercially released in the U.S. a year or two later, so my lists won’t always match up with other folks’ lists.
Films I haven’t yet rated on that scale are marked with if I currently think they belong in my top ten. These films are subject to being shifted around or yanked altogether at any moment, after I revisit them and they get a numeral. If a film isn’t currently in my top ten, and I haven’t yet rated it, you’ll find it under Notable Omissions below or you won’t find it at all. There are a whole lot of the latter — if you’re wondering whether or not I’ve seen the masterpiece you can’t believe I omitted, check my master list.
Notable Omissions:An Affair of Love (Fonteyne); American Movie: The Making of Northwestern (Smith); Bringing Out the Dead (Scorsese); The End of the Affair (Jordan); Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jarmusch); Girl on the Bridge (Leconte); Human Resources (Cantet);
Humanité (Dumont); The Iron Giant (Bird); The Limey (Soderbergh); Mr. Death: The Rise
and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (Morris); Moloch (Sokurov); Pola X (Carax); Ratcatcher
(Ramsay); The Road Home (Zhang); South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Parker); Time Regained
(Ruiz); Titus (Taymor); The Virgin Suicides (Coppola);
The War Zone (Roth); Wonderland (Winterbottom)