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.
Honorable Mention:The Day I Became a Woman (Meshkini)
Notable Omissions:Almost Famous (Crowe); Amores perros (González Iñárritu); Cast Away (Zemeckis); The Circle (Panahi); Eureka (Aoyama); The Filth and the Fury (Temple); Ginger Snaps (Fawcett); The Gleaners and I (Varda); Hamlet (Almereyda); La Captive (Akerman); Little Otik (Svankmajer); Peppermint Candy (Lee C-d); Platform (Jia); Together (Moodysson); Under the Sand (Ozon); Wonder Boys (Hanson)
As yet unseen:El Valley Centro
(Benning); Fur on the Roses (Chervier & Obadia); The God of Day
Had Gone Down Upon Him (Brakhage)