For various reasons -- time constraints; philosophical reservations; sheer laziness -- I've chosen to limit my reviews on this site to contemporary films. I don't mean to give the impression, however, that I have no interest in cinema history; on the contrary, I generally see upwards of 100 "old" movies annually, virtually all of them on the big screen in reasonably good prints. For a while, I considered attempting something along the lines of Eric C. Johnson's now-defunct film journal; sanity prevailed, though, once I recalled how much trouble I've had lately keeping up with the new stuff. But I do love to proselytize, and so I aim to do so in the quickest, lamest, shabbiest way possible: with a heapin' helpin' of ill-considered, arbitrary, ultimately rather pointless lists.

MANY YEARS LATER: Originally there was some stuff at this point about a distinction I made between "old" lists and "contemporaneous" lists, the latter being those from 1988 onward. At the time, I had some weird utopian notion of keeping the original lists from recent years intact, and so I had tables comparing the list I made in January of 19XX to the current revised version. However, I've now decided that's kind of stupid. I've also decided henceforth to file all films in the year of their public premiere, which entailed rejiggering 90% of the lists, especially those from the 90s to the present.

So here's the new deal. "Conspicuously absent" still refers to notable movies that I've seen but that didn't make the list -- some of which I may like a lot, others of which I may well despise. But films that were actually on the list at some time in the past (though possibly in a different year) will now be placed in Honorable Mention. This will help keep me from committing seppuku when I get to the current decade -- not yet revised as of this writing -- and have to remove terrific films from their lists (since the IMDb places them in years that happen to be very strong, e.g. 2002) while promoting marginal titles to replace them (in a year that is now ridiculously weak, e.g. 2004). Assume that any film in the Honorable Mention category could easily be listworthy in a different year.

EVEN MORE YEARS LATER (April 2011): These lists are currently in a massive state o' flux, and are likely to remain so for years to come. Reason being that when I compiled them (around 1998, as I recall), I did so entirely from memory, making what were in many cases little more than guesses about what I'd thought of various once-seen classics. Since leaving New York and its daily rep opportunities, I've been revisiting the canon, and plan to keep at it for...oh, I'd say it'll probably take another 20 years or so, at this rate. So I should have a truly comprehensive rundown for you, complete with ratings, not long before I kick the bucket. Stay tuned!

And away we go...

The Silent Era

Because I've seen only about fifty-five feature-length silent films to date, there's no way in hell that I can do year-by-year lists for the period prior to 1930. I don't want to ignore the pre-sound masterpieces altogether, however, so until the day comes when I can break it down (a day that might not be too far off: MoMA has a massive silent film program in the works), here are my favorites from cinema's infancy:

01. Seven Chances (1925, Buster Keaton) 99
02. The Last Laugh (1924, F.W. Murnau)
03. The Wind (1928, Victor Seastrom)
04. Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
05. Sherlock, Jr. (1924, Buster Keaton)
06. Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
07. The Man with a Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov)
08. The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin) 86
09. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, Robert Wiene)
10. The Last Command (1928, Josef von Sternberg) 79

[Bumped: Battleship Potemkin]

Conspicuously absent: The Beloved Rogue (Crosland); The Birth of a Nation (Griffith); Blackmail (Hitchcock); Broken Blossoms (Griffith); The Circus (Chaplin); College (Horne); The Crowd (Vidor); Diary of a Lost Girl (Pabst); The Docks of New York (Von Sternberg); For Heaven's Sake (Taylor); The Freshman (Taylor/Newmeyer); The General (Keaton); The General Line (Eisenstein); Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (Cooper/Schoedsack); The Great K&A Train Robbery (Seiler); Intolerance (Griffith); The Joyless Street (Pabst); The Kid Brother (Wilde); The Mark of Zorro (Niblo); The Navigator (Crisp & Keaton); Napoléon (Gance); Nosferatu (Murnau); Our Hospitality (Keaton & Blystone); Regeneration (Walsh); Safety Last (Newmeyer & Taylor); Spies (Lang); Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Reisner); Street Angel (Borzage); Strike (Eisenstein); Tartuffe (Murnau); The Thief of Bagdad (Walsh); 3 Bad Men (Ford); Tumbleweeds (Baggot); Underworld (Von Sternberg); The Unknown (Browning); Way Down East (Griffith); Wings (Wellman)

As yet unseen: Too many to list.


01. The Devil to Pay! (George Fitzmaurice)
02. All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone) 75
03. L'Age d'or (Luis Buñuel) 74
04. Animal Crackers (Victor Heerman)
05. Hell's Angels (Howard Hughes)
06. Morocco (Josef von Sternberg)
07. Holiday (Edward H. Griffith)
08. Monte Carlo (Ernst Lubitsch) 68
09. The Royal Family of Broadway (George Cukor & Cyril Gardner)
10. The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg)

Conspicuously absent: Murder! (Hitchcock); Under the Roofs of Paris (Clair)

As yet unseen: Earth (Dovzhenko); Salt for Svanetia (Kalatozov); Westfront 1918 (Pabst)


01. Dishonored (Josef von Sternberg)
02. Frankenstein (James Whale)
03. M (Fritz Lang) 87
04. City Lights (Charles Chaplin)
05. Girls About Town (George Cukor)
06. Monkey Business (Norman McLeod)
07. The Miracle Woman (Frank Capra)
08. Le Million (René Clair)
09. Waterloo Bridge (James Whale)
10. Tokyo Chorus (Yasujiro Ozu)

Conspicuously absent: A nous la liberté (Clair); Dracula (Browning); La Chienne (Renoir); Little Caesar (LeRoy); The Public Enemy (Wellman); Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (Murnau)

As yet unseen: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Mamoulian); The Front Page (Milestone); Maedchen in Uniform (Sagan); Marius (Korda); Platinum Blonde (Capra); The Threepenny Opera (Pabst)


01. Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch) 98
02. Red Dust (Victor Fleming) 94
03. Freaks (Tod Browning) 87
04. The Blood of a Poet (Jean Cocteau) 82
05. Love Me Tonight (Rouben Mamoulian)
06. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Mervyn LeRoy)
07. I Was Born, but... (Yasujiro Ozu)
08. Jewel Robbery (William Dieterle)
09. Horse Feathers (Norman Z. McLeod)
10. Scarface (Howard Hawks)

[Bumped: Blonde Venus (Sternberg)]

Conspicuously absent: Boudu Saved From Drowning (Renoir); Island of Lost Souls (Kenton); Million Dollar Legs (Cline); The Most Dangerous Game (Schoedsack & Pichel); The Mummy (Freund); The Old Dark House (Whale); One Hour With You (Lubitsch); Shanghai Express (Von Sternberg); Tiger Shark (Hawks)

As yet unseen: Grand Hotel (Goulding); Vampyr (Dreyer)


01. Counsellor at Law (William Wyler)
02. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey)
03. 42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon)
04. King Kong (Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
05. Footlight Parade (Lloyd Bacon)
06. The Good Companions (Victor Saville)
07. I'm No Angel (Wesley Ruggles)
08. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (Frank R. Capra)
09. Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (Lewis Milestone)
10. The Invisible Man (James Whale)

Conspicuously absent: Design for Living (Lubitsch); Dinner at Eight (Cukor); Little Women (Cukor); Man's Castle (Borzage); Queen Christina (Mamoulian); She Done Him Wrong (Sherman); Zero for Conduct (Vigo)

As yet unseen: Gold Diggers of 1933 (LeRoy); The Mystery of the Wax Museum (Curtiz); Picture Snatcher (Bacon); The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Lang)


01. The Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke)
02. It Happened One Night (Frank Capra)
03. La Signora di tutti (Max Ophüls) 80
04. The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer)
05. Crime Without Passion (Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur) 72
06. It's a Gift (Norman McLeod)
07. The Scarlet Empress (Josef von Sternberg) 69
08. L'Atalante (Jean Vigo) 68
09. The Gay Divorcee (Mark Sandrich)
10. Little Man, What Now? (Frank Borzage)

[Bumped: Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks)]

Conspicuously absent: Cleopatra (DeMille); The Count of Monte Cristo (Lee); The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitchcock); The Merry Widow (Lubitsch); The Scarlet Pimpernel (Young); Treasure Island (Fleming)

As yet unseen: Man of Aran (Flaherty); A Story of Floating Weeds (Ozu); Triumph of the Will (Riefenstahl); You're Telling Me! (Kenton)


01. A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood)
02. The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock) 87
03. Top Hat (Mark Sandrich)
04. Ruggles of Red Gap (Leo McCarey)
05. Four Hours to Kill! (Mitchell Leisen)
06. Captain Blood (Michael Curtiz) 74
07. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (Henry Hathaway)
08. Hands Across the Table (Mitchell Leisen)
09. Man on the Flying Trapeze (Clyde Bruckman)
10. The Good Fairy (William Wyler)

Conspicuously absent: Alice Adams (Stevens); Bride of Frankenstein (Whale); The Devil Is a Woman (Sternberg); Mutiny on the Bounty (Lloyd)

As yet unseen: Ah, Wilderness! (Brown); David Copperfield (Cukor); The Informer (Ford)


01. Swing Time (George Stevens)
02. Dodsworth (William Wyler)
03. Fury (Fritz Lang)
04. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Jean Renoir)
05. It's Love Again (Victor Saville)
06. The Man Who Could Work Miracles (Lothar Mendes)
07. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin) 76
08. The Devil-Doll (Tod Browning) 75
09. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Frank Capra) 73
10. Follow the Fleet (Mark Sandrich)

Conspicuously absent: After the Thin Man (Van Dyke); Camille (Cukor); Dracula's Daughter (Hillyer); My Man Godfrey (La Cava); Sabotage (Hitchcock); Secret Agent (Hitchcock); Show Boat (Whale); These Three (Wyler); Things to Come (Menzies)

As yet unseen: Come and Get It (Hawks/Wyler); Libeled Lady (Conway); The Road to Glory (Hawks); Story of a Cheat (Guitry); Sylvia Scarlett (Cukor)

Deemed a short (and a masterpiece): "A Day in the Country" (Renoir)


01. Shall We Dance (Mark Sandrich)
02. Pépé le Moko (Julien Duvivier)
03. Easy Living (Mitchell Leisen)
04. A Day at the Races (Sam Wood)
05. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Ben Sharpsteen)
06. History Is Made at Night (Frank Borzage)
07. Angel (Ernst Lubitsch) 78
08. Nothing Sacred (William Wellman) 77
09. Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir) 76
10. The Prisoner of Zenda (John Cromwell)

Conspicuously absent: The Awful Truth (McCarey); Captains Courageous (Fleming); Dead End (Wyler); The Dybbuk (Waszynski); The Edge of the World (Powell); The Good Earth (Franklin); The Hurricane (Ford); Lost Horizon (Capra); Make Way for Tomorrow (McCarey); The Prince and the Pauper (Keighley); Stage Door (La Cava); A Star Is Born (Wellman); Topper (McLeod); Young and Innocent (Hitchcock)

As yet unseen: Stella Dallas (Vidor); You Only Live Once (Lang)


01. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks) 89
02. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock) 88
03. The Baker's Wife (Marcel Pagnol) 82
04. The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz & William Keighley) 81
05. Pygmalion (Anthony Asquith & Leslie Howard)
06. Holiday (George Cukor)
07. The Mad Miss Manton (Leigh Jason)
08. La Bête humaine (Jean Renoir)
09. Angels With Dirty Faces (Michael Curtiz) 61
10. King of Alcatraz (Robert Florey)

[Bumped: The Citadel (King Vidor)]

Conspicuously absent: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Taurog); Alexander Nevsky (Eisenstein); Jezebel (Wyler); Port of Shadows (Carné); A Slight Case of Murder (Bacon); The Young in Heart (Wallace)

As yet unseen: The Dawn Patrol (Goulding); Olympia (Riefenstahl); You Can't Take It With You (Capra)


01. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks)
02. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra)
03. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir) 85
04. Dark Victory (Edmund Goulding)
05. Midnight (Mitchell Leisen) 80
06. The Women (George Cukor)
07. The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (Kenji Mizoguchi) 78
08. Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch) 77
09. The Spy in Black (Michael Powell) 76
10. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming)

Conspicuously absent: Destry Rides Again (Marshall); The Four Feathers (Korda); Gone With the Wind (Fleming); Gunga Din (Stevens); Le Jour se lève (Carné); Love Affair (McCarey); Of Mice and Men (Milestone); The Roaring Twenties (Walsh); Stagecoach (Ford); Wuthering Heights (Wyler); Young Mr. Lincoln (Ford)

As yet unseen: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Werker); Beau Geste (Wellman); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Dieterle)


01. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
02. Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock)
03. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch)
04. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock) 78
05. Christmas in July (Preston Sturges)
06. Pinocchio (Ben Sharpsteen & Hamilton Luske)
07. Night Train to Munich (Carol Reed)
08. The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford)
09. The Mortal Storm (Frank Borzage)

10. Fantasia (Ben Sharpsteen) 64
Conspicuously absent: The Bank Dick (Cline); Gaslight (Dickinson); The Great Dictator (Chaplin); The Great McGinty (Sturges); The Long Voyage Home (Ford); My Favorite Wife (Kanin); The Philadelphia Story (Cukor); Remember the Night (Leisen); The Sea Hawk (Curtiz); They Drive by Night (Walsh); The Thief of Bagdad (Berger/Whelan/Powell); Waterloo Bridge (LeRoy); The Westerner (Wyler)

As yet unseen: Abe Lincoln in Illinois (Cromwell); The Letter (Wyler)


01. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges)
02. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles) 87
03. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Alexander Hall)
04. Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks)
05. Dumbo (Ben Sharpsteen)
06. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston) 77
07. Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges)
08. The 47 Ronin, Part I (Kenji Mizoguchi)
09. The Sea Wolf (Michael Curtiz)
10. They Died With Their Boots On (Raoul Walsh)

Conspicuously absent: The Devil and Daniel Webster (Dieterle); Hold Back the Dawn (Leisen); How Green Was My Valley (Ford); The Little Foxes (Wyler); Major Barbara (Pascal); Meet John Doe (Capra); Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Hitchcock); Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (Cline); Sergeant York (Hawks); Suspicion (Hitchcock); The Wolf Man (Waggner)

As yet unseen: 49th Parallel (Powell); Hellzapoppin' (Potter); High Sierra (Walsh); The Strawberry Blonde (Walsh); That Uncertain Feeling (Lubitsch)


01. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges)
02. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
03. The 47 Ronin, Part II (Kenji Mizoguchi)
04. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz) 80
05. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur)
06. The Talk of the Town (George Stevens)
07. To Be or Not to Be (Ernst Lubitsch) 67
08. Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock)
09. The Glass Key (Stuart Heisler)
10. The Major and the Minor (Billy Wilder)

Conspicuously absent: Bambi (Hand); Gentleman Jim (Walsh); In Which We Serve (Coward/Lean); Now, Voyager (Rapper); Yankee Doodle Dandy (Curtiz)

As yet unseen: Journey Into Fear (Foster); Kings Row (Wood); Les Visiteurs du soir (Carné); This Gun for Hire (Tuttle); Went the Day Well? (Cavalcanti)


01. I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur)
02. Cabin in the Sky (Vincente Minnelli)
03. Five Graves to Cairo (Billy Wilder) 75
04. Le Corbeau (Henri Georges Clouzot) 75
05. Ossessione (Luchino Visconti)
06. Air Force (Howard Hawks)
07. Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
08. The Ox-Bow Incident (William A. Wellman)
09. A Night to Remember (Richard Wallace)
10. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock) 65
Conspicuously absent: Edge of Darkness (Milestone); Heaven Can Wait (Lubitsch); The Leopard Man (Tourneur); The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Powell & Pressburger); The Seventh Victim (Robson)

As yet unseen: The Human Comedy (Brown); Munchhausen (Von Baky)


01. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder) 100
02. Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli) 92
03. A Canterbury Tale (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) 89
04. Laura (Otto Preminger)
05. Hail the Conquering Hero (Preston Sturges)
06. Phantom Lady (Robert Siodmak)
07. Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock)
08. Henry V (Laurence Olivier)
09. Murder, My Sweet (Edward Dmytryk)
10. The Suspect (Robert Siodmak)

Conspicuously absent: Arsenic and Old Lace (Capra); Gaslight (Cukor); Going My Way (McCarey); Ministry of Fear (Lang); The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Sturges); Since You Went Away (Cromwell); Torment (Sjöberg)

As yet unseen: The Curse of the Cat People (Von Fritsch & Wise); National Velvet (Brown); On Approval (Brook); To Have and Have Not (Hawks); The Uninvited (Allen)


01. Brief Encounter (David Lean) 100
02. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan) 88
03. Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné) 82
04. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Robert Bresson)
05. Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl) 72
06. Paris Frills (Jacques Becker)
07. The White Gorilla (H.L. Fraser)
08. The Woman in the Window (Fritz Lang)
09. Open City (Roberto Rossellini)
10. Murder, He Says (George Marshall)

[Bumped: Objective, Burma! (Raoul Walsh)]

Conspicuously absent: And Then There Were None (Clair); Blithe Spirit (Lean); Dead of Night (Cavalcanti/Crichton/Dearden/Hamer); Detour (Ulmer); Fallen Angel (Preminger); I Know Where I'm Going! (Powell/Pressburger); The Lost Weekend (Wilder); Mildred Pierce (Curtiz); Scarlet Street (Lang); The Southerner (Renoir); Spellbound (Hitchcock); They Were Expendable (Ford); Wonder Man (Humberstone)

As yet unseen: The Body Snatcher (Wise); The Clock (Minnelli); Ivan the Terrible, Part One (Eisenstein); The Story of G.I. Joe (Wellman); A Walk in the Sun (Milestone)


01. It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra) 93
02. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
03. The Killers (Robert Siodmak) 87 04. My Darling Clementine (John Ford)
05. Stairway to Heaven (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
06. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler)
07. Gilda (Charles Vidor)
08. Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau) 78
09. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
10. The Kid from Brooklyn (Norman Z. McLeod)

[Bumped: Green for Danger (Sidney Gilliat)]

Conspicuously absent: Cluny Brown (Lubitsch); Duel in the Sun (Vidor); Great Expectations (Lean); Paisan (Rossellini); The Postman Always Rings Twice (Garnett); The Stranger (Welles)

As yet unseen: No Regrets for Our Youth (Kurosawa)


01. Daisy Kenyon (Otto Preminger) 99
02. Quai des Orfèvres (H.G. Clouzot)
03. Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur)
04. Angel and the Badman (James Edward Grant)
05. Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding)
06. Brighton Rock (John Boulting) 83
07. Odd Man Out (Carol Reed) 75
08. Miracle on 34th Street (George Seaton) 75
09. Born to Kill (Robert Wise) 68
10. Record of a Tenement Gentleman (Yasujiro Ozu) 68

Conspicuously absent: Black Narcissus (Powell/Pressburger); Body and Soul (Rossen); Brute Force (Dassin); Dark Passage (Daves); A Double Life (Cukor); The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Mankiewicz); It Always Rains on Sunday (Hamer); The Lady From Shanghai (Welles); Monsieur Verdoux: A Comedy of Murders (Chaplin);T-Men (Mann)

As yet unseen: Crossfire (Dmytryk); Pursued (Walsh)


01. Unfaithfully Yours (Preston Sturges)
02. Red River (Howard Hawks)
03. The Big Clock (John Farrow) 86
04. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston) 83
05. The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed) 82
06. Easter Parade (Charles Walters)
07. The Bicycle Thief (Vittorio de Sica)
08. Moonrise (Frank Borzage)
09. Escape (Joseph L. Mankiewicz) 73
10. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) 72

Conspicuously absent: Force of Evil (Polonsky); A Foreign Affair (Wilder); Germany in Year Zero (Rossellini); Hamlet (Olivier); Key Largo (Huston); La Terra trema (Visconti); The Last Stage (Jakubowska); Letter From an Unknown Woman (Ophuls); Macbeth (Welles); Oliver Twist (Lean); Raw Deal (Mann); Rope (Hitchcock); A Woman's Vengeance (Korda)

As yet unseen: Act of Violence (Zinnemann); Fort Apache (Ford); A Hen in the Wind (Ozu); Pitfall (De Toth)


01. They Live by Night (Nicholas Ray) 98
02. The Third Man (Carol Reed) 91
03. White Heat (Raoul Walsh) 89
04. Adam's Rib (George Cukor)
05. The Small Back Room (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) 79
06. On the Town (Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen)
07. Jour de Fête (Jacques Tati)
08. Twelve O'Clock High (Henry King)
09. The Fountainhead (King Vidor) 78
10. A Letter to Three Wives (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

Conspicuously absent: All the King's Men (Rossen); The Big Steal (Siegel); Criss Cross (Siodmak); The Heiress (Wyler); Kind Hearts and Coronets (Hamer); Late Spring (Ozu); The Queen of Spades (Dickinson); The Reckless Moment (Ophüls); The Set-Up (Wise); She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (Ford); Stray Dog (Kurosawa); Stromboli (Rossellini); Thieves' Highway (Dassin); The Window (Tetzlaff)

As yet unseen: Caught (Ophüls); I Was a Male War Bride (Hawks); Intruder in the Dust (Brown); Kind Hearts and Coronets (Hamer)


01. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray)
02. Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder) 84
03. Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis) 82
04. Orpheus (Jean Cocteau) 80
05. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz) 78
06. The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston)
07. Night and the City (Jules Dassin) 75
08. Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini) 73
09. Father of the Bride (Vincente Minnelli)
10. Cinderella (Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske & Clyde Geronimi)

Conspicuously absent: Aventurera (Gout); Born Yesterday (Cukor); D.O.A. (Maté); The Flowers of St. Francis (Rossellini); Gone to Earth (Powell & Pressburger);The Gunfighter (King); Harvey (Koster); La Ronde (Ophuls); Los Olvidados (Buñuel); Panic in the Streets (Kazan); Rashomon (Kurosawa); Wagon Master (Ford); Where the Sidewalk Ends (Preminger); Winchester '73 (Mann)

As yet unseen: Armored Car Robbery (Fleischer); Born to Be Bad (Ray); Caged (Cromwell); The Furies (Mann); Les Enfants terribles (Melville); Scandal (Kurosawa); Stars in My Crown (Tourneur); Summer Stock (Walters)


01. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder)
02. The Steel Helmet (Samuel Fuller)
03. Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock) 77
04. The Prowler (Joseph Losey) 76
05. The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise)
06. A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan)
07. The Lavender Hill Mob (Charles Crichton)
08. A Place in the Sun (George Stevens)
09. The African Queen (John Huston) 67
10. The Red Badge of Courage (John Huston)

Conspicuously absent: Alice in Wonderland (Geronimi & Luske & Jackson); An American in Paris (Minnelli); The Browning Version (Asquith); A Christmas Carol (Hurst); Detective Story (Wyler); Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson); He Ran All the Way (Berry); The Man in the White Suit (Mackendrick); Miracle in Milan (De Sica); The River (Renoir); The Tall Target (Mann); The Thing From Another World (Nyby)

As yet unseen: Early Summer (Ozu); Fixed Bayonets (Fuller); His Kind of Woman (Farrow); Royal Wedding (Donen); The Tales of Hoffmann (Powell & Pressburger)


01. Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica) 94
02. Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
03. Forbidden Games (René Clément)
04. Angel Face (Otto Preminger) 85
05. Scandal Sheet (Phil Karlson)
06. The Narrow Margin (Richard Fleischer)
07. The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (Orson Welles) 75
08. The Big Sky (Howard Hawks) 74
09. The Marrying Kind (George Cukor) 73
10. Park Row (Samuel Fuller)

[Bumped: Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa)]

Conspicuously absent: Bend of the River (Mann); Casque d'Or (Becker); The Crimson Pirate (Siodmak); The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (Ozu); The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille); High Noon (Zinnemann); Kansas City Confidential (Karlson); Le Plaisir (Ophüls); The Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi); The Lusty Men (Ray); Monkey Business (Hawks); Moulin Rouge (Huston); On Dangerous Ground (Ray); The Quiet Man (Ford); Son of Paleface (Tashlin); The White Sheik (Fellini)

As yet unseen: Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Buñuel); The Bad and the Beautiful (Minnelli); El (Buñuel); The Golden Coach (Renoir); Outcast of the Islands (Reed); Pat and Mike (Cukor); Rancho Notorious (Lang)


01. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (Roy Rowland) 88
02. The Big Heat (Fritz Lang)
03. Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi)
04. The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann)
05. The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot) 81
06. Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller) 80
07. Little Fugitive (Ray Ashley & Morris Engel & Ruth Orkin)
08. Stalag 17 (Billy Wilder)
09. Roman Holiday (William Wyler) 75
10. Sawdust and Tinsel (Ingmar Bergman) 74

Conspicuously absent: The Band Wagon (Minnelli); Beat the Devil (Huston); The Cruel Sea (Frend); The Earrings of Madame de... (Ophüls); From Here to Eternity (Zinnemann); Genevieve (Cornelius); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Hawks); House of Wax (De Toth); How to Marry a Millionaire (Negulesco); I Vitelloni (Fellini); Kiss Me Kate (Sidney); Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Tati); Shane (Stevens); Summer With Monika (Bergman); Tokyo Story (Ozu); The War of the Worlds (Haskin); The Wild One (Benedek)

As yet unseen: All I Desire (Sirk)


01. A Star Is Born (George Cukor) 100
02. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)
03. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray)
04. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa) 89
05. Hobson's Choice (David Lean)
06. Riot in Cell Block 11 (Don Siegel)
07. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan) 84
08. Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini) 73
09. Touchez pas au grisbi (Jacques Becker) 72
10. The Caine Mutiny (Edward Dmytryk) 72

[Bumped: Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock)]

Conspicuously absent: The Barefoot Contessa (Mankiewicz); Broken Lance (Dmytryk); Carmen Jones (Preminger); The Country Girl (Seaton); Creature From the Black Lagoon (Arnold); Godzilla (Honda); La Strada (Fellini); Late Chrysanthemums (Naruse); River of No Return (Preminger); Sabrina (Wilder); Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi); Senso (Visconti); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Donen); Suddenly (Allen); Them! (Douglas); 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Fleischer); Vera Cruz (Aldrich)

As yet unseen: Magnificent Obsession (Sirk)


01. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton) 99
02. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich) 93
03. Diabolique (Henri-Georges Clouzot) 83
04. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray)
05. Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman)
06. The Man with the Golden Arm (Otto Preminger)
07. Princess Yang Kwei Fei (Kenji Mizoguchi)
08. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk)
09. The Girlfriends (Michelangelo Antonioni) 74
10. Rififi (Jules Dassin)

Conspicuously absent: Artists and Models (Tashlin); Bad Day at Black Rock (Sturges); Bob le flambeur (Melville); East of Eden (Kazan); Floating Clouds (Naruse); Lady and the Tramp (Geronimi/Jackson/Luske);Lola Montès (Ophüls)The Man From Laramie (Mann); Mister Roberts (Ford/LeRoy); My Sister Eileen (Quine); Ordet (Dreyer); Pather Panchali (Ray); The Phenix City Story (Karlson); Richard III (Olivier); To Catch a Thief (Hitchcock); The Trouble With Harry (Hitchcock)

As yet unseen: The African Lion (Algar); The Big Combo (Lewis); The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Buñuel); French Cancan (Renoir); The Ladykillers (Mackendrick); Run for Cover (N. Ray)


01. The Court Jester (Norman Panama & Melvin Frank)
02. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel)
03. Seven Men From Now (Budd Boetticher)
04. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick) 85
05. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (Nunnally Johnson) 84
06. Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk)
07. Bigger than Life (Nicholas Ray) 77
08. The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock)
09. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson) 67
10. The Searchers (John Ford) 66

Conspicuously absent: Anastasia (Litvak); Around the World in Eighty Days (Anderson); Baby Doll (Kazan); Bus Stop (Logan); Carousel (King); Forbidden Planet (Wilcox); Friendly Persuasion (Wyler); The Girl Can't Help It (Tashlin); High Society (Walters); The King and I (Lang); Lust for Life (Minnelli); The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitchcock); Street of Shame (Mizoguchi); The Ten Commandments (DeMille)

As yet unseen: Attack! (Aldrich); The Burmese Harp (Ichikawa); There's Always Tomorrow (Sirk)


01. Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick) 89
02. Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa)
03. The Tall T (Budd Boetticher)
04. Nightfall (Jacques Tourneur)
05. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick) 82
06. The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean) 78
07. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Frank Tashlin)
08. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (John Sturges) 77
09. 3:10 to Yuma (Delmer Daves) 73
10. The Cranes Are Flying (Mikhail Kalatozov) 72

Conspicuously absent: An Affair to Remember (McCarey); Aparajito (Ray); The Cranes Are Flying (Kalatozov); Desk Set (Lang); Edge of the City(Ritt); Forty Guns (Fuller); Funny Face (Donen); Il Grido (Antonioni); Kanal (Wajda); Les Girls (Cukor); Love in the Afternoon (Wilder); Night of the Demon (Tourneur); Nights of Cabiria (Fellini); The Pajama Game (Abbott & Donen); Sayonara (Logan); The Seventh Seal (Bergman); 12 Angry Men (Lumet); Wild Strawberries (Bergman); Witness for the Prosecution (Wilder)

As yet unseen: All at Sea (Frend); A Face in the Crowd (Kazan); The Incredible Shrinking Man (Arnold)


01. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
02. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
03. The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa)
04. The Lineup (Don Siegel)
05. Buchanan Rides Alone (Budd Boetticher)
06. The Tarnished Angels (Douglas Sirk)
07. Party Girl (Nicholas Ray) 76
08. I Want to Live! (Robert Wise) 74
09. Enjo (Kon Ichikawa)
10. Horror of Dracula (Terence Fisher)

Conspicuously absent: Ashes and Diamonds (Wajda); Auntie Mame (DaCosta); Big Deal on Madonna Street (Monicelli); Bonjour tristesse (Preminger); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Brooks); The Defiant Ones (Kramer); Elevator to the Gallows (Malle); Equinox Flower (Ozu); The Fly (Neumann); Gigi (Minnelli); The Long, Hot Summer (Ritt); Look Back in Anger (Richardson); The Magician (Bergman); Man of the West (Mann); Mon oncle (Tati); The Music Room (S. Ray); A Night to Remember (Baker); Wind Across the Everglades (N. Ray)

As yet unseen: Giants and Toys (Masumura); The Horse's Mouth (Neame); Ivan the Terrible, Part 2 (Eisenstein); Les Amants (Malle)


01. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock) 98
02. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder) 95
03. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks) 86
04. Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger) 83
05. Compulsion (Richard Fleischer) 80
06. The Cousins (Claude Chabrol)
07. Room at the Top (Jack Clayton)
08. Pickpocket (Robert Bresson)
09. The Lady With the Dog (I. Heifitz) 72
10. TK

Conspicuously absent: Ben-Hur (Wyler); Black Orpheus (Camus); A Bucket of Blood (Corman); The Diary of Anne Frank (Stevens); Fires on the Plain (Ichikawa); Floating Weeds (Ozu); The Four Hundred Blows (Truffaut); The Fugitive Kind (Lumet); General Della Rovere (Rossellini); Good Morning (Ozu); Hiroshima mon amour (Resnais); The Human Condition, Part I: No Greater Love Kobayashi); The Human Condition, Part II: The Road to Eternity (Kobayashi); Imitation of Life (Sirk); The Mouse That Roared (Arnold); Nazarín (Buñuel); The Nun's Story (Zinnemann); On the Beach (Kramer); Ride Lonesome (Boetticher); The Savage Innocents (Ray); Shadows (Cassavetes); Suddenly, Last Summer (Mankiewicz)

As yet unseen: The Horse Soldiers (Ford); I'm All Right Jack (Boulting); Pillow Talk (Gordon); Sleeping Beauty (Geronimi); The Tingler (Castle); The World of Apu (Ray)


01. The Apartment (Billy Wilder)
02. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock) 88
03. Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti) 87
04. Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju) 85
05. Peeping Tom (Michael Powell)
06. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz)
07. The Housemaid (Kim Ki-young) 80
08. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard) 73
09. Tunes of Glory (Ronald Neame)
10. House of Usher (Roger Corman)

[Bumped: Purple Noon (René Clément)]

Conspicuously absent: Cruel Story of Youth (Oshima); Elmer Gantry (Brooks); The Entertainer (Richardson); Jazz on a Summer's Day (Stern); La Dolce vita (Fellini); The Lady With the Dog (Heifitz); Late Autumn (Ozu); L'Avventura (Antonioni); Les Bonnes femmes (Chabrol); The Magnificent Seven (Sturges); Never on Sunday (Dassin); Night and Fog in Japan (Oshima); Pollyanna (Swift); Sergeant Rutledge (Ford); Shoot the Piano Player (Truffaut); Spartacus (Kubrick); Swiss Family Robinson (Annakin); Two Women (De Sica); The Virgin Spring (Bergman); Wild River (Kazan); Zazie dans le Métro (Malle)

As yet unseen: The Bad Sleep Well (Kurosawa); Black Sunday (Bava); Comanche Station (Boetticher); Le Trou (Becker); The Little Shop of Horrors (Corman); The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (Lang); The Truth (Clouzot); The Young One (Buñuel)


01. One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder)
02. Whistle Down the Wind (Bryan Forbes)
03. My Mother's Tenant (Shin Sang-ok)
04. The Innocents (Jack Clayton)
05. Too Late Blues (John Cassavetes) 82
06. A Woman Is a Woman (Jean-Luc Godard) 81
07. Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa) 79
08. West Side Story (Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins) 74
09. Splendor in the Grass (Elia Kazan)
10. El Cid (Anthony Mann) 74

[Bumped: The Sound of Trumpets (Ermanno Olmi)]

Conspicuously absent: Breakfast at Tiffany's (Edwards); Cleo From 5 to 7 (Varda); Divorce, Italian Style (Germi); Girl with a Suitcase (Zurlini); The Guns of Navarone (Thompson); The Human Condition, Part III: A Soldier's Prayer (Kobayashi); The Hustler (Rossen); Judgment at Nuremberg (Kramer); King of Kings (N. Ray); Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais); Lola (Demy); The Misfits (Huston); One-Eyed Jacks (Brando); Pigs and Battleships (Imamura); Summer and Smoke (Glenville); A Taste of Honey (Richardson); Through a Glass, Darkly (Bergman); Two Daughters (S. Ray); Two Rode Together (Ford): Underworld U.S.A. (Fuller); Vanina Vanini (Rossellini); Victim (Dearden); Viridiana (Buñuel)

As yet unseen: The Ladies Man (Lewis)


01. The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer)
02. Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi) 83
03. Knife in the Water (Roman Polanski)
04. Jules and Jim (François Truffaut)
05. The Music Man (Morton Da Costa)
06. Le Doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville)
07. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel)
08. These Are the Damned (Joseph Losey) 77
09. Ivan's Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky) 77
10. Long Day's Journey Into Night (Sidney Lumet) 76

Conspicuously absent: Advise & Consent (Preminger); Cape Fear (Thompson); The Connection (Clarke); The Counterfeit Traitor (Seaton); Dr. No (Young); Eclipse (Antonioni); Freud (Huston); How the West Was Won (Ford/Hathaway/Marshall); Lawrence of Arabia (Lean); The Longest Day (Annakin/Marton/Wicki); Lolita (Kubrick); The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Richardson); The L-Shaped Room (Forbes); Mafioso (Lattuada); Mamma Roma (Pasolini); The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Ford); My Life to Live (Godard); Ride the High Country (Peckinpah); Salvatore Giuliano (Rosi); Sanjuro (Kurosawa); To Kill a Mockingbird (Mulligan); The Trial (Welles); The Trial of Joan of Arc (Bresson); What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Aldrich); Winter Light (Bergman)

As yet unseen: An Autumn Afternoon (Ozu); Carnival of Souls (Harvey); Days of Wine and Roses (Edwards); Hatari! (Hawks); Hell Is for Heroes (Siegel); The Miracle Worker (Penn); Two Weeks in Another Town (Minnelli)


01. High and Low (Akira Kurosawa) 92
02. Hud (Martin Ritt)
03. The Big City (Satyajit Ray) 88
04. The Great Escape (John Sturges)
05. The Servant (Joseph Losey)
06. Shock Corridor (Samuel Fuller) 81
07. The Organizer (Mario Monicelli)
08. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
09. These Are the Damned (Joseph Losey) 77
10. Charade (Stanley Donen) 75

Conspicuously absent: America, America (Kazan); Bay of Angels (Demy); Billy Liar (Schlesinger); Contempt (Godard); (Fellini); The Fire Within (Malle); From Russia with Love (Young); The Insect Woman (Imamura); Jason and the Argonauts (Chaffey); Le Petit soldat (Godard); The Leopard (Visconti); Muriel (Resnais); The Pink Panther (Edwards); The Silence (Bergman); This Sporting Life (Anderson); Tom Jones (Richardson)

As yet unseen: An Actor's Revenge (Ichikawa); The Courtship of Eddie's Father (Minnelli); 4 for Texas (Aldrich); Kanto Wanderer (Suzuki); The Nutty Professor (Lewis); X -- The Man With X-Ray Eyes (Corman); Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (De Sica); Youth of the Beast (Suzuki)


01. Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
02. Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick)
03. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy) 92
04. Kiss Me, Stupid (Billy Wilder)
05. A Married Woman (Jean-Luc Godard) 86
06. Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi)
07. Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard) 75
08. Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone) 72
09. The Train (John Frankenheimer)
10. Séance on a Wet Afternoon (Bryan Forbes)

[Bumped: Fail-Safe (Sidney Lumet)]

Conspicuously absent: Becket (Glenville); Before the Revolution (Bertolucci); Diamonds of the Night (Nemec); Diary of a Chambermaid (Buñuel); Dog Star Man (Brakhage); Goldfinger (Hamilton); The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pasolini); Gertrud (Dreyer); A Hard Day's Night (Lester); I Am Cuba (Kalatozov); The Killers (Siegel); King & Country (Losey); Marnie (Hitchcock); My Fair Lady (Cukor); The Naked Kiss (Fuller); The Night of the Iguana (Huston); The Pawnbroker (Lumet); Red Desert (Antonioni); Seven Days in May (Frankenheimer); Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Paradjanov); Topkapi (Dassin)

As yet unseen: Intentions of Murder (Imamura); Manji (Masumura); Man's Favorite Sport? (Hawks); Nothing but a Man (Roemer); Seduced and Abandoned (Germi); The Soft Skin (Truffaut); That Man From Rio (De Broca)


01. Repulsion (Roman Polanski) 91
02. Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman)
03. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Russ Meyer)
04. Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard)
05. For a Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone) 81
06. The Saragossa Manuscript (Wojciech Has)
07. Bunny Lake Is Missing (Otto Preminger)
08. The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (Martin Ritt) 74
09. Darling (John Schlesinger)
10. A Thousand Clowns (Fred Coe)

[Bumped: Mickey One (Arthur Penn)]

Conspicuously absent: Cat Ballou (Silverstein); Chimes at Midnight (Welles); Doctor Zhivago (Lean); Fist in His Pocket (Bellochio); For a Few Dollars More (Leone); In Harm's Way (Preminger); The Ipcress File (Furie); Juliet of the Spirits (Fellini); Le Bonheur (Varda); Man Is Not a Bird (Makavejev); My Hustler (Warhol); Ride in the Whirlwind (Hellman); The Round-Up (Jancsó); The Shop on Main Street(Kadár & Klos); Simon of the Desert (Buñuel); The Sound of Music (Wise); The Tenth Victim (Petri); Thunderball (Young); Viva Maria! (Malle)

As yet unseen: Alphaville (Godard); The Family Jewels (Lewis); The Great Race (Edwards); Help! (Lester); A High Wind in Jamaica (Mackendrick); The Knack, and How to Get It (Lester); The Koumiko Mystery (Marker); Mirage (Dmytryk); Tokyo Olympiad (Ichikawa); The War Game (Watkins)


01. Violence at Noon (Nagisa Oshima) 86
02. El Dorado (Howard Hawks) 83
03. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone) 83
04. Daisies (Vera Chytilová) 83
05. The Fortune Cookie (Billy Wilder)
06. Blowup (Michelangelo Antonioni)
07. Andrei Roublev (Andrei Tarkovsky)
08. Death of a Bureaucrat (Tomas G. Alea)
09. Come Drink With Me (King Chuan) 75 10. Seconds (John Frankenheimer)

[Bumped: Persona (Ingmar Bergman)]

Conspicuously absent: Alfie (Gilbert); Au hasard Balthazar (Bresson); The Battle of Algiers (Pontecorvo); Black Girl (Sembène); Cul-de-Sac (Polanski); The Face of Another (Teshigahara); Fahrenheit 451 (Truffaut); Fighting Elegy (Suzuki); Georgy Girl (Narizzano); King of Hearts (De Broca); La Guerre est finie (Resnais); A Man for All Seasons (Zinnemann); Masculine-Feminine (Godard); Modesty Blaise (Losey); The Rise of Louis XIV (Rossellini); The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (Jewison); The Sword of Doom (Okamoto); Tokyo Drifter (Suzuki); Torn Curtain (Hitchcock); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Nichols); The Wrong Box (Forbes); You're a Big Boy Now (Coppola)

As yet unseen: Closely Watched Trains (Menzel); The Hawks and the Sparrows (Pasolini); Kill, Baby, Kill (Bava); Lord Love a Duck (Axelrod); Lupe (Warhol); Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes (Eustache); 7 Women (Ford)


01. The Graduate (Mike Nichols) 94
02. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (David Swift)
03. The President's Analyst (Theodore J. Flicker)
04. Point Blank (John Boorman)
05. Le Samouraï (Jean-Pierre Melville)
06. The Red and the White (Miklós Jancsó) 80
07. Samurai Rebellion (Masaki Kobayashi) 79
08. David Holzman's Diary (Jim McBride) 77
09. Dont Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker) 74
10. Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn) 73

Conspicuously absent: Belle de jour (Buñuel); Branded to Kill (Suzuki); The Commissar (Askoldov); Cool Hand Luke (Rosenberg); The Dirty Dozen (Aldrich); The Fearless Vampire Killers, or: Pardon Me, but Your Teeth Are in My Neck (Polanski); The Firemen's Ball (Forman); How I Won the War (Lester); In Cold Blood (Brooks); In the Heat of the Night (Jewison); La Chinoise (Godard); La Collectionneuse (Rohmer); Love Affair, or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (Makavejev); Mouchette (Bresson); One-Armed Swordsman (Chang); The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (Brook); Play Time (Tati); The Stranger (Visconti); Titicut Follies (Wiseman); To Sir, With Love (Clavell); The Trip (Corman); The Two of Us (Berri); 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (Godard); Wait Until Dark (Young); Wavelength (Snow); Week End (Godard); Who's That Knocking at My Door (Scorsese); The Young Girls of Rochefort (Demy)

As yet unseen: Accident (Losey); Quatermass and the Pit (Baker); Reflections in a Golden Eye (Huston); The Shooting (Hellman); The Taming of the Shrew (Zeffirelli)


01. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick) 99
02. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero)
03. The Producers (Mel Brooks)
04. Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone) 91
05. Stolen Kisses (François Truffaut)
06. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski) 83
07. Head (Bob Rafelson) 81
08. The Party (Blake Edwards) 80
09. Secret Ceremony (Joseph Losey) 79
10. Where Eagles Dare (Brian G. Hutton)

[Bumped: Faces (John Cassavetes)]

Conspicuously absent: The Bride Wore Black (Truffaut); Bullitt (Yates); Charly (Nelson); Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (Straub); The Color of Pomegranates (Paradjanov); Coogan's Bluff (Siegel); Danger: Diabolik (Bava); Death by Hanging (Oshima); Funny Girl (Wyler); Greetings (De Palma); Hell in the Pacific (Boorman); High School (Wiseman); Hour of the Wolf (Bergman); I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (Averback); if.... (Anderson); Je t'aime, je t'aime (Resnais); The Killing of Sister George (Aldrich); The Lion in Winter (Harvey); Madigan (Siegel); Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General (Reeves); Me (Pialat); Memories of Underdevelopment (Alea); The Money Order (Sembène); Monterey Pop (Pennebaker); Oliver! (Reed); Petulia (Lester); Planet of the Apes (Schaffner); Pretty Poison (Black); The Profound Desire of the Gods (Imamura); Shame (Bergman); Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (Greaves); Targets (Bogdanovich); Vixen! (Meyer); Yellow Submarine (Dunning)

As yet unseen: Golden Swallow (Chang); The Great Silence (Corbucci); Les Biches (Chabrol); Spirits of the Dead (Vadim/Malle/Fellini)


01. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)
02. My Night at Maud's (Eric Rohmer)
03. Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville) 81
04. Take the Money and Run (Woody Allen)
05. Mississippi Mermaid (François Truffaut)
06. Kes (Kenneth Loach) 77
07. Z (Costa-Gavras)
08. Law and Order (Frederick Wiseman)
09. Play Dirty (Andre de Toth) 73
10. Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (Nagisa Oshima) 70

Conspicuously absent: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Mazursky); Boy (Oshima); Burn! (Pontecorvo); Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Hill); Easy Rider (Hopper); Fellini Satyricon (Fellini); The Gypsy Moths (Frankenheimer); L'Amour fou (Rivette); Medium Cool (Wexler); Midnight Cowboy (Schlesinger); Model Shop (Demy); On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Hunt); The Passion of Anna (Bergman); Putney Swope (Downey); Salesman (Maysles & Maysles & Zwerin); The Sorrow and the Pity (Ophuls); Sweet Charity (Fosse); True Grit (Hathaway); Women in Love (Russell)

As yet unseen: A Boy Named Charlie Brown (Melendez); Cherry, Harry and Raquel (Meyer); Double Suicide (Shinoda); The Honeymoon Killers (Kastle); Ice (Kramer); La Femme infidèle (Chabrol); Le Boucher (Chabrol); The Milky Way (Buñuel); The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Neame); They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (Pollack); This Man Must Die (Chabrol); A Touch of Zen (Hu); Une Femme douce (Bresson)


01. The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci)
02. Deep End (Jerzy Skolimowski)
03. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Vittorio de Sica)
04. Claire's Knee (Eric Rohmer)
05. Start the Revolution Without Me (Bud Yorkin)
06. Bed and Board (François Truffaut)
07. Performance (Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg)
08. Cotton Comes to Harlem (Ossie Davis)
09. Catch-22 (Mike Nichols)
10. The Landlord (Hal Ashby) 70

[Bumped: Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson)]

Conspicuously absent: Airport (Seaton); The Ballad of Cable Hogue (Peckinpah); The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (Argento); Brewster McCloud (Altman); Donkey Skin (Demy); Gimme Shelter (Maysles & Maysles & Zwerin); The Go-Between (Losey); Hi,Mom! (De Palma); Hospital (Wiseman); Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Petri); The Landlord (Ashby); Little Big Man (Penn); MASH (Altman); Patton (Schaffner); The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Wilder); The Red Circle (Melville); The Spider's Stratagem (Bertolucci); Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (Fengler & Fassbinder); The Wild Child (Truffaut); Woodstock (Wadleigh); Zabriskie Point (Antonioni)

As yet unseen: Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry); The Ear (Kachyna); El Topo (Jodorowsky); Husbands (Cassavetes); I Never Sang for My Father (Cates); La Rupture (Chabrol); Loving (Kershner); Tristana (Buñuel)


01. The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich) 90
02. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman)
03. Macbeth (Roman Polanski)
04. King Lear (Grigori Kozintsev)
05. Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman) 87
06. The Last Run (Richard Fleischer) 75
07. A New Leaf (Elaine May) 73
08. Little Murders (Alan Arkin)
09. The Burglars (Henri Verneuil) 71
10. The Third Part of the Night (Andrzej Zulawski) 69

Conspicuously absent: And Now for Something Completely Different (McNaughton); Bananas (Allen); Basic Training (Wiseman); The Beguiled (Siegel); Beware of a Holy Whore (Fassbinder); Bleak Moments (Leigh); Carnal Knowledge (Nichols); A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick); Death in Venice (Visconti): The Decameron (Pasolini); The Devils (Russell); Dirty Harry (Siegel); Duck You Sucker (Leone); Family Life (Loach); Four Nights of a Dreamer (Bresson); The French Connection (Friedkin); Get Carter (Hodges); Harold and Maude (Ashby); Klute (Pakula); La Région centrale (Snow); Land of Silence and Darkness (Herzog); Minnie and Moskowitz (Cassavetes); Murmur of the Heart (Malle); Play Misty for Me (Eastwood); The Salamander (Tanner); Straw Dogs (Peckinpah); Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Schlesinger); Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Van Peebles); Taking Off (Forman); Two English Girls (Truffaut); Vanishing Point (Sarafian); Walkabout (Roeg); Wanda (Loden); The Working Class Goes to Heaven (Petri); Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Stuart); WR -- Mysteries of the Organism (Makavejev)

As yet unseen: The Clowns (Fellini); Duel (Spielberg); Even Dwarfs Started Small (Herzog); The Hired Hand (Fonda); Pioneers in Ingolstadt (Fassbinder)


01. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel) 97
02. Avanti! (Billy Wilder) 97
03. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola) 88
04. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog)
05. Fat City (John Huston)
06. Ulzana's Raid (Robert Aldrich) 84
07. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky) 82
08. Dead of Night (Bob Clark) 80
09. Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock)
10. Savage Messiah (Ken Russell)

[Bumped: What's Up, Doc? (Peter Bogdanovich)]

Conspicuously absent: Across 110th Street (Shear); Cabaret (Fosse); The Canterbury Tales (Pasolini); Chloe in the Afternoon (Rohmer); Cries and Whispers (Bergman); Death Line (Sherman); Deliverance (Boorman); Female Convict "Scorpion" -- Jailhouse 41 (Ito); The Getaway (Peckinpah); The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (Wenders); The Heartbreak Kid (May); Images (Altman); Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (Yuen); Junior Bonner (Peckinpah); J W Coop (Robertson); The King of Marvin Gardens (Rafelson); Last Tango in Paris (Bertolucci); The Merchant of Four Seasons (Fassbinder); Pink Flamingos (Waters); Play It Again, Sam (Ross); The Ruling Class (Medak); Sleuth (Mankiewicz); Superfly (Parks Jr.); We Will Not Grow Old Together (Pialat)

As yet unseen: Bad Company (Benton); The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Fassbinder); The Candidate (Ritchie); Fellini's Roma (Fellini); Hickey & Boggs (Culp); Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (Misumi); Prime Cut (Ritchie)


01. Badlands (Terrence Malick) 92
02. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates)
03. Sleeper (Woody Allen)
04. Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich)
05. Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg)
06. Charley Varrick (Don Siegel) 76
07. Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (Sam Peckinpah) 71
08. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese) 70
09. The Last Detail (Hal Ashby)
10. Day for Night (François Truffaut)

Conspicuously absent: Allonsanf'an (Taviani Bros.); Amarcord (Fellini); American Graffiti (Lucas); Bang the Drum Slowly (Hancock); Charley Varrick (Siegel); The Day of the Jackal (Zinnemann); Don't Look Now (Roeg); Enter the Dragon (Clouse); The Exorcist (Friedkin); The Long Goodbye (Altman); The Mother and the Whore (Eustache); O Lucky Man! (Anderson); Papillon (Schaffner); Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (Peckinpah); Payday (Duke); Scenes From a Marriage (Bergman); Serpico (Lumet); The Spirit of the Beehive (Erice); The Sting (Hill); The Wicker Man (Hardy)

As yet unseen: Blood Brothers (Chang); Blume in Love (Mazursky); Distant Thunder (Ray); La Grande Bouffe (Ferreri); Love and Anarchy (Wertmuller); Sisters (De Palma); Theatre of Blood (Hickox)


01. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks) 86
02. Céline and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette)
03. Chinatown (Roman Polanski) 84
04. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper) 82
05. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola) 81
06. Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders)
07. The Parallax View (Alan J. Pakula)
08. The Sugarland Express (Steven Spielberg) 74
09. Black Christmas (Bob Clark) 70
10. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent) 70

Conspicuously absent: Ali -- Fear Eats the Soul (Fassbinder); Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Scorsese); Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Peckinpah); California Split (Altman); Cockfighter (Hellman); Effi Briest (Fassbinder); Every Man for Himself and God Against All (Herzog);F for Fake (Welles); The Godfather, Part II (Coppola); Going Places (Blier); Lacombe, Lucien (Malle); Lenny (Fosse); The Phantom of Liberty (Buñuel); Stavisky... (Resnais); Thieves Like Us (Altman); The Traveller (Kiarostami)A Woman Under the Influence (Cassavetes)

As yet unseen: Arabian Nights (Pasolini); Elektreia (Jancsó); The Fierce One (Okeev); Juggernaut (Lester); Lancelot of the Lake (Bresson); Pastoral: Hide and Seek (Terayama); Phantom of the Paradise (De Palma)


01. Jaws (Steven Spielberg) 90
02. Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet)
03. Jeanne Dielman -- 23, Quai du Commerce -- 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman) 80
04. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones) 79
05. Love and Death (Woody Allen)
06. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman) 78
07. The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky) 75
08. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Volker Schlöndorff & Margarethe von Trotta)
09. Hester Street (Joan Micklin Silver)
10. Welfare (Frederick Wiseman)

[Bumped: Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)]

Conspicuously absent: Allonsanf'an (Taviani Bros.); Deep Red (Argento); Dersu Uzala (Kurosawa); Fox and His Friends (Fassbinder); Jacob the Liar (Beyer); Mandingo (Fleischer); The Magic Flute (Bergman); The Man Who Would Be King (Huston); Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven (Fassbinder); Nashville (Altman); Night Moves (Penn); The Passenger (Antonioni); Picnic at Hanging Rock (Weir); The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Sharman); Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom (Pasolini); Shampoo (Ashby); Shivers (Cronenberg); Sholay (Sippy); The Story of Adèle H. (Truffaut); Xala (Sembene)

As yet unseen: Female Trouble (Waters); French Connection II (Frankenheimer); Grey Gardens (Maysles & Maysles); Love Among the Ruins (Cukor); Return of the Chinese Boxer (Yu); Story of Sin (Borowczyk); Switchblade Sisters (Hill); The Travelling Players (Angelopoulos); The Wind and the Lion (Milius)


01. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese) 87
02. Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter) 85
03. Bugsy Malone (Alan Parker)
04. The Innocent (Luchino Visconti)
05. All the President's Men (Alan J. Pakula) 79
06. Network (Sidney Lumet) 73
07. The Front (Martin Ritt)
08. The Devil's Playground (Fred Schepisi)
09. Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (Alain Tanner)
19. The Middleman (Satyajit Ray)

[Bumped: The Marquise of O (Eric Rohmer)]

Conspicuously absent: Carrie (De Palma); Chinese Roulette (Fassbinder); Cría cuervos (Saura); Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Barreto); Harlan County U.S.A. (Kopple); In the Realm of the Senses (Oshima); The Man on the Roof (Widerberg); The Man Who Fell to Earth (Roeg); Marathon Man (Schlesinger); The Marquise of O (Rohmer); Mikey and Nicky (May); Mr. Klein (Losey); 1900 (Bertolucci); Obsession (De Palma); The Omen (Donner); The Outlaw Josey Wales (Eastwood); Rocky (Avildsen); The Shootist (Siegel); Small Change (Truffaut); The Tenant (Polanski)

As yet unseen: The Ascent (Shepitko); I Only Want You to Love Me (Fassbinder); Illustrious Corpses (Rosi); The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Cassavetes); Kings of the Road (Wenders); Massacre at Central High (Daalder); The Opening of Misty Beethoven (Metzger); Satan's Brew (Fassbinder); Seven Beauties (Wertmüller); Stay Hungry (Rafelson)


01. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg) 97
02. Eraserhead (David Lynch) 94
03. 3 Women (Robert Altman) 85
04. Annie Hall (Woody Allen) 84
05. Providence (Alain Resnais)
06. Martin (George A. Romero)
07. Saturday Night Fever (John Badham)
08. Stroszek (Werner Herzog)
09. Rabid (David Cronenberg)
10. Star Wars (George Lucas)

Conspicuously absent: Alambrista! (Young); The American Friend (Wenders); Demon Seed (Cammell); The Duellists (Scott); The Goodbye Girl (Ross); A Grin Without a Cat (Marker); Killer of Sheep (Burnett); Man of Marble (Wajda); Short Eyes (Young); Sorcerer (Friedkin); The Spy Who Loved Me (Gilbert); Suspiria (Argento); That Obscure Object of Desire (Buñuel)

As yet unseen: Amar Akbar Anthony (Desai); Between the Lines (Silver); Desperate Living (Waters); The Devil, Probably (Bresson); God Told Me To (Cohen); Kentucky Fried Movie (ZAZ); Last Chants for a Slow Dance (Jost); News From Home (Akerman); One Way Boogie Woogie (Benning); Opening Night (Cassavetes); Padre padrone (Tavianis); Soldier of Orange (Verhoeven); Une Sale histoire (Eustache)


01. Blue Collar (Paul Schrader) 92
02. Halloween (John Carpenter) 81
03. Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero) 77
04. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick) 76
05. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Bertrand Blier)
06. The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (Margarethe von Trotta)
07. The Driver (Walter Hill) 72
08. Go Tell the Spartans (Ted Post)
09. Newsfront (Phillip Noyce)
10. The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese) 69

Conspicuously absent: Autumn Sonata (Bergman); The Buddy Holly Story (Rash); Capricorn One (Hyams); China 9 Liberty 37 (Hellman); Coma (Crichton); Coming Home (Ashby); The Deer Hunter (Cimino); The Five Venoms (Chang); The Fury (De Palma); Grease (Kleiser); In a Year of Thirteen Moons (Fassbinder); Interiors (Allen); Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Kaufman); The Last Waltz (Scorsese); Midnight Express (Parker); National Lampoon's Animal House (Landis); Pretty Baby (Malle); Superman (Donner); The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Liu); An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky)

As yet unseen: Alexandria...Why? (Chahine); Ceddo (Sembene); Le Dossier 51 (Deville); Fingers (Toback); The Green Room (Truffaut); Remember My Name (Rudolph); Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (Yuen); Straight Time (Grosbard); The Tree of the Wooden Clogs (Olmi); Watership Down (Rosen); Who'll Stop the Rain? (Reisz)


01. Manhattan (Woody Allen) 100
02. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola) 90
03. Life of Brian (Terry Jones) 87
04. Alien (Ridley Scott) 86
05. The In-Laws (Arthur Hiller)
06. All That Jazz (Bob Fosse) 82
07. The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
08. Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton)
09. Bloody Kids (Stephen Frears) 79
10. The China Syndrome (James Bridges)

[Bumped: Camera Buff (Krzysztof Kieslowski)]

Conspicously absent: Being There (Ashby); The Black Stallion (Ballard); Breaking Away (Yates); The Brood (Cronenberg); Buffet froid (Blier); Mad Max (Miller); The Muppet Movie (Frawley); Nosferatu the Vampyre (Herzog); Quadrophenia (Roddam); Real Life (Brooks); Rock 'n' Roll High School (Arkush); Saint Jack (Bogdanovich); Scum (Clarke); Stalker (Tarkovsky); Tess (Polanski); The Third Generation (Fassbinder); Time After Time (Meyer); The Tin Drum (Schlöndorff); Vengeance Is Mine (Imamura); The Warriors (Hill); Wise Blood (Huston)

As yet unseen: The Castle of Cagliostro (Miyazaki); Chilly Scenes of Winter (Silver); The Europeans (Ivory); The Jerk (Reiner); My Brilliant Career (Armstrong); Norma Rae (Ritt); The Onion Field (Becker); Over the Edge (Kaplan); Richard Pryor -- Live in Concert (Margolis); Star Trek -- The Motion Picture (Wise); Winter Kills (Richert); Without Anesthesia (Wajda)


01. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese) 87
02. Mon oncle d'Amérique (Alain Resnais)
03. The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner)
04. Atlantic City (Louis Malle)
05. 'Breaker' Morant (Bruce Beresford)
06. The Long Good Friday (John Mackenzie) 79
07. The Falls (Peter Greenaway)
08. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams & David Zucker & Jerry Zucker) 76
09. Seems Like Old Times (Jay Sandrich)
10. The Long Riders (Walter Hill) 70

[Bumped: The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)]

Conspicuously absent: Altered States (Russell); Bad Timing (Roeg); The Big Red One (Fuller); Bronco Billy (Eastwood); Caddyshack (Ramis); Coal Miner's Daughter (Apted); Dressed to Kill (De Palma); Every Man for Himself (Godard); The Fog (Carpenter); Gates of Heaven (Morris); Gloria (Cassavetes); Kagemusha (Kurosawa); Loulou (Pialat); Melvin and Howard (Demme); Nine to Five (Higgins); Ordinary People (Redford); Popeye (Altman); Stardust Memories (Allen); The Stunt Man (Rush); Superman II (Lester)

As yet unseen: Berlin Alexanderplatz (Fassbinder); Death Watch (Tavernier); The Gods Must Be Crazy (Uys); The Great Rock 'n Roll Swindle (Temple); Inferno (Argento); Out of the Blue (Hopper); Shogun Assassin (Houston & Misumi); Used Cars (Zemeckis)


01. The Aviator's Wife (Eric Rohmer)
02. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg) 95
03. Modern Romance (Albert Brooks) 90
04. Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer) 86
05. Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
06. Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan) 69
07. Prince of the City (Sidney Lumet)
08. Vernon, Florida (Errol Morris)
09. Pennies from Heaven (Herbert Ross)
10. Blow Out (Brian De Palma) 66

Conspicuously absent: Arthur (Gordon); Chariots of Fire (Hudson); Coup de torchon (Tavernier); Das Boot (Petersen); Diva (Beineix); Dragonslayer (Robbins); Eijanaika (Imamura); The Evil Dead (Raimi); Excalibur (Boorman); Gallipoli (Weir); The Great Muppet Caper (Henson); Lola (Fassbinder); Mad Max 2 (Miller); Man of Iron (Wajda); My Dinner With Andre (Malle); On Golden Pond (Rydell); Pixote (Babenco); Possession (Zulawski); Ragtime (Forman); Reds (Beatty); Scanners (Cronenberg); S.O.B. (Edwards); Thief (Mann); Time Bandits (Gilliam); The Woman Next Door (Truffaut)

As yet unseen: Beau-père (Blier); Knightriders (Romero); Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (Adler); Ms. 45 (Ferrara); Polyester (Waters); Rich and Famous (Cukor); Southern Comfort (Hill); They All Laughed (Bogdanovich)


01. Diner (Barry Levinson)
02. Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
03. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg) 84
04. Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog)
05. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack)
06. Pink Floyd -- The Wall (Alan Parker)
07. Moonlighting (Jerzy Skolimowski)
08. My Favorite Year (Richard Benjamin)
09. The Draughtsman's Contract (Peter Greenaway)
10. Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio) 73

[Bumped: Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)]

Conspicuously absent: The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura); Blade Runner (Scott); Conan the Barbarian (Milius); The Dark Crystal (Henson & Oz); Eating Raoul (Bartel); Fanny and Alexander (Bergman); Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Heckerling); 48HRS. (W. Hill); Gandhi (Attenborough); Le Beau mariage (Rohmer); The Night of the Shooting Stars (Taviani Bros.); An Officer and a Gentleman (Hackford); One From the Heart (Coppola); Shoot the Moon (Parker); The Thing (Carpenter); Time Stands Still (Gothár); Tron (Lisberger); The Verdict (Lumet); White Dog (Fuller); The World According to Garp (G.R. Hill)

As yet unseen: Burden of Dreams (Blank); Creepshow (Romero); On Top of the Whale (Ruiz); Passion (Godard); Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Meyer); The State of Things (Wenders); Tenebrae (Argento); Tex (Hunter); Toute une nuit (Akerman); The Trout (Losey); Victor/Victoria (Edwards)


01. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese)
02. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (Tsui Hark)
03. Pauline at the Beach (Eric Rohmer)
04. The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan)
05. The Fourth Man (Paul Verhoeven)
06. A Brutal Game (Jean-Claude Brisseau)
07. Zelig (Woody Allen)
08. The South (Victor Erice)
09. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Terry Jones)
10. TK

Conspicuously absent: A nos amours (Pialat); Carmen (Saura); Christine (Carpenter); A Christmas Story (Clark); Danton (Wajda); The Dead Zone (Cronenberg); The Dresser (Yates); El Norte (Nava); Entre Nous (Kurys); L'Argent (Bresson); Life Is a Bed of Roses (Resnais); Local Hero (Forsyth); The Makioka Sisters (Ichikawa); My Brother's Wedding (Burnett); National Lampoon's Vacation (Ramis); Nostalghia (Tarkovsky): Return of the Jedi (Marquand); The Right Stuff (Kaufman); Risky Business (Brickman); Rumble Fish (Coppola); Sans soleil (Marker); Scarface (De Palma); Silkwood (Nichols); Sugar Cane Alley (Palcy); Terms of Endearment (Brooks); Trading Places (Landis); Under Fire (Spottiswoode); Videodrome (Cronenberg); WarGames (Badham)

As yet unseen: Breathless (McBride); Confidentially Yours (Truffaut); The Eighties (Akerman); Erendira (Guerra); First Name: Carmen (Godard); Gorky Park (Apted); Project A (Chan); The Story of Piera (Ferreri); Streamers (Altman); Testament (Litman)


01. Blood Simple (Joel Coen) 100
02. Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme)
03. Choose Me (Alan Rudolph)
04. Stranger than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch) 83
05. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner) 83
06. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman) 82
07. Birdy (Alan Parker)
08. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (W.D. Richter) 81
09. Repo Man (Alex Cox) 76
10. Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen)

[Bumped: The Terminator (James Cameron)]

Conspicuously absent: After the Rehearsal (Bergman); Amadeus (Forman); Body Double (De Palma); The Brother from Another Planet (Sayles); City of Pirates (Ruiz); The Company of Wolves (Jordan); The Element of Crime (Von Trier); Full Moon in Paris (Rohmer); The Funeral (Itami); Gremlins (Dante); The Hit (Frears); Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg); The Killing Fields (Joffé); Love Streams (Cassavetes); Meantime (Leigh); Moscow on the Hudson (Mazursky); Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Miyazaki); Next of Kin (Egoyan); Night of the Comet (Eberhardt); A Nightmare on Elm Street (Craven); 1984 (Radford); Once Upon a Time in America (Leone); Paris, Texas (Wenders); A Passage to India (Lean); Places in the Heart (Benton); Secret Honor (Altman); Sixteen Candles (Hughes); A Soldier's Story (Jewison); A Summer at Grandpa's (Hou); A Sunday in the Country (Tavernier); The Times of Harvey Milk (Epstein); Top Secret! (Zucker & Abrahams & Zucker); The Wannsee Conference (Schirk); What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Almodóvar);

As yet unseen: Almanac of Fall (Tarr); Boy Meets Girl (Carax); Comfort and Joy (Forsyth); Fear City (Ferrara); Kaos (Taviani Bros.); L'Amour à mort (Resnais); Shanghai Blues (Tsui); Special Effects (Cohen); The Terence Davies Trilogy (Davies); Under the Volcano (Huston)


01. Brazil (Terry Gilliam) 89
02. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis)
03. The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen)
04. After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
05. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (Tim Burton) 88
06. Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
07. Tampopo (Juzo Itami)
08. Lost in America (Albert Brooks)
09. A Room With a View (James Ivory) 72
10. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes) 71

Conspicuously absent: Agnes of God (Jewison); Better Off Dead... (Holland); Cocoon (Howard); The Color Purple (Spielberg); Come and See (Klimov); Hail Mary (Godard); Insignificance (Roeg); Into the Night (Landis); Kiss of the Spider Woman (Babenco); Mala Noche (Van Sant); Mask (Bogdanovich); Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Schrader); My Beautiful Laundrette (Frears); My Life as a Dog (Hallström); No End (Kieslowski); Out of Africa (Pollack); Phenomena (Argento); Prizzi's Honor (Huston); Re-Animator (Gordon); A Room With a View (Ivory); Runaway Train (Konchalovsky); The Time to Live and the Time to Die (Hou); To Live and Die in L.A. (Friedkin); 28 Up (Apted); Vagabond (Varda); Witness (Weir); A Zed & Two Noughts (Greenaway)

As yet unseen: Flesh + Blood (Verhoeven); Fool for Love (Altman); O.C. & Stiggs (Altman); Police Story (Chan); The Quiet Earth (Murphy); Real Genius (Coolidge); The Return of the Living Dead (O'Bannon); Taipei Story (Yang)


01. Something Wild (Jonathan Demme) 89
02. Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
03. The Fly (David Cronenberg)
04. Little Shop of Horrors (Frank Oz) 87
05. Jean de Florette (Claude Berri) 78
06. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen) 76
07. The Color of Money (Martin Scorsese)
08. Salvador (Oliver Stone)
09. Manhunter (Michael Mann) 71
10. Sherman's March (Ross McElwee) 70

Conspicuously absent: Aliens (Cameron); At Close Range (Foley); A Better Tomorrow (Woo); Big Trouble in Little China (Carpenter); Children of a Lesser God (Haines); Down and Out in Beverly Hills (Mazursky); Down by Law (Jarmusch); Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Hughes); Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (McNaughton); Horse Thief (Tian); Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Miyazaki); Manon of the Spring (Berri); Matador (Almodóvar); Mauvais sang (Carax); The Mission (Joffe); Mona Lisa (Jordan); The Mosquito Coast (Weir); Peggy Sue Got Married (Coppola); Peking Opera Blues (Tsui); Platoon (Stone); River's Edge (Hunter); Rosa Luxemburg (Von Trotta); Round Midnight (Tavernier); Ruthless People (Zucker & Zucker & Abrahams); Sherman's March (McElwee); She's Gotta Have It (Lee); Sid and Nancy (Cox); Stand by Me (Reiner); Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Nimoy); Summer (Rohmer); True Stories (Byrne); 2 Friends (Campion)

As yet unseen: Crime Story (Ferrara); Dust in the Wind (Hou); Landscape Suicide (Benning); Ménage (Blier); The Sacrifice (Tarkovsky); Scene of the Crime (Téchiné); The Terrorizer (Yang); Thérèse (Cavalier)


01. House of Games (David Mamet) 86
02. Broadcast News (James L. Brooks)
03. Hope and Glory (John Boorman)
04. Raising Arizona (Joel Coen) 85
05. Barfly (Barbet Schroeder) 84
06. Where Is the Friend's House? (Abbas Kiarostami)
07. Tin Men (Barry Levinson)
08. Moonstruck (Norman Jewison)
09. Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow)
10. The Untouchables (Brian De Palma) 79

[Bumped: Empire of the Sun (Steven Spielberg)]

Conspicuously absent: Angel Heart (Parker); Au revoir, les enfants (Malle); Babette's Feast (Axel); The Belly of an Architect (Greenaway); The Big Easy (McBride); Boyfriends and Girlfriends (Rohmer); Camp Thiaroye (Sembene & Sow); Dark Eyes (Mikhalkov); The Dead (Huston); Evil Dead II (Raimi); Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (Rohmer); Full Metal Jacket (Kubrick); The Hidden (Sholder); Housekeeping (Forsyth); Intervista (Fellini); King Lear (Godard); The Last Emperor (Bertolucci); Law of Desire (Almodóvar); Matewan (Sayles); Pelle the Conqueror (August); Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Hughes); Prince of Darkness (Carpenter); The Princess Bride (Reiner); Radio Days (Allen); Red Sorghum (Zhang); RoboCop (Verhoeven); Roxanne (Schepisi); The Stepfather (Ruben); Swimming to Cambodia (Demme); A Taxing Woman (Itami); Under Satan's Sun (Pialat); The Untouchables (De Palma); Walker (Cox); Wings of Desire (Wenders); Withnail & I (Robinson); Yeelen (Cissé)

As yet unseen: China Girl (Ferrara); The Cry of the Owl (Chabrol); Opera (Argento); Project A, Part II (Chan); Rouge (Kwan)


01. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris) 91
02. The Moderns (Alan Rudolph) 88
03. Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg) 87
04. Bull Durham (Ron Shelton) 85
05. Beetle Juice (Tim Burton) 84
06. A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton) 84
07. Midnight Run (Martin Brest)
08. Drowning by Numbers (Peter Greenaway)
09. The Vanishing (George Sluizer) 75
10. Rain Man (Barry Levinson) 74

Honorable Mention: Dangerous Liaisons (Frears); High Hopes (Leigh); The Last Temptation of Christ (Scorsese); Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Zemeckis)

Not sure anymore as it moved years: Family Viewing (Egoyan)

Conspicuously absent: Akira (Otomo); Alice (Svankmajer); Another Woman (Allen); Ariel (Kaurismäki); Big (Marshall); Bird (Eastwood); The Chocolate War (Gordon); Damnation (Tarr); Decalogue Five (Kieslowski); Die Hard (McTiernan); Distant Voices, Still Lives (Davies); Grave of the Fireflies (Takahata); Hairspray (Waters); Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (Ophuls); La Lectrice (Deville); Married to the Mob (Demme); Medea (Von Trier); Miracle Mile (DeJarnatt); Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (Romero); My Neighbor Totoro (Miyazaki); The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (Zucker); Story of Women (Chabrol); They Live (Carpenter); The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Kaufman); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Almodóvar)

NOTE: I've seen the other Decalogue films, but originally didn't consider them to be separate features. Five and Six are the only ones I've rewatched and rated so far, but when I get around to the others, this list may alter considerably.

As yet unseen: Baxter (Boivin); The Firm (Clarke); Gang of Four (Rivette); Iguana (Hellman)


01. Decalogue Six (Krzysztof Kieslowski) 96
02. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee) 95
03. sex, lies and videotape (Steven Soderbergh) 93
04. Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant, Jr.) 93
05. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen)
06. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Peter Greenaway)
07. Henry V (Kenneth Branagh)
08. The War of the Roses (Danny DeVito) 83
09. Say Anything... (Cameron Crowe)
10. Speaking Parts (Atom Egoyan)

[Bumped: My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (Jim Sheridan)]

Honorable Mention: Monsieur Hire (Leconte); Mystery Train (Jarmusch); Sea of Love (Becker)

Conspicuously absent: The Abyss (Cameron); The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Gilliam); Black Rain (Imamura); Casualties of War (De Palma); A City of Sadness (Hou); Enemies, A Love Story (Mazursky); The Fabulous Baker Boys (Kloves); Glory (Zwick); Heathers (Lehmann); Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Spielberg); Jesus of Montreal (Arcand); Kiki's Delivery Service (Miyazaki); The Killer (Woo); Last Exit to Brooklyn (Edel); My 20th Century (Enyedi); Parents (Balaban); Roger & Me (Moore); Sweetie (Campion); Tetsuo (Tsukamoto); The Unbelievable Truth (Hartley); Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (Bae)

As yet unseen: Cat Chaser (Ferrara); Santa sangre (Jodorowsky); Time of the Gypsies (Kusturica)


01. Truly Madly Deeply (Anthony Minghella)
02. Miami Blues (George Armitage) 94
03. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
04. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman) 90
05. Miller's Crossing (Joel Coen) 90
06. Trust (Hal Hartley) 88
07. The Nasty Girl (Michael Verhoeven)
08. Joe Versus the Volcano (John Patrick Shanley) 84
09. Bullet in the Head (John Woo)
10. Life Is Sweet (Mike Leigh) 77

[Bumped: After Dark, My Sweet (James Foley)]

Honorable Mention: The Freshman (Bergman); Henry & June (Kaufman); The Hunt for Red October (McTiernan); Reversal of Fortune (Schroeder); A Shock to the System (Egleson)

Conspicuously absent: Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Kurosawa); An Angel at My Table (Campion); Avalon (Levinson); Boiling Point (Kitano); Close-Up (Kiarostami); Dances With Wolves (Costner); Darkman (Raimi); The Disenchanted (Jacquot); Edward Scissorhands (Burton); Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Dante); The Grifters (Frears); The Hairdresser's Husband (Leconte); Jacob's Ladder (Lyne); Ju Dou (Zhang); King of New York (Ferrara); The Match Factory Girl (Kaurismäki); Nouvelle vague (Godard); Once a Thief (Woo); Paris Is Burning (Livingston); Quick Change (Franklin & Murray); Revenge (Scott); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Stoppard); The Sheltering Sky (Bertolucci); Singapore Sling (Nikolaidis); Sink or Swim (Friedrich); Sure Fire (Jost); A Tale of Springtime (Rohmer); To Sleep With Anger (Burnett); Total Recall (Verhoeven); Tremors (Underwood); White Hunter, Black Heart (Eastwood); Wild at Heart (Lynch)

As yet unseen: American Dream (Kopple); Larks on a String (Menzel)


01. Barton Fink (Joel Coen) 91
02. Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (Leos Carax)
03. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)
04. Slacker (Richard Linklater) 87
05. Homicide (David Mamet) 83
06. The Rapture (Michael Tolkin) 79
07. Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai) 78
08. Delicatessen (Jeunet & Caro) 77
09. Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott) 71
10. The Commitments (Alan Parker)

Honorable Mention: Delusion (Colpaert); Hear My Song (Chelsom); Impromptu (Lapine)

Conspicuously absent: The Adjuster (Egoyan); And Life Goes On (Kiarostami); Beauty and the Beast (Trousdale & Wise); Black Robe (Beresford); Boyz n the Hood (Singleton); A Brighter Summer Day (Yang); Cape Fear (Scorsese); Dead Again (Branagh); Defending Your Life (Brooks); The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski); The Fisher King (Gilliam); Flirting (Duigan); Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Bahr & Hickenlooper); Highway Patrolman (Cox); Highway 61 (McDonald); The Hours and Times (Münch); Jacquot de Nantes (Varda); JFK (Stone); Jungle Fever (Lee); L.A. Story (Jackson); La Belle noiseuse (Rivette); My Own Private Idaho (Van Sant); Naked Lunch (Cronenberg); Once Upon a Time in China (Tsui); Point Break (Bigelow); Poison (Haynes); Proof (Moorhouse); Rush (Zanuck); The Silence of the Lambs (Demme); Surviving Desire (Hartley); Swordsman II (Ching & Tong); Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Cameron); Toto the Hero (Van Dormael); Truth or Dare (Keshishian); Van Gogh (Pialat); Zentropa (Von Trier)

As yet unseen: Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (Hewitt); A Little Stiff (Watkins & Zahedi); New Jack City (Van Peebles); Operation Condor (Chan); Side/Walk/Shuttle (Gehr); Until the End of the World (Wenders)


01. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood) 97
02. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino) 92
03. Un coeur en hiver (Claude Sautet) 85
04. Careful (Guy Maddin)
05. Laws of Gravity (Nick Gomez)
06. Hard-Boiled (John Woo)
07. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan)
08. Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley) 83
09. The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies)
10. One False Move (Carl Franklin)

Honorable Mention: Howards End (Ivory); A Midnight Clear (Gordon); The Player (Altman)

Conspicuously absent: Aladdin (Musker & Clements); Alien3 (Fincher); Another Girl, Another Planet (Almereyda); Bad Lieutenant (Ferrara); Basic Instinct (Verhoeven); The Best Intentions (August); Bitter Moon (Polanski); Candyman (Rose); Céline (Brisseau); Dead Alive (Jackson); Deep Cover (Duke); Dream of Light (Erice) Husbands and Wives (Allen); Lessons of Darkness (Herzog); The Living End (Araki); Lorenzo's Oil (Miller); Malcolm X (Lee); Man Bites Dog (Belvaux & Bonzel & Poelvoorde); Of Mice and Men (Sinise); Once Upon a Time in China II (Tsui); Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai); Red Rock West (Dahl); Savage Nights (Collard); Simple Men (Hartley); Single White Female (Schroeder); Singles (Crowe); The Story of Qiu Ju (Zhang); Supercop (Tong); A Tale of Winter (Rohmer); Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (Lynch); Visions of Light (Glassman & McCarthy & Samuels)

As yet unseen: Actress (Kwan); Dragon Inn (Lee); The Last Bolshevik (Marker); The Second Heimat (Reitz); Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (Baldwin)


01. Naked (Mike Leigh) 96
02. King of the Hill (Steven Soderbergh)
03. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis) 86
04. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick)
05. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (François Girard) 84
06. Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg) 80
07. The Remains of the Day (James Ivory) 79
08. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater) 78
09. Malice (Harold Becker) 76
10. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (Lasse Hallström) 70

Honorable Mention: Fiorile (Taviani Bros.); Searching for Bobby Fischer (Zaillian); Short Cuts (Altman); The Snapper (Frears)

Conspicuously absent: The Age of Innocence (Scorsese); Blue (Jarman); Blue (Kieslowski); The Blue Kite (Tian); A Bronx Tale (De Niro); Calendar (Egoyan); Carlito's Way (De Palma); Farewell My Concubine (Chen); Fearless (Weir); The Fugitive (Davis); Hélas pour moi (Godard); In the Name of the Father (Sheridan); Kalifornia (Sena); The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk (Yuen); Ma saison préférée (Téchiné); Madadayo (Kurosawa); Matinee (Dante); Menace II Society (Hughes Bros.); Much Ado About Nothing (Branagh); A Perfect World (Eastwood); The Piano (Campion); The Puppetmaster (Hou); Romeo Is Bleeding (Medak); Ruby in Paradise (Nunez); The Scent of Green Papaya (Tran); Six Degrees of Separation (Schepisi); Smoking/No Smoking (Resnais); Sonatine (Kitano); Suture (McGehee & Siegel); True Romance (Scott); Valley of Abraham (Oliveira); The War Room (Pennebaker & Hegedus); What's Eating Gilbert Grape (Hallström)

As yet unseen: The Baby of Mâcon (Greenaway); Body Snatchers (Ferrara); Green Snake (Tsui); The Heroic Trio (To); Iron Monkey (Yuen); Kika (Almodóvar)


01. Exotica (Atom Egoyan) 100
02. Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)
03. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino) 90
04. Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski) 89
05. Wild Reeds (André Téchiné) 84
06. A Confucian Confusion (Edward Yang)
07. Cold Water (Olivier Assayas)
08. Chung King Express (Wong Kar-wai) 81
09. U.S. Go Home (Claire Denis) 81
10. Ed Wood (Tim Burton) 80

Honorable Mention: Four Weddings and a Funeral (Newell); Fresh (Yakin); I Like It Like That (Martin); The Last Seduction (Dahl); The Secret of Roan Inish (Sayles)

Conspicuously absent: Amateur (Hartley); Ashes of Time (Wong); Barcelona (Stillman); Before the Rain (Manchevski); Bullets Over Broadway (Allen); Clean, Shaven (Kerrigan); Crooklyn (S. Lee); Crumb (Zwigoff); Eat Drink Man Woman (A. Lee); Hoop Dreams (James); The Hudsucker Proxy (Coen); The Kingdom (Von Trier & Arnfred); The Legend of Drunken Master (Lau); Little Women (Armstrong); Nadja (Almereyda); Nobody's Fool (Benton); Quiz Show (Redford); Sátántangó (Tarr); Serial Mom (Waters); The Shawshank Redemption (Darabont); Spanking the Monkey (Russell); Speed (De Bont); Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Martin); Through the Olive Trees (Kiarostami); To Live (Zhang); Vanya on 42nd Street (Malle); Vive L'Amour (Tsai); White (Kieslowski)

As yet unseen: Joan the Maid (Rivette); Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana (Kaurismäki); An Unforgettable Summer (Pintilie)


01. Se7en (David Fincher) 93
02. Dadetown (Russ Hexter)
03. Safe (Todd Haynes) 89
04. Toy Story (John Lasseter) 86
05. Twelve Monkeys (Terry Gilliam) 80
06. Hate (Mathieu Kassovitz) 79
07. Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach) 78
08. Richard III (Richard Loncraine)
09. From the Journals of Jean Seberg (Mark Rappaport)
10. Land and Freedom (Ken Loach)

[Bumped: Crimson Tide (Tony Scott)]

Honorable Mention: Leaving Las Vegas (Figgis)

Conspicuously absent: Babe (Noonan); Before Sunrise (Linklater); Casino (Scorsese); The City of Lost Children (Jeunet & Caro); Clockers (S. Lee); Clueless (Heckerling); Crimson Tide (Scott); Cyclo (Tran); Dead Man (Jarmusch); Dead Man Walking (Robbins); Devil in a Blue Dress (Franklin); Fallen Angels (Wong); Forgotten Silver (Jackson); Good Men, Good Women (Hou); Heat (Mann); Kids (Clark); La Cérémonie (Chabrol); Le Garçu (Pialat); A Little Princess (Cuarón); Maborosi (Kore-eda); Nixon (Stone); Persuasion (Michell); Sense and Sensibility (A. Lee); Shanghai Triad (Zhang); Showgirls (Verhoeven); A Single Girl (Jacquot); Strange Days (Bigelow); To Die For (Van Sant); Up/Down/Fragile (Rivette); Underground (Kusturica); Underneath (Soderbergh); The Usual Suspects (Singer); Whisper of the Heart (Kondô)

As yet unseen: Deseret (Benning); Salaam Cinema (Makhmalbaf); Tokyo Fist (Tsukamoto)


01. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky) 97
02. Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne) 96
03. A Moment of Innocence (Mohsen Makhmalbaf) 94
04. Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas)
05. La Promesse (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) 85
06. Lone Star (John Sayles) 84
07. Un air de famille (Cédric Klapisch)
08. Everyone Says I Love You (Woody Allen) 81
09. The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (Hong Sang-soo) 73
10. Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe) 71

Honorable mention: Jerry Maguire (Crowe); Sling Blade (Thornton)

Conspicuously absent: Big Night (Tucci & Scott); Bottle Rocket (Anderson); Bound (Wachowski Brothers); Breaking the Waves (Von Trier); Capitaine Conan (Tavernier); Comrades, Almost a Love Story (Chan); Conspirators of Pleasure (Svankmajer); Crash (Cronenberg); Drifting Clouds (Kaurismäki); The English Patient (Minghella); Fargo (Coen); Flirting With Disaster (Russell); Freeway (Bright); The Frighteners (Jackson); The Funeral (Ferrara); Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou); Hamlet (Branagh); Kansas City (Altman); Kids Return (Kitano); The Long Kiss Goodnight (Harlin); Microcosmos (Nuridsany & Pérennou); Mission: Impossible (De Palma); My Sex Life...or How I Got Into an Argument (Desplechin); Nénette et Boni (Denis); The People vs. Larry Flynt (Forman); Ponette (Doillon); The Portrait of a Lady (Campion); Schizopolis (Soderbergh); Scream (Craven); Secrets & Lies (Leigh); A Summer's Tale (Rohmer); Thieves (Les Voleurs) (Téchiné); Tin Cup (Shelton); Trainspotting (Boyle); When We Were Kings (Gast); William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (Luhrmann)

As yet unseen: Beavis and Butt-head Do America (Judge); God's Comedy (Monteiro); Nightjohn (Burnett); Perfect Love (Breillat)


01. The Game (David Fincher) 91
02. The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan)
03. In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute)
04. Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (Kirby Dick) 85
05. Leila (Dariush Mehrjui)
06. Funny Games (Michael Haneke) 81
07. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson) 81
08. Fast, Cheap & out of Control (Errol Morris) 79
09. Nil by Mouth (Gary Oldman)
10. Titanic (James Cameron) 76

Honorable Mention: Henry Fool (Hartley); Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella) (Benigni); The River (Tsai); Same Old Song (Resnais)

Conspicuously absent: Affliction (Schrader); The Apostle (Duvall); Boogie Nights (Anderson); Career Girls (Leigh); Chasing Amy (Smith); Cure (Kurosawa); Deconstructing Harry (Allen); Donnie Brasco (Newell); The Eel (Imamura); Eve's Bayou (Lemmons); Face/Off (Woo); The Fifth Element (Besson); Fireworks (Hana-Bi) (Kitano); Grosse Pointe Blank (Armitage); Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary (Bindler); Happy Together (Wong); The Ice Storm (Lee); Jackie Brown (Tarantino); The Kingdom II (Von Trier & Arnfred); Kundun (Scorsese); Live Flesh (Almodóvar); Lost Highway (Lynch); Love and Death on Long Island (Kwietniowski); Mother and Son (Sokurov); Princess Mononoke (Miyazaki); See the Sea (Ozon); The Spanish Prisoner (Mamet); Starship Troopers (Verhoeven); Taste of Cherry (Kiarostami); Titanic (Cameron); Two Girls and a Guy (Toback); Xiao Wu (Jia)

As yet unseen: Eye of God (Nelson)


01. Buffalo '66 (Vincent Gallo) 91
02. The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg) 84
03. Rushmore (Wes Anderson) 83
04. Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh) 82
05. The General (John Boorman)
06. Autumn Tale (Eric Rohmer)
07. The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman) 76
08. TBD
09. TBD
10. TBD

Honorable Mention: After Life (Kore-eda); A Bug's Life (Lasseter); The Truman Show (Weir)

Conspicuously absent: Another Day in Paradise (Clark); Babe: Pig in the City (Miller); Besieged (Bertolucci); The Big Lebowski (Coen); Bulworth (Beatty); Dark City (Proyas); Dr. Akagi (Imamura); The Dreamlife of Angels (Zonca); Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Gilliam); The Flowers of Shanghai (Hou); Happiness (Solondz); He Got Game (Lee); The Hole (Tsai); I Stand Alone (Noé); The Idiots (Von Trier); John Carpenter's Vampires (Carpenter); Khroustaliov, My Car! (Guerman); Late August, Early September (Assayas); My Name Is Joe (Loach); New Rose Hotel (Ferrara); π (Aronofsky); Pleasantville (Ross); The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong); Praise (Curran); Run Lola Run (Tykwer); Saving Private Ryan (Spielberg); The School of Flesh (Jacquot); Shakespeare in Love (Madden); Show Me Love (Moodysson); A Simple Plan (Raimi); The Thin Red Line (Malick); Velvet Goldmine (Haynes)

As yet unseen: Battu's Bioscope (Fidyk); A Hero Never Dies (To); Sombre (Grandrieux)


01. Audition (Takashi Miike) 96
02. The Blair Witch Project (Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez) 93
03. Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter) 91
04. The Talented Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella) 85
05. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze) 85
06. Nowhere to Hide (Lee Myung-se) 82
07. Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh) 81
08. Jesus' Son (Alison Maclean)
09. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick) 80
10. Go (Doug Liman)

Honorable Mention: The Winslow Boy (Mamet)

Conspicuously absent: An Affair of Love (Fonteyne); All About My Mother (Almodóvar); American Beauty (Mendes); American Movie: The Making of Northwestern (Smith); Beau travail (Denis); Boys Don't Cry (Peirce); Bringing Out the Dead (Scorsese); Election (Payne); The End of the Affair (Jordan); eXistenZ (Cronenberg); Fight Club (Fincher); Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (Bright); Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jarmusch); Girl on the Bridge (Leconte); Human Resources (Cantet); Humanité (Dumont); The Insider (Mann); The Iron Giant (Bird); The Limey (Soderbergh); Magnolia (Anderson); The Matrix (Wachowski Bros.) Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (Morris); Moloch (Sokurov); Office Space (Judge); Pola X (Carax); Ratcatcher (Ramsay); The Road Home (Zhang); Rosetta (Dardenne Bros.); South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Parker); The Straight Story (Lynch); Three Kings (Russell); Time Regained (Ruiz); Titus (Taymor); The Virgin Suicides (Coppola); The War Zone (Roth); The Wind Will Carry Us (Kiarostami); Wonderland (Winterbottom)

As yet unseen: My Voyage to Italy (Scorsese)


01. Memento (Christopher Nolan) 98
02. State and Main (David Mamet)
03. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai) 90
04. Devils on the Doorstep (Jiang Wen) 84
05. Songs From the Second Floor (Roy Andersson) 84
06. The Emperor's New Groove (Mark Dindal) 83
07. Gladiator (Ridley Scott)
08. Code Unknown (Michael Haneke) 81
09. The House of Mirth (Terence Davies)
10. You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan)

Honorable Mention: The Day I Became a Woman (Meshkini); George Washington (Green); Traffic (Soderbergh)

Conspicuously absent: Almost Famous (Crowe); American Psycho (Harron); Amores perros (González Iñárritu); Battle Royale (Fukasaku); Cast Away (Zemeckis); The Circle (Panahi); Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (A. Lee); Dancer in the Dark (Von Trier); Esther Kahn (Desplechin); Eureka (Aoyama); The Filth and the Fury (Temple); Ginger Snaps (Fawcett); The Gleaners and I (Varda); Hamlet (Almereyda); High Fidelity (Frears); La Captive (Akerman); Little Otik (Svankmajer); O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Coen); Peppermint Candy (Lee C-d); Platform (Jia); Requiem for a Dream (Aronofsky); Thirteen Days (Donaldson); Together (Moodysson); Under the Sand (Ozon); Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr); Wonder Boys (Hanson); Workers for the Good Lord (Brisseau); Yi Yi (A One and a Two...) (Yang)

As yet unseen: El Valley Centro (Benning); Fur on the Roses (Chervier & Obadia); The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him (Brakhage)


01. The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel Coen)
02. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff)
03. Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
04. Late Marriage (Dover Kosashvili)
05. Training Day (Antoine Fuqua)
06. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
07. Harmful Insect (Akihiko Shiota)
08. What Time Is It There? (Tsai Ming-liang)
09. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
10. Intacto (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo)

Honorable Mention: Don's Plum (Robb)

Conspicuously absent: AI (Spielberg); Alias Betty (Miller); All About Lily Chou-Chou (Iwai); The Believer (Bean); Black Hawk Down (Scott); Bully (Clark); Donnie Darko (Kelly); Fat Girl (Breillat); Freddy Got Fingered (Green); Gosford Park (Altman); I'm Going Home (De Oliveira); In Praise of Love (Godard); In the Bedroom (Field); The Lady and the Duke (Rohmer); The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Jackson); Millennium Mambo (Hou); Monsters, Inc. (Docter); Moulin Rouge (Luhrmann); Ocean's Eleven (Soderbergh); The Piano Teacher (Haneke); Pistol Opera (Suzuki); Pootie Tang (Louis C.K.); The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson); Spirited Away (Miyazaki); (Noujaim & Hegedus); Time Out (Cantet); Trouble Every Day (Denis); Va savoir (Rivette); Vanilla Sky (Crowe); Waking Life (Linklater); Wet Hot American Summer (Wain); Y tu mamá también (Cuarón)

As yet unseen: The Road (Omirbaev); Roberto Succo (Kahn)


01. 25th Hour (Spike Lee)
02. Gerry (Gus Van Sant)
03. Hero (Zhang Yimou)
04. Adaptation. (Spike Jonze)
05. An Amazing Couple (Lucas Belvaux)
06. Spider-Man (Sam Raimi)
07. 8 Women (François Ozon)
08. Irreversible (Gaspar Noé)
09. Daughter From Danang (Gail Dolgin & Vicente Franco)
10. Bus 174 (José Padilha)

Honorable Mention: Charlotte Sometimes (Byler); Distant (Ceylan); In My Skin (De Van); An Injury to One (Wilkerson); Raising Victor Vargas (Sollett); Turning Gate (Hong)

Conspicuously absent: About Schmidt (Payne); All or Nothing (Leigh); Blissfully Yours (Weerasethakul); Blue Gate Crossing (Yee); Bowling for Columbine (Moore); City of God (Meirelles); Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (Clooney); demonlover (Assayas); Divine Intervention (Suleiman); Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (Maddin); Far From Heaven (Haynes); Femme Fatale (De Palma); Friday Night (Denis); Gangs of New York (Scorsese); The Good Thief (Jordan); Insomnia (Nolan); Ken Park (Clark & Lachman); The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Jackson); The Man Without a Past (Kaurismäki); Morvern Callar (Ramsay); Punch-Drunk Love (Anderson); Roger Dodger (Kidd); The Rules of Attraction (Avary); Russian Ark (Sokurov); The Secret Lives of Dentists (Rudolph); Solaris (Soderbergh); The Son (Dardenne Bros.); Spider (Cronenberg); Talk to Her (Almodóvar); 10 (Kiarostami); 24 Hour Party People (Winterbottom)

As yet unseen: Nothing I'm aware of.


01. Dogville (Lars von Trier)
02. Cowards Bend the Knee (Guy Maddin)
03. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (Kim Ki-duk)
04. Dallas 362 (Scott Caan)
05. Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff)
06. The Forest for the Trees (Maren Ade)
07. Raja (Jacques Doillon)
08. Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki)
09. Strong Shoulders (Ursula Meier)
10. All the Real Girls (David Gordon Green)

Honorable Mention: None

Conspicuously absent: American Splendor (Berman & Pulcini); Ana and the Others (Murga); The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (Kitano); The Brown Bunny (Gallo); The Company (Altman); Crimson Gold (Panahi); Down With Love (Reed); Elephant (Van Sant); Finding Nemo (Stanton); The Five Obstructions (Leth & Von Trier); The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara (Morris); House of Sand and Fog (Perelman); In the Cut (Campion); Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Tarantino); The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Jackson); Los Angeles Plays Itself (Andersen); Lost in Translation (Coppola); Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Weir); Memories of Murder (Bong); Mystic River (Eastwood); Not on the Lips (Resnais); Oldboy (Park); The Return (Zvyagintsev); The Saddest Music in the World (Maddin); The School of Rock (Linklater); The Shape of Things (LaBute); Shattered Glass (Ray); The Story of Marie and Julien (Rivette); A Tale of Two Sisters (Kim); The Triplets of Belleville (Chomet); Zero Day (Coccio)

As yet unseen: Nothing I'm aware of.


01. Primer (Shane Carruth)
02. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
03. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson)
04. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
05. I ♥ Huckabees (David O. Russell)
06. Spartan (David Mamet)
07. 3-iron (Kim Ki-duk)
08. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
09. Red Lights (Cédric Kahn)
10. In Your Hands (Annette K. Olesen)

Honorable Mention: Whisky (Stoll & Rebella)

Conspicuously absent: Downfall (Hirschbiegel); Head-On (Akin); House of Flying Daggers (Zhang); Howl's Moving Castle (Miyazaki); The Incredibles (Bird); Innocence ?(Hadzihalilovic); Keane (Kerrigan); Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Tarantino); Kings & Queen (Desplechin); Kung Fu Hustle (Chow); Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Berlinger & Sinofsky); Million Dollar Baby (Eastwood); Millions (Boyle); Mysterious Skin (Araki); Nobody Knows (Kore-eda); Shaun of the Dead (Wright); Sideways (Payne); Spider-Man 2 (Raimi); Star Spangled to Death (Jacobs); Triple Agent (Rohmer); 2046 (Wong); Vera Drake (Leigh)

As yet unseen: Nothing I'm aware of.


01. Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Michel Gondry)
02. Who's Camus Anyway? (Mitsuo Yanagimachi)
03. The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-liang)
04. Down in the Valley (David Jacobson)
05. Brick (Rian Johnson)
06. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)
07. Frank Miller's Sin City (Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez)
08. Sky High (Mike Mitchell)
09. L'Enfant (The Child) (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
10. Land of the Dead (George A. Romero)

Honorable Mention: None

Conspicuously absent: Batman Begins (Nolan); Brokeback Mountain (Lee); Bubble (Soderbergh); Caché (Hidden) (Haneke); The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Puiu); A History of Violence (Cronenberg); King Kong (Jackson); Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Black); Last Days (Van Sant); Match Point (Allen); Munich (Spielberg); Mutual Appreciation (Bujalski); The New World (Malick); The Squid and the Whale (Baumbach); Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (Lucas); Tale of Cinema (Hong); Through the Forest (Civeyrac); Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (Winterbottom); War of the Worlds (Spielberg)

As yet unseen: Nothing I'm aware of.


01. The Prestige (Christopher Nolan)
02. Time (Kim Ki-duk)
03. Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt)
04. The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
05. The Host (Bong Joon-ho)
06. Container (Lukas Moodysson)
07. Day Night Day Night (Julia Loktev)
08. Volver (Pedro Almodóvar)
09. The Boss of It All (Lars von Trier)
10. Offside (Jafar Panahi)

Conspicuously absent: [Coming soon]