Thursday, January 2, 2020

About the Lists, and Index

Hi, my name is Adam, and I am a total list fiend.

In an attempt to consolidate my favorite films and such, this companion blog to Film at 11 will house my Top 11 movies of each year, along with Honorable Mentions, possibly a Least Favorite, and a select list of films I have yet to see from that year that I would like to. Films I've reviewed will get linked from here to F@11. If I have not seen enough from a given year to make a Top 11, I shall post what I have seen and liked. Dates are according to the IMDb.

If there are less than 11 flicks listed in a year, that's all I've seen or can usefully remember. And this is far from everything I've seen from every year, so there are a good amount of middling movies not listed. And a short is considered 60 minutes or less.

In addition, I will include directly below any new entries if and when they are added.

YEARS ADDED: 1/9/15 - 2013 & 2014.

Sunday, January 1, 2017


1. Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho)
2. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
3. Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman)
4. Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)
5. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
6. O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman)
7. Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)
8. The Mermaid (Stephen Chow)
9. The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook)
10. Julieta (Pedro Almodovar)
11. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)

Almost There: 13th (Ava DuVernay), Arrival (Denis Villeneuve), Hail, Caesar! (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen), Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie), Little Sister (Zach Clark), Moonlight (Barry Jenkins), The Nice Guys (Shane Black), Tower (Keith Maitland), Under the Shadow (Babak Anvari), The Wailing (Na Hong-jin), Zootopia (Byron Howard and Rich Moore and Jared Bush).

Least Favorite: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Zack Snyder).

Have Yet to See: The Age of Shadows (Kim Jee-woon), American Honey (Andrea Arnold), Austerlitz (Sergei Loznitsa), Being 17 (Andre Techine), The Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig), Gimme Danger (Jim Jarmusch), I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach), Jackie (Pablo Larrain), Little Men (Ira Sachs), Naruda (Pablo Larrain), Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello), Paterson (Jim Jarmusch), Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas), A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies), The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi), Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie), Sully (Clint Eastwood), The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne).

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


1. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)
2. Mistress America (Noah Baumbach)
3. Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson)
4. Carol (Todd Haynes)
5. The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson)
6. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
7. Office (Johnnie To)
8. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller)
9. World of Tomorrow [short] (Don Hertzfeldt)
10. Bitter Lake (Adam Curtis)
11. The Witch (Robert Eggers)

Almost There: Brooklyn (John Crowley), Creed (Ryan Coogler), Crimson Peak (Guillermo Del Toro), Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story (Michael Almereyda), Hitchcock/Truffaut (Kent Jones), Inside Out (Pete Docter), Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs), Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven), Shaun the Sheep Movie (Mark Burton and Richard Starzak), Tangerine (Sean Baker), Taxi (Jafar Panahi).

Least Favorite: Kingsman: The Secret Service (Matthew Vaughan).

Have Yet to See: Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes), In Jackson Heights (Frederick Wiseman), My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin), No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman), Son of Saul (László Nemes).

Friday, January 9, 2015


1. Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
3. Zero Motivation (Talya Lavie)
4. Goodbye to Language 3D (Jean-Luc Godard)
5. The Lego Movie (Phil Lord and Chris Miller)
6. The Babadook (Jennifer Kent)
7. Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
8. Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)
9. The Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn)
10. Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)
11. Life Itself (Steve James)

Almost There: Black Coal, Thin Ice (Diao Yinan), The Boxtrolls (Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Anthony Russo and Joe Russo), Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman), The Homesman (Tommy Lee Jones), Jimmy's Hall (Ken Loach), Journey to the West (Tsai Ming-liang), Love is Strange (Ira Sachs), Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre), This Time Next Year (Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman), To Be Takei (Jennifer M. Kroot).

Least Favorite: God's Not Dead (Harold Cronk).

Have Yet to See: Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson), Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan).

Monday, January 6, 2014


1. The Grandmaster [Chinese cut] (Wong Kar-Wai)
2. The Immigrant (James Gray)
3. Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan Coen and Joel Coen)
4. Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho)

5. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Stephen Chow and Derek Kok)
6. Upstream Color (Shane Carruth)
7. The World's End (Edgar Wright)

8. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)
9. Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski)
10. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)
11. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)

Almost There: Before Midnight (Richard Linklater), Blind Detective (Johnnie To), The Dance of Reality (Alejandro Jodorowsky), A Field in England (Ben Wheatley), Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian (Arnaud Desplechin), The Last of the Unjust (Claude Lanzmann), The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh), Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch), Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie), We are the Best! (Lukas Moodysson), The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki).

Least Favorite: Odd Thomas (Stephen Sommers).

Friday, February 15, 2013


1. Holy Motors (Leos Carax)
2. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)
3. Tchoupitoulas (Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross)
4. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)
5. Drug War (Johnnie To)
6. Tabu (Miguel Gomes)
7. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel)
8. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! (Alain Resnais)
9. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
10. Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami)
11. Barbara (Christian Petzold)

Almost There: Berberian Sound Studio (Peter Strickland), Byzantium (Neil Jordan), Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg), Ernest & Celestine (Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, and Benjamin Renner), In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo), The Last Time I Saw Macao (Joao Pedro Rodrigues and Joao Rui Guerra de Mata), Looper (Rian Johnson), Museum Hours (Jem Cohen), ParaNorman (Chris Butler and Sam Fell), The Unspeakable Act (Dan Sallitt), Wadja (Haifaa Al-Mansour).

Least Favorite: Project X (Nima Nourizadeh).

 The Cabin in the Woods, Chronicle, Django Unchained, Keep the Lights On, Magic Mike, Motorway, Not Fade Away, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Sister, Skyfall, Vamps out;

Byzantium, Drug War, Ernest & Celestine, Frances Ha, The Last Time I Saw Macao, Leviathan, Like Someone in Love, Museum Hours, The Unspeakable Act, Wadja, and You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! in.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


1. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
2. The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
3. Attack the Block (Joe Cornish)
4. This is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi)
5. Oslo, August 31 (Joachim Trier)
6. Bernie (Richard Linklater)
7. Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols)
8. A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg)
9. Terri (Azazel Jacobs)
10. The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies)
11. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson)

Almost There: Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman), The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo), Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn), House of Tolerance (Bertrand Bonello), Hugo (Martin Scorsese), I Wish (Hirokazu Koreeda), In the Family (Patrick Wang), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan), Scabbard Samurai (Hitoshi Mitsumoto), A Simple Life (Ann Hui), Turn Me On, Dammit! (Jannicke Systad Jacobsen).

Have Yet to See: Crazy Horse (Frederick Wiseman), Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan).

Le Havre and The Innkeepers out;

In the Family, Scabbard Samurai, A Simple Life in.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


1. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami)
2. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright)
3. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
4. The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski)
5. Hahaha (Hong Sang-soo)
6. Winter's Bone (Debra Granik)
7. The Oath (Laura Poitras)
8. Poetry (Lee Chang-dong)
9. Cold Weather (Aaron Katz)
10. Four Lions (Chris Morris)
11. Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichert)

Almost There: 13 Assassins (Takashi Miike), Carlos [TV miniseries] (Olivier Assayas), Exit through the Gift Shop (Banksy), Gallants (Clement Cheng and Derek Kok), The Illusionist (Sylvain Chomet), Oki's Movie (Hong Sang-soo), Road to Nowhere (Monte Hellman), Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese), The Social Network (David Fincher), Sound of Noise (Johannes Stjarne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson), Tuesday, After Christmas (Radu Muntean).

Have Yet to See: Another Year (Mike Leigh).

The Art of the Steal, Black Swan, Greenberg, Heartbeats, I Wish I Knew, The Robber, True Grit out;

13 Assassins, Cold Weather, Gallants, Meek's Cutoff, Oki's Movie, Road to Nowhere, Sound of Noise in.

Monday, January 11, 2010


1. A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen)
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)
3. Mother (Bong Joon-ho)
4. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
5. Symbol (Hitoshi Matsumoto)
6. In the Loop (Armando Iannucci)
7. Coraline (Henry Selick)
8. Disorder (Huang Weikai)
9. The House of the Devil (Ti West)
10. Tetro (Francis Ford Coppola)
11. Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze)

Almost There: Accident (Soi Cheang), Adventureland (Greg Mottola), The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans (Werner Herzog), Bright Star (Jane Campion), Drag Me to Hell (Sam Raimi), Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (Damien Chazelle), The Hole (Joe Dante), Lost in the Mountains [short] (Hong Sang-soo), Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu), Splice (Vincenzo Natali), Thirst (Park Chan-wook).

Have Yet to See: La danse - Le ballet de l'Opéra de Paris (Frederick Wiseman).


It Felt Like a Kiss, A Letter to Uncle Boonme, Like You Know It All, The Limits of Control, The Maid, Polytechnique, A Prophet, The Road, Samson and Delilah, Vincere out;

Accident, Disorder, Drag Me to Hell, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, The Hole, The House of the Devil, Lost in the Mountains, Splice, Symbol, Thirst in.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


1. Two Lovers (James Gray)
2. Sparrow (Johnnie To)
3. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton)
4. CJ7 (Stephen Chow)
5. Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
6. Night and Day (Hong Sang-soo)
7. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson)
8. Burn After Reading (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
9. Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme)
10. Goodbye Solo (Ramin Bahrani)
11. Pontypool (Bruce McDonald)

Almost There: Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry), The Beaches of Agnes (Agnes Varda), The Chaser (Hong-jin Na), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Kim Ji-woon), Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Guillermo del Toro), Hunger (Steve McQueen), The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow), Pineapple Express (David Gordon Green), Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Hayao Miyazaki), Splinter (Toby Wilkins).

Have Yet to See: Che (Steven Soderbergh), Miracle at St. Anna's (Spike Lee).

The Brothers Bloom, A Christmas Tale, Departures, The Headless Woman, Redbelt, Wendy and Lucy out;

Be Kind Rewind, The Chase, The Good, the Bad, and the Weird, Night and Day, Pontypool, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea in.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


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1. Zodiac (David Fincher)
2. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
3. Ratatouille (Brad Bird)
4. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright)
5. Mad Detective (Johnnie To and Wai Ka Fai)
6. Grindhouse (Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie)
7. We Own the Night (James Gray)
8. I’m Not There (Todd Haynes)
9. The Band’s Visit (Eran Kolirin)
10. Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
11. The Mist (Frank Darabont)

Almost There: Boarding Gate (Olivier Assayas), Exte: Hair Extensions (Sion Sono), Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg), In the City of Sylvia (Jose Luis Guerin), Madame Tutli-Putli [short] (Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski), No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen), Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi), The Secret of the Grain (Abdellatif Kechiche), Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong), Son of Rambow (Garth Jennings), The Walker (Paul Schrader).

Least Favorite: 300 (Zack Snyder).

Encounters at the End of the World, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days, Gone Baby Gone, The Last Mistress, My Winnipeg, Stuck out;

Boarding Gate, Exte: Hair Extensions, Madame Tutli-Putli, Secret Sunshine, The Secret of the Grain, The Walker in;


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1. The Host (Bong Joon-ho)
2. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Jonathan Demme)
3. Paprika (Satoshi Kon)
4. Exiled (Johnnie To)
5. Offside (Jafar Panahi)
6. Borat (Larry Charles)
7. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro)
8. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
9. A Prairie Home Companion (Robert Altman)
10. Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo)
11. Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt)

Almost There: 12:08 East of Bucharest (Corneliu Porumboiu), Awesome: I Fuckin’ Shot That! (Adam Yauch), Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako), Bug (William Friedkin), Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (Michel Gondry), Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola), A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater), Slither (James Gunn), Steel City (Brian Jun), Still Life (Jia Zhang-ke), This is England (Shane Meadows).

Least Favorite: The Da Vinci Code (Ron Howard).

Have Yet to See: Happy Feet (George Miller), Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell).

Children of Men, Infamous, Inside Man, The Last Winter, United 93 out;

12:08 East of Bucharest, Awesome: I Fuckin’ Shot That!, Bamako, Marie Antoinette, This is England in.


1. The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach)
2. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Nick Park, Steve Box)
3. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg)
4. 49 Up (Michael Apted)
5. Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch)
6. King Kong (Peter Jackson)
7. Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney)
8. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)
9. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)
10. Syriana (Stephen Gaghan)
11. Capote (Bennett Miller)

Almost There: Caché (Michael Haneke), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu), The Descent (Neil Marshall), L'Enfant (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne), The Ice Harvest (Harold Ramis), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black), Romantico (Mark Becker), Serenity (Joss Whedon), The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Tommy Lee Jones), War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg).

Least Favorite: The Longest Yard (Peter Segal).

Have Yet to See: Junebug (Phil Morrison), Pride & Prejudice (Joe Wright), Sophie Scholl - The Final Days (Marc Rothemund),The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-liang).


1. Primer (Shane Carruth)
2. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright)
3. Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow)
4. The Incredibles (Brad Bird)
5. Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembene)
6. Star Spangled to Death (Ken Jacobs)
7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
8. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino)
9. Nobody Knows (Hirokazu Koreeda)
10. Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi)
11. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

Almost There: The Aviator (Martin Scorsese), The Case of the Grinning Cat [short] (Chris Marker), Dumplings (Fruit Chan), The Holy Girl (Lucrecia Martel), Howl's Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki), Kings and Queen (Arnaud Desplechin), Kinsey (Bill Condon), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson), The Power of Nightmares (Adam Curtis), The Taste of Tea (Katsuhito Ishii), 2046 (Wong Kar Wai).

Least Favorite: Meet the Fockers (Jay Roach).

Have Yet to See: Control Room (Jehane Noujaim), Millions (Danny Boyle), Palindromes (Todd Solondz).


1. Memories of Murder (Joon-ho Bong)
2. Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki)
3. Crimson Gold (Jafar Panahi)
4. Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen)
5. A Mighty Wind (Christopher Guest)
6. Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano)
7. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
8. Elephant (Gus Van Sant)
9. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino)
10. Hulk (Ang Lee)
11. American Splendor (Shari Springer Bergman, Robert Pulcini)

Almost There: Bright Leaves (Ross McElwee), The Company (Robert Altman), Dogville (Lars von Trier), Doppelganger (Kiyoshi Kurosawa), Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich), The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Peter Jackson), Master and Command: The Far Side of the World (Peter Weir), The Saddest Music in the World (Guy Maddin), School of Rock (Richard Linklater), The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet), X2 (Bryan Singer).

Least Favorite: Wrong Turn (Rob Schmidt).

Have Yet to See: All the Real Girls (David Gordon Green), Peter Pan (P.J. Hogan).


1. The Son (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
2. Bubba Ho-tep (Don Coscarelli)
3. 28 Days Later… (Danny Boyle)
4. Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes)
5. The Twilight Samurai (Yoji Yamada)
6. Spider (David Cronenberg)
7. Lost in La Mancha (Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe)
8. Bloody Sunday (Paul Greengrass)
9. Springtime in a Small Town (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
10. Adaptation. (Spike Jonze)
11. The Pianist (Roman Polanski)

Almost There: Bend it Like Beckham (Gurinder Chanda), Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore), The Century of the Self (Adam Curtis), demonlover (Olivier Assayas), Hero (Zhang Yimou), Lilja 4-ever (Lukas Moodysson), Minority Report (Steven Spielberg), Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Paul Justman), Turning Gate (Hong Sang-soo).


1. Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon)
2. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
3. Kairo (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
4. The Royal Tenenbums (Wes Anderson)
5. Artificial Intelligence: AI (Steven Spielberg)
6. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)
8. The Devil's Backbone (Guillermo Del Toro)
9. Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich)
10. Shaolin Soccer (Stephen Chow)
11. Harmful Insect (Akihiko Shiota)

Almost There: Ali (Michael Mann), Domestic Violence (Frederick Wiseman), Faat Kine (Ousmane Sembene), Frailty (Bill Paxton), Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff), Gosford Park (Robert Altman), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell), I’m Going Home (Manoel de Oliveira), The Happiness of the Katakuris (Takashi Miike), Pistol Opera (Seijun Suzuki), Wendigo (Larry Fessenden).

Least Favorite: Jurassic Park III (Jim Johnston).

Have Yet to See: Kandahar (Mohsen Makhmalbaf), L.I.E. (Michael Cuesta).


1. Yi Yi (Edward Yang)
2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar Wai)
3. Memento (Christopher Nolan)
4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)
5. The House of Mirth (Terence Davies)
6. The Circle (Jafar Panahi)
7. The Big Animal (Jerzy Stuhr)
8. Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr)
9. Best in Show (Christopher Guest)
10. The Gleaners & I (Agnes Varda)
11. George Washington (David Gordon Green)

Almost There: 27 Missing Kisses (Nana Djordjadze), Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe), Bamboozled (Spike Lee), The Heart of the World [short] (Guy Maddin), Little Otik (Jan Svankmajer), Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel and Ethan Coen), Séance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa), Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan), The Yards (James Gray), You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan).


1. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze)
2. American Movie (Chris Smith)
3. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch)
4. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
5. Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh)
6. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan)
7. The Insider (Michael Mann)
8. My Voyage to Italy (Martin Scorsese)
9. Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter (Errol Morris)
10. All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar)
11. Audition (Takashi Miike)

Almost There: Dogma (Kevin Smith), Election (Alexander Payne), eXistenZ (David Cronenberg), Galaxy Quest (Dean Parisot), The King of Comedy (Stephen Chow), The Matrix (Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski), The Mission (Johnnie To), Office Space (Mike Judge), Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay), The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola), The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami).

Least Favorite: Wild Wild West (Barry Sonnenfeld).

Have Yet to See: Boys Don't Cry (Kimberly Peirce), Go (Doug Liman), Titus (Julie Taymor).


1. Rushmore (Wes Anderson)
2. The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen)
3. Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
4. 42 Up (Michael Apted)
5. After Life (Hirokazu Koreeda)
6. The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang)
7. Fucking Åmål (Lukas Moodysson)
8. Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon)
9. Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh)
10. Hilary and Jackie (Anand Tucker)
11. The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg)

Almost There: Dark City (Alex Proyas), The General (John Boorman), Gods and Monsters (Bill Condon), The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman), The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Aviva Kempner), Pi (Darren Aronofsky), Pleasantvillle (Gary Ross), Run, Lola, Run (Tom Tykwer), There's Something about Mary (Peter and Bobby Farrelly), Three Businessmen (Alex Cox), The Truman Show (Peter Weir).

Least Favorite: Godzilla (Roland Emmerich).

Have Yet to See: The Dreamlife of Angels (Erick Zonca), Elizabeth (Shekhar Kapur).


1. Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
2. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
3. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Werner Herzog)
4. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (Errol Morris)
5. Happy Together (Wong Kar Wai)
6. Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki)
7. Public Housing (Frederick Wiseman)
8. Hana-bi (Takeshi Kitano)
9. A Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)
10. The Eel (Shohei Imamura)
11. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)

Almost There: Eve's Bayou (Kasi Lemmons), The Fifth Element (Luc Besson), The Full Monty (Peter Cattaneo), Funny Games (Michael Haneke), LA Confidential (Curtis Hanson), Lost Highway (David Lynch), Love and Death on Long Island (Richard Kwietniowski), Men in Black (Barry Sonnenfeld), The Second Civil War (Joe Dante), The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan).

Least Favorite: Batman and Robin (Joel Schumacher).

Have Yet to See: Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell), Henry Fool (Hal Hartley), The River (Tsai Ming-liang).


1. A Moment of Innocence (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
2. Crash (David Cronenberg)
3. When We Were Kings (Leon Gast)
4. Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas)
5. God of Cookery (Stephen Chow, Lik-Chi Lee)
6. La Promesse (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
7. Waiting for Guffman (Christopher Guest)
8. Comrades, Almost a Love Story (Peter Chan)
9. Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
10. Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson)
11. Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)

Almost There: Bound (The Wachowski Brothers), Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne), Fargo (Joel Coen), The Frighteners (Peter Jackson), Habit (Larry Fessenden), Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson), Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton), Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (Jim Mallon), Saint Clara (Ari Folman and Ori Sivan), Star Trek: First Contact (Jonathan Frakes), Trainspotting (Danny Boyle).

Have Yet to See: Big Night (Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci), Breaking the Waves (Lars Von Trier), Kansas City (Robert Altman), Mahjong (Edward Yang), Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh).


1. Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo)
2. Safe (Todd Haynes)
3. Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave [short] (Nick Park)
4. Toy Story (John Lasseter)
5. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater)
6. La Ceremonie (Claude Chabrol)
7. Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch)
8. Salaam Cinema (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
9. Fallen Angels (Wong Kar Wai)
10. Devil in a Blue Dress (Carl Franklin)
11. Good Men, Good Women (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)

Almost There: Babe (Chris Noonan), Clueless (Amy Heckerling), Die Hard with a Vengeance (John McTiernan), Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii), La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz), Heat (Michael Mann), The Living Dead (Adam Curtis), Se7en (David Fincher), Sixty Million Dollar Man (Jing Wong and Wai Man Yip), Twelve Monkeys (Terry Gilliam), Welcome to the Doll House (Todd Solondz).

Have Yet to See: Clockers (Spike Lee), Dead Man Walking (Tim Robbins), Underground (Emir Kusturica).


1. Ed Wood (Tim Burton)
2. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
3. Three Colors: White (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
4. Chungking Express (Wong Kar Wai)
5. Clerks (Kevin Smith)
6. Hoop Dreams (Steve James)
7. Three Colors: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
8. High School II (Frederick Wiseman)
9. Exotica (Atom Egoyan)
10. Drunken Master II (Liu Chia-Liang)
11. Little Odessa (James Gray)

Almost There: Barcelona (Whit Stillman), Bullets over Broadway (Woody Allen), Clean, Shaven (Lodge Kerrigan), From Beijing with Love (Stephen Chow and Lik-Chi Lee), The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel Coen), The Lion King (Roger Allers and Ron Minkoff), Lisbon Story (Wim Wenders), Muriel's Wedding (P.J. Hogan), New Nightmare (Wes Craven), Quiz Show (Robert Redford), True Lies (James Cameron).

Have Yet to See: Faust (Jan Svankmajer), Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone), Satantango (Bela Tarr), Through the Olive Trees (Abbas Kiarostami).


1. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)
2. The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
3. The Wrong Trousers [short] (Nick Park)
4. Short Cuts (Robert Altman)
5. Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
6. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
7. Time Indefinite (Ross McElwee)
8. Naked (Mike Leigh)
9. Cronos (Guillermo del Toro)
10. Matinee (Joe Dante)
11. King of the Hill (Steven Soderbergh)

Almost There: Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life [short] (Peter Capaldi), The Fugitive (Andrew Davis), In the Line of Fire (Wolfgang Petersen), Iron Monkey (Yuen Woo-ping), Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg), Much ado about Nothing (Kenneth Branagh), Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg), The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (Ray Muller).

Have Yet to See: Fearless (Peter Weir), Madadayo (Akira Kurosawa), A Perfect World (Clint Eastwood).


1. Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki)
2. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino)
3. The Last Bolshevik (Chris Marker)
4. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
5. Dead Alive (Peter Jackson)
6. Hard Boiled (John Woo)
7. The Player (Robert Altman)
8. Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi)
9. One False Move (Carl Franklin)
10. Minbo (Juzo Itami)
11. Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen)

Almost There: Batman Returns (Tim Burton), Benny's Video (Michael Haneke), Un coeur en hiver (Claude Sautet), Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley), Man Bites Dog (Remy Belveaux, Andre Bonzel, and Benoit Poelvoorde), El Mariachi (Robert Rodriguez), Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai Ming-liang), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (David Lynch), Visions of Light (Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, and Stuart Samuels).

Have Yet to See: The Crying Game (Neil Jordan), Guelwaar (Ousmane Sembene), Howard's End (James Ivory).


1. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
2. The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
3. The Commitments (Alan Parker)
4. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)
5. Dogfight (Nancy Savoca)
6. Barton Fink (Joel Coen)
7. The Rapture (Michael Tolkin)
8. Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse)
9. Defending Your Life (Albert Brooks)
10. Homicide (David Mamet)
11. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron)

Almost There: Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar Wai), Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper), The Hours and Times (Christopher Munch), My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant), Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg), The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme), Slacker (Richard Linklater).

Have Yet to See: Dead Again (Kenneth Branagh), I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (Philippe Garrel), JFK (Oliver Stone), Until the End of the World (Wim Wenders).


1. Close Up (Abbas Kiarostami)
2. To Sleep with Anger (Charles Burnett)
3. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
4. Miller’s Crossing (Joel Coen)
5. An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion)
6. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton)
7. Dreams (Akira Kurosawa)
8. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Joe Dante)
9. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
10. La Femme Nikita (Luc Besson)
11. Jacob’s Ladder (Adrian Lyne)

Almost There: Darkman (Sam Raimi), Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven), Wild at Heart (David Lynch).

Have Yet to See: Bullet in the Head (John Woo), Texasville (Peter Bogdanovich), Trust (Hal Hartley).


1. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
2. Chameleon Street (Wendell B. Harris, Jr.)
3. Heathers (Michael Lehmann)
4. Mystery Train (Jim Jarmusch)
5. Sweetie (Jane Campion)
6. The Abyss (James Cameron)
7. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (Peter Greenaway)
8. The Killer (John Woo)
9. The Icicle Thief (Maurizio Nichetti)
10. Mr. Hoover & I (Emile de Antonio)
11. Roger & Me (Michael Moore)

Almost There: Batman (Tim Burton), Creature Comforts [short] (Nick Park), Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen), A Grand Day Out [short] (Nick Park), Homework (Abbas Kiarostami), How to Get Ahead in Advertising (Bruce Robinson), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg), Leningrad Cowboys Go America (Aki Kaurismaki), sex, lies, and videotape (Steven Soderbergh), The Tall Guy (Mel Smith), Wodaabe: Herdsmen of the Sun (Werner Herzog).

Have Yet to See: Casualties of War (Brian De Palma), The Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieslowski), Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki), Violent Cop (Takeshi Kitano).


1. Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg)
2. My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki)
3. Beetle Juice (Tim Burton)
4. The Vanishing (George Sluizer)
5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Robert Zemeckis)
6. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Terry Gilliam)
7. A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton)
8. A Taxing Woman's Return (Juzo Itami)
9. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris)
10. Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies)
11. On the Silver Globe (Andrzej Zulawski)

Almost There: Akira (Katsuhiro Ôtomo), As Tears Go By (Wong Kar Wai), Die Hard (John McTiernan), Hairspray (John Waters), Medea (Lars von Trier), The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (David Zucker), A Short Film about Killing (Krzysztof Kieslowski), A Short Film about Love (Krzysztof Kieslowski), They Live (John Carpenter), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Philip Kaufman).

Have Yet to See: Dangerous Liaisons (Stephen Frears), Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata), Talk Radio (Oliver Stone), Time of the Gypsies (Emir Kusturica).


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1. Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
2. Raising Arizona (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
3. Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi)
4. The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (Kazuo Hara)
5. Housekeeping (Bill Forsyth)
6. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick)
7. Where is the Friend’s House? (Abbas Kiarostami)
8. RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven)
9. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson)
10. A Taxing Woman (Juzo Itami)
11. Walker (Alex Cox)

Almost There: Au revoir, les enfants (Louis Malle), The Dead (John Huston), Empire of the Sun (Steven Spielberg), Ishtar (Elaine May), The Man who Planted Trees [short] (Frederic Back), Missile (Frederick Wiseman), Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou), Straight to Hell (Alex Cox), Swimming to Cambodia (Jonathan Demme), The Untouchables (Brian De Palma), Yeelen (Souleymane Cisse).

Have Yet to See: Barfly (Barbet Schroeder), Law of Desire (Pedro Almodovar), OC & Stiggs (Robert Altman), Radio Days (Woody Allen).


1. The Fly (David Cronenberg)
2. Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
3. Sherman's March (Ross McElwee)
4. Down by Law (Jim Jarmusch)
5. Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter)
6. The Horse Thief (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
7. Manhunter (Michael Mann)
8. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes)
9. Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan)
10. Matador (Pedro Almodovar)
11. Aliens (James Cameron)

Almost There: Melo (Alain Resnais), The Mosquito Coast (Peter Weir), Scene of the Crime (André Téchiné), She's Gotta Have It (Spike Lee), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Leonard Nimoy).

Have Yet to See: The Green Ray (Eric Rohmer), Sid and Nancy (Alex Cox).


1. Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
2. Tampopo (Juzo Itami)
3. 28 Up (Michael Apted)
4. Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
5. After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
6. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis)
7. The Time to Live and the Time to Die (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
8. Day of the Dead (George Romero)
9. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (Tim Burton)
10. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Paul Schrader)
11. Mix-up (Francoise Romand)

Almost There: Come and See (Elim Klimov), Mala Noche (Gus Van Sant), No End (Krzysztof Kieslowski), Phenomena (Dario Argento), Police (Maurice Pialat), Police Story (Jackie Chan), The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen), Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon), Runaway Train (Andrei Konchalovsky), Witness (Peter Weir), A Zed & Two Noughts (Peter Greenaway).

Have Yet to See: Caravaggio (Derek Jarman), My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears), Vagabond (Agnes Varda).


1. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman)
2. This is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner)
3. Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme)
4. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
5. Stranger than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch)
6. The Funeral (Juzo Itami)
7. The Brother from Another Planet (John Sayles)
8. Repo Man (Alex Cox)
9. The Terminator (James Cameron)
10. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki)
11. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (W.D. Richter)

Almost There: All of Me (Carl Reiner), Amadeus (Milos Forman), Blood Simple (Joel Coen), The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer [short] (Keith Griffiths, Stephen Quay, and Timothy Quay), Choose Me (Alan Rudolph), Love Streams (John Cassavetes), A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven), Sixteen Candles (John Hughes), A Summer at Grandpa's (Hou Hsiao-hsien), Top Secret! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker), Yellow Earth (Chen Kaige).

Have Yet to See: The Cotton Club (Francis Ford Coppola), Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone).


1. Sans Soleil (Chris Marker)
2. Videodrome (David Cronenberg)
3. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese)
4. Local Hero (Bill Forsyth)
5. A nos amours (Maurice Pialat)
6. Pauline at the Beach (Eric Rohmer)
7. The Ballad of Narayama (Shohei Imamura)
8. L'Argent (Robert Bresson)
9. The Meaning of Life (Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam)
10. Zelig (Woody Allen)
11. The Dead Zone (David Cronenberg)

Almost There: The Boys from Fengkuei (Hou Hsiao-hsien), The Fourth Man (Paul Verhoeven), The Hunger (Tony Scott), My Brother's Wedding [director's cut] (Charles Burnett), Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky), Project A (Jackie Chan), The Store (Frederick Wiseman), Twilight Zone: The Movie [segment four] (George Miller).

Have Yet to See: A Christmas Story (Bob Clark), The Right Stuff (Philip Kaufman), El Sur (Victor Erice).


1. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
2. The Thing (John Carpenter)
3. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg)
4. Diner (Barry Levinson)
5. Chan is Missing (Wayne Wang)
6. Moonlighting (Jerzy Skolimowski)
7. Burden of Dreams (Les Blank)
8. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)
9. White Dog (Samuel Fuller)
10. Eating Raoul (Paul Bartel)
11. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Nicolas Meyer)

Almost There: The Atomic Café (Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty), Barbarosa (Fred Schepisi), The Draughtsman’s Contract (Peter Greenaway), Fall Guy (Kinji Fukasaku), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Amy Heckerling), First Blood (Ted Kotcheff), Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio), Tenebre (Dario Argento), Tootsie (Sydney Pollack), The Verdict (Sidney Lumet), Vernon, Florida (Errol Morris).

Have Yet to See: Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman), My Favorite Year (Richard Benjamin), Night of the Shooting Stars (Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani), The Shape of Things (Wim Wenders).


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1. An American Werewolf in London (John Landis)
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
3. Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer)
4. Coup de Torchon (Bertrand Tavernier)
5. Mad Max 2 (George Miller)
6. Modern Romance (Albert Brooks)
7. Time Bandits (Terry Gilliam)
8. Southern Comfort (Walter Hill)
9. My Dinner with Andre (Louis Malle)
10. Ms. 45 (Abel Ferrara)
11. Escape from New York (John Carpenter)

Almost There: The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi), Gallipoli (Peter Weir), Outland (Peter Hyams), Stripes (Ivan Reitman), Tango [short] (Zbigniew Rybczynski), Thief (Michael Mann), Two Portraits [short] (Peter Thompson).

Have Yet to See: Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieslowski), Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen), Prince of the City (Sidney Lumet).


1. Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme)
2. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker)
3. The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner)
4. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
5. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
6. Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma)
7. The Blues Brothers (John Landis)
8. The Stunt Man (Richard Rush)
9. Return of the Secaucus 7 (John Sayles)
10. The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
11. Grown-Ups (Mike Leigh)

Almost There: Altered States (Ken Russell), Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg), The Fog (John Carpenter), Hopscotch (Ronald Neame), Lightning over Water (Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders), The Ninth Configuration (William Peter Blatty), Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper), Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe [short] (Les Blank).

Have Yet to See: The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller), Kagemusha (Akira Kurosawa), The Long Riders (Walter Hill), Mon Oncle d'Amerique (Alain Resnais).


1. Life of Brian (Terry Jones)
2. The Brood (David Cronenberg)
3. Alien (Ridley Scott)
4. Camera Buff (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
5. Quadrophenia (Franc Roddam)
6. The Kids are Alright (Jeff Stein)
7. All That Jazz (Bob Fosse)
8. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
9. Real Life (Albert Brooks)
10. Manhattan (Woody Allen)
11. Vengeance is Mine (Shohei Imamura)

Almost There: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola), Being There (Hal Ashby), Breaking Away (Peter Yates), The In-Laws (Arthur Hiller), Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton), Rock 'n' Roll High School (Allan Arkush), The Warriors (Walter Hill), Wise Blood (John Huston), Woyzeck (Werner Herzog).

Have Yet to See: The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), The Muppet Movie (James Frawley), Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog).


1. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Ermanno Olmi)
2. The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese)
3. Halloween (John Carpenter)
4. National Lampoon's Animal House (John Landis)
5. Dawn of the Dead (George Romero)
6. Gates of Heaven (Errol Morris)
7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman)
8. The Fury (Brian De Palma)
9. Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman)
10. Five Deadly Venoms (Chang Cheh)
11. Who'll Stop the Rain? (Karol Reisz)

Almost There: The Buddy Holly Story (Steve Rash), Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick), The Driver (Walter Hill), Interiors (Woody Allen), Revenge of the Pink Panther (Blake Edwards), The Shout (Jerzy Skolimowski), Straight Time (Ulu Grosbard), Superman (Richard Donner).

Have Yet to See: Blue Collar (Paul Schrader), Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Bertrand Blier), The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Liu Chia-Liang), Watership Down (Martin Rosen).


1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg)
2. Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
3. Stroszek (Werner Herzog)
4. That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel)
5. Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
6. Citizens Band (Jonathan Demme)
7. 3 Women (Robert Altman)
8. Eraserhead (David Lynch)
9. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
10. Martin (George A. Romero)
11. Star Wars (George Lucas)

Almost There: The American Friend (Wim Wenders), The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko), The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson), The Duellists (Ridley Scott), The Kentucky Fried Movie (John Landis), The Last Wave (Peter Weir), One Sings, the Other Doesn't (Agnes Varda), Rabid (David Cronenberg), Slap Shot (George Roy Hill), The Spy who Loved Me (Lewis Gilbert), 21 Up (Michael Apted).

Have Yet to See: New York, New York (Martin Scorsese), News from Home (Chantal Akerman), Providence (Alain Resnais), Sorcerer (William Friedkin).


1. The Tenant (Roman Polanski)
2. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
3. Rocky (John G. Avildsen)
4. Carrie (Brian De Palma)
5. Harlan County U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple)
6. All the President's Men (Alan J. Pakula)
7. Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May)
8. Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter)
9. Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders)
10. Bound for Glory (Hal Ashby)
11. Chinese Roulette (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

Almost There: Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (Robert Altman), The Front (Herbert Ross), Network (Sidney Lumet), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (Blake Edwards), The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (Herbert Ross).

Have Yet to See: Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman), 1900 (Bernardo Bertolucci), Small Change (Francois Truffaut), The Shootist (Don Siegel), Stay Hungry (Bob Rafelson).


1. Nashville (Robert Altman)
2. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam)
4. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
5. Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir)
6. Night Moves (Arthur Penn)
7. Love and Death (Woody Allen)
8. Welfare (Frederick Wiseman)
9. Xala (Ousmane Sembene)
10. The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni)
11. Deep Red (Dario Argento)

Almost There: French Connection II (John Frankenheimer), God Told Me To (Larry Cohen), Grey Gardens (Muffie Meyer, Susan Froemke, David Maysles, Albert Maysles, and Ellen Hovde), The Man who Would Be King (John Huston), One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman), Shivers (David Cronenberg), Two Solutions for One Problem [short] (Abbas Kiarostami).

Have Yet to See: The Day of the Locust (John Schlesinger), Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa), The Killer Elite (Sam Peckinpah), The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta), Mandingo (Richard Fleischer).


1. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola)
2. Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
3. California Split (Robert Altman)
4. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola)
5. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks)
6. Thieves Like Us (Robert Altman)
7. Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders)
8. Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette)
9. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper)
10. The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Buñuel)
11. Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

Almost There: Black Christmas (Bob Clark), Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks), Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah), Cockfighter (Monte Hellman), Dark Star (John Carpenter), F for Fake (Orson Welles), Parade (Jacques Tati), Phantom of the Paradise (Brian De Palma), The Sugarland Express (Steven Spielberg), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent).

Have Yet to See: Hearts and Minds (Peter David), Lacombe, Lucien (Louis Malle), Martha (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), Stavisky (Alain Resnais).


1. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)
2. The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman)
3. Badlands (Terrence Malick)
4. Don’t Look Now (Nicolas Roeg)
5. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
6. Sleeper (Woody Allen)
7. American Graffiti (George Lucas)
8. The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy)
9. Enter the Dragon (Robert Clouse)
10. The Sting (George Roy Hill)
11. Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg)

Almost There: Battles without Honor and Humanity (Kinji Fukasaku), The Day of the Jackal (Fred Zinnemann), Fantastic Planet (Rene Laloux), The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates), Lady Snowblood (Fujita Toshiya), O Lucky Man! (Lindsay Anderson), Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich), Serpico (Sidney Lumet), Sisters (Brian De Palma), The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice), Turkish Delight (Paul Verhoeven).

Have Yet to See: The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky), The Last Detail (Hal Ashby), The Mother and the Whore (Jean Eustache).


1. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel)
2. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog)
3. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)
4. Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock)
5. Fat City (John Huston)
6. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)
7. Play it Again, Sam (Herbert Ross)
8. The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May)
9. Last House on the Left (Wes Craven)
10. The King of Marvin Gardens (Bob Rafelson)
11. Images (Robert Altman)

Almost There: Boxcar Bertha (Martin Scorsese), Heat (Paul Morrissey), Roma (Federico Fellini), The Ruling Class (Peter Medak), Season of the Witch (George A. Romero), Slaughterhouse-Five (George Roy Hill), Sleuth (Joseph L. Mankiewicz).

Have Yet to See: The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant and The Merchant of Four Seasons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer), What's Up, Doc? (Peter Bogdanovich), .


1. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman)
2. Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby)
3. Basic Training (Frederick Wiseman)
4. THX-1138 (George Lucas)
5. The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich)
6. Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman)
7. The French Connection (William Friedkin)
8. Mon oncle Antoine (Claude Jutra)
9. Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg)
10. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
11. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart)

Almost There: Duel (Steven Spielberg), Get Carter (Mike Hodges), The Hospital (Arthur Hiller), Klute (Alan J. Pakula), Minnie and Moskowitz (John Cassavetes), A New Leaf (Elaine May), (nostalgia) [short] (Hollis Frampton), Shaft (Gordon Parks), Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah), Trafic (Jacques Tati), W.R. – Mysteries of the Organism (Dusan Makavejev).

Have Yet to See: Duck You Sucker (Sergio Leone), Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo), Land of Silence and Darkness (Werner Herzog), Macbeth (Roman Polanski).


1. The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci)
2. MASH (Robert Altman)
3. Woodstock (Michael Wadleigh)
4. Claire's Knee (Eric Rohmer)
5. Le Boucher (Claude Chabrol)
6. Hi, Mom! (Brian De Palma)
7. Hospital (Fredrick Wiseman)
8. Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson)
9. Brewster McCloud (Robert Altman)
10. Performance (Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg)
11. Le cercle rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville)

Almost There: The Ballad of Cable Hogue (Sam Peckinpah), Catch-22 (Mike Nichols), Gimme Shelter (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin), Little Big Man (Arthur Penn), The Little Theater of Jean Renoir (Jean Renoir), Patton (Franklin Schaffner), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Billy Wilder), Wanda (Barbara Loden), Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (Ranier Werner Fassbinder).

Have Yet to See: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Russ Meyer), Days and Nights in the Forest (Satyajit Ray), The Garden of the Fitzi-Continis (Vittorio De Sica), Trash (Paul Morrissey).


1. Kes (Ken Loach)
2. Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville)
3. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)
4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill)
5. La femme infidele (Claude Chabrol)
6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Peter Hunt)
7. Medium Cool (Haskell Wexler)
8. Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger)
9. Putney Swope (Robert Downey)
10. Z (Costa-Gavras)
11. Take the Money and Run (Woody Allen)

Almost There: Age of Consent (Michael Powell), Alice's Restaurant (Arthur Penn), Blind Beast (Yasuzo Masumura), Boy (Nagisa Oshima), Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper), Une Femme Douce (Robert Bresson), Katzelmacher (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), Law and Order (Frederick Wiseman), The Wedding Party (Brian De Palma, Wilford Leach, Cynthia Munroe).

Have Yet to See: Andrei Roublev (Andrei Tarkovsky), Double Suicide (Masahiro Shinoda), The Passion of Anna (Ingmar Bergman), The Sorrow and the Pity (Marcel Ophuls).


1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
2. Night of the Living Dead (George Romero)
3. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
4. High School (Frederick Wiseman)
5. Mandabi (Ousmane Sembene)
6. The Plot against Harry (Michael Roemer, release in 1989)
7. Memories of Underdevelopment (Tomas Gutierrez Alea)
8. Death by Hanging (Nagisa Oshima)
9. Stolen Kisses (Francois Truffaut)
10. Monterey Pop (D.A. Pennebaker)
11. The Producers (Mel Brooks)

Almost There: Les Biches (Claude Chabrol), Bullitt (Peter Yates), If... (Lindsay Anderson), Offon [short] (Scott Bartlett), Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone), Petulia (Richard Lester), Planet of the Apes (Franklin Schaffner), Salesman (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin), Witchfinder General (Michael Reeves).

Have Yet to See: The Lion in Winter (Anthony Harvey), Rachel, Rachel (Paul Newman), Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (William Greaves).


1. Playtime (Jacques Tati)
2. Belle de Jour (Luis Bunuel)
3. Titicut Follies (Frederick Wiseman)
4. Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville)
5. Don’t Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker)
6. The Firemen’s Ball (Milos Forman)
7. Point Blank (John Boorman)
8. Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn)
9. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Jacques Demy, Agnes Varda)
10. In Cold Blood (Richard Brooks)
11. The Shooting (Monte Hellman)

Almost There: Anticipation [short] (Jean-Luc Godard), David Holzman's Diary (Jim McBride), The Dirty Dozen (Robert Aldrich), The Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski), The Flim-Flam Man (Irvin Kershner), The Graduate (Mike Nichols), Mouchette (Robert Bresson), The President’s Analyst (Theodore J. Flicker), Privilege (Peter Watkins), Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard), You Only Live Twice (Lewis Gilbert).

Have Yet to See: Accident (Joseph Losey), La Collectionneuse (Eric Rohmer), Marat/Sade (Peter Brook), The Red and the White (Miklós Jancsó).