Great Films     (Updated September 2004)

 

      This is a list of my favorite films. The GOLDEN ones are the ones I love most. I had a few things to say about some of the directors, you can follow the links to read those.

      There is one important thing you should know while looking at this list: My views on cinema changed drastically over the last few years. As a result, I feel like I have to see most of my previous favorite films again before deciding whether they're great. Until then, they are out of the list. Some, I have seen again, and they don't mean that much to me anymore.

 

Budd Boetticher
  • Bullfighter and the Lady (1951)
  • Comanche Station (1960)
  • Ride Lonesome (1959)
  • Dead, The (1960)
  • Prelude: Dog Star Man (1962)
  • Dog Star Man: Part I (1962)
  • Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes, The (1971)
  • Visions in Meditation #1 (1989)
  • Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde (1989)
  • Glaze of Cathexis (1990)
  • ...Reel Four (1998)
  • ...Reel One (1998)
  • ...Reel Three (1998)
  • ...Reel Two (1998)

Robert Breer

  • 69 (1968)
  • Fuji (1974)
  • 77 (1977)
  • LMNO (1978)
  • T.Z. (1979)
  • Swiss Army Knife With Rats and Pigeons (1981)
  • Bang (1986)
  • What Goes Up (2003)
  • Journal d'un curé de campagne (1951)
  • Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (1956)
  • Pickpocket (1959)
  • Procès de Jeanne d'Arc (1962)
  • Au hasard Balthazar (1966)
  • Une Femme Douce (1969)
  • Mouchette (1967)
  • Lancelot du Lac (1974)
  • Argent, L' (1983)
Jack Chambers
  • Hart of London (1970)
  • Holiday (1938)
  • Women, The (1939)
  • Philadelphia Story, The (1940)
  • Adam's Rib (1949)
  • Marrying Kind, The (1952)
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Carl Dreyer
  • Vredens dag (1943) aka Day of Wrath (1948)
Blake Edwards
  • Shot in the Dark, A (1964)
  • Party, The (1968)
Sergei Eisenstein
  • Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) aka Battleship Potemkin (1926)
  • My Darling Clementine (1946)
  • Searchers, The (1956)
  • Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
  • States (1967)
  • Information (1966)
  • Manual of Arms (1966)
  • Process Red (1968)
  • Snowblind (1968)
  • Carrots and Peas (1969)
  • Lemon (1969)
  • Zorns Lemma (1970)
Samuel Fuller
  • Verboten! (1959)
  • Serene Velocity (1970)
  • Shift (1972)
  • Untitled: Part One (1981)
  • Side/Walk/Shuttle (1991)
  • This Side of Paradise (1991)
  • Glider (2001)
  • Cotton Candy (2001)
  • Precarious Garden (2004)
  • The Astronomer's Dream (2004)
  • The Collector (2003)
  • Passage (2003)
Howard Hawks
  • Scarface (1932)
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  • His Girl Friday (1940)
  • To Have and Have Not (1944)
  • Red River (1948)
  • Big Sleep, The (1946)
  • I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
  • Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
Alfred Hitchcock
  • Rebecca (1940)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • Wrong Man, The (1956)
  • Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Marnie (1964)
  • Birds, The (1963)
  • Mouse Wreckers (1949)
  • Cheese Chasers (1951)
  • Rabbit Seasoning (1952)
  • Duck Amuck (1953)
  • Past Perfumance (1955)
  • Gee Whiz-z-z-z! (1957)
  • What's Opera, Doc? (1957)
  • The Dot and the Line (1965)

Peter Kubelka

Fritz Lang
  • Metropolis (1927)
  • Spione (1928) aka Spies (1928)
  • Woman in the Window, The (1945)
Arthur Lipsett
  • Very Nice, Very Nice (1961)
  • 21-87 (1964)
  • Free Fall (1964)
  • A Trip Down Memory Lane (1965)
 
Christopher Maclaine
  • Man Who Invented Gold, The (1957)
  • The End (1963)
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • All About Eve (1950)
Anthony Mann
  • Raw Deal (1948)
  • Devil's Doorway (1950)
  • Bend of the River (1952)
  • Naked Spur, The (1953)
  • Glenn Miller Story, The (1953)
  • Far Country, The (1954)
  • Last Frontier, The (1955)
  • Man from Laramie, The (1955)
  • Men in War (1957)
  • Man of the West (1958)
  • Fall of the Roman Empire, The (1964)
  • Heroes of Telemark, The (1965)
Michael Mann
Chris Marker
Jonas Mekas
Vincente Minnelli
  • Pirate, The (1948)
  • Lust for Life (1956)
  • Gigi (1958)
  • Some Came Running (1958)
  • Home from the Hill (1960)
  • Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
F. W. Murnau
Max Ophuls
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
  • Caught (1949)
  • Ronde, La (1950)
  • The Lead Shoes (1949)
  • The Potted Psalm (1946)
  • The Petrified Dog (1948)
  • Mr. Frenhoffer and the Minotaur (1949)
Otto Preminger
  • Angel Face (1952)
  • Bonjour tristesse (1958)
Nicholas Ray
  • In a Lonely Place (1950)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • Bigger Than Life (1956)
  • Wind Across the Everglades (1958)
  • Bitter Victory (1958) (USA)
  • We Can't Go Home Again (1976)
  • Roma, città aperta (1945)
  • Francesco, giullare di Dio (1950)
  • Viaggio in Italia (1953)
  • Prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV, La (1966) (TV)
Douglas Sirk
  • Tarnished Angels, The (1958)
  • Written on the Wind (1956)
  • All That Heaven Allows (1955)
Harry Smith
  • Heaven And Earth Magic Feature (1959/61)
  • Late Superimpositions #14 (1964)
  • Mirror Animation (1979)
Jack Smith
  • Flaming Creatures (1963)
Josef von Sternberg
  • Blaue Engel, Der aka Blue Angel, The (1930)
  • Blonde Venus (1932)
  • Shanghai Express (1932)
  • Scarlet Empress, The (1934)
  • Devil Is a Woman, The (1935)
  • Anatahan (1954)
Orson Welles
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Lady from Shanghai, The (1947)
  • Touch of Evil (1958)
  • Tree (1974)
  • Seven Days (1974)
  • Estuary (1980)
  • SkyLight (1988)
  • Drift (1994)
Edward Yang

 

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