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1.
The Matrix (1999)
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A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ Philosophical topics like skepticism, ethics, belief mixed with revolutionary action scenes. Great performances by Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving. Beautiful cinematography by Bill Pope. Action scenes following each other beautifully, always different angels, it's like watching a comic book. Why no. 1? (As it was asked, comments below.) Firstly, since I saw "The Matrix" in the theater in 1999, this film had invaded my soul and my mind for a long time. I chatted about it endlessly; when I got the DVD, I watched it over and over again; wrote two essays and numerous notes on both this film and the sequels.

Secondly, I do love philosophy and I have been mostly interested in epistemology. For me, The Matrix is pretty unique. There are many philosophical films but they are mostly existentialist pieces. The Matrix, in addition to existentialism, picks a very different field of philosophy i.e. epistemology which philosophers like Plato, Descartes, Berkeley, Hume and Kant had worked on. Any field of philosophy can be used in a film of course but the main difference of The Matrix is, in an interesting way, epistemological arguments are part of the plot. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
2.
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her... (97 mins.)
“ I can say that if you haven't seen anything by Parajanov, you haven't seen cinema yet. Those images, compositions, colors. Also we can say that Russian and Eastern European cinema have the most interesting camera work. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
3.
Stalker (1979)
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (163 mins.)
“ Brave enough to examine the most sensitive aspects of human nature. I saw "Stalker" back in 1999 and I don't know why but the scene in which writer said "You're just a God's fool" to Stalker engraved in my mind. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
4.
War and Peace (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife... (427 mins.)
 
5.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ I saw "2001: A Space Odyssey" on TV when I was a kid and I guess my love for sci-fi began with this film. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
6.
The Mirror (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation. (107 mins.)
“ Very complex scenes filmed in single shots, images, compositions and the nature of mind which usually doesn't follow a direction. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
7.
Napoleon (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A film about the French Field Marshal's youth and early military career. (240 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
“ Epic. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
8.
The Master (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. (144 mins.)
“ A film I am in love with. Can not stop rewatching. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
9.
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. (98 mins.)
“ From the trilogy, I like "Blue" best. Moreover, for me "Blue" is in a different league than "Red" and "White"; you truly get lost with Julie. Beautiful film. So far the best piece about isolation and loneliness I have ever seen. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
10.
Sleuth (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. (138 mins.)
“ "Tell them it was a bloody game." ” - MrDude_o_o
 
11.
Barton Fink (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
12.
The Ascent (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In a freezing cold World War II winter, two pro-Soviet partisans - Sotnikov and Rybak - head off to find food for themselves and their compatriots... (111 mins.)
Director: Larisa Shepitko
 
13.
Dorogoy tsenoy (1957)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Mark Donskoy
 
14.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. (104 mins.)
 
15.
Opening Night (1977)
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An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her. (144 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
16.
Andrei Rublev (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
 
17.
Blade Runner (1982)
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A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
18.
Solaris (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. (167 mins.)
 
19.
Come and See (1985)
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II. (142 mins.)
Director: E. Klimov
 
20.
On the Silver Globe (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A small group of cosmic explorers, including a woman, leaves Earth to find freedom and start a new civilization... (166 mins.)
 
21.
Marketa Lazarová (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A minor Czech clan falls afoul of the King in medieval times, against the backdrop of Christianity replacing Paganism. (162 mins.)
 
22.
Jamilya (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Dzhamiliya lives in a kirghizian village. She follows their parents' orders when she marries a man without loving him... (83 mins.)
 
23.
Dyadya Vanya (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife... (104 mins.)
“ Tarkovsky and Konchalovsky met each other in 1960 and they wrote the script for ANDREI RUBLEV together. (Also IVAN'S CHILDHOOD.) It seems this film highly influenced Tarkovksy on making ZERKALO (though as a project, ZERKALO's birth date is 1964, similarity in style can be observed easily). ” - MrDude_o_o
 
24.
Proshchanie (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Matyora is a small village on a beautiful island with the same name. The existence of the village is... (121 mins.)
Director: E. Klimov
 
25.
Stray Dogs (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. They cross path with a lonely grocery clerk who might help them make a better life. (138 mins.)
Director: Tsai Ming Liang
 
26.
Melancholia (2011)
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Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (135 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ I discovered this film thanks to Miquel-Angel's list. Some films manage to influence you on an emotional level. After seeing "Melancholia" I couldn't sleep for hours, although I needed some sleep desperately and I walked on the beach with a feeling I couldn't easily define. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
27.
Under the Skin (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery. (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
“ Breathtaking film. Scenes where we see random people reminded me of Arthur Lipsett's shorts. Some critics interpreted Lipsett's vision as "misanthropic." So those scenes merging with eerie music perfectly reflect the misanthropy of an alien. We got everything in this film. Minimalist sci-fi (compare with "Beyond The Black Rainbow") and that beautiful obscurity (compare with "Upstream Color"). ” - MrDude_o_o
 
28.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ Can't find the appropriate words for the things Herzog and Kinski accomplished! Still wondering what was written on the script which was ruined by vomit. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
29.
Love Streams (1984)
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Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart. (141 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
30.
Brazil (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Perfect film. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
31.
Satantango (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village. (450 mins.)
Director: Béla Tarr
“ Bela Tarr is one of the film-makers who give me what I exactly demand from cinema. It's quiet rare a desire is satisfied perfectly and I'm grateful. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
32.
Electra, My Love (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
It has been fifteen years since the death of her father, Agamemnon, and Elektra still burns with hatred for Aegisztosz, who conspired with Elektra's mother to kill him. (70 mins.)
Director: Miklós Jancsó
 
33.
Playtime (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
“ Hypnotising. Do not watch it alone; you'll need someone to slap you after you watch it. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
34.
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In Tokyo in 1888, Kikunosuke Onoue, the adoptive son of an important actor, discovers that he is praised... (143 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
“ Life becomes a play thanks to the angles Mizoguchi uses. In some scenes Mizoguchi gives the audience the seat in the front row and the view is very much like it is in the theatre. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
35.
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers. (95 mins.)
 
36.
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things. (98 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
37.
Harakiri (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. (133 mins.)
 
38.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
“ The art of photography, the finest source to make a film about time and memory. (Weerasethakul also uses photographs to show us the future in Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chat). Again I'm grateful to Miquel-Angel (comments below) for the recommendation. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
39.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions. (110 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
40.
Rashomon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ A cinematic inquiry into the human nature. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
41.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
“ We the audience have - what I may call - an "artistic-sadomasochist" relationship with De Sica; he hurts us and we enjoy it. I'm so glad that I've finally seen this film; I was missing a lot. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
42.
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. (92 mins.)
 
43.
Locke (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence. (85 mins.)
Director: Steven Knight
 
44.
Carlito's Way (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Now, what we got here is a perfect film. Acting, script, direction. The final 25 minutes - including a fantastic long take - is one of the best cinematic experiences I have ever had. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
45.
Cat's Play (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of two elderly sisters who exchange letters, and through brief flashbacks we see glimpses of their younger years. (115 mins.)
Director: Károly Makk
“ A cinematical reply to the question "What would we see, if we could monitor our thought process?" ” - MrDude_o_o
 
46.
Biutiful (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move. (148 mins.)
 
47.
Winter Sleep (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he... (196 mins.)
 
48.
The Celebration (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
“ Methodically one of the most innovative films ever. Camera work gives the viewer a "part time job" to work in a birthday party as a cameraman. Vinterberg's technique is not unique of course; for example two years before Festen, Refn's Pusher has the same style. Some angles he uses also remind me of Cranes Are Flying - especially the stairs scene. However, camera work still provides various fresh executions such as there is a scene where camera changes its position quickly (pulled from its place in a harsh way so it can be put in its new position) to follow the car which enters the garden behind a wall or there is a scene where camera behaves like a fly, after a flight, resting on a bed for a short time. Dynamic editing also gives the viewer a great pleasure. Brilliant film-making. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
49.
Happiness (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A hapless loser (with the surname of Loser) undergoes misadventures with avaracious clergy, a tired horse... (95 mins.)
 
50.
Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor. (90 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
51.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ Seen the Redux version. Brilliant. Will sound cliché but this film is like poetry. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
52.
The Seventh Continent (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Haneke's film must be one of the biggest influences for independent film-makers. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
53.
House (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways. (88 mins.)
 
54.
Dogville (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away... (178 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
 
55.
Taxi Driver (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ "You Talkin' to Me?" ” - MrDude_o_o
 
56.
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a strange and isolated chateau, a man becomes acquainted with a woman and insists that they have met before. (94 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
57.
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression. (124 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
“ This is not a film, this is the fire itself. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
58.
Breaking the Waves (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another. (159 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ Story of love and sacrifice. A true tearjerker. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
59.
Greed (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved. (140 mins.)
“ Seen the "restored" version (239 min.) A masterpiece with one of the most powerful endings. I can see how the modern filmmakers have drawn inspiration from "Greed". ” - MrDude_o_o
 
60.
Ugetsu (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
61.
Blow-Up (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. (111 mins.)
 
62.
Persona (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together. (85 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
63.
Mauvais Sang (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a... (116 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
“ Another innovative piece of art. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
64.
Angst (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house. (87 mins.)
Director: Gerald Kargl
“ A disturbing masterpiece with tremendous camera work. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
65.
I'm the Angel of Death: Pusher III (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In this third installment of the 'Pusher' trilogy, we follow Milo (Zlatko Buric), the drug lord from the two first films... (90 mins.)
 
66.
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall. (87 mins.)
Director: Max Opuls
 
67.
Medea (1988 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Medea is in Corinth with Jason and their two young sons. King Kreon wants to reward Jason for his exploits: he gives the hand of his daughter... (77 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
68.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
69.
The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Józef visits his dying father at a remote mental institution, where time itself doesn't seem to exist, and the line between dreams and memories becomes indistinguishable. (124 mins.)
Director: Wojciech J. Has
“ With its beautifully crafted sets, it fascinates the viewer. The way the colors were used is simply charming. It's like watching surreal paintings coming to life. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
70.
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama... (193 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
“ Rivette is simply showing what cinema is truly capable of. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
71.
Pather Panchali (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. (125 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ "Have you ever seen a train?" ” - MrDude_o_o
 
72.
Strike (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia. (82 mins.)
 
73.
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle. (158 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
74.
Through the Olive Trees (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director... (103 mins.)
“ Love has never been told cinematically this beautiful before. The best ending to a film ever. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
75.
Pyaasa (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world. (146 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
76.
The Shooting Party (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
You can't make a heart love somebody. This gospel is well known to the young Olenka. Born in a poor family... (105 mins.)
Director: Emil Loteanu
 
77.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
78.
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A French striptease artist is desperate to become a mother. When her reluctant boyfriend suggests his best friend to impregnate her, feelings become complicated when she accepts. (85 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ I like to compare these two Godard films with Joyce's "Ulysses". The most creative films - without being too experimental - I have ever seen. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
79.
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ "My name is Ferdinand." ” - MrDude_o_o
 
80.
Winter Light (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A small town priest struggles with his faith. (81 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ What Bergman accomplished is beyond script-writing or film-making. A philosophical piece and a very strong one. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
81.
21-87 (1964 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Snippets from discarded footage, and with footage shot on the streets of Montreal and New York City, combined to a collage with the underlying argument as to whether man is a complex machine or a creature with a soul. (10 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lipsett
 
82.
Short Cuts (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents. (188 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
83.
Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After learning how to look inside himself, a poetic bum sells people vivid dreams. (99 mins.)
Director: Hans Richter
“ Ever wondered what it would be like if we had MTV in the 40s? ” - MrDude_o_o
 
84.
My Life to Live (1962)
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Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution. (80 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
85.
Le Samouraï (1967)
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After Professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further in a corner. (105 mins.)
“ "What do you want?" - "To kill you." ” - MrDude_o_o
 
86.
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative. (135 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
87.
The Hunt (2012)
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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
 
88.
Rope (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime. (80 mins.)
“ A technical wonder which consists of 11 long takes masterfully linked to each other (by a "rope") from Hitchcock, the mentor of all, from Godard to Tarkovsky. In 1947 Ophüls with "The Exile" offered some long takes but Hitchcock's idea was quiet unique. Later we see Tarkovsky followed this example with his "Offret". And finally what Hitchcock couldn't do due to technical incapabilities of his time was done by Sokurov, next entry. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
89.
Russian Ark (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years. (99 mins.)
“ Nice editing, because there is none. Welles', Tarkovskiy's or Wajda's long takes may impress you but Sokurov's film is something beyond that. The film is actually one single long take which runs 96 minutes. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
90.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Though for the first time I saw it when I was a kid, I couldn't forget O'Toole's portrayal of Lawrence. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
91.
1900 (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The epic tale of a class struggle in 20th Century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides. (317 mins.)
“ Now this is perfect film-making; though it runs 5 hours, in my first viewing, I have never got bored and never checked the time. A historical materialist view on class struggle; memorable performances from Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Burt Lancaster and Donald Sutherland; pain; joy and celebration. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
92.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. (164 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
93.
The Travelling Players (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players (230 mins.)
 
94.
The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images. (79 mins.)
“ A series of beautiful compositions by Parajanov. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
95.
Post Tenebras Lux (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another. (115 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
“ "In the past, my existence was enough, now it's Eleazar and Rut's turn." A film about nature and man, innocence and wickedness, life and death, happiness and tragedy, ordinary and disordinary, reality and the myth. The best opening sequence I have ever seen. ” - MrDude_o_o
 
96.
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Epic story of the samurai defending a village "just for rice". ” - MrDude_o_o
 
97.
Street Angel (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness. (102 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
98.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military. (163 mins.)
 
99.
Army of Shadows (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. (145 mins.)
 
100.
Rififi (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes... (118 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
“ A masterpiece from beginning to end. ” - MrDude_o_o