My Favourite Films (Extended List)

Basically, these films, which I rated 8.5 or above based on my own personal criteria and have had the greatest impact on me, are the reason why I love cinema and being a cinephile. This is not the typical blockbuster-based nor English-based list, this is a very eclectic list, but not random. This list is in order and I took special care of selecting each film listed below. There are several countries and several languages, old films and contemporary films, and different genres. Feature films, short films, documentaries and mini-series. Finally, I decided to exclude music dramas and concerts.

A couple of examples of the kind of films you will find here:

· Art-house films
· Avant-garde films
· Bizarre films
· Cinéma-vérité films
· Coming-of-age films
· Crime/Mob/Gangster films (not only the American ones)
· Dark Comedies
· Existential films
· Experimental films
· Horror films (j-horror, k-horror, psychological...)
· Image/Visual driven films
· Indie films
· Iranian New Wave films
· Japanese films
· Korean films
· Magical realist films
· Metafilms
· Mind-blowing films
· Mind-twisting films
· Music/Musical films
· Nouvelle vague films
· Psychedelic films
· Samurai films
· Slice-of-life films
· Space films
· Spiritual films (I especially like faith related)
· Social realist films
· Subtle Comedies
· Subversive films
· Surreal films
· Time Travel films
· Unconventional Love Stories
· Zombie films (including parodies & social criticism)

I don't tend to like:

· As a Protestant, films offensive to my faith
· Blockbusters
· Bollywood films (although I usually like Aamir Khan's films)
· Film-noir films
· Hollywood films (even the old ones, which seem to be getting more dated and less appealing to me)
· Mainstream films
· Superhero films
· Western films

So, they will be underrepresented or not represented.

P.S. Questions, comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Note: My previous list (http://www.imdb.com/list/XqrpBbhmslg/) was blacklisted because I added one non-adult Polish film (Żuławski's Szamanka) that is considered, incorrectly, as an adult film by IMDb. So, I decided, to create a new IMDb list, which was quite annoying. Be very careful if you add that film to your list, because it might be banned.

Top Directors

1. Satyajit Ray (19 films)
2. Akira Kurosawa (16 films)
3. Robert Bresson (12 films)
4. Andrzej Żuławski, Jean-Luc Godard, Luis Buñuel (11 films)
5. Lars von Trier (10 films)
6. Alfred Hitchcock (9 films)
7. Ingmar Bergman, Stan Brakhage (8 films)
8. Andrey Tarkovskiy, Carlos Saura, John Cassavetes, Kenji Mizoguchi, Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, Todd Solondz (7 films)
9. Frans Zwartjes, Hayao Miyazaki, Hideo Gosha, Kar-wai Wong, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Masaki Kobayashi, Philippe Garrel (6 films)
10. Abbas Kiarostami, Aleksandr Petrov, Darren Aronofsky, David Cronenberg, Eric Rohmer, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Michelangelo Antonioni, Orson Welles, Paul Thomas Anderson, Roman Polanski, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Stanley Kubrick, Werner Herzog, Yasujirô Ozu (5 films)

Top Actors/Actresses

1. Tatsuya Nakadai (20 films)
2. Takashi Shimura (13 films)
3. Toshirô Mifune (12 films)
4. Chloë Sevigny, Daisuke Katô (10 films)
5. Al Pacino, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Soumitra Chatterjee, Tetsurô Tanba (9 films)
6. Agustín González, Chishû Ryû, Fernando Fernán Gómez, José Luis López Vázquez, Tony Leung Chiu-wai (8 films)
7. Fernando Rey, Kyôko Kagawa (7 films)
8. Anna Karina, Ben Gazzara, Catherine Deneuve, Christian Bale, Geraldine Chaplin, Haruko Sugimura, Jeanne Moreau, John Cassavetes, Juliet Berto, Manuel Alexandre, Michiyo Aratama, Orson Welles (6 films)
9. Anne Wiazemsky, Bill Paxton, Choi Min-shik, Gena Rowlands, Harvey Keitel, Jack Nicholson, Jérémie Renier, Maggie Cheung, María Luisa Ponte, Masayuki Mori, Max von Sydow, Nico, Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Stan Brakhage, Willem Dafoe (5 films)
10. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Murray, Carey Mulligan, Julianne Moore, Kang-ho Song, Klaus Kinski, Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Robert Duvall, Samantha Morton, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Servillo, Zooey Deschanel (4 films)

Top Languages

1. English (392 films)
2. French (113 films)
3. Japanese (111 films)
4. Spanish (72 films)
5. German (29 films)
6. Korean (24 films)
7. Bengali, Russian (23 films)
8. Italian (20 films)
9. Polish (19 films)
10. Mandarin (18 films)

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Other lists:

- Sight & Sound Critics' Top 250 Films (2012)
- Sight & Sound Directors’ Top 100 Films (2012)
- They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? The 1,000 Greatest Films (2014)
- They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films (2014)
- Cahiers du Cinéma’s 100 Greatest Films (100 films pour une cinémathèque idéale)
- Time Out London The 100 Best Horror Films
- My Most Anticipated Films of 2014 and 2015
- My Favourite Actresses
- My Favourite Actors
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1.
The Tree of Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. (139 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
2.
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter. (97 mins.)
 
3.
Cousin Angelica (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia... (107 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
4.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young girl separated from her lover by war faces a life altering decision. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
5.
Walkabout (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
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
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Parsifal (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Richard Wagner's last opera has remained controversial since its first performance for its unique, and... (255 mins.)
 
10.
Chungking Express (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents. (102 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
11.
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano... (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
12.
The New World (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas. (135 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
13.
2046 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love. (129 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
14.
A City of Sadness (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers. (157 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
15.
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
 
16.
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
17.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
18.
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
 
19.
Mouchette (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Mouchette is a young girl living in the country. Her mother is dying and her father does not take care of her... (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
20.
Cria Cuervos (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together... (110 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
21.
To the Wonder (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood. (112 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
22.
El Sur (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north. She is fascinated... (95 mins.)
Director: Víctor Erice
 
23.
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
 
24.
Dogville (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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
 
25.
She Spent So Many Hours Under the Sun Lamps (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young film director is turning a movie with his friend Christa (reminds us of the real-life relationship between Garrel and Nico)... (130 mins.)
Director: Philippe Garrel
 
26.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
27.
L'enfant secret (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Four chapters based on the birth of a 'secret child', or a film, with chapter titles: "La séction Césarienne"... (92 mins.)
Director: Philippe Garrel
 
28.
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
 
29.
The Cremator (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Follows a demented cremator during the brink of WWII, who believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Juraj Herz
 
30.
The Sword of Doom (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely. (119 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
 
31.
Opening Night (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her. (144 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
32.
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back. (128 mins.)
 
33.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
34.
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
 
35.
Aparajito (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone. (110 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
36.
The World of Apu (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer as he lives through poverty, and the unforeseen turn of events. (105 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
37.
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. (108 mins.)
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
Red Desert (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a bleak rundown industrial area a young woman, Giuliana, tries to cope with life. She's married to... (117 mins.)
 
40.
Possession (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister. (124 mins.)
 
41.
The Music Room (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Depicts the end days of a decadent zamindar (landlord) in Bengal, and his efforts to uphold his family prestige even when faced with economic adversity. (100 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
42.
L'Eclisse (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature. (126 mins.)
 
43.
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell. (182 mins.)
Director: Wojciech Has
 
44.
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan. (208 mins.)
 
45.
The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals. (181 mins.)
 
46.
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival. (190 mins.)
 
47.
My Night at Maud's (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality. (110 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
48.
Tokyo Story (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
49.
Pickpocket (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Michel is released from jail after serving a sentence for thievery. His mother dies and he resorts to pickpocketing as a means of survival. (75 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
50.
Cyclo (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young man who struggles through life by earning some money with his bicycle-taxi in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) gets contact to a group of criminals... (123 mins.)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
 
51.
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.)
 
52.
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (124 mins.)
Director: Charlie Kaufman
 
53.
A Moment of Innocence (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends. (78 mins.)
 
54.
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.)
 
55.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During a rural picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
56.
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected. (98 mins.)
 
57.
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
 
58.
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In Paris, the pedantic Alexandre lives with his mate Marie in her apartment, an open relationship. Alexandre... (217 mins.)
Director: Jean Eustache
 
59.
Husbands (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together... (131 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
60.
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a strange chateau, a man insists to a woman that they have met before. (94 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
61.
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Sergio (Sergio Corrieri - Soy Cuba), through his life following the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident... (97 mins.)
 
62.
Scarlet Street (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has. (103 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
63.
Mes Petites Amoureuses (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A study of minor events in the adolescence of a boy growing up in small towns. Daniel lives with his grandmother and... (123 mins.)
Director: Jean Eustache
 
64.
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A "straight" couple dabbles in drugs and become heroin addicts. (92 mins.)
Director: Floyd Mutrux
 
65.
Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Guy Maddin reluctantly returns to his childhood home, an abandoned Canadian island, where his parents ran an orphanage... (95 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
66.
Primer (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention. (77 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
 
67.
Cube (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
68.
Akran (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: Richard Myers
 
69.
Charulata (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature. (117 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
70.
The Goddess (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal land-lord, has a dream envisioning her as an avatar of Kali. (93 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
71.
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
72.
Christiane F. (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F... (138 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Edel
 
73.
The Devil (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the... (119 mins.)
 
74.
Manderlay (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A story of slavery, set in the southern U.S. in the 1930s. (139 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
 
75.
The Red Shoes (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (133 mins.)
 
76.
The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The film depicts its protagonist, Joseph (Jan Nowicki), traveling through a dream-like world, taking... (124 mins.)
Director: Wojciech J. Has
 
77.
Inland Empire (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal. (180 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
78.
My Life to Live (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution. (80 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
79.
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. (93 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
80.
Faust (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul. (85 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
81.
Alice (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland. (86 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
82.
À nos amours (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Suzanne is sixteen and is having sex with many boys, just for fun, but did not manage to really love one of them... (95 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
83.
Metropolis (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
84.
Repulsion (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
85.
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.)
 
86.
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them. (123 mins.)
 
87.
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
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The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
88.
Satantango (1994)
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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
 
89.
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.)
 
90.
Love Streams (1984)
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Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart. (141 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
91.
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (1992 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Dostoevsky's "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" tells the story of a desperate man disenchanted with the world and at the verge of committing suicide... (20 mins.)
 
92.
Ghost World (2001)
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With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. (111 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
93.
Jesus Christus Erlöser (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Klaus KInski's interpretation of the new testament as reformer in a solo theater-happening in Berlin,1971. (84 mins.)
Director: Peter Geyer
 
94.
Nine Letters to Bertha (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Lorenzo is a young man who has just returned to Salamanca (Spain) from England, where he fell in love with Berta... (90 mins.)
 
95.
Sunrise (1927)
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A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
96.
Visa de censure n° X (1967 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(42 mins.)
 
97.
Days and Nights in the Forest (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A group of Calcutta city slickers, including the well-off Asim (Soumitra Chatterjee), the meek Sanjoy (Subhendu Chatterjee) and the brutish Hari (Samit Bhanja), head out for a weekend in the wilderness. (115 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
98.
Greed (1924)
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved. (140 mins.)
 
99.
A Single Girl (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Early one morning Valerie has to tell her unemployed boyfriend Remi that she is pregnant. She has decided to keep the child... (90 mins.)
Director: Benoît Jacquot
 
100.
Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The 'dreamer' is Jacques, a young painter, who by chance runs into Marthe as she's contemplating suicide on the Pont-Neuf in Paris... (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson