Lists by vogonify

a list of 266 titles
A list of great and invaluable films made over years of cinema's history, watching which should give you a fictional, but more relevant, degree of education.
Some of them are acclaimed classics, some not so. Some have been extremely popular, some may not have been. But all are interesting films.

Directors:

Werner Herzog: 12 films
Akira Kurosawa: 9 films
Alfred Hitchcock: 8 films
Takashi Miike: 7 films
Martin Scorsese: 6 films
Satyajit Ray, Ingmar Bergman: 5 films each
Andrei Tarkovskiy: 4 films
Wong Kar-Wai, Julio Medem, Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Pedro Almodovar, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Sergio Leone, Shion Sono, Francis Ford Coppola, David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino: 3 films each

Decades:
'00s: 1
'20s: 3
'30s: 3
'40s: 11
'50s: 23
'60s: 42
'70s: 30
'80s: 28
'90s: 40
'00s: 55
'10s: 28

Earliest film: A Trip to the Moon (1902)
Newest film: Sairat (2016)
 
a list of 64 titles
Not the usual song and dance fare. Some are unusual song and dance fare but that's beside the point.
It is difficult to make a comprehensive list of great Indian films for many reasons:

1. Films are made in so many different languages
2. Not many come with subtitles
3. Quite a number of old films have either been lost to wear or have simply been lost.
4. Accessibility is still a major problem for non-mainstream films from before 2000.

I am as of now loath to include films like Pather Panchali or the rest of its Apu Trilogy brethren as they are so popular anyway. Maybe once this list goes close to a 100 films I'll do it. Of course, in no way does it mean they aren't great films.

Note: List not in any particular order
 
a list of 51 titles
Canned laughter in a comedy show is pretty much what I need to switch it off. I am sure there are plenty of you who loath it as much and here's a list to pick the ones which lived on the merit of their comedy alone.
Do suggest good shows which I can add to this over time (Sorry, I cannot reply to comments here as I don't use facebook much).

Note: Admittedly, as the list keeps growing, there will be shows which I'd add even though I didn't find them funny or those that I haven't even watched. Those that I enjoyed watching will have a little comment suggesting that.
 
a list of 20 titles
These films/shows are what I'd watched expecting nothing more than for a good viewing experience, but which turned out to be much more.
 
a list of 21 titles
 
a list of 16 titles
This is not a favourite or best-of list. This is a possible sequence to appreciate and experience the works of one of the great film-makers ever. And it is not to suggest his other films outside this list aren't good/great.