Lists by vogonify
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.
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.
Generally all post-Dalaal films are what make Mithun Chakraborthy the cult hero of the last two decades. Some of them are here. If I have missed anything, let me know.
Unfortunately, some of his films haven't made it to IMDB. Wish Mard was on it. But then, thank god for small mercies, we've got plenty more anyway.
If you are one of those people who's seen garishly dressed Indian actors dancing in your country's streets, this is to assure you, we don't always look like idiots.
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.
Films with what appear to be exercises in the avant garde to get in some nudity Or the skin show is just a Trojan to peddle art past unsuspecting viewers
A list of films which are slow and measured. Call them boring, call them meditative, they have their audience. All of them demand a certain level of immersion from the viewer and some of them can deliver a fulfilling experience. In some quarters, they tend to be called pretentious.
A list of films which are highly unconventional and demand more than a casual viewing.
If you are trying to learn Spanish, like I am, and are a movie buff, like I am, these films should be on top your list. Even if you don't learn the language watching these films, at least you'd have watched some great movies anyway.
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.
Werner Herzog: 12 films
Akira Kurosawa: 9 films
Alfred Hitchcock: 8 films
Martin Scorsese: 6 films
Satyajit Ray & Ingmar Bergman: 5 films each
Wong Kar-Wai, Julio Medem, Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Pedro Almodovar, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Andrei Tarkovskiy, Quentin Tarantino, Takashi Miike: 3 films each
Earliest film: A Trip to the Moon (1902)
Newest film: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Average IMDB Score: 7.8161434977578475336322869955123