Lists by Mister_Wolf
Expansion: I have recently decided to expand this list from 250 films to 500. I wanted to give myself a definite limit and then try not to exceed it so as to discipline myself when choosing which films to add, and 500 was as good of a number as any.
I must say, this augmentation was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I have not viewed some of these films in such a long time, so there will certainly be an impreciseness to it. I've had to go from memory for the most part.
In addition to the expansion, I have also included many additional lists in the comment sections pertinent to that particular film, like my favorite films from the director of that film, or from a selected actor or actress from that film, etc.
*Also, in an effort to include the films of a director or actor/actress that I have not otherwise had the opportunity to but would like to, I have occasionally included lists completely unrelated to the film they are listed under. These lists have been marked so: [UNRELATED] - 11/17/13.
**Please note that I am only ranking the films of a particular artist that I have liked, even if only marginally. So if for whatever reason I did not like a film, I have not ranked it. Also, in case you were wondering, the dividing line (-----) in some of these lists is there to separate films that are in my Top 8000 (still in progress) from films that are not. So to what degree I like films listed below said indicator line varies greatly. Some I still liked very much, other only barely.
A-G - http://scribbless.com/lists/list/283429
H-Q - http://scribbless.com/lists/list/283479
R-Z - http://scribbless.com/lists/list/283493
Note: Inevitably, there will be some titles pushed off this list as I endeavor to make it as accurate as possible, so I will keep any spillover titles, however many there may be, included upon the list's completion, along with the occasional addition of a film that is just on the edge of my top 500. They will be marked so: [500+].
So, after much deliberation ...
Spring Cleaning - The following titles were removed due to them eclipsing the 15,000 vote mark. Mostly Criterion titles. There may have been more, but I can't recall:
- Stalingrad (1993)
- Viridiana (1961)
- The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
- The Leopard (1963)
- Eyes Without a Face (1960)
- Umberto D. (1952)
- Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
- L'Avventura (1960)
- Ivan's Childhood (1962)
- High and Low (1963)
- Dersu Uzala (1975)
- Great Expectations (1946)
- Harakiri (1962)
- Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
- Beauty and the Beast (1946)
- The Exterminating Angel (1962)
- Cries & Whispers (1972)
- The Hidden Fortress (1958)
- Au revoir les enfants: Goodbye Children (1987)
- Wolf Children (2012)
- Alphaville (1965)
- Band of Outsiders (1964)
- Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
- A Moment to Remember (2004)
- Black Narcissus (1947)
- 45 Years (2015)
- Mustang (2015)
- Autumn Sonata (1978)
- Le Havre (2011)
- Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
- Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
I've seen thousands, but here are some of my favorites.
I have capped the running time @ 50 mins., with the exception of one "ABC Stage 67" Episode: 'A Christmas Memory' (51 mins.).