Lists by Samurai-Noir

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1960s samurai cinema in all its monochromatic splendour.
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100 Notable films made after World War 1 and prior to the second.
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Sorry (I'm not sorry), but you're not going to find Tarantino, Cameron, Nolan, Godard (especially Godard) within this list -- although you will find such customaries as Hitchcock, Kubrick, Scorsese, and Lynch. Ridley Scott's exclusion rests upon the debauchery known as Prometheus. Cronenberg hasn't made a decent film since Naked Lunch, with perhaps the exception of Eastern Promises. There are admirable contemporary directors like Guillermo del Toro, but his filmography requires fleshing out, thus he's not included. The Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, and David Fincher have all made good films, but didn't include them, opting for other directors instead.

There are many directors here which are all too often overlooked or outright ignored. So much so, many of them are not even honored with an IMDb profile picture, which ought to be a capital offense. No picture of Michael Powell, Nicholas Ray, Carol Reed, Jean-Pierre Melville, Victor Fleming. Every living person, millennial or otherwise, ought to feel perpetually offended by this.

Admittedly, this list has a bias towards directors from Classical Cinema, but that's merely due to the fact that film-making from this period was objectively superior. Arthouse Cinema also seems to take precedence, but with no deliberate intent.


-Body of work
-Consistency in quality
-Style & Aesthetics

In order of nationality:
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This list starts off with some obvious and perhaps even now cliche, but nevertheless classic choices, followed by "underrated" titles, and then continuing and ending with movies your parents probably weren't too happy about you watching.
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"This film's really weird."
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"I've got an idea - lets remake that great movie."
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"No, Mr. Bond... I expect you to die."
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Previously-listed titles which are now released by Criterion:

Rosmary's Baby
The Devil's Backbone
Odd Man Out
In Cold Blood
The Graduate
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Under 50 credits.
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Highly-rated and often praised films; considered to be "masterpieces" but are actually quite challenging, to say the least - ZzzZzzzz...
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A collection of films in which the primary and central focus is the people -- you know, what movies used to be about.
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"Crap" movies that just so happen to be quite enjoyable, incidentally.
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"Well, that was a disappointment " :(
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