Lists by Grethiwha
Les Gaulois (The French as Seen by...) (TV Episode) (1988)
Echoes from a Sombre Empire (Documentary) (1990)
Cerro Torre Scream of Stone (1991)
Film Lesson (TV Mini-Series documentary) (4 episodes) (1991-1992)
The Transformation of the World Into Music (TV Movie documentary) (1996)
Christ and Demons in New Spain (2000 Years of Christianity) (TV Episode) (1999)
Ten Thousand Years Older (Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet) (Segment) (2001)
Ode to the Dawn of Man (Documentary short) (2011)
On Death Row (TV Series documentary) (8 episodes) (2012-2013)
Salt and Fire (2016)
Into the Inferno (Documentary) (2016)
Not yet seen:
Take the Money and Run (1969)
Café Society (2016)
I've written comments for all of the films to try to explain what I like about them, to give the reader an idea about the films and why I'd recommend them, and to more effectively convey my tastes in general. And so of course comments and suggestions for films you think I'd like that I may not have seen are most welcome (but keep in mind obviously, this is my list, and there is no such thing as a film that "must" be included to "legitimize" the list, or any of that nonsense).
This list is in order of preference, but, you know, a lot of them are pretty interchangeable, and I change the order of all of them all the time, and I'd still be hard-pressed to explain why any one film has the edge over the film below it. What matters is: all of these films are amazing!
Of course, there are still lots of Japanese directors I haven't yet, but am anxious to familiarize myself with, including...
Mikio Naruse (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs)
Jûzô Itami (Tampopo)
Katsuhito Ishii (The Taste of Tea)
Yasuzô Masamura (Red Angel)
Kô Nakahira (Crazed Fruit)
Gakuryû Ishii (The Crazy Family)
Tomu Uchida (A Fugitive from the Past)
...and many more.
For an even longer list of my favourite films, with comments and in order of preference, see here:
Number of 10/10 films per decade...
2 10/10 films: 1954, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1994, 2007, 2008
3 10/10 films: 1962, 1980, 2003, 2005, 2009
4 10/10 films:
5 10/10 films: 1977, 1999, 2001
Number of 10/10 films per (primary) language:
2 10/10 Films: Billy Wilder, David Cronenberg, David Lynch, Frank Darabont, Kenji Mizoguchi, Milos Forman, Sam Mendes, Wim Wenders
3 10/10 Films: Coen Brothers, Peter Jackson, Quentin Tarantino
4 10/10 Films: Shion Sono
5 10/10 Films: Akira Kurosawa, Masaki Kobayashi, Werner Herzog