Lists by Grethiwha

a list of 25 people
A list of directors that I've seen ten or more films from, and my average rating for their films...
a list of 54 titles
Not yet seen:

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)
a list of 50 titles
My rankings of all Woody Allen's films, including everything he directed, plus a couple movies that he didn't direct but holds the sole screenwriting credit for.

Not yet seen:
Take the Money and Run (1969)
Café Society (2016)
a list of 101 titles
This is a list of my personal most favourite films of all time. This list I believe comprises all the very greatest of my movie-watching experiences.

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!
a list of 26 titles
My ranking of the Zatoichi series of films, starring Shintarô Kastu.
a list of 30 people
There is no country's cinema I've connected to or enjoyed more consistently than Japan's. I especially love the golden age of Japanese cinema – in the 1950s and 60s – but I dig a lot of the more modern stuff as well. Anyway, here is a list of Japanese directors that I like or am interested in seeing more from.

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.
a list of 23 people
This is a list of my personal top 10 favourite directors. For each I've listed the movies they've directed that I've seen and would give a 10/10 or 9/10 score to. Note that their placement is not based solely on the strength of the movies listed but how I feel about them overall as 'authors' of their films.
a list of 76 titles
This list comprises all the films that are, for me personally, worthy of a 10/10 vote on the IMDb scale. They are listed here in order of release year.

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...
1930s: 1
1940s: 3
1950s: 6
1960s: 11
1970s: 10
1980s: 13
1990s: 11
2000s: 20
2010s: 1

Years with...
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:
English: 43
Japanese: 22
German: 6
Korean: 2
Cantonese: 2
Swedish: 1

Directors with...
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
a list of 96 titles
My favourite movie of the year in every year I've seen a feature-length movie.
a list of 30 titles
I'm a huge fan of Japanese cinema, I've seen hundreds of movies from that country old and new, but recently I've started to discover more and more films from Hong Kong/China and South Korea. Korean cinema especially, though without much of a storied history before the late nineties, is some of the best stuff going today, and I also think Chinese cinema is probably the best it's ever been, these last couple decades. I have much more to explore from these countries, and I welcome recommendations, but these are my favourites so far...