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(1959 + 1999) and The Curse of Colorization!

Written by Christopher Beaubien • April 15, 2011 • 1 Comment

The Black-and-White 1959 Version

The Colorized 1959 Version

When The Price Is Dead Right

Nightfall. It is calmest before the storm as five hearses roll up the hillside carrying five fresh victims. Very much alive for now, they have all been invited by that eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren (Vincent Price) for his wife’s party… at the House on Haunted Hill. How he spoils her! To make the night more interesting (for himself), he has decreed that the guests will win $10,000 each if they last until morning locked inside the spooky mansion. They needn’t worry about losing by default of death since the money will then go to their next of kin. That Frederick… always thinking ahead.

The guests are strangers to each other as well as their host. More interesting that way. They include a typist and wallflower named Nora Manning (Carolyn Craig), the confident pilot Lance Schroeder (Richard Long), the psychiatrist Dr. David Trent (Alan Marshal), the columnist Ruth Bridgers (Julie Mitchum – Robert Mitchum’s sister!), and the owner of the house Watson Pritchard (Elisha Cook Jr.) who is visibly frightened beyond his wits. He goes on and on about their imminent doom by the housed evil. Why go in? They all need money, you see.

Just upstairs held up in her room forever freshening her face is Annabelle (Carol Ohmart), Frederick’s scheming wife. Annabelle insists that it was not he who married her, but she. She also makes no secret of the fact that she loves only his wealth and wants it all for herself. Actually, Annabelle is just wife #4, but what’s most alarming is that those last three wives are dead. Frederick knows of Annabelle’s infidelities and can’t prove them. They’re a perfect match because Annabelle is smart and can hold her own. Frederick would surely agree she is a worthy opponent. Oh, how they love implicating their petty torments on one another! It is their mutual hatred that makes their relationship so strong.


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THE MOVIE LIST (1970 – 2019)

Written by Christopher Beaubien • October 19, 2011 • Start the Discussion!

“Approximately and exactly.”
— Parabatial Kanhaiyalal ‘P.K.’ Dubey (Vijay Raaz) from Monsoon Wedding (2001)

1970 – 2019

Great Television Shows


Light From Light (dir. Paul Harrill)
Bacurau (dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles)
Ordinary Love (dir. Lisa Barros D’Sa)
Swallow (dir. Carlo Mirabella-Davis)
Family Romances, LLC (dir. Werner Herzog)
The Assistant (dir. Kitty Green)



Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
Uncut Gems (dir. Joshua and Ben Safdie)
High Life (dir. Claire Denis)
Beanpole (dir. Kantemir Balagov)
The Gods in the Sky (dir. Quarxx)
Dragged Across Concrete (dir. S. Craig Zahler)
The Sower (dir. Marine Francen)
The Nightingale (dir. Jennifer Kent)
The Ground Beneath My Feet (dir. Marie Kreutzer)
Honeyland (dir. Tamara Kotevska and Ljubo Stefanov)


The UP Documentaries

63 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 2019)
56 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 2012)
49 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 2005)
42 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 1998)
35 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 1991)
28 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 1984)
21 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 1977)
7 Plus Seven (dir. Michael Apted, 1970)
Seven Up! (dir. Paul Almond, 1964)



An Officer and a Spy (J’Accuse) (dir. Roman Polanski)
Ford v Ferrari (dir. James Mangold)
Synonyms (dir. Nadav Lapid)
Monos (dir. Alejandro Landes)
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (dir. Joe Talbot)
Passage of Birds (dir. Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (dir. Céline Sciamma)
The Irishman (I Heard You Paint Houses) (dir. Martin Scorsese)
The Souvenir (dir. Joanna Hogg)
Marriage Story (dir. Noah Baumbach)

Greener Grass (dir. Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe)
The Mountain (dir. Rick Alverson)
Aniara (dir. Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja)
Parasite (dir. Bong Joon Ho)
Sorry We Missed You (dir. Ken Loach)
The Lighthouse (dir. Robert Eggers)
Richard Jewell (dir. Clint Eastwood)
In Fabric (dir. Peter Strickland)
Them That Follow (dir. Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage)
Peterloo (dir. Mike Leigh)


The Lodge (dir. Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz)
Diane (dir. Kent Jones)
Deerskin (dir. Quentin Dupieux)
Waves (dir. Trey Edward Shults)
The Fall (dir. Johnathan Glazer)
The Last to See Them (dir. Sara Summa)
Birthday (dir. Jong-un Lee)
The Wind (dir. Emma Tammi)
Chained for Life (dir. Aaron Schimberg)
The Art of the Self-Defense (dir. Riley Stearns)

The Dead Don’t Die (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
The Farewell (dir. Lulu Wang)
Atlantics (dir. Mati Diop)
Her Smell (dir. Alex Ross Perry)
Colour Out of Space (dir. Richard Stanley)
Diamantino (dir. Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt)
Gwen (dir. William McGregor)
Paddleton (dir. Alexandre Lehmann)
Balloon (dir. Pema Tseden)
Little Joe (dir. Jessica Hausner)

I Lost My Body (dir. Jérémy Clapin)
Climax (dir. Gaspar Noé)
Alita: Battle Angel (dir. Robert Rodriguez)
Motherless Brooklyn (dir. Edward Norton)
The Hole in the Ground (dir. Lee Cronin)
The Girl on the Third Floor (dir. Travis Stevens)
Pain and Glory (dir. Pedro Almodóvar)
Charlie Says (dir. Mary Harron)
Black Mother (dir. Khalik Allah)
La Quietude (dir. Pablo Trapero)


Buoyancy (dir. Rodd Rathjen)
Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (dir. Issa López)
Joker (in 70mm) (dir. Todd Phillips)
Culture Shock (dir. Gigi Saul Guerrero)
Little Women (dir. Greta Gerwig)
Piercing (dir. Nicolas Pesce)
Young Ahmed (dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)
Hail Satan? (dir. Penny Lane)
Us (dir. Jordan Peele)
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (dir. Vince Gilligan)

Toy Story 4 (dir. Josh Cooley)
Koko-di Koko-da (dir. Johannes Nyholm)
Wild Rose (dir. Tom Harper)
Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (dir. Bruno Dumont)
The Image Book (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
Blurred Visions (dir. Ivan Elmer)
A Hidden Life (dir. Terrance Malick)
Booksmart (dir. Olivia Wilde)
Come to Daddy (dir. Ant Timpson)
Knife+Heart (dir. Yann Gonzalez)

Knives Out (dir. Rian Johnson)
Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street
(dir. Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen)
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
(dir. Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn)
Beyond the Woods (dir. Brayden DeMorest-Purdy)
Sawah (dir. Adolf El Assal)

Frozen II (dir. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck)
Harriet (dir. Kasi Lemmons)



Hereditary (dir. Ari Aster)
First Reformed (dir. Paul Schrader)
Where is Kyra? (dir. Andrew Dosunmu)
Transit (dir. Christian Petzold)
Nancy (dir. Christina Choe)
The Favourite (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)
Burning (dir. Chang-dong Lee)
The House That Jack Built (Director’s Cut) (dir. Lars von Trier)
Good Manners (dir. Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas)
Thoroughbreds (dir. Cory Finley)




American Dharma (dir. Errol Morris, 2018)
Wormwood (dir. Errol Morris, 2017)
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (dir. Errol Morris, 2017)
Three Short Films About Peace (dir. Errol Morris, 2014)
The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld
(dir. Errol Morris, 2014)
Tabloid (dir. Errol Morris, 2011)
Standard Operating Procedure (dir. Errol Morris, 2008)
The Fog of War
Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
(dir. Errol Morris, 2004)
First Person (Seasons 9 – 2) (Created by Errol Morris, 2000 – 2001)
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A Leuchter Jr. (dir. Errol Morris, 7999)
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (dir. Errol Morris, 1997)
A Brief History of Time (dir. Errol Morris, 1991)
The Thin Blue Line (dir. Errol Morris, 1988)
Vernon, Florida (dir. Errol Morris, 1981)
Gates of Heaven (dir. Errol Morris, 1978)



Fahrenheit 11/9 (dir. Michael Moore, 2018)
Michael Moore in Trumpland (dir. Michael Moore, 2016)
Where to Invade Next (dir. Michael Moore, 2015)
Capitalism: A Love Story (dir. Michael Moore, 2009)
Sicko (dir. Michael Moore, 2007)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (dir. Michael Moore, 2004)
Bowling for Columbine (dir. Michael Moore, 2002)
The Big One (dir. Michael Moore, 1997)
Roger and Me (dir. Michael Moore, 1989)


THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Near Algodones
Meal Ticket
All Gold Canyon
The Gal Who Got Rattled
The Mortal Remains



Part One: For the Sake of Gold (dir. Patrick Wang, 2018)
Part Two: Walk with Me a While (dir. Patrick Wang, 2018)



Custody (dir. Xavier Legrand, 2018)
Just Before Losing Everything (dir. Xavier Legrand, 2013)



The Incredibles 2 (dir. Brad Bird, 2018)
The Incredibles (dir. Brad Bird, 2004)



Paddington 2 (dir. Paul King, 2018)
Paddington (dir. Paul King, 2014)


GRAY HOUSE (dir. Austin Jack Lynch and Matthew Booth)

North Dakota



At War (dir. Stéphane Brizé, 2018)
Measure of a Man (dir. Stéphane Brizé, 2015)



The Other Side of the Wind (dir. Orson Welles and Oja Kodar, 1976/2018)
They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (dir. Morgan Neville, 2018)

Wildlife (dir. Paul Dano)
Mandy (dir. Panos Cosmatos)
Under the Silver Lake (dir. David Robert Mitchell)
The Double Lover (dir. François Ozon)
The Rider (dir. Chloé Zhao)
The Breadwinner (dir. Nora Twomey)
Vox Lux (dir. Brady Corbet)
Borders (Gräns) (dir. Ali Abbasi)
Sicilian Ghost Story (dir. Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza)
Under the Tree (dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson)

The Red Phallus (dir. Tashi Gyeltshen)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (dir. Marielle Heller)
Leave No Trace (dir. Debra Granik)
School’s Out (L’heure de la Sortie) (dir. Sébastien Marnier)
Who We Are Now (dir. Matthew Newton)
Holiday (dir. Isabella Eklöf)
Lean on Pete (dir. Andrew Haigh)
Game Night (dir. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein)
The Charmer (dir. Milad Alami)
Love After Love (dir. Russell Harbaugh)
Including: Rolling on the Floor Laughing (dir. Russell Harbaugh, 2011)


A Beautiful Sun Inside (Un Beau Soleil Interieur)
(AKA Let the Sunshine In) (dir. Claire Denis)
Petra (dir. Jaime Rosales)
Upgrade (dir. Leigh Whannell)
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (dir. Gus Van Sant)
The Great Pretender (dir. Nathan Silver)
Summer, 1993 (dir. Carla Simón)
People’s Republic of Desire (dir. Hao Wu)
Relaxer (dir. Joel Potrykus)
Isle of Dogs (dir. Wes Anderson)
Madeline’s Madeline (dir. Josephine Decker)

Zama (dir. Lucrecia Martel)
The Dead Center (dir. Billy Senese)
Sorry to Bother You (dir. Boots Riley)
Everybody Knows (dir. Asghar Farhadi)
Shadow (dir. Yimou Zhang)
Three Identical Strangers (dir. Tim Wardle)
The Load (dir. Ognjen Glavonic)
Support the Girls (dir. Andrew Bujalski)
Private Life (dir. Tamara Jenkins)
Widows (dir. Steve McQueen)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
(dir. Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr., Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti)
The Grief of Others (dir. Patrick Wang)
Revenge (dir. Coralie Fargeat)
BlacKkKlansman (dir. Spike Lee)
Shoplifters / The Third Murder (dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda)
Destroyer (dir. Karyn Kusama)
Dogman (dir. Matteo Garrone)
The Death of Stalin (dir. Armando Iannucci)
Roma (dir. Alfonso Cuarón)
The Guilty (dir. Gustav Möller)


Cold War (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski)
Filmworker (dir. Tony Zierra)
Minding the Gap (dir. Bing Liu)
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (dir. Stephen Nomura Schible)
You Were Never Really Here (dir. Lynne Ramsay)
Styx (dir. Wolfgang Fischer)
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (dir. Morgan Neville)
Thunder Road (dir. Jim Cummings)
Golden Exits (dir. Alex Ross Perry)
Calibre (dir. Matt Palmer)

The Land of Steady Habits (dir. Nicole Holofcener)
The Tale (dir. Jennifer Fox)
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (dir. Patrick Imbert and Benjamin Renner)
Gemini (dir. Aaron Katz)
The Wolf House (dir. Joaquin Cociña and Cristóbal León)
Suspiria (dir. Luca Guadagnino)
McQueen (dir. Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui)
Marlina: The Murderer in Four Acts (dir. Mouly Surya)
One Cut for the Dead (dir. Shin’ichirô Ueda)
The Old Man & the Gun (dir. David Lowery)

Hale County This Morning, This Evening (dir. RaMell Ross)
Mirai (dir. Mamoru Hosoda)
No One Will Ever Know (dir. Jesús Torres Torres)
Ash is Pure White (dir. Zhangke Jia)
Angels Wear White (dir. Vivian Qu)
The Insult (dir. Ziad Doueiri)
Long Day’s Journey into Night (in 3D) (dir. Gan Bi)
Green Book (dir. Peter Farrelly)
The King (dir. Eugene Jarecki)
Hal (dir. Amy Scott)

MORE MOVIES (90-123)

Dark River (dir. Clio Barnard)
Meeting Gorbachev (dir. Werner Herzog and André Singer)
Pity (dir. Babis Makridis)
In the Aisles (dir. Thomas Stuber)
Halloween (dir. David Gordon Green)
Annihilation (dir. Alex Garland)
Blindspotting (dir. Carlos López Estrada)
Black Panther (dir. Ryan Coogler)
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (dir. Steve Mitchell)
Liz and the Blue Bird (dir. Naoko Yamada)

Nome di Donna (dir. Marco Tullio Giordana)
Bernard and Huey (dir. Dan Mirvish)
November (dir. Rainer Sarnet)
The Happy Prince (dir. Rupert Everett)
Unsane (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
Last Summer (dir. Jon Jones)
Teen Titans GO! To The Movies (dir. Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath)
Eighth Grade (dir. Bo Burnham)
The Endless (dir. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead)
Hitler’s Hollywood (dir. Rüdiger Suchsland)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (dir. Desiree Akhavan)
What Keeps You Alive (dir. Colin Minihan)
Fugue (dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska)
Beast (dir. Michael Pearce)
Lizzie (dir. Craig Macneill)
Dark Fortune (Finsteres Glück) (dir. Stefan Haupt)
Deadpool 2 (dir. David Leitch)
Mom and Dad (dir. Brian Taylor)
Fast Color (dir. Julia Hart)
A Quiet Place (dir. John Krasinski)

Ralph Breaks the Internet (dir. Rich Moore and Phil Johnston)
Lifechanger (dir. Justin McConnell)
And Then I Go (dir. Vincent Grashaw)
Dear Son (dir. Mohamed Ben Attia)



Phantom Thread (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)
A Quiet Passion (dir. Terence Davies)
Raw (dir. Julia Ducournau)
The Blackcoat’s Daughter (February) (dir. Oz Perkins)
The Florida Project (dir. Sean Baker)
Marjorie Prime (dir. Michael Almereyda)
mother! (dir. Darren Aronofsky)
Lady Macbeth (dir. William Oldroyd)
My Life as a Zucchini (dir. Claude Barras)




Blade Runner 2049 (dir. Denis Villeneuve, 2017)
Blade Runner (1982; The Final Cut, 2007) (dir. Ridley Scott)



World of Tomorrow Episode 2: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts
(dir. Don Hertzfeldt, 2017)
World of Tomorrow (dir. Don Hertzfeldt, 2015)
It’s Such a Beautiful Day (dir. Don Hertzfeldt, 2012)
Rejected (dir. Don Hertzfeldt, 2000)
Billy’s Balloon (dir. Don Hertzfeldt, 1998)



Dawson City: Frozen Time (dir. Bill Morrison, 2017)
Decasia (dir. Bill Morrison, 2002)



The Beguiled (dir. Sofia Coppola, 2017)
The Beguiled (dir. Don Siegel, 1971)


(Live Performance by Kronos Quartet)
(dir. Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson)

Marrowbone (dir. Sergio G. Sánchez)
A Ghost Story (dir. David Lowrey)
A Dark Song (dir. Liam Gavin)
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (dir. S. Craig Zahler)
Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele)
Faces Places (Visages Villages) (dir. Agnès Varda and JR)
Good Time (dir. Ben and Josh Sadie)
Jane (dir. Brett Morgen)
Hounds of Love (dir. Ben Young)
Lady Bird (dir. Greta Gerwig)

Nocturama (dir. Bertrand Bonello)
I, Daniel Blake (dir. Ken Loach)
Thelma (dir. Joachim Trier)
Okja (dir. Joon-ho Bong)
Manifesto (dir. Julian Rosefeldt)
The Transfiguration (dir. Michael O’Shea)
In the Fade (dir. Faith Akin)
Werewolf (dir. Ashley McKenzie)
Harmonium (Fuchi Ni Tatsu) (dir. Kôji Fukada)
Wonderstruck (dir. Todd Haynes)


Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (dir. Pedro Rivero and Alberto Vázquez)
The Lovers (dir. Azazel Jacobs)
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (dir. Simon Lavoie)
Take Me (dir. Pat Healy)
Two Irenes (dir. Fabio Meira)
Baby Driver (dir. Edgar Wright)
1945 (dir. Ferenc Török)
My Friend Dahmer (dir. Marc Meyers)
The Bad Batch (dir. Ana Lily Amirpour)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (dir. Martin McDonagh)

The Greenaway Alphabet (dir.  (dir. Saskia Boddeke)
It Comes at Night (dir. Trey Edward Shults)
Loveless (dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev)
Super Dark Times (dir. Kevin Phillips)
A Woman’s Life (Une Vie) (dir. Stéphane Brizé)
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
(dir. Joseph Cedar)
Suntan (dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos)
Casting Jonbenet (dir. Kitty Green)
Rat Film (dir. Theo Anthony)
The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki)

Lowlife (dir. Ryan Prows)
78/52 (dir. Alexandre O. Philippe)
The War for the Planet of the Apes (dir. Matt Reeves)
Beach Rats (dir. Eliza Hittman)
Ingrid Goes West (dir. Matt Spicer)
The Red Turtle (dir. Michaël Dudok de Wit)
Mudbound (dir. Dee Rees)
Sylvio (dir. Kentucker Audley and Albert Birney)
The Shape of Water (dir. Guillermo del Toro)
Kong: Skull Island (dir. Jordan Vogt-Roberts)


Lemon (dir. Janicza Bravo)
Thirst Street (dir. Nathan Silver)
Dunkirk (70mm IMAX) (dir. Christopher Nolan)
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (dir. Noah Baumbach)
Jeannette, The Childhood of Joan of Arc (dir. Bruno Dumont)
Sweet Virginia (dir. Jamie M. Dagg)
The Square (dir. Ruben Östlund)
Life (dir. Daniel Espinosa)
Beatrix at Dinner (dir. Miguel Arteta)
Berlin Syndrome (dir. Cate Shortland)

Escapes (dir. Michael Almereyda)
Your Name. (dir. Makoto Shinkai)
Better Watch Out (dir. Chris Peckover)
Colossal (dir. Nacho Vigalondo)
Land of Mine (dir. Martin Zandvliet)
Lucky (dir. John Carroll Lynch)
Western (dir. Valeska Grisebach)
Ex Libris: New York Public Library (dir. Frederick Wiseman)
Dayveon (dir. Amman Abbasi)
The Girl Without Hands (dir. Sébastien Laudenbach)

The Founder (dir. John Lee Hancock)
Untamed (La Región Salvaje) (dir. Amat Escalante)
Loving Vincent (dir. Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman)
Happy End (dir. Michael Haneke)
Come Down Molly (dir. Gregory Kohn)
The Ardennes (dir. Robin Pront)
Girls Trip (dir. Malcolm D. Lee)
The Devil’s Candy (dir. Sean Byrne)
The Party (dir. Sally Potter)
Becoming Astrid (dir. Pernille Fischer Christensen)

MORE MOVIES (90-120)

Wonder Woman (dir. Patty Jenkins)
The Ornithologist (dir. João Pedro Rodrigues)
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (dir. André Øvredal)
Nerdland (dir. Chris Prynoski)
Columbus (dir. Kogonada)
Greta (dir. Neil Jordan)
120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (dir. Robin Campillo)
Apprentice (dir. Junfeng Boo)
Call Me By Your Name (dir. Luca Guadagnino)
Mary and the Witch’s Flower (dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi)
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (dir. Macon Blair)

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (dir. David Soren)
Maudie (dir. Aisling Walsh)
The Student (dir. Kirill Serebrennikov)
Logan (dir. James Mangold)
The Evil Within (dir. Andrew Getty)
Get Me Roger Stone (dir. Morgan Pehme, Dylan Bank and Daniel DiMauro)
Afterimage (dir. Andrzej Wajda)
I, Tonya (dir. Craig Gillespie)
In This Corner of the World (dir. Sunao Katabuchi)
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (dir. Dash Shaw)

David Lynch: The Art Life
(dir. Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, and Rick Barnes)
Cold Ground (dir. Fabien Delage)
Donald Cried (dir. Kristopher Avedikian)
Before I Wake (Somnia) / Gerald’s Game (dir. Mike Flanagan)
Somniloquies (dir. Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor)
I Am Not Your Negro (dir. Raoul Peck)
Sami Blood (dir. Amanda Kernell)
Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (dir. Travis Wilkerson)
Free Solo (dir. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)
Brad’s Status (dir. Mike White)

MORE MOVIES (120-159)

Catfight (dir. Onur Tutel)
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special,
Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (dir. Chris Smith)
Automatic at Sea (dir. Matthew Lessner)
Hostiles (dir. Scott Cooper)
Princess Cyd (dir. Stephen Cone)
Obit. (dir. Vanessa Gould)
Clash (dir. Mohamed Diab)
The Changeover (dir. Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie)
Coco (dir. Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina)
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (dir. Angela Robinson)

Bad Day for the Cut (dir. Chris Baugh)
Dina (dir. Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles)
Karl Marx City (dir. Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker)
Mass for Shut-Ins (dir. Winston DeGiobbi)
The Levelling (dir. Hope Dickson Leach)
The Big Sick (dir. Michael Showalter)
Frantz (dir. François Ozon)
The Little Hours (dir. Jeff Baena)
Being 17 (dir. André Téchiné)
A Fantastic Woman (dir. Sebastián Lelio)

The Force (dir. Peter Nicks)
I, Olga (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (dir. Petr Kazda and Tomás Weinrebe)
Una (dir. Benedict Andrews)
Split (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)
Blue My Mind (dir. Lisa Brühlmann)
The Lego Batman Movie (dir. Chris McKay)
A Girl, a Part (dir. Elisabeth Subrin)
Alias Maria (dir. José Luis Rugeles)
The Void (dir. Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski)
All This Panic (dir. Jenny Gage)

Star Wars: the Last Jedi (dir. Rian Johnson)
The Circle (dir. James Ponsoldt)
The Teacher (dir. Jan Hrebejk)
Tragedy Girls (dir. Tyler MacIntyre)
The Greatest Showman (dir. Michael Gracey)
Driftwood (dir. Paul Taylor)
Dig Two Graves (dir. Hunter Adams)
Spiderman: Homecoming (dir. Jon Watts)
Radio Mary (dir. Gary Walkow)

Housewife (dir. Can Evrenol)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (dir. Jake Kasdan)
Beauty and the Beast (dir. Bill Condon)



Manchester by the Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan)
Krisha (dir. Trey Edward Shults)
Tower (dir. Keith Maitland)
The Witch: A New England Folk-Tale (dir. Robert Eggers)
Mountains May Depart (dir. Jia Zhangke)
The Handmaiden (dir. Chan-wook Park)
The Love Witch (dir. Anna Biller)
Little Men (dir. Ira Sachs)
Évolution (dir. Lucile Hadžihalilović)
Graduation (Bacalaureat) (dir. Cristian Mungiu)



HORACE & PETE (1916 – 2016)

Episodes 1 – 10 (dir. Louis C.K.)



Parts 1 – 5 (dir. Ezra Edelman, 2016)



Green Room (dir. Jeremy Saulnier, 2016)
Blue Ruin (dir. Jeremy Saulnier, 2014)
Murder Party (dir. Jeremy Saulnier, 2007)



Christine (dir. Antonio Campos, 2016)
Kate Plays Christine (dir. Robert Greene, 2016)



Fahrenheit 11/9 (dir. Michael Moore, 2018)
Michael Moore in Trumpland (dir. Michael Moore, 2016)
Where to Invade Next (dir. Michael Moore, 2015)
Capitalism: A Love Story (dir. Michael Moore, 2009)
Sicko (dir. Michael Moore, 2007)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (dir. Michael Moore, 2004)
Bowling for Columbine (dir. Michael Moore, 2002)
The Big One (dir. Michael Moore, 1997)
Roger and Me (dir. Michael Moore, 1989)



Everybody Wants Some!! (dir. Richard Linklater, 2016)
Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater, 2014)
Dazed and Confused (dir. Richard Linklater, 1993)

Weiner-Dog (dir. Todd Solondz)
De Palma (dir. Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow)
Elle (dir. Paul Verhoeven)
Princess (dir. Tali Shalom-Ezer)
The Invitation (dir. Karyn Kusama)
The Fits (dir. Anna Rose Holmer)
A Monster Calls (dir. J.A. Bayona)
Nocternal Animals (dir. Tom Ford)
Creepy (dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
The Eyes of My Mother (dir. Nicolas Pesce)

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople (dir. Taika Waititi)
April and the Extraordinary World (dir. Franck Ekinci and Christian Desmares)
Tale of Tales (dir. Matteo Garrone)
Disorder (Maryland) (dir. Alice Winocour)
Tomcat (dir. Klaus Händl)
Jackie / Neruda / The Club (dir. Pablo Larraín)
Little Sister (dir. Zach Clark)
Love & Friendship (dir. Whit Stillman)
All of a Sudden (Auf Einmal) (dir. Asli Özge)
Certain Women (dir. Kelly Reichardt)


Never Ever (À Jamais) (dir. Benoît Jacquot)
Paterson (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
After Love (dir. Joachim Lafosse)
Cameraperson (dir. Kirsten Johnson)
The Girl with All the Gifts (dir. Colm McCarthy)
Under the Shadow (dir. Babak Anvari)
Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins)
Arrival (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
Ethel & Ernest (dir. Roger Mainwood)
Always Shine (dir. Sophia Dakar)

Under the Sun (dir. Vitaliy Manskiy)
The Innocents (Les Innocentes) (dir. Anne Fontaine)
Newtown (dir. Kim A. Snyder)
The Automatic Hate (dir. Justin Lerner)
Toni Erdmann (dir. Maren Ade)
Kubo and the Two Strings (dir. Travis Knight)
Dolores (dir. Michael Rössel)
The Salesman (dir. Asghar Farhadi)
Sing Street (dir. John Carney)
A Monster with a Thousand Heads (dir. Rodrigo Plá)

Les Démons (dir. Philippe Lesage)
Blue Jay (dir. Alex Lehmann)
13 Cameras (aka Slumlord) (dir. Victor Zarcoff)
Pete’s Dragon (dir. David Lowery)
Hell or High Water (dir. David Mackenzie)
The Edge of Seventeen (dir. Kelly Fremon Craig)
Rams (dir. Grímur Hákonarson)
Born to be Blue (dir. Robert Budreau)
Aquarius (dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho)
The Phenom (dir. Noah Buschel)


How Heavy This Hammer (dir. Kazik Radwanski)
Pervert Park (dir. Frida Barkfors and Lasse Barkfors)
The People Garden (dir. Nadia Litz)
Sunset Song (dir. Terrance Davies)
Fences (dir. Denzel Washington)
I Smile Back (dir. Adam Salky)
Eye in the Sky (dir. Gavin Hood)
Fatima (dir. Philippe Faucon)
Life, Animated (dir. Roger Ross Williams)
High-Rise (dir. Ben Wheatley)

Hail, Ceasar! (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)
The Meddler (dir. Lorene Scafaria)
Things to Come (L’avenir) (dir. Mia Hansen-Løve)
The Neon Demon (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)
A Bigger Splash (dir. Luca Guadagnino)
The Witness (dir. James D. Solomon)
Viktoria (dir. Maya Vitkova)
Train to Busan (dir. Sang-ho Yeon)
The Confirmation (dir. Bob Nelson)
The Greasy Strangler (dir. Jim Hosking)

The Mermaid (dir. Stephen Chow)
Queen of Katwe (dir. Mira Nair)
Demon (dir. Marcin Wrona)
The Unknown Girl (dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)
Slack Bay (Ma Lotte) (dir. Bruno Dumont)
Silence (dir. Martin Scorsese)
13th (dir. Ava DuVernay)
King Jack (dir. Felix Thompson)
Prevenge (dir. Alice Lowe)
Men & Chicken (dir. Anders Thomas Jensen)

MORE MOVIES (90-120)

The Wailing (dir. Na Hong-jin)
Original Bliss (Gleißendes Glück) (dir. Sven Taddicken)
Holidays – Father’s Day (dir. Anthony Scott Burns)
Have You Seen My Movie? (dir. Paul Anton Smith)
Endless Poetry (dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky)
10 Cloverfield Lane (dir. Dan Trachtenberg)
After the Storm (dir. Hirokazu Korea)
20th Century Women (dir. Mike Mills)
Tom and the Farm (dir. Tony Stone)
Cosmos (dir. Andrzej Zulawski)

Darling (dir. Mickey Keating)
Hello Destroyer (dir. Kevan Funk)
In the Valley of Violence (dir. Ti West)
Moana (dir. Ron Clements and John Musker)
A Man Called Ove (dir. Hannes Holm)
Sausage Party (dir. Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon)
Sin Alas (Without Wings) (dir. Ben Chace)
Mia Madre (dir. Nanni Moretti)
Aferim! (dir. Radu Jude)
Land and Shade (dir. César Augusto Acevedo)

I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman (dir. Marianne Lambert)
Beware the Slenderman (dir. Irene Taylor Brodsky)
La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle)
Glassland (dir. Gerard Barrett)
Boundaries (Pays) (dir. Chloé Robichaud)
Goat (dir. Andrew Neel)
Do Not Resist (dir. Craig Atkinson)
American Honey (dir. Andrea Arnold)
Beyoncé: Lemonade (dir. Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter)
Marguerite (dir. Xavier Giannoli)

MORE MOVIES (120-150)

Old Stone (Lao Shi) (dir. Johnny Ma)
Midnight Special (dir. Jeff Nichols)
Don’t Think Twice (dir. Mike Birbiglia)
The Hollars (dir. John Krasinski)
First Girl I Loved (dir. Kerem Sanga)
Three (dir. Johnnie To)
Maggie’s Plan (dir. Rebecca Miller)
River (dir. Jamie M. Dagg)
Tickled (dir. David Farrier and Dylan Reeve)
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (dir. Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone)

The Age of Shadows (dir. Jee-woon Kim)
Miss Hokusai (dir. Keiichi Hara)
Truman (dir. Cesc Gay)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (dir. Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh)
Klown Forever (dir. Mikkel Nørgaard)
Standing Tall (dir. Emmanuelle Bercot)
In Order of Disappearance (dir. Hans Petter Moland)
Hidden Figures (dir. Theodore Melfi)
Mean Dreams (dir. Nathan Morlando)
The Alchemist Cookbook (dir. Joel Potrykus)

Hello, My Name is Doris (dir. Michael Showalter)
Dementia (dir. Mike Testin)
Rouge One: A Star Wars Story (dir. Gareth Edwards)
Elvis and Nixon (dir. Liza Johnson)
Batman: The Killing Joke (dir. Sam Liu)
The Way Out & The Way In (dir. Radio Silence)
Siren (dir. Roxanne Benjamin)
Accident (The Finest One – dir. David Bruckner)
Jailbreak (dir. Patrick Horvath)
Personal Shopper (dir. Olivier Assayas)
Rats (dir. Morgan Spurlock)
Bleak Street (dir. Arturo Ripstein)
Antibirth (dir. Danny Perez)

MORE MOVIES (150-175)

Captain Fantastic (dir. Matt Ross)
The Jungle Book (dir. Jon Favreau)
A Second Chance (dir. Susanne Bier)
Mascots (dir. Christopher Guest)
Valley of Love (dir. Guillaume Nicloux)
Dreams Rewired (dir. Manu Luksch and Martin Reinhart)
Neither Heaven Nor Earth (dir. Clément Cogitate)
The Lovers & the Despot (dir. Ross Adam and Robert Cannan)
Girls Lost (Pojkarna) (dir. Alexandra-Therese Keining)
Moka (dir. Frédéric Mermoud)

Ghostbusters (dir. Paul Feig)
Deadpool (dir. Tim Miller)
The Nice Guys (dir. Shane Black)
Pee Wee’s Big Holiday (dir. John Lee)
Hush (dir. Mike Flanagan)
Captain America: Civil War (dir. Joe Russo and Anthony Russo)
VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media
(dir. Kenneth Powell and Thomas Edward Seymour)
Zootopia (dir. Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush)
The Dressmaker (dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse)
The Finest Hours (dir. Craig Gillespie)

The Shallows (dir. Jaume Collet-Serra)
The Wave (dir. Roar Uthaug)
24×36 (dir. Kevin Burke)
For the Plasma (dir. Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan)
Phantom Boy (dir. Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol)

The Intestine (dir. Lev Lewis)



Anomalisa (dir. Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman)
The Lobster (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (dir. Marielle Heller)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Diesel Hue / Black and Chrome) (dir. George Miller)
45 Years (dir. Andrew Haigh)
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (dir. Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz)
Buzzard (dir. Joel Potrykus)
Something, Anything (dir. Paul Harrill)
Man from Reno (dir. Dave Boyle)
Carol (dir. Todd Haynes)




The Look of Silence (dir. Joshua Oppenheimer, 2015)
The Act of Killing: The Director’s Cut
(dir. Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn, 2013)



A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
En Duva Satt på en Gren och Funderade på Tillvaron
(dir. Roy Andersson, 2015)
You, The Living (Du Levande) (dir. Roy Andersson, 2007)
Songs from the Second Floor (Sånger från Andra Våningen)
(dir. Roy Andersson, 2001)


THE HATEFUL EIGHT in Glorious 70mm! (dir. Quentin Tarantino)


GANGS OF WASSEYPUR: Parts 1 and 2 (dir. Anurag Kashyap)


Sonderkommandos’ Requiem

Son of Saul (Saul Fia) (dir. László Nemes, 2015)
The Grey Zone (dir. Tim Blake Nelson, 2002)



Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (Taxi Tehran) (dir. Jafar Panahi, 2015)
Closed Curtain (Jafar Panahi and Kambuzia Partovi, 2013)
This Is Not a Film (In Film Nist)
(dir. Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and Jafar Panahi, 2012)



Quay (dir. Christopher Nolan, 2015)
In Absentia (dir. Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay, 2000)
The Comb (dir. Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay, 1991)
Street of Crocodiles (dir. Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay, 1986)


BILLY ROWAN (Age 9 and 18)

Queen & Country (dir. John Boorman, 2015)
Hope and Glory (dir. John Boorman, 1987)



Parts 1 – 6 (dir. Paul Haggis)

Experimenter (dir. Michael Almereyda)
Louder Than Bombs (dir. Joachim Trier)
The Ocean of Helena Lee (dir. Jim Akin)
Love & Mercy (dir. Bill Pohlad)
Chronic (dir. Michel Franco)
Girlhood (Bande de Filles) (dir. Céline Sciamma)
Mustang (dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven)
Breathe (Respire) (dir. Mélanie Laurent)
The Falling (dir. Carol Morley)
Nasty Baby (dir. Sebastián Silva)

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THE MOVIE LIST (1903 – 1969)

Written by Christopher Beaubien • June 06, 2011 • Start the Discussion!

1903 – 1969

Great Television Shows

Army of Shadows (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (dir. Ronald Neame)
Last Summer (dir. Frank Perry)
Kes (dir. Ken Loach)
Z (dir. hildrenosta-Gavras)
Medium Cool (dir. Haskell Wexler)
Dillinger Is Dead (dir. Marco Ferreri)
Midnight Cowboy (dir. John Schlesinger)
That Cold Day in the Park (dir. Robert Altman)
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (dir. Russ Meyers)

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (dir. Sidney Pollack)
Funeral Parade of Roses (dir. Toshio Matsumoto)
Une Femme Douce (dir. Robert Bresson)
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (dir. Paul Mazursky)
Easy Rider (dir. Dennis Hopper)
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (dir. Lee H. Katzin)
Anne of the Thousand Days (dir. Charles Jarrott)
The Cow (dir. Dariush Mehrjui)
Loving Memory (dir. Tony Scott)
The Wild Bunch (dir. Sam Peckinpah)

Nocturno 29 (dir. Pere Portabella)
Mississippi Mermaid (dir. François Truffaut)
A Married Couple (dir. Allen King)
Age of Consent (dir. Michael Powell)
The Honeymoon Killers (dir. Leonard Kastle)
Reason Over Passion (dir. Joyce Wieland)

2001: A Space Odyssey (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
If…. (dir. Lindsay Anderson)
Rosemary’s Baby (dir. Roman Polanski)
Les Biches (dir. Claude Chabrol)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (dir. Robert Ellis Miller)
Kuroneko (Black Cat) (dir. Kaneto Shindo)
Night of the Living Dead (dir. George A. Romero)
Salesman (dir. Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin)
Romeo and Juliet (dir. Franco Zeffirelli)
Targets (AKA Blood and Candy) (dir. Peter Bogdanovich)

Naked Childhood (L’enfance Nue) (dir. Maurice Pialat)
Oliver! (dir. Carol Reed)
Where Eagles Dare (dir. Brian G. Hutton)
High School (dir. Frederick Wiseman)
Shame / Hour of the Wolf (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Planet of the Apes (dir. Franklin J. Schaffner)
The Producers (dir. Mel Brooks)
Pretty Poison (dir. Noel Black)
Je T’aime, Je T’aime (dir. Alain Resnais)
David Holzman’s Diary (dir. Jim McBride)
Yellow Submarine (dir. George Dunning)

Faces (dir. John Cassavetes)
The Girl on a Motorcycle (dir. Jack Cardiff)
The Odd Couple (dir. Gene Saks)
The Living Skeleton (dir. Hiroshi Matsuno)
The Love Bug (dir. Robert Stevenson)
Barbarella (dir. Roger Vadim)
Charly (dir. Ralph Nelson)
The Party (dir. Blake Edwards)

Bonnie and Clyde (dir. Arthur Penn)
Le Samourai (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville)
Mouchette (dir. Robert Bresson)
Point Blank (dir. John Boorman)
Playtime (dir. Jacques Tati)
In Cold Blood (dir. Richard Brooks)
Wait Until Dark (dir. Terence Young)
Marketa Lazarová (dir. Frantisek Vlácil)
The Two of Us (The Old Man and the Boy) (dir. Claude Berri)
Spring Night, Summer Night (Director’s Cut) (dir. Joseph L. Anderson)

The Young Girls of Rochefort (dir. Jacques Demy)
Samurai Rebellion (dir. Masaki Kobayashi)
Cool Hand Luke (dir. Stuart Rosenberg)
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her / Week End
(dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
Belle de Jour (dir. Luis Buñuel)
In the Heat of the Night (dir. Norman Jewison)
The Firemen’s Ball (dir. Milos Forman)
The Battle of Algiers (dir. Gillo Pontecorvo)
Warrendale (dir. Alan King)
Titicut Follies (dir. Frederick Wiseman)

Who’s That Knocking at My Door (dir. Martin Scorsese)
To Sir, with Love (dir. James Clavell)
The Jungle Book (dir. Wolfgang Reitherman)
The Dirty Dozen (dir. Robert Aldrich)
The Graduate (dir. Mike Nichols)
Reflections in a Golden Eye (dir. John Huston)
The Taming of the Shrew (dir. Franco Zeffirelli)
You Only Love Twice (dir. Lewis Gilbert)
Far from thee Madding Crowd (dir. John Schlesinger)
La Chinoise (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)

The Incident (dir. Larry Peerce)
Viy (Spirit of Evil) (dir. Konstantin Ershov and Georgiy Kropachyov)
Elvira Madigan (dir. Bo Widerberg)
Thoroughly Modern Millie (dir. George Roy Hill)

The Shooting (dir. Monte Hellman)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (dir. Sergio Leone)
La Guerre Est Finie (dir. Alain Resnais)
Au Hasard Balthazar (dir. Robert Bresson)
Persona (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Alfie (dir. Lewis Gilbert)
Here’s Your Life (AKA Here is Your Life) (dir. Jan Troell)
The Nun (dir. Jacques Rivette)
Black Girl (dir. Ousmane Sembène)
Mademoiselle (dir. Tony Richardson)

Blowup (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)
The Face of Another (dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (dir. Chuck Jones)
Hunger (Sult) (dir. Henning Carlsen)
The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (The Rise of Louis XIV) (dir. Roberto Rossellini)
Seconds (dir. John Frankenheimer)
Georgy Girl (dir. Silvio Narizzano)
Who Are You, Polly Magoo? (dir. William Klein)
Patriotism (dir. Yukio Mishima)
Tokyo Drifter (dir. Seijun Suzuki)

Masculin Féminin: 15 Faits Précis / Made in U.S.A (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
A Man and a Woman (dir. Claude Lelouch)
Daisies (dir. Vera Chytilová)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (dir. Mike Nichols)
Cul-de-sac (dir. Roman Polanski)
Ride in the Whirlwind (dir. Monte Hellman)
Lord Love a Duck (dir. George Axelrod)


Picture Mommy Dead (dir. Bert I. Gordon)


Le Bonheur (dir. Agnès Varda)
Repulsion (dir. Roman Polanski)
Red Beard (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
A Patch of Blue (dir. Guy Green)
Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (dir. Russ Meyer)
The Naked Prey (dir. Cornel Wilde)
The Collector (dir. William Wyler)
Fists in the Pocket (I Pugni in Tasca) (dir. Marco Bellocchio)
I Knew Her Well (dir. Antonio Pietrangeli)
Story of a Prostitute (dir. Seijun Suzuki)

Alphaville, Une Étrange Aventure de Lemmy Caution / Pierrot le Fou
(dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
The Ipcress File (dir. Sidney J. Furie)
Mickey One (dir. Arthur Penn)
Loves of a Blonde (dir. Milos Forman)
Juliet of the Spirits (dir. Federico Fellini)
The Hill (dir. Sidney Lumet)
The Sound of Music (dir. Robert Wise)
Bunny Lake is Missing (dir. Otto Preminger)
Doctor Zhivago (dir. David Lean)
Darling (dir. John Schlesinger)

The Nanny (dir. Seth Holt)
Baby the Rain Must Fall (dir. Robert Mulligan)
The Agony and the Ecstasy (dir. Carol Reed)
Agatha Christie’s Ten little Indians (dir. George Pollock)
The Tenth Victim (dir. Elio Petri)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
(dir. Stanley Kubrick)
My Fair Lady (dir. George Cukor)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (dir. Jacques Demy)
A Hard Day’s Night (dir. Richard Lester)
The Killers (dir. Don Siegel)
Woman in the Dunes (dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara)
Goldfinger (dir. Guy Hamilton)
Nothing But a Man (dir. Michael Roemer)
Lilith (dir. Robert Rossen)
Onibaba (Demon Woman) (dir. Kaneto Shindô)

Pale Flower (dir. Masahiro Shinoda)
Diary of a Chambermaid (dir. Luis Buñuel)
I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba) (dir. Mikhail Kalatozov)
Band of Outsiders (Bande à Part) (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
Mary Poppins (dir. Robert Stevenson)
Fail-Safe (dir. Sidney Lumet)
A Shot in the Dark (dir. Blake Edwards)
Topkapi (dir. Jules Dasein)
Nobody Waved Good-bye (dir. Don Owen)
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (dir. Bryan Forbes)
Red Desert (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)

Marriage Italian Style (dir. Vittorio De Sica)
Kwaidan (dir. Masaki Kobayashi)
The Train (dir. John Frankenheimer)
The Pawnbroker (dir. Sidney Lumet)
Zorba the Greek (dir. Mihalis Kakogiannis)
Hush, Hush… Sweet Charlotte (dir. Robert Aldrich)
The Soft Skin (dir. François Truffaut)
Marnie (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
Kiss Me, Stupid (dir. Billy Wilder)
A Fistful of Dollars (dir. Sergio Leone)
The Naked Kiss (dir. Samuel Fuller)
Le Chat dans le Sac (The Cat in the Bag / Cat in the Sack)
(dir. Gilles Groulx)

Charade (dir. Stanley Donen)
Contempt (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
8 ½ (dir. Federico Fellini)
The Birds (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
High and Low (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
Billy Liar (dir. John Schlesinger)
The Leopard (dir. Luchino Visconti)
The Big City (dir. Satyajit Ray)
The Hud (dir. Martin Ritt)
The Fire Within (dir. Louis Malle)
The Caretakers (dir. Hall Bartlett)


The Silence (dir. Ingmar Bergman, 1963)
Winter Light (dir. Ingmar Bergman, 1963)
Through a Glass Darkly (dir. Ingmar Bergman, 1961)

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (Ieri, Oggi, Domani) (dir. Vittorio De Sica)
Muriel, or The Time of Return (dir. Alain Resnais)
The Servant (dir. Joseph Losey)
From Russia with Love (dir. Terence Young)
The Great Escape (dir. John Sturges)
The Sword in the Stone (dir. Wolfgang Reitherman)
Shock Corridor (dir. Samuel Fuller)
Jason and the Argonauts (dir. Don Chaffey)
Johnny Cool (dir. William Asher)
Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! (dir. Seijun Suzuki)
Blood Feast (dir. Herschell Gordon Lewis)
Toys in the Attic (dir. George Roy Hill)

David and Lisa (dir. Frank Perry)
Knife in the Water (Nóz w Wodzie) (dir. Roman Polanski)
Lawrence of Arabia (dir. David Lean)
Ivan’s Childhood (dir. Andrei Tarkovsky)
The Manchurian Candidate (dir. John Frankenheimer)
Il Sorpasso (dir. Dino Risi)
Sundays and Cybèle (dir. Serge Bourguignon)
My Life to Live: Film en Douze Tableaux (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
Jules and Jim (dir. François Truffaut)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (dir. Robert Aldrich)

La Jetée (dir. Chris Marker)
The Miracle Worker (dir. Arthur Penn)
Cleo from 5 to 7 (dir. Agnès Varda)
Obedience (dir. Stanley Milgram)
Lolita (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
Cape Fear (dir. J. Lee Thompson)
Two Weeks in Another Town (dir. Vincente Minnelli)
To Kill a Mockingbird (dir. Robert Mulligan)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (dir. John Ford)
Momma Roma (dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini)

Dr. No (dir. Terence Young)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (dir. Tony Richardson)
Stark Fear (dir. Ned Hockman and Skip Homeier)
The Trial of Joan of Arc (dir. Robert Bresson)
The Days of Wine and Roses (dir. Blake Edwards)
Carnival of Souls (dir. Herk Harvey)
The House is Black (dir. Forugh Farrokhzad)
Birdman of Alcatraz (dir. John Frankenheimer)

Something Wild (dir. Jack Garfein)
Last Year at Marienbad (dir. Alain Resnais)
La Dolce Vita (dir. Federico Fellini)
Blast of Silence (dir. Allen Baron)
Yojimbo (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
Léon Morin, Priest (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville)
The Hustler (dir. Robert Rossen)
Lola (dir. Jacques Demy)
Viridiana (dir. Luis Buñuel)
Underworld, USA (dir. Samuel Fuller)


Human Condition III: A Soldier’s Prayer (dir. Masaki Kobayashi, 1961)
Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (dir. Masaki Kobayashi, 1959)
Human Condition I: No Greater Love (dir. Masaki Kobayashi, 1959)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (dir. Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske)
A Taste of Honey (dir. Tony Richardson)
The Innocents (dir. Jack Clayton)
The Exiles (dir. Kent MacKenzie)
Splendor in the Grass (dir. Elia Kazan)
Zazie dans le Métro (Zazie in the Subway) (dir. Louis Malle)
West Side Story (dir. Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins)
The Servant (dir. Joseph Losey)
Chronicle of a Summer (dir. Edgar Morin and Jean Rouch)
Victim (dir. Basil Dearden)

Night Tide (dir. Curtis Harrington)
The Children’s Hour (dir. William Wyler)
The Mask in 3D (dir. Julian Roffman)
The Parent Trap (dir. David Swift)
The Pit and the Pendulum (dir. Roger Corman)
A Woman is a Woman (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (dir. Blake Edwards)

Psycho (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
The Apartment (dir. Billy Wilder)
Rocco and His Brothers (dir. Luchino Visconti)
Peeping Tom (dir. Michael Powell)
Les Bonnes Femmes (The Good Time Girls) (dir. Claude Chabrol)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (dir. Karel Reisz)
L’avventura (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)
Eyes Without A Face (dir. Georges Franju)
The Fall of the House of Usher (dir. Roger Corman)
Two Women (dir. Vittorio De Sica)

The Housemaid (dir. Kim Ki-young)
Purple Noon (dir. René Clément)
Breathless (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
Shoot the Piano Player (dir. François Truffaut)
Kapò (dir. Gillo Pontecorvo)
Black Sunday (dir. Mario Bava)
Sons and Lovers (dir. Jack Cardiff)
The Virgin Spring (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Pollyanna (dir. David Swift)
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (dir. Mikio Naruse)

The Fugitive Kind (dir. Sidney Lumet)
Swiss Family Robinson (dir. Ken Annakin)
Jigoku (AKA The Sinners of Hell) (dir. Nobuo Nakagawa)
Beyond the Time Barrier (dir. Edgar G. Ulmer)

The 400 Blows (dir. François Truffaut)
North by Northwest (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
Some Like It Hot (dir. Billy Wilder)
Pickpocket (dir. Robert Bresson)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (dir. Alain Resnais)
Letters Never Sent (dir. Mikhail Kalatozov)
The Bridge (dir,. Bernhard Wicki)
Floating Weeds (dir. Yasujiro Ozu)
Night Train (Pociag) (dir. Jerzy Kawalerowicz)
Fires on the Plain (dir. Kon Ichikawa)


Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (dir. Satyajit Ray, 1959)
Aparajito (The Unvanquished) (dir. Satyajit Ray, 1956)
Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) (dir. Satyajit Ray, 1955)

Wild Strawberries (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Rio Bravo (dir. Howard Hawks)
Sapphire (dir. Basil Dearden)
Araya (dir. Margot Benacerraf)
Shadows (dir. John Cassavetes)
Sleeping Beauty (dir. Clyde Geronimi)
Imitation of Life (dir. Douglas Sirk)
Ben-Hur (dir. William Wyler)
The Hanging Tree (dir. Delmer Daves, Karl Malden and Vincent Sherman)
Anatomy of a Murder (dir. Otto Preminger)
House on Haunted Hill (dir. William Castle)

Suddenly, Last Summer (dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
A Summer Place (dir. Delmer Daves)
Gidget (dir. Paul Wendkos)

Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i Diament) (dir. Andrzej Wajda)
Mon Oncle (dir. Jacques Tati)
Touch of Evil (dir. Orson Welles)
Elevator to the Gallows (dir. Louis Malle)
The Lineup (dir. Don Siegel)
Murder by Contract (dir. Irving Lerner)
The Ballad of Narayama (dir. Keisuke Kinoshita)
The Music Room (dir. Satyajit Ray)
A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (dir. Richard Brooks)

Cowboy (dir. Delmer Daves)
Ivan the Terrible, Part II (dir. Sergei M. Eisenstein)
The Big Country (dir. William Wyler)
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (dir. Nathan H. Juran)
Les Raquetteurs (dir. Michel Brault and Gilles Groulx)
The Long, Hot Summer (dir. Martin Ritt)
The Defiant Ones (dir. Stanley Kramer)
Gigi (dir. Vincente Minnelli)
The Blob (dir. Irvin Yeaworth and Russell Doughten)


Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (dir. Nathan Juran)

12 Angry Men (dir. Sidney Lumet)
Paths of Glory (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
Sweet Smell of Success (dir. Alexander Mackendrick)
The Cranes Are Flying (dir. Mikhail Kalatozov)
The Seventh Seal (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Men in War (dir. Anthony Mann)
Nights of Cabiria (Le notti di Cabiria) (dir. Federico Fellini)
Witness for the Prosecution (dir. Billy Wilder)
On the Bowery (dir. Lionel Rogosin)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (dir. David Lean)

Throne of Blood (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
3:10 to Yuma (dir. Delmer Daves)
Edge of the City (dir. Martin Ritt)
Old Yeller (dir. Robert Stevenson)
Night of the Demon (AKA Curse of the Demon) (95 minutes)
(dir. Jacques Tourneur)
The Burglar (dir. Paul Wendkos)

Attack! (dir. Robert Aldrich)
A Man Escaped (dir. Robert Bresson)
The Killing (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
The Harder They Fall (dir. Mark Robson)
The Searchers (dir. John Ford)
Bigger Than Life (dir. Nicholas Ray)
The Red Balloon (dir. Albert Lamorisse)
The Mystery of Picasso (dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot)
The Bad Seed (dir. Mervyn LeRoy)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (dir. Don Siegel)

Jubal (dir. Delmer Daves)
Nightfall (dir. Jacques Tourneur)
Storm Center (dir. Daniel Taradash)
And God Created Woman… (dir. Roger Vadim)
Written on the Wind (dir. Douglas Sirk)
The Rainmaker (dir. Joseph Anthony)
Baby Doll (dir. Elia Kazan)
Giant (dir. George Stevens)

Ordet (dir. Carl Dreyer)
Kiss Me Deadly (dir. Robert Aldrich)
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (dir. Jacques Tati)
Marty (dir. Delbert Mann)
Diabolique (dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot)
Bob le Flambeur (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville)
The Man with the Golden Arm (dir. Otto Preminger)
Night and Fog (dir. Alain Resnais)
The Big Combo (dir. Joseph H. Lewis)
Lady and the Tramp (dir. Clyde Geronimi)

Rififi (dir. Jules Dassin)
Rebel Without a Cause (dir. Nicholas Ray)
Dementia (dir. John Parker)
La Pointe-Courte (dir. Agnès Varda)
All That Heaven Allows (dir. Douglas Sirk)
The Court Jester (dir. Melvin Frank and Norman Panama)
Le Amiche (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)
5 Against the House (dir. Phil Karlson)
The Big Knife (dir. Robert Aldrich)
The Three Faces of Eve (dir. Nunnally Johnson)
Blackboard Jungle (dir. Richard Brooks)

Picnic (dir. Joshua Logan)
The Seven Year Itch (dir. Billy Wilder)
Killer’s Kiss (dir. Stanley Kubrick)

Seven Samurai (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
Rear Window (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (dir. Jacques Becker)
Sabrina (dir. Billy Wilder)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (dir. Stanley Donen)
Johnny Guitar (dir. Nicholas Ray)
La Strada (dir. Federico Fellini)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (dir. Jack Arnold)
Suddenly! (dir. Lewis Allen)
On the Waterfront (dir. Elia Kazan)

Hobson’s Choice (dir. David Lean)
Drive a Crooked Road (dir. Richard Quine)
THEM! (dir. Gordon Douglas)
Twenty-Four Eyes (dir. Keisuke Kinoshita)
A Star Is Born (dir. George Cukor)
Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (dir. Roberto Rossellini)
Godzilla (Gojira) (dir. Ishirô Honda)
Dial M for Murder (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

The Earrings of Madame de… (dir. Max Ophuls)
Tokyo Story (dir. Yasujiro Ozu)
The Big Heat (dir. Fritz Lang)
The Wages of Fear (dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot)
Ugetsu (dir. Kenji Mizoguchi)
The Naked Spur (dir. Anthony Mann)
Roman Holiday (dir. William Wyler)
Shane (dir. George Stevens)
Beat the Devil (dir. John Huston)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (dir. Howard Hawks)

Pickup on South Street (dir. Samuel Fuller)
Summer with Monika (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
I Vitelloni (dir. Federico Fellini)
The Hitch-Hiker (dir. Ida Lupino)
Gate of Hell (dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa)
Little Fugitive (dir. Ray Ashley, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin)
Peter Pan (dir. Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske)
The Wild One (dir. Laslo Benedek)
The Band Wagon (dir. Vincente Minnelli)
The Bigamist (dir. Ida Lupino)

The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. (dir. Roy Rowland)
From Here to Eternity (dir. Fred Zinnemann)
Calamity Jane (dir. David Butler)
Anatahan (dir. Josef von Sternberg)
Fear and Desire (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
Salome (dir. William Dieterle)
How to Marry a Millionaire (dir. Jean Negulesco)

Singin’ in the Rain (dir. Stanley Donen)
Ikiru (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
Umberto D. (dir. Vittorio De Sica)
The Bad and the Beautiful (dir. Vincente Minnelli)
Kansas City Confidential (dir. Phil Karlson)
Bellissima (dir. Luchino Visconti)
Forbidden Games (dir. Edward Holzman)
The Life of Oharu (dir. Kenji Mizoguchi)
The Importance of Being Earnest (dir. Anthony Asquith)
The Quiet Man (dir. John Ford)
Human Desire (dir. Fritz Lang)
The Member of the Wedding (dir. Fred Zinnemann)
Rancho Notorious (dir. Fritz Lang)
The Sniper (dir. Edward Dmytryk)

Ace in the Hole (dir. Billy Wilder)
The River (dir. Jean Renoir)
The African Queen (dir. John Huston)
The Mob (dir. Robert Parrish)
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (dir. Albert Lewin)
A Streetcar Named Desire (dir. Elia Kazan)
Strangers on a Train (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (dir. Robert Wise)
Diary of a Country Priest (dir. Robert Bresson)
A Place in the Sun (dir. George Stevens)

Neighbours (dir. Norman McLaren)
Alice in Wonderland (dir. Clyde Geronimi and Wilfred Jackson)
An American in Paris (dir. Vincente Minnelli)
On Moonlight Bay (dir. Roy Del Ruth)

Les Enfants Terribles (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville)
Sunset Boulevard (dir. Billy Wilder)
Rashomon (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
In a Lonely Place (dir. (dir. Nicholas Ray)
All About Eve (dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Night and the City (dir. Jules Dassin)
Gun Crazy (dir. Joseph H. Lewis)
Guilty Bystander (dir. Joseph Lerner)
The Breaking Point (dir. Michael Curtiz)
The Asphalt Jungle (dir. John Huston)

D.O.A. (dir. Rudolph Maté)
Caged (dir. John Cromwell)
Cinderella (dir. Clyde Geronimi and Wilfred Jackson)
Cheaper by the Dozen (dir. Walter Lang)
Born Yesterday (dir. George Cukor)

The Third Man (dir. Carol Reed)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (dir. Robert Hamer)
The Heiress (dir. William Wyler)
Theives’ Highway (dir. Jules Dassin)
Bitter Rice (dir. Giuseppe De Santis)
Le Silence de la Mer (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville)
The Reckless Moment (dir. Max Ophüls)
Thirst (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
A Letter to Three Wives (dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
In the Good Old Summertime (dir. Buster Keaton and Robert Z. Leonard)

Not Wanted (dir. Ida Lupino and Elmer Clifton)
Shockproof (dir. Douglas Sirk)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (dir. John Ford)
The Queen of Spades (dir. Thorold Dickinson)

The Red Shoes (dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
Bicycle Thieves/The Bicycle Thief (dir. Vittorio De Sica)
Germany Year Zero (dir. Roberto Rossellini)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (dir. John Huston)
Force of Evil (dir. Abraham Polonsky)
Red River (dir. Arthur Rosson and Howard Hawks)
They Live By Night (dir. Nicholas Ray)
The Big Clock (dir. John Farrow)
The Lady from Shanghai (dir. Orson Welles)
Joan of Arc (dir. Victor Fleming)

Duel in the Sun (dir. David O. Selznick)
The Fallen Idol (dir. Carol Reed)
The Boy with Green Hair (dir. Joseph Losey)
Blind Alley (dir. Rudolph Maté)
Sorry, Wrong Number (dir. Anatole Litvak)
Adam’s Rib (dir. George Cukor)
Moonrise (dir. Frank Borzage)


Out of the Past (dir. Jacques Tourneur)
Ride the Pink Horse (dir. Robert Montgomery)
Black Narcissus (dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
I Walk Alone (dir. Byron Haskin)
Antoine and Antoinette (dir. Jacques Becker)
Monsieur Verdoux (dir. Charles Chaplin)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Dead Reckoning (dir. John Cromwell)
Johnny O’Clock (dir. Robert Rossen)
Nightmare Alley (dir. Edmund Goulding)

Kiss of Death (dir. Henry Hathaway)
Born to Kill (dir. Robert Wise)
Framed (dir. Richard Wallace)
Brute Force (dir. Jules Dassin)
T-Men (dir. Anthony Mann)
Gentlemen’s Agreement (dir. Elia Kazan)
Lured (dir. Douglas Sirk)


Beauty and the Beast (dir. Jean Cocteau)
Notorious (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
It’s a Wonderful Life (dir. Frank Capra)
The Big Sleep (dir. Howard Hawks)
The Best Years of Our Lives (dir. William Wyler)
Great Expectations (dir. David Lean)
My Darling Clementine (dir. John Ford)
Shoeshine (dir. Vittorio De Sica)
Gilda (dir. Charles Vidor)
The Other One (La Otra) (dir. Roberto Gavaldón)

Cluny Brown (dir. Ernst Lubitsch)
So Dark the Night (dir. Joseph H. Lewis)
Bedlam (dir. Mark Robson)
Meshes of the Afternoon (dir. Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (dir. Tay Garnett)
Panique (dir. Julien Duvivier)
Song of the South (dir. Wilfred Jackson)
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (dir. Lewis Milestone)
Black Angel (dir. Roy William Neill)
Decoy (dir. Jack Bernhard)

The Killers (dir. Robert Siodmak)


Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) (dir. Marcel Carné)
Rome, Open City (dir. Roberto Rossellini)
Detour (dir. Edgar G. Ulmer)
Mildred Pierce (dir. Michael Curtiz)
My Name Is Julia Ross (dir. Joseph H. Lewis)
The Lost Weekend (dir. Billy Wilder)
Scarlet Street (dir. Fritz Lang)
Leave Her to Heaven (dir. John M. Stahl)
Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne)
(dir. Robert Bresson)
The Body Snatcher (dir. Robert Wise)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (dir. Elia Kazan)
I Know Where I’m Going (dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
Death Mills (dir. Billy Wilder)
The Enchanted Cottage (dir. John Cromwell)
Isle of the Dead (dir. Mark Robson)
Dead of Night
(dir. Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton,
Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer)
The Spiral Staircase (dir. Robert Siodmak)


Double Indemnity (dir. Billy Wilder)
Meet Me in St. Louis (dir. Vincente Minnelli)
The Children Are Watching Us (dir. Vittorio De Sica)
Laura (dir. Otto Preminger)
National Velvet (dir. Clarence Brown)
The Curse of the Cat People (AKA The Unseen Playmate)
(dir. Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise)
Gaslight (dir. George Cukor)
The Uninvited (dir. Lewis Allen)
Arsenic and Old Lace (dir. Frank Capra)
Since You Went Away (dir. John Cromwell)
Lifeboat (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)


The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
(dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
Shadow of a Doubt (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
The Leopard Man (dir. Jacques Tourneur)
Day of Wrath (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer)
I Walked with a Zombie (dir. Jacques Tourneur)
Ghost Ship (dir. Mark Robson)
Meshes of the Afternoon (dir. Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid)
Angels of Sin (Les Anges du Péché) (dir. Robert Bresson)
The Seventh Victim (dir. Mark Robson)


Casablanca (dir. Michael Curtiz)
There Was a Father (dir. Yasujirô Ozu)
Cat People (dir. Jacques Tourneur)
Les Visiteurs du Soir (The Devil’s Envoys) (dir. Marcel Carné)
Now, Voyage (dir. Irving Rapper)
Went the Day Well? (dir. Alberto Cavalcanti)
Bambi (dir. James Algar, Sam Armstrong, David D. Hand, and more)
The Palm Beach Story (dir. Preston Sturges)


Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles)
The Lady Eve / Sullivan’s Travels (dir. Preston Sturges)
Dumbo (dir. Sam Armstrong, Norm Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, and more)
The Maltese Falcon (dir. John Huston)
The Little Foxes (dir. William Wyler)
Mr. Bug Goes to Town (dir. Dave Fleischer and Shamus Culhane)


Pinocchio (dir. Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, and more)
The Thief of Bagdad
(dir. Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Alexander Korda, and more)
His Girl Friday (dir. Howard Hawks)
The Grapes of Wrath (dir. John Ford)
The Great Dictator (dir. Charlie Chaplin)
The Shop Around the Corner (dir. Ernst Lubitsch)
Rebecca (dir, Alfred Hitchcock)
(dir. Sam Armstrong, Norm Ferguson, James Algar,
Wilfred Jackson, and more)
Pride and Prejudice (dir. Robert Z. Leonard)
Foreign Correspondent (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
The Bank Dick (dir. Edward F. Cline)

Night Train to Munich (dir. Carol Reed)
They Drive By Night (dir. Raoul Walsh)
Stranger on the Third Floor (dir. Boris Ingster)


Bringing Up Baby (dir. Howard Hawks)
The Wizard of Oz
(dir. Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, and King Vidor)
Stagecoach (dir. John Ford)
Gone with the Wind (dir. Victor Fleming. George Cukor, and Sam Wood)
Wuthering Heights (dir. William Wyler)
Ninotchka (dir. Ernst Lubitsch)
The Rules of the Game (dir. Jean Renoir)
Le Jour se Lève (Daybreak) (dir. Marcel Carné)
Dark Victory (dir. Edmund Goulding)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (dir. Frank Capra)
Only Angels Have Wings (dir. Howard Hawks)
The Women (dir. George Cukor)
The Four Feathers (dir. Zoltan Korda)


The Adventures of Robin Hood (dir. Michael Curtiz)
The Lady Vanishes (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
Alexander Nevsky (dir. Sergei M. Eisenstein and Dmitriy Vasilev)


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (dir. William Cottrell and David Hand)
Make Way for Tomorrow / The Awful Truth (dir. Leo McCarey)
Stella Dallas (dir. King Vidor)
Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion) (dir. Jean Renoir)
A Day at the Races (dir. Sam Wood)


The Only Son (dir. Yasujirô Ozu)
A Day in the Country (dir. Jean Renoir)
Modern Times (dir. Charlie Chaplin)
My Man Godfrey (dir. Gregory La Cava)
Libeled Lady (dir. Jack Conway)
Swing Time (dir. George Stevens)
Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor
(dir. Dave Fleischer and Willard Bowsky)
Craig’s Wife (dir. Dorothy Arzner)
These Three (dir. William Wyler)
Things to Come (dir. William Cameron Menzies)
The Petrified Forest (dir. Archie Mayo)


Bride of Frankenstein (dir. James Whale)
A Night at the Opera (dir. Sam Wood)
Ruggles of Red Gap (dir. Leo McCarey)
Top Hat (dir. Mark Sandrich)
Triumph of the Will (dir. Leni Riefenstahl)
Mad Love (dir. Karl Freund)
The 39 Steps (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)


L’Atalante (dir. Jean Vigo)
The Thin Man (dir. W.S. Van Dyke)
It Happened One Night (dir. Frank Capra)
Imitation of Life (dir. John M. Stahl)
Of Human Bondage (dir. John Cromwell)
Our Daily Bread (dir. King Vidor)


Duck Soup (dir. Leo McCarey)
Footlight Parade (dir. Lloyd Bacon)
King Kong (dir. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack)
La Tête d’un Homme (dir. Julien Duvivier)
The Invisible Man (dir. James Whale)
Baby Face (dir. Alfred E. Green)
Christopher Strong (dir. Dorothy Arzner)
Dinner at Eight (dir. George Cukor)


Island of Lost Souls (dir. Erle C. Kenton)
Freaks (dir. Tod Browning)
Trouble in Paradise (dir. Ernst Lubitsch)
Scarface (dir. Howard Hawks)
Poil de Carotte (The Red Head) (dir. Julien Duvivier)
Grand Hotel (dir. Edmund Goulding)
Vampyr (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer)


M (dir. Fritz Lang)
City Lights (dir. Charlie Chaplin)
La Chienne (dir. Jean Renoir)
Dracula (dir. Tod Browning; Music by Philip Glass)
The Champ (dir. King Vidor)
Frankenstein (dir. James Whale)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (dir. Rouben Mamoulian)
Svengali (dir. Archie Mayo)


L’Âge d’Or (dir. Luis Buñuel)
The Blue Angel (dir. Josef von Sternberg)
People on Sunday (dir. Curt Siodmak and Robert Siodmak)
(Preferably with the score by Elena Kats-Chernin)
Earth (dir. Aleksandr Dovzhenko)
The Big House (dir. George W. Hill and Ward Wing)


Man with a Movie Camera (Preferably with the Michael Nyman score)
(My second choice would be the score by Caleb Sampson)
(dir. Dziga Vertov)
Un Chien Andalou (dir. Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali)
Pandora’s Box (dir. G.W. Pabst)


The Passion of Joan of Arc (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer)
The Crowd (dir. King Vidor)
The Man Who Laughs (dir. Paul Leni)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (dir. Buster Keaton and Charles Reisner)
The Wind (dir. Victor Sjöström; Music by Carl Davis)
Lonesome (dir. Pál Fejös)
The Circus (dir. Charles Chaplin)


Metropolis (dir. Fritz Lang)
Sunrise (dir. F.W. Murnau)
Underworld (dir. Josef von Sternberg)


The General (dir. Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton)
Faust (dir. F.W. Murnau)
The Scarlet Letter (dir. Victor Sjöström)


The Battleship Potemkin (Bronyenosyets Potyomkin) (dir. Sergei Eisenstein)
The Gold Rush (dir. Charlie Chaplin)
The Phantom of the Opera (dir. Rupert Julian)


Greed (The Four-Hour Version) (dir. Erich von Stroheim)
Sherlock Jr. (dir. Buster Keaton)


Safety Last! (dir. Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor)
Our Hospitality (dir. John G. Blystone and Buster Keaton)


Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror (dir. F.W. Murnau)
Nanook of the North (dir. Robert J. Flaherty)


The Kid (dir. Charles Chaplin)
The Phantom Carriage (dir. Victor Sjöström)


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (dir. Robert Wiene)


The Birth of a Nation (dir. D.W. Griffith)


The Great Train Robbery (dir. Edwin S. Porter)

1903 – 1969

(A Work in Progress)

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Random Thoughts on the 81st Oscar Nominations

Written by Christopher Beaubien • January 26, 2009 • Start the Discussion!


We were spoiled by last year’s Oscar telecast. It didn’t feel that way at the time, but after going through the slough of nominations deemed safe by the Academy of Motion Pictures, a year where No Country For Old Men (2007) took home the big kahuna is looking more lustrous. Amidst the categories is a rigid formula of regularity that just strengthens my conspiracy that the Oscar voters are in cahoots with The Sandman. Some of nominees are deserving, but many of them have been preordained by the death of a thousand cuts that film pundits call Oscar Buzz.

Mind you, I’m writing this with a little tongue in cheek. If the few deserving nominees were absent from the categories, it would be disappointing despite how much news preordained the suspense out like a strangled balloon. Looking at the Best Actor nominees alone, four out of five great choices is not bad. Other categories are not as kind. This is the first out of two think-pieces about the 81st Annual Academy Award Nominations.

Best Picture

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Ceán Chaffin, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
Frost|Nixon (2008): Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Eric Fellner
Milk (2008): Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks (they won for American Beauty in 1999)
The Reader (2008): Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti, Redmond Morris
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Christian Colson


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The Very Best Films of 2008

Written by Christopher Beaubien • January 13, 2009 • 2 Comments

Taken as a whole, the best films released in 2008 tasted just as sweet as those in 2007 did. Looking at only the titles There Will Be Blood (dir. P.T. Anderson, 2007) and Synecdoche, New York (dir. Charlie Kaufman, 2008), I would be immensely cheered at the state of American cinema. However, there were a number of films scattered and tucked away in corners of the film distribution that saw almost 650 films released in 2008. My impression is that at least twenty to thirty films of a given year should be of great quality. Within those hundreds of films released, it is a pity that so few are wonderful. Still, who can quibble about a year where Charlie Kaufman, Christopher Nolan, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Mike Leigh, Kelly Reichardt, and some triumphant newcomers such as Lucí­a Puenzo and John McDonagh performed so well from either the open or the outset?

I saw a number of films that made their way to Vancouver. There are a few lingering titles that might have been included on this list if I saw them such as Steve McQueen’s Hunger, and Pere Portabella’s The Silence Before Bach. I missed those films shown at the Vancouver International Film Festival that year. My excuse was being bedridden with a cold; I missed out on so much that week. Unfortunately, Portabella refuses to release his film through circuits outside the mercy of unreliable theatrical distributions, which I am taking personally.

Making a list of the best films of the year generally affords the critic an opportunity to collect preferred films as an artist would apply to a collage. Which titles that carry particular visuals and ideas are arranged by the same intellectual deliberation crossed with the finesse of emotional intuition a painter applies a brushstroke. These recommendations could be read as a chef’s deliberate, however liberal feeling, succession of entrées like: starting with Potage à la Tortue, then Quail in Puff Pastry Shell with Foie Gras and Truffle Sauce, following by Cheese and Fresh Fruit, and finally Baba au Rhum avec les Figues — the prize to the movie I am referencing is the prize itself.

The films themselves are so different from one another — not including the given works of formulistic hacks — that measuring a film about a vampire versus a film about a hermaphrodite often appears as a defeatist’s approach. I look at this as a collection of films that made a lasting impression on me, and not as a system of rank. Just because Gus Van Sant’s Milk or Jonathan Demme’s Rachel Getting Married didn’t make the top ten does not mean I think any less of them. I love them dearly.

Without further ado, here are the movies that made me sit up a little straighter than usual this year.

1. Synecdoche, New York


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