All Time Favorite Films

* denotes a strong preference

Michael Haneke

Funny Games *

Time of the Wolf

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

The Seventh Continent

Luis Bunuel

Belle de Jour *

That Obscure Object of Desire

Ingmar Bergman

Scenes from a Marriage *

Through a Glass Darkly

Winter Light

Eric Rohmer

A Tale of Winter

Pauline at the Beach *

The Bakery Girl of Monceau

Krzysztof Kieslowski

The Decalogue (Epidoes 5,6, and 10)

Blue *


Yasujiro Ozu

Tokyo Story *

Late Spring

Tokyo Twilight

Hong Sang Soo

The Power of Kangwon Province*

Woman on the Beach

A Tale of Cinema

Kim Ki Duk

3 Iron

Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall…and Spring *

The Bow

Stanley Kubrick

Eyes Wide Shut

The Killing *

Dr Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Billy Wilder

Sunset Boulevard

The Lost Weekend

Double Indemnity

Ace in the Hole *

Charlie Chaplin

Modern Times

City Lights *

Howard Hawks

His Girl Friday

Bringing Up Baby

Lars Von Trier

Dogville *

Breaking the Waves

Fritz Lang

Scarlet Street

Woman in the Window

William Wyler

Roman Holiday

The Heiress

Max Ophuls

The Earrings of Madame de…*

Letter from an Unknown Woman

Luchino Visconti

Le Notti Bianche *

Rocco and His Brothers

Louis Malle

Lacombe Lucien

Murmur of the Heart

The Dardennes Brothers

The Child *

The Son

Paul Thomas Anderson

There Will Be Blood

Punch Drunk Love

Boogie Nights

Andrew Dominik

Chopper *

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Robert Bresson

A Man Escaped *




Mike Leigh

Naked *

Secrets and Lies

All or Nothing

Lukas Moodyson


Lilja 4-Ever

John Ford

My Darling Clementine

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Grapes of Wrath

Trey Parker

South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut *

Team America: World Police


Alfred Hitchcock

Strangers on a Train *

Rear Window

North by Northwest


The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming Liang, 2005)

Oasis (Lee Chang Dong, 2002)*

Time Out (Laurent Cantet)*

L’Enfance Nue (Maurice Pialat)*

The Navigator (Buster Keaton)*

Import/Export (Ulrich Seidl)*

Burn After Reading (The Coen Bros)

The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges)

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (Takeshi Kitano)

Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot)

Memories of Murder (Bong Joon Ho)*

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (Seth Gordon)

Talk to Her (Pedro Almodovar)

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston)

United 93 (Paul Greengrass)*

The Hole (Jacques Becker)

Raise the Red Lantern (Yimou Zhang) *

A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)

Ratcatcher (Lynn Ramsey) *

Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller)

Safe (Todd Haynes)*

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F. W. Murnau) *

La Haine (Matthieu Kassovitz)

Joshua (George Ratliff)

12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet)*

A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan)

Keane (Lodge Kerrigan) *

Dumb and Dumber (Farrelly Brothers)*

In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray)

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming)

The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky)

Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica)

The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, and her Lover (Peter Greenaway)

WALL-E (Andrew Stanton) *

The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg)

Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)

Fat Girl (Catherine Breillat)

Army of Shadows (Jean Pierre Melville)

The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach)

Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (Jules Dassin)*

Bunny Lake is Missing (Otto Preminger)

Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky)

The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris)

Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt)*

Zodiac (David Fincher)

Apocalypto (Mel Gibson)

Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven)

Irreversible (Gaspar Noe) *

Honorable Mention

The Apu Trilogy (Satyajit Ray)

Deliverance (John Boorman)

All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

The Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir)

White Heat (Raoul Walsh)

Late Marriage (Dover Koshashvili)

Factotum (Bent Hamer)

Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas)

A Nos Amours (Maurice Pialat)

Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)

Superbad (Greg Mottola)

Knocked up (Judd Apatow)

Visitor Q (Takashi Miike)

Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel)

The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)

The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean)

Down by Law (Jim Jarmusch)

Bus 174 (Jose Padilha)

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (Sydney Pollack)

My Kid Could Paint That (Amir Bar-Lev)


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