Sort by
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Mirror
  • The Green Ray
  • Alice in the Cities
  • North by Northwest
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • I Am Not Madame Bovary
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Spring in a Small Town
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

My favourites from China and Taiwan

37 films

A more comprehensive list of notable films:

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • La Commune (Paris, 1871)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Eureka
  • In the Mood for Love

FIlms of the 21st Century

73 films

Year order

  • The Abyss
  • Suspense.
  • Les Vampires
  • One Week
  • Nosferatu

Kenji's "Canon"

674 films

A personal selection. Need to see more contenders from recent years.

Longer list of 1000:

  • Abraham's Valley
  • Affair in the Snow
  • After the Rain
  • Alice in the Cities
  • American Interior
  • Casablanca
  • Late Spring
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Big Sleep
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • The Battle of Chile: Part I
  • Sans Soleil
  • Route One/USA
  • Planet Earth

Favourite Documentaries

65 films

not on site: Great Canal Journeys

  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • Molière
  • Zama
  • The Silences of the Palace

Favourite Films by Women

67 films

A longer list, Essential films by Women:

Including films co-directed with men: Werckmeister Harmonies (Hranitzky) From the Clouds to…

  • Grand Illusion
  • Comrades
  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
  • The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

Leftist Films

71 films

Not on site: Revolucion (Sanjines)

  • Tale of Tales
  • A Day in the Country
  • Street of Crocodiles
  • The Pearl
  • The Red Balloon

Favourite Short Films

86 films

and some featurettes

A longer list:

  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • A Short Film About Love
  • The Third Part of the Night
  • The Last Day of Summer
  • The Structure of Crystals

Polish Favourites

22 films

A longer list of notable Polish films:

  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • The Stone Wedding
  • Marketa Lazarová
  • A Short Film About Love

Eastern European Favourites

65 films

The former (non-Soviet) Communist countries of Eastern Europe, excepting East Germany (and including Ulysses' Gaze, by the Greek Angelopoulos, that…