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Ranked: 2021

24 films

I don't rate documentaries. Year related lists: 2010s, 2020, 2019, 2018

  • Bolt
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Monsters vs Aliens
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Tangled

Every Film I've Seen in a Theater

187 films

From the first to the last as far back as I can remember. Exact order I've seen them in only…

  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • Vertigo
  • Rio Bravo
  • The 400 Blows
  • Some Like It Hot

Important music

55 films

Music in films that I keep coming back to and ones that either stand out by themselves, enhance the atmosphere…

  • Blow Up My Town
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the '60s in Brussels
  • Là-bas
  • American Stories

Favorite directors ranked: Chantal Akerman

19 films

The most observant student of humanity this business we call cinema has seen.

I decided to include documentaries even though…

  • Tomboy
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Girlhood
  • Water Lilies
  • Pauline

Finished filmographies: Celine Sciamma

5 films

Sciamma makes an impact every time. Her feel for character and understanding of identity and growing up as well as…

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • Duck, You Sucker
  • The Lobster
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • The Favourite
  • Dogtooth
  • Alps

Finished filmographies: Yorgos Lanthimos

6 films

Greek Weird Wave pioneer and one of the most exciting directors working today. I fell in love with The Lobster…

  • Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana
  • I Hired a Contract Killer
  • The Match Factory Girl
  • Drifting Clouds
  • The Other Side of Hope

Finnish comrade Aki Kaurismäki ranked

15 films

Hopefully I've done justice in my reviews to the most prolific and acclaimed director from my country. Here's my ranking…

  • Zero for Conduct
  • L'Atalante
  • À propos de Nice
  • Taris

Finished filmographies: Jean Vigo

4 films

Jean Vigo was one of the pioneers in filmmaking not only technically but in exploring what cinema means as an…

  • Ikiru
  • Seven Samurai
  • Rashomon
  • Stray Dog
  • Throne of Blood

Favorite directors: Akira Kurosawa

11 films

In contention with Scorsese for my favorite director Akira Kurosawa has directed memorable classics - not only in the samurai…

  • Taxi Driver
  • Raging Bull
  • Mean Streets
  • The Irishman
  • GoodFellas

Favorite director: Martin Scorsese

23 films

True film enthusiast, genius and my favorite filmmaker. Other directors: Andrey Zvyagintsev, Steve McQueen, Kurosawa, Kubrick, Leone, Jean Vigo, Lanthimos,…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Shining
  • Barry Lyndon

Favorite directors: Stanley Kubrick

11 films

The Master (not the one starring Phoenix, Seymour-Hoffman and Adams)

Other directors: Andrey Zvyagintsev, Steve McQueen, Kurosawa, Scorsese, Leone, Jean…