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  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • Field Niggas
  • Pumping Iron
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

the robert franco documentary canon

23 films

the documentaries i think about most, for one reason or another.

  • Michael Jordan's Playground
  • Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades

first watches of 2021

224 films

on to the next one!

  • Hubie Halloween
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Retribution
  • Hannibal
  • The Phantom Ship

robert franco presents halloween 2021

71 films

everything i've watched this october. going all out this year. trying to program spooky cartoons before each film. rewatches indicated…

  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Talk Radio
  • The Tree of Life
  • Pumping Iron
  • Malcolm X

this is what i am

42 films

i'm taking a break from twitter so i'm scratching the posting itch with this list. by no means the bob…

  • Outer Space
  • Recess
  • Alone in the Woods: The Legend of Cambo
  • A Kitten For Hitler
  • There's Only One Sun

Short film watchlist

1,144 films

Runtime on these ranges anywhere between 1 minute and 60 minutes (but I'm more focused on the shorter end of…

  • Eat Pray Love
  • Hereditary
  • Spanglish
  • Little Women
  • Ronin
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part I
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • The Nutty Professor
  • Dragon Inn

2020 new discoveries

55 films

favorite first time watches of 2020 (no 2020 releases)

full list of everything i watched: letterboxd.com/robertfranco/list/first-watches-of-2020/

  • Batman Forever
  • Batman & Robin
  • The Waterboy
  • The Man
  • Malibu's Most Wanted

robert franco childhood classics

79 films

formative movies from my childhood. only considering movies i experienced from 1-13 (or 8th grade). trying to stay away from…

  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
  • This Is John
  • What's Virgin Mean?
  • H.B.
  • King of New York
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Colossal Youth
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • Love Streams
  • Pasolini

2019 discoveries

49 films

best 50 new to me watches of 2019 (2019 releases not included)

  • The Ballad of Narayama
  • Hotel Monterey
  • The Shape of Water
  • Untitled (For Marilyn)
  • The Algerian War!

First watches of 2018

234 films

Everything I watched for the first time in 2018

The ones I've given 5 stars: Taste of Cherry Ulysses' Gaze…

  • The Black Cat
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • His Girl Friday
  • The General
  • Dementia 13

archive.org

43 films

list of films that are free and legal to watch via archive.org not all of these are the best quality…