01.  Paterson (Jarmusch)
02.  Arrival (Villeneuve)
03.  O.J.: Made in America (Edelman)
04.  Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong)
05.  Certain Women (Reichardt)
06.  Elle (Verhoeven)
07.  La La Land (Chazelle)
08.  Manchester by the Sea (Lonergan)
09.  Moonlight (Jenkins)
10.  Things to Come (Hansen-Love)

Next five: Aquarius (Medencino), Tower (Maitland), Love & Friendship (Whitman), My Golden Days (Desplechin), Cameraperson (Johnson), Toni Erdmann (Ade).

Female: Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Annette Bening (20th Century Women), Lily Goldsmith (Certain Women)
Male:  Denzel Washington (Fences), Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)


01.  Carol (Haynes)
02.  The Duke of Burgundy (Strickland)
03.  Inside Out (Doctor)
04.  Phoenix (Petzold)
05.  Mistress America (Baumbach)
06.  The Forbidden Room (Maddin)
07.  Clouds of Sils Maria (Assayas)
08.  Mad Max Fury Road (Miller)
09.  45 Years (Waugh)
10.  Steve Jobs (Boyle)

Next five: Heart of a Dog (Anderson), Anomalisa (Kaufman & Johnson), Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (McQuarrie), Breathe (Laurent), Saint Laurent (Bonello)

Female: Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Rooney Mara (Carol)
Male:  Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Peter Saarsgaard (Experimenter)


01.  Under the Skin (Glazer)
02.  Two Days, One Night (Dardenne & Dardenne)
03.  The Grand Budapest Hotel (Anderson)
04.  Listen Up Philip (Perry)
05.  Only Lovers Left Alive (Jarmusch)
06.  The Babadook (Kent)
07.  Boyhood (Linklater)
08.  Force Majeure (Ostlund)
09.  The Edge of Tomorrow (Liman)
10.  Goodbye to Language (Godard)

Next five: Whiplash (Chazzelle), Leviathan (Zvyagintsev) Coherence (Byrkit), Nightcrawler (Gilroy), Stranger by the Lake (Guiraudie).

Female: Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Elizabeth Moss (Listen Up Phillip)
Male:  Ralph Fiennes (Grand Budapest Hotel), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)


01.  Blue Is the Warmest Color (Kechiche)
02.  Frances Ha (Baumbach)
03.  Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen)
04.  Upstream Color (Carruth)
05.  Before Midnight (Linklater)
06.  Like Someone in Love (Kiarostami)
07.  Short Term 12 (Cretton)
08.  You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (Resnais)
09.  Gravity (Cuaron)
10.  To the Wonder (Malick)

Next five: The Past (Farhadi), Drug War (To), Something in the Air (Assayas), Act of Killing (Oppenheimer, Cynn), 12 Years a Slave (McQueen)

Female: Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)
Male:  Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Leonardo DiCaprio (Wolf of Wall St.)


01.  Holy Motors (Carax)
02.  The Deep Blue Sea (Davies)
03.  Silver Linings Notebook (Russell)
04.  Amour (Haneke)
05.  Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson)
06.  Tabu (Gomes)
07.  It's Such a Beautiful Day (Hertzfeldt)
08.  Damsels in Distress (Stillman)
09.  The Day He Arrives (Hong)
10.  Django Unchained (Tarantino)

Next five: Wuthering Heights (Arnold), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Ceylan), Looper (Johnson), Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow), Killing Them Softly (Dominik).

Female: Greta Gerwig (Damsels in Distress), Rachel Weisz (Deep Blue Sea), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Male:  Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Denis Lavant (Holy Motors)


01. Certified Copy (Kiarostami)
02. House of Pleasures (Bonello)
03. Mildred Pierce (Haynes)
04. Mysteries of Lisbon (Ruiz)
05. Margaret (Lonergan)
06. A Separation (Farhadi)
07. The Arbor (Barnard)
08. Martha Marcy May Marlene (Durkin)
09. 13 Assassins (Miike)
10. Melancholia (von Trier)

Next five: Contagion (Soderbergh)Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Weerasethakul), Meek's Cutoff (Reichardt), Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol (Bird), Tuesday, After Christmas (Muntean),
Female: Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce), Anna Pacquin (Margaret)

Male:  Peyman Moadi (A Separation), Jean Dujardin (The Artist)


01. Toy Story 3 (Unkrich)
02. Wild Grass (Resnais)
03. Father of My Children (Hansen-Love)
04. Mother (Bong)
05. True Grit (Coen)
06. Winter's Bone (Granik)
07. 127 Hours (Boyle)
08. Dogtooth (Lathimos)
09. Shutter Island (Scorsese)
10. Black Swan (Aronofsky)

Next five: Sweetgrass (Barbash & Castaing-Taylor), Another Year (Leigh), Everyone Else (Ade), Carlos (Assayas), Bluebeard (Breillat)

Female: Kim Hye-ja (Mother), Giovanna Mezzogiorno (Vincere), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)
Male: Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine), Niels Arestrup (A Prophet)

Overrated: Scott Pilgrim v. the World, Somewhere, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, The Fighter


01. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Anderson)
02. Summer Hours (Assayas)
03. In the Loop (Ianucci)
04. 35 Shots of Rum (Denis)
05. Two Lovers (Gray)
06. Duplicity (Gilroy)
07. Night and Day (Hong)
08. About Elly (Farhadi)
09. Humpday (Shelton)
10. Revanche (Spielmann)

Next five: The Hurt Locker (Bigelow), 24 City (Jia), Inglourious Basterds (Tarantino), Julia (Zonca), Lorna's Silence (Dardennes), Up (Doctor).

Female: Tilda Swinton (Julia), Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds)
Male: Joaquin Phoenix (Two Lovers), Matt Damon (Informant!), Christophe Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Overrated: White Ribbon, Hangover, Antichrist


01. The Dark Knight (Nolan)
02. Rachel Getting Married (Demme)
03. Wall*E (Stanton)
04. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Mungiu)
05. Burn After Reading (Coen)
06. The Class (Cantet)
07. In the City of Sylvia (Guerin)
08. A Christmas Tale (Desplechin)
09. The Duchess of Langeais (Rivette)
10. Vicky Christina Barcelona (Allen)

Next five: Waltz with Bashir (Folman), Changeling (Eastwood), Wendy and Lucy (Reichardt), Silent Light (Reygeydas), Iron Man (Favreau)

Favorite performances
Female: Anamaria Marinca (4 Months...), Juliette Binoche (Flight of the Red Balloon)
Male: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Synecdoche, New York), Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

Overrated: Curious Life of Benjamin Button, Slumdog Millionaire, Happy-Go-Lucky


01. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Dominik)
02. No Country for Old Men (Coen)
03. There Will Be Blood (Anderson)
04. Syndromes and a Century (Weerasethakul)
05. Michael Clayton (Gilroy)
06. The Bourne Ultimatum (Greengrass)
07. Regular Lovers (Garrel)
08. Offside (Panahi)
09. The Darjeeling Limited (Anderson)
10. Superbad (Mattola)

Next five: Atonement (Wright), Brand Upon the Brain! (Maddin), I'm Not There (Haynes), The Wayward Cloud (Tsai), Private Fears in Public Places (Resnais)

Favorite performances
Female: Carice van Houten (Black Book), Cate Blanchett (I'm Not There), Jeon Do-yeon (Secret Sunshine)
Male: Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood), Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises)

Overrated: Knocked Up, Juno, Zodiac


01. The Prestige (Nolan)
02. Gabrielle (Chereau)
03. United 93 (Greengrass)
04. The Sun (Sokurov)
05. Climates (Ceylan)
06. Half Nelson (Fleck)
07. The Child (Dardenne & Dardenne)
08. Volver (Almodovar)
09. Time (Kim)
10. Flags of Our Fathers & Letters from Iwo Jima (Eastwood),

Next five: The Departed (Scorsese), Old Joy (Reichardt), Inside Man (Lee), A Scanner Darkly (Linklater).

Favorite performances
Female: Laura Dern (Inland Empire), Helen Mirren (The Queen)
Male: Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson), Sasha Baron Cohen (Borat)

Overrated: Little Children, Inland Empire, Pan's Labyrinth


01. Kings and Queen (Desplechin)
02. Caché (Haneke)
03. Brokeback Mountain (Lee)
04. "The Hand" from Eros (Wong)
05. Memories of Murder (Bong)
06. Tropical Malady (Weerasethakul)
07. 2046 (Wong)
08. King Kong (Jackson)
09. The Squid and the Whale (Baumbach)
10. Last Days (Van Sant)

Next five: A Tale of Cinema (Hong) Pride & Prejudice (Wright), Grizzly Man (Herzog), Land of the Dead (Romero), Kung Fu Hustle (Chow).

Favorite Performances
Male: Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain), Mathieu Amalric (Kings & Queen), Jeff Daniels (Squid/Whale)
Female: Emmanuel Devos (Kings & Queen)

Overrated: The World, Funny Ha Ha, Sin City


01. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry)
02. I Huckabees (Russell)
03. Million Dollar Baby (Eastwood)
04. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Tarantino)
05. Spider-Man 2 (Raimi)
06. Crimson Gold (Panahi)
07. The Saddest Music in the World (Maddin)
08. The Five Obstructions (von Trier & Leth)
09. Vera Drake (Leigh)
10. A Tale of Two Sisters (Kim)

Next five: Before Sunset (Linklater), Bad Education (Almodovar), Collateral (Mann), Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (Kim), Control Room (Noujaim).

Favorite Performances:
Male: Jean-Pierre Darroussin (Red Lights), Tony Leung (Infernal Affairs), Clive Owen (Closer)
Female: Moon So-ri (Oasis), Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine) and Cate Blanchett (Coffee and Cigarettes & The Aviator)

Overrated: Dogville, Hero, Tarnation


01. Friday Night (Denis)
02. Capturing the Friedmans (Jarecki)
03. The Fog of War (Morris)
04. The Man Without a Past (Kaurismaki)
05. The Company (Altman)
06. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (Maddin)
07. City of God (Mareilles)
08. The Son (Dardenne & Dardenne)
09. House of Sand and Fog (Perelman)
10. Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World (Weir)

Next five: Shattered Glass (Ray), Cold Mountain (Minghella), The School of Rock (Linklater), The Secret Lives of Dentists (Rudolph), Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Jackson).

Favorite Performances:
Female: Valerie Lermercier (Friday Night)
Male: Johnny Depp (Once Upon a Time in Mexico & Pirates of the Carribbean), Russell Crowe (Master & Commander), and Jack Black (School of Rock).

Overrated: Lost in Translation (among alterna-crits), Irreversible (among internet movie nerds), Mystic River (among mainstream crits)


01. Far From Heaven (Haynes)
02. Talk to Her (Almodovar)
03. Spirited Away (Miyazaki)
04. Y Tu Mamá También (Cuaron)
05. Femme Fatale (De Palma)
06. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Jackson)
07. Turning Gate (Hong)
08. 8 Women (Ozon)
09. Time Out (Cantet)
10. What Time Is It There? (Tsai)

Next five: Gangs of New York (Scorsese), Adaptation (Jonze), Trouble Every Day (Denis), 25th Hour (Lee), The Ring (Verbinski).

Favorite Performances:
Female: Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven) and Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher and 8 Women)
Male: Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York), Aurelien Recoing (Time Out), and Campbell Scott (Roger Dodger)

Overrated: Chicago and All or Nothing


01. In the Mood for Love (Wong)
02. Mulholland Dr. (Lynch)
03. The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson) [Moved up after 4th viewing]
04. Ghost World (Zwigoff)
05. The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen)
06. Under the Sand (Ozon)
07. Memento (Nolan)
08. Moulin Rouge (Lurhmann)
09. Audition (Miike)
10. Ali (Mann)

Next five: Va savoir (Rivette), Code Unknown (Haneke), Fat Girl (Breillat), The Others (Amenabár), Ocean's Eleven (Soderbergh).

Bumped: Gosford Park (Altman)

Favorite Performances:
Male: Gene Hackman (The Royal Tenenbaums), Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge), Denzel Washington (Training Day), Billy Bob Thornton (The Man Who Wasn't There), 
Female: Naomi Watts (Mulholland Dr.) and Maggie Cheung (In the Mood for Love)

Overrated: AI [Removed: The Royal Tenenbaums]


01. Yi Yi (Yang)
02. Time Regained (Ruiz)
03. You Can Count On Me (Lonergan)
04. The Wind Will Carry Us (Kiarostami)
05. The House of Mirth (Davies)
06. Traffic (Soderbergh)
07. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jarmusch)
08. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Lee)
09. High Fidelity (Frears)
10. Une Liaison Pornographique (Fonteyne)

Next five: State and Main (Mamet), Dead or Alive (Miike), Cast Away (Zemickis), Eureka (Aoyama), Water Drops on Burning Rocks (Ozon).

Favorite Performances:
Male: Patrick Warburton (The Woman Chaser) and Benicio Del Toro (Traffic)
Female: Laura Linney (You Can Count On Me)

Overrated: Dancer in the Dark


01. Late August, Early September (Assayas)
02. Toy Story 2 (Lasseter)
03. The Talented Mr. Ripley (Minghella)
04. Being John Malkovich (Jonze)
05. Same Old Song (Resnais)
06. The Limey (Soderbergh)
07. The End of the Affair (Jordan)
08. Topsy-Turvy (Leigh)
09. Three Kings (Russell)
10. After Life (Kore-eda)

Next fiveMy Name is Joe (Loach), Magnolia (Anderson), Autumn Tale (Rohmer), All About My Mother (Almodovar), The Iron Giant (Bird).

Actor: Kevin Spacey (American Beauty) and Peter Mullan (My Name is Joe)
Actress: Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother); Kate Winslet (Holy Smoke) and Nicole Kidman (Eyes Wide Shut)

Overrated: American Beauty, Dogma, Eternity and a Day.


01. Out of Sight (Soderbergh)
02. Flowers of Shanghai (Hou)
03. Rushmore (Anderson)
04. The Big Lebowski (Coen)
05. Fallen Angels (Wong)
06. Hana-Bi (Kitano)
07. The Thin Red Line (Malick)
08. Babe: Pig in the City (Miller)
09. Buffalo '66 (Gallo)
10. The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong)

Next five: The Eel (Imamura), Forgotten Silver (Jackson), The Truman Show (Weir), New Rose Hotel (Ferrera), Saving Private Ryan (Spielberg).

Female: Ariane Ascaride (Marius and Jeannette) and Kimberly Elise (Beloved)
Male: Nick Nolte (Affliction), Billy Bob Thorton (A Simple Plan) and Bill Murray (Rushmore)

Overrated: Shakespeare in Love and Gods and Monsters


01. My Sex Life...or How I Got Into an Argument (Depleschin)
02. L.A. Confidential (Hanson)
03. The Sweet Hereafter (Egoyan)
04. Irma Vep (Assayas)
05. Kundun (Scorsese)
06. Happy Together (Wong)
07. La promesse (Dardenne Bros.)
08. Underground (Kusterica)
09. Jackie Brown (Tarantino)
10. Titanic (Cameron),

Next Five:Lost Highway (Lynch), Boogie Nights (Anderson), Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (Morris), Cyclo (Tran), Three Lives and Only One Death (Ruiz).

Male: Ian Holm (The Sweet Hereafter), Russell Crowe and Kevin Spacey (LA Confidential), Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung (Happy Together)
Female: Helena Bonham Carter (The Wings of the Dove) and Christina Ricci (The Ice Storm)

Overrated: Funny Games and The River.


01. The English Patient (Minghella)
02. Chungking Express (Wong)
03. Hamlet (Branagh)
04. A Summer's Tale (Rohmer)
05. La Ceremonie (Chabrol)
06. Tin Cup (Shelton)
07. Mission Impossible (De Palma)
08. Kids Return (Kitano)
09. The Portrait of a Lady (Campion)
10. Breaking the Waves (Von Trier)

Next fiveMars Attacks! (Burton),When We Were Kings (Gast), Jerry Maguire (Crowe), A Single Girl (Jacquot), Mahjong (Yang).

Female: Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves)
Male: Jack Kao (Goodbye South, Goodbye), William H. Macy (Fargo), Johnny Depp (Dead Man)

Overrated: Crash and Lone Star


01. Twelve Monkeys (Gilliam)
02. Toy Story (Lasseter)
03. Wild Reeds (Techine)
04. Safe (Haynes)
05. Exotica (Egoyan)
06. Kicking and Screaming (Baumbach)
07. The Bridges of Madison County (Eastwood)
08. Dead Man (Jarmusch)
09. Flower of My Secret (Almodovar)
10. The Blade (Tsui)

Next fiveClockers (Lee), A Little Princess (Cuaron), Crumb (Zwigoff), Devil in a Blue Dress (Franklin), Babe (Noonan), Before Sunrise (Linklater)

Female: Julianne Moore (Safe) and Joan Allen (Nixon)
Male: Don Cheadle (Devil in a Blue Dress) and Sean Penn (Dead Man Walking)

Overrated: Clueless, Seven and The Usual Suspects


01. Ashes of Time (Wong)
02. Quiz Show (Redford)
03. Red (Kieslowski)
04. Heavenly Creatures (Jackson)
05. Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
06. Drunken Master 2 (Lau)
07. Barcelona (Stillman)
08. Vanya on 42nd Street (Malle)
09. Hoop Dreams (James)
10. Cold Water (Assayas)

Next five: Ed Wood (Burton), A Confucian Confusion (Yang), Eat Drink Man Woman (Lee), Speed (De Bont), To Live (Zhang)

Male: Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Martin Landau (Ed Wood)
Female: Julianne Moore (Vanya on 42nd Street) and Anita Mui (Drunken Master 2)

Overrated: The Hudsucker Proxy (and among mainstream critics, Forrest Gump, Natural Born Killers, The Shawshank Redemption, The Joy Luck Club, and Clerks)


01. The Age of Innocence (Scorsese)
02. Short Cuts (Altman)
03. Schindler’s List (Spielberg)
04. Carlito’s Way (De Palma)
05. King of the Hill (Soderbergh)
06. Naked (Leigh)
07. In the Line of Fire (Petersen)
08. The Puppetmaster (Hou)
09. The Fugitive (Davis)
10. Blue (Kieslowski)

Next five: In the Name of the Father (Sheridan), Calendar (Egoyan), Green Snake (Tsui), The Story of Qiu Ju (Zhang), White (Kieslowski)

Male: David Thewlis (Naked) and Daniel Day-Lewis (The Age of Innocence)
Female: Gong Li (The Story of Qiu Ju)

Overrated: Groundhog Day

Have Yet to See :The Tree, The Mayor, and the Mediatheque (Rohmer); Fearless


01. Glengarry Glen Ross (Foley)
02. Unforgiven (Eastwood)
03. Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino)
04. Hard Boiled (Woo)
05. The Crying Game (Jordan)
06. The Player (Altman)
07. Un Coeur en Hiver (Sautet)
08. Actress (Kwan)
09. Husbands and Wives (Allen)
10. Dragon Inn (Lee)

Next five: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (Lynch), A Tale of Winter (Rohmer),Howard’s End (Ivory), Visions of Light (Glassman/McCarthy/Samuel), Careful (Maddin)

Female: Maggie Cheung (Actress), Judy Davis (Husbands and Wives), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Single White Female)
Male: Denzel Washington (Malcolm X), Alec Baldwin (Glengarry Glen Ross), Daniel Auteuil (Un Coeur en Hiver)

Overrated: Bad Lieutenant

Still Have to See: Lorenzo's Oil, The Last Bolshevik, Dream of Light


01. A Brighter Summer Day (Yang)
02. Days of Being Wild (Wong)
03. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang)
04. Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (Carax)
05. Swordsman II (Ching)
06. La Belle noiseuse (Rivette)
07. The Silence of the Lambs (Demme)
08. Beauty and the Beast (Wise & Trousdale)
09. Surviving Desire (Hartley)
10. Hearts of Darkness (Bahr/Coppola/Hickenhooper)

Next five: Toto le Heros (Van Dormael), JFK (Stone), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Cameron), Bugsy (Levinson), Delicatessen (Jenet & Caro), Dead Again (Branagh), Once Upon a Time in China (Tsui)

Male: Wesley Snipes (New Jack City), Michel Piccoli (La Belle noiseuse)
Female: Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs)

Overrated: Barton Fink, Slacker

Still Have to See: Van Gogh, The Rapture


01. "Life Lessons" from New York Stories (Scorsese)
02. Mystery Train (Jarmusch)
03. Do the Right Thing (Lee)
04. Henry V (Branagh)
05. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Allen)
06. Drugstore Cowboy (Van Sant)
07. Say Anything... (Crowe)
08. Black Rain (Imamura)
09. Heathers (Lehmann),
10. sex, lies and videotape (Soderbergh)

Next five: City of Sadness (Hou), Back to the Future 2 (Zemickis), Sweetie (Campion), The Fabulous Baker Boys (Kloves), Enemies: A Love Story (Mazursky).

Male: Daniel Day Lewis (My Left Foot), Martin Landau (Crimes and Misdemeanor), Chow Yun-fat (The Killer)
Female: Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys), Kathleen Turner (The War of the Roses)

Overrated: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Kiki's Delivery Service, Speaking Parts.

Still Have to See: Monsieur Hire, Casualties of War, Life and Nothing But..., My Twentieth Century.

01. Choose Me (Rudolph)
02. Paris, Texas (Wenders)
03. Full Moon in Paris (Rohmer)
04. Once Upon a Time in America (Leone)
05. This is Spinal Tap! (R. Reiner)
06. Love Streams (Cassavetes)
07. Amadeus (Forman)
08. Stranger Than Paradise (Jarmusch)
09. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg)
10. Boy Meets Girl (Carax)

Next FiveThe Company of Wolves (Jordan), Nausicaa Valley of the Wind (Miyazaki), Body Double (De Palma), A Sunday in the Country (Tavernier), All of Me (C. Reiner), Blood Simple (Coen), The Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter (Lau).  

Male: Michael McKean (Spinal Tap), Louis Decreix (Sunday in the Country), Steve Martin (All of Me)
Female: Pascale Ogier (Full Moon in Paris), Lesley Ann Warren (Choose Me)

Overrated: The Breakfast Club (Hughes).

Have Yet to See: Comfort and Joy.


01. Barry Lyndon (Kubrick) [Moved up after 2nd viewing]
02. Picnic at Hanging Rock (Weir)
03. Nashville (Altman)
04. The Man Who Would Be King (Huston)
05. Jeanne Dielman (Akerman)
06. The Passenger (Antonioni)
07. Love and Death (Allen)
08. F for Fake (Welles)
09. Night Moves (Penn)
10. Jaws (Spielberg)

Next five: Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (Fassbinder), Dog Day Afternoon (Lumet), The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Schlondorff & von Trotta), The Valiant Ones (Hu), Graveyard of Honor (Fukasaku).

Missed the cut:  The Mirror (Tarkovsky),The Story of Adele H. (Truffaut), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Jones), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Forman),  Fox and His Friends (Fassbinder), Smile (Ritchie), Rocky Horror Picture Show (Sharman).

Male: Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon), Gene Hackman (Night Movies),
Female: Delphine Seyrig (Jeanne Dielman), Brigitte Mira (Mother Kusters)

Have Yet to See: The Travelling Players, Shampoo, Sholay, India Song, Xala, Illustrious Corpses, Deathrace 2000, Swept Away..., The Magic Flute, La Bete, Overlord


01. The Godfather (Coppola)
02. Chlöe in the Afternoon (Rohmer)[moved up]
03. Solaris (Tarkovsky)
04. The Last Tango in Paris (Bertolucci)
05. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Fassbinder)
06. Aguirre: Wrath of God (Herzog)
07. Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan/Ai Nu (Yuen)
08. Cabaret (Fosse)
09. Fat City (Huston),
10. The Heartbreak Kid (May)

Next Five: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Bunuel) The Merchant of Four Seasons (Fassbinder), Play it Again, Sam (Ross), Ulzana's Raid (Aldrich), The Getaway (Peckinpah).

Missed the cut: Female Convict ‘Scorpion’ – Jailhouse 41 (Ito), Lone Wolf & Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (Misumi), We Won't Grow Old Together (Pialat)Frenzy (Hitchcock), Junior Bonner (Peckinpah), Superfly (Parks), Cries and Whispers (Bergman)

Female: Margit Carstenssen (Petra von Kant),
Male: Marlon Brando (Last Tango & Godfather), Charles Grodin (Heartbreak Kid), Klaus Kinski (Aguirre)

Have yet to see: The King of Marvin Gardens, What’s Up, Doc?, Across 110th Street. 


01. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Demy)
02. Scattered Clouds (Naruse)
03. Point Blank (Boorman)
04. El Dorado (Hawks)
05. Playtime (Tati)
06. Belle de Jour (Bunuel)
07. The Graduate (Nichols)
08. Branded to Kill (Suzuki)
09. Le Samurai (Melville)
10. Bonnie and Clyde (Penn)

Next fiveOur Mother's House (Clayton), Samurai Rebellion (Kobayashi), Marketa Lazarová (Vlácil), La Collectionneuse (Rohmer), Cool Hand Luke (Rosenberg),

Missed the cut: The Red and the White (Jancsó), Dragon Inn (Hu), Titicut Follies (Wiseman), Accident (Losey), Love Affair: or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (Makavejev); Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Godard), Vij (Ptushko & Kropachyov), In Cold Blood (Brooks), Reflections in a Golden Eye (Huston), Weekend (Godard), Two for the Road (Donen), David Holzman's Diary (McBride)The One-Armed Swordsman (Chang)Nanami: Inferno of First Love (Hani), China Is Near (Bellocchio), The Fearless Vampire Killers (Polanski), Barefoot in the Park (Saks).

Male: Paul Newman (Cool Hand Luke); Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate); Marlon Brando (Reflections in a Golden Eye), Toshiro Mifune (Samurai Rebellion)
Female: Anne Bancroft (The Graduate)

Have yet to see: Elvira Madigan, Firemen's Ball, The Shooting, How to Succeed in Business...,


01. Seconds (Frankenheimer)
02. Persona (Bergman)
03. Au hasard, Balthazar (Bresson)
04. Masculin-Feminin (Godard)
05. The Nun (Rivette)
06. Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky)
07. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Leone)
08. The Chase (Penn)
09. The Fortune Cookie (Wilder)
10. Violence at Noon (Oshima)

Next fiveBlow-Up (Antonioni), Harper (Smight), The Face of Another (Teshigahara), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Nichols), The Hawks and the Sparrows (Pasolini).

Missed the cut
Kill, Baby...Kill (Bava), Come Drink With Me (Hu), Daisies (Chytilova), La Guerre est finie (Resnais)The Rise to Power of Louis XIV (Rossellini), Tokyo Drifter (Suzuki), The Professionals (Brooks), The Pornographers (Imamura),  Lord Love a Duck (Axelrod), Cul-de-Sac (Polanski), What's Up, Tiger Lily (Allen).

Male: Paul Newman (Harper), Walter Matthau (The Fortune Cookie).
Female: Liv Ullmann (Persona), Elizabeth Taylor (Virginia Woolf)

Have yet to see: Red Angel,  Closely Watched Trains, King of Hearts, Death of a Bureaucrat, Made in USA, It Happened Here, Chelsea Girls, How I Won the War, A Man of All Seasons, Alfie, Samurai Assassin, Punishment Island.


01. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy)
02. Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick)
03. Band of Outsiders (Godard)
04. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pasolini)
05. I Am Cuba (Kalatozov)
06. Woman in the Dunes (Teshihagara)
07. Kiss Me, Stupid (Wilder)
08. My Fair Lady (Cukor)
09. Manji (Masumura)
10. A Hard Day's Night (Lester)

Next five
: Kwaidan (Kobayashi), Gertrud (Dreyer), Scorpio Rising (Anger), Pale Flower (Shinoda), Charulata (Ray).

Missed the cut: A Fistful of Dollars (Leone), Three Outlaw Samurai (Gosha), Marnie (Hitchcock), Goldfinger (Hamilton), Pumpkin Eater (Clayton), Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Paradjanov), The Soft Skin (Truffaut), The Naked Kiss (Fuller), Before the Revolution (Bertolucci), The Killers (Siegel),The Red Desert (Antonioni),  Man's Favorite Sport? (Hawks), A Shot in the Dark (Edwards)

Male: Peter Sellers (Dr. Strangelove & A Shot in the Dark), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady)
Female: Kyoko Kishida (Woman in the Dunes & Manji), Francoise Dorleac (The Soft Skin), Madhabi Mukherjee (Charulata), Kim Novak (Kiss Me, Stupid).


Have yet to see: A Married Woman, Seance on a Wet Afternoon, I Am Twenty, The Train, The Masque of Red Death, Onibaba, Black God, White Devil; Intentions of Murder, That Man from Rio.


01. Jules and Jim (Truffaut) [moved from 1961]
02. La Jetée (Marker)
03. Vivre sa vie (Godard)
04. The Manchurian Candidate (Frankenheimer)
05. An Autumn Afternoon (Ozu)
06. Advise and Consent (Preminger)
07. The Exterminating Angel (Bunuel)
08. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
09. Ivan's Childhood (Tarkovsky)
10. Knife in the Water (Polanski)

Next ten: L'eclisse (Antonioni), Ride the High Country (Peckinpah), Hatari! (Hawks), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (Ford), Cléo from 5 to 7 (Varda),

Missed the cut: Harakiri (Kobayashi), Le Doulos (Melville), Sanjuro (Kurosawa), To Kill a Mockingbird (Mulligan), Days of Wine and Roses (Edwards), The Trial (Welles), Lolita (Kubrick), Hell is for Heroes (Siegel),Sundays and Cybele (Bourguignon), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (Siegel), Antoine and Collette (Truffaut),  Two Weeks in Another Town (Minnelli), The Trial of Joan of Arc (Bresson), Winter Light (Bergman), Carnival of Souls (Harvey), Eve (Losey), A Wanderer's Notebook (Naruse), Momma Roma (Pasolini), Before the Revolution (Bertolucci), The Expedition (Ray), Birdman of Alcatraz (Frankenheimer)..

Male: Jack Lemmon (Days of Wine and Roses) and Chishu Ryu (An Autumn Afternoon)
Female: Jeanne Moreau (Jules and Jim./Eve), Anna Magnani (Mamma Roma), and Hideko Takamine (A Wanderer's Notebook)

Have yet to see: Cape Fear, Family Diary, The Music Man, I Fidanzati, These are the Damned, Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Zatoichi,


01. The Apartment (Wilder)
02. Breathless (Godard)
03. Shoot the Piano Player (Truffaut)
04. Peeping Tom (Powell)
05. Le Trou (Becker)
06. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Naruse)
07. L'Avventura (Antonioni)
08. Strangers When We Meet (Quine)
09. Late Autumn (Ozu)
10. The Housemaid (Kim)

Next five: Rocco and His Brothers (Visconti), Psycho (Hitchcock), Cruel Story of Youth (Oshima), Paris Belongs to Us (Rivette), Les Bonnes Femmes (Chabrol),

Missed the cut:  Black Sunday (Bava), The Woman Who Touched Legs (Masumura), Spartacus (Kubrick), The Bad Sleep Well (Kurosawa), La Dolcé Vita (Fellini), The Virgin Spring (Bergman), The Magnificent Seven (Sturges), Zazie dans le Metro (Malle), The Sun's Burial (Oshima).

Male: Jack Lemmon (The Apartment), Anthony Perkins (Psycho), Jean-Paul Belmondo (Breathless)
Female: Hideko Takamine (Woman Ascends the Stairs), Setsuko Hara (Late Autumn)

Have yet to see: Little Shop of Horrors, House of Usher, Purple Noon, Devi, Comanche Station, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Entertainer.


01. Some Like It Hot (Wilder)
02. North By Northwest (Hitchcock)
03. Imitation of Life (Sirk)
04. Anatomy of a Murder (Preminger)
05. Rio Bravo (Hawks)
06. Fires on the Plain (Ichikawa)
07. The 400 Blows (Truffaut)
08. Room at the Top (Clayton)
09. Day of the Outlaw (de Toth)
10. Pickpocket (Bresson)

Next five: Floating Weeds (Ozu), Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Resnais), Ballad of a Soldier (Chukrai), Shadows (Cassavetes), Ride Lonesome (Boetticher)

Missed the cut: Black Orpheus (Camus), Good Morning (Ozu), Eyes Without a Face (Franju).

Male: Cary Grant (North by Northwest), Jack Lemmon (Some Like It Hot), Jean-Pierre Leaud (400 Blows)
Female: Susan Kohner (Imitation of Life), Simone Signoret (Room at the Top)


Have yet to see: The World of Apu, The Human Condition, Odd Obsession, The Tingler, Bucket of Blood, Les Cousins, General de la Rovere, The Savage Innocents, The Horse Soldiers


01. Sweet Smell of Success (Mackendrick)
02. Paths of Glory (Kubrick)
03. The Tall T (Boetticher)
04. The Cranes Are Flying (Kalatozov)
05. The Tarnished Angels (Sirk)
06. Tokyo Twilight (Ozu)
07. Kanal (Wajda)
08. Bridge on the River Kwai (Lean)
09. Forty Guns (Fuller)
10. Witness for the Prosecution (Wilder)

Next Five: 3:10 to Yuma (Daves), Pyaasa (Gutt), Nightfall (Tourneur), Throne of Blood (Kurosawa), Bitter Victory (Ray),

Missed the cut: White Nights (Visconti), 12 Angry Men (Lumet), Il Grido (Antonioni), Men In War (Mann), Love in the Afternoon (Wilder), Nights of Cabiria (Fellini), The Seventh Seal (Bergman), Run of the Arrow (Fuller).

Favorite performances
Actor: Charles Laughton (Witness), Victor Sjostrom (Wild Strawberries), Tony Curtis (Success)
Actress: Giusetti Masina (Cabiria) and Barbara Stanwyck (Forty Guns)

Absent: Wild Strawberries (Bergman), 

Have yet to see: Funny Face, Les Girls, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, A Face in the Crowd, Snow Country, The Wide Blue Road, Time Without Pity


01. Rebel Without a Cause (N. Ray)
02. All That Heaven Allows (Sirk)
03. Pather Panchali (S. Ray)
04. Night of the Hunter (Laughton)
05. Floating Clouds (Naruse)
06. Le Amiche (Antonioni)
07. To Catch a Thief (Hitchcock)
08. The Man from Laramie (Mann)
09. French Cancan (Renoir)
10. Smiles of a Summer Night (Bergman)

Next five: Kiss Me Deadly (Aldrich), Bob le Flambeur (Melville), Lola Montès (Ophüls), Les Diaboliques (Clouzot), Rififi (Dassin),

Missed the cut: East of Eden (Kazan), Bad Day at Black Rock (Sturges), It's Always Fair Weather (Donen/Kelly), Ordet (Dreyer), Mr. Arkadin (Welles), Run for Cover (N. Ray), Shin Heike Monogatari (Mizoguchi), Lady and the Tramp (Luske), The Indian Fighter (de Toth), The Seven Year Itch (Wilder), Guys and Dolls (Mankiewicz), Killer's Kiss (Kubrick),

Female: Hideko Takamine (Floating Clouds)
Male: Jean Gabin (French Cancan) and James Dean (Rebel without a Cause)

Have not yet seen: Night and Fog, The Criminal Life of Archibaldo Cruz, The Phenix City Story.


01. Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi)
02. Rear Window (Hitchcock)
03. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
04. Johnny Guitar (Ray)
05. On the Waterfront (Kazan)
06. A Star is Born (Cukor)
07. Late Chrysanthemums (Naruse)
08. La Strada (Fellini)
09. The Big Knife (Aldrich)
10. Senso (Visconti)

Next five: The Wild One (Benezdek), The Saga of Anatahan (Sternberg), Sabrina (Wilder),
Magnificent Obsession (Sirk), Dial 'M' for Murder (Hitchcock).

Missed the cut:  River of No Return (Preminger)

Female: Joan Crawford (Johnny Guitar), Judy Garland (Star is Born), Kinuya Tanaka (Sansho)
Male: Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront/The Wild One) and Toshiro Mifune (Seven Samurai)

Have yet to see: Chikamatsu Monogatari, Crime Wave, The Far Country, Samurai I, Hobson's Choice, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Barefoot Countessa, The Raid.


01. Madame De... (Ophüls)
02. Ugetsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi)
03. Tokyo Story (Ozu)
04. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Hawks) [moved up after 2nd viewing]
05. The Naked Spur (Mann)
06. The Big Heat (Lang)
07. Pickup on South Street (Fuller)
08. From Here to Eternity (Zinnemann)
09. Touchez-pas au grisbi (Becker)
10. The Wages of Fear (Clouzot)

Next five: The Band Wagon (Minnelli), Voyage to Italy (Rossellini), Beat the Devil (Huston), Roman Holiday (Wyler), Summer with Monika (Bergman)

Missed the cut: Shane (Stevens), I Confess (Hitchcock), Julius Caesar (Mankiewicz), Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Tati), I vitteloni (Fellini), How to Marry a Millionaire (Nugulesco), Mr. Pu (Ichikawa), The Blue Gardenia (Lang)

Female: Kinuya Tanaka (Ugetsu) and Setsuko Hara (Tokyo Story)
Male: Jean Gabin (Grisbi); James Stewart (Naked Spur); and Montgomery Clift (Eternity)

Have Yet to See: All I Desire, Sawdust and Tinsel, 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.


01. Singin' in the Rain (Donen)
02. Clash by Night (Lang)
03. The Golden Coach (Renoir)
04. Rancho Notorious (Lang)
05. The Lusty Men (Ray)
06. The Bad and the Beautiful (Minnelli)
07. The Narrow Margin (Fleischer)
08. Angel Face (Preminger)
09. Umberto D. (De Sica)
10. The Big Sky (Hawks)

Next fiveMonkey Business (Hawks), Forbidden Games (Clement), Scandal Sheet (Karlson), Lightning (Naruse), The Quiet Man (Ford).

Missed the cut: High Noon (Zinneman), Pat and Mike (Cukor), Bend of the River (Mann), Moulin Rouge (Huston), Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi), Casque d'Or (Becker), Ikiru (Kurosawa), Viva Zapata! (Kazan), Park Row (Fuller)

Actor: Mitchum (Lusty Men & Angel Face),Carlo Battisti (Umberto D), Kirk Douglas (Bad and Beautiful & The Big Sky)

Actress: Barbara Stanwyck (Clash By Night), Anna Magnani (Golden Coach)

Have Yet to See: Le Plaisir, El, The Crimson Pirate, Kansas City Confidential, The Flavor of Tea Over Rice, The Marrying Kind, Gates of Hell, Mother


01. A Foreign Affair (Wilder)
02. Red River (Hawks)
03. The Fallen Idol (Reed)
04. Letter from an Unknown Woman (Ophuls)
05. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston)
06. The Red Shoes (Powell & Pressburger)
07. Sleep, My Love (Sirk)
08. Force of Evil (Polonsky)
09. Raw Deal (Mann)
10. Moonrise (Borzage)

Next five
Unfaithfully Yours (Sturges), The Big Clock (Farrow), The Naked City (Dassin), The Lady from Shanghai (Welles) Bicycle Thieves (De Sica), MacBeth (Welles).

Missed the cut: Portrait of Jennie (Dieterle),  A Hen in the Wind (Ozu), Rope (Hitchcock),Key Largo (Huston).

Female: Joan Fontaine (Letter from an Unknown Woman); Linda Darnell (Unfaithfully Yours)
Male: Anton Walbrook (The Red Shoes); Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston (Treasure of the Sierra Madre), Gene Kelly (The Pirate)

Have Yet to See: Easter Parade, Fort Apache, Jour de Fete, Louisiana Story, Spring in a Small Town.


01. Notorious (Hitchcock)
02. The Big Sleep (Hawks)
03. My Darling Clementine (Ford)
04. Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau)
05. A Matter of Life and Death (Powell & Pressburger)
06. A Scandal in Paris (Sirk)
07. The Killers (Siodmak)
08. The Postman Always Rings Twice (Garnett)
09. Bedlam (Robson)
10. Utamaro and His Five Women (Mizoguchi)

Next five: Duel in the Sun (Vidor), Gilda (Vidor), Shoeshine (De Sica), To Each His Own (Leisen), Black Angel (Neill).

Missed the Cut: The Spiral Staircase (Siodmak), The Stranger (Welles), Great Expectations (Lean), The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler), It's a Wonderful Life (Capra), Diary of a Chambermaid (Renoir).

Female: Olivia de Havilland (To Each His His Own); Rita Hayworth (Gilda); Anna Lee (Bedlam)
Male: Cary Grant (Notorious); Henry Fonda (My Darling Clementine)

Have Yet to See: Paisan, Cluny Brown.


01. His Girl Friday (Hawks)
02. Pinocchio (Sharpsteen and Luske)
03. Rebecca (Hitchcock)
04. Fantasia (Sharpsteen)
05. The Philadelphia Story (Cukor)
06. Remember the Night (Leisen)
07. Christmas in July (Sturges)
08. The Shop Around the Corner (Lubitsch)
09. Foreign Correspondent (Hitchcock)
10. The Bank Dick (Cline)

Next five: The Thief of Baghdad (Powell), The Grapes of Wrath (Ford), The Mortal Storm (Borzage), The Letter (Wyler), Gaslight (Dickinson)

Missed the Cut: The Long Voyage Home (Ford), The Great McGinty (Sturges)

Female: Rosalind Russell (His Girl Friday), Katherine Hepburn (Philadelphia Story), Bette Davis (The Letter)
Male: Cary Grant (His Girl Friday & Philadelphia Story)

Have Yet to See: Arise, My Love; The Great Dictator, They Drive By Night, Night Train to Munich, The Sea Hawk,  Stranger on the Third Floor.

*1994-2002 lists grouped by year in which the movie had a U.S. commercial release (or in case of an unreleased film, the year in which that movie was first screened in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Detroit, or which ever city I happened to reside at the time). Pre-1994 lists are grouped by IMDb-listed year.