An actual list of my ‘favorite’ films, in no particular order (other than the tiers)

 

 

 

first tier

 

Woman in the Dunes – Hiroshi Teshigahara

 

Stalker, Solaris, Andrei Rublev, The Sacrifice – Andrei Tarkovsky

 

The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Face to Face – Ingmar Bergman

 

La Dolce Vita, 8 ½ – Federico Fellini

 

Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) – Satyajit Ray

 

Fitzcarraldo, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser – Werner Herzog

 

Red Desert – Michelangelo Antonioni

 

the best of Woody Allen’s oeuvre collectively (especially Take the Money and Run, Annie Hall, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Deconstructing Harry)

 

Terrence Malick’s oeuvre collectively from Badlands to The New World 

 

The Passion of Joan of Arc, Vampyr – Carl Dreyer

 

The Trial – Orson Welles

 

That Obscure Object of Desire – Luis Bunuel

 

The Grand Illusion – Jean Renoir

 

The Blue Angel – Josef von Sternberg

 

Faces – John Cassavetes

 

Ikiru – Akira Kurosawa

 

Brother Sun, Sister Moon – Franco Zefirelli

 

A Zed and Two Noughts – Peter Greenaway

 

Last Tango in Paris – Bernardo Bertolucci

 

The Holy Mountain – Alejandro Jodorowsky

 

 

second tier

 

Casablanca – Michael Curtiz

 

Gattaca – Andrew Niccol

 

Midnight Cowboy – John Schlesigner

 

The Graduate – Mike Nichols

 

Defending Your Life – Albert Brooks

 

Groundhog Day – Harold Ramis

 

The Wall – Alan Parker

 

Interview with the Vampire – Neil Jordan

 

Lolita – Adrian Lyne

 

The Abyss – James Cameron

 

Phantom of the Paradise – Brian De Palma

 
Freddy Got Fingered – Tom Green



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