2017 First Watches

Renewed Appreciation: Moonrise Kingdom, Hero, The Rules of the Game, Clouds of Sils Maria, Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, M, The Thin Red Line, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Lost Highway, Dune, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Knight of Cups, The Day He Arrives,
The Emperor’s New Groove

  1. The Terrorizers (1986, Edward Yang) [February]
  2. Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock) [July]
  3. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang) [April]
  4. A New Leaf (1971, Elaine May) [March]
  5. The Tree of Life (2011, Terrence Malick) [April]
  6. Silence (2016, Martin Scorsese) [January]
  7. The New World (2005, Terrence Malick) [April]
  8. Before Sunset (2004, Richard Linklater) [March]
  9. The Unbelievable Truth (1989, Hal Hartley) [June]
  10. Before Midnight (2013, Richard Linklater) [March]
  11. Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray) [March]
  12. Taste of Cherry (1997, Abbas Kiarostami) [June]
  13. Toni Erdmann (2016, Maren Ade) [February]
  14. Manakamana (2013, Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez) [August]
  15. Stalker (1979, Andrei Tarkovsky) [June]
  16. An Autumn Afternoon (1962, Yasujiro Ozu) [May]
  17. Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo) [May]
  18. Trouble in Paradise (1932, Ernst Lubitsch) [March]
  19. Happy Hour (2015, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi) [January]
  20. Something Wild (1986, Jonathan Demme) [May]
  21. Anatahan (1953, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  22. Two Lovers (2008, James Gray) [April]
  23. Detour (1945, Edgar G. Ulmer) [May]
  24. Vive L’Amour (1994, Tsai Ming-liang) [July]
  25. The Goddess (1934, Wu Yonggang) [April]
  26. To the Wonder (2012, Terrence Malick) [June]
  27. Green Snake (1993, Tsui Hark) [July]
  28. Hill of Freedom (2014, Hong Sang-soo) [February]
  29. The Thief of Bagdad (1924, Raoul Walsh) [May]
  30. Our Sunhi (2013, Hong Sang-soo) [April]
  31. Black Girl (1966, Ousmane Sembène) [January]
  32. Tabu (1931, F.W. Murnau) [June]
  33. Contempt (1963, Jean-Luc Godard) [March]
  34. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012, Paul W.S. Anderson) [January]
  35. To Live (1994, Zhang Yimou) [February]
  36. Rebels of the Neon God (1992, Tsai Ming-liang) [April]
  37. Hiroshima mon amour (1959, Alain Resnais) [July]
  38. The Heartbreak Kid (1972, Elaine May) [May]
  39. On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002, Hong Sang-soo) [March]
  40. Sweetgrass (2009, Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor)
  41. The Immigrant (2013, James Gray) [April]
  42. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928, Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton) [April]
  43. Raise the Red Lantern (1991, Zhang Yimou) [January]
  44. The Act of Killing (2012, Joshua Oppenheimer) [May]
  45. Leviathan (2012, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel) [August]
  46. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016, Paul W.S. Anderson) [January]
  47. Daughter of the Nile (1987, Hou Hsiao-hsien) [June]
  48. Paterson (2016, Jim Jarmusch) [January]
  49. The Day After (2017, Hong Sang-soo) [June]
  50. The Mission (1999, Johnnie To) [February]
  51. Throne of Blood (1957, Akira Kurosawa) [January]
  52. House of Flying Daggers (2004, Zhang Yimou) [March]
  53. I Am Not Your Negro (2016, Raoul Peck) [February]
  54. The Unspeakable Act (2012, Dan Sallitt) [February]
  55. After Hours (1985, Martin Scorsese) [April]
  56. Pickpocket (1997, Jia Zhangke) [August]
  57. The Big Heat (1953, Fritz Lang) [May]
  58. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007, Cristian Mungiu) [April]
  59. Stranger by the Lake (2013, Alain Guiraudie) [June]
  60. The Host (2006, Bong Joon-ho) [July]
  61. Laura (1944, Otto Preminger) [April]
  62. Kiss Me Deadly (1955, Robert Aldrich) [May]
  63. The Other Side (2015, Roberto Minervini) [January]
  64. Claire’s Camera (2017, Hong Sang-soo) [June]
  65. Ju Dou (1990, Zhang Yimou) [January]
  66. 20th Century Women (2016, Mike Mills) [January]
  67. Kaili Blues (2015, Bi Gan) [February]
  68. The Lost City of Z (2016, James Gray) [April]
  69. Another Year (2016, Shengze Zhu) [May]
  70. Song to Song (2017, Terrence Malick) [April]
  71. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017, Chad Stahelski) [February]
  72. The Bad Sleep Well (1960, Akira Kurosawa) [January]
  73. Nocturama (2016, Bertrand Bonello) [June]
  74. As Tears Go By (1988, Wong Kar-wai) [August]
  75. The Ornithologist (2016, João Pedro Rodrigues) [July]
  76. House of Tolerance (2011, Bertrand Bonello) [March]
  77. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010, Paul W.S. Anderson) [January]
  78. Chronicle of a Summer (1961, Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin) [January]
  79. The Wise Kids (2011, Stephen Cone) [March]
  80. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, John Carpenter) [April]
  81. Primer (2004, Shane Carruth) [March]
  82. The Mend (2014, John Magary) [February]
  83. Akira (1988, Katsuhiro Otomo) [February]
  84. Branded to Kill (1967, Seijun Suzuki) [May]
  85. Heaven Knows What (2014, Josh & Benny Safdie) [May]
  86. The Son of Joseph (2016, Eugène Green) [February]
  87. The Red Shoes (1948, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) [March]
  88. Person to Person (2017, Dustin Guy Defa) [May]
  89. A Quiet Passion (2016, Terence Davies) [May]
  90. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007, Russell Mulcahy) [January]
  91. Get Out (2017, Jordan Peele) [February]
  92. Cloud Atlas (2012, Lana & Lilly Wachowski & Tom Tykwer) [March]
  93. Julieta (2016, Pedro Almodóvar) [January]
  94. John From (2015, João Nicolau) [June]
  95. The Beguiled (2017, Sofia Coppola) [June]
  96. In the Heat of the Sun (1994, Jiang Wen) [April]
  97. Personal Shopper (2016, Olivier Assayas) [March]
  98. Your Name. (2016, Makoto Shinkai) [May]
  99. Charley Varrick (1973, Don Siegel) [February]
  100. Solaris (1972, Andrei Tarkovsky) [May]
  101. Nanook of the North (1922, Robert J. Flaherty) [May]
  102. The Unknown Girl (2016, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) [May]
  103. Staying Vertical (2016, Alain Guiraudie) [June]
  104. Resident Evil (2002, Paul W.S. Anderson) [January]
  105. Morocco (1930, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  106. Marius (1931, Alexander Korda) [May]
  107. Alien: Covenant (2017, Ridley Scott) [May]
  108. Baby Driver (2017, Edgar Wright) [July]
  109. By the Time It Gets Dark (2016, Anocha Suwichakornpong) [May]
  110. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974, Joseph Sargent) [February]
  111. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016, Bill Morrison) [May]
  112. Upstream Color (2013, Shane Carruth) [March]
  113. The Birth of a Nation (1915, D.W. Griffith) [April]
  114. Split (2016, M. Night Shyamalan) [January]
  115. A Cure for Wellness (2016, Gore Verbinski) [February]
  116. Prometheus (2012, Ridley Scott) [May]
  117. Okja (2017, Bong Joon-ho) [July]
  118. Bronx Gothic (2017, Andrew Rossi) [July]
  119. Daughters of the Dust (1991, Julie Dash) [February]
  120. Chocolat (1988, Claire Denis) [February]
  121. Red Sorghum (1987, Zhang Yimou) [January]
  122. Bad Black (2016, Nabwana IGG) [May]
  123. The Wedding Banquet (1993, Ang Lee) [August]
  124. Silvered Water (2014, Ossama Mohammed & Wiam Bedirxan) [April]
  125. The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston) [April]
  126. Sexy Beast (2000, Jonathan Glazer) [February]
  127. Tampopo (1985, Juzo Itami) [January]
  128. Always Shine (2016, Sophia Takal) [January]
  129. En el Séptimo Día (2017, Jim McKay) [June]
  130. Lumumba (2000, Raoul Peck) [February]
  131. Valley of Love (2015, Guillaume Nicloux) [January]
  132. The Mermaid (2016, Stephen Chow) [January]
  133. Harmonium (2016, Kôji Fukada) [June]
  134. Graduation (2016, Cristian Mungiu) [April]
  135. Saint Laurent (2014, Bertrand Bonello) [March]
  136. Indignation (2016, James Schamus) [January]
  137. Xala (1975, Ousmane Sembène) [February]
  138. Maurice (1987, James Ivory) [May]
  139. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995, Carl Franklin) [May]
  140. Gilda (1946, Charles Vidor) [April]
  141. I, Daniel Blake (2016, Ken Loach) [June]
  142. After the Storm (2016, Hirokazu Kore-eda) [May]
  143. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016, Juho Kuosmanen) [May]
  144. The Marriage Circle (1924, Ernst Lubitsch) [May]
  145. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940, Boris Ingster) [April]
  146. The Great Wall (2016, Zhang Yimou) [June]
  147. A Ghost Story (2017, David Lowery) [June]
  148. Gook (2017, Justin Chon) [June]
  149. Casting JonBenet (2017, Kitty Green) [April]
  150. 88:88 (2015, Isiah Medina) [July]
  151. The Fate of the Furious (2017, F. Gary Gray) [April]
  152. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017, James Gunn) [May]
  153. From Nine to Nine (2017, Neil Bahadur) [August]
  154. T-Men (1947, Anthony Mann) [May]
  155. Dog Day Afternoon (1975, Sidney Lumet) [January]
  156. Act of Violence (1949, Fred Zinnemann) [May]
  157. Beach Rats (2017, Eliza Hittman) [May]
  158. The Lego Batman Movie (2017, Chris McKay) [February]
  159. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004, Alexander Witt) [January]
  160. Theatre of Blood (1973, Douglas Hickox) [July]
  161. Wonder Woman (2017, Patty Jenkins) [July]
  162. Logan (2017, James Mangold) [March]
  163. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992, Zhang Yimou) [February]
  164. The Big Sick (2017, Michael Showalter) [May]
  165. Elegy to the Visitor from the Revolution (2011, Lav Diaz) [February]
  166. Pushing Hands (1992, Ang Lee) [July]
  167. Cézanne et moi (2016, Danièle Thompson) [March]
  168. Desperado Square (2001, Benny Toraty) [March]
  169. The Rules of Film Noir (2009, Elaine Donnelly Pieper) [March]
  170. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, Taika Waititi) [January]
  171. It (1927, Clarence Badger) [May]
  172. The Void (2016, Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski) [April]
  173. Happy Times (2000, Zhang Yimou) [March]
  174. The Road Home (1999, Zhang Yimou) [March]
  175. Wind River (2017, Taylor Sheridan) [June]
  176. Nerve (2016, Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman) [June]
  177. The Dreamers (2003, Bernardo Bertolucci) [May]
  178. Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017, Sydney Freeland) [March]
  179. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993, Alanis Obomsawin) [February]
  180. A Monster Calls (2016, J.A. Bayona) [January]
  181. Ma’ Rosa (2016, Brillante Mendoza) [June]
  182. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005, Jean-Marc Vallée) [March]
  183. The Wolfpack (2015, Crystal Moselle) [June]
  184. Up in the Air (2009, Jason Reitman) [March]
  185. The Final Cut (2004, Omar Naim) [May]
  186. As You Are (2016, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte) [February]
  187. Game of Death (1978, Robert Clouse) [June]
  188. Christine (2016, Antonio Campos) [January]
  189. Live by Night (2016, Ben Affleck) [January]
  190. Hidden Figures (2016, Theodore Melfi) [January]
  191. Don’t Think Twice (2016, Mike Birbiglia) [January]
  192. Swiss Army Man (2016, Daniel Scheinert & Daniel Kwan) [January]
  193. Troll 2 (1990, Claudio Fragasso) [June]
  194. Léolo (1992, Jean-Claude Lauzon) [February]
  195. Lars and the Real Girl (2007, Craig Gillespie) [March]