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

  1. The Terrorizers (1986, Edward Yang) [February]
  2. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang) [April]
  3. The Tree of Life (2011, Terrence Malick) [April]
  4. Silence (2016, Martin Scorsese) [January]
  5. The New World (2005, Terrence Malick) [April]
  6. Before Sunset (2004, Richard Linklater) [March]
  7. Before Midnight (2013, Richard Linklater) [March]
  8. A New Leaf (1971, Elaine May) [March]
  9. Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray) [March]
  10. Toni Erdmann (2016, Maren Ade) [February]
  11. Trouble in Paradise (1932, Ernst Lubitsch) [March]
  12. Happy Hour (2015, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi) [January]
  13. Two Lovers (2008, James Gray) [April]
  14. The Goddess (1934, Wu Yonggang) [April]
  15. Hill of Freedom (2014, Hong Sang-soo) [February]
  16. Contempt (1963, Jean-Luc Godard) [March]
  17. Black Girl (1966, Ousmane Sembène) [January]
  18. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012, Paul W.S. Anderson) [January]
  19. To Live (1994, Zhang Yimou) [February]
  20. On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002, Hong Sang-soo) [March]
  21. The Immigrant (2013, James Gray) [April]
  22. Anatahan (1953, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  23. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928, Charles Reisner & Buster Keaton) [April]
  24. Raise the Red Lantern (1991, Zhang Yimou) [January]
  25. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016, Paul W.S. Anderson) [January]
  26. Paterson (2016, Jim Jarmusch) [January]
  27. The Mission (1999, Johnnie To) [February]
  28. Throne of Blood (1957, Akira Kurosawa) [January]
  29. House of Flying Daggers (2004, Zhang Yimou) [March]
  30. I Am Not Your Negro (2016, Raoul Peck) [February]
  31. The Unspeakable Act (2012, Dan Sallitt) [February]
  32. After Hours (1985, Martin Scorsese) [April]
  33. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007, Cristian Mungiu) [April]
  34. Laura (1944, Otto Preminger) [April]
  35. Song to Song (2017, Terrence Malick) [April]
  36. The Other Side (2015, Roberto Minervini) [January]
  37. Ju Dou (1990, Zhang Yimou) [January]
  38. 20th Century Women (2016, Mike Mills) [January]
  39. Kaili Blues (2015, Bi Gan) [February]
  40. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017, Chad Stahelski) [February]
  41. The Bad Sleep Well (1960, Akira Kurosawa) [January]
  42. House of Tolerance (2011, Bertrand Bonello) [March]
  43. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010, Paul W.S. Anderson) [January]
  44. Chronicle of a Summer (1961, Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin) [January]
  45. The Wise Kids (2011, Stephen Cone) [March]
  46. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, John Carpenter) [April]
  47. Primer (2004, Shane Carruth) [March]
  48. The Mend (2014, John Magary) [February]
  49. Akira (1988, Katsuhiro Otomo) [February]
  50. The Lost City of Z (2016, James Gray) [April]
  51. The Red Shoes (1948, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) [March]
  52. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007, Russell Mulcahy) [January]
  53. Get Out (2017, Jordan Peele) [February]
  54. Cloud Atlas (2012, Lana & Lilly Wachowski & Tom Tykwer) [March]
  55. Julieta (2016, Pedro Almodóvar) [January]
  56. In the Heat of the Sun (1994, Jiang Wen) [April]
  57. Personal Shopper (2016, Olivier Assayas) [March]
  58. Charley Varrick (1973, Don Siegel) [February]
  59. Resident Evil (2002, Paul W.S. Anderson) [January]
  60. Morocco (1930, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  61. The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston) [April]
  62. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974, Joseph Sargent) [February]
  63. Upstream Color (2013, Shane Carruth) [March]
  64. The Birth of a Nation (1915, D.W. Griffith) [April]
  65. A Cure for Wellness (2016, Gore Verbinski) [February]
  66. Daughters of the Dust (1991, Julie Dash) [February]
  67. Chocolat (1988, Claire Denis) [February]
  68. Red Sorghum (1987, Zhang Yimou) [January]
  69. Sexy Beast (2000, Jonathan Glazer) [February]
  70. Tampopo (1985, Juzo Itami) [January]
  71. Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (2014, Ossama Mohammed & Wiam Bedirxan)
    [April]
  72. Always Shine (2016, Sophia Takal) [January]
  73. Lumumba (2000, Raoul Peck) [February]
  74. Valley of Love (2015, Guillaume Nicloux) [January]
  75. The Mermaid (2016, Stephen Chow) [January]
  76. Graduation (2016, Cristian Mungiu) [April]
  77. Saint Laurent (2014, Bertrand Bonello) [March]
  78. Indignation (2016, James Schamus) [January]
  79. Xala (1975, Ousmane Sembène) [February]
  80. Split (2016, M. Night Shyamalan) [January]
  81. The Son of Joseph (2016, Eugène Green) [February]
  82. Gilda (1946, Charles Vidor) [April]
  83. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940, Boris Ingster) [April]
  84. The Fate of the Furious (2017, F. Gary Gray) [April]
  85. Dog Day Afternoon (1975, Sidney Lumet) [January]
  86. The Lego Batman Movie (2017, Chris McKay) [February]
  87. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004, Alexander Witt) [January]
  88. Logan (2017, James Mangold) [March]
  89. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992, Zhang Yimou) [February]
  90. Elegy to the Visitor from the Revolution (2011, Lav Diaz) [February]
  91. Cézanne et moi (2016, Danièle Thompson) [March]
  92. Desperado Square (2001, Benny Toraty) [March]
  93. The Rules of Film Noir (2009, Elaine Donnelly Pieper) [March]
  94. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, Taika Waititi) [January]
  95. The Void (2016, Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski) [April]
  96. Happy Times (2000, Zhang Yimou) [March]
  97. The Road Home (1999, Zhang Yimou) [March]
  98. Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017, Sydney Freeland) [March]
  99. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993, Alanis Obomsawin) [February]
  100. A Monster Calls (2016, J.A. Bayona) [January]
  101. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005, Jean-Marc Vallée) [March]
  102. Up in the Air (2009, Jason Reitman) [March]
  103. As You Are (2016, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte) [February]
  104. Christine (2016, Antonio Campos) [January]
  105. Live by Night (2016, Ben Affleck) [January]
  106. Hidden Figures (2016, Theodore Melfi) [January]
  107. Don’t Think Twice (2016, Mike Birbiglia) [January]
  108. Swiss Army Man (2016, Daniel Scheinert & Daniel Kwan) [January]
  109. Léolo (1992, Jean-Claude Lauzon) [February]
  110. Lars and the Real Girl (2007, Craig Gillespie) [March]