Simple Top Tens (Films Only)

Decades: 2020s, 2010s, 2000s, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, Pre-1920s

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Ten Favorite Films

  1. YI YI (Edward Yang)
  2. MULHOLLAND DR. (David Lynch)
  3. SANS SOLEIL (Chris Marker)
  4. THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (Orson Welles)
  5. A TOUCH OF ZEN (King Hu)
  6. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar-wai)
  7. A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Edward Yang)
  8. THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT (Jacques Demy)
  9. THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Charles Laughton)
  10. CÉLINE AND JULIE GO BOATING (Jacques Rivette)

2020s

Best of the Decade

  1. DRIVE MY CAR (Hamaguchi Ryūsuke)
  2. CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD: AN EMOTIONAL HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD (Adam Curtis)
  3. MEMORIA (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  4. WALK UP (Hong Sang-soo)
  5. PACIFICTION (Albert Serra)
  6. THE NOVELIST’S FILM (Hong Sang-soo)
  7. EO (Jerzy Skolimowski)
  8. DAYS (Tsai Ming-liang)
  9. THE WORKS AND DAYS (OF TAYOKO SHIOJIRI IN THE SHIOTANI BASIN) (C.W. Winter & Anders Edström)
  10. WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? (Alexandre Koberidze)

2022

  1. WALK UP (Hong Sang-soo)
  2. PACIFICTION (Albert Serra)
  3. THE NOVELIST’S FILM (Hong Sang-soo)
  4. EO (Jerzy Skolimowski)
  5. TRENQUE LAUQUEN (Laura Citarella)
  6. SECTION 1 (Jon Bois)
  7. THE FABELMANS (Steven Spielberg)
  8. DIARY OF A FLEETING AFFAIR (Emmanuel Mouret)
  9. RRR (S. S. Rajamouli)
  10. THE PEOPLE YOU’RE PAYING TO BE IN SHORTS (Jon Bois)

2021

  1. DRIVE MY CAR (Hamaguchi Ryūsuke)
  2. CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD: AN EMOTIONAL HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD (Adam Curtis)
  3. MEMORIA (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  4. WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? (Alexandre Koberidze)
  5. IL BUCO (Michelangelo Frammartino)
  6. WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY (Hamaguchi Ryūsuke)
  7. WHO’S STOPPING US (Jonás Trueba)
  8. A NEW OLD PLAY (Qiu Jiongjiong)
  9. EARTHEARTHEARTH (Saïto Daïchi)
  10. WEST SIDE STORY (Steven Spielberg)

2020

  1. DAYS (Tsai Ming-liang)
  2. THE WORKS AND DAYS (OF TAYOKO SHIOJIRI IN THE SHIOTANI BASIN) (C.W. Winter & Anders Edström)
  3. THE WOMAN WHO RAN (Hong Sang-soo)
  4. SHORT VACATION (Kwon Min-pyo & Seo Han-sol)
  5. BEGINNING (Déa Kulumbegashvili)
  6. WIFE OF A SPY (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  7. MALMKROG (Cristi Puiu)
  8. IF YOU COULD GO BACK, I WOULD SEE HER. (Joshua R. Troxler)
  9. LABOR OF LOVE (Sylvia Schedelbauer)
  10. LOVERS ROCK (Steve McQueen)

2010s

Best of the Decade

  1. LA FLOR (Mariano Llinás)
  2. YOURSELF AND YOURS (Hong Sang-soo)
  3. STRAY DOGS (Tsai Ming-liang)
  4. TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN (David Lynch)
  5. MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART (Jia Zhangke)
  6. MYSTERIES OF LISBON (Raúl Ruiz)
  7. LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (Abbas Kiarostami)
  8. ASAKO I & II (Hamaguchi Ryūsuke)
  9. THE DAY HE ARRIVES (Hong Sang-soo)
  10. THE ASSASSIN (Hou Hsiao-hsien)

2019

  1. MARTIN EDEN (Pietro Marcello)
  2. I HEARD YOU PAINT HOUSES (Martin Scorsese)
  3. TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  4. FOURTEEN (Dan Sallitt)
  5. PRESENT.PERFECT. (Zhu Shengze)
  6. PARASITE (Bong Joon-ho)
  7. UNCUT GEMS (Josh & Benny Safdie)
  8. I WAS AT HOME, BUT… (Angela Schanelec)
  9. SHAKTI (Martín Rejtman)
  10. A VOLUNTARY YEAR (Ulrich Köhler & Henner Winckler)

2018

  1. LA FLOR (Mariano Llinás)
  2. ASAKO I & II (Hamaguchi Ryūsuke)
  3. TRANSIT (Christian Petzold)
  4. LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Bi Gan)
  5. GRASS (Hong Sang-soo)
  6. ASH IS PUREST WHITE (Jia Zhangke)
  7. AMANDA (Mikhaël Hers)
  8. HIGH LIFE (Claire Denis)
  9. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND (Orson Welles)
  10. AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL (Hu Bo)

2017

  1. TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN (David Lynch)
  2. FIRST REFORMED (Paul Schrader)
  3. HANAGATAMI (Ōbayashi Nobuhiko)
  4. ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT ALONE (Hong Sang-soo)
  5. THE DAY AFTER (Hong Sang-soo)
  6. ARBORETUM CYCLE (Nathaniel Dorsky)
  7. CLAIRE’S CAMERA (Hong Sang-soo)
  8. ★ (Johann Lurf)
  9. STREETSCAPES [DIALOGUE] (Heinz Emigholz)
  10. PRINCESS CYD (Stephen Cone)

2016

  1. YOURSELF AND YOURS (Hong Sang-soo)
  2. SILENCE (Martin Scorsese)
  3. CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson)
  4. MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (Kenneth Lonergan)
  5. TONI ERDMANN (Maren Ade)
  6. HYPERNORMALISATION (Adam Curtis)
  7. CERTAIN WOMEN (Kelly Reichardt)
  8. THE HUMAN SURGE (Eduardo Williams)
  9. SIERANEVADA (Cristi Puiu)
  10. THE HEDONISTS (Jia Zhangke)

2015

  1. MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART (Jia Zhangke)
  2. THE ASSASSIN (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  3. CAROL (Todd Haynes)
  4. CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  5. BLACKHAT (Michael Mann)
  6. RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN (Hong Sang-soo)
  7. MISTRESS AMERICA (Noah Baumbach)
  8. HAPPY HOUR (Hamaguchi Ryūsuke)
  9. JOURNEY TO THE SHORE (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  10. AFTERNOON (Tsai Ming-liang)

2014

  1. PHOENIX (Christian Petzold)
  2. JAUJA (Lisandro Alonso)
  3. DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 (Johnnie To)
  4. HORSE MONEY (Pedro Costa)
  5. INHERENT VICE (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  6. GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (Jean-Luc Godard)
  7. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (Wes Anderson)
  8. HILL OF FREEDOM (Hong Sang-soo)
  9. GONE GIRL (David Fincher)
  10. THE PRINCESS OF FRANCE (Matías Piñeiro)

2013

  1. STRAY DOGS (Tsai Ming-liang)
  2. MANAKAMANA (Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez)
  3. THE GRANDMASTER (Wong Kar-wai)
  4. THE WIND RISES (Miyazaki Hayao)
  5. NOBODY’S DAUGHTER HAEWON (Hong Sang-soo)
  6. BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Richard Linklater)
  7. BASTARDS (Claire Denis)
  8. THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (Takahata Isao)
  9. OUR SUNHI (Hong Sang-soo)
  10. TIREZ LA LANGUE, MADEMOISELLE (Axelle Ropert)

2012

  1. LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (Abbas Kiarostami)
  2. PASSION (Brian De Palma)
  3. DRUG WAR (Johnnie To)
  4. ROMANCING IN THIN AIR (Johnnie To)
  5. IN ANOTHER COUNTRY (Hong Sang-soo)
  6. FRANCES HA (Noah Baumbach)
  7. TABU (Miguel Gomes)
  8. LINCOLN (Steven Spielberg)
  9. MOONRISE KINGDOM (Wes Anderson)
  10. DIFFERENTLY, MOLUSSIA (Nicolas Rey)

2011

  1. THE DAY HE ARRIVES (Hong Sang-soo)
  2. THE TREE OF LIFE (Terrence Malick)
  3. DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART (Johnnie To)
  4. MARGARET (Kenneth Lonergan)
  5. THIS IS NOT A FILM (Jafar Panâhi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb)
  6. DREILEBEN: BEATS BEING DEAD (Christian Petzold)
  7. LIST (Hong Sang-soo)
  8. DREILEBEN: DON’T FOLLOW ME AROUND (Dominik Graf)
  9. THE COLOR WHEEL (Alex Ross Perry)
  10. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (David Fincher)

2010

  1. MYSTERIES OF LISBON (Raúl Ruiz)
  2. CERTIFIED COPY (Abbas Kiarostami)
  3. MEEK’S CUTOFF (Kelly Reichardt)
  4. UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  5. HAHAHA (Hong Sang-soo)
  6. OKI’S MOVIE (Hong Sang-soo)
  7. THE CITY BELOW (Christoph Hochhäusler)
  8. FILM SOCIALISME (Jean-Luc Godard)
  9. LOVE IN A PUFF (Pang Ho-cheung)
  10. THE GHOST WRITER (Roman Polański)

2000s

Best of the Decade

  1. YI YI (Edward Yang)
  2. MULHOLLAND DR. (David Lynch)
  3. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar-wai)
  4. GOODBYE, DRAGON INN (Tsai Ming-liang)
  5. PLATFORM (Jia Zhangke)
  6. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (Ang Lee)
  7. OXHIDE II (Liu Jiayin)
  8. A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Steven Spielberg)
  9. SPIRITED AWAY (Miyazaki Hayao)
  10. SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

2009

  1. OXHIDE II (Liu Jiayin)
  2. IT FELT LIKE A KISS (Adam Curtis)
  3. DISORDER (Huang Weikai)
  4. LIKE YOU KNOW IT ALL (Hong Sang-soo)
  5. ACCIDENT (Soi Cheang)
  6. PUBLIC ENEMIES (Michael Mann)
  7. ORPHAN (Jaume Collet-Serra)
  8. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Quentin Tarantino)
  9. FANTASTIC MR. FOX (Wes Anderson)
  10. TREES OF SYNTAX, LEAVES OF AXIS (Saïto Daïchi)

2008

  1. SPARROW (Johnnie To)
  2. NIGHT AND DAY (Hong Sang-soo)
  3. 35 SHOTS OF RUM (Claire Denis)
  4. THE HEADLESS WOMAN (Lucrecia Martel)
  5. TOKYO SONATA (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  6. SPEED RACER (Lana & Lilly Wachowski)
  7. HISTORIAS EXTRAORDINARIAS (Mariano Llinás)
  8. TWO LOVERS (James Gray)
  9. WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt)
  10. 24 CITY (Jia Zhangke)

2007

  1. THE TRAP: WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR DREAM OF FREEDOM (Adam Curtis)
  2. ZODIAC (David Fincher)
  3. DEATH PROOF (Quentin Tarantino)
  4. LA FRANCE (Serge Bozon)
  5. MICHAEL CLAYTON (Tony Gilroy)
  6. HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS (Joe Swanberg)
  7. MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS (Wong Kar-wai)
  8. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  9. PROFIT MOTIVE AND THE WHISPERING WIND (John Gianvito)
  10. 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (Cristian Mungiu)

2006

  1. SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. MIAMI VICE (Michael Mann)
  3. INLAND EMPIRE (David Lynch)
  4. ELECTION 2 (Johnnie To)
  5. STILL LIFE (Jia Zhangke)
  6. DEJA VU (Tony Scott)
  7. MARIE ANTOINETTE (Sofia Coppola)
  8. WOMAN ON THE BEACH (Hong Sang-soo)
  9. I DON’T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE (Tsai Ming-liang)
  10. EXILED (Johnnie To)

2005

  1. THE NEW WORLD (Terrence Malick)
  2. OXHIDE (Liu Jiayin)
  3. TALE OF CINEMA (Hong Sang-soo)
  4. THROUGH THE FOREST (Jean-Paul Civeyrac)
  5. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU (Cristi Puiu)
  6. CACHÉ (Michael Haneke)
  7. THE WAYWARD CLOUD (Tsai Ming-liang)
  8. ELECTION (Johnnie To)
  9. PERHAPS LOVE (Peter Chan)
  10. THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (Noah Baumbach)

2004

  1. TROPICAL MALADY (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. 2046 (Wong Kar-wai)
  3. BEFORE SUNSET (Richard Linklater)
  4. THROW DOWN (Johnnie To)
  5. THE HAND (Wong Kar-wai)
  6. THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES: THE RISE OF THE POLITICS OF FEAR (Adam Curtis)
  7. VERA DRAKE (Mike Leigh)
  8. THE WORLD (Jia Zhangke)
  9. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Michel Gondry)
  10. COLLATERAL (Michael Mann)

2003

  1. GOODBYE, DRAGON INN (Tsai Ming-liang)
  2. LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF (Thom Andersen)
  3. PTU (Johnnie To)
  4. LOST IN TRANSLATION (Sofia Coppola)
  5. RUNNING ON KARMA (Johnnie To & Wai Ka-fai)
  6. KILL BILL: VOLUME 1 (Quentin Tarantino)
  7. MEMORIES OF MURDER (Bong Joon-ho)
  8. ( ) (Morgan Fisher)
  9. OLDBOY (Park Chan-wook)
  10. TEXTISM (Hirabayashi Isamu)

2002

  1. FEMME FATALE (Brian De Palma)
  2. MY LEFT EYE SEES GHOSTS (Johnnie To & Wai Ka-fai)
  3. BLISSFULLY YOURS (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  4. ON THE OCCASION OF REMEMBERING THE TURNING GATE (Hong Sang-soo)
  5. CHINESE ODYSSEY 2002 (Jeffrey Lau)
  6. HERO (Zhang Yimou)
  7. THE CENTURY OF THE SELF (Adam Curtis)
  8. FRIDAY NIGHT (Claire Denis)
  9. UNKNOWN PLEASURES (Jia Zhangke)
  10. THE SKYWALK IS GONE (Tsai Ming-liang)

2001

  1. MULHOLLAND DR. (David Lynch)
  2. A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Steven Spielberg)
  3. SPIRITED AWAY (Miyazaki Hayao)
  4. PULSE (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  5. MILLENNIUM MAMBO (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  6. LA LIBERTAD (Lisandro Alonso)
  7. WHAT TIME IS IT THERE? (Tsai Ming-liang)
  8. LA CIÉNAGA (Lucrecia Martel)
  9. ALL ABOUT LILY CHOU-CHOU (Iwai Shunji)
  10. ALI (Michael Mann)

2000

  1. YI YI (Edward Yang)
  2. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar-wai)
  3. PLATFORM (Jia Zhangke)
  4. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (Ang Lee)
  5. THE HEART OF THE WORLD (Guy Maddin)
  6. BAMBOOZLED (Spike Lee)
  7. THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE (Mark Dindal)
  8. HAMLET (Michael Almereyda)
  9. VIRGIN STRIPPED BARE BY HER BACHELORS (Hong Sang-soo)
  10. YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (Kenneth Lonergan)

1990s

Best of the Decade

  1. A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Edward Yang)
  2. CHUNGKING EXPRESS (Wong Kar-wai)
  3. HEAT (Michael Mann)
  4. THE HOLE (Tsai Ming-liang)
  5. COMRADES: ALMOST A LOVE STORY (Peter Chan)
  6. TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (David Lynch)
  7. TRUST (Hal Hartley)
  8. MAHJONG (Edward Yang)
  9. CLOSE-UP (Abbas Kiarostami)
  10. DAYS OF BEING WILD (Wong Kar-wai)

1999

  1. EYES WIDE SHUT (Stanley Kubrick)
  2. OUTER SPACE (Peter Tscherkassky)
  3. BEAU TRAVAIL (Claire Denis)
  4. GOHATTO (Ōshima Nagisa)
  5. MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS (Takahata Isao)
  6. THE INSIDER (Michael Mann)
  7. THE MATRIX (Lana & Lilly Wachowski)
  8. POLA X (Leos Carax)
  9. THE MISSION (Johnnie To)
  10. SILVIA PRIETO (Martín Rejtman)

1998

  1. THE HOLE (Tsai Ming-liang)
  2. FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  3. THE THIN RED LINE (Terrence Malick)
  4. A HERO NEVER DIES (Johnnie To)
  5. RUSHMORE (Wes Anderson)
  6. NEW ROSE HOTEL (Abel Ferrara)
  7. THE POWER OF KANGWON PROVINCE (Hong Sang-soo)
  8. FESTEN (Thomas Vinterberg)
  9. VASSOURINHA: THE VOICE AND THE VOID (Carlos Adriano)
  10. BELLY (Hype Williams)

1997

  1. THE END OF EVANGELION (Anno Hideaki)
  2. CURE (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  3. THE RIVER (Tsai Ming-liang)
  4. LOST HIGHWAY (David Lynch)
  5. HAPPY TOGETHER (Wong Kar-wai)
  6. TOO MANY WAYS TO BE NO. 1 (Wai Ka-fai)
  7. TASTE OF CHERRY (Abbas Kiarostami)
  8. FACE/OFF (John Woo)
  9. THE SWEET HEREAFTER (Atom Egoyan)
  10. STARSHIP TROOPERS (Paul Verhoeven)

1996

  1. MAHJONG (Edward Yang)
  2. COMRADES: ALMOST A LOVE STORY (Peter Chan)
  3. IRMA VEP (Olivier Assayas)
  4. SECRETS & LIES (Mike Leigh)
  5. VIVA EROTICA (Derek Yee & Lo Chi-leung)
  6. GOODBYE SOUTH, GOODBYE (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  7. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (Brian De Palma)
  8. BREAKING THE WAVES (Lars von Trier)
  9. FARGO (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  10. THE DAY A PIG FELL INTO THE WELL (Hong Sang-soo)

1995

  1. HEAT (Michael Mann)
  2. STRANGE DAYS (Kathryn Bigelow)
  3. THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Clint Eastwood)
  4. FALLEN ANGELS (Wong Kar-wai)
  5. SAFE (Todd Haynes)
  6. BEFORE SUNRISE (Richard Linklater)
  7. CLUELESS (Amy Heckerling)
  8. TATORT: FRAU BU LACHT (Dominik Graf)
  9. PREMONITIONS FOLLOWING AN EVIL DEED (David Lynch)
  10. WHEN IT RAINS (Charles Burnett)

1994

  1. CHUNGKING EXPRESS (Wong Kar-wai)
  2. ASHES OF TIME (Wong Kar-wai)
  3. A CONFUCIAN CONFUSION (Edward Yang)
  4. IN THE HEAT OF THE SUN (Jiang Wen)
  5. SÁTÁNTANGÓ (Tarr Béla)
  6. VIVE L’AMOUR (Tsai Ming-liang)
  7. POM POKO (Takahata Isao)
  8. WING CHUN (Yuen Woo-ping)
  9. BLACK ICE (Stan Brakhage)
  10. U.S. GO HOME (Claire Denis)

1993

  1. GREEN SNAKE (Tsui Hark)
  2. NAKED (Mike Leigh)
  3. JE VOUS SALUE, SARAJEVO (Jean-Luc Godard)
  4. CARLITO’S WAY (Brian De Palma)
  5. D’EST (Chantal Akerman)
  6. STELLAR (Stan Brakhage)
  7. DAZED AND CONFUSED (Richard Linklater)
  8. THREE COLORS: BLUE (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
  9. TAI-CHI MASTER (Yuen Woo-ping)
  10. THE PIANO (Jane Campion)

1992

  1. TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (David Lynch)
  2. THE ROCKING HORSEMEN (Ōbayashi Nobuhiko)
  3. HARD-BOILED (John Woo)
  4. THE LONG DAY CLOSES (Terence Davies)
  5. ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA II (Tsui Hark)
  6. UNFORGIVEN (Clint Eastwood)
  7. MALCOLM X (Spike Lee)
  8. THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (Michael Mann)
  9. DEEP COVER (Bill Duke)
  10. REBELS OF THE NEON GOD (Tsai Ming-liang)

1991

  1. A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Edward Yang)
  2. ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA (Tsui Hark)
  3. SURVIVING DESIRE (Hal Hartley)
  4. ONLY YESTERDAY (Takahata Isao)
  5. BARTON FINK (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  6. LA VIE DES MORTS (Arnaud Desplechin)
  7. UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD (Wim Wenders)
  8. AMBITION (Hal Hartley)
  9. RAISE THE RED LANTERN (Zhang Yimou)
  10. THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (Krzysztof Kieślowski)

1990

  1. TRUST (Hal Hartley)
  2. CLOSE-UP (Abbas Kiarostami)
  3. DAYS OF BEING WILD (Wong Kar-wai)
  4. BULLET IN THE HEAD (John Woo)
  5. WILD AT HEART (David Lynch)
  6. TOTAL RECALL (Paul Verhoeven)
  7. TO SLEEP WITH ANGER (Charles Burnett)
  8. GOODFELLAS (Martin Scorsese)
  9. JU DOU (Zhang Yimou & Yang Fengliang)
  10. THE NASTY GIRL (Michael Verhoeven)

1980s

Best of the Decade

  1. SANS SOLEIL (Chris Marker)
  2. L’ARGENT (Robert Bresson)
  3. BLUE VELVET (David Lynch)
  4. THE KILLER (John Woo)
  5. A CITY OF SADNESS (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  6. BEIJING WATERMELON (Ōbayashi Nobuhiko)
  7. PEKING OPERA BLUES (Tsui Hark)
  8. PARIS, TEXAS (Wim Wenders)
  9. MANHUNTER (Michael Mann)
  10. STOP MAKING SENSE (Jonathan Demme)

1989

  1. THE KILLER (John Woo)
  2. A CITY OF SADNESS (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  3. BEIJING WATERMELON (Ōbayashi Nobuhiko)
  4. PEDICAB DRIVER (Sammo Hung)
  5. DO THE RIGHT THING (Spike Lee)
  6. THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH (Hal Hartley)
  7. KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (Miyazaki Hayao)
  8. CASUALTIES OF WAR (Brian De Palma)
  9. LES SIÈGES DE L’ALCAZAR (Luc Moullet)
  10. THE SEVENTH CONTINENT (Michael Haneke)

1988

  1. MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Miyazaki Hayao)
  2. SCHOOL ON FIRE (Ringo Lam)
  3. AS TEARS GO BY (Wong Kar-wai)
  4. 36 FILLETTE (Catherine Breillat)
  5. CAT LISTENING TO MUSIC (Chris Marker)
  6. UMA PEDRA NO BOLSO (Joaquim Pinto)
  7. MIRACLE MILE (Steve De Jarnatt)
  8. DIE KATZE (Dominik Graf)
  9. AKIRA (Ōtomo Katsuhiro)
  10. DIE HARD (John McTiernan)

1987

  1. EASTERN CONDORS (Sammo Hung)
  2. ISHTAR (Elaine May)
  3. DAUGHTER OF THE NILE (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  4. 4 ADVENTURES OF REINETTE AND MIRABELLE (Éric Rohmer)
  5. CITY ON FIRE (Ringo Lam)
  6. WINGS OF DESIRE (Wim Wenders)
  7. ROBOCOP (Paul Verhoeven)
  8. RAISING ARIZONA (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  9. AN AUTUMN’S TALE (Mabel Cheung)
  10. SIGN “O” THE TIMES (Prince)

1986

  1. BLUE VELVET (David Lynch)
  2. PEKING OPERA BLUES (Tsui Hark)
  3. MANHUNTER (Michael Mann)
  4. THE TERRORIZERS (Edward Yang)
  5. BOUND FOR THE FIELDS, THE MOUNTAINS, AND THE SEACOAST (Ōbayashi Nobuhiko)
  6. THE GREEN RAY (Éric Rohmer)
  7. ROSA LA ROSE, FILLE PUBLIQUE (Paul Vecchiali)
  8. FAUBOURG ST. MARTIN (Jean-Claude Guiguet)
  9. HIS MOTORBIKE, HER ISLAND (Ōbayashi Nobuhiko)
  10. DOUBLE MESSIEURS (Jean-François Stévenin)

1985

  1. TAIPEI STORY (Edward Yang)
  2. RAN (Kurosawa Akira)
  3. POLICE STORY (Jackie Chan)
  4. CONTACT (Alan Clarke)
  5. DAY OF THE DEAD (George A. Romero)
  6. BRAZIL (Terry Gilliam)
  7. AFTER HOURS (Martin Scorsese)
  8. MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (Stephen Frears)
  9. TROUBLE IN MIND (Alan Rudolph)

1984

  1. PARIS, TEXAS (Wim Wenders)
  2. STOP MAKING SENSE (Jonathan Demme)
  3. SHANGHAI BLUES (Tsui Hark)
  4. WHEELS ON MEALS (Sammo Hung)
  5. STANDARD GAUGE (Morgan Fisher)
  6. CHOOSE ME (Alan Rudolph)
  7. DUNE (David Lynch)
  8. THE TERMINATOR (James Cameron)
  9. CLASS RELATIONS (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  10. BODY DOUBLE (Brian De Palma)

1983

  1. SANS SOLEIL (Chris Marker)
  2. L’ARGENT (Robert Bresson)
  3. THAT DAY, ON THE BEACH (Edward Yang)
  4. VIDEODROME (David Cronenberg)
  5. PAULINE AT THE BEACH (Éric Rohmer)
  6. TESTAMENT (Lynne Littman)
  7. EIN BILD (Harun Farocki)
  8. THE KEEP (Michael Mann)
  9. BORN IN FLAMES (Lizzie Borden)
  10. AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS (Paul Vecchiali)

1982

  1. BLADE RUNNER (Ridley Scott)
  2. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (Steven Spielberg)
  3. NOMAD (Patrick Tam)
  4. POLTERGEIST (Tobe Hooper)
  5. TOO EARLY/TOO LATE (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  6. THE THING (John Carpenter)
  7. EXPECTATIONS (Edward Yang)
  8. KOYAANISQATSI (Godfrey Reggio)
  9. EN RACHÂCHANT (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  10. IN OUR TIME (Tao Te-chen/Edward Yang/Ko I-chen/Chang Yi)

1981

  1. THE AVIATOR’S WIFE (Éric Rohmer)
  2. TREE OF KNOWLEDGE (Nils Malmros)
  3. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (Steven Spielberg)
  4. MY YOUNG AUNTIE (Lau Kar-leung)
  5. THIEF (Michael Mann)
  6. BLOW OUT (Brian De Palma)
  7. AT THIS LATE DATE, THE CHARLESTON (Okamoto Kihachi)
  8. ORDERLY OR DISORDERLY (Abbas Kiarostami)
  9. POSSESSION (Andrzej Żuławski)
  10. THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS (Stan Brakhage)

1980

  1. KAGEMUSHA (Kurosawa Akira)
  2. SIMONE BARBÈS OR VIRTUE (Marie-Claude Treilhou)
  3. DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS – FIRST KIND (Tsui Hark)
  4. EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF (Jean-Luc Godard)
  5. THE SHINING (Stanley Kubrick)
  6. EQUATION TO AN UNKNOWN (Dietrich de Velsa)
  7. CRUISING (William Friedkin)
  8. LOULOU (Maurice Pialat)
  9. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Irvin Kershner)
  10. THE BIRTH OF MAGELLAN: CADENZA I (Hollis Frampton)

1970s

Best of the Decade

  1. A TOUCH OF ZEN (King Hu)
  2. CÉLINE AND JULIE GO BOATING (Jacques Rivette)
  3. OUT 1: NOLI ME TANGERE (Jacques Rivette)
  4. THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE (Jean Eustache)
  5. PERCEVAL LE GALLOIS (Éric Rohmer)
  6. FEMMES FEMMES (Paul Vecchiali)
  7. INDIA SONG (Marguerite Duras)
  8. ERASERHEAD (David Lynch)
  9. (NOSTALGIA) (Hollis Frampton)
  10. JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (Chantal Akerman)

1979

  1. DIRTY HO (Lau Kar-leung)
  2. THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  3. LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN (King Hu)
  4. STALKER (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  5. APOCALYPSE NOW (Francis Ford Coppola)
  6. RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN (King Hu)
  7. THE BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER MOVIE (Chuck Jones)
  8. ALIEN (Ridley Scott)
  9. ASPARAGUS (Suzan Pitt)
  10. WISE BLOOD (John Huston)

1978

  1. PERCEVAL LE GALLOIS (Éric Rohmer)
  2. THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN (Lau Kar-leung)
  3. DAYS OF HEAVEN (Terrence Malick)
  4. DAWN OF THE DEAD (George A. Romero)
  5. IN A YEAR WITH 13 MOONS (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  6. GET OUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEFS (Bertrand Blier)
  7. THE HYPOTHESIS OF THE STOLEN PAINTING (Raúl Ruiz)
  8. REMEMBER MY NAME (Alan Rudolph)
  9. LES RENDEZ-VOUS D’ANNA (Chantal Akerman)
  10. THE GREEN ROOM (François Truffaut)

1977

  1. ERASERHEAD (David Lynch)
  2. THE DEVIL, PROBABLY (Robert Bresson)
  3. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Steven Spielberg)
  4. PROVIDENCE (Alain Resnais)
  5. ANNIE HALL (Woody Allen)
  6. HOUSE (Ōbayashi Nobuhiko)
  7. THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE (Luis Buñuel)
  8. THE AMERICAN FRIEND (Wim Wenders)
  9. STAR WARS (George Lucas)
  10. SUSPIRIA (Dario Argento)

1976

  1. ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (John Carpenter)
  2. DUELLE (UNE QUARANTAINE) (Jacques Rivette)
  3. THE MARQUISE OF O… (Éric Rohmer)
  4. TAXI DRIVER (Martin Scorsese)
  5. IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES (Ōshima Nagisa)
  6. INSIANG (Lino Brocka)
  7. ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (Alan J. Pakula)
  8. NOROÎT (UNE VENGEANCE) (Jacques Rivette)
  9. CARRIE (Brian De Palma)
  10. SÉRAIL (Eduardo de Gregorio)

1975

  1. INDIA SONG (Marguerite Duras)
  2. JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (Chantal Akerman)
  3. NASHVILLE (Robert Altman)
  4. MOSES UND ARON (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  5. SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  6. JAWS (Steven Spielberg)
  7. THE VALIANT ONES (King Hu)
  8. DERSU UZALA (Kurosawa Akira)
  9. THE PASSENGER (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  10. FOX AND HIS FRIENDS (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

1974

  1. CÉLINE AND JULIE GO BOATING (Jacques Rivette)
  2. FEMMES FEMMES (Paul Vecchiali)
  3. THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (Tobe Hooper)
  4. ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  5. LANCELOT DU LAC (Robert Bresson)
  6. A SIMPLE EVENT (Sohrab Shahid-Saless)
  7. THE CONVERSATION (Francis Ford Coppola)
  8. THE BENCH OF DESOLATION (Claude Chabrol)
  9. STAVISKY… (Alain Resnais)
  10. THE MOUTH AGAPE (Maurice Pialat)

1973

  1. THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE (Jean Eustache)
  2. F FOR FAKE (Orson Welles)
  3. THE FATE OF LEE KHAN (King Hu)
  4. BADLANDS (Terrence Malick)
  5. WORLD ON A WIRE (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  6. MEAN STREETS (Martin Scorsese)
  7. DAY FOR NIGHT (François Truffaut)
  8. INTRODUCTION TO ARNOLD SCHOENBERG’S “ACCOMPANIMENT TO A CINEMATOGRAPHIC SCENE” (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  9. A DOLL’S HOUSE (Joseph Losey)
  10. THE ILLUMINATION (Krzysztof Zanussi)

1972

  1. OUT 1: SPECTRE (Jacques Rivette)
  2. THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  3. AVANTI! (Billy Wilder)
  4. THE HEARTBREAK KID (Elaine May)
  5. LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (Éric Rohmer)
  6. WE WON’T GROW OLD TOGETHER (Maurice Pialat)
  7. POETIC JUSTICE (Hollis Frampton)
  8. THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (Luis Buñuel)
  9. NATHALIE GRANGER (Marguerite Duras)
  10. TOUT VA BIEN (Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin)

1971

  1. A TOUCH OF ZEN (King Hu)
  2. OUT 1: NOLI ME TANGERE (Jacques Rivette)
  3. (NOSTALGIA) (Hollis Frampton)
  4. A NEW LEAF (Elaine May)
  5. TWO ENGLISH GIRLS (François Truffaut)
  6. THE DEVILS (Ken Russell)
  7. PUNISHMENT PARK (Peter Watkins)
  8. THE CEREMONY (Ōshima Nagisa)
  9. FOUR NIGHTS OF A DREAMER (Robert Bresson)
  10. JUST BEFORE NIGHTFALL (Claude Chabrol)

1970

  1. ZORNS LEMMA (Hollis Frampton)
  2. CLAIRE’S KNEE (Éric Rohmer)
  3. EYES DO NOT WANT TO CLOSE AT ALL TIMES, OR PERHAPS ONE DAY ROME WILL PERMIT HERSELF TO CHOOSE IN HER TURN (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  4. SERENE VELOCITY (Ernie Gehr)
  5. LE BOUCHER (Claude Chabrol)
  6. LA RUPTURE (Claude Chabrol)
  7. THE CONFORMIST (Bernardo Bertolucci)
  8. DAYS AND NIGHTS IN THE FOREST (Satyajit Ray)
  9. THE WILD CHILD (François Truffaut)
  10. DEEP END (Jerzy Skolimowski)

1960s

Best of the Decade

  1. THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT (Jacques Demy)
  2. LA JETÉE (Chris Marker)
  3. LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (Alain Resnais)
  4. DRAGON INN (King Hu)
  5. MURIEL, OR THE TIME OF RETURN (Alain Resnais)
  6. GERTRUD (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  7. WAVELENGTH (Michael Snow)
  8. HIGH AND LOW (Kurosawa Akira)
  9. THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (Jacques Demy)
  10. PIERROT LE FOU (Jean-Luc Godard)

1969

  1. MY NIGHT AT MAUD’S (Éric Rohmer)
  2. L’AMOUR FOU (Jacques Rivette)
  3. THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES (Sergei Parajanov)
  4. BOY (Ōshima Nagisa)
  5. DESTROY, SHE SAID (Marguerite Duras)
  6. THE NAIL CLIPPERS (Jean-Claude Carriére)
  7. THE SORROW AND THE PITY (Marcel Ophuls)
  8. UNE FEMME DOUCE (Robert Bresson)
  9. LEMON (Hollis Frampton)
  10. DOUBLE SUICIDE (Masahiro Shinoda)

1968

  1. DEATH BY HANGING (Ōshima Nagisa)
  2. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (Sergio Leone)
  3. JE T’AIME, JE T’AIME (Alain Resnais)
  4. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Stanley Kubrick)
  5. THE IMMORTAL STORY (Orson Welles)
  6. GOLDEN SWALLOW (Chang Cheh)
  7. LA CHAMADE (Alain Cavalier)
  8. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (George A. Romero)
  9. MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea)
  10. ROSEMARY’S BABY (Roman Polański)

1967

  1. THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT (Jacques Demy)
  2. DRAGON INN (King Hu)
  3. WAVELENGTH (Michael Snow)
  4. WEEKEND (Jean-Luc Godard)
  5. LA COLLECTIONNEUSE (Éric Rohmer)
  6. MOUCHETTE (Robert Bresson)
  7. ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (Chang Cheh)
  8. THE RED AND THE WHITE (Jancsó Miklós)
  9. POINT BLANK (John Boorman)
  10. LE DÉPART (Jerzy Skolimowski)

1966

  1. ALL MY LIFE (Bruce Baillie)
  2. PERSONA (Ingmar Bergman)
  3. THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (Gillo Pontecorvo)
  4. AU HASARD BALTHAZAR (Robert Bresson)
  5. THE TAKING OF POWER BY LOUIS XIV (Roberto Rossellini)
  6. BLACK GIRL (Ousmane Sembène)
  7. ROGER LA HONTE (Riccardo Freda)
  8. COME DRINK WITH ME (King Hu)
  9. THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY (Sergio Leone)
  10. THE NUN (Jacques Rivette)

1965

  1. PIERROT LE FOU (Jean-Luc Godard)
  2. SONS OF THE GOOD EARTH (King Hu)
  3. NOT RECONCILED (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  4. THE WAR GAME (Peter Watkins)
  5. SIMON OF THE DESERT (Luis Buñuel)
  6. TOKYO OLYMPIAD (Ichikawa Kon)
  7. RED BEARD (Kurosawa Akira)
  8. LE BONHEUR (Agnès Varda)
  9. THE KOUMIKO MYSTERY (Chris Marker)
  10. SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS (Sergei Parajanov)

1964

  1. GERTRUD (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  2. THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (Jacques Demy)
  3. YEARNING (Naruse Mikio)
  4. WOMAN IN THE DUNES (Teshigahara Hiroshi)
  5. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  6. MARNIE (Alfred Hitchcock)
  7. CHARULATA (Satyajit Ray)
  8. DOG STAR MAN (Stan Brakhage)
  9. NOTHING BUT A MAN (Michael Roemer)
  10. UNE FEMME MARIÉE (Jean-Luc Godard)

1963

  1. MURIEL, OR THE TIME OF RETURN (Alain Resnais)
  2. HIGH AND LOW (Kurosawa Akira)
  3. THE LOVE ETERNE (Li Han-hsiang)
  4. THE BIRDS (Alfred Hitchcock)
  5. THE HOUSE IS BLACK (Forough Farrokhzad)
  6. MOTHLIGHT (Stan Brakhage)
  7. THE SERVANT (Joseph Losey)
  8. BAY OF ANGELS (Jacques Demy)
  9. LE JOLI MAI (Chris Marker)
  10. PASAZERKA (Andrzej Munk)

1962

  1. LA JETÉE (Chris Marker)
  2. AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON (Ozu Yasujirō)
  3. COSMIC RAY (Bruce Conner)
  4. L’ECLISSE (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  5. CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (Agnès Varda)
  6. JULES ET JIM (François Truffaut)
  7. LOLITA (Stanley Kubrick)
  8. VIVRE SA VIE (Jean-Luc Godard)
  9. CARNIVAL OF SOULS (Herk Harvey)
  10. THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Luis Buñuel)

1961

  1. LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (Alain Resnais)
  2. ALLURES (Jordan Belson)
  3. LOLA (Jacques Demy)
  4. HERCULES CONQUERS ATLANTIS (Vittorio Cottafavi)
  5. PARIS BELONGS TO US (Jacques Rivette)
  6. THE EXILES (Kent Mackenzie)
  7. YOJIMBO (Kurosawa Akira)
  8. WEST SIDE STORY (Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins)
  9. VIRIDIANA (Luis Buñuel)

1960

  1. BREATHLESS (Jean-Luc Godard)
  2. THE 1000 EYES OF DR. MABUSE (Fritz Lang)
  3. PSYCHO (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. L’AVVENTURA (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  5. PEEPING TOM (Michael Powell)
  6. THE APARTMENT (Billy Wilder)
  7. ARNULF RAINER (Peter Kubelka)
  8. NIGHT AND FOG IN JAPAN (Ōshima Nagisa)
  9. THE BELLBOY (Jerry Lewis)
  10. LA DOLCE VITA (Federico Fellini)

1950s

Best of the Decade

  1. THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Charles Laughton)
  2. VERTIGO (Alfred Hitchcock)
  3. SEVEN SAMURAI (Kurosawa Akira)
  4. DUCK AMUCK (Chuck Jones)
  5. GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Howard Hawks)
  6. SANSHO THE BAILIFF (Mizoguchi Kenji)
  7. RIO BRAVO (Howard Hawks)
  8. A MAN ESCAPED (Robert Bresson)
  9. TOKYO STORY (Ozu Yasujirō)
  10. REAR WINDOW (Alfred Hitchcock)

1959

  1. RIO BRAVO (Howard Hawks)
  2. THE 400 BLOWS (François Truffaut)
  3. HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (Alain Resnais)
  4. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (Alfred Hitchcock)
  5. LE CHANT DU STYRÈNE (Alain Resnais)
  6. SHADOWS (John Cassavetes)
  7. PICKPOCKET (Robert Bresson)
  8. THE WORLD OF APU (Satyajit Ray)
  9. WINDOW WATER BABY MOVING (Stan Brakhage)
  10. I DIMENTICATI (Vittorio De Seta)

1958

  1. VERTIGO (Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. TOUCH OF EVIL (Orson Welles)
  3. LE BEAU SERGE (Claude Chabrol)
  4. A MOVIE (Bruce Conner)
  5. PESCHERECCI (Vittorio De Seta)
  6. ROBIN HOOD DAFFY (Chuck Jones)
  7. UN GIORNO IN BARBAGIA (Vittorio De Seta)
  8. PASTORI DI ORGOSOLO (Vittorio De Seta)
  9. HARE-WAY TO THE STARS (Chuck Jones)
  10. ENJO (Ichikawa Kon)

1957

  1. PYAASA (Guru Dutt)
  2. SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (Alexander Mackendrick)
  3. EIGHT HOURS OF TERROR (Suzuki Seijun)
  4. WHAT’S OPERA, DOC? (Chuck Jones)
  5. THRONE OF BLOOD (Kurosawa Akira)
  6. PATHS OF GLORY (Stanley Kubrick)
  7. ALI BABA BUNNY (Chuck Jones)

1956

  1. A MAN ESCAPED (Robert Bresson)
  2. NIGHT AND FOG (Alain Resnais)
  3. THE WRONG MAN (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Alfred Hitchcock)
  5. THE BURMESE HARP (Ichikawa Kon)
  6. TOUTE LA MÉMOIRE DU MONDE (Alain Resnais)
  7. THE SEARCHERS (John Ford)

1955

  1. THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Charles Laughton)
  2. FLOATING CLOUDS (Naruse Mikio)
  3. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (Nicholas Ray)
  4. LOLA MONTÈS (Max Ophuls)
  5. THE LONG GRAY LINE (John Ford)
  6. MOONFLEET (Fritz Lang)
  7. MR. ARKADIN (Orson Welles)
  8. ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (Douglas Sirk)
  9. ARTISTS AND MODELS (Frank Tashlin)
  10. SURFARARA (Vittorio De Seta)

1954

  1. SEVEN SAMURAI (Kurosawa Akira)
  2. SANSHO THE BAILIFF (Mizoguchi Kenji)
  3. REAR WINDOW (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. A STAR IS BORN (George Cukor)
  5. JOURNEY TO ITALY (Roberto Rossellini)
  6. GODZILLA (Honda Ishirō)
  7. THE CRUCIFIED LOVERS (Mizoguchi Kenji)
  8. MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (Douglas Sirk)
  9. LU TEMPU DI LI PISCI SPATA (Vittorio De Seta)
  10. ISOLE DI FUOCO (Vittorio De Seta)

1953

  1. DUCK AMUCK (Chuck Jones)
  2. GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Howard Hawks)
  3. TOKYO STORY (Ozu Yasujirō)
  4. THE SAGA OF ANATAHAN (Josef von Sternberg)
  5. UGETSU MONOGATARI (Mizoguchi Kenji)
  6. DUCK DODGERS IN THE 24½TH CENTURY (Chuck Jones)
  7. A GEISHA (Mizoguchi Kenji)
  8. DUCK! RABBIT, DUCK! (Chuck Jones)
  9. BULLY FOR BUGS (Chuck Jones)
  10. THE BIG HEAT (Fritz Lang)

1952

  1. THE GOLDEN COACH (Jean Renoir)
  2. THE QUIET MAN (John Ford)
  3. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
  4. THE LUSTY MEN (Nicholas Ray)
  5. RABBIT SEASONING (Chuck Jones)
  6. OPERATION: RABBIT (Chuck Jones)
  7. FEED THE KITTY (Chuck Jones)
  8. EUROPA ’51 (Roberto Rossellini)
  9. IKIRU (Kurosawa Akira)

1951

  1. DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST (Robert Bresson)
  2. AWAARA (Raj Kapoor)
  3. THE TALL TARGET (Anthony Mann)
  4. OTHELLO (Orson Welles)
  5. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Vincente Minnelli)
  6. RABBIT FIRE (Chuck Jones)

1950

  1. LA RONDE (Max Ophuls)
  2. RABBIT OF SEVILLE (Chuck Jones)
  3. ALL ABOUT EVE (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  4. SUNSET BLVD. (Billy Wilder)
  5. RASHOMON (Kurosawa Akira)
  6. LOS OLVIDADOS (Luis Buñuel)
  7. LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES (Jean-Pierre Melville)

1940s

Best of the Decade

  1. THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (Orson Welles)
  2. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (Vincente Minnelli)
  3. LATE SPRING (Ozu Yasujirō)
  4. LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (Max Ophuls)
  5. CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles)
  6. HIS GIRL FRIDAY (Howard Hawks)
  7. THE HEIRESS (William Wyler)
  8. NOTORIOUS (Alfred Hitchcock)
  9. SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN (Fei Mu)
  10. THE BIG SLEEP (Howard Hawks)

1949

  1. LATE SPRING (Ozu Yasujirō)
  2. THE HEIRESS (William Wyler)
  3. THE THIRD MAN (Carol Reed)
  4. A LETTER TO THREE WIVES (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

1948

  1. LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (Max Ophuls)
  2. SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN (Fei Mu)
  3. FORT APACHE (John Ford)
  4. THE RED SHOES (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  5. BERLIN EXPRESS (Jacques Tourneur)
  6. WOMEN OF THE NIGHT (Mizoguchi Kenji)
  7. DRUNKEN ANGEL (Kurosawa Akira)
  8. ROPE (Alfred Hitchcock)

1947

  1. OUT OF THE PAST (Jacques Tourneur)
  2. DAISY KENYON (Otto Preminger)
  3. FIREWORKDS (Kenneth Anger)
  4. THE SIN OF HAROLD DIDDLEBOCK (Preston Sturges)

1946

  1. NOTORIOUS (Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. THE BIG SLEEP (Howard Hawks)
  3. CANYON PASSAGE (Jacques Tourneur)
  4. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Frank Capra)
  5. THE LOCKET (John Brahm)
  6. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Jean Cocteau)
  7. ENAMORADA (Emilio Fernández)

1945

  1. THE CLOCK (Vincente Minnelli)
  2. BRIEF ENCOUNTER (David Lean)
  3. DETOUR (Edgar G. Ulmer)
  4. LES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE (Robert Bresson)
  5. MILDRED PIERCE (Michael Curtiz)
  6. ROME, OPEN CITY (Roberto Rossellini)
  7. MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS (Joseph H. Lewis)

1944

  1. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (Vincente Minnelli)
  2. GROSSE FREIHEIT NR. 7 (Helmut Käutner)
  3. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Billy Wilder)
  4. LAURA (Otto Preminger)

1943

  1. MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON (Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid)
  2. THE SEVENTH VICTIM (Mark Robson)
  3. I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (Jacques Tourneur)
  4. THE GANG’S ALL HERE (Busby Berkeley)
  5. THE LEOPARD MAN (Jacques Tourneur)
  6. HEAVEN CAN WAIT (Ernst Lubitsch)
  7. ANGELS OF SIN (Robert Bresson)
  8. SHADOW OF A DOUBT (Alfred Hitchcock)
  9. OSSESSIONE (Luchino Visconti)

1942

  1. THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (Orson Welles)
  2. CAT PEOPLE (Jacques Tourneur)
  3. CASABLANCA (Michael Curtiz)
  4. RADIO DYNAMICS (Oskar Fischinger)

1941

  1. CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles)

1940

  1. HIS GIRL FRIDAY (Howard Hawks)
  2. REBECCA (Alfred Hitchcock)

1930s

Best of the Decade

  1. ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (Howard Hawks)
  2. THE RULES OF THE GAME (Jean Renoir)
  3. THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE (Fritz Lang)
  4. RUGGLES OF RED GAP (Leo McCarey)
  5. THE AWFUL TRUTH (Leo McCarey)
  6. M (Fritz Lang)
  7. SHANGHAI EXPRESS (Josef von Sternberg)
  8. A DAY IN THE COUNTRY (Jean Renoir)
  9. MOROCCO (Josef von Sternberg)
  10. FURY (Fritz Lang)

1939

  1. ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (Howard Hawks)
  2. THE RULES OF THE GAME (Jean Renoir)
  3. STAGECOACH (John Ford)
  4. THE WIZARD OF OZ (Victor Fleming)
  5. THE WOMEN (George Cukor)

1938

  1. HOLIDAY (George Cukor)
  2. THE LADY VANISHES (Alfred Hitchcock)

1937

  1. THE AWFUL TRUTH (Leo McCarey)
  2. MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (Leo McCarey)
  3. GRAND ILLUSION (Jean Renoir)
  4. A STAR IS BORN (William A. Wellman)

1936

  1. A DAY IN THE COUNTRY (Jean Renoir)
  2. FURY (Fritz Lang)
  3. THE STORY OF A CHEAT (Sacha Guitry)
  4. SABOTAGE (Alfred Hitchcock)
  5. ROSE HOBART (Joseph Cornell)
  6. THE CRIME OF MONSIEUR LANGE (Jean Renoir)

1935

  1. RUGGLES OF RED GAP (Leo McCarey)
  2. THE 39 STEPS (Alfred Hitchcock)
  3. TONI (Jean Renoir)

1934

  1. THE GODDESS (Wu Yonggang)
  2. L’ATALANTE (Jean Vigo)

1933

  1. THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE (Fritz Lang)
  2. ONLY YESTERDAY (John M. Stahl)
  3. DRAGNET GIRL (Ozu Yasujirō)
  4. LIEBELEI (Max Ophuls)
  5. DESIGN FOR LIVING (Ernst Lubitsch)

1932

  1. SHANGHAI EXPRESS (Josef von Sternberg)
  2. TROUBLE IN PARADISE (Ernst Lubitsch)
  3. WHERE NOW ARE THE DREAMS OF YOUTH? (Ozu Yasujirō)
  4. SCARFACE (Howard Hawks)
  5. BLONDE VENUS (Josef von Sternberg)
  6. THE MASK OF FU MANCHU (Charles Brabin)

1931

  1. M (Fritz Lang)
  2. DISHONORED (Josef von Sternberg)
  3. CITY LIGHTS (Charles Chaplin)
  4. TABU (F.W. Murnau)
  5. LA CHIENNE (Jean Renoir)
  6. FRANKENSTEIN (James Whale)
  7. MARIUS (Alexander Korda)

1930

  1. MOROCCO (Josef von Sternberg)
  2. EARTH (Alexander Dovzhenko)
  3. THE BIG TRAIL (Raoul Walsh)
  4. THE BLUE ANGEL (Josef von Sternberg)

1920s

Best of the Decade

  1. SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (F.W. Murnau)
  2. NAPOLÉON (Abel Gance)
  3. THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  4. SPIONE (Fritz Lang)
  5. THE GENERAL (Buster Keaton)
  6. GREED (Erich von Stroheim)
  7. THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK (Josef von Sternberg)
  8. DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER (Fritz Lang)
  9. SEVEN CHANCES (Buster Keaton)
  10. MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (Dziga Vertov)

1929

  1. MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (Dziga Vertov)
  2. APPLAUSE (Rouben Mamoulian)
  3. UN CHIEN ANDALOU (Luis Buñuel)
  4. RAIN (Joris Ivens & Mannus Franken)
  5. THUNDERBOLT (Josef von Sternberg)
  6. LIBERTY (Leo McCarey)
  7. BRUMES D’AUTOMNE (Dimitri Kirshoff)
  8. TOKYO MARCH (Mizoguchi Kenji)

1928

  1. THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  2. SPIONE (Fritz Lang)
  3. THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK (Josef von Sternberg)
  4. STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. (Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton)
  5. THE WEDDING MARCH (Erich von Stroheim)
  6. THE LIFE AND DEATH OF 9413, A HOLLYWOOD EXTRA (Robert Florey & Slavko Vorkapich)
  7. RECORD 957 (Germaine Dulac)
  8. SHOW PEOPLE (King Vidor)

1927

  1. SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (F.W. Murnau)
  2. NAPOLÉON (Abel Gance)
  3. METROPOLIS (Fritz Lang)
  4. THE SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN (Germaine Dulac)

1926

  1. THE GENERAL (Buster Keaton)

1925

  1. SEVEN CHANCES (Buster Keaton)
  2. BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (Sergei Eisenstein)
  3. THE MERRY WIDOW (Erich von Stroheim)

1924

  1. GREED (Erich von Stroheim)
  2. SHERLOCK JR. (Buster Keaton)
  3. THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (Raoul Walsh)
  4. MÉNILMONTANT (Dimitri Kirshoff)
  5. BALLET MÉCANIQUE (Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy)
  6. HE WHO GETS SLAPPED (Victor Sjöström)

1923

  1. SAFETY LAST! (Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor)

1922

  1. DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER (Fritz Lang)
  2. NOSFERATU (F.W. Murnau)
  3. NANOOK OF THE NORTH (Robert J. Flaherty)

Pre-1920s

Best Before 1920

  1. LES VAMPIRES (Louis Feuillade)
  2. WORKERS LEAVING THE LUMIÈRE FACTORY IN LYON (Louis & Auguste Lumière)
  3. TIH-MINH (Louis Feuillade)
  4. FANTÔMAS (Louis Feuillade)
  5. THE MUSKETEERS OF PIG ALLEY (D.W. Griffith)
  6. THE ARRIVAL OF A TRAIN AT LA CIOTAT STATION (Louis & Auguste Lumière)
  7. THE SPRINKLER SPRINKLED (Louis & Auguste Lumière)
  8. TUNNELING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL (Georges Méliès)
  9. THE BLACK IMP (Georges Méliès)
  10. A TRIP TO THE MOON (Georges Méliès)

1918

  1. TIH-MINH (Louis Feuillade)

1915

  1. LES VAMPIRES (Louis Feuillade)
  2. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (D.W. Griffith)

1914

  1. KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE (Henry Lehrman)

1913

  1. FANTÔMAS (Louis Feuillade)

1912

  1. THE MUSKETEERS OF PIG ALLEY (D.W. Griffith)

1910

  1. THE UNCHANGING SEA (D.W. Griffith)

1907

  1. TUNNELING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL (Georges Méliès)

1905

  1. THE BLACK IMP (Georges Méliès)

1904

  1. THE MERMAID (Georges Méliès)

1902

  1. A TRIP TO THE MOON (Georges Méliès)

1896

  1. THE ARRIVAL OF A TRAIN AT LA CIOTAT STATION (Louis & Auguste Lumière)

1895

  1. WORKERS LEAVING THE LUMIÈRE FACTORY IN LYON (Louis & Auguste Lumière)
  2. THE SPRINKLER SPRINKLED (Louis & Auguste Lumière)
  3. THE BABY’S MEAL (Louis & Auguste Lumière)
  4. BOAT LEAVING THE PORT (Louis & Auguste Lumière)

A Top 100 Films of All-Time (Text Only)

Main list.

100. A New Leaf (1971, Elaine May)
99. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007, Adam Curtis)
98. Transit (2018, Christian Petzold)
97. The Hole (1998, Tsai Ming-liang)
96. Pedicab Driver (1989, Sammo Hung)
95. The General (1926, Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman)
94. Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
93. Cure (1997, Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
92. Spring in a Small Town (1948, Fei Mu)
91. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
90. Drive My Car (2021, Hamaguchi Ryusuke)
89. Shanghai Blues (1984, Tsui Hark)
88. Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch)
87. Night and Day (2008, Hong Sang-soo)
86. My Neighbor Totoro (1987, Miyazaki Hayao)
85. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Take care of yourself. (1996, Anno Hideaki)
84. The Assassin (2015, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
83. Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami)
82. High and Low (1963, Kurosawa Akira)
81. Asako I & II (2018, Hamaguchi Ryusuke)
80. Moses and Aaron (1975, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
79. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, Raúl Ruiz)
78. Miami Vice (2006, Michael Mann)
77. Yearning (1964, Naruse Mikio)
76. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, David Lynch)
75. Sparrow (2008, Johnnie To)
74. Mahjong (1996, Edward Yang)
73. La Cérémonie (1995, Claude Chabrol)
72. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)
71. Days of Being Wild (1990, Wong Kar-wai)
70. Two English Girls (1971, François Truffaut)
69. Napoléon (1927, Abel Gance)
68. Heat (1995, Michael Mann)
67. Spirited Away (2001, Miyazaki Hayao)
66. Like Someone in Love (2012, Abbas Kiarostami)
65. Spione (1928, Fritz Lang)
64. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001, Steven Spielberg)
63. Eraserhead (1977, David Lynch)
62. Peking Opera Blues (1986, Tsui Hark)
61. Dirty Ho (1979, Lau Kar-leung)
60. Shanghai Express (1932, Josef von Sternberg)
59. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953, Howard Hawks)
58. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
57. Rose Hobart (1936, Joseph Cornell)
56. The Day He Arrives (2011, Hong Sang-soo)
55. Beijing Watermelon (1989, Obayashi Nobuhiko)
54. La Flor (2018, Mariano Llinás)
53. A City of Sadness (1989, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
52. Femmes Femmes (1974, Paul Vecchiali)
51. The Killer (1989, John Woo)
50. Pierrot le fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
49. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003, Thom Andersen)
48. Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory in Lyon (1895, Louis & Auguste Lumière)
47. India Song (1975, Marguerite Duras)
46. Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948, Max Ophuls)
45. The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
44. Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Mizoguchi Kenji)
43. Trust (1990, Hal Hartley)
42. Rio Bravo (1959, Howard Hawks)
41. Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996, Peter Chan)
40. The Love Eterne (1963, Li Han-hsiang)
39. L’Argent (1983, Robert Bresson)
38. Gertrud (1964, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
37. Twin Peaks: The Return (2017, David Lynch)
36. All My Life (1966, Bruce Baillie)
35. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935, Leo McCarey)
34. Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow)
33. Les Vampires (1915, Louis Feuillade)
32. Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks)
31. Stray Dogs (2013, Tsai Ming-liang)
30. Seven Samurai (1954, Kurosawa Akira)
29. Duck Amuck (1953, Chuck Jones)
28. Last Year at Marienbad (1961, Alain Resnais)
27. Mountains May Depart (2015, Jia Zhangke)
26. Dragon Inn (1967, King Hu)
25. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933, Fritz Lang)
24. The Mother and the Whore (1973, Jean Eustache)
23. La jetée (1962, Chris Marker)
22. Oxhide II (2009, Liu Jiayin)
21. Perceval le Gallois (1978, Éric Rohmer)
20. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Orson Welles)
19. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee)
18. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
17. (nostalgia) (1971, Hollis Frampton)
16. Late Spring (1949, Ozu Yasujiro)
15. Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-wai)
14. Meet Me in St. Louis (1945, Vincente Minnelli)
13. Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963, Alain Resnais)
12. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967, Jacques Demy)
11. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
10. Out 1: Noli me tangere (1971, Jacques Rivette)
9. Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo)
8. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang)
7. Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette)
6. A Brighter Summer Day (1991, Edward Yang)
5. In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)
4. A Touch of Zen (1971, King Hu)
3. Sans soleil (1983, Chris Marker)
2. Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)
1. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)

Films By Release Year (Eligible Films Only)

Decades: 2020s, 2010s, 2000s, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, Pre-1920s

Main list.
A version of this with only films released more than two years after their premiere year.
The feature films I have seen that are not listed in the main list.

2023

  1. Walk Up (Hong Sang-soo)
  2. Pacifiction (Albert Serra)
  3. Trenque Lauquen (Laura Citarella)
  4. De Humani Corporis Fabrica (Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor)
  5. Nobody’s Hero (Alain Guiraudie)
  6. Human Flowers of Flesh (Helena Wittmann)
  7. Dry Ground Burning (Joana Pimenta & Adirley Queiros)
  8. Will-o’-the-Wisp (João Pedro Rodrigues)

2022

  1. The Novelist’s Film (Hong Sang-soo)
  2. EO (Jerzy Skolimowski)
  3. The Fabelmans (Steven Spielberg)
  4. Il buco (Michelangelo Frammartino)
  5. A New Old Play (Qiu Jiongjiong)
  6. One Fine Morning (Mia Hansen-Løve)
  7. Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg)
  8. RRR (S. S. Rajamouli)
  9. Decision to Leave (Park Chan-wook)
  10. The Girl and the Spider (Ramon and Silvan Zürcher)
  11. In Front of Your Face (Hong Sang-soo)
  12. TÁR (Todd Field)
  13. Stars at Noon (Claire Denis)
  14. Introduction (Hong Sang-soo)
  15. White Noise (Noah Baumbach)
  16. El Gran Movimiento (Kiro Russo)
  17. Saint Omer (Alice Diop)
  18. Avatar: The Way of Water (James Cameron)
  19. The Cathedral (Ricky D’Ambrose)
  20. Nope (Jordan Peele)
  21. Fabian, or Going to the Dogs (Domink Graf)
  22. Benediction (Terence Davies)
  23. Armageddon Time (James Gray)
  24. Los Conductos (Camilo Restrepo)
  25. Wood and Water (Jonas Bak)
  26. Onoda (Arthur Harari)
  27. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Laura Poitras)
  28. Ahed’s Knee (Nadav Lapid)
  29. Both Sides of the Blade (Claire Denis)
  30. Riotsville, U.S.A. (Sierra Pettengill)
  31. Return to Seoul (Chou Davy)
  32. Expedition Content (Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati)
  33. A Night of Knowing Nothing (Payal Kapadia)
  34. Hit the Road (Panah Panahi)
  35. Amsterdam (David O. Russell)
  36. Aftersun (Charlotte Wells)
  37. Belle (Hosoda Mamoru)
  38. Ambulance (Michael Bay)
  39. Rock Bottom Riser (Fern Silva)
  40. Top Gun: Maverick (Joseph Kosinski)
  41. Free Chol Soo Lee (Eugene Yi & Julie Ha)
  42. Glass Onion (Rian Johnson)
  43. Call Jane (Phyllis Nagy)
  44. Mija (Isabel Castro)
  45. Terra Femme (Courtney Stephens)
  46. Triangle of Sadness (Ruben Östlund)
  47. Three Thousand Years of Longing (George Miller)
  48. The Batman (Matt Reeves)
  49. Happening (Audrey Diwan)
  50. The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh)
  51. Bones and All (Luca Guadagnino)
  52. God’s Creatures (Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer)
  53. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (Park Sung-hoo)
  54. Something in the Dirt (Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead)
  55. Dear Mr. Brody (Keith Maitland)
  56. A Love Song (Max Walker-Silverman)
  57. Three Minutes: A Lengthening (Bianca Stigter)
  58. Casablanca Beats (Nabil Ayouch)
  59. Close (Lukas Dhont)
  60. Athena (Romain Gavras)
  61. Framing Agnes (Chase Joynt)
  62. Everything Everywhere All at Once (Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert)
  63. Elvis (Baz Luhrmann)
  64. Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  65. The Whale (Darren Aronofsky)
  66. Babylon (Damien Chazelle)

2021

  1. Drive My Car (Hamaguchi Ryusuke)
  2. Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  3. Days (Tsai Ming-liang)
  4. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? (Alexandre Koberidze)
  5. The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) (C.W. Winter & Anders Edström)
  6. The Woman Who Ran (Hong Sang-soo)
  7. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Hamaguchi Ryusuke)
  8. Beginning (Déa Kulumbegashvili)
  9. West Side Story (Steven Spielberg)
  10. Wife of a Spy (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  11. Malmkrog (Cristi Puiu)
  12. Annette (Leos Carax)
  13. Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream (Frank Beauvais)
  14. Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (Anno Hideaki)
  15. Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue (Jia Zhangke)
  16. The Disciple (Chaitanya Tamhane)
  17. Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (Radu Jude)
  18. Procession (Robert Greene)
  19. Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  20. The Tragedy of Macbeth (Joel Coen)
  21. France (Bruno Dumont)
  22. Labyrinth of Cinema (Obayashi Nobuhiko)
  23. The Velvet Underground (Todd Haynes)
  24. The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)
  25. Red Rocket (Sean Baker)
  26. Fauna (Nicolás Pereda)
  27. Notturno (Gianfranco Rosi)
  28. The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson)
  29. The Souvenir: Part II (Joanna Hogg)
  30. The Metamorphosis of Birds (Catarina Vasconcelos)
  31. Benedetta (Paul Verhoeven)
  32. Parallel Mothers (Pedro Almodóvar)
  33. The Inheritance (Ephraim Asili)
  34. Monster Hunter (Paul W.S. Anderson)
  35. Cry Macho (Clint Eastwood)
  36. Isabella (Matías Piñeiro)
  37. El Planeta (Amalia Ulman)
  38. The Witches of the Orient (Julien Faraut)
  39. The Salt of Tears (Philippe Garrel)
  40. Petite Maman (Céline Sciamma)
  41. Her Socialist Smile (John Gianvito)
  42. małni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (Sky Hopinka)
  43. Undine (Christian Petzold)
  44. The Card Counter (Paul Schrader)
  45. The American Sector (Courtney Stephens & Pacho Velez)
  46. Zeros and Ones (Abel Ferrara)
  47. Nobody (Ilya Naishuller)
  48. Bergman Island (Mia Hansen-Løve)
  49. The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier)
  50. Cliff Walkers (Zhang Yimou)
  51. No Sudden Move (Steven Soderbergh)
  52. The Matrix Resurrections (Lana Wachowski)
  53. Titane (Julia Ducournau)
  54. I Was a Simple Man (Christopher Makoto Yogi)
  55. Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (Horvát Lili)
  56. Dune: Part One (Denis Villeneuve)
  57. Eternals (Chloé Zhao)
  58. Wrath of Man (Guy Ritchie)
  59. Old (M. Night Shyamalan)
  60. Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (Stefano Sollima)
  61. The Woman in the Window (Joe Wright)
  62. The Courier (Dominic Cooke)
  63. The Green Knight (David Lowery)
  64. The Last Vermeer (Dan Friedkin)
  65. Spencer (Pablo Larraín)
  66. Pig (Michael Sarnoski)
  67. Life in a Day 2020 (Kevin Macdonald)

2020

  1. Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello)
  2. To the Ends of the Earth (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  3. Fourteen (Dan Sallitt)
  4. I Was at Home, But… (Angela Schanelec)
  5. The Traitor (Marco Bellocchio)
  6. Heimat Is a Space in Time (Thomas Heise)
  7. Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa)
  8. The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack)
  9. First Cow (Kelly Reichardt)
  10. The Whistlers (Corneliu Porumboiu)
  11. Lovers Rock (Steve McQueen)
  12. Ghost Tropic (Bas Devos)
  13. Tesla (Michael Almereyda)
  14. Liberté (Albert Serra)
  15. Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles)
  16. The Wild Goose Lake (Diao Yinan)
  17. City Hall (Frederick Wiseman)
  18. Sibyl (Justine Triet)
  19. Red, White and Blue (Steve McQueen)
  20. Education (Steve McQueen)
  21. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (Bill & Turner Ross)
  22. Mangrove (Steve McQueen)
  23. Young Ahmed (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  24. Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonello)
  25. A Girl Missing (Fukada Koji)
  26. Ham on Rye (Tyler Taormina)
  27. Fire Will Come (Óliver Laxe)
  28. Time (Garrett Bradley)
  29. Alex Wheatle (Steve McQueen)
  30. Collective (Alexander Nanau)
  31. Da 5 Bloods (Spike Lee)
  32. Nomadland (Chloé Zhao)
  33. Dick Johnson Is Dead (Kirsten Johnson)
  34. MS Slavic 7 (Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell)
  35. Wasp Network (Olivier Assayas)
  36. Sunrise/Sunset (Jong Ougie Pak)
  37. Let Them All Talk a.k.a. The Fall of 2019 (Steven Soderbergh)
  38. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Eliza Hittman)
  39. The Midnight Sky (George Clooney)
  40. Lingua Franca (Isabel Sandoval)
  41. Ema (Pablo Larraín)
  42. Mank (David Fincher)
  43. Sound of Metal (Darius Marder)
  44. Tenet (Christopher Nolan)
  45. Greenland (Ric Roman Waugh)
  46. Minari (Lee Isaac Chung)
  47. I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Charlie Kaufman)
  48. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin)
  49. WW84 (Patty Jenkins)
  50. Hamilton (Thomas Kail)
  51. Mulan (Niki Caro)

2019

  1. La Flor (Mariano Llinás)
  2. Asako I & II (Hamaguchi Ryusuke)
  3. Transit (Christian Petzold)
  4. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bi Gan)
  5. Grass (Hong Sang-soo)
  6. I Heard You Paint Houses (Martin Scorsese)
  7. Ash Is Purest White (Jia Zhangke)
  8. Parasite (Bong Joon-ho)
  9. High Life (Claire Denis)
  10. An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo)
  11. Synonyms (Nadav Lapid)
  12. In My Room (Ulrich Köhler)
  13. Uncut Gems (Josh & Benny Safdie)
  14. Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry)
  15. Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
  16. The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard)
  17. Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
  18. Hotel by the River (Hong Sang-soo)
  19. “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” (Radu Jude)
  20. Little Women (Greta Gerwig)
  21. Too Late to Die Young (Dominga Sotomayor)
  22. What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (Roberto Minervini)
  23. A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick)
  24. Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar)
  25. Non-Fiction (Olivier Assayas)
  26. 3 Faces (Jafar Panahi)
  27. Ad Astra (James Gray)
  28. Better Days (Derek Tsang)
  29. Richard Jewell (Clint Eastwood)
  30. Knives Out (Rian Johnson)
  31. Dark Waters (Todd Haynes)
  32. The White Storm 2: Drug Lords (Herman Yau)
  33. Motherless Brooklyn (Edward Norton)
  34. The Dead Don’t Die (Jim Jarmusch)
  35. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Chad Stahelski)
  36. The Souvenir (Joanna Hogg)
  37. Us (Jordan Peele)
  38. Ray & Liz (Richard Billingham)
  39. The World Is Full of Secrets (Graham Swon)
  40. Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt)
  41. High Flying Bird (Steven Soderbergh)
  42. The Wandering Soap Opera (Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento)
  43. Feast of the Epiphany (Michael Koresky & Jeff Reichert & Farihah Zaman)
  44. Domino (Brian De Palma)
  45. The Plagiarists (Peter Parlow)
  46. A Faithful Man (Louis Garrel)
  47. The Load (Ognjen Glavonić)
  48. Two Plains & a Fancy (Lev Kalman & Whitney Horn)
  49. Relaxer (Joel Potrykus)
  50. Diane (Kent Jones)
  51. Gemini Man (Ang Lee)
  52. Atlantics (Mati Diop)
  53. Climax (Gaspar Noé)
  54. Knife + Heart (Yann Gonzalez)
  55. Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy (Yuen Woo-ping)
  56. Conjuring the Rolling Thunder Re-vue (Martin Scorsese)
  57. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams)
  58. Ready or Not (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett)
  59. Happy Death Day 2U (Christopher Landon)
  60. Glass (M. Night Shyamalan)
  61. Honeyland (Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov)
  62. 21 Bridges (Brian Kirk)
  63. Toy Story 4 (Josh Cooley)
  64. Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez)
  65. Avengers: Endgame (Anthony & Joe Russo)
  66. Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell)
  67. Crawl (Alexandre Aja)
  68. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma)
  69. The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers)
  70. The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn)
  71. 6 Underground (Michael Bay)
  72. The Farewell (Lulu Wang)
  73. Joker (Todd Phillips)
  74. Shadow (Zhang Yimou)
  75. Sunset (Nemes László)
  76. Hustlers (Lorene Scafaria)
  77. Midsommar (Ari Aster)
  78. In Fabric (Peter Strickland)
  79. Booksmart (Olivia Wilde)
  80. Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi)

2018

  1. The Day After (Hong Sang-soo)
  2. The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles)
  3. First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
  4. Claire’s Camera (Hong Sang-soo)
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie)
  6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  7. Bisbee ’17 (Robert Greene)
  8. Unfriended: Dark Web (Stephen Susco)
  9. Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman)
  10. Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
  11. Zama (Lucrecia Martel)
  12. Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis)
  13. If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
  14. Before We Vanish (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  15. Western (Valeska Grisebach)
  16. Happy as Lazzaro (Alice Rohrwacher)
  17. Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson)
  18. Golden Exits (Alex Ross Perry)
  19. The Mule (Clint Eastwood)
  20. Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski)
  21. A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper)
  22. Mrs. Hyde (Serge Bozon)
  23. Welcome to Marwen (Robert Zemeckis)
  24. Classical Period (Ted Fendt)
  25. Good Manners (Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra)
  26. Ismael’s Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin)
  27. The Commuter (Jaume Collet-Serra)
  28. Infinite Football (Corneliu Porumboiu)
  29. The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier)
  30. Notes on an Appearance (Ricky D’Ambrose)
  31. BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee)
  32. Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)
  33. Lover for a Day (Philippe Garrel)
  34. Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino)
  35. The Rider (Chloé Zhao)
  36. The Great Buddha+ (Huang Hsin-yao)
  37. The Great Pretender (Nathan Silver)
  38. Shoplifters (Koreeda Hirokazu)
  39. The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  40. Den of Thieves (Christian Gudegast)
  41. Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski)
  42. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross)
  43. Gemini (Aaron Katz)
  44. Caniba (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel)
  45. PROTOTYPE (Blake Williams)
  46. The Green Fog (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson)
  47. Game Night (John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein)
  48. The 15:17 to Paris (Clint Eastwood)
  49. Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg)
  50. Black Panther (Ryan Coogler)
  51. Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed)
  52. Let the Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani)
  53. The Wild Boys (Bertrand Mandico)
  54. Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley)
  55. Scarred Hearts (Radu Jude)
  56. Milla (Valérie Massadian)
  57. Maison du bonheur (Sofia Bohdanowicz)
  58. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (Travis Wilkerson)
  59. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman)
  60. Minding the Gap (Bing Liu)
  61. Unsane (Steven Soderbergh)
  62. 24 Frames (Abbas Kiarostami)
  63. En el Séptimo Día (Jim McKay)
  64. Electro-Pythagoras: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett (Luke Fowler)
  65. Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird)
  66. Cam (Daniel Goldhaber)
  67. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard)
  68. The Guilty (Gustav Möller)
  69. Widows (Steve McQueen)
  70. The Old Man & the Gun (David Lowery)
  71. Ava (Sadaf Foroughi)
  72. Memoir of War (Emmanuel Finkiel)
  73. Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo)
  74. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan)
  75. Werewolf (Ashley McKenzie)
  76. Leave No Trace (Debra Granik)
  77. First Man (Damien Chazelle)
  78. Orders (Eric Marsh & Andrew Stasiulis)
  79. The Land of Steady Habits (Nicole Holofcener)
  80. On Her Shoulders (Alexandria Bombach)
  81. Shirkers (Sandi Tan)
  82. A Bread Factory – Part Two: Walk With Me a While (Patrick Wang)
  83. Love, Cecil (Lisa Immordino Vreeland)
  84. A Bread Factory – Part One: For the Sake of Gold (Patrick Wang)
  85. 12 Days (Raymond Depardon)
  86. Madeline’s Madeline (Josephine Decker)
  87. Saving Brinton (Tommy Haines & John Richard & Andrew Sherburne)
  88. Hereditary (Ari Aster)
  89. People’s Republic of Desire (Wu Hao)
  90. Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham)
  91. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont)
  92. Searching (Aneesh Chaganty)
  93. You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)
  94. Vice (Adam McKay)
  95. Crazy Rich Asians (Jon M. Chu)
  96. Le Redoutable (Michel Hazanavicius)

2017

  1. On the Beach at Night Alone (Hong Sang-soo)
  2. The Human Surge (Eduardo Williams)
  3. Princess Cyd (Stephen Cone)
  4. Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR)
  5. Good Time (Josh & Benny Safdie)
  6. By the Time It Gets Dark (Anocha Suwichakornpong)
  7. Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  8. The Work (Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous)
  9. Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello)
  10. Downsizing (Alexander Payne)
  11. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (S. S. Rajamouli)
  12. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Paul W.S. Anderson)
  13. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)
  14. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach)
  15. 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Robin Campillo)
  16. Marjorie Prime (Michael Almereyda)
  17. The Son of Joseph (Eugène Green)
  18. Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)
  19. The Post (Steven Spielberg)
  20. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson)
  21. Hermia & Helena (Matías Piñeiro)
  22. The Lost City of Z (James Gray)
  23. Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman)
  24. Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes)
  25. Song to Song (Terrence Malick)
  26. The Ornithologist (João Pedro Rodrigues)
  27. The Florida Project (Sean Baker)
  28. Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas)
  29. Starless Dreams (Mehrdad Oskouei)
  30. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (S. Craig Zahler)
  31. Person to Person (Dustin Guy Defa)
  32. A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies)
  33. John Wick: Chapter 2 (Chad Stahelski)
  34. Get Out (Jordan Peele)
  35. Girls Trip (Malcolm D. Lee)
  36. Last Flag Flying (Richard Linklater)
  37. Escapes (Michael Almereyda)
  38. Logan Lucky (Steven Soderbergh)
  39. The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  40. Your Name. (Shinkai Makoto)
  41. Kékszakállú (Gastón Solnicki)
  42. Rat Film (Theo Anthony)
  43. In Transit (Albert Maysles & Lynn True & David Usui & Nelson Walker & Ben Wu)
  44. Mimosas (Óliver Laxe)
  45. Thirst Street (Nathan Silver)
  46. The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra)
  47. Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie)
  48. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Dash Shaw)
  49. The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki)
  50. The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola)
  51. Mudbound (Dee Rees)
  52. Félicité (Alain Gomis)
  53. Alien: Covenant (Ridley Scott)
  54. Baby Driver (Edgar Wright)
  55. Dawson City: Frozen Time (Bill Morrison)
  56. Split (M. Night Shyamalan)
  57. A Cure for Wellness (Gore Verbinski)
  58. Okja (Bong Joon-ho)
  59. The Future Perfect (Nele Wohlatz)
  60. Bronx Gothic (Andrew Rossi)
  61. The Square (Ruben Östlund)
  62. 4 Days in France (Jérôme Reybaud)
  63. Wonder Wheel (Woody Allen)
  64. Harmonium (Fukada Koji)
  65. Graduation (Cristian Mungiu)
  66. Last Men in Aleppo (Feras Fayyad)
  67. Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve)
  68. Thelma (Joachim Trier)
  69. All the Money in the World (Ridley Scott)
  70. Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan)
  71. Jane (Brett Morgen)
  72. After the Storm (Koreeda Hirokazu)
  73. Columbus (Kogonada)
  74. Spettacolo (Jeff Malmberg & Chris Shellen)
  75. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Juho Kuosmanen)
  76. The Great Wall (Zhang Yimou)
  77. A Ghost Story (David Lowery)
  78. Happy Death Day (Christopher Landon)
  79. Coco (Lee Unkrich)
  80. Casting JonBenet (Kitty Green)
  81. The Fate of the Furious (F. Gary Gray)
  82. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (James Gunn)
  83. Beach Rats (Eliza Hittman)
  84. The Lego Batman Movie (Chris McKay)
  85. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh)
  86. The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro)
  87. Raw (Julia Ducournau)
  88. Atomic Blonde (David Leitch)
  89. The Big Sick (Michael Showalter)
  90. Cézanne et moi (Danièle Thompson)
  91. The Void (Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski)
  92. Wind River (Taylor Sheridan)
  93. The Disaster Artist (James Franco)
  94. Kong: Skull Island (Jordan Vogt-Roberts)
  95. Ingrid Goes West (Matt Spicer)
  96. Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins)
  97. Logan (James Mangold)
  98. Gook (Justin Chon)
  99. As You Are (Miles Joris-Peyrafitte)
  100. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  101. I, Tonya (Craig Gillespie)
  102. mother! (Darren Aronofsky)

2016

  1. Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke)
  2. Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  3. Silence (Martin Scorsese)
  4. Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sang-soo)
  5. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
  6. Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson)
  7. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
  8. Happy Hour (Hamaguchi Ryusuke)
  9. Afternoon (Tsai Ming-liang)
  10. Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)
  11. SPL II: A Time for Consequences (Soi Cheang)
  12. My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin)
  13. Kaili Blues (Bi Gan)
  14. The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook)
  15. Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (Stephen Cone)
  16. Kate Plays Christine (Robert Greene)
  17. 20th Century Women (Mike Mills)
  18. O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman)
  19. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
  20. Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve)
  21. The Other Side (Roberto Minervini)
  22. Sunset Song (Terence Davies)
  23. Creepy (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  24. Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho)
  25. The Shallows (Jaume Collet-Serra)
  26. Sully (Clint Eastwood)
  27. Shin Godzilla (Anno Hideaki and Higuchi Shinji)
  28. The Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig)
  29. Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)
  30. Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
  31. Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman)
  32. I Am Not Madame Bovary (Feng Xiaogang)
  33. Allied (Robert Zemeckis)
  34. In the Shadow of Women (Philippe Garrel)
  35. I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)
  36. Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)
  37. Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar)
  38. Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi)
  39. Lost and Beautiful (Pietro Marcello)
  40. Tower (Keith Maitland)
  41. Rules Don’t Apply (Warren Beatty)
  42. Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight)
  43. Three (Johnnie To)
  44. The Illinois Parables (Deborah Stratman)
  45. Knight of Cups (Terrence Malick)
  46. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone)
  47. The Mermaid (Stephen Chow)
  48. The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu)
  49. Café Society (Woody Allen)
  50. Hail, Caesar! (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  51. Our Little Sister (Koreeda Hirokazu)
  52. Rogue One (Gareth Edwards)
  53. The Academy of Muses (José Luis Guerín)
  54. Weiner (Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg)
  55. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Zack Snyder)
  56. Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie)
  57. Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)
  58. Aferim! (Radu Jude)
  59. Valley of Love (Guillaume Nicloux)
  60. De Palma (Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow)
  61. Always Shine (Sophia Takal)
  62. The Love Witch (Anna Biller)
  63. Neruda (Pablo Larraín)
  64. Don’t Breathe (Fede Álvarez)
  65. Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (Terrence Malick)
  66. Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier)
  67. The Invitation (Karyn Kusama)
  68. The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  69. Indignation (James Schamus)
  70. Moana (John Musker & Ron Clements)
  71. The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer)
  72. The Nice Guys (Shane Black)
  73. 10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)
  74. Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson)
  75. I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman (Marianne Lambert)
  76. I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach)
  77. A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino)
  78. April and the Extraordinary World (Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci)
  79. Fences (Denzel Washington)
  80. Midnight Special (Jeff Nichols)
  81. Demolition (Jean-Marc Vallée)
  82. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (David Yates)
  83. Sing Street (John Carney)
  84. Francofonia (Alexander Sokurov)
  85. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Nicholas Stoller)
  86. X-Men: Apocalypse (Bryan Singer)
  87. Captain America: Civil War (Anthony & Joe Russo)
  88. No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
  89. Doctor Strange (Scott Derrickson)
  90. Deepwater Horizon (Peter Berg)
  91. High-Rise (Ben Wheatley)
  92. Zootopia (Byron Howard & Rich Moore)
  93. The Jungle Book (Jon Favreau)
  94. American Honey (Andrea Arnold)
  95. The Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua)
  96. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi)
  97. Jason Bourne (Paul Greengrass)
  98. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Ang Lee)
  99. Eye in the Sky (Gavin Hood)
  100. Nerve (Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman)
  101. The Witch: A New-England Folktale (Robert Eggers)
  102. Krisha (Trey Edward Shults)
  103. Passengers (Morten Tyldum)
  104. A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona)
  105. Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra)
  106. The Huntsman: Winter’s War (Cedric Nicolas-Troyan)
  107. Money Monster (Jodie Foster)
  108. Keanu (Peter Atencio)
  109. Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)
  110. 13th (Ava DuVernay)
  111. Lion (Garth Davis)
  112. La La Land (Damien Chazelle)
  113. Jackie (Pablo Larraín)
  114. Christine (Antonio Campos)
  115. Live by Night (Ben Affleck)
  116. Cosmos (Andrzej Żuławski)
  117. Assassin’s Creed (Justin Kurzel)
  118. Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi)
  119. Deadpool (Tim Miller)
  120. Don’t Think Twice (Mike Birbiglia)
  121. The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn)
  122. Now You See Me 2 (Jon M. Chu)
  123. Swiss Army Man (Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert)
  124. Suicide Squad (David Ayer)

2015

  1. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  2. Carol (Todd Haynes)
  3. Blackhat (Michael Mann)
  4. Phoenix (Christian Petzold)
  5. Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)
  6. Horse Money (Pedro Costa)
  7. Mistress America (Noah Baumbach)
  8. The Princess of France (Matías Piñeiro)
  9. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)
  10. Aloha (Cameron Crowe)
  11. Two Shots Fired (Martín Rejtman)
  12. L for Leisure (Lev Kalman & Whitney Horn)
  13. Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story (Michael Almereyda)
  14. Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf)
  15. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Christopher McQuarrie)
  16. Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs)
  17. The Mend (John Magary)
  18. Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry)
  19. Office (Johnnie To)
  20. When Marnie Was There (Yonebayashi Hiromasa)
  21. The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson)
  22. Heaven Knows What (Josh & Benny Safdie)
  23. The Walk (Robert Zemeckis)
  24. Baahubali: The Beginning (S. S. Rajamouli)
  25. Unfriended (Leo Gabriadze)
  26. Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas)
  27. P’tit Quinquin (Bruno Dumont)
  28. Buzzard (Joel Potrykus)
  29. Sicario (Denis Villeneuve)
  30. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams)
  31. Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello)
  32. Results (Andrew Bujalski)
  33. Field Niggas (Khalik Allah)
  34. The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino)
  35. Avengers: Age of Ultron (Joss Whedon)
  36. Run All Night (Jaume Collet-Serra)
  37. Creed (Ryan Coogler)
  38. Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg)
  39. Tangerine (Sean Baker)
  40. 45 Years (Andrew Haigh)
  41. Mustang (Denis Gamze Ergüven)
  42. Inside Out (Pete Docter)
  43. James White (Josh Mond)
  44. The Martian (Ridley Scott)
  45. Güeros (Alonso Ruizpalacios)
  46. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy)
  47. Brooklyn (John Crowley)
  48. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller)
  49. Joy (David O. Russell)
  50. The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland)
  51. Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle)
  52. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Francis Lawrence)
  53. Boy and the World (Alê Abreu)
  54. Everest (Baltasar Kormákur)
  55. Trainwreck (Judd Apatow)
  56. Ant-Man (Peyton Reed)
  57. It Follows (David Robert Mitchell)
  58. What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi)
  59. Ex Machina (Alex Garland)
  60. Love & Mercy (Bill Pohlad)
  61. Straight Outta Compton (F. Gary Gray)
  62. Furious 7 (James Wan)
  63. Room (Lenny Abrahamson)
  64. Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman)
  65. Meet the Patels (Geeta V. Patel & Ravi V. Patel)
  66. The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle)
  67. Song of Lahore (Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Andy Schocken)
  68. Cobain: Montage of Heck (Brett Morgen)
  69. Spectre (Sam Mendes)
  70. Son of Saul (Nemes László)
  71. The Gift (Joel Edgerton)
  72. Chi-Raq (Spike Lee)
  73. Macbeth (Justin Kurzel)
  74. The Revenant (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  75. Black Mass (Scott Cooper)
  76. In the Heart of the Sea (Ron Howard)
  77. Beasts of No Nation (Cary Joji Fukunaga)
  78. The Danish Girl (Tom Hooper)
  79. The Big Short (Adam McKay)
  80. Kingsman: The Secret Service (Matthew Vaughn)
  81. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon)

2014

  1. Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang)
  2. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 (Johnnie To)
  3. Manakamana (Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez)
  4. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  5. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard)
  6. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
  7. Gone Girl (David Fincher)
  8. Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)
  9. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Takahata Isao)
  10. Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
  11. Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  12. The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zürcher)
  13. Coherence (James Ward Byrkit)
  14. The Immigrant (James Gray)
  15. Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie)
  16. Non-Stop (Jaume Collet-Serra)
  17. John Wick (Chad Stahelski and David Leitch)
  18. Exhibition (Joanna Hogg)
  19. Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho)
  20. Actress (Robert Greene)
  21. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)
  22. Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt)
  23. Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
  24. Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)
  25. Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman)
  26. The Lego Movie (Phil Lord & Chris Miller)
  27. Interstellar (Christopher Nolan)
  28. Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier)
  29. Locke (Steven Knight)
  30. Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn)
  31. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Anthony & Joe Russo)
  32. Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller)
  33. X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer)
  34. Selma (Ava DuVernay)
  35. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Francis Lawrence)
  36. Big Hero 6 (Don Hall & Chris Williams)
  37. Fury (David Ayer)
  38. The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum)
  39. Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  40. The Theory of Everything (James Marsh)
  41. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Marc Webb)

2013

  1. Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami)
  2. Passion (Brian De Palma)
  3. The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-wai)
  4. The Wind Rises (Miyazaki Hayao)
  5. Drug War (Johnnie To)
  6. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
  7. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
  8. Bastards (Claire Denis)
  9. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (Alain Resnais)
  10. The Unspeakable Act (Dan Sallitt)
  11. To the Wonder (Terrence Malick)
  12. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  13. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
  14. A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke)
  15. Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski)
  16. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)
  17. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel)
  18. Viola (Matías Piñeiro)
  19. The World’s End (Edgar Wright)
  20. The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola)
  21. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
  22. Gravity (Alfonso Cuáron)
  23. Her (Spike Jonze)
  24. Upstream Color (Shane Carruth)
  25. Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass)
  26. Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley)
  27. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Francis Lawrence)
  28. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)
  29. Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro)
  30. American Hustle (David O. Russell)
  31. Star Trek Into Darkness (J.J. Abrams)
  32. Frozen (Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee)
  33. Simon Killer (Antonio Campos)
  34. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Peter Jackson)
  35. Iron Man 3 (Shane Black)
  36. Man of Steel (Zack Snyder)
  37. Elysium (Neill Blomkamp)
  38. The Heat (Paul Feig)
  39. World War Z (Marc Forster)
  40. Monsters University (Dan Scanlon)
  41. The Wolverine (James Mangold)
  42. Now You See Me (Louis Leterrier)
  43. Thor: The Dark World (Alan Taylor)
  44. Olympus Has Fallen (Antoine Fuqua)
  45. Despicable Me 2 (Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud)
  46. Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn)

2012

  1. The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo)
  2. In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo)
  3. Tabu (Miguel Gomes)
  4. Oki’s Movie (Hong Sang-soo)
  5. Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)
  6. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)
  7. This Is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb)
  8. Resident Evil: Retribution (Paul W.S. Anderson)
  9. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  10. The Color Wheel (Alex Ross Perry)
  11. Barbara (Christian Petzold)
  12. The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev)
  13. The Wise Kids (Stephen Cone)
  14. It’s Such a Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt)
  15. Cloud Atlas (Lana & Lilly Wachowski & Tom Tykwer)
  16. Holy Motors (Leos Carax)
  17. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)
  18. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg)
  19. Prometheus (Ridley Scott)
  20. Skyfall (Sam Mendes)
  21. Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
  22. Dredd (Pete Travis)
  23. Argo (Ben Affleck)
  24. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (David Gelb)
  25. Life of Pi (Ang Lee)
  26. Looper (Rian Johnson)
  27. The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan)
  28. The Avengers (Joss Whedon)
  29. The Hunger Games (Gary Ross)
  30. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Peter Jackson)
  31. The Amazing Spider-Man (Marc Webb)
  32. Les Misérables (Tom Hooper)
  33. The Words (Brian Klugman & Lee Sternthal)

2011

  1. Mysteries of Lisbon (Raúl Ruiz)
  2. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
  3. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami)
  4. Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt)
  5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  6. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan)
  7. Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard)
  8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher)
  9. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (Anno Hideaki)
  10. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Brad Bird)
  11. Melancholia (Lars von Trier)
  12. Unknown (Jaume Collet-Serra)
  13. Pina (Wim Wenders)
  14. The Arbor (Clio Barnard)
  15. Impolex (Alex Ross Perry)
  16. House of Tolerance (Bertrand Bonello)
  17. Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)
  18. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
  19. Moneyball (Bennett Miller)
  20. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog)
  21. Hugo (Martin Scorsese)
  22. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Guy Ritchie)
  23. Pariah (Dee Rees)
  24. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson)
  25. The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
  26. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (David Yates)
  27. Ip Man 2 (Wilson Yip)
  28. Bridesmaids (Paul Feig)
  29. X-Men: First Class (Matthew Vaughn)
  30. Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)
  31. War Horse (Steven Spielberg)
  32. Life in a Day (Kevin Macdonald)
  33. Captain America: The First Avenger (Joe Johnston)
  34. Thor (Kenneth Branagh)

2010

  1. The Ghost Writer (Roman Polański)
  2. The Strange Case of Angelica (Manoel de Oliveira)
  3. Sweetgrass (Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor)
  4. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright)
  5. The Social Network (David Fincher)
  6. Unstoppable (Tony Scott)
  7. Mundane History (Anocha Suwichakornpong)
  8. Trash Humpers (Harmony Korine)
  9. White Material (Claire Denis)
  10. Resident Evil: Afterlife (Paul W.S. Anderson)
  11. True Grit (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  12. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)
  13. Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  14. Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik)
  15. Inside Job (Charles Ferguson)
  16. Inception (Christopher Nolan)
  17. Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy)
  18. Ip Man (Wilson Yip)
  19. The Fighter (David O. Russell)
  20. Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold)
  21. 3 Idiots (Rajkumar Hirani)
  22. The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper)
  23. Tangled (Nathan Greno & Byron Howard)
  24. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (David Yates)
  25. Despicable Me (Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud)
  26. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Michael Apted)
  27. The A-Team (Joe Carnahan)
  28. Iron Man 2 (Jon Favreau)
  29. Mao’s Last Dancer (Bruce Beresford)
  30. The Karate Kid (Harold Zwart)
  31. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (David Slade)
  32. Extraordinary Measures (Tom Vaughn)

2009

  1. Night and Day (Hong Sang-soo)
  2. 35 Shots of Rum (Claire Denis)
  3. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel)
  4. Tokyo Sonata (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  5. Public Enemies (Michael Mann)
  6. Two Lovers (James Gray)
  7. Orphan (Jaume Collet-Serra)
  8. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
  9. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)
  10. 24 City (Jia Zhangke)
  11. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (Anno Hideaki)
  12. Afterschool (Antonio Campos)
  13. The Beaches of Agnès (Agnès Varda)
  14. Duplicity (Tony Gilroy)
  15. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)
  16. A Serious Man (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  17. Up (Pete Docter)
  18. Star Trek (J.J. Abrams)
  19. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (Tony Scott)
  20. Coraline (Henry Selick)
  21. Red Cliff (John Woo)
  22. Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie)
  23. Avatar (James Cameron)
  24. Taken (Pierre Morel)
  25. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (David Yates)
  26. Gamer (Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor)
  27. Bronson (Nicolas Winding Refn)
  28. Up in the Air (Jason Reitman)
  29. Invictus (Clint Eastwood)
  30. Angels & Demons (Ron Howard)
  31. Michael Jackson’s This Is It (Kenny Ortega)
  32. 17 Again (Burr Steers)
  33. The Soloist (Joe Wright)
  34. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Gavin Hood)
  35. (500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb)
  36. Bride Wars (Gary Winick)
  37. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Michael Bay)

2008

  1. Still Life (Jia Zhangke)
  2. Speed Racer (Lana & Lilly Wachowski)
  3. La France (Serge Bozon)
  4. Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo)
  5. Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt)
  6. My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar-wai)
  7. Profit motive and the whispering wind (John Gianvito)
  8. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)
  9. Burn After Reading (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  10. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton)
  11. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
  12. Iron Man (Jon Favreau)
  13. Viva (Anna Biller)
  14. Cloverfield (Matt Reeves)
  15. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg)
  16. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher)
  17. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman)
  18. Flash Point (Wilson Yip)
  19. Bolt (Chris Williams & Byron Howard)
  20. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Andrew Adamson)
  21. The Forbidden Kingdom (Rob Minkoff)
  22. Quantum of Solace (Marc Forster)
  23. Hancock (Peter Berg)
  24. 27 Dresses (Anne Fletcher)
  25. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Rob Cohen)
  26. The Express (Gary Fleder)
  27. Twilight (Catherine Hardwicke)
  28. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Dave Filoni)
  29. Jumper (Doug Liman)

2007

  1. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. Election 2 (Johnnie To)
  3. Zodiac (David Fincher)
  4. I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming-liang)
  5. Exiled (Johnnie To)
  6. Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy)
  7. The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-liang)
  8. Hannah Takes the Stairs (Joe Swanberg)
  9. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  10. Election (Johnnie To)
  11. Day Night Day Night (Julia Loktev)
  12. The Host (Bong Joon-ho)
  13. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright)
  14. The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson)
  15. No Country for Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  16. Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud)
  17. Resident Evil: Extinction (Russell Mulcahy)
  18. Lust, Caution (Ang Lee)
  19. Ratatouille (Brad Bird)
  20. The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass)
  21. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (David Yates)
  22. Spider-Man 3 (Sam Raimi)
  23. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Jon Turteltaub)
  24. Redacted (Brian De Palma)
  25. Live Free or Die Hard (Len Wiseman)
  26. Blades of Glory (Will Speck & Josh Gordon)
  27. Stardust (Matthew Vaughn)
  28. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Gore Verbinski)
  29. Rush Hour 3 (Brett Ratner)
  30. The Great Debaters (Denzel Washington)
  31. Mr. Bean’s Holiday (Steve Bendelack)
  32. Shrek the Third (Chris Miller)
  33. Transformers (Michael Bay)
  34. The Game Plan (Andy Fickman)
  35. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Tim Story)
  36. The Golden Compass (Chris Weitz)
  37. The Last Mimzy (Bob Shaye)
  38. Evan Almighty (Tom Shadyac)
  39. Southland Tales (Richard Kelly)
  40. Lars and the Real Girl (Craig Gillespie)

2006

  1. Miami Vice (Michael Mann)
  2. Inland Empire (David Lynch)
  3. Deja Vu (Tony Scott)
  4. Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)
  5. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu)
  6. Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt)
  7. Breaking News (Johnnie To)
  8. Woman Is the Future of Man (Hong Sang-soo)
  9. Lady Vengeance (Park Chan-wook)
  10. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón)
  11. The Devil Wears Prada (David Frankel)
  12. The Black Dahlia (Brian De Palma)
  13. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell)
  14. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro)
  15. The Prestige (Christopher Nolan)
  16. The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
  17. Mission: Impossible III (J.J. Abrams)
  18. Curse of the Golden Flower (Zhang Yimou)
  19. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Gore Verbinski)
  20. Happy Feet (George Miller)
  21. Cars (John Lasseter)
  22. Night at the Museum (Shawn Levy)
  23. X-Men: The Last Stand (Brett Ratner)
  24. Monster House (Gil Kenan)
  25. The Da Vinci Code (Ron Howard)
  26. Eragon (Stefan Fangmeier)

2005

  1. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. 2046 (Wong Kar-wai)
  3. Throw Down (Johnnie To)
  4. The New World (Terrence Malick)
  5. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (Adam Curtis)
  6. The World (Jia Zhangke)
  7. Caché (Michael Haneke)
  8. Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow)
  9. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho)
  10. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook)
  11. The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach)
  12. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)
  13. L’Intrus (Claire Denis)
  14. Eros (Wong Kar-wai/Steven Soderbergh/Michelangelo Antonioni)
  15. House of Wax (Jaume Collet-Serra)
  16. Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki)
  17. King Kong (Peter Jackson)
  18. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan)
  19. Pride & Prejudice (Joe Wright)
  20. Serenity (Joss Whedon)
  21. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (George Lucas)
  22. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell)
  23. March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet)
  24. Cinderella Man (Ron Howard)
  25. Ong-Bak (Prachya Pinkaew)
  26. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Andrew Adamson)
  27. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Tim Burton)
  28. Madagascar (Eric Darnell & Tom McGarth)
  29. Layer Cake (Matthew Vaughn)
  30. Zathura (Jon Favreau)
  31. Fantastic Four (Tim Story)
  32. Are We There Yet? (Brian Levant)

2004

  1. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang)
  2. Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen)
  3. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
  4. Blissfully Yours (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  5. Hero (Zhang Yimou)
  6. Vera Drake (Mike Leigh)
  7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
  8. Collateral (Michael Mann)
  9. The Incredibles (Brad Bird)
  10. House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou)
  11. Kill Bill: Volume 2 (Quentin Tarantino)
  12. Primer (Shane Carruth)
  13. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson)
  14. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright)
  15. S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (Panh Rithy)
  16. Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette)
  17. The Five Obstructions (Jørgen Leth & Lars von Trier)
  18. Zatoichi (Kitano Takeshi)
  19. Infernal Affairs (Andrew Lau & Alan Mak)
  20. Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood)
  21. Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi)
  22. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón)
  23. The Bourne Supremacy (Paul Greengrass)
  24. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Alexander Witt)
  25. The Ladykillers (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  26. Ray (Taylor Hackford)
  27. Mean Girls (Mark Waters)
  28. The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci)
  29. National Treasure (Jon Turteltaub)
  30. Shrek 2 (Andrew Adamson & Kelly Asbury & Conrad Vernon)
  31. The Final Cut (Omar Naim)
  32. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay)
  33. The Day After Tomorrow (Roland Emmerich)
  34. DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (Rawsom Marshall Thurber)
  35. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Brad Silberling)
  36. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (Garry Marshall)
  37. Super Size Me (Morgan Spurlock)

2003

  1. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
  2. Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  3. Friday Night (Claire Denis)
  4. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Quentin Tarantino)
  5. Unknown Pleasures (Jia Zhangke)
  6. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Watanabe Shinichiro)
  7. The Matrix Reloaded (Lana & Lilly Wachowski)
  8. The School of Rock (Richard Linklater)
  9. Intolerable Cruelty (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  10. From the Other Side (Chantal Akerman)
  11. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson)
  12. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton)
  13. The Matrix Revolutions (Lana & Lilly Wachowski)
  14. X2 (Bryan Singer)
  15. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski)
  16. The Italian Job (F. Gary Gray)
  17. Big Fish (Tim Burton)
  18. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (Tim Johnson & Patrick Gilmore)
  19. Freaky Friday (Mark Waters)
  20. Phone Booth (Joel Schumacher)
  21. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Jonathan Mostow)
  22. Bruce Almighty (Tom Shadyac)
  23. Holes (Andrew Davis)
  24. The Haunted Mansion (Rob Minkoff)

2002

  1. Femme Fatale (Brian De Palma)
  2. Spirited Away (Miyazaki Hayao)
  3. What Time Is It There? (Tsai Ming-liang)
  4. All About Lily Chou-Chou (Iwai Shunji)
  5. Hush! (Hashiguchi Ryosuke)
  6. Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis)
  7. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  8. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes)
  9. Catch Me If You Can (Steven Spielberg)
  10. Jackass: The Movie (Jeff Tremaine)
  11. Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese)
  12. Resident Evil (Paul W.S. Anderson)
  13. Russian Ark (Alexander Sokurov)
  14. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson)
  15. Minority Report (Steven Spielberg)
  16. Adaptation. (Spike Jonze)
  17. Spider-Man (Sam Raimi)
  18. Lilo & Stitch (Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois)
  19. The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman)
  20. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chris Columbus)
  21. Happy Times (Zhang Yimou)
  22. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (George Lucas)
  23. Equilibrium (Kurt Wimmer)
  24. Return to Never Land (Robin Budd)
  25. Ice Age (Chris Wedge)
  26. The Quiet American (Phillip Noyce)
  27. Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce)
  28. Scooby-Doo (Raja Gosnell)

2001

  1. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
  2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai)
  3. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg)
  4. La Ciénaga (Lucrecia Martel)
  5. Ali (Michael Mann)
  6. The Man Who Wasn’t There (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  7. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson)
  8. Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  9. Ocean’s Eleven (Steven Soderbergh)
  10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)
  11. Memento (Christopher Nolan)
  12. Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter)
  13. Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer)
  14. Lumumba (Raoul Peck)
  15. Shrek (Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson)
  16. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell)
  17. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Chris Columbus)
  18. The Road Home (Zhang Yimou)
  19. Rush Hour 2 (Brett Ratner)
  20. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (Kirk Wise & Gary Trousdale)
  21. The Princess Diaries (Garry Marshall)
  22. Osmosis Jones (Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly)

2000

  1. Yi Yi (Edward Yang)
  2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)
  3. Beau Travail (Claire Denis)
  4. Gohatto (Oshima Nagisa)
  5. Bamboozled (Spike Lee)
  6. The Emperor’s New Groove (Mark Dindal)
  7. Hamlet (Michael Almereyda)
  8. You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan)
  9. Pola X (Leos Carax)
  10. Mission to Mars (Brian De Palma)
  11. Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier)
  12. Mission: Impossible II (John Woo)
  13. Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan)
  14. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  15. Gladiator (Ridley Scott)
  16. But I’m a Cheerleader (Jamie Babbit)
  17. X-Men (Bryan Singer)
  18. Fantasia/2000 (Don Hahn/Pixote Hunt/Hendel Butoy/Eric Goldberg/James Algar/Francis Glebas/Paul Brizzi/Gaëtan Brizzi)
  19. American Psycho (Mary Harron)
  20. Cast Away (Robert Zemeckis)
  21. Shower (Zhang Yang)
  22. Gone in 60 Seconds (Dominic Sena)
  23. Dinosaur (Ralph Zondag & Eric Leighton)
  24. Bring It On (Peyton Reed)
  25. Remember the Titans (Boaz Yakin)
  26. Battlefield Earth (Roger Christian)

1999

  1. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
  2. The Insider (Michael Mann)
  3. The Matrix (Lana & Lilly Wachowski)
  4. New Rose Hotel (Abel Ferrara)
  5. eXistenZ (David Cronenberg)
  6. The Straight Story (David Lynch)
  7. Princess Mononoke (Miyazaki Hayao)
  8. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  9. Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter)
  10. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze)
  11. Buena Vista Social Club (Wim Wenders)
  12. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (George Lucas)
  13. Fight Club (David Fincher)

1998

  1. Comrades: Almost a Love Story (Peter Chan)
  2. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
  3. Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)
  4. Rushmore (Wes Anderson)
  5. Festen (Thomas Vinterberg)
  6. Belly (Hype Williams)
  7. Snake Eyes (Brian De Palma)
  8. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg)
  9. The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  10. Ronin (John Frankenheimer)
  11. The Mask of Zorro (Martin Campbell)
  12. Mulan (Barry Cook & Tony Bancroft)
  13. The Prince of Egypt (Brenda Chapman & Steve Hickner & Simon Wells)
  14. Rush Hour (Brett Ratner)
  15. A Bug’s Life (John Lasseter)
  16. The Parent Trap (Nancy Meyers)
  17. The Hanging Garden (Thom Fitzgerald)

1997

  1. Lost Highway (David Lynch)
  2. Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai)
  3. Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas)
  4. Face/Off (John Woo)
  5. The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan)
  6. Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven)
  7. Underground (Emir Kusturica)
  8. Gummo (Harmony Korine)
  9. Nénette et Boni (Claire Denis)
  10. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
  11. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  12. Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  13. The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye)
  14. Fire (Deepa Mehta)
  15. Gattaca (Andrew Niccol)
  16. Air Force One (Wolfgang Petersen)
  17. Contact (Robert Zemeckis)
  18. Anastasia (Don Bluth & Gary Goldman)
  19. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)
  20. Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant)
  21. Hercules (John Musker & Ron Clements)
  22. Batman & Robin (Joel Schumacher)

1996

  1. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai)
  2. La Cérémonie (Claude Chabrol)
  3. Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-wai)
  4. Vive L’Amour (Tsai Ming-liang)
  5. Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh)
  6. Mission: Impossible (Brian De Palma)
  7. Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier)
  8. Fargo (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  9. Bound (Lana & Lilly Wachowski)
  10. Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson)
  11. Ghost in the Shell (Oshii Mamoru)
  12. Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)
  13. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise)
  14. William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (Baz Luhrmann)
  15. The Rock (Michael Bay)
  16. Space Jam (Joe Pytka)
  17. Matilda (Danny DeVito)

1995

  1. Heat (Michael Mann)
  2. Strange Days (Kathryn Bigelow)
  3. The Bridges of Madison County (Clint Eastwood)
  4. Safe (Todd Haynes)
  5. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater)
  6. Clueless (Amy Heckerling)
  7. River of Grass (Kelly Reichardt)
  8. The Glass Shield (Charles Burnett)
  9. Toy Story (John Lasseter)
  10. Die Hard With a Vengeance (John McTiernan)
  11. I Can’t Sleep (Claire Denis)
  12. Devil in a Blue Dress (Carl Franklin)
  13. Pocahontas (Mike Gabriel & Eric Goldberg)
  14. Apollo 13 (Ron Howard)
  15. Balto (Simon Wells)
  16. Crimson Tide (Tony Scott)
  17. Braveheart (Mel Gibson)
  18. Jumanji (Joe Johnston)
  19. Batman Forever (Joel Schumacher)

1994

  1. To Live (Zhang Yimou)
  2. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
  3. Three Colors: White (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
  4. Speed (Jan de Bont)
  5. True Lies (James Cameron)
  6. Clear and Present Danger (Phillip Noyce)
  7. Go Fish (Rose Troche)
  8. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont)
  9. Vanya on 42nd Street (Louis Malle)
  10. The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  11. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis)
  12. The Lion King (Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff)

1993

  1. Hard-Boiled (John Woo)
  2. Naked (Mike Leigh)
  3. The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies)
  4. Once Upon a Time in China II (Tsui Hark)
  5. Carlito’s Way (Brian De Palma)
  6. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
  7. Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
  8. The Piano (Jane Campion)
  9. Nitrate Kisses (Barbara Hammer)
  10. True Romance (Tony Scott)
  11. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)
  12. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg)
  13. The Wedding Banquet (Ang Lee)
  14. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)
  15. The Story of Qiu Ju (Zhang Yimou)
  16. Baraka (Ron Fricke)
  17. Sleepless in Seattle (Nora Ephron)
  18. Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh)
  19. Falling Down (Joel Schumacher)
  20. Léolo (Jean-Claude Lauzon)

1992

  1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch)
  2. Once Upon a Time in China (Tsui Hark)
  3. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
  4. Malcolm X (Spike Lee)
  5. The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann)
  6. Deep Cover (Bill Duke)
  7. Simple Men (Hal Hartley)
  8. Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven)
  9. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)
  10. Raising Cain (Brian De Palma)
  11. No Fear, No Die (Claire Denis)
  12. Candyman (Bernard Rose)
  13. Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash)
  14. Batman Returns (Tim Burton)
  15. A Few Good Men (Rob Reiner)
  16. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino)
  17. Patriot Games (Phillip Noyce)
  18. Aladdin (John Musker & Ron Clements)
  19. Lorenzo’s Oil (George Miller)

1991

  1. Trust (Hal Hartley)
  2. The Killer (John Woo)
  3. Barton Fink (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  4. Until the End of the World (Wim Wenders)
  5. The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
  6. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron)
  7. Ju Dou (Zhang Yimou & Yang Fengliang)
  8. Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston)
  9. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
  10. Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise)

1990

  1. The Unbelievable Truth (Hal Hartley)
  2. Wild at Heart (David Lynch)
  3. Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven)
  4. Akira (Otomo Katsuhiro)
  5. To Sleep With Anger (Charles Burnett)
  6. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
  7. The Nasty Girl (Michael Verhoeven)
  8. Back to the Future Part III (Robert Zemeckis)
  9. Miller’s Crossing (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  10. The Hunt for Red October (John McTiernan)
  11. Die Hard 2 (Renny Harlin)
  12. The Bonfire of the Vanities (Brian De Palma)
  13. Home Alone (Chris Columbus)

1989

  1. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
  2. 4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (Éric Rohmer)
  3. Casualties of War (Brian De Palma)
  4. 36 Fillette (Catherine Breillat)
  5. Miracle Mile (Steve De Jarnatt)
  6. Chocolat (Claire Denis)
  7. sex, lies, and videotape (Steven Soderbergh)
  8. Back to the Future Part II (Robert Zemeckis)
  9. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg)
  10. When Harry Met Sally… (Rob Reiner)
  11. Batman (Tim Burton)
  12. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (Stephen Hopkins)
  13. The Little Mermaid (John Musker & Ron Clements)
  14. Glory (Edward Zwick)
  15. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Jeremiah Chechik)

1988

  1. Die Hard (John McTiernan)
  2. Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
  3. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris)
  4. Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou)
  5. The Land Before Time (Don Bluth)
  6. Rain Man (Barry Levinson)
  7. Big (Penny Marshall)
  8. Shoot to Kill (Roger Spottiswoode)

1987

  1. Ishtar (Elaine May)
  2. RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven)
  3. Raising Arizona (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  4. Sign “O” the Times (Prince)
  5. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick)
  6. The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner)
  7. Predator (John McTiernan)
  8. Tampopo (Itami Juzo)
  9. The Untouchables (Brian De Palma)
  10. Maurice (James Ivory)
  11. River’s Edge (Tim Hunter)
  12. Good Morning, Vietnam (Barry Levinson)

1986

  1. Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
  2. Manhunter (Michael Mann)
  3. The Green Ray (Éric Rohmer)
  4. Something Wild (Jonathan Demme)
  5. Round Midnight (Bertrand Tavernier)
  6. Aliens (James Cameron)
  7. Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter)
  8. My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears)
  9. Trouble in Mind (Alan Rudolph)
  10. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (John Hughes)
  11. Desert Hearts (Donna Deitch)
  12. Top Gun (Tony Scott)
  13. Wise Guys (Brian De Palma)

1985

  1. Ran (Kurosawa Akira)
  2. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis)
  3. Day of the Dead (George A. Romero)
  4. Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
  5. After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
  6. Witness (Peter Weir)
  7. Commando (Mark L. Lester)
  8. Blood Simple (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  9. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes)
  10. Rocky IV (Sylvester Stallone)

1984

  1. L’Argent (Robert Bresson)
  2. Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme)
  3. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
  4. Choose Me (Alan Rudolph)
  5. Dune (David Lynch)
  6. The Terminator (James Cameron)
  7. Bless Their Little Hearts (Billy Woodberry)
  8. Body Double (Brian De Palma)
  9. Gremlins (Joe Dante)
  10. Repo Man (Alex Cox)
  11. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg)
  12. Amadeus (Milos Forman)
  13. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman)
  14. Purple Rain (Albert Magnoli)
  15. The Karate Kid (John G. Avildsen)

1983

  1. Sans soleil (Chris Marker)
  2. Videodrome (David Cronenberg)
  3. Pauline at the Beach (Éric Rohmer)
  4. Testament (Lynne Littman)
  5. The Keep (Michael Mann)
  6. Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden)
  7. Possession (Andrzej Żuławski)
  8. Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio)
  9. Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand)
  10. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Oshima Nagisa)
  11. Scarface (Brian De Palma)

1982

  1. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
  2. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg)
  3. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)
  4. The Thing (John Carpenter)
  5. The Conductor (Andrzej Wajda)
  6. Mad Max 2 (George Miller)
  7. Special Treatment (Goran Paskaljević)
  8. Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen)
  9. First Blood (Ted Kotcheff)
  10. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack)
  11. Rocky III (Sylvester Stallone)
  12. Annie (John Huston)

1981

  1. The Aviator’s Wife (Éric Rohmer)
  2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
  3. Thief (Michael Mann)
  4. Blow Out (Brian De Palma)
  5. The Last Metro (François Truffaut)
  6. Confidence (Szabó István)
  7. The Wobblies (Stewart Bird & Deborah Shaffer)
  8. Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson)
  9. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (Connie Field)
  10. Gallipoli (Peter Weir)

1980

  1. Kagemusha (Kurosawa Akira)
  2. In a Year With 13 Moons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  3. Every Man for Himself (Jean-Luc Godard)
  4. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
  5. Wise Blood (John Huston)
  6. Cruising (William Friedkin)
  7. Loulou (Maurice Pialat)
  8. The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner)
  9. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
  10. The Left-Handed Woman (Peter Handke)
  11. Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma)
  12. The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
  13. Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme)
  14. Gates of Heaven (Errol Morris)
  15. Bye Bye Brazil (Carlos Diegues)
  16. Home Movies (Brian De Palma)
  17. Angi Vera (Gabór Pál)
  18. My Brilliant Career (Gillian Armstrong)
  19. Best Boy (Ira Wohl)
  20. Mad Max (George Miller)
  21. It’s My Turn (Claudia Weill)
  22. The Blues Brothers (John Landis)

1979

  1. The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  2. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
  3. The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (Chuck Jones)
  4. Remember My Name (Alan Rudolph)
  5. Alien (Ridley Scott)
  6. The Green Room (François Truffaut)
  7. The Black Stallion (Carroll Ballard)
  8. Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog)
  9. Tent of Miracles (Nelson Pereira dos Santos)
  10. Despair (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  11. The Shout (Jerzy Skolimowski)
  12. The Muppet Movie (James Frawley)
  13. La Luna (Bernardo Bertolucci)
  14. Love on the Run (François Truffaut)
  15. With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women’s Emergency Brigade (Lorraine Gray)
  16. Newsfront (Phillip Noyce)
  17. The Europeans (James Ivory)
  18. Rocky II (Sylvester Stallone)

1978

  1. Perceval le Gallois (Éric Rohmer)
  2. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick)
  3. Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero)
  4. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Bertrand Blier)
  5. Halloween (John Carpenter)
  6. Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
  7. Dossier 51 (Michel Deville)
  8. Girlfriends (Claudia Weill)
  9. Violette Nozière (Claude Chabrol)
  10. Women (Mészáros Márta)
  11. The Fury (Brian De Palma)
  12. Riddles of the Sphinx (Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen)
  13. The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino)
  14. A Wedding (Robert Altman)
  15. Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman)
  16. Bloodbrothers (Robert Mulligan)
  17. Jaws 2 (Jeannot Szwarc)

1977

  1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg)
  2. Providence (Alain Resnais)
  3. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  4. Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
  5. Dersu Uzala (Kurosawa Akira)
  6. In the Realm of the Senses (Oshima Nagisa)
  7. That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel)
  8. The American Friend (Wim Wenders)
  9. Star Wars (George Lucas)
  10. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
  11. One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (Agnès Varda)
  12. Harlan County, U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple)
  13. The Man Who Loved Women (François Truffaut)
  14. Padre Padrone (Paolo & Vittorio Taviani)
  15. Between the Lines (Joan Micklin Silver)
  16. Short Eyes (Robert M. Young)
  17. Roseland (James Ivory)
  18. The Lacemaker (Claude Goretta)
  19. 1900 (Bernardo Bertolucci)
  20. Citizens Band (Jonathan Demme)
  21. The Wonderful Crook (Claude Goretta)
  22. Heart of Glass (Werner Herzog)
  23. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (John Lounsbery & Wolfgang Reitherman)

1976

  1. The Marquise of O… (Éric Rohmer)
  2. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
  3. All the President’s Men (Alan J. Pakula)
  4. Carrie (Brian De Palma)
  5. Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  6. Sérail (Eduardo de Gregorio)
  7. Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May)
  8. Small Change (François Truffaut)
  9. Grey Gardens (Albert Maysles & David Maysles & Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer)
  10. Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (Alain Tanner)
  11. The Memory of Justice (Marcel Ophuls)
  12. Car Wash (Michael Schultz)
  13. Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders)
  14. Rocky (John G. Avildsen)
  15. Network (Sidney Lumet)
  16. Obsession (Brian De Palma)
  17. A Star Is Born (Frank Pierson)

1975

  1. Moses and Aaron (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  2. Nashville (Robert Altman)
  3. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)
  4. Lancelot du Lac (Robert Bresson)
  5. The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  6. Female Trouble (John Waters)
  7. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
  8. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog)
  9. Xala (Ousmane Sembène)
  10. The Middle of the World (Alain Tanner)
  11. The Story of Adèle H. (François Truffaut)
  12. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Volker Schlöndorff & Margarethe von Trotta)
  13. Distant Thunder (Satyajit Ray)
  14. Smile (Michael Ritchie)
  15. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones)
  16. Hearts of the West (Howard Zieff)
  17. Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet)
  18. Black Moon (Louis Malle)

1974

  1. The Mother and the Whore (Jean Eustache)
  2. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper)
  3. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  4. Badlands (Terrence Malick)
  5. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola)
  6. Stavisky… (Alain Resnais)
  7. Chinatown (Roman Polański)
  8. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)
  9. The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Buñuel)
  10. Phantom of the Paradise (Brian De Palma)
  11. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (Jonas Mekas)
  12. Daisy Miller (Peter Bogdanovich)
  13. Dodes’ka-den (Kurosawa Akira)
  14. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent)
  15. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola)
  16. Lacombe Lucien (Louis Malle)
  17. Old-Fashioned Woman (Martha Coolidge)

1973

  1. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)
  2. Tout va bien (Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin)
  3. Day for Night (François Truffaut)
  4. Pink Flamingos (John Waters)
  5. The Merchant of Four Seasons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  6. Red Psalm (Jancsó Miklós)
  7. Sisters (Brian De Palma)
  8. Love (Makk Károly)
  9. Charley Varrick (Don Siegel)
  10. Last Tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci)
  11. American Graffiti (George Lucas)
  12. Kid Blue (James Frawley)
  13. Enter the Dragon (Robert Clouse)
  14. Theatre of Blood (Douglas Hickox)
  15. Get to Know Your Rabbit (Brian De Palma)

1972

  1. Two English Girls (François Truffaut)
  2. Avanti! (Billy Wilder)
  3. The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May)
  4. Love in the Afternoon (Éric Rohmer)
  5. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel)
  6. Four Nights of a Dreamer (Robert Bresson)
  7. Junior Bonner (Sam Peckinpah)
  8. Ulzana’s Raid (Robert Aldrich)
  9. A Sense of Loss (Marcel Ophuls)
  10. Cabaret (Bob Fosse)
  11. Images (Robert Altman)
  12. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)
  13. The King of Marvin Gardens (Bob Rafelson)
  14. Prime Cut (Michael Ritchie)
  15. Heat (Paul Morrissey)
  16. Play It As It Lays (Frank Perry)
  17. The Assassination of Trotsky (Joseph Losey)
  18. Family Life (Ken Loach)
  19. Bad Company (Robert Benton)

1971

  1. A New Leaf (Elaine May)
  2. The Devils (Ken Russell)
  3. Claire’s Knee (Éric Rohmer)
  4. Othon (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  5. Punishment Park (Peter Watkins)
  6. Le Boucher (Claude Chabrol)
  7. The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci)
  8. Dirty Harry (Don Siegel)
  9. Deep End (Jerzy Skolimowski)
  10. Une femme douce (Robert Bresson)
  11. The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich)
  12. Double Suicide (Shinoda Masahiro)
  13. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman)
  14. Wanda (Barbara Loden)
  15. The Decameron (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  16. Klute (Alan J. Pakula)
  17. W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (Dušan Makavejev)
  18. Murmur of the Heart (Louis Malle)
  19. The Debut (Gleb Panfilov)
  20. Bed and Board (François Truffaut)
  21. Even Dwarfs Started Small (Werner Herzog)
  22. Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg)
  23. Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles)
  24. The Garden of Delights (Carlos Saura)
  25. A Safe Place (Henry Jaglom)
  26. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart)
  27. Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby)
  28. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
  29. Born to Win (Ivan Passer)

1970

  1. My Night at Maud’s (Éric Rohmer)
  2. Boy (Oshima Nagisa)
  3. Destroy, She Said (Marguerite Duras)
  4. The Wild Child (François Truffaut)
  5. One Plus One (Jean-Luc Godard)
  6. Tristana (Luis Buñuel)
  7. Le Gai Savoir (Jean-Luc Godard)
  8. L’Enfance nue (Maurice Pialat)
  9. Mandabi (Ousmane Sembène)
  10. The Joke (Jaromil Jireš)
  11. Kes (Ken Loach)
  12. Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson)
  13. Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  14. Dionysus in ’69 (Brian De Palma)
  15. Hi, Mom! (Brian De Palma)
  16. The Aristocats (Wolfgang Reitherman)
  17. The Christine Jorgensen Story (Irving Rapper)
  18. The Boys in the Band (William Friedkin)

1969

  1. Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone)
  2. The Immortal Story (Orson Welles)
  3. La Chamade (Alain Cavalier)
  4. The Red and the White (Jancsó Miklós)
  5. Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  6. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Paul Mazursky)
  7. Ådalen 31 (Bo Widerberg)
  8. Oh! What a Lovely War (Richard Attenborough)
  9. Lions Love (Agnès Varda)
  10. Duet for Cannibals (Susan Sontag)
  11. Stolen Kisses (François Truffaut)
  12. Model Shop (Jacques Demy)
  13. Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper)
  14. Les Créatures (Agnès Varda)
  15. The Wedding Party (Brian De Palma & Wilford Leach & Cynthia Munroe)

1968

  1. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Jacques Demy)
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanely Kubrick)
  3. Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard)
  4. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone)
  5. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero)
  6. Le Départ (Jerzy Skolimowski)
  7. Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polański)
  8. Far From Vietnam (Jean-Luc Godard & Joris Ivens & William Klein & Claude Lelouch & Chris Marker & Alain Resnais & Agnès Varda)
  9. Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel)
  10. Samurai Rebellion (Kobayashi Masaki)
  11. The Boston Strangler (Richard Fleischer)
  12. La Chinoise (Jean-Luc Godard)
  13. Les Biches (Claude Chabrol)
  14. The Firemen’s Ball (Milos Forman)
  15. Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (Dušan Makavejev)
  16. Faces (John Cassavetes)
  17. Greetings (Brian De Palma)
  18. Hunger (Henning Carlsen)
  19. Young Törless (Volker Schlöndorff)
  20. Capricious Summer (Jiří Menzel)
  21. Romeo and Juliet (Franco Zeffirelli)
  22. Murder à la Mod (Brian De Palma)
  23. A Report on the Party and the Guests (Jan Němec)

1967

  1. Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
  2. The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo)
  3. The War Game (Peter Watkins)
  4. Point Blank (John Boorman)
  5. The Koumiko Mystery (Chris Marker)
  6. The War Is Over (Alain Resnais)
  7. Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke)
  8. The Graduate (Mike Nichols)
  9. Dont Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker)
  10. Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles)
  11. Elvira Madigan (Bo Widerberg)
  12. The Hunt (Carlos Saura)
  13. The Hawks and the Sparrows (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  14. Three (Aleksandar Petrović)
  15. Titicut Follies (Frederick Wiseman)
  16. Father (Szabó István)
  17. Daisies (Věra Chytilová)
  18. The Jungle Book (Wolfgang Reitherman)

1966

  1. Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  2. The Gospel According to St. Mathew (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  3. Tokyo Olympiad (Ichikawa Kon)
  4. Le bonheur (Agnès Varda)
  5. Seconds (John Frankenheimer)
  6. Blowup (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  7. The Brig (Jonas Mekas)
  8. Masculin féminin (Jean-Luc Godard)
  9. Hamlet (Grigori Kozintsev)
  10. Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard)
  11. Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman)
  12. The Shameless Old Lady (René Allio)
  13. Shakespeare Wallah (James Ivory)
  14. King & Country (Joseph Losey)
  15. Sandra (Luchino Visconti)

1965

  1. The Love Eterne (Li Han-hsiang)
  2. Une femme mariée (Jean-Luc Godard)
  3. Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard)
  4. Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  5. Life Upside Down (Alain Jessua)
  6. Before the Revolution (Bernardo Bertolucci)
  7. Diary of a Chambermaid (Luis Buñuel)
  8. Mickey One (Arthur Penn)
  9. The Sound of Music (Robert Wise)
  10. Nobody Waved Good-bye (Don Owen)

1964

  1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy)
  2. Woman in the Dunes (Teshigahara Hiroshi)
  3. Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. Nothing But a Man (Michael Roemer)
  5. The Servant (Joseph Losey)
  6. Bay of Angels (Jacques Demy)
  7. Harakiri (Kobayashi Masaki)
  8. The Cool World (Shirley Clarke)
  9. Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard)
  10. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick)
  11. A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester)
  12. I fidanzati (Ermanno Olmi)
  13. Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton)
  14. Fail-Safe (Sidney Lumet)
  15. Alone Across the Pacific (Ichikawa Kon)
  16. Lilith (Robert Rossen)
  17. Salvatore Giuliano (Francesco Rosi)

1963

  1. Muriel, or the Time of Return (Alain Resnais)
  2. High and Low (Kurosawa Akira)
  3. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. Vivre sa vie (Jean-Luc Godard)
  5. Knife in the Water (Roman Polański)
  6. Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman)
  7. 8½ (Federico Fellini)
  8. Ivan’s Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  9. Dr. No (Terence Young)
  10. Hallelujah the Hills (Adolfas Mekas)
  11. All the Way Home (Alex Segal)
  12. The Sword in the Stone (Wolfgang Reitherman)

1962

  1. Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais)
  2. Lola (Jacques Demy)
  3. L’Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  4. Cléo From 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda)
  5. Paris Belongs to Us (Jacques Rivette)
  6. Jules et Jim (François Truffaut)
  7. Lolita (Stanley Kubrick)
  8. Yojimbo (Akira Kuorsawa)
  9. Viridiana (Luis Buñuel)
  10. La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  11. Shoot the Piano Player (François Truffaut)
  12. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)

1961

  1. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard)
  2. L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  3. West Side Story (Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins)
  4. Shadows (John Cassavetes)
  5. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini)
  6. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (Wolfgang Reitherman & Hamilton Luske & Clyde Geronimi)

1960

  1. Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais)
  2. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
  3. The Apartment (Billy Wilder)
  4. Apur Sansar (Satyajit Ray)
  5. The Bellboy (Jerry Lewis)
  6. Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick)
  7. The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman)

1959

  1. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks)
  2. The 400 Blows (François Truffaut)
  3. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. Le Beau Serge (Claude Chabrol)
  5. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (Kobayashi Masaki)
  6. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman)
  7. Sleeping Beauty (Clyde Geronimi)
  8. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder)

1958

  1. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
  3. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)

1957

  1. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson)
  2. Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick)
  3. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick)

1956

  1. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa Akira)
  2. The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock)
  3. Godzilla (Honda Ishiro)
  4. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk)
  5. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock)
  6. The Searchers (John Ford)
  7. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick)
  8. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel)

1955

  1. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
  2. Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini)
  3. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray)
  4. The Long Gray Line (John Ford)
  5. Moonfleet (Fritz Lang)
  6. Artists and Models (Frank Tashlin)
  7. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich)
  8. To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock)
  9. Lady and the Tramp (Hamilton Luske & Clyde Geronimi & Wilfred Jackson)
  10. Killer’s Kiss (Stanley Kubrick)

1954

  1. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. A Star Is Born (George Cukor)
  3. The Golden Coach (Jean Renoir)
  4. The Saga of Anatahan (Josef von Sternberg)
  5. Ugetsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi Kenji)
  6. Magnificent Obsession (Douglas Sirk)
  7. Europa ’51 (Roberto Rossellini)
  8. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan)
  9. Knave of Hearts (René Clément)

1953

  1. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks)
  2. The Big Heat (Fritz Lang)
  3. I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. Peter Pan (Hamilton Luske & Clyde Geronimi & Wilfred Jackson)

1952

  1. The Quiet Man (John Ford)
  2. Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
  3. The Lusty Men (Nicholas Ray)
  4. Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel)
  5. Les Enfants Terribles (Jean-Pierre Melville)
  6. High Noon (Fred Zinnemann)

1951

  1. Rashomon (Kurosawa Akira)
  2. The Tall Target (Anthony Mann)
  3. An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli)
  4. Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock)
  5. Alice in Wonderland (Clyde Geronimi & Hamilton Luske & Wilfred Jackson)

1950

  1. The Third Man (Carol Reed)
  2. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  3. Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder)
  4. Cinderella (Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske & Clyde Geronimi)
  5. No Way Out (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

1949

  1. The Heiress (William Wyler)
  2. A Letter to Three Wives (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  3. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica)
  4. I Shot Jesse James (Samuel Fuller)
  5. Act of Violence (Fred Zinnemann)

1948

  1. Letter From an Unknown Woman (Max Ophuls)
  2. Fort Apache (John Ford)
  3. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  4. Berlin Express (Jacques Tourneur)
  5. Rope (Alfred Hitchcock)
  6. T-Men (Anthony Mann)

1947

  1. Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur)
  2. Daisy Kenyon (Otto Preminger)
  3. Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau)

1946

  1. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
  3. Canyon Passage (Jacques Tourneur)
  4. Brief Encounter (David Lean)
  5. It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
  6. Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini)
  7. The Locket (John Brahm)
  8. Gilda (Charles Vidor)

1945

  1. The Clock (Vincente Minnelli)
  2. Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer)
  3. Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz)
  4. My Name Is Julia Ross (Joseph H. Lewis)

1944

  1. Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli)
  2. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
  3. Laura (Otto Preminger)

1943

  1. The Seventh Victim (Josef von Sternberg)
  2. I Walked With a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur)
  3. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
  4. The Gang’s All Here (Busby Berkeley)
  5. The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur)
  6. Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch)
  7. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock)
  8. Bataan (Tay Garnett)

1942

  1. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
  2. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur)
  3. Bambi (David Hand)
  4. Quiet Please, Murder (John Larkin)

1941

  1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
  2. Dumbo (Ben Sharpsteen)
  3. Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston)
  5. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Victor Fleming)

1940

  1. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
  2. Pinocchio (Ben Sharpsteen & Hamilton Luske)
  3. Fantasia (Ben Sharpsteen/Samuel Armstrong/James Algar/Bill Roberts & Paul Satterfield/Ford Beebe, Jr. & Jim Handley & Hamilton Luske/Norm Ferguson & T. Hee/Wilfred Jackson)
  4. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
  5. Stranger on the Third Floor (Boris Ingster)

1939

  1. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks)
  2. Stagecoach (John Ford)
  3. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming)
  4. The Women (George Cukor)
  5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra)
  6. Jamaica Inn (Alfred Hitchcock)

1938

  1. The Story of a Cheat (Sacha Guitry)
  2. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock)
  3. Holiday (George Cukor)
  4. Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir)
  5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand)

1937

  1. The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey)
  2. Sabotage (Alfred Hitchcock)
  3. Make Way for Tomorrow (Leo McCarey)
  4. A Star Is Born (William A. Wellman)

1936

  1. Fury (Fritz Lang)
  2. Toni (Jean Renoir)
  3. Allá en el Rancho Grande (Fernando de Fuentes)

1935

  1. Ruggles of Red Gap (Leo McCarey)
  2. The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock)

1934

  1. Fantômas (Fejős Pál)

1933

  1. M (Fritz Lang)
  2. Only Yesterday (John M. Stahl)
  3. Liebelei (Max Ophuls)
  4. Design for Living (Ernst Lubitsch)
  5. Marius (Alexander Korda)
  6. 42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon)

1932

  1. Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg)
  2. Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch)
  3. Scarface (Howard Hawks)
  4. Blonde Venus (Josef von Sternberg)
  5. The Mask of Fu Manchu (Charles Brabin)
  6. The Sign of the Cross (Cecil B. DeMille)

1931

  1. Dishonored (Josef von Sternberg)
  2. City Lights (Charles Chaplin)
  3. Tabu (F.W. Murnau)
  4. Frankenstein (James Whale)
  5. The Public Enemy (William A. Wellman)

1930

  1. Morocco (Josef von Sternberg)
  2. Earth (Alexander Dovzhenko)
  3. The Big Trail (Raoul Walsh)
  4. The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg)

1929

  1. Spione (Fritz Lang)
  2. Napoléon (Abel Gance)
  3. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  4. Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov)
  5. Applause (Rouben Mamoulian)
  6. Thunderbolt (Josef von Sternberg)

1928

  1. The Docks of New York (Josef von Sternberg)
  2. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton)
  3. The Wedding March (Erich von Stroheim)
  4. Show People (King Vidor)
  5. The Circus (Charles Chaplin)

1927

  1. The General (Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman)
  2. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau)
  3. Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (Fritz Lang)
  4. Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
  5. It (Clarence Badger)

1926

  1. Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein)
  2. Silence (Rupert Julian)

1925

  1. Seven Chances (Buster Keaton)
  2. The Merry Widow (Erich von Stroheim)
  3. The Miracle of the Wolves (Raymond Bernard)

1924

  1. Greed (Erich von Stroheim)
  2. Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton)
  3. The Thief of Bagdad (Raoul Walsh)
  4. HE Who Gets Slapped (Victor Sjöström)
  5. The Marriage Circle (Ernst Lubitsch)

1923

  1. Safety Last! (Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor)

1922

  1. Nanook of the North (Robert J. Flaherty)

1921

  1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene)

1920

  1. Tih-Minh (Louis Feuillade)

1918

  1. Mickey (F. Richard Jones & James Young)

1916

  1. Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade)

1915

  1. The Birth of a Nation (D.W. Griffith)
  2. The Cheat (Cecil B. DeMille)

1914

  1. Fantômas (Louis Feuillade)

1913

  1. The Last Days of Pompeii (Mario Caserini & Eleuterio Rodolfi)