“Polls” Lists/Commercial Releases (Ineligible Films Only)

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

Main list.
A version of this without films released more than two years after their premiere year.
The feature films I have seen that are not listed in the main list.

2021

  1. Tale of Cinema (2005, Hong Sang-soo)
  2. Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000, Hong Sang-soo)
  3. The Power of Kangwon Province (1998, Hong Sang-soo)
  4. Two Lottery Tickets (2016, Paul Negoescu)

2020

  1. Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo)
  2. The Hole (1998, Tsai Ming-liang)
  3. Hill of Freedom (2014, Hong Sang-soo)
  4. Raining in the Mountain (1979, King Hu)
  5. I Wish I Knew (2010, Jia Zhangke)
  6. Mercury in Retrograde (2017, Michael Glover Smith)

2019

  1. The Fate of Lee Khan (1973, King Hu)
  2. Police Story (1985, Jackie Chan)
  3. The Competition (2016, Claire Simon)
  4. Police Story 2 (1988, Jackie Chan)
  5. Grave of the Fireflies (1988, Takahata Isao)

2018

  1. Legend of the Mountain (1979, King Hu)
  2. Cold Water (1994, Olivier Assayas)
  3. The Great Silence (1968, Sergio Corbucci)
  4. The Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company (1986, Jean-Luc Godard)

2017

  1. Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang)
  2. Daughter of the Nile (1987, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  3. Chung Kuo – China (1972, Michelangelo Antonioni)

2016

  1. A Touch of Zen (1971, King Hu)
  2. Dragon Inn (1967, King Hu)
  3. The Terrorizers (1986, Edward Yang)
  4. Belladonna of Sadness (1973, Yamamoto Eiichi)
  5. Only Yesterday (1991, Takahata Isao)
  6. Là-bas (2006, Chantal Akerman)
  7. Los Sures (1984, Diego Echeverria)
  8. Mekong Hotel (2012, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  9. On the Silver Globe (1988, Andrzej Żuławski)

2015

  1. Out 1: Noli me tangere (1971, Jacques Rivette)
  2. Rebels of the Neon God (1992, Tsai Ming-liang)

2014

  1. Archipelago (2010, Joanna Hogg)
  2. Chantal Akerman, From Here (2010, Gustavo Beck & Leonardo Ferreira)
  3. Unrelated (2007, Joanna Hogg)

2012

  1. We Won’t Grow Old Together (1972, Maurice Pialat)
  2. Battle Royale (2000, Fukasaku Kinji)

2011

  1. A Brighter Summer Day (1991, Edward Yang)
  2. Historias extraordinarias (2008, Mariano Llinás)

2010

  1. House (1977, Ōbayashi Nobuhiko)
  2. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2006, Jean-Marc Vallée)

2008

  1. As Tears Go By (1988, Wong Kar-wai)
  2. The Exiles (1961, Kent Mackenzie)

2007

  1. Ten Skies (2004, James Benning)

2006

  1. Sátántangó (1994, Tarr Béla)
  2. Army of Shadows (1969, Jean-Pierre Melville)

2005

  1. Pulse (2001, Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  2. The Century of the Self (2002, Adam Curtis)
  3. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002, Park Chan-wook)
  4. Joint Security Area (2000, Park Chan-wook)
  5. Funny Ha Ha (2002, Andrew Bujalski)

2004

  1. Days of Being Wild (1990, Wong Kar-wai)
  2. Shaolin Soccer (2001, Stephen Chow)

2003

  1. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)

2002

  1. A Grin Without a Cat (1977, Chris Marker)

2001

  1. Cure (1997, Kurosawa Kiyoshi)
  2. The River (1997, Tsai Ming-liang)

1999

  1. Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami)

1998

  1. Fallen Angels (1995, Wong Kar-wai)

1995

  1. I Am Cuba (1964, Mikhail Kalatozov)
  2. Hyenas (1992, Djibril Diop Mambéty)
  3. Lessons of Darkness (1992, Werner Herzog)
  4. Pushing Hands (1991, Ang Lee)

1994

  1. The Devil, Probably (1977, Robert Bresson)

1993

  1. My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Miyazaki Hayao)

1992

  1. Andrei Rublev (1966, Andrei Tarkovsky)
  2. La Paloma (1974, Daniel Schmid)

1990

  1. American Boy: A Portrait of Steven Prince (1978, Martin Scorsese)

1989

  1. Peking Opera Blues (1986, Tsui Hark)
  2. Castle in the Sky (1986, Miyazaki Hayao)

1988

  1. Les Rendez-vous d’Anna (1978, Chantal Akerman)
  2. Violence at Noon (1966, Ōshima Nagisa)

1987

  1. The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978, Raúl Ruiz)
  2. Class Relations (1984, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  3. Barravento (1962, Glauber Rocha)

1985

  1. Night and Fog in Japan (1960, Ōshima Nagisa)

1984

  1. Cruel Story of Youth (1960, Ōshima Nagisa)
  2. A Bigger Splash (1973, Jack Hazan)

1983

  1. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
  2. Camera Buff (1979, Krzysztof Kieślowski)
  3. The Constant Factor (1980, Krzysztof Zanussi)

1982

  1. Stalker (1979, Andrei Tarkovsky)
  2. Without Anesthesia (1978, Andrzej Wajda)
  3. La commare secca (1962, Bernardo Bertolucci)

1981

  1. India Song (1975, Marguerite Duras)
  2. Like a Turtle on Its Back (1978, Luc Béraud)
  3. Made in U.S.A (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)
  4. The Lady Without Camelias (1953, Michelangelo Antonioni)
  5. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971, Werner Herzog)
  6. Camouflage (1977, Krzysztof Zanussi)
  7. Illustrious Corpses (1976, Francesco Rosi)

1980

  1. Eraserhead (1977, David Lynch)
  2. Floating Clouds (1955, Naruse Mikio)
  3. The Middleman (1976, Satyajit Ray)
  4. L’Âge d’Or (1930, Luis Buñuel)
  5. The Apple Game (1977, Věra Chytilová)

1979

  1. Peeping Tom (1960, Michael Powell)
  2. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975, Peter Weir)

1978

  1. Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette)
  2. A Geisha (1953, Mizoguchi Kenji)
  3. Italianamerican (1974, Martin Scorsese)
  4. A Doll’s House (1973, Joseph Losey)

1977

  1. F for Fake (1973, Orson Welles)
  2. Alice in the Cities (1974, Wim Wenders)
  3. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972, Werner Herzog)
  4. Ossessione (1943, Luchino Visconti)
  5. Conversation Piece (1974, Luchino Visconti)

1976

  1. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  2. La Chienne (1931, Jean Renoir)
  3. Solaris (1972, Andrei Tarkovsky)

1975

  1. La Rupture (1970, Claude Chabrol)
  2. Just Before Nightfall (1971, Claude Chabrol)

1974

  1. Death by Hanging (1968, Ōshima Nagisa)
  2. Charulata (1964, Satyajit Ray)
  3. The Ceremony (1971, Ōshima Nagisa)
  4. Lucía (1968, Humberto Solás)
  5. Partner. (1968, Bernardo Bertolucci)
  6. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1966, André Delvaux)

1973

  1. An Autumn Afternoon (1962, Ozu Yasujirō)
  2. Playtime (1967, Jacques Tati)
  3. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea)
  4. Days and Nights in the Forest (1970, Satyajit Ray)
  5. The Adversary (1970, Satyajit Ray)
  6. Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1969, Ōshima Nagisa)
  7. The Spider’s Stratagem (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci)
  8. Happiness (1935, Aleksandr Medvedkin)

1972

  1. Late Spring (1949, Ozu Yasujirō)
  2. Tokyo Story (1953, Ozu Yasujirō)
  3. L’Amour fou (1969, Jacques Rivette)
  4. Je t’aime, je t’aime (1968, Alain Resnais)
  5. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969, Marcel Ophuls)
  6. Le Samouräi (1967, Jean-Pierre Melville)

1971

  1. La Collectionneuse (1967, Éric Rohmer)
  2. The Crucified Lovers (1954, Mizoguchi Kenji)
  3. The Nun (1966, Jacques Rivette)
  4. Black Peter (1964, Miloš Forman)

1970

  1. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966, Roberto Rossellini)
  2. Au hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson)
  3. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967, Jean-Luc Godard)
  4. Mouchette (1967, Robert Bresson)
  5. Pasazerka (1963, Andrzej Munk)
  6. Raven’s End (1963, Bo Widerberg)

1969

  1. Pierrot le fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
  2. Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Mizoguchi Kenji)
  3. Lola Montès (1955, Max Ophuls)
  4. Simon of the Desert (1965, Luis Buñuel)
  5. Black Girl (1966, Ousmane Sembène)
  6. Not Reconciled (1965, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  7. The Round-Up (1966, Jancsó Miklós)
  8. Walkover (1965, Jerzy Skolimowski)
  9. Six in Paris (1964, Omnibus)
  10. Intimate Lighting (1965, Ivan Passer)

1968

  1. Red Beard (1965, Kurosawa Akira)
  2. Les Carabiniers (1963, Jean-Luc Godard)
  3. Accattone (1961, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  4. Identification Marks: None (1964, Jerzy Skolimowski)
  5. Fists in the Pocket (1965, Marco Bellocchio)

1967

  1. The Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Buñuel)
  2. Le Petit Soldat (1960, Jean-Luc Godard)
  3. The Burmese Harp (1956, Ichikawa Kon)
  4. The Big City (1963, Satyajit Ray)
  5. She and He (1963, Hani Susumu)

1966

  1. Le Joli Mai (1962, Chris Marker)

1965

  1. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962, Robert Bresson)
  2. Chronicle of a Summer (1961, Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin)

1964

  1. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936, Jean Renoir)
  2. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945, Robert Bresson)
  3. A Woman Is a Woman (1961, Jean-Luc Godard)

1963

  1. Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson)
  2. The Bad Sleep Well (1960, Kurosawa Akira)

1962

  1. Mr. Arkadin (1955, Orson Welles)

1961

  1. Throne of Blood (1957, Kurosawa Akira)
  2. Elevator to the Gallows (1958, Louis Malle)

1960

  1. Ikiru (1952, Kurosawa Akira)

1959

  1. Aparajito (1956, Satyajit Ray)

1958

  1. Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)

1956

  1. Awaara (1951, Raj Kapoor)

1955

  1. Othello (1951, Orson Welles)

1954

  1. Diary of a Country Priest (1951, Robert Bresson)
  2. La Ronde (1950, Max Ophuls)

1951

  1. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947, Preston Sturges)

1950

  1. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
  2. A Day in the Country (1936, Jean Renoir)
  3. Angels of Sin (1943, Robert Bresson)

1949

  1. Enamorada (1946, Emilio Fernández)

1947

  1. L’Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
  2. Zero for Conduct (1933, Jean Vigo)

1943

  1. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933, Fritz Lang)

1929

  1. Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)