My Favourite Films of All-Time

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Over the years, I have documented every film that I would deem good enough to recommend to someone I know. The list has swelled to over 600 entries. What you are about to see is more than three decades worth of time that has given meaning and understanding to my life. I will continue to update this list as time goes by.

1920s

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror (1922) F.W. Murnau
Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang

1930s

Frankenstein (1931) James Whale
M (1931) Fritz Lang
The 39 Steps (1935) Alfred Hitchcock
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) James Whale
Modern Times (1936) Charlie Chaplin
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Michael Curtiz and William Keighley
La Grande Illusion (1937) Jean Renoir
The Lady Vanishes (1938) Alfred Hitchcock
Gone with the Wind (1939) Victor Fleming
The Rules of the Game (1939) Jean Renoir
Wuthering Heights (1939) William Wyler

1940s

The Great Dictator (1940) Charlie Chaplin
His Girl Friday (1940) Howard Hawks
Rebecca (1940) Alfred Hitchcock
Citizen Kane (1941) Orson Welles
The Lady Eve (1941) Preston Sturges
The Maltese Falcon (1941) John Huston
Suspicion (1941) Alfred Hitchcock
Casablanca (1942) Michael Curtiz
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Alfred Hitchcock
Double Indemnity (1944) Billy Wilder
Brief Encounter (1945) David Lean
Rome, Open City (1945) Roberto Rossellini
Spellbound (1945) Alfred Hitchcock
The Bicycle Thief (1948) Vittorio De Sica
The Big Sleep (1946) Howard Hawks
Notorious (1946) Alfred Hitchcock
Lady From Shanghai (1948) Orson Welles
All the King’s Men (1949) Robert Rossen
Stray Dog (1949) Akira Kurosawa
The Third Man (1949) Carol Reed

1950s

All About Eve (1950) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Rashomon (1950) Akira Kurosawa
Sunset Boulevard (1950) Billy Wilder
Ace in the Hole (1951) Billy Wilder
Strangers on a Train (1951) Alfred Hitchcock
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Elia Kazan
High Noon (1952) Fred Zinnemann
Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
The Summer with Monika (1953) Ingmar Bergman
Tokyo Story (1953) Yasujirô Ozu
The Wages of Fear (1953) Henri-Georges Clouzot
The Caine Mutiny (1954) Edward Dmytryk
Dial M for Murder (1954) Alfred Hitchcock
Rear Window (1954) Alfred Hitchcock
The Seven Samurai (1954) Akira Kurosawa
A Voyage to Italy (1954) Roberto Rossellini
Les Diaboliques (1955) Henri-Georges Clouzot
The Night of the Hunter (1955) Charles Laughton
Rebel Without A Cause (1955) Nicholas Ray
Rififi (1955) Jules Dassin
To Catch a Thief (1955) Alfred Hitchcock
The Killing (1956) Stanley Kubrick
An Affair to Remember (1957) Leo McCarey
12 Angry Men (1957) Sydney Lumet
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) David Lean
Paths of Glory (1957) Stanley Kubrick
The Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman
Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Alexander Mackendrick
Wild Strawberries (1957) Ingmar Bergman
Elevator to the Gallows (1958) Louis Malle
The Hidden Fortress (1958) Akira Kurosawa
Touch of Evil (1958) Orson Welles
Vertigo (1958) Alfred Hitchcock
The 400 Blows (1959) Francois Truffaut
North by Northwest (1959) Alfred Hitchcock
Pickpocket (1959) Robert Bresson

1960s

The Adventure (1960) Michelangelo Antonioni
The Apartment (1960) Billy Wilder
The Bad Sleep Well (1960) Akira Kurosawa
Les Bonnes Femmes (1960) Claude Chabrol
Breathless (1960) Jean-Luc Godard
La Dolce Vita (1960) Federico Fellini
Peeping Tom (1960) Michael Powell
Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock
Spartacus (1960) Stanley Kubrick
Cape Fear (1961) J. Lee Thompson
Divorce Italian-Style (1961) Pietro Germi
The Hustler (1961) Robert Rossen
Last Year at Marienbad (1961) Alain Resnais
La Notte (1961) Michelangelo Antonioni
Through a Glass Darkly (1961) Ingmar Bergman
A Woman is a Woman (1961) Jean-Luc Godard
Yojimbo (1961) Akira Kurosawa
Il Sorpasso (1962) Dino Risi
La Jetée (1962) Chris Marker
Jules and Jim (1962) Francois Truffaut
Knife in the Water (1962) Roman Polanski
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) David Lean
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) John Frankenheimer
Muting on the Bounty (1962) Lewis Milestone
My Life to Live (1962) Jean-Luc Godard
Sanjuro (1962) Akira Kurosawa
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Robert Mulligan
8 1/2 (1963) Federico Fellini
The Birds (1963) Alfred Hitchcock
Charade (1963) Stanley Donen
Contempt (1963) Jean-Luc Godard
From Russia With Love (1963) Terence Young
The Girl at the Monceau Bakery (1963) Eric Rohmer
The Great Escape (1963) John Sturges
High and Low (1963) Akira Kurosawa
Band of Outsiders (1964) Jean-Luc Godard
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964) Luis Bunuel
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Stanley Kubrick
A Fistful of Dollars (1964) Sergio Leone
Goldfinger (1964) Guy Hamilton
Pierrot Le Fou (1964) Jean-Luc Godard
The Soft Skin (1964) François Truffaut
The Battle of Algiers (1966) Gillo Pontecorvo
Blow-Up (1966) Michelangelo Antonioni
Cul-De-Sac (1966) Roman Polanski
Fahrenheit 451 (1966) Francois Fruffaut
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966) Sergio Leone
A Man for All Seasons (1966) Fred Zinnemann
Masculine-Feminine (1966) Jean-Luc Godard
Persona (1966) Ingmar Bergman
Belle de Jour (1967) Luis Bunuel
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Arthur Penn
La Collectionneuse (1967) Eric Rohmer
In Cold Blood (1967) Richard Brooks
Cool Hand Luke (1967) Stuart Rosenberg
The Dirty Dozen (1967) Robert Aldrich
The Graduate (1967) Mike Nichols
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) Stanley Kramer
In the Heat of the Night (1967) Norman Jewison
Le Samurai (1967) Jean-Pierre Melville
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick
Les Biches (1968) Claude Chabrol
Bullitt (1968) Pater Yates
If…. (1968) Lindsay Anderson
Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Sergio Leone
Planet of the Ages (1968) Franklin J. Schaffner
The Producers (1968) Mel Brooks
Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Roman Polanski
The Swimmer (1968) Frank Perry
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) Norman Jewison
The Army of Shadow (1969) Jean-Pierre Melville
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) George Roy Hill
Easy Rider (1969) Dennis Hopper
The Italian Job (1969) Peter Collinson
Midnight Cowboy (1969) John Schlesinger
My Night at Maud’s (1969) Eric Rohmer
The Passion of Anna (1969) Ingmar Bergman
The Wild Bunch (1969) Sam Peckinpah
Z (1969) Costa-Gavras

1970s

Claire’s Knee (1970) Eric Rohmer
The Conformist (1970) Bernardo Bertolucci
Five Easy Pieces (1970) Bob Rafelson
M.A.S.H (1970) Robert Altman
The Red Circle (1970) Jean-Pierre Melville
Tristana (1970) Luis Bunuel
The Big Boss (1971) Wei Lo, Chia-Hsiang Wu
The French Connection (1971) William Friedkin
Harold and Maude (1971) Hal Ashby
The Last Picture Show (1971) Peter Bogdanovich
Straw Dogs (1971) Sam Peckinpah
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) Werner Herzog
Deliverance (1972) John Boorman
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) Luis Bunuel
The Godfather: Part I (1972) Francis Ford Coppola
The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972) Rainer Warner Fassbinder
Sleuth (1972) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
The Way of the Dragon (1972) Bruce Lee
American Graffiti (1973) George Lucas
Don’t Look Now (1973) Nicholas Roeg
Enter the Dragon (1973) Robert Clouse
Main Streets (1973) Martin Scorsese
Scenes From a Marriage (1973) Ingmar Bergman
Serpico (1973) Sidney Lumet
The Sting (1973) George Roy Hill
Westworld (1973) Michael Crichton
The Wicker Man (1973) Robin Hardy
Blazing Saddles (1974) Mel Brooks
Chinatown (1974) Roman Polanski
The Conversation (1974) Francis Ford Coppola
F for Fake (1974) Orson Welles
The Godfather: Part II (1974) Francis Ford Coppola
Young Frankenstein (1974) Mel Brooks
Barry Lyndon (1975) Stanley Kubrick
Dog Day Afternoon (1975) Sidney Lumet
Jaws (1975) Steven Speilberg
Nashville (1957) Robert Altman
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Milos Forman
1900 (1976) Bernardo Bertolucci
All the President’s Men (1976) Alan J. Pakula
Marathon Man (1976) John Schlesinger
Network (1976) Sidney Lumet
Rocky (1976) John G. Avildsen
Taxi Driver (1976) Martin Scorsese
3 Women (1977) Robert Altman
The American Friend (1977) Wim Wenders
Annie Hall (1977) Woody Allen
A Bridge Too Far (1977) Richard Attenborough
Saturday Night Fever (1977) John Badham
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) Luis Bunuel
Dawn of the Dead (1978) George A. Romero
Days of Heaven (1978) Terrence Malick
Halloween (1978) John Carpenter
Superman (1978) Richard Donner
10 (1979) Blake Edwards
Alien (1979) Ridley Scott
Apocalypse Now (1979) Francis Ford Coppola
Being There (1979) Hal Ashby
The Jerk (1979) Carl Reiner
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Robert Benton
Mad Max (1979) George Miller
Manhattan (1979) Woody Allen
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) Rainer Werner Fassbinder

1980s

Airplane! (1980) Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Atlantic City (1980) Louis Malle
The Blues Brothers (1980) John Landis
The Last Metro (1980) François Truffaut
Ordinary People (1980) Robert Redford
Raging Bull (1980) Martin Scorsese
The Shining (1980) Stanley Kubrick
An American Werewolf in London (1981) John Landis
Body Heat (1981) Lawrence Kasdan
Chariots of Fire (1981) Hugh Hudson
Das Boot (1981) Wolfgang Petersen
Lola (1981) Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) George Miller
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Steven Speilberg
Reds (1981) Warren Beatty
Blade Runner (1982) Ridley Scott
Burden of Dreams (1982) Les Blank
Diner (1982) Barry Levinson
Escape From New York (1982) John Carpenter
Fanny and Alexander (1982) Ingmar Bergman
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Amy Heckerling
First Blood (1982) Ted Kotcheff
Fitzcarraldo (1982) Werner Herzog
Missing (1982) Costa-Gavras
The Thing (1982) John Carpenter
Veronica Voss (1982) Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Once Upon a Time in America (1983) Sergio Leone
Pauline at the Beach (1983) Eric Rohmer
The Right Stuff (1983) Philip Kaufman
Scarface (1983) Brian De Palma
Terms of Endearment (1983) James L. Brooks
Zelig (1983) Woody Allen
Amadeus (1984) Milos Forman
Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Martin Brest
Broadway Danny Rose (1984) Woody Allen
A Passage to India (1984) David Lean
Sixteen Candles (1984) John Hughes
The Terminator (1984) James Cameron
This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Rob Reiner
Back to the Future (1985) Robert Zemeckis
The Breakfast Club (1985) John Hughes
Out of Africa (1984) Sydney Pollack
Ran (1985) Akira Kurosawa
Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Woody Allen
Aliens (1986) James Cameron
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Woody Allen
Hoosiers (1986) David Anspaugh
Platoon (1986) Oliver Stone
Pretty in Pink (1986) Howard Deutch
Top Gun (1986) Tony Scott
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) Louis Malle
Broadcast News (1987) James L. Brooks
Fatal Attraction (1987) Adrian Lyne
Full Metal Jacket (1987) Stanley Kubrick
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) John Hughes
The Princess Bride (1987) Rob Reiner
Raising Arizona (1987) Ethan and Joel Coen
Robocop (1987) Paul Verhoeven
The Untouchables (1987) Brian De Palma
Wall Street (1987) Oliver Stone
Aliens (1988) James Cameron
Beetlejuice (1988) Tom Burton
Bull Durham (1988) Ron Shelton
Cinema Paradiso (1988) Giuseppe Tornatore
Dangerous Liaisons (1988) Stephen Frears
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) Frank Oz
A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Charles Crichton, John Cleese
Mississippi Burning (1988) Alan Parker
Rain Man (1988) Barry Levinson
A Short Film About Killing (1988) Krzysztof Kieslowski
The Thin Blue Line (1988) Errol Morris
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) Robert Zemeckis
Batman (1989) Tim Burton
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) Woody Allen
Dead Poets Society (1989) Peter Weir
Do The Right Thing (1989) Spike Lee
Glory (1989) Edward Zwick
Henry V (1989) Kenneth Branagh
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Steven Speilberg
The Killer (1989) John Woo
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989) Pedro Almodovar
When Harry Met Sally (1989) Rob Reiner

1990s

Dances with Wolves (1990) Kevin Costner
Edward Scissorhands (1990) Tim Burton
Goodfellas (1990) Martin Scorsese
The Hunt for Red October (1990) John McTiernan
Miller’s Crossing (1990) Ethan and Joel Coen
Total Recall (1990) Paul Verhoeven
Barton Fink (1991) Ethan and Joel Coen
Beauty and the Beast (1991) Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Boyz ‘N the Hood (1991)John Singeton
Delicatessen (1991) Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Double Life of Veronique (1991) Krzysztof Kieslowski
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991) Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola
JFK (1991) Oliver Stone
Silence of the Lambs (1991) Jonathan Demme
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) James Cameron
Glengarry, Glen Ross (1992) James Foley
Hardboiled (1992)John Woo
Husbands and Wives (1992) Woody Allen
Man Bites Dog (1992) Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde
The Player (1992) Robert Altman
Scent of a Woman (1992) Martin Brest
Unforgiven (1992) Clint Eastwood
Age of Innocence (1993) Martin Scorsese
Carlito’s Way (1993) Brian De Palma
Colours Trilogy: Blue (1993) Krzysztof Kieslowski
Groundhog Day (1993) Harold Ramis
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Henry Selick
Schindler’s List (1993) Steven Speilberg
True Romance (1993) Tony Scott
The War Room (1993) Chris Hegedus, D.A Pennebaker
Bullets Over Broadway (1994) Woody Allen
Clerks (1994) Kevin Smith
Colours Trilogy: White (1994) Krzysztof Kieslowski
Colours Trilogy: Red (1994) Krzysztof Kieslowski
Ed Wood (1994) Tim Burton
Forrest Gump (1994) Robert Zemeckis
Heavenly Creatures (1994) Peter Jackson
Hoop Dreams (1994) Steve James
Pulp Fiction (1994) Quentin Tarantino
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Frank Darabont
12 Monkeys (1995) Terry Gilliam
Before Sunrise (1995) Richard Linklater
Braveheart (1995) Mel Gibson
Casino (1995) Martin Scorsese
Clueless (1995) Amy Heckerling
La Cérémonie(1995) Claude Chabrol
La Haine (1995) Mathieu Kassovitz
Heat (1995) Michael Mann
Lone Star (1995) John Sayles
The Mighty Aphrodite (1995) Woody Allen
Richard III (1995) Richard Loncraine
Sense and Sensibility (1995) Ang Lee
Seven (1995) David Fincher
To Die For (2015) Gus Van Sant
The Usual Suspects (1995) Bryan Singer
Breaking the Waves (1996) Lars von Trier
Dead Man Walking (1996) Tim Robbins
The English Patient (1996) Anthony Minghella
Fargo (1996) Ethan and Joel Coen
Il Postino: The Postman (1996) Michael Radford
Secrets and Lies (1996) Mike Leigh
Trainspotting (1996) Danny Boyle
As Good As It Gets (1997) James L. Brooks
Boogie Nights (1997) Paul Thomas Anderson
Donnie Brasco (1997) Mike Newell
The Fifth Element (1997) Luc Besson
Funny Games (1997) Michael Haneke
Gattaca (1997) Andrew Niccol
Good Will Hunting (1997) Gus Van Sant
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) George Armitage
The Ice Storm (1997) Ang Lee
Insomnia (1997) Erik Skjoldbjærg
L.A. Confidential (1997) Curtis Hanson
Live Flesh (1997) Pedro Almodovar
Open Your Eyes (1997) Alejandro Amenabar
Titanic (1997) James Cameron
American History X (1998) Tony Kaye
The Big Lebowski (1998) Ethan and Joel Coen
Croupier (1998) Mike Hodges
Elizabeth (1998) Shekhar Kapur
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Guy Ritchie
Pleasantville (1998) Gary Ross
Run Lola Run (1998) Tom Tykwer
Rushmore (1998) Wes Anderson
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Steven Speilberg
Shakespeare in Love (1998) John Madden
There’s Something About Mary (1998) Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
The Truman Show (1998) Peter Weir
All About My Mother (1999) Pedro Almodovar
American Beauty (1999) Sam Mendes
The Cider House Rules (1999) Lasse Hallström
Election (1999) Alexander Payne
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Stanley Kubrick
Fight Club (1999) David Fincher
The Hurricane (1999) Norman Jewison
The Insider (1999) Michael Mann
Magnolia (1999) Paul Thomas Anderson
Office Space (1999) Mike Judge
The Sixth Sense (1999) M. Night Shyamalan
Sleepy Hollow (1999) Tim Burton
Sweet and Low Down (1999) Woody Allen
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) Anthony Minghella

2000s

Almost Famous (2000) Cameron Crowe
American Psycho (2000) Mary Harron
Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Before Night Falls (2000) Julian Schnabel
Cast Away (2000) Robert Zemeckis
Chocolat (2000) Lasse Hallström
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee
Dancer in the Dark (2000) Lars von Trier
Erin Brockovich (2000) Steven Soderbergh
Finding Forrester (2000) Gus Van Sant
Gladiator (2000) Ridley Scott
High Fidelity (2000) Stephen Frears
In the Mood for Love (2000) Kar Wai Wong
Memento (2000) Christopher Nolan
O’ Brother, Where Art Thou (2000) Ethan and Joel Coen
Quills (2000) Philip Kaufman
Shadow of a Vampire (2000) Shadow of the Vampire
Snatch (2000) Guy Ritchie
Traffic (2000) Steven Soderbergh
28 Days Later (2001) Danny Boyle
Amelie (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet
A Beautiful Mind (2001) Ron Howard
Black Hawk Down (2001) Ridley Scott
Count of Monte Cristo (2001) Kevin Reynolds
The Devil’s Backbone (2001) Guillermo del Toro
Donnie Darko (2001) Richard Kelly
Ghost World (2001) Terry Zwigoff
Enemy at the Gates (2001) Jean-Jacques Annaud
The Experiment (2001) Oliver Hirschbiegel
Gosford Park (2001) Robert Altman
In the Bedroom (2001) Todd Field
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Peter Jackson
The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) Ethan and Joel Coen
Monster’s Inc (2001) Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
Moulin Rouge (2001) Baz Luhrmann
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2001) Joel Zwick
Ocean’s Eleven (2001) Steven Soderbergh
The Others (2001) Alejandro Amenabar
The Piano Teacher (2001) Michael Haneke
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Wes Anderson
Training Day (2001) Antoine Fuqua
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) Alfonso Cuarón
8 Women (2002) Francois Ozon
About Schmidt (2002) Alexander Payne
Adaptation (2002) Spike Jonze
Bourne Identity (2002) Doug Liman
Bowling for Columbine (2002) Michael Moore
Catch Me If You Can (2002) Steven Speilberg
City of God (2002) Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund
Far From Heaven (2002) Todd Haynes
Finding Nemo (2002) Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Peter Jackson
Monster’s Ball (2002) Marc Forster
The Pianist (2002) Roman Polanski
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Paul Thomas Anderson
Road to Perdition (2002) Sam Mendes
Seabiscuit (2002) Gary Ross
Signs (2002) M. Night Shyamalan
Talk to Her (2002) Pedro Almodovar
21 Grams (2003) Alejandro González Iñárritu
The Best of Youth (2003) Marco Tullio Giordana
Cold Mountain (2003) Anthony Minghella
The Corporation (2003) Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Good Bye Lenin! (2003) Wolfgang Becker
Kill Bill: Volume I (2003) Quentin Tarantino
The Last Samurai (2003) Edward Zwick
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Peter Jackson
Lost in Translation (2003) Sofia Coppola
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Peter Weir
Mystic River (2003) Clint Eastwood
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Gore Verbinski
Shattered Glass (2003) Billy Ray
Swimming Pool (2003) François Ozon
5X2 (2004) François Ozon
The Aviator (2004) Martin Scorsese
Before Sunset (2004) Richard Linklater
Bourne Supremacy (2004) Paul Greengrass
Closer (2004) Mike Nichols
Collateral (2004) Michael Mann
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Michel Gondry
Fahrenheit 911 (2004) Michael Moore
Friday Night Lights (2004) Peter Berg
Garden State (2004) Zach Braff
Hotel Rwanda (2004) Terry George
Kill Bill: Volume II (2004) Quentin Tarantino
Kinsey (2004) Bill Condon
Million Dollar Baby (2004) Clint Eastwood
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Walter Salles
The Sea Inside (2004) Alejandro Amenabar
Sideways (2004) Alexander Payne
Batman Begins (2005) Christopher Nolan
Brokeback Mountain (2005) Ang Lee
Cache (2005) Michael Haneke
The Constant Gardener (2005) Fernando Meirelles
Crash (2005) Paul Haggis
Downfall (2005) Oliver Hirschbiegel
Good Night and Good Luck (2005) George Clooney
A History of Violence (2005) David Cronenberg
The Incredibles (2005) Brad Bird
Junebug (2005) Phil Morrison
King Kong (2005) Peter Jackson
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) Shane Black
The Matador (2005) Richard Shepard
Matchpoint (2005) Woody Allen
Munich (2005) Steven Speilberg
The Passion of the Christ (2005) Mel Gibson
Red Eye (2005) Wes Craven
Sin City (2005) Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
The Squid and the Whale (2005) Noah Baumbach
Syriana (2005) Stephen Gaghan
Wedding Crashers (2005) David Dobkin
After the Wedding (2006) Susanne Bier
Apocalypto (2006) Mel Gibson
Away From Her (2006) Sarah Polley
Black Book (2006) Paul Verhoeven
Blood Diamond (2006) Edward Zwick
Casino Royale (2006) Martin Campbell
Children of Men (2006) Alfonso Cuaron
The Departed (2006) Martin Scorsese
Equilibrium (2006) Kurt Wimmer
The Hoax (2006) Lasse Hallström
The Illusionist (2006) Neil Burger
Inside Man (2006) Spike Lee
The Last King of Scotland (2006) Kevin Macdonald
Little Children (2006) Todd Field
The Lives of Others (2006) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Notes on a Scandal (2006) Richard Eyre
Once (2006) John Carney
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Guillermo Del Toro
The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (2006) Sophie Fiennes
The Prestige (2006) Christopher Nolan
The Queen (2006) Stephen Frears
Reprise (2006) Joachim Trier
Rescue Dawn (2006) Werner Herzog
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Marc Forster
Thank You For Smoking (2006) Jason Reitman
V for Vendetta (2006) James McTeigue
Volver (2006) Pedro Almodovar
28 Weeks Later (2007) Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
3:10 to Yuma (2007) James Mangold
American Gangster (2007) Ridley Scott
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford(2007) Andrew Dominik
Atonement (2007) Joe Wright
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007) Sidney Lumet
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Paul Greengrass
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) Mike Nichols
City of Men (2007) Paulo Morelli
Death Proof (2007) Quentin Tarantino
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Julian Schnabel
Eastern Promises (2007) David Cronenberg
The Edge of Heaven (2007) Fatih Akin
Elite Squad (2007) Jose Padilha
Hot Fuzz (2007) Edgar Wright
Into the Wild (2007) Sean Penn
Juno (2007) Jason Reitman
Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Craig Gillespie
Michael Clayton (2007) Tony Gilroy
No Country for Old Men (2007) Ethan and Joel Coen
No End in Sight (2007) Charles Ferguson
Persepolis (2007) Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Planet Terror (2007) Robert Rodriguez
Ratatouille (2007) Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
The Savages (2007) Tamara Jenkins
Sunshine (2007) Danny Boyle
Sicko (2007) Michael Moore
The Simpsons Movie (2007) David Silverman
Sweeney Todd (2007) Tim Burton
There Will Be Blood (2007) Paul Thomas Anderson
La Vie En Rose (2007) Olivier Dahan
Zodiac (2007) David Fincher
The Baader-Meinhof Complex (2008) Uli Edel
The Band Job (2008) Roger Donaldson
Burn After Reading (2008) Ethan and Joel Coen
A Christmas Tale (2008) Arnaud Desplechin
The Class (2008) Laurent Cantet
The Dark Knight (2008) Christopher Nolan
Doubt (2008) John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon (2008) Ron Howard
Gomorrah (2008) Matteo Garrone
I’ve Loved You So Long (2008) Philippe Claudel
In Bruges (2008) Martin McDonagh
JCVD (2008) Mabrouk El Mechri
Milk (2008) Gus Van Sant
One Week (2008) Michael McGowan
Rachel Getting Married (2008) Jonathan Demme
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) Marina Zenovich
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Danny Boyle
Summer Hours (2008) Olivier Assayas
Tell No One (2008) Guillaume Canet
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) Woody Allen
Wall-E (2008) Andrew Stanton
Waltz with Bashir (2008) Ari Folman
The Wrestler (2008) Darren Aronofsky
500 Days of Summer (2009) Marc Webb
The Bad Lieutenant (2009) Werner Herzog
The Blind Side (2009) John Lee Hancock
Broken Embraces (2009) Pedro Almodovar
Coraline (2009) Henry Selick
The Damned United (2009) Tom Hooper
District 9 (2009) Neill Blomkamp
An Education (2009) Lone Scherfig
The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Wes Anderson
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2008) Niels Arden Oplev
Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno (2009) Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea
The Hurt Locker (2009) Kathryn Bigelow
I Am Love (2009) Luca Guadagnino
The Informant! (2009) Steven Soderbergh
Inglorious Basterds (2009) Quentin Tarantino
Invictus (2009) Clint Eastwood
Looking for Eric (2009) Ken Loach
A Prophet (2009) Jacques Audiard
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) Juan José Campanella
A Serious Man (2009) Ethan and Joel Coen
Star Trek (2009) J.J. Abrams
State of Play (2009) Kevin Macdonald
Up (2009) Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Up in the Air (2009) Jason Reitman
The White Ribbon (2009) Michael Haneke

2010s

Les Amours Imaginaires (2010) Xavier Dolan
Black Swan (2010) Darren Aronofsky
Buried (2010) Rodrigo Cortes
The Company Men (2010) John Wells
Cariolanus (2010) Ralph Fiennes
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) José Padilha
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) Banksy
The Ghost Writer (2010) Roman Polanski
In A Better World (2010) Susanne Bier
Inception (2010) Christopher Nolan
Inside Job (2010) Charles Ferguson
In The Loop (2010) Armando Iannucci
The King’s Speech (2010) Tom Hooper
Potiche (2010)Francois Ozon
Rabbit Hole (2010) John Cameron Mitchell
Restrepo (2010) Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010) Edgar Wright
Senna (2010) Asif Kapadia
The Social Network (2010) David Fincher
Somewhere (2010) Sofia Coppola
Tamara Drewe (2010) Stephen Frears
True Grit (2010) Ethan and Joel Coen
50/50 (2011) Jonathan Levine
The Artist (2011) Michel Hazanavicius
Beginners (2011) Mike Mills
Bridesmaids (2011) Paul Feig
Carnage (2011) Roman Polanski
Contagion (2011) Steven Sodernergh
A Dangerous Method (2011) David Cronenberg
The Descendants (2011) Alexander Payne
Drive (2011) Nicolas Winding Refn
The Fighter (2011) David O. Russell
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011) David Fincher
Goodbye First Love (2011) Mia Hansen-Løve
The Help (2011) Tate Taylor
Incendies (2011) Denis Villeneuve
Into The Abyss (2011) Werner Herzog
Intouchables (2011)Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Jane Eyre (2011) Cary Joji Fukunaga
The Kid With a Bike (2011) Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Margin Call (2011) J.C. Chandor
Midnight in Paris (2011) Woody Allen
Melancholia (2011) Lars von Trier
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) Brad Bird
Moneyball (2011) Bennett Miller
Mysteries of Lisbon (2011) Raoul Ruiz
Shame (2011) Steve McQueen
The Skin I Live In (2011) Pedro Almodovar
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Tomas Alfredson
Tree of Life (2011) Terrence Malick
Argo (2012) Ben Affleck
Blancanieves (2012) Pablo Berger
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012) Felix van Groeningen
A Cabin in the Woods (2012) Drew Goddard
Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) Lee Toland Krieger
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Christopher Nolan
End of Watch (2012) David Ayer
Flight (2012) Robert Zemeckis
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Peter Jackson
The Hunger Games (2012) Gary Ross
In the House (2012) Francois Ozon
Magic Mike (2012) Steven Soderbergh
The Master (2012) Paul Thomas Anderson
Les Miserables (2012) Tom Hooper
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Wes Anderson
No (2012) Pablo Larrain
Renoir (2012) Gilles Bourdos
A Royal Affair (2012) Nikolaj Arcel
Rust and Bone (2012) Jacques Audiard
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) David O. Russell
Skyfall (2012) Sam Mendes
Stories We tell (2012) Sarah Polley
Tabu (2012) Miguel Gomes
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Kathryn Bigelow
12 Years a Slave (2013) Steve McQueen
All is Lost (2013) J.C. Chandor
American Hustle (2013) David O. Russell
Attila Marcel (2013) Sylvain Chomet
August: Osaga County (2013) John Wells
Before Midnight (2013) Richard Linklater
Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013) Abdellatif Kechiche
Blue Jasmine (2013) Woody Allen
Captain Phillips (2013) Paul Greengrass
Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Jean-Marc Vallee
Don Jon (2013) Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Double (2013) Richard Ayoade
Enemy (2013) Denis Villeneuve
Fruitvale Station (2013) Ryan Coogler
The Gilded Cage (2013) Ruben Alves
Good Vibrations (2013) Lisa D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn
Gravity (2013) Alfonso Cuaron
The Great Beauty (2013) Paulo Sorrentino
Her (2013) Spike Jonze
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Peter Jackson
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Ethan and Joel Coen
Mud (2013) Jeff Nichols
Nebraska (2013 Alexander Payne
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Jim Jarmusch
Philomena (2013) Stephen Frears
Prisoners (2013) Denis Villeneuve
Quai d’Orsay (The French Minister) (2013) Bertrand Tavernier
Rush (2013) Ron Howard
Side Effects (2013) Steven Soderbergh
The Spectacular Now (2013) James Ponsoldt
Spring Breakers (2013) Harmony Korine
Tom at the Farm (2013) Xavier Dolan
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Martin Scorsese
Venus in Fur (2013) Roman Polanski
Young and Beautiful (2013) Francois Ozon
Big Eyes (2014) Tim Burton
Birdman (2014) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Boyhood (2014) Richard Linklater
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) Olivier Assayas
The Duke of Burgundy (2014) Peter Strickland
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Doug Liman
Foxcatcher (2014) Bennett Miller
Frank (2014) Lenny Abrahamson
Gone Girl (2014) David Fincher
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Wes Anderson
The Guest (2014) Adam Wingard
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (2014) Peter Jackson
The Imitation Game (2014) Morten Tyldum
The Immigrant (2014) James Gray
Inherent Vice (2014) Paul Thomas Anderson
Leviathan (2014) Andrey Zvyagintsev
Life Itself (2014) Steve James
Listen Up Philip (2014) Alex Ross Perry
Locke (2014) Steven Knight
Love and Mercy (2014) Bill Pohlad
A Most Violent Year (2014) J.C. Chandor
A Most Wanted Man (2014) Anton Corbijn
Mr. Turner (2014) Mike Leigh
Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 and 2 (2014) Lars von Trier
The New Girlfriend (2014) Francois Ozon
Nightcrawler (2014) Dan Gilroy
Phoenix (2014) Christian Petzold
Selma (2014) Ava DuVernay
Snowpiercer (2014) Joon-ho Bong
St. Vincent (2014) Theodore Melfi
Top Five (2014) Chris Rock
Two Days, One Night (2014) Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
What We Do In The Shadows (2014) Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
While We’re Young (2014) Noah Baumbach
Whiplash (2014) Damien Chazelle
Wild (2014)Jean-Marc Vallee
Wild Tales (2014) Damian Szifron
Anomalisa (2015) Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman
Arabian Nights (2015) Miguel Gomes
Beasts of No Nation (2015) Cary Joji Fukunaga
The Big Short (2015) Adam McKay
A Bigger Splash (2015) Luca Guadagnino
Bridge of Spies (2015) Steven Speilberg
Brooklyn (2015)John Crowley
Carol (2015) Todd Haynes
Chi-Raq (2015) Spike Lee
Creed (2015) Ryan Coogler
Crimson Peak (2015) Guillermo de Toro
The Danish Girl (2015) Tom Hooper
Dairy of a Teenage Girl (2015) Marielle Heller
Demolition (2015) Jean-Marc Vallée
The End of the Tour (2015) James Ponsoldt
Ex Machina (2015) Alex Garland
Experimenter (2015) Michael Almereyda
Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) Thomas Vinterberg
The Gift (2015) Joel Edgerton
Macbeth (2015)Justin Kurzel
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) George Miller
The Martian (2015) Ridley Scott
Me, Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Mistress America (2015) Noah Baumbach
Queen of Earth (2015) Alex Ross Perry
The Revenant (2015)Alejandro G. Inarritu
Room (2015) Lenny Abrahamson
Sicario (2015) Denis Villeneuve
Spotlight (2015) Tom McCarthy
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) J.J. Abrams
Steve Jobs (2015) Danny Boyle
Straight Outta Compton (2015) F. Gary Gray
Trainwreck (2015) Judd Apatow
Trumbo (2015) Jay Roach
The Walk (2015) Robert Zemeckis
Joy (2015) David O. Russell
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Dan Trachtenberg
20th Century Women (2016) Mike Mills
Arrival (2016) Denis Villeneuve
Cafe Society (2016) Woody Allen
Captain Fantastic (2016) Matt Ross
Certain Women (2016) Kelly Reichardt
Christine (2016) Antonio Campos
Colossal (2016) Nacho Vigalondo
Deepwater Horizon (2016) Peter Berg
The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Kelly Fremon Craig
Elle (2016) Paul Verhoeven
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Richard Linklater
Fences (2016) Denzel Washington
The Founder (2016) John Lee Hancock
Frantz (2016) Francois Ozon
Free Fire (2016) Ben Wheatley
Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Mel Gibson
Hell or High Water (2016) David MacKenzie
Jackie (2016) Pablo Lerrain
Julieta (2016) Pedro Almodovar
La La Land (2016) Damien Chazelle
Lion (2016) Garth Davis
The Lost City of Z (2016) James Gray
Loving (2016) Jeff Nichols
Midnight Special (2016) Jeff Nichols
A Monster Calls (2016) J.A. Bayona
Moonlight (2016) Barry Jenkins
The Nice Guys (2016) Shane Black
O.J: Made in America (2016) Ezra Edelman
Rogue One (2016) Gareth Edwards
Silence (2016) Martin Scorsese
Snowden (2016) Oliver Stone
Split (2016) M.Night Shyamalan
Strange Weather (2016) Katherine Dieckmann
Alien: Covenant (2017) Ridley Scott
Baby Driver (2017) Edgar Wright
The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola
The Death of Stalin (2017) Armando Iannucci
Downsizing (2017) Alexander Payne
Get Out (2017) Jordan Peele
My Cousin Rachel (2017) Roger Michell
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