Quite right- with lots of lists on the go, i've not quite had the energy to concentrate on the possible additions here.
Great list but we do need more variety. The Hawaiian, Filipino and Indian matters have to be thoroughly explored and I hope to see more films being added concerning the Byzantine Empire and the neighbouring lands of its then era.
I would recommend adding Quilombo, 500 Years Later, and Che. My favorite list I've seen on Mubi thus far though.
FYI, there is a 1959 film about Hannibal called, oddly enough, Hannibal. It stars Victor Mature and was partly directed by Ulmer. It's not bad in the enjoyment sense and has some worthwhile qualities, but it's sort of a Hollywoodesque take on the subject, going for the drama and excitement foremost, even though it was filmed in Italy. It certainly wouldn't be considered a great film or be to everyone's taste, but I enjoyed it well enough.
The Battle of Algiers is already on, and La Commune is just the sort of thing i was wanting as suggestions. I'm mainly concentrating on films based on real life cases, which is why i picked Heavenly Creatures, but with a small number of fictional films that can stand for/epitomise certain events and periods
Jerry, Rossellini is useful for this list but i ws also wanting more from Eastern Europe which is under-represented as are many parts of the world, and i'm not sure about including period fiction even if more "truthful" than some "histrical/factual" based films. it's actually proving quite a hard list.