Here a list of films that I believe to be PURE and TRUE masterpieces of the past and today’s century. (NOT PARTICULAR ORDER).
You are invited to correct, argue, comment and add to this list. :)
1- Stalker – (Tarkovsky, 1979)
2- Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr, 2000)
3- Once Upon A Time in Anatolia – (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011)
4- Mirror – (Tarkovsky, 1975)
5- The White Ribbon – (Haneke, 2009)
6- The Turin Horse – (Bela Tarr, 2011)
7- Landscape In The Mist – (Theo Angelopouos, 1988)
8- Andrei Rublev – (Tarkovsky, 1966)
9- The Milk of Sorrow (Claudia Llosa, 2009)
10- The Quince Tree Sun (Vicotor Erice, 1992)
11- The Spirit of The Beehive (VIctor Erice, 1973)
12- Elisa, My Life (Carlos Saura, 1977)
13- Time of The Gypsies – (Emir Kusturica, 1988)
14- Silent Light- (Carlos Reygadas, 2007)
15- Pictures of The Old World (Dušan Hanak, 1972)
16- Calendar – (Aton Egoyan, 1993)
17- Beau Travail ( Claire Denis, 1999)
18- Mamma Roma (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962)
19- Salò, or 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975)
20- Au Hazard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)
21- A Man Escaped (Bresson, 1956)
22- Pickpocket (Bresson, 1959)
23- Mouchette( Bresson, 1967)
24- The Devil, Probably ( Bresson, 1977)
25- La Ciénaga (Lucrecia Martel, 2001)
26- La Mujer Sin Cabeza ( Lucrecia Martel, 2004)
27- Adrienne Pál (Agnes Kocsis, 2010)
28- Honey (Smih Kapanoglou, 2010)
29- Humanité (Bruno Dumont, 1999)
30- Picnic At Hanging Rock (Peter Wier, 1975)
31- Benny’s Video (Haneke, 1992)
32- The Double Life Of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowsky, 1992)
33- The Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieslowsky, 1989)
34- The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Buñuel, 1974)
35- The Silence (Ingmar Bergman, 1963)
36- Cries and Whispers ( Ingmar Bergman, 1972)
37- Barry Lyndon ( Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
38- A Woman Under The Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974)
39- The Godfather, Part II (F.F. Coppola, 1974)
40- Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)
41- Diary of A Country Priest ( Bresson, 1951)
42- Once Upon a Time in The West ( Sergior Leone, 1968)
43- Once Upon A Time in America (Sergio Leone)
44- L’Avvetura (M. Antonioni, 1960)
45- The Red Dessert (M. Antonioni)
46- Vivre Sa Vie (Godard)
47- The House (Sharunas Bartas)
48- El Topo (Alejandro Jodorwsky)
49- Hombre mirando al sudeste (Eliseo Subiela, 1986)
MORE TO COME!
I was reading through it and getting all prepared to say, “Of all the movies on that list I’ve seen none of them are terrible, so it’s as good a list as any other!” but then you listed El Topo.
I don’t hate El Topo but it just seems it was made by a really talented undergrad. I own it on DVD, watched it once, and probably never will again.
I hate mubi’s posting system.
Oh. There is Once Upon a Time in the West.
Very good list. I particularly like seeing The White Ribbon, Salo, and Barry Lyndon on there.
Here’s five of mine that I would definitely add (some are sure to be controversial picks):
1. A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick, 1971)
2. The Devils (Russell, 1971)
3. Gummo (Korine, 1997)
4. Blue Velvet (Lynch, 1986)
5. Metropolis (Lang, 1927)
Good list brother, but no Tokyo Story? That’s fine, but your thoughts on it?
Dammit, I want to see Anatolia.
VIVRE SA VIE! Sweet!! You listed some other favorites too (The Godfather Part II, Le Samourai), but that’s like, my new favorite European film ever.
Calendar, not Exotica? =O
Thumbs up for Calender, I love that film!
1- Flash Gordon and I share my thoughts on it here
2- UHF and I share my thoughts on it here
I can agree a bit on UHF, just rewatched Ford Fairlane from my childhood and loved it even more
I agree with a majority of those that I’ve seen.
You seem to like the same sorts of films as me.
I love the inclusion of Pictures of the old world. Solid piece of documentary work.
Good for The White Ribbon and Silent Light.
Hobo Clown, otherwise I would agree with most of that, maybe Cuckoo’s Nest?
@Criterion10 I’m in agreement on all but The Devils, and that’s only because I haven’t seen it. Given the quality of the other four films on that list, I should probably change that!
I disagree with the two Pasolini films, I like them both but I’d hardly call them masterpieces. Looking aside my personal favourites even though I like these films a lot some of them are even my absolute favourites I would add:
Fanny & Alexander
The Baby of Mâcon
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Color of Pomegranates
Last Year at Marienbad
Shadows of our Forgotten Ancestors
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Woman in the Dunes
Nights of Cabiria
Lawrence of Arabia
On the Waterfront
The Burmese Harp
Aguirre, Wrath of God
Paths of Glory
Bonnie & Clyde
The Maltese Falcon
The Blue Angel
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
The Wizard of Oz
The Manchurian Candidate
The Shop on Main Street