@loveroflecinema: Great list! We have at least 3 films in common, and a few others are contenders for my own list as well.
Awesome! Like which ones?
2001, Casablanca, and Taxi Driver will definitely be on my list; The Godfather Part II, La Dolce Vita, and Pulp Fiction are all contenders as well.
Glad to hear :)
It was tough, so I decided I would only do one film for each director. Choosing between Raging Bull and Taxi Driver hurt like hell. Same with 2001 and Clockwork Orange or Strangelove. And Seven Samurai or Ran. I was up till 5 A.M last night going bug-eyed over this, but I’m satisfied with my final decision and look forward to seeing yours.
I watched La Dolce Vita the other night again. Still love it. Still hurts to watch.
I’ve only seen Raging Bull once, thought it was great but I didn’t find it nearly as enjoyable as Taxi Driver or Goodfellas (then again, I guess it’s not supposed to be). I really ought to watch it again.
Raging Bull is Scorsese’s most hard to watch for me. Taxi Driver is, in a strange, sick way, enjoyable (IMO).
I love Goodfellas. I consider it a dark comedy.
01SANSHO THE BAILIFF Kenji Mizoguchi
02THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC Carl Theodor Dreyer
03ANDREI RUBLEV Andrei Tarkovsky
04CHILDREN OF PARADISE Marcel Carné
05RAN Akira Kurosawa
06IVAN THE TERRIBLE, PART II Sergei Eisenstein
07LA DOLCE VITA Federico Fellini
08NAPOLEON Abel Gance
09RED BEARD Akira Kurosawa
10BICYCLE THIEVES Vittorio De Sica
The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959)
Contempt (Godard, 1963)
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Resnais, 1959)
Red Desert (Antonioni, 1964)
8 1/2 (Fellini, 1963)
L’Atalante (Vigo, 1934)
Last Tango in Paris (Bertolucci, 1972)
Persona (Bergman, 1966)
Three Colors: Blue (Kieslowski, 1993)
We Won’t Grow Old Together (Pialat, 1971)
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1 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone, 1966)
2 Fargo (Coen, 1996)
3 Withnail & I (Robinson, 1987)
4 The Seventh Seal (Bergman, 1957)
5 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Herzog, 1974)
6 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick, 1964)
7 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Gilliam, 1998)
8 The Hole (Tsai, 1998)
9 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)
10 Henry Fool (Hartley, 1997)
The Cameraman (1928)
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Seven Samurai (1954)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Yi Yi (2000)
Narrowing down to ten was insanely hard! All of the following barely missed and could have made it on a different day and a different mood: Amadeus, Casablanca, Chungking Express, 8 1/2, The Killer, Ran, The Seventh Seal, The Third Man, The Time To Live and the Time To Die, Y Tu Mamá También.
In no particular order…
In The Mood For Love
The Night of the Hunter
The Magnificent Ambersons
The Earrings of Madame De…
4. La Dolce Vita
5. The Third Man
6. Tree of Life
7. Pale Flower
8. Barry Lyndon
9. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
10. Pierrot Le Fou
11 and 12 would be Playtime and Floating Weeds. I didn’t mention the obvious ones like Rules of the Game, Rashomon, Citizen Kane and L’Atalante
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Wagon Master. John Ford
Subida al cielo. Luis Buñuel
The Golden Coach. Jean Renoir
The Taking of Power by Louis XIV. Roberto Rossellini
Sound of the Mountain. Mikio Naruse
Nightfall. Jacques Tourneur
Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble. Maurice Pialat
Payday. Daryl Duke
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. Sam Peckinpah
La libertad. Lisandro Alonso
These probably wouldn’t be counted, but I’ll just post my honorable mentions in positions 11-20, but they’re not meant to be in any particular order:
11. Vivre Sa Vie (Godard, 1962)
12. Before the Revolution (Bertolucci, 1964)
13. 35 Rhums (Denis, 2008)
14. Le Rayon Vert (Rohmer, 1986)
15.The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski, 1991)
16. The Wrong Man (Hitchcock, 1956)
17.Ugetsu (Mizoguchi, 1953)
18. Le Cercle Rouge (Melville, 1970)
19. Les Choses de La Vie (Sautet, 1970)-I know this film isn’t generally considered a touchstone of the canon, but I just really like it for some reason.
20. Blow-Up (Antonioni, 1966)
P.S. I should probably put in a Bresson, but I just can’t single one out.
Other honorable mentions that probably deserve a mention that I just wasn’t in the mood to list (DON’T count these towards the poll, BUT count 11-20 if you so please): Regular Lovers, Dillinger Is Dead, My Night at Maud’s, Pickpocket, Mouchette, Au Hasard Balthazar, Tokyo Story, M, Cache, A Nos Amours, Loulou, La Gueule Ouverte, Vertigo, La Peau Douce, Through a Glass Darkly, Last Year at Marienbad, Army of Shadows, L’Eclisse, L’Avventura, and the list goes on…
Also, as an after note I would like to say I believe L’Atalante is the most important film made before 1945 and Red Desert is the most important film made after 1945. So yes, L’Atalante is more important than Citizen Kane or Rules of the Game or even Passion of Joan of Arc, and Red Desert is more important than Vertigo or 2001: A Space Odyssey or whatever else.
Annie Hall (Allen)
Barry Lyndon (Kubrick)
The Godfather (Coppola)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer)
Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
Raging Bull (Scorsese)
Singin’ in the Rain (Donen, Kelly)
There Will Be Blood (Anderson)
Not sure if I have submitted mine…. But here it is, today’s lineup:
Trouble In Paradise
Three Crowns of the Sailor
Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain
Peking Opera Blues
The Thin Red Line
Team America: World Police
Synecdoche, New York
You did submit a list, do want to replace it with this one?
1. The Tree of Life (Malick)
2, Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
3. Fanny och Alexander- The Television Version (Bergman)
4. A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
5. Gone With The Wind (Fleming)
6. The Truman Show (Wier)
7. The Seventh Seal (Bergman)
8. Children Of Men (Cuaron)
9. Road To Perdition (Mendes)
10. Jurassic Park (Spielberg)
What an odd top-ten this is, but they are my most consistent favorites and damn powerful films to me. But, hell, it’s a top 10, not a top 100.
Love to the guy who put Wagon Master in his Top 10 about 7 posts above me! I can’t quite bring myself to do it, but that film is just so darn wonderful!
I guess my Top 10 would look something like this, though of course I have 10-15 others which could easily take the place of any on of these, except perhaps number one:
1. Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky)
2. Sunrise (Murnau)
3. The Rules of the Game (Renoir)
4. M (Lang)
5. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer)
6. It’s a Wonderful Life (Capra)
7. The Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
8. Young Mr. Lincoln (Ford)
9. The Red Shoes (Powell & Pressburger)
10. The Tree of Life (Malick)
Admittedly, I tossed a couple on there just to be different from my usual choices, but I don’t think I’m being untruthful in valuing them this highly.
La Libertad – Lisandro Alonso
Le Cochon – Jean Eustache & Jean-Michel Barjol
In a Year with 13 Moons – Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Der Prozess – Shûji Terayama
The Taking of Power by Louis XIV – Roberto Rossellini
La gueule ouverte – Maurice Pialat
A Man Escaped – Robert Bresson
Liverpool – Lisandro Alonso
Le Plaisir – Max Ophüls
Russian Ark – Aleksandr Sokurov
More like a playlist than a top ten.
Edvard Munch – Peter Watkins (1974)
Silent Light – Carlos Reygadas (2007)
Syndromes and a Century- Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2006)
Through a Glass Darkly- Ingmar Bergman (1961)
Sans Soleil – Chris Marker (1983)
Ivan’s Childhood – Andrei Tarkovsky (1962)
Ordet – Carl Theodor Dreyer (1955)
Beauty and the Beast – Jean Cocteau (1946)
Hiroshima mon Amour – Alain Resnais (1959)
Come and See – Elim Klimov (1985)
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My version of the Sight & Sound top 10. These are films I loved at first sight and then continued to appreciate on multiple re-watches, always seeing a new nuance. Each is distinctive, original. profound, and subject to many levels of interpretation – which is all I can ask for in a film. Each film uses its story effectively, has some great cinematography, often a great score, and are unique works of art. Of course, I have many other favorites that I value, too, but these are films that I have lived with for a very long time.
Stalker – Tarkovsky
2001: A Space Odyssey – Kubrick
Fanny & Alexander (theatrical version) – Bergman
The Third Man – Carol Reed
8 ½ – Fellini
Grapes of Wrath – John Ford
Blow-Up – Antonioni
Last Year at Marienbad – Resnais
Vertigo – Hitchcock
More lists! I will bump this thread every day- 6 left.
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (Patrice Chéreau, 1998)
Out 1 (Jacques Rivette, 1971)
8½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)
La Commune (Paris, 1871) (Peter Watkins, 2000)
Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard, 2010)
Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967),
The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1949)
Record of a Tenement Gentleman (Yasujiro Ozu, 1947)
The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Good News (Charles Walters, 1947)
Hi everyone! I’m new here on Mubi (I’m from Brazil)!
That’s my list:
8 & 1/2 – Fellini
Pickpocket – Bresson
I Was Born, But… – Ozu
Cockfigther – Hellman
North by Northwest – Hitchcock
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty – Mekas
Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets – Terayama
La Collectionneuse – Rohmer
Vai e Vem – Monteiro
Love Streams – Cassavetes
“I will go for a combination.
Gone with the wind
The world of Apu
Au hasard Balthazar
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Godfather 2
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Scottie, i would like to change some stuff.
The world of Apu (S.Ray)
Au hasard Balthazar (Bresson)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone)
Barry Lyndon (Kubrick)
In the mood for love (Wong Kar Wai)
Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)
The silent movie i consider the most relevant.
The most touching movie i have seen. after it i never saw those kind of films in the same way.
The most intriguing i have seen, after it i never saw those kind of films in the same way.
Best film which captures life i have ever seen, which is more complex than what people believe.
A great tribute for western genre.
The start of postmodernism
The most artistic film i have ever seen
The film which (imo) makes official postmodernism is here to stay, after it we have plenty of people trying to the same, normally with less success…
Best romance film since Sunrise
A new fascinating way to make films, ignoring traditional narrative and be – at the same time – emotional, intriguing etc..