By no means a complete list (for that, or something close to complete, go see this guy’s list: http://www.theauteurs.com/lists/5184 ); I am still working my way through some of the catalogues of some of the great directors such as Ford, HItch, Melville, Mizoguchi, etc. I even have a fair share of Bergman’s post black and white films to watch, not to mention the Rohmer, Godard and Malle box sets that just came in, the 20 African films that I just bought, on top of many others that I either own or have not yet had the pleasure.
So forgive me if every great film is not (yet) on the list, but every film on the list is certainly great.
Films on the list by decade:
1900-1929: 15 films (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Storm Over Asia)
1930-1939: 11 films (Vampyr to Young Mr. Lincoln)
1940-1949: 32 films (The Grapes of Wrath to Late Spring)
1950-1959: 40 films (Cyrano De Bergerac to The 400 Blows)
1960-1969: 35 films (The Virgin Spring to The Wild Bunch)
1970-1979: 27 films (King Lear to Alien)
1980-1989: 26 films (Kagemusha to Field of Dreams)
1990-1999: 26 films (Goodfellas to Himalaya)
2000-2009: 24 films (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust to AustraliaRead less