The films are sorted by the original order (but first 4 positions are for the movies recommended several times, i.e. for multiple chapters).
Each of them is an example for one or more of the basic visual components (space, line, shape, tone, color, movement, and rhythm). MUBI lists doesn’t allow comments, so I couldn’t add notes about which movie is an example for which component. But you can get this info from my IMDB list, http://www.imdb.com/list/ohIY7xal7BY/