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Luis Buñuel

By: Ally the Manic Listmak​er


Tier One: Favorites
1. Cet obscur objet du désir / That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
2. Ensayo de un crimen / The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)
3. Journal d’une femme de chambre / Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)

Tier Two: Films I Adore
4. Le Fantôme de la liberté / The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
5. Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie / The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
6. Viridiana (1961)
7. El Gran Calavera / The Great Madcap (1949)
8. Los Olvidados / The Young and the Damned (1950)
9. Nazarín (1959)
10. La Voie lactée / The Milky Way (1969)
11. Simón del desierto / Simon of the Desert (1965)

Tier Three: Really Good Films
12. Un chien andalou/An Andalusian Dog (1929)
13. La hija del engaño/Daughter of Deceit (1951)
14. Gran Casino (Tampico) (1947)
15. La fièvre monte à El Pao (1959)
16. Susana (Carne y demonio) / The Devil and the Flesh (1951)
17. Cela s’appelle l’aurore/That Is the Dawn (1956)

Tier Four: Not Bad
18. El Bruto / The Brute (1953)
19. Subida al cielo / Mexican Bus Ride (1952)
20. Abismos de pasión / Wuthering Heights (1954)
21. La Ilusión viaja en tranvía / Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1954)
22. Belle de jour (1967)

Tier Five: Films I Wasn’t Too Crazy About
23. El río y la muerte (1955)
24. El Ángel exterminado/The Exterminating Angel (1962)
25. Robinson Crusoe /The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1954)
26. Una Mujer sin amor /A Woman Without Love (1952)
27. La Mort en ce jardin/Death in the Garden (1956)
28. Tristana (1970)
29. Las Hurdes/Land Without Bread (1933)
30. L’âge d’or (1930)
31. Fall Of the House of Usher (1928)

Tier Six: Films I Absolutely Did Not Like
32. El (1953)
33. La Joven/The Young One (1960)

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I like your list, very good selection of his Mexican films!

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I adore you for taking his Mexican films into consideration. Everyone else says, "well they were directed by Buñuel but it's not really him..."

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    Ally the Manic Listmaker


    Thanks. I see the traces in genius in nearly all his movies. Land Without Bread was a decent film, but since it was a documentary, it's profoundly different than the rest.

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    I have always wondered that, because people are willing to watch early Bergman or Godard, but somehow these always get ignored... I once read a book of him where the author said most of his Mexican films were 'inconsequential' and that only 5 of the 19 could be considered 'memorable'...

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Ally the Manic Listmaker


The strange thing is that I don't know. I do feel that The Young One was lacking the finesse of his other films, but El I outright disliked. Perhaps it was the husband's anger. There were no redeeming qualities in him. I just hated it when I saw it, which is strange, considering how great his other films are.

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Why did you absolutely hate El and The Young One?