Saturday, February 03, 2007


It was tough narrowing down a "Top Ten Favorite Films" list. Here are the notable notables that didn't quite make it, but are still very special to me nonetheless--

Abbas Kiarostami: Taste of Cherry

Akira Kurosawa: Ikiru; High and Low

Alain Renais: Hiroshima, Mon Amour; Last Year at Marienbad; Night and Fog

Alejandro Jodorowsky: Santa Sangre

Andrei Tarkovsky: Andrei Rublev; Solaris

Andrew Bujalski: Mutual Appreciation; Funny Ha Ha

Andrzej Wajda: Ashes and Diamonds

Andy Warhol/Paul Morrisey: Heat; Trash; Flesh

Anne Ramsay: Ratcatcher

Barbet Schroder: Barfly

Bela Tarr: Werckmeister Harmonies; Damnation

Ben Wolfinsohn: Friends Forever

Carl Theodore Dreyer: Ordet; The Passion of Joan of Arc

Carol Reed: The Third Man

Chris Smith: American Movie

Chris Wedge: Ice Age

Claude Chabrol: Les Biches

Conrad Rooks: Chappaqua

Dardennes Brothers: The Son

David Fincher: Seven

David Lynch: Eraserhead; Blue Velvet; The Elephant Man

Dennis Hopper: Easy Rider

Dziga Vertov: Man With a Movie Camera

Errol Morris: The Thin Blue Line

Federico Fellini: Amarcord; Juliet of the Spirits; La Strada

Fenton Bailey: Party Monster

Francois Truffaut: The 400 Blows; Jules and Jim

Frederick Wiseman: Titticut Follies

Gaspar Noe: Irreversible; I Stand Alone

Godfrey Reggio: Koyaanisqatsi

Grant Gee: Meeting People Is Easy

Gus Van Sant: Drugstore Cowboy; My Own Private Idaho; Gerry

Guy Debord: The Society of the Spectacle

Harmony Korine: Julien Donkey-Boy; Gummo
Henry Chalfant: Style Wars

Hong Sang-Soo: The Day the Pig Fell In the Well

Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Flowers of Shanghai; Millenium Mambo

Ingmar Bergman: Sawdust and Tinsel; Hour of the Wolf; Shame; The Passion of Anna; Fanny and Alexander; Cries and Whispers; Through A Glass Darkly

Jayne Loader: The Atomic Café

Jean Cocteau: Orpheus; Blood of a Poet

Jean Renoir: Grand Illusion; Rules of the Game

Jean-Luc Godard: Contempt; Masculine-Feminine; Numero Deux; Ma Vivre Sa Vie; Tout Va Bien; Alphaville

Jeff Feuerzeig: The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Jem Cohen: Instrument; Benjamin Smoke

Jim Jarmusch: Down By Law; Dead Man

Joe Berlinger: Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

John Cassavettes: Husbands; The Killing of a Chinese Bookie; A Woman Under the Influence

John Dullaghan: Born Into This

John Waters: Pink Flamingos; Serial Mom

Jonathan Demme: The Silence of the Lambs; Stop Making Sense

Julien Temple: The Filth and the Fury

Kenneth Anger: Invocation of My Demon Brother; Rabbit Moon

Luis Bunuel: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; Un Chien Andalou

Marcel Carne: Children of Paradise

Mary Harron: American Psycho

Masanori Hata: Milo and Otis

Maya Deren: Meshes of the Afternoon

Maysles Brothers: Grey Gardens; Gimme Shelter

Michael Haneke : The Piano Teacher

Michael Moore: Roger and Me; Bowling For Columbine

Michel Gondry: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Michelangelo Antonioni: L’Avventura; L’Eclisse; Blow-Up

Nick Parks: Wallace and Grommit Films

Orson Welles: F is For Fake; Citizen Kane; Touch of Evil

Pen-Ek Pentanurang: Last Life In the Universe

Peter Davis: Hearts and Minds

Pier Paolo Passolini: Salo

Quentin Tarrantino: Pulp Fiction

Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Ali: Fear Eats Soul; The Marriage of Maria Braun

Remy Belvaux: Man Bites Dog

Richard Linklater: Slacker; Dazed and Confused

Rob Reiner: This Is Spinal Tap

Roman Polanski: Chinatown; Repulsion

Ross McElwee: Sherman’s March

Scott Kalvert: The Basketball Diaries

Sergei Eisenstein: Alexander Nevsky ; Battleship Potemkin

Shunji Iwai: All About Lily-Chou Chou

Spike Lee: Do The Right Thing; Four Little Girls; The 25th Hour

Stan Brakhage: Dog Star Man; Mothlight; Text of Light; Kindering

Stanley Donen: Singing In the Rain

Stanley Kubrick: Dr. Strangelove; 2001; The Shining

Stephen Soderberg: Schizopolis

Takashi Miike: Ichi The Killer

Terry Gilliam: Brazil; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Terry Zwigoff: Crumb

Tom Gries: Helter Skelter

Tsai Ming-Liang: The River; What Time Is it There?; The Hole; Vive L'Amour; Goodbye, Dragon Inn

Vittorio De Sica: Umberto D; The Garden of Finzi-Continis

Voker Schlondorff: The Tin Drum

Wayne Ewing: Breakfast With Hunter

Werner Herzog: Aquirre, Wrath of God

Wes Anderson: Rushmore; The Royal Tennenbaums

Wong Kar-Wai: In The Mood For Love; 2046; Fallen Angels

Woody Allen: Hannah and Her Sisters; Husbands and Wives; Manhattan

Yasujiro Ozu: Floating Weeds


Tmoore said...

So that leaves Indiana Jones 1-3; makes sense.

TJ said...

The Flesh/Trash/Heat trilogy is great and only a recent discovery for me. Paul Morrissey is really interesting and often overlooked. "Spike of Bensonhurst" is worth tracking down.

jay said...

I'll definitely have to check out "Spike...". Thanks for posting TJ!