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100 films worth seeing

Sorted by year. Just one film per director, otherwise there would be too many films from Kurosawa and Bergman on this list.

  • Philips - Joker (2019)
  • Noé - Climax (2018)
  • Jang - A Taxi Driver (2017)
  • Na - The Wailing (2016)
  • Twisted Films - Wurmloch (2016)
  • Anderson - The Idyll (2016)
  • Okazaki - Mifune: The Last Samurai (2015)
  • Kawase - Sweet Bean (2015)
  • Pavich - Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
  • Kechiche - La Vie d'Adèle (2013)
  • Gelb - Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
  • Bendjelloul - Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
  • Almodovar - The Skin I Live In (2011)
  • Scorsese - Shutter Island (2010)
  • Banksy - Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
  • Hoile - Insurgentes (2009)
  • Nanau - The World According to Ion B. (2009)
  • Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  • Scruton - Why Beauty Matters (2009)
  • Nolan - The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Desplechin - Un conte de Noël (2008)
  • Haneke - Funny Games (2007)
  • Coen - No Country for Old Men (2007)
  • Burton - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • Fincher - Zodiac (2007)
  • Satoshi - Paprika (2006)
  • Donnersmarck - Das Leben Der Anderen (2006)
  • Kijak - Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006)
  • Dayton/Faris - Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  • Linklater - Before Sunset (2004)
  • Hirschbiegel - Der Untergang (2004)
  • Bong Joon Ho - Memories of Murder (2003)
  • Arcand - Les invasions barbares (2003)
  • Håfström - Ondskan (2003)
  • Chang-dong Lee - Oasis (2002)
  • Marshall - Chicago (2002)
  • Jae-young Kwak - My Sassy Girl (2001)
  • Howard - A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • Jiang - Devils On the Doorstep (2000)
  • Wachowski - Matrix (1999)
  • Minghella - The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  • Jonze - Being John Malkovich (1999)
  • Babbit - But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
  • Tykwer - Lola Rennt (1998)
  • Aronofsky - Pi (1998)
  • Boyle - Trainspotting (1996)
  • Trier - Breaking the Waves (1996)
  • Wong - Chungking Express (1994)
  • Chen - Farewell My Concubine (1993)
  • Jarmusch - Night On Earth (1991)
  • Demme - Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Kaurismäki - The Match Factory Girl (1990)
  • Weir - Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • Takahata - Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  • Miyazaki - My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
  • Kieslowski - A Short Film About Killing (1988)
  • Ching - A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
  • Wenders - Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
  • Allen - Zelig (1983)
  • Scott - Blade Runner (1982)
  • Carpenter - The Thing (1982)
  • Lynch - The Elephant Man (1980)
  • Obayashi - House (1977)
  • Altman - 3 Women (1977)
  • Tarkovsky - Zerkalo (1975)
  • Sharman - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  • Argento - Profondo Rosso (1975)
  • Cassavetes - A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
  • Fellini - Amarcord (1973)
  • Laloux - Fantastic Planet (1973)
  • Jodorowsky - The Holy Mountain (1973)
  • Fosse - Cabaret (1972)
  • Kubrick - A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Malle - Murmor of the Heart (1971)
  • Kobayashi - Samurai Rebellion (1967)
  • Polanski - Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
  • Nichols - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)
  • Carlsen - Hunger (1966)
  • Leone - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
  • Kurosawa - High and Low (1963)
  • Welles - The Trial (1962)
  • Edwards - Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  • Franju - Eyes Without a Face (1960)
  • Bergman - Smultronstället (1957)
  • Bresson - A Man Escaped (1956)
  • Dreyer - Ordet (1955)
  • Ozu - The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
  • Donen/Kelly - Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • Wilder - Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  • Hitchcock - Rope (1948)
  • Curtiz - Casablanca (1942)
  • Fleming/Cukor - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Vertov - Man With a Movie Camera (1929)
  • Ivens/Franken - Rain (1929)
  • Lang - Metropolis (1927)
  • Keaton - The General (1926)
  • Chaplin - Gold Rush (1925)
  • Christensen - Häxan (1922)
  • Sjöström - Körkarlen (1921)
  • Wiene - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)