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The Return
The Return(2003)

A very moving piece which challenges relationships.

Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari)

My #28 film of all time. Ozu's masterpiece of family struggles and relationships.

The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet)

My #90 film of all time. This is a thought provoking film alleogizing good and evil in a symbolic chess match.

Crna macka, beli macor (Black Cat, White Cat)

One of the funniest films i have ever seen. Kusturica's masterpiece in my opinion. He has never been better.

Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul)

My #61 film of all time. This is Fassbinder's masterwork of race relations and marriage struggles.

Band of Outsiders (Bande à part)

This may be Godard's most well known film and deservedly so. It is so much fun and shot so cleverly.

Werckmeister Harmonies

This is one amazing piece of film gold. There is so much more than meets than eye. poetic, symbolic, and rewarding.

Night Watch
Night Watch(2006)

Really inventive and fresh, with a great mood. just give it a little time and this film really comes together nicely.

Marie Antoinette

Absolutely gorgeous to look at. Certainly not Coppola's finest, behind "The Virgin Suicide" and the amazing "Lost in Translation", but still an interesting film and take on this historical figure.

8 1/2
8 1/2(1963)

My #27 film of all time. Fellini at his most bizarre and that is saying something. It is him also at his most poetic.

Owning Mahowny

Hoffman gives one of the most focused and on targer performances i've ever seen.

Nostalgia (Nostalghia)

the final scene is one i will never forget. Tarkovsky may appear to meander but he is so so intentional.

Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai)

some of the best acting by children of all time. outstanding, entirely child cast.


not nearly as good, or inspired as Dogville but still very good.

The World's Fastest Indian

Hopkins is awe inspiring and inspirational in this wonderful little film.

Man Bites Dog

one of the darkest and unsettling movies you will ever see. but satirical and honest about our obsession with violence to a very poignant point.

Lawn Dogs
Lawn Dogs(1998)

magical and powerful. Lawn Dogs is a sleeper showcasing the early brilliance of both Sam Rockwell and Mischa Barton.

White Nights (Le Notti Bianche)

sad and wonderful. Mastroianni is always on.

Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel(1932)

Greto Garbo is screen gold.


disturbing and strangely beautiful portrait od a a school massacre by Van Sant.

American Psycho

At it's surface it is a messed up twisted film. At it's heart it's a complex satire of today's culture.

Farewell My Concubine (Ba wang bie ji)

who am i kidding one of the greatesr and most epic of chinese films. this should be on my favorites list!


Kim is the master of Korean cinema. he keeps getting better and better.

Triumph des Willens (Triumph Of The Will)

if you're interested in history you have to see this.

Tora! Tora! Tora!

one of the best war films of all time.

To Live (Huo zhe)

gorgeous and full of life. Zhang has always had it.

The Terrorist

this film is honest and very intense.


What a way to end the career of probably the greatest director of all time.


Leigh is a genius. The conversation in the workplace after hours is amazing.

Le samouraï
Le samouraï(1967)

delon is the definition of cool.

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

a four hour long epic of indian cricket. yeah i know how it sounds, but this film is so awesome!

Kind Hearts and Coronets

dark dark humor for its age, hilarious.


Very interesting look into Japanese samurai life.

Grizzly Man
Grizzly Man(2005)

one of the best documentaries i've ever seen.

The Cell
The Cell(2000)

i still don't understand why i love this movie so much.

Belle de jour

Bunuel is crazy and incredible.

Battleship Potemkin

a giant in film history for so many reasons.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)

ever line in the movie is sung? yeah that's right and it is awesome.

The Best of Youth (La meglio gioventù)

an epic in all aspects of the word.


the best documentary i believe i have ever seen.

Last Life in the Universe

one of the most subdued, sublime, and intoxicating films i've seen in a long time.

Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud)

A wonderful first hour and a bit of a let down the last half hour.

The Green Wall

Perhaps the most surprising film you'll ever see. Incredibly moving and powerful.

Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire)

The ultimate horror film. a masterpiece of not only german but international cinema.

Sansho the Bailiff (Sanshô dayû)

a haunting and amazingly beautiful film by Kenji Mizoguchi. This film will touch your soul.

Everything is Illuminated

this is a sleeper. lucious and full of life. and suprisingly really funny.

Trouble in Paradise

a really great classis. fun and exciting.

Best in Show
Best in Show(2000)

flat out hilarious. the best guest film.

Purple Noon (Plein soleil)

even better than it's ripley remake. clement is great.

Code Unknown (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages)

not one of Haneke's best but definitely to see. The last ten minutes...wow. Haneke really knows how to end a film!


really great performances all around. so sharply written.

Ballad of a Soldier

My #100 film of all time. A russian classic of war and love.


My #99 film of all time. Election is just plain Hilarious. Witherspoon and Broderick play perfectly off of each other.

The Wages of Fear

My #98 film of all time. This is a nail biter, edge of your seat, nerve wrecker if there ever was one.


My #97 film of all time. Polanski's scare fest with the amazing Catharine Deneuve.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

My #96 film of all time. an astonishing film that broke open new ground for international cinema.


My #95 film of all time. Godard is strange as usual, but this is pure screen beauty. along with some of the best use of music around.

All the Real Girls

My #94 film of all time. Green is such a master at showing people and lovers interact and the awkardness of human race.

Leaving Las Vegas

My #93 film of all time. Two powerhouse performances that delve into the depths of addiction. an emotional rollercoaster.

Séance on a Wet Afternoon

My #92 film of all time. A hidden film noir that is so addictive and fun. Kim Stanley is wonderful.

Yeopgijeogin geunyeo (My Sassy Girl)

My #91 film of all time. A little known Korean gem that should be seen. It is falt out hilarious, romantic and really smart.

Run Lola Run
Run Lola Run(1999)

My #89 film of all time. This is a powerhouse of a film that shows the same story in three different ways.

Boys Don't Cry

My #88 film of all time. Swank is amazing in this. What a powerful story and the ending will blow you away.

The Road (La Strada)

My #87 film of all time. A beautiful tale of loneliness and love amongst travelers.


My #86 film of all time. Fargo is genuis. The Coen brothers best film.

The Graduate
The Graduate(1967)

My #85 film of all time. A great script, an awesome soundtrack, and wonderful acting.

Wild Strawberries

My #84 film of all time. A heartbreaking story of a lonely old man realizes that his life is void of meaning.

Wings of Desire

My #83 film of all time. Wim Wenders perfectly crafted story about an angel wanted to become human again. so poetic.

Såsom i en Spegel (Through A Glass Darkly)

My #82 film of all time. A lesser talked about Bergman film yet, just amazing. one that more should see.


My #81 film of all time. Tarkovsky was really one of a kind and Solaris stands alone.

Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis)

My #80 film of all time. An epic love story with some classic scenes.

Breaking the Waves

My #79 film of all time. This is the most sensual story i've ever seen. It is an incredibly powerful love story.


My #77 film of all time. May just be the best screenplay ever written. so smart and perfectly acted.

In America
In America(2003)

My #76 film of time. This film is the most touching and heartfelt film that i have seen in years. truly a work of art.

The General
The General(1927)

My #75 film of all time. Buster Keaton's greatest film and most amazing stunts. Hilarious and amazing.

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)

My #74 film of all time. Just barely not as good spirited away. but this is astonoshing and can be watched over and over again.

Children of Heaven (Bacheha-Ye aseman)

My #73 film of all time. Truly a surprising story of life and love and growing up. just powerful.


My #72 film of all time. The most intelligent and original film in a long time. you have to watch this...more than once.

Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)

My #71 film of all time. Tragic, lovely, powerful, and beautiful. This film has so much to offer.


My #70 film of all time. This film lifts your spirits and puts a smile on your face. Tatou steal the screen.

Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro)

My #69 film of all time. Pure beauty from Brazil. Love, happiness, and death. extraodrinary.

Heavenly Creatures

My #68 film of all time. THIS is Peter Jackson's masterpiece. One of the most shocking films ever.

Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette)

My #67 film of all time. quinessential neo-realism in it's depiction of stark poverty.

Requiem for a Dream

My #66 film of all time. This film effected me physically more than any film i've ever seen. I was literally out of breath at the end.

The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin)

My #65 film of all time. this film inspired George Lucas to make star wars. but this is way way way better.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

My #64 film of all time. Pure badness. Clint Eastwood is the man in this film.


My #62 film of all time. My favorite von Trier film. This film has an incredible way of manipulating your feelings, pure power.

Russian Ark
Russian Ark(2002)

My #60 film of all time. Shot entirely in one unedited take, this film breaks into a whole new arena for films.

Nosferatu - The First Vampire

My #59 film of all time. This is a groundbreaking film in the history of cinema. It is still frightening today.


My #58 film of all time. This film just keeps climbing higher on my list. Haneke's most haunting and that's saying a lot.

Downfall (Der Untergang)

My #55 film of all time. One of the best films since 2000. A chilling look at Hitler spiraling downward.

Eyes Wide Shut

My #57 film of all time. This is undoubtedly a film of adult subject matter. but it is so honest and is really about marriage more than sex

La Double Vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Veronique)

My #56 film of time. This is unlike any other. and for shear story telling is my favorite Kieslowski film.

Beauty and The Beast (La Belle et la bête)

My #54 film of all time. The absolute best telling of this classic story.

Umberto D
Umberto D(1955)

My #53 film of all time. This a devastating film that will rip your heart out. Perfect example of Italian Neo-realism.

The Last Temptation of Christ

My #52 film of all time. Dismissed as blasphemous, but amazing in it's depiction of what Christ suffered through for us.

Pather Panchali

The Apu Trilogy is my #51 "film" of all time. This is a powerful and emotional telling of the life of a young boy in india.


My #50 film of all time. This will haunt your thoughts for a long time. The final scene will forever give you chills.


I really enjoyed this film, just not quite as much as others that i have seen it i think.

The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie)

No one is better that poking fun at
society than Bunuel. This is great.

Sunset Boulevard

One of the best noirs i've ever seen. pure classic cinema.

Lancelot of the Lake (Lancelot du Lac)

Bresson is in his own class and this is one of his that needs to be seen more.

Life Is Beautiful (La Vita è bella)

This film was shockingly moving. much much better than expected.

Rebel Without a Cause

James Dean is the perfect Rebel. A great classic.

The Maltese Falcon

Bogart is the finest actor of his generation and this film is a jewel.

In the Mood for Love

This is a masterpiece by War. it is all about atmosphere and mood.

All About Lily Chou-Chou

My #49 film of all time. A movie that no one has ever heard about, but everyone should see.

Gin gwai (The Eye)

One of the better horror films to come out of Japan. the final scene is awesome.

Spirited Away

My #48 film of all time. One of two animated films on my list and this is the highest. you simply have to see this one.

On the Waterfront

My #47 film of all time. this is probably Brando's finest performance. it really is remarkable.


My #46 film of all time. Mysterious, romantic and perfect.


Filmed like a play this will have on the edge of your seat the whole time.

Strangers on a Train

This is a lesser seen Hitchcock but it is one of his best.

North by Northwest

Not as good as people hype it to be, but it really is great.


This is genuine Hitchcock. A really captivating film.

Dial M for Murder

I love this film, it is just clever and fun.

The Birds
The Birds(1963)

A campy Hitchcock but as always fun.

Rear Window
Rear Window(1954)

Kelly and Stewart are amazing and this is one of those stories that will live on forever.

The Sweet Hereafter

My #45 film of all time. This film will haunt you. You will not be able to stop thinking about it and you will have to see it again.

Boogie Nights

This is a surprisingly redemptive film with a ton of moral lessons. PTA is a master of tracking shots and character interactions.

Punch-Drunk Love

My #44 film of all time. For me, this film is more packed with joy than anything i've ever seen. it's puts a smile on my face the whole time.


Payne can really bring it and Giamatti and Madsen absolutely steal this.

Hard Eight
Hard Eight(1996)

Paul Thomas Anderson's debut and he comes out swinging. It's my least favorite of his, but it is still amazing.

A Woman Is a Woman (Une femme est une femme)

Karina is beautiful, funny, and clever in this one. This is a different film, well it's a godard one.

Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete)

much different than i was expecting. and not quite as good.

My Life to Live (It's My Life) (Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux)

Anna Karina's best role i believe. she and godard make beautiful films.


My #43 film of all time. This i New Wave, but even still it is a mind bending sci fi trip that has Anna Karina in it. yep see it.

Notre Musique

the most dissapointed i have ever been with Godard. i hope his next is better.

In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour)

This is one godard film that i can say that i was very dissapointed in.

Masculin Feminin

Godard is as strange as ever but this is a really interesting film.

Quai des Orfevres (Quay of the Goldsmiths) (Jenny Lamour)

not up to par with Clouzot's other films, but still interesting.

Diabolique (Les Diaboliques)

My #41 film of all time. This film is really scary. It has such an atmosphere about it and a twist that may the best ever.

King Kong
King Kong(1933)

My #40 film of all time. The best adventure film of all time. it just simply is and it is still enjoyable today.

King Kong
King Kong(2005)

See the original , please.

Lost In Translation

My #39 film of all time. This is a gem in every aspect. it is like a gorgeous dream that you never want to end.

The Virgin Suicides

quite an amazing story and debut from Sofia Coppola.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari)

My #38 film of all time. a silent film unlike any other. If this film were made today it would still be groundbreaking!

Double Indemnity

My #36 film of all time. This is my favorite film noir. it is the defintion of 40's noir and couldn't be more perfect and enjoyable.

Cidade de Deus (City of God)

My #35 film of all time. This film will blow you away. and i promise that. filmed, shot, told, and acted in such an amazing way.

Duck Soup
Duck Soup(1933)

My #33 film of all time. One of the down right funniest films of all time. this is chock full of belly laughs.

Skammen (Shame)

A good Bergman film if only for the acting by Ullman von Sydow.


My #32 film of all time. Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson give two of the most incredible performance and Liv only has a single word!

The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten)

unlike any other bergman. This is a stage play filmed entire on stage. Really great music to boot.


A surprisingly perfect little film that rarely gets mentioned.


An all star cast makes this romantic thriller just about perfect.

Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata)

Just barely out of my top 100 films of all time. This is an awesome film on the power of family relationships.

The New World

Malick once again mesmerizes. The New World is an extraordinarily beautiful film for today.

The Thin Red Line

My #31 film of all time. This is the best war film ever made. It's just that simple. consistantly poetic and breathtaking.

La Dolce Vita

My #37 film of all time. This might well be called Fellini's masterpiece. Mastroianni is so perfect here.

Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria)

My #30 film of all time. Just slightly behind 8 1/2 although i probably enjoyed this one more. Giulietta is stunning and heartbreaking.

Fellini Satyricon

One fellini film that really misses the mark.


My #26 film of all time. Hitchcock's definitive masterwork. This is the thrilller to end all thrillers.

The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri)

My #25 film of all time. Filmed while the actual battle was going on with amatuer actors. War films get no more realistic than this.

Mulholland Drive

My #24 film of all time. This is a mind bending multi-layered masterpiece that will leave you wondering what you just saw.

L'année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad)

My #22 film of all time. Resnais is a masterpiece of visual decpiction of social interaction and this film is just mesmerizing.

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane(1941)

My #21 film of all time. Orson Welles at his finest. Really a study piece of great american cinema.

Ordet (The Word)

My #3 film of all time. an amazing character study on someone who believes He is Jesus and the faith he inspires.


my least favorite of Green's films but still quite an amazing one.

George Washington

My #20 film of all time. This blew me away, and i cannot say enough about it. pure poetry on film.


Kubrick's adaptation of the classic book. just as controversial and just as misunderstood. but very good.

The Killing
The Killing(1956)

Kubrick's most overlooked film. i love this film. it is one of the best film noirs i've ever seen.

Paths of Glory

Kubrick's best war film, besides Stranglelove. some of the bunker scenes are filmed amazingly.

Full Metal Jacket

A funny and satirical war film unlike most any other war film before.

2001: A Space Odyssey

My #19 film of all time. a science fiction landmark. this film is still chilling and awe-inspiring today.

A Clockwork Orange

wow. this film leaves you speechless, but you mind will be thinking for days.

The Shining
The Shining(1980)

Nicholson is a master here along with Kubrick. Never has horror and art been more in tune.

Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon(1975)

Kubrick's epic.


Really pretty good , but check out Kubrick and Douglas in Paths of Glory first.

Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

My #29 film of all the time. This is probably the greatest satire/black comedy of all time and Peter Sellers is amazing.

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

My #34 film of all time. This is so overlooked, but is so incredible, and just such good telling of the famous Dr. Mabuse.


Not quite as good as is hyped, but still a really good film crime story.


A very nice companion piece to the original Lang film.


My #18 film of all time. Lang created the most "before it's time" film of all time with Metropolis. Truly a milestone.

Bringing Out the Dead

A very overlooked gem of Scorsese's

My Voyage to Italy

Only for die hard fans of italian cinema. i liked it though.


Scorsese's last truly great film.

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver(1976)

A violent but very well done film about a lonely man slowly going insane.


My #17 film of all time. Even though i think i may like this even better than The Godfather.

The Aviator
The Aviator(2004)

a good film but scorsese is getting too hollywood.


even funnier than sanjuro and just as fun.

High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku)

Kurosawa proves he can do film noir too, with this brilliant film.

Stray Dog (Nora inu)

a nice crime film but down the ladder from Kurosawa's others.

Throne of Blood

My #42 film of all time. This is pure fun and adventure. Kurosawa at his best.

Dersu Uzala
Dersu Uzala(1975)

A great yet unusual film for Kurosawa.

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai)

My #16 film of all time. This is the defintion of an epic masterpiece. Not the greatest, of even Kurosawa, but way way up there.


My #23 film of time. In Kurosawa's top five. The castle war scene is one of the most moving and impressive of all time.


An Honorable mention in my top 100 of all time. this is an epic battle of kings.


bright and beautiful this is the most accessible Kurosawa film.

Pulse (Kairo)

very interesting. not very scary.

Sanjuro (Tsubaki Sanjûrô)

an actually funny adventure story. really great to watch.

Red Beard
Red Beard(1965)

a beautiful story

Cries and Whispers

My #14 film of all time. A really intense look at family relationships. this one stays with you.


My #12 film of all time. THE American classic, period. This is full of romance, mood, scenery, and some of the best film lines ever.


My #11 film of all time. A true groundbreaker in every sense of the word. This is such an awesome film.

The Godfather

The Trilogy is my #10 film of all time. Even if 3 isn't as good, they are all masterpieces.

Fanny & Alexander

My #9 film of all time. Although not my favorite Bergman, definitely his crowning masterpiece.

Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap)

My #8 film of all time. The most honest and moving depictions of marriage i've ever seen. everyone needs to see this.

Raging Bull
Raging Bull(1980)

My #7 film of all time. The best cinematography and editing of all time and a powerhouse performance by De Niro.


My #1 film of all the time. simply put. the best film of all time. I don't think any other film will ever move me as much as Magnolia.


My #6 film of all time. one of the saddest films you'll ever see. yet so full of the joy of life. so many memorable scenes.

The Decalogue

My #5 film of all time. a mammoth achievement and a very thought provoking study portrayal of the 10 commandments.

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)

My #4 film of all time. a chilling portrayal of a man gone mad with greed for power.

The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc)

My #2 film of all time. awe-inspiring and more emotional than anything.

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko(2001)

wow. this is an incredible, mind blowing film.

The Incredibles

The best animated film, outside of anime in years.

Ocean's Eleven

you just about can't have more fun than this at a movie.

Love Actually

A remarkable yet horrible film.

10 Things I Hate About You

One of the better teen comedies of the past 10 years.

50 First Dates

Ashley and I's first date.


a true blockbuster of a film.

The Ring
The Ring(2002)

Actually not all that bad for a remake. but if you want the good stuff, watch the japanese version.

The Matrix
The Matrix(1999)

Now this is an awesome film.

War of the Worlds

I'd rather listen to the radio program.

Bruce Almighty

just another Jim Carrey film.

School of Rock

Jack black is unusually funny in this one.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

austin powers has seen better days, oh wait, no he hasn't.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

when this came out it was like the funniest thing ever.

Shrek 2
Shrek 2(2004)

no where near the first one.


an absolute american classic. one of the most inspirational films of all time.


super hero movies just don't cut it with me.


pretty good film, but very flawed.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter is always entertaining. that's about all they have to offer though

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

TLTWATW was better than LOTR for me. one of the most fun in a while

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

LOTR is an incredible feat just not incredible movies


Impressive to watch.

Painful to sit through