151 Favorite Films...

...because 150 sounds like a way bigger number in my head than 151 and 100 films is simply not enough. These are my favorite films ever! Some films on this list are those I consider the best that cinema has had to offer and some are simply guilty pleasures. And to follow the Criterion way, I've written down three reasons why I love each of these films.





151. I Vitelloni (Federico Fellini | Italy | 1953)
1. Beautiful ending 2. Colorful characters 3. The blooming and strange friendship between Moraldo and the kid



150. The Misfits (John Huston | USA | 1961)
1. Marilyn's most subdued and touching performance  2. Monty's heart-wrenching and complex cowboy 3. And Everybody Else, mostly Thelma Ritter and Eli Wallach




149. Sin City (Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez | USA | 2005)
1. Mickey Rourke 2. Cinematography with color and black-and-white mixed sumptiously 3. Miho





148. Maria Full Of Grace (Joshua Marston | Colombia/USA | 2004)
1. Catalina Sandino Moreno's performance  2. Educated me about drug mules  3. The bathtub scene





147. Queen Christina (Rouben Mamoulian | USA | 1933)
1. Greta Garbo  2. Any scenes in the inn 3. The ending close-up





146. Les Yeux Sans Visage (Georges Franju | France/Italy | 1960)
1. The surgery scene 2. The atmosphere 3. The creepy ass story





145. Fanny And Alexander (Ingmar Bergman | Sweden | 1982)
1. The scene with the weird demon child 2. The wide variety of characters despite the title 3. One of the best, scariest and most humane villains of all time




144. Repulsion (Roman Polanski | UK | 1965)
1. ^This scene 2. The scarring rape scene 3. The ending




143. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks | USA | 1953)
1. The Jane/Marilyn pairing 2. Ain't There Anyone Here For Love 3. Marilyn's final confrontation with her would-be father-in-law





142. Children Of Heaven (Majid Majidi | Iran | 1997)
1. The story 2. How real it feels 3. The constant running




141. Changeling (Clint Eastwood | USA | 2008)
1. Angelina's performance 2. Amy Ryan's small but crucial part 3. How the atmosphere, as opposed to the story being true, is what makes the story scary




140. Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais | France | 1959)
1. Emmanuelle Riva giving one of the best acting performances of all time 2. The mind-numbing mindfuck 3. The visuals




139. The Big Lebowski (Coen Brothers | USA | 1998)
1. It never gets old 2. Shut the fuck up Donny 3. The Dude




138. Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi/Vincent Paronnaud | France | 2007)
1. The world through the eyes of a child, a very opinionated one 2. The humor 3. The scene where she goes through puberty




137. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry | USA | 2004)
1. The twists 2. Jim Carrey's performance 3. I love films based on memory




136. Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro | Mexico | 2006)
1. Ivana Baquero 2. Maribel Verdu 3. I always cry at the end




135. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky | USA | 2012)
1. Logan Lerman 2. The final revelation 3. The soundtrack




134. A Single Man (Tom Ford | USA | 2009)
1. The visuals 2. Colin Firth 3. The recurring motifs



133. A Woman Under The Influence (John Cassavetes | USA | 1974)
1. Holy shit Gena Rowlands 2. It's tedious but refuses to let go 3. It's real




132. White Heat (Raoul Walsh | USA | 1949)
1. Holy shit James Cagney 2. Made it Ma, top of the world 3. It makes you root for the bad guy because he really couldn't catch a break with everybody double crossing him. I'd get headaches too and probably knock a few people off.



131. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky | Russia | 1979)
1. It's involving despite how long it is 2. I can't tell if it's built like a dream or a nightmare 3. It poses some deep questions


130. Ball Of Fire (Howard Hawks | USA | 1941)
1. Barbara Stanwyck is electrifying 2. The fact that a film from that era got away with mentioning sex onscreen, blatantly and several times 3. Drum Boogie




129. L'Atalante (Jean Vigo | France | 1934)
1. Despite depicting a real relationship coming off the honeymoon stage, it still preserves a sense of romanticism 2. The setting 3. Its style is lyrical


128. Whatever Happened To Baby Jane (Robert Aldrich | USA | 1962)
1. Bette Davis wrote a letter to Daddy 2. Blanche won't touch her food. Rude 3. The story culminating in a surprising twist




127. Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman | Sweden | 1962)
1. Ingrid Thulin nailed this role 2. Gunnar Bjornstrand is just as good 3. It shows that life goes on




126. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski | USA | 1968)
1. The dream sequence 2. Mia Farrow's transformation 3. Love thy neighbors



125. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick | USA | 1956)
1. Marie Windsor playing one of the best femme fatales of all time 2. The editing 3. The aggravating ending




124. It (Clarence G. Badger | USA | 1927)
1. Clara Bow jumps off the screen 2. The conventional but cute plot 3. The Coney Island date


123. Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann | Australia/USA | 2001)
1. Roxanne 2. Nicole Kidman never looked better 3. It's so deliciously OTT




122. On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan | USA | 1954)
1. Best male performance of all time from Marlon Brando 2. Karl Malden gives him a run for his money 3. I coulda been a contendah



121. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola | USA | 1972)
1. The final scene 2. Marlon Brando again 3. Pacino's transformation




120. Office Space (Mike Judge | USA | 1999)
1. A lot of the characters are such dicks and I love seeing them torture each other 2. I'm gonna need you to... 3. Damn it feels good to be a gangsta




119. Camille (George Cukor | USA | 1936)
1. Laura Hope Crews saying she's thirty-six and sending the room in a row of laughter 2. Greta Garbo's and Robert Taylor's performances making this one of the few romantic films where I was actually rooting for the couple 3. The costumes




118. The Cat's Meow (Peter Bogdanovich | Germany/UK | 2001)
1. Joanna Lumley as Elinor Glyn, flawless 2. Kirsten Dunst's brilliant performance 3. It's a piece of a really obscure event in history



117. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols | USA | 1966)
1. Elizabeth Taylor 2. The other three leads are equally as great as LaLiz 3. The mind games


116. Shame (Steve McQueen | UK | 2011)
1. Michael Fassbender the Ice God showing a few cracks 2. Carey Mulligan the Earthy Princess being unable to take root anywhere 3. The visceral visuals




115. The Earrings Of Madame De... (Max Ophuls | France/Italy | 1953)
1. Danielle Darrieux 2. The cinematography is enchating 3. Adultery never looked this gorgeous




114. Dazed And Confused (Richard Linklater | USA | 1993)
1. Parker Posey as Darla Marks 2. The journey I go through as if I were one of the characters 3. Smoking, drinking and hazing never looked this fun




113. Cloud Atlas (Tom Tykwer/Andy Wachowski/Lana Wachowski | Germany | 2012)
1. Grandiose production 2. Bae Doona's doomed Sonmi 3. Ben Whishaw




112. Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer | USA | 1945)
1. Of all femme fatales, this one takes the cake as the most unhinged 2. Next time I'll know to let a girl just sweat in the sun instead of giving her a ride 3. The style is so simple 




111. Sweet Smell Of Success (Alexander Mackendrick | USA | 1957)
1. Burt Lancaster is terrifying 2. Tony Curtis is real slimy 3. The dialogue 




110. Witness For The Prosecution (Billy Wilder | USA | 1957)
1. Marlene Dietrich proving her versatility 2. The Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester humorous pairing 3. The twists and turns




109. The Mad Miss Manton (Leigh Jason | USA | 1938)
1. The Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda pairing 2. Comedy and crime mix so well 3. The girl who cried wolf




108. Breakfast At Tiffany's (Blake Edwards | USA | 1961)
1. Audrey Hepburn's complex Holly Golightly 2. Cat 3. It makes me want to kiss in the rain, and steal with a loved one




107. North By Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock | USA | 1959)
1. The chase scene 2. The climb scene 3. The humor throughout




106. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher | USA | 2011)
1. Rooney Mara's fierceless performance 2. Harriet Fucking Vanger 3. That ending




105. Grindhouse: Death Proof (Quentin Tarantino | USA | 2007)
1. The car crash scene 2. The car chase scene 3. Girl power




104. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater | USA | 2004)
1. Reunited and it feels so conflicted 2. I got to really know these people 2. The conversation




103. The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius | France | 2011)
1. Berenice Bejo as one of my favorite film characters Peppy Miller 2. Jean Dujardin 3. The perfect way the soundtrack blends within the images




102. Cache (Michael Haneke | France | 2005)
1. Whodunnit 2. It's as haunting as the past it barely reveals 3. The suicide




101. The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg | USA | 1985)
1. Whoopi Goldberg giving one of the best performances of all time 2. Love and hope can help you go on 3. It makes me cry throughout




100. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet | USA | 1957)
1. Henry Fonda is a boss 2. Everybody gets owned 3. The mood



99. The Purple Rose Of Cairo (Woody Allen | USA | 1985)
1. Poor Mia Farrow 2. The premise 3. Zoe Caldwell as the sassy Countess




98. Kill Bill (Vols. I & II) (Quentin Tarantino | USA | 2003/2004)
1. That really was a Hattori Honzo sword 2. Darryl Hannah and really every villain 3. Shit, everything



97. Gone With The Wind (Victor Fleming | USA | 1939)
1. Vivien Fucking Leigh 2. Tara overtaking love and romance 3. I don't know nothin' bout birthin' babies and every Prissy-isms



96. Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard | France | 1965)
1. Like a disjointed vision of post-apocalyptic Earth 2. Eddie Caution don't take no shit 3. Alpha 60



95. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch | USA | 1992)
1. Sheryl Lee gives one of the most powerful performances of all time 2. The angel speech 3. One of my favorite endings in a film



94. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson | USA | 2001)
1. Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum 2. The visuals and the soundtrack, especially the Judy Is A Runt song/scene 3. Colorful bunch of kooky characters




93. La Jetee (Chris Marker | France | 1962)
1. The twist 2. Short and affecting 3. Amazing storytelling style and editing



92. The Silence Of The Lambs (Jonathan Demme | USA | 1991)
1. The Jodie Foster/Anthony Hopkins relationship 2. She was an American girl 3. It puts the lotion on its skin



91. Juliet Of The Spirits (Federico Fellini | Italy | 1965)
1. A sex dream gone bad 2. The sets, costumes, etc. 3. Sandra Milo



90. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman | USA | 2008)
1. Nothing is normal 2. The ending 3. Philip Seymour Hoffman's obsessive performance



89. Bob Le Flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville | USA | 1956)
1. Bob is one BAMF 2. Its influence 3. Its style



88. De Rouille Et D'Os (Jacques Audiard | France/Belgium | 2012)
1. Marion Cotillard's fearless performance  2. It made whales seem beautiful despite my phobia of them 3. The cinematography



87. Sita Sings The Blues (Nina Paley | USA | 2008)
1. The commenters 2. The mish mash of different anime styles 3. The catchy tunes



86. M (Fritz Lang | Germany | 1931)
1. The heart-wrenching opening scene and heart-wrenching penultimate scene 2. The cinematography 3. Oh Lord, Pete Lorre



85. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman | USA | 1975)
1. Jack Nicholson 2. Brad Dourif 3. Louise Fletcher



84. Marty (Delbert Mann | USA | 1955)
1. Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair are so affecting in their performances 2. Seeing Betsy Blair cry 3. How simple and complex it is at the same time



83. Les Vacances De M. Hulot (Jacques Tati | France | 1953)
1. Gorgeous to look at 2. Makes me nostalgic for my simpler childhood where every little quirk was accentuated and more meaningful 3. Mr. Hulot



82. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor | USA | 1940)
1. Cary Grant getting revenge on Kate Hepburn for tearing his suit in Bringing Up Baby 2. Katharine Hepburn's performance is astounding 3. I am so getting drunk before my wedding



81. Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola | USA | 2003)
1. Bill Fucking Murray 2. Scarlett Johansson's underrated performance 3. The calmness of every shot



80. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick | UK / USA | 1999)
1. Nicole Kidman's performance 2. The dread infiltrating every frame 3. Tom Cruise's performance



79. Fargo (Coen Brothers | USA | 1996)
1. Minnesota Nice 2. Woodchipper 3. William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi's similar descent into frenzied mess and madness



78. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock | USA | 1958)
1. The supposed supernatural elements of the plot making everything that much harder to discern 2. The Mad Carlotta story 3. The dream sequence



77. Meshes Of The Afternoon (Maya Deren/Alexandr Hackenschmied | USA | 1943)
1. Cloaked figure 2. The scene on the stairs 3. The editing



76. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Bunuel | Mexico | 1962)
1. The premise 2. I probably would have offed myself too 3. Seeing people turn on each other



75. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack | USA | 1982)
1. Dustin Hoffman's amazing and hilarious performance as Dorothy Michaels 2. A heartfelt comedy, a rarity 3. The reveal scene



74. The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodovar | Spain | 2011)
1. The cinematography imbued by the powerful soundtrack 2. Everything connects in a major way 3. It makes one think while also enjoying it for the entertainment



73. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki | Japan | 2001)
1. It's probably the cutest movie on this list 2. One of the best fantastical premises 3. No Face



72. Brief Encounter (David Lean | UK | 1945)
1. Celia Johnson 2. It may seem like it played it safe but its methods only make everything so much more realistic and touching 3. I wish I could meet a stranger in a subway cafe



71. Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino | USA | 2012)
1. The D is silent 2. Calvin Candie 3. The epicness of it all



70. Singin' In The Rain (Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly | USA | 1952)
1. Such a fun and beautiful film 2. Gotta Dance, and sing along too 3. Jean Hagen playing one of the best and funniest villains of all time, lol I caaaaaaaaaan't



69. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky | USA | 2010)
1. Queen Nat's performance 2. The visuals 3. I was in tears in the end when Natalie Portman made that final pirouette 



68. It's A Wonderful Life (Frank Capra | USA | 1946)
1. Gloria Grahame as Violet Bick 2. I'm a sucker for being taken on a journey through a character's life 3. A happy ending has never been this wonderful



67. Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn | USA | 2011)
1. Holy shit, the Gos's restrained performance is so powerful 2. The elevator scene 3. Driving with Mulligan and her son in the car makes for one of the most beautiful moments ever in film



66. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick | UK/USA | 1980)
1. Jack Nicholson's best performance 2. Hello Danny 3. The atmosphere




65. City Lights (Charlie Chaplin | USA | 1931)
1. One of the best love stories 2. Rich drunk guys are destructive 3. Ha, the boxing scene


64. Fight Club (David Fincher | USA | 1999)
1. One of the worst love stories 2. Tyler Durden 3. Fight Club



63. Smiles Of A Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman | Sweden | 1955)
1. Harriet Andersson's comedic performance 2. The cinematography 3. The dialogue


62. The Aviator (Martin Scorsese | USA | 2004)
1. Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes 2. Cate Blanchett as Kate  Hepburn 3. The creepy yet sexy Miss Domergue scene



61. My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava | USA | 1936)
1. Alice Bradley as the kooky matriarch 2. Carole Lombard and William Powell's pairing, I ship it 3. What is food



60. In The Mood For Love (Wong Kar-wai | Hong Kong | 2000)
1. One of the most visually beautiful films 2. The soundtrack 3. The subdued performances 




59. The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen Brothers | UK/USA | 2001)
1. Billy Bob Thornton's performance 2. Modern film noir 3. Alien obsessed widow



58. Dogville (Lars von Trier | Denmark | 2003)
1. Nicole Kidman's performance yet again 2. The set 3. Revenge



57. The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola | USA | 1999)
1. Lux Lisbon is my spirit animal 2. How it gets more mysterious by the minute 3. The story feels very real and that much more sad



56. The Leopard (Luchino Visconti | Italy | 1963)
1. The film where I fell in love with Burt Lancaster. An acting genius 2. The splendid visuals no matter if the scenery is rustic or more noble 3. Can Claudia Cardinale get any sexier?



55. Eraserhead (David Lynch | USA | 1977)
1. How Jack Nance walks 2. The mutant baby's persistent wail 3. The Lady In The Radiator and her spooky song



54. The Trial (Orson Welles | France/Germany/Italy | 1962)
1. Anthony Perkins' comedic, exasperated performance contrasts jarringly with Orson Welles' overbearing one 2. The non-nonsensical plot 3. Romy Schneider plays the nympho nurse to perfection



53. Wristcutters: A Love Story (Goran Dukic | USA | 2006)
1. I want to take a road trip with friends like these 2. The plot elements 3. The ending is perf



52. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson | USA | 2012)
1. The more I rewatch it, the more terrifying Amy Adams gets 2. Joaquin Phoenix is an acting god 3. The cinematography



51. The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Luis Bunuel | France | 1972)
1. The soldiers explaining their stories 2. Reaching for food after getting shot at 3. Trying to have sex while having company over



50. Touch Of Evil (Orson Welles | USA | 1958)
1. The opening sequence alone makes this a masterpiece 2. Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles on the same screen, bless 3. The music



49. Strangers On A Train (Alfred Hitchcock | USA | 1951)
1. Is Bruno Anthony gonna have to choke a bitch? 2. The cinematography 3. The suspense



48. Through A Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman | Sweden | 1961)
1. Harriet Andersson cementing herself as my fave Bergman lady with this performance alone 2. Spider God 3. A shocking representation of mental illness



47. The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder | USA | 1955)
1. Marilyn Monroe cementing herself as my favorite actress by giving what I consider to be the second best female performance of all time, and it's a comedic one at that 2. Marilyn Monroe is freakin' gorgeous to look at 3. Tom Ewell also does a fantastic job



46. Out Of The Past (Jacques Tourneur | USA | 1947)
1. Jane Greer plays my favorite femme fatale 2. The convoluted plot with its twists and turns 3. Robert Mitchum is a BAMF



45. Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer | German | 1998)
1. The editing 2. The soundtrack 3. All of the running



44. One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder | USA | 1961)
1. James Cagney's best performance and also his most underrated, and it's a comedic one at that 2. The quick-fire dialogue 3. The gags



43. Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski | France | 1993)
1. Juliette Binoche 2. The visuals 3. How everything reaches a crescendo towards a moving finale



42. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese | USA | 1976)
1. Scary Robert De Niro 2. Perverted Harvey Keitel 3. Lost Jodie Foster



41. Melancholia (Lars von Trier | Denmark | 2011)
1. Kirsten Dunst proving just why she is one of this generation's best actresses 2. It's a moving tableau 3. Gorgeous ending despite what it represents



40. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino | USA | 1992)
1. The bathroom scene with the cops 2. Mr. Pink 3. Mr. Blonde



39. Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola | USA/France | 2006)
1. The visuals 2. The soundtrack 3. It makes living a life of excess look damn good, albeit empty



38. Last Tango In Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci | Italy/France | 1972)
1. Marlon, can you not be so amazing? 2. Maria Schneider is just as fantastic in her role 3. It's the perfect film for a slow afternoon as the sun is setting



37. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz | USA | 1942)
1. Humphrey Bogart 2. Ingrid Bergman 3. Casablanca the city come to life



36. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater | USA | 1995)
1. How fresh it feels 2. The conversations 3. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy make for an amazing pairing



35. Volver (Pedro Almodovar | Spain | 2006)
1. Every performance is better than the next 2. The visual style with its vivid colors 3. The surprisingly complex plot



34. Requiem For A Dream (Darren Aronofsky | USA | 2000)
1. Ellen Burstyn's performance, omg 2. The editing 3. Overtly powerful, especially in its ending



33. Blood Simple (Coen Brothers | USA | 1984)
1. A perfect thriller/film noir 2. M. Emmet Walsh 3. Very simple and in the end very bloody



32. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock | USA | 1960)
1. The shower sequence 2. The ending 3. Anthony Hopkins' performance



31. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson | USA | 2007)
1. Daniel Day-Lewis 2. I drink your milkshake 3. I'm shocked to say it but Paul Dano was amazing in this



30. A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan | USA | 1951)
1. Vivien Leigh giving the best female performance of all times 2. Marlon Brando's animal magnetism 3. All of the other performers



29. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders | Germany/France/UK/USA | 1984)
1. Nastassja Kinski appears only towards the end and yet gives a knock out performance 2. Harry Dean Stanton can do no wrong 3. The soundtrack weaving this way and that between the desolate landscape



28. Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee | USA | 1989)
1. You stepped on my Js scene 2. The intro 3. The atmosphere augmented by an amazing bunch of characters



27. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky | Russia | 1972)
1. So visually beautiful 2. So complex 3. Natalya Bondarchuk



26. Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell | USA | 2012)
1. Robert De Niro 2. Jennifer Lawrence 3. Bradley Cooper



25. The Apartment (Billy Wilder | USA | 1960)
1. Jack Lemmon 2. Shirley MacLaine 3. One of the best mix of comedy, romance and drama



24. Inland Empire (David Lynch | USA | 2006)
1. Laura Dern 2. Room 47 3. Laura Dern running towards the camera and scaring the living daylights out of me



23. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock | USA | 1954)
1. Thelma Ritter 2. Grace Kelly 3. Raymond Burr



22. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder | USA | 1944)
1. Jane Greer may be my fave femme fatale, but Barb Stanwyck is no doubt the sexiest and hands down the best 2. The plot 3. The bromance between Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson



21. Three Colors: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski | France | 1994)
1. The cinematography 2. Jean-Louis Trintignant 3. The epic finale



20. Blue Velvet (David Lynch | USA | 1986)
1. Isabella Rossellini's performance 2. Dennis Hopper's performance 3. The pulsating atmosphere



19. Persona (Ingmar Bergman | Sweden | 1966)
1. ^This shot and what it symbolizes 2. Liv Ullmann 3. Bibi Andersson



18. Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch | USA | 1984)
1. The absurd humor 2. The hilarious ending 3. ^This scene that had me in tears with laughter



17. No Country For Old Men (Coen Brothers | USA | 2007)
1. Javier Bardem 2. The chase scene 3. The ending



16. Nights Of Cabiria (Federico Fellini | Italy | 1957)
1. Giuletta Masina 2. One of my favorite characters of all time 3. The moving ending



15. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks | USA | 1938)
1. Kate Hepburn and Cary Grant's pairing 2. Baby 3. The dialogue



14. The Cranes Are Flying (Mikhail Kalatozov | Russia | 1957)
1. The cinematography 2. Tatiana Samoilova's performance 3. The dream sequence



13. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick | UK | 1971)
1. The mood created by the odd but brilliant soundtrack 2. The costumes 3. Cat Lady



12. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino | USA | 1994)
1. Marvin scene 2. Dance scene 3. One of the best endings of all time



11. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke | Germany | 2009)
1. Creepiest kids ever 2. The stunning cinematography 3. The impenetrable mood



10. L'Annee Derniere A Marienbad (Alain Resnais | France | 1961)
1. Delphine Seyrig looks so alluring, which explains Giorgio Albertazzi's obssession 2. The setting 3. The dreamy aura



9. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder | USA | 1959)
1. Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis make for a powerful trio 2. Nobody's perfect 3. The opening and ending being two of the best of all time



8. The Double Life Of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski | France/Poland | 1991)
1. Lovely Irene Jacob 2. The visuals 3. The two girls' chance encounter


7. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini | Italy | 1963)
1. Claudia Cardinale got sexier and dreamier 2. Dream sequence 3. Guido's dance



6. Cries And Whispers (Ingmar Bergman | Sweden | 1972)
1. Ingrid Thulin 2. Liv Ullmann 3. Harriet Andersson



5. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles | USA | 1941)
1. The underrated Dorothy Comingore 2. Orson Welles 3. The sheer power of the plot and its meanings



4. Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain (Jean-Pierre Jeunet | France | 2001)
1. Audrey Tautou 2. The best meet cute ever 3. One of the mot visually beautiful films



3. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini | Italy | 1960)
1. I'm a sucker for a film that goes on a journey through a character's life 2. Exploring the castle sequence 3. The ending



2. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder | USA | 1950)
1. Gloria Swanson 2. The opening and the ending 3. The second best ode to Hollyweird



1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch | USA | 2001)
1. Naomi Watts' performance 2. Laura Harring's sex appeal 3. "This is the girl" and the similarly recurring motifs making this the best ode to Hollyweird

8 comments:

  1. Excellent list of some amazing movies.

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  2. I had WAY too much fun going through this list. Some wonderful choices and a great variety.

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    1. Ha, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's a tad bit excessive but I had to indulge myself. I love making lists.

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  3. This is a damn fine list and cannot complain at all about the inclusion of David Lynch. The only one of his films I haven't seen (and loved, bar I guess Dune) is Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, that you included here. I'm still waiting to finally get through the two series before I watch the film.

    Quality list, though. One of the best favourite films lists I've seen, too.

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    1. Thank you! David Lynch is a staple in any of my favorite lists. But you're a bigger fan of his than I am since I have yet to see Dune or The Straight Story.:D

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  4. And I thought I had seen a few movies... I think I've seen <20 on this list!

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    1. I'm flattered! Usually I feel that way about other bloggers' lists.

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