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Hello, my name is Mark and I am an addict.

I have yet to see all of the great films ever made, but I sure have seen a hell of a lot of them so far. Many of these are classics, others just personal faves, all are great to me.

This is just one fella's opinion, glad to hear yours as well. Lists like this use to be hosted by YMDB.com, which appears to have gone down for the time being.

I kept this list to just 2-4 each from my favorite directors, and only one each from the rest.


(Fav directors, their best films, by rank)
A Clockwork Orange - Kubrick (1971)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - Kubrick (1964)
2001: A Space Oddyssey - Kubrick (1968)
Paths of Glory - Kubrick (1957)
Rear Window - Hitchcock (1954)
Vertigo - Hitchcock (1958)
North by Northwest - Hitchcock (1959)
Notorious - Hitchcock (1946)
8 1/2 - Fellini (1963)
La Dolce Vita - Fellini (1960)
La Strada - Fellini (1954)
Amarcord - Fellini (1973)
Ran - Kurosawa (1985)
The Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) - Kurosawa (1954)
Ikiru - Kurosawa (1958)
Yojimbo - Kurosawa (1961)
Touch of Evil - Welles (1958)
Citizen Kane - Welles (1941)
Othello - Welles (1952)
Chimes at Midnight - Welles (1966)
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Jules and Jim - Truffaut (1962)
The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) - Truffaut (1959)
Day for Night (La Nuit américaine) - Truffaut (1973)
Once Upon a Time in the West (C'era una volta il West) - Leone (1968)
Once Upon a Time in America - Leone (1984)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo) - Leone (1966)
Belle de jour - Buñuel (1967)
The Exterminating Angel (El Ángel exterminador) - Buñuel (1962)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie) - Buñuel (1972)
Stalker - Tarkovsky (1979)
Andrei Rublev - Tarkovsky (1966)
The Sacrifice (Offret) - Tarkovsky (1986)
The New World - Malick (2005)
Days of Heaven - Malick (1978)
Badlands - Malick (1973)
Taxi Driver - Scorsese (1976)
Mean Streets - Scorsese (1973)
Goodfellas - Scorsese (1990)
Blue (Trois couleurs: Bleu) - Kieslowski (1993)
The Decalogue (Dekalog) - Kieslowski (1988)
The Double Life of Veronique (La Double vie de Véronique) - Kieslowski (1991)


(Almost fav directors, by rank)
Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället) - Bergman (1957)
The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) - Bergman (1957)
Hamlet (Gamlet) – Kozinsev (1963)
King Lear (Korol Lir) - Kozinsev (1957)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) - Dreyer (1928)
The Word (Ordet) - Dreyer (1955)
Macbeth - Polankski (1971)
Chinatown - Polanski (1974)
The Searchers - Ford (1956)
The Grapes of Wrath - Ford (1940)
The Wild Bunch - Peckinpah (1969)
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia - Peckinpah (1974)
The Godfather I/II - Coppola (1972/4)
Apocalypse Now - Coppola (1979)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - Huston (1948)
The Misfits - Huston (1961)
M - Lang (1931)
Metropolis - Lang (1927)
Blue Velvet - Lynch (1986)
Mulholland Dr. - Lynch (2001)
Crash - Cronenberg (1996)
Dead Ringers - Cronenberg (1988)
Raise the Red Lantern (Da hong deng long gao gao gua) - Yimou (1991)
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (Qian li zou dan qi) - Yimou (2005)
Brazil - Gilliam (1985)
Time Bandits - Gilliam (1981)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) - Herzog (1972)
Fitzcarraldo - Herzog (1982)
Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi) - Miyazaki (2001)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds (Kaze no tani no Naushika) - Miyazaki (1984)
Breaking the Waves - von Trier (1996)
Dancer in the Dark - von Trier (2000)
Code 46 - Winterbottom (2003)
The Claim - Winterbottom (2000)
Dead Man - Jarmusch (1995)
Broken Flowers - Jarmusch (2005)
Hidden (Caché) - Haneke (2005)
Time of the Wolf (Le Temps du loup) - Haneke (2002)
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Fail-Safe - Lumet (1964)
Dog Day Afternoon - Lumet (1975)
Nashville - Altman (1975)
The Player - Altman (1992)
Close-Up (Nema-ye Nazdik) - Kiarostami (1989)
Ten - Kiarostami (2002)
Goodbye, Children (Au Revoir, les enfants) - Malle (1987)
Damage - Malle (1992)
Contempt (Le Mépris) - Godard (1963)
Alphaville (Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution) - Godard (1965)
The Sweet Hereafter - Egoyan (1997)
Exotica - Egoyan (1994)
Pi - Aronofsky (1998)
Requiem for a Dream - Aronofsky (2000)
Amores Perros - Iñárritu (2000)
Babel - Iñárritu (2006)
Drugstore Cowboy - Van Sant (1989)
My Own Private Idaho - Van Sant (1991)
Miller's Crossing - Coen (1990)
Raising Arizona - Coen (1987)
City of God (Cidade de Deus) - Meirelles (2002)
The Constant Gardner - Meirelles (2005)
Germinal - Berri (1993)
Jean de Florette/ Manon of the Spring - Berri (1986)
Prospero's Books - Greenaway (1991)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife... - Greenaway (1989)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (¡Átame!) - Almodóvar (1990)
Bad Education (La Mala educación) - Almodóvar (2004)
Crumb - Zwigoff (1995)
Bad Santa - Zwigoff (2003)
Rushmore - W. Anderson (1998)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - W. Anderson (2004)
Until the End of the World (Bis ans Ende der Welt) - Wenders (1991)
Kings of the Road (Im Lauf der Zeit) - Wenders (1976)
Blade Runner - Scott (1982)
Alien - Scott (1979)
Auto Focus - Schrader (2003)
Light Sleeper - Schrader (1992)
Brother from Another Planet - Sayles (1984)
The Secret of Roan Inish - Sayles (1994)


(Also great, only one from each director, by date)
Intolerance - Griffith (1916)
Nosferatu (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) - Murnau (1922)
Greed - Von Stroheim (1924)
Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potyomkin) - Eisenstein (1925)
Sunrise - Longford (1926)
Mother (Mat) - Pudovkin (1926)
The General - Keaton/Bruckman (1927)
The Crowd - Vidor (1928)
The Man With a Camera (Chelovek s kino-apparatom) - Vertov (1929)
Earth (Zemlya) - Dovzhenko (1930)
City Lights - Chaplin (1931)
Scarface - Hawks (1932)
American Madness - Capra (1932)
King Kong - Cooper, et al (1933)
L'Atalante - Vigo (1934)
The Bride of Frankenstein - Whale (1935)
Stage Door - La Cava (1937)
Rules of the Game (La Règle du jeu) - Renoir (1939)
The Wizard of Oz - Fleming (1939)
Ninotchka - Lubitsch (1939)
The Women - Cukor (1939)
Sullivan's Travels - Sturges (1941)
Casablanca - Curtiz (1942)
The Ox-Bow Incident - Wellman (1943)
Henry V - Olivier (1944)
Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) - Carné (1945)
Detour - Ulmer (1945)
The Killers - Sidomak (1946)
Paisan (Paisà) - Rossellini (1946)
The Best Years of Our Lives - Wyler (1946)
Out of the Past - Tourneur (1947)
Letter from an Unknown Woman - Ophüls (1948)
The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette) - De Sica (1948)
Gun Crazy - Lewis (1949)
The Third Man - Reed (1949)
Sunset Blvd. - Wilder (1950)
All About Eve - Mankiewicz (1950)
Orpheus (Orphée) - Cocteau (1950)
A Place in the Sun - Stevens (1951)
High Noon - Zinnemann (1952)
Singin' in the Rain - Donen/Kelly (1952)
The Wages of Fear (Le Salaire de la peur) - Clouzot (1952)
Tokyo Story (Tokyo monogatari) - Ozu (1953)
The Caine Mutiny - Dmytryk (1954)
On The Waterfront - Kazan (1954)
Sansho the Bailiff (Sanshô dayû) - Mizoguchi (1954)
Rebel Without a Cause - N. Ray (1955)
The Night of the Hunter - Laughton (1955)
Fever Heat (Bob le Flambeur) - Melville (1955)
Pather Panchali - S. Ray (1955)
Written on the Wind - Sirk (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Siegel (1956)
Thirst (Pyaasa) - Dutt (1957)
Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament) - Wajda (1958)
The Defiant Ones - Kramer (1958)
Some Came Running - Minnelli (1958)
Hiroshima, Mon Amour - Resnais (1959)
Anatomy of a Murder - Preminger (1959)
Pickpocket - Bresson (1959)
Peeping Tom - Powell (1960)
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Edwards (1961)
Cleo from 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) - Varda (1961)
The Hustler - Rossen (1961)
El Cid - Mann (1961)
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? - Aldrich (1962)
The Manchurian Candidate - Frankenheimer (1962)
Lonely are the Brave - Miller (1962)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Richardson (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia - Lean (1962)
Requiem for a Heavyweight - Nelson (1962)
An Actor's Revenge (Yukinojo henge) - Ichikawa (1963)
The Great Escape - Sturges (1963)
The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) - Visonti (1963)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Il Vangelo secondo Matteo) - Pasolini (1964)
Woman in the Dunes (Suna no onna) - Teshigahara (1964)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) - Demy (1964)
Closely Watched Trains (Ostre sledované vlaky) - Menzel (1966)
The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) - Pontecorvo (1966)
Blow-Up - Antonioni (1966)
Play Time - Tati (1967)
Bonnie and Clyde - Penn (1967)
Cool Hand Luke - Rosenberg (1967)
Night of the Living Dead - Romero (1968)
Faces - Cassavetes (1968)
If... - Anderson (1968)
My Night with Maud (Ma nuit chez Maud) - Rohmer (1969)
Midnight Cowboy - Schlesinger (1969)
Easy Rider - Hopper (1969)
Five Easy Pieces - Rafelson (1970)
The Conformist (Il Conformista) - Bertolucci (1970)
Performance - Roeg/Cammell (1970)
The Devils - Russell (1971)
Walkabout - Roeg (1971)
The Beguiled - Siegel (1971)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Stuart (1971)
Deliverance - Boorman (1972)
Cabaret - Fosse (1972)
Papillon - Schaffner (1973)
High Plains Drifter - Eastwood (1973)
The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la colmena) - Erice (1973)
The Sting - Hill (1973)
Text of Light - Brakhage (1974)
Young Frankenstein – Brooks (1974)
Celine and Julie Go Boating (Céline et Julie vont en bateau) - Rivette (1974)
Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf) - Fassbinder (1974)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Forman (1975)
Travelling Players (O Thiassos) - Angelopoulos (1975)
Carrie - De Palma (1976)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles - Ackerman (1976)
In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no corrida) - Oshima (1976)
Star Wars - Lucas (1977)
Suspiria - Argento (1977)
The Deer Hunter - Cimino (1978)
Breaking Away - Yates (1979)
Manhattan - Allen (1979)
Being There - Ashby (1979)
The Age of the Earth (A Idade da Terra) - Rocha (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back - Kershner (1980)
The Big Red One - Fuller (1980)
Gates of Heaven - Morris (1980)
Reds - Beatty (1981)
Mephisto - Szabo (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark - Spielberg (1981)
Burden of Dreams - Blank (1982)
Gandhi - Attenborough (1982)
Night of the Shooting Stars (La Notte di San Lorenzo) - Taviani (1982)
Local Hero - Forsyth (1983)
Sunless (Sans soleil) - Marker (1983)
Tender Mercies - Beresford (1983)
War Games - Badham (1983)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension - Richter (1984)
Nineteen Eighty-Four - Radford (1984)
My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) - Hallström (1985)
Shoah - Lanzmann (1985)
Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi) - Varda (1985)
Betty Bleu (37°2 le matin) - Beineix (1986)
The Mission - Joffé (1986)
Platoon - Stone (1986)
Lost Boys - Schumacher (1987)
The Year My Voice Broke - Duigan (1987)
Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo cinema Paradiso) - Tornatore (1988)
Akira - Ôtomo (1988)
A Fish Called Wanda - Crichton (1988)
The Vanishing (Spoorloos) - Sluizer (1988)
Dead Calm - Noyce (1989)
Do the Right Thing - Lee (1989)
Edward Scissorhands - Burton (1990)
The Field - Sheridan (1990)
Hidden Agenda - Loach (1990)
After Dark, My Sweet - Foley (1990)
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse - Bahr (1991)
A Heart in Winter (Un coeur en hiver) - Sautet (1991)
Van Gogh - Pialat (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs - Demme (1991)
Slacker - Linklater (1991)
Orlando - Potter (1992)
Léolo - Lauzon (1992)
Bad Lieutenant - Ferrara (1992)
Groundhog Day - Ramis (1993)
The Piano - Campion (1993)
Farewell, My Concubine (Ba wang bie ji) - Kaige (1993)
Naked - Leigh (1993)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - Elliot (1994)
Eat Drink Man Woman (Yin shi nan nu) - Lee (1994)
Sátántangó - Tarr (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption - Darabont (1994)
Richard III - Loncraine (1995)
The Gates of Heavenly Peace - Gordon/Hinton (1995)
Babe - Noonan (1995)
Bound - Wachowski (1996)
Safe - Haynes (1996)
L.A. Confidential - Hanson (1997)
Gattaca - Niccol (1997)
Boogie Nights - P. T. Anderson (1997)
The Fifth Element - Besson (1997)
Happiness - Solondz - (1998)
Flowers of Shanghai (Hai shang hua) - Hsiao-Hsien (1998)
Dark City - Proyas (1998)
Croupier - Hodges (1998)
The Hole (Dong) - Ming-Liang (1998)
Titus - Taymor (1999)
Three Kings - Russell (1999)
Ratcatcher - Ramsay (1999)
Being John Malkovich - Jonze (1999)
Traffic - Soderbergh (2000)
Last Resort - Pawlikowski (2000)
The Princess and the Warrior (Der Krieger und die Kaiserin) - Tykwer (2001)
Amélie (Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain)- Jeunet (2001)
Kandahar (Safar e Ghandehar) - Makhmalbaf (2001)
Band of Brothers - Frankel, et al (2001)
Lilya 4-ever - Moodysson (2002)
28 Days Later - Boyle (2002)
Russian Ark (Russkiy kovcheg) - Sokurov (2002)
The Man Without a Past (Mies vailla menneisyyttä) - Kaurismäki (2002)
American Splendor - Springer, Pulcini (2003)
The Lord of the Rings - Jackson (2001-3)
The Brown Bunny - Gallo (2003)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Gondry (2004)
Downfall (Der Untergang) - Hirschbiegel (2004)
2046 - Kar-Wai (2004)
Kill Bill I/II - Tarantino (2003/4)
The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta) - Salles (2004)
The Ballad of Jack and Rose - Miller (2005)
Syriana - Gaghan (2005)
The Proposition – Hillcoat (2005)
Tsotsi - Hood (2005)
The Last King of Scotland - MacDonald (2006)
United 93 - Greengrass (2006)
Children of Men - Cuarón (2006)
Pan's Labyrinth - del Toro (2006)
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