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The 400 Blows

Told through the eyes of François Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel, The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime.

François Truffaut France, 1959
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The 47 Ronin: Part 1

47 samurai avenge the death of their lord in Kenji Mizoguchi's take on the famous historical event.

Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1941
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The 47 Ronin: Part 2

47 samurai avenge the death of their lord in Kenji Mizoguchi's take on the famous historical event.

Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1941
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8½

One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s _8½_ (_Otto e mezzo_) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema.

Federico Fellini Italy, 1963
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An Actor’s Revenge

A uniquely prolific and chameleonic figure of world cinema, Kon Ichikawa delivered a burst of stylistic bravado with this intricate tale of betrayal and retribution.

Kon Ichikawa Japan, 1963
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Adventures of Zatoichi

The blind swordsman wanders into a town to celebrate the New Year. There, he befriends a young woman whose father has gone missing; as he tries to help her find him, he becomes entangled in a web of corruption and a series of tragic twists of fate.

Kimiyoshi Yasuda Japan, 1964
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The Age of the Medici

Rossellini’s three-part series is like a Renaissance painting come to life: a portrait of fifteenth-century Florence, ruled by the Medici political dynasty. With a lovely score from composer Manuel de Sica, this grand yet intimate work is a storybook conjuring of a way of life and thought.

Roberto Rossellini Italy, 1973
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Alice in the Cities

Technically, Alice in the Cities is Wim Wenders’s fourth film, but he often refers to it as his first, because it was during this film that he discovered the genre of the road movie.

Wim Wenders Germany, 1974
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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

The wildly prolific German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder paid homage to his cinematic hero Douglas Sirk with this update of that filmmaker’s 1955 All That Heaven Allows.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1974
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Amarcord

Federico Fellini satirizes his youth in this carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy in the fascist period. The Academy Award–winning Amarcord remains one of cinema's enduring treasures.

Federico Fellini Italy, 1973
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The American Friend

Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with The American Friend, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game.

Wim Wenders Germany, 1977
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The American Soldier

Fassbinder’s experimental noir is a subversive, self-reflexive gangster movie full of unexpected asides and stylistic flourishes, and features an audaciously bonkers final shot and memorable turns from many of the director’s rotating gallery of players.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1970
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Andrei Rublev

Immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky’s epic masterpiece is a sweeping medieval tale of Russia’s greatest icon painter.

Andrei Tarkovsky Soviet Union, 1966
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Androcles and the Lion

George Bernard Shaw’s breezy, delightful dramatization of this classic fable—about a Christian slave who pulls a thorn from a lion's paw and is spared from death in the Colosseum as a result of his kind act—was written as a meditation on modern Christian values.

Chester Erskine United Kingdom, 1952
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. . . And the Pursuit of Happiness

In 1986, Louis Malle set out to investigate the ever-widening range of immigrant experience in America. Interviewing a variety of newcomers in middle- and working-class communities from coast to coast, Malle paints a generous, humane portrait of their individual struggles.

Louis Malle France, 1986
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And the Ship Sails On

In Federico Fellini’s quirky, imaginative fable, a motley crew of European aristocrats (and a lovesick rhinoceros!) board a luxurious ocean liner on the eve of World War I to scatter the ashes of a beloved diva.

Federico Fellini Italy, 1984
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An Angel at My Table

With _An Angel at My Table,_ Academy Award–winning filmmaker Jane Campion brings to the screen the harrowing true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand’s most distinguished author. _Angel_ beautifully captures the color and power of the New Zealand landscape.

Jane Campion New Zealand, 1990
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Antonio Gaudí

A unique, enthralling cinematic experience, Teshigahara’s _Antonio Gaudí_, less a documentary than a visual poem, takes viewers on a tour of Gaudí’s truly spectacular architecture.

Hiroshi Teshigahara Japan, 1984
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Aparajito

As Apu progresses from wide-eyed child to intellectually curious teenager, eventually studying in Kolkata, we witness his academic and moral education, as well as the growing complexity of his relationship with his mother.

Satyajit Ray India, 1956
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Apart from You

In this gently devastating drama, a critical breakthrough for Naruse, he contrasts the life of an aging geisha, whose angry teenage son is ashamed of her profession, with that of her youthful counterpart, a lovely young girl resentful of her family for forcing her into a life of ignominy.

Mikio Naruse Japan, 1933
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Apur Sansar

Apu is now in his early twenties, out of college, and hoping to live as a writer. Alongside his professional ambitions, the film charts his romantic awakening, which occurs as the result of a most unlikely turn of events, and his eventual, fraught fatherhood.

Satyajit Ray India, 1959
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Ariel

In Kaurismäki’s drolly existential crime drama, a coal miner attempts to leave behind a provincial life of inertia and economic despair, only to get into ever deeper trouble. Yet a minor-key romance with a hilariously dispassionate meter maid might provide a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.

Aki Kaurismäki Finland, 1988
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Army

Kinoshita’s ambitious and intensely moving film begins as a multigenerational epic about the military legacy of one Japanese family, before settling into an emotionally complex portrayal of parental love during wartime.

Keisuke Kinoshita Japan, 1944
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Ashes and Diamonds

On the last day of World War II, Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new Poland. In this incendiary environment, we find Home Army soldier Maciek Chelmicki, who has been ordered to assassinate an incoming commissar.

Andrzej Wajda Poland, 1958
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As Long as You’ve Got Your Health

In this endlessly diverting compendium of four short films, Pierre Etaix regards the 1960s from his askew but astute perspective.

Pierre Etaix France, 1966
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Au revoir les enfants

Based on events from writer-director Louis Malle’s own childhood, _Au revoir les enfants_ tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France.

Louis Malle France, 1987
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An Autumn Afternoon

The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man’s dignifed resignation to life’s shifting currents and society’s modernization.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1962
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Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1978
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Babette’s Feast

At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette’s Feast is a deeply beloved treasure of cinema.

Gabriel Axel Denmark, 1987
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Babo 73

Robert Downey Sr.’s first feature is a rollicking, slapstick, ultra-low-budget 16 mm comedy experiment that introduced a twisted new voice to the New York underground.

Robert Downey Sr. United States, 1964
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The Bad Sleep Well

A young executive hunts down his father’s killer in director Akira Kurosawa’s scathing _The Bad Sleep Well._ Continuing his legendary collaboration with actor Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa combines elements of _Hamlet_ and American film noir to chilling effect.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1960
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The Bakery Girl of Monceau

In the first of Rohmer’s "Moral Tales," a law student (Barbet Schroeder) with a roving eye and a large appetite stuffs himself full of sugar cookies and pastries daily in order to garner the attentions of the pretty brunette who works in a quaint Paris bakery.

Eric Rohmer France, 1963
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The Ballad of Narayama

Filmed almost entirely on cunningly designed studio sets, in brilliant color and widescreen, The Ballad of Narayama is a stylish and vividly formal work from Japan’s cinematic golden age, directed by the dynamic Keisuke Kinoshita.

Keisuke Kinoshita Japan, 1958
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The Baron of Arizona

Vincent Price portrays legendary swindler James Addison Reavis, who in 1880 concocted an elaborate hoax to name himself the "Baron" of Arizona, and therefore inherit all the land in the state. Samuel Fuller adapts this tall tale to film with fleet, elegant storytelling and a sly sense of humor.

Samuel Fuller United States, 1950
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Bay of Angels

This precisely wrought, emotionally penetrating romantic drama from Jacques Demy, set largely in the casinos of Nice, is a visually lovely but darkly realistic investigation into love and obsession.

Jacques Demy France, 1963
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The Beales of Grey Gardens

The filmmakers of _Grey Gardens_ went back to their vaults of footage to create part two, _The Beales of Grey Gardens,_ a tribute both to these indomitable women, Big and Little Edie Beale, and to the landmark documentary’s legions of fans, who have made them counterculture icons.

Albert Maysles… United States, 2006
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Le beau Serge

The remarkable and stark _Le beau Serge_ heralded the arrival of a cinematic titan who would go on to craft provocative, entertaining films for five more decades.

Claude Chabrol France, 1958
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Beauty and the Beast

The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder.

Jean Cocteau France, 1946
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Bed and Board

Lightly comic, with a touch of the burlesque, the fourth installment in François Truffaut’s chronicle of the ardent, anachronistic Antoine Doinel, _Bed and Board,_ is a bittersweet look at the travails of young married life and the fine line between adolescence and adulthood.

François Truffaut France, 1970
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Belle de jour

Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Séverine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her after­noon hours working in a bordello.

Luis Buñuel France, 1967
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La bête humaine

Based on the classic Emile Zola novel, Jean Renoir's _La bête humaine_, a suspenseful journey into the tormented psyche of a workingman, was one of the director's greatest popular successes—and earned star Jean Gabin a permanent place in the hearts of his countrymen.

Jean Renoir France, 1938
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Beware of a Holy Whore

In Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s brazen depiction of the alternating currents of lethargy and mayhem inherent in moviemaking, a film crew deals with an aloof star (Eddie Constantine), an abusive director (Lou Castel), and a financially troubled production.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1970
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Beyond the Law

Mailer’s belief that we’re all capable of being either police or criminals was the impetus for his second feature, which takes place over the course of one feverish night in a Manhattan police precinct and neighboring bar.

Norman Mailer United States, 1968
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Bicycle Thieves

Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema.

Vittorio De Sica Italy, 1948
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The Big City

The Big City follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee), who decides, despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, to take a job to help support their family.

Satyajit Ray India, 1963
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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

One of the first and best-loved films of this period in his career is The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, which balances a realistic depiction of tormented romance with staging that remains true to the director’s roots in experimental theater.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany, 1972
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Black Girl

Ousmane Sembène, one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived and the most internationally renowned African director of the twentieth century, made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl (La noire de . . .).

Ousmane Sembène Senegal, 1966
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Black Moon

This Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a postapocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals is one of Malle’s most experimental films and a cinematic daydream like no other.

Louis Malle France, 1975
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Black Orpheus

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

Marcel Camus France, 1959
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Black Panthers

Agnès Varda turns her camera on an Oakland demonstration against the imprisonment of activist and Black Panthers cofounder Huey P. Newton

Agnès Varda France, 1968
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Black River

Perhaps Masaki Kobayashi’s most sordid film, Black River examines the rampant corruption on and around U.S. military bases in Japan following World War II.

Masaki Kobayashi Japan, 1956
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Black Sun

You’ve probably never seen anything quite like this manic, oddball, anti–buddy picture about a young, jazz-obsessed Japanese drifter and a black American GI on the lam in Tokyo.

Koreyoshi Kurahara Japan, 1964
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Blaise Pascal

In this evocative, atmospheric biography, Roberto Rossellini brings to life philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal, who, amid religious persecution and ignorance, believed in a harmony between God and science.

Roberto Rossellini Italy, 1972
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Les Blank: Always for Pleasure

Seemingly off-the-cuff yet poetically constructed, these films are humane, sometimes wry, always engaging tributes to music, food, and all sorts of regionally specific delights.

Les Blank United States, 1968
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Blind Chance

Before he stunned the cinematic world with the epic series The Decalogue and the Three Colors trilogy, the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski made his first work of metaphysical genius, Blind Chance.

Krzysztof Kieślowski Poland, 1981
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Blood Simple

This razor-sharp modern film noir, the first film by Joel and Ethan Coen, introduced the brothers’ inimitable black humor and eccentric sense of character, a sensibility that has helped shape the course of contemporary American cinema.

Joel Coen United States, 1984
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Le bonheur

A young husband and father finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker in _Le bonheur_, one of Agnès Varda's most provocative films.

Agnès Varda France, 1965
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Border Radio

A low-key postpunk diary that took four years to complete, Allison Anders' _Border Radio_ features legendary rocker Chris D. as a singer/songwriter who has stolen loot from a club and gone missing, leaving his wife, a no-nonsense rock journalist, to track him down with the help of his friends.

Allison Anders… United States, 1987
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Boudu Saved from Drowning

In Jean Renoir's satire of the bourgeoisie, Michel Simon gives one of the most memorable performances in screen history as Boudu, a Parisian tramp who takes a suicidal plunge into the Seine and is rescued by a well-to-do bookseller, whose family decides to take in the irrepressible bum.

Jean Renoir France, 1932
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Branded to Kill

When Japanese New Wave bad boy Seijun Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious, and visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired.

Seijun Suzuki Japan, 1967
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Breaking the Waves

Lars von Trier became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence.

Lars von Trier Denmark, 1996
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A Brief History of Time

Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs.

Errol Morris United States, 1991
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A Brighter Summer Day

Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang is finally available for US audiences.

Edward Yang Taiwan, 1991
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The Brood

With its combination of psychological and body horror, The Brood laid the groundwork for many of the director’s films to come, but it stands on its own as a personal, singularly scary vision.

David Cronenberg Canada, 1979
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The Browning Version

Michael Redgrave gives the performance of his career in Anthony Asquith’s adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s unforgettable play. Redgrave portrays Andrew Crocker-Harris, an embittered, middle-aged schoolmaster who begins to feel that his life has been a failure.

Anthony Asquith United Kingdom, 1951
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Brute Force

As hard-hitting as its title, _Brute Force_ was the first of Jules Dassin’s forays into the crime genre, a prison melodrama that takes a critical look at American society as well, starring Burt Lancaster.

Jules Dassin United States, 1947
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Buena Vista Social Club

With a small film crew, Wim Wenders accompanied his old friend Ry Cooder, who had written the music for Paris, Texas and The End of Violence, on a trip to Havana. Cooder wanted to record his material for Ibrahim Ferrer’s solo album at a studio there—following the recording of the first Buena Vista Social Club CD.

Wim Wenders United States, 1999
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The Burmese Harp

In Kon Ichikawa’s eloquent meditation on beauty coexisting with death, an Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close of World War II and finds harmony through song, while a private disguises himself as a Buddhist monk.

Kon Ichikawa Japan, 1956
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Calcutta

When he was cutting _Phantom India_, Louis Malle found that the footage shot in Calcutta was so diverse, intense, and unforgettable that it deserved its own film. The result, released theatrically, is at times shocking—a chaotic portrait of a city engulfed in social and political turmoil.

Louis Malle France, 1969
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Cameraperson

A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson.

Kirsten Johnson United States, 2016
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Canoa: A Shameful Memory

One of Mexico’s most highly regarded works of political cinema, Canoa: A Shameful Memory is a daring commentary on ideological manipulation, religious fanaticism, and mass violence, as well as a visceral expression of horror.

Felipe Cazals Mexico, 1976
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Capricious Summer

Two years after his worldwide hit _Closely Watched Trains,_ Jiří Menzel directed this amusing idyll about three middle-aged men whose mellow summer is interrupted by the arrival of a circus performer and his beautiful assistant.

Jiří Menzel Czechoslovakia, 1968
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Carnival of Souls

A young woman in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she becomes haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion.

Herk Harvey United States, 1962
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Cartesius

As profoundly simple as its hero's famous statement "I think, therefore I am," Roberto Rossellini's Cartesius is an intimate, psychological study of obsession and existential crisis.

Roberto Rossellini Italy, 1974
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Casque d’or

Jacques Becker lovingly evokes the belle epoque Parisian demimonde in this classic tale of doomed romance. When gangster's moll Marie (Simone Signoret) falls for reformed criminal Manda (Serge Reggiani), their passion incites an underworld rivalry that leads inexorably to treachery and tragedy.

Jacques Becker France, 1952
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César

Twenty years have passed: Fanny’s son, Césariot, is in a military academy, and Panisse is on his deathbed, where the local priest demands that he tell his son about his biological father.

Marcel Pagnol France, 1936
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Chafed Elbows

This riot of bad taste was a breakthrough for Downey, thanks to rave notices. Visualized largely in still 35 mm photographs, it follows a shiftless downtown Manhattanite having his “annual November breakdown.”

Robert Downey Sr. United States, 1966
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Chains

After years of making mostly comedies and literary adaptations, Raffaello Matarazzo turned to melodrama with this intense tale of a tight-knit working-class family shattered by temptation.

Raffaello Matarazzo Italy, 1949
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La chambre

In Chantal Akerman's early short film _La chambre_, we see the furniture and clutter of one small apartment room become the subject of a moving still life—with Akerman herself staring back at us. This breakthrough formal experiment is the first film the director made in New York.

Chantal Akerman Belgium, 1972
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Charulata

Based on a novella by the great Rabindranath Tagore, Charulata is a work of subtle textures, a delicate tale of a marriage in jeopardy and a woman taking the first steps toward establishing her own voice.

Satyajit Ray India, 1964
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La chienne

Jean Renoir’s ruthless love triangle tale, his second sound film, is a true precursor to his brilliantly bitter The Rules of the Game, displaying all of the filmmaker’s visual genius and fully imbued with his profound sense of humanity.

Jean Renoir France, 1931
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The Children Are Watching Us

Vittorio De Sica examines the cataclysmic consequences of adult folly on an innocent child in _The Children Are Watching Us_, a vivid, deeply humane portrait of a family’s disintegration.

Vittorio De Sica Italy, 1944
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Children of Paradise

Poetic realism reached sublime heights with Children of Paradise, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time.

Marcel Carné France, 1945
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Chimes at Midnight

The crowning achievement of Orson Welles’s later film career, Chimes at Midnight returns to the screen after being unavailable for decades.

Orson Welles Spain, 1966
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Chronicle of a Summer

The fascinating result of a collaboration between filmmaker-anthropologist Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin, this vanguard work of what Morin would term cinéma verité is a brilliantly conceived and realized sociopolitical diagnosis of the early sixties in France.

Jean Rouch… France, 1961
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Chungking Express

Two heartsick Hong Kong cops cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye works. _Chungking Express_ is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai an instant icon.

Wong Kar-wai Hong Kong, 1994
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Le ciel est à vous

In this uplifting romantic drama, the wife of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the idea of flying herself. This soon becomes an obsession, and she undertakes a lofty feat: the longest solo flight ever made by a woman

Jean Grémillon France, 1944
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The Circus

When we first meet Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp in this comic gem, he’s in typical straits: broke, hungry, destined to fall in love, and just as sure to lose the girl.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1928
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City Lights

The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1931
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Claire’s Knee

“Why would I tie myself to one woman if I were interested in others?” says Jerôme, even as he plans on marrying a diplomat’s daughter by summer’s end. Before then, Jerôme spends his July at a lakeside boardinghouse nursing crushes on the sixteen-year-old Laura and her blonde stepsister, Claire.

Eric Rohmer France, 1970
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Clean, Shaven

Lodge Kerrigan’s raw, ravaging _Clean, Shaven_ is a headfirst dive into the mindscape of a schizophrenic as he tries to track down his daughter after he is released from an institution.

Lodge Kerrigan United States, 1994
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Cléo from 5 to 7

A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, _Cléo from 5 to 7_ is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (_The Umbrellas of Cherbourg_) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

Agnès Varda France, 1962
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Closely Watched Trains

At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Wry and tender, Jirí Menzel's Academy Award-winning _Closely Watched Trains_ is a masterpiece of human observation.

Jiří Menzel Czechoslovakia, 1966
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Close-up

Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and the fiction-documentary hybrid Close-up is his most radical, brilliant work.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 1990
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Code Unknown

One of the world’s most influential and provocative filmmakers, the Oscar–winning Austrian director Michael Haneke diagnoses the social maladies of contemporary Europe with devastating precision and artistry.

Michael Haneke France, 2000
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La collectionneuse

In Rohmer’s first color film, a bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men.

Eric Rohmer France, 1967
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Colossal Youth

Many of the lost souls of _Ossos_ and _In Vanda’s Room_ return in the spectral landscape of _Colossal Youth,_ which brings to Pedro Costa’s Fontainhas films a new theatrical, tragic grandeur. This time, Costa focuses on Ventura, an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in Lisbon.

Pedro Costa Portugal, 2006
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A Colt Is My Passport

One of Japanese cinema’s supreme emulations of American noir, Takashi Nomura’s _A Colt Is My Passport_ is a down-and-dirty but gorgeously photographed _yakuza_ film starring Joe Shishido as a hard-boiled hit man caught between rival gangs.

Takashi Nomura Japan, 1967
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La commare secca

In Bernardo Bertolucci’s stunning debut, the brutalized corpse of a Roman prostitute is found along the banks of the Tiber River. The police round up a handful of possible suspects and interrogate them, one by one, each account bringing them closer to the killer.

Bernardo Bertolucci Italy, 1962
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The Complete Mr. Arkadin

Orson Welles’s _Mr. Arkadin_ (a.k.a. _Confidential Report_) tells the story of an elusive billionaire who hires an American smuggler to investigate his past, leading to a dizzying descent into a Cold War European landscape.

Orson Welles United States, 1955
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Coup de grâce

A startling tale of heartbreak and violence set against the backdrop of bloody revolution, Volker Schlöndorff's _Coup de grâce_ is a powerful film that explores the interrelation of private passion and political commitment.

Volker Schlöndorff Germany, 1976
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Les cousins

In _Les cousins,_ Claude Chabrol crafts a sly moral fable about a provincial boy who comes to live with his sophisticated bohemian cousin in Paris. This dagger-sharp drama won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and was an important early entry in the French New Wave.

Claude Chabrol France, 1959
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Crazed Fruit

Adapted from the controversial novel by Shintarô Ishihara, and critically savaged for its lurid portrayal of the postwar sexual revolution among Japan’s young and privileged, _Crazed Fruit_ is an anarchic outcry against tradition and the older generation.

Kô Nakahira Japan, 1956
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Cries and Whispers

An intensely felt film that is one of Bergman’s most striking formal experiments, Cries and Whispers (which won an Oscar for the extraordinary color photography of Sven Nykvist) is a powerful depiction of human behavior in the face of death.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1972
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Crisis

In Ingmar Bergman's feature directing debut, urban beauty-shop proprietress Miss Jenny arrives in an idyllic rural town one morning to whisk away her eighteen-year-old daughter, Nelly, whom she abandoned as a child, from the loving woman who has raised her.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1946
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Cruel Gun Story

Fresh out of the slammer, Togawa (Branded to Kill’s Joe Shishido) has no chance to go straight because he is immediately coerced by a wealthy mob boss into organizing the heist of an armored car carrying racetrack receipts.

Takumi Furukawa Japan, 1964
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Daisies

_Daisies_ is an aesthetically and politically adventurous film that’s widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema.

Věra Chytilová Czechoslovakia, 1966
35 mm, DVD

Les dames du Bois de Boulogne

This unique love story follows the maneuverings of a society lady as she connives to initiate a scandalous affair between her aristocratic ex-lover and a prostitute. With his second feature film, director Robert Bresson was already forging his singularly brilliant filmmaking technique.

Robert Bresson France, 1945
DVD

Danton

Gérard Depardieu and Wojciech Pszoniak star in Andrzej Wajda’s powerful depiction of the ideological clash between the earthy, man-of-the-people Georges Danton and icy Jacobin extremist Maximilien Robespierre, both key figures of the French Revolution.

Andrzej Wajda France, 1983
DVD

David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: The Art Life looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist.

Olivia Neergaard-Holm… United States, 2016
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

A Day in the Country

This bittersweet film from Jean Renoir, based on a story by Guy de Maupassant, is a tenderly comic idyll about a city family’s picnic in the French countryside and the romancing of the mother and grown daughter by two local men.

Jean Renoir France, 1936
Blu-ray, DVD

Day of Wrath

The young wife of an older pastor falls in love with her stepson when he returns to their small seventeenth-century village, where stepping outside the bounds of the village’s harsh moral code has disastrous results. Carl Dreyer's _Day of Wrath_ remains an intense, unforgettable experience.

Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark, 1943
DVD

A Day’s Pleasure

Charlie decides to take his wife and children on a boat trip, but the family car proves somewhat recalcitrant.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1919
35 mm

Death by Hanging

Genius provocateur Nagisa Oshima, an influential figure in the Japanese New Wave of the 1960s, made one of his most startling political statements with the compelling pitch-black satire Death by Hanging.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1968
Blu-ray, DVD

Death of a Cyclist

Upper-class geometry professor Juan and his wealthy, married mistress, Maria José, driving back from a late-night rendezvous, accidentally hit a cyclist, and run. Juan Antonio Bardem's charged melodrama _Death of a Cyclist_ was a direct attack on 1950s Spanish society under Franco’s rule.

Juan Antonio Bardem Spain, 1955
DVD

Dekalog

This masterwork by Krzysztof Kieślowski is one of the twentieth century’s greatest achievements in visual storytelling.

Krzysztof Kieślowski Poland, 1988
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

Desert Hearts

Donna Deitch’s swooning and sensual first film, Desert Hearts, was groundbreaking upon its 1986 release: a love story about two women, produced and directed by a woman.

Donna Deitch United States, 1985
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

Désiré

Sacha Guitry exchanges his usual top hat for a uniform in _Désiré,_ playing a cavalier valet embroiled in an awkward flirtation with his new employer, played by the actor-director’s real-life wife, Jacqueline Delubac.

Sacha Guitry France, 1937
DVD

Le deuxième souffle

With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the suave inspector, Blot (Paul Meurisse), relentlessly seeking him.

Jean-Pierre Melville France, 1966
DVD

The Devil and Daniel Webster

After a streak of bad luck tempts a hard-working farmer to bargain with the Devil, he enlists the aid of the legendary orator and politician Daniel Webster. William Dieterle’s stylish film features an unforgettable score by Bernard Herrmann and a truly diabolical performance from Walter Huston.

William Dieterle United States, 1941
DVD

Diabolique

Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique, a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse.

Henri-Georges Clouzot France, 1955
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Dillinger Is Dead

In this magnificently inscrutable late-sixties masterpiece, Marco Ferreri, one of European cinema’s most idiosyncratic auteurs, takes us through the looking glass to one seemingly routine night in the life of an Italian gas mask designer, played by Michel Piccoli.

Marco Ferreri Italy, 1969
35 mm, DVD

Divorce Italian Style

In Pietro Germi’s hilarious and cutting satire of Sicilian male-chauvinist culture, Baron Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile young cousin Angela (Stefania Sandrelli), but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia (Daniela Rocca).

Pietro Germi Italy, 1961
35 mm, DVD

Documenteur

Documenteur is a small-scale fiction about a divorced mother and her child (played by Agnès Varda’s own son) leading a quiet existence on L.A.’s margins.

Agnès Varda France, 1981
DCP, DVD

Dodes’ka-den

By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s _Dodes’ka-den_ follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Kurosawa’s gloriously shot first color film displays all of his hopes, fears, and artistic passion.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1970
35 mm, DVD

A Dog’s Life

Thanks to a dog he finds, Charlie ends up in possession of some stolen loot. But the wrongdoers want their ill-gotten gains back.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1918
35 mm

Donkey Skin

A topsy-turvy riches-to-rags fable with songs by Michel Legrand, Donkey Skin creates a tactile fantasy world that’s perched on the border between the earnest and the satiric.

Jacques Demy France, 1970
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

Dont Look Back

Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker.

D. A. Pennebaker United States, 1967
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

The Double Life of Véronique

Krzysztof Kieślowski's international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. _The Double Life of Véronique_ is an unforgettable symphony of feeling.

Krzysztof Kieślowski France, 1991
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

Double Suicide

In Masahiro Shinoda’s striking adaptation of a Bunraku puppet play (featuring the music of famed composer Toru Takemitsu), a paper merchant sacrifices family, fortune, and, ultimately, life for his erotic obsession with a prostitute.

Masahiro Shinoda Japan, 1969
35 mm, DVD

Down by Law

Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American landscape

Jim Jarmusch United States, 1986
Blu-ray, DVD

Dragnet Girl

This formally accomplished and psychologically complex gangster tale pivots on the growing attraction between Joji, a hardened career criminal, and Kazuko, the sweet-natured older sister of a newly initiated young hoodlum.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1933
35 mm, DVD

Dragon Inn

The Chinese Wuxia (martial arts) picture was never the same after King Hu’s legendary Dragon Inn.

King Hu Taiwan, 1967
DCP, Blu-ray

The Drum

Zoltán Korda’s charged adaptation of a novel by The Four Feathers author A. E. W. Mason features Sabu in his second film role, as the teenage Prince Azim, forced into hiding when his father, the ruler of a peaceful kingdom in northwest India, is assassinated by his own ruthless brother.

Zoltán Korda United Kingdom, 1938
DVD

Drunken Angel

In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tubercular criminal who strikes up an unlikely relationship with Takashi Shimura's jaded physician.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1948
35 mm, 16 mm

Early Spring

In his first film after the commercial and critical success of _Tokyo Story,_ Ozu examines life in postwar Japan through the eyes of a young salaryman, dissatisfied with career and marriage, who begins an affair with a flirtatious co-worker.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1956
35 mm, DVD

Early Summer

The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but when she impulsively chooses her childhood friend, she fulfills her family’s desires while tearing them apart. Yasujiro Ozu’s Early Summer is a nuanced examination of life’s changes across three generations.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1951
35 mm, DVD

The Earrings of Madame de . . .

The most cherished work from French master Max Ophuls, The Earrings of Madame de . . . is a profoundly emotional, cinematographically adventurous tale of deceptive opulence and tragic romance.

Max Ophuls France, 1953
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Eating Raoul

A mix of hilarious, anything-goes slapstick and biting satire of me-generation self-indulgence, Eating Raoul marked the end of the sexual revolution with a thwack.

Paul Bartel United States, 1982
Blu-ray, DVD

The Element of Crime

Lars von Trier’s stunning debut film, influenced equally by Hitchcock and science fiction, is the story of Fisher, an exiled ex-cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer with a taste for young girls.

Lars von Trier Denmark, 1984
DVD

Elena and Her Men

Jean Renoir’s delirious romantic comedy stars Ingrid Bergman in her most sensual role as a beautiful, but impoverished, Polish princess who drives men of all stations to fits of desperate love.

Jean Renoir France, 1956
35 mm, 16 mm, DVD

Elephant Boy

Elephant Boy served as the breakthrough showcase for the thirteen-year-old Sabu, whose beaming performance as a young mahout leading the British on an expedition made him a major international star.

Robert Flaherty… United Kingdom, 1937
DVD

Empire of Passion

Set in a Japanese village at the end of the nineteenth century, _Empire of Passion_ details the downfall of a married woman and her lover after they murder her husband and dump his body in a well. With eroticism and horror, Oshima plunges the viewer into a nightmarish tale of guilt and retribution.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1978
35 mm, DVD

The End of Summer

The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu's most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1961
DVD

An Enemy of the People

In Satyajit Ray’s absorbing contemporary adaptation of a play by Henrik Ibsen, a good-hearted doctor discovers that the serious illness befalling the citizens of his small Bengali town may be due to a contamination of the holy water at the local temple.

Satyajit Ray India, 1989
DVD

Equinox Flower

Later in his career, Ozu started becoming increasingly sympathetic with the younger generation, a shift that was cemented in _Equinox Flower,_ his gorgeously detailed first color film, about an old-fashioned father and his newfangled daughter.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1958
DCP, 35 mm, DVD

Eraserhead

David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty.

David Lynch United States, 1977
DCP, 35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Europa

Lars von Trier’s hypnotic _Europa_ is a fever dream in which American pacifist Leopold Kessler stumbles into a job as a sleeping-car conductor for the Zentropa railways in a Kafkaesque 1945 postwar Frankfurt. _Europa_ is one of the great Danish filmmaker’s weirdest and most wonderful works.

Lars von Trier Denmark, 1991
DVD

Europe ’51

Ingrid Bergman plays a wealthy, self-absorbed Rome socialite racked by guilt over the shocking death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in her life, she decides to devote her time and money to the city’s poor and sick.

Roberto Rossellini Italy, 1952
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

Every-Night Dreams

In the formally ravishing _Every-Night Dreams,_ set in the dockside neighborhoods of Tokyo, a single mother works tirelessly as a Ginza bar hostess to ensure a better life for her young son—until her long-lost husband returns.

Mikio Naruse Japan, 1933
DVD

The Exterminating Angel

A group of bourgeois cosmopolitans are invited to a mansion for dinner and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave, in Luis Buñuel’s daring masterpiece. Made one year after his international sensation _Viridiana,_ this is a furthering of Buñuel’s wicked takedown of the frivolous upper classes.

Luis Buñuel Mexico, 1962
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

Eyes Without a Face

At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—at a horrifying price.

Georges Franju France, 1960
Blu-ray, DVD

The Face of Another

In this staggering work of existential science fiction, Okuyama (Tatsuya Nakadai), after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger.

Hiroshi Teshigahara Japan, 1966
35 mm, DVD

Fanny

Picking up moments after the end of Marius, this film follows Fanny’s grief after Marius’s departure—and her realization that she’s pregnant

Marc Allégret France, 1932
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

Fanny and Alexander — The Television Version

Ingmar Bergman described _Fanny and Alexander_ as "the sum total of my life as a filmmaker." And in this, the full-length (312-minute) version of his triumphant valediction, his vision is expressed at its fullest.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1982
Blu-ray, DVD

Fanny and Alexander — The Theatrical Version

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1982
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Fantastic Planet

Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction.

René Laloux France, 1973
DCP, 35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Fat Girl

Fat Girl is not only a portrayal of female adolescent sexuality and the complicated bond between siblings but also a shocking assertion by the always controversial Catherine Breillat that violent oppression exists at the core of male-female relations.

Catherine Breillat France, 2001
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Festival

From 1963 to 1966, Murray Lerner visited the annual Newport Folk Festival to document a thriving, idealistic musical movement as it reached its peak as a popular phenomenon.

Murray Lerner United States, 1967
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

F for Fake

Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F for Fake, a free-form sort-of documentary by Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illusion and truth, art and lies.

Orson Welles United States, 1975
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Fighting Elegy

High schooler Kiroku Nanbu yearns for the prim, Catholic Michiko, but her only desire is to reform Kiroku's sinful tendencies. Hormones raging, Kiroku channels his unsatisfied lust into the only outlet available: savage, crazed violence.

Seijun Suzuki Japan, 1966
DVD

Fight, Zatoichi, Fight

While on the road, Zatoichi befriends a young mother right before she is savagely murdered. Promising her that he will hand over her baby to its father, the blind masseur embarks on an adventure both sentimental and beset by perilous action.

Kenji Misumi Japan, 1964
Blu-ray, DVD

The Firemen’s Ball

A milestone of the Czech New Wave, Milos Forman’s first color film, _The Firemen’s Ball_ (_Horí, má panenko_), is both a dazzling comedy and a provocative political satire that chronicles a firemen’s ball where nothing goes right.

Miloš Forman Czechoslovakia, 1967
35 mm, 16 mm, DVD

Fires on the Plain

An agonizing portrait of desperate Japanese soldiers stranded in a strange land during World War II, Kon Ichikawa's _Fires on the Plain_ is a compelling descent into psychological and physical oblivion, and one of the most powerful works from one of Japanese cinema’s most versatile filmmakers.

Kon Ichikawa Japan, 1959
35 mm, DVD

The Fire Within

Unsparing in its portrait of the inner turmoil of a self-destructive writer who resolves to kill himself, _The Fire Within_ is one of Louis Malle's darkest and most personal films.

Louis Malle France, 1963
35 mm, DVD

Fists in the Pocket

Tormented by twisted desires, a young man takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions in this astonishing 1965 debut from Marco Bellocchio.

Marco Bellocchio Italy, 1965
DCP, DVD

Floating Weeds

An aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all, in Yasujiro Ozu’s color collaboration with the celebrated cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1959
DVD

The Flowers of St. Francis

Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis’s time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery, Rossellini's _The Flowers of St. Francis_ is a timeless and moving portrait of the search for spiritual enlightenment.

Roberto Rossellini Italy, 1950
35 mm, DVD

Flunky, Work Hard

Mikio Naruse’s earliest available film, _Flunky, Work Hard_ is the rare work by the director not to center around female characters. It is a charming, breezy short concerning an impoverished insurance salesman and his scrappy son.

Mikio Naruse Japan, 1931
DVD

For All Mankind

Al Reinert’s visually dazzling documentary _For All Mankind_ is the story of the twenty-four men who traveled to the moon—told in their words, in their voices, using the images of their experiences.

Al Reinert United States, 1989
Blu-ray, DVD

The Four Feathers

This Technicolor spectacular, directed by Zoltán Korda, is considered the finest of the many adaptations of A. E. W. Mason’s classic 1902 adventure novel about the British empire’s exploits in Africa, and a crowning achievement of Alexander Korda’s legendary production company, London Films.

Zoltán Korda United Kingdom, 1939
Blu-ray, DVD

Fox and His Friends

A lottery win leads not to financial and emotional freedom but to social captivity, in this wildly cynical classic about love and exploitation by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1975
DCP, 35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

French Cancan

French Cancan, Renoir’s exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge, is a Technicolor tour de force starring Jean Gabin as a wily impresario juggling the love of two beautiful women in nineteenth-century Paris.

Jean Renoir France, 1955
16 mm, DVD

The Freshman

Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student.

Sam Taylor… United States, 1925
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

Gate of Flesh

In the shady black markets and bombed-out hovels of post–World War II Tokyo, a band of prostitutes eke out an existence, maintaining tenuous friendships and a semblance of order. But when a renegade ex-soldier stumbles into their midst, lusts and loyalties clash, with tragic results.

Seijun Suzuki Japan, 1964
DVD

Gate of Hell

A winner of Academy Awards for best foreign-language film and best costume design, Gate of Hell is a visually sumptuous, psychologically penetrating work from Teinosuke Kinugasa.

Teinosuke Kinugasa Japan, 1953
Blu-ray, DVD

General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait

In 1971, self-styled dictator General Idi Amin Dada took control of Uganda; director Barbet Schroeder turns his cameras on the dynamic, charming, and appallingly dangerous tyrant.

Barbet Schroeder France, 1974
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

A Generation

Stach is a wayward teen living in squalor on the outskirts of Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Guided by an avuncular Communist organizer, he is introduced to the underground resistance—and to the beautiful Dorota. Soon he is engaged in dangerous efforts to fight oppression and indignity.

Andrzej Wajda Poland, 1955
DVD

Genocide

The insects are taking over in this nasty piece of disaster horror directed by Kazui Nihonmatsu. A group of military personnel transporting a hydrogen bomb are left to figure out how and why swarms of killer bugs took down their plane.

Kazui Nihonmatsu Japan, 1968
DVD

George Washington

An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed meditation on adolescence, the first full-length film by director David Gordon Green features remarkable performances from an award-winning ensemble cast.

David Gordon Green United States, 2000
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Germany Year Zero

The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy is the most devastating, a portrait of an obliterated Berlin shown through the eyes of a twelve-year-old boy.

Roberto Rossellini Germany, 1948
DVD

Gertrud

Carl Dreyer’s last film is a meditation on tragedy, individual will, and the refusal to compromise. A woman leaves her unfulfilling marriage and embarks on a search for ideal love—but neither a passionate affair with a younger man nor the return of an old romance can provide the answer she seeks.

Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark, 1964
DVD

Gimme Shelter

Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour.

David Maysles… United States, 1970
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

The goalkeeper Josef Bloch (Arthur Brauss) is sent off after committing a foul during an away game. This causes him to completely lose his bearings.

Wim Wenders West Germany, 1971
DCP, Blu-ray

God’s Country

In 1979, Louis Malle traveled into the heart of Minnesota to capture the everyday lives of the men and women in a prosperous farming community. Six years later, during Ronald Reagan’s second term, he returned to find drastic economic decline.

Louis Malle United States, 1985
16 mm, DVD

Godzilla

_Godzilla_ is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing.

Ishiro Honda Japan, 1954
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell

After an airplane is forced to crash-land in a remote area, its passengers find themselves face-to-face with an alien force that wants to possess them body and soul—and perhaps take over the entire human race.

Hajime Sato Japan, 1968
DVD

The Golden Coach

Set to the music of Antonio Vivaldi, Jean Renoir’s ravishing, sumptuous tribute to the theater involves a viceroy who receives an exquisite golden coach and gives it to the tempestuous star of a touring commedia dell’arte company (the vivacious Anna Magnani).

Jean Renoir France, 1953
35 mm, 16 mm, DVD

The Gold Rush

Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork—which charts a prospector’s search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with the beautiful Georgia Hale)—forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1942
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Good Morning

Ozu's hilarious Technicolor reworking of his silent _I Was Born, But . . . , Good Morning_ (Ohayô) is the story of two young boys in suburban Tokyo who take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1959
DCP, 35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Le grand amour

Despite having a loving and patient wife at home, a good-natured suit-and-tie man, played by writer-director Pierre Etaix, finds himself hopelessly attracted to his gorgeous new secretary in this gently satirical tale of temptation.

Pierre Etaix France, 1969
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

The Great Beauty

Featuring sensuous cinematography, a lush score, and an award-winning central performance by the great Toni Servillo, this transporting experience by the brilliant Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is a breathtaking Felliniesque tale of decadence and lost love.

Paolo Sorrentino Italy, 2013
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

The Great Dictator

In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1940
DCP, 35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Grey Gardens

Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, New York, mansion.

Albert Maysles… United States, 1976
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

Hands over the City

Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi's _Hands over the City,_ a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion.

Francesco Rosi Italy, 1963
DVD

Harakiri

Following the collapse of his clan, unemployed samurai Hanshiro Tsugumo (Tatsuya Nakadai) arrives at the manor of Lord Iyi, begging to commit ritual suicide on his property in Masaki Kobayashi’s fierce evocation of individual agency in the face of a corrupt and hypocritical system.

Masaki Kobayashi Japan, 1962
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

A Hard Day’s Night

A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever.

Richard Lester United Kingdom, 1964
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

Harlan County USA

Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award–winning _Harlan County USA_ unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners’ sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs.

Barbara Kopple United States, 1976
DVD

Le Havre

In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismäki, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a kindly old bohemian who shines shoes for a living in the French harbor city Le Havre.

Aki Kaurismäki Finland, 2011
DCP, 35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Häxan

Benjamin Christensen’s legendary silent film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered from the same hysteria as turn-of-the-twentieth-century psychiatric patients. _Häxan_ is a witches’ brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.

Benjamin Christensen Denmark, 1922
35 mm, DVD

The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1958
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

High and Low

Adapting Ed McBain's detective novel _King's Ransom,_ Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on contemporary Japanese society.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1963
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Hobson’s Choice

An unsung comic triumph from David Lean, _Hobson’s Choice_ stars the legendary Charles Laughton as the harrumphing Henry Hobson, the owner of a boot shop in late Victorian northern England whose haughty, independent daughter decides to forge her own path, romantically and professionally.

David Lean United Kingdom, 1954
35 mm, DVD

The Home and the World

The Home and the World, set in early twentieth-century Bengal, concerns an aristocratic but progressive man who, in insisting on broadening his more traditional wife’s political horizons, drives her into the arms of his radical school chum.

Satyajit Ray India, 1984
DVD

The Honeymoon Killers

Based on a shocking true story and shot in documentary-style black and white, The Honeymoon Killers is a stark portrayal of the desperate lengths to which a lonely heart will go to find true love.

Leonard Kastle United States, 1969
Blu-ray, DVD

Hoop Dreams

This landmark film, which documents the journeys of two remarkable families, continues to educate and inspire viewers, and it is widely considered one of the great works of American nonfiction cinema.

Steve James United States, 1994
DVD

The Horse’s Mouth

In Ronald Neame’s film of Joyce Cary’s classic novel, Alec Guinness transforms himself into one of cinema’s most indelible comic figures: the lovably scruffy painter Gulley Jimson.

Ronald Neame United Kingdom, 1958
DVD

Hotel Monterey

Under Chantal Akerman’s watchful eye, a cheap Manhattan hotel glows with mystery and unexpected beauty, its corridors, elevators, rooms, windows, and occasional occupants framed like Edward Hopper tableaux.

Chantal Akerman United States, 1972
DCP, DVD

House

How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? House might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet.

Nobuhiko Obayashi Japan, 1977
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

How to Get Ahead in Advertising

Richard E. Grant is the endlessly suave Dennis Bagley, a high-strung advertising executive whose shoulder sprouts an evil, talking boil. This caustic satire reunites the talented team behind the cult classic _Withnail and I_ to create a tour de force of verbal jousting and physical comedy.

Bruce Robinson United Kingdom, 1988
DVD

Humain, trop humain

In his documentary _Humain, trop humain_, Louis Malle presents his meditative investigation of the inner workings of a French automotive plant.

Louis Malle France, 1973
35 mm, DVD

The Human Condition

Masaki Kobayashi’s mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. A raw indictment of its nation’s wartime mentality as well as a personal existential tragedy, Kobayashi’s riveting, gorgeously filmed epic is novelistic cinema at its best.

Masaki Kobayashi Japan, 1959
35 mm, DVD

I Am Curious—Blue

A parallel film to Vilgot Sjöman's controversial _I Am Curious—Yellow, I Am Curious—Blue_ also follows young Lena on her journey of self-discovery. In _Blue,_ Lena confronts issues of religion, sexuality, and the prison system, while at the same time exploring her own relationships.

Vilgot Sjöman Sweden, 1967
DVD

I Am Curious—Yellow

This landmark document of Swedish society during the sexual revolution has been declared both obscene and revolutionary. It tells the story of a searching and rebellious young woman's personal quest to understand the social and political conditions in 1960s Sweden, and her own sexual identity.

Vilgot Sjöman Sweden, 1967
DVD

I Am Waiting

In Koreyoshi Kurahara’s directorial debut, rebel matinee idol Yujiro Ishihara stars as a restaurant manager and former boxer who saves a beautiful, suicidal club hostess (Mie Kitahara) trying to escape the clutches of her gangster employer.

Koreyoshi Kurahara Japan, 1957
DVD

Identification of a Woman

Michelangelo Antonioni’s _Identification of a Woman_ is a body- and soul-baring voyage into one man’s artistic and erotic consciousness.

Michelangelo Antonioni Italy, 1982
Blu-ray, DVD

The Idiot

The Idiot, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterpiece about a wayward, pure soul's reintegration into society—updated by Kurosawa to capture Japan’s postwar aimlessness—was a victim of studio interference and public indifference. Today, this "folly" looks ever more fascinating.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1951
DVD

The Idle Class

Charlie is the spitting image of a rich woman’s drunk husband. At a masked ball, her inability to distinguish one from the other leads to much confusion.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1921
35 mm

I fidanzati

Ermanno Olmi’s masterful feature is the tender story of two Milanese fiancés whose strained relationship is tested when the man accepts a new job in Sicily. With the separation come loneliness, nostalgia, and, perhaps, some new perspectives that might rejuvenate their love.

Ermanno Olmi Italy, 1962
DVD

I Hate But Love

In the high-octane, unorthodox romance I Hate But Love (Nikui anchikusho), a celebrity (played by megastar Yujiro Ishihara), dissatisfied with his personal and professional lives, impulsively leaves fast-paced Tokyo to deliver a much-needed jeep to a remote village.

Koreyoshi Kurahara Japan, 1962
DVD

Ikiru

One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru shows the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an explora­tion of death.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1952
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I Knew Her Well

Following the gorgeous, seemingly liberated Adriana (Divorce Italian Style’s Stefania Sandrelli) as she chases her dreams in the Rome of La dolce vita, I Knew Her Well is at once a delightful immersion in the popular music and style of Italy in the 1960s and a biting critique of its sexual politics and culture of celebrity.

Antonio Pietrangeli Italy, 1965
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I Live in Fear

_I Live in Fear_ presents Toshiro Mifune as an elderly, stubborn businessman so fearful of a nuclear attack that he resolves to move his reluctant family to South America. Kurosawa depicts a society emerging from the shadows but still terrorized by memories of the past and anxieties for the future.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1955
35 mm, DVD

The Inheritance

On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown to his family and colleagues.

Masaki Kobayashi Japan, 1962
DVD

Innocence Unprotected

This utterly unclassifiable film—assembled from the “lost” footage of the first Serbian talkie, made during the Nazi occupation—is one of Makavejev’s most freewheeling farces.

Dušan Makavejev Yugoslavia, 1968
DVD

The Insect Woman

Born in a rural farming village in 1918, Tomé survives decades of Japanese social upheaval, as well as abuse and servitude at the hands of various men. Yet Shohei Imamura refuses to make a victim of her, instead observing Tomé as a fascinating, pragmatic creature of twentieth-century Japan.

Shohei Imamura Japan, 1963
DVD

Intentions of Murder

Sadako (Masumi Harukawa), cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening. _Intentions of Murder_ is gripping and audacious.

Shohei Imamura Japan, 1964
DVD

In the Mood for Love

With its aching musical soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past decade of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.

Wong Kar-wai Hong Kong, 2000
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In the Realm of the Senses

A graphic portrayal of insatiable sexual desire, In the Realm of the Senses, set in 1936 and based on a true incident, depicts a man and a woman consumed by a transcendent, destructive love while living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1976
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Intimidation

The marvelously moody Intimidation (Aru kyouhaku) is an elegantly stripped-down and carefully paced crime drama.

Koreyoshi Kurahara Japan, 1960
DVD

In Vanda’s Room

With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, Pedro Costa's _In Vanda’s Room_ takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.

Pedro Costa Portugal, 2000
DVD

I Shot Jesse James

After years of crime reporting, screenwriting, and authoring pulp novels, Samuel Fuller made his directorial debut with the lonesome ballad of Robert Ford (played by Red River’s John Ireland), who fatally betrayed his friend, the notorious Jesse James.

Samuel Fuller United States, 1949
DVD

Ivan’s Childhood

The debut feature by the great Andrei Tarkovsky, Ivan’s Childhood is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.

Andrei Tarkovsky Soviet Union, 1962
Blu-ray, DVD

I vitelloni

In Fellini’s semiautobiographical masterpiece, five young men linger in a postadolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small seacoast town. They while away their time spending the lira doled out by their indulgent families on drink, women, and nights at the pool hall.

Federico Fellini Italy, 1953
DVD

I Was Born, But . . .

One of Ozu's most popular films, I Was Born, But . . . is a blithe portrait of the financial and psychological toils of one family, as told from the rascally point of view of a couple of stubborn little boys.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1932
35 mm, DVD

I Will Buy You

Masaki Kobayashi’s pitiless take on Japan’s professional baseball industry is unlike any other sports film ever made.

Masaki Kobayashi Japan, 1956
DVD

Japanese Girls at the Harbor

Shimizu’s exquisite silent drama tells of the humiliating social downfall experienced by Sunako after jealousy drives her to commit a terrible crime. With its lushly photographed landscapes and innovative visual storytelling, this film shows a director at the peak of his powers and experimentation.

Hiroshi Shimizu Japan, 1933
DVD

Japanese Summer: Double Suicide

A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist film.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1967
35 mm, DVD

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Whether seen as an exacting character portrait or one of cinema’s most hypnotic and complete depictions of space and time, _Jeanne Dielman_ is an astonishing, compelling movie experiment, one that has been analyzed and argued over for decades.

Chantal Akerman Belgium, 1975
DCP, 35 mm, DVD

Jellyfish Eyes

The world-famous artist Takashi Murakami made his directorial debut with Jellyfish Eyes, taking his boundless imagination to the screen in a tale of friendship and loyalty that also addresses humanity’s propensity for destruction.

Takashi Murakami Japan, 2013
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La Jetée

Chris Marker's _La Jetée_ is one of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made, a tale of time travel told in still images.

Chris Marker France, 1963
Blu-ray, DVD

Je tu il elle

In her provocative first feature, Chantal Akerman stars as an aimless young woman who leaves self-imposed isolation to embark on a road trip that leads to lonely love affairs with a male truck driver and a former girlfriend.

Chantal Akerman France, 1975
DCP, DVD

Jigoku

After a young theology student flees a hit-and-run accident, he is plagued by a mysterious, diabolical doppelgänger. But all possible escape routes lead straight to hell—literally. The gory _Jigoku_ created aftershocks that are still reverberating in contemporary world horror cinema.

Nobuo Nakagawa Japan, 1960
DVD

Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey

_Jimi Plays Monterey_ and _Shake! Otis at Monterey_, acclaimed documentarian D. A. Pennebaker's _Monterey Pop_ companion pieces, feature the entire sets by these legendary musicians, performances that have entered rock-and-roll mythology.

Chris Hegedus… United States, 1986
Blu-ray, DVD

The Joke

Jaromil Jireš’s brilliant adaptation of Milan Kundera’s novel tells the fragmentary tale of a man expelled from the Communist Party because of a political joke.

Jaromil Jireš Czechoslovakia, 1969
DVD

Journey to Italy

Among the most influential films of the postwar era, Roberto Rossellini’s Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) charts the declining marriage of a couple from England (Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders) on a trip in the countryside near Naples.

Roberto Rossellini Italy, 1954
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Jubilee

With _Jubilee,_ legendary British filmmaker Derek Jarman channeled political dissent and artistic daring into a revolutionary blend of history and fantasy, musical and cinematic experimentation, satire and anger, fashion and philosophy.

Derek Jarman United Kingdom, 1978
DVD

Judex

Combining stylish sixties modernism with silent-cinema touches and even a few unexpected sci-fi accents, Judex is a delightful bit of pulp fiction and a testament to the art of illusion.

Georges Franju France, 1963
Blu-ray, DVD

Jules and Jim

Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, Jules and Jim charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession.

François Truffaut France, 1962
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Juliet of the Spirits

Giulietta Masina plays a betrayed wife whose inability to come to terms with reality leads her along a hallucinatory journey of self-discovery in Fellini’s first color feature, a kaleidoscope of dreams, spirits, and memories.

Federico Fellini Italy, 1965
DVD

Jungle Book

This Korda brothers film is the definitive version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic collection of fables, starring Sabu as Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, who can communicate with all the beasts of the jungle.

Zoltán Korda United Kingdom, 1942
DVD

Kameradschaft

A gripping disaster film and a stirring plea for international cooperation, Kameradschaft cemented G. W. Pabst’s status as one of the most morally engaged and formally dexterous filmmakers of his time.

G. W. Pabst Germany, 1931
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Kanal

“Watch them closely, for these are the last hours of their lives,” announces a narrator, foretelling the tragedy that unfolds as a war-ravaged company of Home Army resistance fighters tries to escape the Nazis through the sewers of Warsaw. Kanal was the first film about the Warsaw Uprising.

Andrzej Wajda Poland, 1957
DVD

Kapò

Before he left his mark on cinema forever with the revolutionary _The Battle of Algiers,_ Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo directed this uncompromising World War II drama about a young Jewish woman (Susan Strasberg) in a Nazi concentration camp.

Gillo Pontecorvo Italy, 1959
DVD

The Kid

Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, “a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”

Charlie Chaplin United States, 1921
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Kill!

In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, based on the same source novel as Akira Kurosawa’s _Sanjuro,_ a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute.

Kihachi Okamoto Japan, 1968
35 mm, DVD

A King in New York

Forced out of the U.S. in 1952, Charlie Chaplin lashed back with this scathing satire of everything American—from McCarthyist witch hunts to CinemaScope and rock and roll—as he played his last full role, as a deposed and impoverished monarch seeking refuge in Manhattan (though the film was shot in the United Kingdom).

Charles Chaplin United Kingdom, 1957
35 mm

The King of Kings

The King of Kings is the Greatest Story Ever Told as only Cecil B. DeMille could tell it. In 1927, working with one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, DeMille spun the life and Passion of Christ into a silent-era blockbuster.

Cecil B. DeMille United States, 1927
DVD

Kings of the Road

Wim Wenders’s Kings of the Road is about a friendship between two men: Bruno, a.k.a. King of the Road (Rüdiger Vogler), who repairs film projectors and travels along the inner German border in his truck, and the psychologist Robert, a.k.a. Kamikaze (Hanns Zischler), who is fleeing from his own past.

Wim Wenders Germany, 1976
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Knife in the Water

A husband, a wife, a stranger, a knife: Roman Polanski sets them all adrift on a weekend filled with simmering resentments and gut-churning suspense in his seminal psychological thriller, still one of the greatest feature debuts in film history.

Roman Polanski Poland, 1962
35 mm, DVD

Koko: A Talking Gorilla

In 1977, acclaimed director Barbet Schroeder entered the universe of the world’s most famous primate to create the entertaining, troubling, and still relevant documentary _Koko: A Talking Gorilla._

Barbet Schroeder France, 1978
DCP, DVD

Kuroneko

In this poetic and atmospheric horror fable, set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. Onibaba, Kuroneko (Black Cat) is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale.

Kaneto Shindo Japan, 1968
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Kwaidan

After more than a decade of sober political dramas and socially minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories.

Masaki Kobayashi Japan, 1965
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Lacombe, Lucien

One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German occupation, Louis Malle’s brave and controversial _Lacombe, Lucien_ traces a young peasant’s journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit.

Louis Malle France, 1974
35 mm, DVD

Lady Snowblood

Gory revenge is raised to the level of visual poetry in Toshiya Fujita’s stunning Lady Snowblood.

Toshiya Fujita Japan, 1973
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Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance

More politically minded than the original, Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance is full of exciting plot turns and ingenious action sequences.

Toshiya Fujita Japan, 1974
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Land of Milk and Honey

Pierre Etaix’s most radical film, and perhaps unsurprisingly the one that effectively ended his career in cinema, Land of Milk and Honey is a fascinating investigative documentary about post–May ’68 French society.

Pierre Etaix France, 1971
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L’argent

In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency.

Robert Bresson France, 1983
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The Last Metro

Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve star as members of a French theater company living under the German occupation during World War II in François Truffaut’s gripping character study. Equal parts romance, historical tragedy, and even comedy, this is Truffaut’s tribute to art overcoming adversity.

François Truffaut France, 1980
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The Last Wave

In Peter Weir's _The Last Wave_, Richard Chamberlain stars as Australian lawyer David Burton, who takes on the defense of a group of aborigines accused of killing one of their own.

Peter Weir Australia, 1977
35 mm, DVD

L’Atalante

In Jean Vigo’s hands, an unassuming tale of conjugal love becomes an achingly romantic reverie of desire and hope.

Jean Vigo France, 1934
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Late Autumn

The great actress and Ozu regular Setsuko Hara plays a mother gently trying to persuade her daughter to marry in this glowing portrait of family love and conflict—a reworking of Ozu's 1949 masterpiece _Late Spring_.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1960
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Late Spring

One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits, _Late Spring_ (Banshun) tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1949
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L’avventura

Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork.

Michelangelo Antonioni Italy, 1960
35 mm, 16 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

The League of Gentlemen

A delightful cast of British all-stars, including Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, and Roger Livesey, brings to life this precisely cali­brated caper, which was immensely popular and influenced countless Hollywood heist films.

Basil Dearden United Kingdom, 1960
DVD

L’eclisse

The concluding chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise, L’eclisse tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Alain Delon).

Michelangelo Antonioni Italy, 1962
Blu-ray, DVD

L’enfance nue

The singular French director Maurice Pialat puts his distinctive stamp on the lost-youth film with this devastating portrait of a damaged foster child.

Maurice Pialat France, 1968
DVD

Leningrad Cowboys Go America

A struggling Siberian rock band leaves the lonely tundra to tour the United States because, as they’re told, “they’ll buy anything there.”

Aki Kaurismäki Finland, 1989
DVD

Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses

Living in Mexico with a top-ten hit under their belts, the Leningrad Cowboys have fallen on hard times. When they head north to rejoin their manager (Kaurismäki mainstay Matti Pellonpää) for a gig in Coney Island, he has turned into a self-proclaimed prophet.

Aki Kaurismäki Finland, 1994
DVD

The Life of Oharu

This epic portrait of an inexorable fall from grace, starring the astounding Kinuyo Tanaka as an imperial lady-in-waiting who gradually descends to street prostitution, was the movie that gained the director international attention, ushering in a new golden period for him.

Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1952
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Lightning Over Water

LIGHTNING OVER WATER is a film about the last months in the life of American director Nicholas Ray, who is probably best known for his cult film “Rebel Without a Cause”. Wenders and Ray got to know each other at the set of “The American Friend” and became friends

Wim Wenders West Germany, 1980
DCP

Limelight

Charlie Chaplin’s masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer-director’s most touching films. Chaplin plays Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1952
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Limite

An early work of independent Latin American filmmaking, Limite was famously difficult to see for most of the twentieth century. It is a pioneering achievement that continues to captivate with its timeless visual poetry.

Mário Peixoto Brazil, 1931
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Lions Love (. . . and Lies)

Agnès Varda goes to Los Angeles, taking New York counterculture with her. In a rented house in the sun-soaked Hollywood Hills, a woman and two men delight in one another’s bodies while musing on love, stardom, and politics.

Agnès Varda France, 1969
DVD

Liv and Ingmar

Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman met in 1965 during the filming of Persona. Both were married, and there was a difference in age: Liv was 25, and Ingmar was 47. But none of it mattered.

Dheeraj Akolkar Sweden, 2012
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The Living Skeleton

In this atmospheric tale of revenge from beyond the watery grave, a pirate-ransacked freighter’s violent past comes back to haunt a young woman living in a seaside town.

Hiroshi Matsuno Japan, 1968
DVD

Lola

Jacques Demy’s crystalline debut gave birth to the fictional universe in which so many of his characters would live, play, and love. It’s among his most profoundly felt films, a tale of crisscrossing lives in Nantes.

Jacques Demy France, 1961
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Lola

In Fassbinder’s satiric tribute to capitalism, Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute, launches an outrageous plan to elevate herself in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1981
35 mm, DVD

Lola Montès

Max Ophuls’s final film, _Lola Montès_ is at once a magnificent romantic melodrama, a meditation on the lurid fascination with celebrity, and a one-of-a-kind movie spectacle.

Max Ophuls France, 1955
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

This exploitation-cinema classic took the action and graphic violence of the Lone Wolf and Cub series to delirious new heights.

Kenji Misumi Japan, 1972
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril

In this distinctly lowbrow entry in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Itto Ogami is hired by the Owari clan to assassinate a tattooed woman who is killing her enemies and cutting off their topknots.

Buichi Saito Japan, 1972
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons

Balancing physical action with Buddhist musings on life and death, the most spiritual of the Lone Wolf and Cub films finds Ogami’s combat skills put to the test by five different warrior-messengers.

Kenji Misumi Japan, 1973
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades

The third Lone Wolf and Cub film follows Itto Ogami and Daigoro as they stumble upon a crime scene involving a group of lowlife swordsmen from the watari-kashi class.

Kenji Misumi Japan, 1972
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

The inaugural film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series immediately thrust Itto Ogami into the ranks of the all-time great samurai movie icons.

Kenji Misumi Japan, 1972
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Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell

In the final Lone Wolf and Cub film, star Tomisaburo Wakayama decided to make the sort of wild movie he’d always wanted to: one in which Lone Wolf battles zombies and Daigoro’s baby cart zips improbably across an icy landscape on skis.

Yoshiyuki Kuroda Japan, 1974
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The Long Good Friday

Bob Hoskins, in his breakthrough film role, stars as a London racketeer fast losing control of his gangland empire; Helen Mirren shines as his classy moll.

John Mackenzie United Kingdom, 1979
DVD

Lord of the Flies

In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding’s legendary novel about the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center.

Peter Brook United Kingdom, 1963
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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

When Katharina Blum spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins. Suddenly a suspect, Katharina is subject to a vicious smear campaign by the police and a ruthless tabloid journalist, testing the limits of her dignity and her sanity.

Volker Schlöndorff… Germany, 1975
DVD

Louie Bluie

Crumb director Terry Zwigoff’s first film is a true treat: a documentary about the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America.

Terry Zwigoff United States, 1985
DVD

Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator

This story of the tragic romance between a young telephonist (Eva Ras) and a middle-aged rodent sanitation specialist (Slobodan Aligrudic) in Belgrade is an endlessly surprising, time-shifting exploration of love and freedom.

Dušan Makavejev Yugoslavia, 1967
DVD

Love in the Afternoon

In the luminous final chapter to Rohmer’s "Moral Tales," the bourgeois business executive Frédéric, though happily married to an adoring wife, cannot banish from his mind the multitude of attractive Parisian women who pass him every day. Then arrives Chloé, an audacious, unencumbered old flame.

Eric Rohmer France, 1972
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Love Is Colder Than Death

For his feature debut, Rainer Werner Fassbinder fashioned an acerbic, unorthodox crime drama about a love triangle involving the small-time pimp Franz (Fassbinder), his prostitute girlfriend, Joanna (future Fassbinder mainstay Hanna Schygulla), and his gangster friend Bruno (Ulli Lommel).

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1969
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Love on the Run

Antoine Doinel strikes again! In the final chapter of François Truffaut’s saga, we find Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), now in his thirties, convivially concluding his marriage, enjoying moderate success as a novelist, and clinging to his romantic fantasies.

François Truffaut France, 1979
35 mm, DVD

The Lovers

A deeply felt and luxuriously filmed fairy tale for grown-ups, _The Lovers_ presents Jeanne Moreau as a restless bourgeois wife whose eye wanders from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger.

Louis Malle France, 1958
35 mm, DVD

Loves of a Blonde

A tender and humorous look at a young woman's journey from the first pangs of romance to its inevitable disappointments, _Loves of a Blonde_ immediately became a classic of the Czech New Wave and earned Milos Forman the first of his Academy Award nominations.

Miloš Forman Czechoslovakia, 1965
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The Lower Depths

Working with his most celebrated actor, Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kurosawa faithfully adapts Maxim Gorky’s classic proletariat play, keeping the original’s focus on the conflict between illusion and reality.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1957
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The Lower Depths

Jean Renoir’s adaptation of Gorky’s classic proletariat play takes license with the dark nature of its source material, softening the play’s bleak outlook in a reaction to the rise of Hitler and the Popular Front in 1930s France.

Jean Renoir France, 1936
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Lumière d’été

A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragicomic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to a hotel manager to a dam worker.

Jean Grémillon France, 1943
DVD

The Lure

In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup — the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska — a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate '80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land.

Agnieszka Smoczyńska Poland, 2015
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The Magic Flute

Ingmar Bergman puts his indelible stamp on Mozart’s exquisite opera in this sublime rendering of one of the composer’s best-loved works: a celebration of love, forgiveness, and the brotherhood of man.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1975
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The Magician

Ingmar Bergman's The Magician (Ansiktet) is an engaging, brilliantly conceived tale of deceit from one of cinema’s premier illusionists, a diabolically clever battle of wits that’s both frightening and funny.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1958
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Maîtresse

A young provincial in search of adventure stumbles into the subterranean world of sadomasochism when he is implicated in a burglary of a Paris apartment in Barbet Schroeder's _Maîtresse_.

Barbet Schroeder France, 1976
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Major Barbara

Wendy Hiller plays one of George Bernard Shaw’s most memorable and controversial characters, Barbara Undershaft, a Salvation Army officer who speaks out against the hypocrisy she believes exists in her Christian charity organization.

Gabriel Pascal United Kingdom, 1941
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The Makioka Sisters

This graceful study of a family at a turning point in history is a poignant evocation of changing times and fading customs, shot in rich, vivid colors.

Kon Ichikawa Japan, 1983
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Mala Noche

A romantic deadbeat has a wayward crush on a handsome Mexican immigrant in _Mala Noche_, Gus Van Sant's important prelude to the New Queer Cinema of the nineties and a fascinating capsule from a period and place that continues to haunt its director's work.

Gus Van Sant United States, 1985
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Mamma Roma

In Pier Paolo Pasolini’s neorealist take on society’s marginalized and dispossessed, Anna Magnani delivers a powerhouse performance as a middle-aged prostitute who attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son.

Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy, 1962
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Man Bites Dog

Controversial winner of the International Critics’ Prize at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, _Man Bites Dog_ stunned audiences worldwide with its unflinching imagery and biting satire of media violence.

Rémy Belvaux… France, 1992
DVD

A Man Escaped

With the simplest of concepts and sparest of techniques, Robert Bresson made one of the most suspenseful jailbreak films of all time in A Man Escaped.

Robert Bresson France, 1956
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Man Is Not a Bird

_Man Is Not a Bird_ is an antic, free-form portrait of the love lives of two less-than-heroic men who labor in a copper factory. This is one of cinema’s most assured and daring debuts.

Dušan Makavejev Yugoslavia, 1965
DVD

Marius

Marius and Fanny, two young shopkeepers on the harbor front of Marseille, always seemed destined to marry, but Marius cannot overcome his urge to break free and voyage on the open sea.

Alexander Korda France, 1931
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Marketa Lazarová

Based on a novel by Vladislav Vančura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and nature, love and violence.

František Vláčil Czechoslovakia, 1967
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The Marriage of Maria Braun

After her husband disappears in the last days of World War II, Maria uses her beauty and ambition to prosper in 1950s Germany. The first part of Fassbinder’s “postwar trilogy” is a heartbreaking character study as well as a pointed metaphorical attack on a society determined to forget its past.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany, 1978
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The Masseurs and a Woman

A pair of blind masseurs, an enigmatic city woman, a lonely man and his ill-behaved nephew—The Masseurs and a Woman is made up of crisscrossing miniature studies of love and family at a remote resort in the mountains.

Hiroshi Shimizu Japan, 1938
DVD

A Master Builder

Brought pristinely to the screen by Jonathan Demme, this compellingly abstract reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s Bygmester Solness features Shawn (who also wrote the adaptation) as a visionary but tyrannical middle-aged architect haunted by figures from his past,

Jonathan Demme United States, 2014
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Master of the House

Before he turned to the story of Joan of Arc, the Danish cinema genius Carl Theodor Dreyer fashioned this ahead-of-its-time examination of domestic life.

Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark, 1925
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The Match Factory Girl

Kati Outinen is memorably impenetrable as Iris, whose grinding days as a cog in a factory wheel, and nights as a neglected daughter living with her parents, ultimately send her over the edge. The Match Factory Girl closes out the “Proletariat Trilogy” with a bang—and a whimper.

Aki Kaurismäki Finland, 1990
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Meantime

A slow-burning depiction of economic degradation in Thatcher’s England, Mike Leigh’s Meantime was the culmination of the writer-director’s pioneering work in television.

Mike Leigh United Kingdom, 1984
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Memories of Underdevelopment

One of the first Cuban films to achieve significant success abroad, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s intimate and densely layered Memories of Underdevelopment is a landmark work of the country’s cinema.

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea Cuba, 1968
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The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail

The fourth film from Akira Kurosawa is based on a legendary twelfth-century incident in which the lord Yoshitsune and a group of samurai retainers dressed as monks in order to pass through a dangerous enemy checkpoint.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1945
DVD

The Merchant of Four Seasons

In this anguished yet mordantly funny film, Fassbinder charts the decline of a self-destructive former policeman and war veteran struggling to make ends meet for his family by working as a fruit vendor.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1971
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

In this captivating, skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies the character Celliers, a British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. This was one of Oshima’s greatest successes.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1983
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Le million

By turns charming and inventive, René Clair’s lyrical masterpiece about the journey of a winning lottery ticket had a profound impact on not only the Marx Brothers and Charlie Chaplin but the American musical as a whole.

René Clair France, 1931
DVD

Les misérables

Hailed by film critics around the world as the greatest screen adapation of Victor Hugo's mammoth nineteenth-century novel, Raymond Bernard's dazzling, nearly five-hour _Les misérables_ is a breathtaking tour de force, unfolding with the depth and detail of its source.

Raymond Bernard France, 1934
DVD

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Paul Schrader's visually stunning, collagelike portrait of acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted an impossible harmony between self, art, and society.

Paul Schrader United States, 1985
DVD

Miss Julie

Swedish filmmaker Alf Sjöberg's visually innovative, Cannes Grand Prix-winning adaptation of August Strindberg's renowned 1888 play brings to scalding life the excoriating words of the stage's preeminent surveyor of all things rotten in the state of male-female relations.

Alf Sjöberg Sweden, 1951
DVD

Modern Times

Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard).

Charlie Chaplin United States, 1936
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The Moment of Truth

_The Moment of Truth,_ from director Francesco Rosi, is a visceral plunge into the life of a famous torero—played by real-life bullfighting legend Miguel Mateo, known as Miguelín.

Francesco Rosi Italy, 1965
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Mona Lisa

Bob Hoskins (who snagged an Oscar nomination for his performance) plays George, a small-time loser employed as a chauffeur to an enigmatic, high-class call girl in writer-director Neil Jordan’s brilliant, noir-infused love story.

Neil Jordan United Kingdom, 1986
DVD

Mon oncle

Mon oncle is a supremely amusing satire of mechanized living and consumer society that earned the director the Academy Award for best foreign-language film.

Jacques Tati France, 1958
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Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another.

Jacques Tati France, 1953
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Monterey Pop

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll.

D. A. Pennebaker United States, 1968
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The Most Beautiful

This portrait of female volunteer workers at an optics plant during World War II, shot on location at the Nippon Kogaku factory, was created with a patriotic agenda. Yet it anticipates the aesthetics of Japanese cinema’s postwar social realism.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1944
DVD

The Most Dangerous Game

One of the best and most literate movies from the great days of horror, _The Most Dangerous Game_ stars Leslie Banks as a big-game hunter with a taste for the world’s most exotic prey—his houseguests.

Ernest B. Schoedsack… United States, 1932
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Mouchette

Faced with a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic father, and a baby brother in need of care, the teenage Mouchette seeks solace in nature and daily routine, a respite from her economic and pubescent turmoil. Bresson’s hugely empathetic drama is an essential work of French filmmaking.

Robert Bresson France, 1967
DVD

Mr. Thank You

Shimizu’s endearing road movie follows the long and winding route of a sweet-natured bus driver—nicknamed Mr. Thank You for his constant exclamation to pedestrians who kindly step out of his path—traveling from rural Izu to Tokyo.

Hiroshi Shimizu Japan, 1936
DVD

Mulholland Dr.

David Lynch’s seductive and scary vision of Los Angeles’s dream factory is one of the true masterpieces of the new millennium, a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.

David Lynch United States, 2001
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Multiple Maniacs

John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature comes to theaters at long last, replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments.

John Waters United States, 1970
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Muriel, or The Time of Return

Alain Resnais’s Muriel, or The Time of Return, the director’s follow-up to Last Year at Marienbad, is as radical a reflection on the nature of time and memory as its predecessor.

Alain Resnais France, 1963
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Murmur of the Heart

Louis Malle’s critically acclaimed _Murmur of the Heart_ gracefully combines elements of comedy, drama, and autobiography in a candid portrait of a precocious adolescent boy’s sexual maturation. Both shocking and deeply poignant, this is one of the finest coming-of-age films ever made.

Louis Malle France, 1971
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Mur Murs

After returning to Los Angeles from France in 1979, Agnès Varda created this kaleidoscopic documentary about the striking murals that decorate the city.

Agnès Varda France, 1980
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The Music Room

An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India’s most popular musicians of the day, The Music Room is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker.

Satyajit Ray India, 1958
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My Crasy Life

Jean-Pierre Gorin’s gripping and unique film about a Samoan street gang in Long Beach, California, is, like other works by the filmmaker, a probing look at a closed community with its own rules, rituals, and language.

Jean-Pierre Gorin United States, 1992
DVD

My Dinner with André

Actor and playwright Wallace Shawn sits down with his friend the theater director André Gregory at a restaurant on New York’s Upper West Side, and the pair proceed through an alternately whimsical and despairing confessional about love, death, money, and all the superstition in between.

Louis Malle United States, 1981
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My Life as a Dog

_My Life as a Dog_ is the story of Ingemar, a working-class twelve-year-old sent to live with his uncle in a country village when his mother falls ill. There, with the help of the warmhearted eccentrics who populate the town, the boy finds both refuge from his misfortunes and unexpected adventure.

Lasse Hallström Sweden, 1985
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My Night at Maud’s

In the brilliantly accomplished centerpiece of Rohmer’s “Moral Tales” series, Jean-Louis Trintignant plays Jean-Louis, a pious Catholic engineer who unwittingly spends the night at the apartment of the bold, brunette divorcée Maud, where his rigid ethical standards are challenged.

Eric Rohmer France, 1969
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Mystery Train

Made with its director’s customary precision and wit, Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train is a triptych of stories that pay playful tribute to the home of Stax Records, Sun Studio, Graceland, Carl Perkins, and, of course, the King himself, who presides over the film like a spirit.

Jim Jarmusch United States, 1989
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The Naked City

Master noir craftsman Jules Dassin's dazzling police procedural _The Naked City_ was shot entirely on location in New York. As influenced by Italian neorealism as American crime fiction, this double Academy Award winner remains a benchmark for naturalism in noir.

Jules Dassin United States, 1948
DVD

The Naked Kiss

The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute (a crackerjack Constance Towers) relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society.

Samuel Fuller United States, 1964
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Nanook of the North

Robert Flaherty’s classic film tells the story of Inuit hunter Nanook and his family as they struggle to survive in the harsh conditions of Canada’s Hudson Bay region.

Robert Flaherty United States, 1922
DVD

News from Home

Akerman’s unforgettable time capsule of New York City in the 1970s is also a gorgeous meditation on urban alienation and personal and familial disconnection.

Chantal Akerman United States, 1976
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New Tale of Zatoichi

Zatoichi is back—and in color! Hoping to leave violence behind, the blind masseur wanders to a village, where he meets an old friend fallen on hard times.

Tokuzo Tanaka Japan, 1963
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Night and Fog

One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, Alain Resnais' documentary _Night and Fog_ (_Nuit et Brouillard_) contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps’ quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage.

Alain Resnais France, 1955
DVD

Night of the Living Dead

Shot outside of Pittsburgh at a fraction of the cost of a Hollywood feature by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is one of the great stories of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time.

George A. Romero United States, 1968
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Night on Earth

Five cities. Five taxicabs. Jim Jarmusch's lovingly askew view of humanity from the passenger seat makes for one of his most charming and beloved films.

Jim Jarmusch United States, 1991
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The Night Porter

In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor (Charlotte Rampling) discovers her former torturer and lover (Dirk Bogarde) working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna.

Liliana Cavani Italy, 1974
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No Blood Relation

In _No Blood Relation,_ a gripping early example of Mikio Naruse’s cinematic boldness, featuring a screenplay by Ozu’s famed collaborator Kogo Noda, an actress returns to Tokyo after a successful stint in Hollywood to reclaim the daughter she abandoned years before.

Mikio Naruse Japan, 1932
DVD

Nobody’s Children

Nobody’s Children is the first half of an overflowing diptych of melodramas chronicling the labyrinthine misfortunes of a couple torn cruelly apart by fate (and meddling villains).

Raffaello Matarazzo Italy, 1952
DVD

No More Excuses

Downey takes his camera and microphone onto the streets (and into some bedrooms) for a look at Manhattan’s singles scene of the late sixties.

Robert Downey Sr.… United States, 1968
DVD

No Regrets for Our Youth

In Akira Kurosawa's first film after the end of World War II, future beloved Ozu regular Setsuko Hara gives an astonishing performance as Yukie, who transforms herself from genteel bourgeois daughter to independent social activist during a tumultuous decade in Japanese history.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1946
DVD

El Norte

A brother and sister flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life. A work of social realism imbued with dreamlike imagery, El Norte is a lovingly rendered, heartbreaking story of hope and survival.

Gregory Nava United States, 1983
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À nos amours

In a revelatory film debut, the dynamic, fresh-faced Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a fifteen-year-old Parisian who embarks on a sexual rampage in an effort to separate herself from her overbearing, beloved father. _À nos amours_ is one of Maurice Pialat's greatest achievements.

Maurice Pialat France, 1983
DVD

Notebook on Cities and Clothes

This “diary film,” as director Wim Wenders calls it, investigates the similarities of filmmaking craft to that of the Tokyo-based fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto.

Wim Wenders West Germany, 1989
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Le notti bianche

In Luchino Visconti’s exquisite Dostoyevsky adaptation, Marcello Mastroianni is a lonely city transplant and Maria Schell is a sheltered girl haunted by a lover’s promise who meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that entangles them in a web of longing and self-delusion.

Luchino Visconti Italy, 1957
DVD

À nous la liberté

One of the all-time comedy classics, René Clair's _À nous la liberté_ tells the story of Louis, an escaped convict who becomes a wealthy industrialist. Unfortunately, his past returns (in the form of old jail pal Emile) to upset his carefully laid plans.

René Clair France, 1931
DVD

One Wonderful Sunday

This affectionate paean to young love is also a frank examination by Akira Kurosawa of the harsh realities of postwar Japan. During a Sunday trip into war-ravaged Tokyo, Yuzo and Masako look for work and lodging, as well as affordable entertainments to pass the time.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1947
DVD

Onibaba

In Kaneto Shindo’s chilling folktale, a mother and her daughter-in-law eke out a desperate existence in the lonely marshes of war-torn medieval Japan. When a neighbor returns from the skirmishes, lust, jealousy, and rage—and a horrifying fate at the hands of an ominous, ill-gotten demon mask—ensue.

Kaneto Shindo Japan, 1964
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The Only Son

Yasujiro Ozu’s first talkie, the uncommonly poignant _The Only Son_ is among the Japanese director’s greatest works, a simple story about a good-natured mother who gives up everything to ensure her son’s education and future.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1936
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Ordet

In Carl Dreyer's _Ordet_, a farmer’s family is torn apart by faith, sanctity, and love—one child believes he’s Jesus Christ, a second proclaims himself agnostic, and the third falls in love with a fundamentalist’s daughter.

Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark, 1955
DVD

The Organizer

This historical drama by Mario Monicelli, brimming with humor and honesty, is a beautiful and moving ode to the power of the people.

Mario Monicelli Italy, 1963
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Ornamental Hairpin

Two bruised souls enact a tender, hesitant romance in Shimizu’s alternately poignant and playful wartime love story. A soldier is waylaid at a rural spa when he accidentally cuts his foot on the titular object. Soon enough he tracks down its lovely owner and finds himself smitten.

Hiroshi Shimizu Japan, 1941
DVD

Orpheus

Jean Cocteau’s update of the Orpheus myth depicts a famous poet (Jean Marais), scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife, Eurydice (Marie Déa), and a mysterious princess (Maria Casarès).

Jean Cocteau France, 1950
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Osaka Elegy

Osaka Elegy established Mizoguchi as one of Japan’s major filmmakers. The director's often-used leading actress Isuzu Yamada stars as Ayako, a switchboard operator trapped in a compromising, ruinous relationship with her boss to help support her wastrel father.

Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1936
DVD

Ossos

After a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby’s safety to the troubled, deadbeat father. The first film in Pedro Costa’s transformative trilogy about Fontainhas, an impoverished quarter of Lisbon, _Ossos_ is a tale of young lives torn apart by desperation.

Pedro Costa Portugal, 1997
DVD

The Other Side of Hope

This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home.

Aki Kaurismäki Finland, 2017
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Overlord

Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage with a fictional narrative, this immersive account of one twenty-year-old’s journey from basic training to the front lines of D-Day brings to life all the terrors and isolation of war with jolting authenticity.

Stuart Cooper United Kingdom, 1975
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Paisan

Roberto Rossellini’s follow-up to his breakout Rome Open City was the ambitious, enormously moving Paisan, which consists of six episodes set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, taking place across the country, from Sicily to the northern Po Valley.

Roberto Rossellini Italy, 1946
DVD

Pale Flower

In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful and enigmatic gambling addict; what at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him further down the criminal path.

Masahiro Shinoda Japan, 1964
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Parade

For his final film, Jacques Tati takes his camera to the circus, where the director himself serves as master of ceremonies.

Jacques Tati France, 1974
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Paris Belongs to Us

Suffused with a lingering post–World War II disillusionment while also evincing the playfulness and fascination with theatrical performance and conspiracy that would become hallmarks for the director, Paris Belongs to Us marked the provocative start to a brilliant directorial career.

Jacques Rivette France, 1961
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Paris, Texas

New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in Paris, Texas, a profoundly moving character study written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard.

Wim Wenders Germany, 1984
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Passing Fancy

The first of many films featuring the endearing single-dad Kihachi (played wonderfully by Takeshi Sakamoto), Passing Fancy is a humorous and heartfelt study of a close, if fraught, father-son relationship.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1933
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The Passion of Joan of Arc

Spiritual rapture and institutional hypocrisy are brought to stark, vivid life in one of the most transcendent achievements of the silent era.

Carl Th. Dreyer France, 1928
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Pather Panchali

A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, this naturalistic but poetic evocation of a number of years in the life of a family introduces us to both little Apu and, just as essentially, the women who will help shape him.

Satyajit Ray India, 1955
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Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist

Saul J. Turell's Academy Award-winning documentary short _Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist_, narrated by Sidney Poitier, traces his career through his activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, "Ol' Man River."

Saul J. Turell United States, 1979
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Pay Day

Charlie is a bricklayer who sets off to celebrate payday with his pals. But his wife is waiting with the rolling pin.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1922
35 mm

The Pearls of the Crown

Sacha Guitry plays four roles in this whirlwind of pageantry investigating the history of seven pearls, four of which end up on the crown of England and three of which go missing. The Pearls of the Crown rockets through four centuries of European history with imaginative, winking irreverence.

Sacha Guitry France, 1937
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Pearls of the Deep

A manifesto of sorts for the Czech New Wave, this five-part anthology shows off the breadth of expression and the versatility of the movement’s directors.

Jiří Menzel… Czechoslovakia, 1966
DVD

People on Sunday

People on Sunday, an effervescent, sunlit silent, about a handful of city dwellers (a charming cast of nonprofessionals) enjoying a weekend outing, offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin, would influence generations of film artists around the world.

Robert Siodmak… Germany, 1930
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Pépé le moko

Pépé le moko is a wanted man: women long for him, rivals hope to destroy him, and the law is breathing down his neck at every turn. On the lam, Pépé is safe from the clutches of the police, until a Parisian playgirl compels him to risk his life. _Pépé le moko_ is a landmark of poetic realism.

Julien Duvivier France, 1937
DVD

Persona

By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1966
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The Phantom Carriage

Based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, this extraordinarily rich and innovative silent classic (which inspired Ingmar Bergman to make movies) is a Dickensian ghost story and a deeply moving morality tale, as well as a showcase for groundbreaking special effects.

Victor Sjöström Sweden, 1921
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Phantom India

Louis Malle called his gorgeous and groundbreaking _Phantom India_ the most personal film of his career. And this extraordinary journey to India, originally shown as a miniseries on European television, is infused with his sense of discovery, as well as occasional outrage, intrigue, and joy.

Louis Malle France, 1969
DVD

The Piano Teacher

Academy Award–winning Austrian director Michael Haneke shifted his focus from the social to the psychological for this riveting study of female sexuality and the dynamics of control, an adaptation of a controversial 1983 novel by Elfriede Jelinek.

Michael Haneke France, 2001
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Pickpocket

A cornerstone of the career of this most economical and profoundly spiritual of filmmakers, Pickpocket is an elegantly crafted, tautly choreographed study of humanity in all its mischief and grace, the work of a director at the height of his powers.

Robert Bresson France, 1959
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Picnic at Hanging Rock

This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath put director Peter Weir on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema.

Peter Weir Australia, 1975
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Pigs and Battleships

A dazzling, unruly portrait of postwar Japan, _Pigs and Battleships_ details, with escalating absurdity, the desperate power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka. The film is shot in gorgeously composed, bustling cinemascope.

Shohei Imamura Japan, 1962
DVD

The Pilgrim

Having escaped from prison, Charlie disguises himself as a pastor. In a village, he’s mistaken for the new curate.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1923
35 mm

Pitfall

Hiroshi Teshigahara’s debut feature and first collaboration with novelist Kobo Abe, _Pitfall_ is many things: a mysterious, unsettling ghost story, a portrait of human alienation, and a compellingly surreal critique of soulless industry, shot in elegant black and white.

Hiroshi Teshigahara Japan, 1962
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Place de la République

In _Place de la république_, Louis Malle presents his entertaining snapshot of the comings and goings on one street corner in Paris.

Louis Malle France, 1974
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Le plaisir

Max Ophuls brings his astonishing visual dexterity and storytelling bravura to this triptych of tales by Guy de Maupassant about the limits of spiritual and physical pleasure.

Max Ophuls France, 1952
DVD

The Player

A Hollywood studio executive with a shaky moral compass (Tim Robbins) finds himself caught up in a criminal situation that would be right at home in one of his movie projects, in this biting industry satire from Robert Altman.

Robert Altman United States, 1992
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PlayTime

Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in an age of high technology reached their apotheosis with PlayTime, a lasting record of a modern era tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion.

Jacques Tati France, 1967
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Pleasures of the Flesh

A corrupt businessman blackmails the lovelorn reprobate Atsushi into watching over his suitcase full of embezzled cash while he serves a jail sentence. Rather than wait for the man to retrieve his money, however, Atsushi decides to spend it all in one libidinous rush.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1965
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A Poem Is a Naked Person

A Poem Is a Naked Person is a work of rough beauty that serves as testament to Les Blank’s cinematic daring and Leon Russell’s immense musical talents.

Les Blank United States, 1974
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La Pointe Courte

Agnès Varda's discursive, gorgeously filmed debut—a graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village—was radical enough to later be considered one of the progenitors of the coming French New Wave.

Agnès Varda France, 1956
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The Pornographers

Subu makes pornographic films. He sees nothing wrong with it. They are an aid to a repressed society, and he uses the money to support his landlady, Haru, and her family in controversial director Shohei Imamura’s comic treatment of voyeurism and incest.

Shohei Imamura Japan, 1966
DVD

Port of Call

Berit, a suicidal young woman living in a working-class port town, unexpectedly falls for Gösta, a sailor on leave. Haunted by a troubled past and held in a vice grip by her domineering mother, Berit begins to hope that her relationship with Gösta might save her from self-destruction.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1948
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Il posto

When young Domenico ventures from the small village of Meda to Milan in search of employment, he finds himself on the bottom rung of the bureaucratic ladder in a huge, faceless company in Ermanno Olmi's tender coming-of-age story.

Ermanno Olmi Italy, 1961
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Poto and Cabengo

Grace and Virginia are young San Diego twins who speak unlike anyone else. With little exposure to the outside world, the two girls have created a private form of communication that’s an amalgam of the distinctive English dialects they hear at home.

Jean-Pierre Gorin United States, 1980
DVD

The Private Life of Henry VIII

Charles Laughton gulps beer and chomps on mutton, in his first of many iconic screen roles, as King Henry VIII, the ultimate anti-husband. Alexander Korda’s first major international success is a raucous, entertaining, even poignant peek into the boudoirs of the infamous king and his six wives.

Alexander Korda United Kingdom, 1933
DVD

La promesse

La promesse is the breakthrough feature from Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, who would go on to become a force in world filmmaking. This is a brilliantly economical and observant tale of a boy’s troubled moral awakening.

Luc Dardenne… Belgium, 1996
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The Proud Valley

As David Goliath, in the popular British drama _The Proud Valley_, Paul Robeson is the quintessential everyman, an American sailor who joins rank-and-file Welsh miners organizing against the powers that be.

Pen Tennyson United Kingdom, 1940
DVD

Purple Noon

This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by the versatile René Clément, stars Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome.

René Clément France, 1960
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Pygmalion

Cranky Professor Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) takes a bet that he can turn Cockney guttersnipe Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller) into a "proper lady" in a mere six months in this delightful comedy of bad manners, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw.

Anthony Asquith… United Kingdom, 1938
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Quadrille

A sparkling four-way affair overflowing with dialogue that showcases writer-director Sacha Guitry’s wit, _Quadrille_ stars Guitry as a magazine editor whose longtime girlfriend—to whom he plans to finally propose—is uncontrollably drawn to a handsome American movie star.

Sacha Guitry France, 1938
DVD

Rashomon

A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1950
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Record of a Tenement Gentleman

Yasujiro Ozu’s first post–World War II film takes place in an impoverished Toyko neighborhood that has been partly destroyed in bombing raids.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1947
35 mm

The Red Balloon

Albert Lamorisse’s exquisite The Red Balloon remains one of the most beloved children’s films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris.

Albert Lamorisse France, 1956
35 mm, DVD

Red Beard

A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa's _Red Beard_ chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director (Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa).

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1965
35 mm, DVD

Red Desert

Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1960s panoramas of contemporary alienation were decade-defining artistic events. Red Desert, his first color film, is perhaps his most epochal, and confirms Antonioni as cinema’s preeminent poet of the modern age.

Michelangelo Antonioni Italy, 1964
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Rembrandt

Charles Laughton once again teams up with Korda for this moving, elegantly shot biopic about the Dutch painter. Beginning when Rembrandt’s reputation was at its height, the film then tracks his quiet descent into loneliness and isolated self-expression.

Alexander Korda United Kingdom, 1936
DVD

Remorques

Jacques Prévert cowrote this atmospheric tale of the romantic trials of a tugboat captain, played by the iconic French star Jean Gabin.

Jean Grémillon France, 1941
DVD

Les rendez-vous d’Anna

In one of Akerman’s most penetrating character studies, Anna, an accomplished filmmaker (played by Aurore Clément), makes her way through a series of European cities to promote her latest movie.

Chantal Akerman France, 1978
DVD

A Report on the Party and Guests

In Jan Němec’s surreal fable, a picnic is rudely transformed into a lesson in political hierarchy when a handful of mysterious authority figures show up.

Jan Němec Czechoslovakia, 1966
DVD

Return of the Prodigal Son

This raw psychological drama about an engineer unable to adjust to the world around him following his suicide attempt is at heart a scathing portrait of social alienation and moral compromise.

Evald Schorm Czechoslovakia, 1967
DVD

Revanche

A gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions, _Revanche_ is the stunning, Oscar-nominated international breakthrough of Austrian filmmaker Götz Spielmann, a tense, existential, and surprising portrait of vengeance and redemption.

Götz Spielmann Austria, 2008
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Richard III

In Richard III, director, producer, and star Laurence Olivier brings Shakespeare’s masterpiece of Machiavellian villainy to ravishing cinematic life

Laurence Olivier United Kingdom, 1955
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Ride in the Whirlwind

Working from a thoughtful script by Jack Nicholson, Monte Hellman fashioned this moody and tense western about a trio of cowhands who are mistaken for robbers and must outrun and hide from a posse of bloodthirsty vigilantes in the wilds of Utah.

Monte Hellman United States, 1966
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The Rise of Catherine the Great

A quick-witted and compelling dramatization of the troubled marriage of Catherine II (played by German actress Elisabeth Bergner, in her English-language debut) to Peter III (a randy Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and her subsequent ascension to the throne as Empress of Russia.

Paul Czinner United Kingdom, 1934
DVD

The Rite

In one of Ingmar Bergman’s most stylized and political films, three traveling actors are accused of taking part in a performance deemed pornographic by the state’s authorities.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1969
35 mm

The River

Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal river around which their daily lives unfold.

Jean Renoir France, 1951
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Rome Open City

This was Roberto Rossellini’s revelation, a harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. Rome Open City is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II.

Roberto Rossellini Italy, 1945
DCP, DVD

La ronde

Soldiers, chambermaids, poets, prostitutes, aristocrats—all are on equal footing in Max Ophuls's multicharacter merry-go-round of love and infidelity.

Max Ophuls France, 1950
DVD

Routine Pleasures

What do a club devoted to model trains and the legendary film critic and painter Manny Farber have in common? These two lines intersect in Jean-Pierre Gorin’s lovely and distinctly American film.

Jean-Pierre Gorin United States, 1986
DVD

The Rules of the Game

Considered one of the greatest films ever made, The Rules of the Game (La règle du jeu), by Jean Renoir, is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners.

Jean Renoir France, 1939
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Rupture

A man receives a breakup letter from his sweetheart, who sends him back his photo, in pieces. The pained lover decides to reply. Fountain pen, penholder, desk, stamps, paper, and inkwell all contrive diabolically to thwart him.

Pierre Etaix France, 1962
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Rusty Knife

In Toshio Masuda’s smash _Rusty Knife,_ Yujiro Ishihara and fellow top Nikkatsu star Akira Kobayashi play former hoodlums trying to leave behind a life of crime, but their past comes back to haunt them when the authorities seek them out as murder witnesses.

Toshio Masuda Japan, 1958
DVD

Safety Last!

The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin is the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd—the modern guy striving for success—is us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, Safety Last! is the perfect introduction to him.

Fred Newmeyer… United States, 1923
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Salesman

While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Good Book, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses—then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. A landmark American documentary.

Albert Maysles… United States, 1968
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Salvatore Giuliano

The true story of the death of Italy’s most wanted criminal and celebrated hero, Francesco Rosi’s groundbreaking political film is a startling exposé of Sicily and the tangled relations between its citizens, the Mafia, and government officials.

Francesco Rosi Italy, 1962
DVD

Samaritan Zatoichi

Hired by a yakuza boss to eliminate an accused debtor, Zatoichi fulfills his task, only to witness the victim’s sister paying the owed amount minutes later. When the crime lord tries to possess the woman along with the cash, the blind swordsman wrestles with the injustice he has caused.

Kenji Misumi Japan, 1968
Blu-ray, DVD

Le samouraï

In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays a contract killer with samurai instincts. A razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture, maverick director Jean-Pierre Melville's masterpiece _Le Samouraï_ defines cool.

Jean-Pierre Melville France, 1967
DVD

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

Toshiro Mifune furiously embodies swordsman Musashi Miyamoto as he comes into his own in the action-packed middle section of the Samurai Trilogy.

Hiroshi Inagaki Japan, 1955
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Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island

A disillusioned Musashi Miyamoto (Toshiro Mifune) has turned his back on the samurai life, becoming a farmer in a remote village, while his nemesis Kojiro (Koji Tsuruta) now works for the shogun.

Hiroshi Inagaki Japan, 1956
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Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

In the first part of the epic Samurai Trilogy, Toshiro Mifune thunders onto the screen as the iconic title character.

Hiroshi Inagaki Japan, 1954
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Samurai Rebellion

Toshiro Mifune stars as an aging swordsman in director Masaki Kobayashi's _Samurai Rebellion_, the gripping story of a peaceful man who finally decides to take a stand against injustice.

Masaki Kobayashi Japan, 1967
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Samurai Spy

Years of warfare end in a Japan unified under the Tokugawa shogunate, and samurai spy Sasuke Sarutobi, tired of conflict, longs for peace. When a high-ranking spy named Tatewaki Koriyama defects from the shogun to a rival clan, however, the world of swordsmen is thrown into turmoil.

Masahiro Shinoda Japan, 1965
DVD

Sanders of the River

Paul Robeson moved his family to London in 1928, headlining six British films in twelve years. Robeson's first British production, Zoltán Korda's _Sanders of the River_, however, ended up an embarrassment, its story of an African tribal leader transformed into a celebration of the British Empire.

Zoltán Korda United Kingdom, 1935
DVD

Sanjuro

In Kurosawa's sly companion piece to _Yojimbo,_ jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a "proper" samurai on its ear.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1962
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Sanshiro Sugata

Kurosawa’s effortless debut is a thrilling martial arts action tale, but it’s also a moving story of moral education that’s quintessential Kurosawa.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1943
DVD

Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two

Kurosawa’s first film was such a success that the studio leaned on the director to make a sequel. The result is a hugely entertaining adventure, reuniting most of the major players from the original.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1945
DVD

Sansho the Bailiff

Under Kenji Mizoguchi’s dazzling direction, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil.

Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1954
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Sans Soleil

A complex journey into time and memory, Chris Marker’s mind-bending free-form travelogue roams from Africa to Japan, guided by associative editing and an unnamed narrator.

Chris Marker France, 1983
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Sawdust and Tinsel

The story of the charged relationship between a turn-of-the-century traveling circus owner and his performer girlfriend, Ingmar Bergman's film features dreamlike detours and twisted psychosexual power plays that presage the director's Smiles of a Summer Night and The Seventh Seal.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1953
DVD

Scandal

A handsome, suave Toshiro Mifune lights up the screen as painter Ichiro, whose circumstantial meeting with a famous singer is twisted by the tabloid press into a torrid affair. Ichiro files a lawsuit against the seedy gossip magazine, but his lawyer, Hiruta (Takashi Shimura), is playing both sides.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1950
DVD

Scanners

A trademark Cronenberg combination of the visceral and the cerebral, this phenomenally gruesome and provocative film about the expanses and limits of the human mind was the Canadian director’s breakout hit in the United States.

David Cronenberg Canada, 1981
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Scenes from a Marriage

Ingmar Bergman’s _Scenes from a Marriage_ chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1973
DVD

Secrets of Women

Over the course of his amazing sixty-plus year career, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman created countless substantial, multidimensional roles for female actors.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1952
35 mm

Seduced and Abandoned

Shotgun weddings, kidnapping, attempted murder, emergency dental work—the things Don Vincenzo will do to restore his family's honor! Pietro Germi's _Seduced and Abandoned_ was the follow-up to his sensation _Divorce Italian Style_, and in many ways it's even more audacious.

Pietro Germi Italy, 1964
35 mm, DVD

Seven Samurai

In Akira Kurosawa's _Seven Samurai_ (_Shichinin no samurai_), sixteenth-century villagers hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This thrilling three-hour ride is one of the most beloved movie epics of all time.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1954
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The Seventh Seal

Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1957
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Shadows in Paradise

Lonely garbageman Nikkander (Matti Pellonpää) finds himself directionless after losing his friend and co-worker to a sudden heart attack; unlikely redemption comes in the form of plain supermarket cashier Ilona (Kati Outinen), with whom he begins a tentative love affair.

Aki Kaurismäki Finland, 1986
DVD

Shock Corridor

Seeking a Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett (Peter Breck) has himself committed to a mental hospital to investigate a murder. As he closes in on the killer, insanity closes in on him. Sam Fuller’s _Shock Corridor_ masterfully charts the uneasy terrain between sanity and madness.

Samuel Fuller United States, 1963
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The Shooting

In this eerie, existential western directed by Monte Hellman and written by Carole Eastman, Warren Oates and Will Hutchins play a bounty hunter and his sidekick who are talked by a mysterious woman (Millie Perkins) into leading her into the desert on a murkily motivated revenge mission.

Monte Hellman United States, 1966
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Shoot the Piano Player

Part thriller, part comedy, part tragedy, Shoot the Piano Player relates the adventures of mild-mannered piano player Charlie (Charles Aznavour) as he stumbles into the criminal underworld and a whirlwind love affair.

François Truffaut France, 1960
35 mm, DVD

The Shop on Main Street

An inept Czech peasant is torn between greed and guilt when the Nazi-backed bosses of his town appoint him “Aryan controller” of an old Jewish widow’s button shop. Humor and tragedy fuse in this scathing exploration of one cowardly man’s complicity in the horrors of a totalitarian regime.

Ján Kadár… Czechoslovakia, 1965
DVD

The Short Films of David Lynch

New 2K digital restorations of six short films by Lynch: Six Men Getting Sick (1967), The Alphabet (1968), The Grandmother (1970), The Amputee, Version 1 and Version 2 (1974), and Premonitions Following an Evil Deed (1995),

David Lynch United States, 2002
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Shoulder Arms

Enlisted during the First World War, Charlie discovers the hard life of the trenches and the dangers of combat.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1918
35 mm

The Silence

Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day, Ingmar Bergman’s _The Silence_ follows two sisters as they travel by train with Anna’s young son to a foreign country seemingly on the brink of war.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1963
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Le silence de la mer

Jean-Pierre Melville began his superb feature filmmaking career with this powerful adaptation of an influential underground novel written during the Nazi occupation of France.

Jean-Pierre Melville France, 1949
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Simon of the Desert

Simon of the Desert is Luis Buñuel’s wicked and wild take on the life of devoted ascetic Saint Simeon Stylites, who waited atop a pillar surrounded by a barren landscape for six years, six months, and six days, in order to prove his devotion to God.

Luis Buñuel Mexico, 1965
DVD

Sing a Song of Sex

Four sexually hungry high school students prepare for their university entrance exams in Oshima’s hypnotic, free-form depiction of generational political apathy, featuring stunning color cinematography.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1967
DVD

Sisters

A stylish paean to female destructiveness, De Palma’s first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.

Brian De Palma United States, 1973
DVD

Sisters of the Gion

The independent, unsentimental Omocha and her sister, the more tradition-minded Umekichi, are both geishas in the working-class district of Gion. Mizoguchi's film is an uncompromising look at the forces that keep many women at the bottom rung of the social ladder.

Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1936
35 mm, DVD

A Slightly Pregnant Man

French filmmaker Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Donkey Skin) never shied away from dipping his toes in the fanciful, but A Slightly Pregnant Man takes a full dive into the delightfully absurd.

Jacques Demy France, 1973
DCP

Smiles of a Summer Night

In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1955
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The Soft Skin

Truffaut made The Soft Skin at a time when he was immersing himself in the work of Alfred Hitchcock, and that master’s influence can be felt throughout this complex, insightful, and underseen French New Wave treasure.

François Truffaut France, 1964
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Solaris

With Solaris, the legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky created a brilliantly original science-fiction epic that challenges our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself.

Andrei Tarkovsky Soviet Union, 1972
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Il sorpasso

The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the straitlaced law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany.

Dino Risi Italy, 1962
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A Special Day

Italian cinema dream team Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni are cast against glamorous type and deliver two of the finest performances of their careers in this moving, quietly subversive drama from Ettore Scola.

Ettore Scola Italy, 1977
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Speedy

Speedy is an out-of-control love letter to New York that will have you grinning from ear to ear.

Ted Wilde United States, 1928
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The Spirit of the Beehive

Widely regarded as the greatest Spanish film of the 1970s, Victor Erice’s _The Spirit of the Beehive_ is a visually arresting, bewitching portrait of a child’s haunted inner life.

Víctor Erice Spain, 1973
35 mm, 16 mm, DVD

Stalker

One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape.

Andrei Tarkovsky Russia, 1979
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The State of Things

_The State of Things_ is Wim Wenders’s highly personal film about filmmaking in Europe and America. It is about a film crew stranded at the westernmost tip of Europe.

Wim Wenders West Germany, 1982
DCP

The Steel Helmet

Despite its relatively low budget, this portrait of Korean War soldiers dealing with moral and racial identity crises remains one of Samuel Fuller's most gripping, realistic depictions of the blood and guts of war, as well as a reflection of Fuller's irreducible social conscience.

Samuel Fuller United States, 1951
DVD

Stolen Kisses

Jean-Pierre Léaud returns in the third installment in the Antoine Doinel series. It is now 1968, and the mischievous and perpetually love-struck Doinel has been dishonorably discharged from the army and released onto the streets of Paris, where he embarks on a series of misadventures.

François Truffaut France, 1968
35 mm, DVD

The Story of a Cheat

This fleet, witty picaresque about a gambler and petty thief is a whimsical delight. Guitry himself stars as the tricheur looking back fondly on a life of crime, which he narrates with an effervescence matched by that of the film's skillful editing and cinematography.

Sacha Guitry France, 1936
35 mm, DVD

Story of a Prostitute

In Seijun Suzuki's tragic love story, Harumi, volunteering as a "comfort woman" on the Manchurian front, where she is expected to service hundreds of soldiers, is commandeered by the brutal Lieutenant Narita but falls for the sensitive Mikami, Narita's direct subordinate.

Seijun Suzuki Japan, 1965
DVD

A Story of Floating Weeds

An aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all, in Yasujiro Ozu’s 1934 silent classic.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1934
35 mm, DVD

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

This achingly gorgeous emotional epic from the incomparable Kenji Mizoguchi is one of the triumphs of Japanese cinema.

Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1939
DCP

La strada

Federico Fellini’s wife Giulietta Masina plays Gelsomina, a naive girl sold into the employ of a brutal strongman in a traveling circus, in this poetic fable of love and cruelty, winner of the 1956 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

Federico Fellini Italy, 1954
16 mm, DVD

The Stranger

Based on the filmmaker’s own story, The Stranger involves a bourgeois couple who are taken off guard when a man claiming to be the wife’s long-lost uncle sends word that he will be coming to stay with them after years of travel.

Satyajit Ray India, 1991
DVD

Stranger Than Paradise

With its delicate humor and dramatic nonchalance, Jim Jarmusch's one-of-a-kind minimalist masterpiece, _Stranger Than Paradise_, forever transformed the landscape of American independent cinema.

Jim Jarmusch United States, 1984
35 mm, DVD

Stray Dog

When a pickpocket steals a rookie detective’s gun on a hot, crowded bus, the cop goes undercover in a desperate attempt to right the wrong. Kurosawa’s thrilling noir probes the squalid world of postwar Japan and the nature of the criminal mind.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1949
35 mm, DVD

Street of Shame

For his final film, Mizoguchi brought a lifetime of experience to bear on the heartbreaking tale of a brothel in Tokyo’s red light district, full of women whose dreams are constantly being shattered by the socioeconomic realities surrounding them.

Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1956
35 mm, DVD

Street Without End

Mikio Naruse’s final silent film is a gloriously rich portrait of a waitress, Sugiko, whose life, despite a host of male admirers and even some intrigued movie talent scouts, ends up taking a suffocatingly domestic turn after a wealthy businessman accidentally hits her with his car.

Mikio Naruse Japan, 1934
DVD

Stromboli

The first collaboration between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman is a devastating portrait of a woman’s existential crisis, set against the beautiful and forbidding backdrop of a volcanic island.

Roberto Rossellini Italy, 1950
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The Suitor

Pierre Etaix’s first feature introduces the droll humor and oddball charm of its unique writer-director-star.

Pierre Etaix France, 1963
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Summer Interlude

Touching on many of the themes that would define the rest of his legendary career—isolation, performance, the inescapability of the past—Ingmar Bergman’s tenth film was a gentle drift toward true mastery.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1951
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Summertime

In David Lean’s visually enchanting _Summertime_, Katharine Hepburn plays a lonely American spinster whose dream of romance finally becomes a bittersweet reality when she meets a handsome—but married—Italian man while vacationing in Venice.

David Lean United States, 1955
35 mm, DVD

Summer with Monika

Inspired by the earthy eroticism of Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many roles for him, Ingmar Bergman had a major international breakthrough with this sensual and ultimately ravaging tale of young love.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1953
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Suzanne’s Career

In Rohmer's second “Moral Tale,” Bertrand bides his time in a casually hostile and envious friendship with college chum Guillaume. But when ladies’ man Guillaume seems to be making a play for the spirited, independent Suzanne, Bertrand watches bitterly with disapproval and jealousy.

Eric Rohmer France, 1963
DCP, DVD

Sweetie

Though she went on to create a string of brilliant films, Jane Campion will always be remembered for her stunning debut feature, _Sweetie,_ which focuses on the hazardous relationship between the buttoned-down, superstitious Kay and her rampaging, devil-may-care sister, Sweetie.

Jane Campion New Zealand, 1989
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Sweet Movie

With its lewd abandon and sketch-comedy perversity, Makavejev’s cult staple _Sweet Movie_ is a full-throated shriek in the face of bourgeois complacency and movie watching.

Dušan Makavejev France, 1974
DVD

The Sword of Doom

Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune star in the story of a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence. A gifted swordsman plying his craft during the turbulent final days of shogunate rule in Japan, Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse or mercy.

Kihachi Okamoto Japan, 1966
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Sword of the Beast

Legendary swordplay filmmaker Hideo Gosha's _Sword of the Beast_ chronicles the flight of the low-level swordsman Gennosuke, who kills one of his ministers as part of a reform plot. His comrades then turn on him and, his sense of honor shaken, he decides to live in the wild, like an animal.

Hideo Gosha Japan, 1965
DVD

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm

In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid _Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One_, director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York's Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they're making.

William Greaves United States, 1968
35 mm, DVD

Taipei Story

Edward Yang’s mournful anatomy of a city caught between the past and the present illuminates the precariousness of domestic life and the desperation of Taiwan’s globalized modernity.

Edward Yang Taiwan, 1985
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Take Aim at the Police Van

At the beginning of Seijun Suzuki’s taut and twisty whodunit, a prison truck is attacked and a convict inside is murdered. The penitentiary warden on duty, Daijiro (Michitaro Mizushima), is accused of negligence and suspended, only to take it upon himself to track down the killers.

Seijun Suzuki Japan, 1960
DVD

The Tale of Zatoichi

The epic saga of Zatoichi begins.

Kenji Misumi Japan, 1962
Blu-ray, DVD

The Tale of Zatoichi Continues

Zatoichi is hired to give a massage to a powerful political official who, he discovers, is mentally ill—a secret that the nobleman’s retinue is determined to keep at any cost.

Kazuo Mori Japan, 1962
Blu-ray, DVD

Tampopo

Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” returns to U.S. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration.

Juzo Itami Japan, 1985
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Taste of Cherry

Middle-aged Mr. Badii drives through the hilly outskirts of Tehran, searching for someone to rescue or bury him, in Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami’s emotionally complex meditation on life and death.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 1997
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A Taste of Honey

With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, Richardson’s classic is a still startling benchmark work of realism.

Tony Richardson United Kingdom, 1961
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Tess

This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

Roman Polanski United Kingdom, 1979
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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

In Fritz Lang’s landmark of mystery and suspense, Berlin’s star detective must connect the fragmented clues of an insane criminal mastermind’s last will: a manifesto establishing a future empire of crime.

Fritz Lang Germany, 1933
Blu-ray, DVD

That Hamilton Woman

Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars of the late eighteenth century, _That Hamilton Woman_ is a gripping account of the scandalous adulterous affair between the British Royal Navy officer Lord Horatio Nelson (Laurence Olivier) and the renowned beauty Emma, Lady Hamilton (Vivien Leigh).

Alexander Korda United Kingdom, 1941
DVD

That Night's Wife

In noirish darkness, a man commits a shocking robbery. But, as we soon learn, this seeming criminal mastermind is actually a sensitive everyman driven to desperation by the need to provide for his family.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1930
35 mm, DVD

There Was a Father

Yasujiro Ozu’s frequent leading man Chishu Ryu is riveting as Shuhei, a widowed high school teacher who finds that the more he tries to do what is best for his son’s future, the more they are separated.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1942
35 mm, DVD

The Thick-Walled Room

Among the first Japanese films to deal directly with the scars of World War II, this drama about a group of rank-and-file Japanese soldiers jailed for crimes against humanity was adapted from the diaries of real prisoners.

Masaki Kobayashi Japan, 1956
DVD

The Thief of Bagdad

Prince Ahmad, cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar, joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu to win back his royal place and the heart of a princess in Alexander Korda’s _The Thief of Bagdad_, an eye-popping special-effects pioneer and one of the most spectacular fantasy films ever made.

Tim Whelan… United Kingdom, 1940
DVD

Things to Come

A landmark collaboration between writer H. G. Wells, producer Alexander Korda, and designer and director William Cameron Menzies, Things to Come is a science fiction film like no other, a prescient political work that predicts a century of turmoil and progress.

William Cameron Menzies United Kingdom, 1936
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Thirst for Love

Kurahara adapted a novel by Yukio Mishima for Thirst for Love (Ai no kawaki), a tense psychological drama about a young woman who is widowed after marrying into a wealthy family.

Koreyoshi Kurahara Japan, 1967
DVD

Three Colors: Blue

In the devastating first film of the Three Colors trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic deaths of her husband and young daughter.

Krzysztof Kieślowski France, 1993
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Three Colors: Red

Krzysztof Kieślowski closes his Three Colors trilogy in grand fashion with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean‑Louis Trintignant.

Krzysztof Kieślowski France, 1994
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Three Colors: White

The most playful and also the grittiest of Kieślowski’s Three Colors films follows the adventures of Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), a Polish immigrant living in France. _White_ is both a dark comedy about the economic inequalities of Eastern and Western Europe and a reverie about twisted love.

Krzysztof Kieślowski France, 1994
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Three Outlaw Samurai

This first film by the legendary Hideo Gosha is among the most canonized chambara (sword-fighting) films.

Hideo Gosha Japan, 1964
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The Threepenny Opera

Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, _The Threepenny Opera_ follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. Set to Kurt Weill's irresistible score, this film remains a benchmark of early sound cinema.

Georg Wilhelm Pabst Germany, 1931
Blu-ray, DVD

Three Resurrected Drunkards

A trio of bumbling young men frolic at the beach. While they swim, their clothes are stolen and replaced with new outfits. Donning these, they are mistaken for undocumented Koreans and end up on the run from comically outraged authorities.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1968
DVD

Throne of Blood

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan.

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1957
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Through a Glass Darkly

Winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ingmar Bergman's _Through a Glass Darkly_ presents an unflinching vision of a family’s near disintegration and a tortured psyche further taunted by God’s intangible presence.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1961
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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodóvar’s international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world’s most beloved and provocative auteurs.

Pedro Almodóvar Spain, 1990
Blu-ray, DVD

Time Bandits

In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs.

Terry Gilliam United Kingdom, 1981
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The Times of Harvey Milk

The Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience.

Robert Epstein United States, 1984
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The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum, is Volker Schlöndorff’s visionary adaptation of Nobel laureate Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel, characterized by surreal imagery, arresting eroticism, and clear-eyed satire.

Volker Schlöndorff Germany, 1979
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To Joy

An orchestra violinist's dreams of becoming a celebrated soloist and fears of his own mediocrity get in the way of his marriage to the patient, caring Marta in Ingmar Bergman's heartbreaking _To Joy_.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1949
DVD

Tokyo Chorus

Low wage–earning dad Okajima is depending on his bonus, and so are his wife and children, yet payday doesn't exactly go as planned. Exquisite and economical, Yasujiro Ozu's film alternates between brilliantly mounted comic sequences and heartrending working-class realities.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1931
35 mm, DVD

Tokyo Drifter

In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu’s attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang.

Seijun Suzuki Japan, 1966
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Tokyo-Ga

“My journey to Tokyo was no pilgrimage. I was curious to see if I could discover something from this time, whether something was left of his work, images perhaps, or people, even . . . Or if in the twenty years since Ozu’s death so much had changed in Tokyo that there was nothing left to be found.” —Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders West Germany, 1985
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Tokyo Story

A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1953
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Tokyo Twilight

One of Ozu's most piercing portraits of family strife, _Tokyo Twilight_ follows the parallel paths of two sisters contending with an absent mother, unwanted pregnancy, and marital discord.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1957
35 mm, DVD

Torment

Ingmar Bergman's first produced screenplay was for the great Swedish filmmaker Alf Sjöberg's _Torment,_ a dark coming-of-age drama about a boarding-school senior, Widgren, terrorized by his sadistic Latin teacher.

Alf Sjöberg Sweden, 1944
DVD

Tormento

Anna flees her home, where she has been victimized for years by her spineless father’s mean-spirited second wife, to be with her lover, an honest businessman yet to make his fortune. When he is accused of a murder he didn’t commit, the couple’s domestic tranquillity is upended.

Raffaello Matarazzo Italy, 1950
DVD

Total Balalaika Show

Aki Kaurismäki’s film of the Leningrad Cowboys’ massive concert in Helsinki’s Senate Square with the 150-member Alexandrov Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble is a loving tribute to the rock band he made famous.

Aki Kaurismäki Finland, 1994
DVD

A Touch of Zen

In King Hu’s grandest work, Yang (Hsu Feng), a fugitive noblewoman at risk of being captured and executed, hides in a small village and then must escape into the wilderness with a shy scholar and two aides. There, the quartet face a massive group of fighters and are joined by a band of Buddhist monks surprisingly skilled in the art of battle.

King Hu Taiwan, 1971
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Tout va bien

Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin's free-ranging assault on consumer capitalism and the establishment left tells the story of a wildcat strike at a sausage factory as witnessed by an American reporter (Jane Fonda) and her has-been New Wave film director husband (Yves Montand).

Jean-Luc Godard… France, 1972
DVD

Trafic

In this, his final outing, Hulot is employed as an auto company’s director of design, and accompanies his new product (a “camping car” outfitted with absurd gadgetry) to an auto show in Amsterdam.

Jacques Tati France, 1971
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The Tree of Wooden Clogs

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1978, The Tree of Wooden Clogs is intimate in scale but epic in scope—a towering, heart-stirring work of humanist filmmaking.

Ermanno Olmi Italy, 1978
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Tunes of Glory

A lifetime officer and an educated scion of an old military family battle each other to win the loyalties of a peacetime Scottish battalion. Ronald Neame’s portrayal of the rigid hierarchy of military life also examines the institutional contradictions and class divisions of English society.

Ronald Neame United Kingdom, 1960
35 mm, DVD

Twenty-Four Eyes

One of Japan’s most popular and enduring classics, Keisuke Kinoshita’s _Twenty-Four Eyes_ is an elegant, emotional chronicle of a teacher’s unwavering commitment to her students, her profession, and her sense of morality.

Keisuke Kinoshita Japan, 1954
DVD

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

In the town of Twin Peaks, everyone has their secrets—but especially Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In this prequel to his groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, following her through the last week of her life and teasing out the enigmas that surround her murder.

David Lynch United States, 1992
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Two English Girls

Aided by the marvelous, impressionist-styled images of cinematographer Nestor Almendros and a swooning score by Georges Delerue, François Truffaut transforms his second adaptation of a novel by Henri-Pierre Roché (author of Jules and Jim) into an overwhelming sensory experience.

François Truffaut France, 1971
35 mm, 16 mm

Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight

“A film without a beginning or an end,” in Downey’s words.

Robert Downey Sr. United States, 1975
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Ugetsu

Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi's supreme achievement and one of the most beautiful films ever made.

Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1953
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Umberto D.

This neorealist masterpiece by Vittorio De Sica follows an elderly pensioner as he strives to make ends meet during Italy’s postwar economic recovery.

Vittorio De Sica Italy, 1952
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through the lilting songs of the great composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time.

Jacques Demy France, 1964
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Uncle Yanco

In her effervescent first California film, Agnès Varda delves into her own family history.

Agnès Varda France, 1967
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Under the Roofs of Paris

In René Clair's irrepressibly romantic portrait of the crowded tenements of Paris, a street singer and a gangster vie for the love of a beautiful young woman. An international sensation upon its release, _Under the Roofs of Paris_ is an exhilarating celebration of filmmaking.

René Clair France, 1930
DVD

Under the Volcano

John Huston's ambitious tackling of Malcolm Lowry's towering, “unadaptable” novel Under the Volcano follows the final day in the life of self-destructive British consul Geoffrey Firmin (Albert Finney, in an Oscar-nominated tour de force), on the eve of World War II.

John Huston United States, 1984
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Une chambre en ville

In this musical melodrama set against the backdrop of a workers’ strike in Nantes, Dominique Sanda plays a young woman who wishes to leave her brutish husband (Michel Piccoli) for an earthy steelworker (Richard Berry), though he is involved with another.

Jacques Demy France, 1982
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Until the End of the World

In order to enable his blind wife (Jeanne Moreau) to see, Dr. Farber (Max von Sydow) invents a process that makes it possible to transmit the images recorded in the brains of sighted people directly into the visual systems of blind people. Farber’s son Sam (William Hurt) sets out on a journey around the world in order to “see” and record the various stations of his mother’s life for her. The Frenchwoman Claire (Solveig Dommartin) falls in love with him and sets out in pursuit of him. She, in turn, is followed by the author Eugene (Sam Neill), who is recording her adventure.

Wim Wenders Germany, 1991
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Utamaro and His Five Women

In making a film based on the life of a renowned eighteenth-century painter and woodblock portraitist, the great Japanese filmmaker Kenji Mizoguchi created one of his most autobiographical statements on the artistic process as well as another of his trenchant observations about the place of women in Japanese society.

Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1946
35 mm

Vagabond

Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona in Agnès Varda's sparse, poetic _Vagabond_.

Agnès Varda France, 1985
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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream.

Jaromil Jireš Czechoslovakia, 1970
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Vampyr

With _Vampyr,_ Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery was for once applied to the horror genre. Yet the result is nearly unclassifiable. _Vampyr_ is one of cinema's great nightmares.

Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark, 1932
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The Vanishing

A young man embarks on an obsessive search for the girlfriend who mysteriously disappeared while the couple were taking a sunny vacation trip, and his three-year investigation draws the attention of her abductor, a mild-mannered professor with a clinically diabolical mind.

George Sluizer Netherlands, 1988
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Vengeance Is Mine

Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic family—into a cold, perverse, and at times diabolically funny examination of the primitive coexisting with the modern.

Shohei Imamura Japan, 1979
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Veronika Voss

Once-beloved Third Reich–era starlet Veronika Voss lives in obscurity in postwar Munich. She meets a sportswriter, and the two develop an unlikely relationship. Based on the true story of a World War II UFA star, _Veronika Voss_ is wicked satire disguised as 1950s melodrama.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1982
35 mm

Victim

Basil Dearden’s unmistakably political taboo buster was one of the first films to address homophobia head-on, a cry of protest against British laws forbidding homosexuality.

Basil Dearden United Kingdom, 1961
35 mm, DVD

La vie de bohème

This deadpan tragicomedy about a group of impoverished, outcast artists living the bohemian life in Paris is among the most beguiling films by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki.

Aki Kaurismäki France, 1992
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Violence at Noon

Containing more than two thousand cuts and a wealth of inventive widescreen compositions, this coolly fragmented character study is a mesmerizing investigation of criminality and social decay.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1966
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The Virgin Spring

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ingmar Bergman’s _The Virgin Spring_ is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1960
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Viridiana

Novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her to confront the limits of her idealism. Luis Buñuel’s irreverent vision of life as a beggar’s banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece.

Luis Buñuel Spain, 1961
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Les visiteurs du soir

Two strangers dressed as minstrels (Arletty and Alain Cuny) arrive at a castle in advance of court festivities—and are revealed to be emissaries of the devil, dispatched to spread heartbreak and suffering. Their plans, however, are thwarted by an unexpected intrusion: human love.

Marcel Carné France, 1942
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Vivre sa vie

_Vivre sa vie_ was a turning point for Jean-Luc Godard and remains one of his most dynamic films, combining brilliant visual design with a tragic character study. Anna Karina plays Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress but instead ends up a prostitute.

Jean-Luc Godard France, 1962
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The Wages of Fear

Four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route—a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot.

Henri-Georges Clouzot France, 1953
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Walkabout

A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg.

Nicolas Roeg Australia, 1971
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Walk Cheerfully

This was the Japanese master’s first true homage to American crime movies, and it is a fleetly told, expressively shot work of humor and emotional depth.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1930
35 mm, DVD

The Warped Ones

The anarchic descent into amoral madness that is The Warped Ones (Kyonetsu no kisetsu) sounded a lost generation’s cry for help and was one of the films that kicked off Japan’s cinematic sixties with a bang.

Koreyoshi Kurahara Japan, 1960
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Watership Down

This is a faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits under terrible threat from modern forces.

Martin Rosen United States, 1978
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Weekend

This scathing late-sixties satire from Jean-Luc Godard is one of cinema’s great anarchic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them.

Jean-Luc Godard France, 1967
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Westfront 1918

Long unavailable, the newly restored Westfront 1918 is a visceral, sobering antiwar statement that is as urgent today as when it was made.

G. W. Pabst Germany, 1930
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When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

_When a Woman Ascends the Stairs_ might be Japanese filmmaker Mikio Naruse's finest hour—a delicate, devastating study of a woman, Keiko (Hideko Takamine), who works as a bar hostess in Tokyo's very modern postwar Ginza district, and entertains businessmen after work.

Mikio Naruse Japan, 1960
DVD

The White Angel

In The White Angel, Raffaello Matarazzo’s sequel to his blockbuster Nobody’s Children, the perpetually put-upon Guido and Luisa (Amedeo Nazzari and Yvonne Sanson) return for a new round of trials and tribulations.

Raffaello Matarazzo Italy, 1955
DVD

White Mane

In the south of France, in a vast plain region called the Camargue, lives White Mane, a magnificent stallion and the leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to let themselves be broken by humans. Only Folco, a young fisherman, manages to tame him.

Albert Lamorisse France, 1952
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Wild Strawberries

Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg—masterfully played by veteran director Victor Sjöström—is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1957
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Wings of Desire

Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, dreams—of all the people living below. _Wings of Desire_ forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.

Wim Wenders Germany, 1987
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Winter Light

In Ingmar Bergman's stark depiction of spiritual crisis, small-town pastor Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Björnstrand) performs his duties mechanically before a dwindling congregation. _Winter Light_ is beautifully photographed by Sven Nykvist.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1962
DVD

Wise Blood

In this acclaimed adaptation of the novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, John Huston brings to life a world of vivid, poetic American eccentricity. Brad Dourif, in an impassioned performance, is Hazel Motes, who, fresh out of the army, attempts to open the Church Without Christ.

John Huston United States, 1979
DVD

Withnail and I

Two unemployed actors drown their frustrations in booze, pills, and lighter fluid. When an uncle offers his cottage, they escape the squalor of their flat for a week in the country. Bruce Robinson’s semi-autobiographical cult favorite is intelligent, superbly acted, and hilarious.

Bruce Robinson United Kingdom, 1986
DVD

Woman in the Dunes

In this art-house sensation, an amateur entomologist has left Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert; when he misses his bus back to civilization, he spends the night with a young widow who lives at the bottom of a sand dune.

Hiroshi Teshigahara Japan, 1964
35 mm, DVD

A Woman of Paris

For his premiere United Artists release, Charlie Chaplin chose a sophisticated drama sans himself (apart from a heavily disguised cameo), with frequent leading lady Edna Purviance as the eponymous femme kept by rich philanderer Adolphe Menjou.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1923
35 mm

Women of the Night

Filmed on location in Osaka, Women of the Night concerns two sisters—Fusako, a war widow, and Natsuko, having an affair with a narcotics smuggler—who along with their younger friend Kumiko descend into prostitution and moral chaos amid the postwar devastation surrounding them.

Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1948
DVD

Wooden Crosses