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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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10 on Ten

A cinematic master-class in which Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami discusses his filmmaking in relation to his 2002 film Ten.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 2004
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2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

In 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle), Jean-Luc Godard beckons us ever closer, whispering in our ears as narrator.

Jean-Luc Godard France, 1967


Wong Kar Wai’s loose sequel to In the Mood for Love combines that film’s languorous air of romantic longing with a dizzying time-hopping structure and avant-sci-fi twist.

Wong Kar Wai Hong Kong, 2004
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24 Frames

For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 2017
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36 fillette

After a nine-year absence from the director’s chair, Catherine Breillat returned with 36 fillette, having lost none of her power to push both boundaries and buttons.

Catherine Breillat France, 1988
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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

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

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

The simultaneously random and interconnected nature of modern existence comes into harrowing focus in the despairing final installment of Michael Haneke’s trilogy.

Michael Haneke Germany, 1994


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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Welcome Mr. Marshall!

A distant land shrouded in myth and rumor, America looms large in the cultural imagination of a quiet Castilian village, whose impressionable inhabitants dream of benefitting from the country’s postwar plans to aid Europe.

Luis García Berlanga Spain, 1952

A Dirty Story

Deceptively simple in form and content, Eustache’s Une Sale Histoire is a fascinatingly complex investigation of the relationship between fiction and documentary, verbal and visual storytelling, and personal and universal desires.

Jean Eustache France, 1977

Abbas Kiarostami: A Retrospective

Janus Films is proud to present a touring retrospective spanning Abbas Kiarostami’s nearly five-decade career. This series includes new restorations, undertaken by the Criterion Collection and MK2, of The Koker Trilogy, Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, and rarely screened shorts and documentaries.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 2019
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ABC Africa

In 2000, Kiarostami traveled to Africa at the request of the United Nations to document a humanitarian crisis unfolding in Uganda, where 1.5 million children had been orphaned by civil war and AIDS.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 2001
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About Dry Grasses

Nestled away in wintry East Anatolia, public-school art teacher Samet (Deniz Celiloğlu) yearns to leave the sleepy village for cosmopolitan Istanbul.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey, 2023


Pier Paolo Pasolini proved himself a radical with his very first feature, in which he courted controversy by applying Catholic iconography and the liturgical music of Bach to a grim neorealist story set in Italian society’s lowest depths.

Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy, 1961

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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Adieu Philippine

In his bold yet playful feature debut, and in one of the great overlooked gems of the French New Wave, Jacques Rozier satirizes several major cultural currents of early-60s France: its political blindness, romantic escapism, and commercial corruption.

Jacques Rozier 1962


Trailblazing auteur Márta Mészáros gives aching expression to the experiences of women in 1970s Hungary in this sensitive and absorbing slice-of-life drama, which became the first film directed by a woman to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

Márta Mészáros Hungary, 1975

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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While vacationing by the Baltic Sea, writer Leon (Thomas Schubert) and photographer Felix (Langston Uibel) are surprised by the presence of Nadja (Paula Beer), a mysterious young woman staying as a guest at Felix’s family’s holiday home.

Christian Petzold Germany, 2023

After Life

If you could choose only one memory to hold on to for eternity, what would it be?

Hirokazu Kore-eda Japan, 1998

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

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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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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Alix’s Pictures

Winner of the 1982 Cesar Award for Best Short Film, Les Photos d'Alix is Jean Eustache's playful meditation on the ambiguity of images and the elusiveness of interpretation.

Jean Eustache France, 1980

All Monsters Attack

Director Ishiro Honda returned again for the first Godzilla movie expressly for children.

Ishiro Honda Japan, 1969
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All That Breathes

As legions of birds fall from New Delhi's darkening skies, and the city smolders with social unrest, two brothers race to save a casualty of the turbulent times: the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to their city's ecosystem.

Shaunak Sen United Kingdom, 2022
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All These Women

Conceived as an amusing diversion in the wake of the despairing The Silence, this comedy is Bergman’s first film in color, and it looks like a glorious chocolate box.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1964


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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Le amiche

This major early achievement by Michelangelo Antonioni bears the first signs of the cinema-changing style for which he would soon be world-famous.

Michelangelo Antonioni Italy, 1955
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L’amour fou

During the rehearsals for the production of the tragedy Andromaque, the leading actress and her director, a couple behind the scenes, can't find a way to leave their personal problems at home.

Jacques Rivette France, 1969

Anatomy of Hell

After attempting suicide, a young woman (Amira Casar) makes a startling proposition to the man (Rocco Siffredi) who rescued her: she will pay him to watch her naked body over the course of four nights as long as he provides “impartial” commentary about what he sees.

Catherine Breillat France, 2004

And Life Goes On

In the aftermath of a 1990 earthquake that left 30,000 dead, Kiarostami returned to the village of Koker where his camera surveys not only the devastation but the teeming life that continues in its wake.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 1992
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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, 1983
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Andrei Rublev

With his second feature, a towering epic that took him years to complete, Andrei Tarkovsky waded deep into the past and emerged with a visionary masterwork.

Andrei Tarkovsky Soviet Union, 1966
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Andrei Tarkovsky: A Cinema Prayer

The life, art, and inner world of Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky is explored through the filmmaker’s own words and images in this appropriately hushed and reverent tribute to a cinematic titan.

Andrei A. Tarkovskiy Italy, 2019
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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

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


In Anselm, Wim Wenders creates a portrait of Anselm Kiefer, one of the most innovative and important painters and sculptors of our time.

Wim Wenders Germany, 2023

Antoine and Colette

This short film is the first segment of five in the multinational feature Love at Twenty (1962), all five segments on the theme of first adult love.

François Truffaut France, 1962
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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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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

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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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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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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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

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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As Tears Go By

Wong Kar Wai’s scintillating debut feature is a kinetic, hyper-cool crime thriller graced with flashes of the impressionistic, daydream visual style for which he would become renowned.

Wong Kar Wai Hong Kong, 1988
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The Ascent

Shepitko’s emotionally overwhelming final film won the Golden Bear at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival and has been hailed around the world as the finest Soviet film of its decade.

Larisa Shepitko Soviet Union, 1977
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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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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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Au hasard Balthazar

A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding

Robert Bresson 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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Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork.

Michelangelo Antonioni Italy, 1960
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Volker Schlöndorff transported Bertolt Brecht’s 1918 debut play to contemporary West Germany for this vicious experiment in adaptation, seldom seen for nearly half a century.

Volker Schlöndorff West Germany, 1970
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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

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 Baker’s Wife

The warmth and wit of celebrated playwright turned auteur Marcel Pagnol (The Marseille Trilogy) shines through in this enchanting slice-of-life comedy.

Marcel Pagnol France, 1938
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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

Baldwin’s Nigger

Titled after James Baldwin’s assertion that the legacy of slavery is imprinted on his very name and identity, Trinidad-born British director Horace Ové’s provocative documentary captures Baldwin (accompanied by comedian and activist Dick Gregory) lecturing an audience at London’s West Indian Students’ Centre about America’s racist history, its impact on contemporary social divisions and foreign imperialism, and the possibilities for revolutionary resistance against oppression.

Horace Ové United Kingdom, 1968

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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Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron

Tatsuya Nakadai stars as a vengeful ex-samurai commanding a gang of outlaws in an attack on the castle of his former master.

Hideo Gosha Japan, 1978
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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

Barrios altos

A divorced single mother enters a world of confusion after her friend leaves her a cryptic message shortly before being murdered.

Luis García Berlanga Spain, 1987

The Battle of Algiers

One of the most influential political films in history, The Battle of Algiers, by Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s.

Gillo Pontecorvo Italy, 1966
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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 Beaches of Agnès

“If we opened people up, we’d find landscapes. If we opened me up, we’d find beaches.” Originally intended to be Agnès Varda’s farewell to filmmaking, this enchanting self-portrait, made in her eightieth year, is a freewheeling journey through her life, career, and artistic philosophy.

Agnès Varda France, 2008
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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 and David Maysles United States, 2006
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The Beast

Across three different time periods, Gabrielle (Léa Seydoux) continually falls in love with different incarnations of Louis (George MacKay). Visually audacious director Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama) fashions his most accomplished film to date: a sci-fi epic, inspired by Henry James' turn-of-the-century novella, The Beast in the Jungle, and suffused with mounting dread and a haunting sense of mystery.

Bertrand Bonello France, 2023
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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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Beau travail

With her ravishingly sensual take on Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor, Claire Denis firmly established herself as one of the great visual tone poets of our time.

Claire Denis France, 1999
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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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Benny’s Video

Michael Haneke turns the unflinching gaze of the camera back on itself in this provocative, profoundly disturbing study of emotional disconnection in the age of mass-media saturation.

Michael Haneke Austria, 1992

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Fassbinder’s immersive epic follows the hulking, childlike ex-convict Franz Biberkopf (Günter Lamprecht) as he attempts to “become an honest soul” amid the corrosive urban landscape of Weimar-era Germany.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1980
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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

Betty Blue

When the easygoing would-be novelist Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade) meets the tempestuous Betty (Béatrice Dalle, in a magnetic breakout performance) in a sunbaked French beach town, it’s the beginning of a whirlwind love affair that sees the pair turn their backs on conventional society in favor of the hedonistic pursuit of freedom, adventure, and carnal pleasure.

Jean-Jacques Beineix France, 1986
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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

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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Il bidone

Between the international triumphs of La strada and Nights of Cabiria, Federico Fellini made this fascinatingly unique film, which has been long overlooked.

Federico Fellini Italy, 1955
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The Big Boss

Enter a legend. Bruce Lee’s return to the Hong Kong film industry after a decade in America proved to be his big breakthrough, launching him to instant superstardom and setting a new standard for kung fu heroics.

Lo Wei Hong Kong, 1971
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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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Binding Sentiments

Family ties become a trap from which a woman struggles to escape in Márta Mészáros’ quietly devastating sophomore feature.

Márta Mészáros Hungary, 1969

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 God, White Devil

Glauber Rocha's sophomore feature is a scorched-earth allegory about the blind followers of dead-end ideologies.

Glauber Rocha Brazil, 1964

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, 1970

Black Peter

One of the first films to herald the arrival of the Czechoslovak New Wave, Miloš Forman’s stylistically inventive debut narrative feature follows the bumbling teenager of the title (Ladislav Jakim) over the course of a directionless summer as he starts (and fails at) a new job, flirts awkwardly, and grows increasingly exasperated with his parents.

Miloš Forman Czechoslovakia, 1964

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

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

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

Bleak Moments

Mike Leigh announced himself as a unique, powerful new voice in British cinema with Bleak Moments, a stunning debut and a masterpiece of understated melancholy.

Mike Leigh United Kingdom, 1971

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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Boat People

One of the major works of the Hong Kong New Wave, Ann Hui’s BOAT PEOPLE is a work of indelible humanity and searing political resonance. Invited to document the progress of postwar Vietnamese society, a Japanese photojournalist (George Lam) initially finds a picture-perfect image of communist contentment.

Ann Hui Hong Kong, 1982
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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

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.

Borom sarret

This groundbreaking short film, which won first prize at the 1963 Touris Film Festival in France, was the directorial debut of Ousmane Sembène.

Ousmane Sembène Senegal, 1963
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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



Firebrand auteur Nagisa Ōshima offers a devastating vision of moral rot within postwar Japanese society in the form of a hauntingly sad family tragedy.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1969
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Boyfriend in Sight

The often unruly in-betweenness of adolescence is the subject of this bittersweet comedy from director Luis García Berlanga.

Luis García Berlanga Spain, 1954

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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The Bread and Alley

“The mother of all my films,” according to Abbas Kiarostami, starts out as a breezily observed anecdote about a boy wending his way home through Tehran alleys carrying a loaf of bread.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 1970
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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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Disciplined at school for breaking a window, a boy joins throngs of his schoolmates as they make a cacophonous exit into Tehran’s streets.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 1972

Brick and Mirror

With this landmark debut feature, director Ebrahim Golestan delivered a jolt of modernism to pre-revolution Iranian cinema, laying the groundwork for the country’s first, still often overlooked new wave.

Ebrahim Golestan 1965

Brief Encounters

The roots of Kira Muratova’s impressionistic style are on display in her first solo feature, which was banned by Soviet censors for twenty years.

Kira Muratova Soviet Union, 1967
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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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Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family

When the patriarch of the Toda family suddenly dies, his widow discovers that he has left her with nothing but debt and married children who are unwilling to support her--except for her most thoughtful son, just returned from China.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1941
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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

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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Burden of Dreams

For nearly five years, acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog desperately tried to complete one of the most ambitious and difficult films of his career, Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man’s attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle.

Les Blank United States, 1982
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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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Burroughs: The Movie

Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend.

Howard Brookner United States, 1983
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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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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

Career Girls

Reuniting after six years, former university flatmates/current young professionals Hannah (Katrin Cartlidge) and Annie (Lynda Steadman) confront old friends and haunts as they tour London in search of Hannah’s prospective new apartment.

Mike Leigh United States, 1997

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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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

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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The Cassandra Cat

In this modern-day fairy tale and rediscovered Czech New Wave cult classic, an ordinary Bohemian village is visited by a magician (Jan Werich), his beautiful assistant Diana (Emília Vásáryová), and a magic cat with the power to reveal people in colors that indicate their true natures.

Vojtěch Jasný Czechoslovakia, 1963

The Castaways of Turtle Island

Having framed his first two features as seaside holiday films, Rozier used the third, The Castaways of Turtle Island, to mock the tourist industry and the increasingly popular “going native” movement among first-world vacationers.

Jacques Rozier 1976

The Castle

Michael Haneke's adaptation of Franz Kafka's absurdist novel follows a land surveyor as he struggles with the increasingly difficult and bureaucratic practices of the local authorities.

Michael Haneke Austria, 1997


In precolonial Senegal, members of the Ceddo (or “outsiders”) kidnap Princess Dior Yacine (Tabata Ndiaye) after her father (Makhourédia Guèye), the king, pledges loyalty to an ascendant Islamic faction that plans to convert the entire clan to its faith.

Ousmane Sembène Senegal, 1977

Céline and Julie Go Boating

"Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” meets the freewheeling invention of French New Wave gamesman Jacques Rivette in this giddy surrealist fantasia.

Jacques Rivette France, 1974
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The Ceremony

The youngest generation of a Japanese family are forced to submit to a series of cruelly-enforced family traditions.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1971
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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


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

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 United States, 1972


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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Chess of the Wind

Screened publicly just once before it was banned and then lost for decades, this rediscovered jewel of Iranian cinema reemerges to take its place as one of the most singular and astonishing works of the country’s pre-revolution New Wave.

Mohammad Reza Aslani Iran, 1976
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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

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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Chinese Roulette

A husband and wife lie to each other about their weekend travel plans, only to both show up at the family's country house with their lovers.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany, 1976
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Claire Denis drew on her own childhood experiences growing up in colonial French Africa for her multilayered, languorously absorbing feature debut, which explores many of the themes that would recur throughout her work.

Claire Denis France, 1988
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Chop Shop

For his acclaimed follow-up to Man Push Cart, Ramin Bahrani once again turned his camera on a slice of New York City rarely seen on-screen: Willets Point, Queens, an industrial sliver of automotive-repair shops that remains perpetually at risk of being redeveloped off the map.

Ramin Bahrani United States, 2007
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The Chorus

An old man strolls through the noisy streets of Rasht, and when his hearing aid is knocked out of his ear, the film’s sound goes off, mimicking the silence that envelops him.

Abbas Kiarostami 1982

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 and Edgar Morin 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

La Ciénaga

With a radical take on narrative, disturbing yet beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of on- and offscreen sound, Martel turns her tale of a decaying bourgeois family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer, into a cinematic marvel.

Lucrecia Martel Argentina, 2001
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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

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


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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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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The Cloud-Capped Star

Directed by the visionary Bengali filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak, The Cloud-Capped Star tells the story of a family who have been uprooted by the Partition of India and come to depend on their eldest daughter, the self-sacrificing Neeta (Supriya Choudhury).

Ritwik Ghatak India, 1960
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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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Cold Water

An acclaimed early work by Olivier Assayas that has long remained unavailable, the deeply felt coming-of-age drama Cold Water at long last makes its way to U.S. theaters.

Olivier Assayas France, 1994
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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

The Color of Pomegranates

A breathtaking fusion of poetry, ethnography, and cinema, Sergei Parajanov’s masterwork overflows with unforgettable images and sounds.

Sergei Parajanov Soviet Union, 1969
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The Colors

Ostensibly also a film for children, this picture-book essay about the range of hues that brighten our world has the air of a delightfully playful formalistic exercise.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 1976

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

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

Come and See

This widely acclaimed film from Soviet director Elem Klimov is a stunning, senses-shattering plunge into the dehumanizing horrors of war. As Nazi forces encroach on his small village in present-day Belarus, teenage Flyora (Aleksei Kravchenko, in one of the screen’s most searing depictions of anguish since Renée Falconetti’s Joan of Arc) eagerly joins the Soviet resistance.

Elem Klimov Soviet Union, 1985
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The Comfort of Strangers

Adapting the acclaimed novel by Ian McEwan, playwright and screenwriter Harold Pinter lends his trademark unnerving dialogue and air of creeping menace to this spellbinding study of power, control, and the frighteningly thin line between pleasure and pain.

Paul Schrader Italy, 1990
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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

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 France, 1955
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A Confucian Confusion

Art versus commerce, friendship versus status, independence versus conformity—values clash and collide in Edward Yang’s study of an increasingly Westernized country heading into the twenty-first century without moral guideposts.

Edward Yang Taiwan, 1994

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

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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The Cranes Are Flying

Veronica and Boris are blissfully in love, until the eruption of World War II tears them apart.

Mikhail Kalatozov Soviet Union, 1957
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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

The Cremator

Czechoslovak New Wave iconoclast Juraj Herz’s terrifying, darkly comic vision of the horrors of the Nazi racial ideology stars a supremely chilling Rudolf Hrušínský as the pathologically morbid Karel Kopfrkingl, a crematorium director in 1930s Prague who believes fervently that death offers the only true relief from human suffering.

Juraj Herz Czechoslovakia, 1969
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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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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

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


Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s spellbinding international breakthrough established him as one of the leaders of the emerging new wave of Japanese horror while pushing the genre into uncharted realms of philosophical and existential exploration.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan, 1997
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Spending most of her days at home following the birth of her son but curious as ever about the people and places that surrounded her, Agnès Varda found inspiration for Daguerréotypes just outside her door: on Paris’s rue Daguerre, where she had lived and worked since the 1950s.

Agnès Varda France, 1975


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

Věra Chytilová Czechoslovakia, 1966
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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


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

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.

Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm United States, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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Days of Being Wild

Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough sophomore feature represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style.

Wong Kar Wai Hong Kong, 1990
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The Daytrippers

With its droll humor and bittersweet emotional heft, the feature debut of writer-director Greg Mottola announced the arrival of an unassumingly sharp-witted new talent on the 1990s indie film scene.

Greg Mottola Canada, 1996
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De Lo Mio

Sibling bonds are both rekindled and tested in the achingly alive feature debut from Diana Peralta. Rita (Sasha Merci) and Carolina (Darlene Demorizi), two high-spirited sisters raised in New York, travel to the Dominican Republic to reunite with their estranged brother Dante (Héctor Aníbal) and to clean out their grandparents’ old home before it is sold and knocked down.

Diana Peralta United States, 2019

Dead Man

Featuring austerely beautiful black-and-white photography by Robby Müller and a live-wire score by Neil Young, Dead Man is a profound and unique revision of the western genre.

Jim Jarmusch United States, 1995
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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
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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

A Dedicated Life

Kazuo Hara’s interest in iconoclastic figures living in opposition to mainstream society led him to begin work on A Dedicated Life, an intimate, fly-on-the-wall portrait of the controversial writer Mitsuharu Inoue, a sometimes charming, sometimes combative, often frustrating novelist esteemed as one of postwar Japan’s literary lions.

Kazuo Hara Japan, 1994


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

Krzysztof Kieślowski Poland, 1988
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Demon Pond

Myth, magic, and mystery suffuse Masahiro Shinoda’s oneiric 1979 adaptation of Demon Pond, a fabular play by the renowned Kyoka Izumi.

Masahiro Shinoda Japan, 1979


“No one sees anything. Ever. They watch, but they don’t understand.” So observes Connie Nielsen in Olivier Assayas’s hallucinatory, globe-spanning Demonlover, a postmodern neonoir thriller and media critique in which nothing—not even the film itself—is what it appears to be.

Olivier Assayas France, 2002
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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
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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

Destroy All Monsters

The original Godzilla team of director Ishiro Honda, special-effects supervisor Eiji Tsuburaya, and composer Akira Ifukube reunited for this kaiju extravaganza, which features no fewer than eleven monsters

Ishiro Honda Japan, 1968
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From the gutters of Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir.

Edgar G. Ulmer United States, 1945
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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


Master filmmaker Satyajit Ray explores the conflict between fanaticism and free will in DEVI (“The Goddess”), issuing a subversively modern challenge to religious orthodoxy and patriarchal power structures.

Satyajit Ray India, 1960

The Devil’s Eye

This sophisticated fantasy—the last Bergman film to be shot by the great Gunnar Fischer—is an engaging satire on petit-bourgeois morals.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1960


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
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Diamonds of the Night

With this simultaneously harrowing and lyrical debut feature, Jan Němec established himself as the most uncompromising visionary among the radical filmmakers who made up the Czechoslovak New Wave.

Jan Němec Czechoslovakia, 1964
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Diary for My Children

One of Hungary’s most acclaimed filmmakers, Márta Mészáros, drew on her own wartime experiences to craft this haunting portrait of a young woman coming of age amidst a turbulent historical moment.

Márta Mészáros Hungary, 1984

Diary for My Lovers

Márta Mészáros’ follow-up to Diary for My Children picks up the story of teenage Juli (Zsuzsa Czinkóczi), the director’s alter-ego, as she defies the wishes of her Stalinist aunt (Anna Polony) and leaves Hungary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a filmmaker in Moscow.

Márta Mészáros Hungary, 1987

Diary for My Mother and Father

The heartrending final installment of Márta Mészáros’ autobiographical Diary trilogy continues to trace the journey of Juli (Zsuzsa Czinkóczi), a young orphan, through the tumult of postwar Hungary.

Márta Mészáros Hungary, 1990

Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

When a thief is caught stealing form a book shop by one of its employees, the two embark on an unusual, erotic adventure.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1969
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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
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Distant Journey

One of the first films to confront the horrors of the Holocaust remains one of the most powerful.

Alfréd Radok Czechoslovakia, 1949
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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
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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


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
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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
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La dolce vita

The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La dolce vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom.

Federico Fellini Italy, 1960
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Don’t Cry, Pretty Girls!

Infused with the spirit of rock ’n’ roll and rebellion, this music-driven counterculture snapshot unfolds to a near wall-to-wall soundtrack of late 1960s-early 1970s Hungarian psych and folk as it traces the odyssey of a young woman (Jaroslava Schallerová, star of the Czech New Wave classic Valerie and Her Week of Wonders) who, on the eve of her marriage to a factory worker (Márk Zala), experiences a final moment of freedom when she runs away with a touring band.

Márta Mészáros Hungary, 1970

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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With brash stylistic exuberance, this first feature from Bahram Beyzaie helped usher in the Iranian New Wave. When he takes a job as a schoolteacher in a new neighborhood, the hapless intellectual Mr. Hekmati finds that he is a fish out of water.

Bahram Beyzaie Iran, 1972

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
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Dragon Inn

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

King Hu Taiwan, 1967
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Grave and witty by turns, this drama develops into a probing study of the psychology of desire. Susanne (Eva Dahlbeck), head of a modeling agency, takes her protégée Doris (Harriet Andersson) to a fashion show in Gothenburg, where Susanne makes contact with a former lover, and Doris finds herself pursued by a married dignitary (Gunnar Björnstrand).

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1955
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Drive My Car

Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi Japan, 2021

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

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
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A lost treasure of 1990s DIY filmmaking, Cauleen Smith’s Drylongso embeds an incisive look at racial injustice within a lovingly handmade buddy movie/murder mystery/ romance.

Cauleen Smith United States, 1998

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
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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
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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
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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
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Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

The first Godzilla film directed by Jun Fukuda, who would go on to direct four more, is fast-paced and light in tone, and builds to a riveting race-against-time finale.

Jun Fukuda Japan, 1966
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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
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Effi Briest

A young woman is married to a much older man and begins a flirtation with one of his close friends that leads to dire consequences.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany, 1974
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Eight Deadly Shots

A long unsung landmark of Finnish cinema, inspired by actual events, Eight Deadly Shots is the magnum opus of writer-producer-director-actor Mikko Niskanen.

Mikko Niskanen Finland, 1972

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day

Commissioned to make a working-class family drama, up-and-coming director Rainer Werner Fassbinder took the assignment and ran, upending expectations by depicting social realities in West Germany from a critical—yet far from cynical—perspective.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1972
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The Eight Mountains

Childhood friends Pietro and Bruno experience maturity, loss, and the rediscovery of an unbreakable connection when they reunite in adulthood to build a cabin on the rugged slopes of the Italian Alps.

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

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
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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 and Zoltán Korda United Kingdom, 1937

Elevator to the Gallows

For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a now legendary jazz score by Miles Davis.

Louis Malle France, 1958
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Elisa, vida mía

In ELISA, VIDA MÍA (“Elisa, My Dear”), Carlos Saura explores one of his recurring obsessions—interplay between past and present, memory and reality—through a spellbinding portrait of a complex father-daughter relationship.

Carlos Saura Spain, 1977


Seething with outrage, Ousmane Sembène’s Emitaï envisions both the cruelties of oppression and the revolutionary potential of the oppressed.

Ousmane Sembène Senegal, 1971

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On

Made with a righteous political anger that anticipates the incendiary polemics of documentarians such as Michael Moore and Joshua Oppenheimer, Kazuo Hara’s most renowned film is a harrowing confrontation with one of Japanese history’s darkest chapters: the atrocities committed by the country’s military during World War II.

Kazuo Hara Japan, 1987

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
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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

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

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

The Entertainer

“Life is a beastly mess,” states the great Laurence Olivier in this superb drama of the seedy music-hall life. He plays Archie Rice, a third-rate vaudevillian whose song-and-dance routines are crusty, unappealing, and decidedly boring.

Tony Richardson United Kingdom, 1960



With his first film in seven years, legendary director Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep End, Moonlighting) directs one of his most free and visually inventive films yet, following the travels of a nomadic gray donkey named EO.

Jerzy Skolimowski Poland, 2022
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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
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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
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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

Europa Europa

As World War II splits Europe, sixteen-year-old German Jew Salomon (Marco Hofschneider) is separated from his family after fleeing with them to Poland, and finds himself reluctantly assuming various ideological identities in order to hide the deadly secret of his Jewishness.

Agnieszka Holland Poland, 1990
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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
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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

Everyone Off to Jail

Luis García Berlanga’s penultimate film is a raucous screwball satire in which a prison in Valencia hosts an event recognizing the political prisoners jailed during Franco’s reign.

Luis García Berlanga Spain, 1993

Evil Does Not Exist

In the rural alpine hamlet of Mizubiki, not far from Tokyo, Takumi and his daughter, Hana, lead a modest life gathering water, wood, and wild wasabi for the local udon restaurant.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi Japan, 2023
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The Executioner

This masterpiece of black humor, beloved in Spain but too little seen elsewhere, threads a scathing critique of Franco-era values through a macabre farce about an undertaker who marries an executioner’s daughter and reluctantly takes over her father’s job so the family can keep their government-allotted apartment.

Luis García Berlanga Spain, 1963
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The kung fu crusaders known as Thief Catcher (Maggie Cheung), Invisible Woman (Michelle Yeoh), and Wonder Woman (Anita Mui) return in this gritty, postapocalyptic sequel to the blockbuster Hong Kong action hit The Heroic Trio.

Johnnie To and Ching Siu-tung Hong Kong, 1993


Based on a story by Amir Naderi, who also cowrote the film, this slice of a fourteen-year-old boy’s life follows his efforts to fend for himself in the big city, working as a tea server and assistant in a photographer’s studio, running errands, and, briefly, exchanging glances with a pretty middle-class girl.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 1973

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
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Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974

When his wife, the outspoken feminist Miyuki Takeda, announced that she was leaving him in order to find herself, Kazuo Hara began this raw, intensely personal documentary as a way to both maintain a connection to the woman he still cared for and to make sense of their complex relationship.

Kazuo Hara Japan, 1974

The Eyes of Orson Welles

Visionary cinema historian Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey) charts the unknown territory of the imagination of one of the twentieth century’s most revolutionary artists.

Mark Cousins United Kingdom, 2018
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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
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Eyimofe (This Is My Desire)

A triumph at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, the revelatory debut feature from codirectors (and twin brothers) Arie and Chuko Esiri is a heartrending and hopeful portrait of everyday human endurance in Lagos, Nigeria.

Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri Nigeria, 2020

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
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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

In THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN, Karel Zeman conjures the adventures of the legendary, boastful baron, whose whirlwind exploits take him from the moon to eighteenth-century Turkey to the belly of a whale and beyond.

Karel Zeman Czechoslovakia, 1962

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
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Fallen Angels

Lost souls reach out for human connection amidst the glimmering night world of Hong Kong in Wong Kar Wai’s hallucinatory, neon-soaked nocturne.

Wong Kar Wai Hong Kong, 1995
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Family Nest

Béla Tarr’s debut feature—undertaken when the director was a twenty-two-year-old student at Balázs Béla Studio—is a raw, unflinching social drama that exposes Hungary’s broken domestic culture as well as the Communist regime’s byzantine policies.

Béla Tarr 1979


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
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Fanny and Alexander: 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, 1983
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Fanny and Alexander: 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
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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
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Fårö Document 1979

Returning to Fårö after living in Germany for three years, Bergman undertook his second documentary tribute to the remote Swedish island he loved.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1979
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Fårö Document

Bergman had discovered the bleak, windswept island of Fårö while scouting locations for Through a Glass Darkly in 1960.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1970
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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
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Faya dayi

In her hypnotic documentary feature, Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir explores the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents.

Jessica Beshir Ethiopia, 2021

Fear of Fear

A woman in a stable-but-passionless marriage suddenly begins to lose her mind when she becomes pregnant with her second child.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany, 1975
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Fellow Citizen

Kiarostami’s fascination with both Tehrani car culture and the uses of power in postrevolutionary society combine in this documentary about a traffic officer assigned to enforce driving restrictions in central Tehran (a locale near the director’s office at Kanoon).

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 1983


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
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Fifi Martingale

Rozier’s final film is a joyful compendium of his major themes and strategies as well as one of the funniest depictions of the theater ever committed to celluloid.

Jacques Rozier 2001

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
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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

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
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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
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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
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First Case, Second Case

Made in the spring of 1979, not long after the shah’s overthrow, this extraordinary film serves as a Rorschach blot for people in a revolutionary mind-set.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 1979

First Graders

Inspired by his work at Kanoon and his own sons’ schooling, the first of Kiarostami’s two documentary features about education looks in on a schoolyard of chanting, playful boys but mainly transpires in the office of a supervisor who has to deal with latecomers and discipline problems.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 1984

Fist of Fury

Bruce Lee is at his most awe-inspiringly ferocious in this blistering follow-up to his star-making turn in The Big Boss, which turned out to be an even greater success than its predecessor.

Lo Wei Hong Kong, 1972
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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
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Five Dedicated to Ozu

A piece of driftwood on the seashore, carried about by the waves...

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 2003
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The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice

One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice is a sublimely piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1952
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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
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Flowers of Shanghai

An intoxicating, time-bending experience bathed in the golden glow of oil lamps and wreathed in an opium haze, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s gorgeous period reverie traces the romantic intrigue, jealousies, and tensions swirling around a late 19th century Shanghai brothel, where the courtesans live confined to a gilded cage, ensconced in opulent splendor yet forced to work to buy back their freedom.

Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan, 1998
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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
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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

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
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Forever a Woman

Kinuyo Tanaka’s third film as a director tells the story of Fumiko Nakajo, an ill-fated female tanka poet whose life was brought to a premature end by breast cancer. S

Kinuyo Tanaka Japan, 1955

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
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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
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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
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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 and Fred Newmeyer United States, 1925
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From the Life of the Marionettes

Made during his self-imposed exile in Germany, Bergman’s From the Life of the Marionettes offers a lacerating portrait of a troubled marriage, and a complex psychological analysis of a murder.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1980

Funny Games

Michael Haneke’s most notorious provocation, FUNNY GAMES spares no detail in its depiction of the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men.

Michael Haneke Austria, 1997

Game of Death

Released five years after Bruce Lee’s death, this eccentrically entertaining kung fu curio combines footage from an unfinished project directed by and starring Lee with original material shot by Enter the Dragon director Robert Clouse to create an entirely new work that testifies to the actor’s enduring place in the pop culture imagination.

Robert Clouse Hong Kong, 1978
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The Garden of Delights

Following a car accident, a megawealthy businessman (José Luis López Vázquez) is left paralyzed and with no memory of who he is or of anything connected to his previous life—including the number to a certain secret Swiss bank account.

Carlos Saura Spain, 1970

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

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
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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
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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


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

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
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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


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

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

After laying waste to an alien civilization on Venus, the three-headed, lightning-emitting space monster Ghidorah brings its insatiable thirst for destruction to Earth, where fierce foes Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra must join forces in order to deal with the unprecedented threat.

Ishiro Honda Japan, 1964
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Jim Jarmusch combines his love for the ice-cool crime dramas of Jean-Pierre Melville and Seijun Suzuki with the philosophical dimensions of samurai mythology for an eccentrically postmodern take on the hit-man thriller.

Jim Jarmusch United States, 1999
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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, Albert Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin United States, 1970
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Girl with Green Eyes

A young and innocent girl gets romantically involved with an older, married man.

Desmond Davis United Kingdom, 1964

The Girl

The first Hungarian film directed by a woman, Márta Mészáros’ debut feature is an assured expression of many of her recurring themes: broken families, the relationships between parents and children, and the search for stability in an uncertain world.

Márta Mészáros Hungary, 1968

Girls of the Night

With Girls of the Night, Tanaka reunited with screenwriter Sumie Tanaka to explore the reformation of prostitutes.

Kinuyo Tanaka Japan, 1961

The Gleaners and I

Agnès Varda’s extraordinary late-career renaissance began with this wonderfully idiosyncratic, self-reflexive documentary in which the ever-curious French cinema icon explores the little-known world of modern-day gleaners: those living on the margins who survive by foraging for that which society throws away.

Agnès Varda France, 2000
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The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later

Agnès Varda’s charming follow-up to her acclaimed documentary The Gleaners and I is a deceptively unassuming grace note that takes us deeper into the world of those who find purpose and beauty in the refuse of society.

Agnès Varda France, 2002
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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, 1972
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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
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The struggle between the strictures of religion and our own brute animal nature plays out amid the beautifully forbidding landscapes of remote Iceland in this stunning psychological epic from director Hlynur Pálmason.

Hlynur Pálmason Iceland, 2022
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Gods of the Plague

Harry Baer plays a newly released ex-convict who slowly but surely finds his way back into the Munich criminal underworld.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1969
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_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
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Godzilla Raids Again

Toho Studios followed the enormous success of the original Godzilla with this sequel, efficiently directed by Motoyoshi Oda as a straight-ahead monsters-on-the-loose drama.

Motoyoshi Oda Japan, 1955
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Godzilla vs. Gigan

An alien invasion prompts a tag-team battle between Godzilla and Anguirus, the planet protectors, and King Ghidorah and the new monster Gigan, a cyborg with scythe-like claws, an abdominal buzz saw, winglike back fins, and pincerlike mandibles.

Jun Fukuda Japan, 1972
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Godzilla vs. Hedorah

Intended to address the crisis levels of pollution in postwar Japan, Godzilla vs. Hedorah finds the King of the Monsters fighting an alien life form that arrives on Earth and steadily grows by feeding on industrial waste.

Yoshimitsu Banno Japan, 1971
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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

Godzilla’s evil twin Mechagodzilla first reared its head in this Jun Fukuda–directed film. A robot designed by aliens to conquer Earth, the enduringly popular villain has since been resurrected by Toho Studios several times.

Jun Fukuda Japan, 1974
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Godzilla vs. Megalon

Nuclear testing unleashes mayhem on the undersea kingdom of Seatopia, causing a series of environmental disasters that nearly wipes out Rokuro, the schoolboy protagonist at the center of this film.

Jun Fukuda Japan, 1973
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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

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
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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
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Golden Eighties

The exuberant enchantments of the singing, dancing musical meet the feminist, formalist sensibility of cinematic visionary Chantal Akerman in this uniquely captivating vision of love and survival in the age of late capitalism.

Chantal Akerman France, 1986

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
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Goodbye CP

An early documentary to portray the experiences of disabled people with compassion and complexity, Kazuo Hara’s searing debut is also one of the most unflinching films ever made about what it means to be an outsider.

Kazuo Hara Japan, 1972

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
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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
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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
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The Green Ray

Éric Rohmer captures the ache of summertime sadness with exquisite poignancy in this luminous tale of self-exploration, the fifth film in his Comedies and Proverbs cycle.

Eric Rohmer France, 1986

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.

David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, and Muffie Meyer United States, 1976
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“Guelwaar” is the nickname of Pierre Henri Thioune (Thierno Ndiaye), a political radical and agitator whose criticism of Senegal’s reliance on foreign aid ruffles the feathers of the powers-that-be.

Ousmane Sembène France, 1992

La haine

Mathieu Kassovitz took the film world by storm with La haine, a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically the low-income banlieue districts on Paris’s outskirts.

Mathieu Kassovitz France, 1995
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The Hand

Like In the Mood for Love, The Hand is set in the hazy Hong Kong of the 1960s, but its characters couldn’t be more different from the earlier film’s restrained, haunted lovers.

Wong Kar Wai Hong Kong, 2004
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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

Happy Anniversary

A young woman waits and waits for her delayed husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

Pierre Etaix France, 1962
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Happy Together

One of the most searing romances of the 1990s, Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw, lushly stylized portrait of a relationship in breakdown casts Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung as a couple traveling through Argentina and locked in a turbulent cycle of infatuation and destructive jealousy as they break up, make up, and fall apart again and again.

Wong Kar Wai Hong Kong, 1997
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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
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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
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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

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 France, 2011
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The Hawks and the Sparrows

Pier Paolo Pasolini deconstructs his twin interests—Catholicism and Marxism—in this subversive, fable-like comedy.

Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy, 1966


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
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A Hen in the Wind

When a soldier returns home at the end of World War II, he refuses to forgive his wife for prostituting herself one night in order to pay off medical bills after their son's sudden illness.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1948
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The Hero

In this psychologically rich character study, written and directed by Satyajit Ray, Bengali film star Uttam Kumar draws on his real-world celebrity to play Arindam Mukherjee, a matinee idol on the brink of his first flop.

Satyajit Ray India, 1966
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The Heroic Trio

The supernova star power of Hong Kong cinema icons Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, and Anita Mui propels this gloriously unrestrained action extravaganza from genre maestro Johnnie To, which injects its martial-arts mayhem with a blast of comic-book lunacy.

Johnnie To Hong Kong, 1993

The Hidden Fortress

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

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1958
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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
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High Hopes

A darkly comic portrait of late Thatcher-era London, High Hopes examines the different lives of a pair of siblings: Cyril (Philip Davis), a caustic motorcycle courier who takes pride in his working class roots, and Valerie (Heather Tobias), a high-strung aspirant to upper-middle class materialism.

Mike Leigh United States, 1988

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
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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


In Kiarostami’s second documentary feature about education, the filmmaker himself asks the questions, probing a succession of invariably cute first- and second-graders about their home situations and the schoolwork they must do there

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 1989


Teresa (Geraldine Chaplin) and her husband Pedro (Per Oscarsson) live comfortably in an ultramodern brutalist home that is suddenly upended when she inherits a trove of old furniture from her family.

Carlos Saura Spain, 1969

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
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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

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

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

Hour of the Wolf

The strangest and most disturbing of the films Bergman shot on the island of Fårö, Hour of the Wolf stars Max von Sydow as a haunted painter living in voluntary exile with his wife (Liv Ullmann).

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1968


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
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The House Is Black

The only film directed by trailblazing feminist Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzād finds unexpected grace where few would think to look: a leper colony where inhabitants live, worship, learn, play, and celebrate in a self-contained community cut off from the rest of the world.

Forugh Farrokhzad Iran, 1963

The Housemaid

A torrent of sexual obsession, revenge, and betrayal is unleashed under one roof in this venomous melodrama from South Korean master Kim Ki-young.

Kim Ki-young South Korea, 1960
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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

How to Make Use of Leisure Time

Evidently the first installment in a series that didn’t continue, this instructional film shows idle twelve- and sixteen-year-old brothers learning how to improve their surroundings by painting an old door.

Abbas Kiarostami Iran, 1977

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
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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
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The Hunt

Carlos Saura’s international breakthrough is a tour de force of psychological tension in which three men, all veterans of the Spanish Civil War, reunite in the village of Castille for a day of drinking and rabbit hunting.

Carlos Saura Spain, 1965

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

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

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

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

I Flunked, But...

A college student attempts to cheat on his final exams by scribbling notes on his shirt; naturally his best-laid plans go awry.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1930
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I Graduated, But...

An unemployed college graduate attempts to trick his family into thinking that he has a job.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1929
35 mm

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

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
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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

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
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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
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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

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
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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

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
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Ikarie XB 1

A visionary work of Eastern Bloc science fiction, this mesmerizing Czechoslovak adaptation of a novel by Stanisław Lem melds Cold War ideology and utopian futurism into a tour de force of space-age modernism.

Jindřich Polák Czechoslovakia, 1963
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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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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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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

Infernal Affairs

Two of Hong Kong cinema’s most iconic leading men, Tony Leung and Andy Lau, face off in the breathtaking thriller that revitalized the city-state’s twenty-first-century film industry, launched a blockbuster franchise, and inspired Martin Scorsese’s The Departed.

Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak Hong Kong, 2002
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Infernal Affairs II

The first of two sequels to follow in the wake of the massive success of Infernal Affairs softens the original’s furious pulp punch in favor of something more sweeping, elegiac, and overtly political.

Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak Hong Kong, 2003
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Infernal Affairs III

Tony Leung and Andy Lau return for the cathartic conclusion of the Infernal Affairs trilogy, which layers on even more deep-cover intrigue while steering the series into increasingly complex psychological territory.

Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak Hong Kong, 2003
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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

Inland Empire


David Lynch United States, 2006

An Inn in Tokyo

Unemployed Kihachi and his two sons struggle to make ends meet, but that doesn't keep Kihachi from wooing single mother Otaka.

Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1935
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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

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


Jealousy and violence take center stage in this claustrophobic melo­drama, a tautly constructed character study set in the slums of Manila.

Lino Brocka Philippines, 1976

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


Something of a late-career companion to 8½,Federico Fellini’s penultimate film is a similarly self-reflexive (and self-deprecating) journey through both the director’s dream life and his cinematic world—which are, here as always in Fellini’s work, inextricably entwined.

Federico Fellini Italy, 1987
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Intimate Lighting

One of the most beloved films of the Czechoslovak New Wave, this digressive, easygoing slice of life takes place over the course of a weekend in a provincial town where a musician returns, along with his glamorous lover, to visit an old friend.

Ivan Passer Czechoslovakia, 1965


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

Koreyoshi Kurahara Japan, 1960

Invasion of Astro-Monster

Aliens from Planet X make an irresistible offer to the people of Earth: let them borrow Godzilla and Rodan to help defeat King Ghidorah, and in return they will provide a cure for all known human disease.

Ishiro Honda Japan, 1965
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Invention for Destruction

This eye-popping escapade revolves around a scientist and his doomsday machine—and the pirates who will stop at nothing to gain possession of it.

Karel Zeman Czechoslovakia, 1958

Irma Vep

Olivier Assayas’s live-wire international breakthrough stars a magnetic Maggie Cheung as a version of herself: a Hong Kong action movie star who arrives in Paris to play the latex-clad lead in a remake of Louis Feuillade’s classic 1915 crime serial Les vampires.

Olivier Assayas France, 1996
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Ivan the Terrible, Part I

Navigating the deadly waters of Stalinist politics, Eisenstein was able to film two parts of his planned trilogy about the troubled sixteenth-century tsar who united Russia.

Sergei Eisenstein Soviet Union, 1944
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Ivan the Terrible, Part II

Navigating the deadly waters of Stalinist politics, Eisenstein was able to film two parts of his planned trilogy about the troubled sixteenth-century tsar who united Russia.

Sergei Eisenstein Soviet Union, 1958
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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
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Jacquot de Nantes

Agnès Varda’s tender evocation of the childhood of her husband, Jacques Demy—a dream project of his that she realized when he became too ill to direct the film himself—is a wonder-filled portrait of the artist as a young man and an enchanting ode to the magic of cinema.

Agnès Varda France, 1991
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Jane B. par Agnès V.

The interests, obsessions, and fantasies of two singular artists converge in this inspired collaboration between Agnès Varda and her longtime friend the actor Jane Birkin.

Agnès Varda France, 1988
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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

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
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In this preternaturally assured feature debut by Carlos Reygadas, a man (Alejandro Ferretis) travels from Mexico City to an isolated village to commit suicide; once there, however, he meets a pious elderly woman (Magdalena Flores) whose quiet humanity incites a reawakening of his desires.

Carlos Reygadas Mexico, 2002
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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 Belgium, 1975

Jean de Florette

Based on a novel by the legendary Marcel Pagnol, JEAN DE FLORETTE is (alongside MANON OF THE SPRING) the first installment in a rich, engrossing epic of greed and deception set amid the bucolic splendor of the Provence countryside.

Claude Berri France, 1986

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 France, 1975
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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
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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

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
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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

Jour de fête

Even in this early work, Tati was brilliantly toying with the devices (silent visual gags, minimal yet deftly deployed sound effects) and exploring the theme (the absurdity of our increasing reliance on technology) that would define his cinema.

Jacques Tati France, 1949
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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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Journey to the Beginning of Time

A beguiling mix of natural history and science fiction, this early feature by Karel Zeman follows four schoolboys on an awe-inspiring expedition back through time, where they behold landscapes and creatures that have long since vanished from the earth.

Karel Zeman Czechoslovakia, 1955


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


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
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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
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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


A riot of ecstatic imagery, performance, and set design, the only film by the visionary dancer and choreographer Uday Shankar is a revolutionary celebration of Indian dance in its myriad varieties and a utopian vision of cultural renewal.

Uday Shankar India, 1948
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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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“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


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



The only film among Kenji Misumi’s seventy-plus titles to feature a contemporary setting, Ken explores the conflict between ancient traditions and modern values in a Japanese society torn from its roots.

Kenji Misumi 1964


Raizô Ichikawa plays the reluctant warrior to perfection in Kenki, the final installment of Kenji Misumi's “Sword Trilogy” and, as adapted from another Renzaburô Shibata novel, a brazenly unique hybrid of the samurai, supernatural, and romance genres.

Kenji Misumi 1965

The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates

Seeking to invigorate the American documentary format, which he felt was rote and uninspired, Robert Drew brought the style and vibrancy he had fostered as a Life magazine correspondent to filmmaking in the late fifties. He did this by assembling an amazing team—including such eventual nonfiction luminaries as Richard Leacock, D. A. Pennebaker, and Albert Maysles—that would transform documentary cinema.

Robert Drew United States, 0
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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.”

Charles Chaplin United States, 1921
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The Kid Brother

Silent-comedy legend Harold Lloyd goes west in this irresistible blend of action, romance, and slapstick invention.

Ted Wilde United States, 1927
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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
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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
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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

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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An epic chanbara (sword fighting film) in compact form, Kiru depicts the life of Shingo Takakura (Raizô Ichikawa), a master samurai with a mysterious past and an unvanquishable combat technique.

Kenji Misumi 1962

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
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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

Kung-Fu Master!

Made concurrently with Agnès Varda’s portrait of Jane Birkin, Jane B. par Agnès V., Kung-Fu Master! is a true family affair, achieving a sense of of lived-in intimacy by casting the actor’s real-life relatives, including daughters Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon, as themselves.

Agnès Varda France, 1988
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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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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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The Innocent

Part crime thriller, part family farce, Louis Garrel's The Innocent shows with panache and pathos the dangerous lengths two men go, and the outlandish lies they tell, for the women they love.

Louis Garrel France, 2022

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
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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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The Last Emperor

Bernardo Bertolucci's _The Last Emperor_, about the life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval, won nine Academy Awards, unexpectedly sweeping every category in which it was nominated.

Bernardo Bertolucci China, 1987
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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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Last Summer

With her first film in a decade, the fearless 75-year-old French auteur Catherine Breillat (Fat Girl, The Last Mistress) proves she’s as provocative as ever with her Cannes-stirring film, which drives down the dark road of uncontrollable passion.

Catherine Breillat France, 2023

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
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Late August, Early September

Having chronicled the heady abandon of adolescence in COLD WATER, renowned French auteur Olivier Assayas turned his attention to another in-between stage of life: the moment when the seemingly endless possibilities of young adulthood begin to give way to the anxieties of middle age.

Olivier Assayas France, 1998

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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Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Delights

French television series Les enthousiastes asked art afficionados to offer their thoughts and interpretations about paintings that they themselves selected.

Jean Eustache France, 1981

Le Pont du Nord

Perfect strangers Marie (Bulle Ogier) and Baptiste (Bulle’s daughter Pascale Ogier) run into each other three times on an otherwise ordinary day in Paris and decide that fate has brought them together.

Jacques Rivette France, 1981

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

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

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

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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Robinson’s Place

Jean Eustache's second narrative short continued to cement the template for his subsequent fictions: a portrait of emotionally immature men on the prowl for female companionship.

Jean Eustache France, 1963

A Lesson in Love

One of Bergman’s most satisfying marital comedies, A Lesson in Love stars the droll and sparkling duo of Eva Dahlbeck and Gunnar Björnstrand as a couple deep into their married years and seeking fresh pastures.

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1954
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Letter Never Sent

The great Soviet director Mikhail Kalatozov, known for his virtuosic, emotionally gripping films, perhaps never made a more visually astonishing one than Letter Never Sent.

Mikhail Kalatozov Soviet Union, 1959
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Life Is Sweet

This invigorating film from Mike Leigh was his first international sensation.

Mike Leigh United Kingdom, 1990
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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 and Nicholas Ray West Germany, 1980


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
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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

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


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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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 West Germany, 1981
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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 Germany, 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 Farewell

This pointillist family portrait by Kira Miratova is one of the bracingly original Soviet filmmaker’s long-banned major works.

Kira Muratova Soviet Union, 1971
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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, 1980
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Look Back in Anger

Jimmy Porter (Richard Burton) is a university graduate, and the husband of a woman of some means, but he has rejected middle class dreams, and operates a candy stall at the local flea market.

Tony Richardson United Kingdom, 1958

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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Lost Highway

"We've met before, haven't we?”

David Lynch United States, 1997

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.

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

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

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

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 Letter

Released a year after the American occupation of Japan ended, Tanaka’s directorial debut explores the professional and personal conflicts of Reikichi (Masayuki Mori), a repatriated veteran who searches for his lost love (Yoshiko Kuga) while translating romantic letters from Japanese women to American GIs.

Kinuyo Tanaka Japan, 1953

Love Meetings

In 1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini took to the streets of Italy, armed with a camera and microphone, to interview a cross section of ordinary Italians about their attitudes towards sex and sexuality.

Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy, 1964

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
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Love Under the Crucifix

A film about the tragic love of Ogin who is the daughter of a master of the Japanese tea ceremony (Sado), Sen no Rikyu and a Christian Samurai lord Takayama Ukon, based on a novel by Kon Toukou.

Kinuyo Tanaka Japan, 1962

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
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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

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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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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A breathtaking vision of Cuban revolutionary history wrought with white-hot intensity, Humberto Solás’s operatic epic tells the story of a changing country through the eyes of three women, each named Lucía. I

Humberto Solás Cuba, 1968
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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

Lumumba: Death of a Prophet

Investigating revolutionary Patrice Lumumba's brief tenure as the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as the machinations behind his shocking assassination, legendary Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck discovers critical flashpoints where a nation's officially curated narratives intersect with repressed truths.

Raoul Peck Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, 1991
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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 themes, images, and cultural vernacular of Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz continue to haunt David Lynch’s filmography—from his early short The Alphabet to his recent television series Twin Peaks: The Return.

Alexandre O. Philippe United States, 2022



Peter Lorre stars as serial killer Hans Beckert in Fritz Lang’s harrowing masterwork _M_, a suspenseful panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.

Fritz Lang Germany, 1931
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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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Edward Yang’s penultimate film is an acerbic, sprawling tragicomedy, a poison love letter to Taipei as a rising cosmopolis of big money, big dreams, and big cons. Once more focusing on directionless youth, Yang depicts the four immature toughs who share the same apartment and, frequently, the same women.

Edward Yang Taiwan, 1996

Maine-Océan Express

By land, by sea, by air . . . In Rozier’s quirkiest comedy, a Brazilian dancer’s (Rosa-Maria Gomes) invalid train ticket for a journey from Paris to Saint-Nazaire sparks a shaggy dog story that encompasses the adventures of a quick-tempered boatman (Yves Afonso), his highfalutin attorney (Lydia Feld), a scheming talent agent (Pedro Armendáriz Jr.), and several other memorable characters as they converge and disperse via various modes of transportation throughout a series of unpredictable coincidences.

Jacques Rozier 1986


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

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.

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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The Man from London

Adapted from Belgian mystery master Georges Simenon’s 1934 novel and codirected by Tarr’s wife, Ágnes Hranitzky, The Man from London centers on everyman railway operator Maloin (Miroslav Krobot), whose observation tower affords him a godlike view of the dockside terminus.

Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky Hungary, 2007
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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

Man Push Cart

A modest miracle of twenty-first-century neorealism, the acclaimed debut feature by Ramin Bahrani speaks quietly but profoundly to the experiences of those living on the margins of the American dream. Back in his home country of Pakistan, Ahmad (Ahmad Razvi, elements of whose own life story were woven into the script) was a famous rock star.

Ramin Bahrani United States, 2005
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The Man Who Left His Will On Film

When a man chases down his stolen movie camera, the thief commits suicide by jumping off a building. But after the police take the camera as evidence, it becomes unclear if there was ever a thief in the first place.

Nagisa Oshima Japan, 1970
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This second feature by Ousmane Sembène was the first movie ever made in the Wolof language—a major step toward the realization of the trailblazing Senegalese filmmaker’s dream of creating a cinema by, about, and for Africans.

Ousmane Sembène Senegal, 1968
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Manila in the Claws of Light

Mixing visceral, documentary-like realism with the narrative focus of Hollywood noir and melodrama, Manila in the Claws of Light is a howl of anguish from one of the most celebrated figures in Philippine cinema.

Lino Brocka Philippines, 1975
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Manon of the Spring

The second installment in the sprawling rural tragedy that began with JEAN DE FLORETTE, MANON OF THE SPRING follows a beautiful but shy shepherdess (Emmanuelle Béart) as she plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father’s land caused his death years earlier.

Claude Berri France, 1986


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.