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Your overall Top 100 films

Postby A » Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:33 pm

After the foreign and american -threads, I`m interested in your overall top 100.
You may want to contribute here:
as this prompted me to make a new Top 100

After trying VERY hard, I had to admit my defeat. 100 is just too limited. Instead here is a very impulsive 100 great, in no order whatsoever:

Dead Man (1995 / Jim Jarmusch)
2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968 / Stanley Kubrick)
Vertigo (1958 / Alfred Hitchcock)
Arizona Dream (1993 / Emir Kusturica)
City Lights (1931 / Charles Chaplin)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004 / Michel Gondry)
Fingers (1978 / James Toback)
Zabriskie Point (1970 / Michelangelo Antonioni)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995 / Mike Figgis)
Blue Velvet (1986 / David Lynch)
Stranger than Paradise (1983 / Jim Jarmusch)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967 / Arthur Penn)
Being John Malkovich (1999 / Spike Jonze)
Groundhog Day (1993 / Harold Ramis)
Twelve Monkeys (1995 / Terry Gilliam)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001 / Wes Anderson)
Fearless (1993 / Peter Weir)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988 / Philip Kaufman)
City of Angels (1998 / Brad Silberling)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992 / James Foley)
Sweet and Lowdown (1999 / Woody Allen)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993 / Henry Selick)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002 / Paul Thomas Anderson)
The Princess Bride (1987 / Rob Reiner)
Adaptation. (2002 / Spike Jonze)
Gerry (2002 / Gus Van Sant)
Cast Away (2000 / Robert Zemeckis)
Monster's Ball (2001 / Marc Forster)
Buffalo '66 (1998 / Vincent Gallo)
JFK (1991 / Oliver Stone)
Catch Me If You Can (2002 / Steven Spielberg)
21 Grams (2003 / Alejandro Gonzlez Ińrritu)
1900 (1976 / Bernardo Bertolucci / France, Italy, West Germany)
Alphaville, une trange aventure de Lemmy Caution "Alphaville" (1965 / Jean-Luc Godard / France)
Andrei Rublyov "Andrei Rublev" (1966 / Andrei Tarkovski / Soviet Union)
Avalon (2001 / Mamoru Oshii / Poland, Japan)
Barry Lyndon (1975 / Stanley Kubrick / UK)
Brother (1999 / Australia / Adam Benjamin Elliot)
Bu jian "The Missing" (2003 / Lee Kang-sheng / Taiwan)
Bungalow (2002 / Ulrich Khler / Germany)
Moe no Suzaku "Suzaku (1996 / Japan / Naomi Kawase)
Clo de 5 ŕ 7 "Cleo from 5 to 7" (1961 / France, Italy / Agnčs Varda)
Deus E o Diabo na Terra do Sol "Black God, White Devil" (1964 / Glauber Rocha / Brazil)
Die Bergkatze "The Wildcat" (1921 / Ernst Lubitsch / Germany)
Django (1966 / Sergio Corbucci / Italy, Spain, France)
Duo luo tian shi "Fallen Angels" (1995 / Wong Kar-wai / Hong Kong)
El Topo (1970 / The Mole / Alejandro Jodorowsky / Mexico)
El viaje The Voyage (1992 / Argentina, Mexico, UK, Spain, France / Fernando E. Solanas)
Eureka (2000 / Japan / Shinji Aoyama)
God sobaki "The Year of a Dog" (1993 / Semyon Aranovich / Russia, France)
Goff in der Wste "Goff in the desert" (2002 / Heinz Emigholz / Germany)
Goto, l'le d'amour "Goto, Island of Love" (1968 / Walerian Borowczyck / France)
Hable con ella "Talk to her" (2002 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain)
Hana-bi "Fireworks" (1997 / Takeshi Kitano / Japan)
Haonan haonu Good Men, Good Women (1995 / Taiwan, Japan / Hsiao-hsien Hou)
Idioterne "The Idiots" (1998 / Lars von Trier / Denmark, and others)
Dai-bosatsu toge "Sword of Doom" (1965 / Kihachi Okamoto / Japan)
Jin-R "Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade" (1998 / Hiroyuki Okiura / Japan)
Klassenverhltnisse Class Relations (1984 / West Germany, France / Daničle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub)
Kkaku kidtai "Ghost in the Shell" (1995 / Mamoru Oshii / Japan)
L'amant "The Lover" (1992 / Jean-Jacques Annaud / France, UK, Vietnam)
L'appartement "The Apartment" (1996 / Gilles Mimouni / France)
L'enfant de l'hiver "Winters Child" (1989 / Olivier Assayas / France)
La Jete "The Pier" (1962 / Chris Marker / France)
La maman et la putain "The mother and the whore" (1973 / France / Jean Eustache)
Le Mpris "Contempt" (1964 / Jean-Luc Godard / France)
Les enfants du paradis "Children of paradise" (1945 / France / Marcel Carne)
Los Amantes del Crculo Polar "The Lovers of the Arctic Circle" (1998 / Julio Medem / Spain)
Marseille (2004 / Angela Schanelec / Germany)
Mes petites amoureuses (1974 / France / Jean Eustache)
Monsieur Hire (1989 / France / Patrice Leconte)
Moonlighting (1982 / Jerzy Skolimowski / UK, West Germany)
Naked (1993 / Mike Leigh / UK)
Otaku (1994 / Jean-Jacques Beineix, Jackie Bastide / France)
Paris, Texas (1984 / West Germany, France / Wim Wenders)
Playtime (1967 / Jacques Tati / France)
Pola X (1999 / France / Leos Carax)
Possession (1981 / Andrzej Zulawski / France, West Germany)
Ressources humaines Human Resources (1999 / France, UK / Laurent Cantet)
Rosa Luxemburg (1986 / Margharethe von Trotta / West Germany)
Saint-Cyr "The Kings Daughters" (2000 / Patricia Mazuy / France)
Sayat Nova "Color of Pomegranates" (1968 / Sergej Paradjanov / Soviet Union)
Sedmikrasky "Daisies" (1966 / Vera Chytilov / Czechoslovakia)
Son frere "His Brother" (2003 / Patrice Chereau / France)
Suna no onna "Woman in the Dunes" (1964 / Hiroshi Teshigahara / Japan)
The Butcher Boy (1997 / Neil Jordan / Ireland)
The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989 / Peter Greenaway / UK)
The Reflecting Skin (1990 / Philip Ridley / UK, Canada)
To vlemma tou Odyssea "Ulysse's Gaze" (1995 / Greece / Theo Angelopoulos)
Topzu "Tokyo Decadence" (1992 / Japan / Ryu Murakami)
Trys dienos "Three Days" (1991 / Soviet Union / Sharunas Bartas)
Umberto D. (1952 / Italy / Vittorio De Sica)
Un chien andalou "An andalusian dog" (1928 / Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali / France)
Unter der Milchstrae "Under the Milky Way" (1995 / M.X. Oberg / Germany)
Uttara "The Wrestlers" (2000 / Buddhadev Dasgupta / India)
Verrckt bleiben - verliebt bleiben (1997 / Germany / Elfi Mikesch)
Xiao cheng zhi chun "Springtime in a small town" (2002 / Tian Zhuangzhuang / China)
Xich Lo "Cyclo" (1995 / Vietnam, France / Tran Anh Hung)
Ying xiong "Hero" (2002 / Zhang Yimou / China, Hong Kong)
Zhantai "Platform" (2000 / Zhang Ke Jia / China, Hong Kong, France)
Zina (1985 / Ken McMullen / UK)

Re: Your overall Top 100 films

Postby wpqx » Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:38 am

One film I noticed near the bottom (as it looked somewhat alphabetical) was Jia Zhang-Ke's Platform, which is the only one of his films in print in the US I haven't seen. I believe Rosenbaum cited it as his favorite, so my expectations are officially high for it. I still have to tinker with the foreign list. I'm not quite ready to remake my overall 100, I don't think enough changes would be in order. Still need some OTHER people to start chiming in.

Re: Your overall Top 100 films

Postby A » Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:21 am

Well, I`ve had a terrible night, a terrible day, and a terrible year, and as I was just in the middle of my rambling about my terrible life, and was actually going to talk to somebody ( tell it on a messageboard in every detail ) we actually had a blackout. I mean we realy had a blackout, like for thirty seconds, and if this isn`t a sign of god, than I don`t know what is.
Anyway, I won`t bother you with my life, suffice to say, that I just watched "After Hours", and I was the whole time desperately wishing to exchange my life with Griffin Dunne`s...
Sooo, I just wanted to say, in short, that I seem to remember a time when the board was actually alive, and I wasn`t only talking with four people, and I also wanted to apologize for my miserable overall 100 list, which was really an impulsive compilation, as I threw out almost all pre 1990 movies because of a whim (I honestly thought for a moment, that pre 1990 cinema is almost completely bullshit, and that only after the 90s and with Hollywood films things started to get better, so I took a chance, and the result is on display above). I was just too proud to admit defeat at compiling a personal 100 best (let alone ranked - what a crude joke ), so I figured I had to print SOMETHING, and, well i don`t know.
I don`t want to bore you anymore, and I`m not drunk (although i know this is the typical line ), but, participate in this poll if you like:
These are my final words for tonight.
Goodbye und Au Revoir.

Re: Your overall Top 100 films

Postby Johndav » Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:48 pm

1.Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi)
2.Mirror (Tarkovsky)
3.Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky)
4.Paris, Texas (Wenders)
5.The Green Ray (Rohmer)
6.2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
7.Celine and Julie go Boating (Rivette)
8.Maborosi (Kore-eda)
9.L'Avventura (Antonioni)
10.Sunrise (Murnau)
11.North by Northwest (Hitchcock)
12.Alice in the Cities (Wenders)
13.Some Like it Hot (Wilder)
14.La Regle du Jeu (Renoir)
15.Tales of the Taira Clan (Mizoguchi)
16.Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
17.Tokyo Story (Ozu)
18.Vertigo (Hitchcock)
19.Pather Panchali (Ray)
20.Letter from an Unknown Woman (Ophuls)
21.Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (Mizoguchi)
22.Innocence (Hadzihalilovic)
23.Mulholland Dr (Lynch)
24.Pierrot le Fou (Godard)
25.Abraham Valley (Oliveira)
26.The Band Wagon (Minnelli)
27.Casablanca (Curtiz)
28.8 1/2 (Fellini)
29.The Colour of Pomegranates (Paradjanov)
30.A Day in the Country (Renoir)
31.Singin in the Rain (Kelly, Donen)
32.Night of the Hunter (Laughton)
33.Howl's Moving Castle (Miyazaki)
34.Citizen Kane (Welles)
35.Ugetsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi)
36.Late Spring (Ozu)
37.The Searchers (Ford)
38.The Shining (Kubrick)
39.The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski)
40.Eternity and a Day (Angelopoulos)
41.L'Atalante (Vigo)
42.The Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi)
43.Stalker (Tarkovsky)
44.Top Hat (Sandrich)
45.Metropolis (Lang)
46.Spirit of the Beehive (Erice)
47.Persona (Bergman)
48.To Be or Not to Be (Lubitsch)
49.Orphee (Cocteau)
50.Pakeezah (Amrohi)
Claire's Knee (Rohmer)
Kings of the Road (Wenders)
Manhattan (Allen)
The Age of Innocence (Scorsese)
Aocalypse Now (Coppola)
Raging Bull (Scorsese)
My Night with Maud (Rohmer)
Les Enfants du Paradis (Carne)
The Big Sleep (Hawks)
Ulysses' Gaze (Angelopoulos)
Tale of Tales(Norstein)
Brazil (Gilliam)
Casque d'Or (Becker)
Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein)
Once Upon a Time in America (Leone)
Street of Crocodiles (Quay bros)
Dr Strangelove (Kubrick)
Kiss me Deadly (Aldrich)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (Hamer)
Alexander Nevsky (Eisenstein)
The General (Keaton, Bruckman)
Man with a Movie Camera (Vertov)
Hiroshima mon Amour (Resnais)
El Cid (A.Mann)
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (Rohmer)
The Sheltering Sky (Bertolucci)
Groundhog Day (Ramis)
The Apartment (Wilder)
Marnie (Hitchcock)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)
Blue Velvet (Lynch)
La Grande Illusion (Renoir)
Cloud-Capped Star (Ghatak)
Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
Dogville (Von Trier)
Nosferatu (Murnau)
Night of the Shooting Stars (Taviani bros)
Aguirre Wrath of God (Herzog)
The Return (Zvyagintsev)
Hidden Fortress (Kurosawa)
Madame de (Ophuls)
Before Sunset (Linklater)
It Happened One Night (Capra)
The Maltese Falcon (Huston)
The Thief of Bagdad (Berger, Powell, Whelan)
Ordet (Dreyer)
Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr)
Senso (Visconti)
The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
The Red Shoes (Powell, Pressburger)

bubbling under:

The Human Condition (Kobayashi)
The Loyal 47 Ronin (Mizoguchi)
Rosetta (Dardenne bros)
Duck Soup (McCarey)
The Wayward Cloud (Tsai)
The Life Aquatic (W.Anderson)
Eureka (Aoyama)
Early Summer (Ozu)
Once upon a Time in the West (Leone)
Spies (Lang)
Fall of Leaves (Iosseliani)
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai)
Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou)
Kwaidan (Kobayashi)
Close Up (Kiarostami)
Gertrud (Dreyer)
The Leopard (Visconti)
Madchen in Uniform (Sagan)
Sunset Boulevard (Wilder)
Contempt (Godard)
Miss Oyu (Mizoguchi)
The Sacrifice (Tarkovsky)
La Notte (Antonioni)
Ivan the Terrible (Eisenstein)
Barry Lyndon (Kubrick)
The Mother and the Whore (Eustache)
Goto, Isle of Love (Borowczyk)
Salt for Svanetia (Kalatazov)
Deliverance (Boorman)
Landscape in the Mist (Angelopoulos)

Re: Your overall Top 100 films

Postby wpqx » Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:52 pm

Just out of curiosity have you had a chance to see Wrong Movement/False Movement from Wenders? It is undoubtedly my favorite film of his, and is an absolutely brilliant compliment to Alice in the Cities, and Kings of the Road. I may also be hyping it more than necessary, but that's just to be expected.

Re: Your overall Top 100 films

Postby Johndav » Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:47 pm

You've mentioned this before, so shame on me i still haven't!! It really doesn't get much attention does it? Perhaps partly cos of the decline in WW's reputation, but it's even less well known than the wonderful but neglected Alice. Too many critics have run for cover since his work went downhill, seem to be denying the quality of his early work (same thing happens in pop music etc- it seems better for an artist's early work if they die or quit before their standard drops, but really if the early stuff is genuinely good, it should still be appreciated, whatever the later career failings.) In short, i stand by early Wim.

Re: Your overall Top 100 films

Postby wpqx » Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:31 pm

As do I. I still haven't seen Kings of the Road, I'm patiently awaiting it's DVD release which I think would be inevitable. I've heard about possibly a boxed set of Wenders earlier films coming out, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Also curious to see Tokyo-Ga.

Re: Your overall Top 100 films

Postby MikLosk » Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:51 am

Hi to everyone! I'm back again after long-long illness. My first post will be my current top100. Here it is in chronological order. * marks flawless masterpiece (10/10)

Battleship Potemkin (Sergey Eisenstein, 1925)*
The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin, 1925)
October (Sergey Eisenstein, 1927)
General (Buster Keaton, 1927)
Sunrise (F.W. Murnau, 1927)
Passions of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928 )
The man with a movie camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
The Earth (Alexander Dovzhenko, 1930)
L'Age d'or (Luis Bunuel, 1930)
City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)
Atalanta (Jean Vigo, 1934)
ALexander Nevsky (Sergey Eisenstein, 1938 )
Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1938 )
Zangiku monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1939)
Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)*
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
Ivan the Terrible (Sergey Eisenstein, 1945)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophuls, 1948 )
Sunset blvd (Billy Wilder, 1950)
Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson, 1951)*
Madame de... (Max Ophuls, 1953)
Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
Ugetsu monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953)*
La Strada (Federico Fellini, 1954)
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)*
Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)*
Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955)
Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955)
A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, 1956)
Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)*
Le Notti di Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 1957)*
The Cranes are flying (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1957)
Aparajito (Satyajit Ray, 1957)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 )
North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
Some like it hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)*
L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)*
Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961)
L'Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962)
Ivan's Childhood (Andrey Tarkovksy, 1962)
Otto e mezzo (Federico Fellini, 1963)*
Winter light (Ingmar Bergman, 1963)
Il Gattopardo (Luchino Visconti, 1963)
Silence (Ingmar Bergman, 1963)
Charulata (Satyajit Ray, 1964)
IL Vangelo secondo Matteo (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964)
Shadows of our forgotten ancestors (Sergey Parajanov,1964)*
Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
Simon of the Desert (Luis Bunuel, 1965)
Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)*
Blow up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Satnley Kubrick, 1968 )*
Andrey Rublyov (Andrey Tarkovsky, 1969)*
Sayat Nova (Sergey Parajanov, 1969)*
The Damned (Luchino Visconti, 1969)
Tristana (Luis Bunuel, 1970)
Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, 1971)
Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)
Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1973)
Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders, 1974)
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
Mirror (Andrey Tarkovsky, 1975)*
Irony of Fate (Eldar Ryazanov, 1975)
Ordinary Wonder (Mark Zakharov, 1978 )
Stalker (Andrey Tarkovsky, 1979)
Die Ehe der Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979)
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)*
Night of the Shooting Stars (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, 1982)
Nostalghia (Andrey Tarkovsky, 1983)*
Parade of the Planets (Vadim Abdrashitov, 1984)
My friend Ivan Lapshin (Alexei German, 1984)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
Offret (Andrey Tarkovsky, 1986)
Green Ray (Eric Rohmer, 1986)
Days of Eclipse (Alexander Sokurov, 1988 )
Dekalog (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1989)
Night Sun (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, 1990)
Three Colours: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)
Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
Three Colours: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)
Maboroshi no hikari (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995)
Seven (David Fincher, 1995)
Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier, 1996)
Summer Tale (Eric Rohmer, 1996)
Mother and son (Alexander Sokurov, 1997)
Khrustalyov, My Car! (Alexei German, 1998 )*
After life (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 )
The Wind will carry us (Abbas Kioristami, 1999)
Hero (Yimou Zhang, 2002)
Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
Nobody knows (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2004)*
House of Flying Daggers (Yimou Zhang, 2004)

Re: Your overall Top 100 films

Postby wpqx » Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:35 pm

Glad to have you back. I must say your grading system is indeed a harsh one, as all the film in my top 100 would get my highest rating, but I'm well aware that I judge films on a seemingly easier scale. As for the films on your list I've seen a great deal of them, and can't argue with many, and am not too surprised at your choices. One of these days I swear I'll actually contribute to this thread with a list of my own without cheating.

Re: Your overall Top 100 films

Postby A » Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:56 pm

Nice list Mik, though I haven't seen all of them.
On my own Top 100 I would also mark maybe 20 as flawless masterpieces. I think there are only few movies that are really perfect.
I'll make a similar thread as John on 500 or more favorites soon, where I'll make more distinctions


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