“What’s Your Damage Heather?”-a list of 100 great films

With Oscar season here and the AFI on our minds it seems about time we here at Zimbo Films compile our own list of great films.  Grant it, I am not as enthusiastic about lists as most people seem to be, but it could be fun.  Below you will see a list I made for my friend Duffy a few months ago of movies he “had to see” in my opinion (it’s no longer the exact same list, I made a few amendments).  There are no parameters to this list other than that I regard these films as some of the best I have ever seen.  I have listed the film’s title as well as the name of the director, which should aid in the search of these titles if one is so inclined to seek them out.  A lot of titles are not on here, and I apologize now if I have stepped on any toes, cause that was not my intention.

1-Husbands by John Cassavetes

2-Chimes At Midnight by Orson Welles

3-Un Historie(s) Du Cinema by Jean Luc Godard

4-J’Accuse by Abel Gance

5-Berlin Alexanderplatz by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

6-The Devil Probably by Robert Bresson

7-Sunrise by FW Murnau

8-Little Fugitive by Morris Engel

9-Portrait Of Jason by Shirley Clarke

10-Dog Star Man by Stan Brakhage

11-The Trial by Orson Welles

12-Mikey & Nicky by Elaine May

13-Made In USA by Jean Luc Godard

14-Joan Of Arc by Carl Dreyer

15-The Gospel According To St. Matthew by Pier Pasolini

16-The Last Of England by Derek Jarman

17-Fat City by John Huston

18-Naked by Mike Leigh

19-The Leopard by Luchino Visconti

20-Lola Montes by Max Ophuls

21-Impostors by Mark Rappaport

22-Real Life by Albert Brooks

23-Deadman by Jim Jarmusch

24-Bad Timing by Nicolas Roeg

25-The Tales Of Hoffman by Michael Powell

26-Cruel Story Of Youth by Nagisa Oshima

27-Scorpio Rising by Kenneth Anger

28-Barry Lyndon by Stanley Kubrick

29-The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie by John Cassavetes

30-In A Year With 13 Moons by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

31-The Mirror by Andrey Tarkovskiy

32-Chelsea Girls by Andy Warhol

33-Amore’ by Roberto Rosselini

34-Lancelot Du Lac by Robert Bresson

35-Ivan The Terrible (Parts 1 & 2) by Sergei Eisenstein

36-The Connection by Shirley Clarke

37-L’Age D’Or by Luis Bunuel

38-Stroyzek by Werner Herzog

39-Days Of Heaven by Terrence Malick

40-Come & See by Elem Klimov

41-Pick Up On South Street by Sam Fuller

42-Bitter Victory by Nicolas Ray

43-Walden by Jonas Mekas

44-Salo by Pier Pasolini

45-Wanda by Barbara Loden

46-I Am Cuba by Mikhail Kalatozov

47-Love Streams by John Cassavetes

48-Carravaggio by Derek Jarman

49-Don’t Look Back by DA Pennebaker

50-Staircase by Stanley Donen

51-Hitler: a film from Germany by Hans Jurgen Syberberg

52-Savages by James Ivory

53-M by Fritz Lang

54-The Saragossa Manuscript by Wojciech Has

55-The Fall Of The House Of Usher by Jean Epstein

56-Peeping Tom by Michael Powell

57-Haxan by Benjamin Christensen

58-The Naked Kiss by Sam Fuller

59-Reflections In A Golden Eye by John Huston

60-Wings by Larisa Shepitko

61-Enjo by Kon Ichikawa

62-Two Lane Blacktop by Monte Hellman

63-Trash by Paul Morrissey

64-Weekend by Jean Luc Godard

65-Pandora’s Box by GW Pabst

66-Vukovar by Boro Draskovic

67-David Holzman’s Diary by Jim McBride

68-Lion’s Love by Agnes Varda

69-Family Viewing by Atom Egoyan

70-Morocco by Josef Von Sternberg

71-Brand Upon The Brain by Guy Maddin

72-The Heartbreak Kid by Elaine May

73-To Sleep With Anger by Charles Burnett

74-The Last Days Of Disco By Whit Stillman

75-In A Lonely Place by Nicolas Ray

76-The 5,000 Fingers Of Dr. T by Roy Rowland

77-Saint Jack by Peter Bogdanovich

78-Nashville by Robert Altman

79-General Idi Amin Dada by Barbet Schroeder

80-Who Are You, Polly Magoo? by William Klein

81-How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman? by Nelson Pereira dos Santos

82-Before The Revolution by Bernardo Bertolucci

83-Trust by Hal Hartley

84-Edvard Munch by Peter Watkins

85-Out Of The Blue by Dennis Hopper

86-Veronika Voss by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

87-Made In Britain by Alan Clarke

88-Sherlock Jr. by Buster Keaton

89-Whistle Down The Wind by Bryan Forbes

90-The Wannsee Conference by Heinz Schirk

91-Lightning Over Water by Wim Wenders

92-The Last Detail by Hal Ashby

93-Drowning By Numbers by Peter Greenway

94-The King Of Comedy by Martin Scorsese

95-Inland Empire by David Lynch

96-The Nutty Professor by Jerry Lewis

97-Henry Fool by Hal Hartley

98-Dangerous Game by Abel Ferrara

99-Greetings by Brian De Palma

100-The Train by John Frankenheimer

-Robert Curry


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  1. js

    kim said “where is tevye?”

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