100 Films I Have Never Seen But Should

Intolerance (1916, D.W. Griffith)
Broken Blossoms (1919, D.W. Griffith)
Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
*Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei M. Eisenstein)
*All Quiet on the Western Front (1930, Lewis Milestone)
*Trouble in Paradise (1932, Ernst Lubitsch)
*I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932, Mervyn LeRoy)
David Copperfield (1935, George Cukor)
*Swing Time (1936, George Stevens)
*The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Michel Curtiz, William Keighley)
*Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks)
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939, John Ford)
How Green Was My Valley (1941, John Ford)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
*Heaven Can Wait (1943, Ernst Lubitsch)
*Children of Paradise (1945, Marcel Carné)
Mildred Pierce (1945, Michael Curtiz)
*Brief Encounter (1945, David Lean)
Stairway to Heaven (1946, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
Great Expectations (1946, David Lean)
*Duel in the Sun (1946, King Vidor)
*The Bad and the Beautiful (1952, Vincente Minnelli)
*Ugetsu (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
*The Band Wagon (1953, Vincente Minnelli)
From Here to Eternity (1953, Fred Zinnemann)
The Earring of Madam De… (1953, Max Ophüls)
*Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujirô Ozu)
Voyage in Italy (1954, Roberto Rossellini)
*Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)
Giant (1956, George Stevens)
*A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson)
*The Nights of Cabiria (1957, Federico Fellini)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957, Billy Wilder)
*Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
*Horror of Dracula (1958, Terence Fisher)
The Hidden Fortress (1958, Akira Kurosawa)
*Shadows (1959, John Cassavetes)
Ben-Hur (1959, William Wyler)
*Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson)
*Shoot the Piano Player (1960, François Truffaut)
*Viridiana (1961, Luis Buñuel)
*The Innocents (1961, Jack Clayton)
Jules and Jim (1962, François Truffaut)
*Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962, Agnès Varda)
L’Eclisse (1962, Michelangelo Antonioni)
*The Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Buñuel)
The Leopard (1963, Luchino Visconti)
*Contempt (1963, Jean-Luc Godard)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, Jacques Demy)
Gertrud (1964, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
*Pierrot le Fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)
*Andrei Rublev (1966, Andrei Tarkovsky)
*Le Samouraï (1967, Jean-Pierre Melville)
*Playtime (1967, Jacques Tati)
*Faces (1968, John Cassavetes)
If…. (1968, Lindsay Anderson)
*Salesman (1969, Albert and David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin)
Kes (1969, Ken Loach)
*The Conformist (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci)
Little Big Man (1970, Arthur Penn)
Walkabout (1971, Nicolas Roeg)
The Panic in Needle Park (1971, Jerry Schatzberg)
The Devils (1971, Ken Russell)
*The Last Picture Show (1971, Peter Bogdanovich)
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Papillon (1973, Franklin J. Schaffner)
Amarcord (1973, Federico Fellini)
*Mirror (1974, Andrei Tarkovsky)
*Lenny (1974, Bob Fosse)
*Grey Gardens (1975, Ellen Hovde, Albert and David Maysles, Muffie Meyer)
*Bound for Glory (1976, Hal Ashby)
*3 Women (1977, Robert Altman)
*Stroszek (1977, Werner Herzog)
*Coming Home (1978, Hal Ashby)
Tess (1979, Roman Polanski)
Ordinary People (1980, Robert Redford)
The Verdict (1982, Sidney Lumet)
Sophie’s Choice (1982, Alan J. Pakula)
*Fanny and Alexander (1982, Ingmar Bergman)
Sans Soleil (1983, Chris Marker)
Terms of Endearment (1983, James L. Brooks)
Paris, Texas (1984, Wim Wenders)
*Once Upon a Time in America (1984, Sergei Leone)
*Amadeus (1984, Milos Forman)
*Shoah (1985, Claude Lanzmann)
The Color Purple (1985, Steven Spielberg)
Rain Man (1988, Barry Levinson)
JFK (1991, Oliver Stone)
*The Last of the Mohicans (1992, Michael Mann)
*Hoop Dreams (1994, Steve James)
*Satantango (1994, Béla Tarr)
*The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Frank Darabont)
*All About My Mother (1999, Pedro Almodóvar)
Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee)
*In the Mood for Love (2000, Kar Wai Wong)
City of God (2002, Fernando Meirelles, co-dir. Kátia Lund)
The Pianist (2002, Roman Polanski)
*The Lives of Others (2006, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)

*Seen since making the list

One thought on “100 Films I Have Never Seen But Should”

  1. What a great list you have assembled for yourself. When I was in Italy, I saw nothing about Fellini or Leone. I had gotten my Fellini prints over my couch when I was in Menton, France. They are actually his sketches for the costumes.

    Hope all is well,


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