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)

Vampyr (1932, Carl Theodor Dreyer)

Trouble in Paradise (1932, Ernst Lubitsch)

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932, Mervyn LeRoy)

David Copperfield (1935, George Cukor)

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)

Bicycle Thieves (1948, Vittorio De Sica)

The Flowers of St. Francis (1950, Robert Rossellini)

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)

Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujirô Ozu)

A Star Is Born (1954, George Cukor)

X Ordet (1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer)

Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)

A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson)

X The Wrong Man (1956, Alfred Hitchcock)

The Nights of Cabiria (1957, Federico Fellini)

Witness for the Prosecution (1957, Billy Wilder)

Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)

The Hidden Fortress (1958, Akira Kurosawa)

The 400 Blows (1959, François Truffaut)

Shadows (1959, John Cassavetes)

Ben-Hur (1959, William Wyler)

Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson)

Viridiana (1961, Luis Buñuel)

The Innocents (1961, Jack Clayton)

Jules and Jim (1962, François Truffaut)

Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962, Agnès Varda)

The Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Buñuel)

Vivre La Vie (1962, Jean-Luc Godard)

The Leopard (1963, Luchino Visconti)

Contempt (1963, Jean-Luc Godard)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, Jacques Demy)

The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)

Blow-Up (1966, Michelangelo Antonioni)

Andrei Rublev (1966, Andrei Tarkovsky)

Le Samouraï (1967, Jean-Pierre Melville)

Playtime (1967, Jacques Tati)

Faces (1968, John Cassavetes)

Salesman (1969, Albert and David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin)

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)

Solaris (1972, Andrei Tarkovsky)

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

Papillon (1973, Franklin J. Schaffner)

Lenny (1974, Bob Fosse)

Amarcord (1973, Federico Fellini)

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)

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978, Chia-Liang Liu)

Coming Home (1978, Hal Ashby)

Tess (1979, Roman Polanski)

Ordinary People (1980, Robert Redford)

Blow Out (1981, Brian De Palma)

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 Goonies (1985, Richard Donner)

The Color Purple (1985, Steven Spielberg)

The Thin Blue Line (1988, Errol Morris)

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)

Braveheart (1995, Mel Gibson)

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)

X = I’ve seen the film 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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