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)

Ordet (1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer)

Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)

A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson)

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)

Living Directors Whose Films I Would Definitely See or Most Likely See in Theaters

Living directors whose new film I would see no matter what, even if they remade City Lights, my favorite film of all time, with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West.
Woody Allen
Pedro Almodóvar
Paul Thomas Anderson
Wes Anderson
Dario Argento
Darren Aronofsky
Olivier Assayas
Noah Baumbach
Kathryn Bigelow
Joon-ho Bong
Albert Brooks
Mel Brooks
Charles Burnett
Tim Burton
Louis C.K.
Jane Campion
Leos Carax
John Carpenter
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Coen Brothers (Ethan and Joel)
Francis Ford Coppola
Sofia Coppola
David Cronenberg
Alfonso Cuarón
The Dardenne Brothers (Jean-Pierre and Luc)
Terence Davies
Brian De Palma
Guillermo del Toro
Claire Denis
Xavier Dolan
Clint Eastwood
Asghar Farhadi
David Fincher
William Friedkin
Terry Gilliam
Jonathan Glazer
Jean-Luc Godard
Christopher Guest
Michael Haneke
Todd Haynes
Werner Herzog
Jim Jarmusch
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Charlie Kaufman
Harmony Korine
Yorgos Lanthimos
Chang-dong Lee
Spike Lee
Mike Leigh
Richard Linklater
David Lynch
Guy Maddin
Terrence Malick
Michael Mann
Elaine May
Bennett Miller
Hayao Miyazaki
Errol Morris
Jeff Nichols
Christopher Nolan
Jafar Panahi
Chan-wook Park
Alexander Payne
Roman Polanski
Sam Raimi
Nicolas Winding Refn
Kelly Reichardt
Carl Reiner
Nicolas Roeg
David O. Russell
Martin Scorsese
Ridley Scott
Ulrich Seidl
Steven Soderbergh
Todd Solondz
Steven Spielberg
Whit Stillman
Oliver Stone
Quentin Tarantino
Béla Tarr
Ming-liang Tsai
Gus Van Sant
Agnès Varda
Paul Verhoeven
Lars von Trier
John Waters
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Wim Wenders
Frederick Wiseman
Kar Wai Wong
John Woo
Edgar Wright
Andrey Zvyagintsev

Living directors whose new film I would almost certainly see because I usually like their films and/or they almost always make good films, but if they made a film that got horrible reviews, I might not see it.
Ana Lily Amirpour
Roy Andersson
Judd Apatow
Andrea Arnold
Sean Baker
Danny Boyle
Catherine Breillat
Bruno Dumont
Costa-Gavras
Ricky Gervais
Greta Gerwig
Michel Gondry
James Gray
Paul Greengrass
Luca Guadagnino
Walter Hill
Nicole Holofcener
Hsiao-hsien Hou
James Ivory
Spike Jonze
Aki Kaurismäki
Abdellatif Kechiche
Hirokazu Koreeda
Claude Lanzmann
Ang Lee
Ken Loach
David Lowery
David Mamet
Martin McDonagh
Steve McQueen
Michael Moore
Cristian Mungiu
Mira Nair
Gaspar Noé
François Ozon
Alex Ross Perry
Lynne Ramsay
Dee Rees
Benny and Josh Safdie
John Sayles
Paul Schrader
Denis Villeneuve
Lina Wertmüller
Ben Wheatley
S. Craig Zahler
Jia Zhangke
Terry Zwigoff

Every Film I Saw Released in the US in 2009

In theaters
(500) Days of Summer
2012
Adventureland
Antichrist
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Avatar
Away We Go
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call- New Orleans
The Blind Side
The Brothers Bloom
Bruno
Capitalism: A Love Story
Cold Souls
The Collector
Coraline
The Damned United
District 9
Drag Me To Hell
Duplicity
An Education
Extract
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Final Destination
Food, Inc.
Friday the 13th
Funny People
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
The Girlfriend Experience
Gomorra
Good Hair
The Hangover
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
I Love You, Man
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Informant!
Inglourious Basterds
The International
The Invention of Lying
Invictus
Julie & Julia
The Last House on the Left
Lorna’s Silence
The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Messenger
My Bloody Valentine 3D
Ninja Assassin
Observe and Report
Obsessed
Orphan
Paranormal Activity
A Perfect Getaway
Pirate Radio
Ponyo
Precious
The Princess and the Frog
Public Enemies
Red Cliff
The Road
A Serious Man
Sherlock Holmes
Sin Nombre
A Single Man
Star Trek
State of Play
Summer Hours
Sunshine Cleaning
Taken
Tokyo!
Tulpan
Two Lovers
Up
Up in the Air
Watchmen
Whatever Works
Where the Wild Things Are
The Young Victoria
Zombieland

Every Film I Saw Released in the US in 2010

In theaters
127 Hours
Alice in Wonderland
The American
Another Year
Barney’s Version
Best Worst Movie
Blue Valentine
Buried
Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Chloe
Countdown to Zero
Cop Out
The Crazies
Cyrus
Date Night
Daybreakers
Despicable Me
Dinner for Schmucks
Easy A
Enter the Void
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Expendables
Fair Game
The Fighter
A Film Unfinished
Four Lions
George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead
Get Him to the Greek
Get Low
The Ghost Writer
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Green Zone
Greenburg
Harry Brown
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part I
Hereafter
How to Train Your Dragon
The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
I Am Love
I Love You Phillip Morris
The Illusionist
Inception
Inside Job
Iron Man 2
Jackass 3D
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Kick-Ass
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Last Exorcism
Let Me In
MacGruber
Made in Dagenham
Megamind
Micmacs
Mother
Mother and Child
My Soul to Take
Nowhere Boy
Ondine
The Other Guys
Piranha 3D
Please Give
Predators
A Prophet
Rabbit Hole
Ramona and Beezus
Robin Hood
The Runaways
Salt
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Secret in Their Eyes
Shutter Island
The Social Network
Solitary Man
Somewhere
Splice
Tangled
The Town
Toy Story 3
Trash Humpers
True Grit
Waiting for ‘Superman’
The Way Back
White Material
Winnebago Man
Winter’s Bone
The Wolfman
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Youth in Revolt

Every Film I Saw Released in the US in 2011

In theaters
50/50
13 Assassins
Albert Nobbs
The Artist
Arthur Christmas
Attack the Block
Beginners
Bellflower
Bill Cunningham New York
Bridesmaids
Cars 2
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Certified Copy
City of Life and Death
Contagion
Coriolanus
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
A Dangerous Method
The Descendants
The Double Hour
Drive
Everything Must Go
Final Destination 5
The Guard
Hanna
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
Higher Ground
Hobo with a Shotgun
Hugo
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
I Saw the Devil
The Ides of March
In a Better World
In the Family
Incendies
Into the Abyss
J. Edgar
Jane Eyre
Like Crazy
Margin Call
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meek’s Cutoff
Melancholia
Midnight in Paris
The Mill and the Cross
Moneyball
The Muppets
My Week with Marilyn
Of Gods and Men
Pariah
Pina
Poetry
Potiche
The Princess of Montpensier
Project Nim
Rampart
Rango
Red State
Restless
Rubber
A Separation
Scream 4
Shame
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
The Skin I Live In
Source Code
Super
Super 8
Tabloid
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
TrollHunter
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
War Horse
Weekend
Win Win
Winnie the Pooh
Winter in Wartime
X-Men: First Class

Every Film I Saw Released in the US in 2012

In theaters
Amour
Anna Karenina
Argo
Barbara
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Being Flynn
Bernie
Brave
Bully
The Cabin in the Woods
The Campaign
Casa de mi Padre
Chicken with Plums
Chico & Rita
Chronicle
Cloud Atlas
Compliance
Cosmopolis
Damsels in Distress
Dark Horse
The Dark Knight Rises
Dark Shadows
Darling Companion
The Deep Blue Sea
Detachment
Django Unchained
Easy Money
Elena
End of Watch
Farewell, My Queen
The Five-Year Engagement
Flight
Footnote
Frankenweenie
God Bless America
Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Haywire
Headhunters
Hitchcock
Holy Motors
Hope Springs
The Hunter
Hyde Park on Hudson
The Impossible
In Darkness
Jeff Who Lives at Home
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Keep the Lights On
The Kid with a Bike
Kill List
Killer Joe
Killing Them Softly
A Late Quartet
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Looper
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Magic Mike
Marley
The Master
Monsieur Lazhar
Moonrise Kingdom
Neil Young Journeys
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Oslo, August 31st
ParaNorman
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Prometheus
Promised Land
The Queen of Versailles
The Raid: Redemption
Red Hook Summer
The Road
A Royal Affair
Ruby Sparks
Rust and Bone
Safety Not Guaranteed
Savages
Searching for Sugar Man
The Secret World of Arrietty
The Sessions
Seven Psychopaths
Silent House
Silver Linings Playbook
Skyfall
Sleepwalk with Me
Smashed
Sound of My Voice
Thin Ice
This is 40
This is Not a Film
The Three Stooges
To Rome with Love
We Have a Pope
The Well Digger’s Daughter
Your Sister’s Sister
Zero Dark Thirty

Every Film I Saw Released in the US in 2013

In theaters
12 Years a Slave
20 Feet from Stardom
The Act of Killing
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
American Hustle
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
August: Osage County
Before Midnight
Beyond the Hills
Blackfish
Blancanieves
The Bling Ring
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Blue Jasmine
Bullet to the Head
Captain Phillips
Carrie
Computer Chess
The Conjuring
The Counselor
Cutie and the Boxer
Dallas Buyers Club
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
Dirty Wars
Disconnect
Don Jon
The East
Enough Said
Evil Dead
The Family
Faust
Fill the Void
Frances Ha
Free Birds
From Up on Poppy Hill
Frozen
Fruitvale Station
The Gatekeepers
Getaway
Ginger & Rosa
The Grandmaster
Gravity
The Great Beauty
The Heat
Her
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunt
The Iceman
I’m So Excited
In a World…
In the House
Inside Llewyn Davis
Insidious: Chapter 2
Instructions Not Included
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Kill Your Darlings
The Last Stand
Last Vegas
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Like Someone in Love
Lone Survivor
The Lords of Salem
Lore
Love is All You Need
Lovelace
Machete Kills
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Monsters University
Much Ado About Nothing
Mud
Museum Hours
Nebraska
No
Oldboy
One Direction: This Is Us
Only God Forgives
Outrage Beyond
Oz: The Great and Powerful
Pacific Rim
Passion
Philomena
Pieta
The Place Beyond the Pines
Prisoners
Quartet
R.I.P.D.
Room 237
Rush
Saving Mr. Banks
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Short Term 12
Side Effects
Something in the Air
The Spectacular Now
Spring Breakers
Star Trek Into Darkness
Stoker
Stories We Tell
This is the End
To the Wonder
Trance
The Ultimate Life
Wadjda
War Witch
We’re the Millers
The Wolf of Wall Street
The World’s End
You’re Next