Film Directors Whom I’ve Seen the Most Films by in a Theater in Their Original Release

Film directors who I’ve seen the most films by in a theater in their original release:

Woody Allen (14): Melinda and Melinda (2004); Match Point (2005); Scoop (2006); Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008); Whatever Works (2009); You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010); Midnight in Paris (2011); To Rome with Love (2012); Blue Jasmine (2013); Magic in the Moonlight (2014); Irrational Man (2015); Café Society (2016); Wonder Wheel (2017); A Rainy Day in New York (2019).

Clint Eastwood (12): Million Dollar Baby (2004); Changeling (2008); Gran Torino (2008); Invictus (2009); Hereafter (2010); J. Edgar (2011); Jersey Boys (2014); American Sniper (2014); Sully (2016); The 15:17 to Paris (2018); The Mule (2018); Richard Jewell (2019)

Steven Soderbergh (11): Ocean’s Twelve (2004); Che (2008); The Girlfriend Experience (2009); The Informant! (2009); Contagion (2011); Haywire (2011); Magic Mike (2012); Side Effects (2013); Logan Lucky (2017); Unsane (2018); The Laundromat (2019)

Tim Burton (9): Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005); Corpse Bride (2005); Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007); Alice in Wonderland (2010); Dark Shadows (2012); Frankenweenie (2012); Big Eyes (2014); Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016); Dumbo (2019)

Ridley Scott (8): American Gangster (2007); Robin Hood (2010); Prometheus (2012); The Counselor (2013); Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014); The Martian (2015); Alien: Covenant (2017); All the Money in the Word (2017)

Steven Spielberg (8): Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008); The Adventure of Tintin (2011); War Horse (2011); Lincoln (2012); Bridge of Spies (2015); The BFG (2016); The Post (2017); Ready Player One (2018)

Noah Baumbach (7): Greenberg (2010); Frances Ha (2012); While We’re Young (2014); Mistress America (2015); De Palma (2015); The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017); Marriage Story (2019)

Joel and Ethan Coen (7): No Country for Old Men (2007); Burn After Reading (2008); A Serious Man (2009); True Grit (2010); Inside Llewyn Davis (2013); Hail, Caesar! (2016); The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Terrence Malick (7): The New World (2005); The Tree of Life (2011); To the Wonder (2012); Knight of Cups (2015); Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey (2016); Song to Song (2017); A Hidden Life (2019)

Martin Scorsese (7): The Aviator (2004); Shutter Island (2010); Hugo (2011); The Wolf of Wall Street (2013); Silence (2016); Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019); The Irishman (2019)

Every Film I Saw Released in the US in 2020

In theaters
The Devil to Pay
First Cow
Gretel & Hansel
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Kajillionaire
The Lodge
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising
On the Rocks
Onward
The Photograph
Possessor
A Rainy Day in New York
Rebecca
Tenet
Time
The Traitor
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Weathering with You

At home
The Assistant
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Disclosure
Driveways
Psychomagic, a Healing Art
Rewind
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Welcome to Chechnya

Directors I’ve Seen in Person

Maren Ade
Woody Allen
Michael Almereyda
Pedro Almodóvar
Paul Thomas Anderson
Wes Anderson
Dario Argento
Darren Aronofsky
Olivier Assayas
John G. Avildsen
Ramin Bahrani
Bob Balaban
Noah Baumbach
Peter Bogdanovich
Danny Boyle
Mel Brooks
Charles Burnett
Steve Buscemi
Louis C.K.
Bruce Campbell
Jane Campion
John Carpenter
Nuri Bige Ceylan
George Clooney
Joel and Ethan Coen
Roger Corman
Terence Davies
Brian De Palma
Jonathan Demme
Claire Denis
Robert Downey Sr.
Ralph Fiennes
Stephen Frears
William Friedkin
Greta Gerwig
Alex Gibney
Terry Gilliam
Michel Gondry
Lee Grant
David Gordon Green
Luca Guadagnino
Andrew Haigh
Todd Haynes
Matthew Heineman
Christophe Honoré
Armando Iannucci
Steve James
Jim Jarmusch
Barry Jenkins
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Charlie Kaufman
Yorgos Lanthimos
Nadav Lapid
Spike Lee
Mike Leigh
Sebastián Lelio
Herschell Gordon Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Richard Linklater
David Lowery
David Lynch
Michael Mann
Elaine May
Martin McDonagh
Scott McGehee and David Siegel
Jonas Mekas
Bennett Miller
Rebecca Miller
Mike Mills
John Cameron Mitchell
Michael Moore
Brett Morgen
Errol Morris
Oren Moverman
Mira Nair
Morgan Neville
Gaspar Noé
Tom Noonan
Joshua Oppenheimer
Ruben Östlund
Frank Oz
Alexander Payne
D.A. Pennebaker
Alex Ross Perry
Sam Raimi
Lynne Ramsay
Dee Rees
Nicolas Winding Refn
Kelly Reichardt
Jason Reitman
George A. Romero
Ira Sachs
Benny and Josh Safdie
Jeremy Saulnier
John Sayles
Jerry Schatzberg
Paul Schrader
Barbet Schroeder
Céline Sciamma
Michael Showalter
Trey Edward Shults
Kevin Smith
Steven Soderbergh
Todd Solondz
Steven Spielberg
Ben Stiller
Whit Stillman
Joe Swanberg
John Turturro
Agnès Varda
Paul Verhoeven
John Waters
Wim Wenders
Frederick Wiseman
Edgar Wright
Terry Zwigoff

Every Film I Saw Released in the US in 2019

In a theater
1917
3 from Hell
Ad Astra
Amazing Grace
Apollo 11
Arctic
The Art of Self-Defense
Ash Is Purest White
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice-Guy Blaché
The Beach Bum
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Blinded by the Light
Bombshell
Booksmart
Brittany Runs a Marathon
Cats
Clemency
Climax
Crawl
Cunningham
Dark Waters
David Crosby: Remember My Name
The Dead Don’t Die
Dragged Across Concrete
Dumbo
Everybody Knows
The Farewell
Fighting with My Family
Ford v Ferrari
Giant Little Ones
Gloria Bell
The Golden Glove
Greta
Hail Satan?
Harriet
Her Smell
A Hidden Life
High Life
Hotel Mumbai
Hustlers
The Image Book
The Irishman
The Kid Who Would Be King
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Judy
Just Mercy
Knives Out
The Laundromat
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
The Lighthouse
Little Woods
Long Shot
Maiden
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Marriage Story
Meeting Gorbachev
Midsommar
Motherless Brooklyn
The Mustang
Non-Fiction
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
One Cut of the Dead
Pain and Glory
Parasite
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Peterloo
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Queen & Slim
Rambo: Last Blood
Ready or Not
Richard Jewell
Rocketman
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Shadow
Shazam!
Sorry Angel
The Souvenir
Sword of Trust
Sunset
Synonyms
Toy Story 4
Transit
Uncut Gems
Us
Waves
Western Stars
Where’s My Roy Cohn?
The White Crow
Woman at War

At home
High Flying Bird
Little Women
Wild Rose

Every Film and TV Series I Own That I Have Not Seen

  • The Call of the Cumberlands (Jan. 23, 1916, Julia Crawford Ivers)
  • Where Are My Children? (May 1916, Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley)
  • ’49-’17 (Oct. 15, 1917, Ruth Ann Baldwin)
  • Broadway Love (Jan. 21, 1918, Ida May Park)
  • Back to God’s Country (Oct. 27, 1919, David Hartford, uncred. Nell Shipman)
  • Harakiri (Dec. 18, 1919, Fritz Lang)
  • The Spiders: Part 2 (Feb. 2, 1920, Fritz Lang)
  • The Golem (Oct. 29, 1920, Carl Boese, Paul Wegener)
  • The Wandering Shadow (Dec. 25, 1920, Fritz Lang)
  • Four Around the Woman (Feb. 3, 1921, Fritz Lang)
  • Too Wise Wives (May 22, 1921, Lois Weber)
  • Destiny (Oct. 6, 1921, Fritz Lang)
  • Die Gezeichneten (Feb. 7, 1922, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  • Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (Apr. 27, 1922, Fritz Lang)
  • Der var engang (Oct. 3, 1922, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  • Salomé (Feb. 15, 1923, Charles Bryant, uncred. Alla Nazimova)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Sept. 2, 1923, Wallace Worsley)
  • The Song of Love (Dec. 24, 1923, Frances Marion and Chester M. Franklin)
  • Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Feb. 14, 1924, Fritz Lang)
  • Die N: Kriemhild’s Revenge (Apr. 26, 1924, Fritz Lang)
  • Michael (Sept. 26, 1924, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  • Kino-Eye (Oct. 31, 1924, Dziga Vertov)
  • Whirlpool of Fate (Mar. 20, 1925, Jean Renoir)
  • Strike (Apr. 28, 1925, Sergei M. Eisenstein)
  • Master of the House (Oct. 5, 1925, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  • The Bride of Glomdal (Jan. 1, 1926, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  • Nana (Apr. 27, 1926, Jean Renoir)
  • Faust (Sept. 20, 1926, F.W. Murnau)
  • Running Wild (June 11, 1927, Gregory La Cava)
  • Downhill (Oct. 24, 1927, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Spies (Mar. 22, 1928, Fritz Lang)
  • Champagne (Aug. 20, 1928, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • The Manxman (Jan. 21, 1929, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Linda (Apr. 1, 1929, Dorothy Davenport Reid)
  • Woman in the Moon (Oct. 15, 1929, Fritz Lang)
  • People on Sunday (Feb. 4, 1930, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer)
  • Murder! (July 31, 1930, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • The Skin Game (Feb. 26, 1931, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Drácula (Mar. 11, 1931, George Melford)
  • Tabu (Mar. 18, 1931, F.W. Murnau)
  • The Front Page (Mar. 19, 1931, Lewis Milestone)
  • Man of the World (Mar. 28, 1931, Richard Wallace)
  • Enthusiasm (Apr. 2, 1931, Dziga Vertov)
  • La Chienne (Nov. 20, 1931, Jean Renoir)
  • Rich and Strange (Dec. 10, 1931, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Night After Night (Oct. 29, 1932, Archie Mayo)
  • If I Had a Million (Nov. 18, 1932, James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog)
  • Liebelei (Feb. 24, 1933, Max Ophüls)
  • Design for Living (Nov. 22, 1933, Ernst Lubitsch)
  • Alice in Wonderland (Dec. 18, 1933, Norman Z. McLeod)
  • The Wedding of Palo (Mar. 5, 1934, Friedrich Dalsheim)
  • We’re Not Dressing (Apr. 25, 1934, Norman Taurog)
  • Imitation of Life (Oct. 1934, John M. Stahl)
  • The Good Fairy (Jan. 31, 1935, William Wyler)
  • Goin’ to Town (Apr. 25, 1935, Alexander Hall)
  • Hands Across the Table (Oct. 18, 1935, Mitchell Leisen)
  • The Bohemian Girl (Feb. 14, 1936, James W. Horne, Charley Rogers)
  • Love Before Breakfast (Mar. 9, 1936, Walter Lang)
  • Show Boat (May 14, 1936, James Whale)
  • The Princess Comes Around (May 22, 1936, William K. Howard)
  • Go West Young Man (Nov. 13, 1936, Henry Hathaway)
  • Easy Living (July 7, 1937, Mitchell Leisen)
  • Drôle de Drame (Oct. 20, 1937, Marcel Carné)
  • True Confession (Dec. 24, 1937, Wesley Ruggles)
  • Swiss Miss (May 20, 1938, John G. Blystone)
  • Thanks for the Memory (Nov. 11, 1938, George Archainbaud)
  • Young Mr. Lincoln (May 30, 1939, John Ford)
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Oct. 10, 1939, Kenji Mizoguchi)
  • The Cat and the Canary (Oct. 27, 1939, Elliott Nugent)
  • The Invisible Man Returns (Jan. 12, 1940, Joe May)
  • The Invisible Woman (Dec. 27, 1940, A. Edward Sutherland)
  • Time Out of Rhythm (June 5, 1941, Sidney Salkow)
  • Nothing But the Truth (Oct. 10, 1941, Elliott Nugent)
  • How Green Was My Valley (Oct. 28, 1941, John Ford)
  • Hellzapoppin’ (Dec. 25, 1941, H.C. Potter)
  • Invisible Agent (July 31, 1942, Edwin L. Marin)
  • Les Visiteurs du Soir (Dec. 5, 1942, Marcel Carné)
  • Five Graves to Cairo (May 26, 1943, Billy Wilder)
  • Sahara (Sept. 2, 1943, Zoltan Korda)
  • The Invisible Man’s Revenge (June 9, 1944, Ford Beebe)
  • Meet Me in St. Louis (Nov. 22, 1944, Vincente Minnelli)
  • Children of Paradise (Mar. 9, 1945, Marcel Carné)
  • Two People (Mar. 23, 1945, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  • Rockin’ in the Rockies (Apr. 17, 1945, Vernon Keays)
  • She-Wolf of London (May 17, 1946, Jean Yarbrough)
  • Gentleman’s Agreement (Nov. 11, 1947, Elia Kazan)
  • The Paradine Case (Dec. 30, 1947, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • A Foreign Affair (June 30, 1948, Billy Wilder)
  • Caught (Wild Calendar) (Feb. 17, 1949, Max Ophüls)
  • Le Silence de la Mer (Apr. 22, 1949, Jean-Pierre Melville)
  • Under Capricorn (Sept. 8, 1949, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Stromboli (Feb. 15, 1950, Roberto Rossellini)
  • Europe ’51 (Sept. 12, 1952, Roberto Rossellini)
  • I Confess (Feb. 12, 1953, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Ugetsu (Mar. 26, 1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
  • I Vinti (Sept. 4, 1953, Michelangelo Antonioni)
  • The Earrings of Madam De… (Sept. 16, 1953, Max Ophüls)
  • Tokyo Story (Nov. 3, 1953, Yasujirô Ozu)
  • Beat the Devil (Nov. 24, 1953, John Huston)
  • Love in the City (Nov. 27, 1953, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Maselli, Dino Risi, Cesare Zavattini)
  • Dog Star Man (1964, Stan Brakhage)
  • Journey to Italy (Sept. 7, 1954, Roberto Rossellini)
  • East of Eden (Mar. 9, 1955, Elia Kazan)
  • Revenge of the Creature (Mar. 29, 1955, Jack Arnold)
  • Journey to the Beginning of Time (Aug. 5, 1955, Karel Zeman)
  • Le Amiche (Sept. 6, 1955, Michelangelo Antonioni)
  • The Violent Years (1956, William Morgan)
  • The Creature Walks Among Us (Apr. 26, 1956, John Sherwood)
  • Death in the Garden (Sept. 21, 1956, Luis Buñuel)
  • 3:10 to Yuma (Aug. 7, 1957, Delmer Daves)
  • Man of a Thousand Faces (Aug. 13, 1957, Joseph Pevney)
  • Touch of Evil (Feb. 1958, Orson Welles)
  • Invention for Destruction (June 27, 1958, Karel Zeman)
  • Le Beau Serge (June 6, 1958, Claude Chabrol)
  • The Hidden Fortress (Dec. 28, 1958, Akira Kurosawa)
  • Night of the Ghouls (1959, Ed Wood)
  • The Diary of Anne Frank (Mar. 18, 1959, George Stevens)
  • The Doctor’s Horrible Experiment (Aug 31, 1959, Jean Renoir)- TV movie
  • Village of the Damned (June 16, 1960, Wolf Rilla)
  • Rocco and His Brothers (Sept. 6, 1960, Luchino Visconti)
  • The Misfits (Jan. 31, 1961, John Huston)
  • The Innocents (Nov. 24, 1961, Jack Clayton)
  • Paris Belongs to Us (Dec. 13, 1961, Jacques Rivette)
  • Jules and Jim (Jan. 23, 1962, François Truffaut)
  • The Elusive Corporal (May 23, 1962, Jean Renoir)
  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (July 1962, Karel Zeman)
  • Dementia 13 (Sept. 25, 1963, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Woman in the Dunes (Feb. 15, 1964, Hiroshi Teshigahara)
  • Before the Revolution (May 9, 1964, Bernardo Bertolucci)
  • Marnie (July 9, 1964, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Band of Outsiders (July 29, 1964, Jean-Luc Godard)
  • A Married Woman (Sept. 8, 1964, Jean-Luc Godard)
  • Pierrot le Fou (Aug. 29, 1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
  • Torn Curtain (July 14, 1966, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Les créatures (Sept. 3, 1966, Agnès Varda)
  • Andrei Rublev (Dec. 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky)
  • The Deadly Bees (Dec. 23, 1966, Freddie Francis)
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort (March 8, 1967, Jacques Demy)
  • The Oldest Profession (Apr. 7, 1967, Claude Autant-Lara, Mauro Bolognini, Philippe de Broca, Jean-Luc Godard, Franco Indovina, Michael Pfleghar)
  • Belle de Jour (May 24, 1967, Luis Buñuel)
  • King Kong Escapes (July 22, 1967, Ishirô Honda)
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (Oct. 16, 1967, John Schlesinger)
  • Playtime (Dec. 16, 1967, Jacques Tati)
  • Weekend (Dec. 29, 1967, Jean-Luc Godard)
  • The Bride Wore Black (Mar. 22, 1968, François Truffaut)
  • Je t’aime, je t’aime (Apr. 24, 1968, Alain Resnais)
  • Spirits of the Dead (May 17, 1968, Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim)
  • Hang ‘Em High (May 31, 1968, Ted Post)
  • The Devil Rides Out (July 20, 1968, Terence Fisher)
  • Teorema (Sept. 5, 1968, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  • The Night They Raided Minsky’s (Dec. 21, 1968, William Friedkin)
  • Sweet Charity (Feb. 14, 1969, Bob Fosse)
  • Salesman (Apr. 17, 1969, David and Albert Mayles, Charlotte Zwerin)
  • Fellini’s Satyricon (Sept. 4, 1969, Federico Fellini)
  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Sept. 17, 1969, Paul Mazursky)
  • Lions Love (… and Lies) (Sept. 20, 1969, Agnès Varda)
  • The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Oct. 29, 1970, Billy Wilder)
  • Death in Venice (Mar. 1, 1971, Luchino Visconti)
  • Drive, He Said (May 24, 1971, Jack Nicholson)
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday (July 1, 1971, John Schlesinger)
  • The Devils (July 16, 1971, Ken Russell)
  • Diary of a Hooker (Sept. 10, 1971, Paul Verhoeven)
  • The Last Picture Show (Oct. 2, 1971, Peter Bogdanovich)
  • A Safe Place (Oct. 15, 1971, Henry Jaglom)
  • Solaris (Feb. 5, 1972, Andrei Tarkovsky)
  • The Merchant of Four Seasons (Feb. 10, 1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  • The Seduction of Mimi (Feb. 19, 1972, Lina Wertmüller)
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (June 25, 1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  • Junior Bonner (Aug. 2, 1972, Sam Peckinpah)
  • The King of Marvin Gardens (Oct. 12, 1972, Bob Rafelson)
  • What the Peeper Saw (Oct. 14, 1972, James Kelley, Andrea Bianchi)
  • Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day (Oct. 29, 1972 – Mar. 18, 1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)- TV mini-series
  • The Getaway (Dec. 16, 1972, Sam Peckinpah)
  • Love & Anarchy (Feb. 22, 1973, Lina Wertmüller)
  • Turkish Delight (Feb. 22, 1973, Paul Verhoeven)
  • The Baby (March 1973, Ted Post)
  • The Day of the Jackal (May 16, 1973, Fred Zinnemann)
  • Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (July 29, 1973, Shun’ya Itô)
  • World on a Wire (Oct. 14, 1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)- TV mini-series
  • The Optimists of Nine Elms (Oct. 18, 1973, Anthony Simmons)
  • Magnum Force (Dec. 13, 1973, Ted Post)
  • Amarcord (Dec. 13, 1973, Federico Fellini)
  • Papillon (Dec. 16, 1973, Franklin J. Schaffner)
  • Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701’s Grudge Song (Dec. 29, 1973, Yasuharu Hasebe)
  • All Screwed Up (Feb. 21, 1974, Lina Wertmüller)
  • Arabian Nights (May 20, 1974, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  • Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (June 15, 1974, Toshiya Fujita)
  • Lenny (Nov. 10, 1974, Bob Fosse)
  • Seizure (Nov. 15, 1974, Oliver Stone)
  • Katie Tippel (Mar. 6, 1975, Paul Verhoeven)
  • The Dragon Tamers (Mar. 15, 1975, John Woo)
  • Hester Street (Mar. 19, 1975, Joan Micklin Silver)
  • Fox and His Friends (May 15, 1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  • Daguerrotypes (June 24, 1975, Agnès Varda)
  • The Giant Spider Invasion (Oct. 1975, Bill Rebane)
  • The Killer Elite (Dec. 17, 1975, Sam Peckinpah)
  • Next Stop, Greenwich Village (Feb. 4, 1976, Paul Mazursky)
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Feb. 15, 1976, John Cassavetes)
  • Family Plot (Mar. 21, 1976, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Bound for Glory (Dec. 5, 1976, Hal Ashby)
  • The Enforcer (Dec. 16, 1976, James Fargo)
  • Mikey and Nicky (Dec. 21, 1976, Elaine May)
  • One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (Mar. 9, 1977, Agnès Varda)
  • Stroszek (May 20, 1977, Werner Herzog)
  • The Duellists (May 22, 1977, Ridley Scott)
  • Soldier of Orange (Sept. 22, 1977, Paul Verhoeven)
  • Julia (Oct. 2, 1977, Fred Zinnemann)
  • Coming Home (Feb. 15, 1978, Hal Ashby)
  • Convoy (June 10, 1978, Sam Peckinpah)
  • Phantasm (Jan. 1979, Don Coscarelli)
  • Woyzeck (May 25, 1979, Werner Herzog)
  • Thirst (Sept. 28, 1979, Rod Hardy)
  • Tess (Oct. 25, 1979, Roman Polanski)
  • Spetters (Feb. 28, 1980, Paul Verhoeven)
  • The Stunt Man (June 27, 1980, Richard Rush)
  • The Funhouse (Mar. 13, 1981, Tobe Hooper)
  • Mur murs (May 17, 1981, Agnès Varda)
  • Deadly Blessing (Aug. 14, 1981, Wes Craven)
  • Documenteur (Sept. 13, 1981, Agnès Varda)
  • The Verdict (Dec. 7, 1982, Sidney Lumet)
  • The 4th Man (Mar. 24, 1983, Paul Verhoeven)
  • Sudden Impact (Dec. 8, 1983, Clint Eastwood)
  • Christine (Dec. 9, 1983, John Carpenter)
  • Boy Meets Girl (May 1984, Leos Carax)
  • Where the Green Ants Dream (May 1984, Werner Herzog)
  • Stranger Than Paradise (May 16, 1984, Jim Jarmusch)
  • Once Upon a Time in America (May 20, 1984, Sergio Leone)
  • Threads (Sept. 23, 1984, Mick Jackson)- TV movie
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night (Nov. 9, 1984, Charles E. Seillier Jr.)
  • The Cotton Club Encore (Dec. 4, 1984, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Shoah (Apr. 30, 1985, Claude Lanzmann)
  • Lifeforce (June 21, 1985, Tobe Hooper)
  • Come and See (July 9, 1985, Elem Klimov)
  • American Flyers (Aug. 16, 1985, John Badham)
  • River’s Edge (Aug. 27, 1986, Tim Hunter)
  • Prince of Darkness (Oct. 21, 1987, John Carpenter)
  • Cobra Verde (Dec. 3, 1987, Werner Herzog)
  • Kung-Fu Master! (Feb. 1988, Agnès Varda)
  • Jane B. par Agnès V. (Mar. 2, 1988, Agnès Varda)
  • Salaam Bombay! (May 1988, Mira Nair)
  • Distant Voices, Still Lives (May 13, 1988, Terence Davies)
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space (May 27, 1988, Stephen Chiodo)
  • Police Story 2 (Aug. 13, 1988, Jackie Chan)
  • Rain Man (Dec. 12, 1988, Barry Levinson)
  • Talk Radio (Dec. 23, 1988, Oliver Stone)
  • Resurrected (Feb. 1989, Paul Greengrass)
  • Blue Steel (July 1, 1989, Kathryn Bigelow)
  • Metropolitan (Jan. 1990, Whit Stillman)
  • An Angel at My Table (June 11, 1990, Jane Campion)
  • Jacquot de Nantes (May 15, 1991, Agnès Varda)
  • Until the End of the World (Sept. 12, 1991, Wim Wenders)
  • High Heels (Oct. 23, 1991, Pedro Almodóvar)
  • And Life Goes On (Feb. 1, 1992, Abbas Kiarostami)
  • The Long Day Closes (May 13, 1992, Terence Davies)
  • Bitter Moon (July 12, 1992, Roman Polanski)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (Aug. 26, 1992, Michael Mann)
  • Candyman (Sept. 11, 1992, Bernard Rose)
  • Grey Knight (Mar. 7, 1993, George Hickenlooper)
  • The Young Girls Turn 25 (Oct. 1993, Agnès Varda)
  • Kika (Oct. 29, 1993, Pedro Almodóvar)
  • Shadowlands (Dec. 25, 1993, Richard Attenborough)
  • Hoop Dreams (Jan. 1994, Steve James)
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral (Jan. 20, 1994, Mike Newell)
  • Through the Olive Trees (Feb. 1, 1994, Abbas Kiarostami)
  • Barcelona (June 1994, Whit Stillman)
  • Eat Drink Man Woman (Aug. 3, 1994, Ang Lee)
  • Casa de Lava (Nov. 1994, Pedro Costa)
  • One Hundred and One Nights (Jan. 25, 1995, Agnès Varda)
  • The World of Jacques Demy (Mar. 14, 1995, Agnès Varda)
  • Desperado (May 1995, Robert Rodriguez)
  • Taste of Cherry (May 16, 1997, Abbas Kiarostami)
  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Aug. 29, 1997, Werner Herzog)
  • The Game (Sept. 3, 1997, David Fincher)
  • Kundun (Dec. 11, 1997, Martin Scorsese)
  • The Gingerbread Man (Jan. 23, 1998, Robert Altman)
  • Slums of Beverly Hills (May 21, 1998, Tamara Jenkins)
  • Without Limits (Sept. 11, 1998, Robert Towne)
  • My Best Fiend (May 17, 1999, Werner Herzog)
  • Rosetta (May 22, 1999, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
  • A Visitor from the Living (July 26, 1999, Claude Lanzmann)
  • Three Kings (Sept. 27, 1999, David O. Russell)
  • Faithless (May 13, 2000, Liv Ullmann)
  • The Cell (Aug. 17, 2000, Tarsem Singh)
  • The Gift (Dec. 18, 2000, Sam Raimi)
  • Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. (May 13, 2001, Claude Lanzmann)
  • Ali (Dec. 11, 2001, Michael Mann)
  • Hysterical Blindness (Jan. 16, 2002, Mira Nair)- TV movie
  • Dark Water (Jan. 19, 2002, Hideo Nakata)
  • 25th Hour (Dec. 16, 2002, Spike Lee)
  • The Gleaners & I: Two Years Later (Dec. 18, 2002, Agnès Varda)
  • Hulk (June 17, 2003, Ang Lee)
  • Love Actually (Sept. 7, 2003, Richard Curtis)
  • Saraband (Dec. 1, 2003, Ingmar Bergman)- TV movie
  • Nobody Knows (May 13, 2004, Hirokazu Koreeda)
  • Bad Education (Mar. 19, 2004, Pedro Almodóvar)
  • Woman Is the Future of Man (May 14, 2004, Sang-soo Hong)
  • …A Father… A Son… Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2005, Lee Grant)- TV documentary
  • Kingdom of Heaven: Director’s Cut (May 2, 2005, Ridley Scott)
  • Tale of Cinema (May 19, 2005, Sang-soo Hong)
  • Evil (Sept. 24, 2005, Giorgos Nousias)
  • The History Boys (Oct. 2, 2006, Nicholas Hytner)
  • Secret Sunshine (May 17, 2007, Chang-dong Lee)
  • The Beaches of Agnès (Sept. 3, 2008, Agnès Varda)
  • Livid (Sept. 11, 2011, Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury)
  • Agnès Varda: From Here to There (Dec. 19, 2011, Agnès Varda)
  • Leviathan (Aug. 9, 2012, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel)
  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. I and II: Director’s Cut (Feb. 9, 2014, Lars von Trier)
  • Upsidedown Cross (Sept. 25, 2014, William Hellfire)
  • American Honey (May 15, 2016, Andrea Arnold)
  • Varda by Agnès (Feb. 13, 2019, Agnès Varda)
  • Domino (May 30, 2019, Brian De Palma)
  • Television Series
    The Amos n Andy Show: The Complete Series (June 28, 1951 – Apr. 1953)
    The Phil Silvers Show: The Complete Series (Sept. 20, 1955 – June 17, 1959)

    Batman: The Complete Television Series (Jan. 12, 1966 – Mar. 14, 1968)
    Get Smart: Seasons Three and Four (Sept. 16, 1967 – Mar. 29, 1969)
    Miami Vice (TV series, Sept. 16, 1984 – Jan. 25, 1990)
    King of the Hill (Jan. 12, 1997 – May 11, 1997)
    The Sopranos: The Complete Series (Jan. 10, 1999 – 2007)
    The Simpsons: Seasons 13 and 14 (Nov. 6, 2001 – May 18, 2003)

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)
The 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

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.
Woody Allen
Pedro Almodóvar
Paul Thomas Anderson
Wes Anderson
Dario Argento
Darren Aronofsky
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
Clint Eastwood
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
Jafar Panahi
Chan-wook Park
Alexander Payne
Roman Polanski
Sam Raimi
Nicolas Winding Refn
Kelly Reichardt
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
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
Olivier Assayas
Sean Baker
Danny Boyle
Catherine Breillat
Xavier Dolan
Bruno Dumont
Asghar Farhadi
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
Ang Lee
Ken Loach
David Lowery
David Mamet
Martin McDonagh
Steve McQueen
Michael Moore
Cristian Mungiu
Mira Nair
Jeff Nichols
Gaspar Noé
Christopher Nolan
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

At home
Heartbeats