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 (13): 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).

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)

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
3 from Hell
Ad Astra
Amazing Grace
Apollo 11
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
Brittany Runs a Marathon
Dark Waters
David Crosby: Remember My Name
The Dead Don’t Die
Dragged Across Concrete
Everybody Knows
The Farewell
Fighting with My Family
Ford v Ferrari
Giant Little Ones
Gloria Bell
The Golden Glove
Hail Satan?
Her Smell
A Hidden Life
High Life
Hotel Mumbai
The Image Book
The Irishman
The Kid Who Would Be King
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Jojo Rabbit
Just Mercy
Knives Out
The Laundromat
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
The Lighthouse
Little Woods
Long Shot
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Marriage Story
Meeting Gorbachev
Motherless Brooklyn
The Mustang
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
One Cut of the Dead
Pain and Glory
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Queen & Slim
Rambo: Last Blood
Ready or Not
Richard Jewell
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Sorry Angel
The Souvenir
Sword of Trust
Toy Story 4
Uncut Gems
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)

Lois Weber

Where Are My Children? (May 1916, dir. with Phillips Smalley)

Too Wise Wives (May 22, 1921)

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)

Fritz Lang

Harakiri (Dec. 18, 1919)

The Spiders: Part 2 (Feb. 2, 1920)

The Wandering Shadow (Dec. 25, 1920)

Four Around the Woman (Feb. 3, 1921)

Destiny (Oct. 6, 1921)

Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (Apr. 27, 1922)

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Feb. 14, 1924)

Die N: Kriemhilds Revenge (Apr. 26, 1924)

Spies (Mar. 22, 1928)

Woman in the Moon (Oct. 15, 1929)

The Golem (Oct. 29, 1920, Carl Boese, Paul Wegener)

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Die Gezeichneten (Feb. 7, 1922)

Der var engang (Oct. 3, 1922)

Michael (Sept. 26, 1924)

Master of the House (Oct. 5, 1925)

The Bride of Glomdal (Jan. 1, 1926)

Two People (Mar. 23, 1945)

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)

Dziga Vertov

Kino-Eye (Oct. 31, 1924)

Enthusiasm (Apr. 2, 1931)

Jean Renoir

Whirlpool of Fate (Mar. 20, 1925)

Nana (Apr. 27, 1926)

La Chienne (Nov. 20, 1931)

The Doctors Horrible Experiment (Aug 31, 1959)- TV movie

The Elusive Corporal (May 23, 1962)

Strike (Apr. 28, 1925, Sergei M. Eisenstein)

F.W. Murnau

Faust (Sept. 20, 1926)

Tabu (Mar. 18, 1931)

Running Wild (June 11, 1927, Gregory La Cava)

Alfred Hitchcock

Downhill (Oct. 24, 1927)

Champagne (Aug. 20, 1928)

The Manxman (Jan. 21, 1929)

Murder! (July 31, 1930)

The Skin Game (Feb. 26, 1931)

Rich and Strange (Dec. 10, 1931)

The Paradine Case (Dec. 30, 1947)

Under Capricorn (Sept. 8, 1949)

I Confess (Feb. 12, 1953)

Marnie (July 9, 1964)

Torn Curtain (July 14, 1966)

Family Plot (Mar. 21, 1976)

Linda (Apr. 1, 1929, Dorothy Davenport Reid)

People on Sunday (Feb. 4, 1930, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer)

Drácula (Mar. 11, 1931, George Melford)

The Front Page (Mar. 19, 1931, Lewis Milestone)

Man of the World (Mar. 28, 1931, Richard Wallace)

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)

Max Ophüls

Liebelei (Feb. 24, 1933)

Caught (Wild Calendar) (Feb. 17, 1949)

The Earrings of Madam De… (Sept. 16, 1953)

Design for Living (Nov. 22, 1933, Ernst Lubitsch)

Alice in Wonderland (Dec. 18, 1933, Norman Z. McLeod)

The Wedding of Palo (Mar. 5, 1934, Dietrich 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)

Gointo Town (Apr. 25, 1935, Alexander Hall)

Mitchell Leisen

Hands Across the Table (Oct. 18, 1935)

Easy Living (July 7, 1937)

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 Across (May 22, 1936, William K. Howard)

Go West Young Man (Nov. 13, 1936, Henry Hathaway)

Marcel Carné

Drôle de Drame (Oct. 20, 1937)

Les Visiteurs du Soir (Dec. 5, 1942)

Children of Paradise (Mar. 9, 1945)

True Confession (Dec. 24, 1937, Wesley Ruggles)

Swiss Miss (May 20, 1938, John G. Blystone)

Thanks for the Memory (Nov. 11, 1938, George Archainbaud)

John Ford

Young Mr. Lincoln (May 30, 1939)

How Green Was My Valley (Oct. 28, 1941)

Kenji Mizoguchi

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Oct. 10, 1939)

Ugetsu (Mar. 26, 1953)

Elliott Nugent

The Cat and the Canary (Oct. 27, 1939)

Nothing But the Truth (Oct. 10, 1941)

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)

Hellzapoppin’ (Dec. 25, 1941, H.C. Potter)

Invisible Agent (July 31, 1942, Edwin L. Marin)

Billy Wilder

Five Graves to Cairo (May 26, 1943)

A Foreign Affair (June 30, 1948)

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Oct. 29, 1970)

The Invisible Man’s Revenge (June 9, 1944, Ford Beebe)

Meet Me in St. Louis (Nov. 22, 1944, Vincente Minnelli)

Rockin’ in the Rockies (Apr. 17, 1945, Vernon Keays)

She-Wolf of London (May 17, 1946, Jean Yarbrough)Elia Kazan

Gentleman’s Agreement (Nov. 11, 1947)

East of Eden (Mar. 9, 1955)

Le Silence de la Mer (Apr. 22, 1949, Jean-Pierre Melville)

Roberto Rossellini

Stromboli (Feb. 15, 1950)

Europe 51 (Sept. 12, 1952)

Journey to Italy (Sept. 7, 1954)

Michelangelo Antonioni

I Vinti (Sept. 4, 1953)

Le Amiche (Sept. 6, 1955)

Tokyo Story (Nov. 3, 1953, Yasujirô Ozu)

John Huston

Beat the Devil (Nov. 24, 1953)

The Misfits (Jan. 31, 1961)

Love in the City (Nov. 27, 1953, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Maselli, Dino Risi, Cesare Zavattini)

Karel Zeman

Journey to the Beginning of Time (Aug. 5, 1955)

Invention for Destruction (June 27, 1958)

The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (July 1962)

The Violent Years (1956, William Morgan)

Luis Buñuel

Death in the Garden (Sept. 21, 1956)

Belle de Jour (May 24, 1967)

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)

Le Beau Serge (June 6, 1958, Claude Chabrol)

The Hidden Fortress (Dec. 28, 1958, Akira Kurosawa)

The Diary of Anne Frank (Mar. 18, 1959, George Stevens)

Revenge of the Creature (Mar. 29, 1955, Jack Arnold)

Night of the Ghouls (1959, Ed Wood)

Village of the Damned (June 16, 1960, Wolf Rilla)

Luchino Visconti

Rocco and His Brothers (Sept. 6, 1960)

Death in Venice (Mar. 1, 1971)

The Innocents (Nov. 24, 1961, Jack Clayton)

Paris Belongs to Us (Dec. 13, 1961, Jacques Rivette)

François Truffaut

Jules and Jim (Jan. 23, 1962)

The Bride Wore Black (Mar. 22, 1968)

Francis Ford Coppola

Dementia 13 (Sept. 25, 1963)

The Cotton Club Encore (Dec. 4, 1984)

Dog Star Man (1964, Stan Brakhage)

Woman in the Dunes (Feb. 15, 1964, Hiroshi Teshigahara)

Before the Revolution (May 9, 1964, Bernardo Bertolucci)

Jean-Luc Godard

Band of Outsiders (July 29, 1964)

A Married Woman (Sept. 8, 1964)

Pierrot le Fou (Aug. 29, 1965)

The Oldest Profession (Apr. 7, 1967, dir. with Claude Autant-Lara, Mauro Bolognini, Philippe de Broca, Franco Indovina, Michael Pfleghar)

Weekend (Dec. 29, 1967)

Agnès Varda

Les créatures (Sept. 3, 1966)

Lions Love (… and Lies) (Sept. 20, 1969)

Daguerrotypes (June 24, 1975)

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (Mar. 9, 1977)

Mur murs (May 17, 1981)

Documenteur (Sept. 13, 1981)

Kung-Fu Master! (Feb. 1988)

Jane B. par Agnès V. (Mar. 2, 1988)

Jacquot de Nantes (May 15, 1991)

The Young Girls Turn 25 (Oct. 1993)

One Hundred and One Nights (Jan. 25, 1995)

The World of Jacques Demy (Mar. 14, 1995)

The Gleaners & I: Two Years Later (Dec. 18, 2002)

The Beaches of Agnès (Sept. 3, 2008)

Agnès Varda: From Here to There (Dec. 19, 2011)

Varda by Agnès (Feb. 13, 2019)

Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Rublev (Dec. 1966)

Solaris (Feb. 5, 1972)

The Deadly Bees (Dec. 23, 1966, Freddie Francis)

The Young Girls of Rochefort (March 8, 1967, Jacques Demy)

King Kong Escapes (July 22, 1967, Ishirô Honda)

Portrait of Jason (Sept. 29, 1967, Shirley Clarke)

Far from the Madding Crowd (Oct. 16, 1967, John Schlesinger)

Playtime (Dec. 16, 1967, Jacques Tati)

Je t’aime, je t’aime (Apr. 24, 1968, Alain Resnais)

Ted Post

Hang Em High (May 31, 1968)

The Baby (March 1973)

Magnum Force (Dec. 13, 1973)

The Devil Rides Out (July 20, 1968, Terence Fisher)

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Teorema (Sept. 5, 1968)

Arabian Nights (May 20, 1974)

The Night They Raided Minskys (Dec. 21, 1968, William Friedkin)

Bob Fosse

Sweet Charity (Feb. 14, 1969)

Lenny (Nov. 10, 1974)

David and Albert Mayles, Charlotte Zwerin

Salesman (Apr. 17, 1969)

Gimme Shelter (Dec. 6, 1970)

Federico Fellini

Spirits of the Dead (May 17, 1968, dir. with Louis Malle, Roger Vadim)

Fellinis Satyricon (Sept. 4, 1969, Federico Fellini)

Amarcord (Dec. 13, 1973, Federico Fellini)

Paul Mazursky

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Sept. 17, 1969)

Next Stop, Greenwich Village (Feb. 4, 1976)

Drive, He Said (May 24, 1971, Jack Nicholson)

Sunday Bloody Sunday (July 1, 1971, John Schlesinger)

The Devils (July 16, 1971, Ken Russell)

Paul Verhoeven

Diary of a Hooker (Sept. 10, 1971)

Turkish Delight (Feb. 22, 1973)

Katie Tippel (Mar. 6, 1975)

Soldier of Orange (Sept. 22, 1977)

Spetters (Feb. 28, 1980)

The 4th Man (Mar. 24, 1983)

The Last Picture Show (Oct. 2, 1971, Peter Bogdanovich)

A Safe Place (Oct. 15, 1971, Henry Jaglom)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The Merchant of Four Seasons (Feb. 10, 1972)

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (June 25, 1972)

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day (Oct. 29, 1972 – Mar. 18, 1973)- TV mini-series

World on a Wire (Oct. 14, 1973)- TV mini-series

Fox and His Friends (May 15, 1975)

Lina Wertmüller

The Seduction of Mimi (Feb. 19, 1972)

Love & Anarchy (Feb. 22, 1973)

All Screwed Up (Feb. 21, 1974)

Sam Peckinpah

Junior Bonner (Aug. 2, 1972)

The Getaway (Dec. 16, 1972)

The Killer Elite (Dec. 17, 1975)

Convoy (June 10, 1978)

The King of Marvin Gardens (Oct. 12, 1972, Bob Rafelson)

What the Peeper Saw (Oct. 14, 1972, James Kelley, Andrea Bianchi)

Fred Zinnemann

The Day of the Jackal (May 16, 1973)

Julia (Oct. 2, 1977)

Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (July 29, 1973, Shunya Itô)

The Optimists of Nine Elms (Oct. 18, 1973, Anthony Simmons)

Papillon (Dec. 16, 1973, Franklin J. Schaffner)

Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701s Grudge Song (Dec. 29, 1973, Yasuharu Hasebe)

Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (June 15, 1974, Toshiya Fujita)

Oliver Stone

Seizure (Nov. 15, 1974)

Talk Radio (Dec. 23, 1988)

The Dragon Tamers (Mar. 15, 1975, John Woo)

Hester Street (Mar. 19, 1975, Joan Micklin Silver)

The Giant Spider Invasion (Oct. 1975, Bill Rebane)

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Feb. 15, 1976, John Cassavetes)

Hal Ashby

Bound for Glory (Dec. 5, 1976)

Coming Home (Feb. 15, 1978)

The Enforcer (Dec. 16, 1976, James Fargo)

Mikey and Nicky (Dec. 21, 1976, Elaine May)

Werner Herzog

Stroszek (May 20, 1977)

Woyzeck (May 25, 1979)

Where the Green Ants Dream (May 1984)

Cobra Verde (Dec. 3, 1987)

Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Aug. 29, 1997)

My Best Fiend (May 17, 1999)

Ridley Scott

The Duellists (May 22, 1977)

Kingdom of Heaven: Director’s Cut (May 2, 2005)

Phantasm (Jan. 1979, Don Coscarelli)

Thirst (Sept. 28, 1979, Rod Hardy)

Roman Polanski

Tess (Oct. 25, 1979)

Bitter Moon (July 12, 1992)

The Stunt Man (June 27, 1980, Richard Rush)

Tobe Hooper

The Funhouse (Mar. 13, 1981)

Lifeforce (June 21, 1985)

Deadly Blessing (Aug. 14, 1981, Wes Craven)

The Verdict (Dec. 7, 1982, Sidney Lumet)

Sudden Impact (Dec. 8, 1983, Clint Eastwood)

John Carpenter

Christine (Dec. 9, 1983)

Prince of Darkness (Oct. 21, 1987)

Boy Meets Girl (May 1984, Leos Carax)

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.

Claude Lanzmann

Shoah (Apr. 30, 1985)

A Visitor from the Living (July 26, 1999)

Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. (May 13, 2001)

Come and See (July 9, 1985, Elem Klimov)

American Flyers (Aug. 16, 1985, John Badham)

River’s Edge (Aug. 27, 1986, Tim Hunter)

Mira Nair

Salaam Bombay! (May 1988)

Hysterical Blindness (Jan. 16, 2002)- TV movie

Terence Davies

Distant Voices, Still Lives (May 13, 1988)

The Long Day Closes (May 13, 1992)

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)

Resurrected (Feb. 1989, Paul Greengrass)

Blue Steel (July 1, 1989, Kathryn Bigelow)

Whit Stillman

Metropolitan (Jan. 1990)

Barcelona (June 1994)

An Angel at My Table (June 11, 1990, Jane Campion)

Pedro Almodóvar

High Heels (Oct. 23, 1991)

Kika (Oct. 29, 1993)

Bad Education (Mar. 19, 2004)

Abbas Kiarostami

And Life Goes On (Feb. 1, 1992)

Through the Olive Trees (Feb. 1, 1994)

Taste of Cherry (May 16, 1997)

Until the End of the World (Sept. 12, 1991, Wim Wenders)

Michael Mann

The Last of the Mohicans (Aug. 26, 1992)

Ali (Dec. 11, 2001)

Grey Knight (Mar. 7, 1993, George Hickenlooper)

Shadowlands (Dec. 25, 1993, Richard Attenborough)

Hoop Dreams (Jan. 1994, Steve James)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (Jan. 20, 1994, Mike Newell)

Ang Lee

Eat Drink Man Woman (Aug. 3, 1994)

Hulk (June 17, 2003)

Casa de Lava (Nov. 1994, Pedro Costa)

Desperado (May 1995, Robert Rodriguez)

The Game (Sept. 3, 1997, David Fincher)

Kundun (Dec. 11, 1997, Martin Scorsese)

The Gingerbread Man (Jan. 23, 1998, Robert Altman)

Without Limits (Sept. 11, 1998, Robert Towne)

Rosetta (May 22, 1999, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)

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)

Dark Water (Jan. 19, 2002, Hideo Nakata)

25th Hour (Dec. 16, 2002, Spike Lee)

Love Actually (Sept. 7, 2003, Richard Curtis)

Saraband (Dec. 1, 2003, Ingmar Bergman)- TV movie

Nobody Knows (May 13, 2004, Hirokazu Koreeda)

Sang-soo Hong

Woman Is the Future of Man (May 14, 2004)

Tale of Cinema (May 19, 2005)

…A Father… A Son… Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2005, Lee Grant)

Evil (Sept. 24, 2005, Giorgos Nousias)

The History Boys (Oct. 2, 2006, Nicholas Hytner)

Secret Sunshine (May 17, 2007, Chang-dong Lee)

Livid (Sept. 11, 2011, Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury)

Leviathan (Aug. 9, 2012, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel)

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I and II: Directors Cut (Feb. 9, 2014, Lars von Trier)

Upsidedown Cross (Sept. 25, 2014, William Hellfire)

American Honey (May 15, 2016, Andrea Arnold)


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
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
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Away We Go
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call- New Orleans
The Blind Side
The Brothers Bloom
Capitalism: A Love Story
Cold Souls
The Collector
The Damned United
District 9
Drag Me To Hell
An Education
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Final Destination
Food, Inc.
Friday the 13th
Funny People
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
The Girlfriend Experience
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
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
Paranormal Activity
A Perfect Getaway
Pirate Radio
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
Two Lovers
Up in the Air
Whatever Works
Where the Wild Things Are
The Young Victoria

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
Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Countdown to Zero
Cop Out
The Crazies
Date Night
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
Harry Brown
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part I
How to Train Your Dragon
The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
I Am Love
I Love You Phillip Morris
The Illusionist
Inside Job
Iron Man 2
Jackass 3D
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Last Exorcism
Let Me In
Made in Dagenham
Mother and Child
My Soul to Take
Nowhere Boy
The Other Guys
Piranha 3D
Please Give
A Prophet
Rabbit Hole
Ramona and Beezus
Robin Hood
The Runaways
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Secret in Their Eyes
Shutter Island
The Social Network
Solitary Man
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
13 Assassins
Albert Nobbs
The Artist
Arthur Christmas
Attack the Block
Bill Cunningham New York
Cars 2
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Certified Copy
City of Life and Death
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
A Dangerous Method
The Descendants
The Double Hour
Everything Must Go
Final Destination 5
The Guard
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
Higher Ground
Hobo with a Shotgun
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
I Saw the Devil
The Ides of March
In a Better World
In the Family
Into the Abyss
J. Edgar
Jane Eyre
Like Crazy
Margin Call
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meek’s Cutoff
Midnight in Paris
The Mill and the Cross
The Muppets
My Week with Marilyn
Of Gods and Men
The Princess of Montpensier
Project Nim
Red State
A Separation
Scream 4
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
The Skin I Live In
Source Code
Super 8
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
War Horse
Win Win
Winnie the Pooh
Winter in Wartime
X-Men: First Class

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