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  • Rashomon
  • Ran
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Hidden Fortress
  • Throne of Blood

Directed by Kurosawa

6 films

A subjective ranking of the Akira Kurosawa films I've seen so far.

Great if you're feeling a series of subtitled…

  • Fail Safe
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Vertigo
  • Das Boot
  • The Heiress

"Sticks the Landing"

16 films

Some movies drag on too long, or end in ways that are unrealistically happy. You don't buy it for the…

  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • The Awful Truth
  • Holiday
  • The Philadelphia Story

Featuring Cary Grant (or is it Archie Leach!)

16 films

A subjective ranking of the Cary Grant movies I've seen.

“Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to…

  • Vertigo
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • Rear Window
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Psycho

Directed by Hitchcock

9 films

A subjective ranking of the Alfred Hitchcock films I've seen so far. The Lady Vanishes and Rear Window are a…

  • Citizen Kane
  • The Godfather
  • Casablanca
  • Raging Bull
  • Singin' in the Rain

AFI’s Top 100 2020

100 films

I wanted to keep a recent copy of AFI’s top 100 list around for reference.

  • Fail Safe
  • Grand Illusion
  • Das Boot
  • Apocalypse Now

War Films

4 films

A subjective ranking of some of the war films I've seen.

These are not always the most action-heavy war films,…

  • Sunset Boulevard
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Gilda
  • The Lady from Shanghai

Noir Films

5 films

A subjective ranking of some of the noir films I've seen.

Great for when A.) it's a cold rainy night,…

  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • You Were Never Lovelier
  • Ziegfeld Girl

Musicals

8 films

An especially arbitrary ranking of some of the musicals I've seen so far. With kind of an emphasis on stuff…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Isle of Dogs
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Rushmore

Directed by Anderson

5 films

A subjective ranking of the Wes Anderson films I have seen so far.

Great if you are looking for especially…

  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • The Shape of Water
  • Cronos

Directed by del Toro

4 films

A subjective ranking of the Guillermo del Toro films I've seen so far.

Great for when you're in the mood…

  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • Gilda
  • You Were Never Lovelier
  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • Cover Girl

Featuring Rita Hayworth

7 films

My ranking of films I've seen featuring that strawberry blond delight, Rita!

Note that Gilda is probably the film Hayworth…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Water Lilies
  • Tomboy
  • Girlhood

Directed by Sciamma

4 films

A subjective ranking of the Celine Sciamma films I've seen.

Great if you're feeling minimalist (i.e., not dialogue-centric), well-shot movies…