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My 1000 Favorite Films of All-Time

Only a few films have been added -- or "old" ones removed -- for about a year now, so this list is already vastly out of date (I'll hopefully get a chance to update it eventually), while still representing my taste in contemporary cinema fairly well:

Essentially the most memorable 7-8ish percent of all the feature length films I've seen in my life (which is well over 12,000); there are (a thousand or two?/)hundreds of films I've yet to log on Letterboxd. Only includes films made between 1940-2020 (due to my knowledge of pre-1940s cinema being so limited), and solely encompassing movies with runtimes of approximately 40 min. or longer.

275ish through 1000 are currently unranked, and I was primarily…

  • Marriage Story

    1

  • Mommy

    2

  • The Tree of Life

    3

  • Dancer in the Dark

    4

  • American Honey

    5

  • Lilya 4-ever

    6

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    7

  • Life Is Beautiful

    8

  • Christiane F.

    9

  • Stalker

    10

  • Tropical Malady

    11

  • Just Don't Think I'll Scream

    12

  • Pink Wall

    13

  • The House That Jack Built

    14

  • First Reformed

    15

  • Ben Is Back

    16

  • Beautiful Boy

    17

  • Permanent Green Light

    18

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    19

  • Serial Experiments Lain

    20

  • Nostalgia

    21

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    22

  • Mandy

    23

  • Thunder Road

    24

  • Adam

    25

  • A Ghost Story

    26

  • Knight of Cups

    27

  • The Thin Red Line

    28

  • Mirror

    29

  • Andrei Rublev

    30

  • The Sacrifice

    31

  • Solaris

    32

  • Dominion

    33

  • The Amazonian Angel

    34

  • Five-Year Diary

    35

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    36

  • Our Time

    37

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    38

  • The World

    39

  • Dreamwood

    40

  • Mundane History

    41

  • Fish Tank

    42

  • 24 Frames

    43

  • We Make Couples

    44

  • Inland Empire

    45

  • Satantango

    46

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    47

  • Come and See

    48

  • Max Richter's Sleep

    49

  • Eisenstein’s Mexican Film: Episodes for Study

    50

  • Monos

    51

  • Oriental Elegy

    52

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    53

  • Glass

    54

  • Her Smell

    55

  • Maniac

    56

  • Naked

    57

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    58

  • The Haunting

    59

  • At Sea

    60

  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

    61

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    62

  • Age Out

    63

  • Whispering Pages

    64

  • Elegy of a Voyage

    65

  • Wisconsin Death Trip

    66

  • The Image Book

    67

  • Manuel on the Island of Wonders

    68

  • City of Pirates

    69

  • Memento Stella

    70

  • Climax

    71

  • Threads

    72

  • Used Innocence

    73

  • Phantom Mary

    74

  • Hotel by the River

    75

  • Mother and Son

    76

  • Shoah

    77

  • 50 Feet of String

    78

  • Dead Souls

    79

  • Come and Go

    80

  • The Decalogue

    81

  • Athens, Return to the Acropolis

    82

  • White Noise

    83

  • Uncut Gems

    84

  • Annihilation

    85

  • 303

    86

  • Beyond Dreams

    87

  • Spring Breakers

    88

  • Near Death

    89

  • Ratcatcher

    90

  • Out of the Blue

    91

  • Angel's Egg

    92

  • Son of the White Mare

    93

  • Water and Power

    94

  • All These Sleepless Nights

    95

  • On the Beach at Night Alone

    96

  • Under the Skin

    97

  • A.K.A. Serial Killer

    98

  • L'ange

    99

  • A Solar Dream

    100