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Best of the 2010s

50 films

Haphazard and hampered by my not having seen lots of acclaimed titles

  • The Jazz Singer
  • Counsellor at Law
  • Jew Süss
  • The Golem
  • The Dybbuk
  • The Blues Brothers
  • The Stunt Man
  • Popeye
  • Cutter's Way
  • The Great Muppet Caper

'80s Standouts

34 films

Hastily thrown together

  • The Open Road
  • Industrial Britain
  • Man of Aran
  • Coal Face
  • Night Mail

The Brit-Folk Cinema Canon

58 films

For now, this is a list of cinematic works discussed in Rob Young's book Electric Eden.

  • Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • The Racing Scene
  • Swing Out, Sweet Land
  • Get to Know Your Rabbit
  • The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas

The Smothers Brothers Cinematic Canon

34 films

Cinematic works that feature Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, or both. I have heard that Dick has a small uncredited role…

  • Slam Dance
  • Sweet Talker
  • Unhook the Stars
  • Limbo
  • A Room for Romeo Brass

The Richard Thompson Cinematic Canon

26 films

Cinematic works featuring Richard Thompson as composer, performer, director, and/or soundtrack contributor. (I include films that use others' recordings of…

  • Casino Royale
  • Skidoo
  • Paint Your Wagon
  • Lisztomania
  • Winter Kills


16 films

These are movies that wouldn't make any 'best films' list of mine but that still need to be seen for…

  • Serpentine Dance
  • The Golem: How He Came into the World
  • The Play House
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Entr'acte

Essential Films

248 films

This is something like a 'best films' list for me, I suppose. It displays the films essential to my life…