All-Time Favourites

Given the interplay of memory and time, any ordering below should be taken as infinitely provisional. After all, I've not seen some of these films in a while and I find it near impossible to compare films with such vast differences. I tried my very best though, so you can consider this very loosely sorted. Obviously it gets more and more muddled further down the list. It's a mess really.

There are of course many more films that I find to be great or just simply like, but I got to stop at some point.

Recurring directors:

16 - Ingmar Bergman
12 - Alfred Hitchcock
11 - Akira Kurosawa, Orson Welles
10 - Stanley Kubrick, Coen Brothers
9 - Wong…

  • The Sacrifice
  • Harakiri
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Mirror
  • 8½
  • The Trial
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Blade Runner
  • High and Low
  • 2046
  • Chungking Express
  • Stalker
  • Seven Samurai
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Chinatown
  • In a Lonely Place
  • F for Fake
  • The Third Man
  • Apocalypse Now
  • City Lights
  • Rashomon
  • Days of Being Wild
  • Persona
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Psycho
  • Brazil
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Nostalgia
  • The Shining
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • The Other Side of the Wind
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Eraserhead
  • Metropolis
  • Touch of Evil
  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
  • The General
  • Citizen Kane
  • Paths of Glory
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • M
  • Throne of Blood
  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
  • Kwaidan
  • Yojimbo
  • Ikiru
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The 400 Blows
  • The Handmaiden
  • Oldboy
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Roma
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • I'm Not There
  • Amarcord
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Diabolique
  • Come and See
  • Double Indemnity
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Le Samouraï
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Jules and Jim
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Masculin Féminin
  • Badlands
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Mommy
  • Good Morning
  • The Wages of Fear
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • Days of Heaven
  • Contempt
  • The Long Day Closes
  • Solaris
  • Scenes from a Marriage
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Peeping Tom
  • His Girl Friday
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Angel
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Memories of Murder
  • Alphaville
  • Breathless
  • La Dolce Vita
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Kid
  • I Vitelloni
  • Casablanca