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New Year’s Resolution: 100 Films to Watch in 2019

Last year's list was created rather haphazardly out of things I'd been putting off and things I'd bought but hadn't watched. As a result, I wound up with a hundred films from fifteen countries, but I had only one film by a female filmmaker, nearly half of them were from the United States, and no films were from Africa or Australia. This year, I've made a concerted effort to change that. I've added films from fifteen different female directors as well as twenty-one new countries. 2019's all about expanding my horizons!

Decades
1910s: 6
1920s: 6
1930s: 4
1940s: 7
1950s: 11
1960s: 16
1970s: 8
1980s: 9
1990s: 11
2000s: 6
2010s: 11

Countries
*Countries with the Asterisk Are…

Read notes
  • Walkabout
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Breaker Morant
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • Twenty Years Later
  • Good Will Hunting
  • The Goddess
  • Loves of a Blonde
  • The Firemen's Ball
  • The Shop on Main Street
  • Pearls of the Deep
  • Capricious Summer
  • The President
  • Ordet
  • The Celebration
  • Cairo Station
  • The Rules of the Game
  • La Jetée
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • PlayTime
  • La Pointe-Courte
  • Faces Places
  • I Can't Sleep
  • La Haine
  • Kirikou and the Sorceress
  • The Pianist
  • Senna
  • The Doll
  • Pandora's Box
  • Triumph of the Will
  • Das Boot
  • Paris, Texas
  • Satantango
  • Nowhere in Africa
  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story
  • The Music Room
  • The Color of Paradise
  • A Separation
  • Rome, Open City
  • Senso
  • Rocco and His Brothers
  • Umberto D.
  • The Conformist
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • A Story of Floating Weeds
  • Floating Weeds
  • Early Summer
  • Ugetsu
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • The Face of Another
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • The Exterminating Angel
  • Simon of the Desert
  • Vigil
  • The Orator
  • The Act of Killing
  • What Will People Say
  • Blind Chance
  • Ida
  • The Innocents
  • The Dying Swan
  • Strike
  • Beat the Drum
  • Memories of Murder
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Ivan's Childhood
  • The Ascent
  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • The Outlaw and His Wife
  • Through a Glass Darkly
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • The Great White Silence
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • The Devils
  • Orlando
  • Naked
  • Where Are My Children?
  • Mickey
  • The Plastic Age
  • Get Your Man
  • The Last Command
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • I Married a Witch
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • Ace in the Hole
  • The Bigamist
  • A Face in the Crowd
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Days of Heaven
  • The King of Comedy
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Awakenings
  • Heat
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Samsara
  • Cameraperson