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Matt's 60 Greatest Films of the 21st Century (So Far)

60 films

A work in progress. List is in chronological order.

My Top 20:

1. The Gleaners and I (2000, Varda)/The Beaches…

  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • The Band Wagon
  • The Clock
  • Gigi
  • Some Came Running

Vincente Minnelli, ranked.

17 films

Still need to see:

I Dood It (1943) Ziegfeld Follies (segments "This Heart of Mine", "Limehouse Blues", "A Great Lady…

  • Roma
  • Shoplifters
  • Burning
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Cold War

Key Films of 2018

242 films

This list represents both theatrically-released films I've seen this year (123 as of 12/08) as well as films that I'm…

  • Dracula
  • The Curse of Frankenstein
  • The Brides of Dracula
  • Vampire Circus
  • Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

Hammer Horror (Classic Era: 1955-1976), ranked.

25 films

A number of the films in the "still need to see" list I actually have seen -- on network TV…

  • Sallie Gardner at a Gallop
  • Dickson Experimental Sound Film
  • Annabelle Serpentine Dance
  • Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory
  • Tables Turned on the Gardener

Matt's Essentials

2,015 films

List is in chronological order.

Updated on 11/29/2018

  • Roma
  • Shoplifters
  • Burning
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Cold War
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • Gertie the Dinosaur
  • Les vampires
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • The Immigrant

Matt's Top 500

500 films

List is in chronological order.

Last modified: 08/14/2018

  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Metropolis
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • City Lights

Matt's Favorite 100 Films by 100 Directors

100 films

In chronological order. Runner ups are listed in notes.

Limiting to a chronological Top 20: Un Chien andalou; One Hour…

  • After Midnight
  • The Penguin Pool Murder
  • The Story of Temple Drake
  • Broadway Melody of 1936
  • Four Hours to Kill!
  • Dickson Experimental Sound Film
  • Annabelle Butterfly Dance
  • Annabelle Serpentine Dance
  • The Oyster Princess
  • The Phantom of the Opera

The Musical and its variants. A chronological list.

1,080 films

Updated 11/29/2018.

This is a list that incorporates both classic genre musicals, concert films, music documentaries as well as films…

  • Carmencita
  • Dickson Experimental Sound Film
  • Fatima's Coochee-Coochee Dance
  • The Kiss
  • Le Coucher de la Mariée
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Aelita: Queen of Mars
  • Metropolis
  • Woman in the Moon