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top 100 movies that manage to impress me through every single rewatch

100 films

not necessarily saying they are of great quality

i was left in complete awe after my first viewing

these movies…

  • Street of Crocodiles
  • Ziegenort
  • Glen or Glenda
  • The Holy Mountain
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium

surrealist cinema

481 films

while magical realism focuses on the hybridity of fantastical elements and realistic setting, presenting highly contrasted context within the realm…

  • The Science of Sleep
  • Brazil
  • Happy as Lazzaro
  • The Widowed Witch
  • The Untamed

magical realism cinema

271 films

conscious journeys into hyper alluring day to day realities

  • A Borrowed Life
  • A City of Sadness
  • Mahjong
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • The Puppetmaster

taiwanese cinema ranked

50 films

objectivity is heavily discarded though my criteria are still taken into account (quality of the storytelling, thematic depth, cultural embedment,…

  • The Ascent
  • Dhrupad
  • This Transient Life
  • Silence Has No Wings
  • Hour of the Star

spiritually enlightening movies

58 films

these movies have affected me on a personal,emotional and conceptual level

* the only non movie being the anime serial…

  • Grosse fatigue
  • Dedication to Matsuo Basho
  • Noon
  • Messages
  • No Corras Tanto

short films watched in 2019

277 films

mostly watched in art class + cinema club some of them were watched on my own

  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • A Moment of Innocence
  • Mary and Max
  • Fanny & Alexander
  • Lawrence of Arabia

extended favorites

75 films

these films are also my favorites i adore each single of them for different reasons

  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Nobody Knows
  • Manila in the Claws of Light
  • In the Mood for Love
  • The Prodigal Son

asian cinema [animated films excluded]

60 films


  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Pulse
  • Angst
  • Possession
  • Eyes Without a Face

horror favorites

35 films

psychologically and visually impactful enough to give my brain a not-so-gentle massage

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Blade Runner
  • Alien
  • Gattaca
  • Ex Machina

sci fi favorites

36 films

we are now facing not only a technological crisis but also a philosophical one

  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • The Breadwinner
  • Over the Garden Wall
  • Bao
  • Song of the Sea

animation favorites

37 films

2d is unironically better than 3d this time