The Criterion Shelf: Criterion Channel Essentials

New to the Criterion Channel and at a loss as to where to begin?

The treasure trove that the Criterion Collection presents is quite daunting, although its superb curation does help you at least browse easily through all its many offerings.

Read the full list at That Shelf to discover why these film made the list:

  • Andrei Rublev
  • An Angel at My Table
  • L'Avventura
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Black Narcissus
  • Contempt
  • Children of Paradise
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Close-Up
  • 8½
  • Grey Gardens
  • Harlan County U.S.A.
  • Henry V
  • The Hidden Fortress
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Jules and Jim
  • Mala Noche
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Rashomon
  • Red Desert
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Smiles of a Summer Night
  • Tokyo Story
  • The Wages of Fear
  • White Material
  • Wild Strawberries