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  • La Haine
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • City Lights
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Bicycle Thieves

When Actors Direct

1,698 films

An attempt to make a list of every film ever directed by an actor-turned director. (Ranked in order of Letterboxd…

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines
  • The Disciple
  • Moffie
  • Arlo the Alligator Boy
  • Monster
  • Nine Days
  • Worth
  • Shiva Baby
  • The Killing of Two Lovers
  • The Courier

2021 Ranked

15 films

  • Boys State
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Hamilton
  • Soul

2020 Ranked

72 films

  • Bacurau
  • Mangrove
  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
  • Welcome to Chechnya
  • Summerland
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Taxi Driver
  • The 400 Blows
  • Raging Bull
  • The King of Comedy

Films written by former Film Journalists

75 films

Films that were written by current or former members of the film journalism/film criticism community

  • L.A. Confidential
  • In Bruges
  • The Social Network
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Cinema Paradiso

Top 50 of All Time (In progress so don't judge me yet)

149 films

No order so far. Compiling a list of favorites to subsequently narrow down

  • Behind the Screen
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • The Gold Rush
  • A Page of Madness
  • The General

Still Need to See

1,149 films

  • First Reformed
  • American Animals
  • Searching
  • Private Life
  • Eighth Grade

Top 25 of 2018

26 films

  • All the Bright Places
  • Artemis Fowl
  • Black Flies
  • Blonde
  • The Call of the Wild
  • Cloud Atlas
  • La La Land
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • TRON: Legacy
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Philomena
  • Trainspotting