2016 Discoveries

New-to-me classics (really, at least older than 3 years) seen in theaters, on home media, TCM or some other means. Updated throughout the year, with 3.5 stars the minimum. Some forethought to the rankings of the first 20-25, but after not so much.

  • Shoah

    1

  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

    2

  • Yi Yi

    3

  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

    4

  • La Chienne

    5

  • The Mother and the Whore

    6

  • Fat Girl

    7

  • Chimes at Midnight

    8

  • I Walked with a Zombie

    9

  • Seed

    10

  • Blackmail

    11

  • Steamboat Round the Bend

    12

  • On Dangerous Ground

    13

  • Only Yesterday

    14

  • The Clock

    15

  • Boudu Saved from Drowning

    16

  • Air Force

    17

  • The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

    18

  • Remember the Night

    19

  • Seven Chances

    20

  • Listen to Britain

    21

  • Distant Voices, Still Lives

    22

  • La Cérémonie

    23

  • Femme Fatale

    24

  • The Sun Shines Bright

    25

  • The Lady from Shanghai

    26

  • Cure

    27

  • Monsieur Verdoux

    28

  • Day of the Outlaw

    29

  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    30

  • Melvin and Howard

    31

  • They Were Expendable

    32

  • Pandora's Box

    33

  • Cat People

    34

  • In Harm's Way

    35

  • La Collectionneuse

    36

  • Muriel, or the Time of Return

    37

  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    38

  • That Uncertain Feeling

    39

  • Pulse

    40

  • The Black Cat

    41

  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue

    42

  • Something Wild

    43

  • Pitfall

    44

  • Bonjour Tristesse

    45

  • Stage Door

    46

  • Reign of Terror

    47

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    48

  • In the City of Sylvia

    49

  • Moses and Aaron

    50

  • Harlan County U.S.A.

    51

  • Drums Along the Mohawk

    52

  • The Big Trail

    53

  • Michael

    54

  • To Catch a Thief

    55

  • Back Street

    56

  • I Knew Her Well

    57

  • Naked Childhood

    58

  • Lifeboat

    59

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    60

  • Escape from New York

    61

  • The Big Parade

    62

  • Rio Grande

    63

  • Assault on Precinct 13

    64

  • Out of the Blue

    65

  • Under Capricorn

    66

  • House of Bamboo

    67

  • Esther Kahn

    68

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    69

  • The Beguiled

    70

  • Advise & Consent

    71

  • Chronicle of a Summer

    72

  • Four Sons

    73

  • The Stranger

    74

  • The Tarnished Angels

    75

  • Cesar and Rosalie

    76

  • Klute

    77

  • Hold Back the Dawn

    78

  • Dragon Inn

    79

  • Wagon Master

    80

  • Play Dirty

    81

  • Straw Dogs

    82

  • The Party

    83

  • The Last Frontier

    84

  • Night of the Demon

    85

  • Kings and Queen

    86

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    87

  • Young and Innocent

    88

  • The French Connection

    89

  • Fireworks Wednesday

    90

  • Modern Romance

    91

  • Snake Eyes

    92

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    93

  • The Farmer's Wife

    94

  • Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

    95

  • The Beaches of Agnès

    96

  • Life Is Sweet

    97

  • Buchanan Rides Alone

    98

  • Frankenstein

    99

  • House of Wax

    100