Thursday, May 12, 2016

Top 10s

*IMDB World Premiere Dates*
Some of these lists are thin or incomplete.

2016
  1. Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson)
  2. Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)
  3. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
  4. Lemonade (Beyonce)
  5.  Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
  6. O.J. Made in America (Ezra Edelman)
  7. Silence (Martin Scorsese)
  8. The Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Femon Craig)
  9. Sully (Clint Eastwood)
  10. Our Little Sister (Hirokazu Koreeda)

2015
  1. No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
  2. Carol (Todd Haynes)
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)
  4. Mistress America (Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig)
  5. Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs)
  6. Blackhat (Michael Mann)
  7. 88:88 (Isiah Medina)
  8. Creed (Ryan Coogler
  9. By the Sea (Angelina Jolie) 
  10. In Jackson Heights (Frederick Wiseman)

2014
  1. The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)
  2. Gone Girl (David Fincher)
  3. Pompeii (Paul W.S. Anderson)
  4. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  5. Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 (Johnnie To)
  6. Goodbye to Language 3D (Jean-Luc Godard)
  7. Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry) 
  8. Heaven Knows What (Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie)
  9. As the Gods Will (Takashi Miike)
  10. Lucy (Luc Besson)
2013
  1. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)
  2. Top of the Lake (Jane Campion)
  3. The Immigrant (James Gray)
  4. Bastards (Claire Denis)
  5. Blind Detective (Johnnie To)
  6. Drug War (Johnnie To)
  7. White Reindeer (Zach Clark)
  8. Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen Bros.)
  9. The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)
  10. The World's End (Edgar Wright)
2012
  1. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig)
  2. Romancing in Thin Air (Johnnie To)
  3. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)
  4. Wolf Children (Mamoru Hosada)
  5. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg)
  6. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
  7. Resident Evil: Retribution (Paul W.S. Anderson)
  8. The Unspeakable Act (Dan Sallitt)
  9. Ace Attorney (Takashi Miike)
  10. The Lords of Salem (Rob Zombie)
2011
  1.  Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan)
  2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher)
  3. Girl Walk//All Day (Jacob Krupnick)
  4. The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodovar)
  5. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Johnnie To)
  6. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
  7. Weekend (Andrew Haigh)
  8. The Deep Blue Sea (Terrence Davies)
  9. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay)
  10. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
2010
  1. Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt)
  2. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)
  3. Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari)
  4. Somewhere (Sofia Coppola)
  5. Winter's Bone (Debra Granik)
  6. Dogtooth (Giorgos Lanthimos)
  7. Resident Evil: Afterlife (Paul W.S. Anderson)
  8. Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City (Takashi Miike)
  9. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Edgar Wright)
  10. Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Joe)
2009
  1. Bright Star (Jane Campion)
  2. Halloween II: Director's Cut (Rob Zombie)
  3. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
  4. Alle Anderen (Maren Ade)
  5. The House of the Devil (Ti West)
  6. Whip It! (Drew Barrymoore)
  7. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)
  8. Two Lovers (James Gray)
  9. A Perfect Getaway (David Twohy)
  10. Drag Me to Hell (Sam Raimi)

2008
  1. Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme)
  2. Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt)
  3. Sparrow (Johnnie To)
  4. 35 Rhums (Claire Denis)
  5. Martyrs (Pascal Laugier)
  6. Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh)
  7. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel)
  8. Speed Racer (Lily and Lana Wachowski)
  9. My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar-Wai)
  10. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)
2007
  1. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)
  2. Waitress (Adrienne Shelly)
  3. Zodiac (David Fincher)
  4. Inside (Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo)
  5. Death Proof (Quentin Tarantino)
  6. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen)
  7. I'm Not There (Todd Haynes)
  8. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright) 
  9. The Last Mistress (Catherine Breillat)
  10. Southland Tales (Richard Kelly)
2006
  1. The Lake House  (Alejandro Agresti)
  2. Syndromes and a Century (Joe)
  3. Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)
  4. Triad Election (Johnnie To)
  5. Deja Vu (Tony Scott)
  6. Inland Empire (David Lynch)
  7. A Prairie Home Companion (Robert Altman)
  8. Miami Vice (Michael Mann)
  9. Friends with Money (Nicole Holofcener)
  10. Silent Hill (Christophe Gans)
2005
  1.  Linda Linda Linda (Nobuhiro Yamashita)
  2. Domino (Tony Scott)
  3. Election (Johnnie To)
  4. Three Times (Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
  5. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg)
  6. Match Point (Woody Allen)
  7. Cigarette Burns (John Carpenter)
  8. Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Michel Gondry)
  9. Fever Pitch (The Farrely's)
  10. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)
2004
  1. Innocence (Lucille Hadzihalilovic)
  2. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
  3. Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood)
  4. Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki)
  5. Notre Musique (Jean-Luc Godard)
  6. Collateral (Michael Mann)
  7. Tomorrow We Move (Chantal Akerman)
  8. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino)
  9. Man on Fire (Tony Scott)
  10. Birth (Jonathan Glazer)
2003
  1. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
  2. The Story of Marie and Julien (Jacques Rivette)
  3. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino)
  4. Running on Karma (Johnnie To)
  5. Dogville (Lars von Trier)
  6. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-Ho)
  7. Elephant (Gus Van Sant)
  8. In the Cut (Jane Campion)
  9. Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Anderson)
  10. PTU (Johnnie To)
2002
  1. Vendredi Soir (Claire Denis)
  2. Funny Haha (Andrew Bujalski)
  3. Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay)
  4. Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (Takashi Miike)
  5. Minority Report (Steven Spielberg)
  6. Lilya 4-Ever (Lukas Moodysoon)
  7. Punch Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  8. May (Lucky McKee)
  9. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
  10. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes)
2001
  1. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
  2. Fat Girl (Catherine Breillat)
  3. The Happiness of the Katakuris (Takashi Miike)
  4. Take Care of My Cat (Jeong Jae-eun)
  5. Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon)
  6. Millennium Mambo (Hsiao-hsien Hou)
  7. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
  8. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff)
  9. Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis)
  10. Kandahar (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
2000
  1. In the Mood For Love (Kar-Wai Wong)
  2. Ginger Snaps (John Fawcett)
  3. The Day I Became a Woman (Marzieh Meshkini)
  4. DOA 2: Birds (Takashi Miike)
  5. Yi Yi (Edward Yang)
  6. Love and Basketball (Gina Price-Bythewood)
  7. La Captive (Chantal Akerman)
  8. Needing You (Johnnie To)
  9. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe)
  10. Suzhou River (Le You)
1999
  1. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
  2. Beau Travail (Claire Denis)
  3. The Straight Story (David Lynch)
  4. Rosetta (The Dardennes)
  5. Audition (Takashi Miike)
  6. The Matrix (Lily and Lana Wachowski) 
  7. The Mission (Johnnie To)
  8. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch) 
  9. Ley Lines (Takashi Miike)
  10. I'll Take You There (Adrienne Shelly)
1998
  1. Histoire(s) du Cinema (Jean-Luc Godard) (the entire series upon completion in 1998)
  2. Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon)
  3. Fucking Amal (Lukas Moodysson)
  4. Bride of Chucky (Ronny Yu)
  5. Buffalo '66 (Vincent Gallo)
  6. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen)
  7. The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman)
  8. The Flowers of Shanghai (Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
  9. Sombre (Phillipe Grandieux)
  10. Rushmore (Wes Anderson)
1997
  1. The End of Evangelion (Hideaki Anno)
  2. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
  3. Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) 
  4. Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven)
  5. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  6. Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion (David Mirkin)
  7. Rainy Dog (Takashi Miike)
  8. The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan)
  9. All Over Me (Alex Sichel)
  10. Titanic (James Cameron)
1996
  1. Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier)
  2. Bound (Lana and Lily Wachowski)
  3. Crash (David Cronenberg)
  4. Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen)
  5. Fudoh: The New Generation (Takashi Miike)
  6. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky)
  7. Nenette et Boni (Claire Denis)
  8. Sudden Manhattan (Adrienne Shelly)
  9. Scream (Wes Craven)
  10. I Shot Andy Warhol (Mary Harron)
1995
  1. The Bridges of Madison County (Clint Eastwood)
  2. Clueless (Amy Heckerling)
  3. Up, Down, Fragile (Jacques Rivette)
  4. Heat (Michael Mann)
  5. [SAFE] (Todd Haynes)
  6. Showgirls (Paul Verhoeven)
  7. Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Ishii) 
  8. Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself!!! The Heist (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  9. Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo)
  10. The Blade (Hark Tsui)
1994
  1. Jeanne la Pucelle (Jacques Rivette)
  2. Hoop Dreams (Steve James)
  3. Chungking Express (Kar-Wai Wong)
  4. In the Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter)
  5. Speed (Jan De Bont)
  6. Legend of Drunken Master (Kar-Lau Leung)
  7. I Can't Sleep (Claire Denis)
  8. Portrait of a Young Girl in Brussels at the End of the 60s (Chantal Akerman)
  9. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
  10. Bullets Over Broadway (Woody Allen)
1993
  1. The Piano (Jane Campion)
  2. Green Snake (Hark Tsui)
  3. Blue (Derek Jarman)
  4. D'est (Chantal Akerman)
  5. A Perfect World (Clint Eastwood)
  6. Matinee (Joe Dante)
  7. Je Vous Salue Sarajevo (Jean-Luc Godard)
  8. The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese)
  9. The Wrong Trousers (Nick Park)
  10. I Was a Teenage Serial Killer (Sarah Jacobson) 
1992
  1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch)
  2. The Long Day Closes (Terrence Davies)
  3. Nitrate Kisses (Barbara Hammer)
  4. Malcolm X (Spike Lee)
  5. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
  6. Death Becomes Her (Robert Zemeckis)  
  7. Deep Cover (Bill Duke)
  8. Orlando (Sally Potter)
  9. Hard Boiled (John Woo)
  10. Once Upon a Time in China II (Hark Tsui)
1991
  1. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
  2. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
  3. The Rapture (Michael Tolkin)
  4. Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow)
  5. Barton Fink (Joel and Ethan Coen)
  6. Flirting (John Duigan) 
  7. Dogfight (Nancy Savoca)
  8. My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant)
  9. The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
  10. Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata)
1990
  1. Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston)
  2. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Joe Dante)
  3. Wild at Heart (David Lynch)
  4. An Angel at my Table (Jane Campion)
  5. Blue Steel (Kathryn Bigelow)  
  6. Privilege (Yvonne Rainer) 
  7. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
  8. No Fear, No Die (Claire Denis)
  9. Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven)
  10. Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-Wai)
1989
  1. Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki)
  2. Gang of Four (Jacques Rivette)
  3. Sweetie (Jane Campion)
  4. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
  5. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen)
  6. The Killer (John Woo)
  7. A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (Hark Tsui) 
  8. The Unbelievable Truth (Hal Hartley)
  9. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Shinya Tsukamoto) 
  10. Heathers (Michael Lehmann)
1988
  1. My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki)
  2. Die Hard (John McTiernan)
  3. Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata)
  4. Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg)
  5. Hairspray (John Waters)
  6. Chocolat (Claire Denis)
  7. The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese)
  8. Akira (Katsuhio Otomo)
  9. The Accused (Jonathan Kaplan)
  10. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris)
1987
  1. Broadcast News (James L. Brooks)
  2. Sign O' The Times (Prince)
  3. Prince of Darkness (John Carpenter)
  4. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Todd Haynes)
  5. RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven)
  6. Where Is My Friend's Home? (Abbas Kiarostami)
  7. Two Friends (Jane Campion)
  8. King Lear (Jean-Luc Godard)
  9. Radio Days (Woody Allen)
  10. Stagefright: Aquarius (Michele Soavi) 
1986
  1. Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter)
  2. The Terrorizers (Edward Yang)
  3. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen)
  4. The Green Ray (Eric Rohmer)
  5. Working Girls (Lizzie Borden)
  6. The Fly (David Cronenberg)
  7. Peking Opera Blues (Hark Tsui)
  8. Something Wild (Jonathan Demme)
  9. Manhunter (Michael Mann) 
  10. Aliens (James Cameron)
1985
  1. Police Story (Jackie Chan)
  2. Angel's Egg (Mamoru Oshii)
  3. Tampopo (Juzo Itami)
  4. Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
  5. Day of the Dead (George A. Romero)
  6. Vagabond (Agnes Varda)
  7. After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
  8. Hail Mary (Jean-Luc Godard)
  9. Wuthering Heights (Jacques Rivette)
  10. Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Siedelman) 
1984
  1. Wheels on Meals (Sammo Hung)
  2. Purple Rain (Albert Magnoli)
  3. Starman (John Carpenter) 
  4. Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme) 
  5. Blood Simple (Joel Coen) 
  6. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki)
  7. When the Tenth Month Comes (Dang Nhat Minh)
  8. The Terminator (James Cameron)
  9. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
  10. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven)
1983
  1. Silkwood (Mike Nichols)
  2. One Day Pina Asked (Chantal Akerman)
  3. Videodrome (David Cronenberg)
  4. Christine (John Carpenter)
  5. Terms of Endearment (James L. Brooks)
  6. Sheer Madness (Margarethe Von Trotta)
  7. First Name: Carmen (Jean-Luc Godard)
  8. Three Crowns of the Sailor (Raoul Ruiz)
  9. Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden)
  10. Possibly in Michigan (Cecelia Condit)
1982
  1. The Thing (John Carpenter)
  2. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Robert Altman)
  3. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
  4. Toute Une Nuit (Chantal Akerman)
  5. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Amy Heckerling)
  6. White Dog (Samuel Fuller)
  7. Tenebrae (Dario Argento)
  8. Next of Kin (Tony Williams)
  9. Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman)
  10. Conan the Barbarian (John Milius)
1981
  1. Ms. 45 (Abel Ferrara)
  2. Possession (Andrzej Zulawski)
  3. They All Laughed (Peter Bogdanovich)
  4. Escape From New York (John Carpenter)
  5. The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi)
  6. Le Pont Du Nord (Jacques Rivette)
  7. The Great Muppet Caper (Jim Henson)
  8. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
  9. Merry-Go-Round (Jacques Rivette)
  10. The Road Warrior (George Miller)
1980
  1. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
  2. Melvin & Howard (Jonathan Demme)
  3. The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
  4. Stardust Memories (Woody Allen)
  5. Inferno (Dario Argento)
  6. Cannibal Holocaust (Ruggero Deodato)
  7. The Young Master (Jackie Chan)
  8. The Fog (John Carpenter)
  9. The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kirshner)
  10. Coal Miner's Daughter (Michael Apted)
 1979
  1. Alien (Ridley Scott)
  2. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  3. My Brilliant Career (Gillian Armstrong)
  4. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
  5. The Castle of Cagliostro (Hayao Miyazaki)
  6. Life of Brian (Terry Jones)
  7. Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht (Werner Herzog)
  8. The Brood (David Cronenberg)
  9. The Muppet Movie (Jim Henson)
  10. Manhattan (Woody Allen)
 1978
  1. The Meetings of Anna (Chantal Akerman)
  2. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Lau-Kar Leung)
  3. Girlfriends (Claudia Weill)
  4. Halloween (John Carpenter)
  5. Alucarda (Juan Lopez Moctezuma)
  6. Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero)
  7. Empire of Passion (Nagisa Oshima)
  8. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman)
  9. Renaldo & Clara (Bob Dylan)
  10. An Unmarried Woman (Paul Mazursky)
 1977
  1. News From Home (Chantal Akerman)
  2. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
  3. Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
  4. Opening Night (John Cassavetes)
  5. Eraserhead (David Lynch) 
  6. Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
  7. 3 Women (Robert Altman)
  8. Hausu (Nobuhiko Obayashi)
  9. Martin (George A. Romero)
  10. Stroszek (Werner Herzog)
1976
  1. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
  2. Noroit (Jacques Rivette) 
  3. Carrie (Brian De Palma)
  4. A Real Young Girl (Catherine Breillat)
  5. Harlan County, U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple)
  6. Duelle (Jacques Rivette)
  7. Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter
  8. Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May)
  9. The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood)
  10. Challenge of the Masters (Kar-Lau Leung)
 1975
  1. Jeanne Dielman: 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman)
  2. Nashville (Robert Altman)
  3. Love and Death (Woody Allen)
  4. Black Moon (Louis Malle)
  5. Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir)
  6. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman)
  7. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
  8. The Stepford Wives (Bryan Forbes)
  9. Katie Tippel (Paul Verhoeven)
  10. Graveyard of Honor (Kinji Fukusaku)
1974
  1. Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette)
  2.  Je, Tu, Il, Elle (Chantal Akerman)
  3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper)
  4. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)
  5. Dyketactics (Barbara Hammer)
  6. Female Trouble (John Waters)
  7. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbender)
  8. Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins)
  9. Film About a Woman Who... (Yvonne Rainer)
  10. The Yakuza Papers Vol. 4: Police Tactics (Kinji Fukusaku)
1973
  1. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (Shunya Ito)
  2. Lady Snowblood (Toshiya Fujita)
  3. F For Fake (Orson Welles)
  4. The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice)
  5. The Yakuza Papers, Vol 2.: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima (Kinji Fukasaku)
  6. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (D.A. Pennebaker)
  7. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
  8. Don't Look Now (Nicholas Roeg)
  9. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)
  10. Coffy (Jack Hill)
1972
  1. Hotel Monterey (Chantal Akerman)
  2. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbender)
  3. Pink Flamingos (John Waters)
  4. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (Shunya Ito)
  5. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (Shunya Ito)
  6. Across 110th Street (Barry Shear)
  7. Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman)
  8. La Chambre (Chantal Akerman)
  9. The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May)
  10. Lives of Performers (Yvonne Rainer)
1971
  1. A Touch of Zen (King Hu)
  2. Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff)
  3. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman)
  4. Out 1 (Jacques Rivette)
  5. A New Leaf (Elaine May)
  6. The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich)
  7. Two Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman)
  8. A Bay of Blood (Mario Bava)
  9. The Devils (Ken Russell)
  10. The French Connection (William Friedkin)
1970
  1. Wanda (Barbara Loden)
  2. Gimme Shelter (Charlotte Zwerin, Albert and David Maysles)
  3. Claire's Knee (Eric Rohmer)
  4. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Jaromil Jires)
  5. Witches Hammer (Otakar Vavra)
  6. Girly (Freddie Francis)
  7. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento)
  8. And God Said to Cain (Antonio Margheriti)
  9. The Grandmother (David Lynch)
  10. Two Mules for Sister Sarah (Don Siegel)
1969
  1. Mad Love (Jacques Rivette)
  2. The Fruit of the Paradise (Vera Chytilova)
  3. Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (Nagisa Oshima) 
  4. Tenchu! (Hideo Gosha)
  5. Take and the Money and Run (Woody Allen)
  6. Une Femme Douce (Robert Bresson)
  7. Eyes (Steven Spielberg)
  8. Porcile (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  9. Topaz (Alfred Hitchcock)
  10. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)
1968
  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
  2. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
  3. Death by Hanging (Nagisa Oshima)
  4. High School (Frederick Wiseman)
  5. The Great Silence (Sergio Corbucci)
  6. Monterey Pop (D.A. Pennebaker) 
  7. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero)
  8. The Immortal Story (Orson Welles)
  9. Saute ma Ville (Chantal Akerman)
  10. The Golden Swallow (Chang Cheh)
1967
  1. Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard)
  2. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Jacques Demy)
  3. Samurai Rebellion (Masaki Kobayashi)
  4. Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (Nagisa Oshima)
  5. Playtime (Jacques Tati)
  6. Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn)
  7. Titicut Follies (Frederick Wiseman)
  8. A Countess from Hong Kong (Charlie Chaplin)
  9. Death Rides a Horse (Giulio Petroni)
  10. Don't Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker)
1966
  1. Daisies (Vera Chytilova)
  2. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone)
  3. Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
  4. Black Girl (Ousmane Sembene)
  5. Tokyo Drifter (Seijun Suzuki)
  6. The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
  7. The Nun (Jacques Rivette)
  8. Come Drink With Me (King Hu)
  9. Django (Sergio Corbucci)
  10. The Trouble with Angels (Ida Lupino)
1965
  1.  Le Bonheur (Agnes Varda)
  2. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Russ Meyer)
  3. Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles)
  4. For a Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone)
  5. Pierrot Le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard)
  6. Repulsion (Roman Polanski)
  7. Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman)
  8. Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard)
  9. Pleasures of the Flesh (Nagisa Oshima)
  10. Dr. Terror's House of Horror's (Freddie Francis)
1964
  1. Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. Charulata (Satyajit Ray)
  3. Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi)
  4. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  5. Blood and Black Lace (Mario Bava) 
  6. The Masque of the Red Death (Roger Corman)
  7. Onibaba (Kaneto Shindo)
  8. Nadja in Paris (Eric Rohmer)
  9. A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone)
  10. Mothra vs. Godzilla (Ishiro Honda)
1963
  1. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. The Haunting (Robert Wise)
  3. The House is Black (Forugh Farrokhzad)
  4. Charade (Stanley Donen)
  5. Mothlight (Stan Brakhage)
  6. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini) 
  7. Black Sabbath (Mario Bava)
  8. Suzanne's Career (Eric Rohmer)
  9. I Fidanzati (Ermanno Olmi)
  10. The Silence (Ingmar Bergman)
1962
  1. Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi)
  2. Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnes Varda)
  3. The Man who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford)
  4. The Tale of Zatoichi (Kenji Misumi)
  5. Vivre sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard)
  6. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Robert Aldrich)
  7. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)
  8. The Exterminating Angel (Louis Bunuel)
  9. The Trial (Orson Welles)
  10. La Jatee (Chris Marker)
1961
  1. Something Wild (Jack Garfein)
  2. Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman)
  3. Paris Belongs to Us (Jacques Rivette)
  4. The Pit and the Pendulum (Roger Corman)
  5. Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa)
  6. Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais) 
  7. A Woman is a Woman (Jean-Luc Godard)
  8. The Innocents (Jack Clayton)
  9.  The Children's Hour (William Wyler)
  10.  Les Fiances du pont Mac Donald ou (Agnes Varda)
1960
  1. Eyes without a Face (Georges Franju)
  2. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
  3. L'aaventura (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  4. The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman)
  5. The Testament of Orpheus (Jean Cocteau)
  6. The Apartment (Billy Wilder)
  7. Peeping Tom (Michael Powell)
  8. Black Sunday (Mario Bava)
  9. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard)
  10. The Brides of Dracula (Terrence Fisher)
1959
  1.  Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks)
  2. Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk)
  3. Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger)
  4. North By Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock)
  5. Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan (Nobuo Nakagawa)
  6. Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu)
  7. Sleeping Beauty (Clyde Geronimi)
  8. The Hound of the Baskervilles (Terrence Fisher)
  9. The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut)
  10. Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais) 
1958
  1. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
  2. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
  3. Bell, Book and Candle (Richard Quine)
  4.  The Magician (Ingmar Bergman)
  5. Horror of Dracula (Terrence Fisher)
  6. Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati)
  7. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Nathan Juran & Ray Harryhausen)
  8. The Diary of a Pregnant Woman (Agnes Varda)
  9. Underworld Beauty (Seijun Suzuki)
  10. It! The Terror From Beyond Space (Edward L. Cahn)
1957
  1. Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa)
  2. Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander MacKendrick)
  3. Forty Guns (Samuel Fuller)
  4. A King in New York (Charlie Chaplin)
  5. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet)
  6. The Curse of Frankenstein (Terrence Fisher)
  7. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick)
  8. Funny Face (Stanley Donen)
  9. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)
  10. Night of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur)
1956
  1. Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk)
  2. The Searchers (John Ford)
  3. The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. The Red Balloon (Albert Lamorisse)
  5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegal)
  6. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick)
  7. Baby Doll (Elia Kazan)
  8. Deduce, you Say (Chuck Jones)
  9. Forbidden Planet (Fred M. Wilcox)
  10. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock)
1955
  1. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
  2. All that Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk)
  3. Lola Montes (Max Ophuls) 
  4. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray)
  5. Rififi (Jules Dassin)
  6. Diabolique (Henri-Georges Clozout)
  7. To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock)
  8. Mr. Arkadin (Orson Welles)
  9. Le-Pointe Courte (Agnes Varda)
  10. Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman)
 1954
  1.  Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. Voyage to Italy (Roberto Rossellini) 
  3. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa)
  4. Godzilla (Ishiro Honda)
  5. Sansho the Baliff (Kenji Mizoguchi)
  6. Dial M For Murder (Alfred Hitchcock)
  7. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan)
  8. Sabrina (Billy Wilder)
  9. Creature from the Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold)
  10. N/A
1953
  1. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks)
  2. The Earrings of Madame De... (Max Ophuls)
  3. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu)
  4. Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi)
  5. White Mane (Albert Lamorisse)
  6. The Bigamist (Ida Lupino)
  7. Summer with Monika (Ingmar Bergman)
  8. The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino)
  9. Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Jacques Tati)
  10. Roman Holiday (William Wyler)
1952
  1. Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
  2. Limelight (Charlie Chaplin)
  3. Le Plaisir (Max Ophuls)
  4. Othello (Orson Welles)
  5. Trick or Treat (Jack Hannah)
  6. Feed the Kitty (Chuck Jones)
  7. Bend of the River (Anthony Mann)
  8. Rabbit Seasoning (Chuck Jones)
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
  11. N/A
1951
  1. Hard, Fast & Beautiful (Ida Lupino)
  2. The Tales of Hoffmann (Powell and Pressburger)
  3. The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise)
  4. Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock)
  5. The Thing From Another World (Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks)
  6. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder)
  7. Alice in Wonderland (Various)
  8. Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Jacques Tati)
  9. Summer Interlude (Ingmar Bergman)
  10. A Streetcat Named Desire (Elia Kazan)
1950
  1. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray)
  2. Orpheus (Jean Cocteau)
  3. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  4. Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder)
  5. Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis)
  6. Winchester '73 (Anthony Mann)
  7. The Furies (Anthony Mann)
  8. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa)
  9. Outrage (Ida Lupino)
  10. Rio Grande (John Ford)
1949
  1. The Third Man (Carol Reed)
  2. Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu) 
  3. Caught (Max Ophuls)
  4. Not Wanted (Ida Lupino)
  5. I Was a Male War Bride (Howard Hawks)
  6. Jour de Fete (Jacques Tati)
  7. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford)
  8. Under Capricorn (Alfred Hitchcock)
  9. The Young Lovers (Ida Lupino)
  10. N/A
1948
  1. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
  2. Red River (Howard Hawks)
  3. Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophuls)
  4. Women of the Night (Kenji Mizoguchi)
  5. Macbeth (Orson Welles)
  6. Key Largo (John Huston)
  7. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica)
  8. Meditation on Violence (Maya Deren)
  9. The Storm Within (Jean Cocteau)
  10. Rope (Alfred Hitchcock)
1947
  1. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
  2. Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur)
  3. Monsieur Verdoux (Charlie Chaplin)
  4. Desire Me (Unconfirmed) 
  5. The Lady From Shanghai (Orson Welles)
  6. Dark Passage (Delmer Davies)
  7. Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding)
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1946
  1. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau)
  3. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
  4. The Cat Concerto (William Hannah and Joseph Barbera)
  5. It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
  6. The Stranger (Orson Welles)
  7. Bedlam (Mark Robson)
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1945
  1. Brief Encounter (David Lean)
  2. The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise)
  3. Leave her to Heaven (John M. Stahl)
  4. My Name is Julia Ross (Joseph H. Lewis)
  5. Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock)
  6. Isle of the Dead (Mark Robson)
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1944
  1. Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincent Minnelli)
  2. To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks)
  3. At Land (Maya Deren)
  4. Laura (Otto Preminger)
  5. Gaslight (George Cukor)
  6. Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock
  7. The Curse of the Cat People (Robert Wise)
  8. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
  9. Witch's Cradle (Maya Deren)
  10. Bluebeard (Edgar G. Ulmer)
1943
  1. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren)
  2. I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur)
  3. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson)
  5. Day of Wrath (Carl Th. Dreyer)
  6. The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur)
  7. The Ghost Ship (Mark Robson)
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1942
  1. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
  2. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur)
  3. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
  4. I Married a Witch (Rene Clair)
  5. This Gun for Hire (Frank Tuttle)
  6. Bambi (Various)
  7. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturgess)
  8. Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock)
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1941
  1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
  2. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston)
  3. Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. The Wolf-Man (George Waggner)
  5. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturgess)
  6. How Green Was My Valley (John Ford)
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1940
  1. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch)
  3. Dance, Girl, Dance (Dorothy Arzner)
  4. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
  5. The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin)
  6. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor)
  7. The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford)
  8. Fantasia (Various)
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1939
  1. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks)
  2. The Wizard of Oz (Various)
  3. Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford)
  4. Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming)
  5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra)
  6. Stagecoach (John Ford)
  7. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir)
  8. The Women (George Cukor)
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1938
  1.  Vivacious Lady (George Stevens)
  2. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock)
  3. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks)
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1937
  1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand)
  2. The Case of the Stuttering Pig (Frank Tashlin)
  3. N/A
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1936
  1. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin)
  2. The Only Son (Yasujiro Ozu)
  3. Dracula's Daughter (Lambert Hillyer)
  4. Osaka Elegy (Kenji Mizoguchi)
  5. Sisters of the Gion (Kenji Mizoguchi)
  6. Swing Time (George Stevens)
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1935
  1. The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale)
  2. The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock)
  3. Top Hat (Mark Sandrich)
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
 1934
  1. The Scarlett Empress (Josef Von Sternberg)
  2. The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer)
  3. It Happened One Night (Frank Capra)
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1933
  1. The Gold Diggers of 1933 (Mervyn Leroy)
  2. 42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon)
  3. Snow White (Dave Fleischer)
  4. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey)
  5. King Kong (Merian C. Cooper)
  6. Betty Boop's May Party (Dave Fleischer)
  7. Is My Palm Read? (Dave Fleischer)
  8. The Invisible Man (James Whale)
  9. Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions (Dave Fleischer)
  10. The Old Man of the Mountain (Dave Fleischer)
1932
  1. Shanghai Express (Josef Von Sternberg)
  2. Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch) 
  3. Minnie the Moocher (Dave Fleischer)
  4. Vampyr (Carl Th. Dreyer)
  5. Betty Boop M.D. (Dave Fleischer)
  6. A Hunting We Will Go (Dave Fleischer)
  7. That Old Dark House (James Whale)
  8. Stopping the Show (Dave Fleischer)
  9. Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding)
  10. The Mummy (Karl Freund)
1931
  1. City Lights (Charlie Chaplin)
  2. Dishonored (Josef Von Sternberg) 
  3. Madchen in Uniform (Leontine Sagan and Carl Froelich)
  4. M. (Fritz Lang)
  5. Frankenstein (James Whale)
  6. Bimbo's Initiation (Dave Fleischer & Grim Natwick) 
  7. Dizzy Red Riding Hood (Dave Fleischer)
  8. Dracula (Tod Browning)
  9. Tokyo Chorus (Yasujiro Ozu)
  10. N/A
1930
  1. Blood of a Poet (Jean Cocteau)
  2. Morocco (Josef Von Sternberg)
  3. The Blue Angel (Josef Von Sternberg)
  4. Monte Carlo (Ernst Lubitsch)
  5. L'age Dor (Luis Bunuel)
  6. The Divorcee (Robert Z. Leonard)
  7. Hellbound Train (James & Eloyce Gist)
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1929
  1. Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov)
  2. Un Chien Andalou (Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dahli)
  3. Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. Rain (Joris Ivens and Mannus Franken)
  5. Days of Youth (Yasujiro Ozu)
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1928
  1. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Th. Dreyer)
  2. Steamboat Bill Jr. (Buster Keaton)
  3. The Fall of the House of Usher (Jean Epstein)
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1927
  1. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau)
  2. L'invitation au Voyage (Germaine Dulac)
  3. The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. The Cat and the Canary (Paul Leni)
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1926
  1. Faust (F.W. Murnau)
  2. The General (Buster Keaton)
  3. A Page of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugaza)
  4. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Lottie Reineger, Karl Coch)
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1925
  1. Battleship Potempkin (Sergei Eisenstein)
  2. Strike! (Sergei Eisenstein)
  3. The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin)
  4. Seven Chances (Buster Keaton)
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1924
  1. Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton)
  2. Ballet Mecanique (Fernand Ledger, Dudley Murphey)
  3. N/A
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1923
  1. Safety Last! (Fred C. Newmayer, Sam Taylor)
  2. A Woman of Paris (Charlie Chaplin)
  3. N/A
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1922
  1. Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau)
  2. Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Benjamin Christensen)
  3. N/A
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1921
  1. The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjolstrom)
  2. The Kid (Charlie Chaplin)
  3. N/A
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A
1920
  1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene)
  2. Leaves out of the Book of Satan (Carl Th. Dreyer)
  3. N/A
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. N/A 

*There are other films I have seen before 1920, but compiling a list of those seems unreasonable at the moment. They may be added later. Feel free to recommend movies (especially for weaker lists!)

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