Ladies and Gentlemen: The Essentials!

I have succumbed to the pressure, I have made my own list for films that I regard as Essential Viewings; these entries do not correlate with the personal score that I give them, I simply believe that even if I feel the film as a whole was disappointing, it has to be seen and recommended. This list is indeed ranked.

This list is not definitive, as the more I encounter new films, the more I would likely to change my perspective of cinema and deem some of these films unworthy of being part of my 100 essential viewings. I am unsure whether this list should be updated yearly or half-yearly, but one things is for sure, I would create another one to accommodate my new rankings.

Established: 20/04/2015 of Life Terrence Malick Spike Jonze Clockwork Orange  Stanley Kubrick Will Be Blood – Paul Thomas Anderson of the Heart  Yoshifumi Kondō A Space Odyssey  Stanley Kubrick That Jazz Bob Fosse Andrew Stanton Damien Chazelle Hard Day’s NightRichard Lester the Right ThingSpike Lee in Translation – Sofia Coppola Akira Kurosawa RunnerRidley Scott Cuarón Royal Tenenbaums – Wes Anderson Hitchcock Red ShoesMichael Powell & Emeric Pressburger and Confsued – Richard Linklater of MusicRobert Wise, TexasWim Wenders Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson Lang FictionQuentin Tarantino DriveDavid Lynch Harry Met Sally…Rob Reiner Scott Luske & Ben Sharpsteen DreamsSteve James’ in the Rain – Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly NightsPaul Thomas Anderson

Up in the Air – Jason Reitman WrestlerDarren Aronofsky BeardAkira Kurosawa Almodóvar DriverMartin Scorseseò, or the 120 Days of SodomPier Paolo Pasolini Night of the HunterCharles Laughton KidCharles Chaplin Encounters of the Third KindSteven Spielberg Nolan ConversationFrancis Ford Coppola MononokeHayao Miyazaki BanditsTerry Gilliam ManWerner Herzog Gold RushCharles Chaplin SunriseRichard Linklater Kurosawa Bergman Christmas Mr. LawrenceNagisa Oshima Breakfast ClubJohn Hughes Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Polanski is the Warmest ColorAbdellatif Kechiche LyndonStanley Kubrick CopyAbbas Kiarostami HaNoah Baumbach Terry Gilliam General – Buster Keaton of the DeadGeorge A. Romero Kane Orson Welles LovePaul Thomas Anderson of ArabiaDavid Lean AwayHayao Miyazaki Spielberg Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Graham Heid, William Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright & David Hand Linklater By NorthwestAlfred Hitchcock Curtiz Social NetworkDavid Fincher Night to RememberRoy Ward Baker Basterds Quentin Tarantino Winding Refn & Ethan Coen Father, Like SonHirokazu Koreeda Angry MenSidney Lumet Docter & Bob Peterson AmyKevin Smith Baby GoneBen Affleck – Brad Bird Hitchcock of GloryStanley Kubrick Olivier RecallPaul Verhoeven Dassin Steve McQueen Colors: Blue – Krzysztof Kieślowski 400 BlowsFrançois Truffaut RaidGareth Evans Lean at Tiffany’sBlake Edwards Dark KnightChristopher Nolan at Hanging RockPeter Weir Anderson Someone in LoveAbbas Kiarostami Thin Red LineTerrence Malick’s FeastGabriel Axel of ParadiseMarcel Carné of EndearmentJames L. Brooks Last EmperorBernardo Bertolucci


3 thoughts on “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Essentials!

    1. Maybe in a year from now or within a couple of months, after seeing more films, a new list would be created an update this according to my change of opinion. Thanks Shana!


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