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

https://i0.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews54/the_tree_blu-ray_pitt_penn_/large/large_tree_of_life_blu-ray_6.jpgTree of Life Terrence Malick

https://i0.wp.com/img834.imageshack.us/img834/7895/l5xkr.jpgHer Spike Jonze

https://i2.wp.com/cdn01.wallconvert.com/_media/conv/1/14/139792-clockwork-orange.pngA Clockwork Orange  Stanley Kubrick

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_61/there_will_be_blood_blu-ray_/large/large_there_will_be_blood_02_blu-ray_.jpgThere Will Be Blood – Paul Thomas Anderson

https://feedingbrett.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/41186-mimi_bd_08.png?w=1395&h=785Whisper of the Heart  Yoshifumi Kondō

https://i0.wp.com/sv102.piclect.com/458301fcd/o/14/12/18/2001-bir-uzay-destani-2001-a-space-odyssey-1968-bluray-1080p-double-dual-bb66-6.png2001: A Space Odyssey  Stanley Kubrick

https://i2.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81GgQeUo6hL._SL1500_.jpgAll That Jazz Bob Fosse

https://i0.wp.com/pds13.egloos.com/pds/200811/14/06/e0070106_491d799113345.pngWall-E Andrew Stanton

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_66/whiplash_blu-ray_/large/large_whiplash_02_blu-ray_.jpgWhiplash Damien Chazelle

https://dirkmalcolm.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/large_a_hard_days_night_blu-ray3.jpg?w=1395&h=785A Hard Day’s NightRichard Lester

https://i1.wp.com/moviemezzanine.com/wp-content/uploads/large_do_the_right_thing_blu-ray10.jpgDo the Right ThingSpike Lee

https://i1.wp.com/s007.radikal.ru/i301/1012/6d/118156ef34f6.pngLost in Translation – Sofia Coppola

https://nonamemovieblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/gojira-8.jpg?w=1395&h=785Ikiru Akira Kurosawa

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdactive.com/images/editorial/screenshot/2010/6/bladerunnerbd_original.jpgBlade RunnerRidley Scott

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2014/2/20140222165414986_original.jpgGravityAlfonso Cuarón

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews57/royal%20_tenebaums_blu-ray_/large/large_royal_tenebaums_blu-ray_x05.jpgThe Royal Tenenbaums – Wes Anderson

https://i1.wp.com/filmfisher.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/large_psycho_blu-ray_5.jpgPsychoAlfred Hitchcock

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews51/the_red_shoes_criterion_blu-ray/large/large_red_shoes_blu-ray_3x.jpgThe Red ShoesMichael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews55/dazed_and_confused_blu-ray_/large/large_criterion_dazed_and_confused_blu-ray_2.jpgDazed and Confsued – Richard Linklater

https://i0.wp.com/www.leila.dvdbeaver.com/film3/dvd_reviews52/sound_of_music_blu-ray/large/large_sound_of_music_blu-ray_5.jpgSound of MusicRobert Wise

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews48/paris_texas_blu-ray/large/large_paris_texas_blu-ray7x.jpgParis, TexasWim Wenders

https://i1.wp.com/cdn.highdefdigest.com/uploads/2014/06/29/Grand_Budapest_Hotel_Screenshot_2.jpgThe Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson

https://i0.wp.com/www.movieramblings.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/moc_metropolis_bd_02.jpgMetropolisFritz Lang

https://i0.wp.com/opinioncenter.li/static/58e4906eb9b3a888c5cc51731d0b2b48.jpgPulp FictionQuentin Tarantino

https://i1.wp.com/images.myreviewer.co.uk/fullsize/0000225780.jpgMulholland DriveDavid Lynch

https://i0.wp.com/img195.imageshack.us/img195/9207/9810bba25cd18e05a016253.jpgWhen Harry Met Sally…Rob Reiner

https://i2.wp.com/img684.imageshack.us/img684/9379/largealienbluray1.jpgAlienRidley Scott

https://i2.wp.com/img829.imageshack.us/img829/6153/pinocchio3.pngPinocchioHamilton Luske & Ben Sharpsteen

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_66/hoop_dreams_blu-ray_/large/large_hoop_dreams_05_blu-ray_.jpgHoop DreamsSteve James

https://i2.wp.com/p3.no/filmpolitiet/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/large_singin_in_the_rain_blu-ray_4x.jpgSingin’ in the Rain – Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly

https://i1.wp.com/img138.imageshack.us/img138/5387/boogie26.pngBoogie NightsPaul Thomas Anderson

Up in the Air – Jason Reitman

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews45/the%20wrestler%20blu-ray/large/1.jpgThe WrestlerDarren Aronofsky

https://cinenthusiast.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/akirakurosawa-redbeard10-31-40.jpg?w=1000Red BeardAkira Kurosawa

https://i1.wp.com/planetaua.net/uploads/posts/2013-01/1357824400_1.pngVolverPedro Almodóvar

https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kaufman_debra/taxi-driver-restoration/images/0369431-1920x1080.jpgTaxi DriverMartin Scorsese

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews54/salo_blu-ray_/large/large_salo_blu-ray_2.jpgSalò, or the 120 Days of SodomPier Paolo Pasolini

https://derricklferguson.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/night-of-the-hunter-1.jpg?w=1395&h=785The Night of the HunterCharles Laughton

https://i1.wp.com/www.bonappetit.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/charlie-chaplin-the-kid-pancakes.jpegThe KidCharles Chaplin

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews49/close_encounters_third_kind_blu-ray/large/large_close_encounters_third_kind_blu-ray16.jpgClose Encounters of the Third KindSteven Spielberg

https://i1.wp.com/www.highdefdiscnews.com/screenshots/inception_39.pngInceptionChristopher Nolan

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews55/the_conversation_blu-ray_/large/large_the_conversation_blu-ray_2.jpgThe ConversationFrancis Ford Coppola

https://i0.wp.com/cdn.highdefdigest.com/uploads/2014/11/23/mononoke3.jpgPrincess MononokeHayao Miyazaki

https://i0.wp.com/www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2013/8/timebanditsbdcap4_original.jpgTime BanditsTerry Gilliam

https://i1.wp.com/mereimellem.dk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/grizzly-man.jpgGrizzly ManWerner Herzog

https://yuq.me/users/31/217/ZkPmKqpb47.pngThe Gold RushCharles Chaplin

https://i1.wp.com/image.tmdb.org/t/p/original/bWOJGlm7i3QepzFQxi1LtDytxf6.jpgBefore SunriseRichard Linklater

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_58/rashomon_blu-ray_/large/large_rashomon_blu-ray_x02.jpgRashomonAkira Kurosawa

https://i0.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_61/persona_blu-ray_/large/large_persona_04_blu-ray_.jpgPersonaIngmar Bergman

https://didyouseethatone.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/mr-lawrence-5.jpg?w=1000Merry Christmas Mr. LawrenceNagisa Oshima

https://i0.wp.com/i.imgur.com/AtqXUys.pngThe Breakfast ClubJohn Hughes

https://i2.wp.com/www.rockshockpop.com/screencaps/CabinetCaligari/06-1.jpgThe Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_58/tess_blu-ray_/large/large_tess_blu-ray_04.jpgTessRoman Polanski

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_60/blue_is_the_warmest_color_blu-ray_/large/large_blue_is_the_warmest_color_09_blu-ray_.jpgBlue is the Warmest ColorAbdellatif Kechiche

https://i1.wp.com/i.imgur.com/NPxSqwn.pngBarry LyndonStanley Kubrick

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews53/certified_copy_blu-ray_/large/large_certified_copy_blu-ray_10.jpgCertified CopyAbbas Kiarostami

https://i0.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_60/frances_ha_blu-ray_/large/large_frances_ha_blu-ray_02.jpgFrances HaNoah Baumbach

https://i1.wp.com/www.highdefdiscnews.com/screenshots/brazil_19.pngBrazil Terry Gilliam

https://i0.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews47/the_general_blu-ray/large/large_the_general_blu-ray5x.jpgThe General – Buster Keaton

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2012/1/dawnbdcap16_original.jpgDawn of the DeadGeorge A. Romero

 https://i2.wp.com/hdmag.cz/files/shots/citizen-kane/png/019.pngCitizen Kane Orson Welles

https://derekhill.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/punch3.png?w=1000Punch-Drunk LovePaul Thomas Anderson

https://i0.wp.com/www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2012/9/lawrenceofarabiabdcap3_original.jpgLawrence of ArabiaDavid Lean

https://i2.wp.com/notonbluray.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/1-Spirited-Away-Blu-1.pngSpirited AwayHayao Miyazaki

https://i0.wp.com/img829.imageshack.us/img829/7230/bd5y.pngJawsSteven Spielberg

https://i2.wp.com/www.doblu.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/bambi1428.jpgBambiJames Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Graham Heid, William Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright & David Hand

https://i2.wp.com/i.imgur.com/2BnvT3H.jpgBoyhoodRichard Linklater

https://i2.wp.com/ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/1361182690-large-north-by-northwest-blu-ray4.jpgNorth By NorthwestAlfred Hitchcock

https://i0.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews43/casablanca%20blu-ray/large/largecasablanca%20blu-ray6.jpgCasablancaMichael Curtiz

https://i2.wp.com/www.highdefdiscnews.com/screenshots/the_social_network_13.pngThe Social NetworkDavid Fincher

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews56/a_night_to_remember_blu-ray_/large/large_a_night_to_remember_blu-ray_x05.jpgA Night to RememberRoy Ward Baker

https://i2.wp.com/www.filmmisery.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/inglouriousbasterds.jpgInglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino

https://i2.wp.com/www.lyricis.fr/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Drive-Image-15.jpgDriveNicolas Winding Refn

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2014/4/fargo_t01.mkv_snapshot_00.23.52_2014.04.01_21.03.10_original.jpgFargoJoel & Ethan Coen

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_61/like_father_like_son_blu-ray_/large/large_like_father_like_son_01_blu-ray_.jpgLike Father, Like SonHirokazu Koreeda

https://fogsmoviereviews.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/12_angry_men_jury_box.png?w=100012 Angry MenSidney Lumet

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews47/up_blu-ray_asner/large/large_up_blu-ray4.pngUpPete Docter & Bob Peterson

https://pic.yify-torrent.org/20140205/33075/3812575f451844d2a51e7b9b6a768bc5.pngChasing AmyKevin Smith

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews53/gone_baby_gone_blu-ray_/large/009_gone_baby_gone_blu-ray.jpgGone Baby GoneBen Affleck

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews51/ratatouille_blu-ray/large/01_ratatouille_bluray.jpgRatatouille – Brad Bird

https://i2.wp.com/hitchcockzone.com/files/captures/5411_004253.jpgVertigoAlfred Hitchcock

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews52/paths_of_glory_blu-ray_/large/large_paths_of_glory_blu-ray_3.jpgPaths of GloryStanley Kubrick

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews47/hamlet_blu-ray/large/large_hamlet_blu-ray1.jpgHamletLawrence Olivier

https://i0.wp.com/www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2012/6/totalrecallbdcap2_original.jpgTotal RecallPaul Verhoeven

https://i0.wp.com/www.bergamofilmmeeting.it/img/texts/Jules_Dassin_Du_Rififi_Chez_Les_Hommes_004.jpgRififiJules Dassin

https://i0.wp.com/www.hitandrun.gr/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/large_hunger_blu-ray3645.jpgHunger Steve McQueen

https://i2.wp.com/planetaua.net/uploads/posts/2011-07/1310504052_o4.pngThree Colors: Blue – Krzysztof Kieślowski

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews44/400%20blows%20blu-ray/large/large%20400%20blows%20blu-ray3.jpgThe 400 BlowsFrançois Truffaut

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2012/8/00602.m2ts_snapshot_00.57.39_2012.08.15_08.45.22_original.jpgThe RaidGareth Evans

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews57/summertime_blu-ray_/large/large_summertime_blu-ray_x03.jpgSummertimeDavid Lean

https://i2.wp.com/www.arte.tv/sites/fr/olivierpere/files/2013/12/large_breakfast_at_tiffanys_blu-ray_1.jpgBreakfast at Tiffany’sBlake Edwards

https://i1.wp.com/www.doblu.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/darkknight12947.jpgThe Dark KnightChristopher Nolan

https://i2.wp.com/images.myreviewer.co.uk/fullsize/0000224071.jpgPicnic at Hanging RockPeter Weir

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews55/rushmore_blu-ray_/large/large_rushmore_blu-ray_8x.jpgRushmoreWes Anderson

https://i2.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_61/like_someone_in_love_blu-ray_/large/large_like_someone_in_love_08_blu-ray_.jpgLike Someone in LoveAbbas Kiarostami

https://i0.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews52/thin_red_line_blu-ray_/large/large_thin_red_line_blu-ray_5xs.jpgThe Thin Red LineTerrence Malick

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/babettes_feast_blu-ray_/large/large_babettes_feast_blu-ray_11.jpgBabette’s FeastGabriel Axel

https://i1.wp.com/www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews57/children_of_paradise_blu-ray_/large/large_children_of_paradise_blu-ray_4.jpgChildren of ParadiseMarcel Carné

https://i2.wp.com/img40.imageshack.us/img40/9389/termsbd3.jpgTerms of EndearmentJames L. Brooks

https://kindrathings.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/last-emperor-blu-ray11.jpg?w=1395&h=785The 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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