My Favorite Movies


  1. jimbotender
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Films I simply adore but in no numerical order.

There isn't just 1 best film of all time and not just 1 important / prolific director. Get it?

  jimbotender's Rating My Rating
1
The Birth of a Nation 1915,  G)
The Birth of a Nation
This will divide lots of viewers and still,a great amount of population will rise to the fact of political mendacity.Which is correct,no doubt about this.I really want to know however if all of the "audience" praising Scarface (De Palma's mediocrity) and Forest Gump (Zemeckis' sobbing flick) can realize the racist message in those films and not just in Birth of a Nation e.g. Puerto Ricans and low I.Q. people.Strange feeling,isn't it?Condemn the quality of a movie first and then we discuss the f***** political context!
2
Intolerance 1916,  PG)
Intolerance
Redemption for Griffith came with an astonishing work of art.The Birth of an Empire it should be alternatively nicknamed,the second title of Love's persistence is the dark sheet of pessimism,4 eras of desperation and at the same time,visionary trembling.Directorial zeal or a capitalist engrossment?You decide...
3
The Outlaw and His Wife 1917,  Unrated)
4
Broken Blossoms 1919,  Unrated)
5
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) 1920,  Unrated)
6
The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) 1920,  Unrated)
7
The Kid 1921,  Unrated)
8
The Wildcat (Die Bergkatze) 2006,  Unrated)
9
Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) 1922,  Unrated)
10
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923,  PG)
11
Safety Last! 1923,  Unrated)
12
Der Letzte Mann (The Last Laugh) 1925,  PG)
13
Sherlock Jr. 1924,  Unrated)
14
Battleship Potemkin 1925,  Unrated)
15
The Freshman (College Days) 1925,  Unrated)
16
The Gold Rush 1925,  G)
17
Phantom Of The Opera 1925,  Unrated)
18
Strike (Stachka) 1925,  Unrated)
19
The Adventures of Prince Achmed 1926,  Unrated)
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
A criminally underappreciated animation film,the beloved template of heroes,chivalry,mythical delights made by Reiniger's magic wand is more than just a bargain.Sheer enthusiasm for an hour,this classic visual landscape fills the screen with a literally poetic ambrosia.
20
Faust 1926,  Unrated)
21
The General 1927,  Unrated)
22
Kurutta ippęji (A Crazy Page)(A Page of Madness) 1926,  Unrated)
23
Metropolis 1927,  PG-13)
24
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 1927,  Unrated)
25
Oktyabr (October) (Ten Days That Shook the World) 1928,  Unrated)
26
The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) 1928,  Unrated)
27
Chelovek s kino-apparatom (Man with a Movie Camera) 1929,  Unrated)
28
L' Âge d'Or (Age of Gold) (The Golden Age) 1979,  Unrated)
29
All Quiet on the Western Front 1930,  PG)
30
Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) 1930,  Unrated)
31
City Lights 1931,  G)
32
Dafnis kai Hloi (Daphnis and Chloe) 1931,  Unrated)
33
Dracula 1931,  Unrated)
Dracula
Without a doubt,a magnitude of a horror film.King Kong and Dracula exemplified the monster myth and illustrated a diminishing picture of the evil entity threatening humanity's face.It might not scare as it used to but style is sometimes over substance and Browning knew what to show and HOW to show it.
34
Frankenstein 1931,  Unrated)
35
Limite (Limit) 1992,  Unrated)
36
Little Caesar 1930,  Unrated)
37
M 1931,  Unrated)
38
The Public Enemy 1931,  Unrated)
39
Freaks 1932,  Unrated)
40
The Mummy 1932,  Unrated)
The Mummy
The parodies were imminent after a release so cheesy,thoroughly trifle and yet so charming (which wouldn't happen without miss Zita's provocative body-eloquence).
Freund managed to steer the wheel of this considerably spooky but not particularly hollow film,so Karloff's glance fills in wherever it's necessary!
41
Scarface 1932,  PG)
42
Shanghai Express 1932,  Unrated)
Shanghai Express
I love you Marlene!!!!Thank you Josef,you ambitious,visual iconoclast.
43
Trouble in Paradise 1932,  Unrated)
44
Duck Soup 1933,  Unrated)
45
The Invisible Man 1933,  Unrated)
46
King Kong 1933,  Unrated)
47
The Private Life of Henry VIII 1933,  Unrated)
48
Queen Christina 1933,  Unrated)
49
L'Atalante 1934,  Unrated)
50
It Happened One Night 1934,  Unrated)
51
Alice Adams 1935,  Unrated)
52
The Bride of Frankenstein 1935,  Unrated)
53
Captain Blood 1935,  Unrated)
54
Mutiny on the Bounty 1935,  Unrated)
55
A Night at the Opera 1935,  Unrated)
56
Top Hat 1935,  Unrated)
57
Werewolf of London 1935,  Unrated)
Werewolf of London
The Wolf Man / Chaney connection embraces the romanticism of the folkloric legends (hence why the remake was made) but it remains an undisputed fact that Werewolf of London possesses a staggering chill throughout its menacing aura, for the most accolades should go to Henry Lull's exceptional intensity as the titular scientist who transforms himself into a creature of the night.
And yet, moronic children prefer teen slashers for their entertainment, oh brother....
58
The Great Ziegfeld 1936,  Unrated)
59
Modern Times 1936,  G)
60
My Man Godfrey 1936,  G)
My Man Godfrey
Precise,irritating,clumsy and astoundingly gorgeous.A short length homo-erotic feature at the beginning,a magnitude in the face of Alice Brady,Godfrey is the epitome of spoiled aristocracy in a U.S. film.Courageous La Cava blasts the dialogue and luxury with a tight direction.Just amazing.
61
Partie de Campagne (A Day in the Country) 1936,  Unrated)
62
Swing Time 1936,  Unrated)
63
La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion) 2012,  Unrated)
64
Kaze no naka no kodomo (Children in the Wind) 1937,  Unrated)
65
Lost Horizon 1937,  Unrated)
66
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937,  G)
67
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938,  PG)
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Exuberant romance and chivalry.These were the glorious days of real Hollywood,glamorous still but somehow,the most amazing adventures were made at that time.Sharp,abundant,Flynn and de Havilland are superb.
68
Aleksandr Nevskiy (Alexander Nevsky) 1938,  Unrated)
Aleksandr Nevskiy (Alexander Nevsky)
Illustrious portrait of a heroic Russian figure demented by a dutiful force in a spiritual defense.The film may display images of pious behavior but haste not,this is an epic drama and the people are who matter most,not ideologies.Magnificent score by Prokofiev.
69
Bringing Up Baby 1938,  Unrated)
70
The Lady Vanishes 1938,  PG)
71
5th Ave Girl (Fifth Avenue Girl) 1939,  Unrated)
5th Ave Girl (Fifth Avenue Girl)
Sure Rogers isn't the best of expressive and enchanting leading ladies to ever grace the Hollywood fathom,nevertheless her pussycat claws made me bow to her boyish fancies.La Cava must have enjoyed whipping the "white collars" of that period although he certainly couldn't go farther than the usual innuendos,as was used by studio directors....
Fuck it,the guy knew how to tastefully cheer us all!
72
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939,  Unrated)
73
The Rules of the Game 1950,  Unrated)
The Rules of the Game
The "game" is translated as hypocrisy.May I offer my point of view just for the sake of it?I am allowed to do as I please,even so...where is my moral credibility so as my point to be justified,amongst the superficial points of our everyday lives?And who's to say that poets tell the truth?It depends on the "poets" and their class division,right?
74
Stagecoach 1939,  Unrated)
75
The Wizard of Oz 1939,  PG)
76
Wuthering Heights 1939,  G)
77
Fantasia 1940,  G)
Fantasia
Mesmerizing.Perhaps the ultimate Disney film,the most irresistible classical/visual combination and a critical achievement not even Disney himself could imagine.
78
The Great Dictator 1940,  G)
The Great Dictator
Versatile and improvisatory,Chaplin is hilarious as Hitler's "alter ego" producing a dazzling amount of jokes and superiority in his craft,I can even over-scale the melodramatic monologue in the finale.The appointment with the other dictator is anthology.
79
His Girl Friday 1940,  PG)
80
The Philadelphia Story 1940,  Unrated)
81
Citizen Kane 1941,  PG)
82
The Lady Eve 1941,  Unrated)
83
The Little Foxes 1941,  PG-13)
84
The Maltese Falcon 1941,  PG)
The Maltese Falcon
Revolution in screenwriting and character development,a phrase pretty trendy for our current cinematic affairs.Hasty reactions but a passive Spade.Which was Hammett's point,a pioneering investigator in the land of ruthless bargainers..by bargaining himself!
85
Sullivan's Travels 1941,  Unrated)
86
Aniki Bobo 1942,  Unrated)
87
Bambi 1942,  G)
Bambi
If I could pile up a list with the most touching love moments,the caressing events of Bambi and his friends to "conquer" their desires would be on my top 100 period!I rest my case...
88
Casablanca 1943,  PG)
89
Cat People 1942,  R)
90
Day of Wrath 2008,  Unrated)
91
The Magnificent Ambersons 1942,  Unrated)
92
Le Corbeau 1943,  Unrated)
93
The Ox-Bow Incident 1943,  Unrated)
94
I Walked With a Zombie 1943,  PG)
95
Double Indemnity 1944,  Unrated)
96
Meet Me In St. Louis 1944,  G)
97
Murder, My Sweet 1944,  Unrated)
98
Beauty and The Beast (La Belle et la bęte) 1946,  Unrated)
Beauty and The Beast (La Belle et la bęte)
All fairytales are derivatives of the guilt-innocence syndrome of the children's notion of the world.Beast is the vicious but kind-hearted soul thus Belle becomes the penultimate saint in Cocteau's mind.A Saint without wings,nonetheless a spirit of the most divine emotions a child would love to have as a protector.And of what of us,adults?An adventure in the forest is all that's left for us...but what an adventure!
99
Brief Encounter 1945,  Unrated)
Brief Encounter
Lean's double-headed waltz accomplishes something unbearably beautiful: to challenge the majority of its audience by linking Laura's monologue to the narrow train station of the couple's farewell meetings in a most naturalistic manner,it's as if Johnson and Howard are actual characters,flesh and blood.
100
Detour 1945,  Unrated)
101
The Big Sleep 1946,  PG)
102
Great Expectations 1947,  Unrated)
Great Expectations
Bleak and ominous,Great Expectations grips you from your seat and travels you into the plunging world of Dickens' living majesty.This is no fun ride,mind you.Lean the mastermind.
103
Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) (Stairway to Heaven) 1946,  PG)
104
It's a Wonderful Life 1946,  PG)
105
Black Narcissus 1947,  Unrated)
106
Out of the Past 1947,  Unrated)
Out of the Past
A blast of passionate mechanisms and bleak schemes of the heart,of the blackboard malevolence...Mitchum is simply astonishing as a cult figure of this classic Tourner film,erotic under the silken impression given by Greer's obsessive quietness and oh those shadows...
107
Force of Evil 1948,  PG)
Force of Evil
Plausible facts on this one.Aggressive till it bleeds.I saw this film on a cine-club somewhere in Athens.All 5 of us who attended were shocked at the boldness of that period,no,wait: the undercover "beauty" of it.McCarthy was approaching and if Polonsky was given better chances,he'd do miracles with noir stories like this.The edge of small-time con-men as an alternative title.
108
Hamlet 1948,  Unrated)
Hamlet
An almost prefect Hamlet on-screen,Gamlet as the first,psychological symbolism in Olivier's adaptation.Well-maintained film offering A-class performances and the Shakespearean pathos solid and unspoiled.Minor injustice at the Academy Awards,for Treasure of Sierra Madre should have prevailed that period,besides this it remains a token of great directed plays.
109
Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) (Bicycle Thieves) 1949,  Unrated)
110
Letter From an Unknown Woman 1948,  Unrated)
Letter From an Unknown Woman
You have to feel this movie.It's been quite some time and the leftovers are sheer gratitude of the melodrama of our protagonists.Ophuls conquered Hollywood by reversing the stereotypical mechanisms and bringing a fresh air.Fontaine may shine for example yet it's that tormenting the personality she possesses ,you can't bare handling her inner burden of her "lost",solid,possibly inapt love.
111
The Red Shoes 1948,  R)
112
La Terra trema 1948,  Unrated)
La Terra trema
Black and white films used to prevent us several times from actually noticing the underlying notes.The incredible fact is..Terra Trema must be one of the openly,politically charged emeralds of film-making.The fishermen are nothing more but pawns of the system,the all-seeing machine.
113
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948,  Unrated)
114
All the King's Men 1949,  PG)
115
The Heiress 1949,  Unrated)
116
Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949,  Unrated)
117
On the Town 1949,  Unrated)
118
The Third Man 1949,  Unrated)
119
White Heat 1949,  Unrated)
White Heat
The U.S. landscape was changing before we enter the 50's.Thus,Raoul Walsh captures our essence in this amazing gangster film,Cagney sweeping us,the crowd,forming a shrouding cloud of filth and Oedipal symbols.Brilliant film.
120
All About Eve 1950,  PG)
121
D.O.A. 1950,  Unrated)
122
Los Olvidados (The Young and the Damned) 1952,  Unrated)
Los Olvidados (The Young and the Damned)
Aggressive,iconic,mesmerizing in every frame.Bunuel's depiction of the grim social life of a bunch of street smarts and other lost souls is hallucinating.A staggering finale for a maleficent future prediction.
123
La Ronde 1950,  Unrated)
La Ronde
The blooming interactions of couples,romantic,idealistic,majestic.Fragmentary affairs,juxtapositions in lifelong particles.The question is,do we really accept those 6 degrees of separation or the carousel will embrace us all.
124
Rashômon (Rashomon) (In the Woods) 1951,  Unrated)
125
Sunset Boulevard 1950,  Unrated)
Sunset Boulevard
Whoever said this was a film noir?And seriously,anything below 4 stars for films like these needs quite a significant excuse!
What is so cherishing after watching this film is knowing you would want to make love to any Gloria Swanson around the globe isn't uncourageous at all!!....That and because I'll know by the end of my days I'll be fortunate enough to see the lights fading.Real lights and not any DeMille lights..
126
Wagon Master 1950,  Unrated)
127
Winchester '73 1950,  Unrated)
Winchester '73
Classic western,Stewart appears as a new iconic symbol moving to the group of the many heroic western film figures,what about Anthony Mann?The stellar thing with this guy is he adores grand occasions.Epic form.And that is a novelty for the Far West genre.
128
The African Queen 1951,  PG)
129
Alice in Wonderland 1951,  G)
Alice in Wonderland
I feel that the Wonderland dream-scape is the coming-of-age of a little girl's wrath.There's the evident sign of conventionalism after the finale of an enormous pot-head,er...i mean..illustrious journey such as Alice's.I simply can't believe Disney productions haven't created a similar "traversing" environment like in this film.
130
An American in Paris 1951,  G)
131
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951,  G)
132
Hakuchi (The Idiot) 1963,  Unrated)
Hakuchi (The Idiot)
Hara is the sheer benevolence of the film.You do await the breaking point just like the novel's mystical eccentricities.Kurosawa guides the dramatic community to far beyond limits and stretching a bleak,ominous,malevolent environment.A perfect cinematography and I will give it 6 stars after I grab the 5-hour edition I'm still searching for.....
133
Pikro psomi (Bitter Bread) 1951,  Unrated)
134
Strangers on a Train 1951,  PG)
135
A Streetcar Named Desire 1951,  PG)
136
Angel Face 1952,  Unrated)
137
High Noon 1952,  PG)
High Noon
The retro western,where it all began and Leone got influenced.Gritty,dirty and romantic in a sensuous turn on.Cooper proves to be a macho,sensible character and Zinnemann's magnum opus is as untouched as when it was first projected.And the beat goes on...
138
Ikiru (Doomed) (Living) (To Live) 1956,  PG)
139
On Dangerous Ground 1952,  R)
140
The Life of Oharu (Saikaku ichidai onna) 1952,  G)
141
The Narrow Margin 1952,  Unrated)
142
Le Plaisir (House of Pleasure) 1999,  Unrated)
Le Plaisir (House of Pleasure)
The ending will more or less taunt you because it's like the similar conservative quotation from the other classic film,The Great Dictator,with different themes that is.I preach for your flexible safety,denying to accuse the numbness of the man in the last tale.Nevertheless,let it not prevent you from enjoying this gem.A succulent beauty is a fine-maintained delicacy,preferably on the second story,and passion is the fruitful inspiration.
143
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Othello) 1952,  Unrated)
144
Umberto D. 1952,  Unrated)
145
The Band Wagon 1953,  Unrated)
146
The Big Heat 1953,  PG)
147
From Here to Eternity 1953,  G)
148
Roman Holiday 1953,  Unrated)
149
Shane 1953,  G)
150
Trouble in Store 1953,  Unrated)
Trouble in Store
Lovely charisma by Norman Wisdom,the joy of this movie comes from the roulette joggling of the slapstick elements,the wonderful supporting cast (Rutherford as a rather..."innocent" rich granny),a comedy keeping the precise scope,numerous chases,the occasional romance but beware,anarchy ensues!!
151
Ugetsu monogatari 1954,  Unrated)
152
Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Mr. Hulot's Holiday) 1953,  Unrated)
153
I Vitelloni 1953,  Unrated)
154
The Wages of Fear 1953,  Unrated)
155
Gojira 1956,  Unrated)
156
Kyriakatiko xypnima, (Windfall in Athens) 1956,  PG)
Kyriakatiko xypnima, (Windfall in Athens)
Soaring neorealism,the Visconti type only it's more vivid,bright and romantic than the Italian haughtiness.Horn is majestic and my love Lambeti is like a red,red rose "that's newly sprung in June"...the definition of a classic.
157
On the Waterfront 1954,  Unrated)
158
Sansho the Bailiff 1954,  Unrated)
Sansho the Bailiff
Holy cow,what a true work of art.Stiff,relentless in its grueling painting of the lives controlled by a ruthless leader.Tyranny as a weapon against free speech,not just freedom as a whole.Crime and punishment is how it goes.Where heaven and hell commit a tormenting piano sonata.
159
Senso (The Wanton Countess) 1954,  Unrated)
Senso (The Wanton Countess)
Passive as time goes by drama.Visconti excels his pace and fragmentary love affairs by lustfully projecting us the disaffection of passion throughout the course of harrowing events.Could be seen as a major precursor to Taviani's Allonsanfan,still maintaining a hidden strength in operatic detail to this very millennium.
160
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954,  G)
161
Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) 1954,  Unrated)
162
Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Hands Off the Loot) 1954,  Unrated)
163
Yama no oto (Sound of the Mountain) 1954,  Unrated)
164
Bad Day at Black Rock 1955,  Unrated)
Bad Day at Black Rock
Segregation is where the ends meet,no?The case is closed for a community which refuses to face reality's asphyxiating outcome.Tracy's attachment to the amoral protagonist earns the film a lot of points because the face of Black Rock parallels that of U.S. citizens at a time where governmental decay was waving around the barren lands.
What is the Holy Judgment you'll say and why should there be severe punishments for all the hostiles of the law?Free will i say....no free will,more discrimination....
165
Diabolique (Les Diaboliques) 1955,  Unrated)
166
Istoria mias kalpikis liras (The Counterfeit Coin) 1955,  Unrated)
167
Joe, o tromeros (Joe the Terrible) 1955,  Unrated)
168
Kiss Me Deadly 1955,  Unrated)
169
Lady and the Tramp 1955,  G)
170
The Ladykillers 1955,  Unrated)
The Ladykillers
An exceptional black comedy from top to bottom.The premise is what made Coens remake this masterpiece,but the plot is destined to remain legendary in British soil.Mackendrick twists our minds with those idiotic burglars (except their boss played by Guinness in style) and the term "madness" is a blast.
171
Marty 1955,  Unrated)
172
Mr. Arkadin (Confidential Report) 1962,  Unrated)
Mr. Arkadin (Confidential Report)
Felicity of the tormenting oceans....where is thy swaying motion?
173
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Ensayo de un crimen)(Rehearsal for a Crime) 1955,  Unrated)
174
Ordet (The Word) 1954,  Unrated)
175
Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) 1955,  Unrated)
176
La Pointe-Courte 1954,  Unrated)
177
Rebel Without a Cause 1955,  PG-13)
178
Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (Rififi) 1956,  Unrated)
179
Stella 1956,  Unrated)
180
Ukigumo (Floating Clouds) 1955,  Unrated)
181
Aparajito 1956,  Unrated)
182
Bob le Flambeur (Bob the Gambler) 1955,  PG)
183
O Drakos 1956,  Unrated)
184
The Forty-First 1958,  Unrated)
185
To Koritsi me ta mavra (A Girl in Black) 1957,  Unrated)
186
The Searchers 1956,  PG)
187
12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) 1957,  PG)
188
The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957,  PG)
189
Kisses (Kuchizuke) 1957,  Unrated)
190
Kumonosu Jô (Throne of Blood) (Macbeth) 1957,  Unrated)
Kumonosu Jô (Throne of Blood) (Macbeth)
Kurosawa coordinates the best adaptation of Macbeth on-screen and Mifune is orgiastic in the lead role.What more can you ask when you're watching two legends dancing to the cinematic rhythm?
191
Letyat zhuravli (The Cranes are Flying) 1960,  Unrated)
192
Le Notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria) 1957,  Unrated)
Le Notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria)
The greatest neorealist picture from Fellini's early period, an innovator of transgressive themes such is a prostitute's living condition.Landscape as a hostile environment and a male oppression.A bizarre feeling in the 20th century even more alternative thanks to that amazing creature named Giulietta Masina in a supreme role going against the conformism of the "ruling class".
193
Paths of Glory 1957,  G)
194
The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet) 1957,  Unrated)
195
Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) 1957,  Unrated)
196
Teleftaio psema, To, (A Matter of Dignity) 1960,  PG)
197
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) (Lift to the Scaffold) (Frantic) 1958,  Unrated)
198
Bab el hadid (Cairo Station) (The Iron Gate) 1958,  Unrated)
199
The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin) 1958,  Unrated)
200
Horror of Dracula 1958,  Unrated)
201
Mon Oncle 1958,  Unrated)
202
Popiól i diament (Ashes and Diamonds) 1958,  Unrated)
Popiól i diament (Ashes and Diamonds)
Stupendous work from Wajda.Impressive and too much of art class,nevertheless the finale and the discussion scene with the "crucifixion" statue will haunt you.
203
Vertigo 1958,  PG)
Vertigo
A genius film,a unique exploration of the femme fatale,Hitchcock's puzzling noir drama shines like his cinematographic lush and colors.Novak is a goddess.
204
The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) 1959,  Unrated)
205
Anatomy of a Murder 1959,  G)
206
Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) 1960,  Unrated)
207
Hiroshima Mon Amour (Hiroshima, My Love) 1959,  Unrated)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (Hiroshima, My Love)
Time is a thief,a delinquent of impeccable proportions.Hiroshima is the counterpart of Casablanca for most critics,to be fair...I don't think this is something universal since both these films have met equal opponents and masterpieces ever since the dawn of romance films..
But with Hiroshima...Duras dictated to Resnais that Amour isn't a possessive object,it's rather the location that causes it to be possessive between 2 lost souls.
A kiss is all that remains...
208
Nazarín 1958,  Unrated)
Nazarín
Dig up your hole Virgin Mary, Mother Teresa is waiting for you and her beloved prince-charming is standing aside!!!
Act 5 over, Scene 5 over, don't you worry Nazarin, your time hasn't come just yet...
209
The Nightingale's Prayer 1959,  Unrated)
210
Ningen no joken I (The Human Condition I) (No Greater Love) 1959,  Unrated)
211
Ningen no jôken (Human Condition II - The Road to Eternity) 1961,  Unrated)
212
Pickpocket 1959,  Unrated)
213
Pociag (Baltic Express) (Night Train) 1959,  Unrated)
Pociag (Baltic Express) (Night Train)
What are the odds when you don't know you're enticing a potential murderer?La notte of the long-lost lovers, quite possibly the vanity of the ethereal breeze during this frail train ride.Kawalerowicz's synchronization when commenting the decisions and tribulations of his native fellowmen bites the dust,causes a challenging,almost psychological earthquake and plunges into a sorrowful pondering on how humanity's sake can and will forever fit inside a handful of train-wagons.
214
Room at the Top 1959,  Unrated)
215
Shadows 1959,  PG)
216
Some Like It Hot 1959,  Unrated)
217
L'Avventura (The Adventure) 1960,  Unrated)
L'Avventura (The Adventure)
And what is the brink of life anyway?So what if a close friend disappears as if the earth swallowed him(or her in our case)?The signs of the weather,of earth,of the future mean nothing,present is the intellectual stimulation we all must utilize to prove our existence.Needless to say it's a requirement to move on whether a misfortune or a laughter approach us,it is continuity!Antonioni's first part is the evidence...
218
Breathless (Ŕ bout de souffle) (By a Tether) 1961,  Unrated)
219
La Dolce Vita 1960,  Unrated)
La Dolce Vita
It's like researching for an enormous pile of encyclopedic matters and you conclude on stabilizing weirdness as a norm.And to think paparazzi was made up as a word thanks to this film...
220
Eroica, (Our Last Spring ) 1960,  PG)
221
Hanyo (The Housemaid) 1960,  Unrated)
222
Jigoku (The Sinners of Hell) 1960,  Unrated)
Jigoku (The Sinners of Hell)
When Jigoku came out,it was like a thunderstruck for a new wave of J-Horror diamonds to appear in the 60's,something which as an unofficial movement,has stood the test of time till today.Nakagawa might not be the most smart film-maker but by all means,he absolutely knows how to give us creepy realism!The inferno parts are not the only highlight,one must see it as a tragedy of errors in spite of the "thriller" hype.And Numata is such a bad-ass evil dude!
223
Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) 1960,  Unrated)
Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring)
Bergman is allegorical.A criticism isn't fully viewed without literally scratching the edges on most of his films.Certainly is symbolic,by all means ruthless in its message and yet a captivating experience.Lindblom is ethereal.
224
Krzyzacy (Knights of the Teutonic Order) (Knights of the Black Cross) 1960,  Unrated)
Krzyzacy (Knights of the Teutonic Order) (Knights of the Black Cross)
More romantic than Dr. Zhivago,equally moving to the likes of an Alexander Nevsky or closer to the political turmoil of Traveling Players,a film which has nothing to be jealous of the epic boldness of a Lawrence of Arabia type of feast!
Criminally underrated,Aleksander Ford's storytelling focuses on the landscapes' pain rather the character's felicities and the astounding dialog is a bonus,based on the Sienkiewicz novel.Forgive me for saying this but the Grunwald massacre pumped me up!
225
The Little Shop of Horrors 1960,  R)
226
Peeping Tom 1960,  Unrated)
227
Romeo, Julia a tma (Romeo, Juliet and Darkness) (Sweet Light in a Dark Room) 1959,  Unrated)
Romeo, Julia a tma (Romeo, Juliet and Darkness) (Sweet Light in a Dark Room)
Weiss studies two tragic figures in the midst of WWII in Czechoslovakia,a Jewish girl and an "Aryan" as the girl decides to call him before she gets to know his warm yet brave personality.The reason why this forsaken by the public film wasn't met with any accolades at the time it was released: critics don't often look beyond the academic rules and this is not an ordinary theatrical valley of kings and queens....it's an event,a glance,a prejudiced antagonism and it could have happened no matter the place and the time.
228
Le Trou (The Hole) (The Nightwatch) 1964,  Unrated)
229
Zazie dans le métro (Zazie in the Subway) 1960,  Unrated)
230
L'année derničre ŕ Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) 1961,  Unrated)
231
Antigoni (Antigone) (Rites for the Dead) 1961,  Unrated)
232
Dancing in the Rain (Ples v Dezju) 1961,  Unrated)
233
The Hustler 1961,  Unrated)
234
Ningen no jôken (Human Condition III - A Soldier's Prayer) 1970,  Unrated)
235
La Notte 1961,  Unrated)
La Notte
Cinema of shadows and silences and wits and stares.Antonioni reveals the most unbearable feelings of a "loving" couple and smashes the counter-culture of the upper-class.Mastroianni and Moreau are sizzling,but what of the true meaning behind all this?Reuinion through loneliness?Too easy...
236
Viridiana 1961,  R)
Viridiana
Handel's choral masterpiece as the background for the most blaspheme Last Supper.Bunuel as the puppeteer of all.Utterly symbolic,a mockery to pious segregation-diligence.
237
West Side Story 1961,  PG)
238
Yojimbo 1961,  Unrated)
239
El Ángel Exterminador (The Exterminating Angel) 1967,  Unrated)
240
Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 ŕ 7) 1961,  Unrated)
241
Days of Wine and Roses 1962,  Unrated)
242
Dr. No 1962,  PG)
243
Le Doulos 1962,  Unrated)
244
L'Eclisse 1962,  Unrated)
L'Eclisse
Antonioni masterfully juxtaposes the drastic male and the imperfect female,Vitti transforming in a black/white wraith,choking in the decreasing moods of New Italy.And yet,why can't there be a fitting hole for the cloistered emotions,the hapless devotions?Is it dreariness or more unanswered questions...?
245
Harakiri 1962,  Unrated)
Harakiri
Perfection like a Rembrandt or a Modigliani painting.There's no exaggeration,an overlooked by some masterpiece,impaling the modern society in half like the samurai's lonely aptitude.Disgrace is the formula of the weak.The loyalty however is what makes us sally and oppose abstract rulers.
246
Ivanovo detstvo (Ivan's Childhood)(My Name Is Ivan)(The Youngest Spy) 1962,  Unrated)
247
Jules and Jim 1962,  Unrated)
248
Lawrence of Arabia 1962,  PG)
249
Mafioso 1964,  Unrated)
Mafioso
The times and ironies of a person's boring felicity.What a paradox.Antonio ought to have shown some gratitude being in a position of taking charge for once as action comes up to his doorstep.Brilliant portrayal of the Sicelian carefree living and hurdles in between with a slightly avoidable manner.The case is Mafioso arguably displays the consequences of trust and devotion to something,family in the movie as the chain of ever-after strength.Sordi's performance is the real Oscar-winner.
250
Nóz w Wodzie (Knife in the Water) 1962,  Unrated)
Nóz w Wodzie (Knife in the Water)
A unique debut,spooky in its simplicity and...mental excitement.The inner scope on this unconventional trio is more than just a picture.The only Polish feature film of Polanski.Three thumbs up!
251
Otoshiana (Pitfall) 1962,  Unrated)
Otoshiana (Pitfall)
Fairly spooky but this is preferably a psychological orgasm of industrialism,a society merged in the collapse of empires,financial terminals,that which Teshigahara proves is the functional corpus of the yuppies,the real businessmen controlling each person's life,tangled up with suspense.
Frightening as it sounds,Abe's screenplay preciseness is excellent and the premise calmly moves to a satirical versatility in spite of the dead-end finale.
252
Ouranos (Glory Sky) 1962,  Unrated)
253
8 1/2 1963,  Unrated)
8 1/2
There are wonderfully underlying moments of liberation in this film.Whoever gives the remark of "why movies with deep meanings exist",the comment must have a primary base,otherwise...it's obvious why this film managed to surpass time itself.Movies like Titanic and Patton will never achieve the bizarre gratitude and the millions of thoughts,talks,imaginations in the universe of Italian magical realism."Being Federico Fellini."I dare anyone to create a film like this in the 21st century.
254
Cassandra Cat 1963,  Unrated)
255
Goryeo jang 1963,  Unrated)
Goryeo jang
Effective,disturbing,heavily sentimental but never without a flesh of humanity in spite of the major fragility out of all characters of the drama.Ki-young doesn't give a shit when he's portraying a demolished by famine ancient society where corruption and pledge simultaneously interweave the excellent finale.
256
The Haunting 1963,  G)
257
Lord of the Flies 1963,  Unrated)
258
Mikres Afrodites (Young Aphrodites) 1963,  Unrated)
Mikres Afrodites (Young Aphrodites)
If everyone reads the Hellenistic period classic "Daphnis and Chloe",they will discover the extremely powerful sighs and emotional silences this movie brings,same premise as the book.A wonderful Greek film,a definite must amongst a glamorous and kitsch era in our then film production,sensational cinematography and pagan signs.
259
Pasazerka (The Passenger) 1963,  Unrated)
260
The Silence 1963,  Unrated)
The Silence
The heat exhausts even the brave.Spiritual breakdown however unleashes frigid consequences underneath the surface.Silence will come as a noisy inflammation.Thulin is groundbreaking and Lindblom revealing!!!
261
Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci) 1964,  Unrated)
262
Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964,  PG)
Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
It's a comedy film,right?Well,not really,unless you can point out that conference rooms and Seller's character alterations and satirical quotes are comedic.So it's a satire...and my slice of eccentricity in it.
263
Dry Summer (Susuz yaz) 1964,  Unrated)
264
A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari) 1964,  R)
265
Goldfinger 1964,  PG)
266
Lemonade Joe 1967,  Unrated)
267
Mary Poppins 1964,  G)
Mary Poppins
A cute,magical and somehow intriguing musical but for kids mostly,Mary Poppins isn't the modern nanny we once thought yet it manages to offer that certain innocence.
268
Séance on a Wet Afternoon 1964,  Unrated)
269
Suna no Onna (Woman in the Dunes) 1964,  Unrated)
270
Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St. Matthew) 1964,  Unrated)
271
Alphaville 1965,  Unrated)
272
Darling 1965,  Unrated)
273
Fist in His Pocket (I pugni in tasca) 1965,  Unrated)
Fist in His Pocket (I pugni in tasca)
Bellocchio grabs the opportunity to literally punch the audience in the groins.While there aren't specific motives as to why the "anti-hero" is willing to vanquish himself and his family,the reason of wretched misery is more than enough to comprehend his torture.
274
Lásky Jedné Plavovlásky (The Loves of a Blonde) (A Blonde in Love) 1966,  Unrated)
275
Obchod na Korze (The Shop On Main Street) (A Shop on the High Street) 1966,  Unrated)
276
Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) 1969,  Unrated)
Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete)
Glorious,improvisatory and the impeccable Belmondo in a surreal state of adjustment.Nothing is oblivious according to the chaotic screenplay and there lies the whole charm of it.
277
Repulsion 1965,  Unrated)
278
The Saragossa Manuscript 1999,  Unrated)
The Saragossa Manuscript
By the Elysian Fields and Hades,the photographic proportions of this film were highly jubilant!The farcical approach helps to create a Dionysian environment and at times,a zany comprehension of non-linear events,in which the ending is unimportant...Wojciech Has prefers to entice us,and sometimes lure us in the trap of hypnosis of a manuscript so enchanting,you'd think it was made for the pleasure of confusion and only...
279
Tri (Three) 1965,  Unrated)
280
Alfie 1966,  PG)
281
Andrei Rublev 1973,  Unrated)
Andrei Rublev
I may not be religious but just as with Dies Irae,Rublev comes like a shocking rocket in its stillness and illuminates the cinematic horizon.Provoking and a tremendous onslaught to the social turmoils against it,a film with skepticism and serenity.
282
Au Hasard Balthazar 1966,  Unrated)
283
La Battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers) 1967,  Unrated)
284
Blow-Up 1966,  Unrated)
285
Daisies 2012,  Unrated)
286
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966,  R)
287
De Man die zijn haar kort liet knippen 1966,  Unrated)
288
Ostre Sledované Vlaky (Closely Watched Trains) 1966,  Unrated)
289
Persona 1966,  Unrated)
290
Seconds 1966,  R)
Seconds
Gritty,inhumane.A prophetic movie on the consequences of change,identification.Hudson in a thrilling role,Frankenheimer is a trustful choice,the makings of a classic being re-evaluated.
291
Until the Ship Sails (...mehri to ploio) 1966,  Unrated)
292
Bonnie and Clyde 1967,  R)
293
La Chinoise 1968,  Unrated)
La Chinoise
Anarchy/submission,terrorism/truce,post-structuralism in the making,masterpiece in other words.Godard is aware that '68 will be a turning point in France and worldwide....red to the bone?Can we really say that Chinoise represents a limited part of the audience?Lavishing cinematography and jaw-dropping truths.No matter the side you have in politics,this is a MUST!
294
Csillagosok, katonák (The Red and The White) 1967,  Unrated)
Csillagosok, katonák (The Red and The White)
The division bell is ringing too fast for the weak and meek.Reds,Whites,colors are futile.It's the physical and mental torture that fastens your seat.Whatever occurred in historical manners,this vice-versa irony is entrancing and utterly disturbing,since cruelty isn't measured in uniforms and consequences.
295
The Dirty Dozen 1967,  Unrated)
296
Garden of Delights (Il giardino delle delizie) 1967,  Unrated)
297
The Graduate 1967,  PG)
298
In the Heat of the Night 1967,  G)
In the Heat of the Night
Incorporating violence and police mystery,this engaging drama often fabricates you in the web of agony or twists your head in extreme passiveness.Either conclusions,the finale will leave you a sweet/sour taste of why this had to occur?We don't care about the guilty one,we care about the reason.Steiger and Poiter drive away the whatsoever wee bit flaws and thanks to Jewison's controlling direction,it remains a detective story in absolute detail.
299
Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (I Am Curious (Yellow)) 1967,  R)
300
Marketa Lazarová 1967,  Unrated)
301
Mouchette 1967,  Unrated)
Mouchette
To say this the easy way...Mouchette contains one of the greatest endings in the history of 7th Art.My oh my,and just for the theme of it,it goes on the 1967 best list.
302
Playtime (Play Time) 1967,  Unrated)
303
To prosopo tis Medousas (Vortex) 1967,  Unrated)
304
Le Samouraď (The Godson) 1967,  PG)
305
Terra em Transe (Anguished Land)(Land Entranced) 1967,  Unrated)
Terra em Transe (Anguished Land)(Land Entranced)
Rocha the anarchist...well,partially.The Autran-Lewgoy-Filho trio of compulsive reactions is more than enough for the disbelievers to continue watching an operatic motion picture way ahead of its time.Sure,it's a flashback but what a flashback that was!!!
306
Viy 1967,  PG)
307
Weekend (Week End) 1967,  Unrated)
308
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968,  G)
309
Bullitt 1968,  PG)
310
Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova ) 1980,  Unrated)
311
La Mariée était en Noir (The Bride Wore Black) 1968,  Unrated)
La Mariée était en Noir (The Bride Wore Black)
The premise of Kill Bill (oh you Tarantino copycat...),brilliantly extracting influences from Hitchcock,probably through their conversation monsieur Francois arranged in an interview style,the Bride is Moreau in her most sexual display and provocative grandeur.Beauty is subjective,revenge is a personal cause,under the surface injustice wears any color possible,detective stories are of course enchanting.The tricks of Truffaut's majesty.
312
Night of the Living Dead 1968,  R)
313
Once Upon a Time in the West 1968,  PG-13)
Once Upon a Time in the West
It's a long film and stylistically redemptive.Fonda is a splendid western evil character and Cardinale escapes her busty temperament as the farmer's wife,and the rest of those wretched souls tantalize the scenery with each provocative attachment.Leone challenged his scope and not even his final opus didn't succeed to overcome this film and one of his 2 great works.
314
Parenthesi (Interlude) 1968,  Unrated)
315
The Party 1968,  PG)
316
Reconstituirea (Reconstruction) 1971,  Unrated)
317
Le Révélateur 1968,  Unrated)
Le Révélateur
Silent film without any music,intended to provoke excluding any shocking tensions that would characterize it as...immoral.
A frivolous account of a couple in nausea (the adults were intoxicated with LSD all the time) and a small kid perplexing the distance in accordance to Garrel's hypnotic visuals thanks to Michel Fournier's spectacular camera lighting!
This is not for the drowsy folks,this is pure cinematic form,no words,just vast landscape,stares,actions,a photographic series of self-reflection. Garrel surpassed this 6 years later with Les Hautes Solitudes.
318
Romeo and Juliet 1968,  PG)
319
Rosemary's Baby 1968,  R)
Rosemary's Baby
Original,transparent and unmatched with today's standards of thriller films.A classic and a lesson on how to avoid fake and jumpy cries,instead...adding an eerie point of view and a superb leading lady.
320
The Swimmer 1968,  PG)
321
Teorema (Theorem) 1968,  Unrated)
322
L'Armée des ombres (Army in the Shadows) 1969,  Unrated)
L'Armée des ombres (Army in the Shadows)
The price of espionage troops.Ventura,Signoret,Meurisse,the all-star cast of Melville was ready to drum the front-line of A-class film-making,of which the remains of it some decades later are distant echoes,entangled subplots,why...I'll admit only Hitler was missing!
323
Blind Beast (Môjű) 1969,  Unrated)
Blind Beast (Môjű)
An achievement of sizzling moments,irrational behavior and savoring...for real the flesh and blood of two human carnivores.The transparent symbolism is obvious.Man will never survive without a guide be it an obnoxious yet incredibly smart art model or the Oedipal complex and the ones who see will unwillingly shout their despair in the form of sexual madness.
324
El Chacal de Nahueltoro (Jackal of Nahueltoro) 1969,  Unrated)
325
Dillinger č Morto (Dillinger is Dead) 1969,  Unrated)
326
Easy Rider 1969,  R)
Easy Rider
Dennis Hopper's SOLE legendary film,a hippie manifesto or the misfits' blues.Breathtaking,culminating road trip experience.Soundtrack is seminal,mother nature never so vengeful.
327
Fellini - Satyricon (The Degenerates) 1969,  R)
328
Funeral Parade of Roses 1970,  Unrated)
Funeral Parade of Roses
What if writing novelties of say...Proust or Xingjian were to be translated as a neon mural of experimental musical compositions...add some Oedipal symbols,disjointed time-frames,oh..and vertical motives of multi-sexuality!
There you have it,a "blow-up" of docu-confession,Matsumoto's personal ode to youth,highlighting an era of wine and roses (or if you like: opium and proses)
329
The Joke (Zert) 1968,  Unrated)
330
Ma Nuit chez Maud (My Night at Maud's ) (My Night with Maud) 1970,  PG)
331
Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema (Killed the Family and Went to the Movies) 1969,  Unrated)
332
Midnight Cowboy 1969,  R)
333
The Swimming Pool (La Piscine) 1969,  PG)
334
Structure of Crystals (Struktura krysztalu) 1969,  Unrated)
335
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969,  R)
336
The Wild Bunch 1969,  R)
337
Women In Love 1969,  R)
Women In Love
Fantastic,Lawrence's best adaptation out of the many prolific novels he wrote.The couples proceed in a distasteful arrogance to bonds and statuesque expressions,so Russell follows their unorthodox methods of communication and brings a fresh air before the dawn of 70's.
338
Z 1969,  PG)
339
Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) 1971,  PG)
Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire)
Extremely poetic,disturbing to the sense of tripping controversies,aye,we do realize censorship committees the judgmental issue of age difference and there is passion between....almost all in this film.It remains a gem of spiritual liberty though and you better get some immorality lesson.
340
Il conformista (The Conformist) 1970,  R)
341
En kärlekshistoria (A Swedish Love Story) 1970,  Unrated)
342
M*A*S*H 1970,  PG)
343
Reconstruction 1970,  Unrated)
344
O Ritual dos Sádicos (Awakening of the Beast) 1970,  NC-17)
345
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders 1970,  Unrated)
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
There is no place like home Valerie.....
The assassination of a blossoming violet.Also known as the savage youth and how to embrace your dreams evading hell.
346
Wanda 1971,  PG)
347
El Topo 1970,  Unrated)
348
Chinmoku (Silence) 1971,  Unrated)
Chinmoku (Silence)
The human heart is of mischievous purpose,unconditional destinations.I don't know what's more shocking,the priest's clarity or the villagers' stubbornness.Lo to the folly of them all....
349
A Clockwork Orange 1971,  R)
A Clockwork Orange
Ultra-violence Alex suggests us.We as spectators enter in his world..a tormenting world,a furious and agonizing massacre,sadistic and mental as well.By the end however,you'll be wondering who's to take the blame?
350
The Devils 1971,  R)
351
Evdokia (To Koritsi tou stratioti) 1971,  Unrated)
Evdokia (To Koritsi tou stratioti)
The price of liberty is measured in elastic purposes.Evdokia's price is her damnation of being an amorous woman and a lover of concequences.Damianos fills our heart's content with a powerful love story.And affects the naturalistic landscape of our country,aside the European downfall.
352
The French Connection 1971,  R)
353
Get Carter 1971,  R)
354
Harold and Maude 1971,  PG)
355
The Last Picture Show 1971,  R)
The Last Picture Show
Raw and indecisive community of youths in a small town.What's better to proclaim the new revolution even under the skirts and "bad habits".The tension of humid reactions by the ones who reject novelties.And a Bogdanovich feature like none whatsoever.1971 as the marking point of enfants sauvage.
356
McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971,  R)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Chilling factors,vigorous delinquents.Hooray for honor's sake and let's make wealth out of industrialist poverty.Viva commonwealth,the richest benefactor of us all.And a natural abuse of future prospects.
357
The Panic in Needle Park 1971,  PG)
358
Punishment Park 1971,  R)
Punishment Park
For what purpose regimes order, guide, attract the public's notion?Why,by focusing in their weaknesses of,whatever that means...or to justify their policies through old-fashioned,hyper-conservative declarations!As frightening as it sounds,Watkins' embodiment of evil isn't necessarily the fallen generation behind desks,rather the perpetual line of conformism,lying preferably in the Westernized landscapes of the Machine aka the men behind the curtains of authority.
359
Straw Dogs 1971,  R)
Straw Dogs
Flaming aggression.2 magical words for the English countryside isn't the same as the quiet pacifier struggles to keep in peace with his privacy.If rural life becomes a menace,then what's to prevent domestic disturbance?Self-justice?I say then aye,I'll support it to the bone.
360
Szindbád (Sinbad) 1971,  Unrated)
361
Tang shan da xiong (Fists of Fury) (The Big Boss) 1972,  R)
362
Trzecia Czesc Nocy (The Third Part of the Night) 1971,  Unrated)
Trzecia Czesc Nocy (The Third Part of the Night)
Startling,exuberant drama by a cerebral filmmaker.The cinematography works perfectly in order to describe the futile struggles of a person,hypothetically a diminishing figure of his own self-fragmentation.Confused?It's probably a testament on the future of European post-WWII environment,para-psychology is surrounding the picture and a truly innovative film is born from Zulawski's "possession".
363
Vampyros Lesbos (Lesbian Vampires: The Heiress of Dracula) 1970,  Unrated)
364
Walkabout 1971,  R)
365
Le Wazzou Polygame ,  Unrated)
366
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) 1972,  R)
367
Cabaret 1972,  PG)
368
Days of 36 (Meres tou '36) 1972,  Unrated)
Days of 36 (Meres tou '36)
Part I of A Trilogy of History by Theo Angelopoulos:

The particles of 20th century Greece being here,in an attempt to observe,spy and subsequently organize the scattered hopes of the ancient legends.Suffice to say Angelopoulos re-defines history as we know it,it's hilarious to find out underground schemes and corrupt authorities damaged a (non-existent) state of union!!!
That is,regardless of the politicians,ignorant of the prosperity of the state nor of the rebellious inmates,struggling for their voice to be heard against a totalitarian nation (Metaxas the "prime minister" was ready to rule with the 4th of August Regime),not even the main protagonist of the drama exaggerates.
369
La Grande Bouffe (Blow-Out) (Blow Out) 1973,  NC-17)
La Grande Bouffe (Blow-Out) (Blow Out)
I love the sickness of this movie in accordance to one deliciously made,let's say burger.Craving for abundance isn't similar with desire for equilibrium,vanity soon comes and she's definitely uninvited...
370
Ludwig 1973,  PG)
Ludwig
What more can you ask when you have an all-star cast of Berger,Mangano,Howard,Schneider,a cohesive prestige of "wealthy pendants" and a brilliant piece of biographical composition.A legendary figure to dedicate this probably,aha...who cares if that individual is a combination of Napoleon,T.E. Lawrence and Caligula?
371
Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (We Won't Grow Old Together) 1972,  Unrated)
372
Pink Flamingos 1972,  NC-17)
Pink Flamingos
Brilliant and it gets better if you watch it backwards!!!

"Kill everyone now! Condone first degree murder! Advocate cannibalism! Eat shit! Filth is my politics! Filth is my life!"

The requiem of democratic societies,muahahaha!
373
Proxeneio tis Annas, To, (The Matchmaking of Anna) 1972,  Unrated)
374
The Seduction of Mimi (Mimě metallurgico ferito nell'onore) 1974,  R)
375
Solyaris (Solaris) 1976,  PG)
376
Last Tango in Paris 1972,  R)
Last Tango in Paris
Sexual,provoking,masochistic,
luscious,breathtaking,like biting the most delicious fruit and realizing temptation worthed the undeniable stir of your body.Bertolucci uses psychological symbols,eroticism is the main course and bohemianism = life.
377
What? (Diary of Forbidden Dreams) 1973,  R)
What? (Diary of Forbidden Dreams)
So what if it's an unusual assault to moral attitudes?Perhaps it is a whole lot of a terrible sketch.Polanski definitely has a writer's block and yet,I thoroughly enjoyed the crazy ride.Sometimes,a couple of films despite their idiosyncrasy,give you a certain flash of juvenile happiness.
378
Badlands 1974,  PG)
379
The Castle of Purity (El Castillo de la pureza) 1973,  R)
380
Day for Night 1973,  PG)
Day for Night
Cinema on the run.Fucking gorgeous.The ingenious thought that generates the brain is "do we actually care of what Art truly is...and if so,how can we expand our knowledge more?".Cortese is adorable...
381
Don't Look Now 1973,  R)
382
Enter the Dragon 1973,  R)
383
The Exorcist 1973,  R)
The Exorcist
Forget religion,no political and social comments are surrogates nor messages.Friedkin's work of art is a haunting image of one or more inclinations of evil.Goodness plays its part as well.And that's the terrifying approach...
384
The Holy Mountain 1973,  R)
385
John the Violent (Ioannis o viaios) 1973,  Unrated)
386
Love and Anarchy (Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota) 1973,  R)
387
La Maman et la putain (The Mother and the Whore) 1973,  Unrated)
La Maman et la putain (The Mother and the Whore)
A humongous effort,this 4-hour epic,unsettling,long dialogue is one of the finest pieces of post-nouvelle vague in the history of world cinema.I hate the main character.And it's ironic because it's somehow flamboyant....the way he rejects the emotional state of the women in his life.Life as a big joke or as a wee bit of adventure simultaneously.One of cinema's most thrilling triplets.
388
Mean Streets 1973,  R)
Mean Streets
Grand depiction of the underdogs in New York of the 70's,a must-see for Scorsese's multi-faceted career,he literally comes up like a knowledgeable school-student and in the end,not only he's a fast learner,his gunslinger skills have risen in a spectacular level after some years from his debut with Keitel once again.
389
Paper Moon 1973,  PG)
390
Sanatorium pod Klepsydra (The Hour-Glass Sanatorium) (The Sandglass) 1973,  Unrated)
391
The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la colmena) 2006,  Unrated)
392
Touki Bouki (Journey of the Hyena) 1973,  Unrated)
393
The Wicker Man 1973,  R)
394
Alice in den Städten (Alice in the Cities) 1974,  Unrated)
395
Allonsanfan 1973,  Unrated)
Allonsanfan
Incredible score to begin with.Annihilating performance by the unique Mastroianni. Pitch-perfect representation of the tumultuous Italian division of 19th century.Ignoring the political and social results would be fatal.Taviani are orchestrating through Morricone's music an opera of neoclassicism and reach breaking point in their time of film-making streak.
396
Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) 1974,  Unrated)
397
Black Christmas 1974,  R)
398
Blazing Saddles 1974,  R)
Blazing Saddles
A mayhem-finale summarizes the death of boredom for Brooks,thus giving us one of the most stylistic comedies of all time.
399
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974,  R)
400
Chinatown 1974,  R)
401
Den-en ni shisu (Pastoral Hide and Seek) 1974,  Unrated)
402
Electra, My Love (Szerelmem, Elektra) 1975,  Unrated)
Electra, My Love (Szerelmem, Elektra)
A modernized version of Electra by a prolific Hungarian director.There's light and daze and even pagan music to surround an event of pluming vibrations.Narrow cuts on the montage,this is a truly underrated "small" film,which will not please many.
403
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)(Every Man for Himself and God Against All) 1974,  Unrated)
404
Il fiore delle mille e una notte (Flower of the Arabian Nights) (Arabian Nights) 1974,  NC-17)
405
The Godfather, Part II 1974,  R)
406
Lenny 1974,  R)
Lenny
The true masterpiece by Fosse,I can't forget his delightful musicals,regardless of the stout behavior at times like Cabaret,the man had his perfect share on stage.And look at him,he's involved with a comedian.But what a genius brain.Self-destructive and obnoxious for some.None whatsoever biography can be accurate yet,is it too much to say it's one of the most well-crafted and lust-for-life bio-pics ever made?
407
The Mouth Agape (La gueule ouverte) 2003,  Unrated)
408
Sweet Movie 1974,  Unrated)
409
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974,  R)
410
Mossafer (The Traveler) 1974,  Unrated)
411
Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto (Swept Away) 1974,  R)
412
A Woman Under the Influence 1975,  R)
A Woman Under the Influence
Powerful direction,the emotional breakdown this woman suffers is visible but not a compelling fact so that we may sympathize her.She and he.The two mutual characteristics in which Cassavetes usually brings forth in his philosophy.Now I understand Godfather II is legendary but why this movie was was left with zero Oscars?
413
Young Frankenstein 1974,  PG)
Young Frankenstein
Slapstick comedy of the intellectual man.So it looks like.Ingenious spoof on horror films,a big leap for the always hilarious Brooks who erupts the jokes as if he's dictating a screenplay during the film's course.Frankenstein is nothing but a materialistic impressionist. I wonder what Shelley would say of this?
414
Barry Lyndon 1975,  PG)
Barry Lyndon
Better than the fan-loved Spartacus and Shining,equally sublime such as a 2001 and a Clockwork Orange,a grandiose work of art,ironic in its righteousness and devilishly tempting like its protagonist.Top marks for sure,I've heard it surpasses Thackeray's novel.
415
La Bęte (The Beast) 1975,  NC-17)
416
Deep Red (Profondo rosso) 1975,  R)
417
Dog Day Afternoon 1975,  R)
418
Dzieje grzechu (Story of a Sin) 1975,  R)
419
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles 1975,  Unrated)
420
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975,  PG)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Extravagant,undeniably witty,all these members are included today as innovators of comedy,eat shit Hollywood.Satirical classic.An Arthurian epic!
421
Nashville 1975,  R)
422
Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties) 1975,  R)
423
Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975,  PG)
Picnic at Hanging Rock
For what it's worth,ghost stories are at their best when the monumental hour of illusion takes place in the minds of the victims.Not exactly a feminist work of art but the eeriness of the girls and the trembling musical notes assist Weir to film in a surprisingly warm scenery his treatise on questionable events,the mythology behind them and how nature is arguably both a friend and a foe to the living creatures.
424
The Travelling Players (O thiasos) 1976,  Unrated)
The Travelling Players (O thiasos)
Part II of A Trilogy of History by Theo Angelopoulos:

Pure mysticism but requires a lot of patience.What Angelopoulos divides here is time and present history.Flash-forwards to the General's Regime (or should the Civil War be denominated like that?),the uninvited theatrical troupe merging in the seemingly confusing backdrop of Greece,a masterful touch of a timeline mixture,it's as if tragicomedy of chronology occurs where Golfo,the troupe's play is but the interlude in between the film's chapters.
For the love of Artemis,there's even sexual parallelism ala Oresteia tension!!!
425
Zerkalo (The Mirror) 1975,  Unrated)
Zerkalo (The Mirror)
Gargoyles vs Harpies,or in the Tarkovsky syndrome "let's direct a film containing a stiffed embrace of Russian historical texts,nurtures,sanctimonies,scribbles which will make some point to everyone who decides to watch it".
Seriously,Terekhova alone is a feast for the cine-eyes,even so...the aesthetic feverishness is as endless as it gets,letting the viewers to figure out the grains of philosophical salt.
426
Assault on Precinct 13 1976,  R)
427
Brutti, Sporchi e Cattivi (Ugly, Dirty and Bad) (Down and Dirty) 1976,  Unrated)
Brutti, Sporchi e Cattivi (Ugly, Dirty and Bad) (Down and Dirty)
Manfredi reigns amongst thieves (and mischievous dodgers,hehe) and Scola enchants the audience regardless of political correctness or conventional goofs.Wacko families will never stop eating each other's flesh and not even adultery shall prevent Giacinto from conducting his greedy anarchy.