A WRITER OF HORROR AND DISTURBING FANTASY FICTION

My Favorite Films, by Decade

Sunrise (1927)

1920’s

Sherlock Jr. – Buster Keaton – 1924
The Gold Rush – Charlie Chaplin – 1925
Underworld – Joseph Von Sternberg – 1927
The General – Buster Keaton – 1927
Sunrise – F.W. Murnau – 1927
The Passion of Joan of Arc – Carl Dreyer – 1928
Steamboat Bill, Jr. – Buster Keaton – 1928

Frankenstein (1931)

1930’s

All Quiet on the Western Front – Lewis Milestone – 1930
M – Fritz Lang – 1931
Frankenstein – James Whale – 1931
Trouble in Paradise – Ernst Lubitsch – 1932
Scarface – Howard Hawks – 1932
I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang – Mervyn LeRoy – 1932
Island of Lost Souls – Erle C. Kenton – 1932
King Kong – Merian C. Cooper – 1933
Bride of Frankenstein – James Whale – 1935
The 39 Steps – Alfred Hitchcock – 1935
Bringing Up Baby – Howard Hawks – 1938
Gunga Din – George Stevens – 1939
The Wizard of Oz – Victor Fleming – 1939

Force of Evil (1948)

1940’s

The Lady Eve – Preston Sturges – 1941
The Devil and Daniel Webster – William Dieterle – 1941
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp – Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger – 1943
Brief Encounter – 1945 – David Lean
Notorious – Alfred Hitchcock – 1946
Out of the Past – Jaques Tourneur – 1947
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre – John Huston – 1947
Force of Evil – Abraham Polonsky – 1948
The Third Man – Carol Reed – 1949

Shane (1953)

1950’s

The Asphalt Jungle – John Huston – 1950
Sunset Boulevard – Billy Wilder – 1950
In a Lonely Place – Nicholas Ray – 1950
On Dangerous Ground – Nicholas Ray – 1952
Shane – George Stevens – 1953
The Big Heat  – Fritz Lang – 1953
Tokyo Story – Yasujiro Ozu – 1953
Seven Samurai – Akira Kurosawa – 1954
Night of the Hunter – Charles Laughton – 1955
Kiss Me Deadly – Robert Aldrich – 1955
Invasion of the Body Snatchers – Don Siegel – 1956
Bigger than Life – Nicholas Ray – 1956
Touch of Evil – Orson Welles – 1958
The Seventh Seal – Ingmar Bergman – 1957
North by Northwest – Alfred Hitchcock – 1959
The Human Condition – Masaki Kobayashi – 1959

Hara Kiri (1962)

1960’s

Hara Kiri – Masaki Kobayashi – 1962
The Manchurian Candidate – John Frankenheimer – 1962
Ride the High Country – Sam Peckinpah – 1962
The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock – 1963
Dr. Strangelove – Stanley Kubrick – 1964
The Battle of Algiers – Gillo Pontecorvo – 1965
The Graduate – Mike Nichols – 1967
Bonnie and Clyde – Arthur Penn – 1967
2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick – 1968
Z – Costa-Gavras – 1969
Army of Shadows – Jean-Pierre Melville – 1969

Aguirre the Wrath of God (1972)

1970’s

The Last Picture Show – Peter Bogdonavich – 1971
Harold and Maude – Hal Ashby – 1971
Punishment Park – Peter Watkins – 1971
Aguirre, the Wrath of God – Werner Herzog – 1972
The Exorcist – William Friedkin – 1973
The Wicker Man – Robin Hardy – 1973
Chinatown – Roman Polanski – 1974
The Conversation – Francis Ford Coppola – 1974
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore – Martin Scorsese – 1974
Jaws – Steven Spielberg – 1975
Nashville – Robert Altman – 1975
Network – Sidney Lumet – 1976
All the President’s Men – Alan J. Pakula – 1976
The Deer Hunter – Michael Cimino – 1978

The Elephant Man (1980)

1980’s

The Elephant Man – David Lynch – 1980
Das Boot – Wolfgang Peterson – 1981
Blade Runner – Ridley Scott – 1982
Brazil – Terry Gilliam – 1985
Aliens – James Cameron – 1986
The Fly – David Cronenberg – 1986
Wings of Desire – Wim Wenders – 1987
Babette’s Feast – Gabriel Axel – 1987
The Singing Detective – Dennis Potter (writer) – 1986
The Vanishing – George Sluizer – 1988

Audition (1999)

1990’s

Silence of the Lambs – Jonathan Demme – 1990
Goodfellas – Martin Scorsese – 1990
Man Bites Dog (It Happened in Your Neighborhood) – 1992 – Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde
The Remains of the Day – James Ivory – 1993
Pulp Fiction – Quentin Tarrantino – 1994
Office Space – Mike Judge – 1995
Chungking Express – Wong Kar-wai – 1994
Toy Story – John Lasseter – 1995
Fargo – Coen Brothers – 1996
Pusher – Nicolas Winding Refn – 1996
Trainspotting – Danny Boyle – 1996
Cure – Kiyoshi Kurosawa – 1997
Funny Games Michael Haneke – 1997
The Bird People in China – Takashi Miike – 1998
Happiness – Todd Solondz – 1998
The Celebration (Festen) – Thomas Vinterberg – 1998
Audition – Takashi Miike – 1999

Let the Right One In (2008)

2000’s

Devils on the Doorstep – Jiang Wen – 2000
Amores Perros – Alejandro González Iñárritu – 2000
Time Out – Laurent Cantet – 2001
Suicide Club (Suicide Circle) – Sion Sono – 2001
City of God – Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund – 2002
Talk to Her – Pedro Almodóvar – 2002
Irréversible – Gaspar Noé – 2002
Oasis – Lee Chang-dong – 2002
The Twilight Samurai – Yoji Yamada – 2002
Memories of Murder – Joon-ho Bong – 2003
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring – Kim Ki-duk – 2003
Night Watch – Timur Bekmambetov – 2004
The Aura – Fabián Bielinsky – 2005
Pan’s Labyrinth – Guillermo Del Toro – 2006
Children of Men – Alfonso Cuarón – 2006
[REC] – Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza – 2007
El Orfanato – J.A. Bayona – 2007
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Andrew Dominik – 2007
Let the Right One In – Tomas Alfredson – 2008
Martyrs – Pascal Laugier – 2008
Gomorrah – Matteo Garrone – 2009
Antichrist – Lars von Trier – 2009
Dogtooth – Yorgos Lanthimos – 2009

Biutiful

2010’s

Biutiful – Alejandro González Iñárritu – 2010
7 Days – Daniel Grou – 2010
I Saw the Devil – Kim Ji-woon – 2010
The Hunter – Rafi Pitts – 2010
The Skin I Live In – Pedro Almodóvar – 2011
Snowtown – Justin Kurzel – 2011
Chained – Jennifer Lynch – 2012
The Hunt – Thomas Vinterberg – 2012
Big Bad Wolves – Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado – 2013
Force Majure – Ruben Östlund – 2014
Embrace of the Serpent – Ciro Guerra – 2015

Sweetgrass (2009)

Documentaries/Docudramas

The War Game – Peter Watkins – 1965
The World at War – various directors, Thames Television – 1973
Gates of Heaven – Errol Morris – 1978
Genghis Blues – Roko Belic – 1999
The Endurance – George Butler – 2000
Jazz – Ken Burns – 2001
Cave of the Yellow Dog – Byambasuren Davaa – 2005
Sweetgrass – Lucien Castaing-Taylor- 2009

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