101 Film I love. 101 Film I think everyone should see.



Metropolis (1927), Fritz Lang

Honorable Mentions: The Kid (1921) by Charlie Chaplin, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) by Robert Wiene, The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) by Carl Theodor Dreyer, Battleship Potemkin (1925) by Sergei Eisenstein, Dr. Mabuse (1922) by Fritz Lang


M (1931), Fritz Lang

Honorable Mentions: City Lights (1931) by Charlie Chaplin, Mister Smith goes to Washington (1939) by Frank Capra, Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde (1931) by Rouben Mamoulian, It Happened one Night (1934) by Frank Capra, The Lady Vanishes (1938) by Alfred Hitchcock, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) Fritz Lang


The Great Dictator (1940), Charlie Chaplin

The Philadelphia Story (1940), George Cukor

Citizen Kane (1941), Orson Welles

Rope (1948), Alfred Hitchcock

The Third Man (1949), Carol Reed

Honorable Mentions: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) by Frank Capra, Casablanca (1942) by Michael Curtiz,  Rebecca (1940) by Alfred Hitchcock, Bicycle Thieves (1948) by Vittorio De Sica, The Big Sleep (1946) by Howard Hawks, The Red Shoes (1948) by Michael Powell, The Miracle on 34th Street (1947) by George Seaton, Hamlet (1948) by Lawrence Olivier


Singing in the Rain (1952), Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen

Tokyo Story (1953), Yasujiro Ozu

Rear Window (1954), Alfred Hitchcock

12 Angry Men (1957), Sidney Lumet

Vertigo (1958), Alfred Hitchcock

Les quatre cents coups (1959), Francois Truffaut

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Alain Resnais

Honorable Mentions: Some Like it Hot (1959) by Billy Wilder, Paths of Glory (1957) by Stanley Kubrick, On The Waterfront (1954) by Elia Kazan, Rashomon (1950) by Akira Kurosawa, Rio Bravo (1959) by Howard Hawks, Touch of Evil (1958) by Orson Welles, Anatomy of a Murder (1959) by Otto Preminger, The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) by Robert Wise, The Seventh Seal (1957) by Ingmar Bergman


Psycho (1960), Alfred Hitchcock

À bout de soufflé (1960), Jean Luc Godard

The Apartment (1960), Billy Wilder

La Dolce Vita (1960), Federico Fellini

West Side Story (1961), Jerome Robins, Robert Wise

8 ½ (1963), Federico Fellini

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), Stanley Kubrick

Bande a Part (1964), Jean Luc Godard

Persona (1966), Ingmar Bergman

Det Perfekte Menneske (1967), Jorgen Leth

Skupljači perja (1967), Aleksandar Petrović

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Stanley Kubrick

Honorable Mentions: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) by Robert Mulligan, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid (1969) by George Roy Hill, The Magnificent Seven (1960) by John Sturges, Easy Rider (1969) by Dennis Hopper


W.R. Misterije Organizma (1971), Dušan Makavejev

Chinatown (1974), Roman Polanski

Jaws (1975), Steven Spielberg

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Milos Forman

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Terry Gilliam

All President’s Men (1976), Alan J. Pakula

Taxi Driver (1976), Martin Scorsese

Annie Hall (1977), Woody Allen

Close Encounter of the Third Kind (1977), Steven Spielberg

National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), John Landis

Being There (1979), Hal Ashby

Apocalypse Now (1979), Francis Ford Coppola

Stalker (1979), Andrei Tarkovsky

Honorable Mentions: Alien (1979) by Ridley Scott, The Deer Hunter (1978) by Michael Cimino, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) by Jim Sharman, Network (1976) by Sidney Lumet, Manhattan (1979) by Woody Allen, American Graffiti (1973) by George Lucas, MASH (1970) by Robert Altman, The Conversation (1975) by Francis Ford Coppola


Raging Bull (1980), Martin Scorsese

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), George Lucas

The Shining (1980), Stanley Kubrick

Blade Runner (1982), Ridley Scott

The King of Comedy (1983), Martin Scorsese

Brazil (1985), Terry Gilliam

Back to the Future (1985), Robert Zemeckis

Blue Velvet (1986), David Lynch

Full Metal Jacket (1987), Stanley Kubrick

Wings of Desire (1987), Wim Wenders

Honorable mentions: Dead Poets Society (1989) by Peter Weir, Cinema Paradiso (1988) by Giuseppe Tornatore, Die Hard (1988) by John McTiernan, Rain Man (1988) By Berry Levinson, Ghostbusters (1984) by Ivan Reitman, My Left Foot (1989) by Jim Sheridan, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) by Philip Kaufman, Sex, Lies and Videotapes (1989) by Steven Soderbergh, Videodrome (1983) by David Cronenberg


Goodfellas (1990), Martin Scorsese

Barton Fink (1991), Ethan and Joel Cohen

Delicatessen (1991), Jean Pierre Jeunet

Reservoir Dogs (1992), Quentin Tarantino

The Player (1992), Robert Altman

Pulp Fiction (1994), Quentin Tarantino

La Haine (1995), Mathieu Kassovitz

Se7en (1995), David Fincher

Ed Wood (1995), Tim Burton

The Usual Suspects (1995), Bryan Singer

Fargo (1996), Ethan and Joel Cohen

Breaking the Waves (1996), Lars von Trier

Trainspotting (1996), Danny Boyle

Boogie Nights (1997), Paul Thomas Anderson

American Beauty (1998), Sam Mendes

Thin Red Line (1998), Terence Malick

The Big Lebowski (1998), Ethan and Joel Cohen

Being John Malkovich (1999), Spike Jonze

Festen (1998), Thomas Vinterbeg

Fight Club (1999), David Fincher

Magnolia (1999), Paul Thomas Anderson

The Matrix (1999), And and Larry Wachowski

Honorable Mentions: The Silence of the Lambs (1991) by Jonathan Demme, Schindler’s List (1993) by Steven Spielberg, Termintaor 2:  Judgment Day (1991) by James Cameron, Heat (1995) by Michael Mann, 12 Monkeys (1995) by Terry Gilliam, Gorundhog Day (1993) by Harold Ramis, Sense and Sensibility (1995) by Ang Lee, Pi (1998) by Darren Aronofsky, Three Kings (1999) by David O. Russel, Following (1998) by Christopher Nolan, Dogma (1999) by Kevin Smith, Run Lola Run (1999) by Tom Tykwer, Before Sunrise (1995) by Richard Linklater,  Mediterraneo (1991) by Gabriele Salvatores, Tie me up! Tie me Down! (1990) by Pedro Almodovar, All About my Mother (1999) by Pedro Almodovar


Dancer in the Dark (2000), Lars von Trier

In The Mood for Love (2000), Wong Kar Wai

Amores Perros (2000), Alejandro González Iñárritu

Donnie Darko (2001), Richard Kelly

Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Paul Thomas Anderson

City of God (2002), Fernando Meirelles

Hable Con Ella (2002), Pedro Almodovar

Dogville (2003), Lars von Trier

Old Boy (2003), Park Chan-wook

3-Iron (2004), Kim Ki-duk

Closer (2004), Mike Nichols

Head-on (2004), Fatih Akin

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004), Michel Gondry

Batman Begins (2005), Christopher Nolan

There Will be Blood (2007), Paul Thomas Anderson

The Diving Bell and the Buttefly (2007), Julian Schnabel

Eastern promises (2007), David Cronenberg

No Country For Old Men (2007), Ethan and Joel Cohen

The Dark Knight (2008), Christopher Nolan

Synecdoche, New York (2008), Charlie Kaufman

Love Exposure (2008), Sion Sono

Hunger (2008), Steve McQueen

The White Ribbon (2009), Michael Haneke

Moon (2009), Duncan Jones

Dogtooth (2009), Yorgos Lanthimos

Honorable Mentions: The Intermission (2003) by John Crowley, Swimmingpool (2003) by Francois Ozon, Amelie (2001) by Jean Pierre Jeunet, Lebanon (2009) by Samuel Maoz, Fish Tank (2009) by Andrea Arnold, In Bruges (2008), Martin McDonagh, Star Trek (2009) by J.J. Abrams, Memento (2000) by Christopher Nolan, Gangs of New York (2002) by Martin Scorsese, Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (2000) by Tom Tykwer, A Beautiful Mind (2001) by Ron Howard, Before Sunset (2004) by Richard Linklater, Oh Brother Where Art Thou? (2000) by Ethan and Joel Cohen, A Good Year (2006) by Ridley Scott, Little Miss Sunshine (2006) by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Lost in Translation (2003) by Sophia Coppola, Revolutionary Road (2008) by Sam Mendes, Mullholand Dr. (2001) by David Lynch, Single Man (2009) by Tom Ford, The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) by Juan Jose Campanella, Police, Adjective (2009) by Corneliu Porumboiu, Les Invasions Barbares (2003) by Denys Arcand


The Social Network (2010), David Fincher

Tree of Life (2011), Terence Malick

Holy Motors (2012), Leos Carax

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Benh Zeitlin

The Master (2012), Paul Thomas Anderson

Honorable Mentions: If I want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010) by Florian Serban, The Ghostwriter (2010) by Roman Polanski, Submarino (2010) by Thomas Vinterberg, Jagten (2012) by Thomas Vinterberg, Bituiful (2010) by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Beli, Beli Svet (2010) by Oleg Novković, Tilva Roš (2010) by Nikola Ležaić,  127 hours (2010) by Danny Boyle, Drive (2011) Nicolas Winding Refn, This is Not A Film (2012) by Jafar Panahi, Alps (2012) by Yorgos Lanthimos, Moonrise Kingdom (2012) by Wes Anderson, Shame (2011) by Steve McQueen, Amour (2012) by Michael Haneke, No (2012) by Pablo Larrain

I am sure I forgot someone……..


list by: Monika Ponjavic


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