Personal Favorite Movies

Most movies by Hitchcock

Bergman movies, especially Smiles of a Summer Night, The Devil's Eye, Persona, Scenes from a Marriage, but there are many good ones.

Paths of Glory - Kubrick's best

Babette's Feast

Dangerous Liaisons

City Lights

Sullivan's Travels

Stairway to Heaven (known as A Matter of Life and Death in the UK)

Black Narcissus

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (revised version)

Blade Runner, Director's Cut

A Hard Day's Night

High Noon

Top Hat



Enter the Dragon

John Woo movies, but only the Hong Kong ones

Ringo Lam movies

Children of Paradise

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Siegfried (Fritz Lang)

The Maltese Falcon

Double Indemnity

Bringing Up Baby

Pillow Talk

Body Heat, other film noir

White Heat

Ernst Lubitsch movies

Kaspar Hauser, Nosferatu (both by Werner Herzog)

The Story of Qiu Ju


Robert Flaherty documentaries, such as Nanook of the North,

Louisiana Story

Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill! Kill!

Star Wars Trilogy

The Last of Sheila

Wayne's World

Cable Guy, Ace Ventura

My Best Friend's Wedding

The Advocate

A Little Princess

Princess Mononoke, and all the other Miyazaki movies

Map of the Human Heart

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Stalker, The Sacrifice, all Takovsky movies are visually and conceptually brilliant.

Donnie Brasco

The Godfather

Last Tango in Paris

Monsters, Inc.


Some Like it Hot


Dead Ringers

The White Balloon, The Circle

Time of Drunken Horses

Taste of Cherry and other Iranian movies

The Hole



Goodbye, Lenin!

Master and Commander

The Host


The New World

Amores Perros

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Satantango (very long)

I am Cuba

Grizzly Man

Little Dieter Needs to Fly

My Winnipeg


Away from Her

Two Syndromes and a Century


Waltz with Bashir

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