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Top 10 so far

These are movies I look back fondly on and don’t mind re-watching over and over again. The list would be different if I wanted to factor in variety, genre, and viewing experience (some movies are magical but only that first time.) 

  1. 1938 The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock) UK
  2. 1944 Laura (Otto Preminger)
  3. 1951 A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan)
  4. 1953 Roman Holiday (William Wyler)
  5. 1960 The Apartment (Billy Wilder)
  6. 1995 Before the Sunrise (Richard Linklater)
  7. 2001 Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) French
  8. 2006  Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro) Mexican
  9. 2009 Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodovar) Spanish
  10. 2011 Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)

If I could have a Top 15

  1. 2010 Inception (Christopher Nolan)
  2. 1977 Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
  3. 2000 Memento (Christopher Nolan)
  4. 2000 Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang) Taiwanese/Japanese
  5. 2006 The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) German
Updated Movie list

So I finally got to update my movie list. I am proud. Some very classic and exquisite movies. 

Updated 6/26/2014
1929 Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock) UK
1931 Rich and Strange (Alfred Hitchcock) UK
1935 The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock) UK
1936 Sabotage (Alfred Hitchcock) UK
1937 Lost Horizon (Frank Capra)
1938 The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock) UK
1940 Gaslight (Thorold Dickenson) UK
1940 His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
1940 Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
1940 The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor)
1941 Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock)
1941 The Maltese Falcon (John Huston)
1942 Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
1944 Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra)
1944 Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
1944 Laura (Otto Preminger)
1945 Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock)
1945 Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl)
1946 Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
1948 Rope (Alfred Hitchcock)
1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer) UK
1949 The Third Man (Carol Reed)
1950 All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
1951 A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan)
1951 Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock)
1952 Ikiru (Akira Kurasawa) Japanese
1953 Roman Holiday (William Wyler)
1954 Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)
1954 Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock)
1955 Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
1955 To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock)
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock)
1957 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet)
1957 Witness for the Prosecution (Billy Wilder)
1958 A Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
1958 Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
1959 Black Orpheus (Marcel Camus) Brazilian/French/Italian
1959 North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock)
1959 Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger)
1960 Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
1960 The Apartment (Billy Wilder)
1961 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Blake Edward)
1961 Viridiana (Luis Bunuel) Spanish
1962 The Man who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford)
1963 The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
1963 Charade (Stanley Donen)
1964 Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock)
1964 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick)
1966 Persona (Ingmar Bergman) Swedish
1973 Badlands (Terrance Malick)
1973 Don’t Look Now (Nicholas Roeg)
1973 The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice) Spanish
1974 Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Miloš Forman)
1977 Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
1977 High Anxiety (Mel Brooks)
1979 Manhattan (Woody Allen)
1987 Law of Desire (Pedro Almodovar) Spanish
1988 Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodovar) Spanish
1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen)
1990 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Pedro Almodóvar) Spanish
1993 Kika (Pedro Almodovar) Spanish
1994 Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
1995 Before the Sunrise (Richard Linklater)
1995 The Flower of My Secret (Pedro Almodovar) Spanish
1995 Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz)
1997 Grosse Pointe Blank (George Armitage)
1997 Live Flesh (Pedro Almodovar) Spanish
1998 The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg) Danish
1998 The Truman Show (Peter Weir)
1999 All About my Mother (Pedro Almodovar) Spanish
2000 Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu) Mexico
2000 Memento (Christopher Nolan)
2000 Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang) Taiwanese/Japanese
2001 Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) French
2001 In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai) Chinese
2001 Legally Blonde (Robert Luketic)
2001 Y tu mama tambien (Alfonso Cuarón) Mexican
2002 About Schmidt (Alexander Payne)
2002 The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman)
2002 City of God (Fernando Meirelles) Brazilian
2002 Frida (Julie Taymor)
2002 Oasis (Lee Chang-Dong) Korean
2002 Talk to Her (Pedro Almodovar) Spanish
2003 Big Fish (Tim Burton)
2003 Oldboy (Chan-wook Park) Korean
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay)
2004 Bad Education (Pedro Almodovar) Spanish
2004 Before the Sunset (Richard Linklater)
2004 The Bourne Supremacy (Paul Greengrass)
2004 Closer (Mike Nichols)
2004 Garden State (Zach Braff)
2005 Corpse Bride (Tim Burton)
2006 Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro) Mexican
2006 Outsourced (John Jeffcoat)
2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (Justin Lin)
2006 The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) German
2006 V for Vendetta (James McTeigue)
2006 Volver (Pedro Almodovar) Spanish
2007 Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass)
2007 Lars and the Real Girl (Craig Gillespie)
2008 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu) Romanian
2008 Departures (Yôjirô Takita) Japanese
2008 Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson) Swedish
2009 Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodovar) Spanish
2009 Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
2009 Mary and Max (Adam Elliot) Australia
2009 The Secret in Their Eyes (Juan Jose Campanella) Argentinian
2009 Sin Nombre (Cary Fukunaga) US/Mexico
2009 Zombieland (Ruben Fleischer)
2010 Biutiful (Alejandro González Iñárritu) Mexico
2010 Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance)
2010 Inception (Christopher Nolan)
2010 Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn)
2011 Jane Eyre (Cary Fukunaga)
2011 Life in a Day (Kevin Macdonald)
2011 The Adjustment Bureau (George Nolfi)
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher) Swedish/American
2011 The Help (Tate Taylor)
2011 Tree of Life (Terrance Malick)
2011 Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)
2012 Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
2012 Skyfall (Sam Mendes) UK/American
2012 Two days in New York (Julie Delpy)
2012 The Imposter (Bart Layton)
2012 Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield)
2013 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
2013 Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
2013 Blue Is the Warmest Colour (Abdellatif Kechiche) French
2013 Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
2013 Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee)

1920s 1
1930s 5
1940s 16
1950s 17
1960s 10
1970s 8
1980s 3
1990s 11
2000s 39
2010s 21
20 Hitchcock
10 Almodovar
18 Spanish Speaking
34 Foreign Language
37 Black and White

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Delightful at times
May 29th 2014
Sara’s place in SM

Frances Ha 2012 Noah Baumbach
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