My Favorite Mike Leigh Films

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1.   Naked (1993)

2.   Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

3.   Vera Drake (2004)

4.   Another Year (2010)

5.   Secrets & Lies (1996)

6.   Mr. Turner (2014)

7.   Topsy-Turvy (1999)

8.   All or Nothing (2002)

9.   Career Girls (1997)

10. Life Is Sweet (1990)

11. High Hopes (1988)

12. Meantime (1983)
(TV Film)

13. Four Days in July (1985)
(TV Film)

14. Bleak Moments (1971)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   The Short and Curlies (1987)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Television)

1.   The Kiss of Death (1977)
(Episode of BBC Play for Today)
(No relation to the 1947 or 1995 films)

2.   Nuts in May (1976)
(Episode of BBC Play for Today)

3.   Grown-Ups (1980)
(Episode of BBC2 Playhouse)

4.   Home Sweet Home (1982)
(Episode of BBC Play for Today)

5.   Abigail’s Party (1977)
(Episode of BBC Play for Today)

6.   Who’s Who (1979)
(Episode of BBC Play for Today)

7.   Hard Labour (1973)
(Episode of BBC Play for Today)

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My Favorite Patrice Leconte Films

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1.   The Hairdresser’s Husband (1990)

2.   The Man on the Train (2002)

3.   Monsieur Hire (1989)

4.   The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)

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1.   Girl on the Bridge (1999)

2.   Ridicule (1996)

3.   Intimate Strangers (2004)

My Favorite David Lean Films

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1.   Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

2.   Summertime (1955)

3.   The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

4.   Brief Encounter (1945)

5.   Great Expectations (1946)

6.   Oliver Twist (1948)

7.   Hobson’s Choice (1954)

8.   Blithe Spirit (1945)

9.   This Happy Breed (1944)

10. A Passage to India (1984)

11. Madeleine (1950)

12. Ryan’s Daughter (1970)

13. The Passionate Friends (1949)

14. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

15. The Sound Barrier (1952)

16. In Which We Serve (1942)
(co-directed with Noel Coward)

My Favorite Fritz Lang Films

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1.   M (1931)

2.   Spies (1928)

3.   Liliom (1934)

4.   Scarlet Street (1945)

5.   While the City Sleeps (1956)

6.   Fury (1936)

7.   The Woman in the Window (1944)

8.   The Big Heat (1953)

9.   You Only Live Once (1937)

10. Rancho Notorious (1952)

11. The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)

12. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

13. Die Nibelungen (1924)

14. Metropolis (1927)

15. Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic (1959)

16. Moonfleet (1955)

17. Destiny (1921)

18. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

19. Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)

20. Human Desire (1954)

21. Secret Beyond the Door (1947)

22. You and Me (1938)

23. Woman in the Moon (1929)

24. The Spiders Parts I and II (1919/1920)

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1.   The Blue Gardenia (1953)

2.   Clash by Night (1952)

3.   House by the River (1950)

4.   Ministry of Fear (1944)

5.   Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

6.   Man Hunt (1941)

My Favorite John Landis Films

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1.   An American Werewolf in London (1981)

2.   The Blues Brothers (1980)

3.   Innocent Blood (1992)

4.   Into the Night (1985)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983)
(Music Video)

2.   B.B. King “Into the Night” (1985)
(Documentary Short)

3.   Michael Jackson: Black or White (1991)
(Music Video)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Cable/Television)

1.   Deer Woman (2005)
(Masters of Horror Episode)

2.   Family (2006)
(Masters of Horror Episode)

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1.   National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)

2.   Trading Places (1983)

3.   The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

4.   Coming to America (1988)

My Favorite Emir Kusturica Films

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1.   Underground (1995)

2.   Time of the Gypsies (1988)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

3.   Arizona Dream (1993)

4.   When Father Was Away on Business (1985)

5.   Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

My Favorite Kiyoshi Kurosawa Films

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1.   Pulse (2001)

2.   Cure (1997)

3.   Creepy (2016)

4.   Tokyo Sonata (2008)

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1.   Penance (2012)
(Japanese TV Miniseries)

2.   Seance (2000)
(Japanese TV Film)

My Favorite Akira Kurosawa Films

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1.   Ran (1985)

2.   High and Low (1963)

3.   Seven Samurai (1954)

4.   Ikiru (1952)

5.   Red Beard (1965)

6.   Throne of Blood (1957)

7.   Rashomon (1950)

8.   Yojimbo (1961)

9.   The Hidden Fortress (1958)

10. Stray Dog (1949)

11. Madadayo (1993)

12. Kagemusha (1980)

13. Drunken Angel (1948)

14. Sanjuro (1962)

15. Dersu Uzala (1975)

16. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

17. I Live in Fear (1955)

18. Does’ka-den (1970)

19. The Idiot (1951)

20. The Lower Depths (1957)

21. Rhapsody in August (1991)

22. Dreams (1990)
(a.k.a. Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams)

23. Scandal (1950)

24. The Quiet Duel (1949)

25. One Wonderful Sunday (1947)

26. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)

27. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail (1945)

28. Sanshiro Sugata (1943)

29. Sanshiro Sugata Part II (1945)

30. The Most Beautiful (1944)

 

My Favorite Stanley Kubrick Films

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1.   Barry Lyndon (1975)

2.   2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

3.   The Shining (1980)

4.   The Killing (1956)

5.   Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

6.   Dr. Strangelove (1964)

7.   A Clockwork Orange (1971)

8.   Paths of Glory (1957)

9.   Full Metal Jacket (1987)

10. Lolita (1962)

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1.   Killer’s Kiss (1955)