My Favorite Alfred Hitchcock Films (Revised and Updated)

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

1.   The Birds (1963)

2.   The Wrong Man (1956)

3.   Psycho (1960)

4.   I Confess (1953)

5.   Vertigo (1958)

6.   The Trouble with Harry (1955)

7.   Rear Window (1954)

8.   Notorious (1946)

9.   Strangers on a Train (1951)

10. North by Northwest (1959)

11. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

12. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

13. The 39 Steps (1935)

14. Blackmail (1929)

15. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

16. The Lodger (1927)

17. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

18. Marnie (1964)

19. Stage Fright (1950)

20. Frenzy (1972)

21. Rebecca (1940)

22. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

23. Lifeboat (1944)

24. Saboteur (1942)

25. Suspicion (1941)

26. Rope (1948)

27. To Catch a Thief (1955)

28. Dial M for Murder (1954)

29. Under Capricorn (1949)

30. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
(No relation to the 2005 film)

31. Sabotage (1936)

32. Secret Agent (1936)

33. The Ring (1927)
(No relation to the 2002 film)

34. Young and Innocent (1937)

35. Murder! (1930)

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

1.   Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962)
(Aside from creating it, he directed episodes as well)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Family Plot (1976)

2.   Topaz (1969)

3.   Torn Curtain (1966)

4.   Spellbound (1945)

5.   The Paradine Case (1947)

My Favorite Werner Herzog Films (Revised and Updated)

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

1.   Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

2.   Fitzcarraldo (1982)

3.   Woyzeck (1979)

4.   Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

5.   Rescue Dawn (2006)

6.   The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

7.   The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

8.   Stroszek (1977)

9.   Heart of Glass (1976)

10. Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

11. Signs of Life (1968)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Documentaries)

1.   The White Diamond (2004)

2.   Grizzly Man (2005)

3.   Lessons of Darkness (1992)

4.   Fata Morgana (1972)

5.   Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

6.   My Best Fiend (1999)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *) (Documentaries)

1.   Lo & Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

2.   Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

My Favorite Monte Hellman Films (Revised and Updated)

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

1.   Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

2.   Cockfighter (1974)

3.   The Shooting (1966)

4.   China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)

5.   Ride in the Whirlwind (1965)

6.   Road to Nowhere (2010)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Iguana (1988)

Note: If you want to know how I saw the 102 minute version of China 9. Liberty 37 (1978), the answer is TCM’s showing of it back during September 7th, which aired after midnight. Hopefully, with TCM’s showing of it in that format, a DVD company will release it in that form and not the chopped 78 minute version, which pales in comparison.

My Favorite D.W. Griffith Films (Revised and Updated)

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

1.   Intolerance (1916)

2.   Broken Blossoms (1919)

3.   Way Down East (1920)

4.   True Heart Susie (1919)

5.   Orphans of the Storm (1921)

6.   The Birth of a Nation (1915)

7.   Isn’t Life Wonderful (1924)

8.   The Greatest Question (1919)

9.   A Romance of Happy Valley (1919)

10. The White Rose (1923)

11. Home, Sweet Home (1914)

12. The Girl Who Stayed at Home (1919)

13. The Love Flower (1920)

14. The Idol Dancer (1920)

15. Judith of Bethulia (1914)

16. The Avenging Conscience (1914)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   America (1924)

2.   The Sorrows of Satan (1926)

3.   One Exciting Night (1922)

4.   Sally of the Sawdust (1925)

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

1.   The Adventures of Dollie (1908)

2.   Balked at the Altar (1908)

3.   Betrayed by a Handprint (1908)

4.   The Black Viper (1908)

5.   A Calamitous Elopement (1908)

6.   Father Gets in the Game (1908)

7.   Money Mad (1908)

8.   Romance of a Jewess (1908)

9.   The Song of the Shirt (1908)

10. At the Altar (1909)

11. The Cord of Life (1909)

12. A Corner in Wheat (1909)

13. The Country Doctor (1909)

14. The Cricket on the Hearth (1909)

15. The Curtain Pole (1909)

16. A Drunkard’s Reformation (1909)

17. Getting Even (1909)

18. The Girls and Daddy (1909)

19. The Golden Louis (1909)

20. Her First Biscuits (1909)

21. The Hessian Renegades (1909)

22. The Joneses Have Amateur Theatricals (1909)

23. The Lonely Villa (1909)

24. Lucky Jim (1909)

25. The Lure of the Gown (1909)

26. Pippa Passes or the Song of Conscience (1909)

27. The Politician’s Love Story (1909)

28. The Renunciation (1909)

29. Resurrection (1909)

30. The Sealed Room (1909)

31. Those Awful Hats (1909)

32. A Trap for Santa Claus (1909)

33. The Voice of the Violin (1909)

34. An Arcadian Maid (1910)

35. The Fugitive (1910)

36. The House with Closed Shutters (1910)

37. In the Border States (1910)

38. Ramona (1910)

39. The Rocky Road (1910)

40. The Unchanging Sea (1910)

41. What the Daisy Said (1910)

42. The Battle (1911)

43. Enoch Arden Parts I and II (1911)

44. His Trust (1911)

45. His Trust Fulfilled (1911)

46. The Last Drop of Water (1911)

47. The Lonedale Operator (1911)

48. The Miser’s Heart (1911)

49. Swords and Hearts (1911)

50. The Burglar’s Dilemma (1912)

51. Friends (1912)

52. The Lesser Evil (1912)

53. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

54. The Narrow Road (1912)

55. The New York Hat (1912)

56. One Is Business, the Other Crime (1912)

57. The Painted Lady (1912)

58. The Sunbeam (1912)

59. The Transformation of Mike (1912)

60. An Unseen Enemy (1912)

61. Death’s Marathon (1913)

62. The Mothering Heart (1913)

NOTE: I have watched all of these films and shorts on either VHS or DVD.

My Favorite Jean-Luc Godard Films (Revised and Updated)

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

1.   Goodbye to Language (2014)

2.   Nouvelle Vague (1990)
(I watched it on youtube)

3.   Made in U.S.A. (1966)

4.   Masulin Feminin (1966)

5.   Weekend (1967)

6.   Film Socialisme (2010)

7.   Every Man for Himself (1980)

8.   In Praise of Love (2001)

9.   Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967)

10. JLG/JLG – Self-Portrait in December (1994)
(Documentary)
(I watched it on an old VHS Tape)

11. La Chinoise (1967)

12. Notre musique (2004)

13. Detective (1985)

14. The Carabiniers (1963)

15. King Lear (1987)
(I watched it on an old VHS Tape)

16. The Little Soldier (1960)

17. Hail Mary (1985)

18. A Married Woman (1964)

19. Passion (1982)

20. Pierrot le fou (1965)

21. First Name: Carmen (1983)

22. Vivre sa vie (1962)

23. Number Two (1975)

24. Contempt (1963)

25. Here and Elsewhere (1974)
(Documentary)

26. Alphaville (1965)

27. Tout Va Bien (1972)

28. Breathless (1960)

29. Joy of Learning (1969)

30. Band of Outsiders (1964)

31. Sympathy for the Devil (1968)
(Concert Film/Documentary)

32. A Woman Is A Woman (1961)

33. Oh Woe Is Me (1993)

34. For Ever Mozart (1996)

35. Keep Your Right Up (1987)

My Favorite Robert J. Flaherty Films (New)

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

1.   Louisiana Story (1948)
(Docufiction)

2.   Nanook of the North (1922)
(Documentary)

3.   Man of Aran (1934)
(Docufiction)

4.   Moana (1926)
(Docufiction)
(No relation to the 2016 Disney film)

5.   The Titan: Story of Michelangelo (1950)
(Co-directed with Curt Oertel and Robert Lyford)
(Documentary)

My Favorite Federico Fellini Films (Revised and Updated)

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

1.   La Dolce Vita (1960)

2.   Nights of Cabiria (1957)

3.   Fellini Satyricon (1969)

4.   La Strada (1954)

5.   8 1/2 (1963)

6.   I Vitelloni (1953)

7.   Amarcord (1973)

8.   Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

9.   The White Sheik (1952)

10. Roma (1972)

11. Variety Lights (1950)
(co-directed with Alberto Lattuada)

12. The Clowns (1970)
(Docufiction)

13. Il bidone (1955)

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

1.   Spirits of the Dead (1968)
(Segment: “Toby Dammit”)

2.   Boccaccio ’70 (1962)
(Segment: “The Temptation of Dr Antonio”)

3.   Love in the City (1953)
(Segment: “Marriage Agency”)

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

1.   Fellini: A Director’s Notebook (1969)
(Episode of “NBC Experiment in Television”)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   And the Ship Sails On (1983)

2.   Intervista (1987)

3.   Ginger and Fred (1986)

My Favorite Sergei Eisenstein Films (New)

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

1.   Battleship Potemkin (1925)

2.   October: Ten Days That Shook the World (1927)

3.   Strike (1925)

4.   Alexander Nevsky (1938)

5.   Ivan the Terrible Part I (1944)

6.   Ivan the Terrible Part II (1945)

7.   The General Line (1929)
(co-directed with Grigori Alexsandrov)