My Favorite Hou Hsiao-hsien Films

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

1.   The Assassin (2015)

2.   Three Times (2005)

3.   Goodbye South, Goodbye (1996)

4.   Cafe Lumière (2003)

5.   The Puppermaster (1993)
(no relation to the 1989 horror film)

6.   Flowers of Shanghai (1998)

7.   Good Men, Good Women (1995)

8.   Millenium Mambo (2001)

9.   Daughter of the Nile (1987)

10. Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)

 

My Favorite Kon Ichikawa Films

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

1.   Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
(Documentary)

2.   An Actor’s Revenge (1963)

3.   Fires on the Plain (1959)

4.   The Burmese Harp (1956)

5.   The Makioka Sisters (1983)

6.   Odd Obsession (1959)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

7.   Being Two Isn’t Easy (1962)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Anthology Films)

1.   Visions of Eight (1973)
(Segment: “The Fastest”)
(Documentary)

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

1.   Dora-heita (2001)

2.   47 Ronin (1994)

My Favorite Tobe Hooper Films

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

1.   The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

2.   Salem’s Lot (1979)
(TV miniseries)

3.   Poltergeist (1982)

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

1.   Tales from the Crypt (1991)
1a. Episode: “Dead Wait”
(Cable/Television)

2.   Body Bags (1993)
2a. Segment: “Eye”
(Anthology Film)

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

1.   The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

2.   The Funhouse (1981)

My Favorite Alfred Hitchcock Films

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

1.   Marnie (1964)

2.   Vertigo (1958)

3.   Family Plot (1976)

4.   Under Capricorn (1949)

5.   The Birds (1963)

6.   The Wrong Man (1956)

7.   The Trouble with Harry (1955)

8.   Psycho (1960)

9.   Rear Window (1954)

10. Frenzy (1972)

11. I Confess (1953)

12. Strangers on a Train (1951)

13. Rope (1948)

14. Notorious (1946)

15. North by Northwest (1959)

16. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

17. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

18. Sabotage (1936)
(I watched it online)

19. The 39 Steps (1935)

20. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

21. Stage Fright (1950)

22. Lifeboat (1944)

23. Rebecca (1940)

24. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

25. To Catch a Thief (1955)

26. Dial M for Murder (1954)

27. Suspicion (1941)

28. Young and Innocent (1937)
(I watched it online)

29. Rich and Strange (1931)
(I watched it online)

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

31. Murder! (1930)

32. Blackmail (1929)

33. The Ring (1927)

34. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

35. Topaz (1969)

36. Spellbound (1945)

37. Torn Curtain (1966)

38. Saboteur (1942)

39. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour – Season 1 (1962)
39a. Episode: “I Saw the Whole Thing”
(Television)

40. The Paradine Case (1947)

41. Secret Agent (1936)
(I watched it online)

42. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

43. Number 17 (1932)
(I watched it online)

44. The Manxman (1929)
(I watched it online)

45. The Farmer’s Wife (1928)
(I watched it online)

46. Downhill (1927)

47. Champagne (1928)
(I watched it online)

48. Easy Virtue (1928)
(I 
watched it online)

49. Waltzes from Vienna (1934)
(I watched it online)

50. Jamaica Inn (1939)
(I watched it online)

51. The Skin Game (1931)
(I watched it online)

52. Mary (1931)

53. The Pleasure Garden (1925)
(I watched it online)

54. Juno and the Paycock (1930)
(I watched it online)

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

1.   Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Season 1 (1955)
1a. Episode: “Revenge”
1b. Episode: “Breakdown”
1c. Episode: “The Case of Mr. Pelham”
(Television)

2.   Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Season 2 (1956/1956/1957)
2a. Episode: “Wet Saturday”
2b. Episode: “Mr. Blanchard’s Secret”
2c. Episode: “One More Mile to Go”
(Television)

3.   Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Season 3 (1957/1958/1958)
3a. Episode: “The Perfect Crime”
3b. Episode: “Lamb to the Slaughter”
3c. Episode: “Dip in the Pool”
(Television)

4.   Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Season 4 (1958/1959)
4a. Episode: “Poison”
4b. Episode: “Banquo’s Chair”
(Television)

5.   Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Season 5 (1959)
5a. Episode: “Arthur”
5b. Episode: “The Crystal Trench”
(Television)

6.   Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Season 6 (1960/1961)
6a. Episode: “Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat”
6b. Episode: “The Horseplayer”
(Television)

7.   Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Season 7 (1961)
7a. Episode: “Bang! You’re Dead”
(Television)

My Favorite Walter Hill Films

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

1.   Southern Comfort (1981)

2.   Deadwood – Season 1 (2004)
2a. Episode: “Pilot”
(Cable/Television)

3.   The Warriors (1979)

4.   Hard Times (1975)

5.   The Driver (1978)

6.   The Long Riders (1980)

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

1.   Tales from the Crypt (1990)
1a. Episode: “Cutting Cards”)
(Cable/Television)

2.   Tales from the Crypt (1989)
2a. Episode: “The Man Who Was Death”
(Cable/Television)

3.   Tales from the Crypt (1991)
3a. Episode: “Deadline”
(Cable/Television)

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

1.   48 Hrs. (1982)

2.   Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

3.   Wild Bill (1995)

4.   Broken Trail (2006)
(Miniseries)
(Cable/Television)

My Favorite Werner Herzog Films

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

1.   Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

2.   Grizzly Man (2005)
(Documentary)

3.   Fitzcarraldo (1982)

4.   Lessons of Darkness (1992)
(Documentary)

5.   The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

6.   Stroszek (1977)

7.   Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

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

9.   The White Diamond (2004)
(Documentary)

10. Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984)
(Documentary)

11. Fata Morgana (1971)
(Documentary)

12. Cobra Verde (1987)

13. Woyzeck (1979)

14. Bad Lieutenant: Port Call of New Orleans (2009)

15. Rescue Dawn (2006)

16. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
(Documentary)

17. Invisible (2001)

18. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
(Documentary)

19. Into the Abyss (2011)
(Documentary)

20. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
(Documentary)

21. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
(Documentary)

22. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)
(Documentary)

23. The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)
(Documentary)

24. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)
(Documentary)

25. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

26. Heart of Glass (1976)

27. Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

28. Signs of Life (1968)

29. Herdsmen of the Sun (1989)
(Documentary)

30. The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1984)
(Documentary)

31. My Best Fiend (1999)
(Documentary)

32. Wheel of Time (2003)
(Documentary)

33. How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1976)
(Documentary)

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

1.   La Soufriere (1977)
(Documentary Short)

2.   Precautions Against Fanatics (1969)

3.   Ten Minutes Older (2002)
(Segment: “Ten Thousand Years Older”)

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

1.   The Flying Doctors of East Africa (1969)
(Documentary)

My Favorite Monte Hellman Films

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

1.   Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

2.   The Shooting (1966)

3.   Cockfighter (1974)

4.   Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)

5.   Iguana (1988)

6.   China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)

7.   Road to Nowhere (2010)

My Favorite Howard Hawks Films

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

1.   Rio Bravo (1959)

2.   El Dorado (1966)

3.   Hatari! (1962)

4.   Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

5.   Monkey Business (1952)
(no relation to the 1931 film)

6.   The Big Sky (1952)

7.   Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

8.   Scarface (1932)

9.   Bringing Up Baby (1938)

10. To Have and Have Not (1944)

11. Red River (1948)

12. His Girl Friday (1940)

13. Twentieth Century (1934)

14. Ball of Fire (1941)

15. I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

16. The Big Sleep (1946)

17. Red Line 7000 (1965)

18. Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

19. Man’s Favorite Sport? (1964)

20. Come and Get It (1936)
(co-directed with William Wyler)

21. Ceiling Zero (1936)

22. Barbary Coast (1935)

23. The Criminal Code (1931)

24. The Dawn Patrol (1930)

25. A Girl in Every Port (1928)
(I watched it online)

26. Paid to Love (1927)
(I watched it online)

27. Fig Leaves (1926)
(I watched it online)

28. The Thing from Another World (1951)
(he may or may not have co-directed it with Christian Nyby)

29. Air Force (1943)

30. Corvette K-225 (1943)
(he may or may not have co-directed it with Robert Rosson)

31. The Crowd Roars (1932)

32. Tiger Shark (1932)

33. Rio Lobo (1970)

34. A Song Is Born (1948)

35. Sergeant York (1941)

36. Today We Live (1933)

37. The Road to Glory (1936)

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

1.   O. Henry’s Full House (1952)
(Segment: “The Ransom of Red Chief”)

 

My Favorite Alan Clarke Films

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

1.   The Firm (1989)
(TV Film)
(No relation to the 1993 Tom Cruise film)

2.   Made in Britain (1982)
(TV Film)

3.   Scum (1979)

4.   Scum (1977)
(TV Film)

5.   Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987)

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

1.   Elephant (1989)

My Favorite Jean-Luc Godard Films

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

1.   Goodbye to Language (2014)

2.   In Praise of Love (2001)

3.   Histoire(s) du cinema (1988/1989/1997/1998)
(Documentary)

4.   Passion (1982)

5.   Number Two (1975)

6.   Weekend (1967)

7.   Film Socialisme (2010)

8.   Here and Elsewhere (1974)

9.   King Lear (1987)

10. La Chinoise (1967)

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

12. Made in U.S.A. (1966)

13. Masculin Féminin (1966)

14. A Married Woman (1964)

15. Alphaville (1965)

16. Hail Mary (1985) 

17. Every Man for Himself (1980)

18. Le Gai savoir (1969)

19. Tout va bien (1972)

20. Notre musique (2004)

21. Contempt (1963)

22. Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

23. Breathless (1960)

24. Pierrot le fou (1965)

25. Band of Outsiders (1964)

26. JLG/JLG – Self-Portrait in December (1994)
(Documentary)

27. Oh Woe Is Me (1993)

28. Les Carabiniers (1963)

29. Le Petit Soldat (1960)

30. Detective (1985)

31. First Name: Carmen (1983)

32. For Ever Mozart (1996)

33. Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

34. Keep Your Right Up (1987)

35. A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

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

1.   Aria (1987)
(Segment: “Armide”)

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

1.   Charlotte and Her Boyfriend (1958)

2.   A Story of Water (1958)
(co-directed with Francois Truffaut)

3.   All the Boys Are Called Patrick (1957)