My Favorite Robert Altman Films (2023 Edition)

All of the films and television stuff listed on here, I saw on either a home video format (VHS, Blu-Ray, DVD etc.) or through other means like from someplace online.

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  1. Nashville (1975)
  2. Short Cuts (1993)
  3. Tanner ’88 (1988)
    (Miniseries)
    (Cable/Television)
  4. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
  5. Robert Altman’s Jazz ’34 (1996)
    (Documentary)
    (Television)
  6. Kansas City (1996)
  7. 3 Women (1977)
  8. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
  9. The Long Goodbye (1973)
  10. California Split (1974)
  11. Secret Honor (1984)
  12. The Player (1992)
  13. Streamers (1983)
  14. The Company (2003)
  15. Gosford Park (2001)
  16. Vincent & Theo (1990)
  17. Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
  18. Cookie’s Fortune (1999)
  19. Popeye (1980)
  20. A Wedding (1978)
  21. Thieves Like Us (1974)
  22. Images (1972)
  23. Brewster McCloud (1970)
  24. M*A*S*H (1970)
  25. Rattlesnake in a Cooler (1982)
    (Television)
  26. The Laundromat (1985)
    (Cable/Television)
  27. That Cold Day in the Park (1969)
  28. The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
    (Television)
  29. Tanner on Tanner (2004)
    (Miniseries)
    (Cable/Television)
  30. Gun – Season 1 (1997)
    Episode: All the President’s Women
    (Television)
  31. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976)
  32. Fool for Love (1985)
  33. HealtH (1980)
  34. The Gingerbread Man (1998)
  35. Aria (1987)
    Segment: Les Boreades
  36. A Perfect Couple (1979)
  37. Basements (1987)
    (Television)
  38. O.C. and Stiggs (1985)
  39. Ready to Wear (1994)
  40. Quintet (1979)
  41. Dr. T & the Women (2000)
  42. Killer App (1998)
    (Television)
  43. Beyond Therapy (1987)
  44. Bus Stop – Season 1 (1961)
    Episode: Accessory by Consent
    Episode: A Lion Walks Among Us
    (Television)
  45. Combat! – Season 1 (1962/1963)
    Episode: Forgotten Front (1962)
    Episode: Rear Echelon Commandos (1962)
    Episode: Any Second Now (1962)
    Episode: Escape to Nowhere (1962)
    Episode: Cat and Mouse (1962)
    Episode: I Swear by Apollo (1962)
    Episode: The Prisoner (1962)
    Episode: The Volunteer (1963)
    Episode: Off Limits (1963)
    Episode: Survival (1963)
    (Television)
  46. The Gallant Men – Season 1 (1962)
    Episode: Pilot
    (Television)
  47. Whirlybirds – Season 3 (1959)
    Episode: Experiment X-74
    Episode: The Challenge
    Episode: The Big Lie
    Episode: The Perfect Crime
    Episode: The Unknown Soldier
    Episode: Two of a Kind
    (Television)
  48. Whirlybirds – Season 2 (1958/1959)
    Episode: Infra-Red (1958)
    Episode: Blind Date (1958)
    Episode: Copters and Robbers (1958)
    Episode: Story of Sister Bridgit (1958)
    Episode: Glamour Girl (1958)
    Episode: Act of Fate (1958)
    Episode: Rest in Peace (1959)
    (Television)
  49. Bronco – Season 3 (1960)
    Episode: The Mustangers
    (Television)
  50. Kraft Suspense Theatre – Season 1 (1963/1964)
    Episode: The Long, Lost Life of Edward Smalley (1963)
    Episode: The Hunt (1963)
    Episode: Once Upon a Savage Night (1964)
    (Television)
  51. M Squad – Season 1 (1958)
    Episode: Lover’s Lane Killing
    (Television)
  52. Lawman – Season 3 (1961)
    Episode: The Robbery
    (Television)
  53. Hawaiian Eye – Season 1 (1959)
    Episode: Three Tickets to Lani
    (Television)
  54. Bonanza – Season 2 (1960/1961)
    Episode: Silent Thunder (1960)
    Episode: Bank Run (1961)
    Episode: The Duke (1961)
    Episode: The Rival (1961)
    Episode: The Secret (1961)
    Episode: The Dream Riders (1961)
    Episode: Sam Hill (1961)
    (Television)
  55. Route 66 – Season 2 (1961)
    Episode: Some of the People, Some of the Time
    (Television)
  56. Bonanza – Season 3 (1961)
    Episode: The Many Faces of Gideon Flinch
    (Television)
  57. Peter Gunn – Season 3 (1961)
    Episode: The Murder Bond
    (Television)
  58. Maverick – Season 4 (1960)
    Episode: Bolt from the Blue
    (Television)
  59. Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Season 3 (1957/1958)
    Episode: The Young One (1957)
    Episode: Together (1958)
    (Television)
  60. Nightmare in Chicago (1964)
    (Television)
  61. Sugarfoot – Season 3 (1959/1960)
    Episode: Apollo with a Gun (1959)
    Episode: The Highbinder (1960)
    (Television)
  62. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna – Season 4 (1960)
    Episode: It’s Magic
    (Television)
  63. Pot au feu (1967)
    (Short)
  64. Countdown (1967)
  65. The James Dean Story (1957)
    (co-directed with George W. George)
    (Documentary)
  66. The Dirty Look (1954)
    (Short)
  67. The Delinquents (1957)
  68. Modern Football (1951)
    (Short)
  69. The Perfect Crime (1955)
    (Short)
  70. The Sound of Bells (1952)
    (Short)
  71. The Magic Bond (1952)
    (Short)

Please note that their are 24 (or maybe more) Altman works (television or otherwise) that have yet to be discovered.

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My Favorite Chantal Akerman Films (2023 Edition)

All films listed here I watched either on a home video format or online ūüôā P.S. there are still plenty more Chantal Akerman films I need to check out.

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  1. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
  2. Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the 60’s in Brussels (1994)
    (Television)
  3. Toute une nuit (1982)
  4. No Home Movie (2015)
    (Documentary)
  5. Golden Eighties (1986)
  6. Les Rendez-vous d’Anna (1978)
  7. News from Home (1977)
    (Documentary)
  8. Night and Day (1991)
  9. D’Est (1993)
    (Documentary)
  10. Down There (2006)
    (Documentary)
  11. Sud (1999)
    (Documentary)
  12. Je Tu Il Elle (1974)
  13. Hotel Monterey (1973)
  14. Almayer’s Folly (2011)
  15. De l’autre cote (2002)
    (Documentary)
  16. Tomorrow We Move (2004)
  17. La Captive (2000)
  18. A Couch in New York (1996)
  19. Saute ma Ville (1968/1971)
    (Short)

My Favorite James Whale Films

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

1.   Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

2.   The Great Garrick (1937)

3.   The Old Dark House (1932)

4.   Remember Last Night? (1935)

5.   The Invisible Man (1933)

6.   Frankenstein (1931)

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

1.   The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)

2.   By Candlelight (1933)

3.   One More River (1934)

4.   Show Boat (1936)

5.   The Road Back (1937)
(I watched it online)

6.   Waterloo Bridge (1931)

My Favorite Raoul Walsh Films

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

1.   White Heat (1949)

2.   The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

3.   The Roaring Twenties (1939)

4.   Regeneration (1915)

5.   Band of Angels (1957)

6.   Sadie Thompson (1928)

7.   Gentleman Jim (1942)

8.   Going Hollywood (1933)
(I watched it on TCM)

9.   High Sierra (1941)

10. The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

11. Pursued (1947)

12. Colorado Territory (1949)

13. They Drive by Night (1940)

14. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

15. Me and My Gal (1932)

16. The Big Trail (1930)

17. The Man I Love (1947)

18. Dark Command (1940)

19. Manpower (1941)

20. Big Brown Eyes (1936)

21. Cheyenne (1947)
(I watched it on TCM a few years ago)

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

1.   Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)

2.   The World in His Arms (1952)

3.   Along the Great Divide (1951)

4.   The Tall Men (1955)

5.   Distant Drums (1951)

6.   Battle Cry (1955)

7.   The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

8.   The Naked and the Dead (1958)

9.   A Distant Trumpet (1964)

10. Saskatchewan (1954)

11. The Lawless Breed (1953)

12. The King and Four Queens (1956)

13. Gun Fury (1953)

14. Blackbeard the Pirate (1953)

15. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

My Favorite Lars von Trier Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *) 

1.   Dogville (2003)

2.   Melancholia (2011)

3.   Dancer in the Dark (2000)

4.   Breaking the Waves (1996)

5.   Antichrist (2009)

6.   The Kingdom (1994-1997)
(Danish TV miniseries)

7.   The Idiots (1998)

8.   The Five Obstructions (2003)
(Documentary)

9.   Europa (1991)
(no relation to Europa Europa)

10. Manderlay (2005)

11. Medea (1988)
(Danish TV Film)

12. Nymphomaniac (2013)

13. The Element of Crime (1984)

14. The Boss of It All (2006)

15. Epidemic (1987)

16. The House That Jack Built (2018)

My Favorite King Vidor Films

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

1.   The Crowd (1928) 

2.   Our Daily Bread (1934)

3.   The Big Parade (1925)

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

1.   Show People (1928)

2.   The Patsy (1928)
(no relation to the 1964 Jerry Lewis film)

3.   Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

4.   La Boheme (1926)

5.   Street Scene (1931)

6.   Not So Dumb (1930)

7.   Our Daily Bread (1934)

8.   Duel in the Sun (1946)

9.   Hallelujah (1929)

10. Billy the Kid (1930)

11. Bird of Paradise (1932)

12. Stella Dallas (1937)

13. The Champ (1931)

14. The Citadel (1938)

15. H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

16. The Wedding Night (1935)

17. The Texas Rangers (1936)

My Favorite Frank Tashlin Films

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

1.   Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

2.   The Alphabet Murders (1965)

3. ¬† The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

4. ¬† The Man from the Diners’ Club (1963)
(I watched it on TCM years back)

5.   Bachelor Flat (1962)

6.   The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956)

7.   Artists and Models (1955)

8.   Susan Slept Here (1954)

9.   Son of Paleface (1952)

10. The First Time (1952)

11. Who’s Minding the Store? (1963)

12. Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958)

13. Hollywood or Bust (1956)

14. It’s Only Money (1962)

15. The Geisha Boy (1958)

16. The Disorderly Orderly (1964)

17. Cinderfella (1960)

18. The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

19. The Private Navy of Sgt. O’Farrell (1968)

20. Caprice (1967)

21. Say One for Me (1959)

My Favorite Spike Lee Films

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

1.   Do the Right Thing (1989)

2.   25th Hour (2002)

3.   When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
(Documentary)

4.   4 Little Girls (1997)
(Documentary)

5.   American Utopia (2020)
(Concert Film)

6.   BlacKkKlansman (2018)

7.   Da 5 Bloods (2020)

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

1.   Passing Strange (2009)
(Episode of “Great Performances”)
(Television)

2.   Inside Man (2006)

3.   A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)
(Performance Film)
(Cable/Television)

4.   Jungle Fever (1991)

5.   Rodney King (2017)
(Performance Film)

6.   He Got Game (1998)

7.   Freak (1998)
(Performance Film)
(Cable/Television)

My Favorite Seijun Suzuki Films

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

1.   Branded to Kill (1967)

2.   Youth of the Beast (1963)

3.   Gate of Flesh (1964)

4.   Story of a Prostitute (1965)

5.   Tokyo Drifter (1966)

6.   Tattooed Life (1965)

7.   Zigeunerweisen (1980)

8.   Fighting Elegy (1966)

9.   Everything Goes Wrong (1960)

10. Underworld Beauty (1958)

11. Yumeji (1991)

12. Kagero-za (1981)

13. Kanto Wanderer (1963)

14. Detective Bureau 23: Go to Hell, Bastards! (1963)

15. Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)

16. Princess Raccoon (2005)

17. Pistol Opera (2001)