My Favorite Jan Svankmajer Films

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

1.   Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
(Live Action/Animation)

2.   Little Otik (2000)
(a.k.a. Greedy Guts)
(Live Action/Animation)

3.   Faust (1994)
(Live Action/Animation)

4.   Alice (1988)
(Live Action/Animation)

5.   Lunacy (2005)
(Live Action/Animation)

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

1.   Dimensions of Dialogue (1982)

2.   Food (1992)

3.   Darkness/Light/Darkness (1989)

4.   The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope (1983)

5.   Down to the Cellar (1983)

6.   The Flat (1968)

7.   The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1990)

8.   Manly Games (1988)

9.   The Garden (1968)

10. Punch and Judy (1966)

11. Jabberwocky (1971)

12. Meat Love (1988)

13. The Ossuary (1970)

14. Don Juan (1970)

15. A Game with Stones (1965)

16. The Fall of the House of Usher (1980)

17. Picnic with Weissmann (1968)

18. The Last Trick (1964)

19. Castle of Otranto (1977)

20. A Quiet Week in the House (1969)

21. Flora (1989)

22. Historia Naturae (1967)

23. Et Cetera (1966)

24. Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasy in G minor (1965) 

My Favorite Steven Spielberg Films

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

1.   A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

2.   1941 (1979)

3.   Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

4.   Jaws (1975)

5.   E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)

6.   Duel (1971)
(Television)

7.   The Sugarland Express (1974)

8.   Columbo – Season 1 (1971-1972)
8a. Episode 1: Murder by the Book (1971)
(Television)

9.   Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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

1.   Catch Me If You Can (2002)

2.   Minority Report (2002)

3.   Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

4.   Jurassic Park (1993)

My Favorite Ken Russell Films

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

1.   The Devils (1971)
(I saw it online)

2.   Song of Summer (1968)
(Episode of “Omnibus”)
(Television)

3.   Altered States (1980)

4.   Women in Love (1969)

5.   Tommy (1975)

6.   Savage Messiah (1972)

7.   The Boy Friend (1971)

8.   Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World (1966)
(Television)

9.   The Debussy Film (1965)
(Episode of “Monitor”)
(Television)

10. Elgar (1962)
(Episode of “Monitor”)
(Television)

11. Pop Goes the Easel (1962)
(Episode of “Monitor”)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

12. Always on Sunday (1965)
(Episode of “Monitor”)
(Television)

13. Dante’s Inferno (1967)
(Episode of “Omnibus”)
(Television)

14. Crimes of Passion (1984)

15. The Music Lovers (1971)

16. Mahler (1974)

17. Dance of the Seven Veils (1970)
(Episode of “Omnibus”)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

18. Lisztomania (1975)

19. Valentino (1977)

20. Salome’s Last Dance (1988)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

21. The Rainbow (1989)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

22. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

23. Gothic (1986)

24. Whore (1991)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

25. Lady Chatterley (1993)
(Miniseries)
(Television)

26. The Planets (1983)
(Television)

27. The Mystery of Dr. Martinu (1992)
(Television)
(I saw it online) 

28. The Secret Life of Arnold Bax (1992)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

29. The Strange Affliction of Anton Bruckner (1990)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

30. Treasure Island (1995)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

31. Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (2002)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

32. Ken Russell: In Search of the English Folk Song (1997)
(Documentary)
(Television)
(I saw it online)

33. A British Picture (1989)

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

1.   A House in Bayswater (1959)
(I saw it online)

2.   Peepshow (1956)
(I saw it online)

3.   Amelia and the Angel (1958)
(I saw it online)

4.   Aria (1987)
(Segment: “Nessun dorma”)
(Anthology Film)

5.   A Kitten for Hitler (2007)
(I saw it online)

My Favorite Roberto Rossellini Films

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

1.   Viva l’Italia! (1961)

2.   Journey to Italy (1954)
(a.k.a. Voyage to Italy)

3.   Germany, Year Zero (1948)

4.   The Taking of Power by Louis VIV (1966)
(French TV Film)

5.   Stromboli (1950)

6.   The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)

7.   Paisan (1946)

8.   Rome, Open City (1945)

9.   General Della Rovere (1959)

10. Europe ’51 (1952)
(a.k.a. Europa ’51)

11. Escape by Night (1960)

12. The Age of the Medici (1973)
(Italian TV Miniseries)

13. Blaise Pascal (1972)
(French and Italian TV Film)

14. Cartesius (1974)
(French and Italian TV Film)

15. Where Is Freedom? (1954)

16. The Messiah (1975)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

17. Vanina Vanini (1961)

18. Joan of Arc At the Stake (1954)

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

1.   Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963) (Segment: “Illibatezza”)
(Anthology Film)

My Favorite Eric Rohmer Films

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

1.   An Autumn Tale (1998)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

2.   The Green Ray (1986)
(a.k.a. Summer)

3.   My Night at Maud’s (1969)

4.   Claire’s Knee (1970)

5.   Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987)

6.   Love in the Afternoon (1972)

7.   A Tale of Winter (1992)

8.   Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

9.   Full Moon in Paris (1984)

10. La Collectionneuse (1967)

11. Pauline at the Beach (1983)

12. A Tale of Summer (1996)

13. A Tale of Springtime (1990)

14. A Good Marriage (1982)

15. The Aviator’s Wife (1981)

16. Suzanne’s Career (1963)

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

1.   The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963)

2.   Veronica and Her Dunce (1958)

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

1.   The Marquise of O (1976)

My Favorite Nicolas Roeg Films

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

1.   Don’t Look Now (1973)

2.   Bad Timing (1980)

3.   The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

4.   Walkabout (1971)

5.   Performance (1970)
(co-directed with Donald Cammell)

6.   Eureka (1983)

7.   Track 29 (1988)

8.   Insignificance (1985) 

9.   Castaway (1986)
(no relation to the 2000 film with Tom Hanks)
(I watched it online long ago)

10. The Witches (1990)

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

1.   Aria (1987)
(Segment: “Un ballo in maschera”)
(Anthology Film)

My Favorite Jacques Rivette Films

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

1.   Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

2.   Out 1 (1971)

3.   L’amour fou (1969)

4.   La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

5.   Joan the Maiden (1994)

6.   Duelle (1976)

7.   The Nun (1966)

8.   Up, Down, Fragile (1995)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

9.   Gang of Four (1989)

10. Secret Defense (1998)

11. Le Pont du Nord (1981)

12. Noroit (1976)

13. The Story of Marie and Julien (2003)

14. Va Savoir (2001)

15. Paris Belongs to Us (1960)

16. Merry-Go-Round (1981)

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

1.   Fool’s Mate (1956)
(I watched it on Vimeo)

2.   Lumiere and Company (1995)
(Segment: “Jacques Rivette/Paris”)

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

1.   The Duchess of Langeais (2007)

2.   Around a Small Mountain (2009)

3.   Wuthering Heights (1985)

My Favorite Alain Resnais Films

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

1.   Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

2.   You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet! (2012)

3.   Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

4.   Melo (1986)

5.   Providence (1977)

6.   Muriel (1963)

7.   Mon Oncle D’Amerique (1980)

8.   Wild Grass (2009)

9.   Not on the Lips (2003)

10. Private Fears in Public Places (2006)

11. Stavisky… (1974)

12. The War Is Over (1966)

13. Je t’aime, Je t’aime (1968)

14. Life of Riley (2014)

15. Same Old Song (1997)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

16. Love Unto Death (1984)

17. Life Is a Bed of Roses (1983)

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

1.   Night and Fog (1956)
(Documentary Short)

2.   Toute la memoire du monde (1957)
(Documentary Short)
(I watched it on youtube)

3.   Statues Also Die (1953)
(co-directed with Chris Marker and Ghislain Cloquet)
(Documentary Short)
(I watched it on youtube)

4.   Far from Vietnam (1967)
(Segment: “Claude Ridder”)
(Anthology Documentary)

5.   Guernica (1950)
(co-directed with Robert Hessens)
(Documentary Short)

6.   Le chant du Styrene (1959)
(Documentary Short)
(I watched it on Vimeo)

P.S. I have not added the documentary short Van Gogh (1948) on here because every version in circulation online (based on my knowledge) is not subtitled in English.

My Favorite Jean Renoir Films

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

1.   The Rules of the Game (1939)

2.   The Golden Coach (1952)

3.   The Woman on the Beach (1947)

4.   French Cancan (1954)

5.   Grand Illusion (1937)

6.   Picnic on the Grass (1959)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

7.   La Chienne (1931)

8.   La Bête Humaine (1938)

9.   The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)

10. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)

11. Toni (1935)
(I watched it on Vimeo)

12. A Day in the Country (1936)
(Short Film)

13. The River (1951)

14. The Southerner (1945)

15. Elena and Her Men (1956)

16. The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir (1969)
(French/German/Italian TV Film)

17. The Elusive Corporal (1962)

18. La Marseillaise (1938)

19. The Lower Depths (1936)

20. The Little Match Girl (1928)
(Short Film)

21. Nana (1926)

22. The Whirlpool of Fate (1925)

23. The Testament of Doctor Cordelier (1959)
(French TV Film)

24. The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)

25. On purge bebe (1931)

26. Charleston Parade (1927)
(Short Film)

27. Madame Bovary (1934)

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

1.   This Land Is Mine (1943)

2.   Swamp Water (1941)