My Favorite Agnes Varda Films

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1.   Faces Places (2017)
(co-directed with JR)
(Documentary)

2.   The Gleaners and I (2000)
(Documentary)

3.   Vagabond (1985)

4.   Daguerreotypes (1976)
(Documentary)

5.   Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

6.   Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

7.   The Beaches of Agnes (2008)
(Documentary)

8.   Happiness (1965)
(no relation to the 1998 film)

9.   Cinevardaphoto (2004)
(Documentary)

10. Far from Vietnam (1967)
(co-directed with Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais)
(Documentary Anthology)

11. Mur murs (1981)
(Documentary)

12. La Pointe Courte (1955)

13. Jane B. for Agnes V. (1988)

14. Documenteur (1981)

15. One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

16. Kung-Fu Master! (1988)

17. The World of Jacques Demy (1995)
(Documentary) 

18. The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)
(Documentary)

19. The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later (2002)
(Documentary)

20. One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

21. Lions Love (and… Lies) (1969)

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

1.   Cleo from 5 to 7: Remembrances and Anecdotes (2005)

2.   La cocotte d’azur (1958)
(Documentary Short)

3.   Ydessa, the Bears and etc. (2004)
(Documentary Short)

4.   Ulysse (1983)
(Documentary Short)

5.   Salut les Cubains (1971)
(Documentary Short)

6.   Along the Coast (1958)
(Documentary Short)

7.   Black Panthers (1968)
(Documentary Short)

8.   Uncle Yanco (1967)
(Documentary Short)

9.   The So-called Caryatids (1984)
(Documentary Short)

10. Elsa la rose (1966)
(Documentary Short)

11. 7p., cuis., s. de b., …a saisir (1984)

12. Diary of a Pregnant Woman (1962)

13. Women Reply (1975)
(Documentary Short)

14. You’ve Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know (1986)

15. Le lion volatil (2003)

16. The Pleasure of Love in Iran (1976)
(Documentary Short)

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My Favorite Robert Wise Films

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1.   The Haunting (1963)

2.   Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

3.   The Set-Up (1949)

4.   The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

5.   The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

6.   The Body Snatcher (1945)

7.   The Andromeda Strain (1971)

8.   Born to Kill (1947)

9.   Blood on the Moon (1948)

10. West Side Story (1961)
(co-directed with Jerome Robbins)

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1.   Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)

2.   Executive Suite (1954)

3.   The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

4.   I Want to Live! (1958)

5.   Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

6.   Star! (1968)

7.   The Sand Pebbles (1966)

8.   The Sound of Music (1965)

9.   Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

My Favorite Billy Wilder Films

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1.   Avanti! (1972)

2.   Some Like It Hot (1959)

3.   The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

4.   Ace in the Hole (1951)

5.   Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

6.   Sunset Boulevard (1950)

7.   One, Two, Three (1961)

8.   Double Indemnity (1944)

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1.   The Apartment (1960)

2.   A Foreign Affair (1948)

3.   The Lost Weekend (1945)

4.   The Major and the Minor (1942)

5.   Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

6.   The Fortune Cookie (1966)

7.   Irma la Douce (1963)

My Favorite James Whale Films

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1.   Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

2.   The Old Dark House (1932)

3.   Show Boat (1936)

4.   The Invisible Man (1933)

5.   Frankenstein (1931)

6.   Waterloo Bridge (1931)

7.   The Great Garrick (1937)

My Favorite Lina Wertmuller Films

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1.   Seven Beauties (1975)

2.   Love & Anarchy (1973)

3.   Swept Away (1974)

4.   The Seduction of Mimi (1972)

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1.   Ciao, Professore! (1992)

2.   All Screwed Up (1974)

3.   Ferdinando and Carolina (1999)

4.   Blood Feud (1978)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

5.   A Night Full of Rain (1978)

My Favorite William A. Wellman Films

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1.   The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

2.   The Public Enemy (1931)

3.   A Star Is Born (1937)
(I also love the 1954 version)

4.   Nothing Sacred (1937)

5.   Night Nurse (1931)

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1.   Wild Boys of the Road (1933)

2.   Roxie Hart (1942)

3.   The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)

My Favorite Wim Wenders Films

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1.   Kings of the Road (1976)

2.   Paris, Texas (1984)

3.   Alice in the Cities (1974)

4.   Wings of Desire (1987)

5.   The Wrong Move (1975)

6.   The American Friend (1977)

7.   The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972)
(a.k.a. The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

8.   Lightning Over Water (1980)
(co-directed with Nicholas Ray)
(Documentary)

9.   Beyond the Clouds (1995)
(co-directed with Michelangelo Antonioni)

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

1.   Ten Minutes Older (2002)
(Segment: “Twelve Miles to Trona”)

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1.   The Salt of the Earth (2014)
(Documentary)

2.   Pina (2011)
(Documentary)

3.   Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
(Documentary)

4.   The Soul of a Man (2003)
(Documentary)
(Episode of PBS’s “The Blues”)
(TV Documentary miniseries)

5.   Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989)
(Documentary)

My Favorite Orson Welles Films

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1.   Chimes at Midnight (1965)

2.   F for Fake (1973)

3.   The Trial (1962)

4.   Touch of Evil (1958)

5.   Citizen Kane (1941)

6.   The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

7.   The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

8.   Othello (1951)

9.   Mr. Arkadin (1955)

10. The Immortal Story (1968)

11. The Stranger (1946)

12. Filming Othello (1978)
(Documentary)

13. Macbeth (1948)

14. Around the World with Orson Welles (1955)
(TV Documentary miniseries)

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

1.   The Fountain of Youth (1956)
(I watched it on youtube)
(TV Short)

Note: In case any of you readers are interested, Netflix is going to premier Orson Welles last film The Other Side of the Wind (1972-1976) in November (November 2, 2018). The film can best be described as both completed and uncompleted (read here for more info). Here is the link to the trailer in case any of you readers are interested below 🙂

My Favorite Apichatpong Weerasethakul Films

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1.   Syndromes and a Century (2006)

2.   Cemetery of Splendour (2015)

3.   Tropical Malady (2004)

4.   Blissfully Yours (2002)

5.   Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)

6.   Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

My Favorite Peter Watkins Films

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1.   La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)

2.   Edward Munch (1974)

3.   The War Game (1965)
(British TV Film)

4.   Punishment Park (1971)

5.   Culloden (1964)
(a.k.a. The Battle of Culloden)
(British TV Film)

6.   Privilege (1967)

7.   The Gladiators (1969)