These are the movies I’ve watched over the years that I consider worth your time. You can also check my Letterboxd profile for more films I’ve enjoyed.

Personal Favorites

2001: A Space Odyssey [1968]
dir. Stanley Kubrick

12 Angry Men [1957]
dir. Sidney Lumet

Vertigo [1958]
dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Only Lovers Left Alive [2013]
dir. Jim Jarmusch

The Third Man [1949]
dir. Carol Reed

Le Samouraï [1967]
dir. Jean-Pierre Melville

Reservoir Dogs [1992]
dir. Quentin Tarantino

The Godfather: Part II [1974]
dir. Francis Ford Coppola

The Double Life of Véronique [1991]
dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski

Paths of Glory [1957]
dir. Stanley Kubrick

Before Sunrise [1995]
dir. Richard Linklater

M [1931]
dir. Fritz Lang

Stalker [1979]
dir. Andrei Tarkovsky

Double Indemnity [1944]
dir. Billy Wilder

Sunset Boulevard [1950]
dir. Billy Wilder

The Night of the Hunter [1955]
dir. Charles Laughton

Once Upon a Time in the West [1968]
dir. Sergio Leone

Memento [2000]
dir. Christopher Nolan

Blade Runner [1982]
dir. Ridley Scott

The Maltese Falcon [1941]
dir. John Huston

In the Mood for Love [2000]
dir. Wong Kar-wai

Paterson [2016]
dir. Jim Jarmusch

Decalogue I [1989]
dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski

Wild Tales [2014]
dir. Damián Szifron

The Young Pope [2016]
dir. Paolo Sorrentino

Cold War [2018]
dir. Paweł Pawlikowski

The Turin Horse [2011]
dir. Béla Tarr

Three Colors: Blue [1993]
dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski

Three Colors: Red [1994]
dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski

Phantom Thread [2017]
dir. Paul Thomas Anderson

Parasite [2019]
dir. Bong Joon-ho

Drive [2011]
dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

Life of Brian [1979]
dir. Terry Jones

Life Is Beautiful [1997]
dir. Roberto Benigni

Bonnie and Clyde [1967]
dir. Arthur Penn

GoodFellas [1990]
dir. Martin Scorsese

There Will Be Blood [2007]
dir. Paul Thomas Anderson

Casablanca [1942]
dir. Michael Curtiz

The Shining [1980]
dir. Stanley Kubrick

Monty Python and the Holy Grail [1975]
dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

The Road [2009]
dir. John Hillcoat

Pulp Fiction [1994]
dir. Quentin Tarantino

Apocalypse Now [1979]
dir. Francis Ford Coppola

It's a Wonderful Life [1946]
dir. Frank Capra

My Neighbor Totoro [1988]
dir. Hayao Miyazaki

North by Northwest [1959]
dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Alien [1979]
dir. Ridley Scott

Jaws [1975]
dir. Steven Spielberg

Se7en [1995]
dir. David Fincher

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [1966]
dir. Sergio Leone

Stand by Me [1986]
dir. Rob Reiner

Lost in Translation [2003]
dir. Sofia Coppola

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb [1964]
dir. Stanley Kubrick

Rear Window [1954]
dir. Alfred Hitchcock

A Clockwork Orange [1971]
dir. Stanley Kubrick

Spirited Away [2001]
dir. Hayao Miyazaki

To Kill a Mockingbird [1962]
dir. Robert Mulligan

Her [2013]
dir. Spike Jonze

Inside Llewyn Davis [2013]
dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

The Grand Budapest Hotel [2014]
dir. Wes Anderson

Modern Times [1936]
dir. Charles Chaplin

Citizen Kane [1941]
dir. Orson Welles

Chinatown [1974]
dir. Roman Polanski

Persona [1966]
dir. Ingmar Bergman

Edge of Tomorrow [2014]
dir. Doug Liman

Aguirre, the Wrath of God [1972]
dir. Werner Herzog

The Blues Brothers [1980]
dir. John Landis

Chungking Express [1994]
dir. Wong Kar-wai

Léon: The Professional [1994]
dir. Luc Besson

Wonder Boys [2000]
dir. Curtis Hanson

The Departed [2006]
dir. Martin Scorsese

The Royal Tenenbaums [2001]
dir. Wes Anderson

Cinema Paradiso [1988]
dir. Giuseppe Tornatore

Ex Machina [2014]
dir. Alex Garland

Touch of Evil [1958]
dir. Orson Welles

Ace in the Hole [1951]
dir. Billy Wilder

Out of the Past [1947]
dir. Jacques Tourneur

Laura [1944]
dir. Otto Preminger

Spotlight [2015]
dir. Tom McCarthy

Breathless [1960]
dir. Jean-Luc Godard

Contempt [1963]
dir. Jean-Luc Godard

The Witch [2015]
dir. Robert Eggers

The Shawshank Redemption [1994]
dir. Frank Darabont

Night on Earth [1991]
dir. Jim Jarmusch

Captain Fantastic [2016]
dir. Matt Ross

Fantastic Mr. Fox [2009]
dir. Wes Anderson

Memories of Murder [2003]
dir. Bong Joon-ho

Perfect Blue [1997]
dir. Satoshi Kon

Good Morning [1959]
dir. Yasujirō Ozu

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse [2018]
dir. Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti

Lost Highway [1997]
dir. David Lynch

Columbus [2017]
dir. Kogonada

Decalogue IV [1989]
dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski

Chernobyl [2019]
dir. Johan Renck

Son of Saul [2015]
dir. László Nemes

Ashes and Diamonds [1958]
dir. Andrzej Wajda

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood [2019]
dir. Quentin Tarantino

Fitzcarraldo [1982]
dir. Werner Herzog

Joker [2019]
dir. Todd Phillips

The Apartment [1960]
dir. Billy Wilder

The Great Beauty [2013]
dir. Paolo Sorrentino

Uncut Gems [2019]
dir. Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie

Trainspotting [1996]
dir. Danny Boyle

Phoenix [2014]
dir. Christian Petzold

Days of Heaven [1978]
dir. Terrence Malick

Easy Rider [1969]
dir. Dennis Hopper

Burning [2018]
dir. Lee Chang-dong

Portrait of a Lady on Fire [2019]
dir. Céline Sciamma

The Matrix [1999]
dir. Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri [2017]
dir. Martin Martin McDonagh

Los olvidados [1950]
dir. Luis Buñuel

Ivan's Childhood [1962]
dir. Andrei Tarkovsky

Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi) [1985]
dir. Agnès Varda

Paris, Texas [1984]
dir. Win Wenders

Snowpiercer [2013]
dir. Bong Joon-ho

La montaña sagrada [1973]
dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky

Taste of Cherry [1997]
dir. Abbas Kiarostami

After Hours [1985]
dir. Martin Scorsese

Movies I Watched Recently
Dave Chappelle: The Closer, 2021 - ★★★½

Watched on Thursday October 7, 2021.

The State of Things, 1982 - ★★★½

Watched on Monday September 27, 2021.

The Woodpecker, 1970 - ★★★½

Watched on Thursday September 16, 2021.

The Big Heat, 1953 - ★★★

Watched on Monday September 13, 2021.

Bad Timing, 1980 - ★★★½

Watched on Saturday September 11, 2021.

The Virgin Suicides, 1999 - ★★★

Watched on Monday September 6, 2021.

Memories of My Father, 2020 - ★★

Watched on Saturday September 4, 2021.

Coffee and Cigarettes, 2003 - ★★★½

Watched on Sunday August 8, 2021.

Do the Right Thing, 1989 - ★★★½

Watched on Friday July 23, 2021.

Snowpiercer, 2013 - ★★★★

Watched on Sunday May 23, 2021.

Gran Torino, 2008 - ★★★½

Watched on Sunday July 11, 2021.

L.A. Confidential, 1997 - ★★★½

Watched on Monday July 12, 2021.

After Hours, 1985 - ★★★★

Watched on Sunday July 11, 2021.

Nomadland, 2020 - ★★½

Watched on Monday July 5, 2021.

Sorry to Bother You, 2018 - ★★★

Watched on Thursday June 17, 2021.

Hydro-Puzzle, 1971 - ★★★

Watched on Sunday May 30, 2021.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, 1964 - ★★★½

Watched on Sunday July 4, 2021.

Taste of Cherry, 1997 - ★★★★

Watched on Tuesday June 29, 2021.

The Holy Mountain, 1973 - ★★★★

Watched on Saturday June 26, 2021.

Soul, 2020 - ★★★½

Watched on Wednesday June 23, 2021.

Encounters, 2020 - ★★★

Watched on Sunday June 20, 2021.

Blue in the Face, 1995 - ★★★

Watched on Thursday June 17, 2021.

Smoke, 1995 - ★★★½

Watched on Sunday June 6, 2021.

What Will You Do When You Catch Me?, 1978 - ★★½

Watched on Saturday June 5, 2021.

Teddy Bear, 1981 - ★★★½

Watched on Friday June 4, 2021.

Sound of Metal, 2019 - ★★½

Watched on Wednesday May 26, 2021.

The Favourite, 2018 - ★★★½

Watched on Saturday May 22, 2021.

Knives Out, 2019 - ★★★½

Watched on Friday May 21, 2021.

Frances Ha, 2012 - ★★★

Watched on Friday May 21, 2021.

Paris, Texas, 1984 - ★★★★

Watched on Thursday May 20, 2021.

Palm Springs, 2020 - ★★★½

Watched on Wednesday May 19, 2021.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 2010 - ★★★½

Watched on Wednesday May 19, 2021.

Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013 - ★★★★★

Watched on Monday May 17, 2021.

Vagabond, 1985 - ★★★★

Watched on Saturday May 1, 2021.

Ivan's Childhood, 1962 - ★★★★

Watched on Monday April 26, 2021.

The Young and the Damned, 1950 - ★★★★

Watched on Sunday April 25, 2021.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, 2017 - ★★★½

Watched on Sunday April 25, 2021.

The Matrix, 1999 - ★★★★

Watched on Sunday March 7, 2021.

Au Hasard Balthazar, 1966 - ★★★½

Watched on Wednesday January 6, 2021.

The Lighthouse, 2019 - ★★★

Watched on Monday January 4, 2021.

Insomnia, 1997 - ★★★½

Watched on Saturday December 5, 2020.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 2019 - ★★★★

Watched on Thursday December 3, 2020.

The Linnet, 1982 - ★★★½

Watched on Wednesday December 2, 2020.

Diego Maradona, 2019 - ★★★

Watched on Tuesday December 1, 2020.

Zappa, 2020 - ★★★

"You give a guy a big nose and some weird hair and he's capable of anything."

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, 2020 - ★★½

Watched on Friday November 6, 2020.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, 2006 - ★★★

Watched on Sunday November 1, 2020.

Half Baked, 1998 - ★★

Watched on Wednesday October 7, 2020.

Gimme Danger, 2016 - ★★★

Watched on Friday September 25, 2020.

DMT: The Spirit Molecule, 2010 - ★★

Watched on Sunday September 20, 2020.

Last Updated 29-Sep-21