My "to see" list


This list is a work in progress. I will add director/year/imdb link for all the titles. As I haven't watched these yet, I can't say if they're any good. Some of the trailers are available on the IMDB links.
To other movie bloggers out there in cyberspace, feel free to review any of the films on this list, it would be cool if you did!






English-speaking. Already released :

2000s:
Daddy Longlegs / Go Get Some Rosemary (2009) / dir: Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie
Mutual Appreciation (2005) /dir: Andrew Bujalski
Funny Ha Ha (2002) /dir: Andrew Bujalski
Winged Migration (2001) /dir: several
Innocence (2000) /dir: Paul Cox
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003) /dir: Bob Odenkirk
The Lucky Ones (2008) / dir: Neil Burger
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) / dir: Terry Gilliam
Everything Strange and New (2009) / dir: Frazer Bradshaw
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) / dir: Martin Scorsese
Oceans (2009) / dir: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud
Grace Is Gone (2007) / dir: James C. Strouse
Middle of Nowhere (2008) / dir: John Stockwell
Art & Copy (2009) / dir: Doug Pray
Millennium Actress (2001) / dir: Satoshi Kon
The IT Crowd (TV Series 2006– )
Enlightened (TV Series 2011)
Like Dandelion Dust (2009) / dir: Jon Gunn
The Puffy Chair (2005) / dir: Jay Duplass
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (documentary) (2004) / dir: Wendy Apple
Morning Glory (10th Nov 2010) / dir: Roger Michell
Beautiful Boy (2010) / dir: Shawn Ku
The New Year (2010) /dir: Brett Haley
Oliver Sherman (2010) / dir: Ryan Redford
Frownland (2007) / dir: Ronald Bronstein
Exam (2009) / dir: Stuart Hazeldine
Journey to the Edge of the Universe (documentary)( 2008) dir: Yavar Abbas

90s:
Barcelona (1994) / dir: Whit Stillman
Chillicothe (1999) /dir: Todd Edwards
Dead Again (1991) / dir: Kenneth Branagh
Spring Forward (1999) / dir: Tom Gilroy
Baraka (1992) /dir: Ron Fricke
The Cruise (1998) / dir: Bennett Miller
Clerks. (1994) / dir: Kevin Smith
Dogma (1999) / dir: Kevin Smith
Big Night (1996) / dir: Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci
Affliction (1997) / dir: Paul Schrader
Sneakers (1992) / dir: Phil Alden Robinson
Friday (1995) / dir: F. Gary Gray
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) (documentary)/ dir: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson
My Voyage To Italy (1999)(documentary) / dir: Martin Scorsese
The Freshman (1990) / dir: Andrew Bergman
Spaced (TV Series 1999–2001)
Praise (1998) / dir: John Curran

80s:
Melvin and Howard (1980) /dir: Jonathan Demme
The Whales of August (1987) /dir: Lindsay Anderson
The Thorn Birds (TV mini-series 1983)
The Outsiders (1983) /dir: Francis Ford Coppola
She's Gotta Have It (1986) / dir: Spike Lee
Streetwise (1984) (documentary) / dir: Martin Bell
Modern Romance (1981) / dir: Albert Brooks
Labyrinth (1986) / dir: Jim Henson
Gregory's Girl (1981) /dir: Bill Forsyth
Absence of Malice (1981) /dir: Sydney Pollack


70s:
Sounder (1972) dir: Martin Ritt
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) /dir: Ian MacNaughton
Chilly scenes of winter (1979) / dir: Joan Micklin Silver
Bronco Bullfrog (1971) / dir: Barney Platts-Mills
An Unmarried Woman (1978) / dir: Paul Mazursky
The Way We Were (1973) /dir: Sydney Pollack
Over The Edge (1979) / dir: Jonathan Kaplan

60s:
David and Lisa (1962) dir: Frank Perry
Our Mother's House (1967) /dir: Jack Clayton
The Pumpkin Eater (1964) /dir: Jack Clayton
Von Ryan's Express (1965) / dir: Mark Robson
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) /dir: Stanley Kramer
A Taste of Honey (1961) /dir: Tony Richardson
A Raisin in the Sun (1961) /dir: Daniel Petrie
Medium Cool (1969) / dir: Haskell Wexler
The intruder (1961) / dir: Roger Corman
Mackenna's Gold (1969) / dir: J. Lee Thompson

50s:
The Colditz Story (1955) / dir: Guy Hamilton
Abandon Ship! (1957) /dir: Richard Sale
Scandal Sheet (1952) /dir: Phil Karlson
The Bigamist (1953) / dir: Ida Lupino
Carrie (1952) / dir: William Wyler
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) /dir: Vittorio De Sica
Stalag 17 (1953) / dir: Billy Wilder

40s:
The Lost Weekend (1945) /dir: Billy Wilder
Night Train to Munich (1940) /dir: Carol Reed
Laura (1944) / dir: Otto Preminger
Rebecca (1940) / dir: Alfred Hitchcock
Nightmare Alley (1947) / dir: Edmund Goulding
Suspicion (1941) / dir: Alfred Hitchcock
The More the Merrier (1943) / dir: George Stevens

30s:
Holiday (1938) /dir: George Cukor
The Awful Truth (1937) / dir. Leo McCarey
You Only Live Once (1937) /dir: Fritz Lang
Block-Heads (1938) / dir: John G. Blystone
The Flying Deuces (1939) /dir: A. Edward Sutherland
Sons of the Desert (1933) /dir: William A. Seiter
Hell's Angels (1930) /dir: Howard Hughes
Duck soup (1933) / dir: Leo McCarey




François Truffaut 5 film series:
1:
2: Antoine et Colette (1962) (30 min)
3: Stolen Kisses/ Baisers Volés (1968)
4: Bed & Board / Domicile Conjugal (1970)
5: Love on the run/ L'amour en fuite (1979)

2000s:
Best of Times / Khwaam jam sun... Tae rak chan yao (2009) / dir: Yongyoot Thongkongtoon
Silent light / Stellet licht (2007) /dir: Carlos Reygadas
Dil Chahta Hai (2001) / dir: Farhan Akhtar
La Nana (2009) / dir: Sebastián Silva
The Banishment / Izgnanie (2007) / dir: Andrei Zvyagintsev
Everyone else / Alle anderen (2009) /dir: Maren Ade
Am Ende kommen Touristen (2007)/dir: Robert Thalheim
Oasis (2002) /dir: Chang-dong Lee
Hadewijch (2009) /dir: Bruno Dumont
Women Without Men / Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (2009) /dir: Shirin Neshat & Shoja Azari
Like Stars on Earth / Taare Zameen Par (2007) / dir: Aamir Khan
A Moment to Remember / Nae meorisokui jiwoogae (2004) / dir: John H. Lee
Mind Game (2004) / dir: Masaaki Yuasa
The roundup / La rafle (2010) / dir: Roselyne Bosch
The Band's Visit / Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (2007) /dir: Eran Kolirin
Zui hao de shi guang (2005) / dir: Hsiao-hsien Hou
Ostrov (2006) / dir: Pavel Lungin
Ajami (2009) / dir: Scandar Copti , Yaron Shani
Letters To Father Jabob / Postia pappi Jaakobille (2009) / dir: Klaus Härö
Reverse / Rewers (2009) / dir: Borys Lankosz
Wild Grass / Les Herbes Folles (2008) / dir: Alain Resnais
Lourdes (2009) / dir: Jessica Hausner
The Intruder / L'Intrus (2004) / dir: Claire Denis
Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl / Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura (2009) / dir: Manoel de Oliveira
About Elly / Darbareye Elly (2008) / dir: Asghar Farhadi
The Experiment / Das Experiment (2001) / dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Rabbit Without Ears / Keinohrhasen (2007) /dir: Til Schweiger
Take care of my cat / Goyangileul butaghae (2001) /dir: Jae-eun Jeong
Agnosia (2010) / dir: Eugenio Mira
The aura / El aura (2005) / dir: Fabián Bielinsky
Biutiful (2010) / dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Poetry / Shi (2010) / dir: Chang-dong Lee
Kray / The Edge (2010) / dir: Aleksei Uchitel
How I Ended This Summer / Kak ya provel etim letom (2010) / dir: Aleksey Popogrebskiy
Attenberg (2010) / dir: Athina Rachel Tsangari
If Not Us, Who? (2011)/ Wer wenn nicht wir / dir: Andres Veiel
Treeless Mountain (2008) / dir: So Yong Kim
The Headless Woman / La mujer sin cabeza (2008) / dir: Lucrecia Martel


90s:
The Castle / Das Schloß (1997) / dir: Michael Haneke
Nenette and Boni / Nénette et Boni (1996) / dir: Claire Denis
Il postino (1994) / dir: Michael Radford
Winter Sleepers / Winterschlafer (1997) / dir: Tom Tykwer
The Blue Kite / Lan feng zheng (1993) /dir: Zhuangzhuang Tian
Girl on the Bridge / La fille sur le pont (1999) /dir: Patrice Leconte
Children Of Nature / Börn náttúrunnar (1991) / dir: Fridrik Fridriksson
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) /dir: Karan Johar
A Brighter Summer Day / Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (1991) / dir: Edward Yang
The Dinner Game / Le dîner de cons (1998) / dir: Francis Veber
Hana-bi (1997) / dir: Takeshi Kitano
Wild Reeds / Les roseaux sauvages (1994) / dir: André Téchiné
Time Regained (1999) /dir: Raoul Ruiz
Beau travail (1999) / dir: Claire Denis

80s:
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) 15-1/2 hour TV mini-series
Come and See / Idi i smotri (1985) /dir: Elem Klimov
Salaam Bombay (1988) /dir: Mira Nair
Damnation (1988) / dir: Bela Tarr

70s:
Dersu Uzala (1975)/ dir: Akira Kurosawa
The Message (1976)/ dir: Moustapha Akkad
Mahler (1974) / dir: Ken Russell
The Ascent / Voskhozhdeniye (1977) /dir: Larisa Shepitko

60s:
The Godson (1967) / dir: Jean-Pierre Melville
Mughal-E-Azam (1960) / dir: K. Asif
Don't Look Now: We're Being Shot At / La grande vadrouille (1966) /dir: Gérard Oury
My night at Maud's / Ma nuit chez Maud (1969) / dir: Eric Rohmer

50s:
Lola Montes (1955) / dir: Max Ophuls
Ashes and Diamonds / Popiól i diament (1958) / dir: Andrzej Wajda
Hakuchi (1951) / dir: Akira Kurosawa
I Live in Fear / Ikimono no kiroku (1955)/ dir: Akira Kurosawa
Elevator to the Gallows / Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958) /dir: Louis Malle
Forbidden Games (1952) / Jeux interdits / dir: René Clément
Bonjour tristesse (1958) / dir: Otto Preminger


40s:
The Pearl / La perla (1947) / dir: Emilio Fernandez
Drunken Angel / Yoidore tenshi (1948) /dir: Akira Kurosawa
Rome Open City / Roma, città aperta (1945) / dir: Roberto Rossellini

30s:



Would be great, if you suggest more films I might like in the comments...


(Last updated August 2013)

14 comments:

  1. forget about parnassus. it's unbearable.

    do watch "leaves of grass" as soon as you can. i liked it a lot.

    i have yet to see many of the films you listed there...

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  2. I'll have to watch Leaves of grass, then ( ;

    Edward Norton is one of my favorite actors. I also want to see him in "Down in the valley"

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  3. I just watched Leaves of Grass (review going up in a couple of weeks) and enjoyed it. A Coen-esque delight :-)

    btw, thanks for the link. I appreciate it a lot!

    Colin @ picknmixflix

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  4. Parnassus was fantastic! If you were interested in it to begin with, don't let one naysayer dissuade you. Every movie has someone who dislikes it...

    Lots of good picks here, both ones I've seen and haven't. One suggestion: I noticed you have Holiday (1938) on your list. It's a decent film, but to me it seems like kind of a dress rehearsal for The Philadelphia Story (1940), which reunited the stars, director and writer two years later (plus Jimmy Stewart!) to even greater results. Catch them both, or if you're forced to choose, go with the latter - funny, witty, romantic and just impeccable. One of my all-time favorites.

    Also, I see you're trying to get into Chaplin - my personal fave is Modern Times (1936).

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  5. Look likes Parnassus is a love it or hate it kind of experience judging from these comments, haven't seen it.

    'Leaves of grass' was not to my liking, but Norton's acting was good. I agree with rottentomatoes on that one.

    Will add Philadelphia Story + Modern Times, thanks for telling ( :

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  6. Skip Berlin Alexanderplatz. That's 16 and 1/2 hours you will never get back. It's not bad, but it isn't worth 16 and a 1/2 hours, trust me. See Ali: Fear Eats The Soul instead. It's Fassbinder's finest.

    Skip The Mother And The Whore. If you want a good long French film from the 70's then see Celine And Julie Go Boating.

    You have to see all three parts of The Human Condition. Just watching the first part doesn't work. It's really one film cut into three parts.

    I could go on and on, but that's enough for now.

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  7. @ Jump_Raven

    Thanks for the follow and the film recommendations/warnings. I'll check out the trailers for those.
    Fassbinders finest film I feel is very subjective, my favourite so far being "The Marriage of Maria Braun"

    Besides Character( 1997), if you're into Dutch cinema, I can see on your blog you haven't reviewed The Vanishing (1988) directed by George Sluizer- It's in "1001 movies to see before you die". Really haunting, I thought it was much better than the US remake.

    Will follow your blog, love blogs where you know immediately if the writer is recommending ( :

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  8. Actually, The Vanishing was one of the first Dutch films I watched. I just didn't review it.

    Speaking of Dutch films. You might take a look at I Love Dollars by Johan van der Keuken. It's like a prototype for Michael Moore's films only far, far, far more heavy handed. It's pretty bad, but funny bad.

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  9. I have not seen hardly anything on this list!

    "You, the Living" ("Du Levande") is excellent, though. If you like Roy Andersson's style, I would recommend watching his other features but also his shorts (and even his commercials). They're all very... "chilling," in the best way possible.

    Also, if "single take scenes in Swedish" is something you enjoy, check out "De ofrivilliga" ("Involuntary") by Ruben Östlund. I really really liked it (but no one else in the theatre seemed to, so who knows).

    Another excellent Scandinavian filmmaker: Finland's Aki Kaurismäki. His "The Man Without a Past" is really popular but definitely not my favourite -- I absolutely adore his proletariat trilogy ("Shadows in Paradise," "Ariel," and "The Match Factory Girl"). His films are silly but tragic and beautiful and "Ariel" is one of my favourites ever. I recommend not reading a description of it, though - I didn't before I saw it - as the ones I've seen give away most of the plot, and the surprise at where this story ends up is a lot of its charm. Yay, Finland!

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  10. @Erin:

    I'll look into those suggestions, thanks.I like some Scandinavian films.

    By the way, you can do a CTRL+F search, by country, on my blog. As I've added country to each foreign language recommendation on the A-Z list.

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  11. Hangover 2 is definitely worth a watch, even though it's pretty much a copy of the first one.

    And, of course, I can only recommend Dil Chahta Hai :)

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  12. Lime(tte) : Yep, sequels are seldom as original.
    I heard Dil Chahta Hai was one of the best bollywood films(I don't normally watch that genre). Very long film, so don't know when I'll watch.

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  13. There are a lot of movies you want to watch. But I think if I made a list there would be a ton too. Melancholia seems interesting, haven't watched Hangover II.
    There are many 'treasures' (I say treasures because they are a great piece of art) to be discovered! :)

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  14. @Andina : We don't know if movies are treasures unless we give them a chance, like meeting new people ( :

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