Cahiers du Cinema - 10 best films each year 1951-2007

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  • 2007
  • 1. Paranoid Park (van Sant)
  • 2. Death Proof (Tarantino)
  • 2. Inland Empire (D. Lynch)
  • 2. Still Life (J. Zia)
  • 5. La France (Bozon)
  • 5. Zodiac (Fincher)
  • 7. Les amours d'Astrée et de Céladon (Rohmer)
  • 7. Honor de la cavalleria (Serra)
  • 7. Avant que j'oublie (J. Nolot)
  • 10. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (M. Tsai)
  • 10. Ne touchez pas la hache (Rivette)
  • 10. Syndromes and a Century (Weerasethakul)
  • 2006
  • 1. Coeurs (Resnais)
  • 1. Le Soleil (Sokurov)
  • 3. The Host (Bong)
  • 4. Lady Chatterley (Ferran)
  • 5. Un couple parfait (Suwa)
  • 6. Ces recontres avec eux (Huillet & Straub)
  • 6. The Lady in the Water (Shyamalan)
  • 6. Capote (B. Miller)
  • 9. The Departed (Scorsese)
  • 10. Flags of Our Fathers (Eastwood)
  • 10. The New World (Malick)
  • 2005
  • 1. Last Days (van Sant)
  • 2. Les amants réguliers (Garrel)
  • 2. A History of Violence (Cronenberg)
  • 4. Le petit lieutenant (Beauvois)
  • 4. The World (Z. Jia)
  • 4. Three Times (H. Hou)
  • 4. 1/3 des yeux (Zabat)
  • 8. Be with Me (E. Khoo)
  • 8. Tale of Cinema (S. Hong)
  • 8. Grizzly Man (Herzog)
  • 8. Frank Miller's Sin City (F. Miller & R. Rodriguez)
  • 2004
  • 1. Tropical Malady (Weerasethakul)
  • 2. West of the Tracks (B. Wang)
  • 2. S-21 (R. Panh)
  • 2. The Village (Shyamalan)
  • 5. Shara (N. Kawase)
  • 6. Rois et reine (Desplechin)
  • 6. The Brown Bunny (V. Gallo)
  • 6. Gerry (van Sant)
  • 9. Café Lumière (H. Hou)
  • 9. Kill Bill, vol. 2 (Tarantino)
  • 9. Saraband (Bergman)
  • 2003
  • No list
  • 2002
  • 1. Choses secrètes (Brisseau)
  • 1. Ten (Kiarostami)
  • 3. Blisfully Yours (Weerasethakul)
  • 4. De l'autre côté (C. Akermann)
  • 5. O Principio da Incerteza (de Oliveira)
  • 6. L'Ora di Religione (Bellocchio)
  • 7. Talk to Her (Almodóvar)
  • 8. Spirited Away (Miyazaki)
  • 8. Spider (Cronenberg)
  • 10. Gerry (van Sant; this appears in 2004 as well)
  • 10. 24 (TV series)
  • 2001
  • 1. Mulholland Drive (D. Lynch)
  • 2. The Lady and the Duke (Rohmer)
  • 3. Millennium Mambo (H. Hou)
  • 4. Time and Tide (H. Tsui)
  • 5. I'm Going Home (de Oliveira)
  • 6. Platform (Z. Jia)
  • 6. Wild Innocence (Garel)
  • 8. Sobibor, 14 Octobre 1943, 16 Heures (Lanzmann)
  • 9. The Son's Room (Moretti)
  • 10. 'R Xmas (A. Ferrara)
  • 2000
  • 1. Esther Kahn (Desplechin)
  • 2. La Captive (Akermann)
  • 3. Man on the Moon (Forman)
  • 4. Mission to Mars (de Palma)
  • 5. In the Mood for Love (K-w. Wong)
  • 6. M/other (Suwa)
  • 7. The Virgin Suicides (S. Coppola)
  • 7. Yi Yi (E. Yang)
  • 9. Space Cowboys (Eastwood)
  • 10. Les Savates du bon Dieu (Brisseau)
  • 1999
  • *1. Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick)
  • 2. The Wind Will Carry Us (Kiarostami)
  • 3. Sicilia! (Straub & Huillet)
  • 4. eXistenZ (Cronenberg)
  • 5. Night Wind (Garrel)
  • 6. True Crime (Eastwood)
  • 7. The Letter (de Oliveira)
  • 8. The Straight Story (D. Lynch)
  • 9. Ghost Dog (Jarmusch)
  • 10. As Bodas de Deus (J. Monteiro)
  • 1998
  • 1. Flowers of Shanghai (H. Hou)
  • 2. Dr. Akagi (S. Imamura)
  • 3. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Eastwood)
  • 3. Conte d'automne (Rohmer)
  • 5. Inquiétude (de Oliveira)
  • 5. Sue (Kollek)
  • 7. L'Ennui (C. Kahn)
  • 7. Velvet Goldmine (T. Haynes)
  • 9. Snake Eyes (DePalma)
  • 10. Ossos (P. Costa)
  • 10. Titanic (J. Cameron)
  • 10. Jackie Brown (Tarantino)
  • 10. L'Arrière Pays (J. Nolot)
  • 1997
  • 1. Hana-Bi (T. Kitaro
  • *2. Goodbye South, Goodbye (H. Hou)
  • 3. Lost Highway (D. Lynch)
  • 4. The Eel (Imamura)
  • *4. The River (M. Tsai)
  • 6. The Taste of Cherry (Kiarostami)
  • 6. On connait la chanson (Resnais)
  • 6. Le septième ciel (B. Jacquot)
  • 9. Face/Off (J. Woo)
  • 9. Scream (W. Craven)
  • 9. Happy Together (K. Wong)
  • 1996
  • *1. Crash (Cronenberg)
  • 2. For Ever Mozart (J-L Godard)
  • 3. Casino (Scorsese)
  • 4. Comment je me suis disputé (Desplechin)
  • 5. La comédie de Dieu (J. Monteiro)
  • 6. Dead Man (Jarmusch)
  • 7. Les Voleurs (A. Téchiné)
  • 8. Mission: Impossible (DePalma)
  • 9. Encore (Bonitzer)
  • 9. Parfait amour (C. Breillat)
  • 11. N'oublie pas que tu vas mourir (X. Beauvois)
  • 1995
  • 1. La Cérémonie (Chabrol)
  • 2. Le Garçu (Pialat)
  • 3. Waati (S. Cissé)
  • *4. The Bridges of Madison County (Eastwood)
  • 5. Oublie-Moi (Lvovsky)
  • 6. The Flower of My Secret (Almodóvar)
  • 7. Sonatine (T. Kitano)
  • 8. Ed Wood (T. Burton)
  • 9. Through the Olive Trees (Kiarostami)
  • 10. In the Mouth of Madness (J. Carpenter)
  • 1994
  • 1. Caro Diario (N. Moretti)
  • 2. I Can't Sleep (C. Denis)
  • *3. Carlito's Way (DePalma)
  • 4. Wild Reeds (Téchiné)
  • 5. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (Selick)
  • 6. Travolta and Me (Mazuy)
  • 7. L'Enfer (Chabrol)
  • 8. Jeanne la Pucelle (J. Rivette)
  • 9. U.S. Go Home (C. Denis)
  • 10. Coming to Terms with the Dead (P. Ferran)
  • 10. M Butterfly (Cronenberg)
  • 1993
  • 1. A Perfect World (Eastwood)
  • 2. Valley of Abraham (de Oliveira)
  • 3. The Tree, the Mayor, and the Médiathèque (Rohmer)
  • 4. Smoking / No Smoking (Resnais)
  • 5. In the Land of the Deaf (Philbert)
  • 6. Days and Nights in the Forest (S. Ray)
  • 7. Mad Dog and Glory (J. McNaughton)
  • 8. Innocent Blood (J. Landis)
  • 9. Bad Lieutenant (A. Ferrara)
  • 10. Hélas pour moi (J-L Godard)
  • 1992
  • *1. Unforgiven (Eastwood)
  • 2. Agantuk (S. Ray)
  • 3. And Life Goes On... (Kiarostami)
  • 4. Husbands and Wives (W. Allen)
  • 5. Savage Nights (C. Collard)
  • 5. Border Line (Dubroux)
  • 5. La sentinelle (Desplechin)
  • 8. Conte d'hiver (Rohmer)
  • 8. La chasse aux papillons (Iosseliani)
  • 10. A Brighter Summer Day (E. Yang)
  • 10. Balanta (Pitilie)
  • 10. Le mirage (Guiguet)
  • 10. La maison du sourire (M. Ferreri)
  • 1991
  • 1. Van Gogh (Pialat)
  • 2. Miller's Crossing (Coen & Coen)
  • 3. Barton Fink (Coen & Coen)
  • 4. The Godfather Part 3 (F. Coppola)
  • *5. Close-Up (Kiarostami)
  • 6. J'entends plus la guitare (P. Garrel)
  • *7. Edward Scissorhands (T. Burton)
  • 8. Rhapsody in August (Kurosawa)
  • 9. Les amants du Pont-Neuf (Carax)
  • 10. Paris s'éveille (Assayas)
  • 1990
  • 1. The Little Criminal (Doillon)
  • 1. Freeze, Die, Come to Life (Kanevski)
  • 3. Nouvelle vague (J-L Godard)
  • 3. Goodfellas (Scorsese)
  • 5. Alexandria Again and Forever (Chahine)
  • 5. No, or the Vain Glory of Command (de Oliveira)
  • 5. Hidden Star (Ghatak)
  • 8. Dreams (Kurosawa)
  • 8. La Désenchantée (B. Jacquot)
  • 8. Crimes and Misdemeanors (W. Allen)
  • 1989
  • 1. Do the Right Thing (S. Lee)
  • 1. Palombella Rossa (N. Moretti)
  • 3. Gang of Four (Rivette)
  • 3. Dead Ringers (Cronenberg)
  • 5. Les cannibales (de Oliveira)
  • 5. Yaaba (Ouedraogo)
  • 7. Black Rain (Imamura)
  • 7. Peaux de vaches (Mazuy)
  • 7. Little Vera (Pitchoul)
  • 10. I Want to Go Home (Resnais)
  • 10. Time of the Gypsies (Kusturica)
  • 10. The Accidental Tourist (L. Kasdan)
  • 1988
  • 1. A Short Film About Killing (Kieslowski)
  • 2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (P. Kaufman)
  • 3. The Dead (J. Huston)
  • 4. Urgences (Depardon)
  • 5. Bird (Eastwood)
  • 6. Landscape in the Mist (Angelopoulos)
  • 7. De bruit et de fureur (Brisseau)
  • 8. The Last Temptation of Christ (Scorsese)
  • 9. Les Innocents (Téchiné)
  • 10. The Story of Women (Chabrol)
  • 1987
  • 1. Under the Sun of Satan (Pialat)
  • 2. Wings of Desire (Wenders)
  • 2. Intervista (Fellini)
  • 2. The Death of Empedocles (Straub & Huillet)
  • 5. The Last Emperor (Bertolucci)
  • 6. Yeelen (Chahine)
  • 6. Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (Rohmer)
  • 6. Full Metal Jacket (Kubrick)
  • 9. The Mass Is Over (N. Moretti)
  • 10. Wedding in Galilee (Khleifi)
  • 10. Un Adieu Portugais (Botelho)
  • 10. The Color of Money (Scorsese)
  • 10. Blue Velvet (D. Lynch)
  • 10. King Lear (J-L Godard)
  • 1986
  • 1. The Green Ray (Rohmer)
  • 2. The Legend of the Suram Fortress (Paradjanov)
  • 2. The Sacrifice (Tarkovsky)
  • 4. Double Messieurs (Steverin)
  • 5. Bad Blood (Carax)
  • 5. Maine-Ocean (J. Rozier)
  • 7. Thérèse (Cavalier)
  • 8. Scene of the Crime (Téchiné)
  • 9. Disorder (Assayas)
  • 9. Gardien de la nuit (Limosin)
  • 9. L'Âme-soeur (J-M Bigard)
  • 9. After Hours (Scorsese)
  • 9. Rise and Fall of a Small Cinema Company (J-L Godard)
  • 1985
  • 1. Hail Mary (J-L Godard)
  • 2. Detective (J-L Godard)
  • 3. Year of the Dragon (M. Cimino)
  • 4. After the Rehearsal (Bergman)
  • 5. Love Streams (Cassavetes)
  • 6. The Home and the World (S. Ray)
  • 7. Les amants terribles (Dubroux)
  • 8. Les enfants (M. Duras)
  • 9. Ran (Kurosawa)
  • 10. Rendezvous (Téchiné)
  • 10. Favorites of the Moon (Iosseliani)
  • 1984
  • 1. Full Moon in Paris (Rohmer)
  • 2. Class Relations (Straub & Huillet)
  • 3. Liberté la nuit (P. Garrel)
  • 3. First Name: Carmen (J-L Godard)
  • 3. Biquefarre (Rouquier)
  • 6. Rumble Fish (F. Coppola)
  • 7. And the Ship Sails On (Fellini)
  • 7. The Right Stuff (P. Kaufman)
  • 7. Paris, Texas (Wenders)
  • 10. Once Upon a Time in America (Leone)
  • 1983
  • 1. L'Argent (Bresson)
  • 1. A nos amours (Pialat)
  • 3. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Oshima)
  • 3. Un jeu brutal (Brisseau)
  • 5. Pauline at the Beach (Rohmer)
  • 5. The King of Comedy (Scorsese)
  • 7. Three Crowns of the Sailor (R. Ruiz)
  • 7. Faux-Fuyants (Bergala & Limosin)
  • 7. L'Enfant secret (P. Garrel)
  • 10. Fanny and Alexander (Bergman)
  • 10. Cracking Up (J. Lewis)
  • 1982
  • 1. A Room in Town (Demy)
  • 2. Moonlighting (Skolimowski)
  • 2. Passion (J-L Godard)
  • 4. White Dog (S. Fuller)
  • 5. Identification of a Woman (Antonioni)
  • 5. North Bridge (Rivette)
  • 5. The Color of Pomegranates (Paradjanov)
  • 8. Parsifal (Syberberg)
  • 8. Three Crowns of the Sailor (R. Ruiz; on previous year's list as well)
  • 10. Le beau mariage (Rohmer)
  • 1981
  • 1. Francisca (de Oliveira)
  • 1. The Aviator's Wife (Rohmer)
  • 3. Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (Bertolucci)
  • 3. Hotel des Amériques (Téchiné)
  • 5. Germany, Pale Mother (H. Sanders)
  • 5. The Woman Next Door (Truffaut)
  • 7. Stalker (Tarkovsky)
  • 8. The Music Room (S. Ray)
  • 8. Raging Bull (Scorsese)
  • 10. Palermo oder Wolfsburg (W. Schroeter)
  • 10. In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (G. Debord)
  • 10. Gloria (Cassavetes)
  • 10. Les ailes de la colombe (B. Jacquot)
  • 1969 - 1980
  • No lists
  • 1968
  • 1. Chronicle Of Anna-Magdalena Bach (J-M Straub)
  • 2. Before The Revolution (Bertolucci)
  • 3. The Edge (R. Kramer)
  • 4. Toby Damnit (Fellini)
  • 5. Don't Let It Kill You (J-P Lefebvre)
  • 6. Le Règne De Jour (P. Perrault)
  • 7. Barrier (Skolimowski)
  • 8. Stolen Kisses (Truffaut)
  • 9. Ride In The Whirlwind (M. Hellman)
  • 10. The Bride Wore Black (Truffaut)
  • 10. Les Contrebandiers (L. Moullet)
  • 1967
  • 1. Persona (Bergman)
  • 2. Belle De Jour (Buñuel)
  • 3. Weekend (J-L Godard)
  • 4. La Chasse Au Lion D'Arc (J. Rouch)
  • 5. Playtime (Tati)
  • 6. The Big Mouth (J. Lewis)
  • 7. Daisies (Chytilova)
  • 7. The Nun (J. Rivette)
  • 9. 2 Or 3 Things I Know About Her (J-L Godard)
  • 10. Le Chinoise (J-L Godard)
  • 1966
  • 1. Au Hasard Balthazar (Bresson)
  • 2. Walkover (Skolimowski)
  • 3. Not Reconciled (J-M Straub)
  • 4. Masculin Feminin (J-L Godard)
  • 5. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (A. Delvaux)
  • 6. Seven Women (J. Ford)
  • 7. The Rise To Power Of Louis XIV (R. Rossellini)
  • 8. Torn Curtain (Hitchcock)
  • 9. Red Line 7000 (H. Hawks)
  • 10. Fists in the Pocket (M. Bellochio)
  • 1965
  • 1. Pierrot Le Fou (J-L Godard)
  • 2. Sandra (Visconti)
  • 3. Winter Light (Bergman)
  • 4. Paris Vu Par... (J. Rouch episode)
  • 5. Alphaville (J-L Godard)
  • 6. Lilith (R. Rossen)
  • 7. Shock Corridor (S. Fuller)
  • 8. The Family Jewels (J. Lewis)
  • 9. The Gospel According To St. Matthew (Pasolini)
  • 10. Le Bonheur (A. Varda)
  • 1964
  • 1. Band Of Outsiders (J-L Godard)
  • 2. Getrud (C. Dreyer)
  • 3. Marnie (Hitchcock)
  • 4. A Married Woman (J-L Godard)
  • 5. Man's Favorite Sport? (H. Hawks)
  • 6. Red Desert (Antonioni)
  • 7. America, America (Kazan)
  • 8. The Silence (Bergman)
  • 9. Now About These Women (Bergman)
  • 10. The Servant (J. Losey)
  • 1963
  • 1. Contempt (J-L Godard)
  • 2. The Birds (Hitchcock)
  • 3. The Exterminating Angel (Buñuel)
  • 4. Adieu Philippine (J. Rozier)
  • 5. The Trial Of Joan Of Arc (Bresson)
  • 6. Muriel (Resnais)
  • 7. The Nutty Professor (J. Lewis)
  • 8. Les Carabiniers (J-L Godard)
  • 9. Salvatore Giuliano (F. Rosi)
  • 10. 8 1/2 (Fellini)
  • 1962
  • 1. My Life To Live (J-L Godard)
  • 2. Jules and Jim (Truffaut)
  • 3. Hatari! (H. Hawks)
  • 4. Viridiana (Buñuel)
  • 5. Le Signe Du Lion (Rohmer)
  • 6. Wild River (Kazan)
  • 7. The Trial (O. Welles)
  • 8. Through A Glass Darkly (Bergman)
  • 9. The Elusive Corporal (J. Renoir)
  • 10. Vanina Vanini (R. Rossellini)
  • 1961
  • 1. Lola (Demy)
  • 2. A Woman Is A Woman (J-L Godard)
  • 3. Paris Belongs To Us (J. Rivette)
  • 4. Rocco And His Brothers (Visconti)
  • 5. Shin Heike Monogotari (Mizoguchi)
  • 6. At Great Cost (Donskoi)
  • 7. La Notte (Antonioni)
  • 8. Last Year At Marienbad (Resnais)
  • 9. Elmer Gantry (R. Brooks)
  • 10. Two Rode Together (J. Ford)
  • 1960
  • 1. Sansho The Bailiff (Mizoguchi)
  • 2. L'avventura (Antonioni)
  • 3. Breathless (J-L Godard)
  • 4. Shoot The Piano Player (Truffaut)
  • 5. Poem Of The Sea (Dovzhenko & Solntesva)
  • 6. Les Bonnes Femmes (Chabrol)
  • 7. Nazarin (Buñuel)
  • 8. Moonfleet (F. Lang)
  • 9. Psycho (Hitchcock)
  • 10. Le Trou (J. Becker)
  • 1959
  • 1. Ugetsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi)
  • 2. Hiroshima Mon Amour (Resnais)
  • 3. Ivan The Terrible (Eisenstein)
  • 4. Pickpocket (Bresson)
  • 5. The 400 Blows (Truffaut)
  • 6. Rio Bravo (H. Hawks)
  • 7. Wild Strawberries (Bergman)
  • 8. Vertigo (Hitchcock)
  • 9. Princess Yang Kwei Fei (Mizoguchi)
  • 10. The Tiger Of Eschnapur (F. Lang)
  • 1958
  • 1. Touch Of Evil (O. Welles)
  • 2. The Seventh Seal (Bergman)
  • 3. White Nights (Visconti)
  • 4. Il Grido (Antonioni)
  • 5. Bonjour Tristesse (Preminger)
  • 6. Journey Into Autumn (Bergman)
  • 7. Une Vie (A. Astruc)
  • 8. Mon Oncle (Tati)
  • 9. The Quiet American (J.L. Mankiewicz)
  • 10. Summer Interlude (Bergman)
  • 1957
  • 1. A King In New York (Chaplin)
  • 2. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Tashlin)
  • 3. Nights Of Cabiria (Fellini)
  • 4. The Wrong Man (Hitchcock)
  • 5. The Criminal Life Of Archibaldo De La Cruz (Buñuel)
  • 6. Sawdust And Tinsel (Bergman)
  • 7. Bigger Than Life (N. Ray)
  • 8. The Girl Can't Help It (Tashlin)
  • 9. Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (F. Lang)
  • 10. Twelve Angry Men (Lumet)
  • 1956
  • 1. A Man Escaped (Bresson)
  • 2. Elena And Her Men (J. Renoir)
  • 3. Rebel Without A Cause (N. Ray)
  • 4. Confidential Report (O. Welles)
  • 5. Senso (Visconti)
  • 6. Smiles Of A Summer Night (Bergman)
  • 7. Il Bidone (Fellini)
  • 8. L'Amore (R. Rossellini)
  • 9. Picnic (J. Logan)
  • 10. La Paura (Roberto Rossellini)
  • 1955
  • 1. Voyage To Italy (R. Rossellini)
  • 2. Ordet (C. Dreyer)
  • 3. The Big Knife (R. Aldrich)
  • 4. Lola Montes (Max Ophuls)
  • 5. Rear Window (Hitchcock)
  • 6. Les Mauvais Recontres (A. Astruc)
  • 7. La Strada (Fellini)
  • 8. The Barefoot Contessa (J.L. Mankiewicz)
  • 9. Johnny Guitar (N. Ray)
  • 10. Kiss Me Deadly (R. Aldrich)
  • 1951
  • 1. The River (J. Renoir)
  • 2. Diary Of A Country Priest (Bresson)
  • 3. Miracle In Milan (DeSica)
  • 4. Los Olvidados (Buñuel)
  • 5. All About Eve (J.L. Mankiewicz)
  • 6. Miss Julie (A. Sjoberg)
  • 7. Cronica Di Un Amore (Antonioni)
  • 8. Sunset Boulevard (B. Wilder)
  • 9. Edouard et Caroline (J. Becker)
  • 10. Francesco Giullare Di Dio (R. Rossellini)
Author Comments: 

There are some repeat directors on here who must be favorites, no matter what they do; I think Brian De Palma's made some strong films, but Snake Eyes, one of the ten best? Same thing with Clint Eastwood; he's a talented director, but...Space Cowboys, one of the ten best? Just a couple of examples...

* = also on best of 1990s list (David Lynch's Twin Peaks also made that list, though it did not appear on the yearly lists.)