Strongly recommended films

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  1. 1921

  2. Fritz Lang Der müde Tod (Destiny)
  3. 1924

  4. Fritz Lang Die Nibelungen: Siegfrieds Tod (Siegfried's Death)
  5. Fritz Lang Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (Kreimhild's Revenge)
  6. 1926

  7. Fritz Lang Metropolis
  8. 1927

  9. Josef von Sternberg Underworld
  10. 1928

  11. Josef von Sternberg The Last Command
  12. 1929

  13. Frank Capra The Younger Generation (sound version)
  14. 1930

  15. Frank Capra Rain or Shine
  16. Josef von Sternberg Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel)
  17. 1931

  18. Fritz Lang M, eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
  19. 1933

  20. Yasujiro Ozu Tokyo no onna (Woman of Tokyo)
  21. Fritz Lang Liliom
  22. 1934

  23. Frank Capra It Happened One Night
  24. Josef von Sternberg The Scarlet Empress
  25. 1935

  26. Yasujiro Ozu Tokyo no yado (An Inn in Tokyo)
  27. 1936

  28. Frank Capra Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  29. 1937

  30. Fritz Lang You Only Live Once
  31. 1939

  32. Frank Capra Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  33. 1942

  34. Billy Wilder The Major and the Minor
  35. 1943

  36. Fritz Lang Hangmen also Die
  37. 1944

  38. Frank Capra Arsenic and Old Lace
  39. Otto Preminger Laura
  40. Billy Wilder Double Indemnity
  41. 1945

  42. Billy Wilder The Lost Weekend
  43. 1946

  44. Frank Capra It’s a Wonderful Life
  45. Ernst Lubitsch & Otto Preminger A Royal Scandal
  46. 1947

  47. John Huston The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  48. 1948

  49. John Huston Key Largo
  50. Billy Wilder A Foreign Affair
  51. 1950

  52. Otto Preminger Where the Sidewalk Ends
  53. Yasujiro Ozu Munekata kyodai (The Munekata Sisters)
  54. Billy Wilder Sunset Boulevard
  55. 1953

  56. Fritz Lang The Big Heat
  57. Yasujiro Ozu Tokyo Monogatari (Tokyo Story)
  58. 1957

  59. Yasujiro Ozu Tokyo Boshoku (Tokyo Twilight)
  60. 1958

  61. Yasujiro Ozu Higanbana (Equinox Flower)
  62. 1959

  63. Frank Capra A Hole in the Head
  64. Otto Preminger Anatomy of a Murder
  65. Billy Wilder Some Like It Hot
  66. 1960

  67. Michelangelo Antonioni L'avventura
  68. Jean-Pierre Melville Léon Morin, prêtre (Leon Morin, Priest)
  69. Yasujiro Ozu Akibiyori (Late Autumn)
  70. Otto Preminger The Man with the Golden Arm
  71. Billy Wilder The Apartment
  72. 1961

  73. Michelangelo Antonioni La notte (The Night)
  74. Frank Capra Pocketful of Miracles
  75. 1962

  76. Michelangelo Antonioni L'eclisse (The Eclipse)
  77. Jean-Pierre Melville Le doulos (The Finger Man)
  78. Otto Preminger Advise and Consent
  79. 1965

  80. Otto Preminger Bunny Lake Is Missing
  81. 1966

  82. Michelangelo Antonioni Blow up
  83. Jean-Pierre Melvile Le deuxième souffle (Second Breath)
  84. Billy Wilder The Fortune Cookie
  85. 1967

  86. Jean-Pierre Melville Le samouraï (The Godson)
  87. John Huston Reflections in a Golden Eye
  88. 1970

  89. Jean-Pierre Melville Le cercle rouge (The Red Circle)
  90. 1972

  91. Jean-Pierre Melville Un flic (Dirty Money / A Cop)
  92. Billy Wilder Avanti!
  93. 1974

  94. Billy Wilder The Front Page
  95. 1976

  96. Clint Eastwood The Outlaw Josey Wales
  97. 1988

  98. Terry Gilliam The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  99. 1992

  100. Clint Eastwood Unforgiven
  101. 1996

  102. Abbas Kiarostami A Taste of Cherry (Ta'm-e-ghilass)
  103. 2002

  104. François Ozon 8 Femmes (8 Women)
  105. 2003

  106. Clint Eastwood Mystic River
  107. 2004

  108. Tsai Ming-liang The Wayward Cloud (Tian bian yi duo yun)
  109. 2005

  110. Steve Buscemi Lonesome Jim
Author Comments: 

Only the films of the directors of whom I've published an individual list. I'll add films to the above list as I publish other lists.