An Understanding - Not Seen of The Criterion Collection

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  1. 3 Women (1977, Robert Altman)
  2. The 39 Steps (1935, Albert Hitchcock)
  3. The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
  4. 8 1/2 (1963, Federico Fellini)
  5. A Nos Amours (1983, Maurice Pialat)
  6. A Nous la Liberte (1931, Rene Clair)
  7. Alexander Nevsky (1938, Sergei Eisenstein)
  8. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  9. All That Heaven Allows (1955, Douglas Sirk)
  10. Alphaville (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
  11. Amarcord (1974, Federico Fellini)
  12. ...And God Created Woman (1956, Roger Vadim)
  13. And the Ship Sails On (1984, Federico Fellini)
  14. Andrei Rublev (1969, Andrei Tarkovsky)
  15. An Angel at My Table (1990, Jane Campion)
  16. Armageddon (1998, Michael Bay)
  17. Ashes and Diamonds (1958, Andrezj Wadja)
  18. Au hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson)
  19. Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1988, Louis Malle)
  20. Autumn Sonata (1978, Ingmar Bergman)
  21. The Bad Sleep Well (1960, Akira Kurosawa)
  22. Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession (1980, Nicolas Roeg)
  23. The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963, Eric Rohmer)
  24. Ballad of a Soldier (1959, Grigori Chukhrai)
  25. Band of Outsiders (1964, Jean-Luc Godard)
  26. The Bank Dick (1940, Edward Cline)
  27. The Battle of Algiers (1967, Gillo Pontecorvo)
  28. Beastie Boys Video Anthology (various)
  29. Beauty and the Beast (1946, Jean Cocteau)
  30. Bed and Board (1970, Francois Truffaut)
  31. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958, Mario Monicelli)
  32. Billy Liar (1963, John Schlesinger)
  33. Black Narcissus (1947, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  34. Black Orpheus (1959, Marcel Camus)
  35. The Blob (1958, Irvin S. Yeaworth)
  36. Blood for Dracula (1974, Paul Morrissey)
  37. The Blood of a Poet (1930, Jean Cocteau)
  38. Bob Le Flambeur (1955, Jean-Pierre Melville)
  39. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932, Jean renoir)
  40. Branded to Kill (1967, Seijun Suzuki)
  41. Brazil (1985, Terry Gilliam)
  42. Brief Encounter (1946, David Lean)
  43. The Browning Version (1951, Anthony Asquith)
  44. Burden of Dreams (1982, Les Blank)
  45. By Brakhage: An Anthology (various, Stan Brakhage)
  46. A Canterbury Tale (1944, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  47. Carl Th. Dreyer - My Metier (1995, Torben Skjodt Jensen)
  48. Carnival of Souls (1962, Herk Harvey)
  49. Casque d'Or (1952, Jacques Becker)
  50. Charade (1963, Stanley Donen)
  51. Chasing Amy (1997, Kevin Smith)
  52. The Children Are Watching Us (1944, Vittorio De Sica)
  53. Children of Paradise (1945, Marcel Carne)
  54. Claire's Knee (1971, Eric Rohmer)
  55. Clean, Shaven (1995, Lodge Kerrigan)
  56. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1963, Agnes Varda)
  57. Closely Watched Trains (1967, Jiri Menzel)
  58. A Constant Forge (2000, Charles Kiselyak)
  59. Contempt (1963, Jean-Luc Godard)
  60. Coup De Grace (1976, Volker Schlondorff)
  61. Coup De Torchon (1981, Bertrand Tavernier)
  62. The Cranes are Flying (1957, Mikhail Kalatozov)
  63. Crazed Fruit (1956, Ko Nakahira)
  64. Cries and Whispers (1973, Ingmar Bergman)
  65. Day of Wrath (1943, Carl Dreyer)
  66. Dazed and Confused (1993, Richard Linklater)
  67. Dead Ringers (1988, David Cronenberg)
  68. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941, William Dieterle)
  69. Diabolique (1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
  70. Diary of a Chambermaid (1964, Luis Bunuel)
  71. Diary of a Country Priest (1951, Robert Bresson)
  72. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972, Luis Bunuel)
  73. Divorce Italian Style (1962, Pietro Germi)
  74. Do the Right Thing (1989, Spike Lee)
  75. The Double Life of Veronique (1991, Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  76. Double Suicide (1969, Masahiro Shinoda)
  77. Down by Law (1986, Jim Jarmusch)
  78. Early Summer (1951, Yasujiro Ozu)
  79. The Element of Crime (1984, Lars Von Trier)
  80. Elena and Her Men (1956, Jean Renoir)
  81. Elevator to the Gallows (1957, Louis Malle)
  82. Equinox (1970, Jack Woods)
  83. Eyes Without a Face (1960, Georges Franju)
  84. Faces (1968, John Cassavetes)
  85. The Fallen Idol (1948, Carol Reed)
  86. Fanny and Alexander [theatrical] (1983, Ingmar Bergman)
  87. Fanny and Alexander [television] (1982, Ingmar Bergman)
  88. Fat Girl (2001, Catherine Breillat)
  89. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998, Terry Gilliam)
  90. F for Fake (1974, Orson Welles)
  91. Fiend Without a Face (1958, Arthur Crabtree)
  92. Fighting Elegy (1966, Seijun Suzuki)
  93. The Firemen's Ball (1968, Milos Forman)
  94. Fishing with John (1992, John Lurie)
  95. Fists in the Pocket (1965, Marco Bellocchio)
  96. Flesh for Frankenstein (1974, Paul Morrissey)
  97. The Flowers of St. Francis (1950, Roberto Rossellini)
  98. For All Mankind (1989, Al Reinart)
  99. Forbidden Games (1952, Rene Clement)
  100. French Cancan (1955, Jean Renoir)
  101. Gate of Flesh (1964, Seijun Suzuki)
  102. General Idi Amin Dada (1974, Barbet Schroeder)
  103. A Generation (1955, Andrezj Wadja)
  104. George Washington (2000, David Gordon Green)
  105. Gertrud (1964, Carl Dreyer)
  106. Gimme Shelter (1970, Albert Maysles & David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin)
  107. The Golden Coach (1953, Jean Renoir)
  108. Good Morning (1959, Yasujiro Ozu)
  109. Grand Illusion (1938, Jean Renoir)
  110. Great Expectations (1946, David Lean)
  111. Grey Gardens (1976, Ellen Hovde & Albrey Maysles & David Maysles & Muffie Meyer)
  112. Hamlet (1948, Lawrence Olivier)
  113. Hands Over the City (1963, Francesco Rosi)
  114. Harakiri (1962, Masaki Kobayashi)
  115. Hard Boiled (1992, John Woo)
  116. The Harder They Come (1973, Perry Hanzell)
  117. Harlan County USA (1976, Barbara Kopple)
  118. Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922, Benjamin Christensen)
  119. Hearts and Minds (1974, Peter Davis)
  120. Heaven Can Wait(1943, Ernst Lubitsch)
  121. Henry V (1944, Laurence Olivier)
  122. The Hidden Fortress (1958, Akira Kurosawa)
  123. High and Low (1963, Akira Kurosawa)
  124. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959, Alan Resnais)
  125. The Honeymoon Killers (1970, Leonard Kastle)
  126. Hoop Dreams (1994, Steve James)
  127. Hopscotch (1980, Ronald Neame)
  128. The Horse's Mouth (1958, Ronald Neame)
  129. How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989, Bruce Robinson)
  130. I Am Curious - Blue (1967, Vilgot Sjoman)
  131. I Am Curious - Yellow (1967, Vilgot Sjoman)
  132. I Fidanzati (1962, Ermanno Olmi)
  133. Ikiru (1952, Akira Kurosawa)
  134. I Know Where I'm Going! (1945, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  135. Il Posto (1961, Ermanno Olmi)
  136. The Importance Of Being Earnest (1952, Anthony Asquith)
  137. In the Mood for Love (2001, Wong Kar-Wai)
  138. Indiscretion of an American Wife/Terminal Station (1953, Vittorio De Sica)
  139. Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie (1962, Vilgot Sjoman)
  140. Insomnia (1997)
  141. Ivan the Terrible Part I (1945, Sergei Eisenstein)
  142. Ivan the Terrible Part II (1958, Sergei Eisenstein)
  143. I Vitelloni (1953, Federico Fellini)
  144. Jigoku (1960, Nobuo Nakagawa)
  145. Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis At Monterey (1986, D.A. Pennebaker)
  146. Jubilee (1978, Derek Jarman)
  147. Jules and Jim (1962, Francois Truffaut)
  148. Juliet of the Spirits (1965, Federico Fellini)
  149. Kagemusha (1980, Akira Kurosawa)
  150. Kanal (1957, Andrzej Wadja)
  151. Kicking and Screaming (1995, Noah Baumbach)
  152. Kill! (1968, Kihachi Okamoto)
  153. The Killer (1990, John Woo)
  154. The Killers (1946, Robert Siodmak)
  155. The Killers (1964, Don Siegel)
  156. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976, John Cassavetes)
  157. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949, Robert Hamer)
  158. King of Kings (1927, Cecil B. DeMille)
  159. Knife in the Water (1963, Roman Polanski)
  160. Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978, Barbet Schroeder)
  161. Kwaidan (1965, Masaki Kobayashi)
  162. La Bete Humaine (1938, Jean Renoir)
  163. La Collecionneuse (1967, Eric Rohmer)
  164. Lacombe, Lucien (1974, Louis Malle)
  165. La Commare Secca (1962, Bernardo Bertolucci)
  166. The Lady Eve (1941, Preston Sturges)
  167. The Lady Vanishes (1938, Alfred Hitchcock)
  168. La Strada (1954, Federico Fellini)
  169. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988, Martin Scorsese)
  170. The Last Wave (1978, Peter Weir)
  171. Late Spring (1949, Yasujiro Ozu)
  172. L'Avventura (1960, Michelangelo Antonioni)
  173. Le Cercle Rouge (1970, Jean-Pierre Melville)
  174. L'Eclisse (1962, Michelangelo Antonioni)
  175. Le Corbeau (1943, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
  176. Le Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945, Robert Bresson)
  177. Le Million (1931, Rene Clair)
  178. Le Notti Bianche (1957, Luchino Visconti)
  179. The Leopard (1963, Luchino Visconti)
  180. Le Samourai (1967, Jean-Pierre Melville)
  181. Le Trou (1960, Jacques Becker)
  182. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  183. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004, Wes Anderson)
  184. Lola (1982, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  185. The Long Good Friday (1980, John Mackenzie)
  186. Lord of the Flies (1963, Peter Brook)
  187. The Lost Honor of Katherina Blum (1975, Volker Schlondorff & Margarethe Von Trotta
  188. Love in the Afternoon (1972, Eric Rohmer)
  189. Love on the Run (1979, Francois Truffaut)
  190. Loves of a Blonde (1966, Milos Forman)
  191. The Lower Depths (1937, Jean Renoir)
  192. The Lower Depths (1957, Akira Kurosawa)
  193. M (1931, Fritz Lang)
  194. M. Hulot's Holiday (1953, Jacques Tati)
  195. The Magic Flute (1975, Ingmar Bergman)
  196. Maitresse (1976, Barbet Schroeder)
  197. The Making of Fanny and Alexander (1982, Ingmar Bergman)
  198. Mamma Roma (1962, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  199. Man Bites Dog (1992, Remy Belvaux & Andre Bonzel & Benoit Poelvoorde)
  200. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976, Nicolas Roeg)
  201. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  202. Masculin Feminin (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)
  203. Metropolitan (1990, Whit Stillman)
  204. Mon Oncle (1958, Jacques Tati)
  205. Mona Lisa (1986, Neil Jordan)
  206. Monterey Pop (1967, D.A. Pennebaker)
  207. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979, Terry Jones)
  208. The Most Dangerous Game (1932, Irving Pichel & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
  209. Mr. Arkadian/Confidential Report (1955, Orson Welles)
  210. Murmur of the Heart (1971, Louis Malle)
  211. My Life as a Dog (1987, Lasse Hallstrom)
  212. My Man Godfrey (1936, Gregory La Cava)
  213. My Night at Maud's (1969, Eric Rohmer)
  214. My Own Private Idaho (1991, Gus Van Sant)
  215. Naked (1993, Mike Leigh)
  216. The Naked Kiss (1964, Samuel Fuller)
  217. Naked Lunch (1991, David Cronenberg)
  218. Nanook of the North (1922, Robert Flaherty)
  219. Night and Fog (1955, Alan Resnais)
  220. Night and the City (1950, Jules Dassin)
  221. The Night Porter (1974, Liliana Cavani)
  222. A Night to Remember (1958, Roy Ward Baker)
  223. Nights of Cabiria (1957, Federico Fellini)
  224. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)
  225. Oliver Twist (1948, David Lean)
  226. Onibaba (1964, Kaneto Shindo)
  227. Opening Night (1977, John Cassavetes)
  228. Ordet (1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  229. Orpheus (1949, Jean Cocteau)
  230. Pandora's Box (1929, G.W. Pabst)
  231. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  232. Peeping Tom (1960, Michael Powell)
  233. Pepe le Moko (1936, Julien Duvivier)
  234. The Phantom of Liberty (1974, Luis Bunuel)
  235. Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson)
  236. Pickup on South Street (1953, Samuel Fuller)
  237. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975, Peter Weir)
  238. Playtime (1967, Jacques Tati)
  239. The Pornographers (1966, Shohei Imamura)
  240. Port of Shadows (1938, Marcel Carne)
  241. Pygmalion (1938, Anthony Asquith & Leslie Howard)
  242. Quai des Orfevres (1947, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
  243. Ran (1985, Akira Kurosawa)
  244. Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
  245. Ratcatcher (2000, Lynne Ramsay)
  246. Rebecca (1940, Alfred Hitchcock)
  247. Red Beard (1965, Akira Kurosawa)
  248. The Red Shoes (1948, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  249. Richard III (1955, Laurence Olivier)
  250. Rififi (1955, Jules Dassin)
  251. The River (1951 Jean Renoir)
  252. Robocop (1987, Paul Verhoeven)
  253. The Rock (1997, Michael Bay)
  254. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Wes Anderson)
  255. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
  256. The Ruling Class (1972, Peter Medak)
  257. Rushmore (1998, Wes Anderson)
  258. Salesman (1968, Albert Maysles & David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin)
  259. Salo (1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  260. Salvatore Giuliano (1961, Francesco Rosi)
  261. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954, Hiroshi Inagaki)
  262. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955, Hiroshi Inagaki)
  263. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956, Hiroshi Inagaki)
  264. Samurai Rebellion (1967, Masaki Kobayashi)
  265. Samurai Spy (1965, Masahiro Shinoda)
  266. Sanjuro (1963, Akira Kurosawa)
  267. The Scarlet Empress (1934, Joseph von Sternberg)
  268. Scenes from a Marriage (1973, Ingmar Bergman)
  269. Schizopolis (1996, Steven Soderbergh)
  270. Secret Honor (1984, Robert Altman)
  271. Seduced and Abandoned (1964, Pietro Germi)
  272. The Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
  273. The Seventh Seal (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
  274. Shadows (1959, John Cassavetes)
  275. Shock Corridor (1963, Samuel Fuller)
  276. Shoot the Piano Player (1960, Francois Truffaut)
  277. The Shop on Main Street (1966, Jan Kadar & Elmar Klos)
  278. Short Cuts (1993, Robert Altman)
  279. Sid & Nancy (1986, Alex Cox)
  280. The Silence (1963, Ingmar Bergman)
  281. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)
  282. Sisters (1973, Brian de Palma)
  283. Slacker (1991, Richard Linklater)
  284. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955, Ingmar Bergman)
  285. Solaris (1972, Andrei Tarkovsky)
  286. Solo con tu pareja (1991, Alfonso Cuaron)
  287. Spartacus (1960, Stanley Kubrick)
  288. Spellbound (1945, Alfred Hitchcock)
  289. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973, Victor Erice)
  290. Stolen Kisses (1968, Francois Truffaut)
  291. Story of a Prostitute (1965, Seijun Suzuki)
  292. A Story of Floating Weeds (1934, Yasujiro Ozu)
  293. Straw Dogs (1971, Sam Peckinpah)
  294. Stray Dog (1949, Akira Kurosawa)
  295. Sullivan's Travels (1942, Preston Sturges)
  296. Summertime (1955, David Lean)
  297. Suzanne's Career (1963, Eric Rohmer)
  298. Sweetie (1989, Jane Campion)
  299. The Sword of Doom (1966, Kihachi Okamoto)
  300. Sword of the Beast (1965, Hideo Gosha)
  301. The Tales of Hoffman (1951, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  302. Tanner '88 (1988, Robert Altman)
  303. Taste of Cherry (1998, Abbas Kiarostami)
  304. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933, Fritz Lang)
  305. Testament of Orpheus (1959, Jean Cocteau)
  306. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977, Luis Bunuel)
  307. Thieves' Highway (1949, Jules Dassin)
  308. The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)
  309. This is Spinal Tap (1984, Rob Reiner)
  310. Throne of Blood (1957, Akira Kurosawa)
  311. Through a Glass Darkly (1962, Ingmar Bergman)
  312. Time Bandits (1981, Terry Gilliam)
  313. The Tin Drum (1980, Volker Schlondorff)
  314. Tokyo Drifter (1966, Seijun Suzuki)
  315. Tokyo Olympiad (1965, Kon Ichikawa)
  316. Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
  317. Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954, Jacques Becker)
  318. Tout va Bien (1972, Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin)
  319. Traffic (2000, Steven Soderbergh)
  320. Trouble in Paradise (1932, Ernst Lubitsch)
  321. Tunes of Glory (1960, Ronald Neame)
  322. Ugetsu (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
  323. Umberto D (1952, Vittorio de Sica)
  324. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988, Philip Kaufman)
  325. Under the Roofs of Paris (1930, Rene Clair)
  326. Unfaithfully Yours (1948, Preston Sturges)
  327. Vagabond (1985, Agnes Varda)
  328. The Vanishing (1988, Georges Sluizer)
  329. Variety Lights (1950, Federico Fellini)
  330. Veronika Voss (1982, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  331. Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg)
  332. The Virgin Spring (1960, Ingmar Bergman)
  333. Viridiana (1961, Luis Bunuel)
  334. W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films (various)
  335. The Wages of Fear (1953, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
  336. Walkabout (1971, Nicolas Roeg)
  337. The White Sheik (1952, Federico Fellini)
  338. Wild Strawberries (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
  339. Winter Light (1963, Ingmar Bergman)
  340. Withnail and I (1986, Bruce Robinson)
  341. A Woman is a Woman (1962, Jean-Luc Godard)
  342. A Woman Under the Influence (1974, John Cassavetes)
  343. Written on the Wind (1956, Douglas Sirk)
  344. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
  345. Yojimbo (1961, Akira Kurosawa)
  346. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939, John Ford)
  347. Young Torless (1966, Volker Schlondorff)
  348. Youth of the Beast (1963, Seijun Suzuki)
Author Comments: 

I wanted to know what made The Criterion Collection so special...why these films?...are they REALLY that good?...

So I have taken it upon myself to watch all films released by Criterion in an attempt to understand why these films stand out.

I still have a ways to go...