Film rankings of 1960s

  1. 10/10.
  2. Faces. John Cassavetes. 1968.
  3. 9.7/10.
  4. Au Hasard, Balthazar. Robert Bresson. 1966.
  5. 9.5/10.
  6. Shadows Of Our Forgotten Ancestors. Sergei Parajanov. 1964.
  7. Breakaway. Bruce Conner (w/ Toni Basil). 1967.
  8. 9.2/10.
  9. Andrei Rublev. Andrei Tarkovsky. 1966.
  10. La Jetee. Chris Marker. 1962.
  11. Chelsea Girls. Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol. 1966.
  12. 9/10.
  13. Something Wild. Jack Garfein. 1960.
  14. . Federico Fellini. 1963.
  15. The White Rose. Bruce Conner. 1967.
  16. Play Time. Jacques Tati. 1967.
  17. The Leopard. Luchino Visconti. 1963.
  18. 8.7/10.
  19. The Connection. Shirley Clarke. 1960.
  20. Mothlight. Stan Brakhage. 1963.
  21. Late Autumn. Yasujiro Ozu. 1960.
  22. The Battle of Algiers. Gillo Pontecorvo. 1966.
  23. Flesh. Paul Morrissey. 1968.
  24. Walking. Ryan Larkin. 1969.
  25. 8.5/10.
  26. Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight. Orson Welles. 1965.
  27. Le Grand Amour. Pierre Etaix. 1969.
  28. Le Joli Mai/The Merry Month Of May. Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme. 1963
  29. Blow Job. Andy Warhol. 1963.
  30. Blow-Up. Michelangelo Antonioni. 1966.
  31. l'Avventura. Michelangelo Antonioni. 1960.
  32. Ten Second Film. Bruce Conner. 1965.
  33. 8.2/10.
  34. A Gentle Woman. Robert Bresson. 1969.
  35. Johnny Staccto (Murder For Credit/Evil/A Piece of Paradise/Night In Jeopardy/Solomon). John Cassavetes. 1960.
  36. Mouchette. Robert Bresson. 1967.
  37. Ulysses. Joseph Strick. 1967.
  38. The Bellboy. Jerry Lewis. 1960.
  39. 8/10.
  40. Kiss. Andy Warhol. 1963.
  41. Taste of Autumn Mackerel. Yasujiro Ozu. 1961.
  42. Report. Bruce Conner. 1967.
  43. The Exterminating Angel. Luis Bunuel. 1962.
  44. Vivian. Bruce Conner. 1965.
  45. La Dolce Vita. Federico Fellini. 1960.
  46. Red Desert. Michelangelo Antonioni. 1964.
  47. The Velvet Underground & Nico. Andy Warhol. 1966.
  48. 7.5/10.
  49. Marriage Italian Style. Vittorio De Sica. 1964.
  50. Ivan's Childhood. Andrei Tarkovsky. 1962.
  51. Sayat Nova: The Colour Of Pomegranates. Sergei Parajanov. 1968.
  52. dont look back. D A Pennebaker. 1967.
  53. Lord Of The Flies. Peter Brook. 1963.
  54. The Face Of Another. Hiroshi Teshigahara. 1966.
  55. Seconds. John Frankenheimer. 1966.
  56. 2001: A Space Odyssey. Stanley Kubrick. 1968.
  57. The Graduate. Mike Nichols. 1967.
  58. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?. Mike Nichols. 1966.
  59. One, Two, Three. Billy Wilder. 1961.
  60. The Soft Skin. Francois Truffaut. 1964.
  61. Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux. Jean-Luc Godard. 1962.
  62. Valley of the Bees. Frantisek Vlácil. 1968.
  63. Dr Strangelove; or, How I learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb. Stanley Kubrick. 1964.
  64. Yellow Submarine. George Dunning. 1968.
  65. Last Year At Marienbad. Alain Resnais. 1961.
  66. Persona. Ingmar Bergman. 1966.
  67. The Bear That Wasn't. Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble. 1967.
  68. Saute Ma Ville. Chantel Akerman. 1968.
  69. 7/10.
  70. The Savage Eye. Ben Maddow, Sidney Meyers, Joseph Strick. 1960.
  71. The Perfect Human. Jorgen Leth. 1967.
  72. The Apartment. Billy Wilder. 1960.
  73. Yo-Yo. Pierre Etaix. 1965.
  74. Wavelength. Michael Snow. 1967.
  75. Breathless. Jean-Luc Godard. 1960.
  76. Come Back, Africa. Lionel Rogosin. 1961.
  77. The Seventh Companion. Alexei Gherman, Grigori Aronov. 1967.
  78. Eye Myth. Stan Brakhage. 1967.
  79. Weekend. Jean-Luc Gond The Ugly. Sergio Leone. 1966.
  80. Waiting For Godot. Alan Schneider. 1961.
  81. Lonesome Cowboys. Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol. 1968.
  82. The Suitor. Pierre Etaix. 1962.
  83. The Critic. Ernest Pintoff, Mel Brooks. 1963.
  84. Film. Alan Schneider. 1965.
  85. Hour Of The Wolf. Ingmar Bergman. 1968.
  86. 6.5/10.
  87. Rupture. Pierre Etaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. 1961.
  88. Pas De Deux. Norman McLaren. 1968.
  89. Jason And The Argonauts. Don Chaffey, Ray Harryhausen. 1963
  90. Happy Anniversary. Pierre Etaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. 1962.
  91. White, White Storks. Ali Khamrayev. 1966.
  92. Particles in Space. Len Lye. 1966.
  93. Steamroller and Violin. Andrei Tarkovsky. 1960.
  94. Bike Boy. Andy Warhol. 1967.
  95. The Bride Wore Black. Francois Truffaut. 1968.
  96. A Charlie Brown Christmas. Bill Melendez. 1965.
  97. Bambi Meets Godzilla. Marv Newland. 1969.
  98. 6/10.
  99. Marketa Lazarova. Frantisek Vlacil. 1967.
  100. Lolita. Stanley Kubrick. 1962.
  101. Eyes Without A Face. Georges Franju. 1960.
  102. Midnight Cowboy. John Schlesinger. 1969.
  103. The Trial Of Joan Of Arc. Robert Bresson. 1962.
  104. Satyricon. Federico Fellini. 1969.
  105. Kuroneko. Kaneto Shindo. 1968.
  106. Queens At Heart. Director unknown. 1967.
  107. Hold Me While I'm Naked. George Kuchar. 1966.
  108. Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid. George Roy Hill. 1969.
  109. The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics. Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble. 1965.
  110. 9 Variations On A Dance Theme. Hilary Harris. 1966.
  111. Night Class. Jacques Tati. 1966.
  112. Cleo From 5:00 to 6:30. Agnes Varda. 1962.
  113. To Kill A Mockingbird. Robert Mulligan. 1962.
  114. Be Seeing You. Chris Marker, Mario Marrett. 1968.
  115. Marnie. Alfred Hitchcock. 1964.
  116. Eat. Andy Warhol. 1963.
  117. Mary Poppins. Robert Stevenson. 1964.
  118. Rosemary's Baby. Roman Polanski. 1968.
  119. Breakfast At Tiffany's. Blake Edwards. 1961.
  120. Syrinx. Ryan Larkin. 1965.
  121. 5.5/10.
  122. Psycho. Alfred Hitchcock. 1960.
  123. Cityscape. Ryan Larkin. 1966.
  124. The Alphabet. David Lynch. 1968.
  125. Prescription: Murder. Richard Irving. 1968.
  126. Goldfinger. Guy Hamilton. 1964.
  127. As Long As You're Healthy/Feeling Good. Pierre Etaix. 1966.
  128. 5/10.
  129. 101 Dalmations. Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton Luske. 1961.
  130. The Sound Of Music. Robert Wise. 1965.
  131. How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Chuck Jones, Ben Washam. 1966.
  132. 4/10.
  133. Very Nice, Very Nice. Arthur Lipsett. 1961.
  134. The Birds. Alfred Hitchcock. 1963.
  135. The Sword In The Stone. Wolfgang Reitherman. 1963.
  136. The Nose. Alexander Alexeieff, Claire Parker. 1963.
  137. Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB. George Lucas. 1967.
  138. Daisies. Vera Chytilova. 1966.
  139. 3/10.
  140. Six Figures Getting Sick. David Lynch. 1966.
  141. Alphaville. Jean-Luc Godard. 1965.
  142. 2/10.
  143. Vinyl. Andy Warhol. 1965.
  144. 1/10.
  145. 0/10.
Author Comments: 


Ummmm... Killer of Sheep? C'mon now.

I was actually thinking about it today and ended up rewatching an utterly engrossing half hour of it, completely heart-wrenching and beautiful. I dislike those Italian neorealism comparisons, it understates the staggering originality of the work. And as far as I'm concerned it surpasses every film that emerged from that movement (although there are a few close ones). Wanna watch To Sleep with Anger sometime? I got a torrent going, am hoping it'll pull through.

Oh and watch Henning Carlsen's Sult. Someone else has to =(. see #4

The Bicycle Thieves, I'd say, is about par with Killer of Sheep.

Which factor(s) do you base your ratings on?

I'm not really sure how to answer this. It's not whether or not it's "influential" because then Potemkin, Citizen Kane, Birth of A Nation, and Un Chien Andalou would be the four best anythings. (I guess there can be a difference between "historically important" and "artistically important".)
A film's ability to touch me at a core level? I dunno. Moving without being manipulative and cheap-- intelligent and sensitive without being obnoxious and ostentatious? I guess this question could be answered better if I actually kept up with my media-log writing then we could look at what kind fo things I wrote about that I appreciate about things more fully.
I'm sorry, I'm sure this is all terribly dopey. I don't really have a set list of criteria. If I was going for an out-of-ten scale down to one decimal point, I would have to create some kind of scale to assign points to to be consistent but with this mostly it is just a gut decision (although these gut decisions can take a while to fully formulate anyway).
Again, I'm sorry if that is a very dopey, stupid answer. :c

That's fine, makes sense to me.

I was curious because it was difficult for me to see a "method" to your madness (for instance, Mulan and Pulp Fiction being the same rating), and because I would be fascinated to know what your thinking is on this (among others).

Yay. I was afraid I made an idiot of myself.

Lots of things I haven't seen in a long fucking time are probably less-than-accurate ratings. If I was to create a direct method it would probably still be 60% on emotional affect and thematic ingenuity and genuineness and etc, the other 40 going to technical things.
I can't stand Quentin Tarantino he is a smug shallow insincere cunt who wants desperately to seem as cool as possible whose every character is a smug shallow insincere cunt who wants desperately to seem as cool as possible. I feel mostly insulted and manipulated watching his films (The only one where I didn't was Jackie Brown). His characters are often if not always just mouthpieces to his vapid opinions on various pop-culture minutiae. They have nothing to say, are full of nothing but flash with no substance, and they aren't even very entertaining. I can't even really give the relatively unusual structuring of Pulp Fiction a pass because even in that it felt so damn predictable and banal. Inglorious Basterds and Death Proof are two of the worst films I've ever witnessed. If his films are art at all, it's art for bros. *ramble ramble ramble* I'm sorry.
As for Mulan maybe I should rewatch it. Hahaha.

Thanks, I can see where you're coming from and understand your position (though I don't feel the same way - obviously).

Eagerly anticipating your upcoming, vividly detailed review of Disney's Mulan. ( :

I might have to do that now. :B