Saturday, 12 May 2012

Must-See Movies


Last Updated - March 28, 2014.

Video I made a few months ago about films in general.


Video on Tsai Ming-Liang & Lee Kang-Sheng.



The films I recommend everybody to watch are the ones by Tsai Ming-Liang and Lee Kang-Sheng so this is why I put them first in the list. I left out Face because it's already in my 2009 list.

This list will only feature films from 2008 and before in no specific order. I will be adding 10 more from time to time. The first 10 are no better than the last, it's simply because I have so many of them that I can't do it all at once.

Rebels of the Neon God
Year: 1992
Director: Tsai Ming-Liang



Vive L'Amour
Year: 1994
Director: Tsai Ming-Liang

 
The River
Year: 1997
Director: Tsai Ming-Liang


The Hole
Year: 1998
Director: Tsai Ming-Liang


What Time Is It There?
Year: 2001
Director: Tsai Ming-Liang


The Skywalk Is Gone
Year: 2002
Director: Tsai Ming-Liang

 
The Wayward Cloud
Year: 2005
Director: Tsai Ming-Liang


The Missing
Year: 2003
Director: Lee Kang-Sheng


Goodbye, Dragon Inn
Year: 2003
Director: Tsai Ming-Liang


I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
Year: 2006
Director: Tsai Ming-Liang


Help Me, Eros
Year: 2007
Director: Lee Kang-Sheng



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Blissfully Yours
Year: 2002
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul



 Close-Up
Year: 1990
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
 

Come and See
Year: 1985
Director: Elem Klimov



Dust in the Wind
Year: 1987
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien



Harakiri
Year: 1962
Director: Masaki Kobayashi



Late Spring
Year: 1949
Director: Yasujirô Ozu

Oasis
Year: 2002
Director: Lee Chang-Dong



On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate
Year: 2002
Director: Hong Sang-Soo



The Hole
Year: 1960
Director: Jacques Becker




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4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle
Year: 1987
Director: Eric Rohmer


Afternoon
Year: 2007
Director: Angela Schanelec


Fear
Year: 1983
Director: Gerald Kargl


Il Posto
Year: 1961
Director: Ermanno Olmi



Suzhou River
Year: 2000
Director: Ye Lou



Syndromes and a Century
Year: 2006
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul



The White Balloon
Year: 1995
Director: Jafar Panahi



Tokyo Story
Year: 1953
Director: Yasujirô Ozu 


Unknown Pleasures
Year: 2002
Director: Jia Zhangke



Yi Yi
Year: 2000
Director: Edward Yang




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Beau Travail
Year: 1999
Director: Claire Denis


Frozen
Year: 1997
Director: Wang Xiaoshuai


Last Life in the Universe
Year: 2003
Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang


Night and Day
Year: 2008
Director: Hong Sang-Soo



Rosetta
Year: 1999
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne



Summer Holiday
Year: 2008
Director: Radu Muntean



The Aviator's Wife
Year: 1981
Director: Eric Rohmer
 

The Terrorizers
Year: 1986
Director: Edward Yang


Where is the Friend's Home?
Year: 1987
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
 

 Workingman's Death
Year: 2005
Director: Michael Glawogger



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12:08 East of Bucharest
Year: 2006
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu


A Page of Madness
Year: 1926
Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa


Beijing Bicycle
Year: 2001
Director: Wang Xiaoshuai


Drifting States
Year: 2005
Director: Denis Côté



Eureka
Year: 2000
Director: Shinji Aoyama



I Stand Alone
Year: 1998
Director: Gaspar Noé



Still Life
Year: 2006
Director: Jia Zhangke



The Return
Year: 2003
Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev


The Sword of Doom
Year: 1966
Director: Kihachi Okamoto



Tony Manero
Year: 2008
Director: Pablo Larraín
 


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Heart of a Dog
Year: 1988
Director: Vladimir Bortko
 
In the Heat of the Sun
Year: 1994
Director: Jiang Wen


It's Winter
Year: 2006
Director: Rafi Pitts


Marseille
Year: 2004
Director: Angela Schanelec



Samurai Rebellion
Year: 1967
Director: Masaki Kobayashi



Summer
Year: 1986
Director: Eric Rohmer



The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Year: 2005
Director: Cristi Puiu


The Passion of Joan of Arc
Year: 1928
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer


The Pointsman
Year: 1986
Director: Jos Stelling



Tulpan
Year: 2008
Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy




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Blind Shaft
Year: 2003
Director: Li Yang


Breathless
Year: 2008
Director: Yang Ik-Joon


Fires on the Plain
Year: 1959
Director: Kon Ichikawa


Love & Pop
Year: 1998
Director: Hideaki Anno



Man Bites Dog
Year: 1992
Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde


Sword of the Beast
Year: 1965
Director: Hideo Gosha



The Cave of the Yellow Dog
Year: 2005
Director: Byambasuren Davaa


The Mirror
Year: 1997
Director: Jafar Panahi


Tony Takitani
Year: 2004
Director: Jun Ichikawa



Up the Yangtze
Year: 2007
Director: Yung Chang




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Black Girl
Year: 1966
Director: Ousmane Sembene


Café Lumière
Year: 2003
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien


Nanook of the North
Year: 1922
Director: Robert J. Flaherty


Onibaba
Year: 1964
Director: Kaneto Shindô



Ritual
Year: 2000
Director: Hideaki Anno



The Pleasure of Being Robbed
Year: 2008
Director: Joshua Safdie



The Son
Year: 2002
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne



The World
Year: 2004
Director: Jia Zhangke


Tropical Malady
Year: 2004
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul



Woman on the Beach
Year: 2006
Director: Hong Sang-Soo
 


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A Good Marriage
Year: 1982
Director: Eric Rohmer


Blind Mountain
Year: 2007
Director: Li Yang


Fallen
Year: 2005
Director: Fred Kelemen


I Love Beijing
Year: 2001
Director: Ning Ying


Photo Album of the Village
Year: 2004
Director: Mitsuhiro Mihara



Quitting
Year: 2001
Director: Zhang Yang


Still Walking
Year: 2008
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda



Taste of Cherry
Year: 1997
Director: Abbas Kiarostami



The Forest for the Trees
Year: 2003
Director: Maren Ade


Woman Is the Future of Man
Year: 2004
Director: Hong Sang-Soo




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House
Year: 1977
Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi



Noi the Albino
Year: 2003
Director: Dagur Kári


Pickpocket
Year: 1997
Director: Jia Zhangke


Quiet City
Year: 2007
Director: Aaron Katz


Rendezvous in Paris
Year: 1995
Director: Eric Rohmer



Shadows in Paradise
Year: 1986
Director: Aki Kaurismäki


Sound of the Mountain
Year: 1954
Director: Mikio Naruse



Street Life
Year: 2006
Director: Zhao Dayong



The Paper Will Be Blue
Year: 2006
Director: Radu Muntean


Three Outlaw Samurai
Year: 1964
Director: Hideo Gosha




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All About Lily Chou-Chou
Year: 2001
Director: Shunji Iwai


Battle in Heaven
Year: 2005
Director: Carlos Reygadas


Don't Look Back
Year: 1999
Director: Akihiko Shiota


Involuntary
Year: 2008
Director: Ruben Östlund


Lan Yu
Year: 2001
Director: Stanley Kwan



Mother and Son
Year: 1997
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov


Old Joy
Year: 2006
Director:  Kelly Reichardt



The Children are Watching Us
Year: 1944
Director: Vittorio De Sica



The Necessities of Life
Year: 2008
Director: Benoît Pilon


Wrony
Year: 1994
Director: Dorota Kedzierzawska




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A Moment of Innocence
Year: 1996
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf


A Tale of Springtime
Year: 1990
Director: Eric Rohmer


Boy
Year: 1969
Director: Nagisa Ôshima


Early Summer
Year: 1951
Director: Yasujirô Ozu


Hope
Year: 1970
Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney



Japan
Year: 2002
Director: Carlos Reygadas


Picnic
Year: 1996
Director: Shunji Iwai



The Power of Kangwon Province
Year: 1998
Director: Hong Sang-Soo



The Rebirth
Year: 2007
Director: Masahiro Kobayashi


Turtles Can Fly
Year: 2004
Director: Bahman Ghobadi




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A Time for Drunken Horses
Year: 2000
Director: Bahman Ghobadi


About Love
Year: 2005
Directors: Ten Shimoyama, Yee Chin-Yen, Zhang Yibai


An Autumn Afternoon
Year: 1962
Director: Yasujirô Ozu


Bashing
Year: 2005
Director: Masahiro Kobayashi


Crimson Gold
Year: 2003
Director: Jafar Panahi



Harmful Insect
Year: 2001
Directors: Akihiko Shiota


La Collectionneuse
Year: 1967
Director: Eric Rohmer



Sunflower
Year: 2005
Director: Zhang Yang



Swallowtail Butterfly
Year: 1996
Director: Shunji Iwai


The Story of the Weeping Camel
Year: 2003
Directors: Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni




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A Single Spark
Year: 1995
Directors: Park Kwang-Su


Humanity
Year: 1999
Directors: Bruno Dumont
 

My Childhood
Year: 1972
Directors: Bill Douglas



 Pornostar
Year: 1998
Directors: Toshiaki Toyoda
 

Salesman
Year:1968
Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin
 

Sansho the Bailiff
Year: 2003
Directors: Kenji Mizoguchi
 

The Apple
Year:1998
Directors: Samira Makhmalbaf
 

The Bastards
Year: 2008
Directors: Amat Escalante
 

The Free Will
Year: 2006
Directors: Matthias Glasner
 

Vacation
Year: 2007
Directors: Thomas Arslan
 


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2 comments:

  1. wow.
    I am glad i cyberflaneured my way to this. Youve compiled a wonderful list of movies, all of them similar in tone, bounded by melancholy and a delicate yet beautiful sadness.
    My favorite from this list is Yi Yi and in my experience, anything by Koreeda Hirokazu iz phenomenal. There are some movies ive never heard of on your list, ill be shure to watch the most appealing ones, thanks for compiling the list, makes life easier for others.
    I found this via your youtube screamo video, and im glad i did.
    I always refer to movies in this halcyon tone as "screamo", because of the general feel they have and portray, its kind of the same, but expressed in different art forms and ways.

    Thanks.

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  2. In these uncertain days of our social existance completly based on mainstream media, which is in the hands of major players, they define, mould & impose their cheap & shallow taste by every means on masses. So now a days it became very difficult for ppl to differentiate between good & bad.
    Even our good taste is being chalanged & questioned because it's not popular.
    So the myth of Popular & mainstream & good is created as they are majorly talked & highest grossing.
    Pple dont' allow to create taste & if they crate then they forced to modify by propoganda.
    Hope above list will create confidance in our good taste & resist shallow & cheap hush thrown at us from every corner of everyday lives...

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