Do the Right Thing (1989)

1989

TOP TIER:
Black Rain (Shohei Imamura)
Casualties of War (Brian De Palma)
The Church (Michele Soavi)
City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Dekalog (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
Elephant (Alan Clarke)
Homework (Abbas Kiarostami)
Street of No Return (Samuel Fuller)
Sweetie (Jane Campion)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
The Aesthenic Syndrome (Kira Muratova)
Always (Steven Spielberg)
Baxter (Jerome Boivin)
Blue Steel (Kathryn Bigelow)
The Burbs (Joe Dante)
Cat Chaser (Abel Ferrara)
Chameleon Street (Wendell B. Harris Jr.)
The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (Peter Greenaway)
Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant)
Le fille de 15 ans (Jacques Doillon)
Getting it Right (Randal Kleiser)
He Was Once (Mary Hestand)
The Icicle Thief (Maurizio Nichetti)
The Last Stop (Serik Aprimov)
Leningrad Cowboys Go to America (Aki Kaurismaki)
Miracle Mile (Steve De Jarnatt)
Monsieur Hire (Patrice Leconte)
Mystery Train (Jim Jarmusch)
My Twentieth Century (Ildiko Enyedi)
Orapronobis (Lino Brocka)
The Owl’s Legecy (Chris Marker)
Parents (Bob Balaban)
The Plot Against Harry (Michael Roemer)
Queen of Hearts (Jon Amiel)
Roadkill (Bruce McDonald)
Santa Sangre (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
The Seventh Continent (Michael Haneke)
Skin Deep (Blake Edwards)
Speaking Parts (Atom Egoyan)
Strapless (David Hare)
El aprendiz de pornografo (Jaime Hermosillo)
Tetsuo (Shinya Tsukamoto)
The Unbelievable Truth (Hal Hartley
Violent Cop (Takeshi Kitano)
The War of the Roses (Danny DeVito)
Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (Bae Yong-kyun)

OF INTEREST:
Black Rain (Ridley Scott)
Johnny Handsome (Walter Hill)
Pink Cadillac (Buddy Van Horn)
Sweet Home (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
Dead Calm (Phillip Noyce)
Enemies: A Love Story (Paul Mazursky)
The Fabulous Baker Boys (Steve Kloves)
Ghostbusters II (Ivan Reitman)
Jesus of Montreal (Denys Arcand)
Last Exit to Brooklyn (Uli Edel)
Valmont (Milos Forman)
Vampire’s Kiss (Robert Bierman)

1988

TOP TIER:
36 fillette (Catherine Breillat)
Bird (Clint Eastwood)
Days of Eclipse (Aleksandr Sokurov)
Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies)
Gang of Four (Jacques Rivette)
Landscape in the Mist (Theo Angelopoulos)
The Last of England (Derek Jarman)
La lectrice (Michel Deville)
The Moderns (Alan Rudolph)
A Tale of the Wind (Joris Ivens)
They Live (John Carpenter)
Time of the Gypsies (Emir Kusturica)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Terry Gilliam)
Apartment Zero (Martin Donovan)
Ariel (Aki Kaurismaki)
Ashik Kerib (Sergei Parajanov)
As Tears Go By (Wong Kar-wai)
Brain Damage (Frank Henenlotter)
Candy Mountain (Robert Frank/Rudy Wurlizter)
C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (William Friedkin)
Chocolat (Claire Denis)
Clara’s Heart (Robert Mulligan)
Cobra Verde (Werner Herzog)
Crossing Delancey (Joan Micklin Silver)
The Documentator (Istvan Darday/Gyorgy Szalai)
Drowning by Numbers (Peter Greenaway)
The Firm (Alan Clarke)
Frantic (Roman Polanski)
Ghosts…of the Civil Dead (John Hillcoat)
Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata)
Hairspray (John Waters)
High Hopes (Mike Leigh)
It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow By Reading Books (Richard Linklater)
Jacob (Mircha Daneliuc)
July (Darezhan Omirbaev)
The Last of England (Derek Jarman)
Maniac Cop (William Lustig)
Maria (Aleksandr Sokurov)
Medea (Lars Von Trier)
Miracle Mile (Steve De Jarnatt)
Monkey Shines (George A. Romero)
Paperhouse (Bernard Rose)
Rembrandt Laughing (Jon Jost)
A Short Film About Killing (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
A Short Film About Love (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Story of Women (Claude Chabrol)
The Summer of Miss Forbes (Jaime Hermosillo)
Sunset (Blake Edwards)
Tales from the Gimli Hospital (Guy Maddin)
Talking to Strangers (Rob Tregenza)
Talk Radio (Oliver Stone)
The Venus Trap (Robert van Ackeren)
A World Apart (Chris Menges)
Zero City (Karen Shakhnazarov)

OF INTEREST:
Above the Law (Andrew Davis)
The Lair of the White Worm (Ken Russell)
Phantasm II (Don Coscarelli)
Red Heat (Walter Hill)
Scrooged (Richard Donner)
The Serpent Rainbow (Wes Craven)
Young Einstein (Yahoo Serious)
The Wizard of Speed and Time (Mike Jittlov)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
The Chocolate War (Keith Gordon)
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (Keenen Ivory Wayans)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (Stephen Chiodo)
The Land Before Time (Don Bluth)
Switching Channels (Ted Kotcheff)
Tequila Sunrise (Robert Towne)
Two Moon Junction (Zalman King)
Vampire’s Kiss (Robert Bierman)

1987

TOP TIER:
Camp de Thiaroye (Ousmane Sembene)
The Cry of the Owl (Claude Chabrol)
The Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (Eric Rohmer)
Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick)
House of Games (David Mamet)
Housekeeping (Bill Forsyth)
Innerspace (Joe Dante)
Ishtar (Elaine May)
King Lear (Jean-Luc Godard)
Prince of Darkness (John Carpenter)
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Todd Haynes)
Where is the Friend’s Home (Abbas Kiarostami)
Yeleen (Souleymane Cisse)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Black Widow (Bob Rafelson)
Boyfriends and Girlfriends (Eric Rohmer)
The Cartographer’s Girlfriend (Hal Hartley)
China Girl (Abel Ferrara)
Christine (Alan Clarke)
The Cyclist (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
Damnation (Bela Tarr)
Daughter of the Nile (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
The Dead (John Huston)
Dogs in Space (Richard Lowenstein)Empire of the Sun (Steven Spielberg)
Falsch (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
From the Pole to the Equator(Yervant Gianikian/Angela Ricci Lucchi)
A Hungarian Fairy Tale (Gyula Gazdag)
In a Glass Cage (Agustí Villaronga)
Law of Desire (Pedro Almodovar)
Making Waves (Ann Wingate)
Matewan (John Sayles)
Mournful Indifference (Aleksandr Sokurov)
Nadine (Robert Benton)
Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow)
Personal Services (Terry Jones)
Plain Talk & Common Sense (Jon Jost)
Predator (John McTiernan)
Prick Up Your Ears (Stephen Frears)
Rita, Sue and Bob Too! (Alan Clarke)
Rouge (Stanley Kwan)
Roxanne (Fred Schepisi)
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (Stephen Frears)
The Short and Curlies (Mike Leigh)
Shy People (Andrei Konchalovsky)
The Sicilian (Michael Cimino)
Soigne ta droite (Jean-Luc Godard)
Street Smart (Jerry Schatzberg)
A Taxing Woman (Juzo Itami)
Three O’Clock High (Phil Joanou)
Throw Momma from the Train (Danny DeVito)
Tough Guys Don’t Dance (Norman Mailer)
The Trouble With Dick (Gary Walkow)
The Untouchables (Brian De Palma)

OF INTEREST:
Opera (Dario Argento)
Stage Fright (Michele Soavi)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
Bagdad Cafe (Percy Adlon)
The Hidden (Jack Sholder)
The House of Bernarda Alba (Mario Camus)
Mixed Blood (Paul Morrissey)
The Running Man (Paul Michael Glaser)

1986

TOP TIER:
Bang! (Robert Breer)
Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
The Fly (David Cronenberg)
Heartbreak Ridge (Clint Eastwood)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (John McNaughton)
The Horse Thief (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
Life Is a Dream (Raul Ruiz)
Manhunter (Michael Mann)
Melo (Alain Resnais)
The New King (Mario O’Hara)
Le rayon vert (Eric Rohmer)
The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Sherman’s March (Ross McElwee)
Something Wild (Jonathan Demme)
The Time to Live and the Time to Die (Hou Hsiao-hsien)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
About Last Night… (Edward Zwick)
The Big Easy (Jim McBride)
Caravagiio (Derek Jarman)
Combat Shock (Buddy Giovinazzo)
Crime Story (Abel Ferrara)
Crossroads (Walter Hill)
The Cup and the Lip (Warren Sonbert)
A Deadly Business (John Korty)
Dust in the Wind (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Eight Million Ways to Die (Hal Ashby)
A Girl, She Is 100% (Naoto Yamakawa)
The Golden Eighties (Chantal Akerman)
Landscape Suicide (James Benning)
Mammame (Raul Ruiz)
Matador (Pedro Almodovar)
Mauvais sang (Leos Carax)
Noir et blanc (Claire Devers)
Peggy Sue Got Married (Francis Ford Coppola)
Peking Opera Blues (Tsui Hark)
Prisoner in the Dark (Mike de Leon)
Richard III (Raul Ruiz)
River’s Edge (Tim Hunter)
Rosa la rose, fille publique (Paul Vecchiali)
The Rose King (Werner Schroeter)
Shadows in Paradise (Aki Kaurismäki)
The Singing Detective (Jon Amiel)
Song of Experience (Stephen Frears)
The Terrorizer (Edward Yang)
Therese (Alain Cavalier)
Working Girls (Lizzie Borden)

OF INTEREST:
Under the Cherry Moon (Prince)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
At Close Range (James Foley)
True Stories (David Byrne)
Parting Glances (Bill Sherwood)

1985

TOP TIER:
After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
Come and See (Elem Klimov)
Contact (Alan Clarke)
Crime Wave (John Paisz)
Day of the Dead (George A. Romero)
Hail Mary (Jean-Luc Godard)
Lost in America (Albert Brooks)
Mix-Up (Francoise Romand)
My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears)
Pale Rider (Clint Eastwood)
Police (Maurice Pialat)
Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
Shoah (Claude Lanzmann)
The Return of the Living Dead (Dan O’Bannon)
Tampopo (Juzo Itami)
To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin)
Treasure Island (Raul Ruiz)
Trouble in Mind (Alan Rudolph)
Vagabond (Agnes Varda)
La vie de famille (Jacques Doillon)
Year of the Dragon (Michael Cimino)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Adela (Mircea Veroiu)
Almanac of Fall (Bela Tarr)
Angry Harvest (Agnieszka Holland)
Bad Medicine (Harvey Miller)
Bekci (Ali Ozgenturk)
Detective (Jean-Luc Godard)
Dreamchild (Gavin Millar)
Explorers (Joe Dante)
Fool for Love (Robert Altman)
Four Days in July (Mike Leigh)
Himatsuri (Mitsuo Yanagimachi)
The Hour of the Star (Suzana Amaral)
Into the Night (John Landis)
Little Treasure (Alan Sharp)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (George Miller)
Mala Noche (Gus Van Sant)
The Man Who Envied Women (Yvonne Rainer)
My Country: At the Razor’s Edge (Lino Brocka)
No End (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Phenomena (Dario Argento)
A Private Function (Malcolm Mowbray)
Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon)
Snatched from Heaven (Ishmael Bernal)
Sylvia (Michael Firth)
Taipei Story (Edward Yang)
Wetherby (David Hare)
Wuthering Heights (Jacques Rivette)

OF INTEREST:
Vampires in Havana (Juan Padron)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
The Coca-Cola Kid (Dusan Makavejev)
Dance With a Stranger (Mike Newell)
The Good Father (Mike Newell)
Jagged Edge (Richard Marquand)
Night on the Galactic Railroad (Gisaburo Sugii)

1984

TOP TIER:
L’amour par terre (Jacques Rivette)
Blood Simple (Joel and Ethan Coen)
Choose Me (Alan Rudolph)
Full Moon in Paris (Eric Rohmer)
Love Streams (John Cassavetes)
Manuel on the Island of Wonders (Raul Ruiz)
Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch)
Summer at Grandpa’s (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
The Terence Davies Trilogy (Terence Davies)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (W.D. Richter)
American Taboo (Steve Lustgarten)
L’amour a mort (Alain Resnais)
Another Country (Marek Kanievska)
Birdy (Alan Parker)
Body Double (Brian De Palma)
Boy Meets Girl (Leos Carax)
The Brother from Another Planet (John Sayles)
Comfort and Joy (Bill Forsyth)
The Company of Wolves (Neil Jordan)
Condemned (Mario O’Hara)
Dreamscape (Joseph Ruben)
Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (Liu Chia-Liang)
The Element of Crime (Lars Von Trier)
Les enfants (Marguerite Duras, Jean Mascolo, and Jean-Marc Turine)
Fear City (Abel Ferrara)
Firstborn (Michael Apted)
Flowers of the City Jail (Mario O’Hara)
The Funeral (Juzo Itami)
A Girl’s Own Story (Jane Campion)
Gremlins (Joe Dante)
The Hit (Stephen Frears)
Kaos (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani)
The Legend of the Suram Fortress (Sergei Parajanov)
Maria’s Lovers (Andrei Konchalovsky)
Meantime (Mike Leigh)
Memories of Prison (Nelson Pereira dos Santos)
Moscow on the Hudson (Paul Mazursky)
The Neverending Story (Wolfgang Petersen)
Next of Kin (Atom Egoyan)
Paso Doble (Lothar Lambert)
Red Dawn (John Milius)
Repentance (Tengiz Abuladze)
Secret Honor (Robert Altman)
Shanghai Blues (Tsui Hark)
Special Effects (Larry Cohen)
Starman (John Carpenter)
Streets of Fire (Walter Hill)
A Sunday in the Country (Bertrand Tavernier)
Tarang (Kumar Shahani)
Time of Desire (Yuli Raizman)
Under the Volcano (John Huston)
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Pedro Almodovar)
A Year of the Quiet Sun (Krzysztof Zanussi)

OF INTEREST:
Conan the Destroyer (Richard Fleischer)
The Cotton Club (Francis Ford Coppola)
Dune (David Lynch)
Night of the Comet (Thom Eberhardt)
Tightrope (Richard Tuggle)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
Beat Street (Stan Lathan)
Reckless (James Foley)

1983

TOP TIER:
A nos amours (Maurice Pialat)
L’Argent (Robert Bresson)
The Ballad of Narayama (Shohei Imamura)
The Boys from Fengquei (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Christine (John Carpenter)
Cracking Up (Jerry Lewis)
Eureka (Nicolas Roeg)
First Name: Carmen (Jean-Luc Godard)
The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese)
Meantime (Mike Leigh)
My Brother’s Wedding (Charles Burnett)
Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky)
El Sur (Victor Erice)
Three Crowns of the Sailor (Raul Ruiz)
Videodrome (David Cronenberg)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Beauty and the Beast (Nils Malmros)
Betrayal (David Jones)
Breathless (Jim McBride)
Careful, He Might Hear You (Carl Schultz)
City of Pirates (Raul Ruiz)
Confidentially Yours (Francois Truffaut)
Danton (Andrzej Wajda)
Dark Habits (Pedro Almodovar)
Entre Nous (Diane Kurys)
Exposed (James Toback)
Farewell to Matyora (Elem Klimov)
The Hunger (Tony Scott)
In the White City (Alain Tanner)
Khandhar (The Ruins) (Mrinal Sen)
Life is a Bed of Roses (Alain Resnais)
Local Hero (Bill Forsyth)
Loving Walter (Stephen Frears)
Lovesick (Marshall Brickman)
The Makioka Sisters (Kon Ichikawa)
Never Cry Wolf (Carroll Ballard)
Pauline at the Beach (Eric Rohmer)
Risky Business (Paul Brickman)
A Season in Hakkari (Erden Kiral)
Sheer Madness (Margarethe von Trotta)
Sudden Impact (Clint Eastwood)
The Wall (Yilmaz Guney)
Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (Tsui Hark)

OF INTEREST:
The Geisha (Hideo Gosha)
The Keep (Michael Mann)
Superman III (Richard Lester)
Vigilante (William Lustig)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
Krull (Peter Yates)
The Osterman Weekend (Sam Peckinpah)
Tchao Pantin (Claude Berri)

1982

TOP TIER:
Le beau mariage (Eric Rohmer)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
Eternity (Raymond Red)
Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman)
Honkytonk Man (Clint Eastwood)
The Horse (Ali Ozgenturk)
Miracle (Ishmael Bernal)*
Night of the Shooting Stars (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani)
On Top of the Whale (Raul Ruiz)
Passion (Jean-Luc Godard)
Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg)
Sans soleil (Chris Marker)
The State of Things (Wim Wenders)
The Thing (John Carpenter)
La truite (Joseph Losey)
Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Victor/Victoria (Blake Edwards)
White Dog (Samuel Fuller)
Yol (Yilmaz Guney/Serif Goran)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
The Affair (Ishmael Bernal)
Ana (Antonio Reis/Margarida Cordeiro)
Barbarosa (Fred Schepisi)
Batch ’81 (Mike de Leon)
Chambre 666 (Wim Wenders)
Chan is Missing (Wayne Wang)
Conan the Barbarian (John Milius)
Creepshow (George A. Romero)
Dangerous Company (Lamont Johnson)
Diary for My Children (Marta Meszaros)
The Draughtsman’s Contract (Peter Greenaway)
An Exercise in Discipline (Jane Campion)
The Eyes, the Mouth (Marco Bellocchio)
Les fantomes du chapelier (Claude Chabrol)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Amy Heckerling)
First Blood (Ted Kotcheff)
Forbidden Zone (Richard Elfman)
The Green, Green Grass of Home (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Home Sweet Home (Mike Leigh)
The Hunger Artist (John Strysik)
Identification of a Woman (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Leçons d’une université volante (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
The Legend of Suram Fortress (Dodo Abashidze/Sergei Paradjanov)
Lookin’ to Get Out (Hal Ashby)
Made in Britain (Alan Clarke)
The Marathon Family (Slobodan Sijan)
Mommie Dearest (Frank Perry)
Montenegro (Dusan Makavejev)
Moonlighting (Jerzy Skolimowski)
My Friend Ivan Lapshin (Alexei Gherman)
One from the Heart (Francis Ford Coppola)
Parsifal (Hans-Jurgen Syberberg)
Q (Larry Cohen)
Der Riese (Michael Klier)
A Room in Town (Jacques Demy)
Shock Treatment (Jim Sharman)
Straight to the Heart (Gianni Amelio)
Tenebre (Dario Argento)
Tex (Tim Hunter)
Time Stands Still (Peter Gothar)
Too Early, Too Late (Jean-Marie Straub/Daniele Huillet)
Transes–Rider on a Dead Horse (Clemens Klopfenstein)
Utopia (Sohrab Shahid Saless)
Verdammte Stadt (Lothar Lambert)

OF INTEREST:
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Tommy Lee Wallace)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
The Grey Fox (Phillip Borsos)
The Slumber Party Massacre (Amy Holden Jones)
Smithereens (Susan Seidelman)

1981

TOP TIER:
…All the Marbles (Robert Aldrich)
Arabic Series (Stan Brakhage)
The Aviator’s Wife (Eric Rohmer)
Blow Out (Brian De Palma)
Cutter’s Way (Ivan Passer)
Dragonslayer (Matthew Robbins)
Excalibur (John Boorman)
Francisca (Manoel de Oliveira)
Kisapmata (Mike de Leon)
Knightriders (George A. Romero)
Lola (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Modern Romance (Albert Brooks)
Ms. 45 (Abel Ferrara)
Rich and Famous (George Cukor)
The Road Warrior (George Miller)
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (Bernardo Bertolucci)
The Tree of Knowledge (Nils Malmros)
Why is the Sky Blue? (Mario O’Hara)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Beau Pere (Bertrand Blier)
Beloved Enemy (Alan Clarke)
Celeste (Percy Adlon)
Coup de torchon (Bertrand Tavernier)
Diva (Jean-Jacques Beineix)
Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (Emir Kusturica)
Eaux profondes (Michel Deville)
Eijanaika (Shohei Imamura)
Escape from New York (John Carpenter)
Eye of the Needle (Richard Marquand)
Gregory’s Girl (Bill Forsyth)
Harmful or Fatal If Swallowed (Manuel de Landa)
The Howling (Joe Dante)
Kamilla (Vibeke Lokkeberg)
Lili Marleen (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Man of Iron (Andrzej Wajda)
Marianne and Juliane (Margarethe von Trotta)
Mea Culpa (Bruce Conner)
The Melody Haunts My Reverie (Rajko Grlik)
Memoirs of a Survivor (David Gladwell)
Merry-Go-Round (Jacques Rivette)
Montenegro (Dusan Makavejev)
Murder in Texas (William Hale)
Patakin (Manuel Octavio Gomez)
Pennies from Heaven (Herbert Ross)
Pixote (Hector Babenco)
Polyester (John Waters)
Le pont du nord (Jacques Rivette)
Possession (Andrzej Zulawski)
Prince of the City (Sidney Lumet)
Regularly or Irregularly (Abbas Kiarostami)
Scanners (David Cronenberg)
Smash Palace (Roger Donaldson)
S.O.B. (Blake Edwards)
Southern Comfort (Walter Hill)
Springtime in Greenland (John Paisz)
Temptation Island (Joey Gosiengfiao)*
They All Laughed (Peter Bogdanovich)
Thief (Michael Mann)
A Thousand Little Kisses (Mira Recanati)
True Confessions (Ulu Grosbard)
A Woman Alone (Agnieszka Holland)
The Woman Next Door (Francois Truffaut)

OF INTEREST:
The Beyond (Lucio Fulci)
Buddy Buddy (Billy Wilder)

1980

TOP TIER:
Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession (Nicolas Roeg)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller)
Cruising (William Friedkin)
Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma)
Every Man for Himself (Jean-Luc Godard)
Grown-Ups (Mike Leigh)
Hardly Working (Jerry Lewis)
Heaven’s Gate (Michael Cimino)
The Long Riders (Walter Hill)
Manila By Night (Ishmael Bernal)
Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper)
Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
Zigeunerweisen (Seijun Suzuki)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Altered States (Ken Russell)
Amber Waves (Joseph Sargent)
American Gigolo (Paul Schrader)
Asphalt Night (Peter Fratzcher)
Bona (Lino Brocka)
Les bons debarras (Francis Mankiewicz)
Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood)
Carny (Robert Kaylor)
A Change in Seasons (Richard Lang)
The Competition (Joel Oliansky)
Confidence (Istvan Szabo)
Contract (Krzysztof Zanussi)
The Falls (Peter Greenaway)
La femme enfant (Raphaele Billetdoux)
Gloria (John Cassavetes)
Happy Birthday Gemini (Richard Benner)
Heart Beat (John Byrum)
The Horse of Pride (Claude Chabrol)
Kastilyong Buhangin (Mario O’Hara)
Kung-Fu (Janusz Kijowski)
The Legend of Tianyun Mountain (Xie Jin)
Loulou (Maurice Pialat)
Maniac (William Lustig)
Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme)
Mon oncle d’Amerique (Alain Resnais)
The Ninth Configuration (William Peter Blatty)
La petite sirene (Roger Andrieux)
Plein sud (Luc Beraud)
Sam Marlow (Robert Day)
Snapshot Around the Family Table (Ada Pistiner)
Taxi Zum Klo (Frank Ripploh)
That Sinking Feeling (Bill Forsyth)
UFOria (John Binder)
Used Cars (Robert Zemeckis)
Le Voyage en Douce (Michel Deville)
A Week’s Vacation (Bertrand Tavernier)

OF INTEREST:
Stardust Memories (Woody Allen)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
It’s My Turn (Claudia Weill)
Popeye (Robert Altman)

Bad Timing (1980)