Movies


A list of good movies in chronological order.

Watching any one of these will never be wasted time.

Lesson learned by making this list: I need to watch more older movies.

1920s

  • 1920: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari – Robert Wiene
  • 1927: Metropolis – Fritz Lang

1930s

  • 1931: M - Fritz Lang

1940s

  • 1940: The Sea Hawk - Michael Curtiz

1950s

  • 1957 12 Angry Men – Sidney Lumet
  • 1957 Paths of Glory – Stanley Kubrick
  • 1957 The Seventh Seal - Ingmar Bergman
  • 1959 North by Northwest - Alfred Hitchcock

1960s

  • 1962: Lawrence of Arabia – David Lean
  • 1964: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – Stanley Kubrick
  • 1964: A Fistful of Dollars - Sergio Leone
  • 1965: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – Martin Ritt
  • 1966: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Sergio Leone
  • 1966: The Blue Max – John Guillermin
  • 1966: Blowup – Michelangelo Antonioni
  • 1968: The Devil Rides Out – Terence Fisher
  • 1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick
  • 1968: Barbarella – Roger Vadim

1970s

  • 1971 A Clockwork Orange – Stanley Kubrick
  • 1971 Malpertuis – Harry Kümel
  • 1972 Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes – Werner Herzog
  • 1972 Fritz the Cat – Ralph Bakshi
  • 1972 Solaris - Andrei Tarkovsky
  • 1974 Chinatown – Roman Polanski
  • 1976 Network - Sidney Lumet
  • 1979 Alien – Ridley Scott
  • 1979 Apocalypse Now – Francis Ford Coppola
  • 1979 Stalker – Andrei Tarkovsky

    1980s

  • 1980: Kagemusha – Akira Kurosawa

  • 1980: Blues Brothers – John Landis

  • 1980: The Shining – Stanley Kubrick

  • 1980: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – Irvin Kershner

  • 1981: Das Boot – Wolfgang Petersen

  • 1981: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark – Steven Spielberg

  • 1981: Escape from New York – John Carpenter

  • 1982: Blade Runner – Ridley Scott

  • 1982: Koyaanisqatsi – Godfrey Reggio

  • 1982: The Thing – John Carpenter

  • 1983: Zelig – Woody Allen

  • 1983: Videodrome – David Cronenberg

  • 1984: Ghostbusters – Ivan Reitman

  • 1984: The Terminator - James Cameron

  • 1984: Jan zonder vrees - Jef Cassiers

  • 1985: The Purple Rose of Cairo – Woody Allen

  • 1985: Brazil – Terry Gilliam

  • 1986: Big Trouble in Little China – John Carpenter

  • 1987: Der Himmer über Berlin – Wim Wenders

  • 1987: Full Metal Jacket – Stanley Kubrick

  • 1987: Wall Street – Oliver Stone

  • 1988: Beetlejuice – Tim Burton

  • 1988: Akira – Katsuhiro Otomo

  • 1988: Drowning by Numbers - Peter Greenaway

  • 1989: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover – Peter Greenaway

  • 1989: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – Steven Spielberg

  • 1989: The BFG - Brian Cosgrove

1990s

  • 1990: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead – Tom Stoppard
  • 1990: Edward Scissorhands – Tim Burton
  • 1990: Total Recall – Paul Verhoeven
  • 1991: Delicatessen - Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro
  • 1991: The Silence of the Lambs - Jonathan Demme
  • 1992: Porco Rosso – Hayao Miyazaki
  • 1992: Reservoir Dogs – Quentin Tarantino
  • 1992: Basic Instinct – Paul Verhoeven
  • 1992: Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Francis Ford Coppola
  • 1992: C’est arrivé près de chez vous - Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel & Benoît Poelvoorde
  • 1994: Pulp Fiction – Quentin Tarantino
  • 1994: The Crow – Ales Proyas
  • 1994: In the Mouth of Madness – John Carpenter
  • 1994: Clerks – Kevin Smith
  • 1995: Before Sunrise – Richard Linklater
  • 1995: Land and Freedom – Ken Loach
  • 1995: Richard III – Richard Loncraine
  • 1995: Apollo 13 – Ron Howard
  • 1995: Ghost in the Shell – Mamoru Oshii
  • 1997: Starship Troopers – Paul Verhoeven
  • 1997: The Game - David Fincher
  • 1998: Festen – Thomas Vinterberg
  • 1998: The Big Lebowski – Coen brothers
  • 1998: Saving Private Ryan – Steven Spielberg
  • 1998: Lola rennt – Tom Tykwer
  • 1998: The Truman Show - Peter Weir
  • 1998: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - Guy Ritchie
  • 1999: Eyes Wide Shut – Stanley Kubrick
  • 1999: Ravenous – Antonia Bird
  • 1999: The Virgin Suicides – Sofia Coppola
  • 1999: The Ninth Gate – Roman Polanski
  • 1999: eXistenZ - David Cronenberg
  • 1999: Sleepy Hollow - Tim Burton
  • 1999: The Matrix - The Wachowski Brothers

2000s

  • 2000: Snatch – Guy Ritchie
  • 2000: O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Coen brothers
  • 2000: High Fidelity – Stephen Frears
  • 2000: Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust - Yoshiaki Kawajiri
  • 2001: Donnie Darko – Richard Kelly
  • 2001: Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain – Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • 2001: Metoroporisu – Rintaro
  • 2001: The Royal Tenenbaums - Wes Anderson
  • 2002: The Pianist – Roman Polanski
  • 2003: Good Bye Lenin! – Wolfgang Becker
  • 2003: Oldboy – Chan-wook Park
  • 2003: Lost in Translation – Sofia Coppola
  • 2003: Kontroll – Nimród Antal
  • 2004: Der Untergang – Oliver Hirschbiegel
  • 2004: Un long dimance de fiançailles – Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • 2004: Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Mamoru Oshii
  • 2005: Sin City – Robert Rodriguez
  • 2005: V for Vendetta – James McTeigue
  • 2005: Serenity – Joss Whedon
  • 2005: Adams Æbler – Anders Thomas Jensen
  • 2006: El laberinto del fauno – Guillermo del Toro
  • 2006: Das Leben der Anderen – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  • 2006: The Wind That Shakes the Barley – Ken Loach
  • 2006: Children of Men – Alfonso Cuarón
  • 2006: Lucky Number Slevin – Paul McGuigan
  • 2006: Paprika – Satoshi Kon
  • 2007: No Country for Old Men – Coen brothers
  • 2008: Vals Im Bashir – Ari Folman
  • 2008: Synecdoche, New York – Charlie Kaufman
  • 2009: Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
  • 2009: Watchmen – Zack Snyder
  • 2009: Mr. Nobody – Jaco Van Dormael
  • 2009: Nanjing! Nanjing! – Chuan Lu
  • 2009: Black Dynamite – Scott Sandes
  • 2009: Moon – Duncan Jones
  • 2009: Fantastic Mr. Fox - Wes Anderson

2010s

  • 2010 Shutter Island - Martin Scorsese
  • 2010 Sound of Noise – Ola Simonssen & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson
  • 2010 The Bang Bang Club - Steven Silver
  • 2010 Exit Through the Gift Shop - Banksy
  • 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Tomas Alfredson
  • 2011 Carnage – Roman Polanski
  • 2011 Melancholia – Lars von Trier
  • 2011 Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn
  • 2012 The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer
  • 2012 Jagten – Thomas Vinterberg
  • 2012 Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
  • 2013 Her – Spike Jonze
  • 2013 All Is Lost – J. C. Chandor
  • 2013 Under the Skin – Jonathan Glazer
  • 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson
  • 2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • 2014 What We Do in the Shadows - Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement
  • 2015 The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos
  • 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller
  • 2015 The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino
  • 2015 Youth – Paolo Sorrentino
  • 2015 The VVitch - Robert Eggers
  • 2015 High-Rise - Ben Wheatley
  • 2016 Hail, Caesar! – Coen brothers
  • 2016 The Neon Demon - Nicolas Winding Refn
  • 2017 Atomic Blonde - David Leitch
  • 2017 Blade Runner 2049 - Denis Villeneuve
  • 2017 The Death of Stalin - Armando Iannucci
  • 2018 Annihilation - Alex Garlan
  • 2018 The Favourite - Yorgos Lanthimos
  • 2018 BlacKkKlansman - Spike Lee
  • 2019 The Lighthouse - Robert Eggers
  • 2019 1917 - Sam Mendes

2020s