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
  • 1998: Le violon rouge - François Girard
  • 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
  • 2018: Sorry to Bother You - Boots Riley
  • 2019: The Lighthouse - Robert Eggers
  • 2019: 1917 - Sam Mendes

2020s

  • 2021: Inside - Bo Burnham
  • 2021: The French Dispatch - Wes Anderson
  • 2021: The Green Knight - David Lowery