Year Best

Here are the lists of my favorite films in every year from 1912 onward, please clink the link on the heading for the detailed list in each decade. This would be an ongoing project as a part of my viewing activities, I will update the lists from time to time!

1910s

1912: The Cameraman’s Revenge (Wladyslaw Starewicz // Russia)
1913: Ingeborg Holm (Victor Sjöström // Sweden)
1914: The Mysterious X (Benjamin Christensen // Denmark)
1915: Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade // France)
1916: Intolerance (D.W. Griffith // USA)
1917: The Immigrant (Charles Chaplin // USA)
1918: The Blue Bird (Maurice Tourneur // USA)
1919: The Doll (Ernst Lubitsch // Germany)

1920s

1920: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene // Germany)
1922: Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau // Germany)
1924: The Last Laugh (F.W. Murnau // Germany)
1925: Battleship Potemkin (Sergei M. Eisenstein // Soviet Union)
1926: The General (Buster Keaton // USA)
1927: Metropolis (Fritz Lang // Germany)
1929: Un Chien Andalou (Luis Buñuel // France)

1930s

1930: All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone // USA)
1932: I Was Born, But… (Yasujiro Ozu // Japan)
1933: Zero de Conduite (Jean Vigo // France)
1934: L’Atalante (Jean Vigo // France)
1935: The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock // UK)
1936: Modern Times (Charles Chaplin // USA)
1938: Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks // USA)
1939: The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir// France)

 

1940s

1940: The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin // USA)
1941: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles // USA)
1942: To Be or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch // USA)
1943: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell // UK)
1944: Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder // USA)
1945: Brief Encounter (David Lean // UK)
1946: A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger // UK)
1947: The Ball at the Anjo House (Kozaburo Yoshimura // Japan)
1948: Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica // Italy)
1949: The Third Man (Carol Reed // UK)

1950s

1950: Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel // Mexico)
1951: Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder // USA)
1952: Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa // Japan)
1953: Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu // Japan)
1954: Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi // Japan)
1955: Ordet (Carl Th. Dreyer // Denmark)
1957: Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman // Sweden)
1958: Touch of Evil (Orson Welles // USA)
1959: The 400 Blows (François Truffaut // France)

 

1960s

1960: La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini // Italy)
1961: Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais // France)
1963: 8½ (Federico Fellini // Italy)
1964: Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara // Japan)
1965: Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard // France)
1967: Playtime (Jacques Tati // France)
1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick // USA, UK)
1969: Z (Costa-Gavras // France, Algeria)

1970s

1970: The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci // Italy)
1971: Demons (Toshio Matsumoto // Japan)
1973: The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky // Mexico, USA)
1974: Pastoral: To Die in the Country (Shuji Terayama // Japan)
1975: Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky // Soviet Union)
1976: Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese // USA)
1977: Suspiria (Dario Argento // Italy)
1978: Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick // USA)

1980s

1980: The Shining (Stanley Kubrick // USA, UK)
1981: Muddy River (Kohei Oguri // Japan)
1982: Fanny & Alexander (Ingmar Bergman // Sweden)
1983: El Sur (Víctor Erice // Spain)
1985: Come and See (Elem Klimov // Soviet Union)
1986: Dust in the Wind (Hou Hsiao-hsien // Taiwan)
1987: King of the Children (Chen Kaige // China)
1988: Landscape in the Mist (Theo Angelopoulos // Greece, France, Italy)
1989: The Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieślowski // Poland)

1990s

1990: Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami // Iran)
1992: The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies // UK)
1993: The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-hsien // Taiwan)
1994: Satantango (Béla Tarr // Hungary)
1995: Heat (Michael Mann // USA)
1996: Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh // UK)
1997: Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai // Hong Kong)
1998: Rushmore (Wes Anderson // USA)
1999: All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar // Spain)

2000s

2000: In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai // Hong Kong)
2001: Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon // Japan)
2002: Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (Wang Bing // China)
2003: The Return (Andrey Zvyagintsev // Russia)
2004: Nobody Knows (Hirokazu Koreeda // Japan)
2005: The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu // Romina)
2006: Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro // Spain)
2007: There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson // USA)
2008: Still Walking (Hirokazu Koreeda // Japan)
2009: Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino // USA)

 

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