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Voted for

Tokyo Story1953Yasujirō Ozu
After The Curfew 1954Usmar Ismail
Pather Panchali1955Satyajit Ray
A Woman under the Influence1974John Cassavetes
Paris, Texas1984Wim Wenders
The Piano1992Jane Campion
Yi Yi1999Edward Yang
L'enfant2005Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Old Joy2005Kelly Reichardt
The Master2012Paul Thomas Anderson


Tokyo Story

1953 Japan

Regional Japanese family drama that encompasses limits of plot and character development conventions - yet works very well.

After The Curfew


First true Indonesian postwar drama with strong noir element.

Pather Panchali

1955 India

Great neo-realist film adapted from a classic novel.

A Woman under the Influence

1974 USA

One of Cassavetes' best. Family drama in a miner community

Paris, Texas

1984 Federal Republic of Germany, France, United Kingdom

One of the best portraits of middle Americna cities and landscape. Poetic Wim Wenders road movie collaboration with Nastassja Kinsky with great cinematography by Robby Muller

The Piano

1992 Australia, France

Jane Campion period piece about life in the Pacific Islands - one of the best depictions of masculinity .

Yi Yi

1999 Taiwan, Japan

One of Edward Yang's best films and sadly his last.


2005 Belgium, France

The irony of Belgian economic development. Great drama of urban poverty.

Old Joy

2005 USA

A longing that many men in the world feel, in a film written and directed by the great Kelly Reichardt.

The Master

2012 USA

Paul Thomas Anderson takes on postwar trauma and the cult life in America. Screened on a 65mm print in selected cinemas.