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The New Saviors of Cinema: The Canon of New Cinema

Inspired by a list on RYM: rateyourmusic.com/list/cyr/canon-of-new-cinema ,
this list attempts to compile a selection of films made by acclaimed or recognized directors/auteurs whose work can parallel or reach a level of greatness comparable to the masters of cinema from the past century.
Some of these might be recognizable since they are already common, but I also wanted to highlight others that may have been overlooked.
The idea is to preserve a number of films that can imply that these directors could be the saviors of cinema as an art form, and the ones that can still keep it alive.

Notes:
-The director must have at least started making films in the late '80s or '90s.
-Focus on newer films.…

  • Tropical Malady

    1

  • Cemetery of Splendor

    2

  • By the Time It Gets Dark

    3

  • Die Tomorrow

    4

  • Evolution of a Filipino Family

    5

  • From What Is Before

    6

  • A Short Film About the Indio Nacional

    7

  • Sewer

    8

  • Barber's Tales

    9

  • Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

    10

  • Ode to Nothing

    11

  • John Denver Trending

    12

  • Cleaners

    13

  • The Seen and Unseen

    14

  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

    15

  • What Time Is It There?

    16

  • Days

    17

  • Millennium Mambo

    18

  • The Great Buddha+

    19

  • A Sun

    20

  • 2046

    21

  • 'Til Madness Do Us Part

    22

  • Dead Souls

    23

  • Still Life

    24

  • Kaili Blues

    25

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    26

  • Oxhide II

    27

  • Ocean Heaven

    28

  • The Family

    29

  • Angels Wear White

    30

  • Four Springs

    31

  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    32

  • Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains

    33

  • The Wild Goose Lake

    34

  • So Long, My Son

    35

  • The Cloud in Her Room

    36

  • Shara

    37

  • Eureka

    38

  • Happy Hour

    39

  • Red Post on Escher Street

    40

  • Nobody Knows

    41

  • Still Walking

    42

  • 0.5 mm

    43

  • Ping Pong the Animation

    44

  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

    45

  • And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool.

    46

  • One Cut of the Dead

    47

  • At the Horizon

    48

  • Close-Knit

    49

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    50

  • To the Ends of the Earth

    51

  • Mother

    52

  • The Day He Arrives

    53

  • On the Beach at Night Alone

    54

  • Secret Sunshine

    55

  • Poetry

    56

  • The World of Us

    57

  • The Wailing

    58

  • Microhabitat

    59

  • House of Hummingbird

    60

  • Moving On

    61

  • Travellers and Magicians

    62

  • Harmony Lessons

    63

  • Veins of the World

    64

  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    65

  • Winter Sleep

    66

  • Times and Winds

    67

  • Honey

    68

  • Something Useful

    69

  • Fireworks Wednesday

    70

  • About Elly

    71

  • The White Meadows

    72

  • This Is Not a Film

    73

  • Starless Dreams

    74

  • Ava

    75

  • For Sama

    76

  • Waltz with Bashir

    77

  • The Time That Remains

    78

  • Foxtrot

    79

  • Adam

    80

  • Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1

    81

  • Nainsukh

    82

  • The Seventh Walk

    83

  • Alms for a Blind Horse

    84

  • Ship of Theseus

    85

  • Court

    86

  • The Disciple

    87

  • Thithi

    88

  • Labour of Love

    89

  • Gamak Ghar

    90

  • I Am Not a Witch

    91

  • Talking About Trees

    92

  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

    93

  • A Thousand Suns

    94

  • Atlantics

    95

  • Youth

    96

  • Crazy World

    97

  • Timbuktu

    98

  • Kati Kati

    99

  • Supa Modo

    100