Top 100

One film per director. Top ten are definitive, the rest organized loosely.

Updated 8/21/21: Added Technoboss (2019, João Nicolau)

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  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Arizona Dream
  • Henry Fool
  • The Golden Boat
  • A Zed & Two Noughts
  • Dim the Fluorescents
  • Another Girl, Another Planet
  • Twilight of the Ice Nymphs
  • Metropolitan
  • The Double
  • Self-Criticism of a Bourgeois Dog
  • Mods
  • Twin Peaks
  • I Hired a Contract Killer
  • Impostors
  • Mauvais Sang
  • Cosmopolis
  • Clockwatchers
  • Sweetie
  • Eight Hours Don't Make a Day
  • Wittgenstein
  • Sherman's March
  • A Bread Factory Part Two: Walk with Me a While
  • Perceval
  • Design for Living
  • The Living World
  • River of Grass
  • First Name: Carmen
  • There Are No False Undertakings
  • Badlands
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • Night and Day
  • Hitler: A Film from Germany
  • Sleepwalk
  • La Flor
  • Drifters
  • Sans Soleil
  • Four Nights of a Dreamer
  • Southland Tales
  • Orlando
  • Liquid Sky
  • Castro
  • Occidental
  • Cyclo
  • Three Bewildered People in the Night
  • Yellow
  • Guys and Dolls
  • The Woman Chaser
  • L
  • Thief or Reality
  • The Power of Emotion
  • Beau Travail
  • The Love Witch
  • Masked and Anonymous
  • Buffet Froid
  • The Holy Bunch
  • Crime Wave
  • Jean-Jacques
  • Go Down Death
  • Happy Together
  • Strong Medicine
  • It Felt Like a Kiss
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
  • White Nights on the Pier
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez
  • Technoboss
  • Day of the Idiots
  • Wrecked on Road 17
  • The Mother and the Whore
  • All These Sleepless Nights
  • Sombre
  • Morvern Callar
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Listen Up Philip
  • Route One/USA
  • Uprise
  • Gummo
  • Our Time
  • Edvard Munch
  • Los Angeles Plays Itself
  • The Apartment
  • Chilly Scenes of Winter
  • Buffalo '66
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • Wings of Desire
  • The Imperialists Are Still Alive!
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Naked
  • The Dark Room
  • Minnie and Moskowitz
  • Doomed Love
  • Music and Apocalypse
  • Shadow of Angels
  • What Happened Was...
  • A Serious Man
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • The Loveless
  • Cosmos