Movies I Want to See the Most Per Year

Inspired by StormofCuteness's list.

A compilation of films that, if I had the choice of watching any film from a certain year, this would be my choice. This in no way reflects any immediate watchlists I have (which, frankly, has grown too much to publish without embarrassment), or a prerogative as to what I will make my next few films be, just a sort of fun exercise to see what I am most interested in.

Ranges from 1920 to 2021. Some hold my interest more than others.

Former Entries:


1921: The Phantom Carriage
1928: Lonesome
1929: Man with a Movie Camera


1931: M
1938: The Adventures of Robin Hood


1940: His Girl Friday
1941: Hellzapoppin'
1944: Double Indemnity


1951: Ace…

  • Way Down East

    1

  • Destiny

    2

  • Häxan

    3

  • Safety Last!

    4

  • L'Inhumaine

    5

  • Battleship Potemkin

    6

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    7

  • Napoleon

    8

  • The Man Who Laughs

    9

  • Woman in the Moon

    10

  • L'Âge d'Or

    11

  • Limite

    12

  • Blonde Venus

    13

  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    14

  • The Black Cat

    15

  • Top Hat

    16

  • The Walking Dead

    17

  • Humanity and Paper Balloons

    18

  • Angels with Dirty Faces

    19

  • The Roaring Twenties

    20

  • My Favorite Wife

    21

  • Sullivan's Travels

    22

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    23

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    24

  • The Most Beautiful

    25

  • Dead of Night

    26

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    27

  • Black Narcissus

    28

  • The Naked City

    29

  • Criss Cross

    30

  • In a Lonely Place

    31

  • A Place in the Sun

    32

  • Ikiru

    33

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    34

  • Them!

    35

  • Rififi

    36

  • Rodan

    37

  • Wild Strawberries

    38

  • The Fly

    39

  • The Tingler

    40

  • The League of Gentlemen

    41

  • La Notte

    42

  • The Exterminating Angel

    43

  • Shock Corridor

    44

  • Dead Ringer

    45

  • Fists in the Pocket

    46

  • Tokyo Drifter

    47

  • Viy

    48

  • Death by Hanging

    49

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    50

  • Brewster McCloud

    51

  • Let's Scare Jessica to Death

    52

  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    53

  • The Holy Mountain

    54

  • Céline and Julie Go Boating

    55

  • Coonskin

    56

  • The Tenant

    57

  • Martin

    58

  • Autumn Sonata

    59

  • The Brood

    60

  • Heaven's Gate

    61

  • Scanners

    62

  • The Plague Dogs

    63

  • Nostalgia

    64

  • The Company of Wolves

    65

  • Re-Animator

    66

  • When the Wind Blows

    67

  • Wings of Desire

    68

  • Dead Ringers

    69

  • Mystery Train

    70

  • Frankenhooker

    71

  • Rubin & Ed

    72

  • Braindead

    73

  • Blue

    74

  • Crumb

    75

  • Memories

    76

  • Breaking the Waves

    77

  • Gummo

    78

  • The Idiots

    79

  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    80

  • In the Mood for Love

    81

  • The Happiness of the Katakuris

    82

  • Demonlover

    83

  • Cowards Bend the Knee

    84

  • Nobody Knows

    85

  • Double Down

    86

  • The Host

    87

  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

    88

  • Still Walking

    89

  • Enter the Void

    90

  • I Saw the Devil

    91

  • Take Shelter

    92

  • Holy Motors

    93

  • Enemy

    94

  • Nightcrawler

    95

  • Cobain: Montage of Heck

    96

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    97

  • Let the Corpses Tan

    98

  • Burning

    99

  • Midsommar

    100