My Personal Canon

Personalizing my taste...
My 100 favorite films that are:

--Not in the current edition of the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
--Not listed in the current edition of the top 1000 on "They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?"
--Not listed in the current edition of the 21st century top 1000 on "They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?"
--Not currently assigned a spine number in the Criterion Collection
--Not listed on the IMDb top 250 (1/10/21)
--Not listed on the Letterboxd top 250 (1/10/21)
--Not listed on the Letterboxd top 100 documentaries (1/10/21)
--Not nominated for an Academy Award for best picture
--Not a 2020 release (until after awards season)

  • A Sunday in Hell: Paris-Roubaix 1976

    1

  • Leningrad Cowboys Go America

    2

  • The Rocket from Calabuch

    3

  • Mera Naam Joker

    4

  • The Happiness of the Katakuris

    5

  • Eega

    6

  • Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

    7

  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    8

  • Clue

    9

  • One Cut of the Dead

    10

  • Amar Akbar Anthony

    11

  • Om Shanti Om

    12

  • Dil Se..

    13

  • Millennium Actress

    14

  • Welcome Mr. Marshall!

    15

  • The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

    16

  • Maryada Ramanna

    17

  • Mirai

    18

  • The Watermelon Woman

    19

  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    20

  • Super Deluxe

    21

  • The Legend of Drunken Master

    22

  • Drishyam

    23

  • Blindspotting

    24

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    25

  • Who Killed Captain Alex?

    26

  • Project A

    27

  • Miracles of Thursday

    28

  • A New Leaf

    29

  • Shoeshine

    30

  • The Florestine Collection

    31

  • Only Yesterday

    32

  • Wendy and Lucy

    33

  • Swing Kids

    34

  • Nayakan

    35

  • King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis

    36

  • Wheels on Meals

    37

  • Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

    38

  • Tokyo Godfathers

    39

  • Salaam Bombay!

    40

  • Sonatine

    41

  • Bubba Ho-tep

    42

  • The Straight Story

    43

  • Vive Le Tour!

    44

  • Painted Faces

    45

  • Drunken Master

    46

  • Lethal Weapon

    47

  • Thunder Road

    48

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    49

  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    50

  • Irma Vep

    51

  • Madhumati

    52

  • Don

    53

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    54

  • Two Acres of Land

    55

  • Divines

    56

  • Uptight

    57

  • Mangrove

    58

  • Jean de Florette

    59

  • Manon of the Spring

    60

  • Laurence Anyways

    61

  • The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob

    62

  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    63

  • Arsenic and Old Lace

    64

  • The Cyclist

    65

  • Fallen Angels

    66

  • Waltz with Bashir

    67

  • Andhadhun

    68

  • Possibly in Michigan

    69

  • In Another Country

    70

  • Kandahar

    71

  • Malcolm X

    72

  • Saint Frances

    73

  • Crooklyn

    74

  • Welcome to Dongmakgol

    75

  • Babe: Pig in the City

    76

  • It Happened on Fifth Avenue

    77

  • The History of the Seattle Mariners

    78

  • Sabrina

    79

  • Miracles

    80

  • Sorry We Missed You

    81

  • C.R.A.Z.Y.

    82

  • The Magnificent Seven

    83

  • Duck Amuck

    84

  • Dread Beat and Blood

    85

  • The Singing Detective

    86

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    87

  • Isle of Flowers

    88

  • The Flying Train

    89

  • Never Look Away

    90

  • Nine Queens

    91

  • Urban Rashomon

    92

  • Black Mother

    93

  • A Movie

    94

  • The Telephone Box

    95

  • Happy Anniversary

    96

  • The Connection

    97

  • Lights

    98

  • Glass

    99

  • The Burden

    100