Why the Hell is This Not in The Criterion Collection?

A continuing quest to find films that really should be in the Criterion Collection by now.


List is definitely a WIP. And suggestions are welcome. Preferably animated movies, foreign films, and films that are getting difficult to find and/or have a treasure trove of versions and extras.

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  • The Secret of NIMH
  • Son of the White Mare
  • Clash of the Titans
  • The General
  • The Truman Show
  • Patlabor 2: The Movie
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • This Is Not a Film
  • Dead Man
  • Wild at Heart
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • Perfect Blue
  • Millennium Actress
  • Stop Making Sense
  • The Dark Crystal
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Police Story
  • Run Silent, Run Deep
  • West Side Story
  • Project A
  • Time Masters
  • Gandahar
  • Heat
  • The Fall
  • Donnie Darko
  • Blade Runner
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • RoboCop
  • Léon: The Professional
  • Almost Famous
  • Legend
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Dark City
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Come and See
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Schizopolis
  • Adaptation.
  • The Phantom of Liberty
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Memories of Murder
  • Pink Floyd: The Wall
  • Suspiria
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • Ed Wood
  • The Land Before Time
  • Trainspotting
  • Hot Fuzz
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • Die Hard
  • The Meaning of Life
  • The Meaning of Life
  • Offside
  • The Mirror
  • Taxi
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Network
  • Downtown '81
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • The Thief and the Cobbler
  • Jackie Brown
  • Lost Highway
  • Run Lola Run
  • Hero
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder
  • The Evil Dead
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • The Plague Dogs
  • Watership Down
  • Akira
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Ecstasy
  • Night on the Galactic Railroad
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Grandmaster
  • Ip Man
  • XXII Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • Memories
  • The Hobbit
  • Woman in the Moon
  • Tokyo Olympiad
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • The Bird People in China
  • The Extraordinary Voyage
  • Logorama
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • Angel's Egg
  • The Sweatbox
  • Year of the Dragon
  • King of New York
  • Jodorowsky's Dune
  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  • Patlabor: The Movie
  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
  • The Who: The Kids Are Alright