Favorite films of All Time

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Honorable Mention: L'Atalante (1934)

Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy. (89 mins.)

Director: Jean Vigo

Stars: Dita ParloJean DastéGilles MargaritisLouis Lefebvre

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Honorable Mention: Do the Right Thing (1989)

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. (120 mins.)

Director: Spike Lee

Stars: Danny AielloOssie DavisRuby DeeRichard Edson

Honorable Mention: Possession (1981)

A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski

Stars: Isabelle AdjaniSam NeillMargit CarstensenHeinz Bennent

18. Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution. (80 mins.)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Stars: Anna KarinaSady RebbotAndré S. LabartheGuylaine Schlumberger

17. There Will Be Blood (2007)

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Stars: Daniel Day-LewisPaul Dano,Ciarán HindsMartin Stringer

16. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. (98 mins.)

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Stars: Juliette BinocheZbigniew ZamachowskiJulie DelpyBenoît Régent

15. Sunrise (1927)

A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife. (94 mins.)

Director: F.W. Murnau

Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

14. Love Streams (1984)

Two closely bound, emotionally wounded souls reunite after years apart. (141 mins.)

Director: John Cassavetes

Stars: Gena RowlandsJohn Cassavetes, Diahnne AbbottSeymour Cassel

13. Dekalog (1989)

Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments. (572 mins.)

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Stars: Artur BarcisOlgierd LukaszewiczOlaf LubaszenkoPiotr Machalica

12. Persona (1966)

 A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers. (85 mins.)

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Stars: Bibi AnderssonLiv UllmannMargaretha KrookGunnar Björnstrand

11. Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)

Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered. (1014 mins.)

Director: David Lynch

Stars: Kyle MacLachlanSheryl LeeMichael HorseChrysta Bell

10. Brief Encounter (1945)

Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband. (86 mins.)

Director: David Lean

Stars: Celia JohnsonTrevor HowardStanley HollowayJoyce Carey

9. Secrets & Lies (1996)

A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is an underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed. (136 mins.)

Director: Mike Leigh 

Stars: Timothy SpallBrenda BlethynPhyllis Logan,Claire Rushbrook

8. Late Spring (1949)

Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father. (108 mins.)

Director: Yasujirô Ozu

Stars: Chishû RyûSetsuko HaraYumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura

7. Nights of Cabiria (1957)

A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak. (110 mins.)

Director: Federico Fellini

Stars: Giulietta MasinaFrançois PérierFranca MarziDorian Gray

6. Come and See (1985)

 After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II. (142 mins.)

Director: E. Klimov

Stars: Aleksey KravchenkoOlga MironovaLiubomiras LauceviciusVladas Bagdonas

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5.  (1963)

A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)

Director: Federico Fellini

Stars: Marcello MastroianniAnouk AiméeClaudia CardinaleSandra Milo

4. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage. (155 mins.)

Director: John Cassavetes 

Stars: Gena RowlandsPeter FalkFred Draper, Lady Rowlands

3. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

An innocent young man witnesses violence breaks out after an isolated village is inflamed by the arrival of a circus and its peculiar attractions, a giant whale and a mysterious man named "The Prince". (145 mins.)

Director: Béla TarrÁgnes Hranitzky

Stars: Lars RudolphPeter FitzHanna SchygullaJános Derzsi

2. Mulholland Dr. (2001)

 After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)

Director: David Lynch

Stars: Naomi WattsLaura HarringJustin TherouxJeanne Bates

1. Satantango (1994)

Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village. (450 mins.)

Director: Béla Tarr

Stars: Mihály VigPutyi HorváthLászló feLugossyÉva Almássy Albert