TitleDirectorYearGenreOriginal title
I hated black and white movies: the case of Citizen KaneOrson Welles1941drama
Sidney, it’s brilliant: 12 Angry Men (1957)Sidney Lumet1957(courtroom) drama
50 years ahead of its time: Some Like It Hot (1959)Billy Wilder1959(romantic) comedy
No one can serve his parents beyond the grave: Tokyo Story (1953)Yasujirō Ozu1953drama(東京物語, Tōkyō Monogatari
75% of silent movies have been lost, but we still have one found in a mental hospitalCarl Theodor Dreyer1928silent (historical) dramaLa Passion de Jeanne d’Arc
Fairytale meets serial killer: Night of the Hunter (1955)Charles Laughton1955thriller
Are We Wrong To Forgive A Murderer? M (1931)Fritz Lang1931thriller/pre-noirM – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
What have I been living for all these years? Ikiru (1952)Akira Kurosawa1952dramaIkiru
Do prostitutes dream of love? Nights of Cabiria (1957)Federico Fellini1957dramaLe notti di Cabiria
Take Hitler and stick him on the funny page! His Girl Friday (1940)Howard Hawks1940screwball comedy
2020 Social documentary from 1940: Ford’s The Grapes of Wrath John Ford1940drama
Lynch's lighting and composition emphasizes the feeling of confinement and isolation.I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am… a man! The Elephant Man (1980)David Lynch1980historical/surrealist drama
“You live and you suffer.” Bicycle Thieves (1948)Vittorio De Sica1948neorealist dramaLadri di biciclette
The usual monkey-funeral sequence. Sunset Boulevard (1950)Billy Wilder1950film noir
Where reason ends. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)Robert Mulligan1962drama
Here’s looking at you, kid. Casablanca (1942)Michael Curtiz1942(romantic) drama
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Charlie Kaufman2020experimental film/psychological thriller
A Fistful of Yens: Yojimbo (1961)Akira Kurosawa1961samurai film用心棒, Yōjinbō
Dust to dust: Kubrick’s Paths of Glory (1957)Stanley Kubrick1957anti-war film
There has been blood: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)Robert Aldrich1962psychological thriller/horror
Abandon hope all ye who enter here: Los olvidados (1950)Luis Buñuel1950surrealist dramaLos olvidados (“The Forgotten Ones”, alternative: The Young and the Damned)
Conquistador of the Useless: Fitzcarraldo (1982)Werner Herzog1982epic adventure drama
What kind of man are you, don’t you even like dolphins? Zorba the Greek (1964)Michael Cacoyannis1964comedy-dramaΑλέξης Ζορμπάς, Alexis Zorbas
“I met Death Today. We are Playing Chess”: The Seventh Seal (1957)Ingmar Bergman1957drama, historical fantasyDet sjunde inseglet
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)Frank Capra1946fantasy drama
There is probably no one alive who has seen the 1927 MetropolisFritz Lang1927science fiction drama, epic
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)Sergio Leone1966(spaghetti) epic westernIl buono, il brutto, il cattivo
And there wasn’t light: The Turin Horse (2011)Béla Tarr2011philosophical dramaA torinói ló
Not quite yet: Brief Encounter (1945)David Lean1945romantic drama
There’s really nothing here for most of us: Pig (2021)Michael Sarnoski2021drama
How’s the despair? The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)Martin McDonagh2022tragicomedy