My Favourite Filmsby StoreSusan | created - 29 Sep 2015 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
Number 1, 2 and 3 are tied and everything after number 11 is set in an extremely loose order.
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1. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.
Votes: 40,578 | Gross: $0.02M
The 20 FPS Version with the soundtrack by Mie Yanashita - 10/10
2. Vampyr (1932)
Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror
A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire.
3. The Holy Mountain (1973)
R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
Votes: 31,481 | Gross: $0.06M
Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War
His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
10/10 - I consider this trilogy as a single film that has just been split into 3 parts and have therefor judged it as such.
5. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)
Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War
As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.
6. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)
Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War
A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.
7. Day of Wrath (1943)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History
The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark.
8. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Votes: 71,976 | Gross: $3.08M
9. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 210 min | Biography, Drama, History
Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,646 | Gross: $0.04M
10. Oldboy (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.
Votes: 457,156 | Gross: $0.71M
11. The Pianist (2002)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Votes: 640,430 | Gross: $32.57M
9/10 - Though it really bothers me that all the Polish people speak English, I also recognize that it doesn't really matter and the film just takes place in a universe where Polish people speak English.
12. Caché (2005)
R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.
Votes: 66,174 | Gross: $3.63M
13. The Piano Teacher (2001)
R | 131 min | Drama, Music
A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.
Votes: 49,370 | Gross: $1.90M
14. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 570,957 | Gross: $37.63M
15. The Hunt (2012)
R | 115 min | Drama
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Votes: 240,727 | Gross: $0.69M
16. The Man from Nowhere (2010)
R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.
Votes: 55,069 | Gross: $0.01M
17. Michael (1924)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Triangle story: painter, his young male model, unscrupulous princess.
With the the score by Pierre Oser - 9/10
18. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 626,024 | Gross: $27.00M
The Final Cut - 9/10
19. Black Swan (2010)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".
Votes: 647,455 | Gross: $106.95M
20. Nocturnal Animals (2016)
R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller
A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.
Votes: 204,434 | Gross: $10.64M
21. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 1,106,458 | Gross: $216.54M
22. Amour (2012)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Votes: 84,816 | Gross: $6.74M
23. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.
Votes: 93,493 | Gross: $4.18M
24. Antichrist (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Votes: 106,376 | Gross: $0.40M
25. Anomalisa (2015)
R | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.
Votes: 57,837 | Gross: $3.76M
26. Funny Games (2007)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.
Votes: 83,238 | Gross: $1.29M
27. Happy End (2017)
R | 107 min | Drama
A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.
Votes: 10,195 | Gross: $0.30M
28. Mommy (I) (2014)
R | 139 min | Drama
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.
Votes: 42,865 | Gross: $3.49M
29. A Single Man (2009)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
Votes: 99,250 | Gross: $9.17M
30. The Tenant (1976)
R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.
Votes: 34,105 | Gross: $1.92M
31. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
R | 137 min | Drama, Horror
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
32. The Celebration (1998)
R | 105 min | Drama
At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.
Votes: 73,313 | Gross: $1.65M
33. Anders Matthesen: Anden paa coke? (2006 Video)
112 min | Comedy
Anders Matthesen's one-man show from his 2006 tour.
Star: Anders Matthesen
34. Harakiri (1962)
Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.
35. Irreversible (2002)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.
Votes: 106,908 | Gross: $0.75M
36. Climax (I) (2018)
R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Music
French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.
Votes: 23,353 | Gross: $0.80M
37. The Deer Hunter (1978)
R | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 283,735 | Gross: $48.98M
38. My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
PG-13 | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.
Votes: 16,999 | Gross: $0.29M
39. Ordet (1955)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy
Follows the lives of the Borgen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with each other, and the rest of the town.
40. Gertrud (1964)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance
In the elegant world of artists and musicians, Gertrud ends her marriage to Gustav and takes a lover, the composer Erland Jansson.
Not Rated | 201 min | Drama
A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.
Votes: 5,715 | Gross: $0.02M
8/10 - the quintessential watch it twice film, first time I had no idea what to think of it, three years later, fucking loved it.
42. Han Gong-ju (2013)
R | 112 min | Drama
Han Gong-Ju transfers to a new school to escape her past. It takes a long time for hers troubled past to catch up with her, but when it does the revelation is devastating.
43. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 711,746 | Gross: $78.90M
The Theatrical Cut - 8/10
44. The World's End (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival.
Votes: 234,337 | Gross: $26.00M
45. Paprika (2006)
R | 90 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.
Votes: 60,794 | Gross: $0.88M
46. Häxan (1922)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror
Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.
Original Danish Premiere Soundtrack Version - 7/10 The William S. Burroughs Narrated Version - 7/10