Use the menu to navigate to film lists for the 2010s, 2000s, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, or 1920s and 1910s.

I made these lists at the request of Theo Panayides for a project of his.  The authority for year of release is the Internet Movie Database, which tries to go by the film’s first public screening; I sometimes override its decisions when I have evidence of its errors, or when the first public screening comes too long after the film’s completion.  Color coding is used to give an idea of how much I like each film, and allows comparison between films in different years. Unranked, uncolored films at the end of some years are a reminder to myself of areas to explore, and may or may not indicate honorable-mention status.

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Recent changes:

3 Apr 2017 to 16 May 2017:

2016 – AYITI MON AMOUR added to runners-up
2015 – JOHN FROM and THE FOURTH DIRECTION added to ten-best list
2013 – I HATE MYSELF 🙂 moved up on ten-best list
1953 – QUAND TU LIRAS CETTE LETTRE added to runners-up
1949 – LA SILENCE DE LA MER moved from 1947 and added to runners-up
1947 – LA SILENCE DE LA MER moved to 1949
1943 – THE HUMAN COMEDY added to runners-up
1937 – VIRGINITY moved down among runners-up
1935 – STEAMBOAT ROUND THE BEND added to runners-up
1933 – DON’T BET ON LOVE added to runners-up

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