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 Oct 2017 to 13 Dec 2017:

2017 – new list
2016 – ALICE and WEIRDOS added to runners-up
2014 – JUANA A LOS 12 added to ten-best list; SPICE IT UP added to runners-up
2012 – RADIO MARY moved to 2017
2006 – THE CAIMAN and LONGING added to runners-up
2001 – THE SON’S ROOM added to runners-up
1991 – FLIRTING moved from runners-up to ten-best list
1987 – PERSONAL SERVICES moved from runners-up to ten-best list
1984 – UFOria moved from 1980 and added to ten-best list; KADDISH and MY GENIE added to runners-up
1983 – HOME VILLAGE added to runners-up
1980 – UFOria moved to 1984
1976 – FRIDAY NIGHT ADVENTURE added to runners-up
1961 – WOMEN ARE BORN TWICE added to ten-best list
1957 – THE GLASS TOWER added to runners-up
1950 – STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR moved up on ten-best list
1946 – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE dropped from runners-up
1936 – THE CRIME OF MONSIEUR LANGE moved from runners-up to ten-best list
1933 – BED OF ROSES added to runners-up
1932 – FALSE FACES added to ten-best list
1929 – DIARY OF A LOST GIRL moved down on ten-best list

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