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 13 June 2017:

2016 – AYITI MON AMOUR and THE DISCO SHINES 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
1997 – LA VIE DE JESUS moved from runners-up to ten-best list; AFTERGLOW added to runners-up
1992 – RESERVOIR DOGS added to runners-up
1986 – MODERN GIRLS added to runners-up
1985 – COMPROMISING POSITIONS added to runners-up
1977 – THE DEVIL PROBABLY moved from runners-up to ten-best list
1957 – BATTLE HYMN dropped from runners-up
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
1941 – THAT UNCERTAIN FEELING moved from ten-best list to runners-up
1937 – VIRGINITY moved down among runners-up
1935 – STEAMBOAT ROUND THE BEND added to runners-up
1933 – DESIGN FOR LIVING moved from ten-best list to runners-up; DON’T BET ON LOVE added to runners-up
1932 – ONE HOUR WITH YOU moved down among runners-up
1929 – ETERNAL LOVE added to runners-up

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