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:

2 Jul 2019 to 15 Sep 2019:

2018 – LOS REYES added to runners-up; SPICE IT UP dropped from runners-up
2017 – THE SEEN AND UNSEEN and EASY: “PACKAGE THIEF” added to ten-best list; EASY: “SIDE HUSTLE” moved up among runners-up
2016 – EASY: “CHEMISTRY READ” moved from runners-up to ten-best list; EASY: “HOP DREAMS” moved up among runners-up; EASY: “THE FUCKING STUDY” added to runners-up
2007 – TOUT EST PARDONNÉ moved up on ten-best list
1992 – SURVIVING DESIRE moved from 1991 and added to ten-best list
1991 – KASBA added to ten-best list; SURVIVING DESIRE moved to 1992
1980 – BLOODY KIDS moved from 1979 and added to ten-best list
1979 – BLOODY KIDS moved to 1980; CODED MESSAGE FOR THE CHIEF added to runners-up
1965 – THERE ARE HORSES moved down among runners-up
1945 – LES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE moved up on ten-best list
1943 – DAY OF WRATH moved down on ten-best list

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