1959 • 99 minutes • 2.35:1 • France
Spine: #5 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Told through the eyes of François Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel, The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime.
2013 • 179 minutes • 2.35:1 • France
Spine: #695 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman’s experiences of first love and sexual awakening.
Lars von Trier
1996 • 159 minutes • 2.35:1 • Denmark
Spine: #705 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, iTunes
Lars von Trier became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence.
1960 • 90 minutes • 1.33:1 • France
Spine: #408 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, Hulu Plus, iTunes
With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same.
1991 • 84 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #699 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, iTunes
Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs.
2009 • 87 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #700 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
A compulsive chicken thief turned newspaper reporter, Mr. Fox settles down with his family in a new foxhole in a beautiful tree—directly adjacent to three enormous poultry farms owned by three ferociously vicious farmers: Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Mr. Fox simply cannot resist.
1940 • 120 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #696 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, Hulu Plus, iTunes
A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war, it’s wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces.
David Gordon Green
2000 • 90 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #152 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, Hulu Plus, iTunes
An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed meditation on adolescence, the first full-length film by director David Gordon Green features remarkable performances from an award-winning ensemble cast.
2013 • 142 minutes • 2.35:1 • Italy
Spine: #702 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, iTunes
Featuring sensuous cinematography, a lush score, and an award-winning central performance by the great Toni Servillo, this transporting experience by the brilliant Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is a breathtaking Felliniesque tale of decadence and lost love.
1958 • 139 minutes • 2.35:1 • Japan
Spine: #116 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus, iTunes
The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity.
1963 • 163 minutes • 2.76:1 • United States
Spine: #692 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, about a group of strangers fighting tooth and nail over buried treasure, is the most grandly harebrained movie ever made, a pileup of slapstick and borscht-belt-y one-liners performed by a nonpareil cast.
1962 • 106 minutes • 2.35:1 • France
Spine: #281 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, Jules and Jim charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession.
1993 • 103 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #698 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
This evocative period piece, faithfully adapted from the A. E. Hotchner memoir, is among the versatile Soderbergh’s most touching and surprising films.
1992 • 85 minutes • 1.85:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #694 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
Suffused with both enchantment and melancholy, this autobiographical film takes on the perspective of a quiet, lonely boy growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s.
1966 • 83 minutes • 1.37:1 • Sweden
Spine: #701 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, Hulu Plus, iTunes
By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry.
1979 • 171 minutes • 2.35:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #697 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, iTunes
This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles.
1992 • 103 minutes • 1.85:1 • France
Spine: #693 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, iTunes
This deadpan tragicomedy about a group of impoverished, outcast artists living the bohemian life in Paris is among the most beguiling films by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki.