1948 • 127 minutes • 1.37:1
Spine: #709 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD
No matter what genre he worked in, Howard Hawks played by his own rules, and never was this more evident than in his first western, the rowdy and whip-smart Red River.
1951 • 111 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #396 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines.
1955 • 89 minutes • 1.75:1 • United States
Spine: #95 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama.
1959 • 76 minutes • 1.37:1 • France
Spine: #314 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, Hulu Plus, iTunes
A cornerstone of the career of this most economical and profoundly spiritual of filmmakers, Pickpocket is an elegantly crafted, tautly choreographed study of humanity in all its mischief and grace, the work of a director at the height of his powers.
1962 • 105 minutes • 1.85:1 • Italy
Spine: #707 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, iTunes
The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the straitlaced law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany.
1962 • 126 minutes • 1.85:1 • Italy
Spine: #278 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, Hulu Plus, iTunes
The concluding chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise, L’eclisse tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Alain Delon).
1963 • 97 minutes • 1.66:1
Spine: #710 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, iTunes
Combining stylish sixties modernism with silent-cinema touches and even a few unexpected sci-fi accents, Judex is a delightful bit of pulp fiction and a testament to the art of illusion.
1964 • 87 minutes • 1.75:1
Spine: #711 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, iTunes
A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever.
1974 • 112 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #156 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, Hulu Plus, iTunes
A startling and courageous film, Peter Davis’s landmark 1974 documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly confronted the United States’ involvement in Vietnam at the height of the controversy that surrounded it.
1975 • 84 minutes • 1.66:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #382 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage with a fictional narrative, this immersive account of one twenty-year-old’s journey from basic training to the front lines of D-Day brings to life all the terrors and isolation of war with jolting authenticity.
1975 • 107 minutes • 1.78:1 • Australia
Spine: #29 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, Hulu Plus, iTunes
This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath put director Peter Weir on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema.
1981 • 103 minutes • 1.78:1 • Canada
Spine: #712 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, iTunes
A trademark Cronenberg combination of the visceral and the cerebral, this phenomenally gruesome and provocative film about the expanses and limits of the human mind was the Canadian director’s breakout hit in the United States.
1997 • 97 minutes • 1.85:1 • Norway
Spine: #47 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, iTunes
The success of Erik Skjoldbjærg’s chilling procedural anticipated the international hunger for Scandinavian noirs and serial- killer fictions, and the film features one of Skarsgård’s greatest performances.
2004 • 118 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #300 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew, Team Zissou, set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure.
2012 • 109 minutes • 1.66:1
Spine: #708 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD
Kiarostami has constructed an enigmatic but crystalline investigation of affection and desire as complex as his masterful Close-up and Certified Copy in its engagement with the workings of the mercurial human heart.
Spine: #713 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
French director Jacques Demy didn’t just make movies—he created an entire cinematic world. Demy launched his glorious feature filmmaking career in the sixties, a decade of astonishing invention in his national cinema.