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These are films I probably never would have seen if not for the Criterion Collection... True Discoveries. Some of these are lesser known films or films by lesser known directors that the Collection really shines a light on. No Bergman or Kurosawa here. Some of these films might be more popular than I'm giving them credit for but I had not heard of them outside of the collection.
A real beautiful love story.
You can read what I wrote about this in my Top 10 Criterion Films list.
tI didn't expect it going in but I became extremely engaged in this films plot by the end. This is a really important film to see because it was a major inspiration for Bergman.
Not for everyone but it can be really rewarding if you give it a chance.
A crazy, crazy, crazy movie that I want to show at parties to see how people react to it.
Another totally wacky, cartoonish film from one of my favorite french directors, Louis Malle. Malle is a pretty well known director but this is one of his least known films.
One of the most intense, thrilling films in the collection. A great, historical story that more people should be aware of.
I probably would not have ventured to see another Titanic film besides the 1997 James Cameron spectacle. In many ways if one is looking for a film about what actually happened on Titanic, this one would probably be a better choice. The iceberg hits about 20 minutes into the film and the director focuses a lot on the facts of what actually happened that night, a great watch.
This is a film I'd recommend to anyone who wants to direct films. It talks a lot about what a director's role in a film is. It's also very difficult to explain. You just have to see it!
A really depressing, dark film about a different perspective of WWII. More under seen than he other 2 films in Rossellini's war trilogy.