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I should note that I've culled this list from the Criterion titles in my personal collection. And it could easily be twice as long, or three times as long, or five times as long... You get the idea.
Not just my favorite Criterion film, but my favorite film, period. Gilliam creates a world no sane man would want to live in.
The only film that comes close to challenging Brazil for the title. I still hold out hope that Soderbergh has a Son of Schizopolis in him before he retires.
An amazing film, an amazing score, all wrapped up in the most gorgeous package imaginable.
Buñuel at his best. My first exposure to this film was through the Modern Film Scripts series, which was more than enough to entice me into its world.
I agree with Greta Garbo. Give me back my Beast!
De Palma at his most duplicitous. The film that showed he had studied the Master well and had a few tricks of his own up his sleeves.
Just about any Kurosawa film could go in this slot, but I have to tip my hat to this killer noir.
Lang was one of the few directors who made masterpieces in the both silent age and the sound era. M proves that, with his first sound film, he had thoroughly thought through what he could do with it.
One of the great rediscoveries. Even if it took 37 years to reach our shores, it was definitely worth the wait.
After two and a half years of searching, my new favorite Fassbinder.
Bonus! I was so tickled when I found out this film is going to be in the Criterion Collection, I just had to throw it onto the pile.