1965 • 183 minutes • 2.35:1 • Japan
Spine: #90 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus
After more than a decade of sober political dramas and socially minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories.
1969 • 107 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #200 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Based on a shocking true story and shot in documentary-style black and white, The Honeymoon Killers is a stark portrayal of the desperate lengths to which a lonely heart will go to find true love.
1952 • 143 minutes • 1.33:1 • Japan
Spine: #221 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus
One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru presents the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of death.
Gus Van Sant
1991 • 104 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #277 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in this haunting tale from Gus Van Sant about two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, the wayward son of the mayor of Portland and the object of Mike’s desire.
Brian De Palma
1980 • 105 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #770 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Brian De Palma ascended to the highest ranks of American suspense filmmaking with this virtuoso, explicit erotic thriller.
1981 • 123 minutes • 1.66:1 • Poland
Spine: #772 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Before he stunned the cinematic world with the epic series The Decalogue and the Three Colors trilogy, the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski made his first work of metaphysical genius, Blind Chance.
1980 • 107 minutes • 1.85:1 • Australia
Spine: #773 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Director Bruce Beresford garnered international acclaim for this riveting drama set during a dark period in his country’s colonial history, and featuring passionate performances by Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, and Jack Thompson.
1990 • 101 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #774 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
A decade after he broke through with Breaker Morant, Australian director Bruce Beresford made another acclaimed film about the effects of colonialism on the individual.
1986 • 117 minutes • 1.66:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #775 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Merchant Ivory Productions, led by director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, became a household name with A Room with a View, the first of their extraordinary adaptations of E. M. Forster novels.
2012 • 94 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #776 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
An island off the New England coast, summer of 1965. Two twelve-year-olds, Sam and Suzy, fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.
1979 • 92 minutes • 1.78:1 • Canada
Spine: #777 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus
With its combination of psychological and body horror, The Brood laid the groundwork for many of the director’s films to come, but it stands on its own as a personal, singularly scary vision.
1977 • 107 minutes • 1.85:1 • Italy
Spine: #778 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Italian cinema dream team Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni are cast against glamorous type and deliver two of the finest performances of their careers in this moving, quietly subversive drama from Ettore Scola.
2001 • 146 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #779 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
David Lynch’s seductive and scary vision of Los Angeles’s dream factory is one of the true masterpieces of the new millennium, a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.
2000 • 117 minutes • 1.85:1 • France
Spine: #780 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
One of the world’s most influential and provocative filmmakers, the Oscar–winning Austrian director Michael Haneke diagnoses the social maladies of contemporary Europe with devastating precision and artistry.
1967 • 134 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #781 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Truman Capote’s best seller, a breakthrough narrative account of real-life crime and punishment, became an equally chilling film in the hands of writer-director Richard Brooks.
Spine: #782 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration.
D. A. Pennebaker
1967 • 96 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #786 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker.