- I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) .. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
Powell and Pressburger's best -- it was Michael's favorite -- and cinema's most romantic film.
- Lonesome (1928) .. Fejös Pál
My favorite silent film of all time, it's lack of availability is one of film history's greatest losses.
- I Am Cuba (1964) .. Mikheil Kalatozishvili
The most influential film among cinematographers today.
- The Sorrow and the Pity (1969) .. Marcel Ophüls
It broke all the rules of documentary and cinema and no one else has done that better.
- Word is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (1977) .. The Mariposa Film Group
The kindred spirit to Marcel Ophuls and hell with cinema history where it deserves highest honors, it also changed society.
- Maborosi (1995) .. Koreeda Hirokazu
A combination of stillness and emotional power.
- Killer of Sheep (1977) .. Charles Burnett
The essence of cinema poetry -- something that has been copied but with no matter how much money, nobody has approached it's purity and talent.
- Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925) .. Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack
The most astonishing documentary of all time. There are images that can never be equalled.
- Two Friends (1986) .. Jane Campion
Jane Campion's first and one of her best films. The most accurate depiction of teenagers I've seen.
- Begone Dull Care (1949) .. Evelyn Lambart & Norman McLaren
It's criminal that there are never short films ever mentioned on "Best" Film Lists and this is the masterpiece.
- The Producers (1968) .. Mel Brooks
Original version. The least artistic on any list -- but it's truly the funniest and that's an even better art.
- Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991) .. Leos Carax
This and Gangs of New York are the most obsessive films ever made.
- The Exiles (1961) .. Kent MacKenzie
The most important American Indian film and one that's still ahead of its time.
- Pass the Gravy (1928) .. Fred Guiol & Leo McCarey
Max Davidson and one of the funniest of all silent comedies.
- Love Me Tonight (1932) .. Rouben Mamoulian
- Children of Men (2006) .. Alfonso Cuarón
A new classic.
- Greetings from Africa (1996) .. Cheryl Dunye
I've always loved Cheryl Dunye's films.
- The Braddock Chronicles (1974-85) .. Tony Buba
Tony Buba is everything Michael Moore should be.
- Rabbit Seasoning (1952) .. Chuck Jones
- Araya (1959) .. Margot Benacerraf
Margot Benacerraf, the start of New Latin American Cinema.