The Movies List

The First 50 Movies —

By Language, Country, and Director

Day Title Language Country Director
Day 1 Chungking Express Cantonese Hong Kong Kar Wai Wong
Day 2 The Bicycle Thieves Italian Italy Vittorio De Sica
Day 3 Bus 174 Portuguese Brazil José Padilha, Felipe Lacerda
Day 4 Rififi French France Jules Dassin
Day 5 A Separation Persian Iran Asghar Farhadi
Day 6 Nosferatu German (Silent) Germany F.W. Murnau
Day 7 The Front Line Korean South Korea Hun Jang
Day 8 Wild Strawberries Swedish Sweden Ingmar Bergman
Day 9 Water Hindi India (Canda) Deepa Mehta
Day 10 Nine Queens Spanish Argentina Fabián Bielinsky
Day 11 Knife In The Water Polish Poland Roman Polanski
Day 12 Grave of Fireflies Japanese Japan Isao Takahata
Day 13 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Turkish Turkey Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Day 14 Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior Thai Thailand Prachya Pinkaew
Day 15 Kon-Tiki Norwegian Norway Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Day 16 Ivan’s Childhood Russian Russia Andrey Tarkovskiy
Day 17 The Intouchables French France Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Day 18 Nostalgia For The Light Spanish Chile Patricio Guzmán
Day 19 Ip Man Cantonese Hong Kong Wilson Yip
Day 20 Munyurangabo Kinyarwanda Rwanda Lee Isaac Chung
Day 21 Late Spring Japanese Japan Yasujirô Ozu
Day 22 The Sicilian Girl Italian Italy Marco Amenta
Day 23 3 Idiots Hindi India Rajkumar Hirani
Day 24 Not One Less Mandarin China Yimou Zhang
Day 25 Z French France Costa-Gavras
Day 26 Close Up Persian Iran Abbas Kiarostami
Day 27 How I Ended The Summer Russian Russia Aleksey Popogrebskiy
Day 28 The Shop on Main Street Czech Czech Republic Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos
Day 29 Fitzcarraldo German Germany Werner Herzog
Day 30 Mother Korean South Korea Joon-ho Bong
Day 31 Death of a Cyclist Spanish Spain Juan Antonio Bardem
Day 32 Wrong Rosary Turkish Turkey Mahmut Fazil Coskun
Day 33 Yojimbo Japanese Japan Akira Kurosawa
Day 34 Rust and Bone French France Jacques Audiard
Day 35 The Passion of Joan of Arc Silent France Carl Theodor Dreyer
Day 36 Footnote Hebrew Israel Joseph Cedar
Day 37 Run Lola Run German Germany Tom Tykwer
Day 38 Le Havre French Finland Aki Kaurismäki
Day 39 Rusty Knife Japanese Japan Toshio Masuda
Day 40 King of Devil’s Island Norwegian Norway Marius Holst
Day 41 Battle of Algiers French Algeria Gillo Pontecorvo
Day 42 Pieta Korean South Korea Ki-duk Kim
Day 43 Lore German Germany Cate Shortland
Day 44 Intimidation Japanese Japan Koreyoshi Kurahara
Day 45 Stolen Kisses French France François Truffaut
Day 46 Key of Life Japanese Japan Kenji Uchida
Day 47 Le Cercle Rouge French France Jean-Pierre Melville
Day 48 La Pirogue French France Moussa Touré
Day 49 Please Vote For Me Mandarin China Weijun Chen
Day 50 Nairobi Half Life Swahili Kenya David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga

The First 50 Movies —

By Year, Ratings, and IMDb Link

Day Title Year IMDb
Rating
My
Rating
IMDb Link
Day 1 Chungking Express 1994    8.0 6.5 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109424/
Day 2 The Bicycle Thieves 1948    8.4 7.3 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040522/
Day 3 Bus 174 2002    7.9 7.0 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0340468/
Day 4 Rififi 1955    8.2 5.3 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048021/
Day 5 A Separation 2011    8.5 9.1 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1832382/
Day 6 Nosferatu 1922    8.0 6.2 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013442/
Day 7 The Front Line 2011    7.2 4.7 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2007387/
Day 8 Wild Strawberries 1957    8.3 6.4 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050986/
Day 9 Water 2005    7.6 6.3 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0240200
Day 10 Nine Queens 2000    7.8 6.4 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247586/
Day 11 Knife In The Water 1962    7.6 4.8 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056291/
Day 12 Grave of Fireflies 1988    8.4 7.3 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095327/
Day 13 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia 2011    7.7 7.1 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1827487/
Day 14 Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior 2003    7.1 3.6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368909/
Day 15 Kon-Tiki 2012    7.3 5.7 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1613750/
Day 16 Ivan’s Childhood 1962    8.1 7.2 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056111/
Day 17 The Intouchables 2011    8.6 6.1 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675434/
Day 18 Nostalgia For The Light 2010    7.4 5.6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1556190/
Day 19 Ip Man 2008    8.1 6.3 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1220719/
Day 20 Munyurangabo 2007    7.1 8.0 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1031947
Day 21 Late Spring 1949    8.2 5.6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041154
Day 22 The Sicilian Girl 2008    6.8 6.1 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213926/
Day 23 3 Idiots 2009    8.3 6.5 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1187043/
Day 24 Not One Less 1999    7.6 6.7 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209189/
Day 25 Z 1969    8.1 6.3 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065234/
Day 26 Close Up 1990    8.0 8.2 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100234/
Day 27 How I Ended The Summer 2010    7.0 3.8 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588875/
Day 28 The Shop on Main Street 1965    8.1 6.6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059527/
Day 29 Fitzcarraldo 1982    8.0 6.9 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083946/
Day 30 Mother 2009    7.8 5.6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216496/
Day 31 Death of a Cyclist 1955    7.8 6.3 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048394/
Day 32 Wrong Rosary 2009    6.9 7.5 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1366981/
Day 33 Yojimbo 1961    8.4 6.3 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055630/
Day 34 Rust and Bone 2012    7.6 6.1 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2053425/
Day 35 The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928    8.2 8.0 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019254/
Day 36 Footnote 2011    6.9 5.9 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1445520/
Day 37 Run Lola Run 1998    7.8 6.5 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130827/
Day 38 Le Havre 2011    7.2 7.1 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1508675/
Day 39 Rusty Knife 1958    6.9 4.2 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360946/
Day 40 King of Devil’s Island 2010    7.3 6.1 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1332134/
Day 41 Battle of Algiers 1966    8.2 8.3 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058946/
Day 42 Pieta 2012    7.1 2.9 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2299842/
Day 43 Lore 2012    7.3 9.2 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1996310/
Day 44 Intimidation 1960    7.0 6.2 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2017464/
Day 45 Stolen Kisses 1968    7.7 6.5 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062695/
Day 46 Key of Life 2012    6.7 5.6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2078599/
Day 47 Le Cercle Rouge 1970    8.1 7.1 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065531/
Day 48 La Pirogue 2012    6.5 6.8 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2369023/
Day 49 Please Vote For Me 2007    8.1 6.6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1097256/
Day 50 Nairobi Half Life 2012    7.6 7.7 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234428/

 

In the Queue as of Day 51

(subject to availability and whim)

 

Title Language Country Director Year IMDb
Rating
Nayak Bengali India Satyajit Ray 1966 7.5
The Man from Nowhere Korean South Korea Jeong-beom Lee 2010 7.8
The Turin Horse Hungarian Hungary Béla Tarr 2011 7.5
The Scent of Green Papaya Vietnamese Vietnam Tran Anh Hung 1993 7.3
Miss Bala Spanish Mexico Gerardo Naranjo 2011 6.5
Blind Chance Polish Poland Krzysztof Kieslowski 1987 7.9
House of the Flying Daggers Mandarin China Yimou Zhang 2004 7.6
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi French France Jacques Becker 1954 7.9
Ghost In The Shell — Innocence Japanese Japan Mamoru Oshii 2004 7.5
The Ascent Russian Russia Larisa Shepitko 1977 8.3
Cronos Spanish Mexico Guillermo del Toro 1993 6.7
A Man Escaped French France Robert Bresson 1956 8.1
The Hidden Face Spanish Spain Andrés Baiz 2011 7.0
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly French France Julian Schnabel 2007 8.1
Malena Italian Italy Giuseppe Tornatore 2000 7.4
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Silent Germany Robert Wiene 1920 8.1
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Portuguese Brazil José Padilha 2010 8.1
The Color of Paradise Persian Iran Majid Majidi 1999 7.9
Good Bye, Lenin German Germany Wolfgang Becker 2003 7.7
Bullhead Dutch Belgium Michael R. Roskam 2011 7.3
Last Year at Marienbad French France Alain Resnais 1961 7.8
The Devil’s Miner Spanish Bolivia Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani 2005 7.5
Woman in the Dunes Japanese Japan Hiroshi Teshigahara 1964 8.4
Le Doulos French France Jean-Pierre Melville 1962 7.9
The Girl on the Bridge French France Patrice Leconte 1999 7.4
Lorna’s Silence French Belgium Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne 2008 7.0
Once Upon a Time in China Mandarin China Hark Tsui 1991 7.6
Babette’s Feast Danish Denmark Gabriel Axel 1987 7.7
City of Men Portuguese Brazil Paulo Morelli 2007 7.2
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . Korean South Korea Ki-duk Kim 2003 8.1
Before the Rain Macedonian Macedonia Milcho Manchevski 1994 7.8
Eyes Without a Face French France Georges Franju 1960 7.8
Mesrine: Killer Instinct French France Jean-François Richet 2008 7.5
The Island Russian Russia Pavel Lungin 2006 7.7
A Woman in Berlin German Germany Max Färberböck 2008 7.0
Beauty and the Beast French France Jean Cocteau 1946 8.1
The Ear Czech Czech Rep. Karel Kachyna 1970 7.8
La Femme Nikita French France Luc Besson 1990 7.4
Tokyo Story Japanese Japan Yasujirô Ozu 1953 8.2
Cell 211 Spanish Spain Daniel Monzón 2009 7.7
Mumbai Diaries Hindi India Kiran Rao 2010 7.2
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