Essential Films

All the films that didn't make my list of Favorites of All Time but that I still consider must-sees and among the best out there.
Unlike my favorites which are pretty dead-set, I might add on to this when I watch exceptional films that deserve a spotlight.
(in reverse chronological order, not ranked)

  • Hold Me Back
  • Labyrinth of Cinema
  • Corpus Christi
  • Parasite
  • The Lighthouse
  • Children of the Sea
  • Shoplifters
  • Dear Ex
  • Hereditary
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Mandy
  • Hanagatami
  • The Looming Storm
  • The Shape of Water
  • Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • Arrival
  • Shin Godzilla
  • If Cats Disappeared from the World
  • The Handmaiden
  • Kaili Blues
  • The Lobster
  • The Blue Hour
  • The Wind Rises
  • Pluto
  • White Christmas
  • Confessions
  • Thirst
  • Love Exposure
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Kamome Diner
  • Wristcutters: A Love Story
  • Strange Circus
  • Noriko's Dinner Table
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
  • Metropolis
  • Spiral
  • Gemini
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Only Yesterday
  • Dreams
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • A Taxing Woman
  • Ran
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Brazil
  • Grass Labyrinth
  • House
  • Himiko
  • World on a Wire
  • The Holy Mountain
  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets
  • Death by Hanging
  • Tokyo Drifter
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Gang's All Here
  • The Man Who Laughs