Carlos's Canon (1.26.2021)

The shit that speaks to me the most. In chronological order. With a top 50, also in chronological order. "Battle of Chile, Pt. 1" (1976) and "A Bread Factory, Pt. 2" (2018) stand in for the entirety of their respective works. “Duck Amuck” (1953) stands in for the entire Looney Tunes + Tex Avery venture.

  • City Lights

    1

  • The Palm Beach Story

    2

  • On Dangerous Ground

    3

  • Some Came Running

    4

  • Bells Are Ringing

    5

  • Shoot the Piano Player

    6

  • Lola

    7

  • The Innocents

    8

  • La Jetée

    9

  • The House Is Black

    10

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    11

  • A Hard Day's Night

    12

  • Ako

    13

  • Gertrud

    14

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    15

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    16

  • PlayTime

    17

  • Entranced Earth

    18

  • Two in the Shadow

    19

  • Petulia

    20

  • Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime

    21

  • Wanda

    22

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    23

  • Taking Off

    24

  • Two English Girls

    25

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    26

  • Avanti!

    27

  • Scarecrow

    28

  • Céline and Julie Go Boating

    29

  • Edvard Munch

    30

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    31

  • Tommy

    32

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    33

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    34

  • Nashville

    35

  • Barry Lyndon

    36

  • 1900

    37

  • News from Home

    38

  • Killer of Sheep

    39

  • Christ Stopped at Eboli

    40

  • Personal Problems

    41

  • Love Streams

    42

  • Only Yesterday

    43

  • A Moment of Innocence

    44

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    45

  • Spirited Away

    46

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    47

  • Certain Women

    48

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    49

  • Drive My Car

    50

  • The Land Beyond the Sunset

    51

  • The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

    52

  • The Broken Lullaby

    53

  • Me and My Gal

    54

  • Pilgrimage

    55

  • Gold Diggers of 1933

    56

  • Ruggles of Red Gap

    57

  • The Awful Truth

    58

  • History Is Made at Night

    59

  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    60

  • Bringing Up Baby

    61

  • His Girl Friday

    62

  • Christmas in July

    63

  • To Be or Not to Be

    64

  • The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

    65

  • In This Our Life

    66

  • The Curse of the Cat People

    67

  • The Clock

    68

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    69

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    70

  • They Live by Night

    71

  • Letter from an Unknown Woman

    72

  • Portrait of Jennie

    73

  • The Heiress

    74

  • The Breaking Point

    75

  • Ikiru

    76

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    77

  • Duck Amuck

    78

  • Tokyo Story

    79

  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

    80

  • Seven Samurai

    81

  • La Strada

    82

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    83

  • Johnny Guitar

    84

  • Drive a Crooked Road

    85

  • Bad Day at Black Rock

    86

  • The Night of the Hunter

    87

  • Lust for Life

    88

  • Nights of Cabiria

    89

  • Night and Fog

    90

  • Rio, North Zone

    91

  • Vertigo

    92

  • Mon Oncle

    93

  • Gigi

    94

  • Imitation of Life

    95

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    96

  • The 400 Blows

    97

  • Peeping Tom

    98

  • The Apartment

    99

  • Late Autumn

    100