G. GLOBAL CINEMA 100 (after “F,” the 2nd half of world canon)

After the “F-list,” this is the rest of the non-American canon based on the Sight and Sound 250 and other similar groupings; this is less of a “B-list” and more a collection of revelatory, outstanding films that previous generations of scholars normally couldn’t quite squeeze into that Intro to World Cinema class; if you’ve seen everything on this list and on the F-list, you’re caught up with the international fiction feature basics, and can now look forward to everything else.

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G1. Dr. Mabuse The Gambler (Lang, 1922)

G2. La Roue (Gance, 1923)

G3. Tartuffe (Murnau, 1925)

G4. I Was Born, But… (Ozu, 1932)

G5. The 39 Steps (Hitchcock, 1935)

G6. Vamonos con Pancho Villa (de Fuentes, 1936)

G7. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (Mizoguchi, 1939)

G8. The Life & Death of Col. Blimp (Powell/Pressburger, 1943)

G9. Henry V (Olivier, 1944)

G10. Ivan the Terrible Part I (Eisenstein, 1944)

G11. A Day in the Country (Renoir, 1946)

G12. Paisa (Rossellini, 1946)

G13. Great Expectations (Lean, 1946)

G14. Spring in a Small Town (Mu, 1948)

G15. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Hamer, 1949)

G16. Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson, 1951)

G17. Umberto D (De Sica, 1952)

G18. Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952)

G19. Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi, 1954)

G20. Floating Clouds (Naruse, 1955)

G21. Rififi (Dassin, 1955)

G22. La Pointe Courte (Varda, 1955)

G23. Aparajito (Ray, 1956)

G24. A Man Escaped (Bresson, 1956)

G25. Nights of Cabiria (Fellini, 1957)

G26. Wild Strawberries (Bergman, 1957)

G27. Ashes and Diamonds (Wajda, 1958)

G28. Jalsagar (The Music Room) (Ray, 1958)

G29. Pickpocket (Bresson, 1959)

G30. Night and Fog in Japan (Oshima, 1960)

G31. Hangyakuji (The Conspirator) (Ito, 1961)

G32. Jules et Jim (Truffaut, 1962)

G33. L’Eclisse (Antonioni, 1962)

G34. Vivre sa Vie (Godard, 1962)

G35. The Servant (Losey, 1963)

G36. Tokyo Drifter (Suzuki, 1966)

G37. Belle Du Jour (Buñuel, 1967)

G38. Le Samouraï (Melville, 1967)

G39. Marketa Lazarova (Vlacil, 1967)

G40. The Color of Pomegranates (Parajanov, 1969)

G41. Kes (Loach, 1969)

G42. Out 1 (Rivette, 1971)

G43. Solaris (Tarkovsky, 1972)

G44. The Harder They Come (Henzell, 1972)

G45. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Buñuel, 1972)

G46. The Mother and the Whore (Eustache, 1973)

G47. La Nuit Américaine (Day for Night) (Truffaut, 1973)

G48. Touki Bouki (Mambety, 1973)

G49. The Spirit of the Beehive (Erice, 1973)

G50. Amarcord (Fellini, 1974)

G51. Celine and Julie Go Boating (Rivette, 1974)

G52. Scenes from a Marriage (Bergman, 1973)

G53. The Travelling Players (Angelopoulos, 1975)

G54. Picnic at Hanging Rock (Weir, 1975)

G55. Xala (Sembene, 1975)

G56. The Marriage of Maria Braun (Fassbinder, 1979)

G57. My Brilliant Career (Armstrong, 1979)

G58. Das Boot (Petersen, 1981)

G59. Come and See (Klimov, 1985)

G60. My Life as a Dog (Hallstrom, 1985)

G61. Sid and Nancy (Cox, 1986)

G62. Where is the Friend’s Home? (Kiarostami, 1987)

G63. Au Revoir Les Enfants (Goodbye, Children) (Malle, 1987)

G64. My Neighbor Totoro (Miyazaki, 1988)

G65. Distant Voices, Still Lives (Davies, 1988)

G66. Landscape in the Mist (Angelopoulos, 1988)

G67. Cinema Paradiso (Tornatore, 1988)

G68. A Brighter Summer Day (Yang, 1991)

G69. Raise the Red Lantern (Yimou, 1991)

G70. Hard Boiled (Yoo, 1992)

G71: Three Colors: Blue (Kieslowski, 1993)

G72. Farewell, My Concubine (Kaige, 1993)

G73. Chungking Express (Kar-Wei, 1994)

G74. In the Heat of the Sun (Wen, 1994)

G75. Maborosi (Kore-eda, 1995)

G76. Trainspotting (Boyle, 1996)

G77. Breaking the Waves (von Trier, 1996)

G78. Secrets and Lies (Leigh, 1996)

G79. Taste of Cherry (Kiarostami, 1997)

G80. After Life (Kore-eda, 1998)

G81. Beau Travail (Denis, 1999)

G82. Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr, 2000)

G83. Amelie (Jeunet, 2001)

G84. The Return (Zvyagintsev, 2003)

G85. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter..and Spring (Ki-Duk, 2003)

G86. Tropical Malady (Weerasethakul, 2004)

G87. L’Enfant (Dardennes, 2006)

G88. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Piui, 2006)

G89. Three Times (Hsiao-hsien, 2006)

G90. The Lives of Others (von Donnersmarck, 2006)

G91. Silent Light (Reygadas, 2008)

G92. Summer Hours (Assayas, 2009)

G93. Fish Tank (Arnold, 2009)

G94. A Separation (Farhadi, 2011)

G95. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Ceylan, 2011)

G96. Shame (McQueen, 2011)

G97. Hard to Be a God (German, 2013)

G98. A Touch of Sin (Zhangke, 2013)

G99. Goodbye to Language (Godard, 2014)

G100. Son of Saul (Nemes, 2015)

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