V. VIRTUOSO WORK OUTSIDE THE CANON

Unlike the previous list (the U-list), these directors ARE firmly canonized as the best of directors, but these particular terrific films of theirs are usually placed outside the canon; if you’ve been doing the lists in order (A-U), consider this a crucial supplement or even a V for Victory Lap

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V1. Broken Blossoms (Griffith, 1919)

V2. Die Nibelungen (Lang, 1924)

V3. Ame d’artiste (Dulac, 1924)

V4. The Circus (Chaplin, 1928)

V5. The Cameraman (Keaton, 1928)

V6. The Exile (Micheaux, 1931)

V7. Twentieth Century (Hawks, 1934)

V8. Alice Adams (Stevens, 1935)

V9. The Merry Widow (Lubitsch, 1935)

V10. Alexander Nevsky (Eisenstein, 1938)

V11. Meet John Doe (Capra, 1941)

V12. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (Sturges, 1943)

V13. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Kazan, 1945)

V14. The Southerner (Renoir, 1945)

V15. Key Largo (Huston, 1948)

V16. Rope (Hitchcock, 1948)

V17. Stromboli (Rossellini, 1950)

V18. Outrage (Lupino, 1950)

V19. Born Yesterday (Cukor, 1950)

V20. Ace in the Hole (Wilder, 1951)

V21. Early Summer (Ozu, 1951)

V22. Bellissima (Visconti, 1951)

V23. Le Plaisir (Ophuls, 1952)

V24. The Quiet Man (Ford, 1952)

V25. Julius Caesar (Mankiewicz, 1953)

V26. Shree 420 (Kapoor, 1955)

V27. Written on the Wind (Sirk, 1956)

V28. Kanal (Wajda, 1957)

V29. The Tin Star (Mann, 1957)

V30. Bonjour Tristesse (Preminger, 1958)

V31. The Big Country (Wyler, 1958)

V32. The Hidden Fortress (Kurosawa, 1958)

V33. The Virgin Spring (Bergman, 1960)

V34. Cruel Story of Youth (Oshima, 1960)

V35. Leon Morin, Priest (Melville, 1961)

V36. Charulata (Ray, 1964)

V37. The Pawnbroker (Lumet, 1964)

V38. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pasolini, 1964)

V39. Red Desert (Antonioni, 1964)

V40. Le Bonheur (Varda, 1965)

V41. Juliet of the Spirits (Fellini, 1965)

V42. The Face of Another (Teshigahara, 1966)

V43. Fahrenheit 451 (Truffaut, 1966)

V44. La Collectionneuse (Rohmer, 1967)

V45. Mouchette (Bresson, 1967)

V46. Weekend (Godard, 1967)

V47. Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime (Resnais, 1968)

V48. Antonio das Mortes (Rocha, 1969)

V49. The Last Detail (Ashby, 1973)

V50. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Peckinpah, 1974)

V51. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Herzog, 1974)

V52. Fox and His Friends (Fassbinder, 1975)

V53. Night Moves (Penn, 1975)

V54. Ceddo (Sembene, 1977)

V55. The American Friend (Wenders, 1977)

V56. The Elephant Man (Lynch, 1980)

V57. Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (Kusturica, 1981)

V58. Nostalgia (Tarkovsky, 1983)

V59. The Cotton Club (Coppola, 1984)

V60. Day of the Dead (Romero, 1985)

V61. The Big Blue (Besson, 1988)

V62. Mystery Train (Jarmusch, 1989)

V63. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Allen, 1989)

V64. The Sheltering Sky (Bertolucci, 1990)

V65. Life is Sweet (Leigh, 1990)

V66. Days of Being Wild (Kar-Wei, 1990)

V67. Barton Fink (Coen, 1990)

V68. JFK (Stone, 1991)

V69. The Player (Altman, 1992)

V70. A Few Good Men (Reiner, 1992)

V71. The Remains of the Day (Ivory, 1993)

V72. Brooklyn (Lee, 1994)

V73. The Secret of Roan Inish (Sayles, 1995)

V74. La Ceremonie (Chabrol, 1995)

V75. The Birdcage (Nichols, 1996)

V76. Contact (Zemeckis, 1997)

V77. The Ice Storm (Lee, 1997)

V78. Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, 1999)

V79. Magnolia (Anderson, 1999)

V80. Man on the Moon (Forman, 1999)

V81. Code Unknown (Haneke, 2000)

V82. Traffic (Soderbergh, 2000)

V83. A.I. (Spielberg, 2001)

V84. Memories of Murder (Bong, 2003)

V85. Kill Bill (Tarantino, 2003, 2004)

V86. Bad Education (Almodovar, 2004)

V87. Nobody Knows (Kore-eda, 2004)

V88. House of Flying Daggers (Zhang, 2004)

V89. Syndromes and a Century (Weerasethakul, 2006)

V90. Letters from Iwo Jima (Eastwood, 2006)

V91. 35 Shots of Rum (Denis, 2008)

V92. About Elly (Farhadi, 2009)

V93. Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010)

V94. Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012)

V95. Before Midnight (Linklater, 2013)

V96. Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013)

V97. The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese, 2013)

V98. Birdman (Inarritu, 2014)

V99. Gone Girl (Fincher, 2014)

V100. Interstellar (Nolan, 2014)

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