CounterPunch’s 100 Favorite Films

by Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair






































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































The
39 Steps


Alfred Hitchcock

1935

 

 

The 400 Blows

François Truffaut

1959


 
1900

Bernardo Bertolucci

1977

 
A
Condemned Man Escaped


Robert Bresson

1956

 
My
Night At Maud’s


Eric Rohmer

1969

 
The
Agony and The Ecstasy


Carol Reed

1965


 

 
 Aguirre:
Wrath of God


Werner Herzog

1972

 
Anatomy
of a Murder


Otto Preminger

1959

 
And
God Created…Woman


Roger Vadim

1956

 
Badlands

Terence Malick

1973

 
The
Bank Dick


Eddie Cline/WC Fields

1940

 
Battle
of Algiers


Gillo Pontecorvo

1966 

 
Battleship
Potemkin


Sergei Eisenstein 

 
Beat
the Devil


John Huston 

1951

 
Belle
de Jour


Luis Buñuel

1967

 
Behind
the Green Door


1972

The
Big Sleep


Howard Hawks

1946

 
The
Birds


Alfred Hitchcock 

1963

 
Black
Orpheus


Marcel Camus

1958 

 
The
Blue Angel


Josef von Sternberg

1930

Blue
Velvet


David Lynch 

1986

Bob
le Flambeur


Jean-Pierre Melville

1955

 
Body
and Soul


Robert Rossen /

Abraham Polonski

1947

 
The
Bride of Frankenstein


James Whale

1935

 
Carry on Up the Kyber   
Cat
People


Jacques Tourneur

1943

 
Celine
and Julie Go Boating


Jacques Rivette

1974

 
Chinatown

Roman Polanski

1974

 
Closely
Watched Trains


Jiri Menzel

1966

 

The Conformist

Bernardo Bertolucci 

1971
 

[Not available]


 
Detour

Edgar Ulmer 

1946

 
The
Devil In Miss Jones 


1972

 
Dr.
Strangelove


Stanley Kubrick

1964

 
Duck
Soup


Leo McCarey

1933

 
F
For Fake


Orson Welles 

1975

 
Floating
Weeds


Yasujiru Ozu 

1959

 
Freaks

Todd Browning

1932

 
From
Russia With Love


Terrence Young

1963

 
Fury

Fritz Lang

1936

 

Gap-Toothed Women

Les Blank

1987 

[Not available]


 
Gold
and Diamond Mines of South Africa


Edison and Company

1917 

 
The
Girl Can’t Help It


Frank Tashlin

1956
 

 

Greed

Erich von Stroheim

1924

[Not available]


 

Gun Crazy

Joseph L. Lewis

1949

[Not available]


 
Hairspray

John Waters

1988

 
Hamlet

Grigori Kozintsev

1964

 Not Available
High
and Low


Akira Kurosawa

1962

 
History
Is Made At Night


Frank Borzage

1937

 
The
Hustler


Robert Rossen 

1961

 
Image
of an Assassination


Abraham Zapruder 

1963

 
In
a Lonely Place


Nicholas Ray

1950

 
In
the Garden of the Finzi-Continis


Vitorrio de Sica

1971

 
Jazz
on a Summer Day


Bert Stern

1959

 
Jekyll
and Hyde


Rouben Mamoulian

1932

 
Johnny
Guitar


Nicholas Ray 

1954

 
Kanal

Andrei Wadja

1957

 

King Lear

Peter Brook 

1971

[Not available]


 
Kiss
Me Deadly


Robert Aldrich 

1955

 
Kon-Tiki

Thor Heyerdahl

1951 

 
The
Lady Eve


Preston Sturges

1941

 
Last
Tango in Paris


Bernardo Bertolucci

1973

 
L’Atalante

Jean Vigo

1932 

 
L’Avventura

Michelangelo Antonioni

1962 

 
La
Marseillaise


Jean Renoir

1937

 
Le
Samourai


Jean-Pierre Melville 

1967

 
Lola
Montes


Max Ophuls

1955

 
Les
Bonnes Femmes


Claude Chabrol

1960

 
Life
of Oharu


Kenji Mizoguchi

1952

 
Lucifier
Rising


Kenneth Anger

1986 

 
M

Fritz Lang

1931

 
Man
With a Movie Camera


Dziga Vertov

1929

 
The
Ministry of Fear


Fritz Lang 

1944
 

 
The
Miracle of Morgan’s Creek


Preston Sturges

1944

 
Modern
Times


Charles Chaplin

1936

 
Nanook
of the North


Robert Flaherty

1922

 
Night
and Fog


Alain Resnais

1955

 
Night
of the Hunter


Charles Laughton 

1955

 
The
Nutty Professor


Jerry Lewis

1963
 

 
Oedipus
Rex


Pier Paolo Pasolini 

1967

 
Once
Upon a Time in the West


Sergio Leone 

1968

 
Ordet

Carl Dreyer 

1955

 
Ossessione

Luchino Visconti 

1942

 
Pandora’s
Box


G.W. Pabst

1928

 
The
Passion of Joan d’Arc


Carl Dreyer 

1928

 
The
Piano


Jane Campion

1993

 
Pickup
on South Street


Samuel Fuller 

1953

 
Pierrot
Le Fou


Jean-Luc Godard

1965

 
Point
of Order 


Emile di Antonio

1964

 
The
Producers


Mel Brooks

1968
 

 
Purple
Noon


René Clement 

1960

 
Red
Desert


Michelangelo Antonioni 

1964

 
Repo
Man


Alex Cox

1984

 

Richard
Pryor Live In Concert 

Jeff Margolis / Richard Pryor

1979


 
Rodney King Beating Videotape

George Halliday

March 3, 1991 

 
Rome:
Open City


Roberto Rossellini 

1945

 
Rules
of the Game


Jean Renoir 

1939

 

Safety Last

Sam Taylor / Harold Lloyd

1923 

[Not available]


 

Salo: The 120 Days of Sodom

Pier Paolo Pasolini 

1975

[Not available]


 
Satan’s
Brew


Rainier Werner Fassbinder

1976 

 
Stray
Dog


Akira Kurosawa

1964

 

Shoeshine

Vittorio de Sica

1947

[Not Available]


 

The Silent World

Jacques Cousteau /

Louis Malle

1957 

[Not Available]


 
The
Sorrow and the Pity


Marcel Ophuls

1971

 
Spartacus

Stanley Kubrick

1960

 
Strike!

Sergei Eisenstein

1925

 
Summer
With Monika


Ingmar Bergman

1952

 

Sunrise

FW Murnau 

1927

[Not Available]


 
Sweet
Smell of Success


Alexander Mackendrick 

1957

 
Sherlock
Jr.


Buster Keaton

1924

 
Tabu

Robert Flaherty/FW Murnau 

1931

 

Tomb of Ligeia

Roger Corman

1964 

[Not Available]


 
Touch of Evil

Orson Welles

1958

 
Trash

Paul Morrisey/Andy Warhol 

1970

 
Un
Chien Andalou


Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali

1928

 
Viridiana

Luis Buñuel

1961

 
Wages
of Fear


Henri-Georges Clouzot

1953

 
Walkabout

Nicholas Roeg

1971

 
Week-End

Jean-Luc Godard

1967

 
White
Heat


Raoul Walsh

1949

 
The
Wild Bunch


Sam Peckinpah

1969

 
Written
on the Wind


Douglas Sirk

1956

 

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