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There is a newer thread that can be found on THIS LINK. Please post your lists there. Thanks.
Since the Barnes & Noble Criterion sale is coming up, I thought this would serve as a great guide for those looking to check out and/or purchase some titles in the collection.

1. Please rank all of the Criterion feature-length films that you have already seen. Do not simply list them in alphabetical order. The complete list of qualified films can be found here.

2. If you love the film and would recommend it to others, place this smiley --> beside the title. If you didn't like it or thought it was just okay, do not place a smiley beside the title. Each smiley will count as one recommendation.

3. Please do not make multiple lists. Simply edit your original post if you wish to add titles or make changes in your rankings. And since I won't be able to keep track of the thread all the time, please send me a private message (PM) indicating the changes you've made so that I could edit the tally.

4. And last but not the least, please be respectful to other members. This is all for fun and discussion.

There is no deadline for this poll, although it would be best to post your list before the November sale ends. When the next sale comes up, we could bump this thread back up and update it with the future releases.




#1 SEVEN SAMURAI (1954)
Recommendations: 15
(out of 16)
Highest Rank: #1 (four times) | Lowest Rank: #20
IMDb: 8.8 | RT: 100%


Genre: Adventure | Drama
Synopsis: Impressed by his bravery, a group of farmers begs master samurai Kambei (Takashi Shimura) to defend their village from encroaching bandits. Kambei agrees and assembles a group of six other samurai, and together they build a militia with the villagers while the bandits loom nearby.





#2 PATHS OF GLORY (1957)
Recommendations: 12
(out of 14)
Highest Rank: #3 | Lowest Rank: #36
IMDb: 8.6 | RT: 93%


Genre: Drama | War
Synopsis: When French generals order the regiment to carry out what amounts to a suicide mission against heavy German fire, some of the men refuse. But when the army tries three of the soldiers on charges of cowardice, Col. Dax (Kirk Douglas) acts as their defense attorney.





#3 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)
Recommendations: 11 (out of 13)
Highest Rank: #1 | Lowest Rank: #45
IMDb: 8.9 | RT: 100%

Genre: Drama
Synopsis: Knowing full well that a guilty verdict means death, a jury of 12 men (including Jack Warden and Jack Klugman) must decide the fate of an 18-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his father. But only one juror (Henry Fonda) wants to take the time to coolly deliberate the case.





#4 THE WAGES OF FEAR (1953)
Recommendations: 11
(out of 13)
Highest Rank: #2 (two times) | Lowest Rank: #37
IMDb: 8.3 | RT: 100%


Genre: Drama | Thriller
Synopsis: An oil company enlists four destitute drifters -- Mario (Yves Montand), Luigi (Folco Lulli), Bimba (Peter Van Eyck) and Jo (Charles Vanel) -- for a dangerous mission transporting volatile explosives across Central America's treacherous terrain.





#5 YOJIMBO (1961)
Recommendations: 11 (out of 13)
Highest Rank: #2 (two times) | Lowest Rank: #49
IMDb: 8.4 | RT: 97%

Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Synopsis: As two factions of ruthless crime lords battle, masterless samurai Sanjuro Kuwabatake (Toshiro Mifune) secretly convinces each side to hire him as protection against the other.





#6 THE THIN RED LINE (1998)
Recommendations: 11
(out of 15)
Highest Rank: #2 | Lowest Rank: #68
IMDb: 7.6 | RT: 78%


Genre: Drama | War
Synopsis: With narration by Pvt. Witt (Jim Cavaziel), the men of C-Company become a tight-knit group as they each individually face the horrors of war to hold onto a key-positioned airfield.





#7 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (2008)
Recommendations: 11
(out of 17)
Highest Rank: #1 | Lowest Rank: #53
IMDb: 7.9 | RT: 72%


Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Romance
Synopsis: David Fincher directs this Oscar-nominated tale of Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) -- a man who was born old and wrinkled but grows younger as the years go by.





#8 DIABOLIQUE (1955)
Recommendations: 10 (out of 11)
Highest Rank: #3 | Lowest Rank: #38
IMDb: 8.3 | RT: 97%


Genre: Film-Noir | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Synopsis: The ailing spouse (Véra Clouzot) and manhandled mistress (Simone Signoret) of a sadistic boarding school headmaster (Paul Meurisse) plan and execute the man's murder -- but their plan goes haywire when the corpse vanishes.





#9 M (1931)
Recommendations: 10
(out of 13)
Highest Rank: #1 | Lowest Rank: #39
IMDb: 8.6 | RT: 100%


Genre: Thriller
Synopsis: Propelled by a compulsion he can't control, plump pedophile Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) escapes the eye of the law -- but not the wrath of the Berlin underworld being blamed for his crimes.





#10 THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
Recommendations: 10
(out of 13)
Highest Rank: #2 | Lowest Rank: #45
IMDb: 8.2 | RT: 98%


Genre: Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
Synopsis: Bogus "preacher" Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) learns cellmate Ben Harper (Peter Graves) has stashed stolen loot on his property. So after the demented Powell is released, he charms Ben's widow (Shelley Winters) into getting hitched, and in time, only Ben's kids stand between him and the money.





#11 THE THIRD MAN (1949)
Recommendations: 10 (out of 15)
Highest Rank: #1 (three times) | Lowest Rank: #47
IMDb: 8.5 | RT: 100%

Genre: Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller
Synopsis: After arriving in post-World War II Vienna, unemployed pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) learns that his friend Harry (Orson Welles) has died in an accident. Compelled to investigate the death, Holly slowly uncovers startling revelations about Harry's life.





#12 BLOW OUT (1981)
Recommendations: 9
(out of 12)
Highest Rank: #2 | Lowest Rank: #51
IMDb: 7.2 | RT: 90%


Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Synopsis: B-movie soundman Jack Terri (John Travolta) has heard it all in his line of work -- until he accidentally records a murder.





#13 DAZED AND CONFUSED (1993)
Recommendations: 9
(out of 14)
Highest Rank: #2 | Lowest Rank: #63
IMDb: 7.6 | RT: 98%


Genre: Comedy | Drama
Synopsis: Director Richard Linklater's follow-up to Slacker takes an autobiographical look at some Texas teens (including Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey) on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd (Jason London), who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks.





#14 HIGH AND LOW (1963)
Recommendations: 8
(out of 9)
Highest Rank: #1 | Lowest Rank: #56
IMDb: 8.3 | RT: 93%


Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Synopsis: Toshirô Mifune plays a wealthy corporate boss who must choose between saving his company and paying the ransom for his chauffeur's kidnapped child.





#15 SANJURO (1962)
Recommendations: 8
(out of 10)
Highest Rank: #2 | Lowest Rank: #61
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 100%


Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Synopsis: Akira Kurosawa's sequel to Yojimbo is a dark comedy about surly Sanjuro (Toshirô Mifune), a larger-than-life samurai who, adrift in an era of fading tradition and increasing lawlessness, instructs a gang of scheming radicals in samurai wisdom.





#16 BROADCAST NEWS (1987)
Recommendations: 8
(out of 11)
Highest Rank: #1 | Lowest Rank: #55
IMDb: 7.1 | RT: 98%


Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Synopsis: Three ambitious workaholics are set loose in a network TV newsroom, where their professional and personal lives become hopelessly cross-wired.





#17 THE RED SHOES (1948)
Recommendations: 8
(out of 11)
Highest Rank: #3 | Lowest Rank: #53
IMDb: 8.2 | RT: 98%


Genre: Drama | Romance | Music
Synopsis: Fledgling ballerina Victoria (Moira Shearer) falls in love with brilliant composer Julian (Marius Goring) while they collaborate on a ballet that makes her a star.





#18 CHARADE (1963)
Recommendations: 8
(out of 11)
Highest Rank: #7 | Lowest Rank: #67
IMDb: 8.0 | RT: 91%


Genre: Comedy | Mystery | Romance | Thriller
Synopsis: Cary Grant stars as Peter, who may or may not be a flimflam man who aids the recently widowed Regina (Audrey Hepburn) in her mission to recover a fortune hidden by her late husband.





#19 THE 400 BLOWS (1959)
Recommendations: 8 (out of 13)
Highest Rank: #3 | Lowest Rank: #66
IMDb: 8.2 | RT: 100%


Genre: Crime | Drama
Synopsis: After young Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) runs away, life on the streets of Paris leads to nothing but trouble and guilt.





#20 FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1998)
Recommendations: 8 (out of 14)
Highest Rank: #1 (two times) | Lowest Rank: #53
IMDb: 7.6 | RT: 48%

Genre: Adventure | Drama
Synopsis: Director Terry Gilliam's episodic cult favorite chronicles the hallucinogenic misadventures of sportswriter Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his Samoan lawyer, Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro), on a three-day romp from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.





#21 RUSHMORE (1998)
Recommendations: 8 (out of 14)
Highest Rank: #2 | Lowest Rank: #52
IMDb: 7.7 | RT: 87%

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Synopsis: Wunderkind Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman), a sophomore at upscale Rushmore Academy and the president of myriad school clubs, sees his world turn topsy-turvy when he's smitten with widowed first-grade teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). To win her heart, Max enlists the aid of self-made steel magnate and school benefactor Herman J. Blume (Bill Murray), only to end up vying with the millionaire industrialist for Rosemary's affections.





#22 THE SEVENTH SEAL (1957)
Recommendations: 8
(out of 16)
Highest Rank: #3 | Lowest Rank: #46
IMDb: 8.4 | RT: 94%


Genre: Drama | Fantasy
Synopsis: Exhausted and disillusioned, a medieval knight (Max von Sydow) makes the journey home after years of combat in the Crusades. But when the black-robed figure of Death confronts him, the knight challenges him to a game of chess.





#23 THE KILLING (1956)
Recommendations: 7
(out of 10)
Highest Rank: #2 (two times) | Lowest Rank: #42
IMDb: 8.2 | RT: 97%


Genre: Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
Synopsis: Career criminal Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) plans one last heist before settling down to a respectable life with Fay (Colleen Gray). Clay and several cohorts devise a complex racetrack robbery, but inner tensions and bad luck work against them.





#24 KAGEMUSHA (1980)
Recommendations: 7
(out of 10)
Highest Rank: #4 | Lowest Rank: #83
IMDb: 7.9 | RT: 84%


Genre: Drama | History | War
Synopsis: When the leader of the Takeda clan, Lord Shingen (Tatsuya Nakadai), is mortally wounded, he orders that his death be kept secret from his enemies. The clan searches for a "shadow warrior," an exact double, to take his place.





#25 VIDEODROME (1983)
Recommendations: 7
(out of 11)
Highest Rank: #2 | Lowest Rank: #49
IMDb: 7.3 | RT: 80%


Genre: Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Synopsis: Sleazy TV executive Max Renn (James Woods) is looking for cheap, exciting programming for his fly-by-night channel when he fortuitously stumbles across a fuzzy satellite feed showing torture, punishment ... and possibly murder.


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#26 CHUNGKING EXPRESS (1994)
Recommendations: 7
(out of 12)
Highest Rank: #5 (two times) | Lowest Rank: #85
IMDb: 8.0 | RT: 96%


Genre: Comedy | Drama | Mystery | Romance
Synopsis: In the first story, a policeman pines after his former girlfriend and gives himself 30 days to find another woman; in the second story, another policeman catches the eye of an attractive waitress, who's intent on completely rearranging his life.




#27 DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978)
Recommendations: 7
(out of 13)
Highest Rank: #1 (two times) | Lowest Rank: #56
IMDb: 8.0 | RT: 93%


Genre: Drama | Romance
Synopsis: In search of a better life, Bill (Richard Gere) moves his girlfriend Abby (Brooke Adams) and younger sister to the wheat fields of Texas.




#28 REPULSION (1965)
Recommendations: 7
(out of 13)
Highest Rank: #6 | Lowest Rank: #43
IMDb: 7.9 | RT: 100%


Genre: Drama | Horror | Thriller
Synopsis: Roman Polanski directs this truly chilling film that tracks the descent into madness of a fragile, sexually confused beauty parlor worker named Carol (Catherine Deneuve) who succumbs to violent paranoia over the course of a harrowing weekend.




#29 HOUSE (1977)
Recommendations: 7
(out of 14)
Highest Rank: #1 | Lowest Rank: #39
IMDb: 7.4 | RT: 89%


Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
Synopsis: Unaware that evil spirits have taken over her invalid aunt's isolated country house, Oshare (Kimiko Ikegami) and six schoolgirl friends arrive for a visit -- only to face a slew of preposterously freaky events in Nobuhiko Obayashi's 1977 psychedelic nightmare.




#30 CRONOS (1993)
Recommendations: 7 (out of 14)
Highest Rank: #3 | Lowest Rank: #66
IMDb: 6.8 | RT: 91%

Genre: Horror
Synopsis: After an ancient device attaches itself to his body, aging antiques dealer Jesus (Federico Luppi) struggles to cope with an insatiable thirst for human blood, a menacing brute (Ron Perlman) dead set on retrieving the mechanism and the gradual realization that he cannot die.




#31 REVANCHE (2008)
Recommendations: 6
(out of 7)
Highest Rank: #6 | Lowest Rank: #70
IMDb: 7.6 | RT: 96%


Genre: Crime | Drama | Romance | Thriller
Synopsis: In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex (Johannes Krisch) works as an assistant in a brothel, where he falls for Ukrainian hooker Tamara (Irina Potapenko). They hope for escape, but their plans unexpectedly intersect with the lives of a rural cop (Andreas Lust) and his seemingly content wife (Ursula Strauss).




#32 PARIS, TEXAS (1984)
Recommendations: 6
(out of 9)
Highest Rank: #1 | Lowest Rank: #35 (three times)
IMDb: 8.0 | RT: 100%


Genre: Drama
Synopsis: In a quest to rebuild his life and reconnect with his son, Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) -- who's been gone four years -- tries to untangle his thorny past with his wife (Nastassja Kinski).




#33 BOTTLE ROCKET (1996)
Recommendations: 6
(out of 13)
Highest Rank: #1 | Lowest Rank: #84
IMDb: 7.2 | RT: 80%


Genre: Comedy | Crime
Synopsis: After charismatic but naïve Dignan (Owen Wilson) persuades his pals Bob (Robert Musgrave) and Anthony (Luke Wilson) to rob a bookstore, the trio takes it on the lam.




#34 BREATHLESS (1960)
Recommendations: 6
(out of 15)
Highest Rank: #4 | Lowest Rank: #44
IMDb: 7.9 | RT: 96%


Genre: Crime | Drama | Romance
Synopsis: After shooting a cop, young thief Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo) meets and shacks up with Patricia (Jean Seberg), an American who sells the International Herald Tribune on the streets of Paris.




#35 ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 5)
Highest Rank: #3 | Lowest Rank: #33
IMDb: 7.7 | RT: 94%


Genre: Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi | Romance
Synopsis: After finding refuge on an island in the South Seas, shipwrecked sailor Edward Parker learns that Dr. Moreau has been creating beast-like men by cruelly experimenting on the island's animals, and tries to stop him with the help of a panther woman.




#36 LE CERCLE ROUGE (1970)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 6)
Highest Rank: #12 | Lowest Rank: #47
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 95%


Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Synopsis: In French writer-director Jean-Pierre Melville's crime noir classic, a brooding thief named Corey (Alain Delon) and a fearless career criminal named Vogel (Gian Maria Volonte) team up with cop-turned-goon Jansen (Yves Montand) for a hot heist while a straight cop (André Bourvil) stalks them.




#37 AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (1987)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 7)
Highest Rank: #2 | Lowest Rank: #35
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 96%


Genre: Drama | War
Synopsis: As World War II rages on, two students at a boarding school -- the French-Catholic Julien Quintin (Gaspard Manesse) and the Jewish Jean Bonnet (Raphael Fejto) -- form an unlikely friendship in director Louis Malle's powerfully moving drama based on events from his own life.




#38 LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (1961)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 8)
Highest Rank: #1 | Lowest Rank: #56
IMDb: 7.8 | RT: 95%


Genre: Drama | Mystery | Romance
Synopsis: At a lavish European hotel, a handsome stranger tries to convince a lovely young woman that they had a passionate affair a year ago. When she claims not to remember him, he keeps trying to convince her, weaving a story that mixes memory and fantasy.




#39 SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 8)
Highest Rank: #2 | Lowest Rank: #57
IMDb: 8.2 | RT: 98%


Genre: Drama | Film-Noir
Synopsis: Walter Winchell-style columnist J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) uses his power to steamroll both friends and enemies.




#40 THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (1991)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 8)
Highest Rank: #4 (two times) | Lowest Rank: #33
IMDb: 7.8 | RT: 85%


Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Music | Romance
Synopsis: Irene Jacob stars in a dual role as Polish singer Weronika and French music teacher Veronique -- two women who share a deeply haunting emotional bond, though neither is consciously aware of the other's existence.




#41 BLACK NARCISSUS (1947)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 8)
Highest Rank: #5 | Lowest Rank: #67
IMDb: 8.0 | RT: 100%


Genre: Drama
Synopsis: Secular matters consume five missionary nuns who head to the Himalayas to establish an Anglican school.




#42 MODERN TIMES (1936)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 9)
Highest Rank: #3 | Lowest Rank: #60
IMDb: 8.5 | RT: 100%


Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Synopsis: The Little Tramp shuffles bravely forward into a maze of technology and the rapidly changing shape of society.




#43 FISH TANK (2009)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 9)
Highest Rank: #3 | Lowest Rank: #64
IMDb: 7.4 | RT: 90%


Genre: Drama
Synopsis: The life of hot-tempered teen outcast Mia (Katie Jarvis) takes an unexpected turn when her mother, Joanne (Kierston Wareing), brings home a handsome and mysterious boyfriend named Connor (Michael Fassbender), who pledges to bring sweeping positive changes to the household.




#44 KISS ME DEADLY (1955)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 9)
Highest Rank: #4 | Lowest Rank: #50
IMDb: 7.7 | RT: 97%


Genre: Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller
Synopsis: Shortly after sleazy detective Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker) picks up a scantily clad hitchhiker (Cloris Leachman), his car is forced over a cliff. He awakens from unconsciousness to find his passenger dead -- but it wasn't the fall that killed her.




#45 EASY RIDER (1969)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 9)
Highest Rank: #5 | Lowest Rank: #64
IMDb: 7.3 | RT: 87%


Genre: Crime | Drama
Synopsis: With cash from a cocaine sale, freewheelers Billy and Wyatt hop on their motorcycles and ride across America toward New Orleans. Along the way, they add boozy lawyer George to their trouble-finding, society-questioning entourage.




#46 THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 10)
Highest Rank: #5 | Lowest Rank: #49
IMDb: 8.4 | RT: 95%


Genre: Comedy | Drama | War
Synopsis: In this prescient twist on the immortal prince-and-the-pauper tale, Charlie Chaplin plays polar-opposite dual roles: look-alikes Adenoid Hynkel -- Tomania's anti-Semitic ruler -- and an amnesiac Jewish barber.




#47 THE LAST EMPEROR (1987)
Recommendations: 5
(out of 11)
Highest Rank: #6 | Lowest Rank: #87
IMDb: 7.8 | RT: 91%


Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Synopsis: Recounting the last years of China's Ching Dynasty through flashbacks and flash-forwards, this Oscar-winning epic charts the life of Pu Yi (John Lone) -- who ascended the throne at age 3 -- from coddled aristocrat to enlightened insurgent to ordinary citizen.




#48 PLAY TIME (1967)
Recommendations: 4
(out of 8)
Highest Rank: #1 | Lowest Rank: #57
IMDb: 7.9 | RT: 100%


Genre: Comedy
Synopsis: Tati plays Monsieur Hulot, a Parisian who's befuddled by the changes he witnesses in his beloved city, which has grown increasingly touristy.




#49 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1946)
Recommendations: 4
(out of 9)
Highest Rank: #8 | Lowest Rank: #65
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 95%


Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Romance
Synopsis: Lost in the woods, a hapless merchant is captured and held prisoner in the castle of a beastlike man (Jean Marais), who vows to kill the merchant unless he's replaced by one of his daughters. The lovely Belle (Josette Day) gives herself up to save her father. But before long, she finds the beauty hiding inside her grotesque captor.




#50 STAGECOACH (1939)
Recommendations: 4
(out of 9)
Highest Rank: #9 | Lowest Rank: #58
IMDb: 8.0 | RT: 100%


Genre: Western
Synopsis: With rumors buzzing about a potential Indian raid, a mélange of troubled passengers climbs aboard the Overland Stage headed for Lordsburg. En route they run into the Ringo Kid (John Wayne), a notorious outlaw who's bolted from jail seeking vengeance on the men who framed him for murder.

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4 Recommendations
#51. THE DARJEELING LIMITED (out of 12)
#52. 8 ½ (out of 13)

3 Recommendations
#53. CARLOS (out of 3)
#54. MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE (out of 4)
#55. HARAKIRI (out of 4)
#56. EVERLASTING MOMENTS (out of 4)
#57. AMARCORD (out of 5)
#58. IF.... (out of 5)
#59. 3 WOMEN (out of 6)
#60. HOWARDS END (out of 6)
#61. CRUMB (out of 6)
#62. PIERROT LE FOU (out of 6)
#63. VIVRE SA VIE (out of 6)
#64. FIVE EASY PIECES (out of 6)
#65. BIGGER THAN LIFE (out of 6)
#66. THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (out of 6)
#67. THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (out of 8)
#68. MY LIFE AS A DOG (out of 8)
#69. HUNGER (out of 8)
#70. WINGS OF DESIRE (out of 8)
#71. WALKABOUT (out of 10)

2 Recommendations
#72. THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE (out of 2)
#73. LEON MORIN, PRIEST (out of 2)
#74. SECRET SUNSHINE (out of 3)
#75. CLOSE-UP (out of 3)
#76. STILL WALKING (out of 3)
#77. ZAZIE DANS LE METRO (out of 3)
#78. LIFE DURING WARTIME (out of 3)
#79. PALE FLOWER (out of 3)
#80. BLACK MOON (out of 3)
#81. HEAD (out of 4)
#82. YI YI (out of 4)
#83. THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (out of 4)
#84. WHITE MATERIAL (out of 4)
#85. ARMY OF SHADOWS (out of 4)
#86. RED DESERT (out of 4)
#87. SUMMER HOURS (out of 4)
#88. FOR ALL MANKIND (out of 5)
#89. A CHRISTMAS TALE (out of 5)
#90. GIMME SHELTER (out of 5)
#91. THE LEOPARD (out of 6)
#92. CHE (out of 6)
#93. MYSTERY TRAIN (out of 6)
#94. SOMETHING WILD (out of 7)
#95. NAKED (out of 8)
#96. RIDE WITH THE DEVIL (out of 8)
#97. GOMORRAH (out of 8)
#98. SOLARIS (out of 9)
#99. ANTICHRIST (out of 10)

1 Recommendation
#100. KURONEKO (out of 1)
#101. SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT (out of 1)
#102. THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK (out of 1)
#103. THE MUSIC ROOM (out of 2)
#104. EL NORTE (out of 2)
#105. THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN (out of 2)
#106. FANNY AND ALEXANDER (out of 3)
#107. THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS (out of 3)
#108. THE NAKED KISS (out of 3)
#109. THE RULES OF THE GAME (out of 3)
#110. SENSO (out of 3)
#111. THREE COLORS: RED (out of 4)
#112. THREE COLORS: BLUE (out of 4)
#113. THREE COLORS: WHITE (out of 4)
#114. MONTEREY POP (out of 4)
#115. THE LAST METRO (out of 4)
#116. THE MAGICIAN (out of 4)
#117. KES (out of 5)
#118. FAT GIRL (out of 5)
#119. TOPSY-TURVY (out of 5)
#120. SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM (out of 6)
#121. SHOCK CORRIDOR (out of 6)

No Recommendations
#122. CUL-DE-SAC (out of 1)
#123. ORPHEUS (out of 1)
#124. SWEETIE (out of 1)
#125. BLACK ORPHEUS (out of 2)
#126. IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES (out of 2)
#127. DRIVE, HE SAID (out of 2)
#128. A SAFE PLACE (out of 2)
#129. LOLA MONTES (out of 2)
#130. INSIGNIFICANCE (out of 3)
#131. MONSOON WEDDING (out of 4)
#132. ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS (out of 6)

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1. Play Time
2. Howards End
3. Last Year at Marienbad
4. The Thin Red Line
5. The 400 Blows
6. The Third Man
7. Black Narcissus
8. Wings of Desire
9. Revanche
10. Fish Tank
11. 12 Angry Men
12. El Norte
13. Paris Texas
14. The Seventh Seal
15. The Leopard
16. Everlasting Moments
17. Gomorrah
18. Repulsion
19. Seven Samurai
20. Walkabout
21. 8 1/2
22. A Christmas Tale
23. The Last Emperor
24. Paths of Glory
25. Beauty and the Beast
26. Antichrist
27. Chungking Express
28. Summer Hours
29. Cronos
30. Hunger
31. Kagemusha
32. Monsoon Wedding
33. House
34. Che
35. Days of Heaven
36. Sweet Smell of Success
37. Wages of Fear
38. Night of the Hunter
39. Bottle Rocket
40. Ride With The Devil
41. White Material
42. Red Desert
43. The Man Who Fell To Earth
44. Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
45. Vivre Sa Vie
46. The Darjeeling Limited
47. Pierrot Le Fou
48. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:36 AM   #5
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You've seen Bottle Rocket and Darjeeling but not Rushmore? You gotta check it out sometime, Surf. It's one of Anderson's best.
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1.) M
2.) Sweet Smell of Success
3.) Paths of Glory
4.) Videodrome
5.) The Night of the Hunter
6.) Solaris
7.) The Third Man
8.) Blow Out
9.) Kiss Me Deadly
10.) The Killing
11.) Topsy-Turvy
12.) The Thin Red Line
13.) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
14.) The Wages of Fear
15.) Seven Samurai
16.) The Man Who Fell to Earth
17.) Yojimbo
18.) High and Low
19.) Five Easy Pieces
20.) Crumb
21.) 12 Angry Men
22.) House
23.) Broadcast News
24.) The Darjeeling Limited
25.) Beauty and the Beast
26.) The Seventh Seal
27.) Diabolique
28.) Rushmore
29.) The Red Shoes
30.) Bottle Rocket
31.) The Battle of Algiers
32.) Carlos
33.) The Rules of the Game
34.) Charade
35.) If....
36.) For All Mankind
37.) Breathless
38.) Sanjuro
39.) Kagemusha
40.) Le Cercle Rouge
41.) Che
42.) Gomorrah
43.) Days of Heaven
44.) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
45.) The Leopard
46.) The Great Dictator
47.) Shock Corridor
48.) Wings of Desire
49.) Easy Rider
50.) 8 1/2
51.) Antichrist
52.) Ride with the Devil
53.) Cronos
54.) The 400 Blows
55.) Robinson Crusoe on Mars
56.) Last Year at Marienbad
57.) Dazed and Confused
58.) Stagecoach
59.) The Last Emperor
60.) Modern Times
61.) Walkabout
62.) Something Wild
63.) Howards End
64.) My Life as a Dog
65.) Fat Girl



Ranked them in order that I like them. Did not recommend some I like because they may not be for everyone, it would be presuming a lot to recommend someone The Man Who Fell to Earth, for example.

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bluesparrow, please rank the ones you've seen for the tally later. Thanks.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:12 AM   #9
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You've seen Bottle Rocket and Darjeeling but not Rushmore? You gotta check it out sometime, Surf. It's one of Anderson's best.
yes, you're right, I need to check Rushmore out. I just can't seem to get into Anderson's films (a.k.a Godard syndrome)
Hopefully I"ll like Rushmore.
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B
Bottle Rocket
Breathless

C
Chungking Express [sorry i love this movie]

D
Diabolique

H
High and Low

K
Kiss Me Deadly

M
M

R
Repulsion

S
Seven Samurai
Sweet Smell of Success

T
The 400 Blows
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Killing
The Last Emperor
The Night of the Hunter
The Seventh Seal
The Third Man

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:18 AM   #11
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Cinemach and enzolt, please rank only the Criterions that you've seen (and only the ones released in blu-ray; see the list on the second post). The reason is so that I could tally the peak rankings and number of votes for the results. Thanks.
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I would like to start by saying that I liked every film on the list here. The ones with a thumbs up are my favorites.

1. 3 Women
2. The 400 Blows
3. 8 1/2
4. America Lost & Found: The BBS Story
- Head
- Easy Rider
- Five Easy Pieces
- The Last Picture Show
- Drive He Said
- A Safe Place
- The King Of Marvin Gardens
5. Antichrist
6. Army Of Shadows
7. Au revoir les enfants
8. Bigger Than Life
9. Black Moon
10. Black Narcissus
11. Blow Out
12. Bottle Rocket
13. Breathless
14. By Brakhage
15. Le Cercle Rouge
16. Charade
17. Chungking Express
18. Cronos
19. Crumb
20. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
21. The Darjeeling Limited
22. Days Of Heaven
23. Diabolique
24. Everlasting Moments
25. Fat Girl
26. Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
27. Fish Tank
28. For All Mankind
29. The Great Dictator
30. House
31. Hunger
32. Insignificance
33. Kes
34. Kiss Me Deadly
35. Last Year At Marienbad
36. M
37. The Magician
38. Modern Times
39. Mystery Train
40. Naked
41. The Night of The Hunter
42. El Norte
43. Pale Flower
44. Parix Texas
45. Paths Of Glory
46. Play Time
46. The Red Shoes
47. Revanche
48. Robinson Crusoe On Mars
49. Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter
50. Seven Samurai
51. The Seventh Seal
52. Shock Corridor
53. Solaris
54. Sweet Smell Of Success
55. The Thin Red Line
56. Videodrome
57. Walkabout
58. Wings Of Desire
59. Yi Yi
60. Yojimbo/Sanjuro
- Yojimbo
- Sanjuro
61. Zazie dans le Metro

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1. High and low
2. Seven samurai
3. Chungking express
4. Blow out
5. Bottle rocket
6. Cronos
7. Merry christmas mr lawrence
8. Thin red line
9.charade
10. Fear and loathing in las vegas
11. Darjeeling limited
12. Kagemusha
13. Man who fell to earth
14. Last emperor
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:29 PM   #14
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So the list is blu rays released between 2008 and 2011 not when the movies were actually made.

Also if I haven't seen the actual Criterion release but have seen a regular release of it can I still make a recommendation? Like say for Fear and Loathing, I have the regular but have not seen the Criterion (well on blu anyways I have the dvd).
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:49 PM   #15
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Cinemach and enzolt, please rank only the Criterions that you've seen (and only the ones released in blu-ray; see the list on the second post). The reason is so that I could tally the peak rankings and number of votes for the results. Thanks.
I've seen all of those that I've listed...

But I'll re-format my list and take away the non-blu ones. I thought you meant ALL Criterions - DVDs are half-price during the sale, too, and people may want to pick some of those up as well as some OOP titles that are still in-stock (or can be found on the side). I figured this could also be used as a general recommendation thread for Criterion titles.

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Bolded titles I own, Italics, ordered/preordered. Thumbs up are what I think are great releases, and most of my rankings are equal, which is why I didn't add a number rank.

1.Head
2.Yojimbo
2.The Leopard
2.The Night of the Hunter
3.Black Narcissus

3.12 Angry Men
3.Charade
4.The Seventh Seal
5.Five Easy Pieces
5.Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
6.Bigger Than Life

6.Kuroneko
6.Sanjuro
7.Diabolique
7.Harakiri
7.High and Low
7.Seven Samurai
8.House
8.Howards End
8.Sweet Smell of Success
8.The King of Marvin Gardens
8.The Complete Monterey Pop
9.The Killing
10.Kagemusha

10.The Wages of Fear
11.Naked
12.Pale Flower
13.Paths of Glory
14.Pierrot le Fou
15.8 1/2
15.Gimme Shelter
16.If....

17.Island of Lost Souls
17.Senso
18.Au Revoir Les Enfants

19.Kiss Me Deadly
19.Repulsion
20.Something Wild
21.Blow Out
22.Broadcast News
22.Zazie dans le Metro

23.Lola Montes
24.Topsy-Turvy

25.Stagecoach
26.The Last Picture Show
27.The Great Dictator
28.Easy Rider
29.Shock Corridor
30.The Naked Kiss
31.Modern Times
32.Solaris
33.Rushmore
33.The Red Shoes
34.Mystery Train
35.The Last Emperor
36.Days of Heaven
37.Play Time
38.Kes
39.Drive, He Said
40.3 Women
41.Insignificance
42.Black Moon
43.A Safe Place

Not sure of how much of a help I'll be.

Edit: As I said, I don't assign number ranks because too many of my titles are of equal merit. I think just by going by the smilies should be more than enough, as you can tally which releases have the most.

You have the BBS set split up, and they aren't available separately. You're also not looking at Monterey Pop as two separate films, as that set is available separately.

Also, you really shouldn't be counting OOP titles like The Third Man, as they're most definitely not a part of this sale, and I though that the purpose of this was to help people buy titles for the current sale.

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Old 11-01-2011, 04:43 PM   #17
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We don't have Criterion collections over here

Out of the list I've only seen:

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Kes
The Seventh Seal
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Are you counting the newer releases as well? Anyway:

House(Two Thumbs Up)
Godzilla
Yojimbo
Sanjuro
Antichrist
Seven Samurai
The Curious of Benjamin Button
High and Low

The rest, I haven't seen before.

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Here's the list [of at least what I can remember]:

01. The Last Picture Show
02. The Darjeeling Limited
03. Pierrot le Fou
04. Vivre sa Vie
05. Easy Rider
06. Days of Heaven
07. Five Easy Pieces
08. Hunger
09. Paths of Glory
10. Play Time
11. Bottle Rocket
12. Breathless
13. Amarcord
14. 8 1/2
15. The Killing
16. Paris, Texas
17. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
18. Fish Tank
19. Che
20. 12 Angry Men
21. Dazed and Confused
22. High and Low
23. Kagemusha
24. Yojimbo
25. Sanjuro
26. The Thin Red Line
27. The 400 Blows
28. Rushmore
29. The Wages of Fear
30. Videodrome
31. M
32. Head
33. Ride with the Devil
34. Chungking Express
35. Red Desert
36. The Man Who Fell to Earth
37. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
38. Le Cercle Rouge
39. Life During Wartime
40. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
41. The Last Emperor
42. The Third Man
43. The Seventh Seal
44. Blow Out
45. A Christmas Tale
46. Antichrist
47. Gomorrah

Keep an open mind!
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1) Paris, Texas
2) Blow Out
3) Videodrome
4) 12 Angry Men
5) Dazed and Confused
6) Curious Case of Benjamin Button
7) Fish Tank
8) Hunger
9) Paths of Glory
10) Repulsion
11) Thin Red Line
12) Fear and Loathing in LV
13) M
14) Bottle Rocket
15) Che
16) Seventh Seal
17) Something Wild
18) Yi Yi
19) The 400 Blows
20) Cronos
21) Broadcast News
22) Shock Corridor
23) Naked

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