Movie Archives

The most basic principles of decision-making in Economics are the trade-off and the opportunity cost. There is a reason why classics are classics. They have survived through time and people. Also, there are hidden gems among a pile of junk.

The movies in the following list are my subjective suggestions. At least, you will not regret your invested time. Also, my low ratings (1/5 or 2/5) do not mean the films of those ratings are really bad. I already eliminated terrible movies that are not worth of your precious time.

Please enjoy your movie time!

Ratings

Must See
Excellent
Good
OK
So So

A

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
A Brighter Summer Day1991Edward YangChang Chen, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang48.4/10
A Touch of Sin (天注定)2013Zhangke JiaWu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao, Lanshan Luo37.1/10
After Life1998Hirokazu KoreedaArata Iura, Erika Oda37.6/10

B

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Bacurau2019Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça FilhoBárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira37.4/10
Beyond the Hills2012Cristian MungiuCosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur27.5/10
BirdMan2014Alejandro G. IñárrituMichael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton27.7/10
Black Christmas1974Bob ClarkOlivia Hussey, Keir Dullea37.2/10
Bright Future2002Kiyoshi KurosawaJoe Odagiri, Tadanobu Asano, Tatsuya Fuji36.8/10

C

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Children of Men2006Alfonso CuarónClive Owen, Julianne Moore37.9/10
Creepy2016Kiyoshi KurosawaHidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Takeuchi, Toru Baba26.3/10
Cure1997Kiyoshi KurosawaMasato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho37.5/10

D

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Dheepan2015Jacques AudiardJesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby27.2/10

E

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
East of Eden1955Elia KazanJames Dean, Raymond Massey37.9/10

F

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Fame1980Alan ParkerEddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri26.6/10

G

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Ghost World2001Terry ZwigoffThora Birch, Scarlett Johansson37.3/10
Gravity2013Alfonso CuarónSandra Bulloc, kGeorge Clooney37.7/10

H

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Hakuchi (The Idiot)1951Akira KurosawaSetsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshirô Mifune47.2/10
Happy Hour2015Ryûsuke HamaguchiSachie Tanaka, Hazuki Kikuchi, Maiko Mihara, Rira Kawamura37.4/10
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer1986John McNaughtonMichael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles27.0/10
The Hidden Fortress1958Akira KurosawaToshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki48.1/10
High and Low1963Akira KurosawaToshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai48.4/10
Hiroshima Mon Amour1959Alain ResnaisEmmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada27.9/10

I

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Ikiru1952Akira KurosawaTakashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko48.3/10
I Live in Fear1955Akira KurosawaToshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki37.3/10

J

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal AkermanDelphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte47.8/10

L

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Last Train from Gun Hill1959John SturgesKirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn17.3/10
Last Year at Marienbad1961Alain ResnaisDelphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff27.8/10

M

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Madadayo1993Akira KurosawaTatsuo Matsumura, Hisashi Igawa, George Tokoro27.3/10
Milyang (Secret Sunshine)2007Chang-dong LeeJeon Do-yeon, Kang-ho Song27.5/10

N

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Nightmare Alley1947Edmund GouldingTyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray36.9/10
No Regrets for Our Youth1946Akira KurosawaSetsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjirô Ôkôchi37.1/10

O

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Old Joy2006Kelly ReichardtDaniel London, Will Oldham26.8/10
One Wonderful Sunday1947Akira KurosawaIsao Numasa, kiChieko Nakakita47.2/10

R

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Rashomon1950Akira KurosawaToshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô58.2/10
Rear Window1954Alfred HitchcockJames Stewart, Grace Kelly48.5/10
Revanche2008Götz SpielmannJohannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Ursula Strauss37.5/10

S

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Sanjuro1962Akira KurosawaToshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai48.1/10
Scandal1950Akira KurosawaToshirô Mifune, Shirley Yamaguchi, Yôko Katsuragi37.2/10
Scrooge1970Ronald NeameAlbert Finney17.5/10
Seven Samurai1954Akira KurosawaToshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima58.6/10
Solaris1972Andrei TarkovskyDonatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk48.0/10
Spartacus1960Stanley KubrickKirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons57.9/10
Stalker1979Andrei TarkovskyAleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Alisa Freyndlikh58.1/10

T

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Teret (The Load)2018Ognjen GlavonicLeon Lucev, Pavle Cemerikic26.6/10
The Bad Sleep Well1960Akira KurosawaToshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa48.0/10
The Last Seduction1994John DahlLinda Fiorentino27.1/10
The Lord of the Rings2001, 2002, 2003 Peter JacksonElijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom58.8/10, 8.7/10, 8.9/10
Thelma2017Joachim TrierEili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins17.0/10
The Revenant2015Alejandro G. IñárrituLeonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter28.0/10
Throne of Blood1957Akira KurosawaToshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada48.1/10
Two Weeks in Another Town1962Vincente MinnelliKirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse26.5/10

V

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Vertigo1958Alfred HitchcockJames StewartKim Novak48.3/10

W

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Watership Down1978Martin Rosen47.6/10
Woman in the Dunes1964Hiroshi TeshigaharaEiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida58.5/10

Y

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Yojimbo1961Akira KurosawaToshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai48.2/10

Z

TitleYearDirectorCastMy RatingIMDb Rating
Zodiac2007David FincherJake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo27.7/10
Zombi Child2019Bertrand BonelloLouise Labeque, Wislanda Louimat16.0/10