World’s Best Films

179 Titles Proposed by Felix Aeppli

Ph.D. & Expert on Contemporary Artistic Media, CH-8055 Zurich / Switzerland

Last Update:  November 27, 2016

 

TITLE YEAR CTRY DIRECTOR MEDIUM SOURCE MINS
*** Desert Island Kit ***





Greed 1924 us Stroheim, Erich von [Arte TV] c37.0°/dvd-r 233
Letzte Mann, Der 1924 d Murnau, Friedrich Wilhelm Kino Video K206 [1] / Transit 4989 [2] c12.0°/DVD 91
Chien andalou, Un 1929 f Buñuel, Luis Classic Film Collection IVCF-2054 [2 Japan] / Transflux Films [1] / Editions Montparnasse [2] c16.3°/DVD 16
Règle du jeu, La 1939 f Renoir, Jean Montparnasse no cat. nr. [2/3/4/5/6] c21.0°/DVD 110
Citizen Kane 1941 us Welles, Orson Warner Bros. T6565 [1] / ArtHaus D 1899 [2] / Universal 051894 2 [2] Universal 829 109 6 [B] c51.0°/DVD/Blu-ray 119
Tokyo monogatari [東京物語 / Tokyo Story] 1953 jap Ozu, Yasujirô Criterion Collection 217 [1] / Trigon 7 [A/B/C] c44.0°/DVD/Blu-ray 137
Smultronstället 1957 s Bergman, Ingmar Criterion Collection 139 [1] c65.0°/DVD 88
Zerkalo [The Mirror / Le mirroir] 1975 su Tarkovski, Andrej Kino Video K150 [1] / Mk2 EDV 1264 [2] / Trigon 9 [A/B/C] c53.0°/DVD/Blu-ray 106
** Classics **





Rapsodia satanica 1915/1917 i Oxilia, Nino [YT] mp4 44
Broken Blossoms 1919 us Griffith, David Wark Image Ent ID4720DS [1] c02.2°/DVD 70
Circus, The 1928 us Chaplin, Charles Warner Bros. Mk2 Z31 37644 [2] d45.1°/DVD 65
M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder 1931 d Lang, Fritz Criterion Collection 30 [1] / Ufa Klassiker 74321 95764 9 [2] c27.0°/DVD 107
Boudu, sauvé des eaux 1932 f Renoir, Jean Optimum Releasing OPTD0021 [2] / Pathé Classique BFRS 1889148 [2] c95.1°/DVD 80
L & H: Music Box, The 1932 us Parrott, James Kinowelt 500120 ("Big Business" DVD) d11.1°/"Universal/14" DVD 20
Zéro de conduite 1933 f Vigo, Jean Gaumont DVD GC678 [2] c07.2°/DVD 43
Big Sleep, The 1946 us Hawks, Howard Warner Bros. 65026 [1] c28.0°/DVD 116
Touch of Evil 1958 us Welles, Orson Universal 20470 [1] / Universal 820 780 3 [2] d02.0°/DVD 110
Apur sansar [The World of Apu] 1959 ind Ray, Satyajit Columbia TriStar 01808 [1] c97.1°/DVD 106
Gattopardo, Il 1963 i Visconti, Luchino Medusa MD84124 [2] c52.0°/DVD 180
Deserto rosso, Il 1964 i Antonioni, Michelangelo Image Ent ID4780SI [1] / Arthaus 501383 [2] / BFIB 1002 [B] c25.0°/DVD/Blu-ray 112
Prima della rivoluzione 1964 i Bertolucci, Bernardo Ripley's Home Video 02887 [2] d35.0°/DVD 109
Masculin - féminin 1966 f, s Godard, Jean-Luc Criterion Collection 308 [1] c67.0°/DVD 105
Ostre sledované vlaky [Closely Observed Trains] 1966 cssr Menzel, Jiří Criterion Collection 131 [1] / Arrow Academy FCD1151 [A/B/C] c48.0°/DVD/Blu-ray 92
Sedmirkráský [Daisies / Tausendschönchen] 1967 cssr Chytilová, Věra Facets Video [1?] DVD 74
Rosemary's Baby 1968 us Polanski, Roman Paramount 06831 [1] c20.0°/DVD 129
Go-Between, The 1970 gb Losey, Joseph Optimum Classic OPDT0709 [2] c17.0°/DVD 113
Last Picture Show, The 1971 us Bogdanovich, Peter Columbia TriStar 50429 [1] d30.0°/DVD 113
Last Tango in Paris 1972 f, i Bertolucci, Bernardo MGM 906570 [1] c94.0°/DVD 123
Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania 1972 us Mekas, Jonas Agnes B / Re:voir [2] d81.0°/DVD 82
Maman et la putain, La 1973 f Eustache, Jean [Arte TV] c86.0°/dvd-r from vhs 209
Prima Angelica, La 1973 e Saura, Carlos Manga Films D1005 [2] d01.1°/DVD 108
Alice in den Städten 1974 brd Wenders, Wim [Arte] c96.1°/dvd-r 110
Profession Reporter / The Passenger 1975 i, f, e Antonioni, Michelangelo Sony Picture Classics 12654 [1] / Sony Pictures CDR 70303 [2] c13.0°/DVD 124
Thiassos, O [Ο Θίασος / The Travelling Players / Die Wanderschauspieler] 1975 gr Angelopoulos, Theodoros New Star 21177 [2] c36.0°/DVD 223
Ai no corrida [In The Realm of Senses] 1976 jap Oshima, Nagisa Fox Lorber FLV5037 [1] c22.2°/DVD 104
Czlowiek z marmuru [Man of Marble] 1976 pl Wajda, Andrzej Second Run DVD 086 c35.0°/DVD 155
Im Lauf der Zeit 1976 brd Wenders, Wim Imagica CPVD-1122 [2 Jap] c30.0°/DVD 175
Padre padrone 1977 i Taviani, Paolo & Vittorio Fox Lorber FLV5022 [1] d55.0°/DVD 117
Ehe der Maria Braun, Die 1979 brd Fassbinder, Rainer Werner Arthaus 501016 [2 / 8] c15.0°/DVD 115
Deprisa, deprisa 1981 e Saura, Carlos [TF1] c87.1°/dvd-r 95
Argent, L' 1983 f, ch Bresson, Robert Artificial Eye 036DVD [2] c14.1°/DVD 83
Paris, Texas 1984 brd, f Wenders, Wim Arthaus 500945 [2] / Axiomfilms AXM660 [B] c24.0°/DVD/Blu-ray 145
Melissókomos, O [Der Bienenzüchter] 1986 gr Angelopoulos, Theo Artificial Eye 480DVD [2] c92.1°/DVD 117
Au revoir, les enfants 1987 f Malle, Louis Arte Video 790440 [2] / Criterion Collection 330 [1] d05.0°/DVD 105
Distant Voices, Still Lives 1987 gb Davies, Terence BFI BFIVD733 [2] c93.1°/DVD 81
Double vie de Véronique, La 1991 f, pl Kieslowski, Krzysztof Criterion Collection 359 [1] / mk2 [2] / Artificial Eye 010 BD [B] c50.0°/DVD/Blu-ray 93
Utomlennye solntsem [Утомленные солнцем / Soleil Trompeur / Burnt by the Sun] 1994 rus, f Michalkov, Nikita Sony Picture Classics 00975 [1] d63.0°/DVD 131
Hua yang nian hua [In the Mood for Love] 2000 hk, f Wong Kar-wai Mei Ah DVD358 [3?] / Universal 902 583-2 [2] DVD 98
Brokeback Mountain 2006 us Lee, Ang Focus Universal 26315 [1] / Tobis 88697530629 [B] DVD/Blu-ray 135
4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile [4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days] 2007 ro Mungiu, Cristian Concorde 2645 [2] DVD 108
Band's Visit, The [Bikur Ha-Tizmoret] 2007 isr Kolirin, Eran Xenix Film / Impuls 25059 [2] DVD 83
Torinói ló, A / The Turin Horse 2011 h, f, brd Tarr, Béla Artfilm Vega 7 640139 363381 [0] DVD 146
Amour 2012 f, a, brd Haneke, Michael Filmcoopi 74081 71034 [B] Blu-Ray 115
Vie d'Adèle, La 2013 f, b Kechiche, Abdellatif Frenetic Moviemento 02436 [2] DVD 173
Kış Uykusu / Winter Sleep 2014 tr Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Newwave NWB064 [B] Blu-Ray 196
* Not To Be Missed *





Foolish Wives 1921 us Stroheim, Erich von Image Ent ID9414DS [1] c61.0°/DVD 141
Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens 1922 d Murnau, Friedrich Wilhelm Image Ent ID4098DS [1] / Eureka EKA 40025 [2] / Transit Classics 82876502899 [2] c39.0°/DVD 91
Bronenosets Potjomkin [Броненосец Потемкин / Battleship Potjomkin / Panzerkreuzer Potemkin-Das Jahr 1905] 1925 su Eisenstein, Sergej M. Image Ent ID4574CO [1] / Transit Classics 8697099149 [2] c11.1°/DVD 70
Gold Rush, The 1925 us Chaplin, Charles Warner Bros. Mk2 Z31 37643 [2] c89.1°/DVD 73
Chelovek s kino-apparatom [Человек с киноаппаратом / Man with a Movie Camera] 1929 su Vertov, Dziga Image Ent ID4589DS [1] d61.1°/DVD 78
Regen 1929 nl Ivens, Joris
"Avant-Garde" DVD 14
Zemlia [Earth] 1930 su [ukr] Dovshenko, Alexander Image Ent ID1411DSDVD [1] c60.0°/DVD 83
Marius 1931 f Korda, Alexander CMV Video EDV 171 [2] c06.1°/DVD 135
Freaks 1932 us Browning, Tod Warner Bros. Z5 65191 [2] c57.1°/DVD 60
Liebelei 1933 d Ophüls, Max [3sat] c26.1°/dvd-r 82
Little Foxes, The 1941 us Wyler, William HBO 90754 [1] c68.0°/DVD 116
Magnificent Ambersons, The 1942 us Welles, Orson Arthaus 500059 [2] c59.0°/DVD 85
Letzte Chance, Die 1945 ch Lindtberg, Leopold
a22.0°/dvd-r/mp4 106
Ladri di biciclette [The Bicycle Thief] 1948 i De Sica, Vittorio Image Ent ID4572CO [1] DVD 89
Stromboli - Terra di Dio 1950 i Rossellini, Roberto Koch Masterpeices No 17 [B] Blu-Ray 97
Fröken Julie 1951 s Sjöberg, Alf Criterion Collection 416 [1] c90.0°/DVD 90
Ikiru [Living / To Live / Un seul jour / Leben] 1952 jap Kurosawa, Akira Mei Ah DVD203 [3? 0?] c63.0°/DVD 141
Nuit et brouillard 1955 f Resnais, Alain Criterion Collection 197 [1] / / Arte Edition 4045 [0] c11.2°/DVD 30
Pather Panchali 1955 ind Ray, Satyajit Columbia TriStar 01818 [1] c01.1°/DVD 110
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, L' 1957 f Malle, Louis Pierrot Le Fou / Alive 64 0 1501 [2] DVD 88
Grido, Il 1957 i Antonioni, Michelangelo Eureka EKA 40305 - Masters of Cinema # 82 [2] / Kino Video K176 [1] d19.0°/DVD 102
Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam 1957 brd Sidodmak, Robert


Popiól i diament [Ashes and Diamonds] 1958 pl Wajda, Andrzej Facets Video Polart DV214C [2] c04.0°/DVD 98
Kirmes 1960 brd Staudte, Wolfgang


Rocco e i suoi fratelli 1960 i Visconti, Luchino Image Ent ID8424IF [1 / Arthaus Premium 501390 [2]] c70.0°/DVD 172
Sasom i en spegel 1961 s Bergman, Ingmar Tartan DVD TVD 3346 [0] c69.0°/DVD 86
Jetée, La 1962 f Marker, Chris Arte Video-Argos Film Imagica CPVD-1159 [2 Jap] d10.1°/DVD 28
Repulsion 1965 gb Polanski, Roman Koch Vision KOC-DV-6405 [1] d07.0°/dvd-r//DVD 101
Szegénylegények [The Round-Up] 1965 h Jancsó, Miklós Second Run DVD 029 [2] c22.1°/DVD 87
Belle de jour 1966 f Buñuel, Luis Bandai BCBF-3 [2 Jap] / Miramax 24739 [1] / StudioCanal REF 196 836-9 [2] c32.0°/DVD 100
Blow-Up 1966 gb Antonioni, Michelangelo Warner Bros. 65135 [1] c41.0°/DVD 110
Marat / Sade [The Persecution and Assassination...] 1966 gb Brook, Peter MGM 1002213 [1] c98.0°/DVD 115
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle 1967 f Godard, Jean-Luc Arte Video 787625 [2] d39.0°/DVD 83
Bonnie and Clyde 1967 us Penn, Arthur Warner Bros. Z5 14423 [2] c73.0°/DVD 109
Dance of the Vampires / The Fearlesss Vampire Killers 1967 gb Polanski, Roman Warner Bros. 65146 [1] c82.0°/DVD 107
Horí, má panenko [The Firemen's Ball] 1967 cssr Forman, Milos Criterion Collection 145 [1] d44.2°/DVD 73
Mouchette 1967 f Bresson, Robert Nouveaux Pictures NPD1024 [2] / Criterion 363 [1] c95.3°/DVD 78
Goto, l'île d'amour 1968 f Borowczyk, Walerian Cult Epics DVD037 [1] d76.1°/DVD 89
Hora de los hornos, La (I) 1968 ra Solanas, Fernando Trigon-Film 79 [2] c54.2°/DVD 84
Rozmarné léto [Indian Summer / Ein launischer Sommer] 1968 cssr Menzel, Jiří Centrum Boniton [2] d17.2°/DVD 72
Wszystko na sprzedaz [Everything for Sale] 1968 pl Wajda, Andrzej Vanguard 3338 [1] DVD 94
Yellow Submarine 1968 gb Dunning, George MGM Z5 57508 [2] c09.2°/DVD 85
Antônio das Mortes 1969 br Rocha, Glauber Trigon-Film 101 [2] c54.1°/DVD 99
Charles mort ou vif 1969 ch Tanner, Alain [TSR1] g13.1/dvd-r 93
Death in Venice / Morte a Venezia 1970 i Visconti, Luchino Warner Bros. 28881 [1] / Warner Bros. Z5 28881 [2] c43.0°/DVD 125
Iqo shashvi mgalobeli იყო შაშვი მგალობელი / Shil pewtschi drosd Жил певчий дрозд [Es war einmal eine Singdrossel/ Lived Once a Song-Thrushl] 1970 su [georg] Iosseliani, Otar ოთარ იოსელიანი Facets Video DV70442 BlaqOut [0 ntsc] "Iosseliani"-DVD 78
Clowns, I 1971 i Fellini, Federico [off VHS] d20.0°/dvd-r from vhs 109
Salamandre, La 1971 ch Tanner, Alain Editions Montparnasse [2] g12.2°/dvd-r/DVD 119
Castillo de la pureza, El 1972 mex Ripstein, Arturo ZatMeni Distribución B15 [1+4] d83.0°/DVD 114
Espíritu de la colmena, El 1973 e Erice, Victor Trigon-Film 210 [0] DVD 94
Invitation, L' 1973 ch Goretta, Claude
g17.0°/"Goretta"-DVD 96
Lacombe Lucien 1974 f Malle, Louis Criterion Collection 329 [1] d43.1°/DVD 138
Thieves like Us 1974 us Altman, Robert MGM 10006330 MZ5 [2] d80.0°/DVD 117
Nessuno o tutti 1975 i Bellochio, Marco / Silvano Agosti / Sandro Petraglia / Stefano Rulli
dvd-r 133
Numéro deux 1975 f Godard, Jean-Luc
c74.0°/dvd+r ab vhs/dvd-r 83
Cadaveri eccellenti 1976 i Rosi, Francesco [TSI] c66.1°/dvd-r 116
Carcajou ou le péril blanc 1976 cdn Lamothe, Arthur
wl
Dentellière, La 1977 f, ch Goretta, Claude Action Films 786885 [2] g35.1°/DVD 108
Oka oorie katha [The Outsiders] 1977 ind Sen, Mrinal
dvd-r ab vhs 114
Stroszek 1977 brd Herzog, Werner Anchor Bay DV 11565 [1] / Arthaus 500754 [2] c72.0°/DVD 108
Manhattan 1979 us Allen, Woody United Artists/MGM 16927DVD Z1 [2] c23.1°/DVD 96
Shining, The 1980 us Kubrick, Stanley Warner Bros. 17369 [1] d38.0°/DVD 114
Czlowiek z zelaza [Man of Iron] 1981 pl Wajda, Andrzej
d71.0°/dvd-r 146
French Lieutenant's Woman, The 1981 gb Reisz, Karel MGM 1002458 [1] c10.0°/DVD 124
Maratonci trče počasni krug [The Marathon Family] 1982 yu Sijin, Slobodan [Слободан Шијан ]


Yol 1982 tr, ch Güney, Yılmaz / Serif Gören Films sans frontières [2] c45.0°/DVD 110
Pauline à la plage 1983 f Rohmer, Eric MGM 1004339 [1] c64.0°/DVD 95
Zelig 1983 us Allen, Woody MGM 1001749 [1] c23.2°/DVD 80
Heimat 2: Die Mitte der Welt 1984 brd Reitz, Edgar
d67.1° 120
Heimat 4: Reichshöhenstrasse 1984 brd Reitz, Edgar [3sat] c33.2°/dvd-r 59
Heimat 9: Hermännchen 1984 brd Reitz, Edgar [3sat] c34.1°/dvd-r 137
Stranger than Paradise 1984 us Jarmusch, Jim MGM 1000981 [1] c91.1°/DVD 90
Otac na službenom putu [Papa ist auf Dienstreise] 1985 yu Kusturica, Emir Koch Lorber KLV-DV-3045 [1] DVD 135
Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 us Allen, Woody MGM 1001745 [1] c80.0°/DVD 107
Dekalog 6 1988 pl, brd Kieslowski, Krzysztof Artificial Eye 024B DVD [2] d53.1°/"Dekalog Parts 6-10" DVD 57
Nema-ye nazdik [Close-Up] 1991 iran Kiarostami, Abbas عباس کیارستمی Criterion 519 [1] DVD
Conte d'hiver 1992 f Rohmer, Eric Artificial Eye 052DVD [2] c42.0°/DVD 110
Piano, The 1993 nz Campion, Jane Live Entertainment 60462 [1] d64.1°/DVD 115
Remains of the Day, The 1993 gb, us Ivory, James Columbia TriStar 19665 [2] c29.0°/DVD 130
Zweite Heimat 7: Weihnachtswölfe 1993 brd Reitz, Edgar [ORF1] c84.1°/dvd-r 110
Vlemma tou Odyssea, To [Ulysses' Gaze] 1995 gr, f Angelopoulos, Theo Fox Lorber FLV5067 [1] d65.0°/DVD 170
Fargo 1996 us Coen, Ethan & Joel Polygram 800 638 693-2 [1] d72.0°/DVD 94
Lone Star 1996 us Sayles, John Warner Bros. C2515 [1] d70.0°/DVD 131
Promesse, La 1996 b, f Dardenne, Jean-Pierre & Luc New Yorker DVD 62402 [1] d79.0°/DVD 93
Truman Show, The 1998 us Weir, Peter Paramount 03091 [1] DVD 102
War Zone, The 1998 gb Roth, Tim VCI Film Four VCD0035 [2] DVD 95
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 us Kubrick, Stanley Warner Bros. Z5 17991 [2] DVD 153
Felicia's Journey 1999 cdn, gb Egoyan, Atom Artisan 10134 [1] / Arthaus 500057 [2] DVD 116
Talented Mr. Ripley, The 1999 us Minghella, Anthony Kinowelt 500099 [2] DVD 134
Yi Yi 1999 taiw, jap Yang, Edward Fox Lorber FLV5273 mit Winstar [0] DVD 173
Chicken Run 2000 gb, us Park, Nick / Peter Lord BMG 74321 79642 9 [2] DVD 81
De l'origine du XXI siècle 2000 f Godard, Jean-Luc
"Four Short Films"-DVD 16
High Fidelity 2000 us, gb Frears, Stephen Touchstone Z4 101006 [2] DVD 109
Amores perros 2001 mex Iñárritu, Alejandro González Studio S ST7864D [1] DVD 153
Hable con ella 2001 e Almodóvar, Pedro Universum Film 82876 50953 9 [2] DVD 109
Stanza del figlio, La 2001 i Moretti, Nanni Warner Bros. Z8 DVS 93360 [2] DVD 95
Hours, The 2002 us Daldry, Stephen Paramount Highlight 81933 [2] DVD 110
Mies vailla menneisyyttä [Man without a Past] 2002 sf Kaurismäki, Aki EuroVideo 24511 [2] DVD 93
One Hour Photo 2002 us Romanek, Mark 20th Century Fox F2-SDE 2285108 [2] DVD 92
Dogville 2003 dk, gb, s, sf Von Trier, Lars Dawoori FDVD-1600 [3?] DVD 178
Lost in Translation 2003 us Coppola, Sofia Universal 23957 [1] DVD 102
Salmer fra kjøkkenet [Kitchen Stories] 2003 n Hamer, Bent Sunfilm 22083 [2] DVD 91
Enfant , L' 2005 b, f Dardenne, Jean-Pierre & Luc Xenix Film / Impuls 25041 [2] DVD 85
Match Point 2005 gb Allen, Woody DreamWorks 94866 [1] DVD 124
No Direction Home - Bob Dylan 2005 us Scorsese, Martin Paramount 03105 [1] DVD 207
Izgnanie [Изгнание / x / Le bannissement] 2007 rus, b, f Zvyagintsev, Andrey Xenix Film / Impuls 25061 [2] DVD 151
Hunger 2008 gb McQueen, Steve Ascot Elite 5990090 [2] DVD 91
Still Walking [Aruitemo, Aruitemo] 2008 jap Kore-eda, Hirokazu Trigon-Film 162 [2] DVD 114
Cinco días sin Nora 2009 mex Chenillo, Mariana Trigon-Film 172 [2] DVD
Darbareye Elly [درباره الی / About Elly] 2009 iran, f Farhadi. Asghar Trigon-Film 219 [2] DVD 114
Secreto de sus ojos, El 2009 ra Campanella, Juan José Xenix Film / Impuls 25071 [2] DVD
Teta asustada, La 2009 pe Llosa, Claudia Trigon-Film 163 [2] DVD 94
Weisse Band, Das 2009 brd Haneke, Michael Warner Bros. X-Verleih 100147657 [2] DVD 138
Marţi după Crăciun [Tuesday after Christmas] 2010 ro Muntean, Radu


Atmen 2011 a Markovics, Karl Pelican Films / Look Now 1876195 [2] DVD 90
Fatat el masnaa [Factory Girl] 2013 et, vae Khan, Mohamed


Nymph()manic, Vol. II 2013 dk, b, f, brd Von Trier, Lars Magnolia 10793 [0] /Artiificiall Eye ART152BR [B] "Director's Cut" DVD/Blu-ray 176
Shemtkhveviti paemnebi [Blind Dates] 2013 georg Koguashvili, Levan Trigon-Film 296 [0] DVD 99
Félix et Meira 2014 cdn Giroux, Maxime


Leviathan 2014 rus Zvyagintsev, Andrej


Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, A 2014 n, s, f, brd Andersson, Roy Curzon Artifcial Eye ART150BD [B] Blu-Ray 99
Sto spiti / At Home 2014 gr, de Karanikolas, Athanasios


Toni Erdmann 2016 de Ade, Maren


Vor der Morgenröte - Stefan Zweig in Amerika 2016 de, at Schrader, Maria


 

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