My Favorite Films (June 11, 2018)

The list I gave my school newspaper, the Stanford Daily, the week I graduated as an undergraduate senior. I'll certainly change as a person and see/love more films, but I wanted to list all the films I love right now to get an accurate snapshot. Already, it's an outdated list, because it doesn't include films that I've seen this summer, masterpieces that have changed my thinking in profound ways: Personal Problems, The Man in the White Suit, Touch of Evil or the films of Michael Snow and Hollis Frampton. I'm restricting myself to the Stanford Daily list.

I inexplicably left out Bonnie and Clyde in my published Daily list, so I'm adding it here.

I put certain titles, the cream…

  • A Trip Down Market St. before the Fire
  • Les Vampires
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
  • 7th Heaven
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Circus
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • City Lights
  • M
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • The Broken Lullaby
  • I Was Born, But...
  • The Music Box
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
  • Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Footlight Parade
  • Duck Soup
  • Design for Living
  • Hard to Handle
  • You're Telling Me!
  • L'Atalante
  • Ruggles of Red Gap
  • Man on the Flying Trapeze
  • The Devil Is a Woman
  • A Day in the Country
  • The Awful Truth
  • Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Porky in Wackyland
  • Angel
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Christmas in July
  • The Great Dictator
  • His Girl Friday
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • The Palm Beach Story
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • The Curse of the Cat People
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
  • The Clock
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Notorious
  • The Big Sleep
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • The Heiress
  • Jour de fête
  • The Red Shoes
  • The Breaking Point
  • The River
  • On Dangerous Ground
  • Ikiru
  • Limelight
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Rabbit Fire
  • Rabbit Seasoning
  • Duck! Rabbit, Duck!
  • Tokyo Story
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Pickup on South Street
  • The Wages of Fear
  • Roman Holiday
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Seven Samurai
  • Rear Window
  • Johnny Guitar
  • Night and Fog
  • Pather Panchali
  • Ordet
  • Summertime
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Lust for Life
  • The Girl Can't Help It
  • Tokyo Twilight
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Mon Oncle
  • Gigi
  • Some Came Running
  • Vertigo
  • Imitation of Life
  • The 400 Blows
  • Rio Bravo
  • Shadows
  • The Apartment
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • Late Autumn
  • Peeping Tom
  • The Cloud-Capped Star