Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Henry Covert's Top 250 Favourite Films

1. 2046 (Wong Kar-wai, 2004)
2. Dawn of the Dead (George Romero, 1978)
3. Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone, 1994)
4. X-Men (Bryan Singer, 2000) 
5. Tristana (Luis Bunuel, 1970)
6. Superfly (Gordon Parks Jr., 1972)
7. Django (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)
8. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003) 
9. Sweet Movie (Dusan Makavejev, 1974)
10. Orpheus (Jean Cocteau, 1950)

11. The Great Silence (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
12. Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981)
13. Last Tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972)
14. Scorpio Rising (Kenneth Anger, 1964)
15. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (Peter Greenaway, 1989)
16. Night of the Living Dead (George Romero, 1968)
17. The Killer (John Woo, 1989)
18. Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer, 1981)
19. Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg, 1980)
20. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1968)
21. Cannibal Apocalypse (Antonio Margheriti, 1980) 
22. The Idiot (Akira Kurosawa, 1951)
23. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Russ Meyer, 1970)
24. Vivre sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962)
25. Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973)

26. Judex (Louis Feuillade, 1917)
27. Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith, 1997)
28. El Topo (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970)
29. Drugstore Cowboy (Gus van Sant, 1989)
30. Ganja & Hess (Bill Gunn, 1973)
31. X2: X-Men United (Bryan Singer, 2003)
32. Blue Collar (Paul Schrader, 1978)
33. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
34. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
35. Spider-Man (Sam Raimi, 2002)
36. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992)
37. Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968)
38. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (David Lynch (1992)
39. Messiah of Evil (Willard Huych, 1973)
40. Querelle (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982)
41. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974)
42. Across 110th Street (Barry Shear, 1972)
43. Heavy Traffic (Ralph Bakshi, 1973)
44. Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg, 1988)
45. Mask (Peter Bogdanovich, 1985)
46. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorcese, 1976)
47. Hulk (Ang Lee, 2003) 
48. The Spook Who Sat by the Door (Ivan Dixon, 1973) 
49. WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Dusan Makavejev, 1971)
50. The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1966)

51. The Fly (David Cronenberg, (1986) 
52. The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993)
53. A Housekeeper (Claude Berri, 2002)
54. Performance (Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell, 1970) 
55. Thief (Michael Mann, 1981)
56. Hit Man (George Armitage, 1972)
57. Candyman (Bernard Rose, 1992) 
58. Black Jesus (Valerio Zurlini, 1968)
59. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (J. Lee Thompson, 1972)
60. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)
61.The Dead Zone (David Cronenberg, 1983)
62. The Beyond (Lucio Fulci, 1981)
63. 1984 (Michael Radford, 1984)
64. Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
65. Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960)
66. The World of Suzie Wong (Richard Quine, 1960)
67. Alucarda (Juan Lopez Moctezuma, 1977)
68. Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
69. American Splendor (Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, 2003) 
70. Scarface (Brian DePalma, 1983)
71. Fritz the Cat (Ralph Bakshi, 1972)
72. Truck Turner (Jonathan Kaplan, 1974)
73. Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi, 2004)
74. Secretary (Steven Shainberg, 2002)
75.The Fountain (Darren Aaronofsky, 2006)

76. The Cat O'Nine Tails (Dario Argento, 1971)
77. The Last Man on Earth (Ubaldo Ragona, 1964)
78. Day of the Dead (George Romero,1985)
79. Lord Love a Duck (George Axelrod, 1966)
80. Ms. 45 (Abel Ferrara, 1981)
81. The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise, 1951)
82. Black Caesar (Larry Cohen, 1973)
83. Hell Up in Harlem (Larry Cohen, 1973 )
84. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)
85. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
86. Siegfried (Fritz Lang, 1924)
87. Kriemhild's Revenge (Fritz Lang, 1924)
88. Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992)
89. The Duellists (Ridley Scott, 1977) 
90. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975)
91. Faster Pussycat... Kill! Kill! (Russ Meyer, 1965) 
92. Keoma (Enzo Castellari, 1976) 
93. Soylent Green (Richard Fleischer, 1973) 
94. INLAND EMPIRE (David Lynch, 2006) 
95. The Elephant Man (David Lynch, 1980) 
96. Lady Snowblood (Toshiya Fujita, 1973) 
97. Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982) 
98. Welcome Home Brother Charles (Jamaa Fanaka, 1975)
99. Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
100. The Devil in Miss Jones (Gerard Damiano, 1973)

101. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)
102. Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)
103. Bully (Larry Clark, 2001)
104. Thriller – A Cruel Picture (Bo Arne Vibenius, 1973)
105. Flash Gordon (Mike Hodges, 1980)
106. The Big Bird Cage (Jack Hill, 1972)
107. Freeway (Matthew Bright, 1996)
108. Deadbeat at Dawn (Jim Van Bebber, 1988)
109. Foxy Brown (Jack Hill, 1974)
110. Minnie and Moskowitz (John Cassavettes, 1971)
111. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
112. The Mack (Michael Campus, 1973)
113. Four of the Apocalypse (Lucio Fulci, 1975)
114. X-Men: The Last Stand (Brett Ratner, 2006)
115. Belle du Jour (Luis Bunuel, 1967)
116. Immortal (ad vitam) (Enki Bilal, 2004)
117. Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsey, 2002)
118. American Movie (Chris Smith, 1999)
119. Brotherhood of the Wolf (Christophe Gans, 2001)
120. Martin (George A Romero, 1976)
121. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
122. Sid and Nancy (Alex Cox, 1986)
123. M Butterfly (David Cronenberg, 1993)
124. Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
125. Monster (Patty Jenkins, 2003)

130. Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983)
131. High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963)
133. Liquid Sky (Slava Tsukerman, 1982)
134. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Jamoril Jires, 1970)
135. The Night Porter (Liliana Cavani, 1974)
136. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
137. A Dangerous Game (Abel Ferrera, 1993)
138. Blueberry (Jan Kounen, 2004)
139. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah, 1974)
140. Putney Swope (Robert Downey, Sr., 1969)
141. Candy (Christian Marquand, 1968)
142. Southern Comfort (Walter Hill, 1981)
143. Lucifer Rising (Kenneth Anger, 1972)
144. Watermelon Man (Melvin Van Peebles, 1970)
145. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart At the River Styx (Kenji Misumi, 1972)
146. American Pop (Ralph Bakshi, 1981)
147. Once Were Warriors (Lee Tamahori, 1994)
148. Santa Sangre (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1989)
149. Z (Costa-Gavras, 1969)
150. The Whip and the Body (Mario Bava, 1963)

151. Towers Open Fire (Antony Balch, 1963)
152. Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper, 1980)
153. L'Age D'Or (Luis Bunuel, 1930)
154. Get Carter (Mike Hodges, 1971)
155. The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, 1978)
156. Coffy (Jack Hill, 1973)
157. Week End (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)
158. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)
159. King of New York (Abel Ferrera, 1990)
160. Fantastic Planet (Rene Laloux, 1973)
161. The Omega Man (Boris Sagal, 1971)
162. Once Upon A Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
163. Clerks II (Kevin Smith, 2006)
164. Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932)
165. The Caveman's Valentine (Kasi Lemmons, 2001)
166. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
167. A Better Tomorrow (John Woo, 1986)
168. A Better Tomorrow II (John Woo, 1987)
169. Carlito's Way (Brian DePalma, 1993)
170. Blow Out (Brian DePalma, 1981)
171. Moll Flanders (Pen Densham, 1996)
172. Nadja (Michael Almereyda, 1994)
173. Fingers (James Toback, 1978)
174. The Moderns (Alan Rudolph, 1988)
175. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)

176. Flavia the Heretic (Gianfranco Mingozzi, 1974)
177. Ravenous (Antonia Bird, 1999)
178. Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973)
179. Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975)
180. Lady Vengeance (Park Chan-wook, 2005)
181. Wolfen (Michael Wadleigh, 1981)
182. Temptation of A Monk (Clara Law, 1993)
183. Dust Devil (Richard Stanley, 1992)
184. Giants and Toys (Yasuzo Masumura, 1958)
185. A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan, 1957)
186. Tokyo Drifter (Seijun Suzuki, 1966)
187. Violent City (Sergio Sollima, 1970)
188. Revolver (Sergio Sollima, 1973)
189. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (Ted Post, 1970)
190. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (Don Taylor, 1971)
191. Afraid to Die (Yasuzo Masumura, 1960)
192. Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
193. Teorema (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968)
194. The Cut-Ups (Antony Balch, 1966)
195. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky, 2008)
196. Oedipus Rex (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1967)
197. Seconds (John Frankenheimer, 1966)
198. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
199. Castle of Blood (tonio Margheriti, 1963)
200. Cannibal Holocaust (Ruggero Deodato, 1980)

201. Ashes of Time Redux (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)
202. The Ninth Configuration (William Peter Blatty, 1980)
203. Branded to Kill (Seijun Suzuki, 1967)
204. The People vs Larry Flynt (Milos Forman, 1996)
205. Dolemite (D'Urville Martin, 1975)
206. Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009)
207. The Mechanic (Michael Winner, 1972)
208. Death Wish (Michael Winner, 1974)
209. Blind Beast (Yasuzo Masumura, 1969)
210. King of Comedy (Martin Scorcese, 1982)
211. The Hand (Oliver Stone, 1981)
212. Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961)
213. High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood, 1973)
214. Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Benjamin Christensen, 1922)
215. Manson (Robert Hendrickson, 1973)
216. Goodbye Uncle Tom (Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi, 1971)
217. Crimes of Passion (Ken Russell, 1984)
218. God Told Me To (Larry Cohen, 1976)
219. Last Cannibal World (Ruggero Deodato, 1977)
220. Mallrats (Kevin Smith, 1995)
221. Suicide Club (Shion Sono, 2001)
222. JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991)
223. The Devils (Ken Russell, 1971)
224. Wuthering Heights (Robert Fuest, 1970)
225. Planet of the Vampires (Mario Bava, 1965)

226. Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano, 1993)
227. Clean (Olivier Assayas, 2004)
228. The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
229. They Live (John Carpenter, 1988)
230. Sword of Doom (Kihachi Okamoto, 1966)
231. Fay Grim (Hal Hartley, 2006)
232. Street Smart (Jerry Schatzberg, 1987)
233. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964)
234. Charly (Ralph Nelson, 1968)
235. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (Hugh Hudson, 1984)
236. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgoisie (Luis Bunuel, 1972)
237. It's Alive (Larry Cohen, 1974)
238. Incubus (Leslie Stevens, 1966)
239. Se7en (David Fincher, 1995)
240. Lenny (Bob Fosse, 1974)
241. Venus in Furs (Jess Franco, 1969)
242. Brainstorm (Douglas Trumbull, 1983)
243. Companeros (Sergio Corbucci, 1970)
244. Donkey Skin (Jacques Demy, 1970)
245. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
246. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
247. Sex and Fury (Noribumi Suzuki, 1973)
248. Punk in London (Wolfgang Buld, 1977)
249. The Howling (Joe Dante, 1981)
250. The One-Armed Swordsman (Chang Cheh, 1967)

No comments: