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One of my hobbies is collecting movies. I have hundreds of DVDs and Blurays. Since I’m obsessive, I have this excel spreadsheet where I keep track of what I have (and who I lend them to if that strange event occurs in which I consider you worthy of borrowing one of my movies). I like to talk about cinema; I always use something related in class as an example. Here, you can find a list of movies that I highly recommend.

Paris, Texas (Win Wenders, 1984) #

Paris Texas

Master piece about losing, finding, laughing, crying, screaming, staying silent, forgetting, and remembering. You know, life.

La Jetée | Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1962|1983) #

La Jetee and Sans Soleil
Two films about two images that contain all the other images that exist in the world.

Rosetta (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 1999) #

The proletariat’s struggle is filmed like a war movie, with much more in our imagination than what is actually shown on camera.

Yi Yi: A one and a two (Edward Yang, 2000) #

This warm and at the same time dramatic film takes on different dimensions as you grow as a person.

Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966) #

We think that our favorite movies are windows to fascinating worlds. But the best are the ones that end up being a mirror: they allow us to see as much as we are.

Three Colors Trilogy (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993-1994) #

Three Colors Trilogy
Mindblowing films. Three reasons why I love cinema so much.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma, 2019) #

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Some movies are deep. Not everything is fleeting.

Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcok, 1958) #


From 1958 onwards, all films are nothing more than remakes of Vertigo.

Vagabond (Agnes Varda, 1985) #


Perfectly devastating.

A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974) #

A Woman Under the Influence
A film that breaks all the rules and makes every shot so real that it looks like a dream.

Mauvais Sang (Leos Carax, 1984) #

Mauvais Sang

Coolest movie ever made.

Misterios de Lisboa (Raúl Ruiz, 2011) #

Misterios de Lisboa

My favorite movie from the greatest director/author we (chileans) ever had.

Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan and Joel Coen, 2013) #

Inside Llewyn Davis

Borges, Cortázar, and Bolaño walk into a bar and start writing a musical.

The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993) #

The Age of Innocence
My favorite from the master.

Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018) #

Cold War

Phoenix (Christian Petzold, 2014) #

Best remake of Vertigo ever made.

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (Jacques Demy, 1964) #

Les Parapluis de Cherbourg

Favorite musical (and I really love musicals)

Blow Out (De Palma, 1981) #

Blow Out

It’s a good scream.

Histoire(s) du Cinéma (Jean-Luc Godard, 1988) #

Histoire du Cinema

“Cinema substitutes for our gaze a world corresponding to our desires”