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) #
Master piece about losing, finding, laughing, crying, screaming, staying silent, forgetting, and remembering. You know, life.
La Jetée | Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1962|1983) #
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) #
Mindblowing films. Three reasons why I love cinema so much.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma, 2019) #
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) #
A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974) #
A film that breaks all the rules and makes every shot so real that it looks like a dream.
Mauvais Sang (Leos Carax, 1984) #
Coolest movie ever made.
Misterios de Lisboa (Raúl Ruiz, 2011) #
My favorite movie from the greatest director/author we (chileans) ever had.
Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan and Joel Coen, 2013) #
Borges, Cortázar, and Bolaño walk into a bar and start writing a musical.
The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993) #
My favorite from the master.
Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018) #
Phoenix (Christian Petzold, 2014) #
Best remake of Vertigo ever made.
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (Jacques Demy, 1964) #
Favorite musical (and I really love musicals)
Blow Out (De Palma, 1981) #
It’s a good scream.
Histoire(s) du Cinéma (Jean-Luc Godard, 1988) #
“Cinema substitutes for our gaze a world corresponding to our desires”