Quick disclaimer: This is an ever-evolving list. Some of these films I’ve seen recently and some I haven’t seen in years and am way overdue. I’m the first to acknowledge that this will be different if I attempt to do it again in 1 year, 6 months, probably even 3 months…

  1. The Tree of Life – Malick
  2. La La Land – Chazelle
  3. Birdman – Iñárritu
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road – Miller
  5. The Revenant – Iñárritu
  6. Gravity – Cuaron
  7. Inception- Nolan
  8. The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson
  9. Social Network – Fincher
  10. Black Swan – Aronofsky
  11. Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson
  12. The Turin Horse – Tarr
  13. The Master – PT Anderson
  14. Melancholia – Von trier
  15. Inside Llewyn Davis – Coen
  16. Under the Skin – Glazer
  17. The Great Beauty – Sorrentino
  18. Before Midnight – Linklater
  19. Django Unchained – Tarantino
  20. Boyhood – Linklater
  21. Paterson – Jarmusch
  22. American Hustle – Russell
  23. The Dark Knight Rises – Nolan
  24. Take Shelter – Nichols
  25. Gone Girl- Fincher
  26. Shame – McQueen
  27. Submarine – Ayoade
  28. 12 Years A Slave – McQueen
  29. Whiplash – Chazelle
  30. Nebraska – Payne
  31. Frances Ha – Baumbach
  32. Drive – Refn
  33. Victoria – Schipper
  34. Sicario – Villeneuve
  35. American Honey – Arnold
  36. Interstellar – Nolan
  37. Blue is the Warmest Color – Kechiche
  38. The Ghost Writer – Polanski
  39. The Lobster – Lanthimos
  40. Everybody Wants Some!! – Linklater
  41. Blue Valentine – Cianfrance
  42. Nightcrawler – Gilroy
  43. Oslo, August 31 – Trier
  44. Shutter Island – Scorsese
  45. The Big Short – McKay
  46. The Immigrant – Gray
  47. Somewhere – Sofia Coppola
  48. Inside Out- Docter
  49. Martha Marcy May Marlene – Durkin
  50. A Separation – Farhadi

 

Directors with multiple films

Linklater (3)

Nolan (3)

Wes Anderson (2)

Chazelle (2)

Fincher (2)

Iñárritu (2)

McQueen (2)

Films from year

2010- 7

2011- 9

2012- 6

2013- 10

2014- 7

2015- 7

2016- 4

Films from US vs Non- US Directors

26 from US vs 24 from Non-US