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… it’s a snapshot

 

  1. The Tree of Life- Malick
  2. La La Land- Chazelle
  3. The Master- PT Anderson
  4. Dunkirk- Nolan
  5. Birdman- Iñárritu
  6. Inception- Nolan
  7. The Revenant- Iñárritu
  8. Mad Max: Fury Road- Miller
  9. The Grand Budapest Hotel- Wes Anderson
  10. Gravity- Cuaron
  11. Inside Llewyn Davis- Coen
  12. The Social Network- Fincher
  13. The Turin Horse- Tarr
  14. Black Swan- Aronofsky
  15. Moonrise Kingdom- Wes Anderson
  16. Paterson- Jarmusch
  17. Melancholia- Von Trier
  18. Under the Skin- Glazer
  19. Before Midnight- Linklater
  20. Blade Runner: 2049- Villeneuve
  21. The Great Beauty- Sorrentino
  22. Boyhood- Linklater
  23. The Shape of Water- del Toro
  24. Sicario- Villeneuve
  25. Victoria- Schipper
  26. Gone Girl- Fincher
  27. Whiplash- Chazelle
  28. Mommy- Dolan
  29. Django Unchained- Tarantino
  30. American Hustle- Russell
  31. The Dark Knight Rises- Nolan
  32. Drive- Refn
  33. Submarine – Ayoade
  34. Frances Ha- Baumbach
  35. Phantom Thread- PT Anderson
  36. Take Shelter- Nichols
  37. Shame- McQueen
  38. 12 Years a Slave- McQueen
  39. Good Time- Safdie
  40. American Honey – Arnold
  41. Everybody Wants Some!! – Linklater
  42. The Big Short – McKay
  43. The Lobster- Lanthimos
  44. Blue is the Warmest Color- Kechiche
  45. Nebraska – Payne
  46. The Ghost Writer- Polanski
  47. Blue Valentine- Cianfrance
  48. Interstellar- Nolan
  49. Nightcrawler – Gilroy
  50. Inside Out- Docter
  51. Creed- Coogler
  52. Shutter Island- Scorsese
  53. The Immigrant- Gray
  54. Call Me By Your Name- Guadagnino
  55. True Detective – Fukunaga
  56. Two Days, One Night- Dardenne
  57. Lady Bird- Gerwig
  58. Somewhere- Coppola
  59. Oslo, August 31st– Trier
  60. A Separation- Farhadi
  61. Her- Jonze
  62. Silver Linings Playbook- Russell
  63. Skyfall- Mendes
  64. Spring Breakers- Korine
  65. Mistress America- Baumbach
  66. Beasts of No Nation- Fukunaga
  67. Moonlight- Jenkins
  68. Hell or High Water- Mackenzie
  69. Arrival- Villeneuve
  70. Sunset Song- Davies
  71. Manchester By the Sea- Lonergan
  72. Midnight in Paris- Allen
  73. Martha Marcy May Marlene- Durkin
  74. Captain Phillips- Greengrass
  75. Holy Motors- Carax

 

Directors with multiple films

Nolan (4)

Linklater (3)

Villeneuve (3)

Chazelle (2)

PT Anderson (2)

Wes Anderson (2)

Iñárritu (2)

Fincher (2)

Russell (2)

Baumbach (2)

McQueen (2)

Fukunaga (2)