By geography:

The 1930s:

The Dawn Patrol (Howard Hawks, 1930)
The Goddess (Wu Yonggang, 1934)
The Only Son (Yasujiro Ozu, 1936)

The 1940s:

The Killers (Robert Siodmak, 1946)
The Quiet Duel (Akira Kurosawa, 1949)

The 1950s:
The Man with the Golden Arm (Otto Preminger, 1955)
Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse, 1955)
Jedda (Charles Chauvel, 1955)

There’s Always Tomorrow (Douglas Sirk, 1956)
Run of the Arrow (Samuel Fuller, 1957)
The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa, 1958)
The Crimson Kimono (Samuel Fuller, 1959)

The French New Wave:
Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)

The Japanese New Wave:
Pitfall (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1962)
Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)
The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1966)
The Man Without a Map (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1968)

The 1960s:
Abhijan (Satyajit Ray, 1962)
The House is Black (Forough Farrokhzad, 1962)

High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963)
The Naked Kiss (Samuel Fuller, 1964)
Brick and Mirror (Ebrahim Golestan, 1965)
Seconds (John Frankenheimer, 1966)
The Night it Rained (Kamran Shirdel, 1967)

Mandabi (Ousmane Sembène, 1968)
Gheisar (Masud Kimiai, 1969)
The Land (Youssef Chahine, 1969)

The Structure of Crystal (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1969)

The American Avant-Garde:
Surface Tension (Hollis Frampton, 1968)
Zorn’s Lemma (Hollis Frampton, 1970)

The New Hollywood:
Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)
Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson, 1970)
Klute (Alan J. Pakula, 1971)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
The Parallax View (Alan J. Pakula, 1974)
All the President’s Men (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)
Martin (George A. Romero, 1977)
Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1979)

The 1970s:
Witchhammer (Otakar Vávra, 1970)
Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg, 1971)
Family Life (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1971)
The Cruel Sea (Khalid Al-Siddiq, 1972)
The Dupes (Tewfik Saleh, 1972)
The Leopard (Nabil Maleh, 1972)
A Thousand and One Hands (Souheil Ben-Barka, 1972)
Distant Thunder (Satyajit Ray, 1973)
Illumination (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1973)
Lucky Luciano (Francesco Rosi, 1973)
Tangsir (Amir Naderi, 1973)
The Mongols (Parmiz Kimiavi, 1973)
Still Life (Sohrab Shahid-Saless, 1974)
The Traveller (Abbas Kiarostami, 1974) 

Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, 1975)
Profondo Rosso (Dario Argento, 1975)
Woodpeckers Don’t Get Headaches (Dinara Asanova, 1975)
Padre Padrone (Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, 1977)
The Cycle (Dariush Mehrjui, 1978)
The Ballad of Tara (Bahram Beyzai, 1979)

The Australian New Wave:
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)
The Last Wave (Peter Weir, 1977)

The 1980s:

When the Tenth Month Comes (Đặng Nhật Minh, 1984)
The Houses are Full of Smoke (Allan Francovich, 1987)
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (Kazuo Hara, 1987)
Camp de Thiaroye (Ousmane Sembène, 1988)

Taiwan New Cinema:
In Our Time (Various directors, 1982)
The Sandwich Man (Various directors, 1983)
The Boys From Fengkuei (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1983)
A Summer at Grandpa’s (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1984)
A Time to Live and a Time to Die (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1985)
Dust in the Wind (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1986)
A City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1989)

The Chinese Fifth Generation:
The One and the Eight (Zhang Junzhao, 1983)
Yellow Earth (Chen Kaige, 1984)
Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou, 1987)
Ju Dou (Zhang Yimou, 1990)
Life on a String (Chen Kaige, 1991)
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991)
Temptress Moon (Chen Kaige, 1996)

The 1990s:
Song of the Exile (Ann Hui, 1990)
The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1993)

Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)
Good Men, Good Women (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1995)
Crash (David Cronenberg, 1996)
Goodbye, South Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1996) 
Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1998)

The Chinese Sixth Generation:
Xiao Wu (Jia Zhangke, 1997)
I Love Beijing (Ning Ying, 2000)/ Railroad of Hope (Ning Ying, 2002)

The Korean New Wave:
Peppermint Candy (Lee Chang-dong, 1999)
Oasis (Lee Chang-dong, 2002)
Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong, 2007)

The 2000s:
The Halt (Sergei Loznitsa, 2000)
Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2001)

Blind Shaft (Li Yang, 2003)
Cafe Lumiere (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2003)
Evolution of a Filipino Family (Lav Diaz, 2004)
Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005)
Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2007)
Tony Manero (Pablo Larraín, 2008)

Latin America:

Sub-Saharan Africa:

North Africa & Middle East:


Eastern Europe:

Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic:

Witchhammer (Otakar Vávra, 1970)

South Asia:

Southeast Asia:

East Asia:



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