Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 So Far (Sep - Dec) Top 10 Pre-2013 Catchup

Today is marked by three quick recommendation posts, wrapping up the third segment of the year in cinema.

First up, of the 208 films released prior to 2013 seen for the first time during this four month period these are the 10 I enjoyed the most and all come very highly recommended. I've been a lucky boy.

10. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) Dir. Joseph Sargent

9. Electra Glide in Blue (1973) Dir. James William Guercio

8. Nashville (1975) Dir. Robert Altman

7. F for Fake (1973) Dir. Orson Welles

6. Monte Walsh (1970) Dir. William A. Fraker

5. A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

4. For a Few Dollars More (1965) Dir. Sergio Leone

3. Black Narcissus (1947) Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

2. Blow Out (1981) Dir. Brian De Palma

1. Army of Shadows (1969) Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville


  1. Glad to see The Taking of Pelham One Two Three made the cut. I love the way it takes its time, and Shaw and Matthau are so good. Army of Shadows is definitely on my list for 2014.

  2. I haven't seen For a Few Dollars More, but I love the rest of your top 5. I also watched Nashville recently, and I dug it.