The Back Catalog

I, like many cinephiles, own a lot of movies. I have not yet been lured to the world of primarily streaming films at home and every time there’s a sale on a Criterion (or similar) edition of a movie or a fun box set it is hard for me to resist slapping the money down to purchase a few, even if I don’t have a ton of money at the time. While I sometimes buy old favorites, I’m more likely to pick up something I haven’t yet seen based on the director or reputation or even supplemental features on the Blu-ray. The problem is that I’ve developed a bit of a back catalog of movies that I own but haven’t yet watched. I’ve got some time on my hands, so now’s a good a time as any to get them watched. This project is already 3 films deep (Stalker, Forbidden Planet, and Breathless) and since it seems like it’ll likely stick now, I’m making it official by putting the reviews of those films up here along with the full list of films I own but haven’t watched. This’ll be an index of sorts for keeping track of what I’m watching. There are around 90 movies on the list and I want to get to all of them by this time next year. I think that’s pretty doable, even with other obligations peeking their dumb faces in to distract me. It’ll be fun, follow along.

Criterion Collection

  • John Cassavetes Box Set
    • Shadows
    • Faces
    • A Woman Under the Influence
    • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
    • Opening Night
  • Jaques Demy Box Set
    • Lola
    • Bay of Angels
    • Donkey Skin
    • Une chamre en ville
  • Jaques Tati Box Set
    • Parade
    • Trafic
    • Mon Oncle
    • Jour de Fete
  • Apu Trilogy
    • Pather Panchali
    • Aparajito
    • Apur Sansar
  • Che
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
  • David Lean Directs Noël Coward
    • In Which We Serve
    • This Happy Breed
    • Blithe Spirit
  • Dekalog
    • One
    • Two
    • Three
    • Four 
    • Five
    • Six
    • Seven
    • Eight
    • Nine
    • Ten
    • A Short Film About Killing
    • A Short Film About Love
  • Lone Wolf and Cub
    • Sword of Vengeance
    • Baby Cart at the River Styx
    • Baby Cart to Hades
    • Baby Cart in Peril
    • Baby Cart in the Land of Demons
    • White Heaven in Hell
  • Three Colors Trilogy
    • White
    • Red
  • Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy
  • 8 1/2
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blow-Up
  • Blow Out
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Breaker Morant
  • Breathless
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • Close-Up
  • The Confession
  • Dreams
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Gates of Heaven
  • Godzilla
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • I, Daniel Blake
  • It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • The Last Metro
  • A Man Escaped
  • Kwaidan
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Make Way for Tomorrow
  • McCabe and Mrs. Miller
  • The Magician
  • Medium Cool
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • Nashville
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Rebecca
  • Safety Last!
  • Sanjuro
  • Le Silence de la Mer
  • Stalker
  • Thief
  • Vampyr
  • Vernon, Florida
  • The Wages of Fear
  • Yojimbo

Universal Monsters Box Set

  • Frankenstein
  • The Mummy
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

Spielberg Box Set

  • The Sugarland Express
  • 1941
  • Always

Herzog Box Set

  • Even Dwarves Started Small
  • Land of Silence and Darkness
  • Fata Morgana
  • The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
  • Heart of Glass
  • Stroszek
  • Woyzeck
  • Fitzcaraldo
  • Ballad of the Little Soldier
  • Where the Green Ants Dream
  • Cobra Verde
  • Lessons of Darkness
  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly
  • My Best Fiend

Warner Bros. Box Set

  • Grand Hotel
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (35)
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • Gigi
  • Ben-Hur (59)
  • How the West Was Won
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Bullitt
  • Dirty Harry
  • Chariots of Fire
  • The Color Purple
  • The Bodyguard
  • Million Dollar Baby

Halloween Box Set

  • Halloween II
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • Halloween II (09)

Regular Movies

  • The Animatrix
  • A Star is Born (54)
  • Alexander
  • Forbidden Planet
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • It’s Such a Beautiful Day
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Lives of Others



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