These films are brilliant films with wisdom, integrity, and artistic value. The screenplay is technically tied together with great acting, cinematography, editing, sound, visual signs, and visuals syntax making the final product a complete story.  Cinematica has over 300 films that are currently considered to be brilliant films based on our Grading Criteria for a perfect 10.

Title Director Country
12 ANGRY MEN (1957) Sidney Lumet USA
13 CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONE THING (2002) Jill Sprecher USA
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) Stanley Kubrick UK / USA
21 GRAMS (2003) Alejandro Gonzßlez I˝ßrritu USA
25TH HOUR (2002) Spike Lee USA
3 WOMEN (1977) Robert Altman USA
37░2 LE MATIN (1986) Jean-Jacques Beineix France
39 STEPS (1935) Alfred Hitchcock UK
(1963) Federico Fellini Italy / France
ABOUT SCHMIDT (2002) Alexander Payne USA
ABRIL DESPEDAăADO (2001) Walter Salles Brazil / France / ...
ADAPTATION. (2002) Spike Jonze USA
AGE OF INNOCENCE (1993) Martin Scorsese USA
AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD (1972) Werner Herzog Germany / Peru / ...
AKAHIGE (1965) Akira Kurosawa Japan
ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) Joseph L. Mankiewicz USA
ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (1956) Douglas Sirk USA
AMADEUS (1984) Milos Forman USA
AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999) Sam Mendes USA
AMERICAN HISTORY X (1998) Tony Kaye USA
AMI╔E & JAGUAR (1999) Max Fńrberb÷ck Germany
AMISTAD (1997) Steven Spielberg USA
AMORES PERROS (2000) Alejandro Gonzßlez I˝ßrritu Mexico
ANNIE HALL (1977) Woody Allen USA
ANTONIA (1995) Marleen Gorris Netherlands / Belgium / ...
APARTMENT (1960) Billy Wilder USA
ARARAT (2002) Atom Egoyan Canada / France
AU HASARD BALTHAZAR (1966) Robert Bresson France / Sweden
BACHEHA-YE ASEMA (1997) Majid Majidi Iran
BAD MA RA KHAHAD BORD (1999) Abbas Kiarostami Iran / France
BADLANDS (1973) Terrence Malick USA
BAKUSH█ (1951) Yasujiro Ozu Japan
BARRY LYNDON (1975) Stanley Kubrick UK
BEFORE SUNSET (2004) Richard Linklater USA
BELLE DE JOUR (1967) Luis Bu˝uel France / Italy
BIG LEBOWSKI 1998) Joel Coen USA / UK
BIN-JIP (2004)  Ki-duk Kim South Korea / Japan
BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger UK
BLADE RUNNER (1982) Ridley Scott USA
BLECHTROMMEL (1979) Volker Schl÷ndorff Germany / France / ...
BLOW-UP (1966) Michelangelo Antonioni UK / Italy
BLUE KITE (1993) Zhuangzhuang Tian China / Hong Kong
BLUE VELVET (1986) David Lynch USA
BOM YEOREUM GAEUL GYEOUL GEURIGO BOM (2003) Ki-duk Kim South Korea / Germany
BOYS DON'T CRY (1999) Kimberly Peirce USA
BREAKING THE WAVES (1996) Lars von Trier Denmark / Sweden / ...
BROKEN FLOWERS (2005) Jim Jarmusch USA / France
BRONENOSETS POTYOMKIN (1925) Sergei M. Eisenstein & Grigori Aleksandrov Soviet Union
THE BROWNING VERSION (1951) Anthony Asquith UK
CAPOTE (2005) Bennett Miller USA
CARNE TR╔MULA (1997) Pedro Almodˇvar Spain
CASABLANCA (1942) Michael Curtiz USA
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) Steven Spielberg USA
CHAPLIN (1992) Richard Attenborough UK / USA / ...
CHICAGO (2002) Rob Marshall USA / Canada
CHINATOWN (1974) Roman Polanski USA
CHOCOLAT (2000) Lasse Hallstr÷m USA
CHONG GING SEN LIN (1994) Kar-wai Wong Hong Kong
CIDER HOUSE RULES (1999) Lasse Hallstr÷m USA
CITIZEN KANE (1941) Orson Welles USA
CIDADE DE DEUS (2002) Kßtia Lund & Fernando Meirelles Brazil / France / ...
CODE INCONNU: R╔CIT INCOMPLET DE DIVERS VOYAGES (2000) Michael Haneke France / Germany / ...
COLOR PURPLE (1985) Steven Spielberg USA
CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (2002) George Clooney USA
CRASH (2005) Paul Haggis USA / Germany
CRADLE WILL ROCK (1999) Tim Robbins USA
СТАЛКЕР (1979) Andrei Tarkovsky West Germany / Soviet Union
DEAD MAN (1995) Jim Jarmusch USA
DEKALOG (1987) Krzysztof Kieslowski Poland
DELICATESSEN (1991) Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet France
DER HIMMEL ▄BER BERLIN (1987) Wim Wenders Germany / France
DERSU UZALA (1974) Akira Kurosawa Japan / Russia
DET SJUNDE INSEGLET (1957) Ingmar Bergman Sweden
DIE VERLORENE EHRE DER KATHARINA BLUM ODER: WIE GEWALT ENTSTEHEN UND WOHIN SIE F▄HREN KANN (1975) Volker Schl÷ndorff & Margarethe von Trotta Germany
DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) Spike Lee USA
DOGVILLE (2003) Lars von Trier Denmark / Sweden / ...
DU RIFIFI CHEZ LES HOMMES (1955) Jules Dassin France
ED WOOD (1994) Tim Burton USA
ELEPHANT (2003) Gus Van Sant USA
ELLING (2001) Petter NŠss Norway
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004) Michel Gondry USA
EUROPA (1991) Lars von Trier Denmark / Sweden / ...
EXORCIST (1973) William Friedkin USA
EXOTICA (1994) Atom Egoyan Canada
FANNY OCH ALEXANDER (1982) Ingmar Bergman Sweden / France / ...
FAR FROM HEAVEN (2002) Todd Haynes USA / France
FARGO (1996) Joel Coen & Ethan Coen USA
FESTEN (1998) Thomas Vinterberg Denmark / Sweden
FIFTH ELEMENT (1997) Luc Besson France / USA
FINDING NEMO (2003) Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich USA
FINDING NEVERLAND (2004) Marc Forster UK / USA
FITZCARRALDO (1982) Werner Herzog Peru / Germany
THE FOG OF WAR: ELEVEN LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ROBERT S. MCNAMARA (2003) Errol Morris USA
FREAKS (1932) Tod Browning USA
FRESH (1994) Boaz Yakin France / USA
FRIDA (2002) Julie Taymor Canada / Mexico / ...
F***ING ┼M┼L (1998) Lukas Moodysson Sweden
GANDHI (1982) Richard Attenborough UK / India
GANGS OF NEW YORK (2002) Martin Scorsese USA / Germany / ...
NIKUTAI NO MON (1964) Seijun Suzuki Japan
GEORGE WASHINGTON (2000) David Gordon Green USA
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING (2003) Peter Webber UK / Luxembourg
GODFATHER (1972) Francis Ford Coppola USA
GODFATHER: PART II (1974) Francis Ford Coppola USA
GOLD RUSH (1925) Charles Chaplin USA
GOOD BYE LENIN! (2003) Wolfgang Becker Germany
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK. (2005) George Clooney Japan / France / ...
GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997) Gus Van Sant USA
GOODFELLAS (1990) Martin Scorsese USA
GOSFORD PARK (2001) Robert Altman USA / UK / ...
GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) John Ford USA
GREAT DICTATOR (1940) Charles Chaplin USA
GREAT EXPECTATIONS (1946) David Lean UK
GUNKI HATAMEKU MOTONI  (1972) Kinji Fukasaku Japan
HANA-BI (1997) Takeshi Kitano Japan
HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (1986) Woody Allen USA
HARVEY (1950) Henry Koster USA
HEARTS AND MINDS (1974) Peter Davis USA
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (1959) Alain Resnais France / Japan
HOOP DREAMS (1994) Steve James USA
HOTARU NO HAKA (1988) Isao Takahata Japan
HOTEL RWANDA (2004) Terry George UK / Italy / ...
HOURS (2002) Stephen Daldry USA
HUA YANG NIAN HUA (2000) Kar-wai Wong Hong Kong
HUD (1963) Martin Ritt USA
HÍSTSONATEN (1978) Ingmar Bergman Sweden
I SOLITI IGNOTI (1958) Mario Monicelli Italy
I VITELLONI (1953) Federico Fellini France / Italy
ICE STORM (1997) Ang Lee USA
IKIRU (1952) Akira Kurosawa Japan
IL GATTOPARDO (1963) Luchino Visconti Italy / France
IL POSTINO (1994) Michael Radford France / Italy / ...
IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (1952) Anthony Asquith UK
IN AMERICA (2002) Jim Sheridan UK / Ireland
IN THE BEDROOM (2001) Todd Field USA
INFERNAL AFFAIRS (2002) Wai Keung Lau & Siu Fai Mak Hong Kong
JEAN DE FLORETTE (1986) Claude Berri France / Switzerland / ...
JEDER F▄R SICH UND GOTT GEGEN ALLE (1974) Werner Herzog Germany
JOURNAL D'UN CUR╔ DE CHAMPAGNE (1951) Robert Bresson France
JULES ET JIM (1962) Franšois Truffaut France
JUNGFRUK─LLAN Ingmar Bergman Sweden
KAGEMUSHA (1980) Akira Kurosawa Japan
KANAL (1957) Andrzej Wajda Poland
KARAKTER (1997) Mike van Diem Belgium / Netherlands
KID (1921) Charles Chaplin USA
KILL BILL: VOL. 1 (2003) Quentin Tarantino USA
KING OF KINGS (1927) Cecil B. DeMille USA
KUMONOSU JO (1957) Akira Kurosawa Japan
L'APPARTEMENT (1996) Gilles Mimouni France / France / ...
L' ARGENT DE POCHE (1976) Franšois Truffaut France
L'AVVENTURA (1960) Michelangelo Antonioni Italy / France
L'ECLISSE (1962) Michelangelo Antonioni Italy / France
L'HOMME DU TRAIN (2002) Patrice Leconte France / Germany / ...
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (1997) Curtis Hanson USA
LA BATTAGLIA DI ALGERI (1965) Gillo Pontecorvo Algeria / Italy
LA BELLE ET LA B╩TE (1946) Jean Cocteau & RenÚ ClÚment France
LA BELLE NOISEUSE (1991) Jacques Rivette France / Switzerland
LA DOLCE VITA (1960) Federico Fellini Italy / France
LA LEGGENDA DEL PIANISTA SULL'OCEANO (1998) Giuseppe Tornatore Italy
LA MARCHE DE L'EMPEREUR (2005) Luc Jacquet USA / France
LA R╚GLE DU JEU (1939) Jean Renoir France
LA STRADA (1954) Federico Fellini Italy
LA VITA ╚ BELLA (1997) Roberto Benigni Italy
LADRI DI BICICLETTE (1948) Vittorio De Sica Italy
LADYKILLERS (1955) Alexander Mackendrick UK
LAST PICTUE SHOW (1971) Peter Bogdanovich USA
LE CHANGRIN ET LA PITI╔ (1969) Marcel OphŘls France / Switzerland / ...
LE FLIS (2002) Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne Belgium / France
LE M╔PRIS (1963) Jean-Luc Godard France / Italy
LE NOTTI BIANCHE (1957) Luchino Visconti Italy / France
L╔ON (1994) Luc Besson France / USA
LES DIABOLIQUE (1955) Henri-Georges Clouzot France
LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS (1945) Marcel CarnÚ France
LES INVASIONS BARBARES (2003) Denys Arcand Canada / France
LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS (1959) Franšois Truffaut France
LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP (1943) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger UK
LIFE AS A HOUSE (2001) Irwin Winkler USA
LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (1937) William Dieterle USA
LIFEBOAT (1944) Alfred Hitchcock USA
LILJA 4-EVER (2002) Lukas Moodysson Sweden / Denmark
LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) Peter Jackson New Zealand / USA
LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) Peter Jackson New Zealand / USA
LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002) Peter Jackson New Zealand / USA
LOS LUNES AL SOL (2002) Fernando Leˇn de Aranoa Spain / France / ...
LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003) Sofia Coppola USA / Japan
LUCI DEL VARIET└ (1950) Federico Fellini & Alberto Lattuada Italy
M (1931) Fritz Lang Germany
MA VIE EN ROSE (1997) Alain Berliner France / Belgium / ...
MAGNOLIA (1999) Paul Thomas Anderson USA
MALLI (1999) Santosh Sivan India
MALTESE FALCON (1941) John Huston USA
MAN WHO WASN'T THERE (2001) Joel Coen & Ethan Coen USA
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (2003) Peter Weir USA
MATCH POINT (2005) Woody Allen UK / Luxembourg
MEPHISTO (1981) Istvßn Szabˇ Germany / Hungary
MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004) Clint Eastwood USA
MODERN TIMES (1936) Charles Chaplin USA
MONSTER'S BALL (2001) Marc Forster USA
MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN (1979) Terry Jones UK
MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE (1983) Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones UK
MOONSTRUCK (1987) Norman Jewison USA
MÍRDER SIND UNTER UNS (1946) Wolfgang Staudte Germany
MUA HE CHIEU THANG DUNG (2000) Anh Hung Tran Vietnam / France / ...
MULHOLLAND DR. (2001) David Lynch USA / France
MY LEFT FOOT (1989) Jim Sheridan Ireland / UK
NAKED (1993) Mike Leigh UK
NAME DER ROSE (1986) Jean-Jacques Annaud France / Italy / ...
NASHVILLE (1975) Robert Altman USA
NATURAL BORN KILLERS (1994) Oliver Stone USA
NI NEIBIAN JIDIAN (2001) Ming-liang Tsai Taiwan / France
NIGHT AND THE CITY (1950) Jules Dassin UK
NIRGENDWO IN AFRIKA (2001) Caroline Link Germany
NO MAN'S LAND (2001) Danis Tanovic Bosnia-Herzegovina / ...
NOTORIOUS (1946) Alfred Hitchcock USA
NUIT ET BROUILLARD (1955) Alain Resnais France
NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO (1988) Giuseppe Tornatore Italy / France
OLDBOY (2003) Chan-wook Park South Korea
OLIVER TWIST (1948) David Lean UK
ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) Elia Kazan USA
OSAMA (2003) Siddiq Barmak Afganistan / Netherlands / ...
THE OX-BOX INCIDENT (1943) William A. Wellman USA
PARIS, TEXAS (1984) Wim Wenders UK / France / ...
PASSION DE JEANNE D'ARC (1928) Carl Theodor Dreyer France
PATHS OF GLORY (1957) Stanley Kubrick USA
P╔P╔ LE MOKO (1937) Julien Duvivier France
THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY (1974) Luis Bu˝uel Italy / France
PIANIST (2002) Roman Polanski UK / France / ...
PICKPOCKET (1959) Robert Bresson France
POPIËL I DIAMENT (1958) Andrzej Wajda Poland
PORCO ROSSO (1992) Hayao Miyazaki Japan / France
PSYCHO (1960) Alfred Hitchcock USA
PULP FICTION (1994) Quentin Tarantino USA

QUAI DES BRUMES (1938)

Marcel CarnÚ France
QUAI DES ERF╚VRES (1947) Henri-Georges Clouzot France
RABBIT-PROOF FENCE (2002) Phillip Noyce Australia
RADIO DAYS (1987) Woody Allen USA
RAGING BULL (1980) Martin Scorsese USA
RAN (1985) Akira Kurosawa Japan / France
RANG-E KHODA (1999) Majid Majidi Iran
RASHOMON (1950) Akira Kurosawa Japan
REBECCA (1940) Alfred Hitchcock USA
THE RIVER (1951) Jean Renoir France / India / ...
ROAD TO PERDITION (2002) Sam Mendes USA
ROSETTA (1999) Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne France / Belgium
SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD (2003) Guy Maddin Canada
SALINUI CHUEOK (2003) Joon-ho Bong South Korea
SALVATORE GIULIANO (1961) Francesco Rosi Italy
SE7EN (1995) David Fincher USA
SECRETS & LIES (1996) Mike Leigh France / UK
SEN TO CHIHIRO NO KAMIKAKUSHI (2001) Hayao Miyazaki Japan / USA
SEPPUKU (1962) Masaki Kobayashi Japan
SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994) Frank Darabont USA
SHICHININ NO SAMURAI (1954) Akira Kurosawa Japan
SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER (1960) Franšois Truffaut France
SHORT CUTS (1993) Robert Altman USA
SHREK (2001) Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson & Scott Marshall USA
SHUNPU DEN (1965) Seijun Suzuki Japan
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Jonathan Demme USA
SIMPLE PLAN (1998) Sam Raimi USA / UK / ...
SIN CITY (2005) Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, & Quentin Tarantino USA
SIWORAE (2000) Hyun-seung Lee South Korea
SKAMMEN (1968) Ingmar Bergman Sweden
SIDEWAYS (2004) Alexander Payne USA
SLING BLADE (1996) Billy Bob Thornton USA
SMULTRONST─LLET (1957) Ingmar Bergman Sweden
SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) Billy Wilder USA
SORRY, WRONG NUMBER (1948) Anatole Litvak USA
STARDUST MEMORIES (1980) Woody Allen USA
STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) Elia Kazan USA
SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (1927) F.W. Murnau USA
SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) Billy Wilder USA
SWEET HEREAFTER (1997) Atom Egoyan Canada
S┼NGER FR┼N ANDRA V┼NINGEN (2000) Roy Andersson Sweden / Norway / ...
S┼SOM I EN SPEGEL (1961) Ingmar Bergman Sweden
TA'M E GUILASS (1997) Abbas Kiarostami Iran
TASOGARE SEIBEI (2002) Yoji Yamada Japan
TENGOKU TO JIGOKU (1963) Akira Kurosawa Japan
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957) David Lean UK
THE THIN BLUE LINE (1988) Errol Morris USA
THIN MAN (1934) W.S. Van Dyke USA
THIN RED LINE (1998) Terrence Malick Canada / USA
TILLSAMMANS (2000) Lukas Moodysson Sweden
TITUS (1999) Julie Taymor USA / Italy
TRAINSPOTTING (1996) Danny Boyle UK
TRIPLETTES DE BELLEVILLE (2003) Sylvain Chomet France / Belgium / ...
TROIS COULEURS: BLEU (1993) Krzysztof Kieslowski France / Poland / ...
TROIS COULEURS: ROUGE (1994) Krzysztof Kieslowski France / Poland / ...
TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932) Ernst Lubitsch USA
TYSTNADEN (1963) Ingmar Bergman Sweden
UGETSU MONOGATARI (1953) Kenji Mizoguchi Japan
UMBERTO D. (1952) Vittorio De Sica Italy
UN CHIEN ANDALOU (1929) Luis Bu˝uel France
UNDER SOLEN (1998) Colin Nutley Sweden
UNFAITHFULLY YOURS (1948) Preston Sturges USA
VERA DRAKE (2004) Mike Leigh UK / France / ...
VOZVRASHCHENIYE (2003) Andrei Zvyagintsev Russia
WANDAFURU RAIFU (1998) Hirokazu Koreeda Japan
WALK THE LINE (2005) James Mangold USA
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966) Mike Nichols USA
WINTER LIGHT (1963) Ingmar Bergman Sweden
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1957) Billy Wilder USA
WO HU CANG LONG (2000) Ang Lee USA / Hong Kong / ...
WONDER BOYS (2000) Curtis Hanson USA / UK / ...
XICH LO (1995) Anh Hung Tran Vietnam / France
YES (2004) Sally Potter UK / USA
YI YI (2000) Edward Yang Taiwan / Japan
YING XIONG (2002) Yimou Zhang Hong Kong / China
YUME (1990) Akira Kurosawa Japan / USA


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