one of the hardest things ever is choosing the best films ever made. Here's my desert island viewing.
Pyaasa - Guru Dutt
La Regle du Jeu -- Jean Renoir
Infernal Affairs -- Andrew Lau and Alan Mak
Closely Observed Trains - Jiri Menzel
The General -- Buster Keaton
Histoire(s) du cinéma - Jean-Luc Godard
Yellow Earth - Chen Kaige
Princess Mononoke -- Hayao Miyazaki
Mothlight -- Stan Brakhage
The Wild Bunch - Sam Peckinpah
So many others: Les Enfants du Paradis, Scorsese's The Departed, Makaveyev's Swtchboard Operator, Scott's Kingdom of Heaven . . . Cinema at its best has a fundamentally Romantic attitude, as in Goethe or Wordsworth: the effort to reconcile science, perception and the heart that makes it the defining medium of the modern.