The Grand Budapest Hotel

175

"There are many priceless moments, many memorable scenes and plenty of amazing details that make the film that much better. The Grand Budapest Hotel is Anderson at his very best."

Getting Wild with Our Monkey

174

"Getting Wild With Our Monkey is a seriously demented, yet absolutely fun trip. A film that needs to be experienced rather than understood."

Container

173

"It's impossible to univocally recommend a film like this, but fans of experimental, dark and uncompromising cinema should really check this one out (if you haven't already)."

Design of Death

172

"The actors carry a disarming charm, the humor is actually funny and the film as a whole is a worthwhile audiovisual experience."

Your Name

171

"The real-world setting mixed with slight fantasy elements makes the film a bit more accessible compared to Shinkai's earlier films."

Sonatine

170

"Even though the films Kitano made prior to Sonatine aren't bad at all, Sonatine is the first true testament to his genius."

Norwegian Wood

169

"It's beautifully shot, wonderfully scored and aptly acted. It scores well in just about every department, showcasing the progress Tran has made as a director."

Isn't Anyone Alive?

168

"Ishii truly reinvents himself here and comes with a film that's just as unique as his previous work, only very different in tone."

Glasses

167

"There are moments of blissful comedy, moments of utter relaxation and moments of simple wonder."

Trava: Fist Planet

166

"I used to compare Trava: Fist Planet to Dead Leaves, nowadays I'm not sure if that's a fair comparison."

The Mole Song

165

"There's enough madness here to fill 3 or 4 separate films."

The Wind Rises

164

"The Wind Rises is more than worthy closing act. It's one of Miyazaki's best films, a stunning ode to passion and perseverance in the face of a looming war."

Casshern

163

"While Kiriya does his best to make that happen, his approach simply isn't popular enough to turn Casshern into a universally revered film."

Cannibal

162

"Cannibal is definitely my kind of film. Incredibly atmospheric, uncompromising and unique."

Valhalla Rising

161

"I hope this isn't Refn's final experimental film as he shows true talent for this kind of thing."

Citizen Dog

160

" It's a lovely little comedy with a lot of heart, a lot of warmth and plenty of interesting and original ideas."

Mutant Girls Squad

159

"If you still haven't seen enough bodily mutations, strange nose guns or creative ways to slice people in half (or more parts), this is a film that cannot be missed."

Mr. Nobody

158

"There is plenty to love here. The film knows no weak points, has a strong heart and makes the 160 minutes seem like a short introduction to the main story."

Memories of Matsuko

157

"The blend of an explicit and vibrant stylistic signature and upbeat musical numbers with a deeply tragic narrative is impossible to explain, it just has to be experienced first-hand."

Funuke, Show Some Love You Losers

156

"It's this exact balance that makes Funuke a truly special experience."

1778 Stories of Me and My Wife

155

"Hoshi creates a wonderfully magical drama, serving just the right amount of drama, geekiness, magical realism and love for his characters."

Requiem for a Dream

154

"Aronofsky struck gold with this one. Personally I still prefer Pi, but Requiem for a Dream is a much more accessible film while retaining Aronofsky's trademark style."

Party 7

153

"The film looks good, sounds great, sports an incredible opening animation sequence and boasts a list of superb actors."

Suffering of Ninko

152

"Suffering of Ninko is the kind of film that made me fall in love with Japanese cinema all these years ago. It's different, fun, it looks great and its overall very creative."

Takeshis'

151

"The good thing is that it's not all just an ode to himself, Kitano doesn't mind making some fun of himself or the people around him."