100 Films to Watch to Expand your Horizons

A guide to breaking out of preconceived expectations of the established canon which favours certain films, filmmakers and nations. The list will be continuously evolving, don't be afraid to leave recommendations.

  • Blind Husbands

    1

  • Mother

    2

  • Bed and Sofa

    3

  • Crossroads

    4

  • Hallelujah

    5

  • Limite

    6

  • Humanity and Paper Balloons

    7

  • María Candelaria

    8

  • Spring in a Small Town

    9

  • Two Acres of Land

    10

  • Stella

    11

  • The Last Railway

    12

  • Mother India

    13

  • The Blue Sky Maiden

    14

  • Rosaura at 10 O'Clock

    15

  • Cairo Station

    16

  • Kaagaz Ke Phool

    17

  • Araya

    18

  • The Nightingale's Prayer

    19

  • The Cloud-Capped Star

    20

  • Mughal-e-Azam

    21

  • The Given Word

    22

  • The House Is Black

    23

  • Barren Lives

    24

  • The Big City

    25

  • Black God, White Devil

    26

  • Men and Women

    27

  • A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino

    28

  • The Deceased

    29

  • Falling Leaves

    30

  • All the Women in the World

    31

  • Portrait of Jason

    32

  • Memories of Underdevelopment

    33

  • The Night of Counting the Years

    34

  • Jackal of Nahueltoro

    35

  • Wanda

    36

  • One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away

    37

  • Adrift on the Nile

    38

  • Touki Bouki

    39

  • The Child of Another

    40

  • Chronicle of the Years of Fire

    41

  • Harlan County U.S.A.

    42

  • The Rites of May

    43

  • The Ascent

    44

  • Ceddo

    45

  • Satiemania

    46

  • The Abandoned Field: Free Fire Zone

    47

  • Raining in the Mountain

    48

  • The Shimmering Beast

    49

  • Heart and Guts

    50

  • Incident at Restigouche

    51

  • Dreams of the City

    52

  • Yellow Earth

    53

  • Terrorizers

    54

  • A Better Tomorrow

    55

  • Maurice

    56

  • Testament

    57

  • I, the Worst of All

    58

  • Daughters of the Dust

    59

  • The Dove's Lost Necklace

    60

  • The Living End

    61

  • The Scent of Green Papaya

    62

  • Bedevil

    63

  • The Silences of the Palace

    64

  • O Amor Natural

    65

  • Tableau Ferraille

    66

  • Eve's Bayou

    67

  • The Desert Ark

    68

  • Nang Nak

    69

  • As Bodas de Deus

    70

  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

    71

  • Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

    72

  • Bolivia

    73

  • Blissfully Yours

    74

  • Madame Satã

    75

  • Ten

    76

  • Maroa

    77

  • Two Drifters

    78

  • Broken Sky

    79

  • Shortbus

    80

  • The Yacoubian Building

    81

  • Ten Canoes

    82

  • The Headless Woman

    83

  • The Milk of Sorrow

    84

  • Samson and Delilah

    85

  • Police, Adjective

    86

  • Nymph

    87

  • The Time That Remains

    88

  • Grandmother

    89

  • Who Killed Captain Alex?

    90

  • The Man from Nowhere

    91

  • A Simple Life

    92

  • Five Broken Cameras

    93

  • Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

    94

  • Visit, or Memories and Confessions

    95

  • From the Diary of a Wedding Photographer

    96

  • Spell Reel

    97

  • Mama Colonel

    98

  • Wajib

    99

  • The Lost Okoroshi

    100