Mark Kermode: 50 films every film fan should watch

The UK’s best-known film critic, Mark Kermode offers up 50 personal viewing recommendations, from great classics to overlooked gems.

  • The Arbor
  • Bad Timing
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Black Narcissus
  • Blithe Spirit
  • Bullet Boy
  • Capricorn One
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • The Company of Wolves
  • Countess Dracula
  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire
  • Dead Ringers
  • Distant Voices, Still Lives
  • Dogtooth
  • The Draughtsman's Contract
  • The Elephant Man
  • Face
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • Godzilla
  • Hadewijch
  • Hands of the Ripper
  • Highway Patrolman
  • Immoral Tales
  • Interior. Leather Bar.
  • The Ipcress File
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
  • Maîtresse
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Contempt
  • Mother
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
  • Ordet
  • Pasolini
  • Peeping Tom
  • Prick Up Your Ears
  • Radio On
  • Rashomon
  • Red Desert
  • Red Road
  • The Red Shoes
  • Rome, Open City
  • Symptoms
  • That Sinking Feeling
  • This Filthy Earth
  • Underground
  • Unrelated
  • The Valley