Directors into Whose Work I Still Need to Dive (a.k.a. "The List of Shame")

I don't do a lot of lists like this one, which sometimes just get superfluous (or, lists for the sake of lists), but I saw this idea from Willem (Leo) van der Zanden and I thought it was a good one. Thanks for letting me steal this.

Basically this is every filmmaker/director from whom I have seen zero films or one film who piques my interest and begs to have more watched. I guess it only makes sense to pick one work, so I'll do that, to represent each person.

Zero seemed like too strict for the list, so I expanded to one as Leo also has, because sometimes you catch a flick on TV or streaming or whatever, maybe…

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  • Twenty Years Later
  • Satantango
  • Central Station
  • Le Trou
  • Minari
  • A Man Escaped
  • Army of Shadows
  • Love Exposure
  • Edvard Munch
  • Children of Paradise
  • Mommy
  • The Battle of Chile: Part I
  • Black Is … Black Ain’t
  • Landscape in the Mist
  • The Wages of Fear
  • They Don't Wear Black Tie
  • A Special Day
  • Nomadland
  • Ugetsu
  • Marketa Lazarová
  • Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Rififi
  • Umberto D.
  • Martírio
  • A Moment of Innocence
  • The Hunt
  • Grand Illusion
  • Demons
  • Manila in the Claws of Light
  • Underground
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • Hope
  • The Holy Mountain
  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • La Flor
  • Cría cuervos…
  • Dead Souls
  • American Movie
  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • The Conformist
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • Out 1
  • Canoa: A Shameful Memory
  • Embrace of the Serpent
  • The Earrings of Madame de...
  • Aquarius
  • In Vanda's Room
  • Time to Love
  • A Touch of Zen
  • The Servant
  • Mysteries of Lisbon
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Rocks
  • Secret Sunshine
  • L'Atalante
  • The Long Day Closes
  • The Cloud-Capped Star
  • Norte, the End of History
  • Three Maidens
  • A Taxi Driver
  • On the Silver Globe
  • The Great Beauty
  • Swing Kids
  • Caché
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • Lake of Fire
  • Oslo, August 31st
  • Hyenas
  • Silenced
  • The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
  • The Lady Eve
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • Seven Beauties
  • West Indies
  • My Winnipeg
  • Departures
  • Walkabout
  • Columbus
  • Bait
  • Concerning Violence
  • Purple Noon
  • BPM (Beats per Minute)
  • Happy as Lazzaro
  • Confidence
  • The Red and the White
  • Welcome, or No Trespassing
  • Seduced and Abandoned
  • Victoria
  • Magical Girl
  • Field Niggas
  • Phoenix
  • A Bread Factory Part One: For the Sake of Gold
  • Silent Light
  • Memories of Underdevelopment
  • Diamonds of the Night
  • Sherman's March
  • The Parallel Street
  • Close-Knit
  • The Sweet Hereafter