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  • In the Realm of the Senses
  • Yi Yi
  • Ugetsu
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • Rebels of the Neon God

director blindspots

69 films

Directors I’ve known about for a while, who look cool, and who I want to check out. Requirements are that…

  • The Damned United
  • The King's Speech
  • Cats
  • Les Misérables
  • The Danish Girl

Tom Hooper

5 films

The Damned United is great guys, trust.

  • Whisper of the Heart
  • A Silent Voice
  • Maborosi
  • Ad Astra
  • Tokyo Godfathers

(un)comfortably relatable

146 films

family/parent issues, trauma, guilt, fear, crisis of faith, personal interests, depression/suicide, the frustratingly stupid burden of masculinity, loneliness, existential ennui,…

  • Maborosi
  • Fallen Angels
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Kicking and Screaming
  • Toy Story

Top 15 of 1995

15 films

  • Princess Mononoke
  • Jackie Brown
  • Suzaku
  • Happy Together
  • Perfect Blue

Top 15 of 1997

15 films

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Rushmore
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson

9 films

  • Kicking and Screaming
  • The Gold Rush
  • Through a Glass Darkly
  • Tokyo Story
  • Still Walking
  • Independence Day
  • White House Down
  • 2012
  • The Patriot
  • Godzilla
  • A Silent Voice
  • Silence
  • After the Storm
  • The Handmaiden
  • Your Name.
  • Nobody Knows
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Wild Strawberries
  • 8½

Double Features

42 films

Since I can't add the same film twice, I've annotated where I'm using it for two double features. To be…

  • Paprika
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • Millennium Actress
  • Perfect Blue

Satoshi Kon

4 films

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Only Yesterday
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • Gauche the Cellist

Isao Takahata

9 films