Adrian's TOP 100 FILMS of August 2011.

A Moment of Innocence (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran, 1996)

Chris and I joined this TOP 100 poll by Russian cinephile group named Bande Apart. The poll was done at where Chris and I are avid users. Everyone should have a Mubi profile, by the way. I somehow found it useful for logging in films you've seen through the years. You can lists with different themes, rate films and arrange them according to your preference. The Mubi community gathers different kind of cinephiles with different taste in films. It is a nurturing community with occasional polls just like this. Sir Noel Vera also joined the poll, submitting his TOP 100 Filipino films. Sadly, the film poll only permits feature length films. Some how I agree to what sir Noel said about lists and revealing your own taste. He summarily said:

"When Mao Tse-tung declared "Let a hundred flowers bloom!" it was historically ironic; his declaration was a trap meant to lure dissenters into revealing themselves. I repeat his words in an unironic sense (unirony I feel being underrated nowadays): let a hundred lists bloom!" (link)
And I'm being too honest with this one. Try to watch some of my favorites.

Adrian's TOP 100 FILMS

Nanook of the North (Robert J. Flaherty, U.S., 1922)
The Last Laugh (F.W. Murnau, Germany, 1924)
Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisentein, Soviet Union, 1925)
Sunrise (F.W. Murnau, U.S., 1927)
The Cameraman (Buster Keaton, U.S., 1928)

The Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, Soviet Union, 1929)

L’Age D’Or (Luis Bunuel, France, 1930)
L’Atalante (Jean Vigo, France, 1934)
Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, France, 1937)
Children of Paradise (Marcel Carne, France, 1945)
Orpheus (Jean Cocteau, France, 1950)
Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1950)
Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson, France, 1951)
Late Spring (Yasujirô Ozu, Japan, 1949)
Ugetsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953)
The Earrings of Madame de… (Max Ophüls, France, 1953)
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, U.S., 1954)
The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, U.S., 1955)
A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, France, 1956)

Anak Dalita (Lamberto Avellana, Philippines, 1956)

Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1957)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, U.S., 1958)
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, France, 1959)
Pickpocket (Robert Bresson, France, 1959)
L’Avventura (Michelangelo Atonioni, Italy, 1960)
Viridiana (Luis Bunuel, 1961)
Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1962)
Vivre Sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1962)
The Trial of Joan of Arc (Robert Bresson, France, 1962)
L’Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1963)
Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1964)
Noite Vazia (Walter Hugo Khouri, Brazil, 1964)

Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union, 1966)

A Man and A Woman (Claude Lelouch, France, 1966)
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
Playtime (Jacques Tati, France, 1967)
Warrendale (Allan King, Canada, 1967)
Teorema (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy, 1968)
Flesh (Andy Warhol, U.S. 1968)
My Night At Maud’s (Eric Rohmer, France, 1969)
Once Upon A Time There Was A Singing Blackbird (Otar Iosseliani, Soviet Union, 1970)
The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, Spain, 1973)
The Man Who Sleeps (Bernard Queysanne, France, 1974)
Ali: Fear Eats The Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1974)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, Belgium, 1975)
Manila in the Claws of Neon (Lino Brocka, Philippines, 1975)

Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy, 1975)

The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union, 1975)
The Wishing Tree (Tengiz Abuladze, Georgia, 1976)
Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1976)
Les Rendez-vous D’Anna (Chantal Akerman, France,1978)
Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union, 1979)
Age of the Earth (Glauber Rocha, Brazil, 1980)
Taxi Zum Klo (Frank Ripploh, West Germany, 1980)
City After Dark (Ishmael Bernal, Philippines, 1980)
Bomba Star (Joey Gosiengfiao, Philippines, 1980)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, U.S., 1982)

Querelle (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1982)

L’Argent (Robert Bresson, 1983)
Sans Soleil (Chris Maker, France, 1983)
Vagabond (Agnès Varda, France, 1985)
Blue Velvet (David Lynch, U.S., 1986)
Where is The Friend’s Home (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1987)
Under The Sun of Satan (Maurice Pialat, France, 1987)
My Neighbor, Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1988)
Orapronobis (Lino Brocka, 1989)
A City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan, 1989)

Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1990)

Life, and Nothing More… (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1991)
The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieślowski, Poland, 1991)
Kairat (Darezhan Omirbaev, Kazakhstan, 1992)
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, H.K., 1994)
Vive L’Amour (Tsai Ming-Liang, Taiwan, 1994)
Through The Olive Trees (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1994)
Bontoc Eulogy (Marlon Fuentes, Philippines-USA, 1995)
A Moment of Innocence (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran, 1996)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, H.K., 1997)
A Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1997)
Histoire(s) Du Cinema (Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1997)
The Hole (Tsai-Ming Liang, Taiwan, 1998)
Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999)
Rosetta (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, Belgium, 1999)

The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami, 1999)

Yi Yi: A One and A Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2001)
Basal Banar (Auraeus Solito, Philippines, 2002)
Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2002)

Evolution of a Filipino Family (Lav Diaz, 2004)

Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2004)
A Short Film About The Indio Nacional (Or The Prolonger Sorrow of the Filipinos) (Raya Martin, Philippines, 2005)
Todo Todo Teros (John Torres, Philippines, 2006)
Inland Empire (David Lynch, U.S., 2006)
Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)
Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas, Mexico, 2007)
Now Showing (Raya Martin, 2008)

The Beaches of Agnès (Agnès Varda, France, 2008)

Kinatay (Brillante Mendoza, Philippines, 2009)
Honey (Semih Kaplanoğlu, Turkey, 2010)
Refrains Happen Like Revolutions in a Song (John Torres, Philippines, 2010)
Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, U.S., 2011)


As of this writing, I have revised my TOP 100 to include the following films:

The Hour of the Furnaces (Octavio Gentino & Fernando Solanas, 1968)
The Golden Thread (Ritwik Ghatak, 1965)
Black God, White Devil (Glauber Rocha, 1964)
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (Jonas Mekas, 2000)
Death in the Land of Encantos (Lav Diaz, 2007)

In replacement of the following:

Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2002)
A Man and A Woman (Claude Lelouch, France, 1966)
Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1964)
Flesh (Andy Warhol, U.S. 1968)
Children of Paradise (Marcel Carne, France, 1945)

Don't worry. The titles above won't go anywhere. They still belong to my canon.
So what's your TOP 100 FILMS?