This list is a response to repeated student requests for quality films to watch. Be forewarned: Unless you are multilingual, prepare for subtitles and not all these films are for everyone (just move on down the list!).  I list films in the order that I imagine the non-film buff will find most accessible.


Wings of Desire 


The Third Man

Spring. Summer, Fall, and Spring

To Live

Touch of Evil

The Lives of Others

Talk to Her

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

La Strata

Bad Education


White Ribbon

Umberto D.

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Raise the Red Lantern

Dead Man

Citizen Kane

Jules and Jim




The Three Colors Trilogy

400 Blows

Seventh Seal

Farewell My Concubine

The Turin Horse (not for those with ADD)

The Bicycle Thief

Last Year at Marienbad

Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight)

Wild Strawberries

Belle de Jour

The Marriage of Maria Braun