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The "Satyajit Ray Memorial Anything-But-Definitive List of Non-English Language Films" (2007)

Consisting of (1) "The Ray Memorial 100" & (2) "The 22 Also-Rans" That Missed Making The Final 100

 
1. The Rules of the Game (1939)
2. The Seven Samurai (1954)
3. M (1931)
4. 8 1/2 (1963)
5. The Bicycle Thief (1948)
6. Persona (1966)
7. Grand Illusion (1937)
8. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
9. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
10. The 400 Blows (1959)
11. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
12. Tokyo Story (1953)
13. Rashomon (1950)
14. Ikiru (1952)
15. The Seventh Seal (1957)
16. Ran (1985)
17. Jules and Jim (1962)
18. The Conformist (1970)
19. La Dolce Vita (1960)
20. Contempt (1963)
21. Breathless (1960)
22. Ugetsu (1953)
23. Playtime (1967)
24. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
25. Andrei Rublev (1966)
26. City of God (2002)
27. In the Mood For Love (2000)
28. The Leopard (1963)
29. L'Avventura (1960)
30. Wild Strawberries (1957)
31. Le Samourai (1967)
32. Belle de Jour (1967)
33. Spirited Away (2001)
34. Children of Paradise (1945)
35. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
36. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
37. L'Atalante (1934)
38. Nights of Cabiria (1957)
39. Red (1994)
40. The Wages of Fear (1953)
41. Wings of Desire (1987)
42. Cries and Whispers (1972)
43. The Decalogue (1989)
44. Yojimbo (1961)
45. Pickpocket (1959)
46. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
47. La Strada (1954)
48. Late Spring (1949)
49. The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
50. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
51. High and Low (1963)
52. Umberto D (1952)
53. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
54. Ordet (1955)
55. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
56. Yi Yi (2000)
57. L'Eclisse (1962)
58. Talk To Her (2002)
59. Rififi (1955)
60. Band of Outsiders (1964)
61. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
62. Blue (1993)
63. Chungking Express (1994)
64. Throne of Blood (1957)
65. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
66. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
67. Das Boot (1981)
68. Army of Shadows (1969)
69. Amarcord (1973)
70. Last Year At Marienbad (1961)
71. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
72. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
73. Day For Night (1973)
74. Eyes Without a Face (1960)
75. My Night At Maud's (1969)
76. All About My Mother (1999)
77. Scenes From a Marriage (1973)
78. Rome, Open City (1945)
79. Suspiria (1977)
80. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
81. Come and See (1985)
82. Z (1969)
83. Woman In the Dunes (1964)
84. Masculine-Feminine (1966)
85. Viridiana (1961)
86. Amores Perros (2000)
87. Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
88. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
89. Cleo From 5 To 7 (1962)
90. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
91. Forbidden Games (1952)
92. Amelie (2001)
93. The Blue Angel (1930)
94. Orpheus (1950)
95. Run Lola Run (1998)
96. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
97. Satantango (1994)
98. The Gospel According To St. Matthew (1964)
99. Day of Wrath (1943)
100. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

The Other 22 Nominees

 

(#101-#122 in alphabetical order)

 
101. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
102. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)
103. Black Orpheus (1959)
104. Dersu Uzala (1975)
105. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
106. Farewell My Concubine (1993)
107. The Great Silence (1968)
108. I Vitelloni (1953)
109. Lola Montes (1955)
110. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
111. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
112. Red Desert (1964)
113. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
114. Seven Beauties (1975)
115. Sonatine (1993)
116. Stolen Kisses (1968)
117. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939)
118. Tampopo (1985)
119. The Tin Drum (1979)
120. To Live (1994)
121. The Vanishing (1988)
122. White (1994)

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Directors with Films Receiving 1st Place Votes

 
Akira Kurosawa (31)
The Seven Samurai (1954)  *********************
Ikiru (1952)  ****
Rashomon (1950)  ****
High and Low (1963)  *
Yojimbo (1961)  *
 
Jean Renoir (25)
The Rules of the Game (1939)  ******************
Grand Illusion (1937)  *******
 
Ingmar Bergman (13)
Persona (1966)  ********
Fanny and Alexander (1982)  ***
Cries and Whispers (1972)  *
The Seventh Seal (1957)  *
 
Federico Fellini (11)
8 1/2 (1963)  *******
La Strada (1954)  **
Amarcord (1973)  *
La Dolce Vita (1960)  *
 
Francois Truffau (9)
The 400 Blows (1959)  *****
Jules and Jim (1962)  **
Stolen Kisses (1968)  *
Day For Night (1973)  *
 
Kar Wai Wong (7)
In the Mood For Love (2000)  *****
Chungking Express (1994)  **
 
Kenji Mizoguchi (7)
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)  ***
Ugetsu (1953)  ***
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939)  *
Krzysztof Kieslowski (6)
The Decalogue (1989)  *****
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)  *
 
Vittorio De Sica (6)
The Bicycle Thief (1948)  *****
Umberto D (1952)  *
 
Bernardo Bertolucci (5)
The Conformist (1970)  *****
 
Luis Bunuel (5)
Belle de Jour (1967)  ***
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)  *
Viridiana (1961)  *
 
Yasujiro Ozu (4)
Late Spring (1949)  **
Tokyo Story (1953)  **
 
Andrei Tarkovsky (3)
Andrei Rublev (1966)  ***
 
Fernando Meirelles (& Katia Lund) (3)
City of God (2002)  ***
 
Fritz Lang (3)
M (1931)  ***
 
Jean Vigo (3)
L'Atalante (1934)  ***
 
Marcel Carne (3)
Children of Paradise (1945)  ***
Robert Bresson (3)
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)  ***
 
Zhang Yimou (3)
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)  **
To Live (1994)  *
 
Ang Lee (2)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)  **
 
Eric Rohmer (2)
My Night At Maud's (1969)  **
 
Gillo Pontecorvo (2)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)  **
 
Jacques Tati (2)
Playtime (1967)  **
 
Jean-Luc Godard (2)
Band of Outsiders (1964)  *
Contempt (1963)  *
 
Luchino Visconti (2)
The Leopard (1963)  **
 
Werner Herzog (2)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)  *
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)  *
 
Wim Wenders (2)
Wings of Desire (1987)  **
Carl Theodor Dreyer (1)
Day of Wrath (1943)  *
 
Edward Yang (1)
Yi Yi (2000)  *
 
Giuseppe Tornatore (1)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)  *
 
Henri-Georges Clouzot (1)
The Wages of Fear (1953)  *
 
Jacques Demy (1)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)  *
 
Jean Cocteau (1)
Beauty and the Beast (1946)  *
 
Max Ophuls (1)
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)  *
 
Michelangelo Antonioni (1)
L'Eclisse (1962)  *
 
Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1)
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)  *
 
Rene Clement (1)
Forbidden Games (1952)  *
 
Sergio Corbucci (1)
The Great Silence (1968)  *

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NOTES

NOTES ON DIRECTORS WITH FILMS RECEIVING 1st PLACE VOTES:

 
(##) = Total # of 1st Place Votes for Director's Films in Lists
*** = Each "*" represents a 1st Place Vote for the Film

 

(Description per Carveyfan) As compiled by a ballot by Edward Copeland and 173 other film experts. ***** EXPANDED DESCRIPTION OF LIST TO COME *****

 

SOURCES:

ARTICLE #1: Choosing the Best Non-English Language Films (8/20/2007)

ARTICLE #2: Intro to the List (9/19/2007)

ARTICLE #3: The Ray Memorial 100 (9/19/2007)

ALL ARTICLES: The Ray Memorial List Index

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT:

Thank you to Carveyfan's "Foreign Film" Checklist code which I copied, in part, to create this. Carveyfan's list includes all 429 films nominated for the list.