Films and Videos to See

What this list is and what this list is not:
The faculty of Visual and Environmental Studies have drafted the following list of titles which concentrators with a primary interest in film or video should try to see during their undergraduate years.  This is not a list of cinema's greatest hits or of the best movies and videos of all time. Rather, it reflects a variety of criteria.  Some works we consider great, nothers important, others influential.  Not every title on the list represents a unanimous choice.  We plan to revise the list periodically and welcome your comments and suggestions.

Where to see the films:
At the Harvard Film Archive mainly, but also at college films societies, the Brattle theater, repertory cinemas and museums in cities wherever you happen to be.  Try to see things as they were intended to be seen: movies on the big screen, videos on good monitors or in installations.

Can you see everything?
Probably not, unless you give up doing everything else.  But in four years you might be able to see two-thirds of the titles (you can keep score in the margin).  The list can point you towards alternative viewing as well, but this will require some interpretation.  For instance, if you have an opportunity to see Eisenstein's Strike, take it.But realize that this should not substitute for seeing Battleship Potemkin.On the other hand, it's clear that other films will do just as well for some of those listed under the genre categories.  For example, A Day at the Races in place of A Night at the Opera.


Auguste and Louis Lumiere program (France, c. 1900)

Arrival of a Train (1895)

Workers Leaving the Factory (1895)

Watering the Gardener (1895)

Feeding the Baby (1895)

Georges Melies and Louis Feuillade program (France):

The Lady Vanishes

A Trip to the Moon (Melies, 1903)

Conquest Of  North Pole (Melies, 1912)

Fantomas (one episode) (Feuillade, 1913-14)

Thomas Edison/Edwin S. Porter/D.W. Griffith program (US):

Edison/Edwin S. Porter:

The Kiss (1896)

Life of an American Fireman (1902)

Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show (1902)

Romance of the Rails (1903)

The Great Train Robbery (1903)

The Dream of the Rarebit Fiend (1906)

D.W. Griffith/Biograph:

The Lonely Villa (1909)

A Corner in Wheat (1909)

The Lonedale Operator (1911)

The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (1913)

The House Divided (Alice Guy, 1913, US)

The Birth of a Nation (D.W. Griffith, 1915, US)

Intolerance (D. W. Griffith, 1916, US)

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (Robert Weine, 1919, Ger)

Nosferatu (Friedrich W. Murnau, 1921, Ger)

The Blot (Lois Weber, 1921, US)

The Last Laugh (F.W. Murnau, 1924, Ger)

Greed (Erich von Stroheim, 1924, US)

Sherlock Junior (Buster Keaton, 1924, US)

Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925, USSR)

The Gold Rush  (Charles Chaplin, 1925, US)

Body and Soul (Oscar Micheaux, 1925, US)

The General (Buster Keaton, 1926, US)

Page Of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1926, Jap)

Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1926, Ger)

The End of St. Petersburg (Vsevolod Pudovkin, 1927, USSR)

Napoleon (Abel Gance, 1927, Fr)

Sunrise (Friedrich W. Murnau, 1927, US)

October (Sergei Eisenstein, 1927-8, USSR)

Our Daily Bread (F.W. Murnau, 1928, US)

The Crowd (King Vidor, 1928, US)

Pandora's Box (Georg W. Pabst, 1928-9, Ger)

The Passion Of Joan of Arc (Carl Th. Dreyer, 1928, Fr)

Earth (Dovzhenko, 1930, USSR)

L'Age d'Or (Luis Buñuel, 1930, Fr)

M (Fritz Lang, 1931, Germany)

The Exile (Oscar Michaux, 1931, US)

Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932, US)

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Mervyn LeRoy, 1932, US)

Ten Minutes to Live (Oscar Michaux, 1932, US)

Zero de Conduite (Jean Vigo, 1933, Fr)

Christopher Strong (Dorothy Arzner, 1933, US)

El Compadre Mendoza (Fernando de Fuentes, 1933, Mexico)

L'Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934, Fr)

Land without Bread (Luis Buñuel, 1934, Sp)

It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934, US)

The Scarlet Empress (Joseph von Sternberg, 1934, US)

A Night at the Opera (Marx Brothers, 1935, US)

The Crime of M. Lange (Jean Renoir, 1935, Fr)

The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, 1935, GB)

Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, 1936, US)

Sisters of the Gion (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1936, Jap)

Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937, Fr)

Bringing up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938, US)

Alexander Nevsky  (Sergei Eisenstein, 1938, USSR)

Le Jour Se Leve  (Marcel Carné, 1939, Fr)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939, US)

Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939, US)

The Rules Of The Game (Jean Renoir, 1939, Fr)

Gone With the Wind (Victor Flemming, 1939, US)

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Flemming, 1939, US)

Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940, US)

His Girl Friday  (Howard Hawks, 1940, US)

Thief of Bagdad (Michael Powell, 1940, GB)

Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges, 1941, US)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941, US)

The Blood of Jesus (Spencer Williams, 1941, US)

Ivan the Terrible, Part I (Sergei Eisenstein, 1943-44, USSR)

Day Of Wrath (Carl Th.  Dreyer, 1943, Denmark)

Children of Paradise (Marcel Carne, 1945, Fr)

Rome Open City (Roberto Rossellini, 1945, It)

Paisan (Roberto Rossellini, 1946, It)

The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946, US)

The Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery, 1947, US)

La TerraTrema (Luchino Visconti, 1948, It)

Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1949, It)

Diary of A Country Priest (Robert Bresson, 1950, Fr)

Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel, 1950, Mexico)

Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950, Jap)

Outrage (Ida Lupino, 1950, US)

High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952, US)

The Earrings of Madame De (Max Ophuls, 1953, Fr)

Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953, Jap)

The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953, Fr)

Ugetsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953, Jap)

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953, Fr)

The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953, US)

Salt of the Earth (Herbert J. Biberman, 1953, US)

Voyage in Italy (Roberto Rossellini, 1953, It)

The Little Fugitive (Ray Ashley, 1953, US)

Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954, Jap)

Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954, Jap)

On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954, US)

Ordet (Carl Th. Dreyer, 1954, Den)

La Strada (Federico Fellini, 1954, It)

The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955, US)

Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955, India)

The Searchers (John Ford, 1956, US)

Kanal (Andrzej Wajda, 1956, Poland)

A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, 1956, Fr)

Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957, Sw)

Touch of Evil  (Orson Welles, 1957, US)

Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957, US)

Nights of Cabiria  (Federico Fellini, 1957, It)

Pyaasa (Guru Dutt, 1957, India)

Ashes and Diamonds (Andrzej Wajda, 1958, Poland)

Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958, US)

Ballad Of A Soldier (Grigori Chukrai, 1959, USSR)

Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959, Fr)

Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1959, Fr)

The Four Hundred Blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959, Fr)

Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959, US)

Shadows (John Cassavetes, 1959, US)

The World of Apu (Satyajit Ray, 1959, India)

L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960, It)

Mother Joan of the Angels (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1960, Poland)

Rocco And His Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960, It)

The Hidden Star (Ritwak Ghatak, 1960, India)

Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960, US)

Accattone (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1961, It)

Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961, Fr)

The Island (Kaneto Shindo, 1961, Jap)

Viridiana (Luis Buñuel, 1961, Sp)

Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnes Varda, 1961, Fr/It)

The Connection (Shirley Clarke, 1961, US)

An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu, 1962, Jap)

The Eclipse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962, It)

La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962, Fr)

8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963, It)

The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1963, It)

Vidas Secas (Nelson Pereira Dos Santos, 1963, Brazil)

The Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964, It)

Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors (Sergei Paradjanov, 1964, USSR)

Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964, US)

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964, It)

The Brig (Jonas Mekas, 1964, US)

Black Girl (Ousmane Sembene, 1965, Senegal)

Pierrot le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965, Fr/It)

The Round-Up (Miklós Jancsó, 1965, Hun)

The Shop on Main Street (Jan Kadar, 1965, Czech)

Not Reconciled (Jean-Marie Straub and Danielle Huillet, 1965, WGer)

Happiness (Agnes Varda, 1965, Fr)

The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, It)

Blow-up (Antonioni, 1966, GB)

Daisies (Vera Chytilova, 1966, Czech)

Au Hasard, Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966, Fr/Sw)

Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966, USSR)

Two or Three Things I Know about Her (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966, Fr)

Persona  (Ingmar Bergman, 1966, Sw)

Hawks and Sparrows (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1966, It)

Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967, Fr)

Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967, US)

Land In Anguish (Glauber Rocha, 1967, Brazil)

I Even Met Happy Gypsies (Aleksander Petrovic, 1967, Yugo)

Silence And Cry  (Miklós Jancsó, 1968, Hungary)

2001: A Space Odyssey  (Stanley Kubrick, 1968, US)

Death by Hanging (Nagisa Oshima, 1968, Jap)

Memories of Underdevelopment (Tomas Gutierrez Alea, 1968, Cuba)

The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1969, It)

The Night of Counting the Years (Shadi Abdelsalam, 1969, UAR)

Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper, 1969, US)

Blood of the Condor (Jorge Sanjines, 1969, Bolivia)

Antonio das Mortes (Glauber Rocha, 1969, Brazil)

Lucia (Humberto Solas, 1969, Cuba)

The Jakal of Nahualtoro (Miguel Littin, 1969, Chile)

King Lear   (Grigori Kozintsev, 1970, USSR)

Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971, US)

My Uncle Antoine  (Claude Jutra, 1971, Can)

Shaft (Gordon Parks, 1971, US)

How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (Nelson Pereira Dos Santos, 1971, Brazil)

Aguirre, Wrath Of God  (Werner Herzog, 1972, W Ger)

Last Tango in Paris  (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972, It/Fr)

The Rat Trap (Adoor Gopalakrishnan, 1972, India)

The Spirit of The Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973, Sp)

Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973, US)

The Mother and the Whore (Jean Eustache, 1973, Fr)

India Song (Marguerite Duras, 1974, Fr)

Xala (Ousmane Sembene, 1974, Senegal)

The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974, US)

Cria Cuervos (Carlos Saura, 1975, Sp)

Jeanne Dielman... (Chantal Akerman, 1975, Belgium)

Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975, US)

Travelling Players (Theodor Angelopoulos, 1975, Greece)

Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1976, US)

Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders, 1976, W Ger)

Iphigenia (Michael Cacoyannis, 1976, Greece)

The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1976, USSR)

In the Realm of the Senses (Nagisa Oshima, 1976, Fr/Jap)

Car Wash (Michael Schultz, 1976, US)

Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (Alain Tanner, 1976, Fr/Switz)

Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnet, 1977, US)

Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (Raœl Ruiz, 1978, Fr)

The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1978, WGer)

The Two of Them (Marta Meszaros, 1978, Hungary)

Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979, US)

Vengeance Is Mine (Shohei Imamura, 1979, Jap)

Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980, US)

Germany, Pale Mother (Helma Sanders-Brahms, 1980, Ger)

Zoot Suit (Luis Valdez, 1981, US)

Chan is Missing (Wayne Wang, 1981, US)

The German Sisters (Margarethe von Trotta, 1981, WGer)

The Draftsman's Contract (Peter Greenaway, 1982, GB)

Ashes and Embers (Haile Gerima, 1982, US)

Boat People (Ann Hui, 1982, Hong Kong)

A Question of Silence (Marleen Gorris, 1982, Netherlands)

The Wind (Souleymane Cisse, 1982, Mali)

Yol (Ylmaz Guney, 1982, Turkey)

The Ballad Of Narayama (Shohei Imamura, 1983, Jap)

Once Upon A Time In America (Sergio Leone, 1983, US)

Yellow  Earth (Chen Kaige, 1984, China)

Illusions (Julie Dash, 1984, US)

Camila (Maria Luisa Bemberg, 1984, Argentina/Sp)

Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985, Fr/Jap)

The Official Story (Luis Puenzo, 1985, Argentina)

Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986, US)

Rosa Luxemburg  (Margarethe von Trotta, 1986, WGer)

Yeelen (Souleymane Cisse, 1987, Mali)

Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou, 1987, China)

Wedding In Galilee (Michel Khleifi, 1987, Belgium/Fr)

Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987, WGer/Fr)

Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair, 1988, Fr/India)

Time of the Gypsies (Emir Kusturica, 1989, Yugo)

Freeze -- Die -- Come To Life (Vitali Kanevski, 1989, USSR)

Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989, US)

Sweetie (Jane Campion, 1989, Australia)

Yaaba (Idrissa Ouedraogo, 1989, ?)

The Killer (John Woo, 1989, Hong Kong)

The Match Factory Girl (Aki Kaurismaki, Finland, 1989)

Looking for Langston (Isaac Julien, 1989, GB)

Speaking Parts (Atom Egoyan, 1989, Can)

Tilai (Idrissa Ouedraogo, 1990, ?)

Ju Dou (Zhang Yimou, 1990, China)

Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991, China)

Young Soul Rebels (Isaac Julien, 1991, GB)

Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1992, US)

Life According to Agfa (Assi Dayan, 1992, Israel)

Satanic Tango (Bela Tarr, 1994, Hun)

Chung King Express (Kar wai Wong, 1994, Hong Kong)

Vive lÕamour (Tsai Ming-liang, 1994, China/Taiwan)

Missing info (dates, country, title):

Raj Kapoor : see attachment for filmography

Vera Chytilova (Czech) see attachment for filmography

Niño Fidencio (Nicolas Echevarria, 19? , Mexico)

The Puppet Master (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 19? ,Taiwan)

Hollywood Genres:


Love Me Tonight (Rouben Mamoulian, 1932, US)

Golddiggers of 1933 (Lloyd Bacon and Busby Berkeley, 1933, US)

Swing Time (George Stevens, 1936, US)

Singin' in the Rain (Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, 1952, US)


Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939, US)

Red River (Howard Hawks, 1948, US)

Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954, US)

The Man from Laramie (Anthony Mann, 1955, US)

The Searchers (John Ford, 1956, US)

Forty Guns (Samuel Fuller, 1957, US)

Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968, It)

The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969, US)


Dracula (Tod Browning, 1931, US)

Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935, US)

Cat People (Jacques Tourner, 1942, US)

Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960, US)

Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968, US)

Night of the Living Dead (George Romero, 1969, US)

The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980, US)

Science Fiction:

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise, 1951, US)

Forbidden Planet (Fred M. Wilcox, 1956, US)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956, US)

Seconds (John Frankenheimer, 1966, US)

Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982, US)


Underworld (Joseph Von Sternberg, 1927, US)

The Public Enermy (William Wellman, 1931, US)

Scarface (Howard Hawks, 1932, US)

Angels with Dirty Faces (Michael Curtiz, 1938, US)

White Heat (Raoul Walsch, 1949, US)

The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972, US)

Romantic melodrama/ "Women's Pictures":

Blond Venus (Joseph Von Sternberg, 1932, US)

Stella Dallas (King Vidor, 1937, US)

Stage Door (Gregory La Cava, 1937, US)

Dance, Girl, Dance (Dorothy Arzner, 1940, US)

Now, Voyager (Irving Rapper, 1942, US)

Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, 1945, US)

Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophuls, 1948, US)

Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, 1959, US)

Film noir:

Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944, US)

Gilda (Charles Vidor, 1946, US)

Criss Cross (Robert Slodmak, 1949, US)

Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950, US)

The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953, US)

Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955, US)

Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974, US)

Mixed-Mode Filmmaking: Experimental Documentary & Essay Forms:

The War Game (Peter Watkins, 1965, GB)

David Holzman's Diary (Jim McBride, 1967, US)

Innocence Unprotected (Dusan Makavejev, 1968, Yugo)

W.R. Mysteries of the Organism (Dusan Makavejev, 1971, Yugo/W.Ger)

Madame X (Ulrike Ottinger, 1977, W Ger)

Daughter-Rite (US, Michelle Citron, 1978)

Surname Viet Given Name Nam (US,  Trinh T. Min-Ha, 1989)

Joan of Arc of Mongolia (Ulrike Ottinger, 1989, WGer)

Feminist Filmmakers of the Avant-Garde,  US and Britain

One Way or Another (Sara Gomez, 1974-8, Cuba)

Thriller (Sally Potter, 1979, GB)

Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden, 1982, US)

The Man Who Envied Women (Yvonne Rainer, 1980, US) date?

Ties That Bind (Su Freidrich, 1984, US)


Manhatta (Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler, 1921, US)

Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1922, US)

The Man with the Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1928, USSR)

Turksib (Victor Turin, 1929, USSR)

La Croisiere Jaune (Leon Poirer, 1933, Fr)

The Song of Ceylon  (Basil Wright, 1934, GB)

Triumph Of The Will (Leni Riefenstahl, 1934, Ger)

Granton Trawler (John Grierson, 1934, GB)

Housing Problems (Arthur Elton and Edgar Anstey, 1935, GB)

Night Mail (Harry Watt and Basil Wright, 1936, GB)

The River (Pare Lorentz, 1937, US)

Olympia (Leni Riefenstahl, 1938, Ger)

The City (Willard van Dyke, 1939, US)

Listen to Britain (Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister, 1941, GB)

The Battle of Russia (Anatole Litvak, 1942, US)

Battle of San Pietro (John Huston, 1944, US)

The Blood of the Beasts (Georges Franju, 1949, Fr)

In the Street (Janice Loeb, Helen Levitt and James Agee, 1952, US)

Night and Fog (Alain Resnais, 1955, Fr)

Harvest of Shame (CBS with Edward R. Murrow, 1960, US)

Chronicle of a Summer (Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin, 1961, Fr)

Crisis (Richard Leacock, 1963, US)

Le Joli mai (Chris Marker, 1963, Fr)

7 Up (Michael Apted, 1963, GB)

The Anderson Platoon (Pierre Schoendorffer, 1966-67, Fr)

Primary (Richard Leacock, 1967, US)

Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clark, 1967, US)

Warrendale (Allan King, 1967, Can)

La Hora de los Hornos (Part I) (Fernando E. Solanas, 1968, Argentina)

Titticut Follies (Fred Weisman, 1968, US)

Salesman (David and Albert Maysles, 1968, US)

A Married Couple (Allan King, 1969, Can)

Hospital (Frederick Wiseman, 1970, US)

Land of Silence and Darkness (Werner Herzog, 1971, WGer)

The Sorrow and the Pity (Marcel Ophuls, 1972, Fr)

The Battle of Chile (Patricio Guzman, 1973-8, Chile)

The Axe Fight (Timothy Asch and Napoleon Chagnon, 1975, US)

Harlan County, U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple, 1976, US)

Wedding Camels (David and Judith MacDougall, 1978-81, US)

A Man When He Is A Man (Valeria Sarmiento, 1982, Chili/Fr)

Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1983, Fr)

Sherman's March (Ross McElwee, 1985, US)

Shoah  (Claude Lanzmann, 1985, Fr) 

Tokyo-ga (Wim Wenders, 1985, WGer/US)

The Wind (Joris Ivens, 1986,) ??

Handsworth Songs (John Akomfrah, 1986, GB)

Forest of Bliss (Robert Gardner, 1986, US)

The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Hara Kazuo, 1987, Jap)

The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, l988, US)

28 Up (Michael Apted, 1991, GB)

Black Harvest (Robin and Bob Anderson, 1992, Australia)

Lessons of Darkness  (Werner Herzog, 1992, WGer

Missing Info (dates, country, title):

Home (Amos Gitai, 19? , Isreal)

Jerusalem Stories (Danny Wolman, 19? , Isreal)

Youssef Shachaine, Egypt

Closeup (Kiarostami, 19? , Iran)


The Hasher's Delirium (Emile Cohl, 1906, Fr)

Fantasmagoria (Emile Cohl, 1908, Fr)

The Dentures (Emile Cohl, 1909, Fr)

Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay, 1909, US)

Les Joyeux Microbes (Emile Cohl, 1909)

Revenge of a Kinematograph Cameraman (Ladislas Starewicz, 1912, Russia)

The Sinking of the Lusitania (Winsor McCay, 1918, US)

Steamboat Wille (Ub lwerks/Walt Disney, 1928, US)

Jack and the Beanstalk (Max and David Fleischer, 1931, US)

The Three Little Pigs (Walt Disney, 1933, US)

Night on Bald Mountain (Alexandre Alexeieff and Claire Parker, 1933)

Colour Box (Len Lye, 1935, GB)

Begone Dull Care (Norman McLaren, 1949, Canada)

Motion Painting No.1 ( Oskar Fischinger, 1947, US)

A Man and His Dog Out for Air (Robert Breer, 1958, US)

Colour Rhapsody (Mary Ellen Bute, 1958)

Yantra (1960), Lapis (1966), Permutations (1967?) (John and James Whitney, US)

The Flying man (George Dunning, 1962, US)

The Hole (John Hubley, 1962, US)

Rhinoceros (Jan Lenica, 1963, Poland)

Love (Yoji Kuri, 1963, Japan)

Jeux Des Anges (Walerian Borowczyk, 1964)

The Hand (Jiri Trnka, 1965, Czech)

La Traversée de l’Atlantique à la Rame (Jean-Francois Laguionie, 1978, Fr)

L'Ange (Patrick Bokanowski, 1982, Fr

Luxo Jr. (John Lasseter, 1986, US)

Feet of Song (Erika Russell, 1988, GB)

Alternative Fringe (Candy Guard, 1988, GB)

The Public Voice (Leif Marcussen, 1989, Den)

Repete (Mikaela Pavlatova, 1995, Czech)


Rhythm 21 (Hans Richter, 1921, Switz)

G ertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay, 1914, US)

Betty Boop's Rise to Fame (Max Fleischer, 1934, US)

Steamboat Willie (Walt Disney)

The Fabulous Adventures of Jules Verne (Karel Zeman, Czech)

A Roadrunner cartoon (Chuck Jones, US)

A Tom and Jerry cartoon (Tex Avery, US)

A Woody Woodpecker cartoon (Walter Lanz, US)

Mothlight (Stan Brakhage, US)

The Dante Quartet (Stan Brackage, 1987, US)

Tale of Tales (Yuri Norstein, USSR)

Steps  (Zbig Rybczynski, Poland)

Tango (Zbig Rybczynski, Poland)

Dimensions of Dialogue (Jan Svankmajer, Czech)

The Street of Crocodiles (Brothers Quay, GB)

Moonbird (John and Faith Hubley, US)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Walt Disney, US)

Neighbors (Norman McLaren, 1952, Canada)

Allures (Jordon Belsen, US)

Mirror People (Kathy Rose, 1974, US)

Asparagus (Suzanne Pitt, 1978, US)

Fritz the Cat (Ralph Bakshi, US)

The Street (Caroline Leaf, 1976, Canada)

Early Abstractions (Harry Smith, US)

Water and Power (Pat O'Neill, US)


The Smiling Madame Beudet (Germaine Dulac, 1923)

The Crazy Ray (René Clair, 1923, Fr)

Ballet Mecanique (Fernand Leger, 1924, Fr)

Entr'Acte (Rene Clair, 1924, Fr)

Menilmontant (Dmitri Kirsanov, 1925, Fr) 

Un Chien Andalou (Luis BuÐuel and Salvador Dali,  1929, Fr)

A Propos de Nice (Jean Vigo, 1929, Fr)

Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren, 1943, US)

Un Chant d'Amour (Jean Genet, 1952, Fr)

Adebar (Peter Kubelka, 1956-7, Austria)

Schwacheter (Peter Kubelka, 1957-8, Austria)

Anticipation of the Night (Stan Brakhage, 1958, US)

A Movie (Bruce Conner, 1958, US)

Window Water Baby Moving (Stan Brakhage, 1959, US)

The Connection (Shirley Clark, 1961, US)

Flaming Creatures (Jack Smith, 1962, US)

Scorpio Rising (Kenneth Anger, 1963, US)

Fuses (Carolee Schneeman, 1964-67, US)

Unsere Afrikareise (Peter Kubelka, 1966, Austria)

Castro Street (Bruce Baillie, 1966, US)

Wavelength (Michael Snow, 1966-67, Canada)

Chelsea Girls (Andy Warhol, 1967, US)

69 (Robert Breer, 1968, US)

T.O.U.C.H.I.N.G. (Paul Sharits, 1968, US)

Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son (Ken Jacobs, 1969-71, US)

Serene Velocity (Ernie Gehr, 1970, US)

Nostalgia (Hollis Frampton, 1971, US)

Zorn's Lemma (Hollis Frampton,  1970, US)


The Best of Ernie Kovacs (Ernie Kovacs)

Vertical Roll (Joan Jonas, 1972)

Selected Works of William Wegman (William Wegman, 19?)

Theme Song (Vito Acconci, 1973)

Three Transitions (Peter Campus, 1973)

Global Groove (Nam June Paik, 1973)

Television Delivers People (Richard Serra, 1973)

Children's Tapes (Terry Fox, 1974)

Body Music (Charlemagne Palestine, 1974)

The Eternal Frame (T.R. Uthco and Ant Farm, 1975)

Revolve (Nancy Holt, 1977)

The Red Tapes (Vito Acconci, 1977)

The Reflecting Pool (Bill Viola, 1977-79)

Technology/Transformation (Wonder Woman) (Dara Birnbaum, 1978)

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry (Dara Birnbaum, 1979)

Hearts (Barbara Buckner, 1979)

Sunstone (Ed Emshwiller, 1979)

Beneath the Skin (Cecelia Condit, 1981)

The Looking Glass (Juan Downey, 1981)

Meta Mayan (Edin Velez, 1981)

Smothering Dreams (Daniel Reeves, 1981)

Ohio to Giverny: Memory of Light (Mary Lucier, 1983)

Anthem (Bill Viola, 1983)

Sabda (Daniel Reeves, 1984)

Why Do Things Get in a Muddle? (Come on Petunia)  (Gary Hill, 1984)

Incidence of Catastrophe (Gary Hill, 1987-8)

Not a Jealous Bone (Cecelia Condit, 1987)

Art of Memory (Woody and Steina Vasulka, 1987)

Volcano Saga (Joan Jonas, 1989)

The Passing (Bill Viola, 1991)

Oh, Rapunzel (Cecelia Condit, 1996)

Site/Recite??? (Gary Hill, 19??) 

Jollies (Sadie Benning, 19??  

Subatomic Babies (Shalom Gorewitz, 19?)

Histoire du Cinema (Jean-Luc Godard, 19?)

Berlin Tourist Diary (Ken Kobland, 19?)

A TV Dante (Peter Greenaway, 19?)


Magnet TV  (Nam June Paik, 1965)

Wipe Cycle (Frank Gillette and Ira Schneider, 1969)

Live-Taped Video Corridor (Bruce Nauman, 1970)

Clown Torture ?? (Bruce Nauman, 19?)

mem (Peter Campus, 1974)

dor?? (Peter Campus, 19?)

Dachau (Beryl Korot, 1974)

TV Buddah  (Nam June Paik, 1974)

TV Garden (Nam June Paik, 1974-78)

Dawn Burn (Mary Lucier, 1975)

PM Magazine (Dara Birnbaum, 1982)

Ohio at Giverny (Mary Lucier, 1983)

Room for St.John of the Cross (Bill Viola, 1983)

The Allure of the Concentric (Rita Myers, 1985)

Wilderness (Mary Lucier, 1986)

The Erl King (Graham Weinbren and Roberta Friedman, 1986)

The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described (Doug Hall, 1987)

Inasmuch as it is Already Taking Place (Gary Hill, 1990)

Between Cinema and a Hard Place (Gary Hill, 1991)

Tall Ships (Gary Hill, 1992)

Noah's Raven (Mary Lucier, 1993)

Stations (Bill Viola, 1994)

Greetings (Bill Viola, 1995)

China (Diana Thater, 1995)

Vito Acconci

Tony Oursler

Shu Lea Cheang

Douglas Davis

Dan Graham

Shigeko Kubota

Les Levine

Antonio Muntadas

Adrian Piper

Alan Rath

Buky Schwartz

Frances Torres


Marie-Jo La Fontaine

Judith Scher

Marina Abramovic

Marcel Odenbach