Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance

A list created by sensoria

My cop of Sleestak’s list because this looks like fun.

This is a silly article composed by a dummy with clearly too much time on his hands.

After seeing this piece pop up so much on my TL I decided to create this list of the films mentioned bc I too have not seen all of these or for some it’s been a long time and they’re not logged here. So it makes for a nice blindspot list regardless on the context. These are listed in order presented in the article.

Movies on Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance List
RankTitleDirector(s)Year Released
1Seven SamuraiAkira Kurosawa1954
2Mulholland DriveDavid Lynch2001
3Apocalypse NowFrancis Ford Coppola1979
4Come and SeeElem Klimov1985
5MagnoliaPaul Thomas Anderson1999
62001: A Space OdysseyStanley Kubrick1968
7VertigoAlfred Hitchcock1958
8Taxi DriverMartin Scorsese1976
9StalkerAndrei Tarkovsky1979
10MetropolisFritz Lang1927
11Schindler's ListSteven Spielberg1993
12PersonaIngmar Bergman1966
13Federico Fellini1963
14There Will Be BloodPaul Thomas Anderson2007
15Synecdoche, New YorkCharlie Kaufman2008
16Requiem for a DreamDarren Aronofsky2000
17Lawrence of ArabiaDavid Lean1962
18Citizen KaneOrson Welles1941
19SolarisAndrei Tarkovsky1972
20Barry LyndonStanley Kubrick1975
21EraserheadDavid Lynch1977
22In the Mood for LoveWong Kar-wai2000
23Lost in TranslationSofia Coppola2003
24DogtoothYorgos Lanthimos2009
25Raging BullMartin Scorsese1980
26BrazilTerry Gilliam1985
27Eyes Wide ShutStanley Kubrick1999
28Enter the VoidGaspar Noé2010
2912 Angry MenSidney Lumet1957
30The GodfatherFrancis Ford Coppola1972
31Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombStanley Kubrick1964
32A Clockwork OrangeStanley Kubrick1971
33The Good, the Bad and the UglySergio Leone1966
34Being John MalkovichSpike Jonze1999
35BadlandsTerrence Malick1973
36AmélieJean-Pierre Jeunet2001
37ChinatownRoman Polański1974
38One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestMiloš Forman1975
39City of GodFernando Meirelles2002
40MoonDuncan Jones2009
41The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordAndrew Dominik2007
42CasablancaMichael Curtiz1942
43Rosemary's BabyRoman Polański1968
44GoodFellasMartin Scorsese1990
45Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindMichel Gondry2004
46The Thin Red LineTerrence Malick1998
47LolitaStanley Kubrick1962
48Blue VelvetDavid Lynch1986
49SuspiriaDario Argento1977
50Paris, TexasWim Wenders1984
51Pan's LabyrinthGuillermo del Toro2006
52Boogie NightsPaul Thomas Anderson1997
53My Neighbor TotoroHayao Miyazaki1988
54The Godfather: Part IIFrancis Ford Coppola1974
55Children of MenAlfonso Cuarón2006
56Rear WindowAlfred Hitchcock1954
57MFritz Lang1931
58The Elephant ManDavid Lynch1980
59The Seventh SealIngmar Bergman1957
60Before SunsetRichard Linklater2004
61Paths of GloryStanley Kubrick1957
62No Country for Old MenEthan Coen, Joel Coen2007
63The PianistRoman Polański2002
64OldboyPark Chan-wook2003
65Tokyo StoryYasujirō Ozu1953
66DogvilleLars von Trier2003
67Chungking ExpressWong Kar-wai1994
68IkiruAkira Kurosawa1952
69Punch-Drunk LovePaul Thomas Anderson2002
70Grave of the FirefliesIsao Takahata1988
71The MirrorAndrei Tarkovsky1975
72PsychoAlfred Hitchcock1960
73ZodiacDavid Fincher2007
74ScarfaceBrian De Palma1983
75Before SunriseRichard Linklater1995
76Le SamouraïJean-Pierre Melville1967
77MementoChristopher Nolan2000
78FargoJoel Coen1996
79The Royal TenenbaumsWes Anderson2001
80Princess MononokeHayao Miyazaki1997
81Full Metal JacketStanley Kubrick1987
82Léon: The ProfessionalLuc Besson1994
83RanAkira Kurosawa1985
84Yi YiEdward Yang2000
85Spirited AwayHayao Miyazaki2001
86AkiraKatsuhiro Otomo1988
87Cinema ParadisoGiuseppe Tornatore1988
88Blade RunnerRidley Scott1982
89Once Upon a Time in the WestSergio Leone1968
90Once Upon a Time in AmericaSergio Leone1984
91The Deer HunterMichael Cimino1978
92Brokeback MountainAng Lee2005
93VideodromeDavid Cronenberg1983
94A Serious ManJoel Coen, Ethan Coen2009
95The 400 BlowsFrançois Truffaut1959
96Perfect BlueSatoshi Kon1997
97HungerSteve McQueen2008
98Dog Day AfternoonSidney Lumet1975
99Adaptation.Spike Jonze2002
100Memories of MurderBong Joon-ho2003