This list is comprised of an amazing set of classics. Unfortunately, it is not very well rounded…Including so many Kurosawa, Fellini and Bunuel movies removes the chance for people to acquire knowledge of some of the other priceless foreign films that have just as much value. I would have included the rest of Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy, and the Middle Man, Marcel Camus’ Orfeo Negro, Euzhan Palcy’s Rue Cases Negres, Iwai Shunji’s All About Lily Chou Chou, and Kim Ki-duk’s Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring.
Oh, any films by female directors?
And though I worshipped Yimou Zhang through the ’90’s I can’t see why Hero is on a list with Ikiru and Alexander Nevsky.
Well, the 100 was decided on average scores by users of the site (open to all), and in fact there was a really annoying patch of mass anti-Japanese voting from which Seven Samurai managed to recover, but Sansho, with less votes cast, went from #1 to out of the 100, then clawed back up before the poll ended. Anyway, i agree it’s a pity if not a surprise Bergman, Fellini + Kurosawa dominate to that extent at the expense of hidden treasures but there also had to be a minimum number of votes for films to qualify