Cinema Essentials: Coming Soon!

This is a list of films that I believe are essential viewing. Only films that I have seen will be included.  As such, this is not meant to be a "definitive" list in any way; it will undergo revision and expansion as I see more films and reconsider those I have already seen. All entries on this list meet one or more of the following criteria:

1. I believe they are culturally significant in some way.
2. I believe they contribute something to film as a medium.
3. I believe they offer a unique or unorthodox viewing experience.
4. I admire or respect their craft.
5. I believe they are exceptional pieces of entertainment.