First, ten honorable mentions (in chronological order):
Summer Interlude (1951, dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994, dir. Louis Malle)
Wild Reeds (1994, dir. André Téchiné)
Morvern Callar (2002, dir. Lynne Ramsay)
35 Shots of Rum (2008, dir. Claire Denis)
Involuntary (2008, dir. Ruben Östlund)
Lourdes (2009, dir. Jessica Hausner)
Archipelago (2010, dir. Joanna Hogg)
Wuthering Heights (2011, dir. Andrea Arnold)
Sister (2012, dir. Ursula Meier)
Update: I forgot about The House of Mirth (2000, dir. Terence Davies), which probably wouldn't have cracked the top ten, but is definitely worthy of a mention.
|If I ever make a list of best taglines,|
"Nothing tests faith more than a miracle" will be a strong contender.
10. Opening Night (1977, dir. John Cassavetes)
|"It's time MY luck changed, and it's time something went right for ME for a change!"|
8. Rachel, Rachel (1968, dir. Paul Newman)
7. Alps (2011, dir. Giorgos Lanthimos)
6. 3 Women (1977, dir. Robert Altman)
It's a shame, and also kind of weird, that despite being a Best Picture Oscar nominee directed by Paul Newman himself, Rachel, Rachel is so little-seen. It's also a shame that despite the well-deserved success of Dogtooth, Lanthimos's follow-up didn't get much attention, because they're pretty much equally awesome in my book. 3 Women isn't exactly the most typically Altmanesque film that Altman ever made, but I actually prefer it to the "overlapping dialogue" ones (not that some of those aren't great as well).
5. Code Unknown (2000, dir. Michael Haneke)
2. Safe (1995, Todd Haynes)
|"I lo... I love you. I really love you. I love you."|
1. The Green Ray (1986, dir. Eric Rohmer)