The Best Older Movies I Saw in 2014

An annual tradition here at The End, is a look at my favorite film discoveries of the year, any movie more than a few years old that I saw for the first time in 2014. Previous years include: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006. I watched 410 or so movies in 2014, roughly half of which qualify for this list. Here are 185 that I liked.

1. Shanghai Blues (Tsui Hark, 1984)
2. Ballet (Frederick Wiseman, 1995)
3. Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989)
4. They Live (John Carpenter, 1988)
5. Dishonored (Josef von Sternberg, 1931)
6. Choose Me (Alan Rudolph, 1984)
7. The Love Eterne (Li Han-hsiang, 1963)
8. French Cancan (Jean Renoir, 1954)
9. Love in the Time of Twilight (Tsui Hark, 1995) 

10. Kriemhild’s Revenge (Fritz Lang, 1924)

11. Sorcerer (William Friedkin, 1977)

12. Wavelength (Michael Snow, 1967)

13. Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, 1984)

14. It’s Such a Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt, 2012)

15. Renaldo and Clara (Bob Dylan, 1978)

16. Awaara (Raj Kapoor, 1951)

17. My Neighbors the Yamadas (Isao Takahata, 1999)

18. Two for the Road (Stanley Donen, 1967)

19. One from the Heart (Francis Ford Coppola, 1982)

20. Eat the Document (Bob Dylan, 1972)

21. Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore, 2012)

22. A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (Tsui Hark, 1989)

23. The Enchanting Shadow (Li Han-hsiang, 1960)

24. Oxhide (Liu Jiayin, 2005)

25. Golden Chicken (Samson Chiu, 2002)

26. Chinese Odyssey 2002 (Jeffrey Lau, 2002)

27. Love in a Puff (Pang Ho-cheung, 2010)

28. High School (Frederick Wiseman, 1968)

29. Bye Bye Birdie (George Sidney, 1963)

30. The Doll (Ernst Lubitsch, 1919)

31. Napoleon (Abel Gance, 1927)

32. Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors (Hong Sangsoo, 2000)

33. Painted Faces (Alex Law, 1988)

34. Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (Allan Arkush, 1979)

35. The House of Mirth (Terrence Davies, 2000)

36. Siegfried (Fritz Lang, 1924)

37. Xiao Wu (Jia Zhangke, 1997)

38. Devils on the Doorstep (Jiang Wen, 2000)

39. Toute le mémoire du monde (Alain Resnais, 1956)

40. The Dream of the Red Chamber (Li Han-hsiang, 1977)

41. Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983)

42. The Cotton Club (Francis Ford Coppola, 1984)

43. Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963)

44. Tartuffe (FW Murnau, 1925)

45. The Bingo Long Travelling All-Sars and Motor Kings (John Balham, 1976)

46. The Blade (Tsui Hark, 1995)

47. The Last Movie (Dennis Hopper, 1971)

48. The Shopaholics (Wai Ka-fai, 2006)

49. They All Laughed (Peter Bogdanovich, 1981)

50. Tai Chi Zero (Stephen Fung, 2012)

51. Ghosts of Mars (John Carpenter, 2001)
52. Little Man, What Now? (Frank Borzage, 1934)
53. Way of the Dragon (Bruce Lee, 1972)
54. Wuxia (Peter Chan, 2011)
55. Accident (Soi Cheang, 2009)
56. King of Comedy (Stephen Chow & Lee Lik-chi, 1999)
57. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Father (Peter Chan, 1993)
58. Streets of Fire (Walter Hill, 1984)
59. The Bride with White Hair (Ronny Yu, 1993)
60. Furious (Tim Everitt & Tom Sartori, 1984)

61. Lola (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981)
62. Isabella (Pang Ho-cheung, 2006)
63. The Golem (Carl Boese & Paul Wegener, 1920)
64. Sholay (Ramesh Sippy, 1975)
65. Ex (Heiward Mak, 2010)
66. Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (Andrew Lau, 2010)
67. Le pont des Arts (Eugène Green, 2004)
68. The Color Wheel (Alex Ross Perry, 2011)
69. Motorway (Soi Cheang, 20120
70. SPL: Sha Po Lang (Wilson Yip, 2005)

71. Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (Edward Cline, 1941)
72. Love Streams (John Cassavetes, 1984)
73. The American Dreamer (LM Kit Carson & Lawrence Schiller, 1971)
74. Golden Chicken 2 (Samson Chiu, 2003)
75. The Sun Also Rises (Jiang Wen, 2007)
76. Viva Las Vegas (George Sidney, 1964)
77. Mission to Mars (Brian DePalma, 2000)
78. Casa de Lava (Pedro Costa, 1994)
79. Love Battlefield (Soi Cheang, 2004)
80. Perhaps Love (Peter Chan, 2005)

81. Song of the Exile (Ann Hui, 1990)
82. The Legend is Born: Ip Man (Herman Yau, 2010)
83. Time and Tide (Tsui Hark, 2000)
84. Emperor of the North (Robert Aldrich, 1973)
85. The Lovers (Tsui Hark, 1994)
86. Coffy (Jack Hill, 1973)
87. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984)
88. Dead End (Chang Cheh, 1969)
89. One Night in Mongkok (Derek Yee, 2004)
90. What’s Up, Doc? (Peter Bogdanovich, 1972)

91. Come and Get It (Howard Hawks and William Wyler, 1936)
92. Belfast, Maine (Frederick Wiseman, 1999)
93. Strike (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
94. Fist of Fury (Lo Wei, 1972)
95. 20 30 40 (Sylvia Chang, 2004)
96. Une chambre en ville (Jacques Demy, 1982)
97. The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension (WD Richter, 1984)
98. The Fury (Brian DePalma, 1978)
99. Martial Club (Lau Kar-leung, 1981)
100. The Boxer from Shantung (Chang Cheh, 1972)

101. You Were Never Lovelier (William A. Seiter, 1942)
102. The Sugarland Express (Steven Spielberg, 1974)
103. Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway, 1947)
104. Mrs. Miniver (William Wyler, 1942)
105. Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988)
106. Jade Goddess of Mercy (Ann Hui, 2003)
107. Piranha (Joe Dante, 1978)
108. Tempting Heart (Sylvia Chang, 1999)
109. Tai Chi Hero (Stephen Fung, 2012)
110. The Lady is the Boss (Lau Kar-leung, 1983)

111. You Shoot, I Shoot (Pang Ho-cheung, 2001)
112. Crazy Horse (Frederick Wiseman, 2011)
113. Toutes les nuits (Eugène Green, 2001)
114. Beyond the Great Wall (Li Han-hsiang, 1964)
115. Anna Magdalena (Yee Chung-man, 1998)
116. Knock Off (Tsui Hark, 1998)
117. Fantasia (Wai Ka-fai, 2004)
118. Creature from the Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold, 1954)
119. How to Marry a Millionaire (Jean Negulesco, 1953)
120. Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso, 2008)

121. The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (Ann Hui, 2006)
122. The Muppet Christmas Carol (Brian Henson, 1992)
123. The Valiant Ones (King Hu, 1975)
124. Painted Skin (King Hu, 1993)
125. Love in the Buff (Pang Ho-cheung, 2012)
126. The Driver (Walter Hill, 1978)
127. Christmas Holiday (Robert Siodmak, 1944)
128. The Road to Glory (Howard Hawks, 1936)
129. Seven Swords (Tsui Hark, 2005)
130. Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986)

131. Flash Point (Wilson Yip, 2007)
132. Tiger on the Beat 2 (Lau Kar-leung, 1990)
133. Love Aaj Kal (Imtiaz Ali, 2009)
134. La Comédie-Française (Frederick Wiseman, 1996)
135. The Vanishing (George Sluizer, 1988)
136. The Longest Yard (Robert Aldrich, 1974)
137. Mad Max (George Miller, 1979)
138. Spiritual Boxer II (Lau Kar-leung, 1979)
139. Games Gamblers Play (Michael Hui, 1974)
140. The Life of Emile Zola (William Dieterle, 1937)

141. The Grass is Greener (Stanley Donen, 1960)
142. Full Alert (Ringo Lam, 1997)
143. Sophie’s Revenge (Eva Jin, 2009)
144. Anne of the Indies (Jacques Turner, 1951)
145. Drunken Master 3 (Lau Kar-leung, 1994)
146. Legend of a Fighter (Yuen Woo-ping, 1982)
147. The Greatest Show on Earth (Cecil B. DeMille, 1952)
148. Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1979)
149. A Moment of Romance (Benny Chan, 1990)
150. Phantom (FW Murnau, 1922)

151. Tiger Cage (Yuen Woo-ping, 1988)
152. Exodus (Pang Ho-cheung, 2007)
153. Double Team (Tsui Hark, 1997)
154. Zodiac Killers (Ann Hui, 1991)
155. Heroes Shed No Tears (John Woo, 1986)
156. Jiang Hu: The Triad Zone (Dante Lam, 2000)
157. Shaolin Temple 3: Martial Arts of Shaolin (Lau Kar-leung, 1986)
158. The Great Ziegfeld (Robert Z. Leonard, 1936)
159. Matewan (John Sayles, 1987)
160. The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise, 1945)

161. Cocktail (Herman Yau & Long Ching, 2006)
162. High Noon (Heiward Mak, 2008)
163. The Raid (Gareth Evans, 2011)
164. Harper (Jack Smight, 1966)
165. Indiscreet (Stanley Donen, 1958)
166. Ziegfeld Follies (Vincente Minnelli et al, 1945)
167. The Thomas Crown Affair (Norman Jewison, 1968)
168. The Dead and the Deadly (Wu Ma, 1982)
169. The Chinese Boxer (Jimmy Wang Yu, 1970)
170. Maurice (James Ivory, 1987)

171. Diva (Heiward Mak, 2012)
172. Ninja (Isaac Florentine, 2009)
173. I Dood It (Vincente Minnelli, 1943)
174. Summer Palace (Lou Ye, 2006)
175. Lovely to Look At (Melvyn LeRoy, 1952)
176. The Duel (Chang Cheh, 1971)
177. Symphonie diaganale (Viking Eggling, 1924)
178. Cover Girl (Charles Vidor, 1944)
179. The Pride of the Yankees (Sam Wood, 1942)
180. The Singing Thief (Chang Cheh, 1969)

181. The Magic Crystal (Wong Jing, 1986)
182. Dream of the Red Chamber (Bu Wancang, 1943)
183. Cat vs. Rat (Lau Kar-leung, 1982)
184. Tri-Star (Tsui Hark, 1996)
185. Revenge of the Nerds (Jeff Kanew, 1984)

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