BELLE DE JOUR (1967)

Luis Buñuel deftly portrays the inner sexual fantasy life of a beautiful Parisian woman in a way that the movies really hadn’t before.

LA REGLE DE JEU (1939)

A French masterpiece about upper-class romantic games, played blithely as the world teeters on disaster.

LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS (1959)

Francois Truffaut’s debut about his own wayward childhood still feels fresh today.

LA NOIRE DE… (1966)

The first film from Sub-Saharan Africa to make a big splash in Europe and the US, its story about the toll of colonization is very relevant even today.