"Most of my favorite movies ended up not being on this list as I thought other directors would have selected them already. I also think most of them are already so well-renowned that nobody needed my help in having access to those movies. Thus, I proceeded a little differently by choosing lesser-known movies instead, or neglected films in the works of great filmmakers, and by forcing myself to only pick one movie by director. Finally I crossed out thirty movies on my list - in an unfair and random manner - to reach the number of fifty. Titles are sorted in the alphabetical order of the directors' names."