When ranking the movies of Andrei Tarkovsky, there is one very important thing to keep in mind: he never made a bad film, and they’re all probably masterpieces. With only seven features to his name, no film by Tarkovsky ever feels like a compromise between him and meddlesome producers — even though there were many of them. Instead it works as the perfect expression of his art and philosophy.
He is one of cinema’s finest stylists, with an unique style. What truly sets him apart was his reluctance to ever make a movie in the manner of anyone else. As he famously said, whenever a scene looked like it would approximate the work of another, he would modify it so it would retain his original vision.
He used directing and editing as a way to give meaning to the way humanity remembers things, and the way we order our own memories. Avoiding the usual pitfalls of heavy dialogue and plot, he sought to create a body of work that could only be described as ‘cinematic’.
Favoring long and expressive takes, an abundance of metaphors that can be interpreted any such way, and a richness of texture and sound design arguably unmatched in cinema, Tarkovsky’s work has an extraordinary purity which gives it an almost holy aspect. So here’s my list of Tarkosvky films from great to greatest.
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