I subscribe to Hulu and with the Criterion Collection watch so many memorable foreign films. Here is my list: Jules and Jim Elevator to the Gallows Diabolique Breathless La Strada Nights of Cabiria The Bicycle Thief Umberto D Ikiru The Idiot No Regrets for our Youth Tokyo Story The End of Summer The Exterminating Angel Viridiana The Red Desert La Notte Pickpocket
Agreed. And one of my favorite films, "The Killers" (1946) has been aired many times but not as an Essential. This film was perfectly cast all around, terrific acting and a dark twisty film noir that expands on Hemingway's story. Burt Lancaster's first film. And that Miklos Roza theme which was the basis for the Dragnet series! Is this not an essential film noir, or what?