Inspired by Jonathan Rosenbaum's ESSENTIAL CINEMA and Eric Henderson's recent list , I decided to update and expand my desert island films list. Titles are more or less in chronological order - very much less, in some cases. I limited myself to no more than 3 films from any director. 

1. BROKEN BLOSSOMS (D. W. Griffith)
2. GREED (Erich von Stroheim)
3. THE LAST LAUGH (F. W. Murnau)
4. THE GENERAL (Buster Keaton)
5. SUNRISE (F. W. Murnau)
6. THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (Carl Dreyer)
7. SPIES (Fritz Lang)
8. MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (Dziga Vertov)
9. THE WIND (Victor Sjostrom)
10. M (Fritz Lang)
11. BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING (Jean Renoir)
12. TROUBLE IN PARADISE (Ernst Lubitsch)
13. L'ATALANTE (Jean Vigo)
14. THE SCARLET EMPRESS (Josef von Sternberg)
15. ROSE HOBART (Joseph Cornell)
16. BRINGING UP BABY (Howard Hawks)
17. HIS GIRL FRIDAY (Howard Hawks)
18. LA GRANDE ILLUSION (Jean Renoir)
19. THE CRIME OF MONSIEUR LANGE (Jean Renoir)
20. MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (Leo McCarey)
21. CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles)
22. THE PALM BEACH STORY (Preston Sturges)
23. I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (Jacques Tourneur)
24. LAURA (Otto Preminger)
25. OPEN CITY ROME (Roberto Rossellini)
26. THE MORTAL STORM (Frank Borzage)
27. THIEVES HIGHWAY (Jules Dassin)
28. LOS OLVIDADOS (Luis Bunuel)
29. SUNSET BOULEVARD (Billy Wilder)
30. ACE IN THE HOLE (Billy Wilder)
31. THE LIFE OF OHARU (Kenzi Mizoguchi)
32. IKIRU (Akira Kurosawa)
33. LIMELIGHT (Charlie Chaplin)
34. THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE... (Max Ophuls)
35. UGETSU MONOGATARI (Kenji Mizoguchi)
36. REAR WINDOW (Alfred Hitchcock)
37. THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Charles Laughton)
38. ORDET (Carl Dreyer)
39. BABY DOLL (Elia Kazan)
40. BIGGER THAN LIFE (Nicholas Ray)
41. JOHNNY GUITAR (Nicholas Ray)
42. A MAN ESCAPED (Robert Bresson)
43. THE SEARCHERS (John Ford)
44. SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (Alexander Mackendrick)
45. THE TARNISHED ANGELS (Douglas Sirk)
46. TOUCH OF EVIL (Orson Welles)
47. VERTIGO (Alfred Hitchcock)
48. THE 400 BLOWS (Francois Truffaut)
49. PEEPING TOM (Michael Powell)
50. PICKPOCKET (Robert Bresson)
51. WRITTEN ON THE WIND (Douglas Sirk)
52. SHADOW OF A DOUBT (Alfred Hitchcock)
53. HOLLYWOOD OR BUST (Frank Tashlin)
54. LE TROU (Jacques Becker)
55. ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS (Luchino Visconti)
56. HIGH AND LOW (Akira Kurosawa)
57. CONTEMPT (Jean-Luc Godard)
58. SHOCK CORRIDOR (Sam Fuller)
59. THE NUTTY PROFESOR (Jerry Lewis)
60. CHRISTMAS ON EARTH (Barbara Rubin)
61. GERTRUD (Carl Dreyer)
62. PIERROT LE FOU (Jean-Luc Godard)
63. LE BONHEUR (Agnes Varda)
64. PERSONA (Ingmar Bergman)
65. SECONDS (John Frankenheimer)
66. DAISIES (Vera Chytilova)
67. LE SAMOURAI (Jean-Pierre Melville)
68. PLAYTIME (Jacques Tati)
69. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Stanley Kubrick)
70. TERRA EM TRANSE (Glauber Rocha)
71. ROSEMARY'S BABY (Roman Polanski)
72. FIRES ON THE PLAIN (Kon Ichikawa)
73. MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT (Tomas Gutierrez
Alea)
74. THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES (Sergei Paradjanov)
75. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (Sergio Leone)
76. REPORT (Bruce Conner)
77. SCORPIO RISING (Kenneth Anger)
78. LE BOUCHER (Claude Chabrol)
79. THE HONEYMOON KILLERS (Leonard Kastle)
80. THE CONFORMIST (Bernardo Bertoluci)
81. PERFORMANCE (Nicolas Roeg/Donald Cammell)
82. MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER (Robert Altman)
83. TWO-LANE BLACKTOP (Monte Hellman)
84. LA REGION CENTRALE (Michael Snow)
85. KLUTE (Allan J. Pakula)
86. SOLARIS (Andrei Tarkovsky)
87. AGUIRRE (Werner Herzog)
88. THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS (Bob Rafelson)
89. THE INNER SCAR (Philippe Garrel)
90. THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE (Jean Eustache)
91. BADLANDS (Terence Malick)
92. MEAN STREETS (Martin Scorsese)
93. THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS (Rainer Werner
Fassbinder)
94. CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING (Jacques Rivette)
95. SERENE VELOCITY (Ernie Gehr)
96. JEANNE DIELMAN (Chantal Akerman)
97. WELFARE (Frederick Wiseman)
98. A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (John Cassavetes)
99. DEATH BY HANGING (Nagisa Oshima)
100. MIKEY AND NICKY (Elaine May)
101. KINGS OF THE ROAD (Wim Wenders)
102. THE DEVIL, PROBABLY (Robert Bresson)
103. OPENING NIGHT (John Cassavetes)
104. ERASERHEAD (David Lynch)
105. HALLOWEEN (John Carpenter)
106. IN A YEAR OF THIRTEEN MOONS (Rainer Werner
Fassbinder)
107. THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN (Rainer Werner
Fassbinder)
108. STALKER (Andrei Tarkovksy)
109. RAGING BULL (Martin Scorsese)
110. INFERNO (Dario Argento)
111. BLADE RUNNER (Ridley Scott)
112. SANS SOLEIL (Chris Marker)
113. ON TOP OF THE WHALE (Raul Ruiz)
114. VIDEODROME (David Cronenberg)
115. A NOS AMOURS (Maurice Pialat)
116. ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (Sergio Leone)
117. A TIME TO LIVE AND A TIME TO DIE (Hou
Hsiao-hsien)
118. BLUE VELVET (David Lynch)
119. THE HORSE THIEF (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
120. DEAD RINGERS (David Cronenberg)
121. A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING (Krzysztof Kieslowksi)
122. DO THE RIGHT THING (Spike Lee)
123. CLOSE UP (Abbas Kiarostami)
124. GOODFELLAS (Martin Scorsese)
125. BULLET IN THE HEAD (John Woo)
126. LES AMANTS DU PONT NEUF (Leos Carax)
127. A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Edward Yang)
128. THIS IS SPINAL TAP (Rob Reiner)
129. THE SECOND HEIMAT (Edgar Reitz)
130. CHUNG KING EXPRESS (Wong Kar-wai)
131. HEAVENLY CREATURES (Peter Jackson)
132. EXOTICA (Atom Egoyan)
133. SAFE (Todd Haynes)
134. SATANTANGO (Bela Tarr)
135. BREAKING THE WAVES (Lars von Trier)
136. CURE (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
137. FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL (Errol Morris)
138. RUSHMORE (Wes Anderson)
139. GOODBYE SOUTH, GOODBYE (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
140. HANA-BI (Takeshi Kitano)
141. AUDITION (Takashi Miike)
142. OUTER SPACE (Peter Tcherkassky)
143. BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (Spike Jonze)
144. YI YI (Edward Yang)
145. BEAU TRAVAIL (Claire Denis)
146. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar-wai)
147. PUNCH DRUNK LOVE (Paul Thomas Anderson)
148. TIME OUT (Laurent Cantet)
149. THE SON (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
150. MEMORIES OF MURDER (Bong Joon-ho)