Any discourse on global cinema remains incomplete sans the mention of Andrei Tarkovsky, the master Russian auteur. Primarily renowned for his deeply contemplative and philosophical movies, Tarkovsky is considered to be one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. He used a unique cinematic style that comprised of long dramatic shots, amorphous and metaphysical takes on life, rhythmic interplays of light and shadow and spiritual motifs.
Beginning with the internationally acclaimed war film ‘Ivan’s Childhood’ (1962) and ending with the subtly philosophical ‘The Sacrifice’ (1986), Tarkovsky never made any compromises vis-à-vis his maverick directorial style. Also a film theorist par excellence; let us have a look at the list of top Andrei Tarkovsky movies. You might be able find some these Andrei Tarkovsky movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
8. Voyage in Time (1983)
A unique feat, ‘Voyage in Time’ is a documentary feature that chronicles the journey of Andrei Tarkovsky in the hinterlands of Italy while preparing to shoot ‘Nostalghia’ that came out in the same year. The film sums up Tarkovsky’s cinematic allusions and admirations. The movie was co-directed by Tonino Guerra, who co-wrote the screenplay for ‘Nostalghia’.