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One Hundred Favorite FIlms

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  2. 400 Blows, The (François Truffaut, 1959)
  3. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
  4. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974)
  5. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)
  6. Aparajito: The Unvanquished (Satyajit Ray, 1956)
  7. Apartment, The (Billy Wilder, 1960)
  8. Apur Sansar: The World of Apu (Satyajit Ray, 1959)
  9. Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
  10. Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999)
  11. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)
  12. Big City, The (Satyajit Ray, 1963)
  13. Blow Out (Brian De Palma, 1981)
  14. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
  15. Bridges of Madison County, The (Clint Eastwood, 1995)
  16. Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)
  17. Brighter Summer Day, A (Edward Yang, 1991)
  18. Buffalo ’66 (Vincent Gallo, 1998)
  19. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)
  20. Charulata (Satyajit Ray, 1964)
  21. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)
  22. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
  23. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
  24. Conformist, The (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970)
  25. Creed (Ryan Coogler, 2015)
  26. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
  27. Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975)
  28. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)
  29. Earrings of Madame de … , The (Max Ophuls, 1953)
  30. Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972)
  31. Exterminating Angel, The (Luis Buñuel, 1962)
  32. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)
  33. Fanny & Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)
  34. Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)
  35. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
  36. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
  37. Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)
  38. Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)
  39. High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963)
  40. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
  41. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)
  42. I Am Cuba (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964)
  43. Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, 1959)
  44. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)
  45. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
  46. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
  47. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
  48. L’Argent (Robert Bresson, 1983)
  49. L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)
  50. Long Day Closes, The (Terence Davies, 1992)
  51. M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
  52. Magnificent Ambersons, The (Orson Welles, 1942)
  53. Make Way for Tomorrow (Leo McCarey, 1937)
  54. Masculin Féminin (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966)
  55. Master, The (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
  56. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, 1936)
  57. Moment of Innocence, A (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1996)
  58. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
  59. Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975)
  60. New World, The (Terrence Malick, 2005)
  61. Night of the Hunter, The (Charles Laughton, 1955)
  62. Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 1957)
  63. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
  64. O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman, 2016)
  65. Pather Panchali: Song of the Little Road (Satyajit Ray, 1955)
  66. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
  67. Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017)
  68. Pickpocket (Robert Bresson, 1959)
  69. Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967)
  70. Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)
  71. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
  72. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)
  73. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
  74. Royal Tenenbaums, The (Wes Anderson, 2001)
  75. Rules of the Game, The (Jean Renoir, 1939)
  76. Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh, 1996)
  77. Separation, A (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
  78. Sherlock, Jr. (Buster Keaton, 1924)
  79. Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica, 1946)
  80. Short Cuts (Robert Altman, 1993)
  81. Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman, 1955)
  82. Spirit of the Beehive, The (Víctor Erice, 1973)
  83. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
  84. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
  85. Steel Helmet, The (Samuel Fuller, 1951)
  86. Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)
  87. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
  88. Thin Red Line, The (Terrence Malick, 1998)
  89. Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957)
  90. Time of the Gypsies (Emir Kusturica, 1988)
  91. Tokyo Story (Yasujirô Ozu, 1953)
  92. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
  93. Tree of Life, The (Terrence Malick, 2011)
  94. Ugetsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953)
  95. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
  96. Underground (Emir Kusturica, 1995)
  97. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
  98. Viridiana (Luis Buñuel, 1961)
  99. Where is My Friend’s House? (Abbas Kiarostami, 1987)
  100. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)

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