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The Top 100 Movies

A Poll Conducted and Edited by John Kobal

Participants included: Nestor Almendros, Lindsay Anderson, Ian Christie, Derek Malcolm, Leonard Maltin, David Robinson, Andrew Sarris, Jay Scott, Susan Sontag, Bertrand Tavernier, and Krzysztof Zanussi. Published 1988

  1. Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
  2. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
  3. Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
  4. 8 1/2 (1963, Federico Fellini)
  5. Singin' in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
  6. Modern Times (1936, Charles Chaplin)
  7. Wild Strawberries (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
  8. The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
  9. Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
  10. Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
  11. The Bicycle Thief (1949, Vittorio De Sica)
  12. City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
  13. Children of Paradise (1945, Marcel Carne)
  14. Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
  15. The Earrings of Madame de... (1953, Max Ophuls)
  16. Grand Illusion (1937, Jean Renoir)
  17. The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
  18. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
  19. Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder)
  20. Ivan the Terrible Parts I & II (1941-5, Sergei Eisenstein)
  21. Jules and Jim (1961, Francois Truffaut)
  22. Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
  23. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
  24. The Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
  25. Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
  26. Andrei Rublev (1966, Andrei Tarkovsky)
  27. Fanny and Alexander (1983, Ingmar Bergman)
  28. L'Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
  29. Viridiana (1961, Luis Bunuel)
  30. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949, Robert Hamer)
  31. The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)
  32. Ugetsu (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
  33. Zero for Conduct (1933, Jean Vigo)
  34. Ikiru (1952, Akira Kurosawa)
  35. Pather Panchali (1955); Aparajito (1956); The World of Apu (1959, Satyajit Ray)
  36. The Band Wagon (1953, Vincente Minnelli)
  37. Gone with the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)
  38. The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston)
  39. La Dolce Vita (1960, Federico Fellini)
  40. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959, Alain Resnais)
  41. Open City (1945, Roberto Rossellini)
  42. Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
  43. L'Age D'Or (1930, Luis Bunuel)
  44. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Dreyer)
  45. The Seventh Seal (1956, Ingmar Bergman)
  46. Amarcord (1974, Federico Fellini)
  47. Sansho Dayu (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)
  48. L'Avventura (1960, Michelangelo Antonioni)
  49. The General (1927, Buster Keaton)
  50. Life of Oharu (1952, Kenji Mizoguchi)
  51. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972, Luis Bunuel)
  52. Napoleon (1927, Abel Gance)
  53. The Sacrifice (1986, Andrei Tarkovsky)
  54. Nights of Cabiria (1957, Federico Fellini)
  55. The Thief of Bagdad (1940, Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan)
  56. Alexander Nevsky (1938, Sergei Eisenstein)
  57. East of Eden (1955, Elia Kazan)
  58. The Lady Vanishes (1938, Alfred Hitchcock)
  59. The Navigator (1924, Buster Keaton)
  60. Ordet (1954, Carl Dreyer)
  61. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975, Milos Forman)
  62. Ashes and Diamonds (1958, Andrzej Wajda)
  63. Sesno (1954, Luchino Visconti)
  64. The Mirror (1974, Andrei Tarkovsky)
  65. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, William Wyler)
  66. Claire's Knee (1970, Eric Rohmer)
  67. Earth (1930, Alexander Dovzhenko)
  68. La Terra Trema (1948, Luchino Visconti)
  69. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919, Robert Wiene)
  70. Paisan (1946, Roberto Rossellini)
  71. Casque D'Or (1952, Jacques Becker)
  72. The Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Bunuel)
  73. Manhattan (1979, Woody Allen)
  74. Last Year at Marienbad (1961, Alain Resnais)
  75. My Darling Clementine (1946, John Ford)
  76. The Scarlet Empress (1934, Josef Von Sternberg)
  77. Greed (1925, Erich Von Stroheim)
  78. A Matter of Life and Death (1946, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  79. The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)
  80. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
  81. Bringing Up Baby (1938, Howard Hawks)
  82. If... (1968, Lindsay Anderson)
  83. La Strada (1954, Federico Fellini)
  84. Empire of the Senses (1976, Nagisa Oshima)
  85. The African Queen (1952, John Huston)
  86. The Great Dictator (1940, Charles Chaplin)
  87. Heimat (1984, Edgar Reitz)
  88. Lawrence of Arabia (1962, David Lean)
  89. Signs of Life (1968, Werner Herzog)
  90. To Be or Not to Be (1942, Ernst Lubitsch)
  91. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli)
  92. Monsieur Verdoux (1947, Charles Chaplin)
  93. Brief Encounter (1945, David Lean)
  94. The Far Country (1955, Anthony Mann)
  95. Freaks (1932, Tod Browning)
  96. Moonfleet (1955, Fritz Lang)
  97. Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero)
  98. Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
  99. Rebecca (1940, Alfred Hitchcock)
  100. Voyage to Italy (1953, Roberto Rossellini)

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