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The 20 Greatest Films

Positif Magazine

In 1991, the French film magazine conducted a poll of the greatest films and published this modest top 20 list. I have included links to my own reviews of the films.

  1. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
  2. Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
  4. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
  5. L'Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
  6. 8 1/2 (1963, Federico Fellini)
  7. Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
  8. Barry Lyndon (1975, Stanley Kubrick)
  9. The General (1927, Buster Keaton)
  10. Sansho Dayu (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)
  11. Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)
  12. Le Plaisir (1951, Max Ophuls)
  13. Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
  14. Rio Bravo (1959, Howard Hawks)
  15. M (1931, Fritz Lang)
  16. Children of Paradise (1945 , Marcel Carne)
  17. Ugetsu (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
  18. Senso (1954, Luchino Visconti)
  19. To Be or Not to Be (1942, Ernst Lubitsch)
  20. Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)

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