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People who added this item 1103 Average listal rating (573 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Stalker (1979)
Dream-like yet realistic film about a journey to each one's personal paradise. When the paradise brokes down all that is left, is the devastating emptyness of our shallow lifes. Tarkovsky tells us, we should live our lifes enjoying the things that might sometimes seem too obvious. The atmospehere of Stalker is quite impossible to put to words, it just is... out of this world. Tarkovsky's visual eye really pops up in this one as he has made one of the most visually stunning films ever. Stalker makes you think about your life from many different views.

The greatest movie of all time? Propably not, but it sure as hell is the most impressive piece of cinema I've ever witnessed.
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People who added this item 600 Average listal rating (341 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.3
Flawless masterpiece by Dreyer. An allegory of Jesus Christ with genius use of close-ups.
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People who added this item 383 Average listal rating (195 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Weekend (1967)
Godard's vitty and poignant satire about the money and consumption centered lifes of modern humanbeings. Pure brilliance.
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People who added this item 224 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 9.1
The Decalogue (1989)
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People who added this item 1158 Average listal rating (654 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Persona (1966)
Bergman's impressive psychosexual portrait of two women having more than just a nurse and a patient relationship. Avant-garde cinema at it's finest.
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People who added this item 1305 Average listal rating (678 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
(1963)
A deep story of director's frustration on getting his film made. 8½ has layers more than anyone can ever count.
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People who added this item 279 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
Greed (1924)
A Great masterpiece of American silent cinema might just be the seminal American film. Epic.
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People who added this item 2487 Average listal rating (1579 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
A true American masterpiece. Worthy contestant to Citizen Kane, The Godfather and Raging Bull. A pitch-dark portrait of one man who represents the entire nation's greed for prosperity and fame. Day-Lewis' performance is brilliant and might just be the ultimate performance in the American film industry. When years pass, There Will Be Blood will be remembered as the masterpiece of it's era.
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People who added this item 584 Average listal rating (307 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Mirror (1975)
No storyline, just collected memories from Tarkovsky's childhood and his father's poems, and of course real visual beauty.
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People who added this item 814 Average listal rating (466 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Wenders' existential film about angels among us is simply outstanding. Visually terrific and the poetic flow is out of this world.
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People who added this item 529 Average listal rating (309 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Sunrise (1927)
Beautifully shot and acted in a genius theatrical way. Cinema at it's purest, I might say.
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People who added this item 1017 Average listal rating (659 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Themes of post-war depression and father-son -relationship wrapped beautifully together in this neorealist classic, which has a very minimalistic skin, but the core of a dozen other masterpieces.
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People who added this item 903 Average listal rating (554 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Blow-Up (1966)
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Minimalism at its finest and intensive as hell. Also a great satire about fucked up health care system.
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People who added this item 521 Average listal rating (295 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Tokyo Story (1953)
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People who added this item 5441 Average listal rating (3643 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Extremely accurate satire about the dark tomorrow. McDowell's performance is unforgettable.
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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Made almost completely without dialogue, Naked Island is one of the most beautiful things on this planet. It has very little actual story and so it gives the visual bombing even more room in the film. The essence of cinema in a nutshell.
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People who added this item 1544 Average listal rating (864 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Eraserhead (1977)
Lynch makes depression into art. Gorgeous b/w scenery and a storyline that makes no sense. Can't find any better directorial debut.
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People who added this item 720 Average listal rating (384 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
Godard's beautiful use of scope and colors amazes me every single time. In Pierrot le fou, in my opinion, he did the best visual art he ever made.
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People who added this item 348 Average listal rating (205 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
Ugetsu (1953)
Lyric tale about love (and ghosts). One of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen.
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People who added this item 707 Average listal rating (466 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8
A voyage to the heart of darkness in the heart-breaking landscapes of Southern America. Contains one of cinema's all-time greatest performances by Kinski.
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People who added this item 888 Average listal rating (548 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 302 Average listal rating (186 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
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Masterful satire of facist government and society in general gone wrong. Those of power will do anything to get even more power and the little one suffers and eats shit and gets fucked up the ass. Literally.
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People who added this item 1077 Average listal rating (691 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Rashomon (1950)
Superb study of man's sin for dishonestness. Everyone is a liar. Intensive and thought provoking masterpiece.
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People who added this item 3394 Average listal rating (2084 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
Another masterpiece about the heart of darkness.
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People who added this item 1876 Average listal rating (1223 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Raging Bull (1980)
A portrait of a boxer is more of a study of paranoia that leads to domestic violence. Scorsese does not show LaMotta as an animal, but certainly doesn't glorify him. The portrait is as realistic as it can be. Scorsese's seminal film.
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People who added this item 290 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Stroszek (1977)
The American Dream... Yeah, dream is surely the right word for it after you see Stroszek. Bruno S' performance is simply brilliant.
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People who added this item 543 Average listal rating (303 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
El Topo (1970)
Forget the endless bloodstreams, just look at the real surrealistic beauty and atmosphere Jodorowsky has created and be amazed.
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People who added this item 734 Average listal rating (484 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Badlands (1973)
Beautiful and very different serial killer film. Malick's debut is also his finest hour.
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People who added this item 3605 Average listal rating (2341 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
A big mystery as a story, bigger than life as a film. What the heck is humankind anyway?
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People who added this item 581 Average listal rating (375 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 333 Average listal rating (195 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Epic and dark film about brotherhood.
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People who added this item 3830 Average listal rating (2481 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9
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People who added this item 5433 Average listal rating (3592 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)
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People who added this item 401 Average listal rating (254 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 284 Average listal rating (186 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
A Man Escaped (1956)
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People who added this item 1547 Average listal rating (872 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 1537 Average listal rating (1003 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.6
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People who added this item 648 Average listal rating (328 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 385 Average listal rating (244 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1095 Average listal rating (717 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
City Lights (1931)
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People who added this item 531 Average listal rating (311 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Contempt (1963)
Visually stunning study of marriage.
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People who added this item 789 Average listal rating (514 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Touch of Evil (1958)
The true masterpiece of film noir. Welles is hauntingly brilliant in his role.
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People who added this item 336 Average listal rating (205 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Rififi (1955)
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People who added this item 2054 Average listal rating (1303 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Blue Velvet (1986)
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People who added this item 1732 Average listal rating (1038 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 724 Average listal rating (415 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Jules and Jim (1962)
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People who added this item 1274 Average listal rating (856 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
Early Summer (1951)
Heart-warming family saga which perfectly points out the true family values.
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I could always make the list much larger, but it's best to keep it simple. The order is correct and I often make updates for the list. Hope you enjoy!

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Added 6.3.2015. This is the only list containing my favorite films that I bother to update.

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Posted: 7 years, 10 months ago at Nov 12 1:46
Impressive list of really good films. You've got taste !
Posted: 7 years, 1 month ago at Aug 9 16:15
Very impressive list indeed
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Feb 23 18:12
I guess it took you very long time to make this list.. Anyway, two thumbs up!
Posted: 6 years ago at Sep 20 13:34
Very nice variety! Glad to see Tarkovsky in there as well, I love "Stalker". If you do you may also enjoy "the element of crime" by Lars Von Trier.
Posted: 6 years ago at Sep 21 1:03
Great list! Stalker is also my favorite.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Apr 2 4:42
This is very impressive list. I have seen 150 of this. Very solid
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Oct 11 19:57
Amazing list!

Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Oct 11 21:04
Now this is what I call a great list!

Impressive selections here my man... I will read the rest at another time!
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Dec 9 12:34
The majority of films on here have a higher rating on Listal than IMDb..I wonder why.

Yeah and I disagree with most of these, only a few I like on here.
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Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jan 7 19:48
Not many of these films are very good, A Clockwork Orange is overrated, as is Stalker. Salo is disgusting and vile. It's not cinema, it's entertainment for the dumb and sick minded.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 22 3:53
Seen 70% of this. I still say very impressive list indeed!!
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Oct 26 17:45
Brilliant list :)
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Oct 27 8:54
A lot of goodies here. You may be interested in my list http://www.listal.com/list/kenjis-film-canon

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