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300 great films

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People who added this item 1103  Average listal rating (530 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.2 
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 (313 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
2. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
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 (185 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.4 
3. 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 (95 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating 9.2 
4. The Decalogue (1989)
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People who added this item 1158  Average listal rating (607 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.2 
5. 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 (643 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.1 
6. (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 (104 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
7. 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 (1511 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
8. There Will Be Blood (2007)
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 814  Average listal rating (439 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.1 
9. Wings of Desire (1987)
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 584  Average listal rating (284 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
10. 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 529  Average listal rating (287 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.4 
11. 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 (614 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
12. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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 (526 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
13. Blow-Up (1966)
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People who added this item 148  Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
14. The Death of Mister Lazarescu (2005)
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 (263 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
15. Tokyo Story (1953)
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People who added this item 100  Average listal rating (50 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
16. The Naked Island (1960)
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 709  Average listal rating (403 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
17. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
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 1544  Average listal rating (823 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
18. 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 (370 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
19. Pierrot le Fou (1965)
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 (185 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
20. 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 (432 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
21. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)
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 (513 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
22. The Conversation (1974)
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People who added this item 1077  Average listal rating (643 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
23. 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 1876  Average listal rating (1160 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
24. 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 (151 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
25. 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 3394  Average listal rating (2007 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
26. Apocalypse Now (1979)
Another masterpiece about the heart of darkness.
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People who added this item 543  Average listal rating (266 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.5 
27. 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 (456 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.9 
28. 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 5441  Average listal rating (3497 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
29. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Extremely accurate satire about the dark tomorrow. McDowell's performance is unforgettable.
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People who added this item 3605  Average listal rating (2204 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
30. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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 (343 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
31. Days of Heaven (1978)
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People who added this item 333  Average listal rating (177 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
32. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
Epic and dark film about brotherhood.
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People who added this item 3830  Average listal rating (2355 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.1 
33. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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People who added this item 5433  Average listal rating (3439 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 9.2 
34. The Godfather (1972)
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People who added this item 401  Average listal rating (233 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
35. The Long Goodbye (1973)
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People who added this item 1537  Average listal rating (944 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
36. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
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People who added this item 648  Average listal rating (295 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
37. The Holy Mountain (1973)
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People who added this item 1547  Average listal rating (826 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.7 
38. The Tree Of Life (2011)
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People who added this item 385  Average listal rating (228 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
39. Ace in the Hole (1951)
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People who added this item 1095  Average listal rating (662 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.6 
40. City Lights (1931)
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People who added this item 531  Average listal rating (297 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
41. Contempt (1963)
Visually stunning study of marriage.
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People who added this item 789  Average listal rating (487 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
42. 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 (194 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.2 
43. Rififi (1955)
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People who added this item 2054  Average listal rating (1239 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
44. Blue Velvet (1986)
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People who added this item 1732  Average listal rating (973 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
45. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
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People who added this item 724  Average listal rating (408 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.9 
46. Jules and Jim (1962)
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People who added this item 1274  Average listal rating (803 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.5 
47. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
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People who added this item 136  Average listal rating (70 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.2 
48. Early Summer (1951)
Heart-warming family saga which perfectly points out the true family values.
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People who added this item 709  Average listal rating (455 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
49. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
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People who added this item 333  Average listal rating (186 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
50. The Silence (1963)
Dark, twisted and haunting film about two sisters who are bonded to each other by blood, but are emotionally too distant. There's an incest theme that makes the film in times very disturbing. Filled with symbolism and surreal elements, Tystnaden is one of Bergman's greatest achievments.
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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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Comments

Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Nov 12 1:46
Impressive list of really good films. You've got taste !
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Aug 9 16:15
Very impressive list indeed
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Feb 23 18:12
I guess it took you very long time to make this list.. Anyway, two thumbs up!
Posted: 4 years, 8 months 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: 4 years, 8 months ago at Sep 21 1:03
Great list! Stalker is also my favorite.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Apr 2 4:42
This is very impressive list. I have seen 150 of this. Very solid
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Oct 11 19:57
Amazing list!

Posted: 2 years, 7 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: 2 years, 5 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.
Edit: 2 years, 5 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 4 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: 1 year, 4 months ago at Jan 22 3:53
Seen 70% of this. I still say very impressive list indeed!!
Posted: 7 months ago at Oct 26 17:45
Brilliant list :)
Posted: 7 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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