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300 great films

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People who added this item 1068  Average listal rating (516 ratings) 8.5  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 573  Average listal rating (304 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
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 375  Average listal rating (178 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
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 206  Average listal rating (85 ratings) 9.2  IMDB Rating 9.2 
4. The Decalogue (1989)
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People who added this item 1127  Average listal rating (584 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 1272  Average listal rating (629 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
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 271  Average listal rating (100 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 2427  Average listal rating (1474 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 789  Average listal rating (425 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 568  Average listal rating (277 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.1 
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 499  Average listal rating (275 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 994  Average listal rating (600 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 871  Average listal rating (505 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
13. Blow-Up (1966)
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People who added this item 141  Average listal rating (71 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
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 503  Average listal rating (253 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
15. Tokyo Story (1953)
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People who added this item 96  Average listal rating (47 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 692  Average listal rating (392 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
17. Salò 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 1510  Average listal rating (805 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 702  Average listal rating (356 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.8 
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 335  Average listal rating (175 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 684  Average listal rating (418 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 857  Average listal rating (501 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
22. The Conversation (1974)
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People who added this item 1054  Average listal rating (624 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 1821  Average listal rating (1132 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 274  Average listal rating (147 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
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 3328  Average listal rating (1979 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 526  Average listal rating (250 ratings) 7.7  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 704  Average listal rating (436 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 5348  Average listal rating (3450 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 3530  Average listal rating (2161 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 558  Average listal rating (335 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
31. Days of Heaven (1978)
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People who added this item 321  Average listal rating (171 ratings) 8.3  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 3753  Average listal rating (2321 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.1 
33. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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People who added this item 5329  Average listal rating (3382 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 9.2 
34. The Godfather (1972)
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People who added this item 386  Average listal rating (220 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
35. The Long Goodbye (1973)
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People who added this item 628  Average listal rating (282 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
36. The Holy Mountain (1973)
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People who added this item 1508  Average listal rating (807 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.7 
37. The Tree of Life (2011)
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People who added this item 367  Average listal rating (224 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
38. Ace in the Hole (1951)
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People who added this item 1053  Average listal rating (642 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.6 
39. City Lights (1931)
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People who added this item 516  Average listal rating (288 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
40. Contempt (1963)
Visually stunning study of marriage.
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People who added this item 763  Average listal rating (467 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
41. 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 324  Average listal rating (190 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.2 
42. Rififi (1955)
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People who added this item 2011  Average listal rating (1216 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
43. Blue Velvet (1986)
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People who added this item 709  Average listal rating (395 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.9 
44. Jules and Jim (1962)
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People who added this item 1234  Average listal rating (782 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
45. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
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People who added this item 124  Average listal rating (66 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
46. Early Summer (1951)
Heart-warming family saga which perfectly points out the true family values.
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People who added this item 687  Average listal rating (443 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
47. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
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People who added this item 319  Average listal rating (178 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
48. 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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People who added this item 1494  Average listal rating (923 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.7 
49. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
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People who added this item 292  Average listal rating (144 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
50. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
I've never ever seen such fantastic camera work. It blows my mind.
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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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Comments

Posted: 6 years ago at Nov 12 1:46
Impressive list of really good films. You've got taste !
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 9 16:15
Very impressive list indeed
Posted: 4 years, 9 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, 2 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, 2 months ago at Sep 21 1:03
Great list! Stalker is also my favorite.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Apr 2 4:42
This is very impressive list. I have seen 150 of this. Very solid
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Oct 11 19:57
Amazing list!

Posted: 2 years, 1 month 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: 1 year, 11 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: 1 year, 11 months ago
Posted: 1 year, 10 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: 10 months ago at Jan 22 3:53
Seen 70% of this. I still say very impressive list indeed!!
Posted: 4 weeks, 1 day ago at Oct 26 17:45
Brilliant list :)
Posted: 4 weeks 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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