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100 Masterpieces of the 20th Century: A personal cinephilic cannon

by Puya Yazdi
100 Masterpieces of the 20th Century: A personal cinephilic cannon by Puya Yazdi

In choosing my list I tried as best as possible to include some non auteurist masterpieces and some lesser known or underappreciated works from masters in addition to canonical classics, but for better or worse this list became nearly strictly an auteurist enterprise. Furthermore, this list as constructed would be how I would approach teaching cinema to even the most novice of viewers who would want to know what made cinema the greatest art form of the 20th century. The films are in chronological order as best as possible. I still cant believe how many films I cherish that are not included in this list.