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A Century+: The Essentials

by Sylvie
A Century+: The Essentials by Sylvie
A chronological list to track essential films as part of my “A Century+ of Cinema” blogging project. For each decade from the 1900s to the 2010s, I have identified twenty-five favorite and/or important films (after researching and creating my viewing spreadsheet for those decades) for a total of 300 films.* As I blog each decade, I will decide which films best represent that decade in cinema and replace selections accordingly. Favorites, whether deemed to be “essential” or not, will appear on the ranked “best of the decade” lists linked below. See also A Century+ of Cinema: Silent Films Movies of the Decade: 1910-1919 Movies of the Decade:… Read more

A chronological list to track essential films as part of my “A Century+ of Cinema” blogging project. For each decade from the 1900s to the 2010s, I have identified twenty-five favorite and/or important films (after researching and creating my viewing spreadsheet for those decades) for a total of 300 films.* As I blog each decade, I will decide which films best represent that decade in cinema and replace selections accordingly. Favorites, whether deemed to be “essential” or not, will appear on the ranked “best of the decade” lists linked below.

See also A Century+ of Cinema: Silent Films

Movies of the Decade: 1910-1919
Movies of the Decade: 1920-1929
Movies of the Decade: 1930-1939
Movies of the Decade: 1940-1949
Movies of the Decade: 1950-1959
Movies of the Decade: 1960-1969
Movies of the Decade: 1970-1979
Movies of the Decade: 1980-1989
Movies of the Decade: 1990-1999
Movies of the Decade: 2000-2009
Movies of the Decade: 2010-2019

Blog posts so far can be found over on Sly Wit.

*For the purposes of this project, 1895–1909 is considered one decade. Also, in the MUBI database, La meglio gioventù is listed in two parts, which is why this list currently sits at 301, not 300, films.

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