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Top Five (or less)- By Year

by Ronald
Top Five (or less)- By Year by Ronald
1922 Nosferatu 1924 Greed Sherlock Jr. 1925 The Goldrush 1927 The General Sunrise the Song of Two Humans 1928 The Passion of Joan of Arc 1931 M City Lights 1932 Freaks 1933 Duck Soup King Kong 1934 L’Atalante 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein A Night at the Opera 1936 Modern Times 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood Stagecoach 1940 Pinnochio Fantasia 1941 Citizen Kane 1942 The Magnificent Ambersons 1944 Woman in the Window 1946 Great Expectations The Big Sleep It’s a Wonderful Life 1947 Kiss of Death Odd Man Out 1948 The Fallen Idol The Treasure of Sierra Madre The Red Shoes Rope 1949 The Third Man White Heat 1950 Rashomon 1951 Early Summer The… Read more

1922
Nosferatu

1924
Greed
Sherlock Jr.

1925
The Goldrush

1927
The General
Sunrise the Song of Two Humans

1928
The Passion of Joan of Arc

1931
M
City Lights

1932
Freaks

1933
Duck Soup
King Kong

1934
L’Atalante

1935
The Bride of Frankenstein
A Night at the Opera

1936
Modern Times

1938
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Stagecoach

1940
Pinnochio
Fantasia

1941
Citizen Kane

1942
The Magnificent Ambersons

1944
Woman in the Window

1946
Great Expectations
The Big Sleep
It’s a Wonderful Life

1947
Kiss of Death
Odd Man Out

1948
The Fallen Idol
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
The Red Shoes
Rope

1949
The Third Man
White Heat

1950
Rashomon

1951
Early Summer
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The African Queen
The Lavendar Hill Mob

1952
High Noon
Singin’ in the Rain

1953
The Wages of Fear
Tokyo Story

1954
M. Hulot’s Holiday
La Strada
Seven Samurai

1955
Night of the Hunter
Pather Panchali
Killer’s Kiss
Bad Day at Black Rock

1956
The Killing
Forbidden Planet

1957
Nights of Cabiria
Paths of Glory
The Seventh Seal
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Sweet Smell of Success

1958
Equinox Flower

1959
The 400 Blows
Last Train from Gun Hill
Hiroshima Mon Amour

1960
Peeping Tom
Psycho
Purple Noon

1961
Through a Glass Darkly
Il Posto
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Yojimbo

1962
To Kill a Mockingbird
La Jetee
Cleo from 5 to 7
David and Lisa
Zazie dans le Metro

1963
81/2
High and Low
The Girl at the Monceau Bakery

1964
Charulata
Intentions of Murder
Fail-Safe
Red Dessert

1965
The Spy who came in from the Cold
Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!

1966
Blow-Up
Closely Watched Trains

1967
Hombre
Bonnie and Clyde
Play-Time
Quartermass and the Pit

1968
Memories of Underdevelopment
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The Producers

1969
Army of Shadows
My Night at Maud’s
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Z

1970
Le Boucher
Patton
Do’desu-ka-den
The Ballad of Cable Hogue

1971
La Salamandre
Trafic
The Hired Hand
The Last Picture Show
Walkabout

1972
Solaris
Slaughter-House Five
The Godfather
Harold and Maude
Get Carter!

1973
Badlands
Pat Garret and Billy the Kid
Don’t Look Now
Amarcord

1974
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
A Woman Under the Influence
The Sugarland Express
The Nickel Ride
Blazing Saddles

1975
The Passenger
Barry Lyndon
Dersu Uzala
Grey Gardens
Day of the Locust

1976
Jonah: Who will be 25 in the Year 2000
The Missouri Breaks
Kings of the Road

1977
Allegro Non Troppo
Star Wars

1978
Gates of Heaven
Watership Down

1979
Orchestra Rehearsal
Heart of Glass
Being There

1980
The Shining
Heaven’s Gate
The Black Stallion

1981
My Dinner with Andre

1982
E.T.
The Border

1983
Zelig
Tender Mercies
Local Hero
Koyaanisqatsi
The Ballad of Narayama

1984
Paris, Texas
Stranger than Paradise
The 4th Man
Stop Making Sense

1985
The Breakfast Club
Mishima
Vagabond

1986
Hannah and Her Sisters
Blue Velvet
The Mission
Aliens
Manhunter

1987
Wings of Desire
My Life as a Dog
Man Facing Southeast
Babette’s Feast
The Glass Menagerie

1988
My Neighbor Totoro
The Last Temptation of Christ
Running on Empty
Talk Radio

1989
Our Town
Dekalog
Twin Peaks Pilot
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

1990
My Father’s Glory/ My Mother’s Castle
Dreams
Miller’s Crossing
An Angel at My Table
Avalon

1991
Barton Fink
L.A. Story
Helsinki (from Night on Eath)
The Silence of the Lambs

1992
Orlando
The Crying Game
Un Coeur En Hiver
Flirting
Enchanted April

1993
Fearless
Short Cuts
Far Away, So Close!
The Piano
The Six Degrees of Separation

1994
Three Colors: Red
Vanya on 42nd Street
Smoke!
Kicking and Screaming
Lisbon Story

1995
Crumb
Beyond the Clouds
The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb
Nelly and Monseiur Arnaud
Before Sunrise

1996
Breaking the Waves
Secrets and lies
Lumiere and Company
Prisoner of the Mountains
Lone Star

1997
The Apostle
Fire-Works
The End of Violence
Sweet Hereafter
Career Girls

1998
The Last Days of Disco
Pleasantville
The Thin Red Line
The Truman Show
Sonatine

1999
The Straight Story
After Life
Last Night
Bringing Out the Dead
The Sixth Sense

2000
Yi Yi
Jesus’ Son
Wonderland
You Can Count on Me
Nurse Betty

2001
Code Unknown
The Widow of Saint Pierre
A. I.
Waking Life
Monster’s Ball

2002
All or Nothing
About a Boy
What Time is it There?
I’m Going Home
Russian Ark

2003
Last Life in the Universe
Elephant
Masked and Anonymous

2004
Bright Leaves
Notre Musique
Finding Neverland
The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
Birth

2005
The New World
Yes
Saraband
Shop Girl
Border Café

2006
A Prairie Home Companion
Casino Royale
Army of Shadows
Iraq in Fragments
Tickets

2007
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Away from Her
My Best Friend
Dance Party USA
14e Arrondisement (from Paris Je’taime)

2008
The Class
The Edge of Heaven
Happy-Go-Lucky
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
The Band’s Visit

2009
Still Walking
Summer Hours
Inglourious Basterds
One who Set Forth: The Early Years of Wim Wenders
The Missing Person

2010
Rabbit-Hole
The Illusionist
Valhalla Rising
Jack Goes Boating
I Am Love

2011
Source-Code
Into the Abyss
Hanna
The Future
Everything Must Go

2012
Holy Motors
Zero Dark Thirty
The Master
Sound of my Voice
Killing them Softly

2013
France Ha!
Man of Steel
Ain’t them Bodies Saints
To the Wonder

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