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The Spectator's "50 Essential Films" (2009)

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1. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
2. Apocalypse Now (1979)
3. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
4. Black Narcissus (1947)
5. L'Avventura (1960)
6. The Searchers (1956)
7. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
8. The Seventh Seal (1957)
9. L'Atalante (1934)
10. Rio Bravo (1959)
11. The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather, Part II (1974)
12. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
13. Grand Illusion (1937)
14. Citizen Kane (1941)
15. The Scarlet Empress (1934)
16. Tokyo Story (1953)
17. Blade Runner (1982)
18. Rear Window (1954)
19. Point Blank (1967)
20. The Red Shoes (1948)
21. The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
22. Shadows (1959)
23. Pickpocket (1959)
24. Viridiana (1961)
25. Barry Lyndon (1975)
26. City Lights (1931)
27. Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
28. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
29. Notorious (1946)
30. M (1931)
31. The Roaring Twenties (1939)
32. Singin' In the Rain (1952)
33. The Long Day Closes (1992)
34. Killer of Sheep (1978)
35. Gun Crazy (1950)
36. Andrei Rublev (1966)
37. Taxi Driver (1976)
38. The 400 Blows (1959)
39. Pulp Fiction (1994)
40. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
41. In the Mood For Love (2000)
42. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
43. 8 1/2 (1963)
44. Pinocchio (1940)
45. Great Expectations (1946)
46. Rome, Open City (1945)
47. Duck Soup (1933)
48. Jaws (1975)
49. Manhattan (1979)
50. Out of the Past (1947)

SOURCE WEBSITE - Peter Hoskin & Matthew d'Ancona of "The Spectator" magazine established this list of 50 Essential Films within a 2-part article published 6/18/2009 & 7/2/2009.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/3705178/the-spectators-50-essential-films-part-one/

http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/3735463/the-spectators-50-essential-films-part-two/

 

ROGER EBERT BLESSING - Roger Ebert provided a very rare endorsement of a magazine best movie list within the following article on his blog.

http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/the-greatest-movies-ever-made