Martin Scorsese's "A Personal Journey through American Movies"

I just watched this fantastic documentary on film by Martin Scorsese and decided to make a list containing all the films showcased. It is not a comprehensive guide to cinema, but a mix of essential films and his personal favorites. It cover 1900-1969, when he started making films, and contains exactly 100 films. This 4 hour documentary comes in 3 parts

1- The films that got Scorsese interested in film as a child, the Hollywood system and genre films; including Western, gangster and musical. Ends with All That Jazz
2-Starting over in the silent era, this part covers technological and storytelling innovations as well as the introduction of themes in Hollywood movies. Also covers film Noir. Ends with Kiss Me Deadly
3- Goes further into themes and motives in film and the changing Hollywood of the 50's leading up to 1969

  • A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
  • Duel in the Sun
  • The Naked Kiss
  • Murder by Contract
  • The Red House
  • The Phenix City Story
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • It's a Great Feeling
  • The Crowd
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • The Musketeers of Pig Alley
  • High Sierra
  • Colorado Territory
  • Stagecoach
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • The Searchers
  • The Furies
  • The Naked Spur
  • The Tall T
  • The Left Handed Gun
  • Unforgiven
  • Directed by John Ford
  • The Public Enemy
  • Regeneration
  • Scarface
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • I Walk Alone
  • Force of Evil
  • Point Blank
  • Gold Diggers of 1935
  • Gold Diggers of 1933
  • 42nd Street
  • Footlight Parade
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • My Dream is Yours
  • The Band Wagon
  • A Star Is Born
  • All That Jazz
  • The Cameraman
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Death's Marathon
  • Cabiria
  • Intolerance
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Samson and Delilah
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • 7th Heaven
  • Anna Christie
  • Her Man
  • The Big House
  • Leave Her to Heaven
  • Johnny Guitar
  • The Robe
  • East of Eden
  • Some Came Running
  • Land of the Pharaohs
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Cat People
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • Scarlet Street
  • Detour
  • Double Indemnity
  • Crime Wave
  • Outrage
  • Gun Crazy
  • T-Men
  • Raw Deal
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • Silver Lode
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Bigger Than Life
  • Forty Guns
  • Pickup on South Street
  • Shock Corridor
  • Two Weeks in Another Town
  • Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl
  • The Wedding March
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
  • Hell's Highway
  • Wild Boys of the Road
  • The Scarlet Empress
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • The Great Dictator
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • On the Waterfront
  • The Man with the Golden Arm
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • One, Two, Three
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Lolita
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Faces
  • America, America

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