Cahiers du cinema: 100 films to an ideal film library

At the initiative of Claude-Jean Philippe, with the support of the City of Paris , 78 film critics and historians have come together to form a list of the 100 films to an ideal film library.

  • Citizen Kane

    1

  • The Night of the Hunter

    2

  • The Rules of the Game

    3

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    4

  • L'Atalante

    5

  • M

    6

  • Singin' in the Rain

    7

  • Vertigo

    8

  • Children of Paradise

    9

  • The Searchers

    10

  • Greed

    11

  • Rio Bravo

    12

  • To Be or Not To Be

    13

  • Tokyo Story

    14

  • Contempt

    15

  • Ugetsu

    16

  • City Lights

    17

  • The General

    18

  • Nosferatu

    19

  • The Music Room

    20

  • Freaks

    21

  • Johnny Guitar

    22

  • The Mother and the Whore

    23

  • The Great Dictator

    24

  • The Leopard

    25

  • Hiroshima mon amour

    26

  • Pandora's Box

    27

  • North by Northwest

    28

  • Pickpocket

    29

  • Casque d'Or

    30

  • The Barefoot Contessa

    31

  • Moonfleet

    32

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    33

  • Le Plaisir

    34

  • The Deer Hunter

    35

  • L'Avventura

    36

  • Battleship Potemkin

    37

  • Notorious

    38

  • Ivan the Terrible, Part I

    39

  • The Godfather

    40

  • Touch of Evil

    41

  • The Wind

    42

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    43

  • Fanny & Alexander

    44

  • The Crowd

    45

  • 8½

    46

  • La Jetée

    47

  • Pierrot le Fou

    48

  • The Story of a Cheat

    49

  • Amarcord

    50

  • Beauty and the Beast

    51

  • Some Like It Hot

    52

  • Some Came Running

    53

  • Gertrud

    54

  • King Kong

    55

  • Laura

    56

  • Seven Samurai

    57

  • The 400 Blows

    58

  • La Dolce Vita

    59

  • The Dead

    60

  • Trouble in Paradise

    61

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    62

  • Monsieur Verdoux

    63

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    64

  • Breathless

    65

  • Apocalypse Now

    66

  • Barry Lyndon

    67

  • Grand Illusion

    68

  • Intolerance

    69

  • A Day in the Country

    70

  • Playtime

    71

  • Rome, Open City

    72

  • Senso

    73

  • Modern Times

    74

  • Van Gogh

    75

  • An Affair to Remember

    76

  • Andrei Rublev

    77

  • The Scarlet Empress

    78

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    79

  • Talk to Her

    80

  • The Party

    81

  • Tabu

    82

  • The Band Wagon

    83

  • A Star Is Born

    84

  • Mr. Hulot's Holiday

    85

  • America, America

    86

  • Él

    87

  • Kiss Me Deadly

    88

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    89

  • Daybreak

    90

  • Letter from an Unknown Woman

    91

  • Lola

    92

  • Manhattan

    93

  • Mulholland Drive

    94

  • My Night at Maud's

    95

  • Night and Fog

    96

  • The Gold Rush

    97

  • Scarface

    98

  • Bicycle Thieves

    99

  • Napoleon

    100