Personal Canon (Top 250)

Only rule is that a film has to be over ten years old to make this list. Otherwise, it's a free for all.

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  • The Rules of the Game

    1

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    2

  • Tokyo Story

    3

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    4

  • In the Mood for Love

    5

  • Casablanca

    6

  • Cries and Whispers

    7

  • Nashville

    8

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    9

  • PlayTime

    10

  • Ran

    11

  • Citizen Kane

    12

  • Vertigo

    13

  • The Exterminating Angel

    14

  • Ugetsu

    15

  • Persona

    16

  • The Battle of Algiers

    17

  • Suspiria

    18

  • Seven Samurai

    19

  • 8½

    20

  • The Conformist

    21

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    22

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    23

  • Some Like It Hot

    24

  • Barry Lyndon

    25

  • Andrei Rublev

    26

  • City Lights

    27

  • Black Narcissus

    28

  • Three Colors: Blue

    29

  • Moolaadé

    30

  • The Lady Eve

    31

  • Brief Encounter

    32

  • Night and Fog

    33

  • Singin' in the Rain

    34

  • M

    35

  • Viridiana

    36

  • Contempt

    37

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    38

  • Paris, Texas

    39

  • Don't Look Now

    40

  • The Third Man

    41

  • Late Spring

    42

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    43

  • L'Avventura

    44

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    45

  • Stalker

    46

  • Satantango

    47

  • The Piano

    48

  • Raging Bull

    49

  • Short Cuts

    50

  • Day for Night

    51

  • The Marriage of Maria Braun

    52

  • Inland Empire

    53

  • Psycho

    54

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    55

  • The Searchers

    56

  • Beau Travail

    57

  • The General

    58

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    59

  • Jaws

    60

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    61

  • Nosferatu

    62

  • His Girl Friday

    63

  • Grand Illusion

    64

  • Chinatown

    65

  • Fantasia

    66

  • Do the Right Thing

    67

  • Yi Yi

    68

  • The Damned

    69

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    70

  • All About Eve

    71

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    72

  • Breathless

    73

  • Out 1

    74

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    75

  • Shoah

    76

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    77

  • Marketa Lazarová

    78

  • Stagecoach

    79

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    80

  • La Dolce Vita

    81

  • Pierrot le Fou

    82

  • The Beyond

    83

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    84

  • Brazil

    85

  • All About My Mother

    86

  • Pather Panchali

    87

  • Kwaidan

    88

  • Touch of Evil

    89

  • Ordet

    90

  • Daisies

    91

  • Battleship Potemkin

    92

  • A Page of Madness

    93

  • Blow-Up

    94

  • The Conversation

    95

  • In the Realm of the Senses

    96

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    97

  • Mulholland Drive

    98

  • A Touch of Zen

    99

  • Rashomon

    100