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The Cinema Manifesto: a short list of all-time favorites

One film per director in chronological order.

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • The Wedding March
  • The General Line
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Morocco
  • Tabu
  • M
  • L'Atalante
  • By the Bluest of Seas
  • Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Young Mr. Lincoln
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Dead of Night
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Out of the Past
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • Late Spring
  • The Wages of Fear
  • Johnny Guitar
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Floating Clouds
  • Ordet
  • Lola Montès
  • Ashes and Diamonds
  • Vertigo
  • Rio Bravo
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • The Human Condition
  • Viva l'Italia!
  • The Ladies Man
  • The Exterminating Angel
  • Jules and Jim
  • L'Eclisse
  • The Leopard
  • Black Sabbath
  • Muriel, or the Time of Return
  • The Servant
  • High and Low
  • The Naked Kiss
  • Charulata
  • A Fugitive from the Past
  • I Am Twenty
  • Subarnarekha
  • Black Girl
  • The Big Gundown
  • The Red and the White
  • Marketa Lazarová
  • This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse
  • Point Blank
  • Branded to Kill
  • PlayTime
  • Theorem
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Great Silence
  • Memories of Underdevelopment
  • Profound Desires of the Gods
  • Eros + Massacre
  • Go, Go Second Time Virgin
  • Le Cercle Rouge
  • Wanda
  • La Région Centrale
  • Out 1
  • Bleak Moments
  • The Emigrants
  • Two-Lane Blacktop
  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets
  • A Touch of Zen
  • The Way of the Dragon
  • The Mattei Affair
  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
  • Caliber 9
  • We Won't Grow Old Together
  • The Mother and the Whore
  • The Iron Rose
  • Don't Look Now
  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • The Stone Wedding
  • Property Is No Longer a Theft
  • F for Fake
  • Badlands
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Sweet Movie
  • The Travelling Players
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Seven Beauties
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Numéro deux
  • That Most Important Thing: Love
  • Mirror
  • How Yukong Moved the Mountains
  • In the Realm of the Senses
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • 3 Women
  • Suspiria
  • Hitler: A Film from Germany
  • Stroszek
  • In a Year with 13 Moons
  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin