CINEMA: FROM CONCEPTION TO PRESENT DAY, A CANON [REVISED]

*newly revised. still need to refine decades pre-aught's.
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constructed this with the help of my college film textbook, sight & sound 250, the national film registry list, jonathan rosenbaum's 1000 essential films list, rober ebert's great movies list, remembering what i've seen from prior film courses, other various film lists, etc, wanted to make a great list for myself as well as others for reference.
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modern inclusions (2000-present) are essentially what i personally perceive to be some of the most wholly original, innovative, entertaining, educational, cultural touchstones or ambitious experiences of contemporary film, and that will possibly be looked at within the same light in retrospect.

  • Sallie Gardner at a Gallop

    1

  • Roundhay Garden Scene

    2

  • Dickson Experimental Sound Film

    3

  • Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory

    4

  • Tables Turned on the Gardener

    5

  • Annabelle Serpentine Dance

    6

  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    7

  • The Kiss

    8

  • Sandow

    9

  • Danse Serpentine

    10

  • The X-Ray Fiend

    11

  • The Astronomer's Dream

    12

  • The Four Troublesome Heads

    13

  • The One-Man Band

    14

  • The Man with the Rubber Head

    15

  • The Big Swallow

    16

  • A Trip to the Moon

    17

  • The Great Train Robbery

    18

  • Alice in Wonderland

    19

  • The Kingdom of Fairies

    20

  • The Impossible Voyage

    21

  • The Mermaid

    22

  • Rescued by Rover

    23

  • New York Subway

    24

  • The Merry Frolics of Satan

    25

  • A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire

    26

  • The Red Spectre

    27

  • The House of Ghosts

    28

  • Rescued from an Eagle's Nest

    29

  • A Corner in Wheat

    30

  • The Unchanging Sea

    31

  • Banks of the Nile

    32

  • The Cameraman's Revenge

    33

  • The Musketeers of Pig Alley

    34

  • Falling Leaves

    35

  • The Heart and Money

    36

  • The Gardener

    37

  • Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed

    38

  • Ingeborg Holm

    39

  • Gertie the Dinosaur

    40

  • The Birth of a Nation

    41

  • Les vampires

    42

  • Regeneration

    43

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    44

  • The Immigrant

    45

  • Easy Street

    46

  • A Man There Was

    47

  • A Dog's Life

    48

  • The Outlaw and His Wife

    49

  • I Don't Want to Be a Man

    50

  • Broken Blossoms

    51

  • True Heart Susie

    52

  • J'accuse!

    53

  • Blind Husbands

    54

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    55

  • One Week

    56

  • Way Down East

    57

  • Within Our Gates

    58

  • Neighbors

    59

  • The Kid

    60

  • The Phantom Carriage

    61

  • Destiny

    62

  • Orphans of the Storm

    63

  • The Goat

    64

  • Manhatta

    65

  • The Three Musketeers

    66

  • Nosferatu

    67

  • Häxan

    68

  • Nanook of the North

    69

  • Foolish Wives

    70

  • Cops

    71

  • The Toll of the Sea

    72

  • Safety Last!

    73

  • Robin Hood

    74

  • Our Hospitality

    75

  • La Roue

    76

  • A Woman of Paris

    77

  • Cœur fidèle

    78

  • The Smiling Madame Beudet

    79

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    80

  • The Last Laugh

    81

  • Greed

    82

  • The Thief of Bagdad

    83

  • The Navigator

    84

  • Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    85

  • He Who Gets Slapped

    86

  • Entr'acte

    87

  • Kino Eye

    88

  • Battleship Potemkin

    89

  • The Gold Rush

    90

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    91

  • Seven Chances

    92

  • Strike

    93

  • The Freshman

    94

  • The Big Parade

    95

  • Master of the House

    96

  • The Lost World

    97

  • Body and Soul

    98

  • The Salvation Hunters

    99

  • The General

    100