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50 essential films

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 03, 2009

Roger Ebert annotates the top 10 from The Spectator’s list of 50 Essential Films.

1. The Night of the Hunter, Laughton
2. Apocalypse Now, Coppola
3. Sunrise, Murnau
4. Black Narcissus, Powell & Pressburger
5. L’avventura, Antonioni
6. The Searchers, Ford
7. The Magnificent Ambersons, Welles
8. The Seventh Seal , Bergman
9. L’atalante, Vigo
10. Rio Bravo, Hawks

Lots of notable titles missing…and only a couple post-1980s films make the list.

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