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Cinemarati Canon (2003)

Ranking notes: The list was an off-the-cuff compilation for the Cinemarati canon project and while it serves as a good indication of the films that are personally relevant to me, they are not intended to be a list of "best films" out there, nor can I definitively rule out that some of my other favorite films and filmmakers were omitted (Patrice Leconte's Monsieur Hire, for one, is a regrettable omission). I had also tried to intersperse the filmmakers throughout the list so that their respective films did not appear within close proximity of each other, and limited their appearance on the list in proportion to their body of work.

001. Life of Oharu, 1952 (Kenji Mizoguchi)
002. Tokyo Story, 1953 (Yasujiro Ozu)
003. Au Hasard Balthazar, 1966 (Robert Bresson)
004. Landscape in the Mist, 1988 (Theo Angelopoulos)
005. Charulata, 1964 (Satyajit Ray)
006. Stalker, 1979 (Andrei Tarkovsky)
007. Dekalog, 1987 (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
008. News from Home, 1977 (Chantal Akerman)
009. Ordet, 1955 (Carl-Theodor Dreyer)
010. Cries and Whispers, 1972 (Ingmar Bergman)
011. Floating Clouds, 1955 (Mikio Naruse)
012. Vertigo, 1958 (Alfred Hitchcock)
013. Sátántangó, 1994 (Bela Tarr)
014. Sunset Blvd., 1950 (Billy Wilder)
015. Dersu Uzala, 1974 (Akira Kurosawa)
016. Love Streams, 1984 (John Cassavetes)
017. The Blue Angel, 1930 (Josef von Sternberg)
018. The Burmese Harp, 1956 (Kon Ichikawa)
019. A City of Sadness, 1989 (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
020. Nights of Cabiria, 1957 (Federico Fellini)
021. Sherlock Jr., 1924 (Buster Keaton)
022. Naked Island, 1961 (Kaneto Shindo)
023. Sansho the Bailiff, 1954 (Kenji Mizoguchi)
024. Pather Panchali, 1955 (Satyajit Ray)
025. An Autumn Afternoon, 1962 (Yasujiro Ozu)
026. Some Like it Hot, 1959 (Billy Wilder)
027. My Life to Live, 1962 (Jean-Luc Godard)
028. Sunrise, 1927 (F.W. Murnau)
029. Europa 51, 1951 (Roberto Rossellini)
030. The Passion of Joan of Arc, 1928 (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
031. The Marriage of Maria Braun, 1979 (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
032. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, 1964 (Sergei Paradjanov)
033. Playtime, 1967 (Jacques Tati)
034. City Lights, 1931 (Charles Chaplin)
035. The Night of the Hunter, 1955 (Charles Laughton)
036. Forbidden Games, 1952 (Rene Clement)
037. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, 1975 (Chantal Akerman)
038. The Spirit of the Beehive, 1973 (Victor Erice)
039. That Obscure Object of Desire, 1977 (Luis Buñuel)
040. Woman in the Dunes, 1964 (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
041. Mouchette, 1967 (Robert Bresson)
042. The Lady Eve, 1941 (Preston Sturges)
043. Frankenstein, 1931 (James Whale)
044. Twenty-Four Eyes, 1954 (Keisuke Kinoshita)
045. Three Colors: Red, 1994 (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
046. The Insect Woman, 1963 (Shohei Imamura)
047. Rear Window, 1954 (Alfred Hitchcock)
048. Taxi Driver, 1956 (Martin Scorsese)
049. Sans soleil, 1982 (Chris Marker)
050. The Travelling Players, 1975 (Theo Angelopoulos)
051. The Battle of Algiers, 1965 (Gillo Pontecorvo)
052. Late Chrysanthemums, 1954 (1954)
053. Double Indemnity, 1944 (Billy Wilder)
054. Persona, 1966 (Ingmar Bergman)
055. Kuroneko, 1968 (Kaneto Shindo)
056. Seven Samurai, 1954 (Akira Kurosawa)
057. Meshes of the Afternoon, 1943 (Maya Deren)
058. The Gospel According to St. Matthew, 1964 (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
059. La Dolce Vita, 1960 (Federico Fellini)
060. Written on the Wind, 1956 (Douglas Sirk)
061. Ikiru, 1952 (Akira Kurosawa)
062. L'Avventura, 1960 (Michelangelo Antonioni)
063. Last Year at Marienbad, 1961 (Alain Resnais)
064. High Noon, 1952 (Fred Zinnemann)
065. The Red and the White, 1967 (Miklós Jancsó)
066. El Dorado, 1921 (Marcel L'Herbier)
067. F for Fake, 1975 (Orson Welles)
068. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1920 (Robert Wiene)
069. Dog Star Man, 1964 (Stan Brakhage)
070. Nosferatu, 1922 (F.W. Murnau)
071. The Big Sleep, 1946 (Howard Hawks)
072. Duel in the Sun, 1946 (King Vidor)
073. Sunflower, 1970 (Vittorio de Sica)
074. The Quince Tree Sun, 1992 (Victor Erice)
075. Cria Cuervos, 1977 (Carlos Saura)
076. Orpheus, 1949 (Jean Cocteau)
077. All About Eve, 1950 (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
078. The Cloud Capped Star, 1960 (Ritwik Ghatak)
079. In a Lonely Place, 1950 (Nicholas Ray)
080. Man of Marble, 1977 (Andzej Wajda)
081. The Pitfall, 1962 (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
082. Rashomon, 1950 (Akira Kurosawa)
083. Johnny Guitar, 1954 (Nicholas Ray)
084. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, 1964 (Jacques Demy)
085. The Second Circle, 1990 (Aleksandr Sokurov)
086. The Exterminating Angel, 1962 (Luis Buñuel)
087. Battleship Potemkin, 1925 (Sergei Eisenstein)
088. The Philadelphia Story, 1940 (George Cukor)
089. A Page of Madness, 1926 (Teisuke Kinugasa)
090. La Terra Trema, 1948 (Luchino Visconti)
091. Laura, 1944 (Otto Preminger)
092. Umberto D., 1952 (Vittorio de Sica)
093. An Actor's Revenge, 1963 (Kon Ichikawa)
094. Kes, 1969 (Ken Loach)
095. Jules and Jim, 1962 (François Truffaut)
096. The Blue Kite, 1993 (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
097. The Quiet Man, 1952 (John Ford)
098. Days of Being Wild, 1991 (Wong Kar-wai)
099. Close-up, 1990 (Abbas Kiarostami)
100. Aguirre: the Wrath of God, 1973 (Werner Herzog)

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