Professors of the Faculty of Cinematography of Harvarddid a remarkable job and made an impressive list of the most important and notable films that influenced the entire history of world cinema. Without these films, they believe, one can not consider himself a real connoisseur of cinema. They are almost non-stop, must know the film experts, who are trained in Harvard.

We publish this list, which consists of two parts: key tapes in the history of cinema and separately - the best Hollywood films.

Part 1. The most important films in the history of world cinema

At the dawn of cinematography. 1895-1910

Arrival of the train to the train station of La Ciotat / L'Arrivee d'un train en gare de la Ciotat, 1895. Auguste and Louis Lumière.
The output of workers from the factory / La Sortie de l'usine Lumiere a Lyon, 1895. Auguste and Louis Lumiere.
Watered waterer / L'Arroseur arrose, 1895. Auguste and Louis Lumière.
Breakfast of the baby / Le Repas de beb, 1895. Auguste and Louis Lumière.
The disappearance of the lady in the theater of Robert Uden / Escamotage d'une Dame chez Robert-Houdin, 1896.
Journey to the Moon / Le Voyage dans la lune, 1902.
In the realm of fairies / Le Royaume des fees, 1903.
The Magic Lantern / La Lanterne magiqué, 1903.
Journey through the impossible / Le Voyage a travers l'impossibl, 1904.
Dance "Serpentine" Annabelle / Annabelle Serpentine Danc, 1895.
The Kiss, The.
Mr. Edison at work in the chemical laboratory / Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory, 1897.
The execution of an elephant / Electrocuting an Elephant, 1903.
A patch from Oz / The Patchwork Girl of Oz, 1914.
Terrible Teddy, the King of Grizzly / The Terrible Teddy, the Grizzly King, 1901.
Circular panorama of the Electric Tower, Circular Panorama of Electric Tower, 1901.
Pan-American exhibition at night / Pan-American Exposition by Night, 1901.
Life of the American fireman / Life of an American Fireman, 1902.
Uncle Josh at the film show / Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show, 1902.
Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1903.
Cheerful shoe seller / The Gay Shoe Clerk, 1903.
Romance of the Rails, 1903.
The big train robbery / The Great Train Robbery, 1903.
Plush bear cubs / The Teddy Bears, 1907.
Lonely villa / The Lonely Villa, 1909. D.W. Griffith.
Speculation with wheat / Corner in Wheat, 1909. D.W. Griffith.
The heyday of the "great mute". 1910-1930

His devotion to His Trust, 1911.
A telegraph operator from Loundale / The Lonedale Operator, 1911.
New York hat / The New York Hat, 1912.
Musketeers of the Pigeon Alley / The Musketeers of Pig Alley, 1912.
Battle of the Elderbusch Gorge / The Battle of Elderbush Gulch, 1913.
Cabbage fairy / La Fee aux choux, 1896. Alice Guy
A matter of honor / A House Divided, 1913. Alice Guy.
Cabiria / Cabiria, 1914, Italy. Giovanni Pastronet.
Fantomas / Fantomas, 1914, France. Louis Feyad.
The Birth of the Nation, The Birth of a Nation, 1915, USA. D.W. Griffith.
Vampires / Les Vampires, 1915, France. Louis Feyad.
Intolerance / Intolerance, 1916, USA. D.W. Griffith.
Cheat, The Cheat, 1916, USA. Cecil B. DeMille.
Immigrant / The Immigrant, 1917, USA. Charles Chaplin.
Berg Eivind and his wife / Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru, 1917, Sweden. Victor Shestrom.
Broken shoots / Broken Blossoms, 1919, USA. D.W. Griffith.
The sunny side / Sunnyside, 1919, USA. Chaplin.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari / Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari, 1920, Germany. Robert Wine.
The Voznitsa / Korkarlen, 1920, Sweden. V. Shestrem.
Spot / The Blot, 1921, USA. Lois Weber.
Nosferatu, symphony of horror / Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, 1922, Germany. Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau.
By law, 1926, the USSR. Lev Kuleshov.
Witches / Haxan, 1922, Denmark. Benjamin Christensen.
Silly wives / Foolish Wives, 1922, USA. Erich von Stroheim.
Finally safe! / Safety Last, 1923, USA. Fred S. Newmeier, Sam Taylor.
Kinoglaz, 1924, the USSR. Dziga Vertov.
The last person / Der Letzte Mann, 1924, Germany. F. V. Murnau.
Greed, 1924, USA. E. von Stroheim.
Sherlock Junior / Sherlock Junior, 1924, USA. Buster Keaton.
The saga of Gösta Berlings saga, 1924, Sweden. Moritz Stiller.
Inhumanity / L'Inhumaine, 1924, France. Marcel L'Erbier.
Iron Horse / The Iron Horse, 1924, USA. John Ford.
Battleship Potemkin, 1925, the USSR. Sergey Eisenstein.
Gold Rush / The Gold Rush, 1925, USA. Chaplin.
Body and Soul / Body and Soul, 1925, USA. Oscar Michaud.
A cheerless alley / Die freudlose Gasse, 1925, Germany. George Wilhelm Pabst.
Locomotive General / The General, 1926, USA. Clyde Brookman, Buster Keaton.
The lodger, The Lodger, 1926, Great Britain. Alfred Hitchcock.
Mother, 1926, the USSR. Vsevolod Pudovkin.
The page of insanity / Kurutta ippeji, 1926, Japan. Tainoske of Kinugas.
Metropolis / Metropolis, 1927, Germany. Fritz Lang.
The end of St. Petersburg, 1927, the USSR. V. Pudovkin.
Napoleon / Napoleon, 1927, France. Abel Hans.
Sunrise, 1927, USA. F. V. Murnau.
October, 1927, the USSR. S. Eisenstein.
Money / L'Argent, 1928, France. M. L'Erbier.
Crowd / The Crowd, 1928, USA. King Widor.
The descendant of Genghis Khan, 1928, the USSR. V. Pudovkin.
Passions of Joan of Arc / La passion de Jeanne d'Arc, 1928, France. Carl Theodore Dreyer.
The Earth, 1930, the USSR. Alexander Dovzhenko.

The end of the 1920's and 1940's. The cinema "started talking"

The Jazz Singer / The Jazz Singer, 1927, USA. Alan Crosland.
Under the roofs of Paris / Sous les toits de Paris, 1929, France. Rene Claire.
The Blue Angel / The Blue Angel, 1930, Germany. Joseph von Sternberg.
The Golden Age / L'Age d'Or, 1930, France. Luis Bunuel.
Borderline, 1930, Great Britain. Kenneth McPherson.
M murderer / M, 1931, Germany. Fritz Lang.
The Exile, The Exile, 1931, USA. Oscar Michaud, Leonard Harper.
I am a runaway convict / I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, 1932, USA. Mervyn LeRoy.
Zero for Behavior / Zero de conduite: Jeunes diables au college, 1933, France. Jean Vigo.
Christopher Strong / Christopher Strong, 1933, USA. Dorothy Arzner.
Mendoza's friend / El Compadre Mendoza, 1933, Mexico. Fernando De Fuentes, Juan Bustillo Oro.
Atalanta / L'Atalante, 1934, France. Jean Vigo.
The crime of Mr. Lange / Le crime de monsieur Lange, 1935, France. Jean Renoir.
39 steps / The 39 Steps, 1935, Great Britain. A. Hitchcock.
New Times / Modern Times, 1935, USA. Chaplin.
Gion Sisters / Gion no shimai, 1936, Japan. Kenji Mizoguchi.
Great illusion / La Grande Illusion, 1937, France. Jean Renoir.
Alexander Nevsky, 1938, the USSR. S. Eisenstein.
The day begins / Le Jour se leve, 1939, France. Marcel Carne.
Mr. Smith is going to Washington. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939, USA. Frank Capra.
The rules of the game / La Regle du jeu, 1939, France. J. Renoir.
The Baghdad Thief / Thief of Bagdad, 1940, Great Britain. Michael Powell et al.
Judge Suss / Jud Suss, 1940, Germany. Veit Harlan.

1940-1960

Citizen Kane / Citizen Kane, 1941, USA. Orson Welles.
Day of Wrath / Vredens dag, 1943, Denmark. KT Dreyer.
Raven / Le Corbeau, 1943, France. Henri-Georges Clouseau.
Ivan the Terrible, 1 series, 1944, USSR. S. Eisenstein.
Children of the District / Les Enfants du Paradis, 1945, France. M. Carne.
Rome, open city / Roma, citta aperta, 1945, Italy. Roberto Rossellini.
Short Encounter / Brief Encounter, 1945, United Kingdom. David Lin.
Countryman / Paisa, 1946, Italy. R. Rossellini.
Assassins among us / Die Morder sind unter uns, 1946, Germany. Wolfgang Staudtet.
Earth trembles / La Terra Trema, 1948, Italy. Luchino Visconti.
Red shoes / The Red Shoes, 1948, Great Britain. M. Powell, Emerick Pressburger.
Bicycle abductors / Ladri di biciclette, 1948, Italy. Vittorio De Sica.
Diary of a rural priest / Journal d'un cure de campagne, 1950, France. Robert Bresson.
The third man, The Third Man, 1950, Great Britain. Carol Reed.
The Forgotten / Los Olvidados, 1950, Mexico. Luis Bunuel.
Sunset Boulevard / Sunset Boulevard, 1950, USA. Billy Wilder.
Rashomon, 1950, Japan. Akira Kurosawa.
River / The River, 1951, France-Italy. J. Renoir.
Forbidden games / Les Jeux interdits, 1952, France. Rene Clement.
Madame de ... / Madame De, 1953, France. Max Ofyuls.
The Tokyo novel / Tokyo monogatari, 1953, Japan. Yasujiro Ozu.
Fear for fear / Le Salaire de la peur, 1953, France. A.-Z. Clouseau.
Tales of the misty moon after the rain / Ugetsu Monogatari, 1953, Japan. K. Mizoguchi.
Vacations of Mr. Hulot / Les Vacances de M. Hulot, 1953, France. Jacques Tati.
The Salt of the Earth, 1953, USA. Herbert J. Biberman.
Travel to Italy / Viaggio in Italia, 1953, Italy. R. Rossellini.
The Little Fugitive, The Little Fugitive, 1953, USA. Ray Ashley et al.
Seven Samurai / Shichinin no samurai, 1954, Japan. A. Kurosawa.
The manager of the Sansho dayu, 1954, Japan. K. Mizoguchi.
In the port / On the Waterfront, 1954, USA. Elia Kazan.
Word / Ordet, 1954, Denmark. K.T. Dreyer.
Road / La Strada, 1954, Italy. Federico Fellini.
Song of the Road / Pather Panchali, 1955, India. Satyajit Rey.
Bob the Burner / Bob le Flambeur, 1955, France. Jean-Pierre Melville.
The death of a bicyclist / Muerte de un ciclista, 1955, Spain. Juan Antonio Bardem.
Channel / Kanal, 1956, Poland. Andrzej Wajda.
Red ball / Le Ballon rouge, 1956, France. Albert Lamoris.
Burmese harp / Biruma no tategoto, 1956, Japan. Kon Ichikawa.
Strawberry meadow / Smultronstallet, 1957, Sweden. Ingmar Bergman.
The cranes are flying, 1957, the USSR. Mikhail Kalatozov.
Nights of Cabiria / Le notti di Cabiria, 1957, Italy. F. Fellini.
Ashes and diamond / Popiol i diament, 1958, Poland. A. Waida.
Vertigo, Vertigo, 1958, USA. A. Hitchcock.
Ballad of the Soldier, 1959, USSR. Grigory Chukhrai.
On the last breath / A Bout de souffle, 1959, France. Jean-Luc Godard.
Hiroshima, my love / Hiroshima mon Amour, 1959, France. Alain Rene.
Four hundred strokes / Les quatre cents coups, 1959, France. Francois Truffaut.
Pickpocket, 1959, France. R. Bresson.
Shadows, 1959, USA. D. Cassavetes.
The world of Apu / Apur Sansar, 1959, India. S. Ray.
Adventure / L'Avventura, 1960, Italy. Michelangelo Antonioni.
Servant / Hanyo, 1960, South Korea. Ki-Yang Kim.
Mother of John from the Angels / Matka Joanna od aniolow, 1960, Poland. Jerzy Kavalerovich.
Rocco and his brothers / Rocco e i suoi fratelli, 1960, Italy. L. Visconti.
Star after dark cloud / Meghe Dhaka Tara, 1960, India. Ritvik Gatak.
Peeping Tom, 1960, Great Britain. M. Powell.

1960-1980

Accattone / Accattone, 1961, Italy. Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Last year in Marienbad / L'annee derniere a Marienbad, 1961, France. Alain Rene.
Naked island / Hadaka no shima, 1960, Japan. Kaneto Shindou.
Exile / The Exiles, 1961, USA. Kent McKenzie.
Viridiana / Viridiana, 1961, Spain. Luis Bunuel.
Cleo 5 to 7 / Cleo a 5 de 7, 1961, France. Agnes Warda.
Connected / The Connection, 1961, USA. Shirley Clark.
The taste of saury / Sanma no aji, 1962, Japan. J. Odzu.
Eclipse / L'eclisse, 1962, Italy. M. Antonioni.
Runway / La Jetee, 1962, France. Chris Marker.
Eight and a half / 8 1/2, 1963, Italy. F. Fellini.
Leopard / Il gattopardo, 1963, Italy. L. Visconti.
The ruined lives / Vidas Secas, 1963, Brazil. Nelson Pereira dos Santos.
The Red Desert / Il deserto rosso, 1964, Italy. M. Antonioni.
Shadows of forgotten ancestors, 1964, USSR. S. Paradzhanov.
Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned not to worry and fell in love with an atomic bomb. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 1964, Great Britain. Stanley Kubrick.
A hard day's night / A Hard Day's Night, 1964, Great Britain. Richard Lester.
The Gospel of Matthew / Il vangelo secondo Matteo, 1964, Italy. P. P. Pasolini.
Black from ... / La noire de ..., 1965, Senegal. Usman Semben.
Mad Pierrot / Pierrot le Fou, 1965, France-Italy. J.-L. Godard.
Without hope / Szegenylegenyek, 1965, Hungary. Miklos Yancho.
Shop on the square / Obchod na korze, 1965, Czechoslovakia. Jan Kadar, Elmar Klos.
Unconfirmed, or Where violence rules, only violence helps / Nicht versohnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt wo Gewalt herrscht, 1965, Germany. Jean-Marie Straub, Daniel Yue.
Happiness / Le Bonheur, 1965, France. A. Ward.
The Battle of Algiers / La battaglia di Algeri, 1966, Italy. Gillo Pontecorvo.
Girls from Rochefort / Les demoiselles de Rochefort, 1966, France. Jacques Demi.
Father - Diary of one faith / Apa, 1966, Hungary. Istvan Sabo.
Photo-enhancement / Blow-up, 1966, Great Britain. M. Antonioni.
Daisies / Sedmikrasky, 1966, Czechoslovakia. Vera Khitilova.
About the celebration and guests / O slavnosti a hostech, 1966, Czechoslovakia. Jan German.
Love adventures of a blonde / Lasky jedne plavovlasky, 1965, Czechoslovakia. Milos Forman.
Naudachu, Balthazar / Au Hasard, Balthazar, 1966, France-Sweden. R. Bresson.
Andrei Rublev, 1966, the USSR. Andrei Tarkovsky.
Persona / Persona, 1966, Sweden. I. Bergman.
Birds large and small / Uccellacci e uccellini, 1966, Italy. P. P. Pasolini.
The diary of David Holtzman / David Holzman's Diary, 1967, USA. Jim McBride.
Two or three things I know about her / 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle, 1967, France. J.-L. Godard.
Time Entertainment / Playtime, 1967, France. J. Tati.
Weekend, 1967, France. J.-L. Godard.
Day Beauty / Belle de Jour, 1967, France. L. Bunuel.
War and Peace, 1967, USSR. Sergey Bondarchuk.
Earth in a trance / Terra em Transe, 1967, Brazil. Glauber Rosha.
Innocence without protection / Nevinost bez zastite, 1968, Yugoslavia. Dusan Makaveev.
If / If, 1968, Great Britain. Lindsay Anderson.
Night at Maud / Ma Nuit chez Maude, 1968, France. Eric Romer.
Death penalty through hanging / Koshikei, 1968, Japan. Nagisa Oshima.
One day in the Wild West / C'era una volta il West, 1968, Italy. Sergio Leone.
Petulia / Petulia, 1968, USA. Richard Lester.
Memories of backwardness / Memorias del subdesarrollo, 1968, Cuba. Thomas Gutierrez Aleia.
Conformist / Il conformista, 1969, Italy. Bernardo Bertolucci.
Four nights of the dreamer / Quatre nuits d'un reveur, 1971, France. R. Bresson.
The secret of the tribe Kharabat / Al-mummia, 1969, Egypt. Shadi Abdul Salam.
Color of pomegranate, 1969, USSR. S. Paradzhanov.
Careless rider / Easy Rider, 1969, USA. Dennis Hopper.
Condor blood / Yawar mallku, 1969, Bolivia. Jorge Sankhines.
Dragon of evil against the holy warrior / O Dragao da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro, 1969, Brazil. Glauber Rosha.
Lucia / Lucia, 1969, Cuba. Umberto Solas.
King Lear, 1970, the USSR. Grigory Kozintsev.
Performance / Performance, 1970, Great Britain. Donald Cammell, Nicholas Rogue.
Sweet Sweetback: The Song of the Bastard / Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song, 1971, USA. Melvin Van Peebles.
My uncle Antoine / Mon Oncle Antoine, 1971, Canada. Claude Zyutra.
Shaft / Shaft, 1971, USA. Gordon Parks.
The last film show / The Last Picture Show, 1971, USA. Peter Bogdanovich.
V.R. Mystery of the body / W.R. - Misterije organizma, 1971, Yugoslavia. Dusan Makaveev.
How delicious was my Frenchman / Como Era Gostoso o Meu Frances, 1971, Brazil. Nelson Pereira dos Santos.
Modest charm of the bourgeoisie / Le Charme discret de la Bourgeoisie, 1972, France. L. Bunuel.
Aguirre, the wrath of God / Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes, 1972, West Germany. Werner Herzog.
The last tango in Paris / Ultimo tango a Parigi, 1972, Italy-France. B. Bertolucci.
Spirit of the hive / El espiritu de la colmena, 1973, Spain. Victor Erise.
American Night / La Nuit americaine, 1973, France. F. Truffaut.
The Mean Streets, 1973, USA. M. Scorsese.
Heath / Badlands, 1973, USA. Terrence Malik.
Mommy and the Whore / La Maman et la putain, 1973, France. Jean Eustache.
Song of India / India Song, 1974, France. Marguerite Duras.
Xala (Powerlessness) / Xala, 1974, Senegal. Usman Semben.
Picnic at Hanging Rock Picnic at Hanging Rock, 1975, Australia. Peter Weir.
Raising a raven / Cria Cuervos, 1975, Spain. Carlos Saura.
It's all right / Tout va bien, 1975, France. Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin.
Jeanne Dilman, Commercial Embankment, 23, Brussels 1080 / Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, 1975, Belgium. Chantal Ackerman.
Comedians / O thiasos, 1975, Greece. Theo Angelopoulos.
Over time / Im Lauf der Zeit, 1976, West Germany. Wim Wenders.
Nashville / Nashville, 1976, USA. Robert Altman.
Taxi Driver / Taxi Driver, 1976, USA. M. Scorsese.
All the President's Men, 1976, USA. Alan Pakula.
Man from marble / Czlowiek z marmuru, 1976, Poland. Andrzej Wajda.
Ascent, 1976, the USSR. Larissa Shepitko.
The empire of feelings / Ai no korida, 1976, Japan. N. Oshima.
Jonah, who will be 25 years old in 2000 / Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000, 1976, Switzerland. Alain Tanner.
Slaughter sheep / Killer of Sheep, 1977, USA. Charles Burnett.
Suspiria / Suspiria, 1977. Dario Argento.
Hypothesis of the stolen painting / L'hypothese du tableau vole, 1978, France. Raul Ruiz.
Marriage of Marie Brown / Die Ehe der Maria Braun, 1978, West Germany. Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Apocalypse Now / Apocalypse Now, 1979, USA. Francis Ford Coppola.
Patriot / Die Patriotin, 1979, West Germany. Alexander Klyuge.
I am avenged, and I will repay / Fukushu suru wa ware ni ari, 1979, Japan. Shokhai Imamura.
The Raging Bull, 1980, USA. M. Scorsese.

1980-2000

Lead times / Die bleierne Zeit, 1981, West Germany. Margarete von Trott.
Contract draftsman / The Draftsman's Contract, 1982, Great Britain. Peter Greenaway.
People in a boat / Tau ban no hoi, 1982, Hong Kong. Anne Hui.
Silence around Kristine M. / De stilte rond Christine M., 1981, The Netherlands. Marlene Gorris.
Wind / Finye, 1982, Mali. Suleiman Cisse.
The Road / Yol, 1982, Turkey. Yilmaz Gyune.
Videodrome / Videodrome, 1982, Canada. David Cronenberg.
The Legend of Narayama / Narayama-bushi ko, 1983, Japan. S. Imamura.
Fanny and Alexander / Fanny och Alexander, 19832, Sweden. I. Bergman.
Carmen / Carmen, 1983, Spain. K. Saur.
Nostalgia, 1983, Italy-USSR. A. Tarkovsky.
Yellow earth / Huang tudi, 1984, China. Chen Kaigu.
Illusions / Illusions, 1982, USA. Julie Dash.
Paris, Texas, Paris, Texas, 1984, USA. W. Wenders.
Home and World / Ghare-Baire, 1984, India. S. Ray.
Camila / Camila, 1984, Argentina. Maria Louise Bemberg.
Ran, 1985, Japan. A. Kurosawa.
Blue Velvet, 1986, USA. David Lynch.
Caravaggio / Caravaggio, 1986, United Kingdom. Derek Jarman.
Bright light / Yeelen, 1987, Mali. Suleiman Cisse.
Red Gaoliang / Hong gao liang, 1987, China. Zhang Yimou.
Wedding in the Galilee / Urs al-jalil, 1987, Belgium-Israel-France. Michelle Hleifi.
The sky over Berlin / Der Himmel uber Berlin, 1987, West Germany. W. Wenders.
Salam, Bombay / Salaam Bombay !, 1988, India. Mira Nair.
The Decalogue / Dekalog, 1988, Poland. Krzysztof Kieslowski.
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown / Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, 1988, Spain. Pedro Almodovar.
Do as you should / Do the Right Thing, 1989, USA. Spike Lee.
Grandma / Yaaba, 1989, Burkina Faso-France-Switzerland. Idrissa Ouedraogo.
Hired killer / Dip huet seung hung, 1989, Hong Kong. John Woo.
Puppeteer / Xi meng ren sheng, 1989, Taiwan. Hou Xiaoxian.
A girl from a match factory / Tulitikkutehtaan tytto, 1989, Finland. Aki Kaurismaki.
Crimes and misdemeanors / Crimes and Misdemeanors, 1989, USA. Woody Allen.
In search of Langston / Looking for Langston, 1989, Great Britain. Isaac Julien.
Roles with the text / Speaking Parts, 1989, Canada. Atom Egoyan.
Sex, lies and videos / sex, lies, and videtape, 1989, USA. Steven Soderbergh.
Angel at my table / An Angel at My Table, 1990, New Zealand. Jane Campion.
I hired a killer / I Hired a Contract Killer, 1990, Finland. A. Kaurismaki.
Time of the Gypsies / Dom za vesanje, 1990, Yugoslavia. Emir Kusturica.
A matter of honor / Tilai, 1990, Burkina Faso. I. Ouedraogo.
Ju Dou / Ju Dou, 1990, China. Fenliang Yang, Zhang Yimou.
Charming naughty girl / La belle noiseuse, 1991, France. Jacques Rivette.
Interrupted step of the stork / To meteoro vima tou pelargou, 1991, Greece. T. Angelopoulos.
Raise the red lantern / Da hong deng long gao gao gua, 1991, China. C. Imou.
Daughters of dust / Daughters of the Dust, 1992, USA. D. Dash.
Sun in the leaves of a quince tree / El sol del membrillo, 1992, Spain. V. Erise.
Life in Agfa / Ha-Chayim Al-Pi Agfa, 1992, Israel. Assi Dayan.
Sankofa / Sankofa, 1993, Burkina Faso. Hail Gehrim.
Dear Diary / Caro diario, 1993, Italy. Nanni Moretti.
Chungking Express / Chung Hing sam lam, 1994, Hong Kong. Wong Kar-Wai.
Long live love / Ai qing wan sui, 1994, China-Taiwan. Tsai Minlian.
Three colors (trilogy) / Trois couleurs, 1993-1994, France-Poland. Krzysztof Kieslowski.
Dead Man, 1995, USA. Jim Jarmusch.
Breaking the Waves, 1996, Denmark. Lars von Trier.
Intimate diary / The Pillow Book, 1996, Great Britain. Peter Greenaway.
A glorious future / The Sweet Hereafter, 1997, Canada. Atom Egoyan.
The taste of cherry / Ta'm e guilass, 1997, Iran. Abbas Kiarostami.
River / He liu, 1997, Taiwan. Ts. Minlyan.
Celebration / Festen, 1998, Denmark. Thomas Winterberg.
Shanghai Flowers / Hai shang hua, 1998, Taiwan. Hou Xiaoxian.
Run, Lola, run / Lola rennt, 1998, West Germany. Tom Tykwer.
Good work / Beau Travail, 1999, France. Claire Denis.
With wide eyes closed / Eyes Wide Shut, 1999, Great Britain. S. Kubrick.
One and two / Yi yi, 2000, Taiwan. Edward Young.
Platform / Zhantai, 2000, China. Jia Zhangke.
Love bitch / Amores Perros, 2000, Mexico. Alejandro Gonzalez Inyarritu.
A loving mood / Fa yeung nin wa, 2000, Hong Kong. Wong Kar-Wai.
A man without a past / Mies vailla menneisyytta, 2000, Finland. A. Kaurismaki.
Songs from the second floor / Sanger fran andra vaningen, 2000, Sweden. Roy Andersson.

From the year 2000

Praise of Love / Eloge de l'amour, 2001, France. J.-L. Godard.
Talk to her / Hable con ella, 2002, Spain. P. Almodovar.
City of God / Cidade de Deus, 2002, Brazil. Fernando Meirellish, Katya Lund.
In anticipation of happiness / Heremakono, 2002, France-Mauritania. Abderrahman Sissako.
Ten / 10, 2002, Iran. A. Kiarostami.
Russian Ark, 2002, Russia. Alexander Sokurov.
Son / Le Fils, 2002, Belgium. Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luke Dardenne.
Alienation / Uzak, 2003, Turkey. Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Five obstacles / De fem benspaend, 2003, Denmark. Jorgen Let, Lars von Trier.
Hidden / Cache, 2004, France. Michael Haneke.
Tropical disease / Sud pralad, 2004, Thailand. Apitchatpon Viraethakun.
Holy girl / La nina santa, 2004, Argentina. Lucrezia Martel.
The death of Mr. Lazarescu / Moartea domnului Lazarescu, 2005, Romania. Christy Puyu.
Still Life / Sanxia haoren, 2006, China. Ts. Zhangke.
Youth in motion / Juventude Em Marcha, 2006, Portugal. Pedro Costa.
Labyrinth of the Faun / El laberinto del fauno, 2006, Mexico. Guillermo del Toro.
4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days / 4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zile, 2007, Romania. Christian Mungiu.
United Red Army / Jitsuroku Rengo Sekigun: Asama sanso e no michi, 2008, Japan. Koji Wakamatsu.
White Ribbon / Das weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte, 2009, West Germany. Michael Haneke.
Carlos / Carlos, 2010, France. Olivier Assayas.
Tree of Life / A Tree of Life, 2011, USA. T. Malik.
Uncle Bunmi, who remembers his past lives / Loong Boonmee raleuk chat, 2011, Thailand. A.Virasetakun.

Part 2. Best movies of Hollywood

Comedy

Troubles in Paradise, 1932. Ernst Lubic.
It happened one night / It Happened One Night, 1934. Frank Capra.
Evening at the Opera / A Night at the Opera, 1935. Sam Wood.
My servant Godfrey / My Man Godfrey, 1936. Jeffrey La Cava.
Awful Truth, 1937. Leo McKeri.
Bringing Up Baby, 1938. Howard Hawks.
Philadelphia Story, 1940. George Cukor.
His girlfriend Friday / His Girl Friday, 1940. Howard Hawks.
Sullivan's Travels, 1941. Preston Sturges.
Lady Eve / The Lady Eve, 1941. Preston Sturges.
In jazz, only girls / Some Like It Hot, 1959. Billy Wilder.
Annie Hall / Annie Hall, 1977. Woody Allen.

Epic

Ben-Hur: The Tale of the Christ, 1926. Fred Niblo.
Cleopatra / Cleopatra, 1934. Cecile B. DeMille.
Blessed Land / The Good Earth, 1937. Sidney Franklin et al.
Gone With The Wind, 1939. Victor Fleming and others.
The Shroud / The Robe, 1953. Henry Coster.
The Ten Commandments, The Ten Commandments, 1956. Cecile B. DeMille.
Giant, 1956. George Stevens.
Ben-Hur, 1959. W. Wyler.
Spartacus / Spartacus, 1960. S. Kubrick.
El Cid, 1961. Anthony Mann.
Reds / Reds, 1981. Warren Beatty.
Titanic, 1997. James Cameron.
Gladiator / Gladiator, 2000. Ridley Scott.

Noire

Maltese Falcon / The Maltese Falcon, 1941. John Huston.
Double insurance / Double Indemnity, 1944. B. Wilder.
Laura, 1944. Otto Preminger.
Lady-ghost / Phantom Lady, 1944. Robert Sjodmak.
Detour / Detour, 1945. Edgar Ulmer.
Deep sleep / The Big Sleep, 1946. H. Hawks.
Crazy about weapons / Gun Crazy, 1950. Joseph H. Lewis.
Strong heat / The Big Heat, 1953. F. Lang.
Kiss me to the death / Kiss Me Deadly, 1955. Robert Aldrich.
The Seal of Evil, 1958. O. Wells.
Point Blank, 1967. John Burman.
A long farewell / The Long Goodbye, 1973. R. Oltman.
Chinatown, 1974. Roman Polanski.
The Conversation, 1974. F.F. Coppola.
Night Moves / Night Moves, 1975. Arthur Penn.
Pulp Fiction, 1994. Quentin Tarantino.

Gangsta Film

Underground / Underworld, 1927. D. von Sternberg.
Little Caesar / Little Caesar, 1930. Mervyn LeRoy.
Enemy of Society / The Public Enemy, 1931. William Wellman.
The face with a scar / Scarface, 1932. H. Hawks.
Angels with dirty faces / Angels with Dirty Faces, 1938. Michael Curtitz.
Roaring Twenties / The Roaring Twenties, 1939. Raul Walsh.
White fever / White Heat, 1949. R. Walsh.
Asphalt Jungle / The Asphalt Jungle, 1950. D. Houston.
Bonnie and Clyde, Bonnie and Clyde, 1967. A. Penn.
The Godfather, 1972. F. F. Coppola.
The Godfather: Part II, 1974. F. F. Coppola.
Once Upon a Time in America, 1984. Sergio Leone.
Glorious guys / Goodfellas, 1990. M. Scorsese.
Rabid Dogs / Reservoir Dogs, 1992. K. Tarantino.

Historical and military cinema

The Big Parade, 1925. King Widor.
On the Western Front without change / All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930. Lewis Milestone.
Young Mr. Lincoln / Young Mr. Lincoln, 1939. John Ford.
Mrs. Minniver / Mrs. Miniver, 1942. W. Wyler.
Casablanca / Casablanca, 1942. M. Curtitz.
The best years of our life / The Best Years of Our Lives, 1946. W. Wyler.
From now on and for ever and ever / From Here to Eternity, 1953. Fred Zinnemann.
Paths of Glory / Paths of Glory, 1957. S. Kubrick.
Patton / Patton, 1970. Franklin J. Schaffner.
All-metal sheath / Full Metal Jacket, 1987. S. Kubrick.
Schindler's List, 1993. S. Spielberg.
Thin red line / The Thin Red Line, 1998. T. Malik.
Saving Private Ryan / Saving Private Ryan, 1998. S. Spielberg.
Inglourious Basterds, 2009. K. Tarantino.
The Hurt Locker, 2009. Catherine Bigelow.

Horror

Dracula / Dracula, 1931. Tod Browning.
King Kong / King Kong, 1933. Merian K. Cooper, Ernest B. Shodsak.
The bride of Frankenstein / Bride of Frankenstein, 1935. James Weil.
Cat people / Cat People, 1942. Jacques Turner.
The Seventh Victim / The Seventh Victim, 1943. Mark Robson.
Something / The Thing, 1951. Christian Nayby.
The Night of the Hunter, 1955. Charles Lawton.
Psycho / Psycho, 1960. Alfred Hitchcock.
Birds / The Birds, 1963. A. Hitchcock.
A child of Rosemary's Baby, 1968. R. Polanski.
Night of the Living Dead, 1969. George Romero.
Exorcist / The Exorcist, 1973. William Friedkin.
Carrie / Carrie, 1978. Brian De Palma.
Shining / The Shining, 1980. S. Kubrick.
The Blair Witch Project, 1999. Daniel Mirik, Eduardo Sanchez.
Paranormal phenomenon / Paranormal Activity, 2007. Oren Peli.

Melodramas

The Seventh Heaven / Seventh Heaven, 1927. Frank Borzegi.
Blond Venus / Blonde Venus, 1932. D. von Sternberg.
The Blood Empress / The Scarlet Empress, 1934. D. von Sternberg.
Stella Dallas / Stella Dallas, 1937. K. Vidor.
The door to the stage / Stage Door, 1937. G. La Cava.
Dance, girl, dance / Dance, Girl, Dance, 1940. D. Arzner.
Rebecca, 1940. A. Hitchcock.
Forward, traveler / Now, Voyager, 1942. Irving Rapper.
Mildred Pierce / Mildred Pierce, 1945. M. Kertitz.
The letter of a stranger / Letter from an Unknown Woman, 1948. M. Ofyuls.
All about Eve / All about Eve, 1950. Joseph L. Mankevich.
Evil and beautiful / The Bad and the Beautiful, 1952. Vincente Minnelli.
All that is permissible to heaven / All That Heaven Allows, 1956. Douglas Serke.
Imitation of Life, 1959. D. Serk.
Far from Heaven, 2002. Todd Haynes.

Musicals

Parade of love / The Love Parade, 1929. E. Lyubich.
Love me today / Love Me Tonight, 1932. R. Mamoulian.
Parade in the lights of the ramp / Footlight Parade, 1933. Lloyd Bacon.
Cylinder / Top Hat, 1935. Mark Sandrich.
Time swing / Swing Time, 1936. D. Stevens.
Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of Oz, 1939. V. Fleming.
Meet me in St. Louis. Louis, 1945. V. Minnelli.
Easter Parade, 1948. Charles Walters.
Singing in the Rain / Singin 'in the Rain, 1952. Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly.
Theatrical van / The Band Wagon, 1953. V. Minnelli.
Funny face, Funny Face, 1957. S. Donen.
West Side Story, 1961. Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins.
Cabaret / Cabaret, 1972. Bob Fossey.
Moulin Rouge !, 2001. Baz Luhrmann.

Science fiction

The Day the Earth Stood Still / The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951. R. Wise.
War of the Worlds, 1953. Byron Haskin.
This Island Earth / This Island Earth, 1955. Joseph M. Newman, Jack Arnold.
Forbidden Planet, 1956. Fred M. Wilcox.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1956. Don Siegel.
Second / Seconds, 1966. John Frankenheimer.
2001: Space Odyssey / 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968. S. Kubrick.
Star wars / Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, 1977. George Lucas.
Blade Runner, 1982. Ridley Scott.
The Dark City, 1998. Alex Proyas.
Matrix / The Matrix, 1999. Andy and Larry Wachowski.
Avatar, 2009. James Cameron.

Westerns

Stagecoach, 1939. D. Ford.
Passage of the canyon / Canyon Passage, 1946. J. Turner.
Duel in the Sun, 1947. K. Vidor.
Red River / Red River, 1948. H. Hawks.
Exactly at Noon / High Noon, 1952. F. Zinnemann.
Johnny Guitar / Johnny Guitar, 1954. Nicholas Rey.
The Man from Laramie, The Man from Laramie, 1955. Anthony Mann.
The Searchers, 1956. D. Ford.
Forty Guns, 1957. S. Fuller.
Rio Bravo, 1959. H. Hawks.
Lone Rider / Ride Lonesome, 1959. Budd Botticher.
The Wild Bunch, The Wild Bunch, 1969. Sam Peckinpah.
McCabe and Mrs. Miller / McCabe and Mrs. Miller, 1971. R. Altman.
Dancing with Wolves, 1990. Kevin Costner.
Unforgiven / Unforgiven, 1992. Clint Eastwood.
Iron grip / True Grit, 2010. Itan and Joel Cohen.

Independent cinema

The Exile, 1961. Kent McKenzie.
Two-lane highway / Two-Lane Blacktop, 1971. Monte Hellman.
Desolace / Badlands, 1973. Malik.
Head eraser / Eraserhead, 1976. D. Lynch.
Angel City / Angel City, 1977. John Jost.
Variety, 1983. Bette Gordon.
More strange than in paradise / Stranger than Paradise, 1984. Jim Jarmusch.
Henry: a portrait of a serial killer / Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, 1986. John McNaughton.
Sex, lies and video / sex, lies and videotape, 1989. Stephen Soderbergh.
Pharmacy cowboy / Drugstore Cowboy, 1989. Gus Van Sant.
Slacker / Slacker, 1991. Richard Linklater.
Smoke / Smoke, 1995. Wayne Van, Paul Oster.
Gummo / Gummo, 1997. Harmony Corin.
George Washington / George Washington, 2000. David Gordon Green.
Songs of desperation by Fernanda Hussain / The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein, 2001. Jean Janvito.
Lost in Translation, 2003. Sofia Coppola.

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