The Canon Reworked... Again

Taking into account the fact that not every participant has seen every film, this list employs an average points score, rather than a total, allowing it to iron out the advantages and disadvantages of relative popularity. The big winner in this instance is Andrei Rublev, which shoots up from 48th to 7th place in the process. Late SpringL'Atalante, and Stalker are also notable beneficiaries.

1. Citizen Kane | Orson WELLES | 1941

2. Vertigo | Alfred HITCHCOCK | 1958

3. Tokyo Story | OZU Yasujirō | 1953

4. 2001: A Space Odyssey | Stanley KUBRICK | 1968

5. Seven Samurai | KUROSAWA Akira | 1954

6. Rear Window | Alfred HITCHCOCK | 1954

7. Andrei Rublev | Andrei TARKOVSKY | 1966

8. M | Fritz LANG | 1931

9. Persona | Ingmar BERGMAN | 1966

10. Late Spring | OZU Yasujirō | 1949

11. The Night of the Hunter | Charles LAUGHTON | 1955

12. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans | F.W. MURNAU | 1927

13. Sherlock Jr. | Buster KEATON | 1924

14. Chinatown | Roman POLANSKI | 1974

15. Psycho | Alfred HITCHCOCK | 1960

16. Touch of Evil | Orson WELLES | 1958

17. L'Atalante | Jean VIGO | 1934

18. Casablanca | Michael CURTIZ | 1942

19. The Passion of Joan of Arc | Carl Th. DREYER | 1928

20. L'Avventura | Michelangelo ANTONIONI | 1960

21. La Grande Illusion | Jean RENOIR | 1937

22. La Règle du Jeu | Jean RENOIR | 1939

23. Stalker | Andrei TARKOVSKY | 1979

24. Apocalypse Now | Francis Ford COPPOLA | 1979

25. Sunset Blvd. | Billy WILDER | 1950

26.  | Federico FELLINI | 1963

27. The General | Clyde BRUCKMAN & Buster KEATON | 1927

28. The Third Man | Carol REED | 1949

29. The Godfather | Francis Ford COPPOLA | 1972

30. Play Time | Jacques TATI | 1967

31. The Godfather: Part II | Francis Ford COPPOLA | 1974

32. Rashomon | KUROSAWA Akira | 1950

33. North by Northwest | Alfred HITCHCOCK | 1959

34. Taxi Driver | Martin SCORSESE | 1976

35. Bicycle Thieves | Vittorio DE SICA | 1948

36. The Searchers | John FORD | 1956

37. A Man Escaped | Robert BRESSON | 1956

38. Aguirre, Wrath of God | Werner HERZOG | 1972

39. Singin' in the Rain | Stanley DONEN & Gene KELLY | 1952

40. Battleship Potemkin | Sergei EISENSTEIN | 1925

41. Wild Strawberries | Ingmar BERGMAN | 1957

42. The 400 Blows | François TRUFFAUT | 1959

43. Pierrot le Fou | Jean-Luc GODARD | 1965

44. Gertrud | Carl Th. DREYER | 1964

45. Pather Panchali | Satyajit RAY | 1955

46. Ugetsu Monogatari | MIZOGUCHI Kenji | 1953

47. L'Eclisse | Michelangelo ANTONIONI | 1962

48. Ordet | Carl Th. DREYER | 1955

49. Mirror | Andrei TARKOVSKY | 1975

50. A One and a Two | Edward YANG | 2000

51. The Seventh Seal | Ingmar BERGMAN | 1957

52. Modern Times | Charles CHAPLIN | 1936

53. Greed | Erich VON STROHEIM | 1924

54. Raging Bull | Martin SCORSESE | 1980

55. City Lights | Charles CHAPLIN | 1931

56. Man with a Movie Camera | Dziga VERTOV | 1929

57. La Maman et la Putain | Jean EUSTACHE | 1973

58. Les Enfants du Paradis | Marcel CARNÉ | 1945

59. Lawrence of Arabia | David LEAN | 1962

60. Au Hasard Balthazar | Robert BRESSON | 1966

61. Once upon a Time in the West | Sergio LEONE | 1968

62. Fanny & Alexander | Ingmar BERGMAN | 1982

63. Metropolis | Fritz LANG | 1927

64. Mulholland Dr. | David LYNCH | 2001

65. Histoire(s) du Cinéma | Jean-Luc GODARD | 1998

66. Close-Up | Abbas KIAROSTAMI | 1990

67. Breathless | Jean-Luc GODARD | 1960

68. Sansho Dayu | MIZOGUCHI Kenji | 1954

69. Sátántangó | TARR Béla | 1994

70. Un Chien Andalou | Luis BUÑUEL | 1929

71. La Dolce Vita | Federico FELLINI | 1960

72. Barry Lyndon | Stanley KUBRICK | 1975

73. Madame de… | Max OPHÜLS | 1953

74. The Spirit of the Beehive | Víctor ERICE | 1973

75. Rio Bravo | Howard HAWKS | 1959

76. Le Mépris | Jean-Luc GODARD | 1963

77. La Jetée | Chris MARKER | 1962

78. A Matter of Life and Death | POWELL & PRESSBURGER | 1946

79. The Wild Bunch | Sam PECKINPAH | 1969

80. Blade Runner | Ridley SCOTT | 1982

81. Journey to Italy | Roberto ROSSELLINI | 1954

82. The Battle of Algiers | Gillo PONTECORVO | 1966

83. The Leopard | Luchino VISCONTI | 1963

84. Nashville | Robert ALTMAN | 1975

85. The Magnificent Ambersons | Orson WELLES | 1942

86. Jeanne Dielman | Chantal AKERMAN | 1975

87. Pickpocket | Robert BRESSON | 1959

88. Partie de Campagne | Jean RENOIR | 1936

89. Blue Velvet | David LYNCH | 1986

90. Intolerance | D.W. GRIFFITH | 1916

91. In the Mood for Love | WONG Kar-wai | 2000

92. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp | POWELL & PRESSBURGER | 1943

93. A Brighter Summer Day | Edward YANG | 1991

94. Some Like It Hot | Billy WILDER | 1959

95. The Colour of Pomegranates | Sergei PARAJANOV | 1968

96. Sans Soleil | Chris MARKER | 1983

97. Imitation of Life | Douglas SIRK | 1959

98. Beau Travail | Claire DENIS | 1999

99. Shoah | Claude LANZMANN | 1985

100. Touki-Bouki | Djibril DIOP MAMBÉTY | 1973

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