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Most Highbrow Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Tokyo Story 1953 Yasujirô Ozu 73
2 The Rules of the Game 1939 Jean Renoir 84
3 The 400 Blows 1959 François Truffaut 48
4 The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer 124
5 The Bicycle Thief 1948 Vittorio De Sica 54
6 Breathless 1960 Jean-Luc Godard 61
7 M 1931 Fritz Lang 71
8 8 1/2 1963 Federico Fellini 66
9 Rashômon 1950 Akira Kurosawa 75
10 La Dolce Vita 1960 Federico Fellini 100
11 The Grand Illusion 1937 Jean Renoir 95
12 Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman 136
13 L'Avventura 1960 Michelangelo Antonioni 186
14 Sunrise 1927 F.W. Murnau 92
15 The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton 50
16 The Battleship Potemkin 1925 Sergei M. Eisenstein 96
17 Pather Panchali 1955 Satyajit Ray 155
18 L'Atalante 1934 Jean Vigo 165
19 Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972 Werner Herzog 151
20 City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin 60
21 Andrei Rublev 1966 Andrei Tarkovsky 175
22 The Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa 29
23 The Seventh Seal 1957 Ingmar Bergman 116
24 Children of Paradise 1945 Marcel Carné 147
25 Ugetsu 1953 Kenji Mizoguchi 253
26 Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang 38
27 The General 1926 Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton 51
28 The Battle of Algiers 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo 145
29 Nosferatu 1922 F.W. Murnau 89
30 The Man with the Movie Camera 1929 Dziga Vertov 174
31 Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles 63
32 Modern Times 1936 Charles Chaplin 88
33 The Searchers 1956 John Ford 32
34 The Conformist 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci 205
35 Fanny and Alexander 1982 Ingmar Bergman 212
36 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock 14
37 Wild Strawberries 1957 Ingmar Bergman 182
38 Jules and Jim 1962 François Truffaut 167
39 In the Mood for Love 2000 Kar-Wai Wong 148
40 Playtime 1967 Jacques Tati 300
41 Ikiru 1952 Akira Kurosawa 235
42 Hiroshima mon amour 1959 Alain Resnais 279
43 The Leopard 1963 Luchino Visconti 265
44 Viridiana 1961 Luis Buñuel 291
45 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 Luis Buñuel 267
46 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920 Robert Wiene 168
47 Rome, Open City 1945 Roberto Rossellini 214
48 Greed 1924 Erich von Stroheim 285
49 Ordet 1955 Carl Theodor Dreyer 390
50 Au hasard Balthazar 1966 Robert Bresson 398
51 Last Year at Marienbad 1961 Alain Resnais 328
52 La Strada 1954 Federico Fellini 219
53 Nashville 1975 Robert Altman 108
54 Un chien andalou 1929 Luis Buñuel 259
55 The Gold Rush 1925 Charles Chaplin 127
56 Pickpocket 1959 Robert Bresson 374
57 Sherlock, Jr. 1924 Buster Keaton 229
58 Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles 4
59 Sansho the Bailiff 1954 Kenji Mizoguchi 406
60 Rio Bravo 1959 Howard Hawks 187
61 Contempt 1963 Jean-Luc Godard 388
62 The Red Shoes 1948 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 149
63 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder 41
64 Ran 1985 Akira Kurosawa 191
65 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed 30
66 His Girl Friday 1940 Howard Hawks 80
67 La Jetée 1962 Chris Marker 370
68 Bringing Up Baby 1938 Howard Hawks 64
69 Notorious 1946 Alfred Hitchcock 118
70 Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder 28
71 The Decalogue 1989 Krzysztof Kieslowski 364
72 Shoah 1985 Claude Lanzmann 295
73 Los Olvidados 1950 Luis Buñuel 351
74 Belle de Jour 1967 Luis Buñuel 289
75 Wings of Desire 1987 Wim Wenders 197
76 Beauty and the Beast 1946 Jean Cocteau 202
77 Barry Lyndon 1975 Stanley Kubrick 320
78 Pierrot le Fou 1965 Jean-Luc Godard 480
79 Stagecoach 1939 John Ford 144
80 The Spirit of the Beehive 1973 Víctor Erice 375
81 Intolerance 1916 D.W. Griffith 243
82 The Apartment 1960 Billy Wilder 65
83 The World of Apu 1959 Satyajit Ray 384
84 A Man Escaped 1956 Robert Bresson 450
85 Diary of a Country Priest 1951 Robert Bresson 452
86 Brief Encounter 1945 David Lean 140
87 The Big Sleep 1946 Howard Hawks 181
88 The Magnificent Ambersons 1942 Orson Welles 369
89 Manhattan 1979 Woody Allen 130
90 Paths of Glory 1957 Stanley Kubrick 132
91 The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah 53
92 Amarcord 1973 Federico Fellini 318
93 Rosemary's Baby 1968 Roman Polanski 97
94 The Earrings of Madame De… 1953 Max Ophüls 493
95 Stalker 1979 Andrei Tarkovsky 354
96 Trouble in Paradise 1932 Ernst Lubitsch 327
97 To Be or Not to Be 1942 Ernst Lubitsch 268
98 Ivan the Terrible 1945 Sergei M. Eisenstein 489
99 Days of Heaven 1978 Terrence Malick 240
100 Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock 5
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