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Most Highbrow Films (#101-200)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
101 Out of the Past 1947 Jacques Tourneur 275
102 Sweet Smell of Success 1957 Alexander Mackendrick 198
103 Napoléon 1927 Abel Gance 338
104 Nights of Cabiria 1957 Federico Fellini 400
105 Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 Sergio Leone 62
106 Mulholland Dr. 2001 David Lynch 156
107 Jeanne Dielman 1975 Chantal Akerman 595
108 Singin' in the Rain 1952 Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 8
109 Do the Right Thing 1989 Spike Lee 102
110 Day of Wrath 1943 Carl Theodor Dreyer 524
111 Umberto D. 1952 Vittorio De Sica 435
112 The Lady Eve 1941 Preston Sturges 161
113 Freaks 1932 Tod Browning 270
114 The Wages of Fear 1953 Henri-Georges Clouzot 230
115 Three Colors: Blue 1993 Krzysztof Kieslowski 294
116 Late Spring 1949 Yasujirô Ozu 572
117 The Last Laugh 1924 F.W. Murnau 485
118 Blue Velvet 1986 David Lynch 72
119 Blow-Up 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni 247
120 Duck Soup 1933 Leo McCarey 82
121 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 317
122 Three Colors: Red 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski 246
123 Badlands 1973 Terrence Malick 206
124 Eraserhead 1977 David Lynch 192
125 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 John Ford 226
126 Le Samouraï 1967 Jean-Pierre Melville 371
127 The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston 59
128 Letter from an Unknown Woman 1948 Max Ophüls 461
129 Bride of Frankenstein 1935 James Whale 137
130 Peeping Tom 1960 Michael Powell 222
131 The Mirror 1975 Andrei Tarkovsky 598
132 Stairway to Heaven 1946 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 200
133 Cries and Whispers 1972 Ingmar Bergman 468
134 The Birth of a Nation 1915 D.W. Griffith 228
135 Ali: Fear Eats the Soul 1974 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 431
136 Solaris 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky 236
137 The Conversation 1974 Francis Ford Coppola 153
138 My Life to Live 1962 Jean-Luc Godard 607
139 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1964 Jacques Demy 340
140 Kiss Me Deadly 1955 Robert Aldrich 311
141 A Woman under the Influence 1974 John Cassavetes 386
142 Paris, Texas 1984 Wim Wenders 379
143 Night of the Living Dead 1968 George A. Romero 93
144 The Exterminating Angel 1962 Luis Buñuel 515
145 Don't Look Now 1973 Nicolas Roeg 150
146 Sullivan's Travels 1941 Preston Sturges 160
147 Black Narcissus 1947 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 319
148 Mean Streets 1973 Martin Scorsese 189
149 Night and Fog 1955 Alain Resnais 399
150 Sans soleil 1983 Chris Marker 550
151 The Gospel According to St. Matthew 1964 Pier Paolo Pasolini 590
152 Close-Up 1990 Abbas Kiarostami 565
153 L'Eclisse 1962 Michelangelo Antonioni 640
154 Laura 1944 Otto Preminger 280
155 Yi yi: A One and a Two... 2000 Edward Yang 540
156 Come and See 1985 Elem Klimov 332
157 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick 1
158 McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 Robert Altman 278
159 The Great Dictator 1940 Charles Chaplin 292
160 The Mother and the Whore 1973 Jean Eustache 644
161 Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese 17
162 Earth 1930 Aleksandr Dovzhenko 592
163 Johnny Guitar 1954 Nicholas Ray 463
164 Aparajito 1956 Satyajit Ray 543
165 Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949 Robert Hamer 190
166 Chungking Express 1994 Kar-Wai Wong 464
167 The Crowd 1928 King Vidor 426
168 The Blue Angel 1930 Josef von Sternberg 496
169 L'Âge d'or 1930 Luis Buñuel 538
170 Pandora's Box 1929 Georg Wilhelm Pabst 576
171 Ashes and Diamonds 1958 Andrzej Wajda 513
172 Meet Me in St. Louis 1944 Vincente Minnelli 233
173 Diabolique 1955 Henri-Georges Clouzot 286
174 My Darling Clementine 1946 John Ford 357
175 All about Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 44
176 Nanook of the North 1922 Robert J. Flaherty 402
177 Yojimbo 1961 Akira Kurosawa 361
178 A Day in the Country 1936 Jean Renoir 665
179 Celine & Julie Go Boating 1974 Jacques Rivette 577
180 Eyes without a Face 1960 Georges Franju 389
181 In a Lonely Place 1950 Nicholas Ray 442
182 Repulsion 1965 Roman Polanski 350
183 Mr. Hulot's Holiday 1953 Jacques Tati 420
184 Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Arthur Penn 55
185 All about My Mother 1999 Pedro Almodóvar 305
186 The Last Picture Show 1971 Peter Bogdanovich 257
187 Red River 1948 Howard Hawks 258
188 King Kong 1933 Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack 49
189 Cleo from 5 to 7 1962 Agnès Varda 642
190 Day for Night 1973 François Truffaut 356
191 My Night at Maud's 1969 Eric Rohmer 697
192 Vampyr 1932 Carl Theodor Dreyer 554
193 Suspiria 1977 Dario Argento 310
194 Fitzcarraldo 1982 Werner Herzog 419
195 Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski 18
196 Gertrud 1964 Carl Theodor Dreyer 924
197 Sátántangó 1994 Béla Tarr 780
198 The Birds 1963 Alfred Hitchcock 209
199 Spirited Away 2001 Hayao Miyazaki 86
200 North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock 36
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