100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century

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A list of the 100 20th century films as chosen by the film critic Leonard Maltin. This list appears in Maltin's book titled Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide 2000 (Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide).

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    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
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    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    1916, in 23 top lists Check
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    Our Hospitality

    1923, in 11 top lists Check
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    Greed

    1924, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 27 top lists Check
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    Bronenosets Potyomkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Big Parade

    1925, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Freshman

    1925 — a.k.a. College Days, in 7 top lists Check
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    Metropolis

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
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    The General

    1926, in 30 top lists Check
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    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927, in 32 top lists Check
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    The Crowd

    1928, in 18 top lists Check
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    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930, in 17 top lists Check
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    City Lights

    1931, in 28 top lists Check
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    M

    1931, in 34 top lists Check
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    Dracula

    1931, in 10 top lists Check
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    Frankenstein

    1931, in 18 top lists Check
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    Trouble in Paradise

    1932, in 17 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933 — a.k.a. The Eighth Wonder, in 27 top lists Check
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    Duck Soup

    1933, in 22 top lists Check
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    Sons of the Desert

    1933 — a.k.a. Fraternally Yours, in 6 top lists Check
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    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 25 top lists Check
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    It's a Gift

    1934, in 8 top lists Check
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    A Night at the Opera

    1935, in 14 top lists Check
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    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
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    The 39 Steps

    1935, in 15 top lists Check
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    Swing Time

    1936, in 12 top lists Check
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    Modern Times

    1936, in 29 top lists Check
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    Dodsworth

    1936, in 9 top lists Check
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    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

    1936, in 10 top lists Check
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    La grande illusion

    1937 — a.k.a. The Grand Illusion, in 28 top lists Check
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1937, in 24 top lists Check
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    1938, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Lady Vanishes

    1938, in 13 top lists Check
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    Stagecoach

    1939, in 20 top lists Check
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    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 32 top lists Check
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    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 22 top lists Check
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    Fantasia

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
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    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 22 top lists Check
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    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 37 top lists Check
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    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Lady Eve

    1941, in 18 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 35 top lists Check
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    The Ox-Bow Incident

    1943 — a.k.a. Strange Incident, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

    1944, in 8 top lists Check
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    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 30 top lists Check
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    My Darling Clementine

    1946, in 19 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 28 top lists Check
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