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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  1. 41 -

    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 24 top lists Check
  2. 18 -

    Trouble in Paradise

    1932, in 15 top lists Check
  3. 49 -

    My Darling Clementine

    1946, in 19 top lists Check
  4. 44 -

    The Lady Eve

    1941, in 18 top lists Check
  5. 26 -

    The 39 Steps

    1935, in 14 top lists Check
  6. 10 -

    The General

    1926, in 33 top lists Check
  7. 39 -

    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 22 top lists Check
  8. 38 -

    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
  9. 28 -

    Modern Times

    1936, in 29 top lists Check
  10. 92 -

    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
  11. 34 -

    The Lady Vanishes

    1938, in 12 top lists Check
  12. 6 -

    Bronenosets Potemkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 26 top lists Check
  13. 22 -

    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 25 top lists Check
  14. 54 -

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
  15. 15 -

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  16. 60 -

    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 33 top lists Check
  17. 14 -

    City Lights

    1931, in 31 top lists Check
  18. 90 -

    Nashville

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
  19. 53 -

    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 35 top lists Check
  20. 94 -

    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 36 top lists Check
  21. 61 -

    High Noon

    1952, in 18 top lists Check
  22. 43 -

    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 26 top lists Check
  23. 58 -

    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 33 top lists Check
  24. 67 -

    Det sjunde inseglet

    1957 — a.k.a. The Seventh Seal, in 24 top lists Check
  25. 37 -

    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 32 top lists Check
  26. 87 -

    The Conversation

    1974, in 21 top lists Check
  27. 63 -

    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 30 top lists Check
  28. 89 -

    Jaws

    1975, in 26 top lists Check
  29. 48 -

    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 32 top lists Check
  30. 42 -

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
  31. 78 -

    Blowup

    1966 — a.k.a. Blow-Up, in 18 top lists Check
  32. 45 -

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  33. 66 -

    Paths of Glory

    1957, in 26 top lists Check
  34. 77 -

    Mary Poppins

    1964, in 14 top lists Check
  35. 75 -

    1963, in 32 top lists Check
  36. 81 -

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
  37. 71 -

    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 32 top lists Check
  38. 79 -

    The Graduate

    1967, in 25 top lists Check
  39. 73 -

    La dolce vita

    1960 — a.k.a. La Dolce Vita, in 20 top lists Check
  40. 57 -

    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 33 top lists Check
  41. 80 -

    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967, in 28 top lists Check
  42. 56 -

    All About Eve

    1950, in 23 top lists Check
  43. 70 -

    Les quatre cents coups

    1959 — a.k.a. The 400 Blows, in 25 top lists Check
  44. 95 -

    Raging Bull

    1980, in 30 top lists Check
  45. 32 -

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1937, in 23 top lists Check
  46. 65 -

    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
  47. 97 -

    Goodfellas

    1990, in 29 top lists Check
  48. 69 -

    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
  49. 85 -

    Mean Streets

    1973, in 19 top lists Check
  50. 86 -

    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 27 top lists Check
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