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. 1 -

    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
  2. 2 -

    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    1916, in 23 top lists Check
  3. 4 -

    Greed

    1924, in 20 top lists Check
  4. 5 -

    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 28 top lists Check
  5. 7 -

    The Big Parade

    1925, in 14 top lists Check
  6. 9 -

    Metropolis

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
  7. 11 -

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
  8. 12 -

    The Crowd

    1928, in 18 top lists Check
  9. 13 -

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930, in 17 top lists Check
  10. 14 -

    City Lights

    1931, in 31 top lists Check
  11. 15 -

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  12. 28 -

    Modern Times

    1936, in 29 top lists Check
  13. 29 -

    Dodsworth

    1936, in 8 top lists Check
  14. 30 -

    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

    1936, in 10 top lists Check
  15. 31 -

    La grande illusion

    1937 — a.k.a. The Grand Illusion, in 28 top lists Check
  16. 36 -

    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
  17. 38 -

    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
  18. 39 -

    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 22 top lists Check
  19. 41 -

    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 25 top lists Check
  20. 42 -

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
  21. 43 -

    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 26 top lists Check
  22. 45 -

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  23. 48 -

    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 32 top lists Check
  24. 49 -

    My Darling Clementine

    1946, in 19 top lists Check
  25. 50 -

    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check
  26. 51 -

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 26 top lists Check
  27. 52 -

    Great Expectations

    1946, in 18 top lists Check
  28. 53 -

    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 35 top lists Check
  29. 54 -

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
  30. 55 -

    Gun Crazy

    1950, in 15 top lists Check
  31. 56 -

    All About Eve

    1950, in 23 top lists Check
  32. 57 -

    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 32 top lists Check
  33. 58 -

    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 33 top lists Check
  34. 62 -

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    1954, in 8 top lists Check
  35. 63 -

    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 30 top lists Check
  36. 64 -

    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 31 top lists Check
  37. 65 -

    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
  38. 66 -

    Paths of Glory

    1957, in 25 top lists Check
  39. 67 -

    Det sjunde inseglet

    1957 — a.k.a. The Seventh Seal, in 24 top lists Check
  40. 70 -

    Les quatre cents coups

    1959 — a.k.a. The 400 Blows, in 24 top lists Check
  41. 73 -

    La dolce vita

    1960 — a.k.a. La Dolce Vita, in 20 top lists Check
  42. 74 -

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  43. 75 -

    1963, in 33 top lists Check
  44. 78 -

    Blowup

    1966 — a.k.a. Blow-Up, in 18 top lists Check
  45. 79 -

    The Graduate

    1967, in 25 top lists Check
  46. 80 -

    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967, in 28 top lists Check
  47. 83 -

    Midnight Cowboy

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
  48. 84 -

    The Godfather

    1972, in 38 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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