Alain Bergala's "The 208 Films That You Must Have Seen"

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This list was compiled by French film critic and historian Alain Bergala, which he distributes to students upon their orientation at the Paris Film Academy, La Fémis. This version of his list was handed out in 2010.

The list is not a compilation of the best films nor the most important ones, but was designed merely as a starting point for prospective filmmakers and students to learn about the history of cinema. One film a week for the duration of their four-year program.

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  1. 88 new

    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
  2. 72 new

    Nanook of the North

    1922, in 16 top lists Check
  3. 189 new

    Greed

    1924, in 20 top lists Check
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    The General

    1926, in 32 top lists Check
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    Metropolis

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
  6. 141 new

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927, in 34 top lists Check
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    La chute de la maison Usher

    1928 — a.k.a. The Fall of the House of Usher, in 8 top lists Check
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    The River

    1928, in 1 top list Check
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    The Wind

    1928, in 14 top lists Check
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    Chelovek s kino-apparatom

    1929 — a.k.a. Man with a Movie Camera, in 21 top lists Check
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    Un chien andalou

    1929 — a.k.a. Un Chien Andalou, in 22 top lists Check
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    Die Büchse der Pandora

    1929 — a.k.a. Pandora's Box, in 16 top lists Check
  13. 63 new

    Staroye i novoye

    1929 — a.k.a. Old and New, in 4 top lists Check
  14. 56 new

    Zemlya

    1930 — a.k.a. Earth, in 15 top lists Check
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    Monkey Business

    1931, in 1 top list Check
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    Boudu sauvé des eaux

    1932 — a.k.a. Boudu Saved from Drowning, in 9 top lists Check
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    Freaks

    1932 — a.k.a. The Monster Show, in 16 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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    Angèle

    1934, in 2 top lists Check
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    L'Atalante

    1934 — a.k.a. Le chaland qui passe, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Scarlet Empress

    1934, in 11 top lists Check
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    Bonne chance!

    1935, in 0 top lists Check
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    Modern Times

    1936, in 28 top lists Check
  24. 12 new

    U samogo sinego morya

    1936 — a.k.a. By the Bluest of Seas, in 3 top lists Check
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    Pépé le Moko

    1937, in 8 top lists Check
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1937, in 24 top lists Check
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    Le jour se lève

    1939 — a.k.a. Daybreak, in 12 top lists Check
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    La règle du jeu

    1939 — a.k.a. The Rules of the Game, in 24 top lists Check
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    The Shop Around the Corner

    1940, in 12 top lists Check
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    High Sierra

    1941, in 6 top lists Check
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    Remorques

    1941 — a.k.a. Stormy Waters, in 3 top lists Check
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    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Magnificent Ambersons

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
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    Laura

    1944, in 19 top lists Check
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    Duel in the Sun

    1946, in 7 top lists Check
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    Farrebique ou Les quatre saisons

    1946 — a.k.a. Farrebique, in 1 top list Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 28 top lists Check
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    Quai des Orfèvres

    1947 — a.k.a. Jenny Lamour, in 6 top lists Check
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    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 34 top lists Check
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    Riso amaro

    1949 — a.k.a. Bitter Rice, in 4 top lists Check
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    Stromboli

    1950, in 7 top lists Check
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    Winchester '73

    1950, in 7 top lists Check
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    Casque d'or

    1952 — a.k.a. Casque d'Or, in 9 top lists Check
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    Saikaku ichidai onna

    1952 — a.k.a. The Life of Oharu, in 11 top lists Check
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    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 33 top lists Check
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    Ani imôto

    1953 — a.k.a. Older Brother, Younger Sister, in 0 top lists Check
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    Sommaren med Monika

    1953 — a.k.a. Summer with Monika, in 5 top lists Check
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    Tôkyô monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Tokyo Story, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Barefoot Contessa

    1954, in 7 top lists Check
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    Brigadoon

    1954, in 0 top lists Check
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