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. 2 new

    Kiss Me Deadly

    1955, in 19 top lists Check
  2. 4 new

    Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma...

    1976, in 0 top lists Check
  3. 11 new

    Sur mes lèvres

    2001 — a.k.a. Read My Lips, in 3 top lists Check
  4. 13 new

    Casque d'or

    1952 — a.k.a. Casque d'Or, in 9 top lists Check
  5. 22 new

    Pickpocket

    1959, in 19 top lists Check
  6. 24 new

    Jaguar

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
  7. 30 new

    Le jour se lève

    1939 — a.k.a. Daybreak, in 12 top lists Check
  8. 34 new

    Bab el hadid

    1958 — a.k.a. Cairo Station, in 6 top lists Check
  9. 39 new

    Quai des Orfèvres

    1947 — a.k.a. Jenny Lamour, in 6 top lists Check
  10. 41 new

    The Godfather

    1972, in 38 top lists Check
  11. 60 new

    Pépé le Moko

    1937, in 8 top lists Check
  12. 70 new

    Bad Lieutenant

    1992, in 4 top lists Check
  13. 71 new

    Dillinger è morto

    1969 — a.k.a. Dillinger Is Dead, in 4 top lists Check
  14. 76 new

    The Naked Kiss

    1964 — a.k.a. The Iron Kiss, in 4 top lists Check
  15. 78 new

    Pierrot le fou

    1965 — a.k.a. Pierrot le Fou, in 16 top lists Check
  16. 91 new

    Elephant

    2003, in 10 top lists Check
  17. 92 new

    Benny's Video

    1992, in 1 top list Check
  18. 104 new

    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 32 top lists Check
  19. 115 new

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 29 top lists Check
  20. 122 new

    Dog Day Afternoon

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
  21. 127 new

    The Barefoot Contessa

    1954, in 7 top lists Check
  22. 133 new

    Bob le flambeur

    1956 — a.k.a. Bob le Flambeur, in 12 top lists Check
  23. 150 new

    Die Büchse der Pandora

    1929 — a.k.a. Pandora's Box, in 16 top lists Check
  24. 159 new

    Peeping Tom

    1960 — a.k.a. Face of Fear, in 20 top lists Check
  25. 160 new

    Laura

    1944, in 19 top lists Check
  26. 168 new

    Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol

    1964 — a.k.a. Black God, White Devil, in 9 top lists Check
  27. 171 new

    Salvatore Giuliano

    1962, in 7 top lists Check
  28. 176 new

    The Panic in Needle Park

    1971, in 1 top list Check
  29. 180 new

    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 32 top lists Check
  30. 197 new

    The Naked Dawn

    1955, in 2 top lists Check
  31. 200 new

    Der Name der Rose

    1986 — a.k.a. The Name of the Rose, in 1 top list Check
  32. 206 new

    High Sierra

    1941, in 6 top lists Check
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