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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    La dolce vita

    1960 — a.k.a. La Dolce Vita, in 20 top lists Check
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    1960 — a.k.a. L'Avventura, in 23 top lists Check
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    Peeping Tom

    1960, in 20 top lists Check
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    Les yeux sans visage

    1960 — a.k.a. Eyes Without a Face, in 14 top lists Check
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    Les bonnes femmes

    1960 — a.k.a. The Good Time Girls, in 5 top lists Check
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    Le testament d'Orphée ou ne me demandez pas...

    1960 — a.k.a. Testament of Orpheus, in 7 top lists Check
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    Seishun zankoku monogatari

    1960 — a.k.a. Naked Youth, in 3 top lists Check
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