Anthology Film Archives' Essential Cinema

Anthology Film Archives' Essential Cinema's icon

An official iCheckMovies list (adopted from bdcortright).

Favorited 68 times, disliked 5 times, added to 84 watchlists.

A very special series of films screened on a repertory basis, the Essential Cinema Repertory collection consists of programs of shorts and hundreds of features assembled in 1970-75 by Anthology’s Film Selection Committee – James Broughton, Ken Kelman, Peter Kubelka, P. Adams Sitney, and Jonas Mekas. It was an ambitious attempt to define the art of cinema. The project was never completed but even in its unfinished state the series provides an uncompromising critical overview of cinema’s history. The titles are still being screened under the brand of "Essential Cinema". Now and then additional titles are added to the collection.

Source

Remove ads

Filter

  1. 537 -8

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
  2. 155 -10

    City Lights

    1931, in 31 top lists Check
  3. 248 -

    The General

    1926, in 31 top lists Check
  4. 443 -6

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927, in 32 top lists Check
  5. 188 +2

    La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

    1928 — a.k.a. The Passion of Joan of Arc, in 27 top lists Check
  6. 195 -

    Bronenosets Potemkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 26 top lists Check
  7. 457 -7

    La règle du jeu

    1939 — a.k.a. The Rules of the Game, in 24 top lists Check
  8. 154 +1

    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 28 top lists Check
  9. 522 -35

    Chelovek s kino-apparatom

    1929 — a.k.a. Man with a Movie Camera, in 21 top lists Check
  10. 158 -1

    La belle et la bête

    1946 — a.k.a. Beauty and the Beast, in 24 top lists Check
  11. 138 +3

    Un chien andalou

    1929 — a.k.a. Un Chien Andalou, in 22 top lists Check
  12. 528 -9

    L'Atalante

    1934, in 21 top lists Check
  13. 121 +3

    Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent...

    1956 — a.k.a. A Man Escaped, in 17 top lists Check
  14. 191 -2

    Ordet

    1955 — a.k.a. The Word, in 20 top lists Check
  15. 189 +2

    Vampyr

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
  16. 225 -

    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    1916, in 22 top lists Check
  17. 224 +2

    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
  18. 122 +1

    Pickpocket

    1959, in 19 top lists Check
  19. 141 -1

    Los olvidados

    1950 — a.k.a. The Young and the Damned, in 23 top lists Check
  20. 123 -4

    Au hasard Balthazar

    1966 — a.k.a. Au Hasard Balthazar, in 16 top lists Check
  21. 492 -7

    Greed

    1924, in 20 top lists Check
  22. 420 -6

    Le voyage dans la lune

    1902 — a.k.a. A Trip to the Moon, in 13 top lists Check
  23. 190 +2

    Vredens dag

    1943 — a.k.a. Day of Wrath, in 14 top lists Check
  24. 139 -1

    L'âge d'or

    1930 — a.k.a. L'Age d'Or, in 15 top lists Check
  25. 210 +2

    Nanook of the North

    1922, in 16 top lists Check
  26. 159 +1

    Orphée

    1950 — a.k.a. Orpheus, in 16 top lists Check
  27. 199 -3

    Ivan Groznyy

    1944 — a.k.a. Ivan the Terrible, Part I, in 18 top lists Check
  28. 120 -

    Journal d'un curé de campagne

    1951 — a.k.a. Diary of a Country Priest, in 14 top lists Check
  29. 177 +2

    Meshes of the Afternoon

    1943, in 10 top lists Check
  30. 183 +1

    Zemlya

    1930 — a.k.a. Earth, in 15 top lists Check
  31. 462 -5

    Triumph des Willens

    1935 — a.k.a. Triumph of the Will, in 16 top lists Check
  32. 527 -6

    Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège

    1933 — a.k.a. Zero for Conduct, in 17 top lists Check
  33. 196 +3

    Stachka

    1925 — a.k.a. Strike, in 14 top lists Check
  34. 208 +1

    Les vampires

    1915, in 13 top lists Check
  35. 124 -2

    Mouchette

    1967, in 9 top lists Check
  36. 192 -6

    Gertrud

    1964, in 11 top lists Check
  37. 448 -6

    Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo

    1932 — a.k.a. I Was Born, But..., in 12 top lists Check
  38. 463 -8

    Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker

    1938 — a.k.a. Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations, in 13 top lists Check
  39. 197 +1

    Oktyabr

    1927 — a.k.a. October (Ten Days that Shook the World), in 13 top lists Check
  40. 202 -1

    La chute de la maison Usher

    1928 — a.k.a. The Fall of the House of Usher, in 8 top lists Check
  41. 200 -3

    Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor

    1958 — a.k.a. Ivan the Terrible, Part Two, in 13 top lists Check
  42. 157 +1

    Le sang d'un poète

    1932 — a.k.a. The Blood of a Poet, in 7 top lists Check
  43. 464 -8

    Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit

    1938 — a.k.a. Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty, in 13 top lists Check
  44. 319 +21

    L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat

    1896 — a.k.a. The Arrival of a Train, in 11 top lists Check
  45. 467 -7

    Berlin - Die Sinfonie der Großstadt

    1927 — a.k.a. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, in 11 top lists Check
  46. 7 +2

    Scorpio Rising

    1963, in 8 top lists Check
  47. 249 +2

    Ménilmontant

    1926, in 5 top lists Check
  48. 487 -7

    Wavelength

    1967, in 9 top lists Check
  49. 140 -1

    Las Hurdes

    1933 — a.k.a. Land Without Bread, in 12 top lists Check
  50. 156 -

    Entr'acte

    1924, in 6 top lists Check