CineMontage 75 Best Edited Films (Motion Picture Editors Guild)

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In honor of the Motion Picture Editors Guild’s 75th anniversary in 2012, CineMontage, the Journal of the Motion Pictures Guild compiled a list of the 75 Best Edited Films –– as chosen by the Motion Pictures Editors Guild Members.

The resulting list, appeared in the MAY-JUN 12 issue of CineMontage.

Each submission contained up to 10 film titles for Best Edited Film, weighted in order of preference.

Any feature-length film from any country in the world is eligible. And by “Best Edited,” we don’t just mean picture; take into consideration sound, music and mixing as well.

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  1. 1 new

    Raging Bull

    1980, in 30 top lists Check
  2. 2 new

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
  3. 3 new

    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 36 top lists Check
  4. 4 new

    All That Jazz

    1979, in 17 top lists Check
  5. 5 new

    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967, in 28 top lists Check
  6. 6 new

    The Godfather

    1972, in 38 top lists Check
  7. 7 new

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  8. 8 new

    Jaws

    1975, in 26 top lists Check
  9. 9 new

    JFK

    1991, in 11 top lists Check
  10. 10 new

    The French Connection

    1971, in 19 top lists Check
  11. 11 new

    The Conversation

    1974, in 20 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    Bronenosets Potemkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 26 top lists Check
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    Memento

    2000, in 24 top lists Check
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    Goodfellas

    1990, in 28 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
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    Cidade de Deus

    2002 — a.k.a. City of God, in 21 top lists Check
  18. 18 new

    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 35 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
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    Dog Day Afternoon

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
  21. 21 new

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981, in 26 top lists Check
  22. 22 new

    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 27 top lists Check
  23. 23 new

    The Wild Bunch

    1969, in 23 top lists Check
  24. 24 new

    Saving Private Ryan

    1998, in 27 top lists Check
  25. 25 new

    The Matrix

    1999, in 26 top lists Check
  26. 26 new

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 32 top lists Check
  27. 27 new

    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 28 top lists Check
  28. 28 new

    Fight Club

    1999, in 16 top lists Check
  29. 29 new

    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 18 top lists Check
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    Cabaret

    1972, in 22 top lists Check
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    Chinatown

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
  32. 32 new

    Moulin Rouge!

    2001, in 15 top lists Check
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    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 32 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
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    Inception

    2010, in 17 top lists Check
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    Rope

    1948, in 10 top lists Check
  37. 37 new

    Schindler's List

    1993, in 31 top lists Check
  38. 38 new

    West Side Story

    1961, in 21 top lists Check
  39. 39 new

    The Fugitive

    1993, in 7 top lists Check
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    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
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    1963, in 33 top lists Check
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
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    Reds

    1981, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Shining

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
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    Days of Heaven

    1978, in 18 top lists Check
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    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
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    Vertigo

    1958, in 43 top lists Check
  48. 48 new

    Apollo 13

    1995, in 5 top lists Check
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    Rear Window

    1954, in 29 top lists Check
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    Touch of Evil

    1958, in 28 top lists Check
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