Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Experimental/Avant-garde/Underground Films (2012)

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This list is "an educational resource that offers guidance and encouragement as students seek to find points of orientation within the vast history of film and video." It is not a list of the best films of all time. Rather, it reflects a variety of criteria.

The list is divided into 5 sections:
I. Narrative Films
Hollywood Genres (with an emphasis on the classical studio era)
II. Non-Fiction Films
III. Animated Films
IV. Experimental/Avant-garde/Underground Films
V. Single-channel Video

According to the list source, this section is incomplete (i.e. they're planning to expand it in the future).

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    La souriante Madame Beudet

    1923 — a.k.a. The Smiling Madame Beudet, in 3 top lists Check
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    Paris qui dort

    1924 — a.k.a. At 3:25, in 4 top lists Check
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    Le retour à la raison

    1923 — a.k.a. Return to Reason, in 1 top list Check
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    Ballet mécanique

    1924, in 6 top lists Check
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    Entr'acte

    1924, in 6 top lists Check
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    Ménilmontant

    1926, in 5 top lists Check
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    Anémic cinéma

    1926, in 3 top lists Check
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    La coquille et le clergyman

    1928 — a.k.a. The Seashell and the Clergyman, in 3 top lists Check
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    Emak-Bakia

    1927, in 2 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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    L'étoile de mer

    1928 — a.k.a. The Starfish, in 2 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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    À propos de Nice

    1930 — a.k.a. À Propos de Nice, in 7 top lists Check
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    Meshes of the Afternoon

    1943, in 9 top lists Check
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    Pacific 231

    1949, in 1 top list Check
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    Images pour Debussy

    1951, in 0 top lists Check
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    Un chant d'amour

    1950 — a.k.a. A Song of Love, in 7 top lists Check
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    Adebar

    1957, in 2 top lists Check
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    Schwechater

    1958, in 3 top lists Check
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    Anticipation of the Night

    1958, in 3 top lists Check
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    A Movie

    1958, in 5 top lists Check
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    Window Water Baby Moving

    1959, in 5 top lists Check
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    Prelude: Dog Star Man

    1962, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dog Star Man: Part I

    1962, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dog Star Man: Part II

    1963, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dog Star Man: Part III

    1964, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dog Star Man: Part IV

    1964, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Connection

    1961, in 1 top list Check
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    Flaming Creatures

    1963, in 8 top lists Check
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    Scorpio Rising

    1965, in 8 top lists Check
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    Film

    1965, in 0 top lists Check
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    Chelsea Girls

    1966, in 5 top lists Check
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    Fuses

    1967, in 2 top lists Check
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    Unsere Afrikareise

    1966, in 3 top lists Check
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    Castro Street

    1966, in 3 top lists Check
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    Wavelength

    1967, in 9 top lists Check
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    69

    1968, in 1 top list Check
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    T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G

    1969, in 1 top list Check
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    Zorns Lemma

    1970, in 4 top lists Check
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    Serene Velocity

    1970, in 3 top lists Check
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    Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

    1969, in 4 top lists Check
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    Hapax Legomena I: Nostalgia

    1971, in 6 top lists Check
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    Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

    1972, in 6 top lists Check
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    'Rameau's Nephew' by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis...

    1974, in 0 top lists Check
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    Semiotics of the Kitchen

    1975, in 0 top lists Check
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    Riddles of the Sphinx

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
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    One Way Boogie Woogie

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
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    De cierta manera

    1977 — a.k.a. One Way or Another, in 1 top list Check
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    Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
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    Thriller

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
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Last updated on Jan 15, 2012; source