Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)

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An official iCheckMovies list (adopted from mjf314).

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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

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    L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat

    1896 — a.k.a. The Arrival of a Train, in 11 top lists Check
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    La sortie des usines Lumière

    1895 — a.k.a. Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory, in 9 top lists Check
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    L'arroseur arrosé

    1895 — a.k.a. Tables Turned on the Gardener, in 5 top lists Check
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    Repas de bébé

    1895 — a.k.a. Baby's Dinner, in 3 top lists Check
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    Escamotage d'une dame au théâtre Robert Houdin

    1896 — a.k.a. The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin, in 1 top list Check
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    Le voyage dans la lune

    1902 — a.k.a. A Trip to the Moon, in 14 top lists Check
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    Le royaume des fées

    1903 — a.k.a. Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies, in 1 top list Check
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    La lanterne magique

    1903 — a.k.a. The Magic Lantern, in 1 top list Check
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    Le voyage à travers l'impossible

    1904 — a.k.a. The Voyage Across the Impossible, in 4 top lists Check
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    Annabelle Serpentine Dance

    1895, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Kiss

    1896 — a.k.a. The May Irwin Kiss, in 4 top lists Check
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    Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory

    1897, in 1 top list Check
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    Electrocuting an Elephant

    1903, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Patchwork Girl of Oz

    1914, in 1 top list Check
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    Terrible Teddy, the Grizzly King

    1901, in 1 top list Check
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    Circular Panorama of Electric Tower

    1901, in 1 top list Check
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    Pan-American Exposition by Night

    1901, in 1 top list Check
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    Life of an American Fireman

    1903, in 4 top lists Check
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    Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show

    1902, in 2 top lists Check
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    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    1903, in 1 top list Check
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    The Gay Shoe Clerk

    1903, in 1 top list Check
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    A Romance of the Rail

    1903, in 1 top list Check
  23. 23 -

    The Great Train Robbery

    1903, in 11 top lists Check
  24. 24 -

    The 'Teddy' Bears

    1907, in 1 top list Check
  25. 25 -

    The Lonely Villa

    1909, in 1 top list Check
  26. 26 -

    A Corner in Wheat

    1909, in 6 top lists Check
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    His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and...

    1911, in 1 top list Check
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    The Lonedale Operator

    1911, in 1 top list Check
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    The New York Hat

    1912, in 1 top list Check
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    The Musketeers of Pig Alley

    1912, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Battle at Elderbush Gulch

    1913 — a.k.a. The Battle of Elderbush Gulch, in 2 top lists Check
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    La fée aux choux

    1896 — a.k.a. The Cabbage Fairy, in 1 top list Check
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    A House Divided

    1913, in 1 top list Check
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    Cabiria

    1914, in 10 top lists Check
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    Fantômas - À l'ombre de la guillotine

    1913 — a.k.a. Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine, in 8 top lists Check
  36. 36 +4

    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
  37. 37 +6

    Les vampires

    1915, in 13 top lists Check
  38. 38 +3

    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    1916, in 23 top lists Check
  39. 39 +3

    The Cheat

    1915, in 5 top lists Check
  40. 40 +4

    The Immigrant

    1917 — a.k.a. A Modern Columbus, in 6 top lists Check
  41. 41 +4

    Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru

    1918 — a.k.a. The Outlaw and His Wife, in 7 top lists Check
  42. 42 +4

    Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl

    1919 — a.k.a. Broken Blossoms, in 13 top lists Check
  43. 43 +4

    Sunnyside

    1919, in 3 top lists Check
  44. 44 +4

    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 26 top lists Check
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    Körkarlen

    1921 — a.k.a. The Phantom Carriage, in 14 top lists Check
  46. 46 +4

    The Blot

    1921, in 1 top list Check
  47. 47 +4

    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
  48. 48 +4

    Po zakonu

    1926 — a.k.a. By the Law, in 8 top lists Check
  49. 49 +4

    Häxan

    1922 — a.k.a. The Witches, in 14 top lists Check
  50. 50 +4

    Foolish Wives

    1922, in 10 top lists Check