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This list contains the favorite movies of movie critic Jonathan Rosenbaum who writes for the Chicago Reader. The movies span virtually every decade, and include many an obscure movie.

#1 - #1012: original list
#1013 - #1073: 2008 additions
#1074 - #1133: 2016 additions

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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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    Le tunnel sous La Manche ou Le cauchemar...

    1907 — a.k.a. Tunneling the Channel, in 3 top lists Check
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    A Corner in Wheat

    1909, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Musketeers of Pig Alley

    1912, in 6 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
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    Juve contre Fantômas

    1913 — a.k.a. Fantômas: Juve versus Fantômas, in 6 top lists Check
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    Le mort qui tue

    1913 — a.k.a. Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed, in 6 top lists Check
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    Fantômas contre Fantômas

    1914 — a.k.a. Fantômas: Fantômas versus Fantômas, in 6 top lists Check
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    Le faux magistrat

    1914 — a.k.a. Fantômas: The False Magistrate, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

    1914, in 2 top lists Check
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    Ditya bolshogo goroda

    1914 — a.k.a. Child of the Big City, in 1 top list Check
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    L'enfant de Paris

    1913, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England

    1914, in 2 top lists Check
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    Les vampires

    1915, in 13 top lists Check
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    A Burlesque on Carmen

    1915, in 1 top list Check
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    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    1916, in 23 top lists Check
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    Judex

    1916, in 4 top lists Check
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    One A.M.

    1916 — a.k.a. Solo, in 3 top lists Check
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    Tih Minh

    1918, in 6 top lists Check
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    Barrabas

    1919, in 2 top lists Check
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    Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl

    1919 — a.k.a. Broken Blossoms, in 13 top lists Check
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    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

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

    1919 — a.k.a. The Oyster Princess, in 8 top lists Check
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    True Heart Susie

    1919, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Last of the Mohicans

    1920, in 4 top lists Check
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    Prästänkan

    1920 — a.k.a. The Parson's Widow, in 4 top lists Check
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    Die Puppe

    1919 — a.k.a. The Doll, in 6 top lists Check
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    Cops

    1922, in 9 top lists Check
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    Der müde Tod

    1921 — a.k.a. Destiny, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Kid

    1921, in 14 top lists Check
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    Nanook of the North

    1922, in 16 top lists Check
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    Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler

    1922 — a.k.a. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler, in 12 top lists Check
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    Foolish Wives

    1922, in 10 top lists Check
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    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
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    Orphans of the Storm

    1921, in 7 top lists Check
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    Raskolnikow

    1923 — a.k.a. Crime and Punishment, in 2 top lists Check
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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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    The Covered Wagon

    1923, in 4 top lists Check
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    Three Ages

    1923, in 6 top lists Check
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    Ballet mécanique

    1924, in 6 top lists Check
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    Greed

    1924, in 20 top lists Check
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    L'inhumaine

    1924 — a.k.a. The Inhuman Woman, in 7 top lists Check
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    Der letzte Mann

    1924 — a.k.a. The Last Laugh, in 16 top lists Check
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    Michael

    1924 — a.k.a. Chained, in 7 top lists Check
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    Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    1924 — a.k.a. Siegfried's Death, in 11 top lists Check
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    Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache

    1924 — a.k.a. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge, in 11 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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    Peter Pan

    1924, in 3 top lists Check
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    Sherlock Jr.

    1924, in 21 top lists Check