Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films

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Favorited 233 times, disliked 8 times, added to 234 watchlists.

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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  1. 808 -

    Full Metal Jacket

    1987, in 17 top lists Check
  2. 715 -

    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 36 top lists Check
  3. 424 -

    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  4. 984 +7

    Artificial Intelligence: AI

    2001, in 11 top lists Check
  5. 206 -

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
  6. 686 -

    Annie Hall

    1977, in 31 top lists Check
  7. 988 +7

    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 25 top lists Check
  8. 572 -

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 22 top lists Check
  9. 960 +7

    Eyes Wide Shut

    1999, in 11 top lists Check
  10. 171 -

    Modern Times

    1936, in 29 top lists Check
  11. 58 -

    Metropolis

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
  12. 968 +7

    Rushmore

    1998, in 10 top lists Check
  13. 198 -

    The Great Dictator

    1940, in 26 top lists Check
  14. 312 -

    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 32 top lists Check
  15. 913 -

    Before Sunrise

    1995, in 12 top lists Check
  16. 209 -

    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 25 top lists Check
  17. 549 -

    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967, in 28 top lists Check
  18. 1056 +7

    A History of Violence

    2005, in 10 top lists Check
  19. 955 +7

    The Thin Red Line

    1998, in 13 top lists Check
  20. 1048 +7

    Before Sunset

    2004, in 14 top lists Check
  21. 472 -

    Spartacus

    1960, in 18 top lists Check
  22. 322 -

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    1951, in 15 top lists Check
  23. 113 -

    City Lights

    1931, in 31 top lists Check
  24. 270 -

    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 35 top lists Check
  25. 116 -

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  26. 232 -

    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 32 top lists Check
  27. 501 -

    1963, in 31 top lists Check
  28. 1126 new

    Ex Machina

    2014, in 4 top lists Check
  29. 421 -

    Paths of Glory

    1957, in 25 top lists Check
  30. 393 -

    Rebel Without a Cause

    1955, in 16 top lists Check
  31. 279 -

    Rope

    1948, in 10 top lists Check
  32. 317 -

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    1951, in 13 top lists Check
  33. 666 -

    Barry Lyndon

    1975, in 22 top lists Check
  34. 300 -

    All About Eve

    1950, in 24 top lists Check
  35. 31 -

    The Kid

    1921, in 14 top lists Check
  36. 842 -

    Do the Right Thing

    1989, in 20 top lists Check
  37. 201 -

    Rebecca

    1940, in 21 top lists Check
  38. 1008 +7

    Elephant

    2003, in 10 top lists Check
  39. 448 -

    Les quatre cents coups

    1959 — a.k.a. The 400 Blows, in 25 top lists Check
  40. 1005 +7

    Y tu mamá también

    2001 — a.k.a. Y Tu Mamá También, in 13 top lists Check
  41. 55 -

    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 28 top lists Check
  42. 453 -

    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 28 top lists Check
  43. 197 -

    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 21 top lists Check
  44. 256 -

    Notorious

    1946, in 22 top lists Check
  45. 1004 +7

    25th Hour

    2002, in 5 top lists Check
  46. 655 -

    The Conversation

    1974, in 21 top lists Check
  47. 813 -

    The Last Emperor

    1987, in 12 top lists Check
  48. 389 -

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 30 top lists Check
  49. 542 -

    Persona

    1966, in 25 top lists Check
  50. 980 +7

    Faa yeung nin wa

    2000 — a.k.a. In the Mood for Love, in 27 top lists Check