Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films

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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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  1. 501 -

    1963 — a.k.a. Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, in 32 top lists Check
  2. 194 -

    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 31 top lists Check
  3. 1015 +7

    King Kong

    1933 — a.k.a. The Eighth Wonder, in 27 top lists Check
  4. 248 -

    La belle et la bête

    1946 — a.k.a. Beauty and the Beast, in 24 top lists Check
  5. 50 -

    Sherlock Jr.

    1924, in 23 top lists Check
  6. 254 -

    A Matter of Life and Death

    1946 — a.k.a. Stairway to Heaven, in 21 top lists Check
  7. 630 -

    Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

    1972 — a.k.a. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, in 20 top lists Check
  8. 391 -

    Ordet

    1955 — a.k.a. The Word, in 20 top lists Check
  9. 891 -

    Groundhog Day

    1993, in 19 top lists Check
  10. 492 -

    El Ángel Exterminador

    1962 — a.k.a. The Exterminating Angel, in 17 top lists Check
  11. 308 -

    Orphée

    1950 — a.k.a. Orpheus, in 16 top lists Check
  12. 63 -

    Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage

    1926 — a.k.a. Faust, in 15 top lists Check
  13. 200 -

    Pinocchio

    1940, in 15 top lists Check
  14. 203 -

    The Thief of Bagdad

    1940, in 13 top lists Check
  15. 52 -

    The Thief of Bagdad

    1924, in 13 top lists Check
  16. 915 -

    Dead Man

    1995, in 12 top lists Check
  17. 627 -

    W.R. - Misterije organizma

    1971 — a.k.a. WR: Mysteries of the Organism, in 12 top lists Check
  18. 47 -

    Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache

    1924 — a.k.a. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge, in 11 top lists Check
  19. 46 -

    Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    1924, in 11 top lists Check
  20. 653 -

    Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies...

    1974 — a.k.a. Celine and Julie Go Boating, in 9 top lists Check
  21. 1098 new

    Loong Boonmee raleuk chat

    2010 — a.k.a. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, in 9 top lists Check
  22. 508 -

    Le procès

    1962 — a.k.a. The Trial, in 9 top lists Check
  23. 820 -

    Yeelen

    1987 — a.k.a. Brightness, in 9 top lists Check
  24. 998 +7

    Russkiy kovcheg

    2002 — a.k.a. Russian Ark, in 8 top lists Check
  25. 204 -

    All That Money Can Buy

    1941 — a.k.a. The Devil and Daniel Webster, in 6 top lists Check
  26. 28 -

    Die Puppe

    1919 — a.k.a. The Doll, in 6 top lists Check
  27. 1110 new

    Holy Motors

    2012, in 6 top lists Check
  28. 667 -

    India Song

    1975, in 6 top lists Check
  29. 477 -

    Zazie dans le métro

    1960, in 6 top lists Check
  30. 302 -

    Cinderella

    1950, in 5 top lists Check
  31. 30 -

    Der müde Tod

    1921 — a.k.a. Destiny, in 5 top lists Check
  32. 349 -

    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

    1953, in 4 top lists Check
  33. 979 +7

    Dong

    1998 — a.k.a. The Hole, in 4 top lists Check
  34. 222 -

    Heaven Can Wait

    1943, in 4 top lists Check
  35. 247 -

    The Three Caballeros

    1944, in 4 top lists Check
  36. 239 -

    La torre de los siete jorobados

    1944, in 4 top lists Check
  37. 218 -

    Les visiteurs du soir

    1942 — a.k.a. The Devil's Envoys, in 4 top lists Check
  38. 1020 +7

    I Married a Witch

    1942, in 3 top lists Check
  39. 319 -

    Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    1951, in 3 top lists Check
  40. 49 -

    Peter Pan

    1924, in 3 top lists Check
  41. 3 -

    Le tunnel sous La Manche ou Le cauchemar...

    1907 — a.k.a. Tunneling the Channel, in 3 top lists Check
  42. 805 -

    La chouette aveugle

    1987 — a.k.a. The Blind Owl, in 2 top lists Check
  43. 796 -

    Mémoire des apparences

    1987 — a.k.a. Life Is a Dream, in 2 top lists Check
  44. 1021 +7

    La nuit fantastique

    1942 — a.k.a. Fantastic Night, in 2 top lists Check
  45. 836 -

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    1988, in 1 top list Check
  46. 948 -

    Circle's Short Circuit

    1998, in 1 top list Check
  47. 871 -

    Defending Your Life

    1991, in 1 top list Check
  48. 741 -

    Het dak van de Walvis

    1982 — a.k.a. The Roof of the Whale, in 1 top list Check
  49. 800 -

    Sleepwalk

    1986, in 1 top list Check
  50. 357 -

    The Story of Three Loves

    1953 — a.k.a. Equilibrium, in 1 top list Check
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