Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films

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Favorited 231 times, disliked 7 times, added to 230 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. 578 -

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
  2. 58 -

    Metropolis

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
  3. 746 -

    Blade Runner

    1982, in 30 top lists Check
  4. 636 -

    Solyaris

    1972 — a.k.a. Solaris, in 25 top lists Check
  5. 721 -

    Stalker

    1979, in 23 top lists Check
  6. 163 -

    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
  7. 408 -

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1956 — a.k.a. Sleep No More, in 18 top lists Check
  8. 517 -

    La jetée

    1962 — a.k.a. La Jetée, in 18 top lists Check
  9. 769 -

    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  10. 525 -

    Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution

    1965 — a.k.a. Alphaville, in 14 top lists Check
  11. 317 -

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    1951, in 13 top lists Check
  12. 984 +7

    Artificial Intelligence: AI

    2001, in 11 top lists Check
  13. 545 -

    The War Game

    1965, in 11 top lists Check
  14. 505 -

    The Nutty Professor

    1963, in 9 top lists Check
  15. 1126 new

    Ex Machina

    2014, in 4 top lists Check
  16. 336 -

    Monkey Business

    1952, in 4 top lists Check
  17. 48 -

    Paris qui dort

    1924 — a.k.a. At 3:25, in 4 top lists Check
  18. 581 -

    The Bed Sitting Room

    1969, in 3 top lists Check
  19. 596 -

    Fata Morgana

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  20. 761 -

    Twilight Zone: The Movie

    1983, in 3 top lists Check
  21. 162 -

    Aerograd

    1935 — a.k.a. Frontier, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 169 -

    The Devil-Doll

    1936 — a.k.a. The Witch of Timbuctoo, in 2 top lists Check
  23. 568 -

    Je t'aime, je t'aime

    1968, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 845 -

    Ji dong qi xia

    1989 — a.k.a. The Iceman Cometh, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 830 -

    King Lear

    1987, in 2 top lists Check
  26. 129 -

    The Mask of Fu Manchu

    1932, in 2 top lists Check
  27. 778 -

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    1984, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 532 -

    Vinyl

    1965, in 2 top lists Check
  29. 953 +7

    New Rose Hotel

    1998, in 1 top list Check
  30. 69 -

    Sur un air de Charleston

    1927 — a.k.a. Charleston Parade, in 1 top list Check
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Last updated on Feb 27, 2016 by joachimt; source