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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. 3 -

    Le tunnel sous La Manche ou Le cauchemar...

    1907 — a.k.a. Tunneling the Channel, in 3 top lists Check
  2. 15 -

    Les vampires

    1915, in 13 top lists Check
  3. 18 -

    Judex

    1916, in 4 top lists Check
  4. 26 -

    The Last of the Mohicans

    1920, in 4 top lists Check
  5. 39 -

    The Covered Wagon

    1923, in 4 top lists Check
  6. 43 -

    L'inhumaine

    1924 — a.k.a. The Inhuman Woman, in 7 top lists Check
  7. 46 -

    Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    1924, in 11 top lists Check
  8. 47 -

    Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache

    1924 — a.k.a. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge, in 11 top lists Check
  9. 49 -

    Peter Pan

    1924, in 3 top lists Check
  10. 52 -

    The Thief of Bagdad

    1924, in 13 top lists Check
  11. 55 -

    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 27 top lists Check
  12. 70 -

    The General

    1926, in 31 top lists Check
  13. 108 -

    Tabu: A Story of the South Seas

    1931, in 10 top lists Check
  14. 129 -

    The Mask of Fu Manchu

    1932, in 1 top list Check
  15. 153 -

    The Black Cat

    1934 — a.k.a. The House of Doom, in 6 top lists Check
  16. 191 -

    Only Angels Have Wings

    1939, in 9 top lists Check
  17. 194 -

    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 32 top lists Check
  18. 203 -

    The Thief of Bagdad

    1940, in 13 top lists Check
  19. 217 -

    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 22 top lists Check
  20. 238 -

    To Have and Have Not

    1944, in 14 top lists Check
  21. 277 -

    The Pirate

    1948, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 295 -

    Samson and Delilah

    1949, in 3 top lists Check
  23. 304 -

    The Flame and the Arrow

    1950, in 1 top list Check
  24. 315 -

    Alice in Wonderland

    1951, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 323 -

    The Tall Target

    1951, in 3 top lists Check
  26. 361 -

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba

    1954, in 1 top list Check
  27. 368 -

    River of No Return

    1954, in 1 top list Check
  28. 375 -

    Le salaire de la peur

    1953 — a.k.a. The Wages of Fear, in 26 top lists Check
  29. 387 -

    Moonfleet

    1955, in 5 top lists Check
  30. 401 -

    Bhowani Junction

    1956, in 2 top lists Check
  31. 404 -

    Forbidden Planet

    1956, in 9 top lists Check
  32. 411 -

    The Searchers

    1956, in 24 top lists Check
  33. 444 -

    Wind Across the Everglades

    1958, in 1 top list Check
  34. 447 -

    North by Northwest

    1959, in 27 top lists Check
  35. 459 -

    Der Tiger von Eschnapur

    1959 — a.k.a. Tiger of Bengal, in 6 top lists Check
  36. 460 -

    Das indische Grabmal

    1959 — a.k.a. The Indian Tomb, in 5 top lists Check
  37. 470 -

    The Savage Innocents

    1960, in 2 top lists Check
  38. 472 -

    Spartacus

    1960, in 18 top lists Check
  39. 512 -

    Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol

    1964 — a.k.a. Black God, White Devil, in 9 top lists Check
  40. 546 -

    What's Up, Tiger Lily?

    1966, in 3 top lists Check
  41. 600 -

    The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

    1970, in 5 top lists Check
  42. 614 -

    Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês

    1971 — a.k.a. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman, in 4 top lists Check
  43. 625 -

    Walkabout

    1971, in 12 top lists Check
  44. 628 -

    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, in 18 top lists Check
  45. 641 -

    Mogholha

    1973 — a.k.a. The Mongols, in 4 top lists Check
  46. 666 -

    Barry Lyndon

    1975, in 22 top lists Check
  47. 811 -

    Ishtar

    1987, in 1 top list Check
  48. 836 -

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    1988, in 1 top list Check
  49. 865 -

    White Hunter Black Heart

    1990, in 1 top list Check
  50. 884 -

    Zendegi va digar hich

    1992 — a.k.a. Life, and Nothing More..., in 6 top lists Check
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Last updated on Feb 27, 2016 by joachimt; source