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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. 4 -

    A Corner in Wheat

    1909, in 6 top lists Check
  2. 5 -

    The Musketeers of Pig Alley

    1912, in 6 top lists Check
  3. 6 -

    Fantômas - À l'ombre de la guillotine

    1913 — a.k.a. Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine, in 8 top lists Check
  4. 7 -

    Juve contre Fantômas

    1913 — a.k.a. Fantômas: Juve versus Fantômas, in 6 top lists Check
  5. 8 -

    Le mort qui tue

    1913 — a.k.a. Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed, in 6 top lists Check
  6. 9 -

    Fantômas contre Fantômas

    1914 — a.k.a. Fantômas: Fantômas versus Fantômas, in 5 top lists Check
  7. 10 -

    Le faux magistrat

    1914 — a.k.a. Fantômas: The False Magistrate, in 6 top lists Check
  8. 11 -

    The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

    1914, in 2 top lists Check
  9. 12 -

    Ditya bolshogo goroda

    1914 — a.k.a. Child of the Big City, in 1 top list Check
  10. 13 -

    L'enfant de Paris

    1913, in 3 top lists Check
  11. 14 -

    The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England

    1914, in 2 top lists Check
  12. 17 -

    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    1916, in 23 top lists Check
  13. 22 -

    Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl

    1919 — a.k.a. Broken Blossoms, in 13 top lists Check
  14. 25 -

    True Heart Susie

    1919, in 7 top lists Check
  15. 26 -

    The Last of the Mohicans

    1920, in 4 top lists Check
  16. 27 -

    Prästänkan

    1920 — a.k.a. The Parson's Widow, in 4 top lists Check
  17. 31 -

    The Kid

    1921, in 14 top lists Check
  18. 34 -

    Foolish Wives

    1922, in 10 top lists Check
  19. 36 -

    Orphans of the Storm

    1921, in 7 top lists Check
  20. 37 -

    Raskolnikow

    1923 — a.k.a. Crime and Punishment, in 2 top lists Check
  21. 38 -

    La souriante Madame Beudet

    1923 — a.k.a. The Smiling Madame Beudet, in 3 top lists Check
  22. 42 -

    Greed

    1924, in 20 top lists Check
  23. 43 -

    L'inhumaine

    1924 — a.k.a. The Inhuman Woman, in 7 top lists Check
  24. 44 -

    Der letzte Mann

    1924 — a.k.a. The Last Laugh, in 16 top lists Check
  25. 45 -

    Michael

    1924 — a.k.a. Chained, in 7 top lists Check
  26. 46 -

    Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    1924, in 11 top lists Check
  27. 47 -

    Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache

    1924 — a.k.a. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge, in 11 top lists Check
  28. 51 -

    Stachka

    1925 — a.k.a. Strike, in 13 top lists Check
  29. 53 -

    The Big Parade

    1925, in 14 top lists Check
  30. 55 -

    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 28 top lists Check
  31. 56 -

    Du skal ære din hustru

    1925 — a.k.a. Master of the House, in 5 top lists Check
  32. 57 -

    The Merry Widow

    1925, in 5 top lists Check
  33. 58 -

    Metropolis

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
  34. 61 -

    Herr Tartüff

    1925 — a.k.a. Tartuffe, in 4 top lists Check
  35. 62 -

    Po zakonu

    1926 — a.k.a. By the Law, in 8 top lists Check
  36. 63 -

    Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage

    1926 — a.k.a. Faust, in 15 top lists Check
  37. 66 -

    Mat

    1926 — a.k.a. Mother, in 7 top lists Check
  38. 67 -

    Kurutta ippêji

    1926 — a.k.a. A Page of Madness, in 10 top lists Check
  39. 71 -

    La glace à trois faces

    1927 — a.k.a. The Three-Sided Mirror, in 3 top lists Check
  40. 73 -

    Oktyabr

    1928 — a.k.a. October (Ten Days that Shook the World), in 13 top lists Check
  41. 74 -

    The Ring

    1927, in 1 top list Check
  42. 75 -

    7th Heaven

    1927, in 10 top lists Check
  43. 76 -

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
  44. 77 -

    L'argent

    1928, in 7 top lists Check
  45. 81 -

    The Crowd

    1928, in 18 top lists Check
  46. 82 -

    The Docks of New York

    1928, in 10 top lists Check
  47. 84 -

    La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

    1928 — a.k.a. The Passion of Joan of Arc, in 27 top lists Check
  48. 85 -

    La petite marchande d'allumettes

    1928 — a.k.a. The Little Match Girl, in 2 top lists Check
  49. 86 -

    Queen Kelly

    1929, in 8 top lists Check
  50. 89 -

    Arsenal

    1929 — a.k.a. January Uprising in Kiev in 1918, in 7 top lists Check