Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films

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Favorited 224 times, disliked 8 times, added to 222 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. 90 -

    Black and Tan

    1929, in 3 top lists Check
  2. 102 -

    Der blaue Engel

    1930 — a.k.a. The Blue Angel, in 16 top lists Check
  3. 114 -

    Dishonored

    1931, in 2 top lists Check
  4. 175 -

    Schlußakkord

    1936 — a.k.a. Final Accord, in 1 top list Check
  5. 234 -

    Jammin' the Blues

    1944, in 3 top lists Check
  6. 267 -

    Quai des Orfèvres

    1947 — a.k.a. Jenny Lamour, in 6 top lists Check
  7. 278 -

    The Red Shoes

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
  8. 285 -

    Begone Dull Care

    1949, in 5 top lists Check
  9. 333 -

    Limelight

    1952, in 11 top lists Check
  10. 349 -

    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

    1953, in 4 top lists Check
  11. 357 -

    The Story of Three Loves

    1953 — a.k.a. Equilibrium, in 1 top list Check
  12. 380 -

    The Eddy Duchin Story

    1956, in 1 top list Check
  13. 406 -

    The Girl Can't Help It

    1956, in 6 top lists Check
  14. 480 -

    Cléo de 5 à 7

    1962 — a.k.a. Cleo from 5 to 7, in 12 top lists Check
  15. 559 -

    Privilege

    1967, in 2 top lists Check
  16. 573 -

    Sayat Nova

    1969 — a.k.a. The Color of Pomegranates, in 11 top lists Check
  17. 598 -

    Performance

    1970, in 16 top lists Check
  18. 608 -

    Woodstock

    1970, in 12 top lists Check
  19. 711 -

    Devo: Mongoloid

    1978, in 1 top list Check
  20. 714 -

    All That Jazz

    1979, in 17 top lists Check
  21. 718 -

    Perceval le Gallois

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 759 -

    The Gold Diggers

    1983, in 1 top list Check
  23. 814 -

    Mammame

    1986, in 1 top list Check
  24. 821 -

    Bird

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 828 -

    Hairspray

    1988, in 4 top lists Check
  26. 883 -

    The Hours and Times

    1991, in 2 top lists Check
  27. 895 -

    Latcho Drom

    1993 — a.k.a. Safe Journey, in 1 top list Check
  28. 901 -

    Mùi du du xanh

    1993 — a.k.a. The Scent of Green Papaya, in 5 top lists Check
  29. 918 -

    A Great Day in Harlem

    1994, in 1 top list Check
  30. 922 -

    Le fils de Gascogne

    1995 — a.k.a. The Son of Gascogne, in 1 top list Check
  31. 924 -

    When It Rains

    1995, in 2 top lists Check
  32. 927 -

    Improvisation

    1950, in 1 top list Check
  33. 940 -

    Great Performances: Robert Altman's Jazz '34

    1997, in 1 top list Check
  34. 983 +7

    Yi yi

    2000 — a.k.a. Yi Yi, in 18 top lists Check
  35. 1014 +7

    Symphonie diagonale

    1924 — a.k.a. Symphonie diaganale, in 3 top lists Check
  36. 1024 +7

    Unfaithfully Yours

    1948, in 6 top lists Check
  37. 1026 +7

    Pete Kelly's Blues

    1955, in 2 top lists Check
  38. 1037 +7

    Rendez-vous à Bray

    1971 — a.k.a. Appointment in Bray, in 2 top lists Check
  39. 1044 +7

    Coffee and Cigarettes

    2003, in 1 top list Check
  40. 1069 +7

    I'm Not There.

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
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Last updated on Feb 27, 2016 by joachimt; source