Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films

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Favorited 232 times, disliked 7 times, added to 227 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. 278 -

    The Red Shoes

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
  2. 983 +7

    Yi yi

    2000 — a.k.a. Yi Yi, in 19 top lists Check
  3. 714 -

    All That Jazz

    1979, in 17 top lists Check
  4. 102 -

    Der blaue Engel

    1930 — a.k.a. The Blue Angel, in 17 top lists Check
  5. 480 -

    Cléo de 5 à 7

    1962 — a.k.a. Cleo from 5 to 7, in 12 top lists Check
  6. 598 -

    Performance

    1970, in 16 top lists Check
  7. 573 -

    Sayat Nova

    1969 — a.k.a. The Color of Pomegranates, in 12 top lists Check
  8. 608 -

    Woodstock

    1970, in 12 top lists Check
  9. 333 -

    Limelight

    1952, in 11 top lists Check
  10. 1069 +7

    I'm Not There.

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
  11. 267 -

    Quai des Orfèvres

    1947 — a.k.a. Jenny Lamour, in 6 top lists Check
  12. 1024 +7

    Unfaithfully Yours

    1948, in 5 top lists Check
  13. 1044 +7

    Coffee and Cigarettes

    2003, in 1 top list Check
  14. 285 -

    Begone Dull Care

    1949, in 5 top lists Check
  15. 901 -

    Mùi du du xanh

    1993 — a.k.a. The Scent of Green Papaya, in 5 top lists Check
  16. 718 -

    Perceval le Gallois

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
  17. 406 -

    The Girl Can't Help It

    1956, in 6 top lists Check
  18. 828 -

    Hairspray

    1988, in 4 top lists Check
  19. 821 -

    Bird

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
  20. 349 -

    The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

    1953, in 4 top lists Check
  21. 114 -

    Dishonored

    1931, in 3 top lists Check
  22. 1014 +7

    Symphonie diagonale

    1924 — a.k.a. Symphonie diaganale, in 3 top lists Check
  23. 234 -

    Jammin' the Blues

    1944, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 559 -

    Privilege

    1967, in 2 top lists Check
  25. 1026 +7

    Pete Kelly's Blues

    1955, in 1 top list Check
  26. 895 -

    Latcho Drom

    1993 — a.k.a. Safe Journey, in 1 top list Check
  27. 1037 +7

    Rendez-vous à Bray

    1971 — a.k.a. Appointment in Bray, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 380 -

    The Eddy Duchin Story

    1956, in 1 top list Check
  29. 357 -

    The Story of Three Loves

    1953 — a.k.a. Equilibrium, in 1 top list Check
  30. 711 -

    Devo: Mongoloid

    1978, in 1 top list Check
  31. 883 -

    The Hours and Times

    1991, in 2 top lists Check
  32. 90 -

    Black and Tan

    1929, in 3 top lists Check
  33. 924 -

    When It Rains

    1995, in 2 top lists Check
  34. 918 -

    A Great Day in Harlem

    1994, in 1 top list Check
  35. 814 -

    Mammame

    1986, in 1 top list Check
  36. 759 -

    The Gold Diggers

    1983, in 1 top list Check
  37. 927 -

    Improvisation

    1950, in 1 top list Check
  38. 175 -

    Schlußakkord

    1936 — a.k.a. Final Accord, in 1 top list Check
  39. 922 -

    Le fils de Gascogne

    1995 — a.k.a. The Son of Gascogne, in 1 top list Check
  40. 940 -

    Great Performances: Robert Altman's Jazz '34

    1997, in 1 top list Check
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Last updated on Feb 27, 2016 by joachimt; source