Royal Film Archive of Belgium's Most Important and Misappreciated American Films

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In 1977, the Royal Film Archive of Belgium sent out questionnaires to film experts from 22 countries in order to compile an extensive list of important American films. 203 people participated (116 Americans and 87 non-Americans). Each participant compiled two lists, a list of the most important films (limited to 30 titles) and a list of misappreciated films (not limited in number). The final list is sorted by number of votes (including both important and misappreciated votes).

The book lists all 2327 films that received at least 1 vote. This list includes the films that received at least 5 votes.

One of the list entries is "Songs" which includes 25 films, so I included only the first one.

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  1. 28 new

    Duck Soup

    1933, in 23 top lists Check
  2. 118 new

    Make Way for Tomorrow

    1937, in 16 top lists Check
  3. 123 new

    The Awful Truth

    1937, in 13 top lists Check
  4. 271 new

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    1935, in 6 top lists Check
  5. 302 new

    Big Business

    1929, in 5 top lists Check
  6. 344 new

    Love Affair

    1939, in 5 top lists Check
  7. 423 new

    An Affair to Remember

    1957, in 9 top lists Check
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Last updated on Aug 8, 2012; source