Taschen 100 All-time favorite movies

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This list contains the 100 finest examples of 20th century filmmaking, according to Taschen. From horror to romance, noir to slapstick, adventure to tragedy, epic to musical, western to new wave, all genres are represented in this wide-ranging compendium.

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    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
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    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Ten Commandments

    1923, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 27 top lists Check
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    Bronenosets Potemkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 27 top lists Check
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    The General

    1926, in 29 top lists Check
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    Metropolis

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
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    Der blaue Engel

    1930 — a.k.a. The Blue Angel, in 16 top lists Check
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    Sous les toits de Paris

    1930 — a.k.a. Under the Roofs of Paris, in 4 top lists Check
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    M

    1931, in 34 top lists Check
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    Duck Soup

    1933, in 22 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933 — a.k.a. The Eighth Wonder, in 28 top lists Check
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    Modern Times

    1936, in 29 top lists Check
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    La grande illusion

    1937 — a.k.a. The Grand Illusion, in 27 top lists Check
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    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 31 top lists Check
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    Fantasia

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
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    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 37 top lists Check
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    To Be or Not to Be

    1942, in 18 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 35 top lists Check
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    The Big Sleep

    1946, in 18 top lists Check
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    La belle et la bête

    1946 — a.k.a. Beauty and the Beast, in 23 top lists Check
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    Notorious

    1946, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 25 top lists Check
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    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 34 top lists Check
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    The Third Man

    1949, in 33 top lists Check
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    All About Eve

    1950, in 23 top lists Check
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    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 32 top lists Check
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    Los olvidados

    1950 — a.k.a. The Young and the Damned, in 23 top lists Check
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    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 33 top lists Check
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    A Streetcar Named Desire

    1951, in 15 top lists Check
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    The African Queen

    1951, in 9 top lists Check
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    High Noon

    1952, in 18 top lists Check
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    Fanfan la Tulipe

    1952 — a.k.a. Fan-Fan the Tulip, in 2 top lists Check
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    Le salaire de la peur

    1953 — a.k.a. The Wages of Fear, in 26 top lists Check
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    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 31 top lists Check
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    La strada

    1954 — a.k.a. La Strada, in 19 top lists Check
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    Rebel Without a Cause

    1955, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 28 top lists Check
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    Giant

    1956, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Searchers

    1956, in 24 top lists Check
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    Smultronstället

    1957 — a.k.a. Wild Strawberries, in 20 top lists Check
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    Ascenseur pour l'échafaud

    1958 — a.k.a. Elevator to the Gallows, in 8 top lists Check
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    Vertigo

    1958, in 41 top lists Check
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    Les quatre cents coups

    1959 — a.k.a. The 400 Blows, in 26 top lists Check
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    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 29 top lists Check
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    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
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    La dolce vita

    1960 — a.k.a. La Dolce Vita, in 21 top lists Check
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    L'avventura

    1960 — a.k.a. L'Avventura, in 21 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    1961, in 8 top lists Check
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Last updated on Jun 5, 2009; source