The Most Influental Films Ever Made

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These were listed by Total Film magazine as the most influential movies ever made in their May 2009 Issue. It covers a broad range of landmark movies from every decade and from every genre.

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    La sortie de l'usine Lumière à Lyon

    1895 — a.k.a. Leaving the Factory, in 10 top lists Check
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    L'assassinat du duc de Guise

    1908 — a.k.a. The Assassination of the Duke de Guise, in 1 top list Check
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    Gertie the Dinosaur

    1914, in 6 top lists Check
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    Cabiria

    1914, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
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    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 30 top lists Check
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    Nanook of the North

    1922, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Thief of Bagdad

    1924, in 14 top lists Check
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    Der letzte Mann

    1924 — a.k.a. The Last Laugh, in 17 top lists Check
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    Bronenosets Potyomkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 27 top lists Check
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    Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed

    1926 — a.k.a. The Adventures of Prince Achmed, in 13 top lists Check
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    Metropolis

    1927, in 36 top lists Check
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    The Jazz Singer

    1927, in 6 top lists Check
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    Un chien andalou

    1929 — a.k.a. An Andalusian Dog, in 25 top lists Check
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    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930, in 19 top lists Check
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    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 29 top lists Check
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    Becky Sharp

    1935, in 1 top list Check
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    Le roman d'un tricheur

    1936 — a.k.a. The Story of a Cheat, in 7 top lists Check
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1937, in 25 top lists Check
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    Stagecoach

    1939, in 21 top lists Check
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    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 39 top lists Check
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    Meet Me in St. Louis

    1944, in 15 top lists Check
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    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 34 top lists Check
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    A Streetcar Named Desire

    1951, in 15 top lists Check
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    Bwana Devil

    1952, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Robe

    1953, in 4 top lists Check
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    Blackboard Jungle

    1955, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Man with the Golden Arm

    1955, in 8 top lists Check
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    Room at the Top

    1958, in 9 top lists Check
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    Shadows

    1958, in 12 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 39 top lists Check
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    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 29 top lists Check
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    Victim

    1961, in 7 top lists Check
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    Blood Feast

    1963, in 4 top lists Check
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    La battaglia di Algeri

    1966 — a.k.a. The Battle of Algiers, in 29 top lists Check
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    The Graduate

    1967, in 29 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 45 top lists Check
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    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 20 top lists Check
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    Easy Rider

    1969, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Wild Bunch

    1969, in 25 top lists Check
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    Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

    1971, in 12 top lists Check
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    Deep Throat

    1972, in 3 top lists Check
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    Pink Flamingos

    1972, in 13 top lists Check
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    Enter the Dragon

    1973, in 14 top lists Check
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    Mean Streets

    1973, in 22 top lists Check
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    Blazing Saddles

    1974, in 14 top lists Check
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    Jaws

    1975, in 29 top lists Check
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    Nashville

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
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    Carrie

    1976, in 11 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977, in 40 top lists Check
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