The Telegraph 500 Must-See Films

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The Telegraph newspaper (UK) published this list over 2nd and 3rd March 2013. It is framed as a mix of individual top lists and genre specific top lists. Due to a mistake, Out of the Past appeared twice within the same subcategory meaning there are only 499 films.

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  1. 1 -

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927, in 32 top lists Check
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    Trouble in Paradise

    1932, in 15 top lists Check
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    Zangiku monogatari

    1939 — a.k.a. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    1943, in 17 top lists Check
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    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 35 top lists Check
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    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 33 top lists Check
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    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    1953, in 10 top lists Check
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    Ugetsu monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Ugetsu, in 23 top lists Check
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    Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

    1953 — a.k.a. Mr. Hulot's Holiday, in 21 top lists Check
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    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
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    The Apartment

    1960, in 26 top lists Check
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    Seppuku

    1962 — a.k.a. Harakiri, in 13 top lists Check
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    Persona

    1966, in 25 top lists Check
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    Playtime

    1967, in 19 top lists Check
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    Back to the Future

    1985, in 23 top lists Check
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    Aliens

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
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    Tonari no Totoro

    1988 — a.k.a. My Neighbor Totoro, in 19 top lists Check
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    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 25 top lists Check
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    Sud pralad

    2004 — a.k.a. Tropical Malady, in 9 top lists Check
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    There Will Be Blood

    2007, in 19 top lists Check
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    Top Hat

    1935, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
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    Meet Me in St. Louis

    1944, in 15 top lists Check
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    Easter Parade

    1948, in 1 top list Check
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    An American in Paris

    1951, in 17 top lists Check
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    Calamity Jane

    1953, in 3 top lists Check
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    West Side Story

    1961, in 21 top lists Check
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    A Hard Day's Night

    1964, in 18 top lists Check
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    Les parapluies de Cherbourg

    1964 — a.k.a. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, in 16 top lists Check
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    Grease

    1978, in 10 top lists Check
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    Oklahoma!

    1955, in 5 top lists Check
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    Carousel

    1956, in 1 top list Check
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    The King and I

    1956, in 5 top lists Check
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    My Fair Lady

    1964, in 17 top lists Check
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    South Pacific

    1958, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Sound of Music

    1965, in 21 top lists Check
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    Cabaret

    1972, in 22 top lists Check
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    Tommy

    1975, in 1 top list Check
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    The Blues Brothers

    1980, in 9 top lists Check
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    Moulin Rouge!

    2001, in 15 top lists Check
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    Chicago

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
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    Duck Soup

    1933, in 23 top lists Check
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    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 27 top lists Check
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    Bringing Up Baby

    1938, in 21 top lists Check
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    Kind Hearts and Coronets

    1949, in 19 top lists Check
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 33 top lists Check
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    Life of Brian

    1979, in 19 top lists Check
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    This Is Spinal Tap

    1984, in 20 top lists Check
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    Groundhog Day

    1993, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Big Lebowski

    1998, in 24 top lists Check