Village Voice Critics' Poll: 100 Best Films of the 20th Century

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100 Best Films of 20th Century: The reknowned Village Voice newspaper held its "First Annual Film Critics' Poll" at the conclusion of the 20th century.

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    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 37 top lists Check
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    La règle du jeu

    1939 — a.k.a. The Rules of the Game, in 24 top lists Check
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    Vertigo

    1958, in 41 top lists Check
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    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
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    Chelovek s kino-apparatom

    1929 — a.k.a. Man with a Movie Camera, in 21 top lists Check
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    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927, in 34 top lists Check
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    L'Atalante

    1934 — a.k.a. Le chaland qui passe, in 21 top lists Check
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    La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

    1928 — a.k.a. The Passion of Joan of Arc, in 27 top lists Check
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    Au hasard Balthazar

    1966 — a.k.a. Au Hasard Balthazar, in 16 top lists Check
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    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 33 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 41 top lists Check
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    The Godfather

    1972, in 38 top lists Check
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    Pather Panchali

    1955 — a.k.a. Song of the Little Road, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 32 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 28 top lists Check
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    Ordet

    1955 — a.k.a. The Word, in 21 top lists Check
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    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    1916, in 23 top lists Check
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    Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080...

    1975 — a.k.a. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels, in 9 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    Chinatown

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
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    M

    1931, in 34 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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    Madame de...

    1953 — a.k.a. The Earrings of Madame de..., in 12 top lists Check
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    The Magnificent Ambersons

    1942, in 12 top lists Check
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    Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent...

    1956 — a.k.a. A Man Escaped, in 18 top lists Check
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    Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl

    1919 — a.k.a. Broken Blossoms, in 13 top lists Check
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    Greed

    1924, in 20 top lists Check
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    Ugetsu monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Ugetsu, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Third Man

    1949, in 32 top lists Check
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    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 27 top lists Check
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    The General

    1926, in 32 top lists Check
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    Det sjunde inseglet

    1957 — a.k.a. The Seventh Seal, in 24 top lists Check
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    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 32 top lists Check
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    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 28 top lists Check
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    Tôkyô monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Tokyo Story, in 26 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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    City Lights

    1931, in 31 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933 — a.k.a. The Eighth Wonder, in 27 top lists Check
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    Metropolis

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
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    Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux

    1962 — a.k.a. My Life to Live, in 13 top lists Check
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    Sherlock Jr.

    1924, in 23 top lists Check
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    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, in 19 top lists Check
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    Duck Soup

    1933, in 23 top lists Check
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    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 32 top lists Check
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    Barry Lyndon

    1975, in 22 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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    Steamboat Bill, Jr.

    1928, in 13 top lists Check
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    Le mépris

    1963 — a.k.a. Contempt, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 28 top lists Check
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