The Facts: 1940-1979

1940:
1 . The Great Dictator (Chaplin)
2 . The Shop Around the Corner (Lubitsch)
3 . The Thief of Bagdad (Powell/Berger et al)
4 . Pinocchio (Disney)
5 . The Grapes of Wrath (Ford)
6 . Stranger on the Third Floor (Ingster)
7 . His Girl Friday (Hawkes)

1941:
1 . How Green Was My Valley (Ford)
2 . Tobacco Road (Ford)
3 . Swamp Water (Renoir)
4 . Citizen Kane (Welles)
5 . Sullivan’s Travels (Sturges)
6 . The Lady Eve (Sturges)
7 . The Wolf Man (Waggner)
8 . That Uncertain Feeling (Lubitsch)

1942:
1 . Cat People (Tourneur)
2 . To Be or Not to Be (Lubitsch)
3 . Bambi (Disney)
4 . Kings Row (Wood)
5 . Casablanca (Curtiz)

1943:
1 . The Leopard Man (Tourneur)
2 . The Seventh Victim (Robson)
3 . Day of Wrath (Dreyer)
4 . I Walked with a Zombie (Tourneur)
5 . Ossessione (Visconti)

1944:
1 . None Shall Escape (De Toth)
2 . Dark Waters (De Toth)
3 . Arsenic and Old Lace (Capra)
4 . Experiment Perilous (Tourneur)
5 . The Curse of the Cat People (Fritsch/Wise)
6 . Laura (Preminger)
7 . Bluebeard (Ulmer)

1945:
1 . Detour (Ulmer)
2 . Brief Encounter (Lean)
3 . Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (Bresson)
4 . Strange Illusion (Ulmer)
5 . The Lost Weekend (Wilder)
6 . The Body Snatcher (Wise)
7 . Isle of the Dead (Robson)

1946:
1 . Cluny Brown (Lubitsch)
2 . My Darling Clementine (Ford)
3 . Canyon Passage (Tourneur)
4 . Notorious (Hitchcock)
5 . Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau)
6 . Bedlam (Robson)
7 . A Matter of Life and Death (Powell/Pressburger)
8 . A Night in Casablanca (Mayo)
9 . The Strange Woman (Ulmer)

1947:
1 . Monsieur Verdoux (Chaplin)
2 . The Other Love (De Toth)
3 . Black Narcissus (Powell/Pressburger)
4 . A Double Life (Cukor)
5 . Out of the Past (Tourneur)

1948:
1 . Force of Evil (Polonsky)
2 . Pitfall (De Toth)
3 . The Bicycle Thief (De Sica)
4 . Yellow Sky (Wellman)
5 . Portrait of Jennie (Dieterle)
6 . Rope (Hitchcock)
7 . The Red Shoes (Powell/Pressburger)
8 . Letter from an Unknown Woman (Ophüls)
9 . L’amore (Rossellini)

1949:
1 . I Shot Jesse James (Fuller)
2 . Le Silence de la Mer (Melville)
3 . White Heat (Walsh)
4 . The Third Man (Reed)

1950:
1. Harvey (Koster)
2. All About Eve (Mankiewicz)
3. In a Lonely Place (Ray)
4. The Flowers of St. Francis (Rossellini)
5. Sunset Blvd. (Wilder)
6. The Baron of Arizona (Fuller)
7. The Flame and the Arrow (Tourneur)

1951:
1. The Steel Helmet (Fuller)
2. Early Summer (Ozu)
3. A Streetcar Named Desire (Kazan)
4. Anne of the Indies (Tourneur)
5. The African Queen (Huston)
6. Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson)
7. Alice in Wonderland (Disney)
8. The Day the Earth Stood Still (Wise)
9. The Thing from Another World (Nyby/Hawks)

1952:
1. Umberto D. (De Sica)
2. Ikiru (Kurosawa)
3. Singin’ in the (Rain Donen/Kelly)
4. Park Row (Fuller)

1953:
1. Pickup on South Street (Fuller)
2. Tokyo Story (Ozu)
3. Roman Holiday (Wyler)
4. Little Fugitive (Engel/Ashley/Orkin)
5. Last of the Comanches (De Toth)
6. I Confess (Hitchcock)

1954:
1. Carmen Jones (Preminger)
2. Johnny Guitar (Ray)
3. Susan Slept Here (Tashlin)
4. Crime Wave (De Toth)
5. Rear Window (Hitchcock)
6. Them! (Douglas)
7. Senso (Visconti)
8. La strada (Fellini)
9. Animal Farm (Batchelor/Halas)
10. Abismos de pasión (Buñuel)

HM: Hell and High Water (Fuller)

1955:
1. Ordet (Dreyer)
2. Artists and Models (Tashlin)
3. House of Bamboo (Fuller)
4. Les Diaboliques (Clouzot)
5. Rebel Without a Cause (Ray)
6. A Generation (Wajda)
7. Wichita (Tourneur)
8. Le amiche (Antonioni)
9. Pather Panchali (Ray)
10. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger)

1956:
1. The Killing (Kubrick)
2. Aparajito (Ray)
3. The Red Balloon (Lamorisse)
4. A Man Escaped (Bresson)
5. The Girl Can’t Help It (Tashlin)
6. Hollywood or Bust (Tashlin)
7. Fool’s Mate (Rivette)
8. Bigger Than Life (Ray)

1957:
1. Sweet Smell of Success (Mackendrick)
2. Kanal (Wajda)
3. The Singing Ringing Tree (Stefani)
4. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Tashlin)
5. Time Without Pity (Losey)
6. The Seventh Seal (Bergman)
7. Paths of Glory (Kubrick)
8. Wild Strawberries (Bergman)
9. Night of the Demon (Tourneur)
10. Man on the Tracks (Munk)

1958:
1. The Music Room (Ray)
2. Ashes and Diamonds (Wajda)
3. Vertigo (Hitchcock)
4. Farewells (Has)
5. Anticipation of the Night (Brakhage)
6. Party Girl (Ray)
7. The Noose (Has)
8. Terror in a Texas Town (Lewis)
9. Touch of Evil (Welles)
10. The Defiant Ones (Kramer)

1959:
1. Day of the Outlaw (De Toth)
2. The Crimson Kimono (Fuller)
3. A Bucket of Blood (Corman)
4. Night Train (Kawalerowicz)
5. Shadows (Cassavetes)
6. The Tingler (Castle)
7. The World of Apu (Ray)
8. Hiroshima Mon Amoir (Resnais)
9. Pickpocket (Bresson)
10. Suddenly, Last Summer (Mankiewicz)

HM: Le signe du lion (Rohmer), Last Day of Summer (Konwicki), Eroica (Munk)

1960:
1 . Bad Luck (Munk)
2 . Devi (Ray)
3 . Innocent Sorcerers (Wajda)
4 . Psycho (Hitchcock)
5 . La Dolce Vita (Fellini)
6 . Paris Belongs To Us (Rivette)
7 . Knights of the Black Cross (Ford)
8 . Rocco and his Brothers (Visconti)
9 . Nobody’s Calling (Kutz)
10 . Breathless (Godard)

HM: The Criminal (Losey), One Room Tenants (Has), The Apartment (Wilder), L’avventura (Antonioni), The Little Shop of Horrors (Corman), Eyes Without a Face (Franju), Peeping Tom (Powell).

1961:
1 . Underworld U.S.A. (Fuller)
2 . Il posto (Olmi)
3 . Steamroller and the Violin (Tarkovsky)
4 . Victim (Dearden)
5 . La notte (Antonioni)
6 . Mother Joan of the Angels (Kawalerowicz)
7 . The Ladies Man (Lewis)
8 . Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Edwards)
9 . 101 Dalmatians (Disney)
10 . The Innocents (Clayton)

HM: Too Late Blues (Cassavetes), Something Wild (Garfein)

1962:
1 . Sundays and Cybele (Bourguignon)
2 . Vivre Sa Vie (Godard)
3 . Knife in the Water (Polanski)
4 . The Exterminating Angel (Buñuel)
5 . Winter Light (Bergman)
6 . Adieu Philippine (Rozier)
7 . The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Ford)
8 . Harakiri (Kobayashi)
9 . Ivan’s Childhood (Tarkovsky)
10 . To Kill a Mockingbird (Mulligan)

HM: Lawrence of Arabia (Lean), La jetée (Marker), La Commare Secca (Bertolucci), Cleo from 5 to 7 (Varda), Eve (Losey), Kanchenjungha (Ray), David and Lisa (Perry).

1963:
1 . Shock Corridor (Fuller)
2 . The Fire Within (Malle)
3 . The Leopard (Visconti)
4 . The Servant (Losey)
5 . Suzanne’s Career (Rohmer)
6 . Charade (Donen)
7 . Mahanagar (Ray)
8 . Contempt (Godard)
9 . Acto de Primavera (de Oliveira)
10 . The Sadist (Landis)

HM: (Fellini), The Birds (Hitchcock), Raven’s End (Widerberg), These Are The Damned (Losey).

1964:
1 . Gertrud (Dreyer)
2 . Charulata (Ray)
3 . Woman in the Dunes (Teshigahara)
4 . Identification Marks: None (Skolimowski)
5 . The Naked Kiss (Fuller)
6 . Dog Star Man (Brakhage)
7 . Black Pete (Forman)
8 . The Pumpkin Eater (Clayton)
9 . The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (Demy)
10 . Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Haskin)

HM: The Red Desert (Antonioni), Kitten with a Whip (Heyes), A Fistful of Dollars (Leone), The Disorderly Orderly (Tashlin), Diamonds of the Night (Němec), The Patsy (Lewis).

1965:
1 . The Saragossa Manuscript (Has)
2 . The Shop on Main Street (Kadár/Klos)
3 . Kapurush (Ray)
4 . Loves of a Blonde (Forman)
5 . Walkover (Skolimowski)
6 . Ride in the Whirlwind (Hellman)
7 . Salto (Konwicki)
8 . A Charlie Brown Christmas (Melendez)
9 . Repulsion (Polanski)
10 . The Collector (Wyler)

HM: Doctor Zhivago (Lean)

1966:
1 . Barrier (Skolimowski)
2 . Blowup (Antonioni)
3 . Au hasard Balthazar (Bresson)
4 . La Religieuse (Rivette)
5 . Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Nichols)
6 . Made in U.S.A (Godard)
7 . It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Melendez)
8 . A Man and a Woman (Lelouch)
9 . Closely Observed Trains (Menzel)
10 . The Face of Another (Teshigahara)

HM: Seconds (Frankenheimer), The Bible: In the Beginning… (Huston), Le père Noël a les yeux bleus (Eustache), Hunger (Carlsen), Nayak (Ray), Modesty Blaise (Losey), Dáisies (Chytilová), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone), Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky), The Party and the Guests (Nemec), The Wild Angels (Corman)

1967:
1 . The Shooting (Hellman)
2 . Pavoncello (Zulawski)
3 . Le départ (Skolimowski)
4 . Elvira Madigan (Widerberg)
5 . The Graduate (Nichols)
6 . Titicut Follies (Wiseman)
7 . David Holzman’s Diary (McBride)
8 . Week-End (Godard)
9 . The Fearless Vampire Killers (Polanski)
10 . Marketa Lazarová (Vlácil)

HM: The Red and the White (Jancsó), Accident (Losey), Mouchette (Bresson), The Trip (Corman), La collectionneuse (Rohmer), Le samouraï (Melville), Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Godard), War and Peace (Bondarchuk).

1968:
1 . Faces (Cassavetes)
2 . 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
3 . Rosemary’s Baby (Polanski)
4 . Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone)
5 . Signs of Life (Herzog)
6 . Spider Baby (Hill)
7 . Valley of the Bees (Vlácil)
8 . The Swimmer (Perry)
9 . The Movie Orgy (Dante)
10 . Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (Greaves)

HM: Farewell to Summer Light (Yoshida), Sympathy for the Devil (Godard), High School (Wiseman), L’enfance nue (Pialat), Salesman (Maysles), Goto, Island of Love (Borowczyk), Matthew’s Days (Leszczynski), Secret Ceremony (Losey), Zaliczenie (Zanussi).

1969:
1 . L’amour fou (Rivette)
2 . My Night with Maude (Rohmer)
3 . Dillinger is Dead (Ferreri)
4 . Go, Go, Second-Time Virgin (Wakamatsu)
5 . The Beast Must Die (Chabrol)
6 . The Structure of Crystal (Zanussi)
7 . Une Femme Douce (Bresson)
8 . Birds, Orphans and Fools (Jakubisko)
9 . Play Dirty (De Toth)
10 . Law and Order (Wiseman)/span>

HM: Easy Rider (Hopper), A Boy Named Charlie Brown (Melendez), Celebration in the Botanical Garden (Havetta), The Seed of Man (Ferreri)

1970:
1 . Deep End (Skolimowski)
2 . Husbands (Cassavetes)
3 . Figures in a Landscape (Losey)
4 . Umut (Gören/Güney)
5 . Claire’s Knee (Rohmer)
6 . Hospital (Wiseman)
7 . Crime and Punishment (Kulidzhanov)
8 . The Ear (Kachyna)
9 . Hi, Mom (De Palma)
10 . Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Jireš)

HM: La vampire nue (Rollin), Zabriskie Point (Antonioni), Wuthering Heights (Fuest), Brewster McCloud (Altman), Catch-22 (Nichols), Days and Nights in the Forest (Ray), Even Dwarfs Started Small (Herzog), The Adventures of Gerard (Skolimowski), Family Life (Zanussi), Which Way to the Front? (Lewis), The Go-Between (Losey), The Lickerish Quartet (Metzger).

1971:
1 . Third Part of the Night (Zulawski)
2 . Two-Lane Blacktop (Hellman)
3 . Wake in Fright (Kotchef)
4 . The Last Picture Show (Bogdanovich)
5 . Death in Venice (Visconti)
6 . McCabe and Mrs Miller (Altman)
7 . Harold and Maude (Ashby)
8 . A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
9 . A New Leaf (May)
10 . The Devils (Russell)
11 . The Hired Hand (Fonda),
12 . Out 1 (Rivette)
13 . Maskarada (Hladnik)
14 . Walkabout (Roeg)
15 . Taking Off (Forman)

HM: The Adversary (Ray), The Telephone Book (Lyon), Szindbád (Huszárik), The Last Movie (Hopper), Fata Morgana (Herzog), Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (Fulci), Land of Silence and Darkness (Herzog), Blanche (Borowczyk).

1972:
1 . Cries and Whispers (Bergman)
2 . Last Tango in Paris (Bertolucci)
3 . Chloe in the Afternoon (Rohmer)
4 . The Devil (Zulawski)
5 . The Godfather (Coppola)
6 . Images (Altman)
7 . Aquirre, Wrath of God (Herzog)
8 . Dyn Amo (Dwoskin)
9 . King, Queen, Knave (Skolimowski)
10 . Fat City (Huston)
11 . We Won’t Grow Old Together (Pialat)
12 . The Heartbreak Kid (May)

HM: Bleak Moments (Mike Leigh), Snoopy Come Home (Melendez), Get to Know Your Rabbit (De Palma), Solaris (Tarkovsky), Bad Company (Benton), Hôtel Monterey (Akerman).

1973:
1 . Papillon (Schaffner)
2 . Illumination (Zanussi)
3 . The Mother and the Whore (Eustache)
4 . Juvenile Court (Wiseman)
5 . Badlands (Malick)
6 . Don’t Look Now (Roeg)
7 . Du côté d’Orouët (Rozier)
8 . The Hour-Glass Sanatorium (Has)
9 . The Wicker Man (Hardy)
10 . Ganja & Hess (Gunn)

HM: Messiah of Evil (Huyck), Distant Thunder (Ray), Paper Moon (Bogdanovich), Scenes from a Marriage (Bergman), The Long Goodbye (Altman), American Graffiti (Lucas), Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein (Morrissey/Margheriti), Hard Labour (Leigh), Rose of Iron (Rollin), The Spirit of the Beehive (Erice), Tod und Teufel (Dwoskin).

1974:
1 . A Woman Under the Influence (Cassavetes)
2 . The Conversation (Coppola)
3 . Celine and Julie Go Boating (Rivette)
4 . The Deluge (Hoffman)
5 . Cockfighter (Hellman)
6 . The Slack-Jawed Mug (Pialat)
7 . The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Herzog)
8 . Alice in the Cities (Wenders)
9 . The Godfather: Part Two (Coppola)
10 . The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Hooper)
11 . Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Fassbinder)
12 . My Little Loves (Eustache)
13 . Dark Star (Carpenter)
14 . Touched in the Head (Doillon)
15 . Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Peckinpah)
16 . First Love (Kieslowski)
17 . Blood for Dracula (Morrissey)

HM: The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (Herzog), Zardoz (Boorman), Chinatown (Polanski), California Split (Altman), Phantom of the Paradise (De Palma), The Text of Light (Brakhage), The Parallax View (Pakula), Female Trouble (Waters), Score (Metzger).

1975:
1 . Picnic at Hanging Rock (Weir)
2 . Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Akerman)
3 . L’important c’est d’aimer (Zulawski)
4 . Welfare (Wiseman)
5 . Night Moves (Penn)
6 . One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (Forman)
7 . Hard Times (Hill)
8 . Flesh of the Orchid (Chéreau)
9 . Land of Promise (Wajda)
10 . Nashville (Altman)

HM: Grey Gardens (Maysles/Hovde/Meyer), The Passenger (Antonioni), Numéro deux (Godard), Falsche Bewegung (Wenders), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam/Jones), The Story of Sin (Borowczyk), The Travelling Players (Angelopoulos), Quarterly Balance Sheet (Zanussi), Inserts (Byrum), Mandingo (Fleischer).

1976:
1 . Kings of the Road (Wenders)
2 . Assault on Precinct 13 (Carpenter)
3 . Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Cassavetes)
4 . Network (Lumet)
5 . Cría cuervos (Saura)
6 . The Tenant (Polanski)
7 . La Marge (Borowczyk)
8 . Mikey and Nicky (May)
9 . Noroît (Rivette)
10 . Duelle (une quarantaine) (Rivette)

HM: Anatomy of a Relationship (Moullet), L’innocente (Visconti), Don’s Party (Beresford), Carrie (De Palma), Queen Kong (Agrama), The Last Woman (Ferreri), Je, tu, il, elle (Akerman), Hollywood Boulevard (Dante/Arkush), The Middleman (Ray), Personel (Kieslowski), Mad Dog Morgan (Mora), Heart of Glass (Herzog).

1977:
1 . Camouflage (Zanussi)
2 . 3 Women (Altman)
3 . Last Chants for a Slow Dance (Jost)
4 . Andy Warhol’s Bad (Johnson)
5 . News from Home (Akerman)
6 . The American Friend (Wenders)
7 . Suspiria (Argento)
8 . La Soufrière (Herzog)
9 . Eraserhead (Lynch)
10 . Man of Marble (Wajda)
11 . The Duellists (Scott)

HM: Martin (Romero), Providence (Resnais), Tracks (Jaglom), Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks), Demon Seed (Cammell), The Kiss of Death (Leigh), The Last Wave (Weir) Annie Hall (Allen), Screen Tests (Domaradzki/Holland/Kedzierski), Stroszek (Herzog).

1978:
1 . Long Weekend (Eggleston)
2 . Days of Heaven (Malick)
3 . Watership Down (Rosen)
4 . Fingers (Toback)
5 . Les rendez-vous d’Anna (Akerman)
6 . Ringing Bell (Hata)
7 . Autumn Sonata (Bergman)
8 . The Shout (Skolimowski)
9 . Bye Bye Monkey (Ferreri)
10 . Halloween (Carpenter)

HM: The Swarm (Allen), Interiors (Allen), China 9, Liberty 37 (Hellman), The Driver (Hill), Piranha (Dante), The Fury (De Palma), Spiral (Zanussi), Remember My Name (Rudolph), Someone’s Watching Me! (Carpenter), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Kaufman), Krabat (Zeman), Patrick (Franklin), Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (De Bello).

1979:
1 . Camera Buff (Kieslowski)
2 . Young Girls of Wilko (Wajda)
3 . Nosferatu the Vampyre (Herzog)
4 . Apocalypse Now (Copolla)
5 . Stalker (Tarkovsky)
6 . Série noire (Corneau)
7 . Siberiade (Konchalovskiy)
8 . Life of Brian (Jones)
9 . Over the Edge (Kaplan)
10 . Alien (Scott)

HM: Chilly Scenes of Winter (Silver), The Warriors (Hill), My Brilliant Career (Armstrong), Mad Max (Miller), Skatetown, U.S.A (Levey), The Driller Killer (Ferrera), The Marriage of Maria Braun (Fassbinder), The Jerk (Reiner), The Plumber (Weir), The Brood (Cronenberg), Return of the Secaucus Seven (Sayles).

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1980-1999

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