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Ajay’s Recco: 200 Films by 200 Filmmakers

A comprehensive chronological list of one essential film each from 200 of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Watch these and you have watched all cinema.

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  • A Trip to the Moon

    1

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    2

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    3

  • Nanook of the North

    4

  • Greed

    5

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    6

  • He Who Gets Slapped

    7

  • Battleship Potemkin

    8

  • Mother

    9

  • Metropolis

    10

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    11

  • Napoleon

    12

  • Underworld

    13

  • The Crowd

    14

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    15

  • Un Chien Andalou

    16

  • Diary of a Lost Girl

    17

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    18

  • Earth

    19

  • City Lights

    20

  • L'Atalante

    21

  • Pépé le Moko

    22

  • The Rules of the Game

    23

  • Gone with the Wind

    24

  • The Roaring Twenties

    25

  • The Philadelphia Story

    26

  • Citizen Kane

    27

  • Sullivan's Travels

    28

  • Casablanca

    29

  • To Be or Not to Be

    30

  • Rome, Open City

    31

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    32

  • Bicycle Thieves

    33

  • The Red Shoes

    34

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    35

  • Sunset Boulevard

    36

  • All About Eve

    37

  • Orpheus

    38

  • High Noon

    39

  • Singin' in the Rain

    40

  • Shane

    41

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    42

  • The Wages of Fear

    43

  • Pickup on South Street

    44

  • Two Acres of Land

    45

  • Ugetsu

    46

  • Tokyo Story

    47

  • Seven Samurai

    48

  • On the Waterfront

    49

  • Kiss Me Deadly

    50

  • Rebel Without a Cause

    51

  • Pather Panchali

    52

  • Floating Clouds

    53

  • All That Heaven Allows

    54

  • The Ten Commandments

    55

  • The Searchers

    56

  • The Burmese Harp

    57

  • Pyaasa

    58

  • Kanal

    59

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    60

  • Elevator to the Gallows

    61

  • Rio Bravo

    62

  • Ben-Hur

    63

  • Anatomy of a Murder

    64

  • Pickpocket

    65

  • The 400 Blows

    66

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    67

  • Breathless

    68

  • The Cloud-Capped Star

    69

  • Psycho

    70

  • Judgment at Nuremberg

    71

  • West Side Story

    72

  • The Human Condition

    73

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    74

  • La Jetée

    75

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    76

  • 8½

    77

  • The Gospel According to St. Matthew

    78

  • Dog Star Man

    79

  • Woman in the Dunes

    80

  • Blood and Black Lace

    81

  • Persona

    82

  • Andrei Rublev

    83

  • Blow-Up

    84

  • War and Peace

    85

  • The Round-Up

    86

  • Django

    87

  • Le Samouraï

    88

  • PlayTime

    89

  • Bonnie and Clyde

    90

  • The Graduate

    91

  • Night of the Living Dead

    92

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    93

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    94

  • The Wild Bunch

    95

  • Easy Rider

    96

  • Kes

    97

  • The Color of Pomegranates

    98

  • My Night at Maud's

    99

  • The Butcher

    100