Taken from the book 'The A List: The National Society of Film Critics' 100 Essential Films', released in 2002. As the book summary states, the list "flags the best of the best as chosen by a consensus of the National Society of Film Critics".
Members include Roger Ebert, Andrew Sarris, Peter Travers, Richard Schickel, Joe Morgenstern, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Armond White, David Denby, Kenneth Turan and Jay Carr, amongst many others.
Films are arranged in alphabetical order. There are also more than 100 films in the list, because some films are grouped together in the original list.