Cahiers du cinema: 100 most beautiful films in the world

Cult French film magazine Cahiers du cinema has published the list of the 100 most beautiful films in the world. Here they are:

Citizen Kane – Orson Welles

The Night of the Hunter – Charles Laughton
The Rules of the Game (La Règle du jeu) – Jean Renoir

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (L’Aurore) – Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

L’Atalante – Jean Vigo

M – Fritz Lang

Singin’ in the Rain – Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly

Vertigo – Alfred Hitchcock

Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) – Marcel Carné
The Searchers – John Ford
Greed – Erich von Stroheim

Rio Bravo – Howard Hawkes
To Be or Not to Be – Ernst Lubitsch

Tokyo Story – Yasujiro Ozu

Contempt (Le Mépris) – Jean-Luc Godard

Tales of Ugetsu (Ugetsu monogatari) – Kenji Mizoguchi
City Lights – Charlie Chaplin
The General – Buster Keaton
Nosferatu the Vampire – Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
The Music Room – Satyajit Ray

Freaks – Tod Browning
Johnny Guitar – Nicholas Ray
The Mother and the Whore (La Maman et la Putain) – Jean Eustache

The Great Dictator – Charlie Chaplin
The Leopard (Le Guépard) - Luchino Visconti
Hiroshima, My Love - Alain Resnais
The Box of Pandora (Loulou) – Georg Wilhelm Pabst
North by Northwest – Alfred Hitchcock
Pickpocket – Robert Bresson

Golden Helmet (Casque d’or) - Jacques Becker
The Barefoot Contessa - Joseph Mankiewitz
Moonfleet – Fritz Lang
Diamond Earrings (Madame de…) - Max Ophüls
Pleasure – Max Ophüls
The Deer Hunter – Michael Cimino

The Adventure – Michelangelo Antonioni
Battleship Potemkin - Sergei M. Eisenstein
Notorious – Alfred Hitchcock
Ivan the Terrible – Sergei M. Eisenstein
The Godfather – Francis Ford Coppola
Touch of Evil – Orson Welles
The Wind – Victor Sjöström

2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick
Fanny and Alexander – Ingmar Bergman

The Crowd – King Vidor
8 1/2 – Federico Fellini
La Jetée – Chris Marker
Pierrot le Fou - Jean-Luc Godard
Confessions of a Cheat (Le Roman d’un tricheur) – Sacha Guitry

Amarcord – Federico Fellini
Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) - Jean Cocteau
Some Like It Hot – Billy Wilder
Some Came Running – Vincente Minnelli
Gertrud – Carl Theodor Dreyer
King Kong – Ernst Shoedsack & Merian J. Cooper
Laura – Otto Preminger
The Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa

The 400 Blows – François Truffaut
La Dolce Vita – Federico Fellini
The Dead – John Huston
Trouble in Paradise – Ernst Lubitsch
It’s a Wonderful Life – Frank Capra
Monsieur Verdoux – Charlie Chaplin
The Passion of Joan of Arc – Carl Theodor Dreyer

À bout de souffle – Jean-Luc Godard
Apocalypse Now – Francis Ford Coppola
Barry Lyndon – Stanley Kubrick
La Grande Illusion – Jean Renoir
Intolerance – David Wark Griffith
A Day in the Country (Partie de campagne) – Jean Renoir
Playtime – Jacques Tati
Rome, Open City – Roberto Rossellini
Livia (Senso) – Luchino Visconti
Modern Times – Charlie Chaplin
Van Gogh – Maurice Pialat

An Affair to Remember – Leo McCarey
Andrei Rublev - Andrei Tarkovsky
The Scarlet Empress – Joseph von Sternberg
Sansho the Bailiff – Kenji Mizoguchi
Talk to Her – Pedro Almodóvar
The Party – Blake Edwards
Tabu – Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
The Bandwagon – Vincente Minnelli
A Star Is Born – George Cukor
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday – Jacques Tati

America, America – Elia Kazan
El – Luis Buñuel
Kiss Me Deadly – Robert Aldrich
Once Upon a Time in America – Sergio Leone
Daybreak (Le Jour se lève) – Marcel Carné
Letter from an Unknown Woman – Max Ophüls
Lola – Jacques Demy
Manhattan – Woody Allen
Mulholland Dr. – David Lynch
My Night at Maud’s (Ma nuit chez Maud) – Eric Rohmer
Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) – Alain Resnais
The Gold Rush – Charlie Chaplin
Scarface – Howard Hawks
Bicycle Thieves – Vittorio de Sica
Napoléon – Abel Gance

The original list (in French) with film trailers.


American Film Institute’s Top 100 Movies of All Times

BAFTA Award for Best Film 1948 -

British Film Institute – Top 100 British Films of the 20th Century

Cahiers du Cinema – Best Movies 1951 – 2006

FIPRESCI Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year

Oscars – Best Foreign Language Films 1947 -

Oscars – Best Picture 1927 -

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