Jim Emerson's 102 Movies to Become Movie Literate (Completed)

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  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  2. The 400 Blows
  3. 8 1/2
  4. Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  5. Alien
  6. All About Eve
  7. Annie Hall
  8. Apocalypse Now
  9. Bambi
  10. The Battleship Potemkin
  11. The Best Years of Our Lives
  12. The Big Red One
  13. The Bicycle Thief
  14. The Big Sleep
  15. Blade Runner
  16. Blowup
  17. Blue Velvet
  18. Bonnie and Clyde
  19. Breathless
  20. Bringing Up Baby
  21. Carrie
  22. Casablanca
  23. Un Chien Andalou
  24. Children of Paradise
  25. Chinatown
  26. Citizen Kane
  27. A Clockwork Orange
  28. The Crying Game
  29. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  30. Days of Heaven
  31. Dirty Harry
  32. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  33. Do the Right Thing
  34. La Dolce Vita
  35. Double Indemnity
  36. Dr. Strangelove
  37. Duck Soup
  38. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
  39. Easy Rider
  40. The Empire Strikes Back
  41. The Exorcist
  42. Fargo
  43. Fight Club
  44. Frankenstein
  45. The General
  46. The Godfather
  47. The Godfather, Part 2
  48. Gone With the Wind
  49. Goodfellas
  50. The Graduate
  51. Halloween
  52. A Hard Day's Night
  53. Intolerance
  54. It's a Gift
  55. It's a Wonderful Life
  56. Jaws
  57. The Lady Eve
  58. Lawrence of Arabia
  59. M
  60. Mad Max 2
  61. The Maltese Falcon
  62. The Manchurian Candidate
  63. Metropolis
  64. Modern Times
  65. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  66. Nashville
  67. The Night of the Hunter
  68. Night of the Living Dead
  69. North by Northwest
  70. Nosferatu
  71. On the Waterfront
  72. Once Upon a Time in the West
  73. Out of the Past
  74. Persona
  75. Pink Flamingos
  76. Psycho
  77. Pulp Fiction
  78. Rashomon
  79. Rear Window
  80. Rebel Without a Cause
  81. Red River
  82. Repulsion
  83. The Rules of the Game
  84. Scarface
  85. The Scarlet Empress
  86. Schindler's List
  87. The Searchers
  88. The Seven Samurai
  89. Singin' in the Rain
  90. Some Like It Hot
  91. A Star Is Born ----seen 1954 version, not sure which version is meant here
  92. A Streetcar Named Desire
  93. Sunset Boulevard
  94. Taxi Driver
  95. The Third Man
  96. Tokyo Story
  97. Touch of Evil
  98. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  99. Trouble in Paradise
  100. Vertigo
  101. West Side Story
  102. The Wild Bunch
  103. The Wizard of Oz
Author Comments: 

Need to see those with a number
List has been completed!!!

A very useful list, though I find it incredible that he doesn't include Birth of a Nation or Star Wars

I totally agree - how and why he selected these movies would be a great read.