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76 Brief Encounter Brief Encounter David Lean United Kingdom, 1945
664 The Life of Oharu The Life of Oharu Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1952
505 Make Way for Tomorrow Make Way for Tomorrow Leo McCarey United States, 1937
221 Ikiru Ikiru Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1952
561 Kes Kes Ken Loach United Kingdom, 1970
782 The Apu Trilogy The Apu Trilogy    
716 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Jacques Demy France, 1964
198 Ali: Fear Eats the Soul Ali: Fear Eats the Soul Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1974
363 Mouchette Mouchette Robert Bresson France, 1967
95 All That Heaven Allows All That Heaven Allows Douglas Sirk United States, 1955
330 Au revoir les enfants Au revoir les enfants Louis Malle France, 1987
201 Umberto D. Umberto D. Vittorio De Sica Italy, 1952
217 Tokyo Story Tokyo Story Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1953
500 Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy    
799 The Kid The Kid Charlie Chaplin United States, 1921
442 Twenty-Four Eyes Twenty-Four Eyes Keisuke Kinoshita Japan, 1954
403 Cría cuervos . . . Cría cuervos . . . Carlos Saura Spain, 1976
297 Au hasard Balthazar Au hasard Balthazar Robert Bresson France, 1966
949 A Story from Chikamatsu A Story from Chikamatsu Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1954
323 The Children Are Watching Us The Children Are Watching Us Vittorio De Sica Italy, 1944
520 Everlasting Moments Everlasting Moments Jan Troell Sweden, 2008
386 Sansho the Bailiff Sansho the Bailiff Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1954
556 Senso Senso Luchino Visconti Italy, 1954
289 Hoop Dreams Hoop Dreams Steve James United States, 1994
513 Summer Hours Summer Hours Olivier Assayas France, 2008
458 El Norte El Norte Gregory Nava Guatemala, 1983
331 Late Spring Late Spring Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1949
446 An Autumn Afternoon An Autumn Afternoon Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1962
457 Magnificent Obsession Magnificent Obsession Douglas Sirk United States, 1954
680 City Lights City Lights Charles Chaplin United States, 1931
756 Limelight Limelight Charles Chaplin United States, 1952
476 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Curious Case of Benjamin Button David Fincher United States, 2008
524 The Only Son/There Was a Father: Two Films by Yasujiro Ozu The Only Son/There Was a Father: Two Films by Yasujiro Ozu    
576 Secret Sunshine Secret Sunshine Lee Chang-dong South Korea, 2007
538 Paths of Glory Paths of Glory Stanley Kubrick United States, 1957
554 Still Walking Still Walking Hirokazu Kore-eda Japan, 2008
178 My Life as a Dog My Life as a Dog Lasse Hallström Sweden, 1985
Eclipse Series 27: Raffaello Matarazzo’s Runaway Melodramas Eclipse Series 27: Raffaello Matarazzo’s Runaway Melodramas    
One Wonderful Sunday One Wonderful Sunday Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1947
Tokyo Twilight Tokyo Twilight Yasujiro Ozu Japan, 1957
Every-Night Dreams Every-Night Dreams Mikio Naruse Japan, 1933
Apart from You Apart from You Mikio Naruse Japan, 1933
Dying at Grace Dying at Grace Allan King Canada, 2003
Poil de carotte Poil de carotte Julien Duvivier France, 1932