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Cinephile 101: 10 Movies From Every Decade That All Must See

Cinephile 101 is a cinephile/film buff list series, aiming to cover a diverse range of different areas that anyone who claims this distinction should really know their stuff in.
In this entry of the series, we look at 10 movies from every decade of film history that cinephile's ought to have seen. Obviously not the 'only' 10 movies from each decade, just ten essentials picked from a treasure trove of possibilities, with no intention to shaft any classic that wasn't included. There are also five bonus 2020 movies at the end of the list, which may or may not at the end of the decade end up contenders to appear on a list like this, but as of now, they certainly are building the right kind of reputations to be candidates.
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Dante's Inferno (1911)
Dante's Inferno (1911)
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Fantômas (1913)
Fantômas (1913)
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The Birth of a Nation (1915)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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Intolerance (1916)
Intolerance (1916)
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Judex (1916)
Judex (1916)
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Les Vampires (1916)
Les Vampires (1916)
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The Outlaw and His Wife (1918)
The Outlaw and His Wife (1918)
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Broken Blossoms (1919)
Broken Blossoms (1919)
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J'accuse! (1919)
J'accuse! (1919)
10
Sir Arne's Treasure (1919)
Sir Arne's Treasure (1919)
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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The Phantom Carriage (1921)
The Phantom Carriage (1921)
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Nosferatu (1922)
Nosferatu (1922)
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Greed (1924)
Greed (1924)
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The Gold Rush (1925)
The Gold Rush (1925)
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The General (1926)
The General (1926)
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Metropolis (1927)
Metropolis (1927)
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Napoleon (1927)
Napoleon (1927)
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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
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21
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
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City Lights (1931)
City Lights (1931)
24
Freaks (1932)
Freaks (1932)
25
Scarface (1932)
Scarface (1932)
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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
27
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
28
The 39 Steps (1935)
The 39 Steps (1935)
29
Grand Illusion (1937)
Grand Illusion (1937)
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The Rules of the Game (1939)
The Rules of the Game (1939)
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The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941)
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The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
35
Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity (1944)
36
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
37
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
38
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
39
Late Spring (1949)
Late Spring (1949)
40
The Third Man (1949)
The Third Man (1949)
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