Daniel & Susan Cohen's 500 Great Films (1987)
For me, Daniel and Susan Cohen's fantastic book provided the first definitive list of truly great movies, and it remains an essential list. I found the book back in the early 1990s in a cutout bin and immediately began renting the movies I hadn't seen. Certainly contributed to my addictions to both movies and to lists. Curse you, Cohens!
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