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National Society of Film Critics' Essential Films

100 Essential Films: The A List: The National Society of Film Critics' 100 Essential Films, a publication by Jay Carr (editor), provided 100 insightful and provocative essays on 100 Esssential Films.
Facts and Commentary on this List:
The National Society of Film Critics concluded that these were 100 "essential" films for viewing.
According to the book's blurb, "the Society has made its selections based on a film's intrinsic merits, its role in the development of the motion-picture art, and its impact on culture and society."
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2
The 400 Blows (1959)
The 400 Blows (1959)
3
42nd Street (1933)
42nd Street (1933)
4
All About Eve (1950)
All About Eve (1950)
5
Annie Hall (1977)
Annie Hall (1977)
6
Aparajito (1956)
Aparajito (1956)
7
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
8
The Bank Dick (1940)
The Bank Dick (1940)
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9
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
10
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
11
Blow-Up (1966)
Blow-Up (1966)
12
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
13
Breathless (1960)
Breathless (1960)
14
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
15
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
16
Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
17
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
18
Children of Paradise (1945)
Children of Paradise (1945)
19
Chinatown (1974)
Chinatown (1974)
20
Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941)
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21
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
22
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
23
Close-Up (1990)
Close-Up (1990)
24
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
25
The Decalogue (1989)
The Decalogue (1989)
26
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
27
Diner (1982)
Diner (1982)
28
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
29
Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity (1944)
30
Duck Soup (1933)
Duck Soup (1933)
31
Easy Rider (1969)
Easy Rider (1969)
32
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
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33
The Entertainer (1960)
The Entertainer (1960)
34
The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
35
Faces (1968)
Faces (1968)
36
Fargo (1996)
Fargo (1996)
37
Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
38
The General (1926)
The General (1926)
39
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
40
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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