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Spike Lee's Essential Film List

Spike Lee, accomplished New York film director and NYU professor, released an academic list of essential movies he considers "the greatest films ever made," a list of cinematic titles he'd routinely hand out on the first day of class.
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Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
2
Rashomon (1950)
Rashomon (1950)
3
Yojimbo (1961)
Yojimbo (1961)
5
Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
6
Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
7
North by Northwest (1959)
North by Northwest (1959)
8
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
9
The Conformist (1970)
The Conformist (1970)
10
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
11
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
12
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
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13
Killer of Sheep (1978)
Killer of Sheep (1978)
14
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
15
Raising Arizona (1987)
Raising Arizona (1987)
16
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
17
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
18
On the Waterfront (1954)
On the Waterfront (1954)
19
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
20
La Strada (1954)
La Strada (1954)
21
La Dolce Vita (1960)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
23
City of God (2002)
City of God (2002)
24
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
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25
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
26
The 400 Blows (1959)
The 400 Blows (1959)
27
Day for Night (1973)
Day for Night (1973)
28
Patton (1970)
Patton (1970)
29
Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max (1979)
30
The Road Warrior
The Road Warrior
31
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
32
The Last Detail (1973)
The Last Detail (1973)
33
Breathless (1960)
Breathless (1960)
34
West Side Story (1961)
West Side Story (1961)
35
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
36
The Train
The Train
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37
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
38
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
39
Fat City
Fat City
40
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
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