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TIFF - Essential 100

In the spring of 2009, we polled film critics, our audiences, Festival goers and longtime TIFF supporters, asking which films they considered essential cinema. At the same time, TIFF’s expert programmers debated the same question. The result: Two lists. Similar yet different. By marrying both lists, the Essential 100 was born.
The Essential 100 films span time and space. From the Lumière Brothers 1902 L'Arrivee d'un Train (film #34), which sent terrified audience members running to avoid being run down, to Jaws (#79), which spoiled ocean swims for a generation. From the comic brilliance of a young Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby (#61), to the horrific gore of the young Cronenberg's Videodrome (#89). The list encompasses stories from far away, like Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (#6) and Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali (#7), as well as experimentation close to home, with Canadian Michael Snow's Wavelength (#73).
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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
2
Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941)
3
L'avventura (1960)
L'avventura (1960)
4
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
5
Pickpocket (1959 - Robert Bresson)
Pickpocket (1959 - Robert Bresson)
6
Seven Samurai (1954)
Seven Samurai (1954)
7
Pather Panchalli (1955)
Pather Panchalli (1955)
8
Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
9
Man With a Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov)
Man With a Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov)
10
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
11
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
12
Fellini's 8 1/2
Fellini's 8 1/2
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13
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
14
Rashomon (1950)
Rashomon (1950)
15
Tokyo Story (1953)
Tokyo Story (1953)
16
The 400 Blows (1959)
The 400 Blows (1959)
17
Ugetsu (1953)
Ugetsu (1953)
18
Breathless (1960)
Breathless (1960)
19
L'atalante (1934)
L'atalante (1934)
20
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
21
Grande Illusion, La (1937, Jean Renoir)
Grande Illusion, La (1937, Jean Renoir)
22
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
23
Persona (1966)
Persona (1966)
24
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
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25
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
26
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
27
Voyage in Italy
Voyage in Italy
28
Amelie (2001)
Amelie (2001)
29
City Lights (1931)
City Lights (1931)
30
Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
31
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
32
Rules of the Game, the (1939, Jean Renoir)
Rules of the Game, the (1939, Jean Renoir)
33
The Leopard (1963)
The Leopard (1963)
34
La Dolce Vita (1960)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
35
Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
36
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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37
La Jetee (1962)
La Jetee (1962)
38
Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
39
Night and Fog
Night and Fog
40
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
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