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Trivial Top 20 (Expanded to 50): Best Last Films

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L'Argent

1. L’Argent Robert Bresson, 1983

Gertrud Carl Theodor Dreyer

2. Gertrud Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1964

F For Fake Orson Welles

3. F for Fake Orson Welles, 1975

An Autumn Afternoon Ozu

4. An Autumn Afternoon Yasujiro Ozu, 1962

Lola Montes

5. Lola Montès Max Ophuls, 1955

Yi Yi

6. Yi Yi Edward Yang, 2000

1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse

7. The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse Fritz Lang, 1960

Eyes Wide Shut

8. Eyes Wide Shut Stanley Kubrick, 1999

Love Streams

9. Love Streams John Cassavetes, 1984

Street of Shame

10. Street of Shame Kenji Mizoguchi, 1956

Ivan the Terrible Part 2

11. Ivan the Terrible Part II Sergei Eisenstein, 1946

Tabu

12. Tabu F.W. Murnau, 1931

Pier Paolo Pasolini

13. Salo Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975

Prarie Home Companion

14. A Prairie Home Companion Robert Altman, 2006

The Dead

15. The Dead John Huston, 1987

Once Upon a Time in America

16. Once Upon a Time in America Sergio Leone, 1984

Lilith

17. Lilith Robert Rossen, 1964

Cluny Brown Ernst Lubitsch

18. Cluny Brown Ernst Lubitsch, 1946

Un Flic

19. Un Flic Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972

Imitation of Life

20. Imitation of Life Douglas Sirk, 1959

That Obscure Object of Desire Luis Buñuel

21. That Obscure Object of Desire Luis Buñuel, 1977

Moolaadé Ousmane Sembene

22. Moolaadé Ousmane Sembene, 2004

A Passage to India David Lean

23. A Passage to India David Lean, 1984

The Saga of Anatahan Josef von Sternberg

24. The Saga of Anatahan Josef von Sternberg, 1953

Le Trou Jacques Becker

25. Le Trou Jacques Becker, 1960

My Little Loves

26. My Little Loves Jean Eustache, 1974

The Little Theater of Jean Renoir Jean Renoir

27. The Little Theater of Jean Renoir Jean Renoir, 1970

Play Dirty André De Toth

28. Play Dirty André De Toth, 1969

Querelle Rainer Werner Fassbinder

29. Querelle Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982

Three Colors: Red Krzysztof Kieslowski

30. Three Colors: Red Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994

...All the Marbles Robert Aldrich

31. ...All the Marbles Robert Aldrich, 1981

Blue Derek Jarman

32. Blue Derek Jarman, 1993

The Man in the Moon Robert Mulligan

33. The Man in the Moon Robert Mulligan, 1991

The Messiah Roberto Rossellini

34. The Messiah Roberto Rossellini, 1975

Paprika Satoshi Kon

35. Paprika Satoshi Kon, 2006

The Sacrifice Andrei Tarkovsky

36. The Sacrifice Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986

Scattered Clouds Mikio Naruse

37. Scattered Clouds Mikio Naruse, 1967

7 Women

38. 7 Women John Ford, 1966

Terror in a Texas Town Joseph H. Lewis

39. Terror in a Texas Town Joseph H. Lewis, 1958

Age of Consent Michael Powell

40. Age of Consent Michael Powell, 1969

Family Plot

41. Family Plot Alfred Hitchcock, 1976

Le Garçu Maurice Pialat

42. Le Garçu Maurice Pialat, 1995

The Romance of Astrea and Celadon Eric Rohmer

43. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon Eric Rohmer, 2007

Saraband

44. Saraband Ingmar Bergman, 2003

Sleuth Joseph L. Mankiewicz

45. Sleuth Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1972

Star 80 Bob Fosse

46. Star 80 Bob Fosse, 1983

Testament of Orpheus Jean Cocteau

47. Testament of Orpheus Jean Cocteau, 1960

The Visitor Satyajit Ray

48. The Visitor Satyajit Ray, 1991

The Ascent Larisa Shepitko

49. The Ascent Larisa Shepitko, 1977

The Human Factor Otto Preminger

50. The Human Factor Otto Preminger, 1979

Poll Participants: Thom Andersen, Chris Chang, Richard Combs, David Ehrenstein, Larry Gross, Haden Guest, Kent Jones, Laura Kern, Nathan Lee, Todd McCarthy, Mark McElhatten, Mark Olsen, Nicolas Rapold, Gavin Smith, Chuck Stephens, Amy Taubin, David Thompson

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