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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

21. That Obscure Object of Desire Luis Buñuel, 1977

22. Mooladé Ousmane Sembene, 2004

23. A Passage to India David Lean, 1984

24. The Saga of Anatahan Josef von Sternberg, 1953

25. Le Trou Jacques Becker, 1960

26. My Little Loves Jean Eustache, 1974

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

28. Play Dirty André De Toth, 1969

29. Querelle Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982

30. Three Colors: Red Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994

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

32. Blue Derek Jarman, 1993

33. The Man in the Moon Robert Mulligan, 1991

34. The Messiah Roberto Rossellini, 1975

35. Paprika Satoshi Kon, 2006

36. The Sacrifice Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986

37. Scattered Clouds Mikio Naruse, 1967

38. 7 Women John Ford, 1966

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

40. Age of Consent Michael Powell, 1969

41. Family Plot Alfred Hitchcock, 1976

42. Le Garçu Maurice Pialat, 1995

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

44. Saraband Ingmar Bergman, 2003

45. Sleuth Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1972

46. Star 80 Bob Fosse, 1983

47. Testament of Orpheus Jean Cocteau, 1960

48. The Visitor Satyajit Ray, 1991

49. The Ascent Larisa Shepitko, 1977

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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