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Friday, 30 November 2018

ALL-TIME TOP 20 MOST INFLUENTIAL FILMS

A study released in November 2018 lists the most influential films of all-time, as reported by the University of Turin. Interesting. It sounds like pretty detailed research involving a computer programme analysing over 47,000 movies.

* highlights the ones I have seen. Those highlighted in red, I might seek out. But pleased to see many old friends in there, especially Citizen Kane, Casablanca and The Searchers.

The more I study the list the more I think it is hard to disagree with it, although we would not all have the same personal top 20 list. And that's how it should be, of course.

Top 20 films by influence

  1. The Wizard of Oz (1939) *
  2. Star Wars (1977) *
  3. Psycho (1960) *
  4. King Kong (1933) *
  5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) *
  6. Metropolis (1927)
  7. Citizen Kane (1941) *
  8. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  9. Frankenstein (1931) *
  10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) *
  11. Casablanca (1942) *
  12. Dracula (1931) *
  13. The Godfather (1972) *
  14. Jaws (1975) *
  15. Nosferatu (1922)
  16. The Searchers (1956) *
  17. Cabiria (1914)
  18. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) *
  19. Gone With the Wind (1939) *
  20. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Source: University of Turin/Internet Movie Database. Films rated by number of times content and techniques have been referenced by other productions.

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