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The 156* Films You Must Have Seen from La Fémis

La Fémis film school's list of films for "understanding" the cinema, it's history and it's style, listed by Tim Palmer in his book Brutal Intimacy.

This list does not completely add up to 156 due to the span of the Peleshian films which are here individually and not as one program. The Melies and Lumiere film programs are listed here in single documentaries. One can surmise that you may watch them here or individually outside of documetary format.

I believe this to be the most comprehensive and correct version of this list.

  • The Life of Oharu
  • God's Comedy
  • Palombella Rossa
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Brother and Sister
  • Abraham's Valley
  • Lola Montès
  • Cruel Story of Youth
  • Tokyo Story
  • Pandora's Box
  • Angele
  • Accattone
  • Seasons of the Year
  • Our Century
  • End
  • Life
  • Inhabitants
  • Beginning
  • We
  • The Land of the People
  • Mountain Vigil
  • Of Whales, the Moon, and Men
  • À Nos Amours
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Peeping Tom
  • Laura
  • Johnny Guitar
  • The Music Room
  • Boudu Saved from Drowning
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Night and Fog
  • Gang of Four
  • Black God, White Devil
  • La Collectionneuse
  • Stromboli
  • The Lion Hunters
  • Farrebique, or the Four Seasons
  • Adieu Philippine
  • Taxi Driver
  • Written on the Wind
  • The Wind
  • Moonlighting
  • The Scarlet Empress
  • From the Clouds to the Resistance
  • Greed
  • Mirror
  • PlayTime
  • Wild Reeds
  • Cat People
  • Stolen Kisses
  • Once Upon a Time in China
  • De platte jungle
  • Vagabond
  • Drugstore Romance
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Duel in the Sun
  • L'Atalante
  • The Leopard
  • High Sierra
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Kings of the Road
  • Kiss Me, Stupid
  • The Children's Hour
  • Family Diary