Sijmen's List of Film Classics


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1949
The Bicycle Thief (Vittorio De Sica / Italy)
Paisan (Roberto Rossellini / Italy)
Late Spring (Yasujirô Ozu / Japan)
White Heat (Raoul Walsh)


1948
Red River (Howard Hawks)
The Red Shoes (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger / United Kingdom)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston)


1947
Black Narcissus (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger / United Kingdom)
Great Expectations (David Lean / United Kingdom)
Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica / Italy)


1946
Children of Paradise (Marcel Carne / France)
The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler)
The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
Brief Encounter (David Lean / United Kingdom)
It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger / United Kingdom)
Open City (Roberto Rossellini / Italy)


1945
Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz)


1944
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
Laura (Otto Preminger)


1943
Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
The Ox-Bow Incident (William A. Wellman)


1941
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges)
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston)


1940
The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford)
The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin)
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor)
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)













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