Movies you will have to watch multiple times if you major in Film Studies

Or "Cinema Studies" as films are rarely made on film anymore...
  1. Citizen Kane
    At least 5 times. But somehow each time it just gets better and better. Plus you may be lucky enough to have a cool TA mention that the song "Union Forever" by The White Stripes was inspired by this film. Felt I had to mention that.
  2. Un Chien Andolou
    The eyeball scene in particular. Surrealism out the wazoo.
  3. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    German expressionism out the wazoo.
  4. Man With A Movie Camera
    AKA "A Very Dizzy Day in Soviet Russia"
  5. Voyage Dans La Lune
    So playful but so intricate and lovely.
  6. Birth Of A Nation
    Not gonna lie I fell asleep the first time.
  7. Nosferatu
    I had already seen this but I remember watching this in my first year intro class. I came to class hungover and knew this was a silent film so I just listened to Caribou with one earphone as I watched. Quite a memorable experience.
  8. Steamboat Willie
    With each viewing you will learn more about the sneaky ways of Walt Disney and his empire. Felix the Cat will now always trump Mickey in my books.
  9. Psycho
    The shower scene alone you will have to see at least 7 times.
  10. Rear Window
    A little more Hitchcock of course.
  11. Breathless
    I've always wanted to be a New York Herald Tribune paper girl for Halloween but I don't think many people would get it... Still a major film of studying the New Wave of French cinema.
  12. The 400 Blows
    If I mention Breathless then obviously this one too.
  13. Bicycle Thieves
    Two words. Italian Neorealism.
  14. Sunset Boulevard
    If I had to watch one film for the rest of my life it would be this film. I adored every viewing of this film in my classes.
  15. Battleship Potemkin
    For the Odessa steps scene.
  16. Apocalypse Now
  17. Jaws
  18. Metropolis
    Suggested by   @PeteOnEarth
  19. Au Revoir Les Enfants
    Suggested by   @PeteOnEarth
  20. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    Suggested by   @PeteOnEarth
  21. Rashomon
    Or any Kurosawa, I suppose.
    Suggested by   @PeteOnEarth
  22. Nanook of the North
    If only it had Fred Armisen In it
    Suggested by   @gus7464
  23. Meshes of the Afternoon
    Maya Deren
    Suggested by   @jannychan
  24. City Lights
    Silent movie by and starring Charlie Chaplin. Lovely and iconic.
    Suggested by   @angela3950
  25. At least one Howard Hawks film.
    Probably The French Connection... if you're lucky.
    Suggested by   @HisDudeness
  26. Ivan's childhood
    Suggested by   @itsohlivia
  27. The Seventh Seal
    Suggested by   @TiernEnmy