Any of these could have easily qualified for placement on Lists A-O, but weren’t, partly to save them for this group of films with particularly powerful, poignant, impactful acting

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P1. Our Hospitality (Keaton, 1923)

P2. Body and Soul (Micheaux, 1925)

P3. The Crowd (Vidor, 1928)

P4. Jirokichi the Rat (Ito, 1931)

P5. Christopher Strong (Hepburn, 1933)

P6. Of Human Bondage (Cromwell, 1934)

P7. The Life of Emile Zola (Dieterle, 1937)

P8. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (Wood, 1939)

P9. The Pride of the Yankees (Wood, 1942)

P10. Now, Voyager (Rapper, 1942)

P11. Aniki-Bobo (de Oliviera, 1942)

P12. A Canterbury Tale (Powell, Pressburger, 1944)

P13. Hamlet (Olivier, 1948)

P14. All the King’s Men (Rossen, 1949)

P15. The Wild One (Benedek, 1953)

P16. Senso (Visconti, 1954)

P17. Blackboard Jungle (Brooks, 1955)

P18. Bob Le Flambeur (Melville, 1956)

P19. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Brooks, 1958)

P20. The World of Apu (Ray, 1959)

P21. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Reisz, 1960)

P22. Judgment at Nuremberg (Kramer, 1961)

P23. Birdman of Alcatraz (Frankenheimer, 1962)

P24. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Lumet, 1962)

P25. Winter Light (Bergman, 1963)

P26. High and Low (Kurosawa, 1963)

P27. Hud (Ritt, 1963)

P28. El Verdugo (Berlanga, 1963)

P29. Pale Flower (Shinoda, 1964)

P30. Closely Watched Trains (Menzel, 1966)

P31. A Man For All Seasons (Zinnemann, 1966)

P32. Entranced Earth (Rocha, 1967)

P33. To Sir, With Love (Clavell, 1967)

P34. Teorema (Pasolini, 1968)

P35. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (Pollack, 1969)

P36. Le Boucher (Chabrol, 1970)

P37. Performance (Roeg, Cammell, 1970)

P38. Deliverance (Boorman, 1972)

P39. Ziemia Obiecana (Wajda, 1975)

P40. Pasqualino Settebellezze (Wertmuller, 1975)

P41. Marathon Man (Schlesinger, 1976)

P42. Mikey and Nicky (May, 1976)

P43. The Devil, Probably (Bresson, 1977)

P44. Kramer vs. Kramer (Benton, 1979)

P45. Berlin Alexanderplatz (Fassbinder, 1980)

P46. Ordinary People (Redford, 1980)

P47. The Verdict (Lumet, 1982)

P48. The King of Comedy (Scorsese, 1982)

P49. The Big Chill (Kasdan, 1983)

P50. The Right Stuff (Kaufman, 1983)

P51. The Breakfast Club (Hughes, 1985)

P52. Red Sorghum (Zhang, 1987)

P53. Broadcast News (Brooks, 1987)

P54. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Kaufman, 1988)

P55. The Last Temptation of Christ (Scorsese, 1988)

P56. Tezaab (Chandra, 1988)

P57. Dangerous Liaisons (Frears, 1988)

P58. A City of Sadness (Hou, 1988)

P59. Glory (Zwick, 1989)

P60. The Fisher King (Gilliam, 1991)

P61. Glengarry Glen Ross (Foley, 1992)

P62. The Last of the Mohicans (Mann, 1992)

P63. The Wedding Banquet (Lee, 1993)

P64. Short Cuts (Altman, 1993)

P65. Naked (Leigh, 1993)

P66. Underground (Kusturica, 1995)

P67. Lone Star (Sayles, 1996)

P68. Shine (Hicks, 1996)

P69. Eskiya (The Bandit) (Turgul, 1996)

P70. L.A. Confidential (Hanson, 1997)

P71. Children of Heaven (Majidi, 1997)

P72. Boogie Nights (Anderson, 1997)

P73. Cure (Kurosawa, 1997)

P74. Good Will Hunting (Van Sant, 1997)

P75. The Truman Show (Weir, 1998)

P76. American Beauty (Mendes, 1999)

P77. The Insider (Mann, 1999)

P78. You Can Count on Me (Lonergan, 2000)

P79. Memento (Nolan, 2000)

P80. Requiem for a Dream (Aronofsky, 2000)

P81. No Man’s Land (Tanovic, 2001)

P82. Training Day (Fuqua, 2001)

P83. A Beautiful Mind (Howard, 2001)

P84. Adaptation. (Jonze, 2002)

P85. Downfall (Hirschbiegel, 2004)

P86. Hotel Rwanda (George, 2004)

P87. Sideways (Payne, 2004)

P88. Million Dollar Baby (Eastwood, 2004)

P89. Babam ve Oglum (My Father and My Son) (Irmak, 2005)

P90. Inside Man (Lee, 2006)

P91. Chop Shop (Bahrani, 2007)

P92. Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth) (Khan, 2007)

P93. The Artist (Hazanavicius, 2011)

P94. The Master (Anderson, 2012)

P95. Lincoln (Spielberg, 2012)

P96. Inside Llewyn Davis (Coens, 2013)

P97. Whiplash (Chazelle, 2014)

P98. Relatos salvajes ( Wild Tales) (Szifron, 2014)

P99. Room (Abrahamson, 2015)

P100. A Man Called Ove (Holm, 2015)

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