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It is hard work being a cinephile. There are just so many great movies out there. Even if you watch everything under the sun on TCM, there will still be the odd classic of French cinema you haven’t seen and once that is complete, do not forget about contemporary Iranian cinema. Pretentiousness comes at a cost.

As with any lists, there is no definitive list to what is necessary to watch. In a span of over a 100 years of movie making, from the Lumiere Brothers to Christopher Nolan, there has to be roughly a million films that have been released and thousands of classics among the bunch. To include them all is a pointless endeavor. Here is a short list of directors that were not included on the list based solely on no real criteria other than preference; Stanley KubrickFederico Fellini, Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Vigo, Fritz Lang, »

- Patrick Hao

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