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Poll: Influential Films

Researchers at Northwestern University analyzed connections data on IMDb and found these 35 films had the greatest influence on future filmmakers. Which of these films would be your greatest inspiration if you were to make a film?

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Reference: Cross-evaluation of metrics to estimate the significance of creative works http://www.pnas.org/content/112/5/1281.full vol. 112 no. 5 > Max Wasserman, 1281–1286, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1412198112 Max Wasserman, Xiao Han T. Zeng, and Luís A. Nunes Amaral Edited by Kenneth W. Wachter, University of California, Berkeley, CA, and approved December 1, 2014 (received for review June 27, 2014)

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    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

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    Psycho (1960)

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    Casablanca (1942)

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    Gone with the Wind (1939)

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    King Kong (1933)

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    Frankenstein (1931)

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    The Godfather (1972)

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    Citizen Kane (1941)

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    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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    Jaws (1975)

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    Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

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    The Graduate (1967)

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    Vertigo (1958)

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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

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    Dracula (1931)

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    The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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    Bambi (1942)

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    The Exorcist (1973)

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    Taxi Driver (1976)

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    Sunset Blvd. (1950)

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    Planet of the Apes (1968)

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    Deliverance (1972)

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    The Sound of Music (1965)

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    Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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    Singin' in the Rain (1952)

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    Apocalypse Now (1979)

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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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    Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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    North by Northwest (1959)

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    Rear Window (1954)

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    Mary Poppins (1964)