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Poll: Best Art Films (1920-50s)

An art film is typically an independent film, aimed at a niche market rather than a mass market audience.

In the early years, the term "art film" was not used. However, there were films that were artistically-oriented.

Here are some of the best art films made from 1920 to 1959 having a minimum of 5,000 votes. Which of these movies do you think is the most artistic?

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    Battleship Potemkin (1925)

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    Sunrise (1927)

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    The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

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    Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

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    L'Age d'Or (1930)

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    The Blood of a Poet (1932)

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    Vampyr (1932)

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    L'Atalante (1934)

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    The Informer (1935)

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    The Rules of the Game (1939)

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    Citizen Kane (1941)

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    Rome, Open City (1945)

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    Brief Encounter (1945)

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    Paisan (1946)

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    The Red Shoes (1948)

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    Bicycle Thieves (1948)

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    Rashomon (1950)

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    Los Olvidados (1950)

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    Orpheus (1950)

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    Ikiru (1952)

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    Tokyo Story (1953)

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    Ugetsu (1953)

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    Seven Samurai (1954)

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    Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

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    La Strada (1954)

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    Ordet (1955)

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    Pather Panchali (1955)

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    Aparajito (1956)

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    Kanal (1957)

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    Nights of Cabiria (1957)

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    Wild Strawberries (1957)

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    Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

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    Shadows (1958)

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    The World of Apu (1959)

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    The 400 Blows (1959)


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