Paul Schrader's Film Canon

Published in Film Comment; the introduction is online. I found the list itself at Cinematical.

Ratings by Sam.

Rank Title Year Rating
1 Rules of the Game, The 1939
2 Tokyo Story 1953
3 City Lights 1931 9
4 Pickpocket 1959
5 Metropolis 1927 8
6 Citizen Kane 1941 8
7 Orphée 1950
8 Masculine, Feminine 1966
9 Persona 1966 8
10 Vertigo 1958 8
11 Sunrise 1927 10
12 Searchers, The 1956 8
13 Lady Eve, The 1941
14 Conformist, The 1970
15 1963 9
16 Godfather, The 1972 9
17 In the Mood for Love 2000 10
18 Third Man, The 1949 7
19 Performance 1970
20 Notte, La 1961
21 Mother and Son 1997
22 Leopard, The 1963
23 Dead, The 1987
24 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
25 Last Year in Marienbad 1961
26 Passion of Joan of Arc, The 1928
27 Jules et Jim 1962
28 Wild Bunch, The 1969 7
29 All That Jazz 1979
30 Life of Oharu, The 1952
31 High and Low 1963
32 Sweet Smell of Success 1957 10
33 That Obscure Object of Desire 1977 8
34 An American in Paris 1951
35 Battle of Algiers, The 1965
36 Taxi Driver 1976 8
37 Fear Eats the Soul 1974
38 Blue Velvet 1986
39 Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989
40 Big Lebowski, The 1998 7
41 Red Shoes, The 1948 7
42 Singin' in the Rain 1952 9
43 Chinatown 1974 9
44 Crowd, The 1928
45 Sunset Boulevard 1950 10
46 Talk to Her 2002
47 Shanghai Express 1932
48 Letter from an Unknown Woman 1948
49 Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 10
50 Salvatore Giuliano 1962
51 Nostalghia 1983
52 Seven Men from Now 1956
53 Genou de Claire, Le 1970
54 Zemlya 1930
55 Gun Crazy 1949 9
56 Out of the Past 1947 9
57 Enfants du paradis, Les 1945 10
58 Naked Spur, The 1953
59 A Place in the Sun 1951
60 General, The 1927 9