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Jim Jarmusch’s 10 Favorite Films

Jim Jarmusch's 10 Favorite Films

Jim Jarmusch, progenitor of quiet, low-key, talky indies you almost never see today (except from him), shares his ten favorite movies (hat tip: Open Culture). The iconic American indie still makes movies in black-and-white, which is reflected in his love of Ozu, Bresson, Griffith and most everybody on this list, a near-perfect menagerie of genres and styles, Euro art movies and American classics.

1. “L’Atalante” (1934, Jean Vigo)
2. “Tokyo Story” (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
3. “They Live by Night” (1949, Nicholas Ray)
4. “Bob le Flambeur” (1955, Jean-Pierre Melville)
5. “Sunrise” (1927, F.W. Murnau)
6. “The Cameraman” (1928, Buster Keaton/Edward Sedgwick)
7. “Mouchette” (1967, Robert Bresson)
8. “Seven Samurai” (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
9. “Broken Blossoms” (1919, D.W. Griffith)
10. “Rome, Open City” (1945, Roberto Rossellini)

READ MORE: TOH! Ranks the Films of Jim Jarmusch

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