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Steven Soderbergh Picks 11 Favorite Films

Steven Soderbergh Picks 11 Favorite Films

This vintage list dates back to 1989, when Steven Soderbergh was hot off his debut indie sensation “Sex, Lies and Videotape,” which managed the rare feat of scoring the Palme d’Or after already premiering (and winning) at Sundance. Then in his mid-20s, Soderbergh was already well-read in the American classics. And now, after dozens of features and TV’s “The Knick” and all but directing this weekend’s “Magic Mike” sequel, he ranks with most of the names you see below. (Hat tip: The Film Stage.)

READ MORE: Why “Magic Mike XXL” Is Still a Soderbergh Movie

“All the President’s Men” (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)

“Annie Hall” (Woody Allen, 1977)

“Citizen Kane” (Orson Welles, 1941)

“The Conversation” (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

“The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T” (Roy Rowland, 1953)

“The Godfather” (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)

“The Godfather: Part II” (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

“Jaws” (Steven Spielberg, 1975)

“The Last Picture Show” (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971)

“Sunset Boulevard” (Billy Wilder, 1950)

“The Third Man” (Carol Reed, 1949)

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