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If you were teaching a short course on cinema, and only had time to show and discuss five movies, which would you choose?
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Nikolay Yeriomin (Mykola Yeromin), Champion

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riverotter, I believe your list is not public. 
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Nikolay, there is a site wide issue with lists effecting every user on IMDb.
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Children of Men (2006)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Clue (1985)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Citizen Kane (1941)
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Hoekkie

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Nice idea! The list is not working, so I can't read the question with this poll.
Maybe the question could be something like; which class would you go to?

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Joker (2019)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
The Warriors (1979)
The Machinist (2004)
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Great idea!!!

With no hesitation:

The Birth of a Nation
Rashomon
Citizen Kane
Seventh Seal
Battle of Algiers

If I could add at least 3: Breathless, La Dolce Vita and Pulp Fiction


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For me, it is important to include recent movies, it is not because old movies are bad, but because I think that we need references for how we make cinema now, and not how we made cinema back in the day. Nevertheless, I can't exclude Citizen Kane which is one of the most important movie in the history of cinema.

Citizen Kane
Goodfellas
Inception
Joker
Memento

Honorable Mentions (in no specific order): 

Dunkirk
Nocturn Animals
Nightcrawler
Gran Torino
The Dark Knight trilogy
Interstellar
The Prestige
No Country for Old Men
Pan's Labyrinth
The Lives of Others
Downfall
Amélie
Memento
Gladiator
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
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Rear Window (1954)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Star Wars (1977)
Brazil (1985)
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Cool!  I would LOVE to do a course about...

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Last Action Hero
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Piglet's Big Movie
Spider-Man 3 
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Oops, please omit Piglet's Big Movie and change it to Spider-Man 3 (the best superhero movie to date, in my humble opinion).
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We can choose five films. You have five without omitting Piglet's Big Movie.
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Haha, I looked at it wrong!  I'd finally edited it to perfection last night and tried to re-post, but it wouldn't let me.  I'd typed it so many times, I got confused.  Please omit PBM, and replace it with Big Bad (2016).  :)  Thanks, mihailo and river otter.
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Spiderman is underestimated by many people.
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NarniaisAwesome

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Yes, that's one of the reasons I'd want to do a class on it.  Kinda like one of the reasons for Last Action Hero - just because some people think it's junk, that doesn't mean everyone thinks so, and that doesn't mean that's what it is!  :)
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I love history, so my course would go to the first years of cinema:

Roundhay Garden Scene
La sortie de l'usine Lumière à Lyon
Voyage dans la Lune
Das cabinet des dr. Caligari
The Jazz Singer
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I could talk hours about them and have a class about these movies would be the maximum:

City Lights(1931)

Taxi Driver(1976)

The Seventh Seal(1957)

The Tree of Life(2011)

Elephant(2003)
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1_-The Last Temptation of Christ
2_Seven Samurais
3_Spirited Away
4_Wall E
5_A Prophet
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1. Titanic - For grand movie setup
2. The Usual Suspect - For breathtaking twist ending
3. Perfume - For innovative original idea (making perfume from women's body fragrance)
4. Baraka - For non narrative documentary
5. The Schindler's List - For making a film which viewers can see with their ears. Where background score describes the scenes.

Suggestion: Please try to add the short notes that I have written for each film.
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My (very idiosyncratic) suggestions: 
Passage de Venus (1874) (as much as my favorite film pioneer is Louis Le Prince, his movies are already there, so I decided to go with the earliest pick: constantly searching for oldest attempts at moving images improves your understanding on why they evolved into movies) 
Number Seventeen (1937) (because filmmakers should know that they should not shy away from weird YouTube-ish editing, as it was there for ages) 
Horror Island (1941) (because filmmakers should know that making a fairly competent movie that will hold up 78 years later in 25 days (!) was very much possible in times, when filmmaking was much harder, so it is also possible now)
Mean Guns (1997) (easily should be seen by many filmmakers as a lesson in using the most out of editing and actors to preserve the storyline from the script intact, despite having actors there for mere days due to scheduling conflicts)
The Room (2003) (because filmmakers should know that after spending 6 millions and trying your best you may still end up with Hindenburg of a movie)

But overall everyone who considers oneself a filmmaker and/or film buff should watch as read as much on a large variety of subjects, as humanely possible. I believe this video essay might explain the approach a bit better than I will in writing: 
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