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Online Film Critics Society 100 Best First Feature Films

Another interesting list from the Online Film Critics Society, this one covers the best debut features, highlighting the arrival of major talents.

Here's the source list at OFCS.

The List

# Title Year Director IMDb
1 Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles IMDb
2 Eraserhead 1977 David Lynch IMDb
3 Night of the Living Dead 1968 George A Romero IMDb
4 The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston IMDb
5 Breathless 1959 Jean-Luc Godard IMDb
6 Reservoir Dogs 1992 Quentin Tarantino IMDb
7 The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton IMDb
8 Blood Simple 1984 Joel Coen IMDb
9 The 400 Blows 1959 François Truffaut IMDb
10 12 Angry Men 1957 Sidney Lumet IMDb
11 L'Atalante 1934 Jean Vigo IMDb
12 Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter IMDb
13 Badlands 1973 Terrence Malick IMDb
14 Being John Malkovich 1999 Spike Jonze IMDb
15 This is Spinal Tap 1984 Rob Reiner IMDb
16 Gates of Heaven 1980 Errol Morris IMDb
17 Hiroshima Mon Amour 1959 Alain Resnais IMDb
18 Airplane! 1980 David Zucker
Jim Abrahams
Jerry Zucker
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19 Duel 1971 Steven Spielberg IMDb
20 The Iron Giant 1999 Brad Bird IMDb
21 The Evil Dead 1981 Sam Raimi IMDb
22 The Producers 1968 Mel Brooks IMDb
23 Knife in the Water 1962 Roman Polanski IMDb
24 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Frank Darabont IMDb
25 The Kid 1921 Charles Chaplin IMDb
26 District 9 2009 Neill Blomkamp IMDb
27 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1974 Terry Gilliam
Terry Jones
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28 Donnie Darko 2001 Richard Kelly IMDb
29 L'âge d'or 1930 Luis Buñuel IMDb
30 Synecdoche, New York 2008 Charlie Kaufman IMDb
31 Pather Panchali 1955 Satyajit Ray IMDb
32 Henry V 1989 Kenneth Branagh IMDb
33 Easy Rider 1969 Dennis Hopper IMDb
34 Clerks 1994 Kevin Smith IMDb
35 The Blair Witch Project 1999 Daniel Myrick
Eduardo Sánchez
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36 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966 Mike Nichols IMDb
37 Gattaca 1997 Andrew Niccol IMDb
38 Primer 2004 Shane Carruth IMDb
39 Pee Wee's Big Adventure 1985 Tim Burton IMDb
40 Brick 2005 Rian Johnson IMDb
41 Killer of Sheep 1979 Charles Burnett IMDb
42 Sex, Lies and Videotape 1989 Steven Soderbergh IMDb
43 Mad Max 1979 George Miller IMDb
44 Pi 1998 Darren Aronofsky IMDb
45 In Bruges 2008 Martin McDonagh IMDb
46 Harlan County USA 1976 Barbara Kopple IMDb
47 American Beauty 1999 Sam Mendes IMDb
48 Boyz n the Hood 1991 John Singleton IMDb
49 Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 John Cameron Mitchell IMDb
50 Delicatessen 1991 Jean-Pierre Jeunet IMDb
51 Elevator to the Gallows 1958 Louis Malle IMDb
52 Bottle Rocket 1996 Wes Anderson IMDb
53 Titicut Follies 1967 Frederick Wiseman IMDb
54 She's Gotta Have It 1986 Spike Lee IMDb
55 Shadows 1959 John Cassavetes IMDb
56 Moon 2009 Duncan Jones IMDb
57 Monsters, Inc 2001 Peter Docter
David Silverman
Lee Unkrich
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58 Slacker 1991 Richard Linklater IMDb
59 Say Anything... 1989 Cameron Crowe IMDb
60 Shallow Grave 1994 Danny Boyle IMDb
61 Closely Watched Trains 1966 JirĂ­ Menzel IMDb
62 Gone Baby Gone 2007 Ben Affleck IMDb
63 Repo Man 1984 Alex Cox IMDb
64 The Virgin Suicides 1999 Sofia Coppola IMDb
65 Amores Perros 2000 Alejandro González Iñárritu IMDb
66 On the Town 1949 Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly IMDb
67 The Triplets of Belleville 2003 Sylvain Chomet IMDb
68 Ivan's Childhood 1962 Andrei Tarkovsky IMDb
69 My Favorite Year 1982 Richard Benjamin IMDb
70 El Mariachi 1992 Robert Rodriguez IMDb
71 Performance 1970 Nicolas Roeg
Donald Cammell
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72 In the Company of Men 1997 Neil LaBute IMDb
73 They Live by Night 1948 Nicholas Ray IMDb
74 Love Actually 2003 Richard Curtis IMDb
75 Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 Amy Heckerling IMDb
76 One-Eyed Jacks 1961 Marlon Brando IMDb
77 Hard Eight 1996 Paul Thomas Anderson IMDb
78 Following 1998 Christopher Nolan IMDb
79 Cabin in the Sky 1943 Vincente Minnelli IMDb
80 George Washington 2000 David Gordon Green IMDb
81 Blood of a Poet 1932 Jean Cocteau IMDb
82 The Station Agent 2003 Thomas McCarthy IMDb
83 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2005 Shane Black IMDb
84 Away from Her 2006 Sarah Polley IMDb
85 Thank You for Smoking 2005 Jason Reitman IMDb
86 The Orphanage 2007 J A Bayona IMDb
87 Chicago 2002 Rob Marshall IMDb
88 The 40 Year Old Virgin 2005 Judd Apatow IMDb
89 Pleasantville 1998 Gary Ross IMDb
90 Force of Evil 1948 Abraham Polonsky IMDb
91 Drugstore Cowboy 1989 Gus Van Sant IMDb
92 Nanook of the North 1922 Robert Flaherty IMDb
93 Heathers 1988 Michael Lehmann IMDb
94 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998 Guy Ritchie IMDb
95 Strictly Ballroom 1992 Baz Luhrmann IMDb
96 Dances with Wolves 1990 Kevin Costner IMDb
97 The Falls 1980 Peter Greenaway IMDb
98 Koyaanisqatsi 1983 Godfrey Reggio IMDb
99 Get Carter 1971 Mike Hodges IMDb
100 Ratcatcher 1999 Lynne Ramsey IMDb


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