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Top 25: Nominations List for Spiritually Significant Films on Growing Older

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Nominated films, seconded titles in bold.

  1. 35 Shots of Rum (Denis, 2008)
  2. 35 Up (Apted, 1992)
  3. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Spielberg, 2001)
  4. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Gilliam, 1988)
  5. All That Jazz (Fosse, 1979)
  6. Amélie (Jeunet, 2001)
  7. Amour (Haneke, 2012)
  8. Another Year (Leigh, 2010)
  9. Antoine Doinel Series (Truffaut, 1959-1979)
  10. Babette's Feast (Axel, 1987)
  11. Before Midnight (Linklater, 2013)
  12. Before Trilogy (Linklater, 1995/2004/2013)
  13. Beginners (Mills, 2010)
  14. Beginning with the End (Marshall, 2014)
  15. The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler, 1946)
  16. Blast from the Past (Wilson, 1999)
  17. Blind Chance (Kieslowski, 1987)
  18. Boyhood (Linklater, 2014)
  19. The Browning Version (Asquith, 1951)
  20. Captains Courageous (Fleming, 1937)
  21. Children of Paradise (Carné, 1945)
  22. Chimes at Midnight (Welles, 1965)
  23. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
  24. Clouds of Sils Maria (Assayas, 2014)
  25. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Fincher, 2008)
  26. Dersu Uzala (Kurosawa, 1975)
  27. Dreams (Kurosawa, 1990)
  28. An Education (Scherfig, 2009)
  29. Eighth Grade (Burnham, 2018)
  30. Farewell My Concubine (Kaige, 1993)
  31. The Fountain (Aronofsky, 2006)
  32. Gods and Monsters (Condon, 1998)
  33. The Great Beauty (Sorrentino, 2013)
  34. High Fidelity (Frears, 2000)
  35. Hope Springs (Frankel, 2012)
  36. I Remember Mama (Stevens, 1948)
  37. I'm Going Home (de Oliveira, 2001)
  38. Incendies (Villeneuve, 2010)
  39. Inception (Nolan, 2010)
  40. Interview with the Vampire (Jordan, 1994)
  41. It's a Wonderful Life (Capra, 1946)
  42. La Jetée (Marker, 1962)
  43. Kramer vs. Kramer (Benton, 1979)
  44. King Lear (Eyre, 1998)
  45. Kitchen Stories (Hamer, 2003)
  46. Lady Bird (Gerwig, 2017)
  47. Last Orders (Schepisi, 2001)
  48. Late Spring (Ozu, 1949)
  49. Leave No Trace (Granik, 2018)
  50. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Powell & Pressburger, 1943)
  51. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Anderson, 2004)
  52. Limelight (Chaplin, 1952)
  53. The Lost City of Z (Gray, 2016)
  54. Lost in Translation (Coppola, 2003)
  55. Maadadayo (Kurosawa, 1993)
  56. The Magnificent Ambersons (Welles, 1942)
  57. Make Way for Tomorrow (McCarey, 1937)
  58. The Man Who Planted Trees (Back, 1987)
  59. Marjorie Prime (Almereyda, 2017)
  60. Minding the Gap (Liu, 2018)
  61. The Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1975)
  62. Moonstruck (Jewison, 1987)
  63. Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012)
  64. Mrs. Dalloway (Gorris, 1997)
  65. My Happy Family (Ekvtimishvili & Groß, 2017)
  66. A New Leaf (May, 1971)
  67. No Country for Old Men (Coens, 2007)
  68. Nobody's Fool (Benton, 1994)
  69. On Golden Pond (Rydell, 1981)
  70. Only Lovers Left Alive (Jarmusch, 2013)
  71. Only Angels Have Wings (Hawks, 1939)
  72. Opening Night (Cassavetes, 1977)
  73. Phantom Thread (Anderson, 2017)
  74. Poetry (Dong, 2010)
  75. The Quiet Man (Ford, 1952)
  76. A Quiet Passion (Davies, 2016)
  77. Ran (Kurosawa, 1985)
  78. A Raisin in the Sun (Petrie, 1961)
  79. The Remains of the Day (Ivory, 1993)
  80. Return of the Secaucus Seven (Sayles, 1979)
  81. Rhapsody in August (Kurosawa, 1991)
  82. The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson, 2001)
  83. Running From Crazy (Kopple, 2013)
  84. Searching For Bobby Fischer (Zaillian, 1993)
  85. The Silence (Bergman, 1963)
  86. A Simple Life (Hui, 2011)
  87. A Single Man (Ford, 2009)
  88. Smashed (Ponsoldt, 2012)
  89. Stand by Me (Reiner, 1986)
  90. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Meyer, 1982)
  91. Summer Hours (Assayas, 2008)
  92. Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950)
  93. Synecdoche, New York (Kaufman, 2008)
  94. T2 Trainspotting (Boyle, 2017)
  95. Things to Come (Hansen-Love, 2016)
  96. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
  97. Toy Story 3 (Unkrich, 2010)
  98. Tully (Reitman, 2018)
  99. Umberto D. (de Sica, 1952)
  100. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy, 1964)
  101. Up (Docter & Peterson, 2009)
  102. What They Had (Chomko, 2018)
  103. When Harry Met Sally... (Reiner, 1989)
  104. While We're Young (Baumbach, 2014)
  105. Wild Strawberries (Bergman, 1957)
  106. World of Tomorrow (Herzfeldt, 2015)
  107. The Wrestler (Aronofsky, 2008)
  108. You Can't Take It with You (Capra, 1938)
  109. Young Adult (Reitman, 2011)
  110. Youth (Sorrentino, 2015)
  111. Youth without Youth (Coppola, 2007)
Edited by Evan C
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By the way, if I've missed anything here that's been nominated or seconded, please let me know.

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