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Film buffs reveal 'must see' list
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now was nominated for eight Oscars
Cinema experts have named the 50 films they believe everyone should see before they die.

Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam War classic Apocalypse Now heads up the list chosen by an expert panel, which included director Lord David Puttnam.

Other titles in the top 10 include Brazilian film City of God and Roman Polanski's Chinatown.

The list was compiled to mark this Sunday's relaunch of Film Four as a free-to-air channel.

Alien, Lost in Translation and The Shawshank Redemption just missed out on a top 10 place.

The top 50 also includes Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, Erin Brockovich, The Breakfast Club and Scarface.

Channel 4 said each film has been chosen for its unique and creative approach to filmmaking.

Film critics Jason Solomons and Karen Krizanovich, Channel 4 head of film and drama Tessa Ross and the film director Menhaj Huda were also on the panel.

The full list:

Apocalypse Now
The Apartment
City of God
Chinatown
Sexy Beast
2001: A Space Odyssey
North by Northwest
A Bout de Souffle
Donnie Darko
Manhattan
Alien
Lost in Translation
The Shawshank Redemption
Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India
Pulp Fiction
Touch of Evil
Walkabout
Black Narcissus
Boyz n the Hood
The Player
Come and See
Heavenly Creatures
A Night at the Opera
Erin Brockovich
Trainspotting
The Breakfast Club
Hero
Fanny and Alexander
Pink Flamingos
All About Eve
Scarface
Terminator 2
Three Colours: Blue
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Ladykillers
Fight Club
The Searchers
Mulholland Drive
The Ipcress File
The King of Comedy
Manhunter
Dawn of the Dead
Princess Mononoke
Raising Arizona
Cabaret
This Sporting Life
Brazil
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
Secrets and Lies
Badlands




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