27. Breathless (1960)
directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard’s most famous film, Breathless follows the brief love affair between a man on the run and a petite American expatriate. Expressing the attitude of the younger generation in both its content and execution, Breathless shocked the film world with its originality. This film is the one most credited with the invention of the jump cut, in a quick scene that would change the movies forever.