59. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
directed by Sergei Eisenstein
From a purely academic standpoint, it’s one of cinema’s most important milestones. From an emotional standpoint, that may also be true. The was designed as propaganda and it still works all these decades later. Using editing to excite and rouse the audience in ways that were revolutionary at the time, it still makes us wanna pick up a gun and go hunt down the nearest czar we can find.