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July 18th, 2006 9:59am EDT
CasablancaCasablanca has topped a list of movies all real film fans should watch. The tear-jerking war romance heads a list of classics, drawn up by Radio Times magazine as a 'Film Buff's Guide'. Full List Below!

Despite the list featuring a number of box office flops - including the biggest disaster in cinema history, the 1980 anti-western Heaven's Gate - the author of the list, Radio Times film editor Andrew Collins, has defended his peculiar choice of entries.

He said: "Snobbery does not belong to the film buff." He also pointed out that, to truly reflect on the greatest cinema of all time, it is essential to include screen masterpieces from all times and genres.

He said: "To understand the 80s and 90s blockbuster, you must accept Armageddon producer Jerry Bruckheimer into your life. Armageddon is the pinnacle of Bruckheimer excess."

Radio Times Top 25 Film Buff's films:
1 Casablanca (1942)
2 The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari (1919)
3 Blade Runner (1982)
4 A Matter Of Life And Death (1946)
5 Out of the Past (1947)
6 La Dolce Vita (1960)
7 High Noon (1952)
8 Rear Window (1954)
9 The Hidden Fortress (1958)
10 Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
11 Bringing Up Baby (1938)
12 The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
13 Un Chien Andalou (1928)
14 Armageddon (1998)
15 Heaven's Gate (1980)
16 Annie Hall (1977)
17 Singin' In The Rain (1952)
18 Paths Of Glory (1957)
19 Performance (1970)
20 Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
21 Blackboards (2000)
22 The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
23 Pulp Fiction (1994)
24 Shoah (1985)
25 Winter Light (1962)