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The 10 Most Important Film Movements of All Time, in One Video Countdown

British New Wave, German Expressionism, Scandinavian Revival—these are all terms one hears in passing, usually from college film majors and upstart cinephiles flaunting their expertise. Said terms do, of course, denote actual movements in cinema, and CineFix’s latest countdown video is a fun ranking of the 10 most important such movements in history.

Like most of CineFix’s work, the ranking doubles as a piece of pop scholarship, one that deftly explains how historical events and cultural cross-pollination produced distinct cinematic styles. Bonus: After watching, you’ll be able to mention Parallel Cinema in conversation without feeling like a total fraud.