10.) Arrival At The Train Station (1896)
The Lumiere Brothers brief shot of a train arriving was so intense that many people ran out of the theater concerned for their safety as a train came barreling towards them. Arrival At The Train Station is also one of the first films ever made.
9.) Modern Times (1936)
8.) Man With The Movie Camera (1929)
Vertov's experiment film introduced the world to the style of Soviet editing, which emphasized the relationship between two images as opposed to how a certain image related to the narrative arc, a process that forever changed linear filmmaking.
7.) Metropolis (1927)
6.) Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
5.) Dog Star Man (1962)
4.) Body and Soul (1925)
3.) Un Chien Andalou (1929)
I have mentioned this on a top ten list before and only want to restate how powerful it is for being a relatively short film.
2.) Brand Upon The Brain! (2006)
1.) Sherlock Jr. (1924)
scene in the movie theater, which still mesmerizes me to this day.
A Trip To The Moon (1902)
Broken Blossoms (1919)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)