Icons of Film: the 20th Century

Icons of Film: The 20th Century (Prestel's Icons) -

Of course it is impossible to select the best movies of the 20th century to suit everyone's tastes, but those that are selected here in this book, the mere 84 of them, are impeccable. The photographs and essays that accompany each of them are also very good so I think this would be nice gift if not to yourself then to some other movie buff.