The Essential 1000



Welcome to the Essential 1000. Below you'll find a list, in chronological order, of the 1,000 films that this site feels are Essential to any cinephile. With apologies to the authors of THIS great book series. The list features film from the beginning of cinema through 2019, each year the list will get updated with new entries. So start checking them off now!


Early Cinema (1902-1919)
  • A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage Dans la Lune) (1902)
  • The Great Train Robbery (1903)
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through the Ages (1916)
  • The Immigrant (1917)
  • Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)
The 1920s
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  • The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920)
  • Within Our Gates (1920)
  • Way Down East (1920)
  • The Kid (1921)
  • The Phantom Carriage (1921)
  • Orphans of the Storm (1921)
  • The Sheik (1921)
  • Nosferatu (1922)
  • Nanook of the North (1922)
  • Foolish Wives (1922)
  • Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
  • Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
  • Grandma's Boy (1922)
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)
  • Safety Last! (1923)
  • Our Hospitality (1923)
  • A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)
  • Why Worry? (1923)
  • La Roue [The Wheel] (1923)
  • Greed (1924)
  • The Navigator (1924)
  • Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  • The Last Laugh (1924)
  • Girl Shy (1924)
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  • Seven Chances (1925)
  • The Gold Rush (1925)
  • Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  • Strike! (1925)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  • The Freshman (1925)
  • Go West (1925)
  • The Eagle (1925)
  • The General (1926)
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
  • Faust (1926)
  • Metropolis (1927)
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
  • 7th Heaven (1927)
  • The Unknown (1927)
  • Wings (1927)
  • Napoleon (1927)
  • The Jazz Singer (1927)
  • It! (1927)
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)
  • Underworld (1927)
  • College (1927)
  • The Cat and the Canary (1927)
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
  • The Cameraman (1928)
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
  • The Last Command (1928)
  • The Circus (1928)
  • The Crowd (1928)
  • Steamboat Willie (1928)
  • Tempest (1928)
  • Speedy (1928)
  • Un Chien Andalou (1929)
  • Living Russia, or Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
  • The Love Parade (1929)
  • Pandora's Box (1929)
  • The Iron Mask (1929)
  • Blackmail (1929)
  • Woman in the Moon (1929)
  • The Broadway Melody (1929)
1930s
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • Morocco (1930)
  • Animal Crackers (1930)
  • The Blue Angel (1930)
  • City Lights (1931)
  • Frankenstein (1931)
  • Dracula (1931)
  • M (1931)
  • The Public Enemy (1931)
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
  • À Nous La Liberté (1931)
  • Little Caesar (1931)
  • The Champ (1931)
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
  • Scarface: The Shame of a Nation (1932)
  • Freaks (1932)
  • Vampyr (1932)
  • Trouble in Paradise (1932)
  • The Mummy (1932)
  • The Old Dark House (1932)
  • Horse Feathers (1932)
  • The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
  • Island of Lost Souls (1932)
  • Grand Hotel (1932)
  • A Farewell to Arms (1932)
  • The Music Box (1932)
  • King Kong (1933)
  • Duck Soup (1933)
  • The Invisible Man (1933)
  • 42nd Street (1933)
  • Sons of the Desert (1933)
  • Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
  • Dinner at Eight (1933)
  • The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
  • She Done Him Wrong (1933)
  • It Happened One Night (1934)
  • The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  • The Thin Man (1934)
  • The Black Cat (1934)
  • It's a Gift (1934)
  • Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • Top Hat (1935)
  • The 39 Steps (1935)
  • The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
  • A Night at the Opera (1935)
  • Captain Blood (1935)
  • Mad Love (1935)
  • Anna Karenina (1935)
  • Alice Adams (1935)
  • Modern Times (1936)
  • Swing Time (1936)
  • Fury (1936)
  • My Man Godfrey (1936)
  • Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
  • Dodsworth (1936)
  • The Petrified Forest (1936)
  • Sabotage (1936)
  • Secret Agent (1936)
  • Libeled Lady (1936)
  • Camille (1936)
  • Things to Come (1936)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Grand Illusion (1937)
  • The Awful Truth (1937)
  • Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)
  • Lost Horizon (1937)
  • Captains Courageous (1937)
  • A Day at the Races (1937)
  • Way Out West (1937)
  • Shall We Dance (1937)
  • Young and Innocent (1937)
  • Topper (1937)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  • A Christmas Carol (1938)
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  • The Lady Vanishes  (1938)
  • Jezebel (1938)
  • Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
  • Boys Town (1938)
  • You Can't Take it With You (1938)
  • Holiday (1938)
  • Pygmalion (1938)
  • Vivacious Lady (1938)
  • Gone With the Wind (1939)
  • The Wizard of Oz  (1939)
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  • Stagecoach (1939)
  • Wuthering Heights (1939)
  • Ninotchka (1939)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes  (1939)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
  • Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
  • The Rules of the Game (1939)
  • Destry Rides Again (1939)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  • Bachelor Mother (1939)
  • Dark Victory (1939)
  • Son of Frankenstein (1939)
1940s
  • The Great Dictator  (1940)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  • The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • Rebecca (1940)
  • Pinocchio (1940)
  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • His Girl Friday (1940)
  • The Letter (1940)
  • The Mark of Zorro (1940)
  • Olympia, Parts I & II (1940)
  • Remember the Night (1940)
  • Foreign Correspondent (1940)
  • All This and Heaven Too (1940)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • The Maltese Falcon  (1941)
  • The Little Foxes  (1941)
  • Sullivan's Travels (1941)
  • The Lady Eve  (1941)
  • Meet John Doe (1941)
  • Sergeant York (1941)
  • Ball of Fire (1941)
  • Suspicion (1941)
  • The Wolf Man  (1941)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • The Devil and Daniel Webster [aka All That Money Can Buy] (1941)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Holiday Inn (1942)
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  • The Pride of the Yankees  (1942)
  • The Magnificent Ambersons  (1942)
  • Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  • Now, Voyager (1942)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • The Palm Beach Story  (1942)
  • To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  • Cat People (1942)
  • Woman of the Year (1942)
  • This Gun for Hire (1942)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • The Ox-Bow Incident  (1943)
  • The More the Merrier (1943)
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  • Jane Eyre (1943)
  • Stormy Weather (1943)
  • Phantom of the Opera (1943)
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Laura (1944)
  • Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  • Gaslight (1944)
  • To Have and Have Not (1944)
  • Lifeboat (1944)
  • Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  • Henry V (1944)
  • Ivan The Terrible, Part I & II (1944, 1958)
  • The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
  • Rome, Open City (1945)
  • Spellbound (1945)
  • Brief Encounter (1945)
  • Leave Her To Heaven (1945)
  • Children of Paradise (1945)
  • And Then There Were None (1945)
  • I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
  • Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray  (1945)
  • The Lost Weekend  (1945)
  • Mildred Pierce (1945)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • The Best Years of Our Lives  (1946)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • Great Expectations (1946)
  • The Big Sleep  (1946)
  • A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
  • My Darling Clementine (1946)
  • The Killers (1946)
  • Gilda (1946)
  • La belle et la bête (1946)
  • Black Narcissus (1947)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir  (1947)
  • Out of the Past (1947)
  • Monsieur Verdoux  (1947)
  • The Bishop's Wife  (1947)
  • The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
  • Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre  (1948)
  • The Red Shoes  (1948)
  • Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  • Red River (1948)
  • The Snake Pit  (1948)
  • Hamlet (1948)
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  • Oliver Twist (1948)
  • Rope (1948)
  • Key Largo (1948)
  • The Third Man  (1949)
  • Adam's Rib (1949)
  • White Heat (1949)
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  • Late Spring (1949)
  • Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
  • The Heiress  (1949)
  • All The King's Men (1949)
  • A Letter to Three Wives  (1949)
  • On the Town (1949)
1950s
  • Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  • All About Eve (1950)
  • The Gunfighter (1950)
  • Rashômon (1950)
  • In a Lonely Place (1950)
  • The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
  • Winchester '73 (1950)
  • Cinderella (1950)
  • Harvey (1950)
  • Gun Crazy (1950)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  • The African Queen  (1951)
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • An American in Paris (1951)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951)
  • Scrooge [A Christmas Carol] (1951)
  • The Lavender Hill Mob  (1951)
  • A Place in the Sun (1951)
  • Ace in the Hole (1951)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • High Noon (1952)
  • Ikiru (1952)
  • The Quiet Man (1952)
  • Umberto D. (1952)
  • Shane (1953)
  • Tokyo Story (1953)
  • Roman Holiday (1953)
  • The Wages of Fear  (1953)
  • Ugetsu (1953)
  • Stalag 17 (1953)
  • From Here to Eternity (1953)
  • M. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
  • The Band Wagon (1953)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  • The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
  • House of Wax (1953)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • On The Waterfront (1954)
  • Seven Samurai (1954)
  • A Star is Born (1954)
  • La Strada (1954)
  • Sabrina (1954)
  • Sansho The Bailiff (1954)
  • Gojira [Godzilla] (1954)
  • Johnny Guitar (1954)
  • Dial M for Murder (1954)
  • White Christmas (1954)
  • Them! (1954)
  • Night and Fog (1955)
  • The Night of the Hunter  (1955)
  • Marty (1955)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • Les Diaboliques (1955)
  • Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
  • Rififi (Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes) (1955)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • Mister Roberts (1955)
  • East of Eden (1955)
  • The Dam Busters  (1955)
  • Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
  • The Searchers (1956)
  • The Ten Commandments (1956)
  • Giant (1956)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  • The Killing  (1956)
  • A Man Escaped (1956)
  • The Red Balloon (1956)
  • Forbidden Planet (1956)
  • The Wrong Man (1956)
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  • 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
  • Nights of Cabiria (1957)
  • Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  • The Seventh Seal (1957)
  • Paths of Glory (1957)
  • Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
  • Throne of Blood (1957)
  • Wild Strawberries (1957)
  • A Face in the Crowd (1957)
  • Night of the Demon (1957)
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • Touch of Evil (1958)
  • Auntie Mame (1958)
  • I Want to Live! (1958)
  • The Defiant Ones (1958)
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
  • A Night to Remember (1958)
  • Mon Oncle (1958)
  • Hidden Fortress (1958)
  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • North By Northwest (1959)
  • Some Like it Hot (1959)
  • Rio Bravo (1959)
  • Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  • The 400 Blows (1959)
  • Room at the Top (1959)
  • Hiroshima, mon Amour (1959)
  • Pickpocket (1959)
  • Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • Black Orpheus (1959)
1960s
  • Psycho (1960)
  • The Apartment (1960)
  • Spartacus (1960)
  • Eyes Without a Face (1960)
  • Breathless (1960)
  • The Virgin Spring (1960)
  • L'Avventura (1960)
  • The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  • La Dolce Vita (1960)
  • Inherit the Wind (1960)
  • Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
  • Peeping Tom (1960)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  • Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  • The Hustler (1961)
  • The Innocents (1961)
  • Yojimbo (1961)
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  • The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  • Splendor in the Grass (1961)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  • Harakiri (1962)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  • Jules et Jim (1962)
  • Cape Fear (1962)
  • How The West Was Won (1962)
  • Dr. No (1962)
  • La Jetée (1962)
  • The Longest Day (1962)
  • Sanjuro (1962)
  • Lolita (1962)
  • The Music Man (1962)
  • 8½ (1963)
  • High and Low (1963)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • Charade (1963)
  • Lilies of the Field (1963)
  • From Russia With Love (1963)
  • Shock Corridor (1963)
  • The Haunting (1963)
  • Winter Light (1963)
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • My Fair Lady (1964)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
  • A Shot in the Dark (1964)
  • Fail-Safe (1964)
  • A Hard Day's Night (1964)
  • Band of Outsiders [Bande à part] (1964)
  • The Sound of Music (1965)
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • Repulsion (1965)
  • For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  • Cat Ballou (1965)
  • The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  • Persona (1966)
  • A Man for All Seasons (1966)
  • The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  • Seconds (1966)
  • Alfie (1966)
  • Blow-Up (1966)
  • In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • Samurai Rebellion (1967)
  • The Dirty Dozen  (1967)
  • The Graduate (1967)
  • Le Samouraï (1967)
  • Wait Until Dark (1967)
  • Playtime (1967)
  • In Cold Blood (1967)
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
  • Point Blank (1967)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Rosemary's Baby (1968)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • The Odd Couple (1968)
  • Bullitt (1968)
  • The Lion in Winter (1968)
  • The Producers (1968)
  • Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • The Wild Bunch  (1969)
  • Z (1969)
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  • Army of Shadows (1969)
  • True Grit (1969)
  • The Passion of Anna (1969)
  • Easy Rider (1969)
1970s
  • Patton (1970)
  • Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
  • M*A*S*H (1970)
  • Airport (1970)
  • Five Easy Pieces (1970)
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
  • El Topo (1970)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • The French Connection  (1971)
  • The Last Picture Show  (1971)
  • Dirty Harry (1971)
  • Harold and Maude (1971)
  • Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  • Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
  • Get Carter (1971)
  • Shaft (1971)
  • Duel (1971)
  • The Godfather   (1972)
  • Cries and Whispers (1972)
  • Solaris (1972)
  • What's Up, Doc? (1972)
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)
  • The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
  • The Exorcist  (1973)
  • The Sting  (1973)
  • American Graffiti (1973)
  • Mean Streets (1973)
  • Badlands (1973)
  • Scenes From a Marriage (1973)
  • Enter The Dragon (1973)
  • The Long Goodbye  (1973)
  • Serpico (1973)
  • Amarcord (1973)
  • Sleeper (1973)
  • Don't Look Now (1973)
  • Paper Moon (1973)
  • The Wicker Man  (1973)
  • The Holy Mountain  (1973)
  • Save the Tiger (1973)
  • Papillon (1973)
  • The Godfather Part II  (1974)
  • Chinatown (1974)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Hearts and Minds (1974)
  • A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
  • Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • The Conversation  (1974)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre  (1974)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  • Barry Lyndon (1975)
  • Deep Red [Profondo Rosso] (1975)
  • Nashville (1975)
  • The Mirror (1975)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
  • Grey Gardens (1975)
  • 3 Days of the Condor (1975)
  • Rocky (1976)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • All The President's Men (1976)
  • Network (1976)
  • Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
  • The Shootist (1976)
  • Carrie (1976)
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Marathon Man (1976)
  • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
  • Star Wars (1977)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  • Annie Hall (1977)
  • Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  • The Goodbye Girl (1977)
  • Suspiria (1977)
  • Slap Shot (1977)
  • The Ascent (1977)
  • Eraserhead (1977)
  • Superman: The Movie (1978)
  • The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Midnight Express (1978)
  • Animal House (1978)
  • Days of Heaven (1978)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • Manhattan (1979)
  • Being There (1979)
  • All That Jazz (1979)
  • The Muppet Movie (1979)
  • The Warriors (1979)
  • Stalker (1979)
  • Breaking Away (1979)
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
  • Kramer VS Kramer (1979)
  • Mad Max (1979)
1980s
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Raging Bull (1980)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Airplane! (1980)
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
  • Ordinary People (1980)
  • The Blues Brothers (1980)
  • Atlantic City (1980)
  • The Long Good Friday (1980)
  • Superman II (1980)
  • Caddyshack (1980)
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Reds (1981)
  • The Evil Dead (1981)
  • Das Boot (1981)
  • Mad Max: The Road Warrior (1981)
  • Chariots of Fire (1981)
  • Body Heat (1981)
  • Thief (1981)
  • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • Gandhi (1982)
  • Fanny and Alexander (1982)
  • Tootsie (1982)
  • The Verdict (1982)
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  • Missing (1982)
  • Victor Victoria (1982)
  • The King of Comedy (1982)
  • Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
  • Sophie's Choice (1982)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • The Right Stuff (1983)
  • Scarface (1983)
  • Terms of Endearment (1983)
  • Christmas Story (1983)
  • Zelig (1983)
  • National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Ghostbusters (1984)
  • Amadeus (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • Paris, Texas (1984)
  • The Killing Fields (1984)
  • Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
  • This is Spinal Tap (1984)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Room with a View (1985)
  • The Color Purple (1985)
  • Shoah (1985)
  • Brazil (1985)
  • Ran (1985)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • Blood Simple (1985)
  • Witness (1985)
  • Come and See (1985)
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Blue Velvet (1986)
  • Platoon (1986)
  • Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
  • Stand By Me (1986)
  • Hoosiers (1986)
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
  • Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Broadcast News (1987)
  • Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • The Untouchables (1987)
  • Wings of Desire (1987)
  • Raising Arizona (1987)
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
  • Robocop (1987)
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • Rain Man (1988)
  • Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
  • The Vanishing (1988)
  • Mississippi Burning (1988)
  • Cinema Paradiso (1988)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  • Midnight Run (1988)
  • Big (1988)
  • Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  • Akira (1988)
  • They Live (1988)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  • The Decalogue (1989)
  • Batman (1989)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989)
  • Field of Dreams (1989)
  • Glory (1989)
  • Say Anything... (1989)
  • The Killer (1989)
  • Roger & Me (1989)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
1990s
  • Goodfellas (1990)
  • Dances With Wolves (1990)
  • Ghost (1990)
  • The Hunt For Red October (1990)
  • Misery (1990)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • Miller's Crossing (1990)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
  • Boyz N The Hood (1991)
  • JFK (1991)
  • Barton Fink (1991)
  • Delicatessen (1991)
  • The Fisher King (1991)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
  • The Player (1992)
  • Scent of a Woman (1992)
  • The Crying Game (1992)
  • Hard Boiled (1992)
  • Howards End (1992)
  • Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
  • A Few Good Men (1992)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Army of Darkness (1992)
  • Schindler's List (1993)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • The Fugitive (1993)
  • The Remains of the Day (1993)
  • In the Name of the Father (1993)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
  • Philadelphia (1993)
  • True Romance (1993)
  • Three Colors: Blue (1993)
  • Three Colors: Red (1994)
  • Three Colors: White (1994)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Hoop Dreams (1994)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Chungking Express (1994)
  • Ed Wood (1994)
  • Léon (The Professional) (1994)
  • Speed (1994)
  • Quiz Show (1994)
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
  • The Crow (1994)
  • Clerks (1994)
  • Braveheart (1995)
  • Toy Story (1995)
  • Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Se7en (1995)
  • The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • Sense and Sensibility (1995)
  • 12 Monkeys (1995)
  • Heat (1995)
  • Before Sunrise (1995)
  • Casino (1995)
  • Fargo (1996)
  • The English Patient (1996)
  • Sling Blade (1996)
  • Hamlet (1996)
  • Trainspotting (1996)
  • Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  • Independence Day (1996)
  • L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • Life is Beautiful (1997)
  • Gattaca (1997)
  • As Good As It Gets (1997)
  • Face/Off (1997)
  • Men in Black (1997)
  • The Full Monty (1997)
  • Boogie Nights (1997)
  • Donnie Brasco (1997)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • Gods and Monsters (1998)
  • The Truman Show (1998)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • Run Lola Run (1998)
  • American History X (1998)
  • Rushmore (1998)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • Fight Club (1999)
  • American Beauty (1999)
  • Toy Story 2 (1999)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • The Insider (1999)
  • The Green Mile (1999)
  • Being John Malkovich (1999)
  • The Iron Giant (1999)
  • All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre) (1999)
  • Boys Don't Cry (1999)
2000s
  • Memento (2000)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  • Almost Famous (2000)
  • Traffic (2000)
  • Amores Perros (2000)
  • Cast Away (2000)
  • High Fidelity (2000)
  • In the Mood for Love (2000)
  • Best in Show (2000)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  • Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain) (2001)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Pianist (2002)
  • Catch Me if You Can (2002)
  • In America (2002)
  • Hero (2002)
  • The Bourne Identity (2002)
  • Minority Report (2002)
  • Adaptation (2002)
  • 28 Days Later (2002)
  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • City of God (2002)
  • Bowling for Columbine (2002)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • Finding Nemo (2003)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Oldboy (2003)
  • Lost in Translation (2003)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  • X2: X-Men United (2003)
  • American Splendor (2003)
  • The Incredibles (2004)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  • Hotel Rwanda (2004)
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • Before Sunset (2004)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
  • Downfall (2004)
  • Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
  • The Aviator (2004)
  • Maria Full of Grace (2004)
  • Sideways (2004)
  • Ray (2004)
  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Good Night and Good Luck (2005)
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  • Walk The Line (2005)
  • The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
  • V for Vendetta (2005)
  • Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
  • The Departed (2006)
  • The Lives of Others (2006)
  • Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Children of Men (2006)
  • No Country For Old Men (2007)
  • Ratatouille (2007)
  • Juno (2007)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  • Once (2007)
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
  • There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • Hot Fuzz (2007)
  • Superbad (2007)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • WALL·E (2008)
  • Let the Right One In (2008)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  • The Wrestler (2008)
  • Frost/Nixon (2008)
  • Milk (2008)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  • Gran Torino (2008)
  • Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  • Up (2009)
  • Avatar (2009)
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • The Hurt Locker (2009)
  • The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
  • Zombieland (2009)
  • District 9 (2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Coraline (2009)
  • The Hangover (2009)
2010s

  • Inception (2010)
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • Toy Story 3 (2010)
  • Black Swan (2010)
  • The Fighter (2010)
  • True Grit (2010)
  • The King's Speech (2010)
  • 127 Hours (2010)
  • The Tree of Life (2011)
  • Drive (2011)
  • A Separation (2011)
  • Moneyball (2011)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (2011)
  • Hugo (2011)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Django Unchained (2012)
  • Argo (2012)
  • Looper (2012)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  • Lincoln (2012)
  • Gravity (2013)
  • Before Midnight (2013)
  • 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Her (2013)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  • The Conjuring (2013)
  • Captain Phillips (2013)
  • Frozen (2013)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  • Interstellar (2014)
  • Boyhood (2014)
  • Selma (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Whiplash (2014)
  • Birdman (2014)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  • Under the Skin (2014)
  • Ida (2014)
  • Nightcrawler (2014)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  • Inside Out (2015)
  • Carol (2015)
  • Spotlight (2015)
  • Ex Machina (2015)
  • The Big Short (2015)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Brooklyn (2015)
  • The Look of Silence (2015)
  • The Martian (2015)
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • Arrival (2016)
  • La La Land (2016)
  • Moana (2016)
  • Sing Street (2016)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Hell or High Water (2016)
  • The Witch (2016)
  • The Handmaiden (2016)
  • Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  • Hail, Caesar! (2016)
  • Get Out (2017)
  • Dunkirk (2017)
  • The Shape of Water (2017)
  • Call Me By Your Name (2017)
  • Coco (2017)
  • I, Tonya (2017)
  • Lady Bird (2017)
  • Logan (2017)
  • Baby Driver (2017)
  • The Big Sick (2017)
  • Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Your Name (2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • The Florida Project (2017)
  • Roma (2018)
  • A Star is Born (2018)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  • The Favourite (2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Blackkklansman (2018)
  • Cold War (2018)
  • A Quiet Place (2018)
  • Hereditary (2018)
  • First Reformed (2018)
  • Annihilation (2018)
  • Shoplifters (2018)
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Parasite (2019)
  • 1917 (2019)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Marriage Story (2019)
  • The Irishman (2019)
  • Jojo Rabbit (2019)
  • The Lighthouse (2019)
  • Knives Out (2019)
  • Uncut Gems (2019)
  • Ad Astra (2019)