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 2017, 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 Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)
  • 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)

1920s
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  • The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920)
  • Way Down East (1920)
  • Within Our Gates (1920)
  • The Kid (1921)
  • Orphans of the Storm (1921)
  • The Phantom Carriage (1921)
  • The Sheik (1921)
  • Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
  • Foolish Wives (1922)
  • Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
  • Nosferatu (1922)
  • La Roue [The Wheel] (1923)
  • Our Hospitality (1923)
  • Safety Last! (1923)
  • Why Worry? (1923)
  • Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)
  • Girl Shy (1924)
  • Greed (1924)
  • The Last Laugh (1924)
  • The Navigator (1924)
  • Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  • Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  • The Eagle (1925)
  • The Freshman (1925)
  • Go West (1925)
  • The Gold Rush  (1925)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  • Seven Chances (1925)
  • Strike! (1925)
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
  • Faust (1926)
  • The General (1926)
  • 7th Heaven (1927)
  • The Jazz Singer (1927)
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)
  • Metropolis (1927)
  • Napoleon (1927)
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
  • Underworld (1927)
  • The Unknown (1927)
  • Wings (1927)
  • The Cameraman (1928)
  • The Circus (1928)
  • The Crowd (1928)
  • The Last Command (1928)
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
  • Speedy (1928)
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
  • Steamboat Willie (1928)
  • Tempest (1928)
  • Blackmail (1929)
  • The Broadway Melody (1929)
  • The Iron Mask (1929)
  • The Love Parade (1929)
  • Pandora's Box (1929)
  • Queen Kelly (1929)
  • Un Chien Andalou (1929)
  • Woman in the Moon (1929)
1930s
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • Animal Crackers (1930)
  • The Blue Angel (1930)
  • Morocco (1930)
  • À Nous La Liberté (1931)
  • The Champ (1931)
  • City Lights (1931)
  • Dracula (1931)
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
  • Frankenstein (1931)
  • The Front Page (1931)
  • Little Caesar (1931)
  • M (1931)
  • The Public Enemy (1931)
  • A Farewell to Arms (1932)
  • Freaks (1932)
  • Grand Hotel (1932)
  • Horse Feathers (1932)
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
  • Island of Lost Souls (1932)
  • The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
  • The Mummy (1932)
  • The Old Dark House (1932)
  • Scarface: The Shame of a Nation (1932)
  • Trouble in Paradise (1932)
  • Vampyr (1932)
  • 42nd Street (1933)
  • Dinner at Eight (1933)
  • Duck Soup (1933)
  • Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
  • The Invisible Man (1933)
  • King Kong (1933)
  • The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
  • She Done Him Wrong (1933)
  • Sons of the Desert (1933)
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
  • The Black Cat (1934)
  • The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  • It Happened One Night (1934)
  • It's a Gift (1934)
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
  • The Thin Man (1934)
  • The 39 Steps (1935)
  • Alice Adams (1935)
  • Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  • Captain Blood (1935)
  • The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
  • Mad Love (1935)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • A Night at the Opera (1935)
  • Top Hat (1935)
  • Camille (1936)
  • Dodsworth (1936)
  • Fury (1936)
  • Libeled Lady (1936)
  • Modern Times (1936)
  • Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
  • My Man Godfrey (1936)
  • The Petrified Forest (1936)
  • Sabotage (1936)
  • Secret Agent (1936)
  • Swing Time (1936)
  • Things to Come (1936)
  • The Awful Truth (1937)
  • Captains Courageous (1937)
  • A Day at the Races (1937)
  • Grand Illusion (1937)
  • Lost Horizon (1937)
  • Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)
  • Shall We Dance (1937)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • A Star is Born (1937)
  • Topper (1937)
  • Way Out West (1937)
  • Young and Innocent (1937)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  • Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
  • Boys Town (1938)
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  • A Christmas Carol (1938)
  • Holiday (1938)
  • Jezebel (1938)
  • The Lady Vanishes  (1938)
  • Pygmalion (1938)
  • Vivacious Lady (1938)
  • You Can't Take it With You (1938)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes  (1939)
  • Dark Victory (1939)
  • Destry Rides Again (1939)
  • Gone With the Wind (1939)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  • Ninotchka (1939)
  • The Rules of the Game (1939)
  • Son of Frankenstein (1939)
  • Stagecoach (1939)
  • The Wizard of Oz  (1939)
  • Wuthering Heights (1939)
1940s
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Foreign Correspondent (1940)
  • The Great Dictator (1940)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  • His Girl Friday (1940)
  • The Letter (1940)
  • The Mark of Zorro (1940)
  • The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • Pinocchio (1940)
  • Rebecca (1940)
  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
  • Ball of Fire (1941)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • The Lady Eve  (1941)
  • The Little Foxes  (1941)
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • Meet John Doe (1941)
  • Sergeant York (1941)
  • Sullivan's Travels (1941)
  • Suspicion (1941)
  • The Wolf Man (1941)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Cat People (1942)
  • Holiday Inn (1942)
  • I Married a Witch (1942)
  • The Magnificent Ambersons  (1942)
  • Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  • Now, Voyager (1942)
  • The Palm Beach Story  (1942)
  • The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
  • To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  • Woman of the Year (1942)
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  • Jane Eyre (1943)
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  • The More the Merrier (1943)
  • The Ox-Bow Incident  (1943)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • Stormy Weather (1943)
  • Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Gaslight (1944)
  • Henry V (1944)
  • Ivan The Terrible, Part I (1944)
  • Laura (1944)
  • Lifeboat (1944)
  • Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  • The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
  • To Have and Have Not (1944)
  • And Then There Were None (1945)
  • Brief Encounter (1945)
  • Children of Paradise (1945)
  • Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
  • Leave Her To Heaven (1945)
  • The Lost Weekend  (1945)
  • Mildred Pierce (1945)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray  (1945)
  • Rome, Open City (1945)
  • Spellbound (1945)
  • The Best Years of Our Lives  (1946)
  • The Big Sleep  (1946)
  • Gilda (1946)
  • Great Expectations (1946)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • The Killers (1946)
  • La belle et la bête (1946)
  • A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
  • My Darling Clementine (1946)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • The Bishop's Wife  (1947)
  • Black Narcissus (1947)
  • Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir  (1947)
  • The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  • Monsieur Verdoux  (1947)
  • Out of the Past (1947)
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  • Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  • Hamlet (1948)
  • Key Largo (1948)
  • Oliver Twist (1948)
  • Red River (1948)
  • The Red Shoes  (1948)
  • Rope (1948)
  • The Snake Pit  (1948)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  • Adam's Rib (1949)
  • All The King's Men (1949)
  • The Heiress  (1949)
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  • Late Spring (1949)
  • A Letter to Three Wives  (1949)
  • On the Town (1949)
  • The Third Man (1949)
  • Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
  • White Heat (1949)
1950s

  • All About Eve (1950)
  • The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
  • Cinderella (1950)
  • Gun Crazy (1950)
  • The Gunfighter (1950)
  • Harvey (1950)
  • In a Lonely Place (1950)
  • Rashômon (1950)
  • Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  • Winchester '73 (1950)
  • Ace in the Hole (1951)
  • The African Queen  (1951)
  • An American in Paris (1951)
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
  • A Place in the Sun (1951)
  • Scrooge [A Christmas Carol] (1951)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  • High Noon (1952)
  • Ikiru (1952)
  • The Quiet Man (1952)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • Umberto D. (1952)
  • The Band Wagon (1953)
  • The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
  • From Here to Eternity (1953)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  • House of Wax (1953)
  • M. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
  • Roman Holiday (1953)
  • Shane (1953)
  • Stalag 17 (1953)
  • Tokyo Story (1953)
  • Ugetsu (1953)
  • The Wages of Fear (1953)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
  • Dial M for Murder (1954)
  • Gojira [Godzilla] (1954)
  • Johnny Guitar (1954)
  • La Strada (1954)
  • On The Waterfront (1954)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • Sabrina (1954)
  • Sansho The Bailiff (1954)
  • Seven Samurai (1954)
  • A Star is Born (1954)
  • White Christmas (1954)
  • Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
  • The Dam Busters  (1955)
  • East of Eden (1955)
  • Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
  • Les Diaboliques (1955)
  • Marty (1955)
  • Mister Roberts (1955)
  • The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • Rififi (Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes) (1955)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • Forbidden Planet (1956)
  • Giant (1956)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  • The Killing  (1956)
  • A Man Escaped (1956)
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  • The Red Balloon (1956)
  • The Searchers (1956)
  • The Ten Commandments (1956)
  • The Wrong Man (1956)
  • 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • An Affair to Remember (1957)
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  • Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
  • A Face in the Crowd (1957)
  • Night of the Demon (1957)
  • Nights of Cabiria (1957)
  • Paths of Glory (1957)
  • The Seventh Seal (1957)
  • Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
  • Throne of Blood (1957)
  • Wild Strawberries (1957)
  • Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  • Auntie Mame (1958)
  • The Blob (1958)
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
  • The Defiant Ones (1958)
  • Hidden Fortress (1958)
  • I Want to Live! (1958)
  • Ivan The Terrible, Part II (1958)
  • Mon Oncle (1958)
  • A Night to Remember (1958)
  • Touch of Evil (1958)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • The 400 Blows (1959)
  • Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  • Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Black Orpheus (1959)
  • Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)
  • North By Northwest (1959)
  • Pickpocket (1959)
  • Rio Bravo (1959)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • Some Like it Hot (1959)
1960s
  • The Apartment (1960)
  • Breathless (1960)
  • Eyes Without a Face (1960)
  • Inherit the Wind (1960)
  • L'Avventura (1960)
  • La Dolce Vita (1960)
  • The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  • Peeping Tom (1960)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
  • Spartacus (1960)
  • The Virgin Spring (1960)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  • The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  • The Hustler (1961)
  • The Innocents (1961)
  • Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  • A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  • Splendor in the Grass (1961)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • Yojimbo (1961)
  • Cape Fear (1962)
  • Carnival of Souls (1962)
  • Dr. No (1962)
  • Harakiri (1962)
  • How The West Was Won (1962)
  • Jules et Jim (1962)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Lolita (1962)
  • The Longest Day (1962)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  • The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  • The Music Man (1962)
  • Sanjuro (1962)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  • 8½ (1963)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • Charade (1963)
  • Cleopatra (1963)
  • From Russia With Love (1963)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • The Haunting (1963)
  • High and Low (1963)
  • Lilies of the Field (1963)
  • Shock Corridor (1963)
  • Winter Light (1963)
  • Band of Outsiders [Bande à part] (1964)
  • Black Sabbath (1964)
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  • Fail-Safe (1964)
  • A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • A Hard Day's Night (1964)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • My Fair Lady (1964)
  • A Shot in the Dark (1964)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
  • Cat Ballou (1965)
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  • Repulsion (1965)
  • The Sound of Music (1965)
  • The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • Alfie (1966)
  • The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  • Blow-Up (1966)
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
  • A Man for All Seasons (1966)
  • Persona (1966)
  • Seconds (1966)
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • The Dirty Dozen  (1967)
  • The Graduate (1967)
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
  • In Cold Blood (1967)
  • In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  • Le Samouraï (1967)
  • Playtime (1967)
  • Point Blank (1967)
  • Samurai Rebellion (1967)
  • Wait Until Dark (1967)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Bullitt (1968)
  • The Lion in Winter (1968)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • The Odd Couple (1968)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  • Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • The Producers (1968)
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  • Rosemary's Baby (1968)
  • Army of Shadows (1969)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Easy Rider (1969)
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  • True Grit (1969)
  • The Wild Bunch  (1969)
  • Z (1969)
1970s

  • Airport (1970)
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage   (1970)
  • Five Easy Pieces (1970)
  • Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
  • M*A*S*H (1970)
  • Patton (1970)
  • The Andromeda Strain (1971)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Dirty Harry (1971)
  • Duel (1971)
  • Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  • The French Connection (1971)
  • Get Carter (1971)
  • Harold and Maude (1971)
  • The Last Picture Show  (1971)
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
  • Shaft (1971)
  • Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • Aguirre  Wrath of God (1972)
  • Cries and Whispers (1972)
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • Fist of Fury (The Chinese Connection) (1972)
  • The Godfather   (1972)
  • The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
  • Solaris (1972)
  • The Way of the Dragon (Return of the Dragon) (1972)
  • What's Up, Doc? (1972)
  • Amarcord (1973)
  • American Graffiti (1973)
  • Badlands (1973)
  • Don't Look Now (1973)
  • Enter The Dragon (1973)
  • The Exorcist  (1973)
  • The Holy Mountain  (1973)
  • The Long Goodbye  (1973)
  • Mean Streets (1973)
  • Paper Moon (1973)
  • Papillon (1973)
  • Scenes From a Marriage (1973)
  • Serpico (1973)
  • Sleeper (1973)
  • The Sting (1973)
  • The Wicker Man (1973)
  • Black Christmas (1974)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Chinatown (1974)
  • The Conversation  (1974)
  • The Godfather Part II  (1974)
  • Lenny (1974)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
  • Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • 3 Days of the Condor (1975)
  • Barry Lyndon (1975)
  • Deep Red [Profondo Rosso] (1975)
  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • The Mirror (1975)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  • Nashville (1975)
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
  • All The President's Men (1976)
  • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
  • Carrie (1976)
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth  (1976)
  • Marathon Man (1976)
  • Network (1976)
  • The Omen  (1976)
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales  (1976)
  • Rocky (1976)
  • The Shootist  (1976)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Annie Hall (1977)
  • The Ascent (1977)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  • Eraserhead (1977)
  • The Goodbye Girl (1977)
  • Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  • Slap Shot (1977)
  • Star Wars (1977)
  • Suspiria (1977)
  • Animal House (1978)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Days of Heaven (1978)
  • The Deer Hunter  (1978)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • Midnight Express (1978)
  • Superman: The Movie (1978)
  • Alien (1979)
  • All That Jazz (1979)
  • The Amityville Horror (1979)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • Being There (1979)
  • Breaking Away (1979)
  • Kramer VS Kramer (1979)
  • Mad Max (1979)
  • Manhattan (1979)
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
  • The Muppet Movie (1979)
  • Stalker (1979)
  • The Warriors (1979)
1980s
  • Airplane! (1980)
  • Atlantic City (1980)
  • The Blues Brothers  (1980)
  • The Changeling (1980)
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • The Long Good Friday (1980)
  • Ordinary People (1980)
  • Raging Bull (1980)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • Blow Out (1981)
  • Body Heat (1981)
  • Chariots of Fire (1981)
  • Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Das Boot (1981)
  • The Evil Dead  (1981)
  • Mad Max: The Road Warrior (1981)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Reds (1981)
  • Thief (1981)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • Fanny and Alexander (1982)
  • Gandhi (1982)
  • The King of Comedy (1982)
  • The Missing (1982)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Sophie's Choice (1982)
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  • The Thing  (1982)
  • Tootsie (1982)
  • The Verdict (1982)
  • Victor Victoria (1982)
  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
  • Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • The Right Stuff  (1983)
  • Scarface (1983)
  • Terms of Endearment (1983)
  • WarGames (1983)
  • 1984 (1984)
  • Amadeus (1984)
  • Ghostbusters (1984)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • The Killing Fields (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
  • Paris, Texas (1984)
  • The Terminator (1984)
  • This is Spinal Tap (1984)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Blood Simple (1985)
  • Brazil (1985)
  • The Breakfast Club  (1985)
  • The Color Purple (1985)
  • Come and See (1985)
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
  • Ran (1985)
  • A Room with a View (1985)
  • Witness (1985)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Blue Velvet (1986)
  • Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
  • Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
  • Hoosiers (1986)
  • Platoon (1986)
  • Stand By Me (1986)
  • Broadcast News (1987)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)
  • Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  • Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
  • The Princess Bride  (1987)
  • The Untouchables (1987)
  • Wings of Desire (1987)
  • Akira (1988)
  • Beetlejuice (1988)
  • Big (1988)
  • Child's Play (1988)
  • Cinema Paradiso (1988)
  • Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  • Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  • Midnight Run (1988)
  • Mississippi Burning (1988)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Rain Man (1988)
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
  • The Vanishing (1988)
  • They Live (1988)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
  • The Abyss (1989)
  • Batman (1989)
  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
  • The Decalogue (1989)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • Field of Dreams (1989)
  • Glory (1989)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
  • The Killer (1989)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989)
  • Say Anything... (1989)
  • When Harry Met Sally (1989)
1990s
  • Awakenings (1990)
  • Dances With Wolves (1990)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • Ghost (1990)
  • Goodfellas (1990)
  • The Hunt For Red October (1990)
  • Miller's Crossing (1990)
  • Misery (1990)
  • Barton Fink (1991)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Boyz N The Hood (1991)
  • Delicatessen (1991)
  • The Fisher King (1991)
  • JFK (1991)
  • Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • Army of Darkness (1992)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
  • Candyman (1992)
  • The Crying Game (1992)
  • A Few Good Men (1992)
  • Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
  • Hard Boiled (1992)
  • Howards End (1992)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
  • The Player (1992)
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  • Scent of a Woman (1992)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
  • The Fugitive (1993)
  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • In the Name of the Father (1993)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • Philadelphia (1993)
  • The Remains of the Day (1993)
  • Schindler's List (1993)
  • Three Colors: Blue (1993)
  • True Romance (1993)
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
  • Chungking Express (1994)
  • Clerks (1994)
  • The Crow (1994)
  • Ed Wood (1994)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Léon (The Professional) (1994)
  • The Lion King  (1994)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Quiz Show (1994)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Speed (1994)
  • Three Colors: Red (1994)
  • Three Colors: White (1994)
  • 12 Monkeys (1995)
  • The American President (1995)
  • Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Before Sunrise (1995)
  • Braveheart (1995)
  • The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
  • Casino (1995)
  • Heat (1995)
  • Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
  • Se7en (1995)
  • Sense and Sensibility (1995)
  • Toy Story (1995)
  • The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • The Birdcage (1996)
  • The English Patient (1996)
  • Fargo (1996)
  • Hamlet (1996)
  • Sling Blade (1996)
  • Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  • Trainspotting (1996)
  • As Good As It Gets (1997)
  • Boogie Nights (1997)
  • Chasing Amy (1997)
  • Contact (1997)
  • Donnie Brasco (1997)
  • Face/Off (1997)
  • The Full Monty  (1997)
  • Gattaca (1997)
  • Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Life is Beautiful (1997)
  • Men in Black (1997)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • American History X (1998)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • Gods and Monsters (1998)
  • Run Lola Run (1998)
  • Rushmore (1998)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • The Truman Show (1998)
  • All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre) (1999)
  • American Beauty (1999)
  • Audition (1999)
  • Being John Malkovich (1999)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • Fight Club (1999)
  • The Green Mile (1999)
  • The Insider (1999)
  • The Iron Giant (1999)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • Toy Story 2 (1999)
2000s

  • Almost Famous (2000)
  • American Psycho (2000)
  • Amores Perros (2000)
  • Best in Show (2000)
  • Cast Away (2000)
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • High Fidelity (2000)
  • In the Mood for Love (2000)
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  • Traffic (2000)
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  • Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain) (2001)
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • Memento (2001)
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • 28 Days Later (2002)
  • Adaptation (2002)
  • The Bourne Identity (2002)
  • Catch Me if You Can (2002)
  • City of God (2002)
  • Hero (2002)
  • In America (2002)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  • Minority Report (2002)
  • The Pianist (2002)
  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • American Splendor (2003)
  • Finding Nemo (2003)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • Lost in Translation (2003)
  • Oldboy (2003)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • X2:X-Men United (2003)
  • The Aviator (2004)
  • Before Sunset (2004)
  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  • Collateral (2004)
  • Downfall (2004)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Hotel Rwanda (2004)
  • Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
  • The Incredibles (2004)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
  • Maria Full of Grace (2004)
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  • Ray (2004)
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • Sideways (2004)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Brick (2005)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • Good Night and Good Luck (2005)
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  • V for Vendetta (2005)
  • Walk The Line (2005)
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Children of Men (2006)
  • The Departed  (2006)
  • Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  • The Lives of Others (2006)
  • Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly  (2007)
  • Hot Fuzz (2007)
  • Juno (2007)
  • No Country For Old Men (2007)
  • Once (2007)
  • Ratatouille (2007)
  • Superbad (2007)
  • There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • Cloverfield (2008)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Frost/Nixon (2008)
  • Gran Torino (2008)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • Let the Right One In (2008)
  • Milk (2008)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  • WALL·E (2008)
  • The Wrestler (2008)
  • Avatar (2009)
  • Coraline (2009)
  • District 9 (2009)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
  • The Hurt Locker (2009)
  • Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  • Moon (2009)
  • The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
  • A Serious Man (2009)
  • Up (2009)
2010s

  • 127 Hours (2010)
  • 13 Assassins (2010)
  • Black Swan  (2010)
  • How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
  • The Fighter (2010)
  • Inception (2010)
  • The King's Speech (2010)
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • The Town (2010)
  • Toy Story 3         (2010)
  • True Grit             (2010)
  • The Artist (2011)
  • The Descendants (2011)
  • Attack of the Block (2011)
  • Drive (2011)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  • Hugo (2011)
  • Midnight in Paris (2011)
  • Moneyball (2011)
  • Shame (2011)
  • Super 8 (2011)
  • The Tree of Life (2011)
  • Amour (2012)
  • Argo (2012)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  • Cloud Atlas (2012)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Django Unchained (2012)
  • Life of Pi (2012)
  • Looper (2012)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
  • 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • American Hustle (2013)
  • Before Midnight (2013)
  • Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)
  • Blue Jasmine (2013)
  • Captain Phillips (2013)
  • The Conjuring (2013)
  • Fruitvale Station (2013)
  • Gravity (2013)
  • Her (2013)
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  • Nebraska (2013)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  • The Babadook (2014)
  • Birdman (2014)
  • Boyhood (2014)
  • Gone Girl (2014)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Interstellar (2014)
  • Nightcrawler (2014)
  • The Raid 2 (2014)
  • Selma (2014)
  • Whiplash (2014)
  • Anomalisa (2015)
  • The Big Short (2015)
  • Carol (2015)
  • Creed (2015)
  • Ex Machina (2015)
  • Inside Out (2015)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  • The Martian (2015)
  • Room (2015)
  • Spotlight (2015)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Arrival (2016)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Hail, Caesar! (2016)
  • The Handmaiden (2016)
  • Hell or High Water (2016)
  • La La Land (2016)
  • Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  • Moana (2016)
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • Sing Street (2016)
  • Baby Driver (2017)
  • The Big Sick (2017)
  • Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  • The Breadwinner (2017)
  • Call Me By Your Name (2017)
  • Coco (2017)
  • Dunkirk (2017)
  • Get Out (2017)
  • Lady Bird (2017)
  • Logan (2017)
  • The Shape of Water (2017)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Your Name (2017)
  • Annihilation (2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Blackkklansman (2018)
  • Cold War (2018)
  • The Favourite (2018)

  • Hereditary (2018)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
  • A Quiet Place (2018)
  • Roma (2018)
  • Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  • A Star is Born (2018)

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