Thursday, November 19, 2009

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die


"Greatest Films" lists are, of course, entirely subjective and always carry with them certain prejudices that inevitably will upset lovers of film. To capture a really strong snapshot of films considered the best in Cinema would take a ridiculous number, and thankfully Steven Jay Schneider, and a collection of reputable contributors, have helped compile a list that hopes to at least begin to scratch the surface of absolutely unmissable films.

There have been five editions of the book so far, which update with newer films and remove some from the list to make room. This list includes all films up to this point, including those that have been removed, and this long term project is meant to link to either full length or capsule reviews of each film.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (Compiled List)


1. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
2. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
3. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
4. Les Vampires (1915)
5. Intolerance (1916)
6. Broken Blossoms (1919)
7. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
8. Way Down East (1920)
9. Within Our Gates (1920)
10. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
11. Orphans of the Storm (1921)
12. La Souriante Madame Beudet (1922)
13. Dr. Mabuse Parts 1 and 2 (1922)
14. Nanook of the North (1922)
15. Nosferatu (1922)
16. Haxan (1923)
17. Foolish Wives (1922)
18. Our Hospitality (1923)
19. The Wheel (1923)
20. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
21. Strike (1924)
22. Greed (1924)
23. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
24. The Last Laugh (1924)
25. Seven Chances (1925)
26. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
27. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
28. The Gold Rush (1925)
29. The Big Parade (1925)
30. Metropolis (1927)
31. Sunrise (1927)
32. The General (1927)
33. The Unknown (1927)
34. October (1927)
35. The Jazz Singer (1927)
36. Napoleon (1927)
37. The Kid Brother (1927)
38. The Crowd (1928)
39. The Docks of New York (1928)
40. An Andalusian Dog (1928)
41. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
42. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
43. Storm over Asia (1928)
44. Blackmail (1929)
45. The Man with the Movie Camera (1929)
46. Pandora's Box (1929)
47. The Blue Angel (1930)
48. L'Age D'Or (1930)
49. Earth (1930)
50. Little Caesar (1930)
51. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
52. À Nous la Liberté (1931)
53. Le Million (1931)
54. Tabu (1931)
55. Dracula (1931)
56. Frankenstein (1931)
57. City Lights (1931)
58. The Public Enemy (1931)
59. M (1931)
60. La Chienne (1931)
61. Vampyr (1932)
62. Love Me Tonight (1932)
63. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
64. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
65. Trouble in Paradise (1932)
66. Scarface (1932)
67. Shanghai Express (1932)
68. Freaks (1932)
69. Me and My Gal (1932)
70. Zero for Conduct (1933)
71. 42nd Street (1933)
72. Footlight Parade (1933)
73. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
74. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
75. Duck Soup (1933)
76. Queen Christina (1933)
77. Las Hurdes (1933)
78. King Kong (1933)
79. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
80. Sons of the Desert (1933)
81. It's a Gift (1934)
82. Triumph of the Will (1934)
83. L'Atalante (1934)
84. The Black Cat (1934)
85. Judge Priest (1934)
86. It Happened One Night (1934)
87. The Thin Man (1934)
88. Captain Blood (1935)
89. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
90. A Night at the Opera (1935)
91. The 39 Steps (1935)
92. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
93. Top Hat (1935)
94. A Day in the Country (1936)
95. Modern Times (1936)
96. Swing Time (1936)
97. My Man Godfrey (1936)
98. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
99. Camille (1936)
100. Sabotage (1936)

101. Dodsworth (1936)
102. Things to Come (1936)
103. The Story of a Cheat (1936)
104. Captains Courageous (1937)
105. Song At Midnight (1937)
106. Grand Illusion (1937)
107. Stella Dallas (1937)
108. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
109. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
110. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
111. The Awful Truth (1937)
112. Pepe Le Moko (1937)
113. Jezebel (1938)
114. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
115. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
116. Olympia (1938)
117. The Baker's Wife (1938)
118. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
119. Stagecoach (1939)
120. The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (1939)
121. Babes in Arms (1939)
122. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
123. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
124. Destry Rides Again (1939)
125. Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
126. Gone With the Wind (1939)
127. Daybreak (1939)
128. Gunga Din (1939)
129. Ninotchka (1939)
130. The Rules of the Game (1939)
131. Wuthering Heights (1939)
132. His Girl Friday (1940)
133. Rebecca (1940)
134. Fantasia (1940)
135. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
136. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
137. Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
138. Pinocchio (1940)
139. The Mortal Storm (1940)
140. The Bank Dick (1940)
141. Citizen Kane (1941)
142. The Lady Eve (1941)
143. The Wolf Man (1941)
144. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
145. Sergeant York (1941)
146. Dumbo (1941)
147. High Sierra (1941)
148. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
149. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
150. The Palm Beach Story (1942)
151. Now, Voyager (1942)
152. Casablanca (1942)
153. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
154. Cat People (1942)
155. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
156. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
157. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
158. Fires Were Started (1943)
159. The Man in Grey (1943)
160. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
161. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
162. The Seventh Victim (1943)
163. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
164. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
165. Ossessione (1943)
166. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
167. To Have and Have Not (1944)
168. Laura (1944)
169. Gaslight (1944)
170. Henry V (1944)
171. Ivan the Terrible (1944) Parts 1 and 2
172. Double Indemnity (1944)
173. Murder, My Sweet (1944)
174. The Battle of San Pietro (1945)
175. Spellbound (1945)
176. Mildred Pierce (1945)
177. Children of Paradise (1945)
178. Open City (1945)
179. The Lost Weekend (1945)
180. Detour (1945)
181. I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
182. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
183. Brief Encounter (1946)
184. Paisan (1946)
185. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
186. My Darling Clementine (1946)
187. The Stranger (1946)
188. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
189. The Big Sleep (1946)
190. The Killers (1946)
191. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
192. Great Expectations (1946)
193. Notorious (1946)
194. Black Narcissus (1946)
195. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
196. Gilda (1946)
197. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
198. Out of the Past (1947)
199. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
200. Odd Man Out (1947)

201. The Bicycle Thief (1948)
202. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
203. Secret Beyond the Door (1948)
204. Force of Evil (1948)
205. Spring in a Small Town (1948)
206. Red River (1948)
207. Rope (1948)
208. The Snake Pit (1948)
209. The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
210. Paleface (1948)
211. The Red Shoes (1948)
212. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
213. Louisiana Story (1948)
214. The Heiress (1949)
215. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
216. Gun Crazy (1949)
217. Adam's Rib (1949)
218. Whiskey Galore! (1949)
219. White Heat (1949)
220. The Reckless Moment (1949)
221. The Third Man (1949)
222. On the Town (1949)
223. Orpheus (1949)
224. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
225. Rashomon (1950)
226. Winchester '73 (1950)
227. Rio Grande (1950)
228. All About Eve (1950)
229. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
230. Los Olvidados (1950)
231. In a Lonely Place (1950)
232. The Big Carnival (1951)
233. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
234. Strangers on a Train (1951)
235. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
236. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
237. The African Queen (1951)
238. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
239. An American in Paris (1951)
240. A Place in the Sun (1951)
241. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
242. The Quiet Man (1952)
243. Forbidden Games (1952)
244. Angel Face (1952)
245. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
246. Ikiru (1952)
247. Europa '51 (1952)
248. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
249. The Big Sky (1952)
250. High Noon (1952)
251. Umberto D (1952)
252. The Golden Coach (1952)
253. The Bigamist (1953)
254. The Band Wagon (1953)
255. Madame De… (1953)
256. From Here to Eternity (1953)
257. Tokyo Story (1953)
258. Roman Holiday (1953)
259. Wages of Fear (1953)
260. The Naked Spur (1953)
261. Pickup on South Street (1953)
262. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
263. The Big Heat (1953)
264. M. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
265. Voyage in Italy (1953)
266. Ugetsu (1953)
267. Shane (1953)
268. Beat the Devil (1953)
269. Johnny Guitar (1954)
270. On the Waterfront (1954)
271. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
272. Les Diaboliques (1954)
273. Animal Farm (1954)
274. Rear Window (1954)
275. A Star Is Born (1954)
276. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
277. La Strada (1954)
278. Seven Samurai (1954)
279. Senso (1954)
280. Silver Lode (1954)
281. Carmen Jones (1954)
282. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
283. Salt of the Earth (1954)
284. Artists and Models (1955)
285. Guys and Dolls (1955)
286. Pather Panchali (1955)
287. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
288. The Mad Masters (1955)
289. Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955)
290. The Ladykillers (1955)
291. Marty (1955)
292. Ordet (1955)
293. Bob Le Flambeur (1955)
294. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
295. The Man from Laramie (1955)
296. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
297. The Phenix City Story (1955)
298. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
299. Night and Fog (1955)
300. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

301. Lola Montes (1955)
302. Forbidden Planet (1956)
303. The Burmese Harp (1956)
304. The Searchers (1956)
305. A Man Escaped (1956)
306. Written on the Wind (1956)
307. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
308. Giant (1956)
309. All That Heaven Allows (1956)
310. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
311. The Wrong Man (1956)
312. Bigger Than Life (1956)
313. High Society (1956)
314. The Ten Commandments (1956)
315. 12 Angry Men (1957)
316. The Seventh Seal (1957)
317. An Affair to Remember (1957)
318. Wild Strawberries (1957)
319. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
320. Throne of Blood (1957)
321. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
322. Aparajito (1957)
323. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
324. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
325. Mother India (1957)
326. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
327. Paths of Glory (1957)
328. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
329. Man of the West (1958)
330. Touch of Evil (1958)
331. Cairo Station (1958)
332. Gigi (1958)
333. The Defiant Ones (1958)
334. Vertigo (1958)
335. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
336. Horror of Dracula (1958)
337. Mon Oncle (1958)
338. The Music Room (1958)
339. The 400 Blows (1959)
340. North by Northwest (1959)
341. Some Like It Hot (1959)
342. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
343. Eyes without a Face (1959)
344. Ride Lonesome (1959)
345. Black Orpheus (1959)
346. Shadows (1959)
347. The World of Apu (1959)
348. Breathless (1959)
349. Ben-Hur (1959)
350. Pickpocket (1959)
351. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
352. Rio Bravo (1959)
353. The Hole (1959)
354. Floating Weeds (1959)
355. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
356. La Dolce Vita (1960)
357. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
358. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
359. L'Avventura (1960)
360. La Joven (1960)
361. The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
362. The Housemaid (1960)
363. Psycho (1960)
364. Black Sunday (1960)
365. Peeping Tom (1960)
366. The Apartment (1960)
367. Spartacus (1960)
368. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
369. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
370. La Jetee (1961)
371. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
372. Lola (1961)
373. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
374. La Notte (1961)
375. Jules and Jim (1961)
376. Viridiana (1961)
377. The Ladies Man (1961)
378. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
379. Chronicle of a Summer (1961)
380. The Hustler (1961)
381. West Side Story (1961)
382. Mondo Cane (1962)
383. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
384. Dog Star Man (1962)
385. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
386. L'Eclisse (1962)
387. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
388. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
389. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
390. Lolita (1962)
391. Keeper of Promises (1962)
392. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
393. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
394. My Life to Live (1962)
395. Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
396. The Birds (1963)
397. The Nutty Professor (1963)
398. Blonde Cobra (1963)
399. The Cool World (1963)
400. 8 1/2 (1963)

401. Passenger (1963)
402. Contempt (1963)
403. Hud (1963)
404. Winter Light (1963)
405. Flaming Creatures (1963)
406. The Great Escape (1963)
407. Shock Corridor (1963)
408. The Leopard (1963)
409. Barren Lives (1963)
410. Mediteranee (1963)
411. The House is Black (1963)
412. The Haunting (1963)
413. An Actor's Revenge (1963)
414. The Servant (1963)
415. Goldfinger (1964)
416. Scorpio Rising (1964)
417. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
418. Marnie (1964)
419. My Fair Lady (1964)
420. Woman in the Dunes (1964)
421. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
422. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
423. The Red Desert (1964)
424. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)
425. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
426. Before the Revolution (1964)
427. Gertrud (1964)
428. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
429. Black God, White Devil (1964)
430. The Demon (1964)
431. Vinyl (1965)
432. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
433. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
434. The War Game (1965)
435. Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
436. The Battle of Algiers (1965)
437. The Sound of Music (1965)
438. The Sargossa Manuscript (1965)
439. Alphaville (1965)
440. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
441. Repulsion (1965)
442. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
443. Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
444. Faster, Pussy Cat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
445. Golden River (1965)
446. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1965)
447. Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966)
448. Blow-Up (1966)
449. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
450. Daisies (1966)
451. Come Drink with Me (1966)
452. Seconds (1966)
453. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
454. Persona (1966)
455. Masculin-Feminin (1966)
456. Au Hazard Balthazar (1966)
457. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
458. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967)
459. The Graduate (1967)
460. Playtime (1967)
461. Report (1967)
462. Hombre (1967)
463. Belle de Jour (1967)
464. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
465. Week End (1967)
466. The Godson (1967)
467. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
468. Point Blank (1967)
469. Wavelength (1967)
470. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
471. The Red and the White (1967)
472. Marketta Lazarova (1967)
473. The Jungle Book (1967)
474. The Fireman's Ball (1967)
475. Earth Entranced (1967)
476. Closely Watched Trains (1967)
477. Vij (1967)
478. The Cow (1968)
479. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
480. Planet of the Apes (1968)
481. Faces (1968)
482. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
483. If... (1968)
484. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
485. The Producers (1968)
486. David Holzman's Diary (1968)
487. Shame (1968)
488. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
489. Hour of the Wolf (1968)
490. Targets (1968)
491. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
492. My Night at Maud's (1969)
493. Lucia (1969)
494. A Touch of Zen (1969)
495. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
496. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
497. Satyricon (1969)
498. Z (1969)
499. The Conformist (1969)
500. Easy Rider (1969)

501. High School (1969)
502. In the Year of the Pig (1969)
503. The Wild Bunch (1969)
504. Andrei Rublev (1969)
505. Le Boucher (1969)
506. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
507. Kes (1969)
508. Tristana (1970)
509. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
510. El Topo (1970)
511. Woodstock (1970)
512. Deep End (1970)
513. The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
514. Little Big Man (1970)
515. The Ear (1970)
516. Patton (1970)
517. M*A*S*H (1970)
518. Performance (1970)
519. Gimme Shelter (1970)
520. Zabriskie Point (1970)
521. The Bird with The Crystal Plumage (1970)
522. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
523. Wanda (1971)
524. W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
525. A Clockwork Orange (1971) (2)
526. The Sorrow and the Pity (1971)
527. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
528. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
529. Walkabout (1971)
530. Klute (1971)
531. Harold and Maude (1971)
532. Red Psalm (1971)
533. Get Carter (1971)
534. The French Connection (1971)
535. Shaft (1971)
536. Dirty Harry (1971)
537. Murmur of the Heart (1971)
538. Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song (1971)
539. The Last Picture Show (1971)
540. Straw Dogs (1971)
541. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
542. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
543. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
544. Cabaret (1972)
545. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
546. High Plains Drifter (1972)
547. Sleuth (1972)
548. Deliverance (1972)
549. Solaris (1972)
550. The Godfather (1972)
551. Cries and Whispers (1972)
552. Fat City (1972)
553. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
554. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)
555. Frenzy (1972)
556. Pink Flamingos (1972)
557. Superfly (1972)
558. The Sting (1973)
559. The Mother and the Whore (1973)
560. Badlands (1973)
561. American Graffiti (1973)
562. Papillon (1973)
563. Enter the Dragon (1973)
564. Mean Streets (1973)
565. The Long Goodbye (1973)
566. The Wicker Man (1973)
567. Day for Night (1973)
568. Don't Look Now (1973)
569. Sleeper (1973)
570. Serpico (1973)
571. The Exorcist (1973)
572. Turkish Delight (1973)
573. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
574. Fantastic Planet (1973)
575. Amarcord (1973)
576. The Harder They Come (1973)
577. Pat Garret and Billy the Kid (1973)
578. Dersu Uzala (1974)
579. The Conversation (1974)
580. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
581. Mirror (1974)
582. A Woman under the Influence (1974)
583. Young Frankenstein (1974)
584. Chinatown (1974)
585. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
586. Blazing Saddles (1974)
587. The Godfather Part II (1974)
588. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
589. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
590. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
591. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
592. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
593. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
594. The Wall (1975)
595. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
596. Barry Lyndon (1975)
597. Fox and His Friends (1975)
598. India Song (1975)
599. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
600. Manila in the Claws of Brightness (1975)

601. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
602. Nashville (1975)
603. Cria! (1975)
604. The Traveling Players (1975)
605. Jaws (1975)
606. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
607. Carrie (1976)
608. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
609. All the President's Men (1976)
610. Rocky (1976)
611. Taxi Driver (1976)
612. Network (1976)
613. Ascent (1976)
614. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
615. 1900 (1976)
616. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
617. Star Wars (1977)
618. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
619. The Last Wave (1977)
620. Annie Hall (1977)
621. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)
622. Storszek (1977)
623. Man of Marble (1977)
624. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
625. Killer of Sheep (1977)
626. Eraserhead (1977)
627. Ceddo (1977)
628. The American Friend (1977)
629. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
630. Soldier of Orange (1977)
631. Suspiria (1977)
632. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
633. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
634. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
635. The Deer Hunter (1978)
636. Grease (1978)
637. Days of Heaven (1978)
638. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
639. Shaolin Master Killer (1978)
640. Up in Smoke (1978)
641. Halloween (1978)
642. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
643. Real Life (1979)
644. My Brilliant Career (1979)
645. Stalker (1979)
646. Alien (1979)
647. Breaking Away (1979)
648. The Tin Drum (1979)
649. All That Jazz (1979)
650. Being There (1979)
651. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
652. Life of Brian (1979)
653. Apocalypse Now (1979)
654. The Jerk (1979)
655. The Muppet Movie (1979)
656. Manhattan (1979)
657. Mad Max (1979)
658. Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979)
659. Ordinary People (1980)
660. Atlantic City (1980)
661. The Last Metro (1980)
662. The Shining (1980)
663. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
664. The Elephant Man (1980)
665. The Big Red One (1980)
666. Loulou (1980)
667. Airplane! (1980)
668. Raging Bull (1980)
669. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
670. Das Boot (1981)
671. Gallipoli (1981)
672. Chariots of Fire (1981)
673. Body Heat (1981)
674. Reds (1981)
675. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
676. Three Brothers (1981)
677. Man of Iron (1981)
678. Too Early, Too Late (1981)
679. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1981)
680. E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
681. The Thing (1982)
682. Poltergeist (1982)
683. Blade Runner (1982)
684. The Evil Dead (1982) [2]
685. Tootsie (1982)
686. Yol (1982)
687. Diner (1982)
688. Fitzcarraldo (1982)
689. Gandhi (1982)
690. The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
691. A Question of Silence (1982)
692. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
693. A Christmas Story (1983)
694. El Norte (1983)
695. Videodrome (1983)
696. Return of the Jedi (1983)
697. The Big Chill (1983)
698. Sans Soleil (1983)
699. The Last Battle (1983)
700. L'Argent (1983)

701. Utu (1983)
702. Terms of Endearment (1983)
703. The Fourth Man (1983)
704. The King of Comedy (1983)
705. The Right Stuff (1983)
706. Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
707. Once Upon a Time in America (1983)
708. Scarface (1983)
709. The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
710. Amadeus (1984)
711. The Terminator (1984)
712. Paris, Texas (1984)
713. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
714. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
715. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
716. Ghostbusters (1984)
717. A Passage to India (1984)
718. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
719. The Killing Fields (1984)
720. The Natural (1984)
721. The Breakfast Club (1985)
722. Ran (1985)
723. Come and See (1985)
724. The Official Story (1985)
725. Out of Africa (1985)
726. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
727. Back to the Future (1985)
728. The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985)
729. Brazil (1985)
730. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
731. The Quiet Earth (1985)
732. Mishima (1985)
733. Prizzi's Honor (1985)
734. Vagabond (1985)
735. Shoah (1985)
736. The Color Purple (1985)
737. Manhunter (1986)
738. Stand By Me (1986)
739. Blue Velvet (1986)
740. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
741. She's Gotta Have It (1986)
742. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
743. The Fly (1986)
744. Aliens (1986)
745. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
746. Down by Law (1986)
747. A Room with a View (1986)
748. Children Of A Lesser God (1986)
749. Platoon (1986)
750. Caravaggio (1986)
751. Tampopo (1986)
752. Peking Opera Blues (1986)
753. Salvador (1986)
754. Top Gun (1986)
755. Sherman's March (1986)
756. The Horse Thief (1986)
757. Yeelen (1987)
758. Wings of Desire (1987)
759. Project A, Part II (1987)
760. Babette's Feast (1987)
761. Raising Arizona (1987)
762. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
763. Withnail and I (1987)
764. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
765. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
766. Broadcast News (1987)
767. Housekeeping (1987)
768. The Princess Bride (1987)
769. Moonstruck (1987)
770. The Untouchables (1987)
771. Red Sorghum (1987)
772. The Dead (1987)
773. Fatal Attraction (1987)
774. A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
775. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
776. The Vanishing (1988)
777. Bull Durham (1988)
778. Ariel (1988)
779. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
780. Akira (1988)
781. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
782. Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)
783. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
784. The Naked Gun (1988)
785. Big (1988)
786. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
787. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
788. Landscape in the Mist (1988)
789. The Decalogue (1988)
790. Die Hard (1988)
791. A Tale of the Wind (1988)
792. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
793. Rain Man (1988)
794. The Story of Women (1988)
795. The Accidental Tourist (1988)
796. Alice (1988)
797. Drowning by Numbers (1988)
798. Batman (1989)
799. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
800. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

801. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989)
802. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
803. My Left Foot (1989)
804. The Killer (1989)
805. Do the Right Thing (1989)
806. Roger & Me (1989)
807. Glory (1989)
808. The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)
809. Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)
810. Say Anything... (1989)
811. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
812. A City of Sadness (1989)
813. No Fear, No Die (1990)
814. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
815. Goodfellas (1990)
816. Jacob's Ladder (1990)
817. King of New York (1990)
818. Dances with Wolves (1990)
819. Europa Europa (1990)
820. Pretty Woman (1990)
821. Archangel (1990)
822. Trust (1990)
823. Close-Up (1990)
824. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
825. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
826. Total Recall (1990)
827. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
828. Boyz 'n the Hood (1991)
829. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
830. Delicatessen (1991)
831. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
832. Naked Lunch (1991)
833. La Belle Noiseuse (1991)
834. The Rapture (1991)
835. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
836. Thelma & Louise (1991)
837. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
838. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
839. JFK (1991)
840. Slacker (1991)
841. Tongues Untied (1991)
842. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
843. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
844. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
845. The Player (1992)
846. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
847. Romper Stomper (1992)
848. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
849. Unforgiven (1992)
850. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
851. Candy Man (1992)
852. A Tale of Winter (1992)
853. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)
854. The Crying Game (1992)
855. Man Bites Dog (1992)
856. The Actress (1992)
857. Farewell My Concubine (1993)
858. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
859. Groundhog Day (1993)
860. Short Cuts (1993)
861. Philadelphia (1993)
862. Jurassic Park (1993)
863. The Age of Innocence (1993)
864. The Puppetmaster (1993)
865. Schindler's List (1993)
866. Blue (1993)
867. The Piano (1993)
868. The Blue Kite (1993)
869. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
870. Red (1994)
871. Hoop Dreams (1994)
872. Forrest Gump (1994)
873. Clerks (1994)
874. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
875. The Lion King (1994)
876. Satantango (1994)
877. Natural Born Killers (1994)
878. The Last Seduction (1994)
879. Pulp Fiction (1994)
880. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
881. The Wild Reeds (1994)
882. Chungking Express (1994)
883. Crumb (1994)
884. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
885. Through the Olive Trees (1994)
886. Riget (1994)
887. Dear Diary (1994)
888. Muriel's Wedding (1994)
889. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
890. Casino (1995)
891. Deseret (1995)
892. Babe (1995)
893. Toy Story (1995)
894. Strange Days (1995)
895. Braveheart (1995)
896. Safe (1995)
897. Clueless (1995)
898. Heat (1995)
899. Zero Kelvin (1995)
900. Seven (1995)

901. Smoke (1995)
902. The White Balloon (1995)
903. Xixch Lo (1995)
904. Underground (1995)
905. The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride (1995)
906. Dead Man (1995)
907. The Usual Suspects (1995)
908. The Pillow Book (1996)
909. Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
910. Fargo (1996)
911. Independence Day (1996)
912. Secrets and Lies (1996)
913. Breaking the Waves (1996)
914. The English Patient (1996)
915. Gabbeh (1996)
916. Lone Star (1996)
917. Trainspotting (1996)
918. Scream (1996)
919. Shine (1996)
920. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
921. L.A. Confidential (1997)
922. Happy Together (1997)
923. Princess Mononoke (1997)
924. Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)
925. The Butcher Boy (1997)
926. The Ice Storm (1997)
927. Boogie Nights (1997)
928. Kundun (1997)
929. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
930. Funny Games (1997)
931. Taste of Cherry (1997)
932. Open Your Eyes (1997)
933. Mother and Son (1997)
934. Titanic (1997)
935. Tetsuo (1998)
936. The Celebration (1998)
937. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
938. Buffalo 66 (1998)
939. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
940. The Big Lebowski (1998)
941. Run Lola Run (1998)
942. Rushmore (1998)
943. Pi (1998)
944. Happiness (1998)
945. The Thin Red Line (1998)
946. The Idiots (1998)
947. Sombre (1998)
948. Ringu (1998)
949. There's Something About Mary (1998)
950. Magnolia (1999)
951. Beau Travail (1999)
952. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
953. Taboo (1999)
954. Rosetta (1999)
955. All About My Mother (1999)
956. Three Kings (1999)
957. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
958. The Audition (1999)
959. Time Regained (1999)
960. Fight Club (1999)
961. Being John Malkovich (1999)
962. American Beauty (1999)
963. Attack the Gas Station (1999)
964. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
965. The Sixth Sense (1999)
966. The Matrix (1999)
967. Nine Queens (2000)
968. The Captive (2000)
969. In the Mood for Love (2000)
970. Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets (2000)
971. Gladiator (2000)
972. Kippur (2000)
973. Yi Yi (2000)
974. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
975. Amores Perros (2000)
976. Meet the Parents (2000)
977. Signs & Wonders (2000)
978. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
979. Traffic (2000)
980. The Gleaners and I (2000)
981. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
982. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
983. Memento (2000)
984. Amelie (2001)
985. What Time Is It There? (2001)
986. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
987. Kandahar (2001)
988. Spirited Away (2001)
989. The Piano Teacher (2001)
990. The Son's Room (2001)
991. No Man's Land (2001)
992. Moulin Rouge (2001)
993. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
994. Fat Girl (2001)
995. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
996. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
997. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
998. Lantana (2001)
999. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)


1000. Adaptation. (2002)
1001. Far From Heaven (2002)
1002. Gangs of New York (2002)
1003. Hero (2002)
1004. The Pianist (2002)
1005. Talk to Her (2002)
1006. City of God (2002)
1007. Russian Ark (2002)
1008. Chicago (2002)
1009. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
1010. Uzak (2002)
1011. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
1012. Irreversible (2002)
1013. Bus 174 (2002)
1014. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
1015. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
1016. Oldboy (2003)
1017. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
1018. The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)
1019. The Best of Youth (2003)
1020. Lost In Translation (2004)
1021. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
1022. The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
1023. Collateral (2004)
1024. The Aviator (2004)
1025. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
1026. Head-On (2004)
1027. 3-Iron (2004)
1028. Crash (2004)
1029. Downfall (2004)
1030. Sideways (2004)
1031. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
1032. Go, See, and Become (2005)
1033. Paradise Now (2005)
1034. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
1035. Tsotsi (2005)
1036. Caché (2005)
1037. The Constant Gardener (2005)
1038. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
1039. Apocalypto (2006)
1040. The Departed (2006)
1041. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
1042. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
1043. The Lives of Others (2006)
1044. Once (2006)
1045. The Queen (2006)
1046. The Host (2006)
1047. The Prestige (2006)
1048. Children of Men (2006)
1049. United 93 (2006)
1050. The Last King of Scotland (2006)
1051. Babel (2006)
1052. Volver (2006)
1053. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
1054. La Vie En Rose (2007)
1055. No Country For Old Men (2007)
1056. Into the Wild (2007)
1057. There Will Be Blood (2007)
1058. Atonement (2007)
1059. Surfwise (2007)
1060. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
1061. Paranormal Activity (2007)
1062. WALL-E (2008)
1063. The Good, The Bad and The Weird (2008)
1064. The Dark Knight (2008)
1065. The Wrestler (2008)
1066. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
1067. Gomorra (2008)
1068. The Class (2008)
1069. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
1070. Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
1071. Let the Right One In (2008)
1072. The Hurt Locker (2009)
1073. An Education (2009)
1074. Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009)
1075. Avatar (2009)
1076. District 9 (2009)
1077. The Hangover (2009)
1078. In The Loop (2009)
1079. The White Ribbon (2009)
1080. Inglorious Basterds (2009) (2)
1081. Fish Tank (2009)
1082. Monsters (2010)
1083. Of Gods and Men (2010)
1084. Black Swan (2010)
1085. Four Lions (2010)
1086. The Social Network (2010)
1087. Inception (2010)
1088. The King's Speech (2010)
1089. True Grit (2010)

1090. Senna (2010)
1091. Le Havre (2011)
1092. Shame (2011)
1093. The Tree Of Life (2011)
1094. The Kid With A Bike (2011)
1095. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
1096. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
1097. Drive (2011)
1098. War Horse (2011)
1099. A Separation (2011)
1100. Bridesmaids (2011)
1101. The Descendants (2011)
1102. Hugo (2011)
1103. The Artist (2011)

15 comments:

JANE said...
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M.Average said...

You should hook up with FilmSquish (http://www.filmsquish.com/guts/?q=taxonomy/term/53/9). He (and many others) are trying to get through all the films.

I'm using it as a 'suggested viewing list' when picking films from NetFlix, and from streaming sources.

Pass the popcorn!

Doug Tilley said...

Actually, after getting the book and deciding that I was going to jump headfirst into tracking down the films, it was the Filmsquish project that made me think it would be an appropriate addition to the blog. In fact, the list comes directly from the list compiled over there, and i've checked out the site many times as a point of reference.

And i'm a big supporter of the "suggested viewing list" aspect of the list. I have a touch of OCD that makes me want to see every single last thing now! Now! NOW! But, it's greatest use is as a respectable suggestion box of reputable and interesting films.

Virginie Lebeau said...

You skipped film #748, Children of a Lesser God (1986).

Doug Tilley said...

Good eye! Fixing immediately.

Special K said...

this is good! i saw a new edition of the book today, and there was a few newer movies on it like Dark Knight etc.

have you seen the new edition?

Doug Tilley said...

I believe the newest edition is a paperback version which includes films up to the end of 2008. These include THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (2007), SURFWISE (2007), THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE WEIRD (2008), GOMORRAH (2008), THE CLASS / ENTRE LES MURS (2008), THE DARK KNIGHT (2008), WALL-E (2008), SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2008), THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (2008), & THE WRESTLER (2008).

I'll definitely be eventually adding these to the list as well, and thankfully i've seen almost all of them already.

Anonymous said...

I think you missed "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Doug Tilley said...

Quite right. Fixed.

John said...

Hey this is a great resource, but there are a dozen films that were added to the 2006 and 2007 editions that aren't on here. They are:

The Big Lebowski (1998) 2006 Ed.
Bus 174 (2002) 2006 Ed.
Lost in Translation (2003) 2006 Ed.
Downfall aka Der Untergang (2004) 2006 Ed.
A Very Long Engagement (2004) 2006 Ed.
The Constant Gardener (2005) 2006 Ed.
The Prestige (2006) 2007 Ed.
United 93 (2006) 2007 Ed.
Children of Men (2006) 2007 Ed.
The Last King of Scotland (2006) 2007 Ed.
Babel (2006) 2007 Ed.
Volver (2006) 2007 Ed.

Here is the site I accessed the info
http://www.listology.com/maxcastle/story/ever-changing-1001-movies-you-must-see-you-die

and another that confirms this
http://www.rinkworks.com/checklist/list.cgi?u=sam&U=sam&p=1001movies

Plus I have the 2006 book and can confirm these for sure. Great work here.

Doug Tilley said...

Thanks for the update. I actually have the 2007 version of the book - apparently only available in Britain - but I obviously need to revise the list appropriately (why did I number them! *laughs*)

I think i'm going to steal that second list and try to rebuild it.

Thanks!

John said...

Thought you might like a heads up that a new edition in paperback is being released in the UK in October with Avatar on the cover. Here is an Amazon.co.uk link of it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/1001-Movies-You-Must-Before/dp/1844036901/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

I live in the US, but read about the edition elsewhere. Some new additions to come! Still love this site as a great reference for the book(s)!

John said...
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Doug Tilley said...

Thanks for the update, John. I actually purchased the 2008 version from the UK, since I don't believe it ever got a proper North American release. I'm very interested to see what was added (and taken off). Though with all of these changes i'm going to have to pick up the pace!

Squish said...

WHAT IN HELL'S HALF-ACRE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING STEALING MY LIST?!

... Without introducing yourself :p

Hey guys! I stumbled upon your site looking for new cover art, and I must say I'm quite flattered at the mention. I did want to let you know that I updated my site just recently, and have been working extra hard these past 2 weeks to re-start the 1001 movies blog Club. you are not only invited but the exact sort of member I'm looking for. I'd love it it you dropped me a line. not only is there a Trip To The moon blog-A-thon but the club is going to be in full swing as of December 2nd.

Visit won't you? www.filmsquish.com

oh and you're missing 2 more titles, though I didn't pore over your list to see which ones. Feel free to grab mine again ;)

The club isn't only for reviews either. I plan to eventually have a film scouting system out there, with news about new releases on films that weren't previously available on Blu-Ray, or DVD even.