Films You Should See Before You Die

** I'm still in the process of reviewing these to see which will get bumped to "*****" status. Enjoy! **

1920s:
Battleship Potemkin
Big Business
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Enchanted Cottage
The General *****
The Gold Rush
Greed
Haxan
The Kid
The Last Laugh
The Lost World
Man with a Movie Camera
Metropolis *****
Napoleon
The Navigator
Nosferatu
Pandora's Box
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Phantom of the Opera
Sherlock Jr.
Sunrise
Un Chien Andalou

1930s:
The 39 Steps
42nd Street
The Adventures of Robin Hood
All Quiet on the Western Front
Boudu Saved from Drowning
Bride of Frankenstein
Bringing Up Baby
City Lights
Dracula
Duck Soup
Earth
The Four Feathers
Frankenstein
Freaks
The Front Page
Gone with the Wind
Grand Hotel
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
It Happened One Night
King Kong
L'Atalante
La Grande Illusion
Little Caesar
M
Modern Times
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
My Man Godfrey
A Night at the Opera
The Public Enemy
The Rules of the Game
Scarface
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
A Star is Born
Stagecoach
A Tale of Two Cities
The Thin Man
Triumph of the Will
Trouble in Paradise
The Wizard of Oz *****
You Can't Take it With You

1940s:
Adam's Rib
Bambi
The Bank Dick
Beauty and the Beast
The Best Years of Our Lives
Bicycle Thieves
The Big Sleep
Brief Encounter
Casablanca *****
Cat People
The Children Are Watching Us
Children of Paradise
Citizen Kane
A Day in the Country
Double Indemnity *****
Dumbo
Fantasia *****
The Grapes of Wrath *****
The Great Dictator *****
Great Expectations
Hamlet
Heaven Can Wait
Henry V
His Girl Friday
It's a Wonderful Life *****
Johnny in the Clouds
The Lady Eve
Late Spring
Laura
A Letter to Three Wives
The Lost Weekend *****
The Magnificent Ambersons
The Maltese Falcon *****
A Matter of Life and Death
Meet Me in St. Louis
Meshes of the Afternoon
Mildred Pierce
Miracle on 34th Street

My Darling Clementine
National Velvet
Notorious
Now, Voyager
On the Town
Ossessione
Out of the Past *****
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Philadelphia Story
Pinocchio
Rebecca
Red River
The Red Shoes
Rome, Open City
Sullivan's Travels
The Thief of Baghdad
The Third Man
To Be or Not to Be *****
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
White Heat
Yankee Doodle Dandy

1950s:
12 Angry Men *****
The 400 Blows
All About Eve
An American in Paris
Anatomy of a Murder
The Asphalt Jungle
The Band Wagon
Ben-Hur
The Big Heat *****
The Bridge on the River Kwai *****
A Christmas Carol
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Diabolique
Early Summer
East of Eden
Father of the Bride
From Here to Eternity
Harvey
High Noon
Ikiru
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The King & I
Kiss Me Deadly
La Strada
The Life of Oharu
A Man Escaped
Night and Fog
Night and the City
The Night of the Hunter *****
North by Northwest *****
Old Yeller
On the Waterfront *****
Orpheus
The Quiet Man
Rashomon
Rear Window *****
Rebel Without a Cause
The Red Balloon
Rififi
Roman Holiday
Sabrina
Sansho the Bailiff
The Searchers
Seven Samurai
The Seventh Seal
Shane
Singin' in the Rain
Some Like it Hot
Strangers on a Train *****
A Streetcar Named Desire *****
Sunset Boulevard
The Ten Commandments
The Thing from Another World *****
Tokyo Story
Touch of Evil
Ugetsu
Vertigo *****
The Wages of Fear
Wild Strawberries

1960s:
2001: A Space Odyssey *****
8 1/2
Andrei Rublev
The Apartment
Army of Shadows
The Battle of Algiers
Belle de Jour
Blow-Up
Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back *****
Bonnie & Clyde
Breathless
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Closely Watched Trains
The Dirty Dozen
Doctor Zhivago
Dr. Strangelove
Easy Rider
Goldfinger
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
The Graduate
The Fire Within
A Hard Day's Night
Hud
The Hustler
In Cold Blood *****
In the Heat of the Night *****
Judgement at Nuremberg
Jules & Jim
To Kill a Mockingbird *****
L'Avventura
La Dolce Vita
Last Year at Marienbad
Lawrence of Arabia *****
The Leopard
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Manchurian Candidate
Medium Cool
Midnight Cowboy
The Music Man
My Fair Lady
My Night at Maud's
Night of the Living Dead
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Pawnbroker
Peeping Tom
Persona
Pierrot le Fou
Planet of the Apes *****
Point Blank
The Producers
Psycho *****
A Raisin in the Sun
Rocco & His Brothers
Romeo and Juliet
The Sorrow and the Pity
The Sound of Music *****
Tom Jones
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Weekend
West Side Story *****
The Wild Bunch
Woman in the Dunes *****
Yojimbo *****

1970s:
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Alien *****
All the President's Men
American Graffiti
Animal House *****
Annie Hall *****
Apocalypse Now *****
Autumn Sonata
Badlands *****
Barry Lyndon *****
Blazing Saddles
Cabaret
Chinatown *****
A Clockwork Orange *****
Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
The Conformist
The Conversation *****
Cries & Whispers
The Deer Hunter
Deliverance *****
Dirty Harry
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Dog Day Afternoon *****
The Enigma of Kasper Hauser *****
Eraserhead
The Exorcist
Fiddler on the Roof
Five Easy Pieces
The French Connection *****
Gates of Heaven
Gimme Shelter
The Godfather *****
The Godfather, Pt. 2 *****
Halloween
Jaws *****
The Last Picture Show
Last Tango in Paris *****
The Last Waltz *****
The Last Wave
Manhattan
MASH
Mean Streets
Monty Python & the Holy Grail *****
Nashville *****
Network
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest *****
Rocky *****
Scared Straight!
Serpico *****
Solaris
Star Wars: A New Hope *****
The Sting
Taxi Driver *****
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Walkabout
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
A Woman Under the Influence *****
Young Frankenstein

1980s:
Airplane! *****
Akira *****
Aliens *****
Amadeus *****
Back to the Future *****
Big *****
Blade Runner *****
Blood Simple
Blue Velvet
Brazil *****
The Breakfast Club *****
A Christmas Story
Crimes & Misdemeanors *****
Das Boot
Die Hard *****
Diner
Do the Right Thing
The Draughtsman's Contract
Drugstore Cowboy
E.T.
The Evil Dead
The Executioner's Song
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Ferris Bueller's Day Off *****
Full Metal Jacket *****
Gandhi
Ghostbusters
Glory *****
Grave of the Fireflies *****
Hannah & Her Sisters
Hope & Glory
Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Killer
Koyaanisqatsi *****
The Last Emperor *****
The Little Mermaid
Local Hero
Moonstruck
My Dinner with Andre
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Once Upon a Time in America
Platoon *****
The Princess Bride *****
Raging Bull
Raising Arizona
Ran
The Right Stuff *****
The Road Warrior *****
Roger & Me *****
A Room with a View
Sex, Lies and Videotape *****
The Shining *****
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back *****
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Stranger Than Paradise
Stop Making Sense
The Terminator *****
Terms of Endearment *****
The Thin Blue Line
This is Spinal Tap *****
The Vanishing *****
Wings of Desire
Withnail & I

1990s:
After Life
Aladdin
All About My Mother
American Beauty
American History X
Babe
Barton Fink
Beauty and the Beast
Being John Malkovich *****
The Big Lebowski *****
Boogie Nights *****
Boyz n the Hood
Breaking the Waves
A Brighter Summer Day
Chungking Express *****
The Crying Game
Dumb & Dumber *****
Ed Wood *****
Edward Scissorhands
Fargo *****
Fight Club *****
Forrest Gump *****
Gattaca
Good Will Hunting
Goodfellas *****
Groundhog Day *****
Hoop Dreams *****
Howard's End
Kids
La Femme Nikita
Leon: the Professional
The Lion King
Magnolia
Malcolm X
The Matrix *****
Metropolitan
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Office Space
Out of Sight
The Piano
Princess Mononoke *****
Pulp Fiction *****
Raise the Red Lantern
Reservoir Dogs *****
Rounders
Run Lola Run *****
Rushmore *****
Saving Private Ryan *****
Schindler's List *****
The Shawshank Redemption *****
Short Cuts *****
The Silence of the Lambs *****
Slacker *****
Speed
Starship Troopers
The Sweet Hereafter
Terminator 2: Judgement Day *****
Thelma & Louise
Three Kings
Titanic *****
Total Recall
Toy Story *****
Toy Story 2 *****
The Truman Show
Trainspotting
Twin Peaks
Unforgiven
The Usual Suspects

2000s:
2046
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
A.I.
Amelie
American Psycho *****
Battle Royale *****
Before Sunset *****
Borat
Bowling for Columbine
Brokeback Mountain *****
Broken Flowers
Cache
Casino Royale
Che: Part One
Chicago
Children of Men
Chop Shop
The Class *****
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon *****
Dark Days
The Dark Knight
The Departed
Dogville *****
Donnie Darko *****
Doubt *****
Downfall *****
Elephant
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind *****
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Finding Nemo *****
Fish Tank
The Fountain
The Ghost Writer
Gran Torino
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Grizzly Man
Hard Candy
Hero *****
High Fidelity
House of Flying Daggers
The Hurt Locker *****
I Saw the Devil
In the Mood for Love *****
Inception
Inglorious Basterds
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport
Into the Wild
Iron Man
Irreversible *****
Juno
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters *****
L'Enfant
Letters from Iwo Jima *****
Little Miss Sunshine
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King *****
Lost in Translation *****
The Machinist
Man on Wire
Mary and Max
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World *****
Memento *****
Million Dollar Baby
Minority Report
Mother
Mulholland Drive *****
Munich *****
Mystic River *****
Napoleon Dynamite *****
The New World
No Country for Old Men
Pan's Labyrinth *****
Paranormal Activity *****
The Piano Teacher *****
The Prestige
Punch-Drunk Love *****
The Queen
Ratatouille
Requiem for a Dream *****
Roger Dodger
Sideways *****
Sin City
Slumdog Millionaire
The Squid and the Whale
Spirited Away *****
Syndromes and a Century
Talk to Her
There Will Be Blood *****
Traffic
United 93 *****
Waking Life *****
Wall-E *****
Wendy and Lucy
The Wrestler *****
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Yi Yi *****
You Can Count On Me
Zodiac *****

2010s:
12 Years a Slave
The Artist *****
Before Midnight
Birdman
Black Swan *****
Boyhood *****
Captain America: Civil War
The Descendants
Django: Unchained
Dunkirk
The Fighter *****
The Florida Project *****
Green Book *****
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
Hereditary
Inside Out
Interstellar
La La Land *****
The Lobster
Mad Max: Fury Road
Manchester by the Sea *****
The Raid 2 *****
The Revenant
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Shoplifters
Shutter Island
The Social Network *****
Steve Jobs
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Toy Story 3
The Tree of Life *****
Whiplash *****
The White Ribbon
Your Name
Zootopia

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