1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Most people will have heard of this series of books. I confess that I haven’t read them.

However, lists abound on the internet if you’re interested. I compiled a complete list for my Letterboxd account, showing all the films ever included in all the editions to date.

Slowly but surely I’m working my way through the list and as of today, I’ve seen 551 of them. That’s 48% out of 1151.

The movies I’ve seen in alphabetical order:

 

  1. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  3. 8 1/2 (1963)
  4. Ace In The Hole (1951)
  5. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  6. Adam’s Rib (1949)
  7. Adaptation (2002)
  8. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  9. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling Of A Serial Killer (1993)
  10. Airplane! (1980)
  11. Akira (1988)
  12. Alice (1988)
  13. Alien (1979)
  14. Aliens (1986)
  15. All About Eve (1950)
  16. All About My Mother (1999)
  17. All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
  18. All That Jazz (1979)
  19. All The President’s Men (1976)
  20. Amadeus (1984)
  21. A Matter Of Life And Death (1946)
  22. Amelie (2001)
  23. American Beauty (1999)
  24. American Graffitti (1973)
  25. Amores Perros (2000)
  26. Amour (2012)
  27. An American In Paris (1951)
  28. An American Werewolf In London (1981)
  29. An Education (2009)
  30. Angel Face (1952)
  31. A Night At The Opera (1935)
  32. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
  33. Animal Farm (1954)
  34. Annie Hall (1977)
  35. Anvil! The Story Of Anvil (2008)
  36. A Passage To India (1984)
  37. A Place In The Sun (1951)
  38. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  39. Argo (2012)
  40. A Room With A View (1985)
  41. A Separation (2011)
  42. A Star Is Born (1954)
  43. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  44. Atlantic City (1980)
  45. Atonement (2007)
  46. A Trip To The Moon (1902)
  47. Audition (2000)
  48. Avatar (2009)
  49. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
  50. A Woman Under The Influence (1974)
  51. Babe (1995)
  52. Babel (2006)
  53. Babette’s Feast (1987)
  54. Back To The Future (1985)
  55. Barry Lyndon (1975)
  56. Batman (1989)
  57. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  58. Beauty And The Beast (1946)
  59. Being John Malkovich (1999)
  60. Being There (1979)
  61. Belle De Jour (1967)
  62. Ben-Hur (1959)
  63. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  64. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  65. Big (1988)
  66. Black Narcissus (1947)
  67. Black Swan (2010)
  68. Blade Runner (1982)
  69. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  70. Blow-Up (1966)
  71. Bob Le Flambeur (1956)
  72. Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
  73. Boogie Nights (1997)
  74. Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
  75. Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932)
  76. Bowling For Columbine (2002)
  77. Boyz N The Hood (1991)
  78. Braveheart (1995)
  79. Brazil (1985)
  80. Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)
  81. Bridesmaids (2011)
  82. Brief Encounter (1945)
  83. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  84. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  85. Buffalo ’66 (1998)
  86. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
  87. Cabaret (1972)
  88. Cache (2005)
  89. Candyman (1992)
  90. Carrie (1976)
  91. Casablanca (1942)
  92. Casino (1995)
  93. Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
  94. Chariots Of Fire (1981)
  95. Chicago (2002)
  96. Children Of A Lesser God (1986)
  97. Children Of Men (2006)
  98. Chinatown (1974)
  99. Citizen Kane (1941)
  100. City Lights (1931)
  101. City Of God (2002)
  102. Clerks (1994)
  103. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
  104. Clueless (1995)
  105. Collateral (2004)
  106. Come And See (1985)
  107. Contempt (1963)
  108. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  109. Crash (2004)
  110. Cria Cuervos (1976)
  111. Cries And Whispers (1972)
  112. Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)
  113. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  114. Cyclo (1995)
  115. Dancer In The Dark (2000)
  116. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  117. Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
  118. Days Of Heaven (1978)
  119. Dear Diary (1993)
  120. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
  121. Delicatessen (1991)
  122. Deliverance (1972)
  123. Deseret (1995)
  124. Diabolique (1955)
  125. Die Hard (1988)
  126. Dirty Harry (1971)
  127. District 9 (2009)
  128. Django Unchained (2012)
  129. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  130. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  131. Don’t Look Now (1973)
  132. Do The Right Thing (1989)
  133. Down By Law (1986)
  134. Downfall (2004)
  135. Dracula (1992)
  136. Dracula (1931)
  137. Drive (2011)
  138. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)
  139. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
  140. Duck Soup (1933)
  141. Dumbo (1941)
  142. Easy Rider (1969)
  143. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  144. Enter The Dragon (1973)
  145. Eraserhead (1977)
  146. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  147. Europa Europa (1990)
  148. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
  149. Eyes Without A Face (1960)
  150. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
  151. Fantasia (1940)
  152. Fantastic Planet (1973)
  153. Fargo (1996)
  154. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
  155. Fatal Attraction (1987)
  156. Fat Girl (2001)
  157. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  158. F For Fake (1973)
  159. Field Of Freams (1989)
  160. Fight Club (1999)
  161. Fires Were Started (1943)
  162. Fish Tank (2009)
  163. Forbidden Games (1952)
  164. Forbidden Planet (1956)
  165. Forrest Gump (1994)
  166. Four Lions (2010)
  167. Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)
  168. Frankenstein (1931)
  169. Freaks (1932)
  170. Frenzy (1972)
  171. From Here To Eternity (1953)
  172. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  173. Funny Games (1997)
  174. Gandhi (1982)
  175. Gangs Of New York (2002)
  176. Ghostbusters (1984)
  177. Gilda (1946)
  178. Gladiator (2000)
  179. Goldfinger (1964)
  180. Gomorrah (2008)
  181. Gone With The Wind (1939)
  182. Goodbye Lenin! (2003)
  183. Goodfellas (1990)
  184. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
  185. Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)
  186. Grease (1978)
  187. Great Expectations (1946)
  188. Groundhog Day (1993)
  189. Guys And Dolls (1955)
  190. Halloween (1978)
  191. Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)
  192. Happy Together (1997)
  193. Harold And Maude (1971)
  194. Heat (1995)
  195. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
  196. Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986)
  197. Henry V (1944)
  198. High Plains Drifter (1973)
  199. His Girl Friday (1940)
  200. Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966)
  201. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  202. Hugo (2011)
  203. I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)
  204. If…. (1968)
  205. Inception (2010)
  206. Independence Day (1996)
  207. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  208. In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
  209. In The Loop (2009)
  210. In The Mood For Love (2000)
  211. Intolerance (1916)
  212. Into The Wild (2007)
  213. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)
  214. Irreversible (2002)
  215. It Happened One Night (1934)
  216. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
  217. Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
  218. Jaws (1975)
  219. JFK (1991)
  220. Johnny Guitar (1954)
  221. Jurassic Park (1993)
  222. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  223. Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)
  224. King Kong (1933)
  225. King Of New York (1990)
  226. Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
  227. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  228. La Jetee (1962)
  229. La Notte (1961)
  230. Lantana (2001)
  231. Laura (1944)
  232. La Vie En Rose (2007)
  233. Le Havre (2011)
  234. Les Miserables (2012)
  235. Les Vampires (1915)
  236. Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948)
  237. Let The Right One In (2008)
  238. Life Of Brian (1979)
  239. Life Of Pi (2012)
  240. Limite (1931)
  241. Lincoln (2012)
  242. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  243. Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  244. Lolita (1962)
  245. Lost In Translation (2003)
  246. M (1931)
  247. Mad Max (1979)
  248. Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)
  249. Man Bites Dog (1992)
  250. Manhattan (1979)
  251. Marnie (1964)
  252. Mary Poppins (1964)
  253. Mean Streets (1973)
  254. Meet The Parents (2000)
  255. Memento (2000)
  256. Meshes Of The Afternoon (1943)
  257. Metropolis (1927)
  258. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  259. Modern Times (1936)
  260. Monsters (2010)
  261. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
  262. Moolaade (2004)
  263. Moonstruck (1987)
  264. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  265. Mulholland Drive (2001)
  266. Muriel’s Weeding (1994)
  267. Murmur Of The Heart (1971)
  268. My Fair Lady (1964)
  269. My Left Foot (1989)
  270. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
  271. Natural Born Killers (1994)
  272. Network (1976)
  273. No Country For Old Men (2007)
  274. North By Northwest (1959)
  275. Nosferatu (1922)
  276. Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979)
  277. Notorious (1946)
  278. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  279. Of Gods And Men (2010)
  280. Once (2006)
  281. Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
  282. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  283. On The Town (1949)
  284. On The Waterfront (1954)
  285. Open Your Eyes (1997)
  286. Ordinary People (1980)
  287. Orpheus (1950)
  288. Our Hospitality (1923)
  289. Out Of Africa (1985)
  290. Pandora And The Flying Dutchman (1951)
  291. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
  292. Paranormal Activity (2007)
  293. Patton (1970)
  294. Peeping Tom (1960)
  295. Philadelphia (1993)
  296. Pi (1998)
  297. Pickpocket (1959)
  298. Pickup On South Street (1953)
  299. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
  300. Pinocchio (1940)
  301. Platoon (1986)
  302. Poltergeist (1982)
  303. Precious (2009)
  304. Pretty Woman (1990)
  305. Psycho (1960)
  306. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  307. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
  308. Raging Bull (1980)
  309. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
  310. Rain Man (1988)
  311. Raise The Red Lantern (1991)
  312. Rear Window (1954)
  313. Rebecca (1940)
  314. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
  315. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  316. Ring (1998)
  317. Robocop (1987)
  318. Rocky (1976)
  319. Roman Holiday (1953)
  320. Romper Stomper (1992)
  321. Rope (1948)
  322. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  323. Rosetta (1999)
  324. Run Lola Run (1998)
  325. Satantango (1994)
  326. Saturday Night And Sunday Morning (1960)
  327. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  328. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  329. Say Anything… (1989)
  330. Scarface (1983)
  331. Schindler’s List (1993)
  332. Scorpio Rising (1964)
  333. Scream (1996)
  334. Se7en (1995)
  335. Secrets & Lies (1996)
  336. Senna (2010)
  337. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)
  338. Seven Chances (1925)
  339. Shame (2011)
  340. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
  341. Shine (1996)
  342. Sideways (2004)
  343. Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
  344. Skyfall (2012)
  345. Sleuth (1972)
  346. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  347. Smoke (1995)
  348. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  349. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  350. Spartacus (1960)
  351. Spirited Away (2001)
  352. Stagecoach (1939)
  353. Stand By Me (1986)
  354. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
  355. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return Of The Jedi (1983)
  356. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  357. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
  358. Story Of Women (1988)
  359. Strange Days (1995)
  360. Stanger Than Paradise (1984)
  361. Straw Dogs (1971)
  362. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
  363. Strike (1925)
  364. Summer With Monika (1953)
  365. Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans (1927)
  366. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  367. Suspiria (1977)
  368. Swing Time (1936)
  369. Talk To Her (2002)
  370. Tase Of Cherry (1997)
  371. Taxi Driver (1976)
  372. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  373. Terms Of Endearment (1983)
  374. The 400 Blows (1959)
  375. The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (1994)
  376. The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)
  377. The African Queen (1951)
  378. The Age Of Innocence (1993)
  379. The American Friend (1977)
  380. The Apartment (1960)
  381. The Artist (2011)
  382. The Aviator (2004)
  383. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
  384. The Battle Of Algiers (1966)
  385. The Bigamist (1953)
  386. The Big Chill (1983)
  387. The Big Heat (1953)
  388. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  389. The Birds (1963)
  390. The Bird With The Crystal Plummage (1970)
  391. The Birth Of A Nation (1915)
  392. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  393. The Boat (1981)
  394. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  395. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  396. The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
  397. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
  398. The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  399. The Cabin In The Woods (2012)
  400. The Celebration (1998)
  401. The Color Purple (1985)
  402. The Cool World (1963)
  403. The Crying Game (1992)
  404. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
  405. The Dark Knight (2008)
  406. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
  407. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  408. The Departed (2006)
  409. The Descendants (2011)
  410. The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (2007)
  411. The Double Life Of Veronique (1991)
  412. The Eagle (1925)
  413. The Elephant Man (1980)
  414. The English Patient (1996)
  415. The Evil Dead (1981)
  416. The Exorcist (1973)
  417. The Fly (1986)
  418. The General (1926)
  419. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  420. The Godfather (1972)
  421. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  422. The Gold Rush (1925)
  423. The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008)
  424. The Gospel According To St. Matthew (1964)
  425. The Graduate (1967)
  426. The Great Escape (1963)
  427. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
  428. The Hangover (2009)
  429. The Haunting (1963)
  430. The Host (2006)
  431. The Hurt Locker (2008)
  432. The Hustler (1961)
  433. The Ice Storm (1997)
  434. The Jazz Singer (1927)
  435. The Jungle Book (1967)
  436. The Kid With A Bike (2011)
  437. The Killer (1989)
  438. The Killers (1946)
  439. The Killing Fields (1984)
  440. The King’s Speech (2010)
  441. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
  442. The Ladykillers (1955)
  443. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  444. The Last Battle (1983)
  445. The Last King Of Scotland (2006)
  446. The Last Seduction (1994)
  447. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
  448. The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  449. The Lion King (1994)
  450. The Lives Of Others (2006)
  451. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  452. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
  453. The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)
  454. The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  455. The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)
  456. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  457. The Matrix (1999)
  458. The Muppet Movie (1979)
  459. The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
  460. The Natural (1984)
  461. The Official Story (1985)
  462. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
  463. The Phantom Of The Opera (1925)
  464. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  465. The Pianist (2002)
  466. The Piano (1993)
  467. The Piano Teacher (2001)
  468. The Pillow Book (1996)
  469. The Player (1992)
  470. The Prestige (2006)
  471. The Princess Bride (1987)
  472. The Producers (1967)
  473. The Queen (2006)
  474. The Quiet Man (1952)
  475. The Red Shoes (1948)
  476. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
  477. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  478. The Right Stuff (1938)
  479. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  480. The Searchers (1956)
  481. The Servant (1963)
  482. The Seventh Seal (1957)
  483. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  484. The Shining (1980)
  485. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
  486. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  487. The Social Network (2010)
  488. The Sound Of Music (1965)
  489. The Sting (1973)
  490. The Stranger (1946)
  491. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
  492. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  493. The Terminator (1984)
  494. The Thing (1982)
  495. The Thin Man (1934)
  496. The Tin Drum (1979)
  497. The Towering Inferno (1974)
  498. The Tree Of Life (2011)
  499. The Unbelievable Truth(1989)
  500. The Untouchables (1987)
  501. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  502. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
  503. The White Balloon (1995)
  504. The White Ribbon (2009)
  505. The Wicker Man (1973)
  506. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
  507. The Wrestler (2008)
  508. The Wrong Man (1956)
  509. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  510. Three Colours: Blue (1993)
  511. Three Colours: Red (1994)
  512. Three Kings (1999)
  513. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
  514. Titanic (1997)
  515. To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
  516. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
  517. Tootsie (1982)
  518. Top Gun (1986)
  519. Total Recall (1990)
  520. Toy Story (1995)
  521. Traffic (2000)
  522. Trainspotting (1996)
  523. True Grit (2010)
  524. Ugetsu (1953)
  525. Unforgiven (1992)
  526. Up In Smoke (1978)
  527. Vampyr (1932)
  528. Vertigo (1958)
  529. Volver (2006)
  530. Walkabout (1971)
  531. WALL.E (2008)
  532. Wall Street (1987)
  533. War Horse (2011)
  534. Way Down East (1920)
  535. West Side Story (1961)
  536. What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
  537. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
  538. Whisky Galore! (1949)
  539. White Heat (1949)
  540. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  541. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
  542. Wings Of Desire (1987)
  543. Withnail & I (1987)
  544. Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (1988)
  545. Woodstock (1970)
  546. Wuthering Heights (1939)
  547. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  548. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
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