501 Must-See Movies

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  • Action/Adventure and Epic
  • 1.The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
  • 2.The Iron Horse (1924)
  • 3.Napoleon (1927)
  • 4.Cleopatra (1934)
  • 5.The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  • 6.Alexander Nevsky (1938)
  • 7.Gone With the Wind (1939)
  • 8.The Sea Hawk (1940)
  • 9.The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  • 10.The African Queen (1951)
  • 11.Wages of Fear (1953)
  • 12.The Seven Samurai (1954)
  • 13.The Ten Commandments (1956)
  • 14.War and Peace (1956)
  • 15.Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • 16.Zulu (1964)
  • 17.Dr. Zhivago (1965)
  • 18.The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
  • 19.The Lion In Winter (1968)
  • 20.Waterloo (1970)
  • 21.Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
  • 22.The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
  • 23.Enter the Dragon (1973)
  • 24.Papillon (1973)
  • 25.The Towering Inferno (1974)
  • 26.The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
  • 27.Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • 28.Fitzcarraldo (1982)
  • 29.Gandhi (1982)
  • 30.The Right Stuff (1983)
  • 31.Greystoke (1984)
  • 32.A Passage To India (1984)
  • 33.Ran (1985)
  • 34.The Mission (1986)
  • 35.Top Gun (1986)
  • 36.The Last Emperor (1987)
  • 37.Die Hard (1988)
  • 38.Speed (1994)
  • 39.True Lies (1994)
  • 40.Braveheart (1995)
  • 41.Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  • 42.Gladiator (2000)
  • 43.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • 44.Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
  • 45.Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • 46.Troy (2004)
  • 47.300 (2006)
  • 48.Crank (2006)
  • 49.Iron Man (2008)
  • 50.Watchmen (2009)
  • Comedy
  • 1.Safety Last (1923)
  • 2.The General (1927)
  • 3.Show People (1928)
  • 4.Duck Soup (1933)
  • 5.It's a Gift (1934)
  • 6.Modern Times (1936)
  • 7.Nothing Sacred (1937)
  • 8.Way Out West (1937)
  • 9.Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
  • 10.Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  • 11.Midnight (1939)
  • 12.His Girl Friday (1940)
  • 13.Sullivan's Travels (1941)
  • 14.To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
  • 15.Road To Morocco (1942)
  • 16.Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  • 17.Born Yesterday (1950)
  • 18.Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
  • 19.Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • 20.Move Over, Darling (1963)
  • 21.The Pink Panther (1964)
  • 22.The Fortune Cookie (1966)
  • 23.The Producers (1968)
  • 24.The Odd Couple (1968)
  • 25.Harold and Maude (1971)
  • 26.What's Up, Doc? (1972)
  • 27.Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex (but Were Afraid To Ask) (1972)
  • 28.Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • 29.Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  • 30.Animal House (1978)
  • 31.Airplane! (1980)
  • 32.Tootsie (1982)
  • 33.Trading Places (1983)
  • 34.All of Me (1984)
  • 35.This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  • 36.The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • 37.Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
  • 38.A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  • 39.The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
  • 40.Big (1988)
  • 41.Home Alone (1990)
  • 42.Groundhog Day (1993)
  • 43.Grosse Point Blank (1997)
  • 44.Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
  • 45.The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • 46.Le Dîner De Cons (1998)
  • 47.There's Something About Mary (1998)
  • 48.Meet the Parents (2000)
  • 49.Amelie (2001)
  • 50.Lost In Translation (2003)
  • 51.Shaun of The Dead (2004)
  • 52.Anchorman (2004)
  • 53.A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
  • 54.Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  • 55.Borat : Cultural Learning of America... (2006)
  • 56.Juno (2007)
  • 57.Knocked Up (2007)
  • Drama
  • 1.Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
  • 2.The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  • 3.Citizen Kane (1941)
  • 4.Children of Paradise (1945)
  • 5.The Lost Weekend (1945)
  • 6.The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • 7.Great Expectations (1946)
  • 8.It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • 9.Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)
  • 10.The Bicycle Thief (1948)
  • 11.All About Eve (1950)
  • 12.Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • 13.Ace In the Hole (1951)
  • 14.On the Waterfront (1954)
  • 15.Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • 16.12 Angry Men (1957)
  • 17.The Seventh Seal (1957)
  • 18.Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
  • 19.Vertigo (1958)
  • 20.To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • 21.8 1/2 (1963)
  • 22.A Man For All Seasons (1966)
  • 23.Belle de Jour (1967)
  • 24.The Graduate (1967)
  • 25.Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
  • 26.Easy Rider (1969)
  • 27.The Last Picture Show (1971)
  • 28.Sleuth (1972)
  • 29.Nashville (1975)
  • 30.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  • 31.All the President's Men (1976)
  • 32.Rocky (1976)
  • 33.Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
  • 34.Raging Bull (1980)
  • 35.The King of Comedy (1983)
  • 36.Fatal Attraction (1987)
  • 37.Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  • 38.Rain Man (1988)
  • 39.Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • 40.Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
  • 41.Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
  • 42.The Player (1992)
  • 43.Forrest Gump (1994)
  • 44.The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • 45.Apollo 13 (1995)
  • 46.Shakespeare In Love (1998)
  • 47.The Truman Show (1998)
  • 48.All About My Mother (1999)
  • 49.American Beauty (1999)
  • 50.Traffic (2000)
  • 51.Vera Drake (2004)
  • 52.The Lives of Others (2006)
  • 53.Volver (2006)
  • 54.United 93 (2006)
  • 55.The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
  • 56.Atonement (2007)
  • 57.The Reader (2008)
  • Horror
  • 1.Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror (1922)
  • 2.The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  • 3.Freaks (1932)
  • 4.King Kong (1933)
  • 5.Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  • 6.Dead of Night (1945)
  • 7.Les Diaboliques (1955)
  • 8.Dracula (1958)
  • 9.Psycho (1960)
  • 10.Peeping Tom (1960)
  • 11.Village of the Damned (1960)
  • 12.What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
  • 13.The Birds (1963)
  • 14.The Haunting (1963)
  • 15.Rosemary's Baby (1968)
  • 16.Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • 17.Deliverance (1972)
  • 18.The Exorcist (1973)
  • 19.Don't Look Now (1973)
  • 20.The Wicker Man (1973)
  • 21.The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • 22.Jaws (1975)
  • 23.The Omen (1976)
  • 24.Carrie (1976)
  • 25.Eraserhead (1977)
  • 26.Halloween (1978)
  • 27.Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • 28.The Shining (1980)
  • 29.Friday the 13th (1980)
  • 30.The Fog (1980)
  • 31.An American Werewolf In London (1981)
  • 32.The Thing (1982)
  • 33.Poltergeist (1982)
  • 34.Gremlins (1984)
  • 35.A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
  • 36.Manhunter (1986)
  • 37.Evil Dead II (1987)
  • 38.Angel Heart (1987)
  • 39.Child's Play (1988)
  • 40.Misery (1990)
  • 41.Tremors (1990)
  • 42.The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • 43.Scream (1996)
  • 44.Ringu (1998)
  • 45.The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • 46.The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • 47.The Mummy (1999)
  • 48.Audition (1999)
  • 49.The Others (2001)
  • 50.28 Days Later (2002)
  • 51.Saw (2004)
  • 52.The Descent (2005)
  • 53.The Orphanage (2007)
  • 54.Let The Right One In (2008)
  • 55.Drag Me To Hell (2009)
  • Musical
  • 1.42nd Street (1933)
  • 2.Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
  • 3.The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  • 4.Top Hat (1935)
  • 5.Show Boat (1936)
  • 6.Alexander’s Ragtime Banda (1938)
  • 7.The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • 8.Strike Up the Band (1940)
  • 9.Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  • 10.You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
  • 11.The Gang’s All Here (1943)
  • 12.Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
  • 13.Easter Parade (1948)
  • 14.The Red Shoes (1948)
  • 15.On the Town (1949)
  • 16.An American In Paris (1951)
  • 17.Singin' In the Rain (1952)
  • 18.The Band Wagon (1953)
  • 19.Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  • 20.Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)
  • 21.A Star Is Born (1954)
  • 22.Oklahoma! (1955)
  • 23.High Society (1956)
  • 24.The King and I (1956)
  • 25.Funny Face (1957)
  • 26.Pal Joey (1957)
  • 27.South Pacific (1958)
  • 28.West Side Story (1961)
  • 29.Viva Las Vegas (1964)
  • 30.A Hard Day's Night (1964)
  • 31.Mary Poppins (1964)
  • 32.My Fair Lady (1964)
  • 33.Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
  • 34.The Sound of Music (1965)
  • 35.Funny Girl (1968)
  • 36.Hello, Dolly! (1969)
  • 37.Woodstock (1970)
  • 38.Cabaret (1972)
  • 39.The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  • 40.Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  • 41.New York, New York (1977)
  • 42.The Last Waltz (1978)
  • 43.Grease (1978)
  • 44.All That Jazz (1979)
  • 45.The Blues Brothers (1980)
  • 46.Fame (1980)
  • 47.Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  • 48.Dirty Dancing (1987)
  • 49.Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  • 50.Chicago (2002)
  • 51.Once (2006)
  • 52.A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
  • 53.High School Musical 3 : Senior Year (2008)
  • 54.Sweeney Todd : The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • 55.Mamma Mia! (2008)
  • Romance
  • 1.Sunrise (1927)
  • 2.It Happened One Night (1934)
  • 3.Camille (1936)
  • 4.Wuthering Heights (1939)
  • 5.The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  • 6.Waterloo Bridge (1940)
  • 7.The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • 8.The Lady Eve (1941)
  • 9.Casablanca (1942)
  • 10.Now, Voyager (1942)
  • 11.Random Harvest (1942)
  • 12.Brief Encounter (1945)
  • 13.Beauty and the Beast (1946)
  • 14.The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  • 15.Adam's Rib (1949)
  • 16.The Quiet Man (1952)
  • 17.Roman Holiday (1953)
  • 18.To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • 19.All That Heaven Allows (1955)
  • 20.An Affair To Remember (1957)
  • 21.The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
  • 22.Pillow Talk (1959)
  • 23.A Bout De Souffle (1960)
  • 24.The Apartment (1960)
  • 25.Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
  • 26.Un Homme Et Une Femme (1966)
  • 27.Barefoot In the Park (1967)
  • 28.Love Story (1970)
  • 29.A New Leaf (1971)
  • 30.The Way We Were (1973)
  • 31.Annie Hall (1977)
  • 32.10 (1979)
  • 33.The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
  • 34.An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
  • 35.Out of Africa (1985)
  • 36.Nine ½ (1986)
  • 37.The Princess Bride (1987)
  • 38.The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
  • 39.When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
  • 40.Pretty Woman (1990)
  • 41.Ghost (1990)
  • 42.Green Card (1990)
  • 43.The Age of Innocence (1993)
  • 44.Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
  • 45.While You Were Sleeping (1995)
  • 46.Romeo and Juliet (1996)
  • 47.The English Patient (1996)
  • 48.Titanic (1997)
  • 49.As Good As It Gets (1997)
  • 50.Hua Yang De Nian Hua (2000)
  • 51.Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
  • 52.Before Sunset (2004)
  • 53.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  • 54.Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • 1.Metropolis (1927)
  • 2.Lost Horizon (1937)
  • 3.The Man In the White Suit (1951)
  • 4.The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • 5.The War of the Worlds (1953)
  • 6.Forbidden Planet (1956)
  • 7.Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  • 8.The Amazing Shrinking Man (1957)
  • 9.Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  • 10.Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  • 11.Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
  • 12.Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • 13.2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • 14.A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • 15.Silent Running (1972)
  • 16.Solaris (1972)
  • 17.Sleeper (1973)
  • 18.Westworld (1973)
  • 19.Dark Star (1974)
  • 20.Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  • 21.Star Wars (1977)
  • 22.Superman (1978)
  • 23.Alien (1979)
  • 24.The Road Warrior (1981)
  • 25.Scanners (1981)
  • 26.Time Bandits (1981)
  • 27.Blade Runner (1982)
  • 28.E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • 29.Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  • 30.Tron (1982)
  • 31.Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 32.The Terminator (1984)
  • 33.Back To the Future (1985)
  • 34.Brazil (1985)
  • 35.Aliens (1986)
  • 36.The Fly (1986)
  • 37.Robocop (1987)
  • 38.Batman (1989)
  • 39.Total Recall (1990)
  • 40.Naked Lunch (1991)
  • 41.Jurassic Park (1993)
  • 42.Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  • 43.Independence Day (1996)
  • 44.Men In Black (1997)
  • 45.The Matrix (1999)
  • 46.X-Men (2000)
  • 47.A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  • 48.Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
  • 49.Minority Report (2002)
  • 50.Spiderman (2002)
  • 51.Serenity (2005)
  • 52.Children of Men (2006)
  • 53.Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
  • 54.The Dark Knight (2008)
  • 55.District 9 (2009)
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • 1.Little Caesar (1930)
  • 2.The Public Enemy (1931)
  • 3.Rebecca (1940)
  • 4.The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • 5.Double Indemnity (1944)
  • 6.The Big Sleep (1946)
  • 7.Kiss of Death (1947)
  • 8.The Third Man (1949)
  • 9.The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
  • 10.Strangers On a Train (1951)
  • 11.The Big Heat (1953)
  • 12.Rear Window (1954)
  • 13.The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • 14.Rififi (1955)
  • 15.The Killing (1956)
  • 16.Touch of Evil (1958)
  • 17.Charade (1963)
  • 18.Goldfinger (1964)
  • 19.Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • 20.In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  • 21.Point Blank (1967)
  • 22.Bullitt (1968)
  • 23.The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
  • 24.The Italian Job (1969)
  • 25.Dirty Harry (1971)
  • 26.The French Connection (1971)
  • 27.The Godfather (1972)
  • 28.Mean Streets (1973)
  • 29.Serpico (1973)
  • 30.The Sting (1973)
  • 31.Chinatown (1974)
  • 32.The Conversation (1974)
  • 33.Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  • 34.Taxi Driver (1976)
  • 35.Scarface (1983)
  • 36.Witness (1985)
  • 37.The Untouchables (1987)
  • 38.Goodfellas (1990)
  • 39.Miller's Crossing (1990)
  • 40.Basic Instinct (1992)
  • 41.Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  • 42.Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • 43.Léon (1994)
  • 44.Seven (1995)
  • 45.The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • 46.Fargo (1996)
  • 47.L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • 48.Run Lola Run (1998)
  • 49.Memento (2000)
  • 50.City of God (2002)
  • 51.Oldboy (2003)
  • 52.Cache (2005)
  • 53.Casino Royale (2006)
  • 54.The Departed (2006)
  • 55.The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  • War
  • 1.Shoulder Arms (1918)
  • 2.Wings (1927)
  • 3.All Quiet On the Western Front (1930)
  • 4.Grand Illusion (1937)
  • 5.Sergeant York (1941)
  • 6.In Which We Serve (1942)
  • 7.Five Graves To Cairo (1943)
  • 8.The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  • 9.Open City (1945)
  • 10.Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
  • 11.They Were Expendable (1945)
  • 12.Battleground (1949)
  • 13.Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
  • 14.Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
  • 15.The Desert Fox (1951)
  • 16.The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
  • 17.The Cruel Sea (1952)
  • 18.From Here To Eternity (1953)
  • 19.Stalag 17 (1953)
  • 20.Mister Roberts (1955)
  • 21.Attack! (1956)
  • 22.The Burmese Harp (1956)
  • 23.The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957)
  • 24.Paths of Glory (1957)
  • 25.Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
  • 26.The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  • 27.The Longest Day (1962)
  • 28.The Great Escape (1963)
  • 29.The Train (1964)
  • 30.The Bedford Incident (1965)
  • 31.Von Ryan's Express (1965)
  • 32.The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  • 33.Hell In the Pacific (1968)
  • 34.Where Eagles Dare (1968)
  • 35.Catch-22 (1970)
  • 36.Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
  • 37.M*A*S*H (1970)
  • 38.Patton (1970)
  • 39.Cross of Iron (1977)
  • 40.The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • 41.Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • 42.The Big Red One (1980)
  • 43.Das Boot (1981)
  • 44.The Killing Fields (1984)
  • 45.Come and See (1985)
  • 46.Platoon (1986)
  • 47.Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  • 48.Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
  • 49.Schindler's List (1993)
  • 50.Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • 51.Downfall (2004)
  • 52.Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
  • 53.The Hurt Locker (2009)
  • Western
  • 1.Union Pacific (1939)
  • 2.Stagecoach (1939)
  • 3.The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  • 4.Duel In the Sun (1946)
  • 5.My Darling Clementine (1946)
  • 6.Fort Apache (1948)
  • 7.Red River (1948)
  • 8.She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
  • 9.The Gunfighter (1950)
  • 10.Winchester '73 (1950)
  • 11.Bend of the River (1952)
  • 12.High Noon (1952)
  • 13.The Naked Spur (1953)
  • 14.Shane (1953)
  • 15.The Searchers (1956)
  • 16.The Tall T (1957)
  • 17.3:10 To Yuma (1957)
  • 18.Forty Guns (1957)
  • 19.Run of the Arrow (1957)
  • 20.The Big Country (1958)
  • 21.The Left Handed Gun (1958)
  • 22.Man of the West (1958)
  • 23.Last Train From Gun Hill (1959)
  • 24.Rio Bravo (1959)
  • 25.The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  • 26.Two Rode Together (1961)
  • 27.Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
  • 28.The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  • 29.Ride the High Country (1962)
  • 30.Ride In the Whirlwind (1965)
  • 31.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
  • 32.The Professionals (1966)
  • 33.Hombre (1967)
  • 34.Once Upon a Time In the West (1968)
  • 35.Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • 36.True Grit (1969)
  • 37.The Wild Bunch (1969)
  • 38.The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
  • 39.Little Big Man (1970)
  • 40.McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
  • 41.Bad Company (1972)
  • 42.The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
  • 43.Ulzana's Raid (1972)
  • 44.High Plains Drifter (1972)
  • 45.The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
  • 46.The Shootist (1976)
  • 47.The Long Riders (1980)
  • 48.Young Guns (1988)
  • 49.Dances With Wolves (1990)
  • 50.Unforgiven (1992)
  • 51.The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
  • 52.Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • 53.The Proposition (2005)
  • 54.The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
  • 55.There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • 56.No Country for Old Men (2007)