The ever-changing "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die"

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The book's been updated annually since the publication of the 1st edition in 2003 and, clearly having too much time on my hands, I thought a breakdown of the changes so far might come in handy.

Reprint (2004):

Pretty desultory, to be honest, with only two changes. Not wholly convincing, either - these were the two most essential films released in the year between the first two editions?

NB. I originally had this down as the 2nd edition, though in retrospect I don't think it was actually counted as such.

Out:
Adaptation (2002)
Far from Heaven (2002)

In:
The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003)

2nd Edition (2005):

14 changes this time out, with most of the casualties coming from the 1990s. Not too many complaints with the choices: most of these always looked to be punching a little above their weight in this company (though I'm sorry to see Audition go). The additions demonstrate a beleated enthusiasm for popular Australian cinema of the 90s alsongside the expected clutch of more recent stuff.

Out:
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Candyman (1992)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Strange Days (1995)
The Pillow Book (1996)
Kundun (1997)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Audition (1999)
Attack the Gas Station (1999)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Chicago (2002)

In:
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Shine (1996)
Lantana (2001)
Hero (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Oldboy (2003)
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Collateral (2004)
The Aviator (2004)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)

3rd Edition (2006):

14 changes again. 50% of the additions from the previous two editions make a rapid exit; one of the perils, I guess, of list-making on the hoof. In that light, it's debatable how many of this year's rather interesting new entries will survive to the next edition.

Out:
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)
Tetsuo (1998)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Gangs of New York (2002)
City of God (2002)
Hero (2002)
Russian Ark (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Collateral (2004)
The Aviator (2004)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)

In:
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Bus 174 (2002)
The Best of Youth (2003)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Der Untergang (2004)
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Sideways (2004)
Caché (2005)
Va, Vis et deviens (2005)
Paradise Now (2005)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Tsotsi (2005)
The Constant Gardener (2005)

4th Edition (2007):

14 changes again; I guess that's pretty much par for the course now. Most of the casualties come from 2000 and 2001, and a couple of fairly big hitters don't make the cut this time round.

Out:

The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Nine Queens (2000)
The Captive (2000)
Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets (2000)
Signs and Wonders (2000)
What Time Is It There? (2001)
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
The Son's Room (2001)
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
À ma soeur! (2001)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Talk to Her (2002)
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Caché (2005)

In:

Crash (2005)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
The Prestige (2006)
The Lives of Others (2006)
United 93 (2006)
Children of Men (2006)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Babel (2006)
The Queen (2006)
Apocalypto (2006)
The Departed (2006)
Volver (2006)

5th Edition (2008):

18 changes this time out (well, technically 19, since The Return of the King has now expanded to be the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy). 5 of the new entries are actually returnees, having been culled in earlier editions.

Out:

Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Mother and Son (1997)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Idiots (1998)
Sombre (1998)
Gohatto (1999)
Rosetta (1999)
Time Regained (1999)
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Bus 174 (2002)
Lost in Translation (2003)
The Constant Gardener (2005)
The Prestige (2006)
United 93 (2006)
Children of Men (2006)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Babel (2006)
Volver (2006)

In:

Audition (1999)
Uzak (2002)
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2002)
Hable Con Ella (Talk to Her) (2002)
Irreversible (2002)
Kill Bill: Volume One (2003)
Gegen Die Wand (Head-On) (2004)
Bin-Jip (3-Iron) (2004)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Once (2006)
Gwoemul (The Host) (2006)
Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) (2007)
La Vie En Rose (2007)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
Into the Wild (2007)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Atonement (2007)

6th Edition (2009):

Just 10 changes this time.

Out:

Meet the Parents (2000)
Lantana (2001)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
3-Iron (2004)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Va, Vis et Deviens (2004)
Apocalypto (2006)
The Queen (2006)
Into the Wild (2007)

In:

Surfwise (2007)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Wall-E (2008)
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Wrestler (2008)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Gomorra (2008)
The Class (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Thank you for making this list. I'm glad to see that they aren't changing anything on the earlier part of the list, because I've already seen most of those.

Yeah, I think the bulk of the list is safe for the time being; I'm surprised they've been adding stuff as far back as 1988.

How sad to see Lost in Translation and Brokeback Mountain in at the expense of City of God.

Hi, will you be updating with the latest (5th) 2008 edition of the list?

I will do at some point. I'm a bit behind, though - I've not done the 2007 edition yet...

I don't think there is a 2007 edition.. From the 4th edition in 2006 it goes directly to the 5th Anniversary Edition of 2008.. Great job with the change log! I would like to see the latest update too.. :)

There was actually an edition in 2007 (details now added above); I think the discrepancy is because what I was counting as the 2nd Edition wasn't actually intended as such.

Thanks for the list of changes. I am still working on the 1st edition (just under 200 to go) but I be adding the changes, thanks to you tracking them.

Thanks for the 6th Edition (2009) update. Your tracking the changes from year to year is very helpful.

There's a new edition. It's called the "Updated Edition", if it's not the 7th. The cover is from the movie Avatar and from what I can collect it has been added "The Hurt Locker", "Inglourious Basterds", "An Education" and "Avatar", no word about the deletions, not even from the forums in the official site.

What about Ratcatcher?

It used to be on the list.

as jaimeblack mentioned there is a new edition called "updated edition. u will see the book from this link : http://www.amazon.co.uk/1001-Movies-You-Must-Before/dp/1844036901/ref=nt...

except for "the hurt locker", "inglourious basterds", "an education" and "avatar" i notice a film on pictures using the book introducing - "fish tank" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232776/) i think that "up" and "star trek" has been added.

i intensly wonder that which films has been added especially 2009 and previous. furthermore, i want u to declare all list as soon as possible.

I scanned through the table of contents and noticed the following films have been added for 2009:

The Hurt Locker
An Education
The Hangover
Precious
Avatar
Fish Tank
The White Ribbon
Inglorious Basterds

Also, the following other movies have been added:

Paranormal Activity
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Let the Right One In

I did not go through the entire list though to determine deletions.

I did the same as mannce and these are the deletions:

Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001)
Atonement (2007)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The Class (Entre Les Murs) (2008)
Crash (2005)
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
Fanny & Alexander (1982)
The Host (Gwoemul) (2006)
Sideways (2004)
Surfwise (2007)
Wall-E (2008)

Hope this helps anyone have fun x

They add The Hangover but delete Amelie?!

The Hangover is a mediocre comedy at best.

Please, someone that has the 7th edition (Avatar) can confirm the movie on position 305?
Some sites list the movie "A man for all seasons", but I think it is "A man escaped".
Thank you!

Here is the 2011 additions, subtractions and returns. Some of my subtractions may have been in earlier years since the last print edition I had was 2005, but the additions are all accurate. There was also some changes of year for a few films, but I have not noted those.

Removed:
Happy Together (1997)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
The Butcher Boy (1997)
Boogie Nights (1997)
There's Something About Mary (1998)
Traffic (2000)
Moulin Rouge (2001)
Irreversible (2002)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
The Wrestler (2008)
An Education (2009)
Precious (2009)

Returns:
City of God (2002)
Talk to Her (2002)
The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
The Lives of Others (2006)
Apocalypto (2006)

Added:
District 9 (2009)
In the Loop (2009)
Monsters (2010)
Of Gods and Men (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
Four Lions (2010)
The Social Network (2010)
Inception (2010)
The King’s Speech (2010)
True Grit (2010)

Taking out Boogie Nights, was probably the worst mistake they've made so far. And the King's Speech will be long forgotten 4 years from now, I mean seriously.

Hey, anybody know if a 2011 edition has been released and if so what are the additions and removals?
(So far, you guys rocked!)
Thanks!

I've just seen the 2012 edition on the bookstore today. I took a 2011 edition that was still being sold there too to confirm which movies entered and which left.
I noticed 14 changes.

Removed:
Uzak (2002)
The Pianist (2002)
The Best of Youth (2003)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Paradise Now (2005)
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Once (2006)
Apocalypto (2006)
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
The Hangover (2009)
In the Loop (2009)
Fish Tank (2009)
Monsters (2010)
Four Lions (2010)

Added:
Senna (2010)
Le Havre (2011)
Shame (2011)
The Tree Of Life (2011)
The Kid With A Bike (2011)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Drive (2011)
War Horse (2011)
A Separation (2011)
Bridesmaids (2011)
The Descendants (2011)
Hugo (2011)
The Artist (2011)

Hello there! I was just over at another 1001 listology I frequent (http://www.listology.com/flogged/list/1001-movies-you-must-see-you-die#c...) and posted the following:

Hello fellow 1001-ers!

I was recently in the Museum of the Moving Image and they happened to have a copy of the 2013 edition of 1001 Movies... I didn't have time to scan the index to find out ALL the additions and removals, but I did flip through the last pages to record the new films released in 2012! They are as follows:

Amour
Argo
The Cabin in the Woods
Django Unchained
LIfe of Pi
Lincoln
Les Miserables
Skyfall

That makes 8 2012 films, which is certainly less than the number 2011 films added in the last edition.

Anyways, I thought this information belongs here. I just hope the rest of the information surfaces soon!

Finally got my own list updated with all ins and outs. And also found all the new added films and can just sit down and began to watch them all... :)