1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

From the book series edited by Steven Jay Schneider and Ian Haydn Smith with original essays on each film contributed by over 70 film critics.

List includes films I've viewed from all editions combined.

  • A Trip to the Moon
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Nosferatu
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Metropolis
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Blackmail
  • L'Age d'Or
  • Little Caesar
  • M
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Sons of the Desert
  • 42nd Street
  • Footlight Parade
  • Gold Diggers of 1933
  • King Kong
  • It Happened One Night
  • The 39 Steps
  • A Night at the Opera
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Top Hat
  • Modern Times
  • Swing Time
  • Grand Illusion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Ninotchka
  • Stagecoach
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Fantasia
  • The Bank Dick
  • Rebecca
  • Pinocchio
  • Citizen Kane
  • High Sierra
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Dumbo
  • The Wolf Man
  • The Palm Beach Story
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Casablanca
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Laura
  • To Have and Have Not
  • Double Indemnity
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Murder, My Sweet
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Detour
  • Spellbound
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • The Killers
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Big Sleep
  • Gilda
  • Notorious
  • The Stranger
  • Out of the Past
  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Rope
  • The Third Man
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • On the Town
  • The Asphalt Jungle
  • Gun Crazy
  • Rashomon
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Young and the Damned
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Strangers on a Train
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • The African Queen
  • An American in Paris
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Ikiru
  • Umberto D.
  • High Noon
  • The Wages of Fear
  • The Big Heat
  • The Band Wagon
  • On the Waterfront
  • Rear Window
  • La Strada
  • Seven Samurai
  • A Star Is Born
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Bad Day at Black Rock
  • The Ladykillers
  • Kiss Me Deadly