100 essential films

in honor of having logged over 1,000 films on here, I have made a 100 essential films list!

  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Metropolis
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Champ
  • Dracula
  • M
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Great Dictator
  • The More the Merrier
  • Cover Girl
  • Scarlet Street
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Rope
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Rear Window
  • Diabolique
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Psycho
  • The Sound of Music
  • Seconds
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Wait Until Dark
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Aristocats
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Cabaret
  • The Wicker Man
  • Paper Moon
  • Black Christmas
  • The Rescuers
  • Halloween
  • Alien
  • Clue
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Stand by Me
  • Moonstruck
  • Lady in White
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Paris Is Burning
  • What About Bob?
  • Thelma & Louise
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • What's Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Groundhog Day
  • Speed
  • Toy Story
  • Babe
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Matilda
  • Scream
  • Fargo
  • EverAfter
  • American Beauty
  • Battle Royale
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Spider-Man
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  • The Village
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Mean Girls
  • The Prestige
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Juno
  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
  • Burn After Reading
  • Twilight
  • Drag Me to Hell
  • Up
  • 50/50
  • Bridesmaids
  • Wadjda
  • Her
  • Blackfish
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Raw
  • Moonlight
  • Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • Arrival
  • La La Land
  • Veronica
  • The Florida Project
  • Paddington 2
  • Good Time
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Shoplifters
  • Blindspotting
  • Hereditary
  • Parasite
  • Little Women
  • For Sama
  • Honey Boy
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The Lighthouse
  • The Farewell