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Ultimate New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made Compilation

This list is compiled from the 1999 and 2004 editions of The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made, and the smilarly titled Book of Movies: The Essential 1000 Films to See from 2019. The 1999 edition was edited under the tutelage of Vincent Canby and Janet Maslin, and contained 99 movies that were cut out and replaced in the 2004 edition edited by A. O. Scott et al. The 2019 version dropped 155 movies from the 2004 version and replaced them with 150 original choices and returned 5 more from the 1999 version that the 2004 edition had dropped.

  • 10
  • 12 Angry Men
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 1900
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 2046
  • The 39 Steps
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • The 40 Year Old Virgin
  • The 400 Blows
  • 42nd Street
  • 5 Fingers
  • 8½
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • About Schmidt
  • Absence of Malice
  • The Accused
  • Adam's Rib
  • Adaptation.
  • The Adjuster
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Affliction
  • The African Queen
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Airplane!
  • Aladdin
  • Alexander Nevsky
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Alice's Restaurant
  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • All About Eve
  • All About My Mother
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • All the King's Men
  • All the President's Men
  • Amadeus
  • Amarcord
  • America America
  • The American Friend
  • American Graffiti
  • An American in Paris
  • American Movie
  • The Americanization of Emily
  • Amores Perros
  • Amour
  • Amélie
  • Anastasia
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • Andrei Rublev
  • The Angry Silence
  • Animal House
  • Anna and the King of Siam
  • Anna Christie
  • Annie Hall
  • The Apartment
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Apollo 13
  • The Apostle
  • Army of Shadows
  • Arthur
  • Ashes and Diamonds
  • The Asphalt Jungle
  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
  • Atlantic City
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • The Awful Truth
  • Babette's Feast
  • Baby Doll
  • Back to the Future
  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • Bad Day at Black Rock
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Badlands
  • The Baker's Wife
  • Ball of Fire
  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue
  • Bambi
  • The Band Wagon
  • Bang the Drum Slowly
  • The Bank Dick
  • The Barefoot Contessa
  • Barfly
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Barton Fink
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Baxter
  • Beautiful People
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Bed and Board
  • Beetlejuice
  • Before Midnight
  • Before Night Falls
  • Before the Rain
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Being There