The Classics for Beginners

This is a list of some of the essential classics. If you don’t know where to start I hope this can help. The classics are the backbone of cinema today. I hope you enjoy.

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  • Seven Samurai
  • Ikiru
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Rashomon
  • Rear Window
  • Casablanca
  • Le Trou
  • All About Eve
  • Citizen Kane
  • Vertigo
  • M
  • Roman Holiday
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Rififi
  • Koyaanisqatsi
  • The General
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Charade
  • The Hidden Fortress
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Stalker
  • Le Samouraï
  • Harakiri
  • Mirror
  • North by Northwest
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • High and Low
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Amadeus
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Psycho
  • The Great Dictator
  • Modern Times
  • Tokyo Story
  • Persona
  • The Apartment
  • Blade Runner
  • Taxi Driver