MUST-SEE FILMS Part 1


michaelpowellFive friends and I decided to put together a quick list of what we personally considered “Must-See Films.”

There have been other film lists passed around the internet, but we felt they were often such contemporary, mainstream lists of films that they, well, quite simply didn’t do justice to the art and entertainment of cinema. We also wanted to acknowledge films that were remakes, originals and/or alternate cuts. And while there are TONS of great films NOT mentioned here, the ones that ARE mentioned certainly show a wide range of tastes, styles and interpretations of “Must-see.”

This will hopefully be an ever-growing series of lists. Both from the original six and many other “special guests.”

The idea is to check off all the films you’ve seen in the brackets before each title (x). Pass ’em around, compare with friends, start seeing the films you have yet to experience…

There are 422 films on this list.

There is already a MUST-SEE FILMS Part 2, which can be found HERE.

These were originally created for Facebook and our group page can be found HERE.

Enjoy!

() A NOUS LA LIBERTE
() ACE IN THE HOLE (1951, aka THE BIG CARNIVAL)
() ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED, THE
() AFRICAN QUEEN, THE
() AGE OF INNOCENCE, THE (1993)
() AGUIRRE, WRATH OF GOD
() AIRPLANE
() AIRPORT
() ALI, FEAR EATS THE SOUL
() ALIEN (Original Theatrical Cut)
() ALL ABOUT EVE
() ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
() ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS
() AMADEUS (Director’s Cut)
() AMADEUS (Theatrical Cut)
() AMERICAN ASTRONAUT, THE
() AMERICAN GRAFFITI
() AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY, THE
() ANATOMY OF A MURDER
() ANNIE HALL
() APARTMENT, THE (1960)
() APOCALYPSE NOW (Original Theatrical Cut)
() APOCALYPSE NOW REDUX
() APU TRILOGY: PANTHER PANCHALI, APARAJITO, THE WORLD OF APU
() ARMY OF SHADOWS
() ASSASINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, THE
() BABY FACE (1933)
() BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, THE
() BAD SLEEP WELL, THE
() BALL OF FIRE
() BAMBI (1942)
() BANDWAGON, THE
() BANK DICK, THE
() BARRY LYNDON
() BATTLE ROYALE (2000)
() BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1946)
() BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)
() BEN-HUR (1959)
() BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ
() BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE
() BICYCLE THIEF, THE
() BIG PARADE, THE
() BIG TRAIL, THE
() BIRDS, THE (1963)
() BIRTH (2004)
() BLACK NARCISSUS
Total so far:

() BLACK SUNDAY (1977)
() BLADE RUNNER (Final Cut)
() BLADE RUNNER (Original Theatrical Cut)
() BLUE ANGEL. THE (1930 English or German language)
() BLUE VELVET
() BODY SNATCHER, THE (1945)
() BRANDED TO KILL (1967)
() BRAZIL (1985, Director’s Cut)
() BREAKING THE WAVES
() BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE
() BRIEF ENCOUNTER
() BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
() BUCKET OF BLOOD
() BULLITT
() CABARET
() CANTERBURY TALE, A (1944)
() CARNIVAL OF SOULS
() CASABLANCA
() CAT PEOPLE (1942)
() CELLO (aka TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY)
() CHILDREN OF PARADISE
Total so far:

() CHINATOWN
() CHINESE GHOST STORY, A
() CHOOSE ME
() CHRISTMAS STORY, A
() CITIZEN KANE
() CITY LIGHTS
() CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A
() CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Original Theatrical Cut)
() CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1998 Director’s Cut)
() CONTEMPT
() CONVERSATION, THE (1974)
() COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER, THE
() COURT JESTER, THE
() CRIES AND WHISPERS
() CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
() CRIMINAL, THE (1960)
() CROWD, THE (1928)
() CURE (1997)
() DANCER IN THE DARK
() DAS BOOT (Director’s Cut)
() DAS BOOT (Original Uncut Version)
() DAY FOR NIGHT
() DAY OF WRATH (1943)
() DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE, THE
() DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, THE (1951)
() DAYS OF HEAVEN
() DAZED AND CONFUSED
() DEAMLIFE OF ANGELS
() DECALOGUE, THE (1989)
() DELIVERANCE
() DETOUR (1945)
() DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER, THE (1941)
() DIE NIEBELUNGEN (1924)
() DINNER AT EIGHT (1933)
() DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)
() DON’T LOOK BACK (1967)
() DON’T LOOK NOW
() DOUBLE INDEMNITY
() DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE, THE
() DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1931)
Total so far:

() DR. STRANGELOVE: OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB
() DRAUGHTMANS’ CONTRACT, THE
() DROWNING BY NUMBERS
() DUCK SOUP
() E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (Original Theatrical Cut)
() EAST OF EDEN (1955)
() 8 1/2
() ELEPHANT MAN, THE
() EMPIRE OF THE SUN
() EXCALIBUR
() EXORCIST, THE (Original Theatrical Cut)
() EYES WIDE SHUT (either U.S. or European cut)
() EYES WITHOUT A FACE
() FANNY AND ALEXANDER (U.S. Theatrical Cut)
() FANNY AND ALEXANDER (Full Swedish TV Cut)
() FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (1967)
() FARGO
() FATAL GLASS OF BEER, THE (1933)
() FAUST (1926)
() FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1926)
() FOOTLIGHT PARADE
() FORCE OF EVIL (1948)
() 42nd STREET
() 400 BLOWS, THE
() FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
() GENERAL, THE (1927)
() GET CARTER (1971)
() GETAWAY, THE (1972)
() GHOST AND MRS. MUIR, THE (1947)
() GHOSTBUSTERS
() GIANT
Total so far:

() GILDA
() GIMME SHELTER
() GODFATHER, THE
() GODFATHER PART 2, THE
() GOLD RUSH, THE
() GONE WITH THE WIND
() GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, THE
() GOODFELLAS
() GOSFORD PARK
() GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW, THE (1964)
() GRAND HOTEL (1932)
() GRAND ILLUSION (1937)
() GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940)
() GREAT EXPECTATIONS (1946)
() GREED (1924, Unrestored Version)
() HAIL, THE CONQUERING HERO
() HARAKIRI (1962)
() HAUNTING, THE (1963)
() HEAT (1995)
() HEAVENLY CREATURES
() HELL IS A CITY
() HELL’S HINGES (1916)
() HENRY V (1944)
() HIDDEN FORTRESS, THE
() HIGH AND LOW (1963)
() HIGH SIERRA
() HITCH-HIKER, THE (1953)
() HOUSE OF STRANGERS
() HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
() HUD
() HUMAN CONDITION, THE (1959-1961, Parts 1-3)
() I AM CUBA
Total so far:

() I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING (1945)
() I WAKE UP SCREAMING
() ICE STORM, THE
() IKIRU (1952)
() IMAGES (1972)
() IMITATION OF LIFE (1959)
() IMMIGRANT, THE (1917)
() IN A LONELY PLACE
() IN COLD BLOOD (1967)
() INCREDIBLES, THE
() INFORMER, THE (1935)
() INNOCENTS, THE (1961)
() INTOLERANCE (1916)
() INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)
() IRON GIANT, THE
() IT (1927)
() IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
() IT’S A GIFT
() IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
() IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER
() JAPANESE STORY (2003)
() JAWS
() JOHNNY GUITAR
() JULIET OF THE SPIRITS
() JUNGLE BOOK, THE (1967)
() JUNIOR BONNER
() KILLERS, THE (1946)
() KILLING FIELDS, THE
() KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE, THE (either cut)
() KILLING, THE (1956)
() KING KONG (1933)
() KING OF COMEDY, THE
() KING OF NEW YORK, THE
() KINGDOM, THE (1994 mini series)
() KISS OF DEATH (1947)
Total so far:

() KLUTE
() KNIFE IN THE WATER
() KWAIDAN (1964)
() L’ ATALANTE (1934)
() L’AVVENTURA
() LA DOLCE VITA
() LA STRADA
() LADIES MAN, THE (1961)
() LADY EVE, THE
() LAST PICTURE SHOW, THE (either cut)
() LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, THE
() LAURA (1944)
() LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
() LE BOUCHER (1970)
() LE CERCLE ROUGE
() LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN
() LEOPARD, THE (1963)
() LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP, THE
() LIMEY, THE
() LOLA (1981)
() LOLITA (1962)
() LOVE AND DEATH
() LOVERS OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
() LUST, CAUTION
() M
() M. HULOT’S HOLIDAY
() MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, THE
() MALTESE FALCON, THE (1941)
() MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA (1929)
() MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (1962)
() MANHATTAN (1979)
() MARNIE
() MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN
() MARY POPPINS
() MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, A (Powell)
() MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER
() MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
() MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON
() METROPOLIS (1925)
() MIDNIGHT (1939)
() MIDNIGHT COWBOY
() MILDRED PIERCE
() MILLER’S CROSSING
() MINNIE AND MOSKOWITZ
() MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK, THE
() MISSION, THE (1986)
() MON ONCLE
Total so far:

() MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
() MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN
() MRS. MINIVER
() MURDER, MY SWEET
() MUSIC MAN, THE (1962)
() MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
() MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
() MY MAN GODFREY
() NAKED (1993)
() NAKED CITY (1948)
() NARROW MARGIN, THE (1950)
() NASHVILLE (1975)
() NETWORK (1976)
() NIGHT AND THE CITY (1950)
() NIGHT AT THE OPERA, A
() NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)
() NORTH BY NORTHWEST
() NOSFERATU (1922)
() NOTORIOUS (1946)
() OKLAHOMA! (either 35mm or Todd-AO Version)
() OLD DARK HOUSE, THE (1932)
() OLIVER TWIST (1948)
() ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
() ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
() ONE, TWO, THREE (1961)
() OPEN RANGE (2003)
() OUT OF THE PAST (1947)
() OUTLAW JOSEY WALES, THE
() OX-BOW INCIDENT, THE
() PALM BEACH STORY, THE
() PANDORA’S BOX (1929)
() PAPER MOON
() PASSAGE TO INDIA, A
() PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, THE (1928, Rediscovered Original Cut)
() PATTON
() PEEPING TOM (1960)
() PETER PAN (1953)
() PETULIA
() PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET
() PILGRIMAGE (1933)
Total so far:

() PINNOCHIO (1940)
() PLACE IN THE SUN, A (1951)
() PLANET OF THE APES, THE (1968)
() PLAYTIME (1967)
() POINT BLANK (1967)
() PORGY AND BESS (1959)
() PORTRAIT OF A LADY, THE (1996)
() PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR, THE
() PRODUCERS, THE (1968)
() PSYCHO (1960)
() PUBLIC ENEMY, THE (1931)
() PULSE (2001, aka KAIRO)
() PURPLE NOON
() QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933)
() RAGING BULL
() RAN (1985)
() REAR WINDOW (1954)
() REBECCA (1940)
() REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
() [REC] (2007)
() RED-HEADED WOMAN
() RED RIVER (1948)
() RED SHOES, THE (1948)
() REMAINS OF THE DAY, THE
() REPULSION
() RIDE WITH THE DEVIL (1999-Ang Lee)
() RIGHT STUFF, THE
() RIO BRAVO
() ROAD WARRIOR, THE (aka MAD MAX 2)
() ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS
() ROPE (1948)
() ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968)
() RULES OF THE GAME, THE (1939)
() SABRINA (1954)
() SALESMAN (1968)
() SANSHO, THE BALIFF
() SCARFACE (1932)
Total so far:

() SCARLET EMPRESS, THE
() SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON
() SEARCHERS, THE (1956)
() SECONDS (1966)
() SEVEN MEN FROM NOW
() SEVEN SAMURAI (1954)
() 1776 (1972)
() SEXY BEAST
() SHANE
() SHANGHAI EXPRESS (1932)
() SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON
() SHELTERING SKY, THE
() SHINING, THE (1980)
() SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
() SINGING DETECTIVE, THE (1986, Mini-Series)
() SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE
() SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
() SOME LIKE IT HOT
() SOPHIE’S CHOICE
() SOUND OF MUSIC, THE
() SPARTACUS (1960)
() SPIONE (1928)
() STAGECOACH (1939)
() STAR IS BORN, A (1954)
() STAR WARS (1977)
() STEAM BOAT BILL JR.
() STEEL HELMET, THE
() STELLA MARIS (1918)
() STOP MAKING SENSE
() STRANGER AT MY DOOR (1956)
() STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR
() STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (either U.S. or U.K. cut)
() STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951)
() SUGARLAND EXPRESS, THE
() SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS
Total so far:

() SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
() SUNRISE (1927)
() SUNSET BOULEVARD
() SWEET HEREAFTER, THE
() TASTE OF CHERRY
() TAXI DRIVER (1976)
() TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE (1956)
() TENANT, THE (1976)
() TESS (1979)
() THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938)
() THIEVES’ HIGHWAY
() THIN RED LINE, THE (1998)
() THIRD MAN, THE
() THREE COLORS TRILOGY: BLUE, WHITE, RED
() 3 WOMEN
() THRONE OF BLOOD
() THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY
() TITUS
() TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
() TO SLEEP WITH ANGER
() TOKYO DRIFTER
() TOPSY TURVY
() TOUCH OF EVIL
() TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, THE
() TROUBLE IN PARADISE
() 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1954)
() TWO FOR THE ROAD (1967)
() 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
() UGETSU
Total so far:

() UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING, THE
() UNDER THE FLAG OF THE RISING SUN
() UNFORGIVEN (1992)
() VERA DRAKE
() VERONIKA VOSS
() VERTIGO (1958)
() VIDEODROME
() WAGES OF FEAR, THE
() WAGON MASTER (1950)
() WAR AND PEACE (1967)
() WEST SIDE STORY
() WHAT’S UP DOC?
() WHEN A WOMAN ASCENDS THE STAIRS
() WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS
() WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND
() WHITE HEAT (1949)
() WILD BUNCH, THE
() WINDOW, THE (1949)
() WINGS OF DESIRE
() WITCHFINDER GENERAL, THE
() WITNESS (1985)
() WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939)
() WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A
() WOODSTOCK (Original Theatrical Cut or Director’s Cut)
() WRITTEN ON THE WIND
() YAKUZA PAPERS: BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR OR HUMANITY, THE (1973)
() YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, THE
() YELLOW SUBMARINE
() YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Grand Total:

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MUST-SEE FILMS Part 1

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