1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how many you've watched or finding films to try out.
Some single entries in the book consist of multiple films. I've added all the films they list in the entry.
I've tried to be as accurate and complete as possible, but if you spot any errors or omissions, please, do let me know.
Currently in no strict order.

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  • @Chip - I understand your points. But again, to repeat, in my first comment, I said, "I think 'Boyhood,' and 'Guardians of The Galaxy' ***should be*** added to this list, immediately, without question." I never made any mention about what films I thought ***would be*** added to the list. There is a significant difference between the two.

    That said, I do think that 'Guardians of The Galaxy' has a better chance than you think it does, of making the list. I think it is the best film of its genre, and, I think it transcends the genre of comic book films. The question is whether or not the editors of this book will agree. And, frankly, if they don't, I don't too much care. The only reason I care at all is because there may be some people who have not seen 'Guardians,' but would, if only it were in the book. And I think anybody, now, or in the future, who does not see this film, is really missing out. If the editors of '1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' are wise, and smart, they will add 'Guardians of The 'to their list.

    Again, I think Guardians clearly ***transcends*** the comic book based movie genre, and, as such, cannot be dismissed simply because it is a movie based on a comic book, and other movies based on comic books have not fared too well, overall. As far as whether or not it makes the book, we will see, soon enough.....

  • If the editors of the book dismiss 'Guardians' simply based on the fact that it is a movie based on a comic book, I pity them, for they would have to be verrrrrrry small minded to do such a thing. No film should be dismissed simply because of what genre it belongs to. Just as no film should be included, simply because it belongs to a particular genre.

  • I wouldn't be too worried about Guardians not making the list. I have enough quibbles with the list as it is.

    (So, 1001 Movies editors, I assume you didn't put Scenes From A Marriage on the list because it was a miniseries. Well, why's Dekalog in there, then? Yeah, it deserves it, but so does Scenes! And Berlin Alexanderplatz!)

  • I've seen 334 as of today.

  • Ok fine I'll count. This thread is too interesting.

  • 363 films to go....

  • Is that the correct version of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? It looks like the US remake.

  • It is; the David Fincher version is the one that was added in the 2011 updates.

  • Hah. Didn't think that would make the list. Thanks.

  • @Peter Stanley - I finally got the 2014 edition. It confirms that the unofficial changes that were discovered in August were accurate. There are 13 more films to add to your list here for a total of 1,167. They are:

    12 Years a Slave (2013)
    The Act of Killing (2012)
    American Hustle (2013)
    Blancanieves (2012)
    Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)
    Gravity (2013)
    The Great Beauty (2013)
    Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
    Nebraska (2013)
    Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
    A Touch of Sin (2013)
    Wadjda (2012)
    The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    You can find all the details, including the new numbering of the list entries, here:

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