1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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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  • 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:
    tipsfromchip.blogspot.com/2014/10/here-are-official-changes-for-2014.html

  • Fantastic Chip, thanks a lot! I've added the new entries, none of which I have seen!

  • I've seen them all. Many were Oscar Best Picture nominees, so I had watched them, and we got early notice in August on what the new entries might be, so I watched the five others I had not yet seen.

    Among the 13 new entries The Wolf of Wall Street is probably my favorite. I liked Wadjda and Gravity quite a bit, too.

    On the other end of the spectrum Inside Llewyn Davis is by no means a bad film, but the Coens have done a lot better. And I wasn't that impressed by The Great Beauty, but it did sweep the Oscars, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs for Best Foreign Language film, so I'm in the minority. I'd have picked the Danish film The Hunt both as a better foreign film and for this list.

  • @tipsfromchip, I agree with you regarding "Great Beauty" versus "The Hunt". The former really didn't do anything for me. I was at loss as to why it garnered so much praise. "The Hunt" on the other hand, I found to be much more rewarding in every way.

  • I actually have seen 'The Hunt', and thought it was terrific. The new additions on the whole aren't terribly appealing to me. I only plan to watch 'Blue Is the Warmest Colour' anytime soon. I'm going to delve into some silents I've missed instead.

  • @Peter Stanley - In that case, here's some unsolicited suggestions on silents outside of the well know Chaplin, Keaton, Murnau, and Lang films:

    The Cabinet of Dr, Caligari (1920)
    The Great White Silence (1924)
    The Big Parade (1925)
    The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
    Napolean (1927)
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

    And not on the list, but sure as hell should be is Harold Lloyd's film Safety Last! (1923). This film is one of the most iconic of the silent era, but for some bizarre reason they chose The Kid Brother (1928) to represent him on the List instead.

    One other not on the List is The Last Command (1928). Emil Janings won the first Best Actor Oscar for it.

  • Thanks Chip, I'll take a look at these.

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