This is a chronological list of my 700 favorite and most essential films of all time. This is NOT a "greatest films of all time" list, as I have focused on my personal opinions over the classic movie canon created by scholars, cinephiles, and critics. While my list features many critically-acclaimed and commercially successful films throughout cinema history, I have included several underrated and under-appreciated films that I adore even more than some of the objective "best films of all time." The Lord of the Rings Trilogy counts as one entry, as I believe the sum is far better than the individual parts.
Eventually, I hope to expand this canon to 1,000 films. Until then, I will add films to it incrementally.
I hope that my list serves both as an introduction into great cinema and a mine for underrated gems. Enjoy!