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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (Compiled by Steven Jay Schneider, 2015 Update by Ian Haydn Smith)

Got this book for my birthday in 2016 and wanted to create a list of it to track my progress. A lot of foreign films in here and a couple trilogies (Toy Story and Lord of the Rings) and some multi-movie parts counted as one (Ivan the Terrible Pt I and II, Olympia Pt I and II).

There are 86 films in this list released in the 1940s.

  • His Girl Friday
  • Fantasia
  • Rebecca
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Mortal Storm
  • The Bank Dick
  • Pinocchio
  • Citizen Kane
  • Sergeant York
  • The Lady Eve
  • The Wolf Man
  • High Sierra
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Dumbo
  • The Palm Beach Story
  • Now, Voyager
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • Casablanca
  • Cat People
  • Fires Were Started
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • The Seventh Victim
  • The Man in Grey
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Ossessione
  • Laura
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • To Have and Have Not
  • Gaslight
  • Henry V
  • Double Indemnity
  • Murder, My Sweet
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part I
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Detour
  • I Know Where I'm Going!
  • The Lost Weekend
  • Children of Paradise
  • San Pietro
  • Brief Encounter
  • Rome, Open City
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Paisan
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Killers
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Big Sleep
  • Gilda
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Great Expectations
  • My Darling Clementine
  • Notorious
  • Black Narcissus
  • Out of the Past
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • Odd Man Out
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • Secret Beyond the Door
  • Force of Evil
  • Spring in a Small Town
  • Red River
  • The Paleface
  • The Snake Pit
  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • Rope
  • The Red Shoes
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Louisiana Story
  • The Reckless Moment
  • White Heat
  • Adam's Rib
  • The Heiress
  • The Third Man
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • Whisky Galore!
  • On the Town