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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 721 dramatic films in this list.

  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Broken Blossoms
  • Within Our Gates
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • The Smiling Madame Beudet
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Nosferatu
  • Foolish Wives
  • La Roue
  • The Last Laugh
  • Strike
  • Greed
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Big Parade
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • Metropolis
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • The Unknown
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
  • The Jazz Singer
  • Napoleon
  • The Crowd
  • The Docks of New York
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Storm Over Asia
  • A Throw of Dice
  • Pandora's Box
  • Little Caesar
  • The Blue Angel
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • L'Age d'Or
  • Earth
  • Limite
  • Tabu
  • City Lights
  • Frankenstein
  • The Public Enemy
  • M
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
  • Shanghai Express
  • Scarface
  • Freaks
  • The Bitter Tea of General Yen
  • Zero for Conduct
  • Gold Diggers of 1933
  • King Kong
  • Queen Christina
  • The Goddess
  • L'Atalante
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Peter Ibbetson
  • Modern Times
  • Swing Time
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • The Story of a Cheat
  • Camille
  • Things to Come
  • Dodsworth
  • A Day in the Country
  • Pépé le Moko
  • Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Grand Illusion
  • Stella Dallas
  • Song at Midnight
  • Captains Courageous
  • The Awful Truth
  • The Life of Emile Zola
  • Jezebel
  • Angels with Dirty Faces
  • The Baker's Wife
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Le Jour se Lève
  • The Rules of the Game
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
  • His Girl Friday
  • Rebecca
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Mortal Storm
  • Citizen Kane
  • Sergeant York
  • The Wolf Man
  • High Sierra
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • Now, Voyager
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • Casablanca
  • Cat People
  • Fires Were Started