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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 145 thrillers in this list.

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Blackmail
  • M
  • Shanghai Express
  • Scarface
  • The 39 Steps
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • High Sierra
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • To Have and Have Not
  • Gaslight
  • Double Indemnity
  • Murder, My Sweet
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • The Big Sleep
  • Gilda
  • Notorious
  • Out of the Past
  • Secret Beyond the Door
  • Rope
  • Gun Crazy
  • The Reckless Moment
  • White Heat
  • The Third Man
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Strangers on a Train
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Pickup on South Street
  • The Wages of Fear
  • Diabolique
  • Rear Window
  • Bad Day at Black Rock
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • A Man Escaped
  • Touch of Evil
  • Vertigo
  • North by Northwest
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • Le Trou
  • Psycho
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • Peeping Tom
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • The Great Escape
  • Goldfinger
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Marnie
  • Repulsion
  • Pierrot le Fou
  • Blow-Up
  • Seconds
  • Le Samouraï
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Targets
  • Z
  • Le Boucher
  • The Ear
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • Dirty Harry
  • Klute
  • The French Connection
  • Get Carter
  • Shaft
  • Straw Dogs
  • Wake in Fright
  • Deliverance
  • Frenzy
  • Sleuth
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Don't Look Now
  • The Towering Inferno
  • Chinatown
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Jaws
  • All the President's Men
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • Carrie
  • The Last Wave
  • The American Friend
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Soldier of Orange
  • Halloween
  • Mad Max
  • The Shining
  • Diva
  • Body Heat
  • Blade Runner
  • L'Argent
  • El Norte
  • The Fourth Man
  • Scarface
  • The Terminator
  • The Quiet Earth
  • Manhunter
  • Blue Velvet