Letterboxd Top 30 per decade

Top 30 movies per decade from 1920 to 2019, sorted by all time popularity. Just a fun and (hopefully) motivating canon completion list to get to 100% with...

((I wanted to pick 3 per year instead, but in some years, the results were very wonky and I didn't want to overcrowd this list with concert movies, TV show theatrical cuts and TV documentaries, so picking 30 per decade instead...))

  • Metropolis
  • Nosferatu
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • The Kid
  • The General
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • The Gold Rush
  • Häxan
  • Safety Last!
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • The Circus
  • Faust
  • A Page of Madness
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Last Laugh
  • Napoleon
  • The Cameraman
  • Pandora's Box
  • Nanook of the North
  • Strike
  • Greed
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  • Steamboat Willie
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • M
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Modern Times
  • City Lights
  • Frankenstein
  • It Happened One Night
  • King Kong
  • Dracula
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Freaks
  • Stagecoach
  • The 39 Steps
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Duck Soup
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Vampyr
  • Grand Illusion
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Scarface
  • L'Atalante
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Make Way for Tomorrow
  • The Thin Man
  • The Mummy
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Citizen Kane
  • Casablanca
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Rope
  • Fantasia
  • Pinocchio
  • Bambi
  • The Third Man
  • Double Indemnity
  • Dumbo
  • The Great Dictator
  • Rebecca
  • The Red Shoes
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Notorious
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Brief Encounter
  • The Big Sleep
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Late Spring
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Black Narcissus
  • Cat People
  • Rome, Open City
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Laura
  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • Vertigo
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Rear Window
  • Seven Samurai
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • North by Northwest
  • Paths of Glory
  • The 400 Blows