Ladies and Gentlemen: The Essentials!

I have succumbed to the pressure, I have made my own list for films that I regard as Essential Viewings; these entries do not correlate with the personal score that I give them, I simply believe that even if I feel the film as a whole was disappointing, it has to be seen and recommended.

This list is not definitive, as the more I encounter new films, the more I would likely to change my perspective of cinema and deem some of these films unworthy of being part of my 100 essential viewings. I am unsure whether this list should be updated yearly or half-yearly, but one things is for sure, I would create another one to accommodate my new rankings.

Established: 20/04/2015

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  • The Tree of Life

    1

  • Her

    2

  • A Clockwork Orange

    3

  • There Will Be Blood

    4

  • Whisper of the Heart

    5

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    6

  • All That Jazz

    7

  • WALL·E

    8

  • Whiplash

    9

  • A Hard Day's Night

    10

  • Do the Right Thing

    11

  • Lost in Translation

    12

  • Ikiru

    13

  • Blade Runner

    14

  • Gravity

    15

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    16

  • Psycho

    17

  • The Red Shoes

    18

  • Dazed and Confused

    19

  • The Sound of Music

    20

  • Paris, Texas

    21

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    22

  • Metropolis

    23

  • Pulp Fiction

    24

  • Mulholland Drive

    25

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    26

  • Alien

    27

  • Pinocchio

    28

  • Hoop Dreams

    29

  • Singin' in the Rain

    30

  • Boogie Nights

    31

  • Up in the Air

    32

  • The Wrestler

    33

  • Red Beard

    34

  • Volver

    35

  • Taxi Driver

    36

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    37

  • The Night of the Hunter

    38

  • The Kid

    39

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    40

  • Inception

    41

  • The Conversation

    42

  • Princess Mononoke

    43

  • Time Bandits

    44

  • Grizzly Man

    45

  • The Gold Rush

    46

  • Before Sunrise

    47

  • Rashomon

    48

  • Persona

    49

  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

    50

  • The Breakfast Club

    51

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    52

  • Tess

    53

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    54

  • Barry Lyndon

    55

  • Certified Copy

    56

  • Frances Ha

    57

  • Brazil

    58

  • The General

    59

  • Dawn of the Dead

    60

  • Citizen Kane

    61

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    62

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    63

  • Spirited Away

    64

  • Jaws

    65

  • Bambi

    66

  • Boyhood

    67

  • North by Northwest

    68

  • Casablanca

    69

  • The Social Network

    70

  • A Night to Remember

    71

  • Inglourious Basterds

    72

  • Drive

    73

  • Fargo

    74

  • Like Father, Like Son

    75

  • 12 Angry Men

    76

  • Up

    77

  • Chasing Amy

    78

  • Gone Baby Gone

    79

  • Ratatouille

    80

  • Vertigo

    81

  • Paths of Glory

    82

  • Hamlet

    83

  • Total Recall

    84

  • Rififi

    85

  • Hunger

    86

  • Three Colors: Blue

    87

  • The 400 Blows

    88

  • The Raid

    89

  • Summertime

    90

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    91

  • The Dark Knight

    92

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    93

  • Rushmore

    94

  • Like Someone in Love

    95

  • The Thin Red Line

    96

  • Babette's Feast

    97

  • Children of Paradise

    98

  • Terms of Endearment

    99

  • The Last Emperor

    100