All Major Critics Lists Combined

Here we have a combined list of the 5 major critics lists generally considered canon. I've added to this a full listing of all the films included in the 12 lists found on your Letterboxd stats page.

There is, of course, a fair bit of overlap and naturally those duplicates are removed here. This creates a fairly sizeable list, something that if you can complete, you will have seen a huge amount of great cinema from all around the world.

I'd consider this the ultimate of lists. If you can watch all of these, you will have attained a breadth and scope of cinematic viewing and knowledge that few would have gained.

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  • Star Wars
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • City Lights
  • GoodFellas
  • Modern Times
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Apartment
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Vertigo
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • All About Eve
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Blade Runner
  • Casablanca
  • Chinatown
  • Citizen Kane
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Psycho
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Raging Bull
  • Rear Window
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Spirited Away
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The 400 Blows
  • The General
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Seventh Seal
  • The Shining
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • 12 Angry Men
  • 8½
  • Amadeus
  • Annie Hall
  • Ben-Hur
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • City of God
  • Come and See
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Double Indemnity
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Heat
  • Ikiru
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Inception
  • M
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Metropolis
  • Network
  • North by Northwest
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Parasite
  • Paris, Texas
  • Paths of Glory
  • Persona
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Rashomon
  • Schindler's List
  • Se7en
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Lion King
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Red Shoes
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Thing
  • The Third Man
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • The Young and the Damned
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Three Colors: Red
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Toy Story
  • Unforgiven
  • Wild Strawberries
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Akira
  • Alien
  • All That Jazz
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Back to the Future
  • Before Sunset
  • Brief Encounter
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Chungking Express
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Coco