The Telegraph's 500 Must-See Films

A two-part guide in The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph over the weekend of Saturday 2 and Sunday March 3, 2013.

List compiled by: Marc Lee, Robbie Collin, David Gritten, Jenny McCartney, Tim Robey

(There are only 499 films listed. In the Film Noirs section, Out of the Past was included twice, although it transpires this was only an oversight. Where films are repeated in different sections e.g. critics' lists sharing the same entry, a note has been made that the film has previously been listed.)

Films are ordered as follows:

1-20. Robbie Collin's 20 Best Films

21-41. 10 Best Musicals; The Best of the Rest

42-62. 10 Best Comedies; The Best of the Rest

63-79. David Gritten's 20…

There are 4 science fiction films in this list released in the 1950s.