The Ultimate Movie Watchlist!

This list combines various "Best of" lists into one super-list! It's pretty huge, so make sure you use the filtering, sorting and service options at the top of the page.

I'll try to remember to update the Academy and BAFTA award winners every year and also try and update the running lists (Letterboxd: Official Top 250, IMDb: Top 250, etc.) when I can. I will not bother removing any films that have been knocked out of a list as that's more trouble than it's worth, besides the films that are knocked out of one probably pop up in other lists anyway.

Just out of interest, as of 5th March 2020, JustWatch shows 190 of these films are available on Netflix…

  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • Rescued by Rover
  • Suspense
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Les Vampires
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • A Dog's Life
  • Broken Blossoms
  • From Morn to Midnight
  • Within Our Gates
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Way Down East
  • The Golem: How He Came into the World
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • The Kid
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Foolish Wives
  • Nosferatu
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Nanook of the North
  • Häxan
  • La Roue
  • Safety Last!
  • Warning Shadows
  • Our Hospitality
  • The Smiling Madame Beudet
  • Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
  • The Thief of Bagdad
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Die Niebelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge
  • The Great White Silence
  • The Hands of Orlac
  • Michael
  • Waxworks
  • Greed
  • Entr'acte
  • The Last Laugh
  • Seven Chances
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Strike
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Big Parade
  • The Eagle
  • Variety
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Ménilmontant
  • The Blackbird
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • The Student of Prague
  • The Woman Who Touched The Legs
  • The General
  • Metropolis
  • The Kid Brother
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
  • Napoleon
  • The Unknown
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • The Jazz Singer
  • Chuji's Travel Diary III: The Chuji Patrol Episode
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
  • The Seashell and the Clergyman
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  • The Crowd
  • The Starfish
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Cameraman
  • The Docks of New York
  • Storm Over Asia
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Pandora's Box
  • Piccadilly
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Blackmail
  • A Throw of Dice
  • Beheading Place
  • Disraeli
  • The Love Parade
  • The Blue Angel
  • Earth
  • The Divorcee
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Big House
  • The Blood of a Poet
  • What Made Her Do It?
  • Animal Crackers
  • Borderline
  • L'Âge d'Or
  • Hindle Wakes
  • Little Caesar
  • City Lights
  • Cimarron
  • Dracula
  • East Lynne
  • Tabu
  • Skippy
  • Le Million
  • The Front Page
  • The Public Enemy