Collider's 100 Essential Movies Any Serious Film Fan Should See

If you’re a budding cinephile, it can be difficult to know where to start or even to find a baseline. Cinema becomes more daunting every year as new films are released and old films are reappraised. With this in mind, the staff of Collider has collaborated on 100 movies we think every film fan needs to see.

  • 8½
  • The 400 Blows
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Airplane!
  • Alien
  • All About My Mother
  • All That Jazz
  • Amadeus
  • The Apartment
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Avengers
  • Back to the Future
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • A Better Tomorrow
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Blow-Up
  • Blue Velvet
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Casablanca
  • Chinatown
  • Citizen Kane
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Clueless
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Days of Heaven
  • Die Hard
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Double Indemnity
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Drunken Master
  • Duck Soup
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Evil Dead
  • Fantasia
  • Fargo
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • The General
  • Get Out
  • The Godfather
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • GoodFellas
  • The Great Dictator
  • His Girl Friday
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Jaws
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Killer
  • King Kong
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • A League of Their Own
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Matrix
  • Menace II Society
  • Metropolis
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Moonlight
  • Network
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Nosferatu
  • The Princess Bride
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Rashomon
  • Rear Window
  • Roman Holiday
  • Scream
  • The Searchers
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Shining
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Social Network
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Spirited Away
  • Star Wars
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Superman
  • Suspiria
  • Tangerine
  • Taxi Driver
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • The Thing
  • Top Hat
  • Toy Story
  • Unforgiven
  • Vertigo
  • Videodrome
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • The Wizard of Oz
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