Oh my god, you haven't seen ________?

This is my list of movies that I feel like people expect me to have seen, just for being a relatively pop-culture-aware person who is alive and in his 30s. My intention is to watch a lot of these in 2021 but I'm obviously not going to watch them all, there are too many

  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Seven Samurai
  • 12 Angry Men
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • GoodFellas
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Whiplash
  • Do the Right Thing
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Rear Window
  • Psycho
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • The Shining
  • Alien
  • Before Sunrise
  • The Thing
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Fargo
  • Chinatown
  • Raging Bull
  • Moonlight
  • Amadeus
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Akira
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Boogie Nights
  • Network
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Get Out
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • North by Northwest
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Aliens
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • On the Waterfront
  • Die Hard
  • Stand by Me
  • Trainspotting
  • Forrest Gump
  • Arrival
  • The Graduate
  • Jaws
  • Ratatouille
  • Brazil
  • The Hidden Fortress
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • The Exorcist
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Gone Girl
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Rocky
  • Scarface
  • Annie Hall
  • American Beauty
  • The Master
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Carol
  • Godzilla
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Life of Brian
  • La La Land
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • The Right Stuff
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Duck Soup
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The French Connection
  • Donnie Darko
  • Inside Out
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • American Psycho
  • King Kong
  • Groundhog Day
  • A Night at the Opera
  • Ben-Hur
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Scream
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Platoon
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Patton
  • A Few Good Men
  • Raising Arizona
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Color Purple
  • Ocean's Eleven