My 205 Must Watch Films

A list of films that had a great impact on me as a filmmaker. (In order of release.)

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Nosferatu
  • Metropolis
  • Dracula
  • M
  • Frankenstein
  • The Mummy
  • King Kong
  • It Happened One Night
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Casablanca
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • The Killers
  • Rope
  • Strangers on a Train
  • High Noon
  • I Confess
  • The Wages of Fear
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Rear Window
  • 12 Angry Men
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Vertigo
  • North by Northwest
  • Psycho
  • The Innocents
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Great Escape
  • The Haunting
  • Repulsion
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Wait Until Dark
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Duel
  • Straw Dogs
  • The Godfather
  • Deliverance
  • Paper Moon
  • The Exorcist
  • Chinatown
  • Young Frankenstein
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Jaws
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Taxi Driver
  • All the President's Men
  • Marathon Man
  • Network
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Alien
  • The Shining
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Deathtrap
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Poltergeist
  • The Thing
  • Blade Runner
  • The Dark Crystal
  • The King of Comedy
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Blood Simple
  • The Terminator
  • The Goonies
  • Back to the Future
  • Aliens
  • Stand by Me
  • The Untouchables
  • The Princess Bride
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Die Hard
  • Akira
  • Dead Calm
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • The Abyss
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • GoodFellas
  • Misery
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Barton Fink
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Hard Boiled
  • Unforgiven
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • A Few Good Men
  • Groundhog Day
  • Falling Down
  • The Sandlot
  • Cliffhanger
  • Jurassic Park
  • Schindler's List