The New York Times Book of Movies: The Essential 1,000 Films to See

This list comes from the New York Times Book of Movies: The Essential 1,000 Films To See (2019)

If you see any errors, please let me know. I already got Black Rain incorrect once.

  • À Nous la Liberté
  • Adam's Rib
  • Adaptation.
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Affliction
  • The African Queen
  • L'Âge d'Or
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Airplane!
  • Alexander Nevsky
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • All About Eve
  • All About My Mother
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • All the King's Men
  • All the President's Men
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Amarcord
  • America America
  • The American Friend
  • American Graffiti
  • American Movie
  • An American in Paris
  • The Americanization of Emily
  • Amores Perros
  • Amour
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • Life, and Nothing More...
  • Andrei Rublev
  • The Angry Silence
  • Anna Christie
  • Annie Hall
  • The Apartment
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Apostle
  • L'Argent
  • Army of Shadows
  • Ashes and Diamonds
  • The Asphalt Jungle
  • L'Atalante
  • Atlantic City
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • L'Avventura
  • The Awful Truth
  • Babette's Feast
  • Baby Doll
  • Back to the Future
  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • Badlands
  • The Baker's Wife
  • Ball of Fire
  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue
  • Bambi
  • The Band Wagon
  • The Bank Dick
  • Barfly
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Barton Fink
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • A Good Marriage
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Bed and Board
  • Beetlejuice
  • Before Midnight
  • Before Night Falls
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Being There
  • Belle de Jour
  • Ben-Hur
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • The Big Clock
  • Big Deal on Madonna Street
  • The Big Heat
  • The Big Red One
  • The Big Short
  • The Big Sky
  • The Big Sleep
  • The Bigamist
  • Billy Liar
  • The Birds
  • Black Girl
  • Black Narcissus
  • Black Orpheus
  • Black Rain
  • Black Swan
  • Blade Runner
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Blind
  • Blow-Up
  • Blue Collar
  • Blue Velvet