101^w102 Movies You Must See Before...

See also here, and a follow up on the author's blog here.

Not a list of favourites, or a list of the best -- a list of 102 films you must see before you can consider yourself "film literate".

Actually 103. You can't count The Godfather and The Godfather: Part 2 as a single film. Even if you could, it'd have to be the whole trilogy, not the whole trilogy except for the one you didn't like.

Ratings by Sam.

Title Year Rating
Intolerance 1916
Nosferatu 1922 8
Battleship Potemkin 1925
General, The 1927 9
Metropolis 1927 8
Un chien andalou 1929 9
Frankenstein 1931 8
M 1931
Scarface 1932 9
Trouble in Paradise 1932 9
Duck Soup 1933 7
It's a Gift 1934
Scarlet Empress, The 1934
Modern Times 1936 9
Bringing Up Baby 1938 8
Gone with the Wind 1939 6
Rules of the Game, The 1939
Wizard of Oz, The 1939 7
Citizen Kane 1941 8
Lady Eve, The 1941
Maltese Falcon, The 1941 7
Bambi 1942 7
Casablanca 1942 10
Double Indemnity 1944 9
Enfants du paradis, Les 1945 10
Best Years of Our Lives, The 1946
Big Sleep, The 1946 8
It's a Wonderful Life 1946 6
Out of the Past 1947 9
Bicycle Thief, The 1948
Red River 1948
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The 1948 8
Third Man, The 1949 7
All About Eve 1950 8
Rashômon 1950 10
Sunset Boulevard 1950 10
Day the Earth Stood Still, The 1951 7
A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 7
Singin' in the Rain 1952 9
Tokyo Story 1953
On the Waterfront 1954 7
Rear Window 1954 9
Seven Samurai 1954 8
A Star Is Born 1954
Night of the Hunter, The 1955 8
Rebel Without a Cause 1955
Searchers, The 1956 8
Touch of Evil 1958 7
Vertigo 1958 8
400 Blows, The 1959 8
North by Northwest 1959 9
Some Like It Hot 1959 9
Breathless 1960 8
Dolce vita, La 1960
Psycho 1960 7
West Side Story 1961 8
Lawrence of Arabia 1962 7
Manchurian Candidate, The 1962 9
1963 9
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 10
A Hard Day's Night 1964
Repulsion 1965 7
Blowup 1966
Persona 1966 8
Bonnie and Clyde 1967 6
Graduate, The 1967 7
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
Night of the Living Dead 1968
Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 10
Easy Rider 1969
Wild Bunch, The 1969 7
A Clockwork Orange 1971
Dirty Harry 1971 7
Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972 10
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The 1972 9
Godfather, The 1972 9
Pink Flamingos 1972 4
Exorcist, The 1973
Chinatown 1974 9
Godfather: Part II, The 1974 7
Jaws 1975 9
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 10
Nashville 1975
Carrie 1976 8
Taxi Driver 1976 8
Annie Hall 1977 7
Days of Heaven 1978
Halloween 1978
Alien 1979 8
Apocalypse Now 1979
Big Red One, The 1980
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 7
Mad Max 2 1981 7
Blade Runner 1982 6
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 7
Blue Velvet 1986
Do the Right Thing 1989 9
Goodfellas 1990 9
Crying Game, The 1992
Schindler's List 1993 9
Pulp Fiction 1994 8
Fargo 1996 8
Fight Club 1999 9