The Essential 1000



Welcome to the Essential 1000. Below you'll find a list, in chronological order, of the 1,000 films that this site feels are Essential to any cinephile. With apologies to the authors of THIS great book series. The list features film from the beginning of cinema through 2016, each year the list will get updated with new entries. So start checking them off now!


1902-1919


A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage Dans la Lune) (1902)

The Great Train Robbery (1903)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)
Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through the Ages (1916)
The Immigrant (1917)
A Dog's Life (1918)
Broken Blossoms or the Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)

1920s


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920)
Within Our Gates (1920)
Way Down East (1920)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
The Mark of Zorro (1920)

The Kid (1921)

The Phantom Carriage (1921)
Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Nosferatu (1922)

Nanook of the North (1922)
Foolish Wives (1922)
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)

Safety Last! (1923)

Our Hospitality (1923)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
Why Worry? (1923)
La Roue [The Wheel] (1923)

Greed (1924)

The Navigator (1924)
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
The Last Laugh (1924)
Girl Shy (1924)
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Seven Chances (1925)

The Gold Rush (1925)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Strike! (1925)
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The Freshman (1925)
Go West (1925)
The Eagle (1925)

The General (1926)

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
Faust (1926)

Metropolis (1927)

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
7th Heaven (1927)
The Unknown (1927)
Wings (1927)
Napoleon (1927)
The Jazz Singer (1927)
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)
Underworld (1927)
College (1927)
The Cat and the Canary (1927)

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

The Cameraman (1928)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
The Last Command (1928)
The Circus (1928)
The Crowd (1928)
Steamboat Willie (1928)
Tempest (1928)

Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Living Russia, or Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
The Love Parade (1929)
Pandora's Box (1929)
Queen Kelly (1929)
The Iron Mask (1929)
Blackmail (1929)
Woman in the Moon (1929)
The Broadway Melody (1929)

1930s


All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Morocco (1930)
Animal Crackers (1930)
The Blue Angel (1930)
The Big House (1930)
Murder! (1930)

City Lights (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)
M (1931)
Dracula (1931)
The Public Enemy (1931)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
À Nous La Liberté (1931)
Little Caesar (1931)
The Front Page (1931)

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

Scarface: The Shame of a Nation (1932)
Freaks (1932)
Vampyr (1932)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
The Mummy (1932)
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Grand Hotel (1932)
A Farewell to Arms (1932)
White Zombie (1932)
20,000 Years in Sing-Sing (1932)

King Kong (1933)

Duck Soup (1933)
The Invisible Man (1933)
42nd Street (1933)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Dinner at Eight (1933)
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
She Done Him Wrong (1933)

It Happened One Night (1934)

The Gay Divorcee (1934)
The Thin Man (1934)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
The Black Cat (1934)

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Top Hat (1935)
The 39 Steps (1935)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
Mad Love (1935)
Alice Adams (1935)

Modern Times (1936)

Swing Time (1936)
Fury (1936)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
Dodsworth (1936)
The Petrified Forest (1936)
Sabotage (1936)
Secret Agent (1936)
Libeled Lady (1936)
Camille (1936)
Things to Come (1936)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Grand Illusion (1937)
The Awful Truth  (1937)
Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)
Lost Horizon (1937)
Captains Courageous (1937)
Shall We Dance (1937)
Young and Innocent (1937)
The Life of Emile Zola  (1937)

The Adventures of Robin Hood  (1938)

Bringing Up Baby (1938)
The Lady Vanishes  (1938)
A Christmas Carol (1938)
Jezebel (1938)
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Boys Town (1938)
You Can't Take it With You (1938)
Holiday (1938)
Pygmalion (1938)
Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Gone With the Wind (1939)

The Wizard of Oz  (1939)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Stagecoach (1939)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Ninotchka (1939)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes  (1939)
The Hound of the Baskervilles  (1939)
The Rules of the Game  (1939)
Destry Rides Again (1939)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Dark Victory (1939)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
The Little Princess (1939)

1940s


The Great Dictator  (1940)

The Grapes of Wrath  (1940)
The Philadelphia Story  (1940)
Rebecca (1940)
Pinocchio (1940)
The Shop Around the Corner  (1940)
Fantasia (1940)
His Girl Friday (1940)
The Letter (1940)
The Mark of Zorro  (1940)
The Thief of Bagdad  (1940)
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
All This and Heaven Too (1940)

Citizen Kane (1941)

The Maltese Falcon  (1941)
The Little Foxes  (1941)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
The Lady Eve  (1941)
Sergeant York (1941)
Meet John Doe (1941)
Ball of Fire (1941)
Suspicion (1941)
The Wolf Man  (1941)
Dumbo (1941)
The Devil and Daniel Webster  [All That Money Can Buy] (1941)
Penny Serenade (1941)

Casablanca (1942)

Holiday Inn (1942)
The Pride of the Yankees  (1942)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
The Magnificent Ambersons  (1942)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Now, Voyager (1942)
Bambi (1942)
The Palm Beach Story  (1942)
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
Cat People (1942)
Woman of the Year (1942)
I Married a Witch (1942)
This Gun For Hire (1942)
Saboteur  (1942)

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

The Ox-Bow Incident  (1943)
The More the Merrier (1943)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Jane Eyre (1943)
Stormy Weather (1943)

Double Indemnity (1944)

Laura (1944)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Gaslight (1944)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Lifeboat (1944)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Henry V (1944)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
The Uninvited (1944)
Murder My Sweet (1944)
Going My Way (1944)

Rome, Open City (1945)

Spellbound (1945)
Brief Encounter (1945)
Leave Her To Heaven (1945)
Children of Paradise (1945)
And Then There Were None (1945)
The Picture of Dorian Gray  (1945)
The Lost Weekend  (1945)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

The Best Years of Our Lives  (1946)
Notorious (1946)
Great Expectations (1946)
The Big Sleep  (1946)
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
The Killers (1946)
Gilda (1946)
La belle et la bête (1946)

Black Narcissus (1947)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir  (1947)
Out of the Past (1947)
The Bishop's Wife  (1947)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre  (1948)

The Red Shoes  (1948)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Rope (1948)
Red River (1948)
Hamlet (1948)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Oliver Twist (1948)
Key Largo (1948)
Adventures of Don Juan (1948)
The Naked City  (1948)

The Third Man  (1949)

Adam's Rib (1949)
White Heat (1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Late Spring (1949)
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
The Heiress  (1949)
All The King's Men (1949)
A Letter to Three Wives  (1949)
On the Town (1949)

1950s


Sunset Blvd. (1950)

All About Eve (1950)
The Gunfighter (1950)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
Rashômon (1950)
The Asphalt Jungle  (1950)
Winchester '73 (1950)
Cinderella (1950)
Harvey (1950)
Gun Crazy (1950)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

The African Queen  (1951)
The Day The Earth Stood Still  (1951)
An American in Paris (1951)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Scrooge [A Christmas Carol] (1951)
The Lavender Hill Mob  (1951)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
The Thing From Another World   (1951)

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

High Noon (1952)
The Quiet Man  (1952)
Umberto D. (1952)
Ikiru (1952)

Shane (1953)

Tokyo Story (1953)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Ugetsu (1953)
The Wages of Fear  (1953)
Stalag 17 (1953)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
M. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
The Band Wagon  (1953)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
House of Wax (1953)
The War of the Worlds  (1953)
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Rear Window (1954)

On The Waterfront (1954)
Seven Samurai (1954)
A Star is Born (1954)
La Strada (1954)
Sabrina (1954)
Sansho The Bailiff (1954)
Gojira [Godzilla] (1954)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Them! (1954)
White Christmas (1954)
The Country Girl (1954)
Dial M for Murder (1954)

Night and Fog (1955)

The Night of the Hunter  (1955)
Marty (1955)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Les Diaboliques (1955)
Rififi (Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes) (1955)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
East of Eden (1955)
Mister Roberts (1955)
The Dam Busters  (1955)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
The Seven Year Itch  (1955)
Guys and Dolls (1955)
Lola Montés (1955)

The Searchers  (1956)

The Ten Commandments  (1956)
Giant (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
The Killing  (1956)
A Man Escaped (1956)
The Red Balloon  (1956)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
The Wrong Man  (1956)
The Man Who Knew Too Much  (1956)
Written on the Wind (1956)

The Bridge on the River Kwai  (1957)

12 Angry Men (1957)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
The Seventh Seal  (1957)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Throne of Blood (1957)
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
The Incredible Shrinking Man  (1957)
An Affair to Remember (1957)

Vertigo (1958)

Touch of Evil (1958)
Auntie Mame (1958)
I Want to Live! (1958)
The Defiant Ones  (1958)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
A Night to Remember (1958)
Mon Oncle (1958)
The Hidden Fortress  (1958)
Ivan The Terrible, Part I & II (1958)
Horror of Dracula (1958)

North By Northwest (1959)

Ben-Hur (1959)
Some Like it Hot (1959)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Rio Bravo (1959)
The 400 Blows  (1959)
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)
Pickpocket (1959)
Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Black Orpheus (1959)

1960s


Psycho (1960)
The Apartment  (1960)
Spartacus (1960)
Breathless (1960)
The Virgin Spring  (1960)
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
L'Avventura (1960)
The Magnificent Seven  (1960)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
Inherit the Wind (1960)
Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
Peeping Tom (1960)
Village of the Damned (1960)

West Side Story (1961)

A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
The Hustler  (1961)
The Innocents  (1961)
Yojimbo (1961)
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
The Manchurian Candidate  (1962)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance  (1962)
Jules et Jim (1962)
Cape Fear (1962)
How The West Was Won (1962)
Dr. No (1962)
La Jetée (1962)
The Longest Day  (1962)
Harakiri (1962)
Sanjuro (1962)
Lolita (1962)
The Music Man (1962)

8½ (1963)

High and Low (1963)
The Great Escape  (1963)
The Birds  (1963)
Charade (1963)
Lilies of the Field (1963)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Shock Corridor (1963)
The Haunting  (1963)
Winter Light (1963)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Goldfinger (1964)
My Fair Lady (1964)
Mary Poppins (1964)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Fail-Safe (1964)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Band of Outsiders [Bande à part] (1964)
Onibaba (1964)

The Sound of Music  (1965)

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Repulsion (1965)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold  (1965)
Thunderball (1965)

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly  (1966)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Persona (1966)
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
The Battle of Algiers  (1966)
Seconds (1966)
Alfie (1966)
Blow-Up (1966)
Django (1966)
Fantastic Voyage (1966)

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
The Dirty Dozen   (1967)
The Graduate  (1967)
Le Samouraï (1967)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Playtime (1967)
In Cold Blood (1967)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Point Blank (1967)

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The Odd Couple  (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Bullitt (1968)
The Lion in Winter  (1968)
The Producers  (1968)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Romeo and Juliet (1968)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

The Wild Bunch  (1969)
Z (1969)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Army of Shadows (1969)
True Grit (1969)
Easy Rider (1969)
The Italian Job  (1969)

1970s

Patton (1970)
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
M*A*S*H (1970)
Airport (1970)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage   (1970)
El Topo (1970)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The French Connection  (1971)
The Last Picture Show  (1971)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Harold and Maude (1971)
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
Get Carter (1971)
Shaft (1971)
Duel (1971)

The Godfather   (1972)
Cries and Whispers (1972)
Solaris (1972)
The Way of the Dragon (Return of the Dragon) (1972)
Deliverance (1972)
Aguirre  Wrath of God (1972)
Fist of Fury (The Chinese Connection) (1972)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Last Tango in Paris (1972)

The Exorcist  (1973)
The Sting  (1973)
American Graffiti (1973)
Mean Streets (1973)
Badlands (1973)
Scenes From a Marriage (1973)
Enter The Dragon (1973)
The Long Goodbye  (1973)
Serpico (1973)
Amarcord (1973)
Sleeper (1973)
Paper Moon (1973)
Don't Look Now (1973)
The Wicker Man  (1973)
The Holy Mountain  (1973)
Save the Tiger (1973)
The Paper Chase  (1973)
Westworld (1973)

The Godfather Part II  (1974)
Chinatown (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
The Conversation  (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre  (1974)
Lenny (1974)
The Towering Inferno  (1974)
The Parallax View (1974)

Jaws (1975)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Deep Red [Profondo Rosso] (1975)
Nashville (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
3 Days of the Condor (1975)

Rocky (1976)
Taxi Driver (1976)
All The President's Men (1976)
Network (1976)
The Outlaw Josey Wales  (1976)
The Shootist  (1976)
Carrie (1976)
The Man Who Fell to Earth  (1976)
The Omen  (1976)
Marathon Man (1976)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Silver Streak (1976)

Star Wars (1977)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Annie Hall (1977)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Suspiria (1977)
Slap Shot (1977)
The Ascent  (1977)
Eraserhead (1977)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Sorcerer (1977)

Superman: The Movie (1978)
The Deer Hunter  (1978)
Halloween (1978)
Midnight Express (1978)
Animal House (1978)
Days of Heaven (1978)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Grease (1978)

Alien (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Manhattan (1979)
Being There (1979)
All That Jazz (1979)
The Muppet Movie  (1979)
The Warriors  (1979)
Stalker (1979)
Breaking Away (1979)
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
Kramer VS Kramer (1979)
Mad Max (1979)

The Black Stallion  (1979)

1980s

The Empire Strikes Back  (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
The Shining  (1980)
Airplane! (1980)
The Elephant Man  (1980)
Ordinary People (1980)
The Blues Brothers  (1980)
Atlantic City (1980)
The Long Good Friday  (1980)
Superman II (1980)
Caddyshack (1980)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Reds (1981)
The Evil Dead  (1981)
Das Boot (1981)
Mad Max: The Road Warrior (1981)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Body Heat (1981)
Thief (1981)
Escape From New York (1981)
On Golden Pond (1981)
Blow Out (1981)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
Gandhi (1982)
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Tootsie (1982)
The Verdict  (1982)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Victor Victoria (1982)
The King of Comedy  (1982)
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Poltergeist (1982)
The Thing  (1982)
First Blood (1982)

Return of the Jedi (1983)
The Right Stuff  (1983)
Scarface (1983)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
A Christmas Story (1983)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
WarGames (1983)

The Terminator  (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Amadeus (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
The Karate Kid  (1984)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Back to the Future (1985)
A Room with a View (1985)
The Color Purple (1985)
Brazil (1985)
Ran (1985)
The Breakfast Club  (1985)
Blood Simple (1985)
Witness (1985)
Come and See (1985)
The Purple Rose of Cairo  (1985)
Re-Animator (1985)

Aliens (1986)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Platoon (1986)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Stand By Me (1986)
Hoosiers (1986)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
The Fly  (1986)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Evil Dead II (1987)
The Princess Bride  (1987)
Broadcast News (1987)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
The Untouchables  (1987)
Wings of Desire (1987)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Robocop (1987)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Predator (1987)

Die Hard (1988)
Rain Man (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
The Vanishing  (1988)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Midnight Run (1988)
Big (1988)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Akira (1988)
They Live (1988)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
The Last Temptation of Christ  (1988)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
The Decalogue (1989-1990)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Batman (1989)
The Little Mermaid  (1989)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Glory (1989)
Say Anything... (1989)
The Killer  (1989)
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

The Abyss  (1989)

1990s

Goodfellas (1990) Dances With Wolves (1990) Ghost (1990) The Hunt For Red October (1990) Misery (1990) Edward Scissorhands (1990) Miller's Crossing (1990)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Boyz N The Hood (1991) JFK (1991) Barton Fink (1991) Delicatessen (1991) Raise the Red Lantern (1991) The Fisher King (1991)
Unforgiven (1992) Reservoir Dogs (1992) Aladdin (1992) The Last of the Mohicans (1992) The Player (1992) Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) Scent of a Woman (1992) The Crying Game (1992) Hard Boiled (1992) Howards End (1992) Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) A Few Good Men (1992) Batman Returns (1992) Wayne's World (1992)
Schindler's List (1993) Jurassic Park (1993) Groundhog Day (1993) The Fugitive (1993) The Remains of the Day (1993) In the Name of the Father (1993) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Philadelphia (1993) True Romance (1993) Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) Three Colors: Blue (1993) Tombstone (1993) Dazed and Confused (1993)
The Lion King (1994) Pulp Fiction (1994) Forrest Gump (1994) The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Three Colors: Red (1994) Hoop Dreams (1994) Chungking Express (1994) Ed Wood (1994) Léon (The Professional) (1994) Speed (1994) Quiz Show (1994) The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) The Crow (1994) Clerks (1994) Three Colors: White (1994)
Braveheart (1995) Toy Story (1995) Apollo 13 (1995) Se7en (1995) The Usual Suspects (1995) 12 Monkeys (1995) Heat (1995) Before Sunrise (1995) Casino (1995) Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Fargo (1996) The English Patient (1996) Sling Blade (1996) Hamlet (1996) Trainspotting (1996) Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Swingers (1996) Independence Day (1996) Scream (1996)
L.A. Confidential (1997) Good Will Hunting (1997) Princess Mononoke (1997) Titanic (1997) Life is Beautiful (1997) Gattaca (1997) As Good As It Gets (1997) Face/Off (1997) Men in Black (1997) The Full Monty (1997) Boogie Nights (1997) Donnie Brasco (1997) Open Your Eyes (1997) Chasing Amy (1997)
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Gods and Monsters (1998) The Truman Show (1998) The Big Lebowski (1998) Run Lola Run (1998) American History X (1998) Rushmore (1998) Pi (1998)
The Matrix (1999) Fight Club (1999) American Beauty (1999) Toy Story 2 (1999) The Sixth Sense (1999) The Insider (1999) The Green Mile (1999) Being John Malkovich (1999) The Iron Giant (1999) All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre) (1999) Magnolia (1999) 

2000s

Memento (2000)
Gladiator (2000)
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Almost Famous (2000)
Traffic (2000)
Amores Perros (2000)
Cast Away (2000)
High Fidelity (2000)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Best in Show (2000)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring  (2001)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain) (2001)
Spirited Away (2001)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
The Royal Tenenbaums  (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers  (2002)
The Pianist  (2002)
Spider-Man (2002)
Catch Me if You Can (2002)
In America (2002)
Hero (2002)
The Bourne Identity  (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
Adaptation (2002)
28 Days Later (2002)
City of God (2002)
Infernal Affairs (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King  (2003)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Oldboy (2003)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
American Splendor (2003)
X2:X-Men United (2003)

The Incredibles  (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Before Sunset (2004)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Downfall (2004)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
The Aviator  (2004)
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
Sideways (2004)
Ray (2004)
The Bourne Supremacy  (2004)
Collateral (2004)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Batman Begins (2005)
Good Night and Good Luck (2005)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Walk The Line (2005)
The 40 Year Old Virgin  (2005)
V for Vendetta (2005)

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
The Departed  (2006)
The Lives of Others  (2006)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Casino Royale (2006)
Children of Men (2006)
The Prestige  (2006)

No Country For Old Men (2007)
Ratatouille (2007)
Juno (2007)
The Bourne Ultimatum  (2007)
Once (2007)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly  (2007)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Superbad (2007)
REC (2007)

The Dark Knight   (2008)
Iron Man (2008)
WALL·E (2008)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
The Wrestler  (2008)
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Milk (2008)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  (2008)
Gran Torino (2008)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Up (2009)
Avatar (2009)
Star Trek (2009)
The Hurt Locker  (2009)
The Secret in Their Eyes  (2009)
Zombieland (2009)
District 9 (2009)
Coraline (2009)
The Hangover  (2009)

2010s

Inception (2010)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
The King's Speech  (2010)
The Social Network  (2010)
How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
True Grit (2010)
The Fighter  (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
127 Hours (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010)
The Town  (2010)

The Tree of Life  (2011)
The Artist  (2011)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (2011)
Drive (2011)
Moneyball (2011)
Hugo (2011)
A Separation (2011)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  (2011)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
The Descendants  (2011)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
The Avengers  (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises  (2012)
Skyfall (2012)
Life of Pi (2012)
Argo (2012)
Django Unchained (2012)
Looper (2012)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Lincoln (2012)
It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Amour (2012)
The Cabin in the Woods  (2012)

Gravity (2013)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Frozen (2013)
American Hustle (2013)
Captain Phillips (2013)
Her (2013)
Short Term 12 (2013)
Before Midnight (2013)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Selma (2014)
Boyhood (2014)
Whiplash (2014)
Interstellar (2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
The Lego Movie (2014)
Birdman (2014)

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Spotlight (2015)
The Big Short (2015)
Room (2015)
Inside Out (2015)
Carol (2015)
Ex Machina (2015)
Brooklyn (2015)
The Martian (2015)

La La Land (2016)
Zootopia (2016)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Moana (2016)
Sing Street (2016)
Arrival (2016)
The Handmaiden (2016)
Moonlight (2016)
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Hell or High Water (2016)
Green Room (2016)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)