501 Must See Movies

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This list is compiled from a collection of movie reviews in the 501 Must See Movies book. The movies have been split up into 10 genres, each with 50 movies (except for the last, which has 51): Action/Adventure & Epic, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Musical, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, War and Western.

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  1. 1 -

    Napoléon vu par Abel Gance

    1927 — a.k.a. Napoleon, in 18 top lists Check
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    Cleopatra

    1934, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    1938, in 16 top lists Check
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    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Sea Hawk

    1940, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 25 top lists Check
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    Le salaire de la peur

    1953 — a.k.a. The Wages of Fear, in 26 top lists Check
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    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Ten Commandments

    1956, in 10 top lists Check
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    War and Peace

    1956, in 2 top lists Check
  11. 11 +1

    North by Northwest

    1959, in 27 top lists Check
  12. 12 +1

    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
  13. 13 +1

    Spartacus

    1960, in 17 top lists Check
  14. 14 +1

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  15. 15 +1

    Zulu

    1964, in 8 top lists Check
  16. 16 +1

    Doctor Zhivago

    1965, in 15 top lists Check
  17. 17 +2

    The Lion in Winter

    1968, in 7 top lists Check
  18. 18 +2

    Waterloo

    1970, in 1 top list Check
  19. 19 +2

    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, in 19 top lists Check
  20. 20 +2

    The Poseidon Adventure

    1972, in 3 top lists Check
  21. 21 +2

    Enter the Dragon

    1973, in 10 top lists Check
  22. 22 +2

    Papillon

    1973, in 5 top lists Check
  23. 23 +2

    The Towering Inferno

    1974, in 5 top lists Check
  24. 24 +2

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981, in 26 top lists Check
  25. 25 +2

    Fitzcarraldo

    1982, in 14 top lists Check
  26. 26 +2

    Gandhi

    1982, in 15 top lists Check
  27. 27 +2

    The Right Stuff

    1983, in 12 top lists Check
  28. 28 +2

    A Passage to India

    1984, in 5 top lists Check
  29. 29 +2

    Ran

    1985 — a.k.a. Revolt, in 22 top lists Check
  30. 30 +3

    Top Gun

    1986, in 8 top lists Check
  31. 31 +3

    The Last Emperor

    1987, in 12 top lists Check
  32. 32 +3

    Die Hard

    1988, in 16 top lists Check
  33. 33 +3

    Speed

    1994, in 8 top lists Check
  34. 34 +3

    True Lies

    1994, in 3 top lists Check
  35. 35 +3

    Braveheart

    1995, in 20 top lists Check
  36. 36 +3

    The Mummy

    1999, in 3 top lists Check
  37. 37 +3

    Wo hu cang long

    2000 — a.k.a. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, in 23 top lists Check
  38. 38 +3

    Gladiator

    2000, in 22 top lists Check
  39. 39 +3

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2001, in 26 top lists Check
  40. 40 +3

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    2003, in 7 top lists Check
  41. 41 +3

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the...

    2003, in 11 top lists Check
  42. 42 +3

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    2003, in 13 top lists Check
  43. 43 +3

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    2004, in 8 top lists Check
  44. 44 +3

    300

    2006, in 5 top lists Check
  45. 45 +355

    Casino Royale

    2006, in 7 top lists Check
  46. 46 +2

    Iron Man

    2008, in 7 top lists Check
  47. 47 +2

    Watchmen

    2009, in 1 top list Check
  48. 48 +2

    Skyfall

    2012, in 5 top lists Check
  49. 49 +2

    The Avengers

    2012, in 8 top lists Check
  50. 50 +2

    Safety Last!

    1923, in 16 top lists Check