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 22 top lists Check
  2. 2 -

    Cleopatra

    1934, in 5 top lists Check
  3. 4 -

    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
  4. 6 -

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
  5. 7 -

    Le salaire de la peur

    1953 — a.k.a. The Wages of Fear, in 24 top lists Check
  6. 8 -

    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 32 top lists Check
  7. 9 -

    The Ten Commandments

    1956, in 10 top lists Check
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    War and Peace

    1956, in 2 top lists Check
  9. 12 +1

    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
  10. 13 +1

    Spartacus

    1960, in 18 top lists Check
  11. 14 +1

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  12. 15 +1

    Zulu

    1964, in 8 top lists Check
  13. 16 +1

    Doctor Zhivago

    1965, in 17 top lists Check
  14. 17 +2

    The Lion in Winter

    1968, in 4 top lists Check
  15. 18 +2

    Waterloo

    1970, in 1 top list Check
  16. 19 +2

    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, in 19 top lists Check
  17. 21 +2

    Enter the Dragon

    1973, in 11 top lists Check
  18. 22 +2

    Papillon

    1973, in 5 top lists Check
  19. 23 +2

    The Towering Inferno

    1974, in 5 top lists Check
  20. 25 +2

    Fitzcarraldo

    1982, in 13 top lists Check
  21. 26 +2

    Gandhi

    1982, in 14 top lists Check
  22. 27 +2

    The Right Stuff

    1983, in 11 top lists Check
  23. 28 +2

    A Passage to India

    1984, in 5 top lists Check
  24. 29 +2

    Ran

    1985, in 23 top lists Check
  25. 30 +3

    Top Gun

    1986, in 8 top lists Check
  26. 31 +3

    The Last Emperor

    1987, in 12 top lists Check
  27. 35 +3

    Braveheart

    1995, in 18 top lists Check
  28. 37 +3

    Wo hu cang long

    2000 — a.k.a. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, in 23 top lists Check
  29. 38 +3

    Gladiator

    2000, in 23 top lists Check
  30. 40 +3

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    2003, in 7 top lists Check
  31. 54 +2

    Modern Times

    1936, in 29 top lists Check
  32. 55 +2

    Nothing Sacred

    1937, in 4 top lists Check
  33. 58 +2

    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
  34. 59 +2

    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 24 top lists Check
  35. 62 +2

    Born Yesterday

    1950, in 9 top lists Check
  36. 76 +2

    Tootsie

    1982, in 17 top lists Check
  37. 80 +2

    The Breakfast Club

    1985, in 12 top lists Check
  38. 81 +2

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    1986, in 9 top lists Check
  39. 84 +2

    Big

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
  40. 92 +2

    Lost in Translation

    2003, in 16 top lists Check
  41. 95 +3

    Little Miss Sunshine

    2006, in 7 top lists Check
  42. 97 +3

    Juno

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
  43. 100 new

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    2014, in 12 top lists Check
  44. 101 +1

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    1939, in 15 top lists Check
  45. 102 +1

    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 21 top lists Check
  46. 103 +1

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
  47. 104 +1

    The Lost Weekend

    1945, in 16 top lists Check
  48. 105 +1

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 25 top lists Check
  49. 106 +1

    Great Expectations

    1946, in 18 top lists Check
  50. 107 +1

    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check