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An official iCheckMovies list.

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The 500 movies in this list have been selected by a combination of 10,000 Empire readers, 50 critics and 150 of Hollywood's finest.

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  1. 16 -

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
  2. 40 -

    Vertigo

    1958, in 41 top lists Check
  3. 57 -

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  4. 1 -

    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
  5. 45 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  6. 18 -

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  7. 28 -

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
  8. 9 -

    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 36 top lists Check
  9. 339 -

    Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

    2001 — a.k.a. Spirited Away, in 36 top lists Check
  10. 22 -

    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
  11. 7 -

    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 35 top lists Check
  12. 194 -

    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 35 top lists Check
  13. 212 -

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  14. 37 -

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  15. 105 -

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
  16. 50 -

    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 33 top lists Check
  17. 8 -

    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 33 top lists Check
  18. 27 -

    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 33 top lists Check
  19. 250 -

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
  20. 172 -

    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
  21. 133 -

    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 32 top lists Check
  22. 26 -

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 32 top lists Check
  23. 290 -

    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 32 top lists Check
  24. 124 -

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 32 top lists Check
  25. 63 -

    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 32 top lists Check
  26. 21 -

    The Third Man

    1949, in 32 top lists Check
  27. 51 -

    1963, in 31 top lists Check
  28. 68 -

    Annie Hall

    1977, in 31 top lists Check
  29. 20 -

    Blade Runner

    1982, in 31 top lists Check
  30. 44 -

    Schindler's List

    1993, in 31 top lists Check
  31. 17 -

    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 31 top lists Check
  32. 132 -

    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 30 top lists Check
  33. 31 -

    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
  34. 6 -

    Goodfellas

    1990, in 30 top lists Check
  35. 71 -

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 30 top lists Check
  36. 11 -

    Raging Bull

    1980, in 30 top lists Check
  37. 36 -

    Andrey Rublev

    1966 — a.k.a. Andrei Rublev, in 29 top lists Check
  38. 342 -

    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 29 top lists Check
  39. 195 -

    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check
  40. 103 -

    Rear Window

    1954, in 29 top lists Check
  41. 109 -

    Touch of Evil

    1958, in 29 top lists Check
  42. 72 -

    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  43. 163 -

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  44. 13 -

    Chinatown

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
  45. 19 -

    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
  46. 64 -

    Oldeuboi

    2003 — a.k.a. Oldboy, in 28 top lists Check
  47. 46 -

    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 28 top lists Check
  48. 33 -

    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
  49. 125 -

    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 27 top lists Check
  50. 313 -

    Bronenosets Potemkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 27 top lists Check