The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die

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An official iCheckMovies list (adopted from Gorro).

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"Well over a century has passed since the Lumière brothers frightened the life out of Parisians with The Arrival of a Train at a Station, and well over a million titles have since been recorded - if the Internet Movie Database is anything to go by.

Out of these million-plus movies, our team of experts has picked what we believe is the essential 1,000 - those that best sum up the dazzling achievement and variety of the movies."

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    10 Things I Hate About You

    1999, in 1 top list Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 43 top lists Check
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    24 Hour Party People

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
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    37°2 le matin

    1986 — a.k.a. Betty Blue, in 5 top lists Check
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    The 39 Steps

    1935, in 15 top lists Check
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    8 Mile

    2002, in 3 top lists Check
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    1963 — a.k.a. Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, in 35 top lists Check
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    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 28 top lists Check
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    Ah fei zing zyun

    1990 — a.k.a. Days of Being Wild, in 10 top lists Check
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    Ace in the Hole

    1951, in 16 top lists Check
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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    1994, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Addiction

    1995, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Adjuster

    1991, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the...

    1984, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    1938, in 16 top lists Check
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    After Hours

    1985, in 4 top lists Check
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    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre: The Wrath of God, in 19 top lists Check
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    Ai no korîda

    1976 — a.k.a. In the Realm of the Senses, in 16 top lists Check
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    Airplane!

    1980, in 12 top lists Check
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    Akira

    1988, in 20 top lists Check
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    Aleksandr Nevskiy

    1938 — a.k.a. Alexander Nevsky, in 13 top lists Check
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    Alfie

    1966, in 3 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 26 top lists Check
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    All That Heaven Allows

    1955, in 10 top lists Check
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    All That Jazz

    1979, in 17 top lists Check
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    All the President's Men

    1976, in 18 top lists Check
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    Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution

    1965 — a.k.a. Alphaville, a Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution, in 13 top lists Check
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    Amadeus

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
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    Les amants du Pont-Neuf

    1991 — a.k.a. The Lovers on the Bridge, in 9 top lists Check
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    Les amants

    1958 — a.k.a. The Lovers, in 6 top lists Check
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    American Beauty

    1999, in 23 top lists Check
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    American Gigolo

    1980, in 3 top lists Check
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    American Graffiti

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
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    An American in Paris

    1951, in 17 top lists Check
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    American Movie

    1999, in 4 top lists Check
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    American Pie

    1999, in 5 top lists Check
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    American Splendor

    2003, in 3 top lists Check
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    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 10 top lists Check
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    Amores perros

    2000 — a.k.a. Love's a Bitch, in 15 top lists Check
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    Anatomy of a Murder

    1959, in 13 top lists Check
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    Andrey Rublyov

    1966 — a.k.a. Andrei Rublev, in 26 top lists Check
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    An Angel at My Table

    1990, in 7 top lists Check
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    Angst essen Seele auf

    1974 — a.k.a. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, in 11 top lists Check
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    L'année dernière à Marienbad

    1961 — a.k.a. Last Year at Marienbad, in 20 top lists Check
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    Annie Hall

    1977, in 33 top lists Check
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    The Apartment

    1960, in 24 top lists Check
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    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 34 top lists Check
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    L'appartement

    1996 — a.k.a. The Apartment, in 3 top lists Check
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    L'armée des ombres

    1969 — a.k.a. Army of Shadows, in 16 top lists Check
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    Around the World in Eighty Days

    1956, in 8 top lists Check