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1001 Movies to See "Before You Die" - A Necessary List for Those in Film

After having spent over 10 years in the discipline of Film Studies, I have seen oh so many critics'/reviewers'/general film buffs' lists of "the top movies of all-time". And they're all different. But some movies just keep popping up over and over again. So, here they are, an essential list of must-see movies for anyone who is choosing film as their career path, or for anyone who wants to be a true cinema aficionado. It runs chronologically, from 1902 to 2013.
*This is still a subjective list
**Also, be warned that important film series are included as one entry in the list - example: The Godfather Trilogy takes up one spot out of the 1001, but on here is represented as three separate entries, one for each film.
***Since this list was composed in 2011, I have added 15 extra spots for films from 2012 and 2013, bringing the list over 1001.
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1
A Trip to the Moon (1902)
A Trip to the Moon (1902)
2
The Great Train Robbery
The Great Train Robbery
3
Rescued by Rover (1905)
Rescued by Rover (1905)
4
Traffic in Souls (1913)
Traffic in Souls (1913)
5
Cabiria (1914)
Cabiria (1914)
6
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)
7
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
8
Les Vampires (1916)
Les Vampires (1916)
9
Intolerance (1916)
Intolerance (1916)
10
Broken Blossoms (1936)
Broken Blossoms (1936)
11
Male and Female (1919)
Male and Female (1919)
12
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005)
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13
Way Down East
Way Down East
14
Within Our Gates (1920)
Within Our Gates (1920)
15
The Kid (1921)
The Kid (1921)
16
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
17
The Phantom Carriage
The Phantom Carriage
18
The Sheik
The Sheik
19
Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922)
Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922)
20
Foolish Wives (1922)
Foolish Wives (1922)
21
Häxan (1922)
Häxan (1922)
22
Nanook of the North (1922)
Nanook of the North (1922)
23
Nosferatu (1922)
Nosferatu (1922)
24
Our Hospitality (1923)
Our Hospitality (1923)
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25
La Roue
La Roue
26
Safety Last! (1923)
Safety Last! (1923)
27
The Smiling Madame Beudet (1923)
The Smiling Madame Beudet (1923)
28
Greed (1924)
Greed (1924)
29
The Last Laugh (1924)
The Last Laugh (1924)
30
The Navigator
The Navigator
31
Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
32
The Thief of Bagdad
The Thief of Bagdad
33
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
34
Ben-Hur (1925)
Ben-Hur (1925)
35
The Big Parade (1925)
The Big Parade (1925)
36
The Freshman
The Freshman
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37
The Gold Rush (1925)
The Gold Rush (1925)
38
Joyless Street
Joyless Street
39
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
40
Seven Chances (1925)
Seven Chances (1925)
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