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250 of the Most Essential Movies Ever Made

Are these The 250 Most Essential Movies Ever Made? Maybe, maybe not. It's far too subjective a subject to say with any real certainty. This list is supposed be simply a section, rather than claiming to be completely definitive. It is compiled from both personal experience of over 2500 movies seen and additional research and sometimes includes movies I didn't like because of popular opinion and vice versa.
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avg. score: 104 of 250 (42%)
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The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
2
The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980)
3
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
4
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
5
Psycho (1960)
Psycho (1960)
7
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story (1995)
8
Alien (1979)
Alien (1979)
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9
Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
10
The Lion King (1994)
The Lion King (1994)
11
Inception (2010)
Inception (2010)
12
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
13
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
14
Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
15
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
16
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
17
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
18
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix (1999)
19
Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
20
Finding Nemo (2003)
Finding Nemo (2003)
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21
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
22
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
23
WALL·E (2008)
WALL·E (2008)
24
Goodfellas (1990)
Goodfellas (1990)
25
Schindler's List (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
27
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
28
The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers (2012)
29
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
30
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
31
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
32
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
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33
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
34
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
35
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
36
Taxi Driver (1976)
Taxi Driver (1976)
37
Aliens (1986)
Aliens (1986)
38
Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
39
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
40
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride (1987)
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