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375 Movies That Define Cinema

This is a list of 375 films that represent the best of cinema as we know it. These films are the finest that cinema has to offer, and here they all are. That doesn't mean that there aren't other good movies, and it was a struggle deciding what to put on this list. "Adaptation." and "Blue Velvet" are two movies that are two of the best movies that aren't on this list.
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12 Angry Men (1957)
12 Angry Men (1957)
2
12 Years a Slave (2013)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
3
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
4
8 Mile (2002)
8 Mile (2002)
5
The Abyss (1989)
The Abyss (1989)
6
The African Queen (1951)
The African Queen (1951)
7
Airplane! (1980)
Airplane! (1980)
8
Akira (1988)
Akira (1988)
9
Alien (1979)
Alien (1979)
10
Aliens (1986)
Aliens (1986)
11
All About Eve (1950)
All About Eve (1950)
12
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
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13
Almost Famous (2000)
Almost Famous (2000)
14
Amadeus (1984)
Amadeus (1984)
15
Amélie (2001)
Amélie (2001)
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American Beauty (1999)
American Beauty (1999)
17
American Graffiti (1973)
American Graffiti (1973)
18
American History X (1998)
American History X (1998)
19
American Hustle (2013)
American Hustle (2013)
20
American Psycho (2000)
American Psycho (2000)
21
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
22
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
23
Animal House (1978)
Animal House (1978)
24
Annie Hall (1977)
Annie Hall (1977)
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25
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
26
Army of Darkness (1992)
Army of Darkness (1992)
27
Arrival (2016)
Arrival (2016)
28
Avatar (2009)
Avatar (2009)
29
The Babadook (2014)
The Babadook (2014)
30
Baby Driver (2017)
Baby Driver (2017)
31
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
32
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
33
Batman Begins (2005)
Batman Begins (2005)
34
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
35
Beetlejuice (1988)
Beetlejuice (1988)
36
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
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37
Ben-Hur (1959)
Ben-Hur (1959)
38
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
40
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
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