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Mandatory Films Every Cinephile Should See Once in Their Life

This is largely based off of a mixture of critical appraisal, audience appraisal, and overall cultural impact (particularly for films on this list 10 years old or older).
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avg. score: 147 of 258 (57%)
required scores: 1, 106, 138, 166, 193 

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Dracula (1931)
Dracula (1931)
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Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
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King Kong (1933)
King Kong (1933)
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
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Gone With the Wind (1939)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
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The Great Dictator (1940)
The Great Dictator (1940)
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Fantasia (1940)
Fantasia (1940)
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The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941)
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Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
18
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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The War of the Worlds (1953)
The War of the Worlds (1953)
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Roman Holiday (1953)
Roman Holiday (1953)
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21
Seven Samurai (1954)
Seven Samurai (1954)
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On the Waterfront (1954)
On the Waterfront (1954)
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Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
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Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
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The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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12 Angry Men (1957)
12 Angry Men (1957)
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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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Some Like It Hot (1959)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
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North by Northwest (1959)
North by Northwest (1959)
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Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
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Ben-Hur (1959)
Ben-Hur (1959)
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Psycho (1960)
Psycho (1960)
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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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West Side Story (1961)
West Side Story (1961)
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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The Birds (1963)
The Birds (1963)
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The Great Escape (1963)
The Great Escape (1963)
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