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Top 100 Essential Movies Every Serious Film Fan Should See

If you need a baseline of cinematic knowledge, this is a good place to start.
Collider's List of 100 Essential Movies Every Serious Film Fan Should See.
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The 400 Blows (1959)
The 400 Blows (1959)
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Airplane! (1980)
Airplane! (1980)
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Alien (1979)
Alien (1979)
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All About My Mother (1999)
All About My Mother (1999)
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All That Jazz (1979)
All That Jazz (1979)
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Amadeus (1984)
Amadeus (1984)
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The Apartment (1960)
The Apartment (1960)
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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers (2012)
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Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
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Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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A Better Tomorrow (1986)
A Better Tomorrow (1986)
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The Birth of a Nation (1915)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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Blazing Saddles (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
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Blow-Up (1966)
Blow-Up (1966)
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Blue Velvet (1986)
Blue Velvet (1986)
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Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
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Chinatown (1974)
Chinatown (1974)
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Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941)
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Cléo From 5 to 7 (1962)
Cléo From 5 to 7 (1962)
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Clueless (1995)
Clueless (1995)
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Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
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The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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Days of Heaven (1978)
Days of Heaven (1978)
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Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
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Do the Right Thing (1989)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity (1944)
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Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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Drunken Master (1978)
Drunken Master (1978)
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Duck Soup (1933)
Duck Soup (1933)
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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Enter the Dragon (1973)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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