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250 Must-watch movies

There are a lot of great movies I still haven't watched. I'm hoping to watch the IMDB TOP 250.

97 / 250
#1
1994
The Shawshank Redemption
Frank Darabont
142 min
Crime, Drama
#2
1972
The Godfather
Francis Ford Coppola
175 min
Crime, Drama
#3
1974
The Godfather: Part II
Francis Ford Coppola
202 min
Crime, Drama
#4
2008
The Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan
152 min
Action, Crime, Drama
#5
1994
Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino
154 min
Crime, Drama
#6
1993
Schindler's List
Steven Spielberg
195 min
Biography, Drama, History
#7
1957
12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet
96 min
Crime, Drama
#8
2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Peter Jackson
201 min
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
#9
1966
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Sergio Leone
161 min
Western
#10
1999
Fight Club
David Fincher
139 min
Drama
#11
2001
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Peter Jackson
178 min
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
#12
1980
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Irvin Kershner
124 min
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
#13
1994
Forrest Gump
Robert Zemeckis
142 min
Drama, Romance
#14
2010
Inception
Christopher Nolan
148 min
Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
#15
1975
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Milos Forman
133 min
Drama
#16
2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Peter Jackson
179 min
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
#17
1990
Goodfellas
Martin Scorsese
146 min
Biography, Crime, Drama
#18
1999
The Matrix
Andy Wachowski
136 min
Action, Sci-Fi
#19
1954
Seven Samurai
Akira Kurosawa
207 min
Drama
#20
1977
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
George Lucas
121 min
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
#21
2002
City of God
Fernando Meirelles
130 min
Crime, Drama
#22
1995
Se7en
David Fincher
127 min
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
#23
1991
The Silence of the Lambs
Jonathan Demme
118 min
Crime, Drama, Thriller
#24
1995
The Usual Suspects
Bryan Singer
106 min
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
#25
1946
It's a Wonderful Life
Frank Capra
130 min
Drama, Family, Fantasy
#26
1997
Life Is Beautiful
Roberto Benigni
116 min
Comedy, Drama, Romance
#27
1994
Léon: The Professional
Luc Besson
110 min
Crime, Drama, Thriller
#28
1968
Once Upon a Time in the West
Sergio Leone
175 min
Western
#29
2001
Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki
125 min
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
#30
2014
Interstellar
Christopher Nolan
169 min
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
#31
1998
Saving Private Ryan
Steven Spielberg
169 min
Action, Drama, War
#32
1942
Casablanca
Michael Curtiz
102 min
Drama, Romance, War
#33
1998
American History X
Tony Kaye
119 min
Crime, Drama
#34
1960
Psycho
Alfred Hitchcock
109 min
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
#35
1931
City Lights
Charles Chaplin
87 min
Comedy, Drama, Romance
#36
1981
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Steven Spielberg
115 min
Action, Adventure
#37
1954
Rear Window
Alfred Hitchcock
112 min
Mystery, Thriller
#38
2011
The Intouchables
Olivier Nakache
112 min
Biography, Comedy, Drama
#39
1936
Modern Times
Charles Chaplin
87 min
Comedy, Drama, Romance
#40
1999
The Green Mile
Frank Darabont
189 min
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
#41
1991
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
James Cameron
137 min
Action, Sci-Fi
#42
2002
The Pianist
Roman Polanski
150 min
Biography, Drama, War
#43
2006
The Departed
Martin Scorsese
151 min
Crime, Drama, Thriller
#44
2014
Whiplash
Damien Chazelle
107 min
Drama, Music
#45
1985
Back to the Future
Robert Zemeckis
116 min
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
#46
2000
Memento
Christopher Nolan
113 min
Mystery, Thriller
#47
2000
Gladiator
Ridley Scott
155 min
Action, Drama
#48
1979
Apocalypse Now
Francis Ford Coppola
153 min
Drama, War
#49
1964
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Stanley Kubrick
95 min
Comedy
#50
2006
The Prestige
Christopher Nolan
130 min
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
#51
1950
Sunset Blvd.
Billy Wilder
110 min
Drama, Film-Noir
#52
1994
The Lion King
Roger Allers
89 min
Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
#53
1979
Alien
Ridley Scott
117 min
Horror, Sci-Fi
#54
1940
The Great Dictator
Charles Chaplin
125 min
Comedy, Drama, War
#55
2006
The Lives of Others
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
137 min
Drama, Thriller
#56
1988
Cinema Paradiso
Giuseppe Tornatore
155 min
Drama
#57
2012
Django Unchained
Quentin Tarantino
165 min
Drama, Western
#58
1980
The Shining
Stanley Kubrick
146 min
Drama, Horror
#59
1957
Paths of Glory
Stanley Kubrick
88 min
Drama, War
#60
2012
The Dark Knight Rises
Christopher Nolan
164 min
Action, Thriller
#61
2008
WALL·E
Andrew Stanton
98 min
Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
#62
1988
Grave of the Fireflies
Isao Takahata
89 min
Animation, Drama, War
#63
1999
American Beauty
Sam Mendes
122 min
Drama, Romance
#64
1986
Aliens
James Cameron
137 min
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
#65
1997
Princess Mononoke
Hayao Miyazaki
134 min
Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
#66
1941
Citizen Kane
Orson Welles
119 min
Drama, Mystery
#67
2003
Old Boy
Chan-wook Park
120 min
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
#68
1959
North by Northwest
Alfred Hitchcock
136 min
Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
#69
1958
Vertigo
Alfred Hitchcock
128 min
Mystery, Romance, Thriller
#70
1981
Das Boot
Wolfgang Petersen
149 min
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
#71
1984
Il était une fois en Amérique
Sergio Leone
229 min
Crime, Drama
#72
1931
M
Fritz Lang
99 min
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
#73
1983
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Richard Marquand
131 min
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
#74
1957
Witness for the Prosecution
Billy Wilder
116 min
Drama, Mystery
#75
2001
Amélie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
122 min
Comedy, Romance
#76
1992
Reservoir Dogs
Quentin Tarantino
99 min
Crime, Thriller
#77
2015
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
J.J. Abrams
135 min
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
#78
1995
Braveheart
Mel Gibson
178 min
Biography, Drama, History, War
#79
1971
A Clockwork Orange
Stanley Kubrick
136 min
Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
#80
2000
Requiem for a Dream
Darren Aronofsky
102 min
Drama
#81
2010
Toy Story 3
Lee Unkrich
103 min
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
#82
1976
Taxi Driver
Martin Scorsese
113 min
Crime, Drama
#83
1944
Double Indemnity
Billy Wilder
107 min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
#84
1962
To Kill a Mockingbird
Robert Mulligan
129 min
Drama
#85
1962
Lawrence of Arabia
David Lean
216 min
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
#86
2004
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Michel Gondry
108 min
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
#87
1987
Full Metal Jacket
Stanley Kubrick
116 min
Drama, War
#88
1984
Amadeus
Milos Forman
160 min
Biography, Drama, Music
#89
1973
The Sting
George Roy Hill
129 min
Comedy, Crime, Drama
#90
1952
Singin' in the Rain
Stanley Donen
103 min
Comedy, Musical, Romance
#91
1948
Bicycle Thieves
Vittorio De Sica
89 min
Drama
#92
1968
2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick
149 min
Mystery, Sci-Fi
#93
2000
Snatch.
Guy Ritchie
102 min
Comedy, Crime
#94
1975
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Terry Gilliam
91 min
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
#95
1995
Toy Story
John Lasseter
81 min
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
#96
1921
The Kid
Charles Chaplin
68 min
Comedy, Drama, Family
#97
2009
Inglourious Basterds
Quentin Tarantino
153 min
Adventure, Drama, War
#98
1997
L.A. Confidential
Curtis Hanson
138 min
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
#99
1950
Rashomon
Akira Kurosawa
88 min
Crime, Drama
#100
1965
For a Few Dollars More
Sergio Leone
132 min
Western
#101
1960
The Apartment
Billy Wilder
125 min
Comedy, Drama, Romance
#102
2015
Inside Out
Pete Docter
95 min
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
#103
1950
All About Eve
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
138 min
Drama
#104
1989
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Steven Spielberg
127 min
Action, Adventure
#105
2011
Une séparation
Asghar Farhadi
123 min
Drama
#106
1927
Metropolis
Fritz Lang
153 min
Drama, Sci-Fi
#107
1948
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
John Huston
126 min
Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
#108
1983
Scarface
Brian De Palma
170 min
Crime, Drama
#109
1961
Yojimbo
Akira Kurosawa
110 min
Comedy, Drama
#110
2005
Batman Begins
Christopher Nolan
140 min
Action, Adventure
#111
1959
Some Like It Hot
Billy Wilder
120 min
Comedy, Crime
#112
1949
The Third Man
Carol Reed
93 min
Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
#113
1992
Unforgiven
Clint Eastwood
131 min
Western
#114
2009
3 Idiots
Rajkumar Hirani
170 min
Comedy, Drama
#115
2012
The Hunt
Thomas Vinterberg
115 min
Drama
#116
2009
Up
Pete Docter
96 min
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
#117
1997
Good Will Hunting
Gus Van Sant
126 min
Drama
#118
1980
Raging Bull
Martin Scorsese
129 min
Biography, Drama, Sport
#119
2004
Downfall
Oliver Hirschbiegel
156 min
Biography, Drama, War
#120
1988
Die Hard
John McTiernan
131 min
Action, Thriller
#121
1974
Chinatown
Roman Polanski
130 min
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
#122
1963
The Great Escape
John Sturges
172 min
Adventure, Drama, History, War
#123
1995
Heat
Michael Mann
170 min
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
#124
1954
On the Waterfront
Elia Kazan
108 min
Crime, Drama, Thriller
#125
2006
Pan's Labyrinth
Guillermo del Toro
118 min
Drama, Fantasy, War
#126
1927
Sunrise
F.W. Murnau
94 min
Drama, Romance
#127
2015
The Revenant
Alejandro González Iñárritu
156 min
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
#128
1939
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Frank Capra
129 min
Drama
#129
1988
My Neighbor Totoro
Hayao Miyazaki
86 min
Animation, Family, Fantasy
#130
1957
The Bridge on the River Kwai
David Lean
161 min
Adventure, Drama, War
#131
1925
The Gold Rush
Charles Chaplin
95 min
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
#132
1952
Ikiru
Akira Kurosawa
143 min
Drama
#133
2000
Hera Pheri
Priyadarshan
156 min
Comedy, Crime, Thriller
#134
1985
Ran
Akira Kurosawa
162 min
Action, Drama, War
#135
1957
The Seventh Seal
Ingmar Bergman
96 min
Drama, Fantasy
#136
1982
Blade Runner
Ridley Scott
117 min
Sci-Fi, Thriller
#137
2009
The Secret in Their Eyes
Juan José Campanella
129 min
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
#138
1998
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Guy Ritchie
107 min
Comedy, Crime
#139
1957
Wild Strawberries
Ingmar Bergman
91 min
Drama, Romance
#140
1926
The General
Clyde Bruckman
67 min
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
#141
1980
The Elephant Man
David Lynch
124 min
Biography, Drama
#142
1995
Casino
Martin Scorsese
178 min
Biography, Crime, Drama
#143
2004
Howl's Moving Castle
Hayao Miyazaki
119 min
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
#144
2011
Warrior
Gavin O'Connor
140 min
Drama, Sport
#145
2013
The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese
180 min
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
#146
2005
V for Vendetta
James McTeigue
132 min
Action, Drama, Thriller
#147
1961
Judgment at Nuremberg
Stanley Kramer
186 min
Drama, History, War
#148
2008
Gran Torino
Clint Eastwood
116 min
Drama
#149
2001
A Beautiful Mind
Ron Howard
135 min
Biography, Drama
#150
1998
The Big Lebowski
Joel Coen
117 min
Comedy, Crime
#151
1940
Rebecca
Alfred Hitchcock
130 min
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
#152
1978
The Deer Hunter
Michael Cimino
183 min
Drama, War
#153
2015
Room
Lenny Abrahamson
118 min
Drama
#154
1939
Gone with the Wind
Victor Fleming
238 min
Drama, Romance, War
#155
1967
Cool Hand Luke
Stuart Rosenberg
126 min
Crime, Drama
#156
2010
How to Train Your Dragon
Dean DeBlois
98 min
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
#157
1996
Fargo
Joel Coen
98 min
Crime, Drama, Thriller
#158
1996
Trainspotting
Danny Boyle
94 min
Drama
#159
2010
Incendies
Denis Villeneuve
139 min
Drama, Mystery, War
#160
1954
Dial M for Murder
Alfred Hitchcock
105 min
Crime, Thriller
#161
1999
The Sixth Sense
M. Night Shyamalan
107 min
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
#162
2007
Into the Wild
Sean Penn
148 min
Adventure, Biography, Drama
#163
2015
Spotlight
Tom McCarthy
128 min
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
#164
2015
Mad Max: Fury Road
George Miller
120 min
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
#165
2003
Finding Nemo
Andrew Stanton
100 min
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
#166
1934
It Happened One Night
Frank Capra
105 min
Comedy, Romance
#167
1982
The Thing
John Carpenter
109 min
Horror, Sci-Fi
#168
2007
No Country for Old Men
Ethan Coen
122 min
Crime, Drama, Thriller
#169
2014
Gone Girl
David Fincher
149 min
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
#170
2009
Mary et Max.
Adam Elliot
92 min
Animation, Comedy, Drama
#171
2003
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Quentin Tarantino
111 min
Action
#172
2013
Rush
Ron Howard
123 min
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
#173
1941
The Maltese Falcon
John Huston
100 min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
#174
1979
Life of Brian
Terry Jones
94 min
Comedy
#175
2004
Hotel Rwanda
Terry George
121 min
Drama, History, War
#176
1986
Platoon
Oliver Stone
120 min
Drama, War
#177
1953
The Wages of Fear
Henri-Georges Clouzot
156 min
Adventure, Drama, Thriller
#178
2007
There Will Be Blood
Paul Thomas Anderson
158 min
Drama
#179
1969
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
George Roy Hill
110 min
Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
#180
1976
Network
Sidney Lumet
121 min
Drama
#181
1959
The 400 Blows
François Truffaut
99 min
Crime, Drama
#182
1986
Stand by Me
Rob Reiner
89 min
Adventure, Drama
#183
1966
Persona
Ingmar Bergman
83 min
Drama, Thriller
#184
1958
Touch of Evil
Orson Welles
95 min
Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
#185
2013
12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen
134 min
Biography, Drama, History
#186
1987
The Princess Bride
Rob Reiner
98 min
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
#187
1993
Au nom du père
Jim Sheridan
133 min
Biography, Drama, History
#188
2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson
99 min
Adventure, Comedy, Drama
#189
2000
Amores Perros
Alejandro González Iñárritu
154 min
Drama, Thriller
#190
2004
Million Dollar Baby
Clint Eastwood
132 min
Drama, Sport
#191
2010
Shutter Island
Martin Scorsese
138 min
Mystery, Thriller
#192
1977
Annie Hall
Woody Allen
93 min
Comedy, Romance
#193
1959
Ben-Hur
William Wyler
212 min
Adventure, Drama, War
#194
1940
The Grapes of Wrath
John Ford
129 min
Drama
#195
2014
Les nouveaux sauvages
Damián Szifrón
122 min
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
#196
2009
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Lasse Hallström
93 min
Drama, Family
#197
1984
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Hayao Miyazaki
117 min
Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
#198
2015
The Martian
Ridley Scott
144 min
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
#199
1979
Stalker
Andrei Tarkovsky
163 min
Drama, Sci-Fi
#200
1955
Diabolique
Henri-Georges Clouzot
116 min
Drama, Horror, Thriller
#201
1993
Jurassic Park
Steven Spielberg
127 min
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
#202
1982
Gandhi
Richard Attenborough
191 min
Biography, Drama, History
#203
1963

Federico Fellini
138 min
Drama, Fantasy
#204
2007
The Bourne Ultimatum
Paul Greengrass
115 min
Action, Thriller
#205
2001
Donnie Darko
Richard Kelly
113 min
Drama, Sci-Fi
#206
1939
The Wizard of Oz
Victor Fleming
102 min
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
#207
1946
The Best Years of Our Lives
William Wyler
172 min
Drama, Romance, War
#208
2005
Sin City
Frank Miller
124 min
Crime, Thriller
#209
1995
Before Sunrise
Richard Linklater
105 min
Drama, Romance
#210
1951
Strangers on a Train
Alfred Hitchcock
101 min
Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
#211
1984
The Terminator
James Cameron
107 min
Action, Sci-Fi
#212
1995
Twelve Monkeys
Terry Gilliam
129 min
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
#213
1976
Rocky
John G. Avildsen
120 min
Drama, Sport
#214
1998
The Truman Show
Peter Weir
103 min
Drama
#215
2003
Memories of Murder
Joon Ho Bong
132 min
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
#216
1993
Groundhog Day
Harold Ramis
101 min
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
#217
2001
Monsters, Inc.
Pete Docter
92 min
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
#218
2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
David Yates
130 min
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
#219
1975
Jaws
Steven Spielberg
124 min
Adventure, Thriller
#220
2002
Infernal Affairs
Wai-Keung Lau
101 min
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
#221
1966
The Battle of Algiers
Gillo Pontecorvo
121 min
Drama, War
#222
2012
The Avengers
Joss Whedon
143 min
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
#223
1975
Barry Lyndon
Stanley Kubrick
184 min
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
#224
1995
La Haine
Mathieu Kassovitz
98 min
Crime, Drama
#225
1975
Dog Day Afternoon
Sidney Lumet
125 min
Crime, Drama
#226
1982
Fanny and Alexander
Ingmar Bergman
188 min
Drama
#227
1957
Throne of Blood
Akira Kurosawa
110 min
Drama
#228
2008
Ip Man
Wilson Yip
106 min
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
#229
2014
The Imitation Game
Morten Tyldum
114 min
Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
#230
2013
Prisoners
Denis Villeneuve
153 min
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
#231
2010
The King's Speech
Tom Hooper
118 min
Biography, Drama, History
#232
2014
Guardians of the Galaxy
James Gunn
121 min
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
#233
1952
High Noon
Fred Zinnemann
85 min
Western
#234
2003
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Gore Verbinski
143 min
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
#235
1964
A Fistful of Dollars
Sergio Leone
99 min
Action, Drama, Western
#236
2011
The Help
Tate Taylor
146 min
Drama
#237
1986
Castle in the Sky
Hayao Miyazaki
125 min
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
#238
1953
Roman Holiday
William Wyler
118 min
Comedy, Romance
#239
1946
Notorious
Alfred Hitchcock
101 min
Drama, Film-Noir, Romance, Thriller
#240
1966
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Mike Nichols
131 min
Drama
#241
2002
Catch Me If You Can
Steven Spielberg
141 min
Biography, Crime, Drama
#242
1991
Beauty and the Beast
Gary Trousdale
84 min
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
#243
1959
Anatomy of a Murder
Otto Preminger
160 min
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
#244
2003
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Ki-duk Kim
103 min
Drama
#245
1955
The Night of the Hunter
Charles Laughton
92 min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
#246
2004
Before Sunset
Richard Linklater
80 min
Drama, Romance
#247
1995
Underground
Emir Kusturica
167 min
Comedy, Drama, War
#248
1951
A Streetcar Named Desire
Elia Kazan
122 min
Drama
#249
1967
The Graduate
Mike Nichols
106 min
Comedy, Drama, Romance
#250
1956
The Killing
Stanley Kubrick
85 min
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller