Top 125 movies everyone should watch

Talking with students in various classes of mine recently, I’ve noticed that far too many young, cool people haven’t seen so many awesome classic films. So with that, I share my current list of 125 films everyone should see. Let the debate begin of what else to add!

movies everyone should see, in no particular order

1.    notorious
2.    roger and me
3.    hoop dreams
4.    jaws
5.    pulp fiction
6.    his girl friday
7.    network
8.    schindler’s list
9.    fargo
10.    dark city
11.    blade runner
12.    star wars
13.    12 monkeys
14.    the shining
15.    one flew over the cookoos nest
16.    2001 a space oddessy
17.    rear window
18.    alien
19.    raging bull
20.    the godfather
21.    apocalypse now
22.    casa blanca
23.    annie hall
24.    the graduate
25.    chinatown
26.    malcolm x
27.    do the right thing
28.    the wild bunch
29.    the silence of the lambs
30.    west side story
31.    magnolia
32.    the shawshank redemption
33.    et
34.    rocky
35.    wall-e
36.    se7en
37.    all the presidents men
38.    parallax view
39.    memento
40.    gandhi
41.    platoon
42.    life is beautiful
43.    amelie
44.    airplane
45.    cinema paradiso
46.    reservoir dogs
47.    being john malcovich
48.    the exorcist
49.    my left foot
50.    unforgiven
51.    the sting
52.    forrest gump
53.    the usual suspects
54.    the sixth sense
55.    vacation
56.    fight club
57.    trainspotting
58.    citizen kane
59.    la dolce vita
60.    sunshine (2000)
61.    total recall
62.    eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
63.    goodfellas
64.    gone with the wind
65.    when harry met sally
66.    raiders of the lost ark
67.    the maltese falcon
68.    taxi driver
69.    terms of endearment
70.    cool hand luke
71.    thelma and louise
72.    the way we were
73.    breakfast at tiffanys
74.    8 1/2
75.    some like it hot
76.    butch cassidy and the sundance kid
77.    rushmore
78.    saving private ryan
79.    dead poets society
80.    dead man walking
81.    goodwill hunting
82.    back to the future
83.    the african queen
84.    fatal attraction
85.    the deer hunter
86.    sophie’s choice
87.    metropolis
88.    the matrix
89.    close encounters of the 3rd kind
90.    a clockwork orange
91.    ghostbusters
92.    clerks
93.    dark knight
94.    toy story
95.    apocalypse now
96.    full metal jacket
97.    the breakfast club
98.    spirited away
99.    the terminator
100.    american graffiti
101.    dazed and confused
102.     no country for old men
103.     it’s a wonderful life
104.     dirty harry
105.     to kill a mockingbird
106.     the french connection
107.     raising arizona
108.     stand by me
109.     three colors red
110.     the big lebowski
111.     die hard
112.     singing in the rain
113.     lord of the rings
114.     fast times at ridgemont high
115.     mulholland dr
116.     trading places
117.     run lola run
118.     elf
119.     planes, trains and automobiles
120.     the jerk
121.    say anything
122.     office space
123.     brotherhood of the wolf
124.     braveheart
125.    hoosiers

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