The best movies ever made delivered an experience that changed its audience forever. Here are 25 movies that should definitely be on your watch list. 

1. Citizen Kane

The 1941 flick is considered a masterpiece of cinematography.

2. The Godfather

The movie explores doomed idealism in a way that is still fresh today.

3. Rear Window

Hitchcock pivots his storytelling around his stars.

4. Casablanca

The conversations are so spare and realistic they still hold relevance.

5. Boyhood

It’s rare that a movie seems to capture the feeling of real life.

6. Three Colors: Red

It’s a humanistic film that doesn’t patronize its audience.

7. Vertigo

Some Hitchcock fans consider this film to be his masterpiece.

8. Notorious

Alfred Hitchcock’s film explores the dark side of love.

9. Singin’ In The Rain

It is an insightful look at how escapism can save us from an unhappy present.

10. City Lights

Charlie Chaplin’s performance showcases dignity and foolishness. 

11. Moonlight

It is a movie with a message that will stay with you for years to come.

12. Intolerance

The camera keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

13. Pinocchio

The film is made up of the vibrant energy of young artists.

14. Touch of Evil

An example of visually-impressive tense filmmaking.

15. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The movie has illuminated the nature of men.

16. Pan’s Labyrinth

A wonderful, imaginative combination of fantasy and politics.

17. Some Like It Hot

You can’t say this film didn’t try to be funny.

18. North by Northwest

A suspenseful tale of mistaken identity and espionage.

19. Rashomon

The movie is full of detailed sets and careful lighting. 

20. All About Eve

The backstage antics in the world of Broadway are all revealed.

21. Hoop Dreams

The film makes us think about our world in new ways.

22. The Wild Bunch

It’s a beloved classic that has stood the test of time.

23. My Left Foot

A fine cast makes this film more than just a sentimental story.

24. The Third Man

The movie’s glamorous appeal never faded.

25. Dr. Strangelove

Moviegoers will either be outraged or enthralled by this one.