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.
The conversations are so spare and realistic they still hold relevance.
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.
Some Hitchcock fans consider this film to be his masterpiece.
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.
It is a movie with a message that will stay with you for years to come.
The camera keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.
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.
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.