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TheBoost
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All Film History in 52 Weeks
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8-Jun-2015, 12:07 PM
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Found an old file from me and a pal BSing about what were the essential films everyone needed to see. The idea of this list is someone would do a double feature each weekend for a year, so this list is 104 movies in a kind of rough order, paired with a film that kind of complement each other.  Sometimes by genre, sometimes by era, sometimes by style, sometimes be content. 

There are lots of films listed that aren't masterpieces, but someone literate in film should see. There are lots of masterpieces that aren't on the list. 

Whatcha think? What'd I miss?

  • “M”
  • The Great Dictator

  • A Night in Casablanca 
  • Buck Privates (1931)

  • Dracula (1931)
  • Dracula (1958)

  • Bright Eyes (1934)
  • Road to Bali (1952)

  • Son of Frankenstein
  • Cat People

  • King Kong (1936)
  • Godzilla (1954)

  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Sunset Blvd.

  • Zulu
  • The Ten Commandments

  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Wizard of Oz

  • El Dorado
  • Good the Bad and the Ugly

  • Rebecca
  • Psycho

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • 12 Angry Men 

  • Yojimbo
  • A Fistful of Dollars

  • Easy Rider
  • The Blob

  • Some Like it Hot
  • Beach Blanket Bingo

  • Cleopatra
  • The Longest Day

  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • Casablanca
  • The Great Escape

  • Mary Poppins
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

  • The Haunting
  • House on Haunted Hill

  • Manos: Hands of Fate
  • Plan Nine From Outer Space

  • Baraka
  • Russian Ark

  • The Graduate
  • Fight Club

  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Easy Rider

  • Young Frankenstein
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  • Brazil
  • 2001 Space Odyssey 

  • This is Spinal Tap 
  • Airplane!

  • Pink Floyd’s The Wall
  • Apocalypse Now

  • Goldfinger
  • The Godfather

  • Night of the Living Dead
  • The Seventh Seal

  • Black Christmas 
  • Friday the 13th

  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Platoon

  • Shogun Assassin
  • Enter the Dragon

  • Top Gun
  • Back to the Future

  • Aliens
  • Blade Runner

  • The Omen
  • The Exorcist

  • The Big Lebowski
  • Blue Velvet

  • El Mariachi
  • El Santo and the Vampire Women

  • Dirty Harry
  • Shaft

  • Star Wars
  • Jaws

  • Akira
  • Ninja Scroll 

  • It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
  • Animal House

  • Rocky 
  • The Breakfast Club

  • West Side Story
  • Grease

  • Chinatown 
  • Unforgiven

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Spirited Away

  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Clerks

  • Silence of the Lambs
  • The Matrix

  • Do the Right Thing
  • Boyz in the Hood

  • Amelie
  • City of Lost Children

  • Batman Returns 
  • The Dark Knight

  • Scream
  • Ringu