100 MOVIES YOU SHOULD SEE BEFORE YOU DIE.

A (long) thread.

PS. This list is NOT in any particular order. I also left out a lot of classics/popular movies, because most of us must have watched them.
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
Director: Stanley Kubrick.
Starring: William Sylvester, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood.
2. The Godfather (1972).
Director: Francis Ford Coppola.
Starring: Marlon Brando, Richard Castellano, Robert Duval, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton.
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
Director: Steven Spielberg.
Starring: Harrison Ford, Paul Freeman, Karen Allen, Ronald Lacey.
4. There Will Be Blood (2007).
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson.
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Dillon Freasier, Ciaran Hinds.
5. Goodfellas (1990).
Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Roy Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, Chuck Low, Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci, Michael Imperioli.
6. Mulholland Drive (2001).
Director: David Lynch.
Starring: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Robert Forster.
7. Jaws (1975).
Director: Steven Spielberg.
Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary.
8. Pulp Fiction (1994).
Director: Quentin Tarantino.
Starring: Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi.
9. The Truman Show (1998).
Director: Peter Weir.
Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Natascha McElhone, Noah Emmerich.
10. Psycho (1960).
Director: Alfred Hitchcock.
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles.
11. Apocalypse Now (1979).
Director: Francis Ford Coppola.
Starring: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, Harrison Ford.
12. Brokeback Mountain (2005).
Director: Ang Lee.
Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Kate Mara.
13. The Shining (1980).
Director: Stanley Kubrick.
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers.
14. Boyhood (2014).
Director: Richard Linklater.
Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette.
15. 12 Angry Men (1957).
Director: Sidney Lumet.
Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Klugman.
16. Good Will Hunting.
Director: Gus Van Sant.
Starring: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver.
17. Saving Private Ryan (1998).
Director: Steven Spielberg.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns.
18. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
Director: Milos Forman.
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Simpson.
19. The Breakfast Club (1985).
Director: John Hughes.
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Paul Gleason.
20. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
Director: Robert Mulligan.
Starring: Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford.
21. The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
Director: Frank Darabont.
Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Chancy Brown.
22. Vertigo (1958).
Director: Alfred Hitchcock.
Starring: Kim Novak, James Stewart, Barbara Geddes, Tom Helmore.
23. Lost in Translation (2003).
Director: Sofia Coppola.
Starring: Scarlet Johansson, Bill Murray, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris.
24. The Departed (2006).
Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Vera Farmiga, Alec Baldwin.
25. Set It Off (1996).
Director: F. Gary Gray.
Starring: Vivica A. Fox, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Kimberley Elise.
26. Eve's Bayou (1997).
Director: Kasi Lemmons.
Starring: Jurnee Smollett, Meagan Good, Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Debbi Morgan.
27. Do the Right Thing (1989).
Director: Spike Lee.
Starring: Spike Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Rosie Perez.
28. Parasite (2019).
Director: Bong Joon-ho.
Starring: Cho Yeo-jeong, Park So-dam, Woo-sik Choi, Jeong Ji-so, Kang-Ho Song.
29. Rosemary's Baby (1968).
Director: Roman Polanski.
Starring: Ruth Gordon, John Cassavetes, Sidney Blackmer.
30. Manchester by the Sea (2016).
Director: Kenneth Lonergan.
Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler.
31. Roma (2018).
Director: Alfonso CuarĂłn.
Starring: Yalitza Aparico, Marina de Tavira, Nancy Garcia, Jorge Antonio Guerrero.
32. Dr. Strangelove (1964).
Director: Stanley Kubrick.
Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, Sterling Hayden.
33. Rocks (2019).
Director: Sarah Gavron.
Starring: Kosar Ali, Bukky Bakray, Ruby Stokes, Shaneiga-Monik Grayson, Sarah Niles.
34. Pan's Labyrinth (2006).
Director: Guillermo del Toro.
Starring: Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones, Maribel Verdū, Sergi López.
35. Moonlight (2016).
Director: Barry Jenkins.
Starring: Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Ashton Sanders, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monáe, Jharrel Jerome.
36. Three Colors: Red (1994).
Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski.
Starring: Irène Jacob, Jean-Lois Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Frédérique Feder.
37. The Great Escape (1963).
Director: John Sturges.
Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough.
38. Interstellar (2014).
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine.
39. Tokyo Story (1953).
Director: Yasujiro Ozu.
Starring: Setsuko Hara, Chishu Ryū, Chieko Higashiyama, Haruko Sugimura.
40. The Piano (1993).
Director: Jane Campion.
Starring: Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neil, Cliff Curtis.
41. Seven Samurai (1954).
Director: Akira Kurosawa.
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Isao Kimura, Seji Miyaguchi, Daisuke Kato.
42. Gone with the Wind (1939).
Director: Victor Fleming.
Starring: Vivian Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel.
43. Some Like It Hot (1959).
Director: Billy Wilder.
Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Joe E. Brown.
44. The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
Director: Irvin Kersher.
Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Billy Dee Williams.
45. Alien (1979).
Director: Ridley Scott.
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Yaphet Kotto, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright.
46. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
Director: Sergio Leone.
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giurffè.
47. Taxi Driver (1976).
Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel.
48. Schindler's List (1993).
Director: Steven Spielberg.
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Embeth Davidtz.
49. Trainspotting (1996).
Director: Danny Boyle.
Starring: Evan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Kelly Macdonald.
50. Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
Director: David Lean.
Starring: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Alec Guinness.
Halfway through. How's the list been so far?

PS. If anybody chooses "meh", I will still post everything, so na you know.
51. Whiplash (2014).
Director: Damien Chazelle.
Starring: J. K. Simmons, Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser.
52. Inglourious Basterds (2009).
Director: Quentin Tarantino.
Starring: Christolph Waltz, Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Michael Fassbender, Melanie Laurent, Eli Roth.
53. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
Director: Steven Spielberg.
Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallas, Robert MacNaughton.
54. Donnie Darko (2001).
Director: Richard Kelly.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze.
55. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).
Director: Michel Gondry.
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood.
56. L.A. Confidential (1997).
Director: Curtis Hanson.
Starring: Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger, Kevin Spacey, Danny Devito.
57. Hot Fuzz (2007).
Director: Edgar Wright.
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Olivia Colman.
58. A Clockwork Orange (1971).
Director: Stanley Kubrick.
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Adrienne Corri, Patrick Magee, Warren Clarke.
59. The Prestige (2006).
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine, David Bowie, Rebecca Hall.
60. No Country for Old Men (2007).
Director: Ethan and Joel Coen.
Starring: Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald, Woody Harrelson.
61. City of God (2002).
Director: Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund.
Starring: Alice Braga, Leandro Firmino, Sell Jorge, Douglas Silva.
62. Children of Men (2006).
Director: Alfonso CuarĂłn.
Starring: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Claire-Hope Ashitey.
63. Life of Pi (2012).
Director: Ang Lee.
Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Rafe Spall, Adil Hussain.
64. Million Dollar Baby (2004).
Director: Clint Eastwood.
Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Lucia Rijker, Mike Colter.
65. Reservoir Dogs (1992).
Director: Quentin Tarantino.
Starring: Quentin Tarantino, Michael Madson, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel.
66. Se7en (1995).
Director: David Fincher.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow.
67. Slumdog Millionaire (2008).
Director: Danny Boyle.
Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor.
68. The Big Lebowski (1998).
Director: Ethan and Joel Coen.
Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, John Turturro.
69. Zodiac (2007).
Director: David Fincher.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Chloë Sevigny, John Carroll Lynch.
70. The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
Director: Jonathan Demme.
Starring: Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ted Levine, Scott Glenn, Brooke Smith.
71. The Hurt Locker (2008).
Director: Kathryn Bigelow.
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Gerathy, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, Evangeline Lilly.
72. Midsommar (2019).
Director: Ari Aster.
Starring: Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, Isabelle Grill.
73. Knives Out (2019).
Director: Rian Johnson.
Starring: Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
74. BlacKkKlansman (2018).
Director: Spike Lee.
Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace.
75. American History X (1998).
Director: Tony Kaye.
Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Ethan Suplee, Beverley D'Angelo.
76. Inception (2010).
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Elliot Page, Ken Watanabe.
77. The Dark Knight (2008).
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Cillian Murphy.
78. Fight Club (1999).
Director: David Fincher.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto.
79. Black Swan (2010).
Director: Darren Aronofsky.
Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder, Barbara Hershey.
80. Lady Bird (2017).
Director: Greta Gerwig.
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Laurie Metcalf, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges.
81. Shutter Island (2010).
Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams.
82. The Master (2012).
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson.
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour-Hoffman, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, Laura Dern, Rami Malek.
83. Ex Machina (2014).
Director: Alex Garland.
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Domhall Gleeson.
84. Raging Bull (1980).
Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent.
85. The Shape of Water (2017).
Director: Guillermo del Toro.
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer.
86. Forrest Gump (1994).
Director: Robert Zemeckis.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field.
87. Full Metal Jacket (1987).
Director: Stanley Kubrick.
Starring: R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin.
88. Hereditary (2018).
Director: Ari Aster.
Starring: Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne.
89. Call Me By Your Name (2017).
Director: Luca Guadagnino.
Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stulhbarg, Esther Garrel.
90. Memento (2000).
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Jr.
91. Blade Runner (1982).
Director: Ridley Scott.
Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos.
92. Toni Erdmann (2016).
Director: Maren Ade.
Starring: Sandra HĂĽller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Trystan PĂĽtter.
93. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
Director: George Miller.
Starring: Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne.
94. Back to the Future (1985).
Director: Robert Zemeckis.
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Claudia Wells, Billy Zane.
95. Dunkirk (2017).
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Starring: Harry Styles, Fionn Whitehead, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy.
96. The Sixth Sense (1999).
Director: M. Night Shyamalan.
Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Donnie Wahlberg.
97. The Pianist (2002).
Director: Roman Polanski.
Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox.
98. Requiem for a Dream (2000).
Director: Darren Aronofsky.
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn, Marlon Wayans.
99. In Bruges (2008).
Director: Martin McDonagh.
Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy.
100. Shaun of the Dead (2004).
Director: Edgar Wright.
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Lucy Davis, Kate Ashfield.
Well, that's it. I know I left out some fan favourites, but it was bound to happen nevertheless. There were so many brilliant movies to select from. It wasn't an easy task, but I'll admit that my preferences influenced this final list. It's only natural tbh.
Hopefully, this is the first of many other threads of this kind. Let's see how it goes. 🙏🏿
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