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133 Essential Movies

Another quiz by a similar format of my book quiz. Name not in any particular order the best movies. I did some editing, looked on Reddit and listchallenges.com.
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Updated to include Famous Foreign films
Quiz by BishnuMcgee
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Last updated: November 28, 2022
First submittedJuly 29, 2017
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Movie
Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C Clarke, Ray Lovejoy
2001: A Space Odyssey
Quentin Tarantino, Sally Menke
Pulp Fiction
David Fincher, Jim Ulhs, James Haygood
Fight Club
John Lasseter, Etc.
Some of Pixars Work
Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Aram Avakian
Godfather I
George Lucas
Star Wars Original Trilogy
Francis Ford Coppola, Lisa Frutchman
Apocalypse Now
Peter Jackson
Middle Earth
Christopher Nolan
Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan
Inception
Charlie Chaplin
The Great Dictator
Charlie Chaplin
City Lights
Stanley Kubrick, Peter George
Dr Strangelove
David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin, Kirk Baxter
The Social Network
Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader, Marcia Lucas
Taxi Driver
Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker
Goodfellas
Ingmar Bergman, Lennart Wallman
The Seventh Seal
Stanley Kubrick, Tony Lawson
Barry Lyndon
Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson, Ray Lovejoy
The Shining
Roman Polanski
Rosemary's Baby
Steven Spielberg, Micheal Kahn
Schindler's List
Woody Allen, Wendy Green Bricmont
Annie Hall
Steven Spielberg
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Spike Jonze, Jeff Buchannan
Her
Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise
Spirited Away
Jonathan Demme, Craig McKay
Silence of the Lambs
Spike Lee
Do the Right Thing
Alfred Hitchcock
Psycho
Alfred Hitchcock
Rear Window
Akira Kurosawa
Ikiru
Akira Kurosawa
Rashomon
Robert Zemeckis, Eric Roth, Arthur Schmidt
Forrest Gump
Edward Zwick
Glory
Danis Tanović
No Man's Land
Ingmar Bergman
Fanny and Alexandar
Abderrahmane Sissako
Timbuktu
John Houston
Treasure of Sierra Madre
Wolfgang Petersen, Jost Vocano
Das Boot
Jim Jarmusch
Stranger than Paradise
Joseph Mankiewicz
All About Eve
Putrama Tuta
A Man Called Ahok
Steve McQueen
Twelve Years a Slave
Director
Movie
Barry Levinson, Stu Linder
Rain Man
Paul Thomas Anderson, Dylan Thicenor
Boogie Nights
Damien Chazelle, Tom Cross
Whiplash
Oliver Hirschbiegel, Hans Funck
Downfall
Ava DuVernay
Selma
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Birdman
Richard Linklater, Sandra Adair
Before Sunrise
Sidney Lumet, Reginald Rose
Twelve Angry Men
Sidney Lumet, Paddy Chayefsky
Network
Victor Fleming, Mervyn LeRoy, King Vidor, George Cukor, Norman Taurog
Wizard of Oz
Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood
Gone With The Wind
Steven Spielberg, Micheal Kahn
Saving Private Ryan
Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Sergio Leone
The Good, the bad and the Ugly
Peter Weir, Andrew Niccol,
The Truman Show
Michael Curtiz
Casablanca
Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
City of God
Ivan Reitman
Ghostbusters
Harold Ramis
Groundhog Day
Destin Daniel Cretton
Short Term 12
Wes Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom
Denis Villeneuve, Joe Walker
Arrival
Richard Linklater, Sandra Adair
Boyhood
Jean Renoir
The Rules of the Game
David Lean, Anne V Coates
Lawrence of Arabia
Costa Gavras
Z
Fernando Trueba
Belle Epoque
Asghar Farhadi
A Seperation
Billy Wilder
The Apartment
Billy Wilder
Some Like it Hot
Bong Joon Ho
Parasite
Sebastián Lelio
A Fantastic Woman
Giuseppe Tornatore
Cinema Paradiso
Na Hong-Jin
The Wailing
Neeraj Ghawyan
Masaan
Konkona Sen Sharma
Death of Gunj
George Miller, Margaret Sixel
Mad Max: Fury Road
Sean Baker
Florida Project
Sergio Leone, Nino Baragali
Once Upon a Time in the West
Roberto Galvadon
Macairo
Gillo Pontecorvo
The Battle of Algiers
Park Chan Hook
Handmaiden
Celine Sciamma, Julien Lacharay
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
The Lives of Others
Hirokazu Koreeda
Still Walking
Ingmar Bergman
Cries and Whispers
Jacques Tati, Jean Badai, Andreas Winding
Playtime
Director
Movie
Tomas Alfredson, John Ajvide Lindqvist
Let the Right One in
Paweł Pawlikowski, Jaroslaw Kaminski
Ida
James Cameron
Terminator 2
Brad Bird
The Iron Giant
Terry Jones
Monty Pythons: Life of Brian
Frank Capra, William Hornbeck
It's a Wonderful Life
Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Singing in the Rain
Stuart Rosenberg, Sam O'Steen
Cool Hand Luke
Frank Darabont, Richard Bruce
Shawshank Redemption
Fritz Lang
Metropolis
Fritz Lang
M
Terry George, Naomi Geraghty
Hotel Rwanda
Federico Fellini, Leo Cattozo
8 1/2
Oliver Stone
Platoon
Billy Wilder
Sunset Boulevard
John Huston, Thomas Richards
Maltese Falcon
Gus Van Sant
Good Will Hunting
Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson
Edward Scissor Hands
Greta Gerwig, Nick Houy
Lady Bird
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Herve Schneid
Ameile
Henri-Georges Clouzot
The Wages of Fear
K. Asif
Mughal E Azam
Yash Chopra, Ritesh Soni
Veer Zaara
Amit Masurkar
Newton
Jules Dassin
Rififi
Mathieu Kassovitz
La Haine
Orson Welles
Citizen Kane
Barry Jenkins
Moonlight
Jiri Menzel, Jirini Lukesova
Closely Watched Trains
Coen Brothers
No Country for Old Men
Wong Kar-wai
In the Mood for Love
John Woo
A Better Tomorrow
Mike Nichols, Edward Albee
Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
John Cassavets
Woman Under the Influence
Chen Kaige, Xionan Pei
Farewell My Concubine
Ousmane Sembène
Moolaade
Noah Baumbach
Marriage Story
Jordan Peele
Get Out
Andrei Tarkovsky
Stalker
Isao Takahata
Princess Kaguya
Danny Boyle, John Hodge
Trainspotting
William Wyler
Best Years of our Lives
Edward Wang
Yi Yi
Sergei Einsteinsten, Eduard Tisse, Vladimir Popov,
Battleship Potyemkin
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Level 74
Jul 29, 2017
Please proofread.
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Level 73
Jul 30, 2017
What problems have you found? Please warn me so I may fix them. If it is on the content of the quiz I must inform you I cross-referenced many people and websites using the site I mentioned above for directors and consensus.
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Level 74
Sep 18, 2017
Just saw your response. Here's a few: Psycho, Maltese Falcon, Cool Hand Luke, Groundhog Day.
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Level 73
Sep 19, 2017
Oops! Silly me for those simple grammar mistakes. Thanks for the response!
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Level 74
Sep 20, 2017
Also, it's La Grande Illusion.