Movies to see before you die

Much like the greatest bands of all time list, this list will continue to change until we feel we have it just perfect. The reason we brought this list together is because between all of the Action Squad we have seen almost every film that is available to be seen. Rather than just watch them we study them, we absorb them. What makes a great film isn’t just the lighting and technical aspects, the performances of the actors, the story laid down by the writers or the special effects, but the combination of all those things. True movie magic, and therefore a truly great film, is on where the product is always greater than the sum of its parts.

This isn’t just a list put together by obnoxious film snobs (which we are) full of obscure films so much as it is a list of films you MUST see for your life to be complete.

2001: A Space Odyssey
21 Grams
The African Queen
All About Eve
American Beauty
American Graffiti
Annie Hall
Apocalypse Now
Apollo 13
Babe
Badlands
Belle de jour
The Big Red One
Black Narcissist
Bonnie and Clyde
Boogie Nights
Bride of Frankenstein
Bringing Up Baby
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Cabaret
Chinatown
Citizen Kane
A Clockwork Orange
Conan the Barbarian
Dirty Harry
Django
Double Indemnity
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
Duck Soup
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Exorcist
The Graduate
Heat
I Am Cuba
The Informer
It’s A Wonderful Life
Jaws
The Killing
The Last Temptation of Christ
Last Year at Marienbad
Laura
Lawrence of Arabia
Modern Times
Mulholland Drive
The Naked Kiss
My Name Is Nobody
Ninotchka
Once Upon a Time in the West
On The Waterfront
The Palm Beach Story
Paths of Glory
The Philadelphia Story
Pinocchio
Psycho
The Quiet Man
Raging Bull
Rebel Without A Cause
The Red Shoes
Requiem for a Dream
The Road Warrior
The Royal Tenenbaums
Rushmore
Saturday Night Fever
Schindler’s List
The Searchers
The Seven Samurai
Shock Corridor
Singin’ In The Rain
Some Like It Hot
A Streetcar Named Desire
Sunset Blvd.
That Obscure Object of Desire
To Kill a Mockingbird
Top Hat
Vertigo
The Wizard of Oz
Big Trouble In Little China
From Hell
Whole Nine Yards
High Fidelity
Birdcage
The Sting
The Maltese Falcon
Pink Panther(1963)
A fistful Of Dollars
American Psycho
Anchorman
Batman 67
Batman Begins
Being John Malkovich
Cannibal! The Musical
Casablanca
Casino
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Death to Smoochy
Donnie Brasko
Enter the Dragon
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fight Club
From Dusk Till Dawn
Get Shorty
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters 2
Gladiator
Good Fellas
Grandma’s Boy
Hang Em High
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Jason and The Argonauts
L.A. Confidential
Leathal Weapon
Little Miss Sunshine
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
My Fair Lady
Office Space
Once Upon A Time In Mexico
One Flew Ove the Coocoo’s Nest
Orgazmo
Pale Rider
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Romeo and Juliet
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Serenity
Sideways
Silence of the Lambs
Sin City
Smokey and the Bandit
Snatch
Spaceballs
Spartacus
Spies Like Us
Star Wars A New Hope
Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars The Return of the Jedi
Starship Troopers
Terminator 2
The Big Lebowski
The Boondock Saints
The Fifth Element
The Good The Bad and the Ugly
The Great Outdoors
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Way of the Gun
The Usual Suspects
The Whole 10 Yards
This Is Spinal Tap
Trainspotting
Where the Buffalo Roam
Army Of Darkness
Poltergiest
Natural Born Killers
War Of The Worlds
Mallrats
Dogma
Airplane!
Batman (Tim Burton)
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Liar Liar
Saving Private Ryan
Hellboy
Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow
Gone With The Wind
King Kong (1933)
King Kong (2005)
Dumb And Dumber
Caddyshack
Edward Scissor Hands
Donnie Darko
The Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn
Beetlejuice
Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Bill And Ted’s Bogus Journey
Clash Of The Titans
Gremlins
The Lost Boys
From Dusk Till Dawn
Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back
Jurassic Park
Six String Samurai
Mars Attacks!
Independence Day
Monty Python’s Search For The Holy Grail
Three Kings
Backdraft
The Untouchables
Clerks
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Crow
National Lampoon’s Vacation
National Lampoon’s European Vacation
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Predator
Aliens
Back to the Future
Back to the Future: Part 2
Back to the Future: Part 3

One response to “Movies to see before you die

  1. I saw 97… does that count

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