Edgar Wright’s 1,000 Favorite Movies

This list of personal favorites was originally assembled by Edgar Wright and Sam DiSalle in July 2016, and is semi-regularly updated. Films are in chronological order.

Note from Edgar, August 2016:

“This is a personal and subjective list of 1,000 favourite movies from 100 years of cinema. It’s not a set text or intended as any bible of ‘greatest’ films. I decided to put this together as a fluid list for my own enjoyment, amusement and reference. I hope it’s fun for you to pore over and dive into some of the films you haven’t seen or haven’t heard of.

Don’t get all riled up about omissions or which movies you think should be favourites of mine, the truth is…

  • Caught
  • Jour de Fête
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • The Third Man
  • White Heat
  • D.O.A.
  • Gun Crazy
  • In a Lonely Place
  • The Asphalt Jungle
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Rashomon
  • All About Eve
  • The Young and the Damned
  • Pool of London
  • A Place in the Sun
  • The Prowler
  • Ace in the Hole
  • Strangers on a Train
  • An American in Paris
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • High Noon
  • Ikiru
  • The Naked Spur
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • Duck Amuck
  • Glen or Glenda
  • House of Wax
  • The Wages of Fear
  • The Band Wagon
  • The Big Heat
  • Seven Samurai
  • Them!
  • Magnificent Obsession
  • La Strada
  • Rear Window
  • Godzilla
  • Bad Day at Black Rock
  • Diabolique
  • It's Always Fair Weather
  • The Big Combo
  • Blackboard Jungle
  • Rififi
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • The Quatermass Xperiment
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • The Ladykillers
  • The Court Jester
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • The Searchers
  • Forbidden Planet
  • The Killing
  • Bigger Than Life
  • The Bad Seed
  • Written on the Wind
  • The Wrong Man
  • Throne of Blood
  • The Seventh Seal
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Kanal
  • Quatermass 2
  • A Face in the Crowd
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • What's Opera, Doc?
  • Hell Drivers
  • Paths of Glory
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Night of the Demon
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • Touch of Evil
  • Dracula
  • Mon Oncle
  • Vertigo
  • A Night to Remember
  • The Fly
  • Ashes and Diamonds
  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
  • Rio Bravo
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Sapphire
  • Horrors of the Black Museum
  • Imitation of Life
  • The 400 Blows
  • North by Northwest
  • Odds Against Tomorrow
  • A Bucket of Blood
  • The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film
  • Ben-Hur
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • La Dolce Vita
  • The Virgin Spring
  • Breathless
  • The League of Gentlemen
  • Peeping Tom
  • The Apartment
  • Psycho