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…

  • Village of the Damned
  • The Little Shop of Horrors
  • Black Sunday
  • Beat Girl
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  • Spartacus
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • Zazie dans le Métro
  • La Notte
  • Lola
  • Yojimbo
  • The Guns of Navarone
  • Victim
  • A Taste of Honey
  • The Hustler
  • West Side Story
  • The Innocents
  • Jules and Jim
  • Knife in the Water
  • L'Eclisse
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • The Exterminating Angel
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • Carnival of Souls
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • 8½
  • The Birds
  • The Small World of Sammy Lee
  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • The Great Escape
  • Billy Liar
  • Black Sabbath
  • The Haunting
  • The Servant
  • Shock Corridor
  • From Russia with Love
  • Charade
  • Zulu
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Blood and Black Lace
  • The Pawnbroker
  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon
  • A Shot in the Dark
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Band of Outsiders
  • Topkapi
  • Red Desert
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • Goldfinger
  • The Naked Kiss
  • Onibaba
  • Simon of the Desert
  • The Ipcress File
  • The Knack... and How to Get It
  • The Hill
  • Repulsion
  • The Collector
  • Darling
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • Planet of the Vampires
  • Bunny Lake Is Missing
  • Juliet of the Spirits
  • The War Game
  • The 10th Victim
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • Cul-de-sac
  • Tokyo Drifter
  • Seconds
  • Kill, Baby... Kill!
  • Batman
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • Persona
  • What's Up, Tiger Lily?
  • Gambit
  • Blow-Up
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Daisies
  • Mad Monster Party?
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Two for the Road
  • Dont Look Back
  • Belle de Jour
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Privilege
  • Robbery
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Point Blank
  • Le Samouraï
  • Five Million Years To Earth
  • The Producers
  • Poor Cow
  • In Cold Blood
  • The Firemen's Ball
  • PlayTime