1,001+ Films I'm Glad to Have Seen Before I Die (Personal Canon)

This is a project I have been working on for well over a year. It is not a list of favorites, but a list of movies that define my tastes in film and define who I am. Films that had an impact on me in some way, or even just have a scene or a moment that had an impact on me. Every one of these films is important to my life, and they sum me up as a lover of the medium, and they have made me who I am as a person.

I constantly think about the concept of "best" vs. "favorite" and have always maintained that in the matter of personal opinion, they should not be different…

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  • Cat Trotting, Changing to a Gallop

    1

  • A Trip to the Moon

    2

  • The Cameraman's Revenge

    3

  • A Woman

    4

  • One A.M.

    5

  • The Kid

    6

  • Lulù

    7

  • Safety Last!

    8

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    9

  • Alice's Wild West Show

    10

  • The Unholy Three

    11

  • Ko-Ko's Haunted House

    12

  • The Cameraman

    13

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    14

  • Finding His Voice

    15

  • The Skeleton Dance

    16

  • It's a Bird

    17

  • Dizzy Dishes

    18

  • Swing You Sinners!

    19

  • Mysterious Mose

    20

  • Night Nurse

    21

  • Bimbo's Initiation

    22

  • Dizzy Red Riding-Hood

    23

  • Freaks

    24

  • Minnie the Moocher

    25

  • The Old Dark House

    26

  • The Mascot

    27

  • 42nd Street

    28

  • King Kong

    29

  • Baby Face

    30

  • Popeye the Sailor

    31

  • Red Hot Mamma

    32

  • Ha! Ha! Ha!

    33

  • A Dream Walking

    34

  • Mad Love

    35

  • Judge for a Day

    36

  • Modern Times

    37

  • The Spinach Roadster

    38

  • Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor

    39

  • The Tale of the Fox

    40

  • Hospitaliky

    41

  • Child Bride

    42

  • Donald's Lucky Day

    43

  • Ninotchka

    44

  • The Invisible Woman

    45

  • Sullivan's Travels

    46

  • Donald's Snow Fight

    47

  • The Palm Beach Story

    48

  • For Me and My Gal

    49

  • I Married a Witch

    50

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    51

  • Donald's Crime

    52

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    53

  • There's Good Boos To-Night

    54

  • The Pirate

    55

  • Easter Parade

    56

  • The Snake Pit

    57

  • Summer Stock

    58

  • The Woody Woodpecker Polka

    59

  • Singin' in the Rain

    60

  • Roman Holiday

    61

  • A Star Is Born

    62

  • Dementia

    63

  • The Girl Can't Help It

    64

  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    65

  • House on Haunted Hill

    66

  • Hideout in the Sun

    67

  • The Virgin Spring

    68

  • Black Sunday

    69

  • Two Women

    70

  • Clash and Carry

    71

  • Bye Bye Birdie

    72

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    73

  • Viva Las Vegas

    74

  • Two Thousand Maniacs!

    75

  • The Naked Kiss

    76

  • Orgy of the Dead

    77

  • The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    78

  • The Collector

    79

  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    80

  • Bad Girls Go to Hell

    81

  • Sněhulák

    82

  • Lord Love a Duck

    83

  • Django

    84

  • Daisies

    85

  • Hot Thrills and Warm Chills

    86

  • The Gruesome Twosome

    87

  • Spider Baby

    88

  • The Queen

    89

  • Planet of the Apes

    90

  • Indecent Desires

    91

  • Rosemary's Baby

    92

  • Pretty Poison

    93

  • The Ghastly Ones

    94

  • Vixen!

    95

  • Mondo Trasho

    96

  • That Cold Day in the Park

    97

  • True Grit

    98

  • The Laughing Woman

    99

  • The Amazing Transplant

    100