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

  • Safety Last!

    7

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    8

  • Alice's Wild West Show

    9

  • The Unholy Three

    10

  • Ko-Ko's Haunted House

    11

  • The Cameraman

    12

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    13

  • Finding His Voice

    14

  • The Skeleton Dance

    15

  • It's a Bird

    16

  • Dizzy Dishes

    17

  • Swing You Sinners!

    18

  • Mysterious Mose

    19

  • Night Nurse

    20

  • Bimbo's Initiation

    21

  • Dizzy Red Riding-Hood

    22

  • Freaks

    23

  • Minnie the Moocher

    24

  • The Old Dark House

    25

  • The Mascot

    26

  • 42nd Street

    27

  • King Kong

    28

  • Baby Face

    29

  • Popeye the Sailor

    30

  • Red Hot Mamma

    31

  • Ha! Ha! Ha!

    32

  • A Dream Walking

    33

  • Mad Love

    34

  • Judge for a Day

    35

  • Modern Times

    36

  • The Spinach Roadster

    37

  • Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor

    38

  • The Tale of the Fox

    39

  • Hospitaliky

    40

  • Child Bride

    41

  • Donald's Lucky Day

    42

  • Ninotchka

    43

  • The Invisible Woman

    44

  • Sullivan's Travels

    45

  • Donald's Snow Fight

    46

  • The Palm Beach Story

    47

  • For Me and My Gal

    48

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    49

  • Donald's Crime

    50

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    51

  • There's Good Boos To-Night

    52

  • The Pirate

    53

  • Easter Parade

    54

  • The Snake Pit

    55

  • Summer Stock

    56

  • The Woody Woodpecker Polka

    57

  • Singin' in the Rain

    58

  • Roman Holiday

    59

  • A Star Is Born

    60

  • Dementia

    61

  • The Girl Can't Help It

    62

  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    63

  • House on Haunted Hill

    64

  • Hideout in the Sun

    65

  • The Virgin Spring

    66

  • Black Sunday

    67

  • Two Women

    68

  • Clash and Carry

    69

  • Bye Bye Birdie

    70

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    71

  • Two Thousand Maniacs!

    72

  • Viva Las Vegas

    73

  • The Naked Kiss

    74

  • Orgy of the Dead

    75

  • The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    76

  • The Collector

    77

  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    78

  • Bad Girls Go to Hell

    79

  • Sněhulák

    80

  • Lord Love a Duck

    81

  • Django

    82

  • Daisies

    83

  • Hot Thrills and Warm Chills

    84

  • The Gruesome Twosome

    85

  • Spider Baby

    86

  • The Queen

    87

  • Planet of the Apes

    88

  • Indecent Desires

    89

  • Rosemary's Baby

    90

  • Pretty Poison

    91

  • The Ghastly Ones

    92

  • Vixen!

    93

  • Mondo Trasho

    94

  • That Cold Day in the Park

    95

  • True Grit

    96

  • The Laughing Woman

    97

  • The Amazing Transplant

    98

  • Multiple Maniacs

    99

  • Hi, Mom!

    100