1. No Country For Old Men (2007)
  2. Rio Bravo (1959)
  3. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  4. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  5. The Seventh Seal (1957)
  6. The Godfather: Part I (1972)
  7. The Godfather: Part II  (1974)
  8. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
  9. High and Low (1963)
  10. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  11. The Big Sleep (1946)
  12. Casablanca (1942)
  13. Good Will Hunting (1997)
  14. Inherent Vice (2014)
  15. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  16. The Lives of Others (2006)
  17. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  18. The Third Man (1949)
  19. Chinatown (1974)
  20. Le Samourai (1967)
  21. Rashomon (1950)
  22. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  23. My Life as a Dog (1985)
  24. Double Indemnity (1944)
  25. Star Wars (1977)
  26. Solaris (1972)
  27. Sanjuro (1962)
  28. On the Waterfront (1954)
  29. Army of Shadows (1969)
  30. Fargo (1996)
  31. The Man From Nowhere (2010)
  32. Die Hard (1988)
  33. American Psycho (2000)
  34. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  35. Ivan's Childhood (1962)
  36. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  37. Heat (1995)
  38. Jaws (1975)
  39. Andrei Rublev (1966)
  40. Seven Samurai (1954)
  41. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  42. Taxi Driver (1976)
  43. To Have and Have Not (1944)
  44. Citizen Kane (1941)
  45. Rififi (1955)
  46. The Longest Day (1962)
  47. The Searchers (1956)
  48. Stalker (1979)
  49. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
  50. The Conversation (1974)
  51. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  52. Ex Machina (2015)
  53. Manhunter (1986)
  54. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
  55. Donnie Darko (2001)
  56. Fight Club (1999)
  57. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
  58. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  59. The King of Comedy (1982)
  60. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  61. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  62. The 400 Blows (1959)
  63. Ikiru (1952)
  64. The Virgin Spring (1960)
  65. Psycho (1960)
  66. The Mirror (1975)
  67. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
  68. Yojimbo (1961)
  69. Les Diaboliques (1955)
  70. Gaslight (1944)
  71. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
  72. Alien (1979)
  73. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  74. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  75. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  76. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  77. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  78. The Quiet Man (1952)
  79. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  80. Goodfellas (1990)
  81. Snatch (2000)
  82. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  83. Miller's Crossing (1990)
  84. Raging Bull (1980)
  85. In Bruges (2008)
  86. The Drop (2014)
  87. John Wick (2014)
  88. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  89. Rear Window (1954)
  90. Halloween (1978)
  91. Team America: World Police (2004)
  92. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  93. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  94. Groundhog Day (1993)
  95. The Matrix (1999)
  96. Hot Fuzz (2007)
  97. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  98. Let the Right One In (2008)
  99. Hero (2002)
  100. The Proposition (2005)
  101. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  102. Ghostbusters (1984)
  103. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  104. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  105. Dazed and Confused (1993)
  106. Caddyshack (1980)
  107. The Princess Bride (1987)
  108. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  109. True Romance (1993)
  110. Jackie Brown (1997)
  111. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
  112. Mandy (2018)
  113. Sin City (2005)
  114. The Departed (2006)
  115. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  116. Downfall (2004)
  117. Mulholland Drive (2001)
  118. Memories of Murder (2003)
  119. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  120. Laura (1944)
  121. The Exorcist (1973)
  122. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
  123. The Thin Man (1934)
  124. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
  125. Don't Look Now (1973)
  126. Road to Perdition (2002)
  127. Wild Strawberries (1957)
  128. Short Term 12 (2013)
  129. Brazil (1985)
  130. American History X (1998)
  131. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  132. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  133. Black Hawk Down (2001)
  134. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
  135. Gladiator (2000)
  136. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  137. The Shining (1980)
  138. Schindler's List (1993)
  139. M (1931)
  140. Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
  141. Persona (1966)
  142. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
  143. Throne of Blood (1957)
  144. The Great Escape (1963)
  145. City of God (2002)
  146. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  147. Winter Light (1963)
  148. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  149. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
  150. Dirty Harry (1971)
  151. Man on Fire (2004)
  152. Thief (1981)
  153. Trading Places (1983)
  154. American Graffiti (1973)
  155. Toy Story (1995)
  156. The Prestige (2006)
  157. Back to the Future (1985)
  158. Beetlejuice (1988)
  159. Animal House (1978)
  160. Leon: The Professional (1994)
  161. The Terminator (1984)
  162. Sicario (2015)
  163. Platoon (1986)
  164. Forrest Gump (1994)
  165. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  166. Braveheart (1995)
  167. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  168. Grizzly Man (2005)
  169. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
  170. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  171. Se7en (1995)
  172. Layer Cake (2004)
  173. Office Space (1999)
  174. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  175. Vertigo (1958)
  176. The Graduate (1967)
  177. Act of Violence (1949)
  178. The Lost Weekend (1945)
  179. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  180. Boogie Nights (1997)
  181. Slap Shot (1977)
  182. Bad Santa (2003)
  183. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  184. From Russia with Love (1963)
  185. Once Upon a Time In America (1984)
  186. King Kong (1933)
  187. Out of the Past (1947)
  188. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  189. Unforgiven (1992)
  190. The Pink Panther (1963)
  191. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
  192. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  193. Lethal Weapon (1987)
  194. Flame and Citron (2008)
  195. There's Something About Mary (1998)
  196. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
  197. Frankenstein (1931)
  198. Shrek (2001)
  199. Blade Runner (1982)
  200. High Noon (1952)
  201. A Shot in the Dark (1964)
  202. The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  203. Goldfinger (1964)
  204. Boy (2010)
  205. The Apartment (1960)
  206. The Magician (1958)
  207. Le Doulos (1963)
  208. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  209. The Babadook (2014)
  210. Hugo (2011)
  211. The Killers (1946)
  212. Tokyo Story (1953)
  213. Shane (1953)
  214. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  215. Umberto D. (1952)
  216. Memento (2000)
  217. Touch of Evil (1958)
  218. Stagecoach (1939)
  219. The Killing (1956)
  220. A Monster Calls (2016)
  221. The Dark Knight (2008)
  222. Big Fish (2003)
  223. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
  224. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  225. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  226. This is Spinal Tap (1984)
  227. True Grit (2010)
  228. Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
  229. Withnail & I (1987)
  230. The Big Heat (1953)
  231. Get Carter (1971)
  232. The Wrestler (2008)
  233. In a Lonely Place (1950)
  234. Tombstone (1993)
  235. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  236. Casino (1995)
  237. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
  238. In Order of Disappearance (2014)
  239. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
  240. Trainspotting (1996)
  241. Airplane! (1980)
  242. American Beauty (1999)
  243. The Thing (1982)
  244. Cooley High (1975)
  245. American Pie (1999)
  246. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  247. The Green Butchers (2003)
  248. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  249. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
  250. Mean Streets (1973)
  251. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
  252. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
  253. Blood Simple (1984)
  254. Moon (2009)
  255. Onibaba (1964)
  256. Fantastic Planet (1973)
  257. Oldboy (2003)
  258. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
  259. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  260. Rocky (1976)
  261. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  262. Stand by Me (1986)
  263. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
  264. Diner (1982)
  265. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
  266. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  267. I Saw the Devil (2010)
  268. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
  269. Jurassic Park (1993)
  270. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
  271. Friday (1995)
  272. Badlands (1973)
  273. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
  274. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  275. Wind River (2017)
  276. Ip Man (2008)
  277. Dr. No (1962)
  278. Gran Torino (2008)
  279. The Way Way Back (2013)
  280. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  281. Dracula (1931)
  282. Odd Man Out (1947)
  283. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
  284. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
  285. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) 
  286. A History of Violence (2005)
  287. Bronson (2008)
  288. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
  289. It Follows (2014)
  290. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
  291. Death at a Funeral (2007)
  292. Zombieland (2009)
  293. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  294. Intermission (2003)
  295. Mid90s (2018)
  296. Boyhood (2014)
  297. Thank You For Smoking (2005)
  298. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
  299. Harold and Maude (1971)
  300. The Last Picture Show (1971)
  301. Annihilation (2018)
  302. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  303. Munich (2005)
  304. The End of the Tour (2015)
  305. Triad Election (2006)
  306. Eastern Promises (2007)
  307. Trick 'r Treat (2007)
  308. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  309. Fantasia (1940)
  310. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  311. Hunger (2008)
  312. Point Break (1991)
  313. Super Troopers (2001)
  314. Deadpool (2016)
  315. Blue Velvet (1986)
  316. Violent Cop (1989)
  317. Aliens (1986)
  318. Poltergeist (1982)
  319. The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
  320. Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
  321. My Cousin Vinny (1992)
  322. V for Vendetta (2005)
  323. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
  324. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
  325. Mary & Max (2009)
  326. In the Loop (2009)
  327. The Green Mile (1999)
  328. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
  329. Le Professionnel (1981)
  330. Beautiful Girls (1996)
  331. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  332. Clerks (1994)
  333. 28 Days Later... (2002)
  334. Sin Nombre (2009)
  335. Burn After Reading (2008)
  336. Election (1999)
  337. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
  338. The Raid: Redemption (2011)
  339. RoboCop (1987)
  340. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
  341. Hesher (2010)
  342. Hard Boiled (1992)
  343. Vampyr (1932)
  344. Breaking Away (1979)
  345. High Fidelity (2000)
  346. Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010)
  347. The Raid 2 (2014)
  348. The Roaring Twenties (1939)
  349. Lawless (2012)
  350. Nobody's Fool (1994)
  351. Chef (2014)
  352. Exiled (2006)
  353. The Public Enemy (1931)
  354. Bullitt (1968)
  355. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  356. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
  357. The Nice Guys (2016)
  358. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
  359. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  360. A Colt is My Passport (1967)
  361. Isle of Dogs (2018)
  362. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
  363. Predator (1987)
  364. Batman (1989)
  365. It (2017)
  366. The Fugitive (1993)
  367. Five Element Ninjas (1982)
  368. A Man Called Ove (2015)
  369. Network (1976)
  370. Hell or High Water (2015)
  371. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  372. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  373. The Descendants (2011)
  374. Fallen Angels (1995)
  375. Gun Crazy (1950)
  376. Easy Rider (1969)
  377. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
  378. Garden State (2004)
  379. Get Out (2017)
  380. High Plains Drifter (1973)
  381. Mystic River (2003)
  382. Lone Survivor (2013)
  383. Apocalypto (2006)
  384. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
  385. Take Shelter (2011)
  386. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
  387. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
  388. Black Snake Moan (2006)
  389. The Killer (1989)
  390. The Intouchables (2011)
  391. The Driver (1978)
  392. Down by Law (1986)
  393. Dead Man (1995)
  394. Brick (2005)
  395. Chungking Express (1994)
  396. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
  397. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  398. Dead Poet's Society (1989)
  399. Dope (2015)
  400. Home Alone (1990)
  401. Goon (2011)
  402. Bullhead (2011)
  403. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  404. Sleepers (1996)
  405. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
  406. Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
  407. The Station Agent (2003)
  408. Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
  409. Captain Fantastic (2016)
  410. The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)
  411. Following (1998)
  412. People Places Things (2015)
  413. Hustle & Flow (2005)
  414. The Bourne Identity (2002)
  415. The Guard (2011)
  416. The Disaster Artist (2017)
  417. Skyfall (2012)
  418. Sing Street (2016)
  419. White Heat (1949)
  420. The Goonies (1985)
  421. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
  422. Kick-Ass (2010)
  423. Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi (1983)
  424. Rambo: First Blood (1982)
  425. Youth of the Beast (1963)
  426. Enter the Dragon (1973)
  427. Animal Kingdom (2010)
  428. The Town (2010)
  429. Mud (2012)
  430. Before I Disappear (2014)
  431. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  432. Sixteen Candles (1984)
  433. This is England (2006)
  434. The Party (1968)
  435. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
  436. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  437. Uncle Buck (1989)
  438. Intimidation (1960)
  439. Once (2007)
  440. The Silent Partner (1978)
  441. Real Genius (1985)
  442. Gregory's Girl (1980)
  443. Outside Providence (1999)
  444. The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
  445. Scream (1996)
  446. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
  447. The Crow (1994)
  448. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  449. The Spectacular Now (2013)
  450. Kingpin (1996)
  451. Winter's Bone (2010)
  452. The Florida Project (2017)
  453. On Dangerous Ground (1951)
  454. Brute Force (1947)
  455. Cruel Gun Story (1964)
  456. London Boulevard (2010)
  457. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
  458. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  459. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
  460. True Lies (1994)
  461. Batman Begins (2005)
  462. Role Models (2008)
  463. Love Actually (2003)
  464. Taken (2008)
  465. They Live By Night (1948)
  466. The Boondock Saints (1999)
  467. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
  468. Dead Snow (2009)
  469. Late Night Shopping (2001)
  470. Into the Wild (2007)
  471. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
  472. Black Dyamite (2009)
  473. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
  474. The Naked City (1948)
  475. A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)
  476. Insomnia (1997)
  477. Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
  478. Night and the City (1950)
  479. Choke (2008)
  480. Filth (2013)
  481. Falling Down (1993)
  482. The Way He Looks (2014)
  483. Lady Bird (2017)
  484. In the Name of the Father (1993)
  485. The Getaway (1972)
  486. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
  487. Drive (2011)
  488. Calvary (2014)
  489. Beavis and Butthead Do America (1996)
  490. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan‚Äč (2006)
  491. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
  492. Suspiria (1977)
  493. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
  494. Headhunters (2011)
  495. The Yellow Sea (2010)
  496. Bone Tomahawk (2015)
  497. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
  498. Adventureland (2009)
  499. Lone Star (1996)
  500. Terribly Happy (2008)



I'd like to disclose my biases up front. If the items that are listed under "AGAINST" are near and dear to your heart, you will not enjoy reading this list. You have been forewarned.


FOR (well represented)

  • Classics
  • Comedy
  • Coming of Age
  • Crime
  • Foreign
  • Gangster
  • Noir
  • Revenge
  • Western

AGAINST (sparsely represented)

  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Fantasy
  • Historical
  • Superhero
  • True stories


Genres not listed above are most likely "averagely" represented. 

CHUCK'S TOP 500 MOVIES