CHUCK'S TOP 500 MOVIES

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. 

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