Timeline

In our age of Video on Demand, the notion of time has been erased. No longer must you wait for a film’s re-release at the theater to watch it again. Now, with the click of a single button, you can watch “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967) just as easily as you can watch “American Hustle” (2013). So which movie masterpiece should you be watching? Here’s a collection of essentials:


1910s

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Intolerance (1916)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)

 

1920s

Nosferatu (1922)

The Last Laugh (1924)

The Thief of Baghdad (1924)

Greed (1924)

Sherlock Jr. (1924)

The Gold Rush (1925)

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

The Big Parade (1925)

Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Metropolis (1927)

The General (1927)

Sunrise (1927)

The Jazz Singer (1927)

The Crowd (1928)

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

The Man With a Movie Camera (1929)

Un Chien Andalou (1929)

 

1930s

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Little Caesar (1930)

The Blue Angel (1930)

L’Age d’Or (1930)

The Public Enemy (1931)

M (1931)

City Lights (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)

Dracula (1931)

Freaks (1932)

Scarface: The Shame of a Nation (1932)

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Grand Hotel (1932)

42nd Street (1933)

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Footlight Parade (1933)

King Kong (1933)

She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Duck Soup (1933)

Sons of the Desert (1933)

It Happened One Night (1934)

L’Atalante (1934)

The Thin Man (1934)

It’s a Gift (1934)

A Night at the Opera (1935)

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

The 39 Steps (1935)

Top Hat (1935)

Swing Time (1936)

Modern Times (1936)

My Man Godfrey (1936)

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

The Grand Illusion (1937)

The Awful Truth (1937)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

The Rules of the Game (1939)

Gone With the Wind (1939)

Stagecoach (1939)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Ninotchka (1939)

Wuthering Heights (1939)

 

1940s

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

The Great Dictator (1940)

His Girl Friday (1940)

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Pinocchio (1940)

Fantasia (1940)

Rebecca (1940)

Citizen Kane (1941)

Sergeant York (1941)

Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

The Lady Eve (1941)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Bambi (1941)

Woman of the Year (1942)

Casablanca (1942)

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Now, Voyager (1942)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Road to Morocco (1942)

The Palm Beach Story (1942)

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Cat People (1942)

The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

To Have and Have Not (1944)

Double Indemnity (1944)

Laura (1944)

National Velvet (1944)

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

Rome, Open City (1945)

The Children of Paradise (1945)

The Lost Weekend (1945)

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Brief Encounter (1945)

My Darling Clementine (1946)

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Great Expectations (1946)

Beauty and the Beast (1946)

The Big Sleep (1946)

Notorious (1946)

Gilda (1946)

Out of the Past (1947)

Black Narcissus (1947)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

The Lady from Shanghai (1948)

The Red Shoes (1948)

Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Red River (1948)

Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)

Rope (1948)

The Third Man (1949)

All the King’s Men (1949)

Adam’s Rib (1949)

On the Town (1949)

White Heat (1949)

 

1950s

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Rashomon (1950)

All About Eve (1950)

Harvey (1950)

Gun Crazy (1950)

A Place in the Sun (1951)

The African Queen (1951)

An American in Paris (1951)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Strangers on a Train (1951)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Scrooge (1951)

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

The Bad and The Beautiful (1952)

Ikiru (1952)

The Quiet Man (1952)

High Noon (1952)

Tokyo Story (1953)

Roman Holiday (1953)

Shane (1953)

Stalag 17 (1953)

The Naked Spur (1953)

From Here to Eternity (1953)

Pickup on South Street (1953)

The Band Wagon (1953)

The Wages of Fear (1953)

On the Waterfront (1954)

Rear Window (1954)

Dial M for Murder (1954)

White Christmas (1954)

Godzilla (1954)

Animal Farm (1954)

Seven Samurai (1954)

A Star is Born (1954)

La Strada (1954)

Sabrina (1954)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Guys and Dolls (1955)

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Night and Fog (1955)

Pather Panchali (1955)

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The Seven-Year Itch (1955)

Diabolique (1955)

Ordet (1955)

The Searchers (1956)

The Red Balloon (1956)

Giant (1956)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

The King & I (1956)

The Killing (1956)

Written on the Wind (1956)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

The Ten Commandments (1956)

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Paths of Glory (1957)

Funny Face (1957)

An Affair to Remember (1957)

The Seven Seal (1957)

Wild Strawberries (1957)

12 Angry Men (1957)

Vertigo (1958)

Gigi (1958)

The Defiant Ones (1958)

Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Touch of Evil (1958)

North By Northwest (1959)

Rio Bravo (1959)

Some Like it Hot (1959)

Breathless (1959)

The 400 Blows (1959)

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Ben-Hur (1959)

Floating Weeds (1959)

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

 

1960s

Psycho (1960)

Spartacus (1960)

La Dolce Vita (1960)

L’Avventura (1960)

The Apartment (1960)

Eyes Without a Face (1960)

The Hustler (1961)

La Jetee (1961)

West Side Story (1961)

Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Yojimbo (1961)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Knife in the Water (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

The Miracle Worker (1962)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Cape Fear (1962)

Jules and Jim (1962)

Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

The Great Escape (1963)

8 1/2 (1963)

Hud (1963)

The Pink Panther (1963)

The Nutty Professor (1963)

The Leopard (1963)

The Haunting (1962)

The Birds (1963)

Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Seven Days in May (1964)

Band of Outsiders (1964)

Mary Poppins (1964)

Goldfinger (1964)

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

My Fair Lady (1964)

The Masque of Red Death (1964)

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

The Sound of Music (1965)

Loves of a Blonde (1965)

The Battle of Algiers (1965)

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

Cat Ballou (1965)

Repulsion (1965)

Alfie (1966)

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

Persona (1966)

Al Hasard Balthazar (1966)

Andrei Rublev (1966)

Blow-Up (1966)

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

The Graduate (1967)

Playtime (1967)

In Cold Blood (1967)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

Belle de Jour (1967)

Point Blank (1967)

The Jungle Book (1967)

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Funny Girl (1968)

Faces (1968)

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

The Odd Couple (1968)

The Producers (1968)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Planet of the Apes (1968)

The Wild Bunch (1969)

Easy Rider (1969)

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid (1969)

 

1970s

M*A*S*H (1970)

Patton (1970)

Love Story (1970)

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

The Conformist (1970)

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Dirty Harry (1971)

Shaft (1971)

The French Connection (1971)

McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)

Smokey & The Bandit (1971)

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

Harold and Maude (1971)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

The Godfather (1972)

Cabaret (1972)

Deliverance (1972)

Frenzy (1972)

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

Last Tango in Paris (1972)

Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

Pink Flamingos (1972)

Solaris (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

Day for Night (1973)

The Sting (1973)

Don’t Look Now (1973)

American Graffiti (1973)

Amarcord (1973)

Mean Streets (1973)

Badlands (1973)

Enter the Dragon (1973)

Sleeper (1973)

The Way We Were (1973)

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The Conversation (1974)

Chinatown (1974)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Longest Yard (1974)

A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

Celine & Julie Go Boating (1974)

1970s (cont)

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Nashville (1975)

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Jaws (1975)

Network (1976)

All the President’s Men (1976)

Taxi Driver (1976)

Marathon Man (1976)

Rocky (1976)

The Omen (1976)

Carrie (1976)

The Bad News Bears (1976)

That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Star Wars (1977)

Annie Hall (1977)

Slap Shot (1977)

Suspiria (1977)

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Coming Home (1978)

Grease (1978)

Superman (1978)

Days of Heaven (1978)

Gates of Heaven (1978)

Halloween (1978)

Animal House (1978)

Alien (1979)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

All That Jazz (1979)

Norma Rae (1979)

Manhattan (1979)

North Dallas Forty (1979)

Being There (1979)

Breaking Away (1979)

Life of Brian (1979)

 

1980s

Raging Bull (1980)

Ordinary People (1980)

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Airplane! (1980)

Caddyshack (1980)

The Blues Brothers (1980)

The Shining (1980)

Friday the 13th (1980)

The Elephant Man (1980)

Chariots of Fire (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Das Boot (1981)

On Golden Pond (1981)

Reds (1981)

The Evil Dead (1981)

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Mad Max 2: The Roar Warrior (1981)

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

Poltergeist (1982)

Sophie’s Choice (1982)

Tootsie (1982)

Annie (1982)

The Verdict (1982)

Diner (1982)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Blade Runner (1982)

Gandhi (1982)

Fannie & Alexander (1982)

The Thing (1982)

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Terms of Endearment (1983)

The Right Stuff (1983)

A Christmas Story (1983)

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Scarface (1983)

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

The Terminator (1984)

The Natural (1984)

28 Up (1984)

Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Paris, Texas (1984)

Amadeus (1984)

Ghostbusters (1984)

This is Spinal Tap! (1984)

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Out of Africa (1985)

Back to the Future (1985)

The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Color Purple (1985)

The Goonies (1985)

Witness (1985)

Brazil (1985)

Shoah (1985)

Ran (1985)

Blue Velvet (1986)

Top Gun (1986)

Platoon (1986)

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Hoosiers (1986)

Stand By Me (1986)

Down By Law (1986)

The Fly (1986)

Aliens (1986)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

The Last Emperor (1987)

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Dirty Dancing (1987)

The Untouchables (1987)

Broadcast News (1987)

Evil Dead II (1987)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

The Princess Bride (1987)

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

A Fish Called Wanda (1987)

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Wall Street (1987)

Wings of Desire (1987)

Moonstruck (1987)

The Thin Blue Line (1988)

The Naked Gun (1988)

Die Hard (1988)

Rain Man (1988)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

The Vanishing (1988)

Big (1988)

Bull Durham (1988)

Field of Dreams (1989)

Major League (1989)

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Glory (1989)

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Say Anything (1989)

sex, lies & videotape (1989)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

 

1990s

Dances With Wolves (1990)

GoodFellas (1990)

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Pretty Woman (1990)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Ghost (1990)

Misery (1990)

Home Alone (1990)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Boyz n the Hood (1991)

A League of Their Own (1992)

A Few Good Men (1992)

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

The Player (1992)

Unforgiven (1992)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

The Crying Game (1992)

Dazed and Confused (1993)

Schindler’s List (1993)

The Piano (1993)

Philadelphia (1993)

Jurassic Park (1993)

The Fugitive (1993)

Three Colors: Blue (1993)

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Rudy (1993)

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

The Sandlot (1993)

Groundhog Day (1993)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Forrest Gump (1994)

Clerks (1994)

Quiz Show (1994)

Chungking Express (1994)

Leon: The Professional (1994)

Hoop Dreams (1994)

Ed Wood (1994)

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

The Lion King (1994)

Braveheart (1995)

Before Sunrise (1995)

La Haine (1995)

The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Heat (1995)

Toy Story (1995)

Apollo 13 (1995)

Seven (1995)

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Fargo (1996)

Scream (1996)

The English Patient (1996)

Breaking the Waves (1996)

Secrets & Lies (1996)

Sling Blade (1996)

Independence Day (1996)

Trainspotting (1996)

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Austin Powers (1997)

L.A. Confidential (1997)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Life is Beautiful (1997)

Titanic (1997)

Boogie Nights (1997)

Happy Together (1997)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Central Station (1998)

Run Lola Run (1998)

Rushmore (1998)

Ringu (1998)

The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Truman Show (1998)

Armageddon (1998)

Being John Malkovich (1999)

There’s Something About Mary (1998)

American Beauty (1999)

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Fight Club (1999)

Magnolia (1999)

The Matrix (1999)

Audition (1999)

American Pie (1999)

Office Space (1999)

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

 

2000s

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Remember the Titans (2000)

In the Mood for Love (2000)

Gladiator (2000)

Memento (2000)

Almost Famous (2000)

Amores Perros (2000)

Meet the Parents (2000)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings (2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Moulin Rouge (2001)

Shrek (2001)

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

Spirited Away (2001)

Amelie (2001)

The Pianist (2002)

Minority Report (2002)

28 Days Later (2002)

Spider-Man (2002)

The Bourne Trilogy (2002-2007)

Talk to Her (2002)

City of God (2002)

Chicago (2002)

Bowling for Columbine (2002)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Finding Nemo (2003)

Lost in Translation (2003)

Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Love Actually (2003)

Elephant (2003)

Mystic River (2003)

Old School (2003)

Elf (2003)

Old Boy (2003)

Saw (2003)

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Downfall (2004)

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Crash (2005)

V for Vendetta (2005)

Cache (2005)

Wedding Crashers (2005)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Little Miss Sunshine (2005)

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

Children of Men (2006)

The Departed (2006)

Casino Royale (2006)

United 93 (2006)

Borat (2006)

No Country for Old Men (2007)

There Will Be Blood (2007)

Juno (2007)

WALL-E (2008)

The Wrestler (2008)

Let the Right One In (2008)

The Dark Knight (2008)

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Man on Wire (2008)

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Avatar (2009)

Up in the Air (2009)

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

The Hangover (2009)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

 

2010s

The Social Network (2010)

Black Swan (2010)

The King’s Speech (2010)

Inception (2010)

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

The Artist (2011)

The Descendants (2011)

Midnight in Paris (2011)

The Tree of Life (2011)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

The Avengers (2012)

Lincoln (2012)

Argo (2012)

Amour (2012)

Life of Pi (2012)

The Master (2012)

American Hustle (2013)

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Gravity (2013)

Her (2013)

Before Midnight (2013)

Boyhood (2014)

Birdman (2014)

Selma (2014)

Whiplash (2014)

Spotlight (2015)

Ex Machina (2015)

Room (2015)

Love & Mercy (2015)

La La Land (2016)

Jackie (2016)

Fences (2016)

Moonlight (2016)

 

 

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