Combustible Celluloid
 

100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century

Leonard Maltin

Listed in chronological order. Published in the 2000 Edition of Maltin's Movie and Video Guide.

  • The Birth of a Nation (1915, D.W. Griffith)
  • Intolerance (1916, D.W. Griffith)
  • Our Hospitality (1923, Buster Keaton)
  • Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
  • The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
  • Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
  • The Big Parade (1925, King Vidor)
  • The Freshman (1925, Sam Taylor & Fred Newmeyer)
  • Metropolis (1926, Fritz Lang)
  • The General (1927, Buster Keaton)
  • Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
  • The Crowd (1928, King Vidor)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930, Lewis Milestone)
  • City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
  • M (1931, Fritz Lang)
  • Dracula (1931, Tod Browning)
  • Frankenstein (1931, James Whale)
  • Trouble in Paradise (1932, Ernst Lubitsch)
  • King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
  • Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)
  • Sons of the Desert (1933, William A. Seiter)
  • It Happened One Night (1934, Frank Capra)
  • It's a Gift (1934, Norman Z. McLeod)
  • A Night at the Opera (1935, Sam Wood)
  • Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
  • The 39 Steps (1935, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Swing Time (1936, George Stevens)
  • Modern Times (1936, Charles Chaplin)
  • Dodsworth (1936, William Wyler)
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936, Frank Capra)
  • Grand Illusion (1937, Jean Renoir)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937, Ben Sharpsteen)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Michael Curtiz)
  • The Lady Vanishes (1938, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
  • Gone With the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)
  • His Girl Friday (1940, Howard Hawks)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1940, John Ford)
  • Fantasia (1940, Ben Sharpsteen--production supervisor)
  • Sullivan's Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)
  • Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston)
  • The Lady Eve (1941, Preston Sturges)
  • Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
  • The Ox-Bow Incident (1943, William A. Wellman)
  • The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944, Preston Sturges)
  • Double Indemnity (1944, Billy Wilder)
  • My Darling Clementine (1946, John Ford)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
  • The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, William Wyler)
  • Great Expectations (1946, David Lean)
  • The Bicycle Thief (1948, Vittorio De Sica)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, John Huston)
  • Gun Crazy (1949, Joseph H. Lewis)
  • All About Eve (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)
  • Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
  • High Noon (1952, Fred Zinnemann)
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954, Stanley Donen)
  • On the Waterfront (1954, Elia Kazan)
  • The Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
  • The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
  • Paths of Glory (1957, Stanley Kubrick)
  • The Seventh Seal (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
  • Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • North By Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder)
  • Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • La Dolce Vita (1960, Federico Fellini)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962, David Lean)
  • 8 1/2 (1963, Federico Fellini)
  • Dr. Strangelove (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
  • Mary Poppins (1964, Robert Stevenson)
  • Blow Up (1966, Michelangelo Antonioni)
  • The Graduate (1967, Mike Nichols)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967, Arthur Penn)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
  • The Wild Bunch (1969, Sam Peckinpah)
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969, John Schlesinger)
  • The Godfather (1972, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Mean Streets (1973, Martin Scorsese)
  • The Godfather Part II (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974, Mel Brooks)
  • Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)
  • Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
  • Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
  • Star Wars (1977, George Lucas)
  • The Deer Hunter (1978, Michael Cimino)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Raging Bull (1980, Martin Scorsese)
  • E.T. - The Extraterrestrial (1982, Steven Spielberg)
  • GoodFellas (1990, Martin Scorsese)
  • Schindler's List (1993, Steven Spielberg)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino)
  • Fargo (1996, Joel Coen)

Help keep Combustible Celluloid going!

20%
Discount
for
Combustible
Celluloid
Readers!!

Enter
Discount
Code

cc2020

At Step 2 of checkout!!