51 Must See Movies Everyone Should Watch Once

Before you start reading and getting ready share your opinion in the comments, a few disclaimers:

– These are all great movies, but I won’t call them “the best movies ever made.” Just movies that are crucial viewing for a ~varied and comprehensive~ film vocabulary. Who decided what was crucial and what wasn’t? Me, because I wrote the list. You are welcome to suggest additions.

– You’ll notice that this list does not contain a Harry Potter or Star Wars movie, and that’s because trying to pick one from either franchise would get me canceled on the internet.

– I did my best to keep it to one movie per director and per genre, but exceptions were made.

– This list will continue to grow! So if your favorite movie isn’t on here, it may be very soon!