Unless you plan to be a pop culture luddite for the rest of your life, you need to watch the original "Star Wars.".

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Other people hate him so much that even criminals try to catch him, teaming up with police to do so. In the past century movies have been around, Hollywood has given us unforgettable stories and characters. since. It's about a wealthy high-schooler who tries to make a new student popular, but love gets in the way. A spin on the 1966 movie "Blow-Up," where a photographer discovers he accidentally captured a murder scene in the background of his photos, "Blow Out" does that with sound. And the action scenes are just really freaking cool. It also won best animated picture at the Oscars. To make it a good one, watch Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" or "Jaws.". If you're looking for another good rom-com, look no further. Sergio Leone's "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" helped turn Clint Eastwood into a star and turned its camera to the epic landscape of the west in the middle of the Civil War. Before Rachel McAdams was leading a high school clique in "Mean Girls," Winona Ryder was running with a group of popular girls all named Heather. Us neither. You’ll be singing along to "You're the One That I Want" long after the movie is over. Every kid remembers the first movie that terrorizes them. More of a visual poem than a narrative film, "The Tree of Life" starts at the beginning of the universe and traverses over to a young boy growing up in 1950s Texas. You've probably seem the image parodied somewhere: Max von Sydow, playing a knight, challenges Death himself to a chess match on the beach. You'll find scenes that inspired everything from "Michael Clayton" to "Spotlight.". On the way, he develops a taste for ruthlessness, power, and deceit. If you're looking for a light-hearted rom-com with an unexpected twist, "Crazy Stupid Love" has you covered. Steven Spielberg's story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), a German businessman who saved the lives of hundreds of Polish-Jewish refugees during the Holocaust is both powerful and heartbreaking. We’re not talking about the Lindsay Lohan one.

It's an inventive thriller and a thrill to watch — especially if you have good speakers. "Close-Up," the knotty docu-fiction drama about a man who impersonates a filmmaker, asks hard questions about identity and whether images are ever trustworthy in the first place. Bong Joon-Ho's "Parasite" is one of the best thrillers you can watch right now and you should go into it knowing next to nothing if possible. Enjoy and feel free to recommend me any movies that you think I would like. Subscribe to our daily newsletter to get more of it. Still not convinced? Even people who complain about special effects in movies dropped their jaws upon seeing it for the first time. Director Terrence Malick intersperses ideas about faith and one's role in the world while grappling with the conflicting teachings of different parents. Like what you see here? A classic bloody horror film, "Suspiria" is a rollicking movie about a young woman who joins a prestigious ballet school only to discover that something much more sinister is going on. It shows what can go wrong in the life of a promising young person, and how it can go spiraling down — all while being hilarious. If you only have time to watch one, go with the second movie that won two Oscars and is the best-reviewed of the trilogy.

"Toni Erdmann" sounds like a corny family comedy that even Adam Sandler would turn down, but it's miraculously great. Alfred Hitchcock was the master of suspense, and "Psycho" is one of his best works. You should really invest in the entire trilogy about the young hobbit embarking on a perilous journey to destroy an all-powerful ring.

Account active You'll immediately want to watch this one again. You wont find any black and white movies or documentaries and not much comedy, romance and horror movies in this list. But "Punch-Drunk Love" — about a shy man trying to strike up a romance while he's being "extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding," in the words of IMDb — is one of the most incisive movies about introversion you'll ever see.

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The Coen Brothers' precisely crafted style, fish-out-of-water characters, and dark sense of humor have made almost all of their movies masterpieces. Take some time to add these to your queue. That sounds like a tall order, but it's the best-reviewed movie of 2018. It’s probably the only movie where you’ll see Disney characters like Mickey and Donald Duck alongside Warner Bros.' beloved Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig. Christopher Nolan's second Batman film elevated the genre to new, darker heights and made it worth taking seriously. Saoirse Ronan plays an unforgettable woman trying to find her place in the world, and it's now the best-reviewed movie in the history of Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes. If you’ve never seen Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta’s sing and dance through a high school graduation fair, you’re missing out. We're not saying "The Room" is a good movie, and that's exactly why you need to watch it. But most importantly: It's just beautiful to look at. "Singin' in the Rain" is more than a sprightly musical comedy — it doubles as a history lesson for how movies evolved from silent to sound. Before today's horror thrillers, there was nothing scarier than the adaptation of Stephen King's 1977 novel about a couple staying at a hotel as the husband grows more and more delusional and violent while trying to write a book of his own. John McClane (Bruce Willis) is just an off-duty cop trying to save a bunch of hostages from a terrorist named Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) at a Christmas party. The film is a difficult one to watch — and an even more difficult one to make — with career performances from Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, and Marlon Brando.

Leonardo DiCaprio's chemistry with Tom Hanks as a youngster con man trying to evade the law is electric. One of them is played by McCauley Culkin. The villain dominates each scene he's in.

"Boyhood," another Linklater film, was filmed over a period of 11 years to capture the life of a character growing up. Eligible movies are ranked based on their Adjusted Scores. Of all the Pixar films, "Toy Story" is still the most essential. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the movie creates a vision of an African nation untouched by colonialism, grappling with its own history instead of the problems other countries foisted upon it. Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid's "Meshes of the Afternoon" is a landmark of experimental film, putting its characters and viewers in a dreamlike trance. It's about a movie sound effect technician, played by John Travolta in his prime, who discovers he found audio of a would-be political assassin while recording sounds in the park. It's about a father with a knack for practical jokes who tries to reconnect with his young professional daughter by wearing a hideous wig, adopting an alter ego, and pretending to be a life coach for her CEO. After "Get Out," Jordan Peele returned to the director's chair to deliver another chilling look at society that will make you sit and ponder long after your first viewing. The chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Steve Carrell and then Gosling and Emma Stone makes this a film you can easily watch over and over again. The first of Michael Moore's scathing documentaries, "Roger & Me" is about Moore's attempt to interview General Motors CEO Roger B. Smith about the effect he had on Moore's hometown of Flint, Michigan, after closing down several factories.