Today I am serving up a list of 112 movie recommendations. The list includes some stone cold classics, along with a number of my own personal choices.

These 112 films are recommendations and are of course subjective. However, if you are looking for ideas of movies to watch, then these should be a step in the right direction.

The films listed below are either the best entries in their respective genres, or they are hugely entertaining pictures in their own right. Some you will have seen time-and-time again; others not so much.

112 films you should watch

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  • Frankenstein (1931)
  • King Kong (1933)
  • The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Brief Encounter (1945)
  • It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) 
  • La Belle et la Bête (1946) 
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  • Rear Window (1954)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • The Searchers (1956)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Yojimbo (1961)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Planet of the Apes (1968)
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  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  • Dirty Harry (1971)
  • The French Connection (1971)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • The Magnum Force (1973)
  • The Wicker Man (1973)
  • Westworld (1973)
  • The Godfather Part II (1974)
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  • Jaws (1975)
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  • Rocky (1976)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Star Wars (1977)
  • Grease (1978)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Superman: The Movie (1978)
  • Alien (1979) 
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
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  • The Thing (1982)
  • Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Ghostbusters (1984)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Commando (1985)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • The Goonies (1985)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
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  • RoboCop (1987)
  • The Lost Boys (1987)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Big (1988)
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
  • They Live (1988)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989)
  • Uncle Buck (1989)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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  • Home Alone (1990)
  • Misery (1990)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
  • Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Schindler’s List (1993) 
  • The Fugitive (1993)
  • Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • The Lion King (1994)
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  • Clueless (1995)
  • Toy Story (1995)
  • Independence Day (1996)
  • Scream (1996)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Hot Fuzz (2007)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Drag Me To Hell (2009)
  • Toy Story 3 (2010)
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  • Tron: Legacy (2010)
  • Bridesmaids (2011)
  • Prisoners (2013)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • The Babadook (2014)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  • Train to Busan (2016)
  • Get Out (2017)
  • Logan (2017)
  • Hereditary (2018)
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  • Love, Simon (2018)
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) 
  • Summer of ‘84 (2018)
  • Joker (2019)
  • Parasite (2019)

As mentioned above the list is subjective and includes a varied mix of films, from titles that I would recommend everyone to see for their cultural status (Rebel Without a Cause) to pictures that I simply enjoy revisiting (Hocus Pocus). You might feel that some icons of cinema are notably absent from the list (Citizen Kane (1941) for example), but as noted above, the list is subjective and is filled with films I personally recommend you to watch. 

So, how many of the films listed above have you seen? And what films would you add to the list?

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