22 Movies You’ll Regret Not Watching


These movies are classic gems that, surprisingly, some people haven’t yet seen. Be sure to remedy that scenario and check out these unforgettable movie favorites. You’ll be so glad you did and you’ll wish you hadn’t waited so long to see them!

1. The Wizard of Oz

Director Victor Fleming sends a young girl, Judy Garland, from a Kansas farm to a fantasy world in this 1939 movie.

She meets and makes friends with a scarecrow, tin man and lion on her way to the wizard who will send her home. Or, it could all be a dream.

This movie holds up after 70 years as entertainment for both adults and children. Though it has never been formally remade, a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz” was released in 2013.

It was directed by Sam Raimi, the filmmaker behind the “Evil Dead” series and the “Spider-man” trilogy. It was called “Oz: The Great and Powerful” and starred James Franco as the man who would be Oz.

The original, however, is an absolute must see from start to finish. Not only are the sets stunning, the music and acting are exceptional. While Garland is unforgettable as Dorothy, the supporting cast including the actors and actresses playing roles like the Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man and Wicked Witch of the West are phenomenal.

Even Dorothy’s dog Toto is perfectly cast! So get on the Yellow Brick Road and travel from Munchkin Land to the Emerald City and all the stops in between. You’ll be mesmerized no matter what age you happen to be when you see it.

  • Nitrobuz Ae

    Ghandi is my favorite. Looks boring but it will hook you from the first and leave you amazed.

    • BobSmith223

      I never saw that when it was out. Maybe I can see it on NetFlix

    • Lee Washington

      Another amen…

  • mplo

    “Wizard of Oz”, “Chinatown”, and “Tootsie” were quite good. “Casablanca”, imho, was quite overrated. I wasn’t crazy for it.

    • Sophie Smith

      You go girl!!!

    • Lamdog

      Casablanca: What!

  • PawzUp

    I agree with most of these! Must see movies! I would add ‘Pay It Forward’ to this list.

    • Devine White

      You have issues if you think inception was good.

      • Lamdog


      • James Madison

        Yeah, why? Just because you didn’t understand doesn’t make it a bad movie.

    • Sus

      Absoultely agree!

  • vetvoter

    What about To Kill A Mockingbird? One of the greatest ever.

    • JaquieBleu


    • Mondobozo


    • jeremypw

      It’s had it’s critics, notably Malcolm Gladwell. Do Black people like it?

  • Chriss Markey

    It’s a Wonderful Life

  • Devine White

    Inception was horrible. Waterworld was 10x’s better.

  • PhilByler

    Saving Private Ryan. Braveheart. Gladiator. 300. Lone Survivor. Patton. Band of Brothers. The Pacific. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Lord of the Rings: Two Towers. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Star Wars Episode IV. Star Trek: Search for Spock. Indiana Jones No. 1.

    • neutrino

      Lord of the Rings were ok movies, at best.

    • Kondo Kev

      You go boy ! You got it !

    • BobSmith223

      Star Trek, Wrath of Khan was waaaay better, imho, than the following “Search For Spock”. I agree that the first Indiana Jones was great, but the 3rd may have been better!

    • Chiwrtr72

      No. No. No. No. No. Yes. Not a movie. Not a movie. No. No. Yes. No. No. Yes. No. Yes

      • PhilByler

        If these replies were from a girlfriend, “no” is said too many times for the relationship to survive.
        And I don’t agree with movie assessments.

  • jack

    meh, skip “Tootsie”… and “the Sixth Sense”

    • paganpink

      No I still like the sixth sense if for no other reason then I really didn’t see it coming and Hollywood is so damned predictable otherwise.

      • Ken

        The Sixth Sense was actually a complete rip-off of an episode of the 1990’s TV show “Are You Afraid of the Dark”. The episode was called the tale of the Dream Girl, in which a young man starts having dreams of a mysterious girl, who turns out to have been killed in a car accident. His sister then helps him remember that the girl was his girlfriend and he was killed in the car accident with her. He was a ghost who didn’t remember dying and his sister was the only person who could see or hear him.

  • Suznotu

    Field of Dreams

  • QuidProQuo

    I strongly disagree with “Lawrence of Arabia”. I have tried at least four times to sit through that endless, tiresome, overblown P.O.S. My mini review, “Jesus Christ, not ANOTHER f–cking desert!”

    • Lamdog

      Agree and you can add Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra, the exception of her arrival as also over blown.

  • Diavolino

    Hated, hated, hated Cast Away! Inception was the perfect example of “sometimes more is just too much.”

    • DML3

      Totally agree

    • John

      Loved it!

      • Lee Washington

        Loved it too !!

  • cynthiacgutierrez88

    Interesting to see that 90% of these movies were made before or on 2000

  • Nice one!

  • Tom B

    Those are all great, but Castaway is un-rewatchable!

    • a_2_z

      “Lawrence of Arabia” isn’t even watchable…

      • Katherine McChesney

        I agree. I finally watched it recently and found it to be one of the most boring over-rated films of all time.

      • Janet Lingel Aldrich

        Lawrence of Arabia is awesome!

    • jojo

      I can watch it again but I prefer Joe and the Volcano for a Tom Hanks night.

    • Sean J

      Castaway wasn’t watchable in the first place….it belongs on a list—with Ishtar, Waterworld, etc. It stunk up the entire ocean the island was supposed to be in…

  • Diane Champion Brocker

    Brokeback Mountain

    • ca1

      lol…. seriously??

  • 7beauties

    Angel Heart doesn’t get the love it deserves. Like the shots of fans spinning round, self-reckoning comes full circle. Toto the Hero makes me cry every time I watch it because it’s a mirror unto my disappointments and fears. I just watched The Great Beauty last Sunday evening, hours before it won the Oscar for best foreign language film, and I can’t get it out of my head. It’s a cinematic equivalent of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – a masterpiece any lover of cinema should see. It will make you examine your life.

  • Chili B

    Hollywood Nights, anyone?

  • Willys

    Three movies I’ve always regretted having wasted time on are The Wizard of Oz, Lawrence of Arabia, Apocalypse Now, to which I’ll add Gone With the Wind.

    Have never seen Tootsie and glad I never will.

    • DML3

      No offense but the Wizard of Oz was the most imaginative Movie in the history of film….I’ll give ya Apocalypse & Gone with the Wind though, Hated em both.

  • Kamm

    Lord of War, Donnie Brasco, Life of Brian

  • Guest

    The saddest movie ever : Beaches or Titanic whatever float your boat. Plus both movies got memorable songs

  • 2thumbsup


    • Lamdog

      Rocky One and the first half Rocky III. Give the brother a shot…

  • oldrepo56

    Grapes of Wrath.. For Whom the Bell Tolls.. M (with Peter Lorrie).. Z… The Ox Bow Incident…Paths of Glory…. The Incident…. Double Indemnity…The Exorcist.

    • Lee Washington

      The Exorcist,,, great book,,, horrible movie.

    • Lamdog

      Agree Peter Lorre M, I would imagine just trying to keep it to this century more of less as for The Ox Bow better book than movie.

  • san rafael blue

    Movies I walked out on before the first 30 minutes due to extreme boredom include; Avatar, Shawshank Redemption, Once Is Not Enough (70’s chick flick).

    • BobSmith223

      Shawshank Redemption? Although I’ve only seen it from start to finish maybe once, whenever it’s on TV, I watch most of it. It really is a great movie! I’d say you need to give it a chance. The first 30 minutes is the setup for the rest of the story.

    • Lamdog

      Should have held out for Shawshank. Avatar the movie I hate for the very simple premise. The land worth trillion of dollars, one acre. Sorry you gotta go. That summed up the entire premise for me.

  • DML3

    DR. Zhivago…Bridge over the River Kwai…Platoon…Pappilon

    • Lamdog

      Platoon overrated…

      • Miz Val

        You can’t do a best of movies you’ve never seen unless you do it by decade. “Inception” overrated I fell asleep on it. The 6th sense was one of the best movies that one hit wonder director ever made . I refuse to waste my money or time on any of his productions. Yes, where is” to Kill a Mockingbird”

    • resaanne

      Thank you for saying Papillon!

  • DML3

    Ha Ha!!

  • Scott Brown

    Dude where’s my car!

  • Alex Murphy

    Robocop(The Original)

    • rampantlion

      Thank you…for your cooperation.

  • John

    Peter O’Toole ruefully tells a story about one of the most famous scenes in “Lawrence of Arabia” in which his character rides a camel towards the camera and seems to just magically appear was a double on the camel, not him.

  • Mike

    Can’t have a list like this without The Matrix.

    • rampantlion

      Absolutely agree–one of the best sci-fi movies ever.

  • BobSmith223

    I would add “The Sting” to this list.

    • Lamdog

      Ding Ding Ding, We have a winner: You follow.

  • BobSmith223

    My wife and I watched the Lonesome Dove miniseries on Netflix, and all and all, were kind of dissappointed. It seemed to be an endless stream of depressing events, interspersed with debauchery/immorality. It was hard to root for the lead characters, considering how despicable they really were.

    • TruckinMack

      My son said it was probably the saddest movie he ever watched. Despicable? Jake Spoon? Sure. Some of the cow hands? Maybe. Blue Duck? Absolutely. Gus? Woodrow? Laurie? Clare? I don’t think so. Granted Gus cold cocked a surly bartender for the crime of being surly. Laurie was a one time working girl, and marrying Xavier Wanz was probably her best option. I could go on. I agree with the sadness, the depression felt in the film, but disagree that most everyone was despicable.

    • paganpink

      Read the books then. They are great!

  • BobSmith223

    and 17 people up-voted waterworld? It was so bad it was more of a comedy than an action movie.

    • Chas.

      Waterworld, I believe, was a look into the world’s future; and was depressing because it shows what is happenng when the controlling persons on this Earth act like they don’t have the ability to understand the science involved. Greed and hate override sanity. It was a wake up call! Possibly some will change from being consumed by hate for these or those people or that country and decide to be a helpful, insightful members of society as the world shrinks. Don’t hold your breath!

      • MariettaGator

        Mad Max on jet skis

      • Paul232

        Was that a joke, “Don’t hold your breath”…ha

  • Lamdog

    Would not say Waterworld is better than Inception, it is a much better movie than the critics and box office receipts reflect. Kevin Costner caught the bad end of a pretty decent movie. Dennis Hopper enough said.

  • Lamdog

    Your loss other. Inception is worth the price of a dvd rental and The Quick and The Dead is worth a rainy afternoon.

  • Revelation Knight

    One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

  • HeevenSteven

    If you include Lawrence, you can’t leave out Zhivago..

  • Nev5

    We Were Soldiers, Zulu, Godfather 1 and 2, Usual Suspects

  • Scott McCollum

    The Godfather, One Flew Over the Cu-coos Nest, The Green Mile, ScarFace

  • Krissie

    Personally, I don’t regret not seeing seven of those, and I *do* regret seeing The Sixth Sense and Cast Away. Don’t regret The Wizard of Oz unless I’ve just reread Wicked recently, and I never regret Inception.

  • NVRick

    For a movie with a twist at the end, nothing beats “The Usual Suspects”.

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  • Mike

    2001: a film that should be included in every great movies list!

  • a_2_z

    “Cast Away” doesn’t belong on this list.

    Yes, maybe it was a tour
    de force ego movie for Tom Hanks to show what he could do all by his
    lonesome, and the lengths he would go to prep for the movie (gain and
    then lose all that weight, something like 40+ lbs).

    However, it
    was not a “great” movie; not a classic like many of the others on the
    list. It is not one of those movies that I would sit down and watch
    every time I happened to chance on it because it is “just that good”
    (script, acting, direction, cinematography, etc.).

    There are many
    better choices than “Cast Away” for a spot on this list – among the
    ones others have mentioned, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Field of Dreams,”

  • a_2_z

    I like the photo for movie #9, “The Sixth Sense” – that particular shot of Haley Joel Osment is what I envision Bill Clinton must have looked like as a kid.

    (And it’s true what the author said about M. Night Shyamalan – he came out of nowhere and hit a home run with “The Sixth Sense,” and every movie of his after that was force fit to try to have his “trademarked” twist ending. His signature twist overshadowed the actual storyline of the subsequent movies because you were always trying to guess what the twist would be at the end. Distracting.)

  • Umesh

    Hey John,
    What a wonderful movie Forrest Gump is, thanks for suggesting such a great movie

    • bob

      forest jump was one of the worst ever made movies. It supports the notion of the americian dream that you can be a complete numb nuts and make money and be famous from being retarded. It is simply embarrassing, like the americian dream

      • sfwm.son

        it is also horribly edited…a peeve of mine.

      • Truth928

        It True . What a mindless, shallow, joke of a movie made for the simpleton American mind…EMBARRASSING.

      • Realist

        “. . . you can be a complete numb nuts and make money and be famous from being retarded.”

        You’ve just described 95% of America’s CEOs and 100% of all reality TV “stars”.

      • geekmee

        Hint: Forrest Gump…. Was NOT about Forrest Gump.

  • chris

    While I agree with few: The Wizard of Oz(39) – a classic, Casablanca(42) – one of the best, and Shawshank(94) – very respected and tender. I disagree with the others: Lawrence(62) – too much of an epic to be a must-see, Chinatown(74) – Nicholson is better in two other films, Apocalypse Now(79), Sophie’s Choice & Tootsie(82), Sixth Sense(99) – twist endings don’t make the entire film worthwhile, Castaway(2000) and Inception(10) – why just not Memento(2000), it had a more intelligent story structure.

    While this is all a matter of opinion and subjectivity, my proposals for the remaining other eight films are: Citizen Kane(41) – innovative and timeless (like trying to explain the early Beatles), It’s a Wonderful Life(46) – for being the Shawshank of Christmas, from the 60s, either one of The Sound of Music(65) – for its greatness as a musical (a form Hollywood lost for a while), or The Graduate(67) – an auteur piece that still resonates today, The Godfather(72) – how was this not on the list?, Star Wars(77) – the most famous Sci-Fi flick, and from the 80s, either Back to the Future(85) – a perfectly written script, or The Breakfast Club(85) – for us that ever went to high school, and lastly, Jurassic Park(93) – Spielberg at his best.

    Pick one from the 60s andor 80s. I will option in either One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest(75) – Nicholson being great, or Easy Rider(69) – Nicholson’s breaking out & a low budget, timely film. The other 80s choices I propose: Ghostbusters(84) the first to mix comedy & special effects so masterfully, and Clue(85) for just simply being hilarious.

    • Steve

      “Too much of an epic to be a must see”? What does that mean?

      I very much like your additions. Except for these: “It’s a Wonderful Life” is in no way a great film. It’s just a holiday institution. If you’re going to choose a Star Wars film it has to be “The Empire Strikes Back” (easily the best one). “Fast Times…” or “Sixteen Candle” (if you want a John Hughes film) are both better than “The Breakfast Club.” And finally, “Jurassic Park” was definitely not Spielberg at his best. “E.T.” was.

  • Ben Lutgens

    I would not call the acting in Wizard of Oz exceptional. It’s pretty cheesy by todays standards.

    • Jim Emerson

      What are today’s acting standards for a children’s musical fantasy shot entirely on soundstages?

  • Mr_Democrat

    A Clockwork Orange

  • pilgrim4jc

    Mall Cop!

  • BMette

    Erich von Stroheim’s “Greed”.

  • Pet_Orange

    No regrets not seeing any of these but what kid hasn’t seen “Wizard of Oz”? If anything, watch “Apollo 13”.

  • paganpink

    Braveheart was great and can be watched repeatedly. Try that with Tootsie for goodness sake…

  • jabbers

    Castaway is just too much of Tom Hanks.

  • MariettaGator

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is better than Sixth Sense (which was boring and trite if you guessed the surprise ending 10 minutes into the story)

  • MariettaGator

    The Commitments!

    • rampantlion

      Excellent choice! So, Jimmy, what was the key to your success?

  • Wally Bobo

    WHAT? NO WAY, THE TOP 11 ARE…The Jerk, Caddy Shack, Blues Brothers, Meatballs, Animal House, Outlaw Josey Wales, Top Gun, Star Wars (most of em), Silverado, Iron Man (all of em) & Twilight…..aww, just pulling your chain about Twilight, it sucks….last movie would be the classic, Dr. Detroit…phych.

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  • sheldonpadawer

    What about Porky’s? Yes – I have seen the 11, but the vomit scene in the fancy restaurant is simply classic; and really who can forget “Has anyone seen Mike Hunt.”

  • mat

    Is everyone taking crazy pills?! Fargo, fer chrissake. And I agree. Most of these are movies that you will not regret not watching. The entire concept is flawed, but I read the list, and comments, so shame on me. But really, Fargo. You will regret not seeing Fargo.

  • Donna

    What’s wrong with you people? FARGO should have been the first last and middle of that list!

    • BobSmith223

      I made the mistake of watching Fargo recently! One of the worst movies I have seen, not because of bad acting or filmography, but because it was just a totally depressing film starring totally amoral characters. Why watch a movie that doesn’t entertain you (and if you are entertained by Fargo, you should probably see a psychologist).

      • Steve

        If you can’t separate movies from real life maybe you should see one.

  • ca1

    what about:
    Gone With the Wind
    Deer Hunter?…

  • grammylove

    I loved “All About Eve” with Bette Davis and “Imitation of Life” with Lana Turner!

  • Gradivus

    The theatrical release of “Apocalypse Now” was one of the best movies ever made. The later-released “Redux” version was one of the worst. The difference between them shows the value of good editing.

  • Fritz vonMaybach

    thank you

  • Dan the Movie Fan

    Who hasn’t seen these movies? I was expecting some obscure movie list. So here’s one. Here is the best movie you have never seen. 1987’s The Race for the Double Helix. It won the 1988 BAFTA for best single drama. Amazing plot. Amazing performances. I don’t have any idea where you would see it at. I don’t think it is online anywhere, and I don’t think it ever came out on video or DVD. I happened to catch it in the mid-90s on A&E. Would sure be great if it were out there somewhere.

    So here’s a top 5 of movies you may not have seen that are great movies and should be available somewhere.

    1) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    2) Tombstone
    3) Leon (the European release of The Professional)
    4) Breakfast at Tiffany’s (I thought everyone had seen this, but to my surprise my ex-wife had not until she married me.)
    5) True Romance (it has a scene with Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper that is the best 8 minutes ever put on film).

  • john

    Castaway sucked

  • Jessalyn Champignon

    Seriously? Who hasn’t seen The Wizard of Oz?

  • JaquieBleu

    “Heart of Darkness” was required reading in grad school, and I got a WHOLE new appreciation for the adaptation. . .adaptations = Good. Remakes = Bad.

    • jb

      Also, it’s about the Belgian colonial period in Congo, not the British.

  • Guest

    Then you have lost lots of great movies and great performance.

  • Dittodaisy14

    Some I’ve seen, a few I haven’t… I did see Apocalypse Now and IMO it does not belong on this list at all… I thought it was horrible and boring …

    • Joseph Minardi

      What are you, twelve?

  • Excidium

    Castaway should be on the list of movies you WILL regret watching. I think Star Wars should on this list.

  • rampantlion

    A good list, John. “The Blue Max” is one of my favorites. The scene where the two rivals take turns flying under the bridge is breath-taking! IMHO, I would add these to the list:
    “Von Ryan’s Express”, “The Great Escape”, “THX1138” (George Lucas’ first film), “2001, A Space Odyssey”, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, “Dune”, “Alien” (the original), “The Bourne Identity”, “3 Days of the Condor”, “The Mask”, “The Andromeda Strain” (the original), “Blade Runner”, “Caddyshack”, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, “The Sand Pebbles”, “The Sting”, “Tron” (the original), “Gorky Park”, “The Last of the Mohicans”, “Wayne’s World” and “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (so you can see how many rip-offs there were). As you can tell, I’m a bit of a sci-fi buff…

  • Vincent Jackson

    Dude whatever!!..The movie was great!!!..And it wasn’t all lies!.

  • A great film. Atrocious history.

  • koz

    Inception sucked!

  • JFXP

    I can’t believe Destroy All Monsters didn’t make this list. What the heck is wrong with you people?

    • catalinda8

      And no Attack of the Killer Tomatoes? Or Zardoz? C’mon…

  • Terry

    1) Wrong
    2) More wrong – Try the more recent English version. Much better, better writing better acting.

  • Terry

    ‘The Mouse That Roared’ – Peter Sellers plays 3 (4?) parts. Made in 1963. there is a scene in which ALL the characters speak absolute gibberish with straight faces that is beyond funny, especially if one were to light up a doob before it.

    ‘Random Harvest’ 1942, Greer Garson, Ronald Coleman. All time cry movie.

    ‘The Aristocats’ – last Disney movie before he died. The 2 spinster English sisters on vacation are hilarious.

  • thinkingabovemypaygrade

    The Lives of Others (German made film of a few years ago); Judgment at Nuremburg ;and High Noon – the Gary Cooper image used by Solidarity to fight the bad guys (google Gary Cooper Solidarity Poster to read up if you don’t know what amazing thing happened in the 1980s!!!)

  • thinkingabovemypaygrade

    Ten Commandments, Jesus of Nazareth (TV miniseries), are two others.

    • catalinda8

      Ben Hur was a good one too.

  • Some of the choices (Sophie’s Choice, Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia) were understandable. Others, not so much. That “2001: A Space Odyssey” didn’t make the list is unforgivable.

  • jojo

    Here is my shortlist in no particular order. Some of these have already been mentioned:

    Citizen Kane
    Caine Mutiny
    African Queen
    Dr. Zhivago
    Sound of Music
    The Killing Fields
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Night of the Living Dead
    Rebel Without a Cause
    The Grapes of Wrath
    Being There – Peter Sellars
    The Big Lebowski
    The Godfather I and II
    Clockwork Orange
    Million Dollar Baby

    • catalinda8

      Lots of my favorites on your list. Lawrence of Arabia is my favorite movie of all time. I might add The Day the Earth Stood Still, Bladerunner, Ben Hur, Jaws, and LA Confidential.

  • Nice Job There…

    you didn’t spell Vietnam right. It’s one word.

    • Blackcap Conure

      At the time he’s writing about, it was spelled Viet Nam, two words.

  • JSain

    The Sound of Music?
    It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World?
    The Andromeda Strain?

  • James Meredith

    actually u can feel free to skip almost all of these. most people under 21 WILL skip most of these anyway. yes they are good movies, no they will not change your life. they will entertain you for a brief moment. these are mostly movies my grandparents saw as teenagers. they will not hold the attention of a younger generation. we saw these in my highschool english class, 90% of the class fell asleep. that was 15 years ago. btw castaway is perhaps one of the most boring movies ever made if your audience is in school, and its still pretty damned boring 15 years later. took 5 attempts but i finally finished it.

  • BadNewz730

    Inception? Really?

  • Travis

    Forrest Gump should have been on this list instead of Inception.

  • jcrouse22

    How can you ‘regret’ not seeing a movie. If you didn’t choose to watch it you have
    no knowledge of what you missed. Regret is a wrong word to use for this article.

  • Knuckledrager

    I submit “Plan 9 from Outer Space”. A true movie masterpiece.

  • Saul Goode

    2001 A Space Odyssey
    The Godfather
    North by Northwest

    • Waiting to be approved

      Not a Godfather fan, but I can’t say it was a bad movie.

  • CaptVirgilHilts

    The Apartment is a better movie then Irma la Douce

  • jaws_fan

    I was with you until “Inception”. That is an unwatchable movie. Interesting concept but poorly written and executed.

    “The Sixth Sense” — am I the only one who figured it out almost immediately? Bruce Willis’ character gets shot in the gut but a crazy man, then the film cuts to him at another location making a less-than-subtle reference to his now-healed wound? That was a major red flag.

  • Cronk

    The Third Man and Apocalypto, Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Stagecoach.

  • phurface

    The Green Mile

  • Tom

    You’re nuts to include “Tootsie” in a list that is otherwise stellar.

  • Tom

    “Dr. Strangelove” should make the list. And for new movies, I was stunned by “American Hustle.” Superb. Curious that neither “Godfather” I or II made the list.

  • Virgo47

    The Congo was colonized by the Belgians.

  • movie man

    I went to sleep trying to watch the sixth sense. It was the WORST movie i EVER watched. Castaway???? PLEASE!!!! got so bored watching him talk to the ball. I rank it as the 2nd worst movie ever. I find only 2 movies that are great on this list.

  • 4chambers

    Children of Men

  • Al Ceeingi

    Sophies Choice, what a snore fest.

  • JB

    Meh.. Whoever wrote this has a terrible taste in film.

  • Bobo Brazil

    Castaway is among Hanks’ worst movies.

  • Bobo Brazil

    Lawrence of Arabia is longer than a 17-inning baseball game and even more boring.

  • Bobo Brazil

    Your statement is a complete and utter falsehood.

  • bobob

    Half a decade difference in Butch Cassidy and Sundance and Chinatown.

  • s1974x

    How can I regret NOT watching a movie? You won’t know a movie is great unless you watch it and then you will not be in a position to regret not watching it.

  • achtung14a

    Sheen wasn’t a “would be” assassin. He assassinated Kurtz.

  • jmc

    No way is Inception a must-see over Matrix. Regardless of how badly the W siblings F$%’d it up with the sequels.

  • Calvin J. Adolph

    Imitation of Life

  • VicioousAlienKlown

    Saving Private Ryan should knock out that boring movie Sophie’s Choice.

    • Steve

      Dude, seriously? Not every movie can be for young guys. Sophie’s Choice is a true classic, even if it’s not your speed.

  • Cindy Brown | Atlanta

    And like any good narrative, there are other valid interpretations. Forrest’s Mom loved him so much she was willing to sleep with the school principal. Gini’s father molested her. His Mom’s love was the wind beneath his wings. Her Dad’s scorn was the oil on hers.

    • Garth Aamodt

      Sure the best movies have multiple layers. But I doubt most people would say the movie was about how retarded people get rich and famous. That’s probably the ONE plot line that would not be a valid interpretation.

  • FrankPoole61

    I don’t regret not watching Cast Away. I regret watching it.

  • Ray S

    I can’t believe Tootsie was rated over To Kill a Mockingbird. I know these lists are just made to provoke comments but come on be real.

  • J S

    And not one Adam Sandler or Tyler Perry movie!?

  • sfwm.son

    Never ever EVER watch any of these on AMC….you’ll regret it immediately, and forever.

  • walkingman717

    … com’on, Lawrence of Arabia and Castaway sucked; several of the others were average. To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sting, The Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Oh, Brother, Fargo…

  • Janet Lingel Aldrich

    Thanks to my husband, who has great taste in movies, I’ve seen most of these. I do question a couple that I’m not sure should be there …

  • Brooks Hyde

    SOPHIE’S CHOICE! The writer of the book William Styron is my cousin! That just made my day to see that on this list. I am not crapping you when I say that he really is my cousin. 😀

  • Ellamenta

    You should add My Favorite Year (Peter O’Toole), The Last Emperor (John Lone and Bernardo Bertolucci), The Big Country (Gregory Peck), and Key Largo (Bogart and too many other greats to mention).

  • Chroniqle

    What about Sinasamba kita and Bituin Walang Ningning with Sharon Cuneta?

  • Truth928

    Tragic .Shawshank Redemption LOSES to Forrest Gump…an SAD indication of our mentally challenged society

  • Bula

    Overboard ?????? “Overboard !!!! That was easily one of the worst movies ever made.

  • Ole Buck

    Of course any list is subjective, but whoever made this list has clearly not seen many older films from the “Golden Age of Hollywood”. I understand most youngsters today totally dismiss any black and white film.
    That said There is nothing very memorable about numbers 5,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,16,18. John Ford directed more memorable films than this, yet none are on the list. Stagecoach, How Green Was My Valley, My Darling Clementine, Grapes of Wrath, just to name a few. How about Alfred Hitchcock’s many masterpieces? North by Northwest, Psycho, Notorious, Rear Window, plus lots of other films. You could include The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Taxi Driver, The Godfather, The Last Picture Show, Maltese Falcon, I can go on. My point is this cinema was not invented in 1990. Expand your mind and your viewing pleasure by taking in some old ones and some black and white gems.

    • Steve

      I have to say that I found “How Green Was My Valley” to be the most boring Oscar-winning movie in history. But your overall point is valid.

  • jeremypw

    Chacon a son goute “Tootsie, Grease, Inception, Splash?” Thank God for diversity in taste.

  • Gump=Chump

    If “you never know what you’re gonna get” was the depth, the movie was treading shallow water.

    Have you ever looked in a box of chocolates? THERE IS NO DEPTH!

    It was an Oscarbait quote, written with the full intention to be quoted by everyone (except me) who saw the film.

  • steve

    I can not believe Overboard and Castaway were included on this list. Master and Commander is underrated, but it also doesn’t belong with this list of classics.

  • Steve

    Gladiator was a complete rip off of Braveheart just set to Roman times. All the way to the death journey to the dead beloved.

  • steve

    Or it says that there have only been 14 years of movies after 2000 and almost 100 years of movies before.

  • Steve

    You don’t like Streep’s acting in Sophie’s Choice but have no issue with Heston’s overacting in Ben Hur? Give me a break.

  • steve

    While you’re at it, make sure to watch every Peter Sellers film. You’ll start to appreciate his genius. Same with Chaplin films.

  • Ole Buck

    As good as Shawshank is, Pulp Fiction was better. Downright brilliant.

  • Michael Devine

    Fiddler on the Roof. Simply one of the best of all time.

  • Katie Hex Woods

    I regret watching Grease and Gone with the Wind.