The past month I watched a ridiculous amount of movies, so I decided to compile it into a list. Ranked in chronological order. I enjoyed all of these, but my absolute favourites are bolded (there are many of them, though).

This list excludes foreign language films – which probably was a solid 50% of the movies I watched last month – except a few very famous ones, because I'm making another list for that.

Le Voyage Dans La Lune (short)

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Dir. Geoges Méliès, 1902. Starring Victor André, George Méliès (uncredited).

Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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Dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1964. Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott.
– Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

The Shawshank Redemption

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Dir. Frank Drabaont, 1994. Starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman.
– Get busy living, or get busy dying.

12 Angry Men

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Dir. Sidney Lumet, 1957. Starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb.
– I just think we owe him a few words, that's all.

The Great Train Robbery (short)

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Dir. Edwin S. Porter, 1903. Starring A.C. Abadie, Justus D. Barnes (uncredited).


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Dir. Christopher Nolan, 2000. Starring Guy Pearce.
– If we can't make memories, we can't heal.

The Godfather

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Dir. Francis Ford Coppola, 1972. Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino.
– Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

The Princess Bride

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Dir. Rob Reiner, 1987. Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin.
– My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!

The Usual Suspects

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Dir. Bryan Singer, 1995. Starring Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne.
– The greatest trick the devil ever pulled, was convincing the world he didn't exist.


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Dir. Martin Scorsese, 1990. Starring Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci.
– As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster.


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Dir. Ivan Reitman, 1984. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd.
– We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!


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Dir. Christopher Nolan, 2010. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ellen Page.
– You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


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Dir. Woody Allen, 1979. Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton.
– My analyst warned me, but you were so beautiful I got another analyst.

Singin’ in the Rain

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Dir. Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952. Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds.
– She can't act, she can't sing, she can't dance. A triple threat.

Taxi Driver

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Dir. Martin Scorsese, 1976. Starring Robert de Niro, Jodie Foster.
– Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape.

The Third Man

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Dir. Carol Reed, 1949. Starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles.
– In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

Soylent Green

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Dir. Richard Fleischer, 1973. Starring Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young.
– You know, when I was a kid, food was food. Before our scientific magicians poisoned the water, polluted the soil, decimated plant and animal life.


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Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960. Starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins.
– We all go a little mad sometimes.


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Dir. Damien Chazelle, 2014. Starring Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons.
– Not my fucking tempo!

The Big Lebowski

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Dir. the Coen brothers, 1998. Starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore.
– Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

Catch Me If You Can

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Dir. Steven Spielberg, 2002. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks.
– People only know what you tell them.

Lola Rennt / Run Lola Run

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Dir. Tom Tykwer, 1998. Starring Franka Potente.
– What happened to you? Did you run here?

Good Will Hunting

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Dir. Gus Van Sant, 1997. Starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck.
– Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In 20 years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.


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Dir. Dennis Villeneuve, 2016. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forrest Whitaker.
– Language is the foundation of civilization. It is the glue that holds a people together. It is the first weapon drawn in a conflict.

The Social Network

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Dir. David Fincher, 2010. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake.
– You know, you really don't need a forensics team to get to the bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook.

Brokeback Mountain

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Dir. Ang Lee, 2005. Starring Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal.
– Brokeback got us good, don't it?

Mean Streets

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Dir. Martin Scorsese, 1973. Starring Robert de Niro, Harvey Keitel.
– You don't make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets.

Det Sjunde Inseglet / The Seventh Seal

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Dir. Ingmar Bergman, 1957. Starring Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Max Von Sydow.
– This is my hand. I can turn it. The blood is still running in it. The sun is still in the sky and the wind is blowing. And I... I, Antonius Block, play chess with Death.
(adapted from Swedish)

East of Eden

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Dir. Elia Kazan, 1955. Starring James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey.
– I've been jealous all my life. Jealous, I couldn't even stand it. Tonight, I even tried to buy your love, but now I don't want it anymore... I can't use it anymore. I don't want any kind of love anymore. It doesn't pay off.

When Harry Met Sally

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Dir. Rob Reiner, 1989. Starring Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal.
– You know, you may be the first attractive woman I've not wanted to sleep with in my entire life.