6 Movies Everyone Should See at Least Once in Their Lifetime

If you haven’t seen these movies, what are you waiting for? You won’t find any hidden gems on this list; you may have already seen most of them. If there are any on this list that you still need to see, bump them up your watchlist.

These are bucket-list movies you can’t possibly justify leaving unwatched.

Francis Ford Coppola blessed the world with two masterpieces in a two-year span, offering over six total hours of Don Corleone, Michael Corleone, Fredo, Clemenza, Tom Hagen, Don Fanucci, Sollozzo, the Feast of San Gennaro, Sicily, vendettas, revenge, domestic disputes, fraternal backstabbing, and cinematic excellence.

1. The Godfather I & II (1972 and 1974)

It wouldn’t be right to publish this list without Martin Scorsese. While Goodfellas, Casino, Taxi Driver, and other Scorsese films are must-see-before-you-die material, The Departed proved that Scorsese could adapt seamlessly to cinema’s never-ending evolution.

2. The Departed (2006)

Does any film turn your stomach as consistently (or relentlessly) as The Silence of the Lambs? Jonathan Demme’s thriller based on Thomas Harris’ source novel brought Hannibal Lecter to life in a horrifying fashion, delivering twists and unexpected turns until the very end.

3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Matrix is much more than an ahead-of-its-time sci-fi classic that broke cinematic barriers and worked out viewers’ neurons with an original premise inspired by Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, though it is certainly that.

4. The Matrix (1999)

While the 1997 television movie remake is a standout film in its own right, the original 12 Angry Men earned a rare 9.0 rating on IMDb, a feat so uncommon that it may as well be a 10.

5. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Speculation is that the movie, which is an unnerving adventure into mansion parties guarded by iron gates and code words, is more derived from reality than audience members would like to believe.

6. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

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