1001 films you should see before you die at BU Library

imag01942There are a series of books called “The 1001 _____ you should _____ before you die.” This can be movies, TV shows, books, songs, video games, etc.  Well, based on this wikia page, I wanted to see how many of these films that our students here at Bellevue University have access to through either our physical collection or our streaming collection. Below is our full list with links to each of the 300+ films that you have access to through our library collection. I know, right?! Who knew we had so many great films available?

The vast majority of the films are available through streaming; however, some of them are only available through DVD:

  1. A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage Dans La Lune)(1902)
  2. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
  3. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  4. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) and (DVD)
  5. Way Down East (1920)
  6. Within Our Gates (1920)
  7. Orphans of the Storm (1921)
  8. The Phantom Carriage (Körkarlen) (1921)
  9. Häxan (1923)
  10. Foolish Wives (1922)
  11. Nanook of the North (1922)
  12. Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror (1922)
  13. Our Hospitality (1923)
  14. The Last Laugh (Der Letzte Mann) (1924)
  15. Strike (Stachka) (1924)
  16. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  17. The Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potyomkin) (1925)
  18. The Gold Rush (1925)
  19. Metropolis (1927)
  20. The General (1927)
  21. The Kid Brother (1927)
  22. The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc) (1928)
  23. An Andalusian Dog (Un Chien Andalou) (1928)
  24. Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)
  25. Storm Over Asia (Potomok Chingis-khana) (1928)
  26. A Throw of Dice (Prapancha Pash) (1929)
  27. The Man with the Movie Camera (Chelovek S Kinoapparatom) (1929)
  28. Pandora’s Box (Die Büchse der Pandora) (1929)
  29. Earth (Zemlya) (1930)
  30. Tabu (1931)
  31. City Lights (1931)
  32. Frankenstein (1931)
  33. M (1931)
  34. The Million (Le Million) (1931)
  35. Boudu Saved from Drowning (Boudu Sauvé des Eaux) (1932)
  36. Freaks (1932)
  37. Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willens) (1934)
  38. L’Atalante (1934)
  39. The 39 Steps (1935)
  40. My Man Godfrey (1936)
  41. Modern Times (1936)
  42. A Day in the Country (Une Partie de Campagne) (1936)
  43. Stagecoach (1939)
  44. Gone With the Wind (1939)
  45. The Rules of the Game (La Régle du Jeu) (1939)
  46. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  47. His Girl Friday (1940)
  48. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  49. Citizen Kane (1941)
  50. To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
  51. Casablanca (1942)
  52. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (Ivan Groznyj) (1944)
  53. Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars’ Plot (Ivan Groznyj: Skaz Vtoroy – Boyarskiy Zagovor) (1958)
  54. Detour (1945)
  55. The Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) (1945)
  56. Rome, Open City (Roma, Città Aperta) (1945)
  57. Paisan (Paisà) (1946)
  58. Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) (1946)
  59. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  60. The Stranger (1946)
  61. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
  62. The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di Biciclette) (1948)
  63. Louisiana Story (1948)
  64. Orpheus (Orphée) (1950)
  65. Rashomon (1950)
  66. All About Eve (1950)
  67. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  68. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  69. Singin’ In the Rain (1952)
  70. To Live (Ikiru) (1952)
  71. Umberto D (1952)
  72. The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d’or) (1953)
  73. Summer with Monika (Sommaren med Monika) (1953)
  74. The Earrings of Madame De… (Madame De…) (1953)
  75. Wages of Fear (Le Salaire de la Peur) (1953)
  76. Tokyo Story (1953)
  77. Tales of Ugetsu (Ugetsu Monogatari) (1953)
  78. Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (1953)
  79. On the Waterfront (1954)
  80. The Road (La Strada) (1954) (Streaming)
  81. Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) (1954)
  82. Sansho the Bailiff (Sanshô Dayû) (1954)
  83. Animal Farm (1954)
  84. The Sins of Lola Montes (Lola Montès) (1955)
  85. Pather Panchali (1955)
  86. Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) (1955) and (DVD)
  87. Guys and Dolls (1955)
  88. Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens Leende) (1955)
  89. The Searchers (1956)
  90. A Man Escaped (Un Condamné à Mort s’est Échappé ou le Vent Souffle où il Veut) (1956)
  91. Throne of Blood (Kumonosu Jo) (1957)
  92. The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) (1957)
  93. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  94. Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället) (1957)
  95. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
  96. The Unvanquished (Aparajito) (1957)
  97. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  98. Gigi (1958)
  99. Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i Diament) (1958)
  100. The Music Room (Jalsaghar) (1958)
  101. My Uncle (Mon Oncle) (1958)
  102. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  103. North by Northwest (1959)
  104. The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups) (1959)
  105. Pickpocket (1959)
  106. Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) (1959) and (DVD)
  107. Shadows (1959)
  108. The World of Apu (Apur Sansar) (1959)
  109. Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) (1959)
  110. Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux Sans Visage) (1960)
  111. The Adventure (L’Avventura) (1960)
  112. Breathless (A Bout de Souffle) (1960)
  113. Psycho (1960)
  114. Shoot the Piano Player (Tirez sur le Pianiste) (1960)
  115. Black Sunday (La Maschera del Demonio / Revenge of the Vampire) (1960)
  116. Viridiana (1961)
  117. The Pier (La Jetée) (1962)
  118. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  119. Lola (1961)
  120. The Night (La Notte) (1961)
  121. Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en Spegel) (1961)
  122. Chronicle of a Summer (Chronique d’un Été) (1961)
  123. Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) (1962)
  124. My Life to Live (Vivre sa Vie: Film en Douze Tableaux) (1962)
  125. An Autumn Afternoon (Sanma no Aji) (1962)
  126. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  127. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  128. The Eclipse (L’Eclisse) (1962)
  129. The Exterminating Angel (El Ángel Exterminador) (1962)
  130. Jules and Jim (Jules et Jim) (1962)
  131. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  132. 8 1/2 (1963)
  133. Shock Corridor (1963)
  134. Winter Light (Nattvardsgästerna) (1963)
  135. My Fair Lady (1964)
  136. The Red Desert (Il Deserto Rosso) (1964)
  137. Woman in the Dunes (Suna no Onna) (1964)
  138. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  139. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
  140. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) (1964)
  141. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  142. Juliet of the Spirits (Giuletta Degli Spiriti) (1965)
  143. The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1965) and DVD of French Version
  144. Chimes at Midnight (Campanadas a Medianoche) (1965)
  145. Les Diaboliques (1954)
  146. Daisies (Sedmikrasky) (1966)
  147. Persona (1966)
  148. Balthazar (Au Hasard Balthazar) (1966)
  149. Belle de Jour (1967)
  150. Hulot’s Holiday (Les Vacances de M. Hulot) (1953)
  151. Playtime (1967)
  152. The Graduate (1967)
  153. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) (1967)
  154. The Godson (Le Samouraï) (1967)
  155. Closely Watched Trains (Ostre Sledované Vlaky) (1967)
  156. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  157. Marketa Lazarová (1967)
  158. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  159. Once Upon a Time in the West (C’era una Volta il West) (1968)
  160. Faces (1968)
  161. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  162. David Holzman’s Diary (1968)
  163. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  164. Fellini Satyricon (1969)
  165. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Rublyov) (1966)
  166. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  167. Easy Rider (1969)
  168. In the Year of the Pig (1969)
  169. My Night at Maud’s (Ma Nuit Chez Maud) (1969)
  170. Tristana (1970)
  171. The Conformist (Il Conformista) (1970)
  172. Patton (1970)
  173. Gimme Shelter (1970)
  174. Dirty Harry (1971)
  175. Walkabout (1971)
  176. Murmur of the Heart (Le Souffle au Coeur) (1971)
  177. Deliverance (1972)
  178. Cabaret (1972)
  179. Solaris (Solyaris) (1972)
  180. The Godfather (1972)
  181. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra Von Kant) (1972)
  182. Enter the Dragon (1973)
  183. The Exorcist (1973)
  184. F for Fake (Vérités et Mensonges) (1973)
  185. Amarcord (1973)
  186. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  187. The Conversation (1974)
  188. Chinatown (1974)
  189. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
  190. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf) (1974)
  191. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  192. Cria! (Cría Cuervos) (1975)
  193. Jaws (1975)
  194. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
  195. Network (1976)
  196. Taxi Driver (1976)
  197. In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no Corrida) (1976)
  198. Star Wars (1977)
  199. Annie Hall (1977)
  200. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  201. Eraserhead (1977)
  202. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  203. My Brilliant Career (1979)
  204. The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun) (1979)
  205. Manhattan (1979)
  206. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  207. All That Jazz (1979)
  208. The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (1979)
  209. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  210. The Last Metro (Le Dernier Métro) (1980)
  211. Loulou (1980)
  212. Raging Bull (1980)
  213. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  214. The Boat (Das Boot) (1981)
  215. Gallipoli (1981)
  216. T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  217. Blade Runner (1982)
  218. Diner (1982)
  219. Gandhi (1982)
  220. The Night of the Shooting Stars (La Notte di San Lorenzo) (1982)
  221. A Christmas Story (1983)
  222. The Right Stuff (1983)
  223. The Big Chill (1983)
  224. Sunless (Sans Soleil) (1983)
  225. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
  226. El Norte (1983)
  227. Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
  228. Ghostbusters (1984)
  229. Paris, Texas (1984)
  230. The Killing Fields (1984)
  231. Stranger than Paradise (1984)
  232. Amadeus (1984)
  233. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
  234. The Color Purple (1985)
  235. The Official Story (La Historia Oficial) (1985)
  236. Platoon (1986)
  237. Down By Law (1986)
  238. Aliens (1986)
  239. The Fly (1986)
  240. Sherman’s March (1986)
  241. Goodbye Children (Au Revoir les Enfants) (1987)
  242. Brightness (Yeelen) (1987)
  243. Wings of Desire (Der Himmel Über Berlin) (1987)
  244. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  245. Babette’s Feast (Babbetes Gaestebud) (1987)
  246. Moonstruck (1987)
  247. Wall Street (1987)
  248. The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988)
  249. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  250. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  251. Glory (1989)
  252. Do the Right Thing (1989)
  253. Roger & Me (1989) (DVD)
  254. Close-Up (Nema-ye Nazdik) (1990)
  255. Once Upon a Time in China (Wong Fei-Hung) (1991)
  256. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  257. The Double Life of Veronique (La Double Vie de Véronique) (1991)
  258. Tongues Untied (1989)
  259. The Player (1992)
  260. Unforgiven (1992)
  261. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
  262. The Blue Kite (Lan Feng Zheng) (1993)
  263. Schindler’s List (1993)
  264. Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu) (1993)
  265. Farewell My Concubine (Ba Wang Bie Ji) (1993)
  266. The Wedding Banquet (Hsi Yen) (1993)
  267. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  268. Three Colors: Red (Trois Couleurs: Rouge) (1994)
  269. Hoop Dreams (1994)
  270. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
  271. Forrest Gump (1994)
  272. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  273. The Kingdom (Riget) (1994)
  274. Braveheart (1995)
  275. Se7en (1995)
  276. Fargo (1996)
  277. Scream (1996)
  278. The English Patient (1996)
  279. Breaking the Waves (1996)
  280. Independence Day (1996)
  281. Kundun (1997)
  282. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  283. The Thin Red Line (1998)
  284. Tetsuo (1989)
  285. Audition (Ōdishon) (1999)
  286. American Beauty (1999)
  287. The Matrix (1999)
  288. The Wind Will Carry Us (Bād mā rā Khāhad Bord) (1999)
  289. In the Mood for Love (Dut Yeung Nin Wa) (2000)
  290. Gladiator (2000)
  291. Amores Perros (2000)
  292. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo Hu Cang Long) (2000)
  293. Traffic (2000)
  294. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  295. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  296. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  297. The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) (2001)
  298. Moulin Rouge (2001)
  299. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
  300. Gangs of New York (2002)
  301. Bowling for Columbine (2002)
  302. The Pianist (2002)
  303. Far from Heaven (2002)
  304. Oldboy (2003)
  305. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003)
  306. Lost in Translation (2003)
  307. Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)
  308. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
  309. Crash (2004)
  310. Sideways (2004)
  311. A Very Long Engagement (Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles) (2004)
  312. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  313. Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) (2006)
  314. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
  315. Once (2006)
  316. Children of Men (2006)
  317. Volver (2006)
  318. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  319. Atonement (2007)
  320. No Country for Old Men (2007)
  321. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon) (2007)
  322. The Hurt Locker (2008)
  323. The Dark Knight (2008)
  324. The Wrestler (2008)
  325. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  326. Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (2009)
  327. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  328. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
  329. Black Swan (2010)
  330. Inception (2010)
  331. The Social Network (2010)
  332. The King’s Speech (2010)
  333. Le Havre (2011)
  334. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
  335. Lincoln (2012)
  336. Django Unchained (2012)
  337. Argo (2012)
  338. Skyfall (2012)
  339. Gravity (2013)
  340. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  341. The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza) (2013)
  342. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  343. Nebraska (2013)
  344. A Touch of Sin (Tian zhu ding) (2013) and (DVD)
  345. Ida (2013)
  346. Boyhood (2014)
  347. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
  348. Whiplash (2014)
  349. The Theory of Everything (2014)
  350. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Whew! That’s quite the list. If you clicked on a few of these titles, you may have noticed that the majority of them come from the Kanopy video database, which has access to a vast amount of the Criterion collection films. Some of the earlier works, before 1928, are in the public domain and can be accessed from Archive.org.

Anything on this list interest you? Do you have a favorite from this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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