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Watch 50 Great Movies

A guide by Sean Krueger (Indianapolis, IN)
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My 50 Greatest Movies Ever

Just my humble opinion here, but I think this list would be a great "getting started guide" for anyone who is just starting out watching movies. It's a nice mix of old and new classics with many genres represented as well. It is a little "epic heavy," but most epics I have included deserve to be here. Anyway, enjoy and feel free to write me to argue/disagree with my selections!

1. Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope (Widescreen Edition)
2. The Godfather (Widescreen Edition)
3. The Shawshank Redemption (Two-Disc Special Edition)
4. Alien (The Director's Cut)
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Two-Disc Widescreen Theatrical Edition)
6. Band of Brothers
7. The Godfather: Part II
8. Jaws (Widescreen Anniversary Collector's Edition)
9. From the Earth to the Moon - The Signature Edition
10. Rear Window (Universal Legacy Series)
11. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Special Edition)
12. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Two-Disc Widescreen Theatrical Edition)
13. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
14. The Right Stuff (Two-Disc Special Edition)
15. The Sting (Universal Legacy Series)
16. The Deer Hunter (Legacy Series)
17. Vertigo: Special Edition (Universal Legacy Series)
18. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
19. The Graduate (40th Anniversary Collector's Edition)
20. Lawrence of Arabia
21. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
22. The Shining (Two-Disc Special Edition)
23. All the President's Men (Two-Disc Special Edition)
24. 2001 - A Space Odyssey (Two-Disc Special Edition)
25. Doctor Zhivago (Two-Disc Special Edition)
26. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Widescreen Edition)
27. Gone with the Wind (Four-Disc Collector's Edition)
28. Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special Edition)
29. Saving Private Ryan (Two-Disc Special Edition)
30. Braveheart (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition)
31. It's A Wonderful Life (Two-Disc Collector's Set)
32. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Widescreen Edition) (2002)
33. GoodFellas (Two-Disc Special Edition)
34. Schindler's List (Widescreen Edition)
35. Hoop Dreams (The Criterion Collection)
36. Cool Hand Luke (Deluxe Edition)
37. North by Northwest (Two-Disc 50th Anniversary Edition)
38. The Wizard of Oz (Three-Disc Collector's Edition)
39. Casablanca (Two-Disc Special Edition)
40. Psycho (1960)
41. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
42. Apocalypse Now: Redux
43. American Graffiti: Special Edition
44. Dog Day Afternoon (Two-Disc Special Edition)
45. Zodiac: The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition)
46. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Special Edition)
47. Halloween
48. The Untouchables (Special Collector's Edition)
49. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition
50. Back to the Future

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4.  Alien (The Director's Cut) [Multiple Formats] [Anamorphic] [Collector's Edition] [Color] [NTSC] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Sigourney Weaver
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9.  From the Earth to the Moon - The Signature Edition [AC-3] [Box set] [Collector's Edition] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Brett Cullen
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10.  Rear Window (Universal Legacy Series) [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Special Edition] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ James Stewart
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11.  Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Special Edition) [Multiple Formats] [AC-3] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Special Edition] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Harrison Ford
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12.  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Two-Disc Widescreen Theatrical Edition) [Multiple Formats] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [NTSC] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Elijah Wood
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15.  The Sting (Universal Legacy Series) [Multiple Formats] [AC-3] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [DTS Surround Sound] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Special Edition] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Robert Redford
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16.  The Deer Hunter (Legacy Series) [Multiple Formats] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Special Edition] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Robert De Niro
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17.  Vertigo: Special Edition (Universal Legacy Series) [AC-3] [Color] [Dolby] [NTSC] [Original recording remastered] [Special Edition] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ James Stewart
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18.  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) [Multiple Formats] [Collector's Edition] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Paul Newman
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19.  The Graduate (40th Anniversary Collector's Edition) [AC-3] [Collector's Edition] [Color] [Dolby] [DTS Surround Sound] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Dustin Hoffman
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20.  Lawrence of Arabia [Multiple Formats] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [Limited Edition] [NTSC] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Peter O'Toole
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21.  Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) [Closed-captioned] [Collector's Edition] [Color] [Dolby] [DTS Surround Sound] [Dubbed] [Subtitled] [Widescreen] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Richard Dreyfuss
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22.  The Shining (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Multiple Formats] [AC-3] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Special Edition] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Barry Nelson
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23.  All the President's Men (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Multiple Formats] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [NTSC] [Original recording remastered] [Special Edition] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Robert Redford
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24.  2001 - A Space Odyssey (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Multiple Formats] [AC-3] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [Original recording remastered] [Special Edition] [Subtitled] [Widescreen] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Keir Dullea
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25.  Doctor Zhivago (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [Widescreen] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Omar Sharif
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26.  Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Widescreen Edition) [NTSC] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Mark Hamill
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28.  Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Black & White] [Closed-captioned] [Dolby] [Subtitled] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Orson Welles
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29.  Saving Private Ryan (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Multiple Formats] [AC-3] [Anamorphic] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Special Edition] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Tom Hanks
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