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  • Titles in black are seen.
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  • Titles in red are not seen.
Total: 187  
Seen: 29 (15.5%)
See Again: 0 (0.0%)
Unseen: 158 (84.5%)

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Samuel Stoddard's Essential Genre Viewing (1902-2006)

Essential Musicals

 
1. The Jazz Singer (1927)
2. The 3 Penny Opera (1931)
3. Love Me Tonight (1932)
4. Duck Soup (1933)
5. 42nd Street (1933)
6. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
7. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
8. A Night At the Opera (1935)
9. Top Hat (1935)
10. Swing Time (1936)
11. Show Boat (1936)
12. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
13. Fantasia (1940)
14. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
15. Holiday Inn (1942)
16. Stage Door Canteen (1943)
17. Stormy Weather (1943)
18. Cabin In the Sky (1943)
19. Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
20. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
21. On the Town (1949)
22. An American In Paris (1951)
23. Singin' In the Rain (1952)
24. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
25. The Band Wagon (1953)
26. Carmen Jones (1954)
27. A Star Is Born (1954)
28. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)
29. Guys and Dolls (1955)
30. Oklahoma! (1955)
31. Carousel (1956)
32. The King and I (1956)
33. Silk Stockings (1957)
34. Gigi (1958)
35. West Side Story (1961)
36. The Music Man (1962)
37. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
38. My Fair Lady (1964)
39. Mary Poppins (1964)
40. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
41. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
42. The Sound of Music (1965)
43. Oliver! (1968)
44. Funny Girl (1968)
45. Fiddler On the Roof (1971)
46. 1776 (1972)
47. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
48. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
49. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
50. Chicago (2002)

Essential Westerns

 
1. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
2. Way Out West (1937)
3. Stagecoach (1939)
4. Destry Rides Again (1939)
5. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
6. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
7. My Darling Clementine (1946)
8. Red River (1948)
9. Fort Apache (1948)
10. The Paleface (1948)
11. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
12. Winchester '73 (1950)
13. Rio Grande (1950)
14. The Gunfighter (1950)
15. Broken Arrow (1950)
16. High Noon (1952)
17. Shane (1953)
18. The Naked Spur (1953)
19. Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)
20. The Man From Laramie (1955)
21. The Searchers (1956)
22. Gunfight At the O.K. Corral (1957)
23. 3:10 To Yuma (1957)
24. The Big Country (1958)
25. Rio Bravo (1959)
26. North To Alaska (1960)
27. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
28. Ride the High Country (1962)
29. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
30. How the West Was Won (1962)
31. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
32. Hud (1963)
33. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
34. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
35. El Dorado (1966)
36. Hombre (1967)
37. Once Upon a Time In the West (1968)
38. The Wild Bunch (1969)
39. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
40. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
41. True Grit (1969)
42. Little Big Man (1970)
43. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
44. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
45. Blazing Saddles (1974)
46. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
47. Silverado (1985)
48. Unforgiven (1992)
49. Tombstone (1993)
50. Maverick (1994)

Essential Sci-Fi

 
1. A Trip To the Moon (1902)
2. Metropolis (1927)
3. Woman In the Moon (1929)
4. King Kong (1933)
5. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
6. The Thing From Another World (1951)
7. The War of the Worlds (1953)
8. Godzilla (1954)
9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
10. Forbidden Planet (1956)
11. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
12. The Time Machine (1960)
13. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
14. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
15. Planet of the Apes (1968)
16. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
17. The Omega Man (1971)
18. Solaris (1972)
19. Sleeper (1973)
20. Soylent Green (1973)
21. Westworld (1973)
22. Logan's Run (1976)
23. The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)
24. Star Wars (1977)
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
26. Alien (1979)
27. Mad Max (1979)
28. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
29. The Road Warrior (1981)
30. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
31. Blade Runner (1982)
32. Return of the Jedi (1983)
33. Dune (1984)
34. The Terminator (1984)
35. Brazil (1985)
36. Back To the Future (1985)
37. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
38. Aliens (1986)
39. Predator (1987)
40. Total Recall (1990)
41. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
42. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
43. Contact (1997)
44. Gattaca (1997)
45. Open Your Eyes (1997)
46. Dark City (1998)
47. The Matrix (1999)
48. The Iron Giant (1999)
49. Minority Report (2002)
50. Primer (2004)

...And the Classic Bad Movie:

 
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

Essential Fantasy

 
1. Siegfried (1924)
2. Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)
3. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
5. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
6. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
7. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
8. Mysterious Island (1961)
9. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
10. The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)
11. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
12. Clash of the Titans (1981)
13. Dragonslayer (1981)
14. Excalibur (1981)
15. E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
16. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
17. The Beastmaster (1982)
18. The Dark Crystal (1982)
19. The Neverending Story (1984)
20. Ladyhawke (1985)
21. Legend (1985)
22. The Black Cauldron (1985)
23. The Princess Bride (1987)
24. Willow (1988)
25. Aladdin (1992)
26. DragonHeart (1996)
27. Spirited Away (2001)
28. Shrek (2001)
29. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
30. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
31. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
32. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
33. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
34. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
35. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
36. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)

...And the Classic Bad Movie:

 
Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)