62 Must-Watch Movies – As Voted By You!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a list as long as your arm of films you’ve been meaning to watch! So what better time to make my way through that list, than whilst I’m self-isolating at home?! I asked you guys on Instagram two questions – what your most favourite film is and what film you’re most shocked about when people say they haven’t seen. I’ve written down the most popular answers and compiled a huge list below. Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any and I’ll add them on!

Enjoy!

 

The Godfather (1 and 2!)

Don Vito Corleone, head of a mafia family, decides to hand over his empire to his youngest son Michael. However, his decision unintentionally puts the lives of his loved ones in grave danger.

The Dark Knight

After Gordon, Dent and Batman begin an assault on Gotham’s organised crime, the mobs hire the Joker, a psychopathic criminal mastermind who wants to bring all the heroes down to his level.

Confidence

Jake Vig, along with his gang members, decides to work with the notorious criminal, The King, in a bid to avenge his friend’s murder.

Charade

Regina (Audrey Hepburn) finds herself followed and harassed by three men who are linked to the death of her husband, Charles. She seeks help from a charming stranger named Peter but gets embroiled in a world of lies.

Reservoir Dogs

Six criminals, hired to steal diamonds, do not know each other’s true identity. While attempting the heist, the police ambushes them, leading them to believe that one of them is an undercover officer.

Blood Diamond

Solomon is abducted and forced to work in mines, where he finds a priceless diamond and hides it. When Danny learns of it, he promises to help him find his family in exchange for the diamond.

Last of the Mohicans

Amidst a battle between Britain and France in colonial America, Hawkeye and his team of Mohican scouts protect Cora, the daughter of a British officer.

You’ve Got Mail

The owner of a bookstore chain meets the owner of a quaint little bookshop online and they fall in love with each other. However, they are unaware that they are actually business rivals.

Bridesmaids

Annie, a jobless chef, is asked by her best friend, Lillian, to be her maid of honour. Issues evolve when she ruins the wedding rituals in a rage of conflict with one of the bridesmaids.

Sleepless in Seattle

Realising that Sam has still not come to terms with his wife Maggie’s death, his eight-year-old son Jonah forces him to call a national radio talk show, with the hopes of finding him a companion.

Goodfellas

Young Henry Hill, with his friends Jimmy and Tommy, begins the climb from being a petty criminal to a gangster on the mean streets of New York.

Joker

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

Catch Me If You Can

Notorious con artist Frank Abagnale has duped people worth millions of dollars with his masterful art of deception. With his scams getting bolder, he is soon pursued by FBI agent Carl Hanratty.

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump, a man with a low IQ, joins the army for service where he meets Dan and Bubba. However, he cannot stop thinking about his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran, whose life is messed up.

Legally Blonde

Elle’s boyfriend breaks up with her for a smarter girl as he plans to become a politician and joins Harward law school. Elle gets enrolled in the same school in an effort to teach him a lesson.

Silver Linings Playbook

Pat, who is sent to a mental health facility after brutally attacking his wife’s lover, walks out of the centre after eight months and meets Tiffany in a bid to mend ways with his wife.

Mean Girls

Cady joins a new public school and befriends Janis and Damian. They warn her to avoid the Plastics, a group led by Regina, but things get worse when she falls in love with Aaron, Regina’s ex-lover.

The Truman Show

An insurance salesman is oblivious of the fact that his entire life is a TV show and his family members are mere actors. As he starts noticing things and uncovers the truth, he decides to escape.

Clueless

Cher is a rich high-school student who is learning to cope with adolescence and its problems. She also helps a new student gain popularity and in the process discovers her own feelings.

13 Going on 30

Jenna Rink makes an unusual wish on her birthday. Miraculously, her wish comes true and the 13-year-old Jenna wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman.

Star Wars

Star Wars is an American epic space-opera media franchise created by George Lucas, which began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon

The Gentleman

Mickey Pearson is an American expatriate who became rich by building a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business, it soon triggers an array of plots and schemes — including bribery and blackmail — from shady characters who want to steal his domain.

Match Point

Chris, a former tennis player, looks for work as an instructor. He meets Tom Hewett, a wealthy young man whose sister Chloe fall in love with Chris. But Chris has his eye on Tom’s fiancee Nola.

Eat Pray Love

Elizabeth Gilbert’s perfect world comes shattering down when she gets divorced. She then embarks on a journey across the world in an attempt to rediscover her true self.

A Bronx Tale

Calogero, a teenager from the Bronx, befriends Sonny, a local mobster who initiates him into the gangster ways. His life takes a turn for the worse when he falls in love with his classmate Jane.

Devil Wears Prada

A young woman who has graduated in journalism comes to New York and becomes an assistant to one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.

When Harry Met Sally

A chance encounter between two graduates culminates in a short-term friendship. But when fate brings them back together five years later, they are forced to deal with how they feel about each other.

Avatar

Jake, who is paraplegic, replaces his twin on the Na’vi inhabited Pandora for a corporate mission. After the natives accept him as one of their own, he must decide where his loyalties lie.

Gladiator

Commodus takes over power and demotes Maximus, one of the preferred generals of his father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius. As a result, Maximus is relegated to fighting till death as a gladiator.

Inception

Cobb steals information from his targets by entering their dreams. He is wanted for his alleged role in his wife’s murder and his only chance at redemption is to perform the impossible, an inception.

About Time

When Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21, his father (Bill Nighy) tells him a secret: The men in their family can travel through time. Although he can’t change history, Tim resolves to improve his life by getting a girlfriend. He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), falls in love and finally wins her heart via time-travel and a little cunning. However, as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds that his special ability can’t shield him and those he loves from the problems of ordinary life.

Notebook

Duke reads the story of Allie and Noah, two lovers who were separated by fate, to Ms Hamilton, an old woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s, on a daily basis out of his notebook.

Grease

While vacationing in Australia, Danny and Sandy indulge in a passionate love affair with each other. They part ways believing they will not see each other again but fate has other plans.

Dirty Dancing

While holidaying with her parents at a placid resort, Frances is smitten with the resort’s rebellious dance instructor. Her father opposes their relationship which creates a rift between him and her.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Julianne is shocked when she learns that her best friend Michael is soon getting married. Overcome with a surge of mixed emotions, she makes up her mind to sabotage his wedding and make him her own.

Pulp Fiction

In the realm of underworld, a series of incidents intertwines the lives of two Los Angeles mobsters, a gangster’s wife, a boxer and two small-time criminals.

Superbad

Two high school boys want to enjoy their lives to the fullest before they go to different colleges. Unfortunately, their debauchery lands them in trouble.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Introduced to life in the fast lane through stockbroking, Jordan Belfort takes a hit after a Wall Street crash. He teams up with Donnie Azoff, cheating his way to the top as his relationships slide.

A Star is Born

After falling in love with struggling artist Ally, Jackson, a musician, coaxes her to follow her dreams, while he battles with alcoholism and his personal demons.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Eddy persuades his three pals to pool money for a vital poker game against a powerful local mobster, Hatchet Harry. Eddy loses, after which Harry gives him a week to pay back 500,000 pounds.

Pretty Woman

Edward, a rich entrepreneur, hires Vivian, a prostitute, to accompany him to a few social events. Trouble ensues when he falls in love with her and they try to bridge the gap between their worlds.

Bird Box

When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain — if you see it, you die. The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them — and complete the trip blindfolded.

Green Mile

Paul Edgecomb, the head guard of a prison, meets an inmate, John Coffey, a black man who is accused of murdering two girls. His life changes drastically when he discovers that John has a special gift.

The Holiday

Two girls from different countries swap homes for the holidays to get away from their relationship issues. However, their lives change unexpectedly when they meet and fall in love with two local guys.

Serendipity

The romance between a New Yorker and a British woman is short-lived as they let fate determine if they are meant to be together. Years later, they hope that destiny reunites them.

Meet The Parents

Greg Focker decides to spend a weekend with his girlfriend’s parents before proposing to her. However, her father instantly dislikes Greg, which makes his stay far worse than he imagined.

The Princess Diaries

A clumsy, shy teen discovers that she is the princess of Genovia, a small European state. Thereafter, she must prove to her grandmother that she is worthy of her title.

As Good As It Gets

When the bigoted, compulsive writer Melvin’s gay neighbour is brutally assaulted, he is forced to take care of his dog. He falls in love with a waitress and the three form an unlikely friendship.

The Parent Trap

Identical twins Hallie and Annie are separated after their parent’s divorce. Years later, they discover each other at a summer camp and decide to switch places in an effort to reunite their parents.

Shawshank Redemption

Andy Dufresne, a successful banker, is arrested for the murders of his wife and her lover, and is sentenced to life imprisonment at the Shawshank prison. He becomes the most unconventional prisoner.

Sex and the City 1

Carrie and Big decide to get married, but on the day of the wedding, Big develops cold feet when Carrie’s friend Miranda, frustrated with her own husband, relates to him the reality of marriage.

Con Air

Cameron is a wrongly convicted prisoner who is going to be released when his plane is hijacked by other criminals. While they seize control of the plane, he attempts to wrest control and return home.

Meet Joe Black

Disguised as a human, Grim Reaper Joe Black comes to Earth to escort back the soul of media tycoon William Parrish. But Joe’s fascinating journey ends with him falling in love with William’s daughter.

Ghost

Sam and Molly love each other, but their romance is short-lived when Sam is killed by a thug. Unable to tell Molly that her life is in danger, Sam’s spirit takes a psychic’s help in order to save her.

Pride and Prejudice

Mrs. Bennet insists that her daughters find rich husbands and settle down. When a wealthy bachelor starts living near them, Mrs. Bennet’s happiness knows no bounds.

Notting Hill

William, a British bookseller, meets and falls in love with Anna, a high-profile American actress. However, their relationship goes through many problems due to their different social statuses.

21 Jump Street

Schmidt and Jenko are high school friends who go on to become police officers. The two friends go undercover as students in order to bust a drug ring and find the source of a synthetic drug.

Stepbrothers

Brennan and Dale, two middle-aged men who still live with their parents, are forced to live together when their parents get married.

Big Fish

Will Bloom returns home to care for his dying father, who had a penchant for telling unbelievable stories. After he passes away, Will tries to find out if his tales were really true.

Men in Black

K and J, (the men in black) are the scum-fighting super-agents; their latest mission is to save the world from a total intergalactic disaster.

Julie & Julia

Julie Powell, a young blogger, is determined to emulate Julia Child’s cooking techniques. Though separated by time, the two women share a common passion for food that intertwines their lives.

Some Like It Hot

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state disguised as women in an all-female band, but further complications set in.