Ben’s Schaefer's 1000 Films to see before Thanos clicks.

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Ben Schaefer has forgotten more about movies than most people learn in a lifetime, He is DVG’s go to guy for all things comic book related plus he has a film knowledge that is on par with our human-film-fact-checker Jamie.

1. Star Wars

2. Pulp Fiction

3. Escape from New York

4. Jaws

5 Apocalypse now

6. Empire Strikes back

7. Dances with Wolves

8. The Great Escape

9. Excalibur

10. Mad Max

11. The Terminator

12, Return of the Jedi

13. The Good the Bad and the Ugly

14. Crocodile Dunee

15. Citizen Kane

16. Halloween (1978)

17. The Dark Crystal

18. They Call me Trinity

19. Raiders of the Lost Ark

20. Psycho

21. Jeremiah Johnson

22. Terminator 2

23. The Guns of Naverone

24, Ghost Busters

25. Mad Max 2

26.Easy Rider

27. Gremlins

28. Robocop

29. Once upon a time in the West

30. Stalag 17

31. Smokey and the Bandit

32. An Nightmare on Elm Street

33. The Naked Prey

34. The Elephant man

35. Enter the Dragon

36. The Shawshank Redemption

37. The Warriors

38. The Wild Bunch

39. Breakfast at Tiffany's

40. The Life of Brian

41. Rio Bravo

42. Predator

43. MASH

44. Night of the Living Dead

45. Dawn of the Dead

46. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

47. Zulu 48. Stand by Me

49. To Sir with Love

50. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

51. The French Connection

52. Braveheart

53. The Night of the Hunter

54. Project A

55. Get Carter (70s)

56. Heat

57. Die Hard

58. The Sting

59. The Killer

60. Back to the Future

61. Paper Moon

62. 39 Steps (1935)

63. Bad Day at Black Rock

64. The Lady Vanishes (1937)

65. Bullitt

66. The Dirty Dozen

67. The Blues Brothers

68. Clerks

69. Snatch

70. Highlander

71. The Crow

72. The Maltese Falcon

73. Romancing the Stone

74. Touch of Evil

75. Stage Coach (1939)

76. A Fish Call Wanda

77. Where Eagles Dare

78. Deliverance

79. The Untouchables

80. Doctor Strangelove

81. Seven Samurai

82. The Fugitive

83. Mean Streets

84. Beverly Hills Cop

85. Goodfellas

86. Ohh Lucky Man

87. Silverado

88. The Castle

89. Blazing Saddles

90. Used Cars

91. Reservoir Dogs

92. Apollo 13

93. The Hunt for Red October

94. No Country for Old Men

95. From Dusk till Dawn

96. Tremors

97. Breakheat Pass

98. To Kill a Mocking Bird

99. The Raven (60s)

100. First Blood

101. Lethal Weapon

102. BeetleJuice

103. The Rainmaker

104. El Mariach

105. True Romance

106. El Dorado

107. North by Northwest

108. City Lights

109. Modern Times

110. Day at the Races

111. Night at the Opera

112. The Pink Panther (60s)

113.Superman

114. An American Werewolf in London

115. Cool Hand Luke

116. Death Wish (70s)

117. Hidden Fortress

118. La Femme Nikita

119. Emperor of the North

120. Ulee's Gold

121. The Silence of the Lambs

122. Blade Runner

123. Total Recall

124. Up in Smoke

125. Ed Wood

126. Deep Red (Profondo rosso)

127. Willow

128. The Outlaw Joesy Wales

129. The Producers (60s)

130. The Exorcist

131. Suspira (70s)

132. This is Spinal Tap

133. The Wrestler

134. O Brother Where Art Thou

135. American Graffiti

136. Sleuth (70s)

137. Taxi Driver

138. 48hrs

139. Thunderheart

140. Paris Texas

141, The Dish

142. Evil Dead

143. Evil Dead II

144. My Name is Nobody

145. Wonderboys

146. The Bourne Identity

147. Jurassic Park

148. The Party (60s)

149. Shout at the Devil

150. The Usual Suspects

151. Mask (80s)

152. Castaway

153. The Green Mile

154. Yojimbo

155. Still Crazy (90s)

156. Unbreakable

157. The Ipcress file

158. Kelly's Heroes

159. The Big Sleep (Bogat)

160. Se7en

161. Poseidon Adventure

162. Big Trouble in Little China

163. The Ballad of Cable Hodge

164. Nobody's Fool

165. The Thing (carpenter)

166. LOTR fellowship

167. LOTR Two Towers

168. LOTR Return of

169. The Changling

170. Iron Man

171. Capt America Winter Soldier

172. The Avengers

173. Guardians 1

174. Guardians 2

175. The Rock

176. Rambo 2

177. Hard Target

178. Death at a Funeral

179. The Gran Budapest Hotel

180. All the Presidents Men

181. Alien 182. Aliens

183. Long Riders.

184. Batman Begins

185. Inside Man

186. A Clockwork Orange

187. The Dark Knight

188. Alive

189. Leon

190 Coming to America

191. The Brink's Job

192. Conan the Barbarian

193. Lethal Weapon 2.

194. Die Hard 2.

195. Die Hard with a Vengence

196. Darkman

197. The Emerald Forest

198. Saving Private Ryan

199. The Matrix

200. They Live

201. Universal Soldier

202.John Wick

203. John Wick 2.

204. Poltergeist

205. High Plain Drifter

206. Wanted

207. Close encounters of the 3rd kind

208. Shaun of the Dead

209. The Goonies

210. Mad Dog Morgan

211. A Fistful of Dollars

212. Inception

213. Vertigo

214. Time Bandits

215. Hellboy

216. Hellboy II

217. Gremlins 2.

218. 8 and half weeks

219. Independence Day

220. Indiana jones and temple of doom.

221. Opening Night

222. Kim

223. Outland

224. Galaxy Quest

225. The Cock Fighter (70s)

226 Girl with dragon tat

227. Girl who played with

228. Girl who kicked the

229. Capt america civil war

230. Broken Arrow 231. FFolkes

232. Fargo

233. Spotlight

234. Dredd

235. Hopscotch

236. Clue

237. Toweling inferno

238. Delta Force

239. Cliff Hanger

240. The Raid

241. For a few dollars more

242. The Beyond

243. Welcome to the jungle (rock)

244, Thor

245. Hot Fuzz

246. Dazed and Confused

247. Bad Santa

248. Fist of Fury 249. Police Story

250. Jackie Brown

251. Black Hawk Down

252. Desperado

253. Waterworld 254. Almost Famous

255. Inner Space

256. Superbad

257. into the night

258. Dark City

259. Paul 260. Dragons forever

261. Cheaper by the dozen

262. The Book of Eli

263. Lord of War

264. Walkabout

265. La Bamba

266. Assault on Precinct 13

267. Blind Fury

268. Speed

269. Cat Ballou 270. Key Largo

271. Pick up on South street

272. The Man who would be king

273. Greystroke

274. The Bank Job

275. Platoon

276. Two lane black top

277. Hannibal

278. Long good friday 279. Napoleon Dynamite

280. 12 Angry men (50s)

281. The Omen

282. The Labyrinth

283. Doctor Strange

284. Flash Gordon

285. The Bone Collector

286. Pitch Black

287. New Jack City

288. Light Sleeper 289. Gosford Park

290. Down by Law

291. Trading Places

292. Rear Window

293. Lean on Me 294. The World's End

295. The Fly (80s)

296. The Score

297. Kings speech

298. A Soldier's Story 299. L.A Confidential

300. Little Miss Sunshine

301. The Last Boy Scout

302. Casablanca

303. Frost/Nixon

304. A Few Good Men

305. Scarface (1984)

306. Midnight Run

307. Boy z the Hood

308. In the line of fire

309. Commando

310. The End (Burt Reyonds)

311. Hot Stuff

312. Mural's Wedding

313. Coccon

314. Ground Hog day

315. Indy jones and the last crusade

316. 400 Blows

317, Pans Labyrinth

318. The Hills have Eyes (wes)

319. Funeral in Berlin

320. Billion dollar brain 321. Your's Mine Ours (1968)

322. Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

323. The Worlds Fastest Indian

324. Super troopers

325. Wildcats

326. As Good as it Gets

327. Jumanji

328. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

329. The Fifth Element

330, Once upon a Time in China

331. Child's Play

332. Kiss or Kill

333. Under Siege

334. Bourne Supremacy

335. Bourne Ultimatum

336. Sicaro

337. Day of the Dead

338. Spider - man 2

339. Lady Hawke

340. Road Trip

341. Life Force

342. Animal House

343. Slap Shot

344. The Howling

345. Eastern Promise

346. Major Payne

347. Chef 348. The Trouble with Harry

349. The Longest Day

350. Hooper

351. In the Heat of the Night 352. The Birds

353. Hidalgo

354. The Old Dark House (1932)

355. Sleepy Hollow

356. The Getaway (1973)

357. The Missing

358. Saboteur (hitchcock)

359. Cookie's Fortune

360. The Ambassador

361. Dead man

362. Shock Corridor

363. Sanjuro

364. Spies like us

365. Red Eye

366, The School of Rock

367. Harry and Toto

368. The Limey

369. Rosemary's Baby

370. Theatre of Blood

371. Wheel's on Meal

372. Blow up

373. Hammett

374. Frenzy

375. The Italian Jobs

376. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

377. The Invisible Man (1933)

378. Nashville

379. The Lady Killers (1955)

380. Manhattan Murder Mystery

381. The Lavinder hill mob

382. Secondhand Lions 383. Two Mules for Sister Sara

384. Angel Heart

385. The Wicker Man (70s)

386. Black Christmas (70s)

387. Road Games

388. Fearless ( Jeff Bridges)

389. The Hidden

390. Wings of Desire

391. The Witch Finder General

392. Arthur (1981)

393. 300

394. Re - Animator

395. Bubba Ho Tep

396. The Frightners

397. The Lost Boys

398. Creepers

399. Bite the Bullet

400. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

401. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

402.Master and Commander

403. Croc Dunee 2

404. Zodiac

405. The Kingdom

406. McCabe and Mrs Miller

407. Sin City

408. Walk the Line

409. Beautiful Girls

410. Four Brothers

411. Dragon Slayer

412. The Principal

413. Big Bad Mama

414. Con Air

415. Formula 51

416. Hell or High Water

417. Quigly Down under 418. Don't Come a Knocking

419. Forest Gump

420. Badlands

421. Streets of Fire

422. The Crimson Rivers

423. Hard Times

424. The Natural

425. Matinee

426. Kill Bill vol 1

427. Once upon a Time in Mexico

428. The General's Daughter

429. Kill Bill vol 2

430. Lost Horizon (1937)

431. Ground Zero

432. Brazil

433. The Grapes of Wraith

434. Phantasm

435. Ghost Dog

436. Fright Night (80s)

437. Fat City

438. Ghost Busters II

439. Local Hero

440. Tess

441. The Way Way Back 442. Chaplin

443, The Expendables

444. Spider - man Homecoming

445. Inferno (80s)

446. Peter's Friends

447, The Last Star Fighter

448. Bound

449. Sleepers

450. Copland

451. Wake in Fright (70s)

452. Pumpkinhead

453. The Fog (80s)

454. 30 Days of Nights

455. From Beyond

456. Land of the Dead

457. Southern Comfort

458. The Hunted

459. Casino

460. Hondo

461. A Ride in the High Country

462. Open Range

463. Cat's Meow

464. Will Penny

465. Trespass

466. Glory

467.Thor Ragnarok

468. Donavan's Reef

469. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

470. Sons of Katie Elder

471. Dog Day Afternoon

472. Time after Time

473. Silver Streak

474. Moscow on the Hudson

475. Men at Work

476. Day of the Jackal

477. Rope

478. The Cowboys

479. Rock N Rolla

480. Hard Boiled

481. Mr and Mrs Smith

482. Executive Decision

483. Day After Tomorrow

484 Das Boat

485. Starship Troopers

486. Trainspotting

487. Back to the Future II

488. Back to the Future III

489. Dr No

490. From Russia with Love

491. Gold Finger

492. On Her Majesty's Secret Service

493. Diamonds are Forever

494. Live and Let Die

495. The Man with the Golden Gun

496. The Spy who Loved Me

497. For Your Eyes Only

498. Octopussy

499. Licence to Kill

500. Golden Eye

501. Die Another Day

502. Casino Royal

503. Sky Fall

504. Godfather I

505. Godfather II

506. Princess Bride

507. Nadine

508. Malcolm

509. Smoke

510. Sideways

511. Fast Food Nation

512. Man on Fire

513. High Noon

514. Shaft (70s)

515. Argo

516. Mimic

517. Cabin in the Woods

518. The Outsiders

519. Wind River 520. Semi Tough

521. Cool Runnings

522. Wild Rovers

523. Home Alone

524. Home A2

525. Home A3

526. A Civil Action

527. The Great Dictator

528. Chasing Amy

529. Iron Man 2 530. Iron Man 3

531. Slither

532. A League of their Own

533. Robin Hood Princes of

534. Deadpool 535. Red Dragon

536. Atomic Blonde

537. Hateful Eight

538. Tales of Terror

539. The Pit and the Pendulum

540. The Fall of the House of Usher

541. The Masque of the Red Death

542. The Purge 543. The Purge Anarchy

544. The Man in the Iron Mask (90s)

545. The Big Red One

546. Apt Pupil

547. Ulzana's Raid

548. Big

549. Swiss Family Roberson

550. The Trouble with Angels

551. Transformers (2007)

552. The Cincinnati Kid

553. Dodge City (1939)

554. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

555. Johnny Guitar

556. Christine

557. Matewan

558. Cisco Pike

559. Smashed

560. Lone Star

561. If....

562. Network

563. The Shooting

564. A Ride in the Whirl wind

565. Red Dog 566. Days of Heaven

567. The Man who Fell to Earth

568. Patrick

569. Something Kind of Wonderful

570. The Martian

571. Avengers Infinity War

572. Rocky Horror

573. Ant Man

574. The Phantom of the Paradise

575. Odd Man Out

576. The Smallest Show on Earth

577. A Room with a view

578. Serpico

579. Stir Crazy

580. Nightmare elm st 3

581. Nightmare elm st 4

582. New Nightmare

583. Sling Blade

584. Ray

585. Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy

586. Two Hands

587. The Equalizer

588. One False Move

589. The Prestige

590. Manhattan

591. Empire of the Sun

592. Donnie Brasco

593. Sorcerer

594. The Laughing Policeman

595. The Carey Treatment

596. Saturday Night Sunday Morning

597. Black Mass

598. The Asphalt Jungle

599. Capricorn One 600. The Monster Squad

601. October Sky

602. Out of Sight

603.  A Walk in the Woods

604. The Nutty Professor (90s)

605. The King of Comedy

606. Butch and Sundance

607. The Secret life of walter mitty

608. Lone Survivor

609. The Dark Knight Rises

610. A Shot in the Dark

611. The Gold Rush

612. The Ghost and the Darkness

613. Age of Ultron

614. The Relic

615. Blade

616. Amelie

617. Twin Dragons

618. Sherlock Holmes

619. Sherlock Holmes a game of shadows

620. Get Shorty

621. Steel Magnolias

622. From Hell

623. The Pianist

624. The Conversation

625. The Day of Wine and Roses

626. Spellbound

627. Captain America first avenger

628. Strangers on a Train

629. Escape from LA

630. Crimson Peak

631. The Running Man

632. The Passenger

633. My Cousin Vinny

634. The Last Detail

635. Sunset boulevard

636. Notorious

637. American Gangster

638. Papillon (70S)

639. Split

640. Army of Darkness

641. A History of Violence

642. The Third Man

643. Apocalypto

644. Dirty Pretty Things

645. Boogie Nights

646. Heavenly Creatures

647. The Waterboy

648. Wraith of Khan

649. Search for Spock

650. The Voyage Home

651. Undiscovered Country

652. Generations

653. First Contact

654. Insurrection

655. Star Trek (2009)

656. Wonder woman

657. Sully

658. Cobra

659. Missing in Action

660. Missing in Action 2

661. Blood Simple 662. 3 Musketeers (70s)

663. 4 Musketeers (70s)

664. The Karate Kid

665. Private Parts

666. The Wedding Singer

667. Blue Thunder

668. Kingsman Secret Service

669. Wild at Heart

670. The Ruling Class

671. Blue Velvet

672. Dolores Claiborne 673. Hitchcock

674. Short Circuit

675. Sneakers

676. The Uninvited (40s)

677. Kingdom Come

678. Harry Brown

679. Operation Condor

680. Primal Fear

681. True Lies

682. Don't Breathe

683. Blood Sport

684. Enemy of the State

685. Lightning Jack

686. The Hit

687. Mona Lisa

688. The World According to Garp

689. Blow Out

690. Dressed to Kill

691.Great Waldo Pepper

692. Shenandoah

693. Jules and Jim

694. Ant man and the Wasp

695. Scarecrows (70s)

696. Runaway Train

697. Fever (80s)

698. Royal Flash

699. Slaughter House Five

700. Let the Right One In

701. Stardust Memories

702. A Better Tomorrow

703. A Better Tomorrow 2

704. 2001

705. Animal Factory

706. Dracula (90s)

707.Moon

708. Juggernaut

709. 10 Rillington Place

710. Mud

711. Once were Warriors

712. Saw

713. Whale Rider

714. Demon Knight

715. Night of the Creeps

716. Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer

717. Mullholland Drive

718. Kanas City Confidential 

719. Some Like it Hot

720. The Man from Snowy River

721. Pirates of the Caribbean 

722. The Great Scout and the Cathouse thursday

723. Hellraiser

724. In the Valley of Elah

725. Tenebra

726. Warlock

727. Near Dark

728. Nightbreed

729. Friday the 13th (80s)

730. Friday P3

731. Friday P4

732. Friday P6

733. Friday P7 734. Friday P8

735. Jason goes to hell

736. Freddy vs jason

737. Bustin Loose

738. Jessie's girl

739. Comfort and Joy

740. Under fire

741. The Stepford Wives (70s)

742. Thunderbolt and lightfoot

743. Predator 2

744. Grand illusion

745. Dark Passage

746. The Front

747. Full Metal Jacket

748. Terminal Velocity

749. 16 Blocks

750. Addam'S Family

751. Addam's Family Values

752. D Jango Unchained

753. The Taking of Pelham 123 (70s)

754. That's Life 

755. The Candyman

756. Phantom Menace

757. Attack of the Clones

758. Revenge of the sith

759. The Losers

760. ET

761. Rogue One

762. Mr Nice Guy

763. Rashomon

764. The Stunt man

765. An Unmarried Woman

766. Minnie and Moskowitz

767. Broken Lance

768. The Entertainer

769. Thor dark world

770. Saving Mr Banks

771. Enough Said

772. The Last Embrace

773. The Demolition Man

774. Croupier

775. Body Heat

776. Bang the Drum slowly

777. The Hired Hand

778. Rocket Gibraltar

779. The Last Cab to Darwin

780. Girl interrupted

781. The Shape of Water

782. Legends of the Fall

783. Q - The Winged Serpent 

784. Logan

785. 28 Days Later

786. Throne of Blood

787. Day Breakers

788. Hackers

789. Cuban Fury

790. Seven Psychopaths

791. Wolf Creek

792. The Killing 793. Tron

794. Godzilla (2014)

795. Premium Rush

796. Without a Paddle

797. Lost Weekend (40s)

798. Magnificent Ambersons 

799. Face Off 

800. Seventh Seal

801.Juila

802. The Hurricane

803. The Nutty Professor (60s)

804. Lost in America

805. Family Jewels

806. In Bruges

807. The Bellboy

808. Thin Ice

809. Educating Rita

810. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

811. Half Nelson

812. Rider on the Rain

813. The Station Agent

814. The Rare Breed

815. The Last Kiss

816. The Family Stone

817. Double Indemnity

818. The Bounty

819. The Paper Chase

820. Robbery

821. White Line Fever 822. Bound for Glory

823. The Landlord

824. The Ice man 80s

825. Out of the Past

826. Locke 827. Six Pack

828. The Shallows

829. The Man in the White Suit

830. Cold Mountain

831. Wolf Creek 2

832. Back Draft

833. Stripes

834. Ready Player One

835. Bringing up the Baby

836. Logan's Lucky

837. Red Heat

838. Strange Days

839.The Cotton Club

840. Sister Act

841. Hanna 842. The Devil Wears Prada

843. Testament

844. Shakedown

845. 13th Warrior

846. War Dogs

847. Insidious

848. Wild Things

849. I know what you did Last Summer

850. Flight

851. Innocent Blood

852. Straight Time

853. Venom

854. The Outside Man

855. The Sunshine State

856. Another Woman

857. Stolen Kisses (french)

858. Ikiru

859. Wall Street

860. Off the Map

861. His Girl Friday

862.Somebody Up there Likes Me

863. Breaking Away

864. Rush Hour

865. (Rec)

866. Glass

867. Stalker (70s)

868. Aquaman

869. Darkest Hour

870. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

871. Tracks (Aussie)

872. Attack the Block

873. Steelyard Blues

874. Pay Day

875. Dersu Uzula (70s)

876. The Gift

877. The Conjuring

878. Shoot the Moon

879. Black Panther

880. Solo

881. The Verdict

882. Straight Jacket

883. The Train

884. The Boy who could Fly

885. Sicaro 2

886. Fearless (Jet Li)

887. Tiger Bay

888. In the Name of the Father

889. Insidious 2

890. Gambit

891. Loophole

892. Saw II

893. Saw III

894. Under the Volcano

895. Saw IV

896. Guess who's Coming to Dinner

897. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

898. Tunes of Glory

899. Upgrade

900. John Wick 3

901. American Splendor

902. Red River

903. There Will Be Blood

904. One Hour Photo

905. News Front

906. City on Fire (Hong Kong)

907. Schindler's List

908. Rififi (French)

909. Inglorious Bastards

910. Braindead

911. Children of Men

912. The Hill

913. The Quiet Man

914. Peeping Tom

915. V For Vendetta

916. Blackboard Jungle

917. Suspicion

918. A Quiet Place

919. Edge of the World

920. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

921. Front Page (70s)

922. The Driver (70s)

923. Nebraska

924. Sleepwalkers

925. Good Night and Good Luck

926. The Imitation Game

927. The Power of One

928. Battle Royal

929. The Incredible Hulk

930. SAFE

931. The Miracle Worker

932. Patch of Blue

933. Who Am I

934. Riddick

935. Unforgiven

936. Anatomy of Murder

937. The Trial (60s)

938. Judgement at Nuremberg

939. King Kong (Jackson)

940. The Defiant Ones

941. Short Term 12

942. Horses Mouth

943. Spider-man Far from Home

944. The Optimist

945. The Scapegoat

946. Red

947. Fitzcarraldo

948. Eight Legged Freaks

949. Deadpool 2

950. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

951. Mama

952. Breakdown

953. It

954. It Chapter 2

955. The Abominable Dr Phibes

956. The Limelight

957. The Conjuring 2

958. Ordinary People

959. Major Dunee

960. Rob Roy

961. Heatwave

962. Lenny

963. Breathless (French)

964. Who's Harry Crump

965. Foreign Correspondent

966. Art School Confidential

967. Uphook the Stars

968. Alice doesn't Live here anymore

969. Night on Earth

970. Cujo.

971. Avatar

972. Quiet Earth

973. Air Force One

974. Captain Marvel

975. Raising Arizona

976. Marty

977. Zombieland

978. Night Shift

979. The Devil's Backbone

980. Places of the Heart

981. Escape Plan

982. Blue Collar

983. X - men

984. X - men 2

985. X - men Days of Future Past

986. The Wraith

987. Up in the Air

988. Shazam

989. Garden State

990. The Witches

991. The Chronicles of Riddick

992. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

993. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

994. Wayne's World

995. Five Easy Pieces

996. The Train Robbers

997. Final Countdown

998. A Man of All Seasons

999. Dark Shadows

1000. Avengers Endgame.