Inspired by @ListPrompts. Huge film nerd, so this was difficult. My list of personal favorite movies ever would look a little different than this. But when you're talking best pieces of filmmaking ever made, I think these are damn near perfect.
  1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
    Considered to be the original horror film. The first ever movie to use the "plot-twist" ending.
  2. Some Like It Hot (1955)
    Groundbreaking, absurd comedy for its time.
  3. Annie Hall (1977)
    The gold standard in romantic comedy.
  4. Monty Python & the Holy Grail (1975)
    Satire and parody at their best.
  5. Vertigo (1958)
    Hitchcock's finest.
  6. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    They don't make political dramas like this anymore.
  7. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    A pure dark comedy. One of the first and best of its kind.
  8. Citizen Kane (1941)
    A masterpiece.
  9. The Graduate (1967)
    The pinnacle of coming-of-age stories.
  10. Casablanca (1942)
    The greatest romance/drama ever made and an absolute classic.