7 Most Important Movies Of All Time

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Citizen Kane (1941)

Boy wonder Orson Welles starred in and directed this quasi-biopic inspired by the life of media mogul William Randolph Hearst that not only went a long way in altering the mutually-beneficial relationship between Hollywood and the media and also produced new filmmaking techniques.

Seven Samurai (1954)

Akira Kurosawa directed this precursor to classic Westerns that would become the vogue in Hollywood, chiseling a narrative around a group of samurais who take on the task of tackling a gang that are bothering a village.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Stanley Kubrick directed this film that made a case for realistic science fiction that came close to

Jaws (1975)

Steven Spielberg unknowingly invented the summer blockbuster, scaring people away from the beach and straight into theatres, where they watched in relative comfort a shark hunt three determined men.

Star Wars (1977)

Science fiction as a whole may be Kubrick's beat but George Lucas made it popular and cool and franchiseable with this monster success.

Die Hard (1988)

All contemporary action cinema owes the John McTiernan film in one way or another: it's slick, it's heavy on style, and yet it never sacrifices the granular aspects of filmmaking or entertainment.

Titanic (1997)

Never before had a Hollywood production been this expensive, nor had a romance ever been mounted so ambitiously. James Cameron urged studios and audiences to rethink the notions they held on to as he shepherded cinema into a new era.

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