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While it is impossible to come to an organized and fair consensus on what the best movie of all time is, it's much easier to reach into our own psyches and pull out the movies that we love. The movies that evoke some emotion in us; spine-tingling fear, tear-jerking joy or laughter, edge-of-the-seat thrills or the feeling that, having seen the film, we can now somehow see the world in a different light. These movies stay with us throughout our lives.

MSN Entertainment has gathered a list, a long list — along with lists from a cadre of our contributing movie writers and critics — that covers our favorite movies of all time. Our writers describe how each of these movies has impacted cinema, society and, often, their own lives. Enjoy.  Kent Laird, lead editor, MSN Movies

Click here to start from number 100, or skip to a specific film by clicking the movie's name in the list below:

1. The Wizard of Oz — Danny Miller

2. North By Northwest — Richard T. Jameson

3. The Fellowship of the Ring — Myriam Gabriel-Pollock

4. It's a Wonderful Life — Richard T. Jameson

5. Annie Hall — Frank Paiva

6. The Shawshank Redemption — Martha Brockenbrough

7. The Graduate — Jeff Michael Vice

8. Nashville — Jim Emerson

9. Lawrence of Arabia — Sean Axmaker

10. The Searchers — Kathleen Murphy

11. Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb — Kim Morgan

12. Star Wars — The Empire Strikes Back — Bryan Reesman

13. Raiders of the Lost Ark — William Goss

14. This Is Spinal Tap — Mary Pols

15. To Kill a Mockingbird — William Goss

16. Airplane! — Jeff Michael Vice

17. Jaws — James Rocchi

18. Vertigo — Jim Emerson

19. Singin' in the Rain — Glenn Kenny

20. Once Upon a Time in the West — Glenn Kenny

21. The Breakfast Club — Kate Erbland

22. 2001: A Space Odyssey — Bryan Reesman

23. The Sound of Music —Martha Brockenbrough

24. Blade Runner — Bryan Reesman

25. Brazil — James Rocchi

26. A Hard Day's Night — Jim Emerson

27. Rio Bravo — Kathleen Murphy

28. Love, Actually — Kate Erbland

29. Bringing Up Baby — Kim Morgan

30. Chinatown — Danny Miller

31. The Princess Bride — Martha Brockenbrough

32. The Incredibles — Martha Brockenbrough

33. Aliens — Don Kaye

34. When Harry Met Sally — William Goss

35. Planet of the Apes (1968) — David Walker

36. Only Angels Have Wings — Kathleen Murphy

37. Casablanca — David Walker

38. Citizen Kane — Kim Morgan

39. Sunrise — Sean Axmaker

40. Blazing Saddles Corwin Neuse

41. Monty Python's Life of Brian — Jim Emerson

42. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban — Myriam Gabriel-Pollock

43. Sunset Boulevard — David Walker

44. Star Wars: Ep. IV — Danny Miller

45. The Godfather — Don Kaye

46. Trouble in Paradise — Richard T. Jameson

47. The Big Lebowski — Mary Pols

48. Terms of Endearment — Kent Laird

49. Forest Gump — Lauren Choi

50. It Happened One Night — Mary Pols

51. The Apartment — Frank Paiva

52. Dazed and Confused — Sean Axmaker

53. McCabe and Mrs. Miller — Kathleen Murphy 

54. Apocalypse Now — Don Kaye

55. Repulsion — Kim Morgan

56. Miller's Crossing — Jeff Michael Vice

57. Dirty Dancing — Kate Erbland

58. Silence of the Lambs — Corwin Neuse

59. Die Hard — Glenn Kenny

60. Blue Velvet — Mary Pols

61. The Adventures of Robin Hood — William Goss

62. Broadcast News — James Rocchi

63. Touch of Evil — Jeff Michael Vice

64. WALL-E — Martha Brockenbrough

65. Grease — Myriam Gabriel-Pollock

66. Pulp Fiction — James Rocchi

67. Playtime — Sean Axmaker

68. Psycho — Glenn Kenny

69. A Fish Called Wanda — Noah Walden

70. Say Anything — Kate Erbland

71. Close Encounters of the Third Kind — Jim Emerson

72. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest — David Walker

73. Moulin Rouge — Corwin Neuse

74. Clueless — Frank Paiva

75. A Clockwork Orange — Bryan Reesman

76. Back to the Future — Myriam Gabriel-Pollock

77. Stagecoach — Richard T. Jameson

78. Crimes and Misdemeanors — Don Kaye

79. Some Like it Hot — Richard T. Jameson

80. Rear Window — Martha Brockenbrough

81. Schindler's List — James Rocchi

82. Excalibur — Kathleen Murphy

83. West Side Story — Danny Miller

84. Badlands — Andrew Luthinger

85. Monty Python and the Holy Grail — Bryan Reesman

86. Taxi Driver — Glenn Kenny

87. La Dolce Vita — Jim Emerson

88. Two-Lane Blacktop — Sean Axmaker

89. Star Trek (2009) — Myriam Gabriel-Pollock

90. My Neighbor Totoro — Frank Paiva

91. Goodfellas — Don Kaye

92. Gladiator — Corwin Neuse

93. All About Eve — Danny Miller

94. Tootsie — Sheri Quirt

95. Slap Shot — Mary Pols

96. Donnie Darko — William Goss

97. Fight Club — Kate Erbland

98. The Earrings of Madame de . . . — Kim Morgan

99. Seven Samurai — Jeff Michael Vice

100. Young Frankenstein — David Walker

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