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Television might be on an upswing, but nothing will ever replace movies. In the past century that they’ve been around, they’re given us unforgettable stories and characters.

Here are 53 movies everyone should watch in their lifetimes. They’re a mix of movies to see when you’re growing up, stone-cold classics that’ll broaden your horizons, and pop culture touchstones everyone should be familiar with.

Take some time to add these to your queue.

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1. “The Godfather” (1972)

“The Godfather” (and its sequel) is just one of those perfect movies. The story, casting, and direction all work together to create onscreen magic.

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2. “Do the Right Thing” (1989)

With its carefully built complex narrative, Spike Lee’s is a visceral movie about race in America that lends itself to new interpretations every time you watch it.

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3. “Citizen Kane” (1941)

“Citizen Kane” isn’t just essential viewing because critics often agree it’s the best movie of all time. It’s a timeless story of greed and power.

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