10+ Movies That Everyone Should Watch Once In Their Life

There are so many amazing films out there that span many decades, so it can be difficult to watch all of the best.

While everyone has their favorite kinds of movies, there are some films that all people need to watch at least once, even if these movies aren't you're usual thing.

Here are the 10+ movies everyone should definitely watch at least once in their lifetime.

*Jurassic Park*

While it might not be the most serious or high art film on this list, the special effects on this movie really stand the test of time.

It's an engaging thriller that's surprisingly compelling while still accessible to a wide audience.

*The Rocky Horror Picture Show*

This cult classic might be campy and over-the-top, but that's precisely why it's so great.

Even if you don't love the movie as much as some people, it's a great way to know a lot of pop culture references and see how the movie has influenced culture.

*Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope*

There are many different Star Wars movies to choose from, but this installment is the best to watch if you don't really care for the genre.

It's a necessary watch in order to understand so many pop culture references, and it's a solid movie overall even if it's not your thing.

*My Neighbor Totoro*

While some people love animated films, others tend to count them out. However, the medium can be just as diverse and interesting as live-action.

This Studio Ghibli classic has stunning animation, and it's surprisingly emotional and moving. Even if you don't think you'll like it, many fans say it's worth giving a try.


This is a rather recent, and Oscar-winning, film that will go down in history as a true classic.

It's suspenseful and well-shot, but the real reason it's worth watching is because it will stick with you. It prompts viewers to ponder some difficult questions about society.


Many people don't enjoy the horror genre at all, but there are many films that fall under this category that are worth giving a shot.

This Alfred Hitchcock classic is generally seen as one of the most iconic horror films ever.


Even if romance and tragedy aren't what you usually enjoy, this sweeping drama is worth a watch.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are both great in their roles, and the backdrop of the Titanic seeking makes for a very compelling film.

*The Wizard of Oz*

This movie might be really old, and it might seem like it's just for children. However, it's truly iconic.

It's creepier than you might think, and while it might not be the best movie you've ever seen, it deserves a watch just because of the cultural impact it had.

*Saving Private Ryan*

War movies aren't everyone's normal fare, and this one is not an easy watch. However, it is still something many critics say everyone should see.

The film shows just how harrowing war can really be. If there's one war movie to watch, it's probably this one.


This film is set in World War II, and it's a true Hollywood classic.

Humphrey Bogart plays Rick Blaine, and it's one of the most well-known films of all time. Even if you're not into films made back when things were black and white, it's a must-watch.

*The Godfather*

While gangster stories are a favorite for some, others have little to no interest in this genre.

However, this is the ultimate classic, and it's probably something everyone should give a try. It elevated gangster movies to a new level. And, the acting is superb.

*Pulp Fiction*

One reason fans say that everyone should watch this movie is because of its use of dialogue. While there's also a lot going on here pop culture-wise, the interesting and wild dialogue moments are fascinating.

Plus, Samuel L. Jackson is really a standout.

*Silence of the Lambs*

This film is scary in all the right ways, and it features a really great female protagonist played by Jodie Foster.

It's probably not what you expect, and it had such a big impact on the horror genre that everyone should watch it once. Plus, the suspense and writing are really well-done.

*Black Panther*

While some people love superhero movies and others think they are overrated, this is the one superhero movie everyone should see.

From the costumes to the characters to the world-building, it's a magnificent film. It also had a huge cultural impact and was a great moment in bringing better racial representation to the genre.

*Mean Girls*

Not all of the must-watch movies out there are super serious or high-brow. Comedies and rom-coms can also be just as worth watching.

Mean Girls was a cultural moment, and while it might be a film targeted at teens, it's really pretty funny.