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A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies – Checklist

By: Drew.

This documentary changed my life when I was 12 years old. It led me to so many wonderful films and taught me so much about American cinema.

Rewatching this again recently (for probably the 10th time, but first in a few years) I realized there were still a lot of films mentioned that I have not seen. I am using this list as a checklist. Below I will list all of the films mentioned, and then in the actual list will be the films I have seen. Hopefully fairly soon the lists will be identical!

The Great Train Robbery (1903)*
The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)*
Death’s Marathon (1913)*
Cabiria (1914)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)*
Regeneration (1915)
Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)*
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)*
The Ten Commandments (1923)
7th Heaven (1927)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)*
The Crowd (1928)*
The Cameraman (1928)*
The Wedding March (1928)
Anna Christie (1930)
The Big House (1930)
Her Man (1930)
The Public Enemy (1931)*
Scarface (1932)*
Hell’s Highway (1932)
42nd Street (1933)*
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)*
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
Footlight Parade (1933)*
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)*
Stagecoach (1939)*
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)*
The Roaring Twenties (1939)*
The Great Dictator (1940)*
High Sierra (1941)*
Citizen Kane (1941)*
Sullivan’s Travels (1941)*
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)*
Cat People (1942)*
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)*
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)*
Double Indemnity (1944)*
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)*
Detour (1945)
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)*
Scarlet Street (1945)
Duel in the Sun (1946)*
The Red House (1947)
T-Men (1947)
I Walk Alone (1948)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)*
Raw Deal (1948)
Force of Evil (1948)*
My Dream Is Yours (1949)
Colorado Territory (1949)
It’s a Great Feeling (1949)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)*
Samson and Delilah (1949)
Deadly Is the Female (1950)
The Furies (1950)*
Outrage (1950/I)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)*
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)*
The Naked Spur (1953)
Pickup on South Street (1953)*
The Band Wagon (1953)
The Robe (1953)
Crime Wave (1954)
Johnny Guitar (1954)*
On the Waterfront (1954)*
Silver Lode (1954)
A Star Is Born (1954)*
East of Eden (1955)*
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)*
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
The Phenix City Story (1955)
All That Heaven Allows (1955)*
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)*
The Searchers (1956)*
Bigger Than Life (1956)*
The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Tall T (1957)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)*
Forty Guns (1957)
The Left Handed Gun (1958)
Murder by Contract (1958)
Some Came Running (1958)
One, Two, Three (1961)*
Advise & Consent (1962)
Lolita (1962)*
Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Shock Corridor (1963)*
America, America (1963)*
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
The Naked Kiss (1964)*
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)*
Point Blank (1967)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)*
Faces (1968)*
Directed by John Ford (1971)
The Godfather (1972)*
Barry Lyndon (1975)*
All That Jazz (1979)*
Unforgiven (1992)*

( * ) = seen




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Dan Paolucci


Thanks for this list, good resource.

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Robert Regan


A useful tool, Drew. Thanks. You've seen most of the silents, but do try to see Regeneration, Broken Blossoms, Seventh Heaven, The Cameraman, and The Wedding March.

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Its a list of all of the films in Scorsese's American cinema doc, and yes he did include something from Cassavetes (Faces).

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Mike Spence


Drew, is that a complete list from Scorcese? He didn't include anything from Cassavetes?