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List of Films You Should See By the Age of 14 is a list created by the British Film Institute to encourage parents and educators to teach children and young people about the history of films as much as we should with books and reading. It was created by at least 70 people who were either teachers, critics or the British film and television industry.

At first, it was released in the order of the voting of 50 movies from all over the world, but then was rereleased in chronological order of the films. Here on TV Tropes, we will only show you by the most popular of the votes so there won't be any confusion.


IntoFilm, an organisation part of the BFI, created another list in 2017, called Must See Movies Before You Grow Up.

  1. Bicycle Thieves
  2. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  3. Kes
  4. The Night of the Hunter
  5. The 400 Blows
  6. Show Me Love
  7. Spirited Away
  8. Toy Story
  9. Where Is the Friend's Home
  10. The Wizard of Oz
  11. The Adventures of Robin Hood
  12. Au revoir les enfants
  13. Back to the Future
  14. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
  15. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  16. Billy Elliot
  17. A Day at the Races
  18. Edward Scissorhands
  19. Finding Nemo
  20. It's a Wonderful Life
  21. Jason and the Argonauts
  22. The Kid (1921)
  23. King Kong (1933)
  24. Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)
  25. Mr. Hulot's Holiday
  26. My Life as a Dog
  27. My Neighbor Totoro
  28. Oliver Twist (1948)
  29. The Outsiders
  30. Pather Panchali
  31. Playtime
  32. The Princess Bride
  33. Rabbit-Proof Fence
  34. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  35. The Railway Children (1970)
  36. The Red Balloon
  37. William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
  38. The Secret Garden (1993)
  39. Singin' in the Rain
  40. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  41. Some Like It Hot
  42. The Spirit of the Beehive
  43. Star Wars
  44. To Be and to Have
  45. To Kill a Mockingbird
  46. A Trip to the Moon
  47. Walkabout
  48. Whale Rider
  49. Whistle Down the Wind
  50. The White Balloon

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