501 Must-See Movies is essential reading for both the film buff and those who simply enjoy going to the movies. Many of the unrivalled classics are here, but perhaps seen from a new perspective by dynamic young critics, together with some unexpected andnew discoveries. The book is divided into ten genres, with fifty films (plus one!) appearing in chronological order in each category. Every film is illustrated and each entry includes a synopsis of the plot, details of awards, and a fascinating background or insider knowledge about the making of the picture, as well as our experts' rationale for defing it as must-see.