We know. Rounding up the 'best films of all time' is a difficult task and one for which the results will likely provoke debate, critique and perhaps a straight-up shut down.
But there are moments in life where you want to see some sort of definitive list and we're more than happy to oblige. ELLE have devised a list of the very best films of all time, according to a wide-ish consensus, by dividing it up into appropriate sections.
From buzzy 'award winners' to game changers - films that challenged the status quo and won huge plaudits for doing so. To, the ones you can watch on repeat to cheer you up, as well as the lesser known but brilliant films you need to add to your watch list immediately.
Here are 50 of the very best films of all time...