1. The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Marilyn Monroe stands over a subway grating and has her skirt blown up by a giant blower. About 1,500 New Yorkers formed an audience outside the food store, at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue.

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Marilyn Monroe stands over a subway grating and has her skirt blown up by a giant blower. About 1,500 New Yorkers formed an audience outside the food store, at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue.

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Director and screenwriter Stanley Kubrick finds his shot on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey at the MGM British Studios in Borehamwood, England. On the left is American actor Keir Dullea in a spacesuit.

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Director and screenwriter Stanley Kubrick finds his shot on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey at the MGM British Studios in Borehamwood, England. On the left is American actor Keir Dullea in a spacesuit.

3. Planet of the Apes (1968)

Foam-rubber makeup being applied to actor Maurice Evans.

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Foam-rubber makeup being applied to actor Maurice Evans.

4. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Natalie Wood, James Dean, and director Nicholas Ray on the set of Rebel Without a Cause.

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Natalie Wood, James Dean, and director Nicholas Ray on the set of Rebel Without a Cause.

5. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Director Steven Spielberg on the set of the film Saving Private Ryan.

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Director Steven Spielberg on the set of the film Saving Private Ryan.

6. Apocalypse Now (1979)

Actor Dennis Hopper with director Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now, based on Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness.

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Actor Dennis Hopper with director Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now, based on Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness.

7. Psycho (1959)

Director Alfred Hitchcock and actor Janet Leigh on the set of Psycho.

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Director Alfred Hitchcock and actor Janet Leigh on the set of Psycho.

8. Jurassic Park (1993)

From left: actors Sam Neill and Laura Dern pose with director Steven Spielberg on the set of Jurassic Park.

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From left: actors Sam Neill and Laura Dern pose with director Steven Spielberg on the set of Jurassic Park.

9. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Tracy Reed being made up before shooting begins on the set of the film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

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Tracy Reed being made up before shooting begins on the set of the film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

10. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany's, based on the novel by Truman Capote and directed by Blake Edwards.

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George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, based on the novel by Truman Capote and directed by Blake Edwards.

11. Help! (1965)

Members of the Beatles climb out of a pool during the filming of Help! in Nassau, Bahamas. From left: Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney (in background), John Lennon, and George Harrison.

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Members of the Beatles climb out of a pool during the filming of Help! in Nassau, Bahamas. From left: Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney (in background), John Lennon, and George Harrison.

12. The Shining (1980)

Actor Jack Nicholson and director Stanley Kubrick on the set of The Shining, based on the novel by Stephen King.

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Actor Jack Nicholson and director Stanley Kubrick on the set of The Shining, based on the novel by Stephen King.

13. Enter the Dragon (1973)

Actor Bruce Lee with producer Fred Weintraub on the set of Enter the Dragon.

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Actor Bruce Lee with producer Fred Weintraub on the set of Enter the Dragon.

14. Easy Rider (1969)

Dennis Hopper holds a bottle in his hand as he directs a setup for the film Easy Rider in New Orleans. Actor Peter Fonda stands next to him in sunglasses and motorcycle leathers while a group of extras and onlookers mill about behind them.

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Dennis Hopper holds a bottle in his hand as he directs a setup for the film Easy Rider in New Orleans. Actor Peter Fonda stands next to him in sunglasses and motorcycle leathers while a group of extras and onlookers mill about behind them.

15. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Actors Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh relax on the set of A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Actors Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh relax on the set of A Streetcar Named Desire.

16. Top Gun (1986)

Tom Cruise with director Tony Scott on the set of Top Gun.

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Tom Cruise with director Tony Scott on the set of Top Gun.

17. Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1983)

George Lucas inspecting the fully operational Death Star.

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George Lucas inspecting the fully operational Death Star.

18. Hook (1991)

Julia Roberts and Robin Williams watch daily production footage with director Steven Spielberg on the set of Hook.

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Julia Roberts and Robin Williams watch daily production footage with director Steven Spielberg on the set of Hook.

19. Mission: Impossible (1996)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, filming a scene for the movie Mission: Impossible in a studio. In this scene, he clings to a replica of a TGV train built on the set, against a blue screen.

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Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, filming a scene for the movie Mission: Impossible in a studio. In this scene, he clings to a replica of a TGV train built on the set, against a blue screen.

20. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Director Tim Burton and actor Vincent Price chat on the set of Edward Scissorhands.

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Director Tim Burton and actor Vincent Price chat on the set of Edward Scissorhands.

21. The Exorcist (1973)

Actor Linda Blair and director William Friedkin during the making of The Exorcist.

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Actor Linda Blair and director William Friedkin during the making of The Exorcist.

22. The Godfather Part II (1974)

Director Francis Ford Coppola sits with a film camera on the set of The Godfather Part II. Robert De Niro is standing at left.

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Director Francis Ford Coppola sits with a film camera on the set of The Godfather Part II. Robert De Niro is standing at left.

23. Aliens (1986)

Actors Paul Reiser and Sigourney Weaver act out a scene for director and screenwriter James Cameron on the set of Aliens.

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Actors Paul Reiser and Sigourney Weaver act out a scene for director and screenwriter James Cameron on the set of Aliens.

24. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Director Steven Spielberg and actor Harrison Ford chat on the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Director Steven Spielberg and actor Harrison Ford chat on the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

25. The Graduate (1967)

Director Mike Nichols watches as actors Katharine Ross and Dustin Hoffman act in a scene from The Graduate.

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Director Mike Nichols watches as actors Katharine Ross and Dustin Hoffman act in a scene from The Graduate.

26. Raging Bull (1980)

Actor Robert De Niro chats with director Martin Scorsese on the set of Raging Bull, based on the book by Jake LaMotta.

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Actor Robert De Niro chats with director Martin Scorsese on the set of Raging Bull, based on the book by Jake LaMotta.

27. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

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Machines making snow and wind on set of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life; actor Jimmy Stewart wiping away perspiration and artificial snow.

28. The Misfits (1961)

Marilyn Monroe and screenwriter Arthur Miller on set of The Misfits.

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Marilyn Monroe and screenwriter Arthur Miller on set of The Misfits.

29. Blade Runner (1982)

Actor Harrison Ford and director Ridley Scott on the set of Blade Runner.

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Actor Harrison Ford and director Ridley Scott on the set of Blade Runner.

30. Gladiator (2000)

Film set of the movie Gladiator, Bourne Wood, England.

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Film set of the movie Gladiator, Bourne Wood, England.

31. Citizen Kane (1941)

Director, screenwriter, producer, and actor Orson Welles on the set of Citizen Kane.

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Director, screenwriter, producer, and actor Orson Welles on the set of Citizen Kane.

32. The Great Escape (1963)

A film crew ready to shoot Steve McQueen's motorcycle escape sequence on the set of The Great Escape, directed by John Sturges, in Bavaria, Germany.

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A film crew ready to shoot Steve McQueen’s motorcycle escape sequence on the set of The Great Escape, directed by John Sturges, in Bavaria, Germany.