Each semester, Spike Lee gives his New York University graduate students a list of the movies he thinks every filmmaker should see. Here are 25, followed by two indispensable Lee films. Let us know your favorites in the comments section below.
‘Rashomon’ — Akira Kurosawa Spike Lee included three Akira Kurosawa's films: “Ran,” “Yojimbo” and 1950's “Rashomon,” with Toshiro Mifune and Machiko Kyo (pictured). See the trailer Kyodo News via AP Buy Photo