This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
In his Guide for the Film Fanatic (1986), Danny Peary provides short reviews for over 1600 “Must See” films.
A list of Peary’s “Additional Must See” titles (not reviewed in the book) is available here: http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/guide+for+the+film+fanatic+addendum/elmozg/
"More than 700 films from the classic period of film noir (1940 to 1959) are presented in this exhaustive reference book. For each film, the following information is provided: the title, release date, main performers, screenwriter(s), director(s), type of noir, thematic content, a rating based on the five-star system, and a plot synopsis that does not reveal the ending."
Sample of Keaney's ratings:
★ Female Jungle (1956)
★½ Secret Beyond the Door... (1948)
★★ Suspicion (1941)
★★½ Whirlpool (1949)
★★★ Gilda (1946)
★★★½ I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)
★★★★ The Sniper (1952)
★★★★½ Act of Violence (1948)
★★★★★ Body and Soul (1947)
Michael F. Keaney is a fan of classic movies and the author of "British Film Noir Guide".
Collection of additional "must-see" Danny Perry's movies, presented in the back of his "Guide for the Film Fanatic" (1986)
The core list can be found here:
[url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/guide+for+the+film+fanatic/thebanjohype]Guide for the Film Fanatic[/url]
"This work presents 369 British films produced between 1937 and 1964 that embody many of the same filmic qualities as those "black films" made in the United States during the classic film noir era. This reference work makes a case for the inclusion of the British films in the film noir canon, which is still considered by some to be an exclusively American inventory.
The following information is presented: a quotation from the film; title and release date; a one- to five-star rating; production company, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and main performers; and a plot synopsis with commentary. Appendices categorize films by rating, release date, director and cinematographer and also provide a noir and non-noir breakdown of the 47 films presented on the Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre, a 1960 British television series."
NOTE: I created this list in May 2012 and had to add well over 75 titles to iCM, suggesting that there are many obscurities worth checking out.
Keaney included 26 of the 47 Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre "films" into this work that he considered to be film noirs or at the very least marginal noirs. The remaining 21 "films" were not included.
Sample of Keaney's ratings:
★ The Hypnotist (1957)
★½ The Door with Seven Locks (1940)
★★ The Girl Hunters (1963)
★★½ The Queen of Spades (1949)
★★★ Contraband (1940)
★★★½ The Small Back Room (1949)
★★★★ Seven Days to Noon (1950)
★★★★½ Brighton Rock (1947)
★★★★★ Gaslight (1940)
Not reviewed: Escape (1948)
04 films received ★★★★★
11 films received ★★★★½
27 films received ★★★★
44 films received ★★★½
64 films received ★★★
84 films received ★★½
78 films received ★★
27 films received ★½
02 films received ★
28 films are "not reviewed" since they were not available at the time of writing.
Michael F. Keaney is a fan of classic movies and the author of Film Noir Guide
THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Zizek delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves.
From the book "The Rough Guide to Film Musicals" by David Parkinson, a survey of the history of the film musical around the world. The list is taken from the chapter "The Canon: 50 Essential Film Musicals."
All movies cited by Slavoj Žižek in his documentary. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic Slavoj Zizek, acclaimed philosopher and psychoanalyst.