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.
Through the collective judgment of 1,500 leaders from across the American film community - screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics -, AFI has identified 100 movies which set the standard and mark the excellence of the first century of American cinema. The first version of the list only contained films that were made in the first 100 years of American cinema (1896-1996). However, this list is the updated version.
The 100 best British films as chosen by a panel of 150 film industry experts, including directors Sam Mendes, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and Wes Anderson, actors David Morrissey, Sally Hawkins and Thandie Newton, newspaper and magazine critics and the heads of the UK's major cultural organisations.
The 100 best French Films as chosen by The Times(UK), chosen in groups of ten films: Modern Classics, Modern Cults, Dramas, Romances, Thrillers, Comedies, Nouvelle Vague, Landmarks, Shorts, and Icons.
The top 100 Japanese movies of all time as chosen by the Kinema Junpo magazine.
Through the collective judgment of 1,500 leaders from across the American film community - screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics -, AFI has identified 100 movies that are considered the most thrilling. Thrills encompass many genres, including courtroom dramas, disasters, epics, horror, musicals, film-noir, sci-fi, sports , suspense, war and westerns.
In 1995, to celebrate the centenary of cinema, UNESCO worked together with film archives from 49 countries to "compile and publish a list of approximately 15 films each country considers to be representative of its most significant national cinematic heritage." UNESCO suggested that they consider historical importance and cultural/artistic value, but each film archive was allowed to define its own criteria to determine which films were important.
The films of each country are listed in chronological order.
Angola (1-15), Australia (16-31), Austria (32-53), Bolivia (54-68), Brazil (69-85)
Burkina Faso (86-100), Canada (101-113), Chile (114-128), China (129-143), Colombia (144-159)
Ivory Coast (160-173), Czech Republic (174-188), Denmark (189-203), Ecuador (204-214), Egypt (215-229)
Ethiopia (230-243), Finland (244-258), Germany (259-273), Greece (274-308), The Holy See (309-312)
Hungary (313-327), India (328-342), Indonesia (343-357), Ireland (358-375), Israel (376-390)
Italy (391-405), Kazakhstan (406-437), Laos (438-452), Lebanon (453-477), Mexico (478-492)
New Zealand (493-510), Norway (511-525), Pakistan (526-538), Papua New Guinea (539-552), Peru (553-567)
Poland (568-582), Portugal (583-597), Puerto Rico (598-625), South Korea (626-640), Slovakia (641-655)
Slovenia (656-670), Spain (671-685), Sweden (686-700), Switzerland (701-715), Macedonia (716-771)
Ukraine (772-786), United States of America (787-802), Venezuela (803-817), Yugoslavia (818-832)
Some of the films are missing from IMDb. See the [url=http://www.imdb.com/list/EogFd0H-o_8/]IMDb list[/url] description for a list of the missing films.
Through the collective judgment of 1,500 leaders from across the American film community - screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics -, AFI has identified 100 movies that are considered the funniest. A wide array of funny films — from slapstick comedy to romantic comedy; from satire and black comedy to musical comedy; from comedy of manners to comedy of errors — were nominated for this distinction.
The best 100 British films were chosen by 1,000 people from the UK's film industry, including producers, directors, writers, actors, technicians, academics, exhibitors, distributors, executives and critics. The final selection spans seven decades and accommodates the work of 70 film directors. Unsurprisingly, literary adaptations feature strongly - ranging from Shakespeare and Dickens to Roddy Doyle and Irvine Welsh - and the highbrow mixes easily with the low.
Through the collective judgment of 1,500 leaders from across the American film community - screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics -, AFI has identified 100 movies that are considered the most passionate.
Through the collective judgment of 1,500 leaders from across the American film community - screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics -, AFI has identified 100 movies that inspire us, encourage us to make a difference and send us from the theatre with a greater sense of possibility and hope for the future.
In the year of cinematography’s centennial anniversary 1995, the Deutscher Kinematheksverbund conducted a survey in search of the 100 German films that were considered the most important. In the first poll 324 film historians, film journalists, film makers and movie owners decided about places 1 to 75, a second poll with 228 votes determinded the places 76 to 100.
The 100 best French films according to a diversified professional jury, published in Timeout France.
A poll conducted by more than 100 Czech film experts to determine the best and most important works of Czech and Slovak cinema.
Asian Cinema: A Field Guide (2007) by Tom Vick is a book about the history of cinema in various regions throughout Asia. This is a list of films mentioned in the book.
[b]Part One: The Old Guard[/b]
China: Tradition and Resistance (#1-76)
Japan: Cinema of Extremes (77-266)
India: All That and then Some (267-355)
[b]Part Two: Postwar Booms[/b]
Hong Kong: The Fine Art of Popular Cinema (356-459)
Korea: Rising from the Ashes of History (460-573)
[b]Part Three: Recent Arrivals[/b]
Iran: A Continuing Conversation (574-632)
Taiwan: The Little Island that Could (633-675)
[b]Part Four: New Players[/b]
[b]South and Southeast Asia: Coming Into Focus[/b]
Bangladesh (676 & 677), Bhutan (678 & 679), Cambodia (680-682), Indonesia (683-689), Malaysia and Singapore (690-704), Nepal (705 & 706), Pakistan (707), The Philippines (708-732), Sri Lanka (733-737), Thailand (738-766), Tibet (767-772), Vietnam (773-784)
[b]Central Asia and the Middle East: Global Intersections[/b]
The Former Soviet Republics, Afghanistan, and Mongolia (785-800), The Middle East (801–832), Turkey (833-843)
[b]Part Five: Where to Go from Here[/b]
(List of websites and books)
See the [url=http://www.imdb.com/list/ls070806393/]IMDb list[/url] description for a list of films missing from IMDb.
The Polish Film Institute created this list for the 100th anniversary of Polish cinema. The films were selected by Polish critics Rafał Marszałek and Andrzej Bukowiecki using the following criteria: "their acknowledged artistic value, national and international awards granted, the influence exerted within a certain film trend, and finally the attendance records indicating the interest aroused among the cinema goers."
From the book by Scott Hocking.
From indigenous issues and rites of passage, to sexual repression, mateship, larrikins and more, Australian films provide a cultural snapshot of our sunburnt country, as seen through the lenses of some of the world’s finest filmmakers.
In a 2010 survey, the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival asked 122 film professionals to vote for the 100 greatest Chinese-language films. Most of the voters were from Taiwan, but film professionals from Hong Kong and China and Chinese cinema experts from other countries participated as well. You can see the individual ballots on the [url=http://100.goldenhorse.org.tw/juries/]Golden Horse website[/url].
In 2008, for the 65th Venice film festival, a panel led by Italian film critic Fabio Ferzetti chose 100 Italian films made between 1942 and 1978 that they deemed essential to Italian cinema.
This is a list of the one hundred and one films listed in the book "100 norske filmer du må se" (100 Norwegian films you must see), edited by Gunn E. Schmidt, published in 2008.
The list is first and foremost a presentation of lots of evidence that Norwegian film is better than it's reputation.
In 2015 TIFF organized its decennial poll of Critics, Programmers, Academics and Film Professionals asking 220 of them to name the top Canadian Films of all time. 399 films received votes, this list comprises the 134 films which received at least 3 votes.
"An ongoing project to chronicle 100 key titles in the history of Russian and Eastern European cinema."
From film critic Michael Brook's website: http://filmjournal.net/kinoblog/100-classics/
In 2012, FLM asked 50 film critics and academics to vote for the best Swedish films of all time. The original list was a top 25. This list includes all films that received at least 1 vote. See [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AhCbA3xledPhdDF6Qjd2LU5tbnBrYlFGTy1OU2g5bnc]this spreadsheet[/url] for the vote counts, top directors, and ballots.
Utvandrarna/Nybyggarna are listed together. One critic voted for "Roy Anderssons reklamfilmsouevre" (Roy Andersson's commercials).
To celebrate one hundred years of Chinese cinema, Hong Kong Film Awards released a list of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures. Among the 103 films on the list, there are 11 films from China (pre-1949), 13 films from the mainland China (post-1949), 61 films from Hong Kong, 16 films from Taiwan (post-1949), 1 Hong Kong/mainland China co-production and 1 Taiwan/Hong Kong co-production.
In 2001, online cinema magazine Contracampo made a poll among directors, producers, critics and scholars asking the greatest Brazilian films ever.
Of course, I have my preferences, but this is a really, really good list.