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.
"Some films should never have been made. They are too unsettling, too dangerous, too challenging, too outrageous and even too badly made to be let loose on unsuspecting audiences.
Yet these films, from the shocking Cannibal Holocaust to the apocalyptic Donnie Darko, from the destructive Tetsuo to the awfully bad The Room, from the hilarious This Is Spı¨nal Tap to the campy Showgirls, from the asylum of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari to the circus of Freaks, from the gangs of The Warriors to the gangsters of In Bruges and from the flamboyant Rocky Horror Picture Show to the ultimate cool of The Big Lebowski, have all garnered passionate fan followings.
Cult cinema has made tragic misfits, monsters and cyborgs, such as Edward Scissorhands or Blade Runner's replicants, heroes of our times. 100 Cult Films explains why these figures continue to inspire fans around the globe. Cult film experts Ernest Mathijs and Xavier Mendik round up the most cultish of giallo, blaxploitation, anime, sexploitation, zombie, vampire and werewolf films, exploring both the cults that live hidden inside the underground (Nekromantik, Café Flesh) and the cult side of the mainstream (Dirty Dancing, The Lord of the Rings, and even The Sound of Music).
100 Cult Films is a true trip around the world, providing a lively and illuminating guide to films from more than a dozen countries, across nine decades, representing a wide range of genres and key cult directors such as David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam and David Lynch."
(Or as close as I could get.) Suggestions/corrections welcome, but please be sure of your facts* and nice about it. Updates especially welcome!
*For example, these directors are not women: Kay Gunnar Leopold Pollak, Even Benestad, Reha Erdem, Jasmin Dizdar, Mariano Llinás, Gabriele Muccino, Lynn Reynolds, Karen Schachnazarov, Jean-Marie Straub
With 11 nominations and five wins for Hugo at the 2012 Oscars, Martin Scorsese remains one of the most influential directors in Hollywood. But what influenced him? Here’s an A-Z list of the films that mattered to Scorsese (in other words, the films you need to see to be the film expert you think you are).
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."
The following listing of these influential, memorable and classic sex scenes and films (chronologically by year) takes into account all of the available surveys of this type of material, and attempts to provide an informed, detailed, unranked grouping of the most influential and groundbreaking films and scenes. It also considers other films with sex-related scenes, including portrayals of sex and/or nudity, and factors in a film's (or scene's) notoriety and infamy and the stars involved. Some of the most notorious (or infamous) films are quite mediocre, usually made as an excuse to display nudity or eroticism of a star performer.
"From the coming of sound to the 1960s, the musical was central to Hollywood production. Exhibiting – often in spectacular fashion – the remarkable resources of the Hollywood studios, musicals came to epitomise the very idea of 'light entertainment'. Films like Top Hat and 42nd Street, Meet Me in St. Louis and On the Town, Singin' in the Rain and Oklahoma!, West Side Story and The Sound of Music were hugely popular, yet were commonly regarded by cultural commentators as trivial and escapist. It was the 1970s before serious study of the Hollywood musical began to change critical attitudes and foster an interest in musical films produced in other cultures. Hollywood musicals have become less common, but the genre persists and both academic interest in and fond nostalgia for the musical shows no signs of abating.
100 Film Musicals provides a stimulating overview of the genre's development, its major themes and the critical debates it has provoked. While centred on the dominant Hollywood tradition, 100 Film Musicals includes films from countries that often tried to emulate the Hollywood style, like Britain and Germany, as well as from very different cultures like India, Egypt and Japan. Jim Hillier and Douglas Pye also discuss post-1960s films from many different sources which adapt and reflect on the conventions of the genre, including recent examples such as Moulin Rouge! and High School Musical, demonstrating that the genre is still very much alive."
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[Since IMDb and icheck both exclude (most) music videos, I have made a [url=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv7Xe0uN2G_pYhFvCbntWGBIyBvMfg4Nk]companion list[/url] for this neglected format at YouTube.]
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].
This list is "an educational resource that offers guidance and encouragement as students seek to find points of orientation within the vast history of film and video." It is not a list of the best films of all time. Rather, it reflects a variety of criteria.
The list is divided into 5 sections:
I. [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+narrative+films+2012/]Narrative Films[/url]
[url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+hollywood+genres+2012/mjf314/]Hollywood Genres (with an emphasis on the classical studio era)[/url]
II. [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+non-fiction+films+2012/]Non-Fiction Films[/url]
III. [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+animated+films+2012/mjf314/]Animated Films[/url]
IV. [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+experimentalslashavant-gardeslashunderground+films+2012/mjf314/]Experimental/Avant-garde/Underground Films[/url]
V. [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+single-channel+video+2012/mjf314/]Single-channel Video[/url]
The "Hollywood Genres" section is divided into subsections:
26-41: Film Noir
42-55: Gangster Films
56-70: Historical and War Films
71-86: Horror Films
116-127: Science Fiction Films
144-159: Independent Cinema
This is a list of every film that critic Roger Ebert has called the best film of that year. The list starts in 1967 and goes to 2012.
*Special note: In 2008 and 2009 Ebert did not rank his choices. Therefore I went with whatever film he listed from that year on his best of the decade list.
In 2006, to celebrate the end of the first century of animation, Annecy International Animation Film Festival asked 30 animation specialists from around the world to vote for the top 100 animated short films.
There are already several lists on iCheckMovies of films available on Netflix. Unfortunately they have a tendency to be incomplete and quickly become out of date. This is an attempt to make a more comprehensive and semi-automated version. A program scrapes data from instantwatcher.com of everything available on Netflix, and then cross-references the title and year against a list of films that meet a set of criteria for notability or interest (including every movie that is an official check). Titles that are official checks are listed first.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I am no longer able to scrape the website I was getting the data from. I am trying to find a solution, but the list is not currently being updated.
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.
Unconventional films where the characters tend to obtain peculiar characteristics, habits, mannerisms, and/or personalities.
This collection includes eccentric, bizarre, far out, idiosyncratic, odd, off-the-wall, out of the ordinary, outre, peculiar, strange, unconventional, unorthodox, unusual, wacky, way-out, and weird films.
If you like this list, please favourite it. Suggestions are welcome :)
As a counterpart to the fairly mainstream TSPDT top 1000 list, the Ain't Nobody's Blues But My Own list has been created. The movies on this list had as its solely criterium: they must be mentioned at most once in a top list. 250 film critics/film makers got to choose exactly one of the aforementioned movies.
The list hadn't been on the website of TSPDT for several years and hadn't been updated for many years as well. In January 2019 the owner of the site sent us a new update. It's not listed on his website, but you can view the spreadsheet [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EJKX9yOpKk3dT9BizPambwxhbjfMd7QAWxzlT31l4f8/edit?usp=sharing]here[/url].
The list contains 253 titles instead of 250, because the vote for Buddha's Palm consists of four parts.
The European Film Awards are presented annually by the European Film Academy to recognize excellence in European cinematic achievements. The awards are given in over ten categories of which the most important is the Film of the year. They are restricted to European cinema and European producers, directors, and actors.
The awards were originally called the Felix Awards but the name was changed to the European Film Awards
The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 with the purpose of endorsing films of merit and champion the new. Every year since 1932 they have given an award to the film they deem the best of the year.