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.
I came across an interesting, self-proclaimed "Chaotic Cinema" list on Letterboxd (https://letterboxd.com/afracious/list/chaotic-cinema) of over 2,600 surreal/experimental/cult/horror films and wanted to transport it here. But inputting all those films was an enormous task, and gigantic ICM lists are always so cumbersome to load and use. So, I compromised and only entered the films I haven't seen. Which initially amounted to just about half of them. This makes the list less useful to others, but it's certainly can be of SOME use to other fans of this warped cinematic realm.
Entering this list also led to adding a number of films to the ICM database. But unfortunately, there was also a surprising number of films that don't even have IMDb pages:
025 Sunset Red 2016 / 12 Explosions 2008 / A Proven Partner 1993, a.k.a. Ein Bewährter Partner / Atomic Bombs on the Planet Earth 2012 / Blue Monet 2006 / Chasse des Touches 1959 / Circumcision of Participant Observation 2013 / Conditions 2014 / Configuration 20 1994 / Dead Dance 2009 / Double 2001, a.k.a. Bunshin / Elations in Negative 1990 / Epiphany 1984 / Forbidden Symmetries 2014 / Ganeden 2003 / Geflecht 1976 / General Motors 1976 / Gewebe 1976 / Good Morning, Mr. Orwell 1984 / Good Night Good Morning 1976 / He Walked Away 2006 / Hollis Well 2012 / Horror Film 1 1971 / Intoxicated By My Illness 2001 / Joseph’s New Coat 1998 / Kodak 2006 / Landform 1 2015 / Light Music 1975 / Light of the Body 2004 / Live to Live 2015 / Love Reinvented 1979, a.k.a. L'Amour réinventé / Magic Mirror 2013 / Man with Mirror 1976 / Mansfield K. 1988 / Memory Fade 2009 / Moonblack 1968 / Mountaineer Spinning 2004 / Moxon’s Mechanick Exercises 1999 / No Place to Rest 2013 / Noir et Blanc 2006 / Old Digs 1992 / Opus 5 1961 / Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Complete Cycle 2002 / Performance of Video Imaging Tools (year?) / Personal City 1990 / Primary Time 1974 / R-G-B 1974 / Reverberlin 2006 / Scan Processor Studies 1973 / Seeing-Space and Hearing-Space 1974 / Set of Co-incidence 1974 / Snows 1967 / Spinout 1983 / Story of My Hair 2011, a.k.a. Histoire de mes cheveux / Superbia – Der Stolz 1986 / Surrealistica Uniferno 2012, a.k.a. Surrealistica Uniferno 1 / Taste It Nine Times 1992 / Ten Years In The Sun 2015 / The Cat Lady 1969 / The Extinct Suite 2017 / The Last Lost Shot 1999 / The Matter Propounded, of Its Possibility and Impossibility, Treated in Four Parts 2011 / The Medium Is the Medium 1968 / The Sons of Bitches Turned Out the Lights 2003 / The Woolworths Choir of 1979 2012 / Theme Song 1973 / Tokyo Loop 2006 / Unbalance 2006 / Unstable Materials 1995, a.k.a. Instabile Materie / Up To and Including Her Limits 1976 / Volcano Saga 1989 / Watunna 1989 / Weird Weird Movie Kids Do Not Watch The Movie 2013 / Why Do Things Get in a Muddle? (Come On Petunia) 1984 / Wildfire 2003 / Window Painting 1982 / Worry Will Vanish Horizon 2014 / Zillertal 1991
I'm going to create IMDb pages for as many of these films as my patience allows -- we'll see how I do. I believe I'm up to 89 adds now, and that's not counting some established IMDb films that only needed to be transported to ICM. I'll delete the titles from the above block of text as I add them.
I continue to remove films that I see. The list initially was 1,108 films but is smaller now. But there's an extra wrinkle: The Letterboxd user continues to expand the list, so I'm adding films as well as subtracting them.
A list of films and TV shows that could be described as "Age Appropriate Horror for Children" or "Children's Horror".
Short films less than 30 minutes and individual episodes of TV shows are excluded.
The top 500 films seen by the writer at Chrisfilm.wordpress.com.
*List is always changing. With film as merely a hobby, I fully admit I have barely scraped the surface of what the film world has to offer.
The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn’t stopped films from breaking box office records, including having films gross more than $1 billion on a regular occasion. Finally, as technology has developed, so too has a worldwide appreciation of film. No longer is a film’s commercial success dependent mainly on the North American market. Asian markets especially have become a major source of business for film studios worldwide. Also consider that easier access to film has created an appreciation for films of foreign countries and cultures.
To reflect on all the changes that film has gone through over the past 15 years, we’ve chosen the 100 best films of the 21st century (so far). These are films released in theaters or independently in the years 2001-2015 (the 20th century century ended in the year 2000, not 1999). To create this list, we reviewed several hundred of the best-received films of the last fifteen years. An algorithm was generated to create rankings based on a number of important criterion for all of these films. These criteria include a film’s impact on filmmaking, society, and pop culture. We looked at box office earnings to determine commercial success, and awards nominations and wins to determine critical success. We compared ratings from popular movie websites such as Rotten Tomatoes, MetaCritic, and IMDB which combine audience and critic opinions. Finally, we included a bit of our own preferences in order to come up with the final ranking of movies you see here. For films that have come out recently, we’ve taken into account the incompleteness of their box office results, critical reviews, and awards nominations/wins by making predictions as best we could based on previous years. For films released earlier during this time period, we took into account the effect of inflation as well as the growth of information technology and the impact this would have on everything from website ratings to number of awards nominations.
Note that we have decided to leave off documentary films. There are plenty of fantastic documentary films that have been released over the last 15 years, some of them among the best films released in a particular year. But the truth is that a documentary is difficult to compare to a traditional film for purposes of ranking when taking into account the criteria mentioned above.
In 2008 the Somethingawful.com subforum Cinema Discusso held a poll of the best films for every year from 1920 to 2007, as well as a poll for pre-1920 films, this collection compiles the results. The top 10 films from each poll with at least 2 votes made the list.
Today, June 21 2013, is the official start of summer, a technical bit of information Hollywood's studio execs have never given a damn about. For them and their expensive beach-season tentpole movies, summer officially begins once May calendars are introduced—meaning, since Iron Man 3, moviegoers have been steadily bombarded with gargantuan flicks the likes of Man of Steel and Fast & Furious 6, and, with World War Z opening, that's not about to stop anytime soon.
What's a cinema buff to do? As always, seek out the nearest independent theater and/or art-house venue and drop cash on the latest no-budget films worthy of such concerted efforts. Without that kind of open-mindedness, DIY moviemaking would cease to exist, robbing cinephiles of flicks that could potentially rival the hallowed likes of Reservoir Dogs, The Terminator, and Night of the Living Dead. All of which, yes, were initially inconspicuous, independently made passion projects.
Need some palate cleansers to help you fall back from seeing Man of Steel for the third time? Please consult our list of the 50 indie movies you need to see before you die, because, you know, a terrible, tragic accident could happen while you're en route to watch Channing Tatum save the world next week in White House Down. Use this to avoid any afterlife regrets. (complex.com)
Complaining about the film world’s lack of originality and daringness would feel shameful if it wasn’t so damn easy to find reasons to grumble. And the last 10 years, which have seen a multitude of trends come and go, A-list movie stars continually fail to open non-franchise movies, and the box office dominance of one Harry Potter, have given us plenty reasons to criticize. For instance, we’d need at least four hands to count the number of lifeless and inept horror remakes that genre fans have been assaulted with, and you know it’s slow creatively in Hollywood when Spider-Man gets completely rebooted (with this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man) a mere five years after a $337-million-earning sequel (2007’s Spider-Man 3).
As you can tell, though, it’s a celebration around the Complex offices these days, after 10 years doin' it, and doin' it well, and when it came time to reflect upon the films that best represent our brand’s decade-long run, one fact became clear: For all of the whining movie purists do these days, those of us who painstakingly seek out quality over instant accessibility have more cause for elation than bitching.
Thanks to names like Judd Apatow, David Fincher, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Joel and Ethan Coen, as well as sick genre purveyors from countries such as France and Spain, the last 10 years have collectively been catnip for us reel folks. See for yourselves as we count down The 100 Best Movies Of The Complex Decade.