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.
The Edgar Allan Poe Awards® (the "Edgars®") are named after MWA's patron saint, Edgar Allan Poe, and are awarded to authors of distinguished work in various categories of the genre. Awards were given for Best Motion Picture from 1946 to 2009.
The Diamond Film (Dutch: Diamanten Film) is a film award recognizing domestic box office achievements in the Netherlands. It is awarded for the first 1,000,000 visitors of a Dutch film production.
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 Unfortunately they have a tendency to be incomplete and quickly become out of date.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).
I will try to update the list every month or two.
No horror film has inspired as many direct, indirect, and unofficial sequels as Night of the Living Dead. This list is of every film somehow related to NOTLD, including films deceptively re-titled to suggest some association. Using the six titles of Romero's 'official' series as the bones of the list, the list is organized so that sequels or spin-offs of a title from Romero's series come directly after that title. Remakes, etc., appear at the bottom of the list.
A breakdown of what's what:
1. Romero's NOTLD
2-6. Dan O'Bannon's "Return of" spin-off series.
7. Unofficial remake of NOTLD co-starring Judith O'Dea, told from Barbra's POV.
8. Romero's "Dawn"
9-24. The Italian "Zombie/Zombi" spin-offs and unrelated Italian/French/Spanish films re-titled to be "Zombie" sequels:
- 10-15 were all released as "Zombie/Zombi 3" at some point, 16-18 as "4", 19-20 as "5", 21 as "6", 22-23 as "7", and 24 as "8".
25. Roy Frumke's feature-length, on-set making-of for Romero's "Dawn".
26-27. Romero's "Day" and it's direct, unofficial sequel.
28-30. The final three entries in the official Romero series.
31-32. NOTLD producer John Russo's re-cut of Romero's original with new footage and score, and its sequel.
33. Tom Savini's NOTLD remake.
34. Zack Snyder's "Dawn" remake.
35-36. Steven Miner's "Day" remake, and its sequel.
37-38. Unofficial remake of NOTLD by Jeff Broadstreet, and its sequel.
39. Unofficial remake of NOTLD using the original audio and newly created animated sequences.
40. Unofficial, unrelated UK remake of NOTLD.
41. Unofficial, animated remake of NOTLD utilizing some actors from Savini's remake.
42. Unrelated film written & directed by Bill Hinzman, cast member from Romero's NOTLD.
Olivia Wilde filmography
Olivia Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn in New York City. She was raised in Washington, D.C. and went to school there, as well as in Andover, Massachusetts, where she graduated in 2002. Her father, Andrew Cockburn, was born in England and later became an Irish citizen, giving Olivia dual American and Irish nationality, and facilitating her brief study at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. After appearing in the short-lived Fox television series Skin (2003), she made her Hollywood debut in The Girl Next Door (2004) and then came to public notice in The O.C. (2003), but it was as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley in House M.D. (2004) that she achieved international stardom.
When we set out to create a list of the best “ghost movies,” we didn’t quite realize at the start exactly how diverse that list would eventually be.
We began with horror cinema in mind. Sure, there are hundreds of classical cinematic ghost stories and haunted house tales, right? All the way back to 1944’s The Uninvited, through The Amityville Horror and onto The Conjuring and others—it’s not like there’s a shortage of malevolent spectres out there.
But then, in assembling the list, it became clear that this was another beast entirely from our recent ranking of the 50 best slasher movies of all time. Even more so than our list of the best zombie movies, “ghosts” have been co-opted into seemingly every genre, and they all belong on a list of the “best ghost movies.” After all, A Christmas Carol revolves entirely around its visiting ghosts, doesn’t it? So does Field of Dreams and its ghostly major leaguers, or the title character of Beetlejuice. So yeah, there’s plenty of horror on this list—but there’s also plenty more ghost movies suitable for fans of every genre, from romance to comedy to science fiction.
Here then, are the best “ghost movies” of all time.
War. What is it good for? Well, if nothing else, then a tidy template for cinema: conflict, clear protagonists and antagonists, heightened emotions, and a generally unpredictable, lawless atmosphere which—as per the western—has since the dawn of cinema offered an elastic dramatic environment in which filmmakers can explore men at both their best and worst. And make no mistake, the war movie is almost always about men.
It’s the most masculine of genres, the fact that armies have throughout history often been almost exclusively male seeing to it that men almost always dominate these things. It’s a genre that emphasizes action and existential angst. It’s also a malleable genre, and one that could broadly include all manner of films that we ultimately ruled out of the running in this list.
With this top 100, we’ve made the decision to include only movies whose wars are based on historical conflicts, so none of the likes of Edge of Tomorrow or Starship Troopers. We’ve picked films that deal with soldiers, soldiering and warfare directly, meaning wartime movies set primarily away from conflict, often told largely or exclusively from the civilian perspective—a category which includes such classics as The Cranes Are Flying and Hope & Glory, Grave of the Fireflies and Forbidden Games—didn’t make the cut. Post-war dramas, like Ashes and Diamonds and Germany, Year Zero, as well as films that go to war for only a fraction of the running time, such as From Here to Eternity and Born on the Fourth of July, were also excluded.
Some tough choices were made on what actually constituted a “war movie.” Resistance dramas feature in this list, but Casablanca doesn’t appear. Likewise Robert Bresson’s A Man Escaped and Sidney Lumet’s The Hill. It was decided ultimately that the war was too much a peripheral element in these films. On the other hand, while both western The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and biopic The Imitation Game feature war prominently, they, like Casablanca (a romance with noir and thriller elements) plus A Man Escaped and The Hill (both prison movies), belong more obviously to other genres. We’ve also decided not to include movies which focus on the Holocaust here; those are set to appear in another feature entirely.
Regarding the films that do feature here: our 100 hail from all over the world. These films were released as recently as last year and as far back as 1930. They range from comical to harrowing, action-packed to quietly introspective, proudly gung-ho to deeply anti-war. They are a diverse set of movies; they are also worthy of being called the 100 greatest war movies ever made.
Published May 2017