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 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.
This list is a combination of French prizes and Box-Office. You will find here:
- The winners of the Prix Lumières for Best film, Best script, Best director, Best actor, best actress (since 1996).
- The winners of the Prix Louis-Delluc (since 1937).
- The nominees and winners of the Cesar Awards for Best film, Best script, Best director, Best actor, Best actress (since 1976).
- The French Ministry of Foreign's Affairs' Top French Films (until 2000).
- The French Box-Office with French movies having more than 3 millions of tickets sold.
- The Best Of by Films-de-France.com with 5 stars.
The order is alphabetical.
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).
250 films from throughout Italy's history, 1905-2011. From the book by Roy Menarini.
In 2012, LoveHKFilm.com asked its readers to vote for the best Hong Kong films ever. 166 people participated - mostly normal fans, but also some film fest personnel and producers. This was LoveHKFilm.com's final poll, following three decade polls ([url=http://www.lovehkfilm.com/blog/damnyoukozo/2010/01/07/top-50-of-the-decade-postmortem-full-list-stats-and-other-stuff/]2000s[/url], [url=http://www.lovehkfilm.com/blog/damnyoukozo/2010/04/08/top-100-of-the-nineties-postmortem-full-list-plus-random-notes/]1990s[/url], [url=http://www.lovehkfilm.com/blog/damnyoukozo/2012/03/31/top-100-hong-kong-films-of-the-eighties-postmortem-full-list-stats/]1980s[/url]).
[url=http://www.lovehkfilm.com/blog/damnyoukozo/2013/05/04/the-best-hong-kong-films-ever-postmortem-full-list-stats-apology/]Full list with points and runners up[/url]
[url=http://www.lovehkfilm.com/blog/damnyoukozo/2012/12/17/the-best-hong-kong-films-ever-numbers-200-171/]Countdown with images and descriptions of each movie[/url]
In 2009, Film magazine asked 92 Iranian critics to vote for the best Iranian films. The original list was a top 20. This list includes all films that received at least 2 votes. The ballots are available on [url=http://www.film-magazine.com/archives/articles.asp?id=74]Film magazine's website[/url] (click the 4 links at the bottom).
In 2008, Film magazine made a list of the [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/film+magazines+best+iranian+films+of+the+last+three+decades+2008/mjf314/]best Iranian films of the last 3 decades[/url].
This list is a combination of two lists: the best Russian films of [url=http://www.theauteurs.com/topics/5639]1908 to 1957[/url] and [url=http://www.theauteurs.com/topics/5642]1958 to 2000[/url]. There immediately was a grave discussion on [what films should be considered Russian and what not. The resulting list has been chosen by the Russian Guild of Film Critics.
In 2012, the Open Russian Festival of Animated Film asked 100 animation experts to vote for the top 100 Russian animated films from 1912-2011. #1 "Zhil-byl pyos" received 97 votes. Every film in the top 100 received at least 23 votes.
See also: [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/golden+100+of+russian+animation+10-22+votes/mjf314/]Films that received 10-22 votes[/url] (iCM list)
Films featured in Sharon A. Russell's book Guide to African Cinema, in alphabetical order.
Thanks to PeacefulAnarchy for finding the book and adding it to the IMDb.
Each year, Kinema Junpo magazine publishes a list of the top 10 Japanese films of the year.
This is not the complete list because some of the films are missing from IMDb. You can see a longer list and rankings for each year at the [url=http://www.rinkworks.com/checklist/list.cgi?u=crimsong&U=crimsong&p=kinemajunpotop10s]list source[/url].
In 2013, the Korean Film Archive asked 62 film scholars, professors, critics and curators to vote for the top 100 Korean films. The top 12 is ranked and the rest is in chronological order. 3 films tied for 1st place.
KOFA previously made a list of the [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/kofas+100+korean+films+1936-1996/mjf314/]top 100 Korean films from 1936-1996[/url].
In 2013, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) invited 475 film critics, writers, novelists, academics, and other arts professionals to select the 10 most important films in the history of Arab cinema. They compiled the results into a top 100, which they published in a book, "Cinema of Passion." The book includes analysis of each film in both English and Arabic, written by 20 film critics.
All of the films on this list received at least 9 votes. The most-represented countries are Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Algeria, and Tunisia. See [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AhCbA3xledPhdEZKUVJCWWU2RXZyd09kMUVpemxvVWc]this spreadsheet[/url] for the vote counts, top directors, and top films for each country.
10 important Portuguese personalities chose their top 10 Portuguese films to be shown in schools. Among them were directors, poets, writers, a philosopher, an art curator, an architect and a film critic. The lists were published by the newspaper Público in April 2012.
Here are all films nominated from Portugal, ordered by number of nominations (and alphabetically).
1 = 8 votes; 2 and 3 = 6 votes; 4 and 5 = 4 votes; 6-10 = 3 votes; 11-18 = 2 votes; 19-58 = 1 vote.
Copypasted from listofbest:
"This huge list is the result of about six months of work. I began thinking and digging in the summer of 2007, and then I posted the list in progress on the Classics forum at imdb, receiving many further contributions from numerous posters (but very special gratitude is due to the posters named Colomba, JeNeRegretteRien and WhiteFun for their generous assistance).
This list is an attempt at a fairly thorough compilation of films that I deem quintessential contributions to Russian cinema for one (or more) of three reasons:
1. Critical Acclaim — The film has met with national and/or international critical acclaim (e.g., Tarkovsky’s Mirror or Klimov’s Come and See). Films might also make the list if I feel they are overlooked gems that should have met with critical acclaim.
2. Popular Appeal in Russia — The film has garnered considerable popular appeal among Russians, measured either through initial box office, or by eventual status as a beloved classic (e.g., Diamond Arm or The Irony of Fate).
3. Historical/Cultural Importance – - The film has historical importance, either for its cultural or cinematic impact, or for its significance as a historical artifact. (Two examples: The Battle of Stalingrad is considered by most an example of egregious propaganda fairly lacking in artistic merit or historical veracity, but it is in the list nonetheless as an important reflection of Stalinism at its most absurd; on a different level, I personally feel that Night Watch is a rather painfully vapid film, but it is included because – - along with its record-breaking box office – - it has marked a sea change in Russian cinema.)
Some details about the list:
—The dates are taken from the imdb website for sake of a consistent point of easy reference (although this raises some problems, it solves the main one of consistency). The films are given chronologically, but within each year films are listed alphabetically by their English-translated titles.
— The list focuses on pre-Soviet, Soviet, and post-Soviet eras of Russian film. Some non-Russian Soviet films have also been included if they are at least partially in Russian, if they were produced in Russian studios, or, in a few cases, if they are considered an inextricable part of Russian culture.
— Genre is a particularly difficult matter when it comes to Russian cinema, as the lines of demarcation are so easily blurred. The list is primarily composed of feature-length, cinema-released movies. However, many beloved and important Russian films began in a form that in North America would be called television mini-series; several of these are included. At the compiler’s discretion, numerous short films (live-action and animated) were also included.
Please use the comments box below for any further suggestions or points of criticism, both of which are welcome.
Well, that’s it. Enjoy!"
Movies with no IMDb-entry:
Boris Godunov (unfinished; fragments of Pushkin’s play)(Drankov, 1907)
A Peasant’s Lot (Krestyanskaya dolya)(V. Goncharov, 1912)
The Wedding Day (Denâ€™ venchaniya; Yom Hakhupe)(E. Slavinsky, 1912)
Merchant Bashkirov's Daughter (Drama na Volga; aka Doch' kuptsa Bashkirova)(N. Larin.1913)
Antosha Ruined by a Corset (Antoshu korset pogubil)(Puchalsky, 1916)
The Ice Rink (Katok)(I. Ivanov-Vano, 1927)
The Tale of the Priest and of his Workman Balda (Skazka o pope i o ego rabotnike Balde)(unfinished, fragment)(M. Tsekhanovsky, 1934)
The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish (Skazka o rybake i rybke)(M. Tsekhanovsky, 1950)
A Cloud in Love (Vlyublyonnoye oblako)(A. Karanovich, R. Kachanov, 1959)
The Poodle (Pudel)(N. Shorina, 1985)
Years and Fates (Gody i sudby)(M. Litvyakov, 1988)
Glory of the Bolshoi / Vladimir Vasiliev, Galina Ulanova, Irek Mukhamedov, more
Glory of the Kirov / Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, Natalia Dudinskaya, more
The Time When Dreams Melt (A. Vakhrushev, 1996)
The Life of St. Sergius of Radonezh (Zhitie Prepodobnogo Sergiya)(T. Novikova, 2005)
In 1977, the Royal Film Archive of Belgium sent out questionnaires to film experts from 22 countries in order to compile an extensive list of important American films. 203 people participated (116 Americans and 87 non-Americans). Each participant compiled two lists, a list of the most important films (limited to 30 titles) and a list of misappreciated films (not limited in number). The final list is sorted by number of votes (including both important and misappreciated votes).
The book lists all 2327 films that received at least 1 vote. This list includes the films that received at least 5 votes.
One of the list entries is "Songs" which includes 25 films, so I included only the first one.
In May 2003, Outlook India magazine asked 25 leading Indian film directors to draw up their personal lists of the 10 best Hindi films of independent India. This list is the result of that query.
This is a list compiled as a result of a poll by Caimán Cuadernos de Cinema magazine, which is the Spanish branch of Cahiers du Cinéma.
350 experts were consulted: journalists, film critics, historians, professors, intellectuals, festival managers... People involved in the creative process were left out. According to the magazine, this way provides an external approach, a more objective one.
In 1995, FIAF asked National film archives to send lists of films important in Film History, Film and The Other Arts, Film and Reality, and National Productions. This list has all the Indian films nominated by the National Film Archive of India. The first 26 in the first 3 categories, followed by 99 from the National category.
In 2011, ekolay.net asked 14 film professionals to list their 30 favorite Turkish films. This is a list of films that appeared on at least 2 lists. See [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AhCbA3xledPhdFFuTjBGNl9JOFYxSmtEaTlPbjRsc0E]this spreadsheet[/url] for vote counts, top directors, and ballots.
A list of the greatest Iranian films compiled from two MUBI lists, as well as user recommendations.
For a (now official) list selected by Iranian critics, check out: http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/film+magazines+best+iranian+films+2009/