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.
This is a custom-made Top 1000 based on IMDb ratings. The current Top 1000 uses a minimum vote of 25000 which makes it heavily biased towards the later decades.
Films from 2015 are excluded.
Last updated: 8/10/2015
A list of 99 European films selected by Imago, European Federation of Cinematographers, originally published in the 2003 book "Making Pictures: A Century of European Cinematography".
Pink film (ピンク映画 Pinku eiga or Pink eiga?) is a style of Japanese softcore pornographic theatrical film. Films of this genre first appeared in the early 1960s, and dominated the Japanese domestic cinema from the mid-1960s through the mid-1980s. In the 1960s, the pink films were largely the product of small, independent studios. In the 1970s, some of Japan’s major studios, facing the loss of their theatrical audience, took over the pink film. With their access to higher production-values and talent, some of these films became critical and popular successes. Though the appearance of the AV (adult video) took away most of the pink film audience in the 1980s, films in this genre are still being produced.”—Wikipedia
List created by Erdiawan Putra
These are the movies using the Norwegian language that have the most votes on IMDb. It shows which Norwegian movies are the most well-known or popular. New movies have an edge this way, considering they are more frequently voted, but some old classics managed to fight their way into the list. It contains movies of feature length. I update the list once a month.
This list consists of the 117 movies featured in the 1995 compilation documentary “The Celluloid Closet”.
See also: "The Celluloid Closet: The Book"
What are the 100 most romantic movies of all time? To find out we asked 101 experts for their top ten romantic films. These are people who know romance, from ‘The Notebook’ author Nicholas Sparks to ‘Notting Hill’ director Richard Curtis and ‘Downton Abbey’ star Joanne Froggatt. We’ve crunched the numbers and here’s the final list, from 100 down to one.
I compiled this list from diverse lists from critics and polls, collecting information about the best gay themed movies for a broader audience. I weighted it to create a certain ranking. The total of films that were named is 394.
Movies, which target only a homosexual audience were excluded (for example: Eating Out).
I have not seen all of the movies, but I tried to focus on the "serious" movies.
Includes only the movies that are "Highly Recommended" by They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
"We classify 'highly recommended' films as being superb cinematic achievements. These films are either flawless or near-flawless entertainments and/or artistic triumphs that occupy a special place in our lives. This is our pantheon, it is our canon, call it what you like. These films shouldn't be missed."
Introduction can be read here: http://theyshootpictures.com/recommendedviewing.htm
- Olympia by Leni Riefenstahl ist listed as 1 on the website but as 2 on IMdB
Every year starting from 1922 has a HR movie - except 2006
Additions by new Director's pages: Twin Peaks [TV Series], Amour, Equinox Flowers, Symphony in Slang
Removed by new Director's pages: Bei qing cheng shi, Liebe ist kälter als der Tod, Zangiku monogatari, Cape Fear (1991)
Lately I’ve become more and more frustrated with the various “best ever” lists that have been released because they rarely feature films by women, or if they do it’s usually one or two films. I think this is more a reflection of those who are polled for these kinds of lists, as well as a compounding of history on itself. For so long films by men have made up the bulk of the film canon and I think people are afraid to add new films to these revered lists. I also think many people haven’t seen very many films by women, or if they have it’s always the same handful of films. In an attempt to create a better, more inclusive list of great films by women, I polled over 500 critics, filmmakers, bloggers, historians, professors and casual film viewers, asking them to tell me what films directed (or co-directed) by women are essential viewing. Some people only responded with as little as five votes, others submitted hundreds of films. In the end, I received over 7,000 votes for 1,100+ different films. After tallying up this data, with ties factored in, I then had a list of 103 essential films directed by women.
While this list is in no way the end all and be all of female filmmakers, it does include films from multiple countries, filmmakers of all ages, films from all kinds of genres and spans 9 decades. Also, I would like to point out that although the earliest film on this list is from 1935, there were several filmmakers from the silent era who were women (and whose films were in the initial 1,100+ list), including Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber and others. This list should be looked at as a springboard, a way to get your feet wet with the most beloved films made by women. There are lots of resources to find even more great films by women. DirectedByWomen.com and TheDirectorList.com are two such invaluable places to start learning more about the thousands of women who have been making films since the beginning of cinema.
This list includes the winners and nominees of the award.
List with only the winners:
"Beyond the Canon is essentially a greatest films poll, only without the greatest films. I challenged a number of dedicated film-lovers – critics, bloggers, filmmakers, IMDbers; professional, amateur, and in-between – to select up to 100 films that they believed to have been under-represented by film history, that meant more to them than the established, well-exposed classics." - Iain Stott, The One-Line Review
"This list is based off the book The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942 by Duane Byrge and Robert Milton Miller.
From the introduction:
'A screwball comedy was at heart a love story. It’s central romance was frequently instigated by an aggressive, even eccentric woman whose efforts to prod her more stodgy and conventional beau along the rocky road to the altar primed the comic mechanisms for a great deal of humor-by-embarassment. Improbable events, mistaken identities, and ominously misleading circumstantial evidence quickly compounded upon each other, albeit by seemingly logical progression, until a frantic conclusion in which even the impending marriage gives only faint promise of providing some whit of order as antidote to the previous narrative chaos.
This book is intended as an historical menu for the feast, as well as a guide to sorting out and identifying the certifiably screwball from the much larger parade of vintage cinema comedy which surrounds it in the program schedules and on the cassette racks. Each of the following freature films described in the second section of this book has been found by the authors to qualify as sufficiently "screwy," by the standards of the era, to merit inclusion in our annotated filmography.'
The films are listed chronologically."
All the various prizes FIPRESCI - the International Federation of Film Critics - has given at Cannes, including: "In Competition," "Un Certain Regard," "Critics' Week," "Parallel Section," and "Special Mention."
In 1998, the Prize Un Certain Regard was introduced to the section to recognize young talent and to encourage innovative and daring works by presenting one of the films with a grant to aid its distribution in France. This list includes all films in the section that received awards (the Prix un certain regard itself, plus any special mentions and jury prizes.)
"This list of 1000 short films is compiled from various lists as well as my own list. Each has a 50% weight in Top 500. Since there are not enough data or lists for short films further, the second half (501-1000) is almost entirely based my own list (90%)."
1. The original list ranks "Nachalo nevedomogo veka" two segments separably: #95 and #268. Here the film is ranked #99 only.
2. Fantasia to referenced to "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment
3. Les sept péchés capitaux is referenced to Godard's "La Paresse" episode
4. L'Amore is referenced to "Il Miracolo" segment
Films included on Criterion collection titles in addition to the main feature.
These are both long and short films, however the only requirement is that they are not a traditional 'extra' about the film, like a making of film or an interview. They are instead an additional film, often by that director, that could easily stand alone (if a full feature) or in a compilation (if a short film).
Note: this does not include individual episodes of portmanteau films