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.
Every film mentioned in Peter Kobel's book Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture.
I have decided to add films that are also only mentioned in posters. Some films are also mentioned more than once but I will not add them again.
#3-76: The Early Years
#77-96: The Business of Film
#148-167: Horror & Science Fiction
#179-196: Serials and Series Films
#226-248: Art Direction & Set Design
#257-359: The Stars
#360-402: Promotion and the Press
#408-411: Race Films
#412-441: Directors (cont'd)
#475-489: Russia and the Soviet Union
#490-499: Europeans in Hollywood
There are way too many arthouse / surreal / artistic films out there to know where the hell to start. Even if you've watched them for years you can still get lost in the searching. One of the reasons why we started Film Bizarro was to highlight the weird for the masses, and while I think we have done that, we've also gotten wider. That's why I wanted to make this list - to make a list that focuses on only the good of the weird. I decided to call it my "Favorite Arthouse Films" because I think "Arthouse" is a word that sums it up perfectly even though the origins of the word might not apply to 100%.
I've tried to write a good but short description for each film - it's just too much work to write a full review for each of these so bare with me. There are some fascinating films in this list and sometimes words just doesn't do it, at least not with my limited vocabulary, so don't judge them solely on what I have to say. If you find a film of interest: watch it!
I decided to only include 3 movies from the same director, otherwise some directors would take up too much space. This list consists of films that are my favorites, I'm not claiming they are the best. Simply being weird doesn't do it!! When I decided to make this list I took it upon myself to watch a few films I have missed out on - LOTS and LOTS of films didn't make it, but some of them did. This of course means that in 6 months maybe the list would've looked slightly different, as I watch movies all the time. This documents the time when it was made, and I assure you that's good enough!
Five of the movies are missing from IMDb.
Missing from IMDb:
#78. Tephrasect (Justin Curfman, 2004)
#68. Ass (Usama Alshaibi, 2001)
#61. I Never Left The White Room (Michael Todd Schneider, 2007)
#30. ...and then i helped (Michael Todd Schneider, 2010)
#15. Convulsion Expulsion (Usama Alshaibi, 2003)
The 50 films famous criticist Susan Sontag considered the best, as published in 1977. See also [url=http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/susan-sontags-50-favorite-films.html]this article[/url].
In 1995, for the century of the cinema's commemoration, Télérama, a French magazine, published a special issue « Les Meilleurs films du siècle - Cent ans de cinéma ». The purpose of the magazine was to provide a tour of the history of cinema, decade by decade, mentioning significant international and French films and making for each decade a top of best films. This list takes into consideration only the French films in the following way:
- The 81 French films in the decade top tens, commencing with the silent era (10 films), the 30's (10 films), until the 90's with only 5 films.
(there's 5 entries for Fantômas; 3 entries for the Pagnol's trilogy Marius-Fanny-César; and 1 entry for Smoking-No-Smoking)
- Starting from the 82th entry, the list is alphabetical and report all the French films mentioned in the magazine, including the films quoted in the text, but also the films selected for a thematic section. Hence, for each decade the magazine picked one or several French films on the following issues: "the twosome of the decade", "the beautiful love", "the beautiful death", "the scandal", "the unfair flop", "the hit", "the best set", "the line", "the tune", "the spirit of the times", and the "fashion".
Thanks to Limguela for compiling this list.
"You'll laugh, you'll cry and you may angrily demand to know why we've snubbed Meg Ryan in our highly subjective, yet infinitely debatable list of the greatest films of all time"
# 1-10 Top 10 Documentary
# 11-20 Top 10 World Cinema
# 21-31 Top 10 Drama
# 32-41 Top 10 Thriller/Action
# 42-51 Top 10 Comedy
# 52-62 Top 10 Horror
# 63-72 Top 10 Kids
# 73-82 Top 10 Musicals
# 83-92 Top 10 Romance
# 93-102 Top 10 Animation
A work-in-progress list of acclaimed and personal favorite Greek films, with or without English subtitles, either feature or short films of any genre and sub-genre. I decided to update this only with films I've watched, a top 100 to begin with and a possible top 250. Shorts and documentaries will be excluded but will be alligned here in the info section, down below.
The top 10 Greek films according to the Greek Film Critics Association or Pan-Hellenic Film Critics Association:
1. O Drakos / The Ogre of Athens Nikos Koundouros
2. Evdokia Ευδοκία Alexis Damianos
– The Travelling Players Ο θίασος Theodoros Angelopoulos
4. Stella Στέλλα Michalis Kakoyannis
5. The Counterfeit Coin Η κάλπικη λίρα Yiorgos Tzavellas
6. Reconstruction Αναπαράσταση Theodoros Angelopoulos
– Rembetiko Ρεμπέτικο Costas Ferris
– The Photograph / Η φωτογραφία Nikos Papatakis
9. Karkalou / Καρκαλού by Stavros Tornes
10. Sweet Gang Γλυκιά Συμμορία Nikos Nikolaidis
– The four seasons of the law Η εαρινή σύναξις των αγροφυλάκων Dimos Avdeliodis
1. Evdokia / Ευδοκία by Alexis Damianos
2. O Drakos Ο Δράκος Nikos Koundouros
3. Reconstruction Αναπαράσταση Theodoros Angelopoulos
4. The Travelling Players Ο θίασος Theodoros Angelopoulos
5. The Counterfeit Coin / Η κάλπικη λίρα by Yiorgos Tzavellas
– Ta Chromata tis iridos / Τα Χρώματα της Ίριδος Nikos Panagiotopoulos
7. Karkalou Καρκαλού Stavros Tornes
– To proxenio tis Annas Το Προξενιό της Άννας Pantelis Voulgaris
9. Balamos Μπαλαμός Stavros Tornes
– Stella (Mihalis Kakogiannis)
Thessaloniki Film Festival online, public voting for the Centennial of Greek Cinema out of 200 films selected by film critics
1. Kinoniki Sapila / Social Corruption (Stelios Tatasopoulos, 1932)
2. Istoria mias Kalpikis Liras / The Counterfeit Coin Yorgos Tzavellas 1955
3. Stella (Mihalis Kakogiannis, 1955)
4. O Drakos / The Ogre of Athens (Nikos Koundouros 1956)
5. Synikia to Oniro / A Neighborhood Named “The Dream” (Alekos Alexandrakis, 1961)
6. Evdokia Alexis Damianos 1971
7. O Thiassos / The Travelling Players Theo Angelopoulos 1975
8. I Tembelides tis Eforis Kiladas / The Idlers of the Fertile Valley Nikos Panayotopoulos 1978
9. Glikia Symmoria / Sweet Bunch Nikos Nikolaidis 1983
10. I Timi tis Agapis / The Price of Love Tonia Marketaki 1983
11. Kali patrida, sintrofe / Happy Homecoming, Comrade by Lefteris Xanthopoulos
12. Ola Ine Dromos / It’s a Long Road by Pantelis Voulgaris
13. Apo tin akri tis polis / From the Edge of the City by Constantine Giannaris
14. Pes sti Morfini Akoma tin Psahno / Still Looking for Morphine by Yannis Fagras
15. Sose me / Save Me by Stratos Tzitzis
16. I Yenei tis Samothrakis / The Valiants of Samothrace by Stamatis Tsarouchas
17. Politiki kouzina / A Touch of Spice by Tassos Boulmetis
18. Kynodontas / Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos
19. Strella /A Woman's Way by Panos H. Koutras
20. Mikra Anglia / Little England by Pantelis Voulgaris
Top Documentaries (alphabetically)
Agelastos petra by Filippos Koutsaftis
Oi karvouniarides by Alinda Dimitriou
Makedonikos gamos by Takis Kanellopoulos
I istoria tis ellinikis haraktikis by Gay Aggeli
Top Short Films (alphabetically)
Ekpombi by Theodoros Angelopoulos
Grammata apo tin Ameriki by Lakis Papastathis
Lacrimae rerum by Nikos Nikolaidis
Ta matoklada sou lampoun by Costas Ferris
Monastiraki by Gay Aggeli
Periptoseis tou ohi by Dimitris Avgerinos, Lakis Papastathis
Thiraikos orthros by Kostas Sfikas, Stavros Tornes
Tsouf by Thodoros Maragos (animation)
Tzimis o tigris by Pantelis Voulgaris
Named by the VES in 2007, these films have had a significant, lasting impact on the practice and appreciation of visual effects as an integral, artistic element of cinematic expression and the storytelling process.
Referenced to the Wikipedia page; 2009 in film.
* Based on U.S. theatrical releases(re-release) only.
* Excludes: shorts, direct-to-dvd, and films without an IMDB page.
* Credit too: jmricker(provided imdb urls)
All films with a US theatrical release in 2014, primarily based on Box Office Mojo.
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/2015+in+film/ignoto/]2015 in Film[/url]
For previous years see [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/?tags=user:dumbed+down]lists created by user dumbed down[/url]
A list of notable documentaries about filmmakers, such as directors, producers, composers, et al.
Criteria: 50+ votes and 6.0+ rating on Imdb -or- I have seen it and recommend it (usually for newer documentaries).
About Film: Recommended Movie-Themed Documentaries
About Film III: The Actors:
About Film IV: Classic Movies:
Please feel free to make suggestions for additions to or deletions from this list in the comments section.
Last updated: February 7, 2019.
For each country, I selected a maximum of 2 films, 1 film per director. Countries that no longer exist are listed by their current names. The films are listed alphabetically by country (see the [url=http://www.imdb.com/list/pdJOKYfXmys/]IMDb list[/url] to see which films are from which country).
I did not use a formula to select the films, but my selections are mainly based on the following criteria:
1. Country-specific and region-specific critic polls.
2. Non-country-specific critic polls.
3. Various other lists.
4. Rotten Tomatoes scores and ratings.