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 compiled this list from many different polls, lists, and awards, using a weighted point system to rank the shorts. I'm defining short as any film with a runtime of 45 minutes or less.
This list focuses more on animation than the [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/brief+encounters/]Brief Encounters[/url] list. It includes many acclaimed animated shorts which are missing from Brief Encounters, most notably The Man Who Planted Trees and Ruka.
Missing from IMDb: The Magic Fox (1982) (it would've been ranked #132)
In the year of cinematography’s centennial anniversary 1995, the Deutscher Kinematheksverbund conducted a survey in search of the 100 German films that were considered the most important. In the first poll 324 film historians, film journalists, film makers and movie owners decided about places 1 to 75, a second poll with 228 votes determinded the places 76 to 100.
This list is "an educational resource that offers guidance and encouragement as students seek to find points of orientation within the vast history of film and video." It is not a list of the best films of all time. Rather, it reflects a variety of criteria.
The list is divided into 5 sections:
I. [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+narrative+films+2012/]Narrative Films[/url]
[url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+hollywood+genres+2012/mjf314/]Hollywood Genres (with an emphasis on the classical studio era)[/url]
II. [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+non-fiction+films+2012/]Non-Fiction Films[/url]
III. [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+animated+films+2012/mjf314/]Animated Films[/url]
IV. [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+experimentalslashavant-gardeslashunderground+films+2012/mjf314/]Experimental/Avant-garde/Underground Films[/url]
V. [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harvard+universitys+suggested+film+viewing+list+single-channel+video+2012/mjf314/]Single-channel Video[/url]
According to the list source, this section is incomplete (i.e. they're planning to expand it in the future).
"Since its explosion in the 1950s, science fiction has become one of the most popular film genres, with numerous dedicated fan conventions, academic conferences, websites, magazines, journals, book clubs, memorabilia and collectibles. Once relegated to B budget status, today's science fiction films are often blockbuster productions, featuring major stars.
Despite its high profile, science fiction is notoriously difficult to define. In his introduction to 100 Science Fiction Films, Barry Keith Grant explains the genre's complexities, while also providing an overview of its history, suggesting that the cinema is an ideal medium for conveying the 'sense of wonder' that critics have argued is central to the genre. From Georges Melies's Le Voyage dans la lune (1902), to the blockbusters of the 1970s that dramatically changed Hollywood, to the major releases of the past few years, the films featured in this book represent a range of periods, countries and types (including alien invasion, space travel, time travel, apocalypse, monsters and anime), and cover the key directors and writers.
100 Science Fiction Films provides a lively and illuminating guide to the genre from the beginning of film history to the present, taking the reader on a comprehensive tour through the rich and varied alternate universe of sci-fi cinema."
From a poll of 63 critics and film experts conducted in the 1970s by film critic and director Paul Rotha, each asked for a list of their 30 top silent films. This makes for a list of the Top 338 Silent Films. Ties are sorted by imdb original title.
Several movies are considered lost:
Die Abenteuer eines Zehnmarkscheines
The Last Moment
Every year since 1967 the famed film critic Roger Ebert has released a list of his ten favorite films of the year. In some recent years he has divided up the lists, making separate top tens (or twenties) for documentaries and foreign-language films. I've included all the lists here.
Part of the BFI Screen Gudes series, this book provides thoughtful analysis on one hundred European horror films from the silent era to the present day. This list is for those using the BFI publication as a viewing guide.
Music films contain music performances by the cast, but necessarily not with a focus on a full-scale scores or song and dance routines (for which the musical genre exists). A music film may even be a concert recording.
The 100 best French films according to a diversified professional jury, published in Timeout France.
TSPDT is building a list of 1000 Noir films to expand on its previous 250 Quintessential Noirs. Following the [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/tspdt+100+essential+noir+films/]initial collection of 100 noirs[/url], a further 900 noir films (or films with prominent noir elements) will steadily be added (in a fairly random manner). This list will contain the full 1000 films which are the 1,000 most cited noir films (according to TSPDT's research). Please note that this list has not been and will not be ranked.
The Venice Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world. Founded 1932, the festival has since taken place every year in Venice, Italy. It is part of the Venice Biennale, a major biennial exhibition and festival for contemporary art. The festival's Leone d'Oro (Golden Lion) prize is awarded to the best film screened at the festival.
Films always have the ability to anger us, divide us, shock us, disgust us, and more. Usually, films that inspire controversy, outright boycotting, picketing, banning, censorship, or protest have graphic sex, violence, homosexuality, religious, political or race-related themes and content. They usually push the envelope regarding what can be filmed and displayed on the screen, and are considered taboo, "immoral" or "obscene" due to language, drug use, violence and sensuality/nudity or other incendiary elements. Inevitably, controversy helps to publicize these films and fuel the box-office receipts.
The "250 key movies" rated and reviewed in the book [i]Action! The Action Movie A-Z[/i] (1997) by Marshall Julius.
1-14 *****, 15-22 ****½, 23-51 ****, 52-92: ***½, 93-140: ***, 141-182: **½, 183-211 **, 212-226 *½, 227-244 *, 245-250 ½
"Vengeful cops and car chases, lunatic villains and martial arts masters, male-bonding, gun fights and super secret agents, swords and sorcerers, wartime Nazi-bashing, boys' own adventures, casual destruction and general death-defiance... this is what we want to see, and if you feel the same way, "Action!" is for you, a fan's guide to the wackiest genre of 'em all, with 250 key movies rated and reviewed" -Introduction