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.
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian and American former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician. Schwarzenegger served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.
List created by Vern's WBC (World Badass Committe) consisting of 43 volunteer Badass Cinema scholars from 11 countries. Included in Vern's book "Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer" from Titan Books, published in 2010
Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946), commonly known as Sylvester Stallone, and nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, film director and occasional painter. Stallone is known for his machismo and Hollywood action roles. Two of the notable characters he has portrayed include boxer Rocky Balboa and soldier John Rambo. The Rocky and Rambo franchises, along with several other films, strengthened his reputation as an actor and his box office earnings.
"Pinky Violence" refers to a genre of Japanese action cinema which began in the late 1960's and continued through the mid 1970's. Typically featuring a young female protagonist, these films often told stories of revenge or gangland violence.
Despite the word "pinky", these films were not usually softcore (although a couple of titles toe the line). While certainly characterized by considerable nudity as a means of luring in a waning cinema audience, sex scenes were limited, typically in furtherance of the plot, and extremely mild in comparison to the "Roman Porno" line being produced at Nikkatsu. Instead, the focus is on wild, outrageous action, colorful direction and a spirit of youthful energy.
The genre primarily refers to a line of films released by Toei (one of Japan's major studios), however two series from rival series mirror the sensibilities enough that they are often included: Toho's "Rica" series, and Nikkatsu's "Stray Cat Rock" films. This list is based on the list suggested by KamuiX in his article "The World of Pinky Violence, An Intro." It is grouped by series, rather than chronology, with stand-alone films appearing at the bottom of the list.
IMDB's coverage of Japanese films is not always great. The following films should be on this list, but lack an imdb entry:
Zubekô banchô: Tôkyô nagaremono (AKA Delinquent Girl Boss 2)
Terrifying Girls' High School 4: Animal Courage
All three films in "Joshi Gakuen" series
Hell's Angels: Crimson Roar
Time Out's 100 Best Action Movies. Selected by a collection of Top 10 ballots cast by various critics, actors, directors, and stuntpeople. Kill Bill parts I and II were counted as a single film in the list, but are split here on iCM, hence 101.
This list is from Ric Meyer's book [url=http://www.amazon.com/Films-Fury-Kung-Movie-Book/dp/0979998948/]Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book[/url] (2011). He uses a loose definition of "kung fu," so this list includes some films from other Hong Kong action genres as well.
Top list from www.moviebodycounts.com.
The most unnecessary list, sure, but did you know that the film Commando (1985) only has a body count of 88? And with that it doesn't even make this list.
This is the top 1-62 list of films with a body count - on screen kills/deaths - of one hundred or more.
Quote: "The "body counts" for this site are mostly "on screen kills/deaths" or fatal/critical/mortal shots/hits of human, humanoid, or creatures (ie monsters, aliens, zombies.)"
Please visit the site for precise counts and detailed information about how the counts are conducted.
Spaghetti Western is a broad sub-genre of Western films that emerged in the mid-1960s in the wake of Sergio Leone's film-making style and international box-office success. The term was used by critics in USA and other countries because most of these Westerns were produced and directed by Italians.
It was Sergio Leone who defined the look and attitude of the genre with his first western and the two that soon were to follow:For a Few Dollars more (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Together these films are called ‘The Dollars Trilogy’. Leone’s West was a dusty wasteland of whitewashed villages, howling winds, scraggy dogs and cynical heroes, as unshaven as the villains.
All three films were scored by Ennio Morricone, and his music was as unusual as Leone’s visuals: not only did he use instruments like the trumpet, the harp or the electric guitar, he also added whistle, cracking whips and gunshots to the concoction, described by a critic as a ‘rattlesnake in a drumkit’. Morricone went on to score over 30 Italian westerns and was a key factor in the genre's success.
In general spaghetti westerns are more action oriented than their American counterparts. Dialogue is sparse and some critics have pointed out that they are constructed as operas, using the music as an illustrative ingredient of the narrative. For the time of making many spaghetti westerns were quite violent, and several of them met with censorship problems, causing them to be cut or even banned in certain markets. Many spaghetti westerns have an American-Mexican border setting and feature loud and sadistic Mexican bandits. The Civil War and its aftermath is a recurrent background. Instead of regular names the heroes often have bizarre names like Ringo, Sartana, Sabata, Johnny Oro, Arizona Colt or Django. The genre is unmistakably a catholic genre (some other names in use are Hallelujah, Cemetery, Trinity or Holy Water Joe!), with a visual style strongly influenced by the catholic iconography of, for instance, the crucifixion, the last supper or the ecce homo. The surreal extravanganza Django Kill! (Se sei vivo, spara, 1967), by Giulio Questi, former assistant of Fellini (!) has a resurrected hero who witnesses a reflection of Judgment Day in a dusty western town.
The highest rated films of 2014 based on the scoring system detailed below. The ratings are from both critics and normal consumers like you and me. These are films from 2014, which include films with wide releases that took place in 2014.
Scoring: Order highest to lowest scoring based on top rating sites (Rotten Tomatoes Average Critic/User rating out of 10/5 respectively [Averaged], IMDB user rating * 10, and Metascore all averaged.) Minimum score of 70.
Documentaries and films with less than 20 ratings from Rotten Tomatoes are not included.
The impressive list of Steven Seagals feature films. Although there is a lot of DTV magic here, his best films are undoubtedly the early ones - personal favorites are Out for justice and Under Siege. I have left out the seven films that were made from the thirteen episodes of the TV-series True Justice.
Thanks to VERN and seagalology.com
The weirdest, the strangest, the oddest cinema from the farthest reaches of the globe. No Ozu, No Godard, No Antonioni, nothing so respectable. Only sleaze, horror, action, fantasy, whatever. The undefinable, the unnacceptable, the unreal.
Original blog: http://worldweirdcinema.blogspot.com/
The author currently blogs for the Mondo Macabro DVD label: http://mondomacabrodvd.blogspot.com/
and runs their official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mondomacabrodvd
This list is from Katrina Hill's book [url=http://www.amazon.com/Action-Movie-Freak-Katrina-Hill/dp/1440232083]Action Movie Freak[/url] (2012). "Action Movie Freak is a guide celebrating years of films high in adrenaline and fun."
Based on the book by Rob Hill, it seeks to catalog the best of the worst films of all time. It's comprised of four sections:
#1 - #25: Action
#26 - #51: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
#52 - #76: Horror
#77 - #102: The Rest
The official 501 Must See Movies is compiled from a list of about 50 movies from 10 genres. These lists use the second edition which contains between 50 and 60 movies in each genre and breaks them out into their own lists for easier completion.