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 list contains 250 films by the 250 greatest directors of all time, according to "they shoot pictures don't they?". Each director has one entry; their most critically acclaimed film. Two directors appear more than once on the list (Michael Powell and Stanley Donen) and all together there are 5 director couples (Powell/Pressburger, Donen/Kelly, Coen Brothers, Cooper/Schoedsack and Straub/Huillet). #76 is a TV-mini-series; #81, #151, #157, #180, #190 and #202 are short features, the rest of the entries are featured films.
Inspired by the chronological charting of film, and the vast history of world cinema, as presented by Mark Cousin's superb 'A Story of Film: An Odyssey', I have decided to make 2012 the year where I finally get to watch those recognised classics and take a bite out of the canon.
Follow me as I take on the world of cinema from the silent era to the explosion of the talkies, through the golden age of Hollywood to the uprising of new wave cinema across Europe and worldwide, the uprising of the movie brats to the dawn of independent film making right through to the current digital boom.
This list will constantly be updated throughout the year.
January - 1895 - 1927
February - 1928 - 1936
March - 1937 - 1946
April - 1947 - 1954
May - 1955 - 1962
June - 1963 - 1967
July - 1968 - 1972
August - 1973 - 1979
September - 1980 - 1987
October - 1988 - 1995
November - 1996 - 2002
December - 2003 - Present
"Filmverlag der Autoren" is one of the most important publishers of german author cinema.
In 2009 Arthaus Filmverleih published a collection of 50 DVDs of famous and outstanding FdA movies.
What films should be included in the list of all-time greats? Film critic Amy Nicholson (MTV News) and a guest debate, discuss and sometimes harmoniously agree about whether a film should be Canon-ized. Ultimately, the decision is yours. Cast your vote in the Earwolf forums, and decide the legacy of each movie forevermore. No pressure.