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.
Written by Rajadhyaksha (senior fellow, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore) and Willemen (critical studies, Napier Univ., Edinburgh), this is a one-stop reference book on Indian cinema. Encompassing films in the major Indian languages, this revised edition (originally published in 1994 and updated to 1995) contains entries on directors, stars, producers, writers, and composers and lists birth and death dates, background information, and filmography. A chronological listing of films from 1912 onwards--complete with cast, credits, and plot synopses--is also provided; and black-and-white photographs appear throughout. In addition, a time line chronicles major milestones in Indian cinema, and a chart displays film statistics on both sound and silent films. An extensive bibliography and a name and film index rounds the volume out. No collection on Indian film can afford to be without this book; highly recommended for academic and larger public libraries.
-Ravi Shenoy, Hinsdale P.L., IL
Huge thanks to cronos for importing so many of these movies to ICM which made my job much easier.
See also these language sublists made from this list:
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+hindi+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Hindi films)[/url] (667 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+telugu+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Telugu films)[/url] (240 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+malayalam+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Malayalam films)[/url] (214 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+tamil+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Tamil films)[/url] (213 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+bengali+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Bengali films)[/url] (180 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+marathi+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Marathi films)[/url] (97 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+kannada+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Kannada films) [/url] (87 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+gujarati+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Gujarati films)[/url] (34 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+assamese+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Assamese films)[/url] (33 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+other+languages/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Other languages)[/url] (83 films)
Several films have two or more language versions resulting in different movie lengths. These often have separate Imdb IDs.Only one language version of a film exists on this list to not make it too huge and I've tried to select the most known one for this list of all the films in the book. In the sublists for the different languages the movie version for that language is included, which may not be on this list (but is still in the book).
#369: The version of Shakuntala (V. Shantaram) in the book is the 122 minute version made in 1943. As this isn't on imdb, the 76 minute version released in the USA in 1947 is the one on this list.
#442: The book has put up the 1949 version of '42 (A. Chakravarty), however this version was banned in many cities (but not Bombay). Only the edited 1951 version exists on imdb.
#771: While Tero Nadir Parey / Beyond Thirteen Rivers (B. Saha) was made in 1961 it wasn't released until 1969.
#774: The book suggests that Velugu Needalu / Thooya Ullam (A.S. Rao) was released in 1961 however imdb has put 1964 as its release year.
#968: There's limited info on Uyyale / The Swing (N. Lakshminarayan) but the book puts 1969 as the release date for this, this is mistakenly put as 1964 on imdb.
#1580: Mani Kaul's Idiot was made into a 180 minutes film and a 223 minutes mini-series. Only the mini-series exists on imdb.
Copypasted from listofbest:
"This huge list is the result of about six months of work. I began thinking and digging in the summer of 2007, and then I posted the list in progress on the Classics forum at imdb, receiving many further contributions from numerous posters (but very special gratitude is due to the posters named Colomba, JeNeRegretteRien and WhiteFun for their generous assistance).
This list is an attempt at a fairly thorough compilation of films that I deem quintessential contributions to Russian cinema for one (or more) of three reasons:
1. Critical Acclaim — The film has met with national and/or international critical acclaim (e.g., Tarkovsky’s Mirror or Klimov’s Come and See). Films might also make the list if I feel they are overlooked gems that should have met with critical acclaim.
2. Popular Appeal in Russia — The film has garnered considerable popular appeal among Russians, measured either through initial box office, or by eventual status as a beloved classic (e.g., Diamond Arm or The Irony of Fate).
3. Historical/Cultural Importance – - The film has historical importance, either for its cultural or cinematic impact, or for its significance as a historical artifact. (Two examples: The Battle of Stalingrad is considered by most an example of egregious propaganda fairly lacking in artistic merit or historical veracity, but it is in the list nonetheless as an important reflection of Stalinism at its most absurd; on a different level, I personally feel that Night Watch is a rather painfully vapid film, but it is included because – - along with its record-breaking box office – - it has marked a sea change in Russian cinema.)
Some details about the list:
—The dates are taken from the imdb website for sake of a consistent point of easy reference (although this raises some problems, it solves the main one of consistency). The films are given chronologically, but within each year films are listed alphabetically by their English-translated titles.
— The list focuses on pre-Soviet, Soviet, and post-Soviet eras of Russian film. Some non-Russian Soviet films have also been included if they are at least partially in Russian, if they were produced in Russian studios, or, in a few cases, if they are considered an inextricable part of Russian culture.
— Genre is a particularly difficult matter when it comes to Russian cinema, as the lines of demarcation are so easily blurred. The list is primarily composed of feature-length, cinema-released movies. However, many beloved and important Russian films began in a form that in North America would be called television mini-series; several of these are included. At the compiler’s discretion, numerous short films (live-action and animated) were also included.
Please use the comments box below for any further suggestions or points of criticism, both of which are welcome.
Well, that’s it. Enjoy!"
Movies with no IMDb-entry:
Boris Godunov (unfinished; fragments of Pushkin’s play)(Drankov, 1907)
A Peasant’s Lot (Krestyanskaya dolya)(V. Goncharov, 1912)
The Wedding Day (Denâ€™ venchaniya; Yom Hakhupe)(E. Slavinsky, 1912)
Merchant Bashkirov's Daughter (Drama na Volga; aka Doch' kuptsa Bashkirova)(N. Larin.1913)
Antosha Ruined by a Corset (Antoshu korset pogubil)(Puchalsky, 1916)
The Ice Rink (Katok)(I. Ivanov-Vano, 1927)
The Tale of the Priest and of his Workman Balda (Skazka o pope i o ego rabotnike Balde)(unfinished, fragment)(M. Tsekhanovsky, 1934)
The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish (Skazka o rybake i rybke)(M. Tsekhanovsky, 1950)
A Cloud in Love (Vlyublyonnoye oblako)(A. Karanovich, R. Kachanov, 1959)
The Poodle (Pudel)(N. Shorina, 1985)
Years and Fates (Gody i sudby)(M. Litvyakov, 1988)
Glory of the Bolshoi / Vladimir Vasiliev, Galina Ulanova, Irek Mukhamedov, more
Glory of the Kirov / Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, Natalia Dudinskaya, more
The Time When Dreams Melt (A. Vakhrushev, 1996)
The Life of St. Sergius of Radonezh (Zhitie Prepodobnogo Sergiya)(T. Novikova, 2005)
In 1995, to celebrate the centenary of cinema, UNESCO worked together with film archives from 49 countries to "compile and publish a list of approximately 15 films each country considers to be representative of its most significant national cinematic heritage." UNESCO suggested that they consider historical importance and cultural/artistic value, but each film archive was allowed to define its own criteria to determine which films were important.
The films of each country are listed in the order of the source-pdf. These countries are included.
Angola, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Greece, The Holy See, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Macedonia, Ukraine, United States of America, Venezuela, Yugoslavia
These films or collections on the source-pdf are not included in this list, because they are not on IMDb:
- A Selection of OMPB Films Produced between the two World Wars
- A Selection of Film Produced by the Government of Canada before the Creation of the National Film Board
- Royal Welcome, Spotlight No. 6 and 8 unknown titles from the Canadian Cameo Series
- 4 unknown reels from "Shorts Produced at the London Headquarters of the Canadian Army during the last War"
- Films by Maurice Proulx
- Animated Films of the National Film Board
- part of Obra Filmica Documental Miguel A. Alvarez (35 shorts are included so far)
- Obra Filmica Documental Karl Gartelman
- Two Days in Spring
This list is a combination of French prizes and Box-Office. You will find here:
- The winners of the Prix Lumières for Best film, Best script, Best director, Best actor, best actress (since 1996).
- The winners of the Prix Louis-Delluc (since 1937).
- The nominees and winners of the Cesar Awards for Best film, Best script, Best director, Best actor, Best actress (since 1976).
- The French Ministry of Foreign's Affairs' Top French Films (until 2000).
- The French Box-Office with French movies having more than 3 millions of tickets sold.
- The Best Of by Films-de-France.com with 5 stars.
The order is alphabetical.
Each year, Kinema Junpo magazine publishes a list of the top 10 Japanese films of the year.
This is not the complete list because some of the films are missing from IMDb. You can see a longer list and rankings for each year at the [url=http://www.rinkworks.com/checklist/list.cgi?u=crimsong&U=crimsong&p=kinemajunpotop10s]list source[/url].
Asian Cinema: A Field Guide (2007) by Tom Vick is a book about the history of cinema in various regions throughout Asia. This is a list of films mentioned in the book.
[b]Part One: The Old Guard[/b]
China: Tradition and Resistance (#1-76)
Japan: Cinema of Extremes (77-266)
India: All That and then Some (267-355)
[b]Part Two: Postwar Booms[/b]
Hong Kong: The Fine Art of Popular Cinema (356-459)
Korea: Rising from the Ashes of History (460-575)
[b]Part Three: Recent Arrivals[/b]
Iran: A Continuing Conversation (576-634)
Taiwan: The Little Island that Could (635-678)
[b]Part Four: New Players[/b]
[b]South and Southeast Asia: Coming Into Focus[/b]
Bangladesh (679 & 680), Bhutan (681 & 682), Cambodia (683-685), Indonesia (686-692), Malaysia and Singapore (693-707), Nepal (708 & 709), Pakistan (710), The Philippines (711-735), Sri Lanka (736-740), Thailand (741-770), Tibet (771-776), Vietnam (777-788)
[b]Central Asia and the Middle East: Global Intersections[/b]
The Former Soviet Republics, Afghanistan, and Mongolia (789-804), The Middle East (805–836), Turkey (837-847)
[b]Part Five: Where to Go from Here[/b]
(List of websites and books)
See the [url=http://www.imdb.com/list/ls070806393/]IMDb list[/url] description for a list of films missing from IMDb.
By Leif Furhammar (1937-2015) Swedish professor in film. Third Edition.
All Swedish movies from the index of the book. Includes shorts and TV-movies. Co-productions are also included, as well as TV-series.
Please note that some shorts and lost movies from the index of the book are missing (reason: they're not on imdb etc). PM me if you also have the book and miss any title(s) and I'll go ahead and add it, thanks.
#110-120, #525-571, #690-706, #818-822: Titles that I had to add to iCM.
This is a sublist of the list above with only the Hindi films showing (or films that have Hindi versions), starting with the first sound film, Alam Ara (Ardeshir Irani, 1931).
#1, #20, #105 - #106, #147, #187 - #188, #204, #209, #222, #232, #244 - #245, #373, #392, #398, #477, #491: All these films are Hindi-Urdu films ([url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindi%E2%80%93Urdu_controversy]Wiki article on the Hindi-Urdu controversy[/url])
#79: Sunehra Sansar is the slightly longer Hindi cut of the Bengali film Sonar Sansar (they have separate entries on imdb).
#90: Duniya Na Mane is the Hindi version of the Marathi film Kunku (on one official list).
#123: Life's for Living: Aadmi is the Hindi version of the Marathi film Manoos (on one official list).
#207: Hamrahi is the Hindi version of the Bengali film Udayer Pathey (on one official list).
#380: Noted as a Hindi-Bhojpur film in the book.
Jeevan Nauka (K. Vembu, 1951), the Hindi language version of the Malayalam film Jeevitha Nauka.
All sound films with an article in "Belgian Cinema" by the Royal Film Archive
Missing on IMDb:
L'histoire du cinéma 16 (1982)
L'affaire immigrés (1982)
Tonnerre de Brest, silence! (1984)
In 1977, the Royal Film Archive of Belgium sent out questionnaires to film experts from 22 countries in order to compile an extensive list of important American films. 203 people participated (116 Americans and 87 non-Americans). Each participant compiled two lists, a list of the most important films (limited to 30 titles) and a list of misappreciated films (not limited in number). The final list is sorted by number of votes (including both important and misappreciated votes).
The book lists all 2327 films that received at least 1 vote. This list includes the films that received at least 5 votes.
One of the list entries is "Songs" which includes 25 films, so I included only the first one.
All movies voted for in the poll for favorite movies from South Asia as chosen by the iCM Forum. Eligble countries were Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The top 75 can be found here: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+forums+favorite+south+asian+movies+top+75/lonewolf2003/
Edition österreichischer Film is an edition of 310+ significant austrian movies and shorts, as well big sellers as arthouse productions, as selected by Filmarchiv Austria and editorial staff of newspaper Der Standard and published by Hoanzl.at in order to assemble an image of the traditional and modern austrian cinema.
The edition is consisting of 310 issues in 13 seasons.
Some productions aren't on the IMDB. I always try to keep the list as current as possible. Be gentle.
All movies with an entry in "Hollands Hollywood" by Henk van Gelder. Dutch cinema from 1934 to 1994.
Missing on imdb:
Polygoon's filmvariété (1942)
Ten hoogste negen jaren (1945)
Vrij en onverveerd (1945)
Op de bodem van de hemel (1965)
De witte paraplu (1983)
Austrian films selected by the editors of the newspaper Der Standard in cooperation with the film distributor Hoanzl and the Austrian Film Archive. The list contains a mix of classic, modern and arthouse films. Shorts and TV (mini)series are excluded.
The list is based on the book of the same title by author Erik Nørgaard. It coveres Danish film history up untill 1971. It is not a top list.
It contains primarily Danish productions, but also covers foreign productions with Danish directors and/or production teams.
An example is Häxan (1922) which is a Swedish production, but the production team is mostly Danish. Other examples are most of Dreyers major films, which are produced in several other countries.
Titles unavailable on IMDb/iCheckMovies:
- Abens Haand / Da Slusen brast (1916)
- Amazonas (1949)
- Bondeknøsens Rejse (1906)
- Cement (1950)
- Det Russiske Tyranni / Nihilistinden og Prinsen (1910-1911)
- Det røde Rusland / Nihilistinden og det hemmelige Politi (1912)
- En Rejse langs Nilen (1908-1910)
- Folkelivsbillede fra det mørke Rusland (1910-1911)
- Fra Zambezi til Central-Afrika (1910-1911)
- Kalahari - Atomtidens stenalderfolk (????)
- Kanaler i København (????)
- Kærlighed på rulleskøjter (1943)
- Opløb på Frederiksberg (????)
- Politimesteren (1911-1912)
- Rædslernes Hule (????)
- Soldaterløjer i Fredstid (????)
- Tamapaya (????)
- Ungdoms Synd (????)