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Every film nominated for at least one of the American Film Institute's "100 Years... 100 Movies" lists that were televised annually from 1998 to 2008:
1998: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (400 films nominated)
2000: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (500 films nominated)
2001: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills (400 films nominated)
2002: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions (400 films nominated)
2003: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (400 characters from 367 films nominated)
2004: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs (400 songs from 348 films nominated)
2005: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes (400 quotes from 342 films nominated)
2006: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers (300 films nominated)
2007: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (400 films nominated)
2008: AFI's 10 Top 10 (488 total films nominated)
Lists not included:
1999: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars
2005: AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores
2006: AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals
Note: Two songs from "lost films" (Gold Diggers of Broadway and Little Johnny Jones, both from 1929) were nominated for the "100 Songs" list. These two films are not included on this list.
Films listed chronologically.
Since 1984, the Criterion Collection, has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements for a wider and wider audience. The foundation of the collection is the work of such masters of cinema as Kurosawa, Fellini, Bergman, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, and Kubrick. Each film is presented uncut, in its original aspect ratio, as its maker intended it to be seen. To date, more than 150 filmmakers have made it into the collection.
The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema. In 1929, the NBR was the first group to choose the ten best English-language movies of the year, which the group continues to do to this day.
Last update: November 27, 2018.
The National Film Registry is the United States National Film Preservation Board's selection of films for preservation in the Library of Congress. The Board was established in 1988. Each year, 25 "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films" are preserved, to increase awareness for its preservation. To be eligible for inclusion, a film must be at least ten years old but it is not required to be feature-length, nor is it required to have been theatrically released.
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 6 sections:
I. Narrative Films
Hollywood Genres (with an emphasis on the classical studio era)
II. Non-Fiction Films
III. Animated Films
IV. Experimental/Avant-garde/Underground Films
VI. Video Installations (this section can't be added to iCM because IMDb doesn't list video installations)
This list combines the first 5 sections into a single list. 5 of the films are included in 2 sections, but they are listed only once on this iCM list.
List of all 700 titles to date inducted into the National Film Registry (the United States National Film Preservation Board's selection of films for preservation in the Library of Congress) by registry entry title.
Beginning in 1989, 25 titles are named to the registry each year. This list includes all titles through the most recent additions to the Registry in 2016. They are grouped by their registry date and alphabetically therein.
If a title has more than one part (such as "Rip Van Winkle", "Through Navajo Eyes", "Why We Fight", et al), only the first film is listed here. See the comments section for clarifications on this.
See also the "official" NFR iCheckMovies list here:
Last update: December 12, 2018.
Flicker Alley is an American DVD company whose primary focus is on releasing films from the silent era, with an emphasis on works of very early cinema (almost half of these titles are by Georges Melies.)
In the words of Flicker Alley itself:
"Flicker Alley was born out of a passion for cinematic history and a desire to bring filmmakers and films from out of the past to new audiences and renewed recognition. The company was founded in 2002 by Jeffery Masino who drew on a lifelong enthusiasm and fascination with silent, classic, and independent cinema as well as on many years of experience in film and television production and post-production."
Missing from IMDb:
Thrills For You (1940) from "3-D Rarities"
Bolex Stereo (1952) from "3-D Rarities"
M.L. Gunzburg Presents Natural Vision 3-Dimension (1952) from "3-D Rarities"
Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (1953) from "3-D Rarities"
Doom Town (1953) from "3-D Rarities"
I'll Sell My Shirt (1953) from "3-D Rarities"
Our Southern Mountaineers (1918) from "We're in the Movies"
Mountain Life (????) from "We're in the Movies"
The top films in the 2012 Sight and Sound Poll of 359 directors. Contains films with 2 or more votes. In order by number of votes.
The following is a list of positions and the number of corresponding votes. 2-3 (42 votes), 7-8 (31 votes), 13-15 (25 votes), 19-20 (19 votes), 22-25 (17 votes), 26-29 (15 votes), 30-36 (14 votes), 37-43 (13 votes), 44-47 (12 votes), 48-58 (11 votes), 59-66 (10 votes), 67-74 (9 votes), 75-90 (8 votes), 91-105 (7 votes), 106-131 (6 votes), 132-173(5 votes), 174-223 (4 votes), 224-328(3 votes), 329-552(2 votes)
[url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/sight+and+sound+2012+-+critics+list/peacefulanarchy/]Sight and Sound 2012 - Critics list[/url]
[url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/sight+and+sound+2012+-+combined+list/]Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List[/url]
Cahiers du cinéma is an influential French film magazine founded in 1951.
The magazine has picked its top ten films of the year, most years. Top ten films were not picked in the years 1952-1954, 1969-1980, and in the year 2003. Rankings can be viewed in my source list URL, or via the link provided in the comments section. In some cases, films tie for a certain spot in the yearly top 10; for example, 2012's #4 spot is tied between three films (consequently, there is no #5 or #6). Some directors definitely appear to be heavily preferred by those responsible for selecting the list.
This list does not include the special "best of 1990s" and "best of 2000s" decade lists, though most of those twenty films are included here. (The exceptions are David Lynch's TV show Twin Peaks on the 1990s list, and Gus Van Sant's Elephant, Abdellatif Kechiche's The Secret of the Grain, and Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds on the 2000s decade list.)
The TV show "24" tied for the #10 spot in 2002, along with Gus Van Sant's Gerry. Gerry also tied for #6 on the 2004 list.
A TV episode "Travolta et moi" (dir. Patricia Mazuy) from the show "Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge..." was selected as #6 in 1994. Claire Denis' episode "US Go Home" from the same series rated #9 in 1994.
Raul Ruiz's Les trois couronnes du matelot (Three Crowns of the Sailor) tied for #7 in 1983 and tied for #8 in 1982.
1968's #4 spot for Histoires extraordinaires is specifically for Federico Fellini's segment "Toby Damnit."
1965's #4 spot for Paris vu par... is specifically for the Jean Rouch episode.
1959's #3 spot was claimed by Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible. Since Part II was released in 1958, it is possible that the award was for Part II, but since my sources didn't specify a part and both parts may have been shown together, I have included Parts I & II in the list.
Love it or hate it, here it is...
A very special series of films screened on a repertory basis, the Essential Cinema Repertory collection consists of 110 programs/330 titles assembled in 1970-75 by Anthology’s Film Selection Committee – James Broughton, Ken Kelman, Peter Kubelka, P. Adams Sitney, and Jonas Mekas. It was an ambitious attempt to define the art of cinema. The project was never completed but even in its unfinished state the series provides an uncompromising critical overview of cinema’s history.
The information for the selected films of Keaton, Lumières, Chaplin and Warhol was provided by the AFA's collection department.
Films which only received a single vote in the Sight and Sound 2002 poll of critics and filmmakers. Missing: British Airways commercial "Surprise, Surprise" which is not on imdb.
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/sight+and+sound+2002+2plus+votes/peacefulanarchy/]Films with 2 or more votes[/url]
Diese 400 Filme sind im Bachelorstudiengang TFM zu sehen.
Kompilationen wurden der Liste entnommen:
Edison Motion Pictures, USA, 1891-1900
Sortie de l'usine/L'arroseur est arrosé/Arrivé d'un train/Repas de bébé/u.a., Lumière, F, 1895
Pathé „féeries“, F, 1903-1908
„Exotic Europe“, versch.Regisseur, 1905-1926
Silly Symphonies, Walt Disney, USA, 1933-36
"The Department of Cinema expects incoming graduate students to possess a reasonable degree of familiarity with films that have proven central to the history of cinema. To that end, at least three advanced film courses are required prior to entering the program. Additionally, the Department expects that new students will be familiar with films in each of the following categories."
Classic American Cinema (1928-1975)
Modern American Cinema (1975-present)
Independent American Cinema
African and Latin American Cinema