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.
From the book by Jennifer Eiss. The list is arranged by chapter. Each chapter starts with a top 10 (in alphabetical order), followed by the "best of the rest" (in alphabetical order).
#1-83: Dramatic Situatons
#84-133: Gripping Tales
#134-165: Lights, Camera…!
#166-228: Visionary Universes
#229-280: Criminal Underworlds
#281-360: Tales of Terror
#361-432: Cult Humor
#433-453: The Wild Wild West
#454-502: Film Lab
This list is compiled from a collection of movie reviews in the 501 Must See Movies book. The movies have been split up into 10 genres, each with 50 movies (except for the last, which has 51): Action/Adventure & Epic, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Musical, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, War and Western.
This list contains the 100 finest examples of 20th century filmmaking, according to Taschen. From horror to romance, noir to slapstick, adventure to tragedy, epic to musical, western to new wave, all genres are represented in this wide-ranging compendium.
The 50 greatest cartoons of all time, from a poll of 1,000 animation professionals conducted by author/film historian Jerry Beck for the 1994 book "The 50 Greatest Cartoons: As Selected by 1,000 Animation Professionals".
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)
A list of notable documentaries about movies and moviemaking.
Criteria: 50+ votes and 6.0+ rating on Imdb - or - I have seen it and recommend it (usually for newer documentaries).
About Film II: The Filmmakers:
About Film III: The Actors:
About Film IV: Classic Movies:
Please feel free to make suggestions for additions to or deletions from this list in the comments section.
"Some films should never have been made. They are too unsettling, too dangerous, too challenging, too outrageous and even too badly made to be let loose on unsuspecting audiences.
Yet these films, from the shocking Cannibal Holocaust to the apocalyptic Donnie Darko, from the destructive Tetsuo to the awfully bad The Room, from the hilarious This Is Spı¨nal Tap to the campy Showgirls, from the asylum of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari to the circus of Freaks, from the gangs of The Warriors to the gangsters of In Bruges and from the flamboyant Rocky Horror Picture Show to the ultimate cool of The Big Lebowski, have all garnered passionate fan followings.
Cult cinema has made tragic misfits, monsters and cyborgs, such as Edward Scissorhands or Blade Runner's replicants, heroes of our times. 100 Cult Films explains why these figures continue to inspire fans around the globe. Cult film experts Ernest Mathijs and Xavier Mendik round up the most cultish of giallo, blaxploitation, anime, sexploitation, zombie, vampire and werewolf films, exploring both the cults that live hidden inside the underground (Nekromantik, Café Flesh) and the cult side of the mainstream (Dirty Dancing, The Lord of the Rings, and even The Sound of Music).
100 Cult Films is a true trip around the world, providing a lively and illuminating guide to films from more than a dozen countries, across nine decades, representing a wide range of genres and key cult directors such as David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam and David Lynch."
The filmography of movies based on the many works from the author Stephen King. All features films, including mini TV series and TV series. No shorts.
There is another list based on Stephen King's works here on iCheckmovies. But that list is so incomplete so it was useless for a collector like me.
This is a list of the films themselves, rather than a list of the episodes (which can be found here: [url]http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/mystery+science+theater+3000/annesemj/[/url])
This list also includes the shorts/documentaries/TV series that appeared.
"More than 700 films from the classic period of film noir (1940 to 1959) are presented in this exhaustive reference book. For each film, the following information is provided: the title, release date, main performers, screenwriter(s), director(s), type of noir, thematic content, a rating based on the five-star system, and a plot synopsis that does not reveal the ending."
Michael F. Keaney is a fan of classic movies and the author of "British Film Noir Guide".
This list combines 2 books by Patrick Galloway:
#1-51: [url=http://www.amazon.com/Stray-Dogs-Lone-Wolves-Handbook/dp/1880656930]Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves: The Samurai Film Handbook[/url] (2005)
#52-91: [url=http://www.amazon.com/Warring-Clans-Flashing-Blades-Companion/dp/1933330783]Warring Clans, Flashing Blades: A Samurai Film Companion[/url] (2009)
"Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves provides essential background on the samurai warrior in Japanese culture to help explain what makes these tales of loyalty, revenge and explosive swordsmanship so watchable. It covers top directors and stars and has over 50 original reviews of a wide variety of films, from classics like Samurai Trilogy and Yojimbo to influential films like Lady Snowblood, plus newly released hits like Takeshi Kitano’s Zatoichi."
"Warring Clans, Flashing Blades picks up where Galloway’s fan-favorite Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves left off, delving deeper into the samurai film and its spin-off genres—yakuza, ninja, and matatabi."
From the Short Cuts book [url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fantasy-Cinema-Impossible-Worlds-Screen/dp/1906660166]Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen[/url].
[quote]Often dismissed as simple escapist tales of sword and sorcery, fantasy is one of the fundamental impulses in filmmaking, a source of some of the most vivid and memorable films ever made that reaches far beyond the confines of a single genre. As well as some of the major genres, stylistic approaches and exponents of cinematic fantasy - from Georges Méliè̀s, Walt Disney, and Andrei Tarkovsky to contemporary fantasists such as Terry Gilliam and Peter Jackson - this volume focuses on fantasy's social function with case studies including The Thief of Baghdad (1924), Excalibur (1981), the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03), and Bruce Almighty (2003). Taking in the popular and the experimental, subversive desires and reactionary dreams, this book is an accessible introduction to one of the vital energies in cinema. The Short Cuts series is a comprehensive list of introductory texts covering the full spectrum of Film Studies, specifically designed for building an individually-styled library for all students and enthusiasts of cinema and popular culture.[/quote]
Three films are considered lost:
- La cigale et la fourmi (1897)
- La caverne maudite (1898)
- Le petit chaperon rouge (1901)
In 2004, Bravo presented “The 100 Scariest Movie Moments”, celebrating the best in cinematic horrors and thrills. They expanded their original list with “30 Even Scarier Movie Moments” in 2006 and “13 Scariest Movie Moments” in 2009. All 143 movies are listed here.
Histoire(s) du cinéma is an 8-part video project begun by Jean-Luc Godard in the late 1980s and completed in 1998. The densest, at 266 minutes the longest, and one of the most difficult of Godard's films, Histoire(s) du cinéma is an examination of the history of the concept of cinema and how it relates to the 20th century; in this sense, it can also be considered a critique of the 20th century and how it perceives itself. The project is considered the longest and most important work of the late period of Godard's career.
The martial arts top list has been compiled by aggregating a large number of lists on the internet, due to the lack of a definitive martial arts list. Its main focus lies in movies from Asia, the birthplace of martial arts.
All titles mentioned in the book by Glenn Kay.
1930s - 1-6
1940s - 7-16
1950s - 17-25
1960s - 26-45
1970s - 46-87
1980s - 88-199
1990s - 200-261
2000s - 262-364
Zombieless Zombie Movies: 365-393
Not on IMDb:
Requiem der Teufel (1993)
Sex, Chocolate, and Zombie Republicans (1998)
His personal favourites are here: [url]http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/zombie+movies+the+ultimate+guide+-+the+best+zombie+movies/mightysparks/[/url]
This list includes all Silly Symphonies, Looney Tunes, Merry Melodies, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Fleischer, Walt Disney, Popeye, Tom & Jerry, Felix the Cat, Betty Boop, Woody Woodpecker and UPA cartoons on iCheckmovies Top lists, in chronological order.
Global in scope and a practical tool for students and teachers of history, Deanne Schultz's "Filmography of World History: A Select, Critical Guide To Feature Films That Engage The Past" includes description and analysis of over 300 historical films. A companion to Grant Tracey's "Filmography of American History," this critical reference book selects movies that represent aspects of world history from the middle ages through the twentieth century. These films adopt as their subject a wide range of historical events, people and societies of Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Canada, and Latin America. Over half of the entries provide extended analysis of the historical interpretation the film brings to the screen. "Filmography of World History" argues for the potential of feature films to teach us about the past and its reconstruction in academe and popular culture.
The book provides several listings of the films, the one shown here is the cross referenced list by time periods. These are divided as followed on this ICM list:
1 - 19 Medieval (c. 600-1500)
20 - 50 Early Modern (c. 1500 - 1800)
51 - 95 Nineteenth Century (1801 - 1900)
96 - 286 Twentieth Century (1901 - 2000)
287 - 292 Contemporary
Note: I have ordered the list chronologically by the years the films deal with within these groups using the years the author has provided. In cases such as WW2 films that deal with the same years, these are ordered alphabetically within these years.
For more detail about the specific years and regions of each movie, check out the book and/or download this excel file I made: [url]http://we.tl/vO29n6ik2d[/url]
"This guide presents our selection of the best movies from the years 1931 to 1940, covering a wide range of genres, budgets, and cultures, and revealing details from behind the scenes. Packed full of photos and film stills, this opulent factbook pays homage to cinema around the world."
Taschen is a famous art book publisher and its movie books are terrific.
"This work presents 369 British films produced between 1937 and 1964 that embody many of the same filmic qualities as those "black films" made in the United States during the classic film noir era. This reference work makes a case for the inclusion of the British films in the film noir canon, which is still considered by some to be an exclusively American inventory.
The following information is presented: a quotation from the film; title and release date; a one- to five-star rating; production company, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and main performers; and a plot synopsis with commentary. Appendices categorize films by rating, release date, director and cinematographer and also provide a noir and non-noir breakdown of the 47 films presented on the Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre, a 1960 British television series."
NOTE: I created this list in May 2012 and had to add well over 75 titles to iCM, suggesting that there are many obscurities worth checking out.
Keaney included 26 of the 47 Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre "films" into this work that he considered to be film noirs or at the very least marginal noirs. The remaining 21 "films" were not included.
#342-369: "Not reviewed" (since they were not available at the time of writing).
Michael F. Keaney is a fan of classic movies and the author of "Film Noir Guide".