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.
The list is based on personal toplists of film enthusiasts from the Netherlands. It is intended as a source of inspiration for viewers who long for a cinema that provides them another view on the world from around the world. The films have a particular style, distinctly different from Hollywood, which mainly consists of: plotlessness, wordlessnes, slowness and openess (for interpretation). In the films the surroundings, which can be both rural or urban, are as important a subject as are the protagonists.
Each year's top 10 lists between 1956-1965 that been published in Cahiers du Cinema when Godard worked there as a movie critic, plus "Ten Best American Sound Films" and "Six Best French Films since the Liberation" lists. In 1962, Godard included his own film "Vivre sa Vie", the only movie by Godard in this list, in his top ten list as number six.
Patricia Aufderheide's list from 'Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction' - part of the highly regarded series from Oxford University Press.
"These documentaries have been widely seen and discussed, and have been in many cases at the center of controversies; in other cases they have provided valuable teaching resources. They are all accessible for renting or buying for your private collection. You can use the index in this book and other books mentioned in the references, imdb.com, your local library, Netflix, Google, and the Library of Congress to find out more about why these films have attracted attention and esteem. Viewing this collection will set you up nicely with a context to watch your latest favorite, argue with the list, and build your own top one hundred."
Taking Pictures (1996) (http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/taking-pictures/)
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national non-profit professional association dedicated to promoting, recognizing and celebrating exceptional achievements in the Canadian film and television industry since 1980.
A list created during the turn of the 100-year anniversary of Indian cinema. It was a painstaking process, and a lot of research was done to give this list an objective feel. The list is based off AFI's list of 100 Greatest American Films and Johnathan Rosenbaum's Alternative 100. Films of all Indian languages are present, from Hindi to Marathi to Tamil to Telugu, to even Assamese. Three major criteria were considered for this list, in order of priority:
1. Cultural/artistic impact on India and the world - most important
2. Critical acclaim in India and abroad - 2nd most important
3. Popularity/cult status - 3rd (and least) important
Michael Wood's list from 'Film: A Very Short Introduction' - part of the highly regarded series from Oxford University Press.
"The following list is not arbitrary, since there is substantial agreement about the importance of these works. But it leaves out a large number of very good films, and I offer it to readers only as a set of suggestions, chances of exciting journeys in the world of cinema and the cinema of the world."
Based on the book by Andrew Heritage. Over 1,500 key movies are referred to in this book, but only the 100 main entries are to be found on this list.
11-20: Action & Adventure
21-30: Romance & Melodrama
41-50: Thrillers & Crime
81-90: Fantasy, Sci-fi & Horror
The Hastings Bad Cinema Society's Poll of the worst movies of the 20th century (in alphabetical order). Their website is now sadly defunct but the list is present on several list sites on the web, and the original is accessible using the Wayback Machine Archive.
The poll's introduction reads:
On June 16, 1998, the American Film Institute announced its choices for the 100 greatest films ever made. The group called its list 100 Years, 100 Movies. To no one’s surprise, just about everybody in America disagreed with the titles on the list. Anybody can make a list of great movies. We [The Bad Cinema Society] thought it would be helpful if a group had the guts to put together a list of the all-time worst films. So, about a month after the AFI announcement, the Hastings Bad Cinema Society announced that it too would be making an "end of the century" list, but the 100 movies it planned to "honor" would all be stinkers.
Movies reviewed on the Outside the Cinema podcast including movies watched or reviewed during special live shows and the top 6 list from ep. 100. End of the year roundtables and tv-shows (Firefly, Buffy) are not included so far. Comments, questions, remarks? Feel free to leave a comment!
Movies covered with Ryan are 1-99
Movies covered during ep. 100: 195-236
Kickstarter movies: 557-568, 571-588, 591-619,
2008 - 01-87
2009 - 88-236
2010 - 237-341
2011 - 342-437
2012 - 438-533
2013 - 534-623
2014 - 624-
Missing because movie is not in IMDB:
The eye of the condor, episode 320.
This critically acclaimed DVD contains 16 of the best classic and award winning British short films and delivers a snapshot of British cinema past and present.
(missing on the list: UK Images by Martin Parr)
After going through movie reviews from several news outlets (among them Rediff, India Today, Times of India, The Indian Express, NDTV, CNN-IBN, and Hindustan Times), every film of 2013 has been assigned an 'aggregate rating' (this rating is an average of all the star ratings given a film by the aforementioned news outlets). The 15 movies of 2013 with the highest aggregate rating are ranked below.
The official list of movies screened at FilmStationen. A volunteer driven underground cinema in Copenhagen. Trainsurfing Cinema since 2007.
Note that this list is not complete as we have presented a bunch of films, especially shorts, that doesn't have an imdb entry.
It is always a challenge to produce a definitive list of “must- see” movies, because value judgments are, by definition, extremely subjective. However, the 100 handpicked films in this section have delighted, moved or educated audiences of all ages, all over the world. Over the last nine decades, these films have changed our perceptions of cinema, and most have left an indelible mark on film history.