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.
I've devised the 'A Year of Essential Cinema' list as direct response to 'A Story of Film: An Odyssey' back in 2012 as a way of catching up with the recognised film canon. Since 2012 my knowledge of film and the breath of cinema I have consumed has magnified ten fold and I can't thank Mark Cousins enough for encouraging me to delve deeper.
I devised a 2nd part some time ago and I kept to the same formula, tackling films chronologically and from a wide source of film movements, countries and directors.
This list is a guide only and a dedicated viewer could easily watch them all within the year allocated. For me this list is become an enjoyable experience that guides rather than dictates my viewing, I love the breath that cinema offers and without taking in all it offers I feel one will never truly understand the full wonder of the medium,
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.
Some of the best, and most obvious, advice to give anyone trying to get into cinema is to just be patient, and pay attention at all times. It is axiomatic for sure, but this advice is even more prevalent when considering slow, meandering cinema. It can be tempting to wander off and lose focus, but remaining diligent is what is going to provide the best understanding and enjoyment of the content over anything else.
The history of slow cinema runs the gauntlet of auteur legends such as Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, Chantal Akerman, Yasujiro Ozu, and Michelangelo Antonioni. Since the infamous boos and jeers directed towards the groundbreaking L’Avventura at Cannes, slow film has always seemed to have an uphill struggle to find a proper home. Now many filmmakers are applauded for such “relentless” pacing.
In fact, from an academic and historical point-of-view, slow film is entirely antithetical to classical style filmmaking. Old (and new) films are dominated by successive cutting, varying of shots/angles, and utilizing the Kuleshov effect to its fullest for easier plotting. Usually classic Hollywood films did this so the editor could cover up any mistakes or discrepancies.
Now it seems as if newer, mainstream films are vying for audience attention with as much visual stimuli as possible. However, many slow films like to have the mise-en-scène at such a minimum to where it seems as if nothing is happening. Some directors have a preference for keeping the camera at a long or medium-long shot to maintain verisimilitude, letting the scene play out in sequence.
There are many fantastic slow films, but these 20 films are emblematic of what the style/technique has to offer.
Basically as it's name say's, my personal favourite 100 movies. I can't decide enough to put them in order, maybe i will edit it at a later date though ;-)
N.B. Would also like to add that the films '9' and 'IT' were in my original 100 but the site would not let me include them for some strange reason...
I'd also like to point out this list took around 7 or 8 attempts of searching 100 movies 1 by 1 and adding them for it not to save afterwards, very annoying and time consuming, this will be my only list until a new way of making them is added, sort it out ICM ?!? :-/
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.
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)
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.
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.