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.
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...
The Masters of Cinema Series is a specially curated DVD collection of classic and world cinema using the finest available materials for home viewing.
An ongoing collaboration between mastersofcinema.org and Eureka Entertainment, the MoC Series started in early 2004 and has so far included award-winning DVD editions of films by Carl Th. Dreyer, F. W. Murnau, Jean Renoir, Akira Kurosawa, John Ford, Masaki Kobayashi, Roberto Rossellini, Kaneto Shindo, Nicholas Ray, Satyajit Ray, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Peter Watkins, Sadao Yamanaka, Rene Laloux, Fritz Lang, Shohei Imamura, Vittorio De Sica and many more.
MoC Series releases all come with extensive booklets, and where applicable, a host of extra features.
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.
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.
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.
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)
All the movies featuring British actor Sam Riley, known for his role in 2007 film "Control" as the frontman of late 70s post-punk band Joy Division, Ian Curtis, which was his first and most aclaimed role in the big screen.