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.
Says 100, but the only thing better than 100 sci-fi movies, is 200 sci-fi movies!
This list is good evidence that there really is very little good sci-fi around :(
The source had the 1951 'The Thing' twice, so I've added their honorable mention instead.
Criteria: - This list includes films that contain 'unreal' earthly (or heavenly) locations, 'supernatural' human powers (Superheros), and 'supernatural' entities (angels, wizards, ghosts, dragons, witches...) This list does NOT include Horror-Fantasy, or Science Fiction-Fantasy. These films were NOT chosen for how highly rated they are overall, but how they rate in the subject of "Fantasy Movie".
Background: - 'Film Noir' was the term given by French film critic Nino Frank in 1946 to Hollywood crime films playing in France following WWII. The 'Golden Age' of Film Noir is regarded to be the 1940s and 1950s, and as with any set dates there is always some overlap of the style. However 'Noir' style films from 1960 and on have been labeled 'Neo-Noir'. (See list below top 100)
Elements of 'Film Noir': - Night-time city streets; morally weak private eye, detective, or other protagonist; femme fatale (a beautiful but treacherous woman); crime of passion or money; high-contrast lighting and distorted shadows; paranoia; corruption; an ill-fated relationship; narrative in the "first-person". Any mixture or slight variation of this soup of elements constitutes a "Noir" film. (A precise definition has never been set in stone)
Criteria: - These Greatest 'Film Noir' Movies were chosen for their direction, acting, storyline, cinematography, box office success and popularity. These films were NOT chosen for how highly rated they are overall, but how they rate in the subject of "Film Noir Movies".
These Greatest 'Gangster Movies' were chosen for their storyline, acting, direction, popularity and box office success. These films were NOT chosen for how highly rated they are overall, but how they rate in the subject of "Gangster Movies."
Criterion: Influence, Impact on Animated Cinema, Cultural Impact, Innovation, Popularity, Animation Quality. This list includes Animated films of all genres and styles, this includes: Standard Animated Films, CGI Animated Films, Stop Motion Animated Films, Rotoscope or Trace Animated Films, Live Action/Animated Films, R and X Rated Animated Films, Anime and other Foreign Animated Films, Made For Video/TV Animated Films.
Criteria: - These are the Greatest Foreign (Non English Language) Movies chosen for their quality direction, script, cinematography, acting, storyline, originality, and success. Title - (Year, Country, Director) (Actors)
The 'Film Musical' is a feature length movie where the characters sing a number of songs throughout the film relating to the story and expressing their thoughts and feelings. Many are adaptations of 'Stage Musicals', the biggest hits being from 'Broadway' theater. These Greatest Musicals were ranked for their storyline, songs/music, acting, direction, & box-office success. This list does not include 'Animated' musical films.
Background: - Between 1860 and 1895 silent films were short novelty attractions at fairs, and in Kinetescope parlors. In 1895 the first public showing by the newly invented 'film projector' allowed an 'audience' to view films. The first 'feature-length' films came out in 1913, and in the new "Age of the Silver Screen" producers from the U.S.A, France, Russia, and Germany created the most successful silent movies. Recorded sound effects and music began to be added to feature films in 1926. 'The Jazz Singer' (1927) was the first mostly silent feature film to include some synchronized dialogue. 'The Lights of New York' (1928), was the first all-synchronized-sound feature length movie. Over the next few years, the number of silent movies decreased as more films used the new sound technology.
Criteria: - These Greatest Silent Movies were chosen for their direction, acting, storyline, cinematography, originality, box office success and popularity. Plus their historical importance & innovativeness in the infancy of motion pictures.
These Greatest Sport Movies were chosen for their direction, acting, storyline, cinematography, box office success and popularity. These films were NOT chosen for how highly rated they are overall, but how they rate
in the subject of "Sport Movies". (Not included sports are: martial arts, gladiators, chess, rodeo, which are included in some other "Sport Movie" lists.)
These are the Greatest War Movies - 20th Century Conflicts, chosen for their quality direction, script, cinematography, acting, storyline, originality, and success. This list DOES NOT INCLUDE wars before 1900. (Civil War, Napoleonic Wars, etc.)
These are the Greatest Romance Movies chosen for their direction, script, acting, cinematography, storyline, originality, and success. These films were NOT chosen for how highly rated they are overall, but how they rate in the subject of "romance".
Chick Flicks can be described as movies where the story has greater appeal to women than men. Romance, melodrama, female bonding, tearjerker, story with a predominantly female point of view. (A precise definition has never been set in stone)
These Movies are ranked based on quality of storyline, acting, and lasting popularity. These movies have one or more animals, real or not, that the story is centered around. Dinosaur, and Made-For-TV movies are not included.
These Greatest Biography Movies were chosen for their biographical accuracy, acting, direction, and realism (ie; costumes, sets, mannerisms). (Note: Some movies may contain the combined bios of 2 people, such as husband/wife, doctor/patient, friends/lovers, or partners, if equally important in the story).