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.
In 1995, FIAF asked National film archives to send lists of films important in Film History, Film and The Other Arts, Film and Reality, and National Productions. This list has all the Indian films nominated by the National Film Archive of India. The first 26 in the first 3 categories, followed by 99 from the National category.
"This list of films is supposed to be a representative sample of the kinds of films that are produced and consumed in South Asia and elsewhere. It formed part of bfi's South Asian Cinema 2002 programme designed to present to the British public for the first time the immense diversity of South Asian cinema."
This is the list that was compiled by experts. BFI also ran a [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/bfi+south+asian+top+50+-+readers+poll/sienel/]user poll[/url].
The list is divided into 5 sections:
41-50: Sri Lankan
In 1998, Cinemaya asked 34 critics (mostly Asian critics) to list their 10 favorite Asian films. Cinemaya published all of these lists in issue #41 of the magazine. #1 Tokyo Story appeared on 20 of the lists. This is a list of films that appeared on at least 2 lists. See [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AhCbA3xledPhdGNGLXJ5VmtlZl94R015NDNwWEgxbnc]this spreadsheet[/url] for vote counts.
6 of the critics listed "The Apu Trilogy" without specifying an individual film, so I counted each trilogy vote as a vote for all 3 films.
You can see some of the top 10 lists in this [url=http://books.google.com/books?id=lZZ-mxaqP6IC&pg=PT416]Google book preview[/url].
Below are the films that have won over five "industry awards," defined as those awards selected by professionals in the movie business. I limited the pool of film industry bodies to those from the following countries: Australia (AACTA, formerly AFI), China (Golden Horse & Golden Rooster), France (Cesar), Germany (Lola), Great Britain (BAFTA), Italy (Donatello), India (Lotus), Japan (Awards of the Japanese Academy), Mexico (Ariel), Russia (Nika), Sweden (Guldbagge), and the United States (Oscar).
All titles are sorted first by total, then by year of release. The leader (at 23) is "The Last Emperor" with 9 Oscars, 9 Donatellos, 3 BAFTAs, 1 Cesar, and an award from the Japanese Academy.
These are the films that have won more than one best picture award, usually by winning Best Picture in its country of origin, then Best Foreign Film in another. For the sake of this list, I limited the list of recognized industry bodies to those from Australia, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. In the interest of including all continents, I have made two exceptions to the industry award rule for the Gramado & Ouagadougou Film Festivals.
I included award categories for feature-length animation, but omitted shorts and documentaries. I also included variations on Best Film and Best Foreign Film, such as BAFTA's Outstanding British Film, the Hong Kong award for Best Asian Film, and the Donatello for Best European Film.
All titles are sorted first by number of honors, then year of release. The leader (with 7) is Pedro Almodovar's "All About My Mother", which won the Goya for Best Film plus the Oscar, BAFTA, Cesar, Lola, Donatello, and Guldbagge awards for Best Foreign Film.
Bollywood film is the national cinema of India, describing movies made in Mumbai, distributed nationally across India and with their own production, distribution, and exhibition networks worldwide. This informative screen guide reflects the work of key directors, major stars, and important music directors and screenplay writers. Historically important films have been included along with certain cult movies and top box-office successes.
This list is from Silvia Rins' book [url=http://www.amazon.com/cine-asiatico-Asian-Cinema-Espiritualiudad/dp/8489564523]El cine asiatico/ The Asian Cinema: Espiritualiudad, violencia y erotismo en el cine oriental/ Spirituality, Violence and Eroticism in the Eastern Films[/url] (2007).
In 2009, IFFI (International Film Festival of India) asked 10 Indian directors and 10 Indian critics to vote for the top 20 Indian films.
The original list includes both Pather Panchali (#3) and the Apu Trilogy (#15).
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
IMDb Indian Cinema Board's list of the greatest Bollywood films. Three ranking criteria were used:
1. Legacy. Which movies had the most influence on Indian cinema?
2. Quality. How well made was the film, from a technical and artistic standpoint?
3. Accolades. How many awards and recognitions did the movies win?
In 2015, Time Out London asked 27 leading Bollywood experts, including critics, curators, and bloggers to vote for the best Bollywood movies of all time. The ballots are available on [url=http://www.timeout.com/london/film/the-100-best-bollywood-movies-who-voted]Time Out's website[/url].
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.
In 2002 the BFI published a list of Top 50 South Asian films as voted on by select critics. In conjunction they also ran a poll asking readers for their top films.
Four titles currently missing from list.
31-40: Pakistan [missing #6 - Dooriyan (1984) and #10 - Gharana (1973)]
41-50: Sri Lanka [#3 - Ahas Guavwa (1974) and #8 - Tani Tatuwen Piyabanna (2002)]
Freida Selena Pinto (born 18 October 1984) is an Indian actress who has appeared mainly in American and British films. She was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and decided when she was young that she would become an actress. As a student at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, she took part in amateur plays. After graduation, she briefly worked as a model and then as a television presenter.