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.
Each year, Kinema Junpo magazine publishes a list of the top 10 Japanese films of the year.
This is not the complete list because some of the films are missing from IMDb. You can see a longer list and rankings for each year at the [url=http://www.rinkworks.com/checklist/list.cgi?u=crimsong&U=crimsong&p=kinemajunpotop10s]list source[/url].
Empire Magazine has compiled a list of the 500 greatest movies they have ever given a five-star review.
* The Apu-trilogy is counted as a single entry in the magazine, thus 502 movies on this list.
On May 23, 2004, TIME Magazine published online their list of "100 estimable films since TIME began, with the March 3, 1923 issue." Critics Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel collaborated on the list, and their original 100 films comprise selections 1-106 below. TIME subsequently added 20 more titles in February of 2005, and they are included in titles 107-134.
In the process of making the original list, Corliss and Schickel had each started with a list of over 100 nominees. Of the 36 films on both lists, 31 made the original cut. Of the remaining five, one (All About My Mother) was included in the '05 addendum while the other four are items 135-138 below. Entries 139-234 represent the remaining nominees.
Each issue of the Empire magazine since #167 features a two-page essay on a film deemed a masterpiece by the magazine. These are all the films featured in this feature in order of appearance.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is regarded as one entry in the official numbering.
"Critics Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel pick the 100 best movies since 1923—the beginning of TIME."
update: "Richard Corliss Expands TIME’s List of Cinematic Greats with 20 new entries"
In 2011, Arcadia magazine asked 81 critics and filmmakers to vote for the greatest Latin American films. This list includes all films that received at least 2 votes. The ballots are available on [url=http://www.revistaarcadia.com/Imprimir.aspx?idItem=24318]Arcadia's website[/url]. See [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AhCbA3xledPhdGNLVVQxZy1jWi1iaUxybGtXdzUtWHc]this spreadsheet[/url] for the vote counts.
Arcadia published the [url=http://www.revistaarcadia.com/cine/multimedia/las-25-mejores-peliculas-latinoamericanas-historia/24321]top 25[/url], but some of the vote counts are incorrect, so the order is slightly different from this list (I counted the votes myself). They also removed the Spanish films, but I included them.
In 2001, the editorial staff at Adult Video News (AVN) magazine selected the 101 greatest adult titles of all time, as well as the 16 greatest currently unavailable adult titles.
Missing from IMDb:
Perverted Stories (1995)
In 2008, Seance magazine asked 100 filmmakers and critics to vote for the best Russian films of all time. This list includes all films that received at least 2 votes. The ballots are available on [url=http://seance.ru/blog/100]Seance's website[/url]. See [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AhCbA3xledPhdGttTlpBeno4am9neEdza2xJcEdNbHc]this spreadsheet[/url] for vote counts and top directors.
In 2009, Film magazine asked 92 Iranian critics to vote for the best Iranian films. The original list was a top 20. This list includes all films that received at least 2 votes. The ballots are available on [url=http://www.film-magazine.com/archives/articles.asp?id=74]Film magazine's website[/url] (click the 4 links at the bottom).
In 2008, Film magazine made a list of the [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/film+magazines+best+iranian+films+of+the+last+three+decades+2008/mjf314/]best Iranian films of the last 3 decades[/url].
In a 2007, Cahiers du Cinéma asked 78 critics and historians to vote for the 100 greatest films. The cutoff for the [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/cahiers+du+cinema+100/]top 100[/url] was 16 votes. This is a list of films that received 9-15 votes. See [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AhCbA3xledPhdF8wbjFkZ2V4eFhzRy0zYkdaNkRzaXc]this spreadsheet[/url] for the vote counts.
In 2010, the editors of American History Magazine published a special issue ranking the 100 greatest sports movies in their estimation. They combined "Olympia" Parts I & II for a single entry, and also combined "The Babe" and "The Babe Ruth Story" at #43.
In 2009, the editors of American History magazine published a special issue ranking the "100 Greatest Spy Movies" in their estimation. They cheated by counting The Bourne Trilogy as a single entry and of course, their rankings are entirely disputable (as is true of any ranked list). Some of their selections were actually TV mini-series.
"Rolling Stone Magazine (in its 1999 end of the year Millenium issue) and film critic Peter Travers offered picks for the best (or essential) movies of the last 100 years that were made by mavericks who 'busted rules to follow their obsessions...in the defiant spirit of rock & roll.' "
In their July 5/12, 2013 double issue, Entertainment Weekly published their lists of the 100 all-time greatest movies, television series, albums, and books. Here is their list of 100 all-time greatest movies.
(Note: Olympia, at #84, includes both Part I and Part II. Both parts are included in the list.)
This Essential List of 101 Great Film Score Milestones (in chronological order) from 1933-2001 was compiled by John Caps in the November-December 2003 issue of Film Comment magazine in an article titled "Soundtracks 101 – Essential Movie Music: A Listener's Guide." The article also provided a brief history of film music in the introduction and further details on each of the choices.
Facts and Commentary About the List:
•The list was created to mark the 70th anniversary of the film score in 2003.
• The list consisted of composed instrumental film scores (whether symphonic or electronic, classical or pop in style), not film musicals or song scores, from American and British films (English-language films).
•These were films from the talkie era onwards (and recognizing that silent films were never silent).
•The quality of a film often has nothing to do with the rating of its film score, e.g., Taras Bulba (1962, Waxman).
•According to the author, the list was "representative rather than exhaustive; all of the scores in the list "contribute something memorable, something personal, to their films - and communicate one step further to us as music."
•Predictably, one-fourth of the list was taken by the six giants of the Golden Age (Steiner, Waxman, Korngold, Newman, Rozsa, Herrmann). Yet the author also recognized some of the great, but seemingly forgotten, figures of the recent past: Laurence Rosenthal, Richard Rodney Bennett, Dave Grusin, David Shire, and Basil Poledouris.
From Paste: Not every film can be the Citizen Kane of its day. For every high-budget “A movie” that commands significant promotion and funding from its studio, there are piles of B movies that scratch and claw their way into existence without the benefit of things like “a budget” or “a script” in some cases. To compare them with A movies in terms of resources and immersiveness isn’t a fair proposition. Instead, discerning film fans are able to simply appreciate them for what they are.
But what does “best” mean when we’re talking about films often famous for their shoddy construction? It certainly doesn’t mean “best-made.” It also doesn’t mean “worst-made,” or else films like Manos: The Hands of Fate and The Beast of Yucca Flats would make prominent appearances. They’re not on this list because the meaning of “best” here is “most entertaining,” and I defy you to be entertained by Manos without its MST3k commentary or a pound of medical-grade marijuana. If these films are painful, they’re also equally fun.
Whenever possible, I tried to keep the list to more obscure titles. Although John Carpenter’s Halloween is a great example of a superbly made “B movie” in terms of budget, any film fan has most likely seen it already. Gathered here is a collection of some of the most entertainingly cheap and endearingly bad movies ever made.
"Instead of quibbling with the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest American Films, Premiere Magazine decided to rethink the point. In its October 1998 newstand issue, it presented "Rebel Cinema" or 100 Movies That Shook the World, celebrating the filmmakers (and their films) who dared to be ridiculous, offensive, or even unpopular, and who still came up with classic films."