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.
"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"
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].
Published in 2003, Entertainment Weekly Magazine described their Top 50 Cult Movies thusly: "most died at the box office, some of them horribly. Mangled and despised, they were re-animated on video. And now they compose our cultural Esperanto, a subliminal vocabulary of vaguely subversive images, ideas, and phrases that we continue to obsess over and dissect at parties, around water coolers, in bars, over the blaring banalities of the mainstream media din. They are Cult Movies...So if you take your dead evil and your buckaroos banzai-ed, pour yourself a tall glass of Kool-Aid and peruse this list…"
Note: Reader response to the original list was so great, that EW subsequently annexed their list with 11 “readers’ choice” picks. Why 11? Well, it's one longer, isn't it …?
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.
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].
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.
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.
Remakes get a bad rep -- but the fact is that some of your favorite films are secretly remakes, twists on existing films that turned out better than they had any right to. Here Empire has assembled their best of the best.
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.
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 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.
"Ah, sport. Small boys in the park, jumpers for goalposts, a desperate last shot on target as the seconds tick down on the clock – or some combination of such ingredients, anyway. The sports movie is the perfect vehicle for tales of competition, triumph, desire and despair – and what could be more film friendly than that? Ahead of this summer's biggest sporting event, we took a look at the best sports films ever made..."
"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.)