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.
They’re the best of the best. In this video, WatchMojo.com counts down their picks for the top 10 best Best Picture Oscar-winning movies. Due to the huge number of excellent Academy Award-winning movies, we narrowed their list by focusing on those that offered more than just a few laughs and gasps. Their list includes the cinematic landmarks that nabbed the Oscar, and ultimately made Hollywood what it is today.
Among Entertainment Weekly's best movies of the year, you'll find heartbreakingly personal dramas, a superhero movie or two, a bittersweet ode to Hollywood, and an allegory for modern relationships that features a man potentially being turned in a crustacean. These are original, honest, and thrilling films that tap into what connects us and take audiences to places they could only conjure up in their dreams (or nightmares). This year was not good for many things, but it was excellent for movies. Anyone who says otherwise isn't looking hard enough.
Like many decade-gazers, readers were in the mood for David Lynch (Mulholland Drive #1) and Wong Kar Wai (#2). The Oscar-winning surveillance drama The Lives of Others (#15) infiltrated the Top 25, along with Lost in Translation (#14). P.T. Anderson got a second nod (#17), as other early-decade favorites City of God (#18) and the Hobbits (#21, #23, #27) ganged up anew.
In the March/April 2010 issue, we printed the Top 25; here are the Top 50. The numbers in parentheses indicate the films’ rankings in our 2009 Critics’ Poll and Decade Critics' Poll. Check out this year’s selection of readers’ comments, rants, and raves as well as those from the decade.
The 70s was an era of groundbreaking creativity, the 80s saw the advent of the blockbuster, but the 90s saw a little of both, resulting in a perfect mix of big-budget blockbusters, and quirky, inventive cult hits.
Here's ShortList's list of the 25 top films of the 90s.
There’s no getting around it: ten-best lists are arbitrary and cruel. Summing up as cinematically rich a decade as this one is impossible, and any such attempt can promise nothing but blood feuds and celluloid psychosis. So, let’s give it a try!
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.
If comparing music from Gillian Welch and Outkast in our 50 Best Albums of the Decade is like apples and oranges, ranking films like Amélie, The Dark Knight and Mulholland Drive is more like apples, ice cream and foie gras. But despite the wild variety among our 50 Best Movies from 2000-2009, each is an exquisitely made, exceptionally satisfying piece of cinema that we believe will endure well after the decade has ended. There are masters like Martin Scorcese and Lars Von Trier, and relative newcomers like Fernando Meirelles and Anna Boden. There are documentaries, comedies and dramas, as well as animated films and even a super-hero flick. Mirroring a decade of globalism, the filmmakers are from the United States, New Zealand, Taiwan, Germany, Ireland, France, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Romania, Thailand, Brazil, and nearly every part of the U.K. Let these be our recommendations for your Netflix queue. Personally, after reading the loving descriptions in these pages, I’ve already got films I missed the first time around—like Syndromes and a Century and Beau Travail—on the way. —Josh Jackson, Paste editor-in-chief
Complaining about the film world’s lack of originality and daringness would feel shameful if it wasn’t so damn easy to find reasons to grumble. And the last 10 years, which have seen a multitude of trends come and go, A-list movie stars continually fail to open non-franchise movies, and the box office dominance of one Harry Potter, have given us plenty reasons to criticize. For instance, we’d need at least four hands to count the number of lifeless and inept horror remakes that genre fans have been assaulted with, and you know it’s slow creatively in Hollywood when Spider-Man gets completely rebooted (with this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man) a mere five years after a $337-million-earning sequel (2007’s Spider-Man 3).
As you can tell, though, it’s a celebration around the Complex offices these days, after 10 years doin' it, and doin' it well, and when it came time to reflect upon the films that best represent our brand’s decade-long run, one fact became clear: For all of the whining movie purists do these days, those of us who painstakingly seek out quality over instant accessibility have more cause for elation than bitching.
Thanks to names like Judd Apatow, David Fincher, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Joel and Ethan Coen, as well as sick genre purveyors from countries such as France and Spain, the last 10 years have collectively been catnip for us reel folks. See for yourselves as we count down The 100 Best Movies Of The Complex Decade.
From weighty dramas such as The Shawshank Redemption to escapist romcoms such as Love Actually, your responses to a TES survey of teachers’ favourite films reveal plenty about the profession, Richard Vaughan finds
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.
The Spectator magazine's official 50 essential films as chosen by Peter Hoskin and Matthew D'Ancona
(NOTE: The original list groups "Parts 1 & 2" of the Godfather, hence 51 titles where there should be 50)
De Nederlandse fans hebben gesproken. Wat is de beste horror-, sciencefiction-, fantasy- of cultfilm aller tijden? Schokkend Nieuws deed ter gelegenheid van zijn honderdste editie een oproep aan lezers, fans en collega-filmjournalisten een lijstje samen te stellen met de tien beste genrefilms aller tijden. De oproep leverde maar liefst 719 verschillende titels op. De honderd beste films staan afgedrukt in de 100e editie van de tweemaandelijkse filmglossy (IMDb List: http://goo.gl/vsKfJ).