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.
Unconventional films where the characters tend to obtain peculiar characteristics, habits, mannerisms, and/or personalities.
This collection includes eccentric, bizarre, far out, idiosyncratic, odd, off-the-wall, out of the ordinary, outre, peculiar, strange, unconventional, unorthodox, unusual, wacky, way-out, and weird films.
If you like this list, please favourite it. Suggestions are welcome :)
This is a travel movies list that contains all road trip movies ever made as well as movies that concern the roadtrip/backpacking/going-to-foreign-country concept. It is a complete list of all road films, family road movies, cross country road comedies, backpacking, and travelling in general. I'm open to more suggestions, the more, the merrier.
A list of the science fiction movies I appreciate the most. Obscure or polarizing features get the same attention as cinema classics, and tones are mixed, with upbeat movies sharing space with those that have a darker tone. Similarly, there's an equal representation of stories that are mainly emotionally engaging and those more intellectually stimulating.
Here are my guidelines, which you can skip, unless you feel I have some explaining to do....
Those ranked from 1-50, I've rated 10 or 9 (I believe in generosity!). My rating of most of the other movies here tends to be 8, though around 50 entries at the bottom have a lower rating, though none lower than 6. Also, only 1-100 are carefully arranged according to how highly I hold them. After that, titles appear in a rough ranking order.
The list contains no animated or non-English movies, as I've seen too few of those to give them a fair inclusion. Nor does it include comedies or titles which arguably belong to other genres, such as fantasy, horror or superhero movies. To give prominence to diversity, the list only includes the best installment of each franchise, representing the series as a whole, and to give more room to original ideas, only unique remakes and reboot films qualify.
American Film Institute (AFI) defines science fiction as “a genre that marries a scientific or technological premise with imaginative speculation.” I'd like to add that the genre deals with hypothetical yet scientifically possible events that humanity so far hasn’t experienced, for example the event shown in Gravity, or technology used in ways that yet hasn't happened, such as in The Martian. Also, the definition requires that a scientific explanation is presented for what takes place within the frame of a story. Hence, stories dealing with magic or other supernatural elements can be ruled out.
USA Up All Night (also known as Up All Night and Up All Night with Rhonda Shear) is an American cable television series that aired weekly on Friday and Saturday nights on the USA Network. The show aired from 1989 to 1998.
The program consisted of low-budget films, bookended by in-studio or on-location comedy skits featuring the show's hosts. In addition to skits, the hosts would also provide sardonic comments about the featured film(s), and observations on various Hollywood- and/or New York City-area clubs and attractions (when the series was shooting out of studio). Including commercials, the program typically ran from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Horror movies tend to take sequels and remakes to unprecedented lengths. How many films in other genres can boast eleven sequels and a remake, for example? Though some are good and some are decidedly not, one thing is for sure; they just keep coming.
I've decided to count only series consisting of at least three films (as of the end of 2013). Also, I've excluded older series than 1960. Simply to narrow it down. For now.
The Jutra Award is a French Canadian annual cinema award that recognizes talent and achievement in the feature film industry in the province of Quebec. First introduced in 1999, the Jutra Award is named after Quebec film-maker Claude Jutra and awarded for performance, writing and technical categories such as best actor, actress, director, screenplay, et cetera.
High fantasy movies, whose stories take place, wholly or mainly, in an imaginary world, are listed first, while movies that have fantasy elements yet takes place in the real world appear farther down on the list. Whereas both fantasy and science fiction evoke a sense of wonder, fantasy narratives tend to more closely follow the pattern which Joseph Campbell described as the hero's journey. Yet movies with this central narrative thread often also have many other plot elements woven into the yarn, making the stories to a varying degree thrillingly unpredictable.
Special consideration has been given to old films that have had a lasting impact on film history. Films part of a series are ranked collectively to give more room to stand-alone films, and each series is judged by its best installment.
These are my recommendations! Feel free to tell me yours!
Must-See Movie List, by the author of The Present.
#1-46 = Movies
#47-52 = TV-series
#53-58 = Documentaries
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Mankind Rising (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x150ifz_mankind-rising_shortfilms)
"Right Here, Right Now" by Fatboy Slim (music video)
Canada has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, created for non-English speaking films, since 1971. As of today, five Canadian films have been nominated including one winner for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
A list mainly of movies whose central focus is drama, though some movies here have elements of suspense or humor as well, such as thrillers, action movies and comedy-dramas. To give prominence to a diverse variety of styles and more room to a greater number of directors, only one movie per series will appear here. The installment selected is the one I hold the highest, representing the series as a whole. So you'll only find one Godfather movie here, for example.
The choice of which I rank highest changes with time. Also, there are many lauded films I've yet to see and new releases mean new entries, so the list will be revised regularly. The list will however consistently reveal my fondness for adventure movies and film noir. It's also telling that non-English speaking movies are excluded, reflecting the important role English-language movies have played in film history. Out of the acclaimed non-English speaking movies I've seen, I'd place many near the top, but to add them and leave out classics I haven't seen would be to make an incomplete list. As it is, this list focuses on the movies in English that struck a chord with me. Feel free to recommend new titles!
To me, the best animated movies breathe life into dreams too wild for live action movies to adequately capture. Though I have seen only a small portion of the the wide selection of animated movies, these are the ones I enjoyed the most.
Adventure movies tell stories based on fantastical features of our world, setting them apart from the fantastical setting of the future worlds of science fiction, the mythical realms of fantasy, or the alien otherworlds of horror. If an adventure movie contains elements of another genre, like the supernatural event in Raiders, these are merely lightly sprinkled spices, while adventure is the main ingredient. This rule of thumb means that movies depicting another world are excluded, whether it is sci-fi technology or fantasy-inspired magic that are the genre-specific component of that world.
Though all movies included here have adventure as their main focus, driven by lust for exploring and appetite for discovering, they have wildly different tones. Some have comedy as their lodestar with entertainment as their guiding light and are dazzling light in tone. Others' staple element is drama, often hotly spiced with thrilling action. Yet they all share a central emotion: the exhilaration of a perilous journey taking heroes to unexpected awe-inspiring places. The journey might begin as a venture to fulfil a daring dream, or a search for a mysterious object in exotic parts of the world. It might end with a breathless chase and a wild escape through the unknown. A recurring theme is that of the adventurers altruism, their selfless heroic sacrifice at the end of their hero's journey.
These adventure movies that I've loved aren't ranked according to the score I've given them. Instead, you'll find that those placed at the top are the ones that have a bigger emphasis on adventure and entertainment.
The Movie Book (Phaidon, 1999) is an A-Z guide to 500 celebrated individuals who have made a landmark contribution to the medium of film. Packed with absorbing details and rich with history, all genres of cinema are included - from Hollywood blockbusters to French New Wave, from groundbreaking science-fiction films to animation classics, and from screwball comedies to film-noir thrillers.