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.
This list contains 250 films by the 250 greatest directors of all time, according to "they shoot pictures don't they?". Each director has one entry; their most critically acclaimed film. Two directors appear more than once on the list (Michael Powell and Stanley Donen) and all together there are 5 director couples (Powell/Pressburger, Donen/Kelly, Coen Brothers, Cooper/Schoedsack and Straub/Huillet). #76 is a TV-mini-series; #81, #151, #157, #180, #190 and #202 are short features, the rest of the entries are featured films.
Original version (May 2012)
For the highest rated films that received 3-7 votes, and therefore did not meet the minimum requirement of 8 votes needed in order to be included in the FG Top 1000. In descending order, beginning with the highest average rating (9.667). Credit for this list should go to Gloede / Crinderman (organizer), The Magician (script), Serriform (spreadsheet), and the FGers who did all the voting.
The Life Cinematic is a message board full of film enthusiasts. Members have a very diverse and unique taste in film. This resulted in this consensus list based on their individual top 100s.
The site is now defunct, but this list is a glimpse into what a wonderfully idiosyncratic and often mental place it was.
This is a list of films condemned by the Legion of Decency, a United States Catholic organization, and its successor (from 1965), the National Catholic Office for Motion Pictures. The condemned (or C) rating was issued from the time of the Legion's formation in 1933 until 1978, when the C rating and the B rating were merged into the new O ("morally offensive") rating. In 1980, the NCOMP film office was shut down, along with the biweekly Review, which had published ratings on 16,251 feature films.
The Legion's ratings were applied to movies made in the United States (which were subject to the Production Code until 1967) as well as those imported from other countries. Beginning in 1968, the ratings were applied in addition to any rating assigned by the MPAA film rating system.
Legion-organized boycotts made a C rating harmful to a film's distribution and profitability. Accordingly, for the majority of years that the rating was applied, most condemned films were made outside of the United States, where their producers didn't have as much to fear from the condemnation. Of the 53 movies the Legion had placed on its condemned list by 1943, only Howard Hughes' The Outlaw came from a major US studio, and it had not been approved by the Production Code or distributed widely.
Despite rumors to the contrary, Elia Kazan's A Streetcar Named Desire and Billy Wilder's The Seven Year Itch did not receive C ratings. Rather, Kazan's film was cut by 4 minutes to avoid condemnation, while Wilder's film had to cut scenes from the original play to be approved by Legion of Decency. [wikipedia]
"Lost in a maze of movies and can't decide which to watch?
Whatever you look for in a movie - action-packed adventure, spine-tingling suspense, sophisticated romance, realistic drama, side-splitting comedy, a look at life in another land or era - Rating the Movies will help you choose the very best.
This reliable source of information summarizes and rates over 3900 films [actually it doesn't; there are 3895 entries in total]. Each review includes key information on leading performers, directors, running time, year of release, videotape and Closed-Captioned availability, MPAA rating, and Academy Awards and nominations.
Rating the Movies is updated, to include the very latest important films - Dick Tracy, Total Recall, Driving Miss Daisy, Born on the Fourth of July, Back to the Future Part III, Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Pretty Woman, and many more.
Of course, all the great classics that made movie history are here too, including such colorful swashbucklers as The Adventures of Robin Hood and such sweeping epics as Gone With the Wind.
Rating the Movies is the indispensable guide that belongs on every movie lover's bookshelf."
439 films receive ★★★★
207 films receive ★★★½
1429 films receive ★★★
385 films receive ★★½
1096 films receive ★★
112 films receive ★½
209 films receive ★
18 films receive No Stars
Perfect crime is a colloquial term used in law and fiction (principally crime fiction) to characterize crimes that are undetected, unattributed to a perpetrator, or else unsolved as a kind of technical achievement on the part of the perpetrator.
In certain contexts, the concept of perfect crime is limited to just undetected crimes; if an event is ever identified as a crime, some investigators say it cannot be called 'perfect'.
A perfect crime should be distinguished from one that has merely not been solved yet or where everyday chance or procedural matters frustrate a conviction. There is an element that the crime is (or appears likely to be) unable to be solved.
Movies reviewed on the Outside the Cinema podcast including movies watched or reviewed during special live shows and the top 6 list from ep. 100. End of the year roundtables and tv-shows (Firefly, Buffy) are not included so far. Comments, questions, remarks? Feel free to leave a comment!
Movies covered with Ryan are 1-99
Movies covered during ep. 100: 195-236
Kickstarter movies: 557-568, 571-588, 591-619,
2008 - 01-87
2009 - 88-236
2010 - 237-341
2011 - 342-437
2012 - 438-533
2013 - 534-623
2014 - 624-
Missing because movie is not in IMDB:
The eye of the condor, episode 320.
The YouTube web series www.FreakyFuckinFriday.com counts down the Top Horror / Mystery Anthology Episodes Ever! .
....but because anthology shows usually feature episodes in diverse sub-genres - this list will also include episodes based on; fantasy, science-fiction, comedy, drama, war, crime, etc.
The only requirement is the episode must have been featured on an anthology show.
The episodes listed are all based on at least 1 of 3 things; historical importance, creepiness/creativity, and just being a straight up enjoyable watch. The list will change as new episodes of shows are released and older shows are rediscovered/re-examined.
The list is in descending order from best to least best.
Feel free to comment! Every piece of input will be carefully examined.
TV SHOWS INCLUDED
-Black Mirror (2011-2013 / Channel 4)
-Stephen King's Nightmare and Dreamscapes (2006 / TNT)
-Tales From The Crypt (1989-1996 / HBO)
-Tales From The Darkside (1983-1988 / Laurel - syndication)
SHOWS NOT FULLY EXAMINED
-13 Demon Street
-A Twist in the Tale
-Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
-Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)
-Alfred Hitchcock Hour
-Are You Afraid of The Dark?
-Dead Man's Gun
-Ghost Story (1972)
-Ghost Stories (1997)
-Great Ghost Tales
-Hammer House of Horror
-Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense
-Hands of Murder
-Journey to the Unknown
-Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour
-Masters of Horror
-Masters of Science Fiction
-Mystery and Imagination
-One Step Beyond
-Out of the Unknown
-Perversions of Science
-Ray Bradbury Theatre
-R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
-Scene of the Crime
-Science Fiction Theatre
-Tales of Tomorrow
-Tales of the Unexpected
-The Nightmare Room
-The Outer Limits (1963)
-The Outer Limits (1995)
-The Twilight Zone (1959)
-The Twilight Zone (1985)
-The Twilight Zone (2002)
Here's a bunch of potentially shitty flicks we'll see together at the Skype Crew.
If you know of a crappy movie, that's also an official check, and is not on this list, recommend away!
Wanna watch a movie with the Skype Crew? Send me a PM, then. :)
The list can also be found at IMDb, with our ranking for each movie: http://www.imdb.com/list/gEVCJVXOpD4/
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
George Lucas was inspired by a lot whilst writing the story of Star Wars. He was influenced by books, mythology, religion, his personal life and of course movies. This list gives an overview of films and television series that have left their prints in this story.
It is always a challenge to produce a definitive list of “must- see” movies, because value judgments are, by definition, extremely subjective. However, the 100 handpicked films in this section have delighted, moved or educated audiences of all ages, all over the world. Over the last nine decades, these films have changed our perceptions of cinema, and most have left an indelible mark on film history.
Films that every Vakos and Vakos partner/friend must see! Lexi is a Vakos too! We're sorry, but you can't communicate effectively with us unless you've seen or are willing to see these.