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.
During the 2011 survey, the 3519 participants were asked to list their five favorite films of all time. 1833 elected to respond, listing a total of 1543 unique films - top 500 of which are listed here.
The reason for only 496 movies is because there were 3 duplicate on the list and 1 that doesn't exist.
Number 41 and 324 are both Seven Samurai
Number 146 and 229 are both Silence of the lambs
Number 136 and 498 are both Trainspotting
459. Backdoor sluts 9
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.
Copypasted from listofbest:
"This huge list is the result of about six months of work. I began thinking and digging in the summer of 2007, and then I posted the list in progress on the Classics forum at imdb, receiving many further contributions from numerous posters (but very special gratitude is due to the posters named Colomba, JeNeRegretteRien and WhiteFun for their generous assistance).
This list is an attempt at a fairly thorough compilation of films that I deem quintessential contributions to Russian cinema for one (or more) of three reasons:
1. Critical Acclaim — The film has met with national and/or international critical acclaim (e.g., Tarkovsky’s Mirror or Klimov’s Come and See). Films might also make the list if I feel they are overlooked gems that should have met with critical acclaim.
2. Popular Appeal in Russia — The film has garnered considerable popular appeal among Russians, measured either through initial box office, or by eventual status as a beloved classic (e.g., Diamond Arm or The Irony of Fate).
3. Historical/Cultural Importance – - The film has historical importance, either for its cultural or cinematic impact, or for its significance as a historical artifact. (Two examples: The Battle of Stalingrad is considered by most an example of egregious propaganda fairly lacking in artistic merit or historical veracity, but it is in the list nonetheless as an important reflection of Stalinism at its most absurd; on a different level, I personally feel that Night Watch is a rather painfully vapid film, but it is included because – - along with its record-breaking box office – - it has marked a sea change in Russian cinema.)
Some details about the list:
—The dates are taken from the imdb website for sake of a consistent point of easy reference (although this raises some problems, it solves the main one of consistency). The films are given chronologically, but within each year films are listed alphabetically by their English-translated titles.
— The list focuses on pre-Soviet, Soviet, and post-Soviet eras of Russian film. Some non-Russian Soviet films have also been included if they are at least partially in Russian, if they were produced in Russian studios, or, in a few cases, if they are considered an inextricable part of Russian culture.
— Genre is a particularly difficult matter when it comes to Russian cinema, as the lines of demarcation are so easily blurred. The list is primarily composed of feature-length, cinema-released movies. However, many beloved and important Russian films began in a form that in North America would be called television mini-series; several of these are included. At the compiler’s discretion, numerous short films (live-action and animated) were also included.
Please use the comments box below for any further suggestions or points of criticism, both of which are welcome.
Well, that’s it. Enjoy!"
Movies with no IMDb-entry:
Boris Godunov (unfinished; fragments of Pushkin’s play)(Drankov, 1907)
A Peasant’s Lot (Krestyanskaya dolya)(V. Goncharov, 1912)
The Wedding Day (Denâ€™ venchaniya; Yom Hakhupe)(E. Slavinsky, 1912)
Merchant Bashkirov's Daughter (Drama na Volga; aka Doch' kuptsa Bashkirova)(N. Larin.1913)
Antosha Ruined by a Corset (Antoshu korset pogubil)(Puchalsky, 1916)
The Ice Rink (Katok)(I. Ivanov-Vano, 1927)
The Tale of the Priest and of his Workman Balda (Skazka o pope i o ego rabotnike Balde)(unfinished, fragment)(M. Tsekhanovsky, 1934)
The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish (Skazka o rybake i rybke)(M. Tsekhanovsky, 1950)
A Cloud in Love (Vlyublyonnoye oblako)(A. Karanovich, R. Kachanov, 1959)
The Poodle (Pudel)(N. Shorina, 1985)
Years and Fates (Gody i sudby)(M. Litvyakov, 1988)
Glory of the Bolshoi / Vladimir Vasiliev, Galina Ulanova, Irek Mukhamedov, more
Glory of the Kirov / Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, Natalia Dudinskaya, more
The Time When Dreams Melt (A. Vakhrushev, 1996)
The Life of St. Sergius of Radonezh (Zhitie Prepodobnogo Sergiya)(T. Novikova, 2005)
Each year's top 10 lists between 1956-1965 that been published in Cahiers du Cinema when Godard worked there as a movie critic, plus "Ten Best American Sound Films" and "Six Best French Films since the Liberation" lists. In 1962, Godard included his own film "Vivre sa Vie", the only movie by Godard in this list, in his top ten list as number six.
The results of a 1994 poll of dozens of distinguished film critics and historians, who each picked their top 100 European films. Part of the book "100 dias 100 filmes".
We present here an extended version of that top 100, with all film selected by more than 10 voters.
Among the responses Cinemateca received, we can find those of Anti Alanen (Helsinki), João Bénard da Costa (Lisboa), Paolo Bertetto (Torino), Freddy Buache (Lausanne), André Chevallier (Lausanne), José Manuel Costa (Lisboa), Robert Daudelin (Montréal), Catherine Gautier (Madrid), Chris Horak (Rochester), Mathias Knop (Wiesbaden), Alain Marchand (Paris), Bernard Martinand (Paris), David Meeker (London), Ib Monty (Kobenhavn), Anne Morra (New York, MOMA), Dominique Païni (Paris), Enno Patalas (Munchen), José Maria Prado (Madrid) and Sergio Toffetti (Torino).
Our highest rated feature films with 2-4 votes, from IMDb vote histories provided by 65 members.
Ties are sorted chronologically.
List of 1000 highest rated films with 5 or more voters can be found [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+forums+top+1000+highest+rated+feature+films/mightysparks/]here[/url].
An extended list of #1001-#2000 can be found [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+forums+top+1001-2000+highest+rated+films/mightysparks/]here[/url].
And the original board thread [url=http://s15.zetaboards.com/iCheckMovies/topic/7167772]here[/url].
Thanks to themagician for organising and calculating it all!
Per Films de France: "Just about everybody seems to be busy compiling their Top 100 films lists these days, so we thought we’d have a go. Here are what we (humbly) consider to be the best 100 (and a bit) French films so far..."
[url=http://s15.zetaboards.com/iCheckMovies/index/]iCheckMovies officially unofficial board[/url]'s own version of TSPDT's Ain't nobody's blues.
A list of the 250 highest ranked films which only appear on a single person's list. Compiled using lists submitted by 106 members of the forum. Highest placement in personal lists: 69.
Huge thanks to PeacefulAnarchy for organising and calculating the results.
Full iCM Board's 1001 Favourite Movies: [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+boards+1001+favourite+movies/mightysparks/]here[/url].
Original version (May 2012)
Conducted by having 75 FGers submit their vote histories. Films ranked by average rating (9.33-7.75), with a required minimum of 8 votes. Credit for this list should go to Gloede (organizer), The Magician (script), Serriform (spreadsheet), and the FGers who did all the voting.
Scott Weinberg's list of 100 "required viewing" or "favorite" science fiction films. Scott's a critic at FEARnet, Twitch, and Movies.com. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/scott-weinberg/movies.php
Every year, the AV Club Critics nominate their favorites for their yearly poll. This is a list which evaluates how good a movie is received by those end-of-the-year-lists.
As a result, titles which could be easily agreed on being relevant got a higher score.
Also notice that some titles fall short as they have been released between the years.
There is a second list of the runner-ups (Place 51-191):
This list may not be definitive but hopefully it will introduce everyone to some of the great vampire movies out there. Do leave a comment if you’ve enjoyed or really hated any of the films on the list.
In no specific order
"It's easy for classic movie lovers to be nostalgic for Hollywood's "Golden Age" of the 1930s and '40s. And many cineastes will tell you that film as an art reached its peak in the late '60s and early '70s. But the truth is there have been remarkable movies made in the 1990s and 2000s. From big budget blockbusters, to breakout independent films, to discoveries from around the world, we have seen exciting and groundbreaking cinematic work created in the last two decades. For our second installment of our "100 Movies to See Before You Die," we decided to highlight these "Modern Classics" made between 1990 and 2009. Like our first list, we chose movies based on their artistry, originality, and pure cinematic entertainment. And even we were surprised by the results. Look through the list below to see our choices for the top movies made in the last twenty years. ... And take a look at the original "100 Movies to See Before You Die" to see the seventeen films that appear on both lists."