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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)
The top 1000 ranked films from the Films101 website.
The bulk of the Films101 database comes from all-time best movie lists and movie awards. Best Picture and Foreign Language Film nominees are included, many of which have been forgotten, but now are easy to find through the many browsing options. New movie releases are added when picked by selected critics.
The films are ranked in order of acclaim among film professionals, using proprietary formulas. Films101 doesn't believe the exact ranking of films and filmmakers should be taken too seriously. However, approximate rankings are taken very seriously as an alternative to alphabetical or chronological listings for film research.
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.
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 was compiled through year by year rating polls. The lowest amount of votes needed to be eligible was 5 votes. The point of the exercise was to give more obscure movies an equall oppurtunity to compete. The attendance rate varied between 30 and 70, which is part of the reason some years are more represented than others.
Top 250 films according to the Swedish film community Filmtipset.se.
The list is comprised of the most rated films that on this site have an official rating of 5 on a scale from 1-5. It is ordered by the number of ratings.