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.
Companion list to the official FOK! Top 250. This list is compiled from a subset of the lists submitted to the yearly election for the FOK! Film Top 100. The list favors older movies and is compiled as a stimulus to watch these over the next big Hollywood thing.
All previous versions of the list since 2003 are available to paying users by selecting the previous version button. The following legends tells you which version is from which year.
2003 : 2011-12-27 23:02:26
2004 : 2011-12-31 16:29:33
2005 : 2011-12-31 16:30:19
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2007 : 2011-12-31 16:30:54
2008 : 2011-12-31 16:31:06
2009 : 2011-12-31 16:31:16
2010 : 2011-12-31 16:31:25
2011 : 2011-12-31 16:31:34
2012 : 2012-08-24 22:46:17
Lately I’ve become more and more frustrated with the various “best ever” lists that have been released because they rarely feature films by women, or if they do it’s usually one or two films. I think this is more a reflection of those who are polled for these kinds of lists, as well as a compounding of history on itself. For so long films by men have made up the bulk of the film canon and I think people are afraid to add new films to these revered lists. I also think many people haven’t seen very many films by women, or if they have it’s always the same handful of films. In an attempt to create a better, more inclusive list of great films by women, I polled over 500 critics, filmmakers, bloggers, historians, professors and casual film viewers, asking them to tell me what films directed (or co-directed) by women are essential viewing. Some people only responded with as little as five votes, others submitted hundreds of films. In the end, I received over 7,000 votes for 1,100+ different films. After tallying up this data, with ties factored in, I then had a list of 103 essential films directed by women.
While this list is in no way the end all and be all of female filmmakers, it does include films from multiple countries, filmmakers of all ages, films from all kinds of genres and spans 9 decades. Also, I would like to point out that although the earliest film on this list is from 1935, there were several filmmakers from the silent era who were women (and whose films were in the initial 1,100+ list), including Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber and others. This list should be looked at as a springboard, a way to get your feet wet with the most beloved films made by women. There are lots of resources to find even more great films by women. DirectedByWomen.com and TheDirectorList.com are two such invaluable places to start learning more about the thousands of women who have been making films since the beginning of cinema.
At the FOK! board we have a knock-out tournament for each year. These are the winners of these tournaments.
The contestants of the tournaments since 2001 are films released in The Netherlands in that calendar year. For the older tournaments movies classified on IMDb-year. For the 1986 tournament both Platoon and Aliens won.
Note that not all years have been held. We are still in progress.
List best documentaries films from digitaldreamdoor.com. These are the Greatest Documentary Films chosen for their
influence, impact, historical importance, cinematography, direction, and popularity.
Also added lists:
— Documentary Series
— Best 2010 Documentaries
— Best 2009 Documentaries
Romance blooms on a belle époque street corner. A dark-eyed girl in Montmartre runs her hand through a bag of dried beans. In the suburbs, Arabs square up to skinheads. Nicotine-stained tales of sexual misadventure unfold in beds all over the city, while gangsters commit crimes and cartoon rats cook up a storm. Paris, which boasts a higher concentration of picture houses than any other city, has been the inspiration and the backdrop for countless films. Below, we present 50 of the best, organised by era. Be they Nouvelle Vague masterpieces or populist comedies, the capital is always in the starring role...
-Time Out Paris
This list is organized chronologically.
The less dislike movies based on dislikes/checks ratio.
ratio(M) = D(M) ÷ C(M)
M = A movie
D(M) = Number of times movie M has been dislike
C(M) = Number of times movie M has been checked
Ordered from lowest to highest.
Ties are resolved by giving more importance to the movies with more checks, if the tie follows be resolved by number of favorites and finally by name
Movies used from next lists:
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Doubling the Canon
Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
Have You Seen? a Personal Introduction to 1000 films
Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
Thanks to [URL=http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/mightysparks/]mightysparks[/URL]
Last and only update 28 NOV 2012
The votes are in, the heated debate has finally subsided and the hanging chads have all been recycled, which means Empire's 50 Best Films Of 2014 - those films with UK releases between January 1 and December 26 - has arrived. Movie critiquing is a subjective business so each and every member of the Empireverse was asked to submit a list of their favourite films release in the UK in 2014, and our mathematicians bunged all the results into a science oven and, presto, from the charred embers emerged over four dozen terrific slices of motion-picture magic, including 12 features from debut filmmakers. Now all you have to do is tell us what we've missed in the usual place.
Howdy pardners, this is the complete list of all Western voted for by the member of the unofficial iCM forum to determine their Top 200 favorite Western movies. The Top 200 can be found here: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icms+forum+favourite+western+movies+top+200/lonewolf2003/
Paradise and prison, bustling metropolis and the loneliest place on earth: New York City has a cinematic identity that infuses all walks of life. Even as we write our own narratives in this most famous of locations, we walk alongside fictional characters (and sometimes real ones, too, if we’re lucky).
In selecting the 100 most essential New York movies, we kept the city’s boldness in mind. TONY Film staffers David Fear, Joshua Rothkopf and Keith Uhlich teamed up with movie experts Stephen Garrett and Alison Willmore to gather titles from all genres and eras—the widely known and the obscure—in pursuit of a complete picture of NYC on film.
Our only parameter: The movie had to be set in New York City, not Metropolis (sorry, Superman fans), Oz (ditto, you Wiz diehards), nor anywhere else. Dive in, jostle politely, find your seat or ride standing: Please tell us what we’ve missed. It’s a big town.
—Joshua Rothkopf, senior Film writer at Time Out New York
List published on July 3rd 2012
Among the many recent additions to the Fandor catalog, I am most excited by several classic Chinese films that I consider to be among the very best to have ever been made in that language: The Big Road, Street Angel (a film I love so dearly that I modeled my wedding photos after some of its iconic shots), Crossroads, Spring in a Small Town, to name a few. The sight of these titles got me thinking: what are the essential movies that anyone curious about Chinese cinema needs to see? The following video of 50 essential Chinese language films – and expanded list of 100 essential films found further below – is my attempt at an answer.
When AFI released their list of the Top 100 Movies of All Time, many people were up in arms over the selections. Over 50 members of the Online Film Journalist Community decided to join together and create a list of their own. A list that might better reflect the views of everyone else who didn’t agree with the AFI list. Sure, you can’t really compare AFI’s list with the Film Community’s Top 100 because we allowed the inclusion of foreign films.
The result of the annual poll of De Volkskrant and cinema.nl readers. The readers could select their top 10 from the preselected list of films released in the cinema in The Netherlands in 2004.
Looking over films of the past decade (a list that was once up to 100 but needed to be trimmed for everyone's sake), we realized that something else is clearly important to us – filmmakers with personality. No one makes films quite like Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Charlie Kaufman, Baz Luhrmann, Spike Lee, Guillermo del Toro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Christopher Nolan, David Cronenberg, or Pixar. The movies produced by these sublime filmmakers are the products of people who don't just “make movies.” Each one puts their personal stamp on their work, something we clearly value in the art form that we love. Shouldn't all great art reflect not just a studio voice but the personality of the people who make it? Upon reflection, it’s clear films of the 2000s definitely reflected the personalities of the decade's best filmmakers. So, without further ado….
Listing them in any meaningful order would be impossible. But the criteria should certainly include longevity beyond the initial impact, achievement in making them and, above all, enjoyment and/or appreciation watching them. Except for my No 1, which has to be the Lord of the Rings, these films are in alphabetical order.
The result of the annual poll of De Volkskrant and cinema.nl readers. The readers could select their top 10 from the preselected list of films released in the cinema in The Netherlands in 2001.
The result of the annual poll of De Volkskrant and cinema.nl readers. The readers could select their top 10 from the preselected list of films released in the cinema in The Netherlands in 2003.
The result of the annual poll of De Volkskrant and cinema.nl readers. The readers could select their top 10 from the preselected list of films released in the cinema in The Netherlands in 2007. 2291 readers submitted their vote.
Our forum posters are not content merely to bestow annual awards for the best film and TV. Now they look back over many years to declare the best of 2000-09. Yesterday they unveiled the winners of their Gold Derby Film Decade Awards. See reactions in this forum thread. Many thanks to Chris "Boomer" Beachum, Robert "Rob L" Licuria, Andrew "andrew" Pickett and Matt "Noble" Noble for organizing the effort and counting ballots.