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.
Films listed in Grunes' 2010 book by that title. His selections have a decidedly leftist sociopolitical slant.
1. For some reason IMDb won't let me add "Diavolo in corpo" (1986), but I managed to add it via ICM at the end.
2. For "September 11" (2002) Grunes specifies the final segment by Shohei Imamura.
3: Not found on IMDb: "Here and perhaps elsewhere" (Houna wa noubbama hunak, 2003) by Lamia Joreiga; "Passages" (2005) by Jon Jost.
The BFI Film Classics series is a collection of short books analysing major works of world cinema. Volumes in this series have been assembled by some of the world's leading film critics. The first volumes in the series were published in 1992 and new entries continue to be added every year.
Inspired by the chronological charting of film, and the vast history of world cinema, as presented by Mark Cousin's superb 'A Story of Film: An Odyssey', I have decided to make 2012 the year where I finally get to watch those recognised classics and take a bite out of the canon.
Follow me as I take on the world of cinema from the silent era to the explosion of the talkies, through the golden age of Hollywood to the uprising of new wave cinema across Europe and worldwide, the uprising of the movie brats to the dawn of independent film making right through to the current digital boom.
This list will constantly be updated throughout the year.
January - 1895 - 1927
February - 1928 - 1936
March - 1937 - 1946
April - 1947 - 1954
May - 1955 - 1962
June - 1963 - 1967
July - 1968 - 1972
August - 1973 - 1979
September - 1980 - 1987
October - 1988 - 1995
November - 1996 - 2002
December - 2003 - Present
The Film Walrus is a movie review blog with a particular love for foreign, cult, arthouse, gialli, SF and noir. The forgotten, the overlooked and the strange are given their due.
The Film Atlas is an ongoing daily series reviewing a favorite film from over 100 countries.
The Moët British Independent Film Awards were established in 1998 by Elliot Grove, founder the Raindance Film Festival.
This list includes the movies that won the award for the Best Foreign Independent Film in English Language (1998-2002), Best Foreign Independent Film in a Foreign Language (1998-2002), Best Foreign Independent Film (2003-2014) or Best International Independent Film (2015-today).
Empire: "As the World Cup kicks off in South Africa, now's the time to celebrate the great breadth of world cinema out there. From Brazil to Japan to France and Senegal, from Neo-Realism to Dogme to J-horror, we've compiled a list of the very best films not in the English language (note: features, not documentaries). So rustle up some sushi, strike up a gauloise and make sure you've locked your bicycle as we count down the top 100..."
(trilogies, etc. are noted as separate films, hence the 105 total)
One of my personal projects (still in progress) is to watch at least one film from every country in the world. A friend of mine asked for a more formal list, so I decided this would be the place for it. It's not necessarily about what films I like the most so much as a sample of world cinema, making sure every nation is represented.
The countries are represented as follows: USA 10 films; China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan and the UK 5 apiece; Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain and Sweden 3; Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Czech Rep., Finland, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan and Turkey 2; all other countries 1 except Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Vatican and Western Sahara (which have not produced feature films).