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  1. 10 great gross-out comedies's icon

    10 great gross-out comedies

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. First, a word of advice about gross-out comedies. They’re not to be watched while eating even the most basic of snacks. Popcorn? No. Cappuccino? Out of the question. They’re not to be watched – by any means – with your parents. With their gags involving urine, vomit, semen and all manner of bodily fluids, these in-your-face foul movies are the kind that you watch, then have to immediately shower after. This is the sub-genre’s charm, of course: that you weirdly enjoy the ‘eww!’ and the ’too far!!’ and the ‘please God no, don’t eat that!!!’ The roots of the subgenre – one marked not only by insanely gross scenes but by comedies that deal with taboo subjects such as sex and bodily functions – date back to the late 60s, after the MPAA film rating system replaced the industry’s strict Hays Code (which laid out moral guidelines of what was and wasn’t acceptable to show on screen). Back then, some directors were beginning to dabble with subversive comedies that raised a middle finger to the status quo. Nothing was too OTT, nothing too far. The most notable among them? John Waters, aka the Pope of Trash, whose unashamedly lowbrow and tawdry comedies (including Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble) happily dwelled on humans being gross. Towards the late 70s, the same shock humour employed by arthouse provocateurs bled into mainstream comedy, with popular movies like The Kentucky Fried Movie and National Lampoon’s Animal House leading to the term ‘gross-out’ being used by critics. The glory years of the gross-out comedy came in the late 90s, though, with the Farrelly brothers (There’s Something about Mary) and the countless teen movies featuring scenes of sexual embarrassment – remember American Pie’s Jim caught masturbating into a tube sock? What tethers these movies to their older cousins is, put simply, your reaction, your facial contortions. You worm in your seat, wishing you could unsee the thing you just saw. You want to wash your eyes out with a bar of soap. Ah, to be grossed out!
  2. 100 All-Time Best Movies for History Buffs's icon

    100 All-Time Best Movies for History Buffs

    Favs/dislikes: 56:4. History isn’t marked by years, but events. Being a history buff means looking at the way major ideas or happenings played out and how they had an effect on everything from politics to the economy. War, invention, discovery, love: the history of the world has been shaped by the way we deal with these things. The movies on this list are great ways to take a closer look at the moments that changed history. [b]NOTE[/b]: The list is constructed out of seven minor lists, as noted below: #01 - 13: Ancient History #14 - 29: Medieval Times #30 - 46: Exploration & Colonization #47 - 53: The American Revolution #54 - 68: The American Civil War #69 - 81: World War II #82 - 100: The 20th Century
  3. 100 Bollywood Films (BFI Screen Guide)'s icon

    100 Bollywood Films (BFI Screen Guide)

    Favs/dislikes: 17:0. Bollywood film is the national cinema of India, describing movies made in Mumbai, distributed nationally across India and with their own production, distribution, and exhibition networks worldwide. This informative screen guide reflects the work of key directors, major stars, and important music directors and screenplay writers. Historically important films have been included along with certain cult movies and top box-office successes.
  4. 100 British Documentaries (BFI Screen Guide) (work in progress)'s icon

    100 British Documentaries (BFI Screen Guide) (work in progress)

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. "Ever since John Grierson popularized the term "documentary," British non-fiction film has been renowned, sometimes reviled, but seldom properly appreciated. "100 British Documentaries "provides a uniquely accessible, occasionally provocative introduction to a rich and surprisingly varied tradition by considering 100 examples taken from across a century's worth of output. The 100 films range from the Victorian period to the present day. Alongside such classics as "Night Mail "and "Touching the Void "are documentaries that illustrate the many uses to which it has been put - from pro-gram-filler to political propaganda to classroom teaching aid - and the many styles and viewpoints it has embraced. While the focus is on the documentary "film," several television productions are included, indicating how the genre has developed on the small screen."
  5. 100 foreign films, recommended by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for watch's icon

    100 foreign films, recommended by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for watch

    Favs/dislikes: 2:1.
  6. 100 lat w kinie (History of a Polish Cinema)'s icon

    100 lat w kinie (History of a Polish Cinema)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. List of movies that mentioned in BFI documentary project about polish cinema
  7. 100 Modern Soundtracks (BFI Screen Guide)'s icon

    100 Modern Soundtracks (BFI Screen Guide)

    Favs/dislikes: 13:1. Philip Brophy's book provides a soundmap to a hundred films that engage the ears. Covering titles as diverse as "Way of the Dragon" and "Apocalypse Now," "Le Samourai" and "Stalker," "Angel Dust" and "Citizen Kane," each entry outlines the film's distinctive contribution to the hitherto underexplored world of sound and music in cinema.
  8. 100 Silent Films (BFI Screen Guide)'s icon

    100 Silent Films (BFI Screen Guide)

    Favs/dislikes: 40:1. "100 Silent Films provides an authoritative and accessible history of silent cinema through one hundred of its most interesting and significant films. As Bryony Dixon contends, silent cinema is not a genre; it is the first 35 years of film history, a complex negotiation between art and commerce and a union of creativity and technology. At its most grand – on the big screen with a full orchestral accompaniment – it is magnificent, permitting a depth of emotional engagement rarely found in other fields of cinema. Silent film was hugely popular in its day, and its success enabled the development of large-scale film production in the United States and Europe. It was the start of our fascination with the moving image as a disseminator of information and as mass entertainment with its consequent celebrity culture."
  9. 100 Thai movies that Thai people should watch's icon

    100 Thai movies that Thai people should watch

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Not on IMDb/ICM (as far as I know) https://letterboxd.com/film/ghost-of-mae-nak-1959/ https://letterboxd.com/film/the-houseboat/ https://letterboxd.com/film/money-money-money/ https://letterboxd.com/film/tone/ https://letterboxd.com/film/the-representative/ https://letterboxd.com/film/gunman/ https://letterboxd.com/film/innocent-1991/ Fai yen (1965)? Phromjaree Market (1973 / Directed by Sakka Jaruchinda / Produced by 67 Theater and Film)? The Brass Ring (1973 / Directed by Chao Worawongthee Prince Anusorn Mongkhonkan / Created by Lavo Film)? Sing Samoi (1977)? Mia Luang (1978 / Directed by Wichit Kunawut [5] / Produced by Five Star Productions) The Primitive / Ban Sai Thong ? People outside the country (1981 / directed by Manop Udomdej ) Pluem dir. Bhandit Rittakol 1986? The magic of love (1989 / directed by Toranong Srichua ) https://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%9E%E0%B8%8A%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%94%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%9E%E0%B8%8A%E0%B8%A3 https://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%95%E0%B9%8C%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B9%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%97%E0%B8%B8%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%87 https://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%97%E0%B8%99_(%E0%B8%A0%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%9E%E0%B8%A2%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%A3%E0%B9%8C)
  10. 100 Years of Japanese Cinema's icon

    100 Years of Japanese Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 14:0. List of movies that was mentioned in BFI documentary project
  11. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die On Hulu Plus's icon

    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die On Hulu Plus

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. **UPDATED 3/2/2014** All movies from the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list that are available for streaming on Hulu Plus.
  12. 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century by WGA's icon

    101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century by WGA

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. Fifteen years ago, when the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) compiled the 101 Greatest Screenplays of all time, the list was nothing short of a 20th century canon. The romantic wartime spy thriller Casablanca (written by the brothers Julius J. & Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch) was voted number 1; 99 screenplays later, at 101, was another romantic wartime spy thriller, Notorious (written by Ben Hecht). In between were foundational examples of film noir (Double Indemnity, written by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler), romantic comedy (Annie Hall, written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman), and gritty social drama (On the Waterfront, written by Budd Schulberg). But “canon” is a double-edged word: Of those 101 scripts, there were no writers of color, and only seven had a female screenwriter credited. 'The new 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far) could not but tell a different, and fluid, story. On the prior list, classic films about women, like Sunset Boulevard or All About Eve, were still narrated by men—one lying dead in a swimming pool. There are some 30 female screenwriters this time around, and five writers of color in the top 10. More to the point, there is not the sense that the writer had to contrive a way to make his or her character more…relatable, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. As the number one vote-getter, Get Out is this list’s version of Casablanca: Imagine Jordan Peele pitching his concept to Jack Warner, and it immediately becomes apparent why comparing screenplays across Hollywood epochs is a non-starter. “We weren’t making art, we were making a living,” screenwriter Julius Epstein famously quipped of the studio system under which Casablanca was written. Get Out wasn’t conceived and written under any such restrictions, with a catch: The very concept of “writing for the screen” is in existential crisis. The studio system has given way to the streaming system, where everything, no matter the source, competes for eyeballs. This great (right?) democratization of content has also changed a lot of hard-and-fast rules. There are seven scripts for animated films on the new list. Depth of character, once strictly the province of the drama, or the issue film, is not out of place in a superhero movie or one starring a badly behaving bridesmaid. And formerly individuated genres like sci-fi, horror, comedy, and drama intersect freely, sometimes all in the same screenplay—see Parasite or The Lobster. Some things haven’t changed, list to list. Among the screenwriter’s roles is to reveal what is sick or horribly amiss in the culture. It was as true of Network or The Sweet Smell of Success as it is of The Big Short or Promising Young Woman. Universal themes are universal for a reason. For instance, the destructive nature of outsize power, concentrated in the hands of one apparently friend-less man. Charles Foster Kane, meet Mark Zuckerberg. There are other cool double bills across lists. All the President’s Men and Spotlight; Harold and Maude and Lars and the Real Girl; Sullivan’s Travels and Nomadland. Speaking of which, it is worth noting that most of the protagonists from the 20th century list had enviable job security, even if this meant Mafia boss, intergalactic warrior, or shark hunter. On the new list, occupation no longer defines character; but then again the middle class has vanished, the chasm between rich and poor evinced in movies from Roma to Little Miss Sunshine. And in screenplays like Wall-E, Arrival, or Children of Men, there is the heavy presence of a question: What exactly are we doing to ourselves, if not the planet? Perhaps that’s why the relatively earnest romantic comedy, at least as practiced by Nora Ephron’s When Harry Met Sally, is absent from the new list, unless you count the man-on-operating-system love of Her, or the teenage besties of Superbad and Booksmart. The screenwriters of the 20th century list were men who had either served in war, fled persecution in their home country, or come of age in war’s shadow. Cinema’s first job, until the studio system died and the rebel filmmakers of the 1960s and ’70s came along, was escape. The characters of the 21st century list are plagued by a different sort of battle. It involves the hard-fought realization of selfhood against mitigating forces of circumstance, biology, technology, identity, and neurosis. See Adaptation, Boyhood, Moonlight, and Inside Out. Destiny is now an option question, happily ever after just a construct. From Get Out at number 1, to Silver Linings Playbook at 101, the screenplays on this list invariably approach this question of self with authentic curiosity, boldness of vision, and a sense of artistic—if not personal—risk.
  13. 120 MUST-SEE FILMS before You Enrol into Film Studies in Bulgaria - PART 1's icon

    120 MUST-SEE FILMS before You Enrol into Film Studies in Bulgaria - PART 1

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. 100 MUST-SEE FILMS to prep for Bachelor's in Film Studies at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Bulgaria (NATFIZ); the list consists of international cinema
  14. 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema's icon

    2 x 50 Years of French Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. List of movies that was mentioned in BFI documentary project about french cinema
  15. 40 Best Movies to Honor Women’s History Month's icon

    40 Best Movies to Honor Women’s History Month

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. from Emma Taylor, Accredited Online Colleges 1-10 Biopics 11-20 Chick Flicks/Comedies 21-30 Documentaries/Women’s Issues 31-40 LGBTQ Interest/Social Issues
  16. 58th International Film Festival of Mexico Cinematheque's icon

    58th International Film Festival of Mexico Cinematheque

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Since its inception the International Film Festival of Mexico Cinematheque presents a selection of internationally renowned films.
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    59th International Film Festival of Mexico Cinematheque

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Since its inception the International Film Festival of Mexico Cinematheque presents a selection of internationally renowned films.
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    60th International Film Festival of Mexico Cinematheque

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Since its inception the International Film Festival of Mexico Cinematheque presents a selection of internationally renowned films.
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    61th International Film Festival of Mexico Cinematheque

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Since its inception the International Film Festival of Mexico Cinematheque presents a selection of internationally renowned films.
  20. A guide to films for prison abolition's icon

    A guide to films for prison abolition

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. “We need to be critical of the police and power structure, we need to stand back and solve these problems, and films need to point to that.” -Charles Burnett
  21. A Guide to Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino-Made Film and Video's icon

    A Guide to Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino-Made Film and Video

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. For decades, Latin American independent and national film and video makers have been creating innovative and authentic works about their own realities. Yet most of this work is never seen in the United States. This unique guide helps U.S. educators and media users locate more than four hundred films and videos made by Latin American and U.S. Latino film/video makers that are available in the United States and provides descriptions of each. Films and videos in the guide vary in genre from classic feature films to independent and community-produced documentaries, short fiction, and experimental video art. Of particular interest is a more recent body of video work produced by indigenous film/video makers. Edited by Karen Ranucci and Julie Feldman of the International Media Resource Exchange Scarecrow Press, 1998 ISBN 0-8108-3285-2 Argentina (1-15) Bolivia (16-18) Brazil (19-52) Chile (53-62) Columbia (63-68) Costa Rica (69) Cuba (70-114) Dominican Republic (115) Ecuador (116-118) El Salvador Guatemala (119-122) Guyana Haiti (123-124) Honduras Latin America (125-129) Mexico (130-168) Netherland Antilles Nicaragua (169) Panama (170) Peru (171-177) Puerto Rico (178-181) US (182-193) Uruguay (194-197) Venezuela (198-218) Missing from IMDB Bolivia: Fatal, Fatal, Mirada / Fatal, Fatal Look (1990) Sara Fried Yo No Soy Una Cualquiera / I Am Not a Common Woman (1989) Maria Cristina Civale Bolivia Desconocida: Lago Titicaca (1990) Ariel Perez, Francisco Ormaches Bolivia Desconocida: Tiwanaku (1989) Ariel Perez, Francisco Ormaches Camino de las Almas / Path of the Souls (1989) Eduardo Lopez and Cristina Bubba Z. Los Jallq'a: Identidad y Tejido / The Jailq'a: Identity and Textiles (1987) Francisco Cajias Brazil: Alafin Oyó / TV Viva-Centro Luiz Freire (1989) Além do Trabalhador, Negro (1989) Daniel Brazil Alinhavando Uma Vida Melhor - TV Maxambomba Alô São Paulo (1990) Paolo Baroukh Alto aos Incêndios Florestais / Halting the Fires (1990) Octavio Bezerra Arapuã: Azucrinando nas Escolas (1992) TV Viva-Centro Luiz Freire Axé de Fala / Talking Strong Vibes (1991) TV Viva-Centro Luiz Freire Bairro do Recife: A Dança da Vida (1989) TV Viva-Centro Luiz Freire Balbina: O Marco da Destruição / Balbina: Mark of Destruction (1990) Luis Fernando Santoro Benedita da Silva (1991) Eunice Gutman Bola na Trave (1990) TV Viva-Centro Luiz Freire Camisinha / The Condom (1986) Angela Freitas A Classe Que Sobra (1985) Peter Overbeck Clips of Lula's Presidential Campaign (1989) Luiz Fernando Santoro Construção da Escrita - Taunay M. Daniel A Cor do Sexo (1989) Sergio Melgaco Cordel (1983) Daniel Alves Crisis in Brazil: A Conversation With Andrea Tonacci (1992) Don Lynn and Catherine Benamou Crisis in Brazil: A Conversation With Nilson Araújo (1992) Don Lynn and Catherine Benamou Esquinas da Vida / Corners of Life TV Viva-Centro Luiz Freire Favelas / Slums (1989) Chico Teixeira A Festa da Moça / The Girl's Party (1987) Vincent Carrelli Fruto da Aliança dos Povos da Floresta (1990) Sia Runikue A Fundação do Brasil / The Founding of Brazil (1980) Mo Toledo Garotos do Futuro / Kids of the Future (1988) TV Viva-Centro Luiz Freire Há Lugar / There's Room (1987) Julio Wainer and Juraci de Souza João do Pife (1989) TV Viva-Centro Luiz Freire O Jogo da Dívida: Quem Deve a Quem? / The Debt Game: Who Owns Whom? (1991) Eduardo Coutinho Memória de Mulheres (1991) Maria A. Lemos and Marcia Meireles Mulher Índia (1985) Elaine Bandeira Mulheres Negras / Black Women of Brazil (1986) Silvana Afran Mulheres no Canavial (1986) Jacira Melo, Silvana Afram, Marcia Meirelles Nascimento do Passo (1987) TV Viva-Centro Luiz Freire Oswald: Um Homem Sem Profissão (1990) Marcia Meireles P'Tamuna / P'Tamuna, Son of the Earth (1990) Paulo Baroukh Para Onde? / Where to Now? (1991) Pemp (1988) Vincent Carelli O Povo do Veneno / The Poison People (1991) Julio Azcarate Reportagem Sobre TV Viva / Report About TV Viva (1990) Rito e Expressão / Rite and Expression (19884) Eder Santos A Sangue Frio / In Cold Blood (1989) TV Viva-Centro Luiz Freire Saúva dos Bonecos (1989) TV Viva-Centro Luiz Freire Seca / Drought (1991) TV Viva-Centro Luiz Freire Story of Fausta (1988) Bruno Barreto Taking Aim (1993) Monica Frota Todos os Dias São Seus (1991) Marcia Meireles and Maria A. Lemos Txai Macedo / 1992 Marcia Machado Update Brazil (1986) Nancy Marcotte and Colette Loumede Varela em Xingu / Varela in Xingu (1985) Olhar Electrônico / Marcelo Tas
  22. A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears's icon

    A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears

    Favs/dislikes: 16:0. Stephen Frears and a quartet of film industry notables - representing different cinematic periods - drink tea and discuss ups and downs of British cinema.
  23. AFI 100 Years... 100 Movies Complete Nominations's icon

    AFI 100 Years... 100 Movies Complete Nominations

    Favs/dislikes: 9:2. Every film nominated for at least one of the American Film Institute's "100 Years... 100 Movies" lists that were televised annually from 1998 to 2008: 1998: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (400 films nominated) 2000: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (500 films nominated) 2001: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills (400 films nominated) 2002: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions (400 films nominated) 2003: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (400 characters from 367 films nominated) 2004: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs (400 songs from 348 films nominated) 2005: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes (400 quotes from 342 films nominated) 2006: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers (300 films nominated) 2007: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (400 films nominated) 2008: AFI's 10 Top 10 (488 total films nominated) Lists not included: 1999: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars 2005: AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores 2006: AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals Note: Two songs from "lost films" (Gold Diggers of Broadway and Little Johnny Jones, both from 1929) were nominated for the "100 Songs" list. These two films are not included on this list. Films listed chronologically.
  24. AFI America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres's icon

    AFI America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres

    Favs/dislikes: 20:0. in the following order: 1-10 Animation 11-20 Romantic Comedy 21-30 Westerns 31-40 Sports 41-50 Mystery 51-60 Fantasy 61-70 Science Fiction 71-80 Gangster 81-90 Courtroom dramas 91-100 Epics
  25. AFI Top 180 Musical Nominations's icon

    AFI Top 180 Musical Nominations

    Favs/dislikes: 27:0.
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