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  1. 100 Classics of Russian and Eastern European Cinema's icon

    100 Classics of Russian and Eastern European Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 59:0. "An ongoing project to chronicle 100 key titles in the history of Russian and Eastern European cinema." From film critic Michael Brook's website:
  2. MestnyiGeroi's (aka Local Hero's) 1000+ Quintessential Russian Movies's icon

    MestnyiGeroi's (aka Local Hero's) 1000+ Quintessential Russian Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 42:0. 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 (Den’ 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)
  3. Aleksandr Sokurov Complete Filmography's icon

    Aleksandr Sokurov Complete Filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 23:0. All feature films directed by Aleksandr Sokurov, as well as shorts, anthology films and things for TV.
  4. An Introduction to Soviet Cinema's icon

    An Introduction to Soviet Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 22:0. This list is compiled out of the two “official” Russian lists found on ICheckMovies (“Russian Guild Of Film Critics - Best Russian Films” and “Livejournal Russian top 100”. The movies on this list are movies that appear on at least one of the two lists, in addition to appearing on at least one other official top list. Only movies released between 1922 and 1991 is counted.
  5. Moscow State University's Essential Film Viewing List for Journalism Students's icon

    Moscow State University's Essential Film Viewing List for Journalism Students

    Favs/dislikes: 22:1. The list comes from a somewhat famous post in the Russian segment of the Internet attributed to S.A. Filippov, a lecturer in Film History at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (the largest and oldest university in Russia), Faculty of Journalism, and also a film critic and a VGIK graduate (the biggest Russian film school). Some items have more than one film, those are meant to be equivalent substitutes: 2, 8, 10-11, 19, 36-38, 41, 45, 54, 61, 76, 88-89, 102-103, 114, 122, 135, 138, 143, 145-146, 151, 158. The author mentions a number of directors he considers to be the most significant authors in cinema, and recommends all of their films for watching: Michelangelo Antonioni, Ingmar Bergman, Robert Bresson, Luis Buñuel, D.W. Griffith, Akira Kurosawa, Fritz Lang, Roberto Rossellini, Andrey Tarkovskiy, Lars von Trier, Orson Welles, Federico Fellini, Sergei M. Eisenstein. Sources (some of the most popular): [url][/url] [url][/url] [url][/url] [url][/url] [url][/url] [url][/url]
  6. Multiple Best Picture Honors's icon

    Multiple Best Picture Honors

    Favs/dislikes: 19:0. These are the films that have won more than one best picture award, usually by winning Best Picture in its country of origin, then Best Foreign Film in another. For the sake of this list, I limited the list of recognized industry bodies to those from Australia, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. In the interest of including all continents, I have made two exceptions to the industry award rule for the Gramado & Ouagadougou Film Festivals. I included award categories for feature-length animation, but omitted shorts and documentaries. I also included variations on Best Film and Best Foreign Film, such as BAFTA's Outstanding British Film, the Hong Kong award for Best Asian Film, and the Donatello for Best European Film. All titles are sorted first by number of honors, then year of release. The leader (with 7) is Pedro Almodovar's "All About My Mother", which won the Goya for Best Film plus the Oscar, BAFTA, Cesar, Lola, Donatello, and Guldbagge awards for Best Foreign Film.
  7. Most International Industry Awards's icon

    Most International Industry Awards

    Favs/dislikes: 17:1. Below are the films that have won over five "industry awards," defined as those awards selected by professionals in the movie business. I limited the pool of film industry bodies to those from the following countries: Australia (AACTA, formerly AFI), China (Golden Horse & Golden Rooster), France (Cesar), Germany (Lola), Great Britain (BAFTA), Italy (Donatello), India (Lotus), Japan (Awards of the Japanese Academy), Mexico (Ariel), Russia (Nika), Sweden (Guldbagge), and the United States (Oscar). All titles are sorted first by total, then by year of release. The leader (at 23) is "The Last Emperor" with 9 Oscars, 9 Donatellos, 3 BAFTAs, 1 Cesar, and an award from the Japanese Academy.
  8. Nedelia's Best Russian Films's icon

    Nedelia's Best Russian Films

    Favs/dislikes: 13:0. In 1987, Nedelia asked 12 critics to vote for the best Russian films of all time. This list includes all films that received at least 1 vote. See [url=]this spreadsheet[/url] for the vote counts.
  9. Russian Idea (History of Russian cinema) by Sergey Selyanov's icon

    Russian Idea (History of Russian cinema) by Sergey Selyanov

    Favs/dislikes: 10:0. Про 100 лет русского кино взялся рассказать режиссер и самый успешный отечественный кинопродюсер Сергей Сельянов. Свой фильм он назвал "Русская идея" - именно этим понятием принято обозначать специфическую русскую мечту о справедливом переустройстве общества. Эту самую идею Сельянов представил как стремление соотечественников к Утопии, которая только и могла бы разрешить неразрешимые противоречия нашей загадочной души. Сельянов основывается на книге Бердяева, великого философа, которому удалось наиболее адекватно и полно выразить своеобразие русской философской традиции. Бердяев осмыслял мировую историю как "цепь трагических заблуждений и разочарований", итогом которой является человек, оказавшийся в пустоте "ложного мира". И единственная сила, способная победить абсурд и иррациональность бытия и истории, - это свобода. Привлекая фрагменты из произведений своих великих предшественников (С. Эйзенштейна, А. Довженко, Д. Вертова, А. Роома, Б. Барнета, С. Юткевича, А. Тарковского и других классиков), Сельянов доказывает, что эти картины, полные по-настоящему утопической энергии и страсти, стали неотъемлемой частью мирового кинематографа с особым любовно-ненавистническим отношением британских киноделов к Голливуду.
  10. iCM Forum's Favorite Russian Movies Complete List's icon

    iCM Forum's Favorite Russian Movies Complete List

    Favs/dislikes: 9:0.
  11. Ministry of Culture's 100 Russian Movies Recommended for Pupils's icon

    Ministry of Culture's 100 Russian Movies Recommended for Pupils

    Favs/dislikes: 9:0. This is a list of films recommended to be shown in schools
  12. Russian Silent Montage's icon

    Russian Silent Montage

    Favs/dislikes: 9:0. The movies associated with the concept of Russian Montage as a distinct style/genre.
  13. iCM Forum's Favorite Russian Movies Top 100's icon

    iCM Forum's Favorite Russian Movies Top 100

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. The 100 favorite Russian movies of the iCM Forum as voted for by (some of) its members
  14. Aleksei German filmography's icon

    Aleksei German filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. Movies directed by Aleksei German.
  15. Vsevolod Pudovkin Filmography's icon

    Vsevolod Pudovkin Filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. All the films directed by the great Russian filmmaker Vsevelod Pudovkin.
  16. Golden 100 of Russian Animation (10-22 votes)'s icon

    Golden 100 of Russian Animation (10-22 votes)

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. In 2012, the Open Russian Festival of Animated Film asked 100 animation experts to vote for the top 100 Russian animated films from 1912-2011. The cutoff for the [url=]top 100[/url] was 23 votes. This is a list of films that received 10-22 votes. See [url=]this page[/url] for the full list with vote counts.
  17. 50 Cult Films by USSR's icon

    50 Cult Films by USSR

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0.
  18. Georgi Daneliya filmography's icon

    Georgi Daneliya filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. Movies made by Georgi Daneliya. Lost films not included
  19. Nika Awards for Best Film's icon

    Nika Awards for Best Film

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. The Nika Award is an annual ceremony held by the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences which was established in 1987 and is the main national film award in Russia.
  20. 100 Greatest Films by "Sobesednik"'s icon

    100 Greatest Films by "Sobesednik"

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0.
  21. Aleksandr Medvedkin filmography's icon

    Aleksandr Medvedkin filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Movies made by Aleksandr Medvedkin.
  22. Boris Barnet filmography's icon

    Boris Barnet filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Movies made by Boris Barnet.
  23. Gleb Panfilov filmography's icon

    Gleb Panfilov filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Movies made by Gleb Panfilov.
  24. Marlen Khutsiyev filmography's icon

    Marlen Khutsiyev filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Movies made by Marlen Khutsiyev.
  25. Stanislav Rostotsky filmography's icon

    Stanislav Rostotsky filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Movies made by Stanislav Rostotsky.
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