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  1. Byrge & Miller’s “The Screwball Comedy Films”'s icon

    Byrge & Miller’s “The Screwball Comedy Films”

    Favs/dislikes: 27:0. "This list is based off the book The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942 by Duane Byrge and Robert Milton Miller. From the introduction: 'A screwball comedy was at heart a love story. It’s central romance was frequently instigated by an aggressive, even eccentric woman whose efforts to prod her more stodgy and conventional beau along the rocky road to the altar primed the comic mechanisms for a great deal of humor-by-embarassment. Improbable events, mistaken identities, and ominously misleading circumstantial evidence quickly compounded upon each other, albeit by seemingly logical progression, until a frantic conclusion in which even the impending marriage gives only faint promise of providing some whit of order as antidote to the previous narrative chaos. This book is intended as an historical menu for the feast, as well as a guide to sorting out and identifying the certifiably screwball from the much larger parade of vintage cinema comedy which surrounds it in the program schedules and on the cassette racks. Each of the following freature films described in the second section of this book has been found by the authors to qualify as sufficiently "screwy," by the standards of the era, to merit inclusion in our annotated filmography.' The films are listed chronologically."
  2. BBC Culture's 100 greatest foreign-language films's icon

    BBC Culture's 100 greatest foreign-language films

    Favs/dislikes: 26:0. [quote]Three years ago, BBC Culture ran its first major critics’ poll, to find the 100 greatest American films. Two further polls looked for the best films of the 21st Century and the greatest comedies ever made – and those also ended up with films from the US in the top spot. This year, we felt it was time to direct the spotlight away from Hollywood and celebrate the best cinema from around the world. We asked critics to vote for their favourite movies made primarily in a language other than English. The result is BBC Culture’s 100 greatest foreign-language films. (...) The 209 critics who took part are from 43 different countries and speak a total of 41 languages – a range that sets our poll apart from any other. The result: 100 films from 67 different directors, from 24 countries, and in 19 languages. (...)[/quote]
  3. Susan Sontag's 50 Favourite Films's icon

    Susan Sontag's 50 Favourite Films

    Favs/dislikes: 24:0. The 50 films famous criticist Susan Sontag considered the best, as published in 1977. See also [url=http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/susan-sontags-50-favorite-films.html]this article[/url].
  4. RokP's favourite films's icon

    RokP's favourite films

    Favs/dislikes: 21:0.
  5. La nouvelle vague: portrait d'une jeunesse's icon

    La nouvelle vague: portrait d'une jeunesse

    Favs/dislikes: 19:0. These are the films listed in Antoine de Baecque's introduction to the French New Wave, [url=www.amazon.com/Nouvelle-Vague-Portrait-Jeunesse-French/dp/2081221632/]La nouvelle vague: portrait d'une jeunesse[/url]. The book contains a short selection of 20 films that defined the genre: "Here is, from 1958 to 1962, a selection of 20 films which have made the New Wave. This is the core of about 150 films, from young directors, during few years, most of which are forgotten today." These films are the first 20 films on the list, ranked chronologically. The book also mentions a lot of films that were made during 1958 to 1962, before, and after, which can be considered New Wave. These films make up the rest of the list, ranked chronologically as well.
  6. Midnight Only's 100 Essential Films of the Fantastic's icon

    Midnight Only's 100 Essential Films of the Fantastic

    Favs/dislikes: 15:0. "An entirely subjective list of 100 essential fantasy films", as compiled by Jeff Kuykendall, editor of MidnightOnly.com. "First off, this list is entirely personal. You will have 100 of your own. The intention is to draw a broad outline of fantasy films since the start of cinema in hopes that the reader might find some helpful recommendations. It’s an admittedly ludicrous endeavor to define 100 of the most essential of anything, which is why this is just “100 Essential Films of the Fantastic,” not the most essential. To pare this last down to 100, I found myself discarding many acknowledged classics, and holding tight to others for the sake of variety or my own passion for them."
  7. FIFF - History of Iranian Cinema by its Creators's icon

    FIFF - History of Iranian Cinema by its Creators

    Favs/dislikes: 10:0. In 2014, the organization of the 28th Fribourg International Film Festival asked 14 Iranian directors to name the best Iranian films. The results are the 27 films on this list. The participants were [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Amania%2Bakbari]Mania Akbari[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Akaveh%2Bbakhtiari]Kaveh Bakh-tiari[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Abahram%2Bbeizai]Bahram Beizai[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/search/movies/?query=asgar+farhadi&tags=director%3Aasghar%2Bfarhadi]Asghar Farhadi[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Asepideh%2Bfarsi]Sepideh Farsi[/url], [url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5728358/reference]Mahmoud Ghaffari[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Abahman%2Bghobadi]Bahman Ghobadi[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Amohsen%2Bmakhmalbaf]Mohsen Makhmalbaf[/url], [url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3640095/reference]Shahram Mokri[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Aamir%2Bnaderi]Amir Naderi[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Ajafar%2Bpanahi]Jafar Panahi[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Ashirin%2Bneshat]Shirin Neshat[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Arafi%2Bpitts]Rafi Pitts[/url] and [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Amohammad%2Brasoulof]Mohammad Rasoulof[/url]. #1: 5 votes #2-4: 4 votes #5-7: 3 votes #8-9: 2 votes #10-27: 1 vote
  8. Gary Gerani's Top 100 Sci-Fi Movies's icon

    Gary Gerani's Top 100 Sci-Fi Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 10:0. The 100 best sci-fi movies according to Gary Gerani in his book [url=http://www.amazon.com/Top-Sci-Fi-Movies-Gary-Gerani/dp/1600108792]Top 100 Sci-Fi Movies[/url]
  9. The Rough Guide to Gangster Movies's icon

    The Rough Guide to Gangster Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 10:0. This list is taken from the book with the same name, which was written by Lloyd Hughes and first published in 2005. The films appear in the second half of the book, in alphabetical order.
  10. Dennis Hopper acting filmography's icon

    Dennis Hopper acting filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 9:0. All feature films in which Dennis Hopper has acted. Only theatre releases. Miss anything? Send me a message!
  11. Film Comment's Best Films of 2014's icon

    Film Comment's Best Films of 2014

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. According to the source: "A note on the poll’s workings: over 100 North American colleagues ranked their favorites in two categories: 1) those that received theatrical runs and 2) those viewed this year but currently with no announced plans for U.S. theatrical distribution. For each ballot, a first-place choice was allotted 20 points, 19 for second, and so on." These are the films in the first category. For the films in the second category, look [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/film+comments+best+unreleased+films+of+2014/gershwin/]here[/url]
  12. LaCinetek: Martin Scorsese's 'alternative' ideal film collection's icon

    LaCinetek: Martin Scorsese's 'alternative' ideal film collection

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. One of the lists put together by acclaimed directors for LaCinetek, a French auteur film VoD platform. [b]Not to be confused with [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/lacinetek+martin+scorseses+ideal+film+collection/gershwin/]Scorsese's 'normal' ideal film collection[/url].[/b]
  13. Magic Realism Cinema in East Central Europe's icon

    Magic Realism Cinema in East Central Europe

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. Films that are mentioned in the "Select Filmography" section of the book with the same name.
  14. Cannes Film Festival 2015: Competition's icon

    Cannes Film Festival 2015: Competition

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. The films that will be in competition during the 2015 edition of the Cannes Film Festival
  15. Film Comment's Best Films of 2015's icon

    Film Comment's Best Films of 2015

    Favs/dislikes: 7:1. According to the source: "A note on the poll’s workings: over 100 North American colleagues ranked their favorites in two categories: 1) those that received theatrical runs and 2) those viewed this year but currently with no announced plans for U.S. theatrical distribution. For each ballot, a first-place choice was allotted 20 points, 19 for second, and so on." These are the films in the first category. For the films in the second category, [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/film+comments+best+unreleased+films+of+2015/gershwin/]look here[/url]. The list contains 22 entries instead of 20 because Miguel Gomes' Arabian Nights is a triptych.
  16. Filmwell's "Religion in Film"'s icon

    Filmwell's "Religion in Film"

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. From the source: [quote=M. Leary][b][url=http://theotherjournal.com/filmwell/2010/02/17/religion-in-film-a-list-of-films-for-the-religious-studies-classroom/]Religion in Film[/url] – A List of Films for the Religious Studies Classroom[/b] When teaching courses on basic concepts in religious studies and comparative religion, I often find myself wondering what resources the history of cinema has to offer the classroom. Simply talking about rites of passage, religious language, or variations in Buddhist dogma while scribbling lecture aids on the chalkboard works well enough. But I often wish I could step back and integrate more cinema into the learning experience. There are a lot of lists out there for people interested generally in “religion and film” or “spirituality and film,” but many of these lists are too general to be of much use in helping people experience the finer points of different religious traditions. Day of Wrath and Winter Light, for example, are great films about faith and existence, but they aren’t necessarily films about the observable phenomena of religion. And while films like Youth Without Youth, The Last Wave, or 2001 usher us very generally into the gravity of sacred time, apocalypse, and myth, they aren’t that interested in comparative religion. Something like The Mission is certainly a religious film, but is it really a film about religion? So, that being said, what are the great films out there about the specifics of religious practice? The first impulse is to list relevant documentaries, of which there are many. And episodes of shows like Big Love, West Wing, and Caprica certainly belong in the religious studies classroom. How great are Jed Bartlett’s prayers as discussion starters about American civil religion? But I am curious about films that we leave with a greater sense of why and how people practice the nuts of bolts of religion, which are talked about in the classroom in terms of rites of passage, ritual, doctrine, sacred time and space, etc… So here is a starter list of films that in some way show us religion in action. Please feel free to suggest more in the comments.[/quote]
  17. Indie Outlook's 180 Essential Films by Female Directors's icon

    Indie Outlook's 180 Essential Films by Female Directors

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. Film critic Matt Fagerholm, assistant editor at RogerEbert.com, decided to compensate for the extreme lack of female directors being nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards by curating a list of 180 essential films directed by women.
  18. LaCinetek: Hirokazu Kore-eda's ideal film collection's icon

    LaCinetek: Hirokazu Kore-eda's ideal film collection

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. One of the lists put together by acclaimed directors for LaCinetek, a French auteur film VoD platform.
  19. LaCinetek: Olivier Assayas' ideal film collection's icon

    LaCinetek: Olivier Assayas' ideal film collection

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. One of the lists put together by acclaimed directors for LaCinetek, a French auteur film VoD platform.
  20. LaCinetek: Park Chan-wook's ideal film collection's icon

    LaCinetek: Park Chan-wook's ideal film collection

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. One of the lists put together by acclaimed directors for LaCinetek, a French auteur film VoD platform.
  21. Alex van Warmerdam filmography's icon

    Alex van Warmerdam filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0.
  22. Favourite shorts's icon

    Favourite shorts

    Favs/dislikes: 6:1. To keep my list of favourites a little smaller, I've grouped my favourite shorts on this list.
  23. LaCinetek: Agnès Varda's ideal film collection's icon

    LaCinetek: Agnès Varda's ideal film collection

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. One of the lists put together by acclaimed directors for LaCinetek, a French auteur film VoD platform.
  24. LaCinetek: Lynne Ramsay's ideal film collection's icon

    LaCinetek: Lynne Ramsay's ideal film collection

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. One of the lists put together by acclaimed directors for LaCinetek, a French auteur film VoD platform.
  25. Neo-silent films's icon

    Neo-silent films

    Favs/dislikes: 6:1. Silent films that were made long after the silent era ended.
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