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  1. ICM Forum's Favourite Unofficial Checks - Top 250's icon

    ICM Forum's Favourite Unofficial Checks - Top 250

    Favs/dislikes: 20:0. As chosen by the ICM Forum users on July 31st, 2020.
  2. ICM Forum's Favourite Unofficial Checks - Top 1000's icon

    ICM Forum's Favourite Unofficial Checks - Top 1000

    Favs/dislikes: 17:0. As chosen by the ICM Forum users on July 31st, 2020.
  3. Kenji's "Canon": The Big 1000's icon

    Kenji's "Canon": The Big 1000

    Favs/dislikes: 15:0. Kenji's MUBI list "I’ve called this list a canon, cos the original intention was of a wide-ranging canon, including established “classics” but also balancing the domination by Hollywood with a geographical spread. Now i’ve thought better of reinforcing received wisdom and the position of many popular and major films which hardly need promoting and which i’m not so keen on. So it’s become a personal “canon” like Rosenbaum’s 1000. Notable films I intend to see can be found on my “Percy the Porcupine” list. I need to keep extending my viewing in neglected areas of the world- Africa, Latin America, the Balkans and parts of Asia should then be better represented. We didn’t have a TV till i was 12. My first memory of going to the cinema was Fantasia- my introduction to the devil and dinosaurs. Then there was a film called Emil and the Detectives. My small town’s cinema closed when i was 7- TV was too strong a competitor-, my sole memory of films there of “red Indians” on a hill. The bigger films were at the grand metropolis of the county town of 3,000 people 20 miles away, or an even greater city of a few thousand more in the other direction. How i wept when the childcatcher caught them in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and the sky outside had changed, with castles hidden in the majestic domes of cumulo-nimbus. At 11, The Great Escape was the greatest adventure, at 12, El Cid. At 13, i joined the school film society. I gazed in awe at the naked female on a motorbike in Vanishing Point- more fun than that boring Wild Strawberries. In my mid teens, the best discoveries were North by Northwest and Fred Astaire. At uni, on a French course, my special subject was French Cinema of the 30s- Renoir and Pagnol.. but i really got obsessively hooked on world cinema once i’d bought a video player in the late 80s (ooh those Wenders road movies!) and John Kobal’s book The Top 100 Movies (see my list on that); Tarkovsky and Mizoguchi were new names to me. Soon i saw Andrei Rublev and the rain and light had changed. Then a few years on (less availability in those days) it was the turn of Sansho the Bailiff." Notes: #361 Teen Kanya (Three Daughters, 1961) only refers to the segment "Postmaster" #471 Le plus vieux métier du monde (1967) only refers to the segment "Anticipation, ou l'amour en l'an 2000" #671 Fanny och Alexander (1982) specifically refers to the television version 1007 entries because.... #6-10 Fantômas (5 episodes) counted as one entry #339-341 Ningen no jôken trilogy counted as one entry #603-605 La batalla de Chile trilogy counted as one entry Kenji's list now has only 999 entries
  4. Writers' Guild of America 101 Funniest Screenplays's icon

    Writers' Guild of America 101 Funniest Screenplays

    Favs/dislikes: 11:0. Tie #33 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off & Trading Places Tie #54 - Anchorman & Dumb and Dumber Tie #79 - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels & Lost in America
  5. Feminist-Minded Films's icon

    Feminist-Minded Films

    Favs/dislikes: 9:0. "As a feminist film theorist and avid moviegoer, my main, geeky goal in life is to see as many female-driven films as possible from every decade, country, and genre imaginable. I’m sure this list won’t please everybody, and you may disagree with my choices, but I tried to be as diplomatic as possible and to keep the list diverse. I certainly haven’t seen every single women’s picture though. The films on this list may not all be widely acclaimed or even directly feminist films, but what some of them may lack in aesthetic pleasures or political correctness is made up tenfold by their feminine bravura and radiant characters. From 1910 to the present, these are the absolute best, most emblematic women’s pictures I’ve ever seen."
  6. 100 Noteworthy Films of the Romantic Comedy Genre and Beyond's icon

    100 Noteworthy Films of the Romantic Comedy Genre and Beyond

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. From Billy Mernit's book "Writing the Romantic Comedy".
  7. iCM Forum's Favourite Canadian Films - Top 150's icon

    iCM Forum's Favourite Canadian Films - Top 150

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. From the iCM Forum's August 2017 Poll, based on the contributions from 39 participants.
  8. iCM Forum's Favourite Central European Films - Top 150's icon

    iCM Forum's Favourite Central European Films - Top 150

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. As chosen by 36 participants on iCM's Unofficial Forum in April 2016. Films from Poland, Hungary, Czechia, and Slovakia.
  9. CFB Greatest Movies by Country's icon

    CFB Greatest Movies by Country

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. A compilation list of the Top 20 films (including ties) from the various Classic Film Board polls. 1-20 Ch. 1 Soviet Union, compiled by cayado-coro 21-40 Ch. 2 Spain, compiled by cayado-coro 41-60 Ch. 3 Japan, compiled by ANGEL_GLEZ 61-80 Ch. 4 Poland, compiled by astariam 81-100 Ch. 5 Czechoslovakia, compiled by astariam 101-120 Ch. 6 Denmark*, compiled by astariam 121-140 Ch. 7 Sweden, compiled by astariam 141-159 Ch. 8 Norway*, compiled by Rollo_Treadway 160-179 Ch. 9 Germany, compiled by ANGEL_GLEZ 180-199 Ch. 10 Argentina, compiled by Hal-900 / counted by bkamberger 200-219 Ch. 11 Hungary, compiled by astariam 220-239 Ch. 12 China, compiled by jdidaco 240-259 Ch. 13 Hong Kong, compiled by jdidaco 260-279 Ch. 14 Taiwan, compiled by jdidaco 280-300 Ch. 15 Sub-Saharan Africa, compiled by ali-112 [Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, South Africa, Botswana, Burkina Faso, & Guinea-Bissau] 301-320 Ch. 16 Mexico, compiled by ANGEL_GLEZ 321-340 Ch. 17 Iran, compiled by jdidaco 341-362 Ch. 18 New Zealand, compiled by jdidaco 363-382 Ch. 19 Australia, compiled by sol- 383-410 Ch. 20 India, compiled by bkamberger 411-430 Ch. 21 South Korea, compiled by ANGEL_GLEZ 431-450 Ch. 22 Brazil, compiled by jdidaco 451-470 Ch. 23 Netherlands, compiled by ANGEL_GLEZ 471-491 Ch. 24 Belgium, compiled by jdidaco 492-511 Ch. 25 Israel/Palestine, compiled by astariam 512-533 Ch. 26 Austria, compiled by ANGEL_GLEZ 534-553 Ch. 27 Switzerland, compiled by ANGEL_GLEZ 554-573 Ch. 28 Cuba/Caribbean, compiled by jdidaco [Martinique, Jamaica, & Haiti] 574-594 Ch. 29 Ireland, compiled by ANGEL_GLEZ 595-614 Ch. 30 Yugoslavia, compiled by jdidaco 615-634 Ch. 31 Albania/Bulgaria/Romania, compiled by jdidaco 635-657 Ch. 32 Canada, compiled by jdidaco 658-682 Ch. 33 Philippines, compiled by ANGEL_GLEZ 683-702 Ch. 34 Portugal, compiled by jdidaco 703-722 Ch. 35 Southeast Asia [Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, & Malaysia] I don't know when these polls were conducted, but the newest films on here are from 2010. *Sult placed 7th in the Danish list and 16th in the Norwegian list, but icm will only allow the film to be added to this list once.
  10. Entertainment Weekly's Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13)'s icon

    Entertainment Weekly's Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13)

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. There are people out there who have never seen The Princess Bride. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to society, and generally living happy, semi-fulfilled lives. But whisper a perfectly-timed “mawage” in their direction during a wedding, and the resulting blank stare or awkward chuckle will expose an inconceivable pop-cultural blind spot. Someone failed them when they were growing up. In many ways it’s too late for them, but we can still save the next generation. The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13) is a starting point. This isn’t a list of the 55 “best” kids movies, nor a compendium of hidden gems. Rather, it’s a survival-guide syllabus of films that we all need to know to be able to speak the same pop-cultural language, listed in order by when they might be best introduced. It starts with a film that is a perfect introduction to the cinematic universe and ends with one that is an ideal capper before graduating into the world of PG-13 and R movies—and the age when kids begin to make their own theater decisions. These are the cinematic building blocks for future film connoisseurs, movie-literate enthusiasts who can gracefully segue from a George Bailey impression into a spirited debate over whether Han Solo shot first. The important stuff.
  11. Time Out's The 50 best gay movies: the best in LGBT film-making's icon

    Time Out's The 50 best gay movies: the best in LGBT film-making

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. With the help of leading directors, actors, writers and activists, we count down the best LGBTQ+ films of all time By Cath Clarke, Dave Calhoun, Tom Huddleston, Alim Kheraj, Guy Lodge and Ben Walters Posted: Tuesday June 16 2020 The importance of representation cannot be downplayed. By watching films we are introduced to experiences different to our own. It creates empathy and understanding – a connection between yourself and other people, while also helping us understand ourselves. That’s why, in the last few years, it’s been exciting to see an increase in quality LGBT+ cinema that truly represents different facets of the queer experience. Films like ‘Moonlight’, ‘Love, Simon’, the Melissa McCarthy-starring ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ and the thrilling ‘A Fantastic Woman’ have all brought much-needed representation to the big screen, while also telling a diverse range of LGBT+ stories. And while we still have a long way to go before queer cinema is entirely mainstream, it’s worth celebrating how far we’ve come even since 2005’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’. So, with that in mind, we asked some LGBT+ cultural pioneers and Time Out writers to share their most essential LGBT+ films to countdown the 50 best gay movies. First version: By Cath Clarke, Dave Calhoun, Tom Huddleston and Ben Walters Posted: Tuesday November 24 2015 Leading directors, actors, writers and activists – including Todd Haynes, John Waters, Kimberly Peirce and George Takei – share the lesbian, bisexual, trans and gay movies they love the most Which movies are most beloved for the light they shine on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans experiences? Which screen stories involving LGBT characters are the most enduring, whether romances, horrors or comedies? Which are the most groundbreaking, politically or artistically? And which simply demand to be watched again and again? We asked LGBT cultural pioneers – including Xavier Dolan, Christine Vachon, Bruce LaBruce and Roland Emmerich – to share with us their ten best gay movies. Here’s their out-and-proud list of 50 great LGBT movies. Note: The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983) is actually a compilation of three shorter films: [url=]Children (1976)[/url] [url=]Madonna and Child (1980)[/url] [url=]Death and Transfiguration (1983)[/url]
  12. iCM Forum's Favourite Canadian Films - Top 723's icon

    iCM Forum's Favourite Canadian Films - Top 723

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. From the iCM Forum's August 2017 Poll, based on the contributions from 39 participants.
  13. iCM Forum's Favourite Central European Films - Top 444's icon

    iCM Forum's Favourite Central European Films - Top 444

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. As chosen by 36 participants on iCM's Unofficial Forum in April 2016. Films from Poland, Hungary, Czechia, and Slovakia.
  14. Kenji's Four Seasons: Winter's icon

    Kenji's Four Seasons: Winter

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. Kenji's list on MUBI "The list isn't in order of merit, more how the films came to mind" Notes: #10 Fanny and Alexander is for the television version #19 The Human Condition trilogy is counted as one in film in the original list #59 Looking Out for Hope by Philip Harder isn't on imdb; it would fall between Winter and The Claim #63 Antigravitation by Audrius Stonys isn't on imdb; it would fall between Let the Right One In and Time Stood Still #85 The Ethereal Melancholy of Seeing Horses in the Cold by Scott Barley isn't on imdb; it would fall between Blast of Silence and Class Trip #99 Decalogue specifically refers to the first episode of the miniseries; I've added the entry for this episode right after #101 Railroaders is not on MUBI, I've added it to the end of the list
  15. Notos Top 40 Turkish Films's icon

    Notos Top 40 Turkish Films

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. Notos Magazine ran a poll of 383 film experts. A top 40 has been located thus far. Any help in improving this list is appreciated. Source information (in Turkish) 383 Uzman Türk Sinemasının En İyi 40 Filmini Seçti. İşte Sonuçlar Edebiyat dergisi Notos her yıl düzenledikleri ve Şubat aylarında açıkladıkları "büyük soruşturma"sında bu yıl "Yüzyılın 40 Filmi"ni konu etmiş. Dergi yönetimi sinemadan anlayan 383 kişiye favori filmlerini sormuş, gelen yanıtlarla da Türk sinemasının en iyi 40 filmini belirlemiş. Bu önemli listeden ilk 20 film aşağıda. Bizce hemen bir kontrol edip 2016'da seyredilecekler listesi yapmakta fayda var :) Türk Sinemasının En İyi 40 Filmi Edebiyat Dergisi Notos, Türk sinema tarihinin gelmiş geçmiş en iyi 40 filmini bir liste altında topladı. Yeşilçam’ın doğuşundan günümüze kadar gelen ele alan filmler, görülmeye değer. Edebiyat Dergisi Notos, sinema ve edebiyat dünyasında yer alan 383 kişinin görüş ve önerileri sonrasında ortaya çıkan 287 film arasından bir liste hazırladı. 287 aday film arasından gelmiş geçmiş en iyi 40 film belirlendi.
  16. Queer Films on Official iCM Lists's icon

    Queer Films on Official iCM Lists

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. All queer films featured in at least one official list on iCM. Sorted by number of lists. See also: [url=]Queer Films on Official iCM Lists - Dropoffs[/url]
  17. Adelaide Film Festival Top 100 Australian Films's icon

    Adelaide Film Festival Top 100 Australian Films

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. "The nation has voted for their favourite Australian feature fiction or documentary of all time. Here are the top 100 films as voted by you. The response has generated a vibrant debate of favourite screen stories that reflect who we are and who we wish to be as a nation. Family, of course emerges so strongly through these titles. Other interesting elements to note – women directors sit at 26%, 7 films from the Top 100 are from Indigenous directors, David Gulpilil is in 10 of the Top 100, 10 films are from the ADL Film Fest FUND and 22 of the 100 were filmed or produced here in South Australia." Artistic Director and CEO of Adelaide Film Festival, Amanda Duthie said: “The MY TOP 3 #YOUMUSTSEE initiative has given audiences a chance to reflect on the films that are forever stamped in our national psyche, and has generated vibrant debate about who we are and who we wish to be as a nation. Family has emerged as a major theme in the nation’s favourite films. We love Australian cinema and MY TOP 3 allowed us to re-connect audiences with the films they love, making it all the more special to bring the nation’s top 3 films back to the big screen.” Additional info:
  18. Cinema Escapist's The Best African Movies, From All 54 African Countries's icon

    Cinema Escapist's The Best African Movies, From All 54 African Countries

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. An epic list of the top African films—from all 54 of Africa's countries. BY OSCAR HARDING, 10 FEB 19 09:35 UTC What are the best African movies? There are many ways to address that question, but Cinema Escapist will give you the most comprehensive answer—by highlighting the top films from all 54 African countries. While certain African nations (ex. Nigeria with Nollywood) have more prolific film industries than others, we believe there are cinematic gems from all around the continent. Thus, this list of the best African films contains one movie from each African country, including some you might not realize have cinematic output. Even if you aren’t an African cinema expert or hard-core cinephile, there’s something for you here. This list of the top African movies stretches across cinematic classics and modern flicks, and covers film genres including action, war, drama, romance, and more. Unlike other African film lists, our list tries to only include feature-length narrative movies directed by Africans, set in Africa, and produced in Africa. If a movie doesn’t meet that criteria, we’ll call it out. Without further ado, let’s look at the best African movies, from all 54 African countries. We’ll proceed in alphabetic order by country, from Algeria to Zimbabwe! Missing from imdb: - The Grand Marriage (2013, Comoros, dir. Faisal Al Otaibi) - The Last Fishing Boat (2014, Malawi, dir. Charles Shemu Joyah) - Jamila (2011, South Sudan, Daniel Danis)
  19. Huffington Post's LGBT Pride Films 2013: The Best Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Movies to Celebrate's icon

    Huffington Post's LGBT Pride Films 2013: The Best Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Movies to Celebrate

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. Pride is here and if the Summer heat is a little too much for you to stand outside and wave as the parade crawls by, don't worry, you can still celebrate in front of your air conditioning with these gay film classics. We've highlighted over 40 films that we feel represent the best of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema (and no there's no "Brokeback Mountain" or "How to Survive a Plague" because those they're great, these are supposed to be UPLIFTING feel-good movies for Pride).
  20. IndieWire's The 40 Best Fantasy Movies of All Time's icon

    IndieWire's The 40 Best Fantasy Movies of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. From Studio Ghibli classics to the two entries of the "Lord of the Rings" saga most deserving of inclusion, these movies took us to new worlds. IndieWire Staff Jul 2, 2020 9:00 am “Home is behind; the world ahead.” J.R.R. Tolkien’s motto in “The Lord of the Rings” also captures one of the things that’s so powerful and intoxicating about the art of movies itself: that feeling of leaping through the screen, leaving your life behind, and being immersed in something totally new. Escapism is often used as a dismissive term, even by those who use it endearingly. But the cinema has a capacity for escape unlike any other medium — shouldn’t that be embraced? The best fantasy filmmakers — Jean Cocteau, Guillermo del Toro, and Hayao Miyazaki, among so many others — understand the psychological power of escapism. Sometimes you need to step outside of yourself to look back in. The best escapist entertainments ultimately bring us back to ourselves. These 40 fantasy films open up new worlds and new paths of understanding and empathy. Space-borne fantasy — “Star Wars” and its ilk, a rich enough world to inspire its own list — is excluded here, as are films in which fantasy is expressed primarily as simply daydreams. These are triumphs of imagination and world-building that seem incapable of losing their power to enchant.
  21. Kenji's Four Seasons: Autumn's icon

    Kenji's Four Seasons: Autumn

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. Kenji's list on MUBI
  22. Kenji's Four Seasons: Spring's icon

    Kenji's Four Seasons: Spring

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. Kenji's list on MUBI "Ah, the freshness of the green, the cream and pink blossoms, the chirping of the birds.."
  23. Kenji's Four Seasons: Summer's icon

    Kenji's Four Seasons: Summer

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. Kenji's list on MUBI "Summertime and the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high France seems ideal for a summer getaway from winter blues (i first posted this in winter cold), Rohmer the summer master. And now here the sun is shining, all round is lush green and blossoms and birdsong, and the warmth of summer is at last announcing its most welcome arrival with a deft and courteous wave of its gorgeous cape Abraham Valley isn’t set only in summer, but when it is, how beautiful! The roses, the oranges, the Douro valley.."
  24. Starburst's The Top 100 Sci-Fi Films of All Time (and Space)'s icon

    Starburst's The Top 100 Sci-Fi Films of All Time (and Space)

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. Written by STARBURST 31/12/2020 To mark our milestone 100th issue as a team earlier in 2020, we made the decision to undertake our most ambitious poll yet, and set about sorting through thousands of titles in order to bring you the definitive countdown of the best science fiction film has to offer! Ever wondered which decade produced the most hits? (It’s the ‘80s.) Curious as to what the greatest Star Trek movie is? (Khan, of course.) Or what filmmaker was instrumental in defining the genre? [Okay, enough with the spoilers! – Ed] Then you’re in for a treat! Take a trip with us, as STARBURST returns to its roots for the ultimate tribute to sci-fi cinema… THE TOP 100 SCI-FI FILMS OF ALL TIME (AND SPACE) was voted for by STARBURST’s entire team, and as such the results are final, making resistance futile. That said, should you really want to argue your case for the inclusion of [url=]WATERWORLD[/url] or whatever you think we’ve unfairly omitted, head over to our social channels! You can buy the films in this list by heading over to the STARBURST Amazon Storefront! WORDS: ED FORTUNE | PAUL MOUNT | KIERON MOORE | ROBIN PIERCE | LAURA POTIER | JAMES HANTON JD GILLAM | VANESSA BERBEN | JOHN TOWNSEND | RICH CROSS | SCOTT VARNHAM | CHRISTIAN JONES JONATHAN ANDERSON | ALAN BOON | ANDREW DEX | ALEC FAZIER | KRIS HEYS | ANDREW POLLARD | NICK BLACKSHAW | JORDAN ROYCE | ANDREW MARSHALL | RACHEL KNIGHTLEY | STEPHEN PIERCE This article was originally published in issue 473, September 2020.
  25. The Guardian's 50 Best Family Films's icon

    The Guardian's 50 Best Family Films

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. As part of the Commission Us strand of our Film Season, you asked for a library of the best children's films. Here's our top 50, plus Michael Hann's personal choices, where you can also add your own. Note: List appears to be alphabetical, but I'm not sure why the first two are listed as such in the source.
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