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  1. TSPDT's Recommended Viewing - Highly Recommended's icon

    TSPDT's Recommended Viewing - Highly Recommended

    Favs/dislikes: 32:0. Includes only the movies that are "Highly Recommended" by They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? "We classify 'highly recommended' films as being superb cinematic achievements. These films are either flawless or near-flawless entertainments and/or artistic triumphs that occupy a special place in our lives. This is our pantheon, it is our canon, call it what you like. These films shouldn't be missed." Introduction can be read here: Notes: - Olympia by Leni Riefenstahl ist listed as 1 on the website but as 2 on IMdB Every year starting from 1922 has a HR movie - except 2006 Additions by new Director's pages: Twin Peaks [TV Series], Amour, Equinox Flowers, Symphony in Slang Removed by new Director's pages: Bei qing cheng shi, Liebe ist kälter als der Tod, Zangiku monogatari, Cape Fear (1991)
  2. AMP's 100+1 Essential South Korean Movies Everyone Should Watch's icon

    AMP's 100+1 Essential South Korean Movies Everyone Should Watch

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. "South Korean cinema, and particularly the mainstream part, has been developing at an uncanny pace since the beginning of the New Wave, which started during the last years of the 90s, and resulted in the renewed interest of local audiences for local movies. “Shiri” (1999) kickstarted the phenomenon by becoming the first film in South Korean history to sell more than two million tickets in Seoul alone. The success continued with a number of other blockbusters while by the 2000s, and particularly after “Oldboy”, the country’s cinema started to attract significant international attention. The “trend” continued during the next years, and currently, S. Korean film industry is considered among the top in the world, with directors that have shot movies in Hollywood (Park Chan-wook, Bong Joon-ho) actors that have become international stars (Bae Doona, Lee Byung-hun) and awards from most of the top festivals in the world (Lee Chan-dong for “Burning” and Bong Joon-ho for “Parasite”) However, in terms of inspiration and actual context, the roots of this trend can be traced in the 80s, when the end of the long period of dictatorship resulted in the release of almost two decades of compressed creativity, in another surge that continued until the beginning of the 90s. Further back, the Golden Age of S. Korean cinema is placed between 1955 and 1972, when a number of films that are considered still among the best (“The Housemaid”, “Aimless Bullet”) were released. With all that in mind, and on the occasion of the anniversary of 100 years of Korean cinema, we decided to list 100+1 S. Korean films that we believe are among the most notable the local industry has ever produced. Thankfully, the Korean Film Archive has given us the opportunity to watch a number of films that were produced before the New Wave, dating back to the 1930, thus expanding our view of Korean cinema quite significantly. Unfortunately, we have not managed to watch movies that were produced before the split, and thus, this list is by no means complete regarding the whole history of Korean cinema. Furthermore, 101 is not an adequate number to present every noteworthy film since the 50s and thus, a number of excellent productions were not included (we will not tell you which). In our effort, we included films not only for their sheer cinematic quality but also for their significance, while a number of titles were included just because we like them (they call it personal taste, I think). At some degree, we also tried to have diversity in the selection, both in terms of directors and context. Without further ado, here are 101 films that we believe every cinephile should watch."
  3. AMP's 60 Best Asian Films of the Decade (2011-2020)'s icon

    AMP's 60 Best Asian Films of the Decade (2011-2020)

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. "Considering the way Asian cinema has impacted the international movie industry the last few years, it is easy to say that this was one of the best decades in the history of the cinema of the continent. The success of most of the film that feature in the top 10 of this list is undeniable, while the ripples sent were felt quite significantly this year also, with Asian films getting recognition all over the world In an effort to winnow some of the best Asian movies of the decade (2011-2020) we came up with 60 we felt were the ones that truly stand out in terms of quality, impact and sheer entertainment they offered. The order of this list could be different of course and the number much bigger, but our effort was towards presenting great films and not cataloguing all of them, always with a focus on diversity in style, themes and country of origin, although East Asian somewhat dominates the list."
  4. 366 Weird Movies on Criterion Channel's icon

    366 Weird Movies on Criterion Channel

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0.
  5. AMP's 30 Impressively Colored Movies from Asia's icon

    AMP's 30 Impressively Colored Movies from Asia

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. "Since we dealt with the monochrome ones somea few weeks before, the most impressively colored films were a path we had to take. Essentially, a number of directors considered masters (Akira Kurosawa, Wong Kar-wai, Zhang Yimou, Hou Hsiao-hsen etc) have always invested on intense coloring for their films, resulting in audiovisual poems. As usually, with a focus on diversity, we present 30 of those films, in alphabetical order."
  6. ICM Forum's 500<400 TOP 100 (All Editions)'s icon

    ICM Forum's 500<400 TOP 100 (All Editions)

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. #001-#100: Last in 2020 #101-#128: Last in 2019 #129-#152: Last in 2018 #153-#177: Last in 2017 #178-#199: Last in 2016 #200-#225: Last in 2015 #226-#271: Last in 2014 #272-#314: Last in 2013-09 #315-#360: Last in 2013-01
  7. ICM Forum's Year-by-Year Poll Top 25s's icon

    ICM Forum's Year-by-Year Poll Top 25s

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Top 10s:
  8. Die Zeit: The 22 most important movies from Eastern Germany since 1990's icon

    Die Zeit: The 22 most important movies from Eastern Germany since 1990

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. A list by German newspaper "Die Zeit". Every director can only have one movie on the lists. No TV shows.
  9. ICM Forum's 500<400 (All Editions)'s icon

    ICM Forum's 500<400 (All Editions)

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. #0001-#0500: Last in 2020 #0501-#0640: Last in 2019 #0641-#0726: Last in 2018 #0727-#0808: Last in 2017 #0809-#0902: Last in 2016 #0903-#1013: Last in 2015 #1014-#1151: Last in 2014 #1152-#1311: Last in 2013-09 #1312-#1474: Last in 2013-01
  10. ICM Forum's Year-by-Year Poll Top 10s's icon

    ICM Forum's Year-by-Year Poll Top 10s

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Top 25s:
  11. Melvelet's Hidden Gems (<400 checks)'s icon

    Melvelet's Hidden Gems (<400 checks)

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0.
  12. TSPDT movies on Criterion Channel's icon

    TSPDT movies on Criterion Channel

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. in November 2020
  13. 1960s: Melvelet's favourites's icon

    1960s: Melvelet's favourites

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0.
  14. 1960s watchlist's icon

    1960s watchlist

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0.
  15. 2017 - All FIPRESCI Awards's icon

    2017 - All FIPRESCI Awards

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. All awards that FIPRESCI has given to movies on 2017 film festivals. Duplicates Removed. Missing: Another - Une Autre Parenthood - Pariente Off Takes - Zheng Pian Zhi Wai Lilac - Buzok The Project - El proyecto
  16. BFI's One great New Hollywood film for every year (1967-82)'s icon

    BFI's One great New Hollywood film for every year (1967-82)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. "Fifty years after the beginning of a revolution in Hollywood, we select one essential film from each of the peak years of the legendary New Hollywood era." For all the years except 1982 they also provide 3 "See also" movies that are also listed here
  17. Canada: watchlist's icon

    Canada: watchlist

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0.
  18. Contemporary Asian cinema watchlist (July/August 2020)'s icon

    Contemporary Asian cinema watchlist (July/August 2020)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Mostly <400 checks
  19. France - Melvelet's favourites's icon

    France - Melvelet's favourites

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0.
  20. German watchlist's icon

    German watchlist

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0.
  21. Hamburg Filmfest 2020's icon

    Hamburg Filmfest 2020

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0.
  22. Melvelet's Favourite Romance Movies's icon

    Melvelet's Favourite Romance Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. For the ICMForum poll: Top 20 ranked The ranking strongly includes the question of how well I like a movie as a Romance, a mix between 'Most Romantic' and 'Best Movies that are Romances, with a threshold that disqualifies favourite movies because of not being romantic enough.
  23. Mexican watchlist (November 2020)'s icon

    Mexican watchlist (November 2020)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0.
  24. Nordic countries watchlist's icon

    Nordic countries watchlist

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0.
  25. Portugal: watchlist's icon

    Portugal: watchlist

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0.
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