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  1. 550 films for 500 films less than 400 checks's icon

    550 films for 500 films less than 400 checks

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. My picks for the icmforum's 500<400 list; top 110 films are in preferential order, the rest chronological.
  2. Classic American Serials's icon

    Classic American Serials

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. A chronological listing of extant American serials made from the silent era through the 1950s. I am only including titles that exist complete, or for which there is enough material to provide at least the minimal "serial experience" , such as the first film listed, [b]The Perils of Pauline[/b] which was originally 20 reels but is known to exist now only in a 9-reel reissue version. Some of these titles aren't commercially available at the moment however.
  3. Film Noir Everywhere Everywhen's icon

    Film Noir Everywhere Everywhen

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. My favorite films noir. I'm of the belief that noir - indefinable and elusive as it is - exists throughout most of film history, and in most countries, so if you're a traditionalist who thinks it has to be American, b/w, and extends only from The Maltese Falcon in 1941 until Touch of Evil in 1958... this list is not for you. Top [b]65[/b] titles ranked, thereafter in chronological order.
  4. Luchador films's icon

    Luchador films

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. A list of all Mexican luchador films that I can find, ordered by release year. I am not an expert in the area, but there seem to be few comprehensive lists around, and none on this site, so I added my own. Feel free to suggest additions/corrections!
  5. Los Angeles Plays Itself Some More's icon

    Los Angeles Plays Itself Some More

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. More Los Angeles films for an imagined sequel to Thom Andersen's masterpiece - listed in chronological order.
  6. The Ringer's The 50 Best Rom-Coms's icon

    The Ringer's The 50 Best Rom-Coms

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. As chosen by the staff of The Ringer, April 2022.
  7. UnOfficially Fabulous Films's icon

    UnOfficially Fabulous Films

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. Favorite films on 0 Official lists. First 101 ranked, then in chronological order.
  8. Gawad Urian Best Film Award's icon

    Gawad Urian Best Film Award

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. The Best Picture award given every year since 1976 by Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Filipino Film Critics). The 2002, 2003, and 2004 awards each had two winners.
  9. The Wonderfully Terrible's icon

    The Wonderfully Terrible

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Or, bad movies I love. I've loved schlock since the 80s and going to b-movie fests, and I don't really like any of the other lists I see here, so I'm creating my own. This is heavily sf-fantasy oriented as that's where my bad movie love developed and mostly still lurks. All in chronological order as I think it's silly to rank these, though I will say I have a special fondness for Ed Wood films and [b]Manos[/b].
  10. 50 Checks is Too Damn Popular's icon

    50 Checks is Too Damn Popular

    Favs/dislikes: 1:1. My list of favorite films with <50 checks for the January 2021 icmforum poll.
  11. Crystal Simorgh Award Winners's icon

    Crystal Simorgh Award Winners

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Winners of the Crystal Simorgh, the top award of the Fajr Film Festival, held annually in Tehran since 1982. This is the top film award give in Iran to domestic films - the award was first given in 1986, no winners were announced for 1994 or 2012, and two films tied for 2014. List is in chronological order according to the award history and may not match IMDb/ICM dates exactly.
  12. Favorite Short Films's icon

    Favorite Short Films

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Top 75 in order, the rest listed chronologically.
  13. Golshifteh Farahani Filmography's icon

    Golshifteh Farahani Filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Feature films with Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani
  14. Underrated is a weasel word's icon

    Underrated is a weasel word

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Films that yours truly, in His Infinite Wisdom, thinks aren't as beloved by the masses as they should be. Top 50 ranked, the rest in chronological order.
  15. Andy Hardy's icon

    Andy Hardy

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. MGM's Andy Hardy series made a huge star out of lead Mickey Rooney, who played the eponymous teenager in all 16 films. Lewis Stone co-starred as his gruff but loving father Judge Hardy in all but the first and last of the series, with Fay Holden playing his mother in all but the first, and several other actors including Judy Garland appearing in multiple installments.
  16. Cradle of Civilization: Favorite films from the Middle East's icon

    Cradle of Civilization: Favorite films from the Middle East

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. My favorite films from the Middle East, for the 2018 icm poll. Countries included are Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey; while there are other countries that produce films in the region, I haven't yet seen anything to make the list from any of them. Top 50 films are ranked, the rest listed in chronological order.
  17. Dr. Mabuse: elf Bilder unserer Zeit's icon

    Dr. Mabuse: elf Bilder unserer Zeit

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. The eleven German productions - or co-productions - made between 1922 and 1990 about the eponymous criminal mastermind of novelist Norbert Jacques. The first four were directed by Fritz Lang, with the third a French-language alternate version of the third; the last film, from French director Claude Chabrol, is in English but was shot in Berlin with a mostly German cast. Films are listed in original release order.
  18. Everything But the Kitchen Sink's icon

    Everything But the Kitchen Sink

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Movies that are a little bit - or a lot - of everything. "Overstuffed" films might be another way to put it - "extravagant". Some of these are great films - some are anything but - but what they have in common is a desire to go well beyond the ordinary and the safe.
  19. Favorite African Films's icon

    Favorite African Films

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. My favorite films from Africa, for the icmforum poll, 2018. I am not generally including films from non-African directors or films that are not primarily of African origin. UPDATE 2023. Top 30 ranked.
  20. Favorite Feature Directorial Debuts's icon

    Favorite Feature Directorial Debuts

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. top 30 ranked.
  21. Just the Facts Ma'am - Favorite Documentaries's icon

    Just the Facts Ma'am - Favorite Documentaries

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Top 50 ranked, the rest presented chronologically.
  22. Last Film, Best Film's icon

    Last Film, Best Film

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. my favorite last films, ranked in order
  23. Michael Shayne series's icon

    Michael Shayne series

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. All the films in the two series - the low budget Fox films with Lloyd Nolan (1-7) and the even lower budgeted PRC films with Hugh Beaumont as Brett Halliday's wisecracking, semi-comic private eye.
  24. Philo Vance's icon

    Philo Vance

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. The Philo Vance series, based on a character created by S.S. Van Dine, was one of the first in a very popular genre or subgenre in Hollywood during the Depression era - the amateur detective, usually a fashionable and wealthy man who doesn't need to pursue a career and just solves crimes for fun. See also the Lone Wolf and Falcon series, and for a twist, the Thin Man films in which the solitary male becomes a couple. Apart from the Thin Man, most of these series were low-budget b-pictures running 55-75 minutes, and in most cases the lead role changed hands over time as the originator of it got bored, or got to be a bigger star. Philo Vance is no exception, and he is played by in succession William Powell (films 1-3 and 5) Basil Rathbone (4) Warren William (6, 11) Paul Lukas (7) Edmund Lowe (8) Wilfrid Hyde-White (9) Grant Richards (10) James Stephenson (12) William Wright (13) Alan Curtis (14-15) NOTE: The Scarab Murder Case, the only British-produced film in the series, is considered a lost film but I have included it for completion's sake.
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