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

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

    Favs/dislikes: 41:0. 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)
  2. FG's From the Depths of Obscurity - 2013 Edition's icon

    FG's From the Depths of Obscurity - 2013 Edition

    Favs/dislikes: 34:0.
  3. Toshirô Mifune filmography's icon

    Toshirô Mifune filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 27:0. A list of movies with Toshirô Mifune. Lost movies and TV-series not included.
  4. FG's Top 1000 - 2013 Edition's icon

    FG's Top 1000 - 2013 Edition

    Favs/dislikes: 24:0.
  5. FG's top 1000 (first edition)'s icon

    FG's top 1000 (first edition)

    Favs/dislikes: 18:0. Original version (May 2012) Conducted by having 75 FGers submit their vote histories. Films ranked by average rating (9.33-7.75), with a required minimum of 8 votes. Credit for this list should go to Gloede (organizer), The Magician (script), Serriform (spreadsheet), and the FGers who did all the voting.
  6. Tatsuya Nakadai filmography's icon

    Tatsuya Nakadai filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 15:0. Movies Tatsuya Nakadai played in.
  7. Jim Emerson's "102 Movies You Must See"'s icon

    Jim Emerson's "102 Movies You Must See"

    Favs/dislikes: 14:0. "These are the movies I just kind of figure everybody ought to have seen in order to have any sort of informed discussion about movies. They’re the common cultural currency of our time, the basic cinematic texts that everyone should know, at minimum, to be somewhat ‘movie-literate.’ I hope these movies are experiences we can all assume we share….This isn’t like Roger Ebert’s ‘Great Movies’ series. It’s not my idea of The Best Movies Ever Made (that would be a different list, though there’s some overlap here), or limited to my personal favorites or my estimation of the most important or influential films…. I tried to represent key examples of all important genres, movie stars, directors, historical movements, and so on — like an overview of the 20th century in 101 movies. Yes, there are many more I’d like to add, but remember, this is only a primer. How many have you seen?" —Jim Emerson
  8. Miklós Jancsó filmography's icon

    Miklós Jancsó filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 9:0. A list of all movies directed by Miklós Jancsó. This list excludes the various shorts, TV episodes and lost films.
  9. Brighton Film Academy's 100 Documentary Films to Watch's icon

    Brighton Film Academy's 100 Documentary Films to Watch

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. The goals with this list were as follows: To, try not to include more than one film from the same director. Two, to cover a broad range of topics and styles, and not just what is currently popular.
  10. Natt & Dag's Greatest Norwegian Films of All Time's icon

    Natt & Dag's Greatest Norwegian Films of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. The Norwegian paper Natt & Dag published in 2001 a list of the 25 best movies of Norwegian cinema. The list is made by a jury of 101 movie people and critics
  11. Sergei Parajanov filmography's icon

    Sergei Parajanov filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0. Movies made by Sergei Parajanov.
  12. Drug movies's icon

    Drug movies

    Favs/dislikes: 7:3.
  13. Dusan Makavejev filmography's icon

    Dusan Makavejev filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. All movies directed by Dusan Makavejev.
  14. FG's top 250 of the 70s's icon

    FG's top 250 of the 70s

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. This list was compiled through year by year rating polls. The lowest amount of votes needed to be eligible was 5 votes. The point of the exercise was to give more obscure movies an equall oppurtunity to compete. The attendance rate varied between 30 and 70, which is part of the reason some years are more represented than others.
  15. Mamoru Oshii filmography's icon

    Mamoru Oshii filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. Movies directed by Mamoru Oshii. TV-series not included.
  16. Mitchell Leisen  filmography's icon

    Mitchell Leisen filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. Movies made by Mitchell Leisen, TV-series not included
  17. Moviemeter alternative top 100's icon

    Moviemeter alternative top 100

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. The alternative top 100. This list is compiled from the personal top 10 lists of the MovieMeter users. A number one position is good for 10 points, for a number ten ranking in a personal top 10 get 1 point for a movie this list.
  18. Nicholas Roeg filmography's icon

    Nicholas Roeg filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. Movies directed by Nicholas Roeg. TV-series not included.
  19. Aleksei German filmography's icon

    Aleksei German filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. Movies directed by Aleksei German.
  20. Best Russian movies by A Band Apart's icon

    Best Russian movies by A Band Apart

    Favs/dislikes: 6:3. Russian-speaking cinephiles (Band Apart Cinephiles Society) have compiled a list of the 55 greatest Soviet and Russian-language films of all time (2010). The leaders are "Letyat zhuravli" ("Cranes are flying") and "Sobachye serdtse" (Heart of the dog).
  21. Isao Takahata filmography's icon

    Isao Takahata filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. All movies directed by Isao Takahata. TV-series not included.
  22. Julien Duvivier filmography's icon

    Julien Duvivier filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. Movies made by Julien Duvivier.
  23. Sergio Corbucci filmography's icon

    Sergio Corbucci filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. Movies directed by Sergio Corbucci. Lost films not included.
  24. Short Film Palme d'Or's icon

    Short Film Palme d'Or

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. missing from IMDb and unavailable 1947: Inondations en Pologne 1951: L'Eruption de l'Etna 1964: Le Prix de la Victoire
  25. Abel Gance filmography's icon

    Abel Gance filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. Movies by Abel Gance. Lost films not included.
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