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Having trouble updating this due to errors; here's the Letterboxd equivalent that stays updated: http://letterboxd.com/lifeasfiction/list/korean-box-office-all-time-top-50/
4 years 10 months ago
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arrbrr: I definitely agree on The Raid 2.
5 years 8 months ago
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mysteryfan: It should be noted that the film was released in Sweden, Denmark and Norway in early February.
6 years 4 months ago
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Looking forward to the new design. There's always room for improvement. There are too many drop-down menus in the current design, and the new one looks to change that. Regarding suggestions:
- Definitely have an IMDb link
- Make sure the "similar movies" isn't just recommending more popular films
6 years 4 months ago
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chunkylefunga: Oddly enough, there were repeats on the official Sohu.com site. I've looked for a solution, but have found none!
6 years 7 months ago
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Bollywood continues to baffle: How can such amateur filmmaking be a critical darling? The fundamental problems of Paan Singh Tomar, a loose biopic of an army-athlete-turned-bandit, exist regardless of nationality or historical context. Continue reading...
7 years 9 months ago
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For those who haven't seen it, don't take the negativity about the "ripped off" scenes to heart. Many are clearly homages as noted by a blatant placement of a Chaplin cardboard cut-out at one point (right after a City Lights sequence). I found it more of a love letter to cinema, both old and new.
7 years 10 months ago
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July 22, 2012:
- Deranged enters
- Lady Vengeance exits
8 years ago
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Skepticism about Indian films that pop on these lists is sadly merited as most of them are highly mediocre (at best). That doesn't mean good ones to don't sneak in once in a while! Udaan being the prime example (which is written by the director of Gangs of Wasseypur).
8 years 1 month ago
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June 24, 2012:
- Everything About My Wife enters
- Untold Scandal exits
8 years 1 month ago
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Films on the cusp (over 750 votes) of entering this list:

The Given Word: 8.2 on 869 votes
8 years 2 months ago
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Films on the cusp (over 4,000 votes) of entering this list:

Feyzo, the Polite One: 8.2 on 4,873 votes
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future: 8.0 on 4,905 votes
8 years 2 months ago
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Films on the cusp (over 4,000 votes) of entering this list:

The Broken Landlord: 8.5 on 4,828 votes
Salaam Bombay!: 7.9 on 4,086 votes
8 years 2 months ago
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Films on the cusp (over 4,000 votes) of entering this list:

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar: 8.1 on 4,345 votes
8 years 2 months ago
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Films on the cusp (over 4,000 votes) of entering this list:

Paan Singh Tomar: 8.2 on 4,041 votes
Montevideo: Taste of a Dream: 7.8 on 4,680 votes
Detachment: 7.7 on 4,679 votes
Weekend: 7.6 on 4,096 votes
8 years 2 months ago
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The Searchers is currently around #62.
8 years 2 months ago
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For the 2012 Julia Roberts film, please go here.
8 years 2 months ago
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Munshi, since you seem to have mostly missed my point, let me ask you this: After an Indian watches a big Bollywood blockbuster, what website do they go to rate that film?
8 years 2 months ago
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Those are not IMDb lists. They are not voted by the public. You've started comparing apples to oranges.

The Asian films on the IMDb lists are generally of much higher quality because the general Asian populace does not vote for them (as they're busy using websites such as Naver that utilize their own character sets). Instead, they've been voted on by more seasoned Western filmgoers who are more critical of their media.

You seem to be missing this above point and unnecessarily going on the defensive.
8 years 3 months ago
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How does Michael Bay's action insult his audience?
8 years 3 months ago
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Only 3 Bollywood films on this list, and one of them is definitely not garbage.
8 years 3 months ago
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Rang De Basanti has serious issues with a message that I find irresponsible and sensationalist to the youth of India. And please don't try to pass it off by saying "You're not Indian." That's a weak excuse often reserved for films that lack good fundamentals.

Tickets sold also doesn't make a film great. Don't think we need to look beyond Avatar for that.

Regards to Chinese/Korean films, I asked quite specifically which films you consider "crap." Police Story is not on any of these IMDb lists, which is the matter at hand.

India is obviously capable of making great films, but you are needlessly getting offended and defending mediocrity. As rohit says below, the Indian populace wants entertainment. And afterwards, if they had a good time, they go home and rate the film a 9 or a 10. The same happened for The Avengers, etc. Mainstream films, more often than not, don't pass the test of time. But the problem, of course, is that mainstream Indian cinema is still in hardcore copycat mode. What you see there now has been done and done arguably better elsewhere.

In contrast, you think Firaaq would get the same kind of negativity if it appeared on one of these lists?
8 years 3 months ago
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May 6, 2012:
- Architecture 101 enters
- Marrying the Mafia III exits
8 years 3 months ago
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Exactly, which is why it's hard for me to say yes or no to it as of now. I'm comfortable with removing it and giving Gankutsuou a much-deserved spot.
8 years 3 months ago
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Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Kanon (2006) are reboots and independent of their predecessors.

Knowledge of the Ghost in the Shell film is not necessary to watch Stand Alone Complex.

Mixed on Fate/Zero, however. The message boards haven't given me a conclusive answer as to whether Fate/Stay Night is a necessary prerequisite or not.
8 years 3 months ago

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