Charts: Lists

This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.


  1. BFI 100 key Noir films's icon

    BFI 100 key Noir films

    Favs/dislikes: 48:0. The 100 films listed in the book 100 Film Noirs (BFI Screen Guides) . Note that some of these do not fit a strict definition of Film Noir.
  2. 100 Shakespeare Films (BFI Screen Guide)'s icon

    100 Shakespeare Films (BFI Screen Guide)

    Favs/dislikes: 29:0. The top 100 filmed Shakespeare adaptations, as selected by Daniel Rosenthal in BFI Screen Guides' "100 Shakespeare Films."
  3. Another 100 Film Noirs (BFI Screen Guide)'s icon

    Another 100 Film Noirs (BFI Screen Guide)

    Favs/dislikes: 29:0. The appendix for the book "100 Film Noirs" by Jim Hiller & Alastair Phillips contains this list of "Another 100 Film Noirs."
  4. 100 Anime (BFI Screen Guides)'s icon

    100 Anime (BFI Screen Guides)

    Favs/dislikes: 28:0. This list is from Philip Brophy's book [url=]100 Anime[/url] (2005). "100 Anime is an exploration of the wonderfully complex and beautifully disorienting world of Japanese animation - anime. This expansive and mind-blowing book delves deep into the chaos of meaning gorged by anime's mutation of Eastern/Western themes, images and sounds." This is not a list of the "100 Greatest Anime." Some of the titles were selected in order to analyze Japanese pop culture and to show how vast the world of anime is. The list is in alphabetical order. Missing from IMDb: SD Gundam (1988)
  5. BFI's 50 Essential South Asian Films's icon

    BFI's 50 Essential South Asian Films

    Favs/dislikes: 27:0. "This list of films is supposed to be a representative sample of the kinds of films that are produced and consumed in South Asia and elsewhere. It formed part of bfi's South Asian Cinema 2002 programme designed to present to the British public for the first time the immense diversity of South Asian cinema." This is the list that was compiled by experts. BFI also ran a [url=]user poll[/url]. The list is divided into 5 sections: 1-10: Bangladeshi 11-20: Diaspora 21-30: Indian 31-40: Pakistani 41-50: Sri Lankan
  6. Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film's icon

    Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film

    Favs/dislikes: 26:0. In October 2013, the British Film Institute unveiled an exhibition chronicling the history of dark and macabre films. In an ambitious project, the BFI unveiled a collection of a large number of films spanning four categories, bringing these films to British cinemas over a four month period. Films are arranged chronologically by theme. The Four Parts: - Monstrous (1-26) - The Dark Arts (27-48) - Haunted (49-71) - Love is a Devil (72-99) Although this exhibition includes a large number of plays, professional talks, documentaries, television series' and shorts, this list contains only the feature films presented in the exhibition.
  7. Sight & Sound Films of the Month's icon

    Sight & Sound Films of the Month

    Favs/dislikes: 26:0. List of films selected as Film of the Month in the reviews section of Sight & Sound. From January 1998 - August 2012, one film per month was selected. Since the September 2012 issue there are usually 3 (sometimes more) each month.
  8. Sight & Sound Polls's icon

    Sight & Sound Polls

    Favs/dislikes: 26:0. Every film to appear on the BFI Sight & Sound Poll Top 10. The magazine conducts the poll every 10 years, starting in 1952. In 1992, the poll was split into Critics' and Directors' lists. I have included both.
  9. British Film Institute's Top 50 Films for Children's icon

    British Film Institute's Top 50 Films for Children

    Favs/dislikes: 23:1. “50 films you should see by the age of 14” is a list created by the British Film Institute in 2005 in order to inspire parents and educators to take movies as seriously as books and other kinds of art. It was created by more than 70 experts including film producers, teachers, authors and critics who all made their own top ten.
  10. BFI: 100 thrillers to see before you die's icon

    BFI: 100 thrillers to see before you die

    Favs/dislikes: 19:0. For the bucket list: a selection of some of the best thrillers ever made. How many have you seen?
  11. 100 Bollywood Films (BFI Screen Guide)'s icon

    100 Bollywood Films (BFI Screen Guide)

    Favs/dislikes: 17:0. Bollywood film is the national cinema of India, describing movies made in Mumbai, distributed nationally across India and with their own production, distribution, and exhibition networks worldwide. This informative screen guide reflects the work of key directors, major stars, and important music directors and screenplay writers. Historically important films have been included along with certain cult movies and top box-office successes.
  12. 100 Modern Soundtracks (BFI Screen Guide)'s icon

    100 Modern Soundtracks (BFI Screen Guide)

    Favs/dislikes: 13:1. Philip Brophy's book provides a soundmap to a hundred films that engage the ears. Covering titles as diverse as "Way of the Dragon" and "Apocalypse Now," "Le Samourai" and "Stalker," "Angel Dust" and "Citizen Kane," each entry outlines the film's distinctive contribution to the hitherto underexplored world of sound and music in cinema.
  13. BFI Film Classics's icon

    BFI Film Classics

    Favs/dislikes: 12:0. The BFI Film Classics series is a collection of short books analysing major works of world cinema. Volumes in this series have been assembled by some of the world's leading film critics. The first volumes in the series were published in 1992 and new entries continue to be added every year.
  14. Top grossing films at the British box office (by admissions)'s icon

    Top grossing films at the British box office (by admissions)

    Favs/dislikes: 9:1. A new survey conducted by the British Film Institute for Channel 4. Compiled using the best means and sources available to assess cinema admissions before the 1970s.
  15. Sight & Sound's 50 best films of 2019's icon

    Sight & Sound's 50 best films of 2019

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. In a year in which the future of cinema – of independent filmmaking, and collective film-watching – seems more fraught than ever, our poll of 100 S&S contributors has produced a list of 50 outstanding reasons for movie watching. Here below the reflections of past masters jostle with bold experiments from new voices – capped by a triumphant top movie that finds its British female director both looking back and moving forward. In our January 2020 issue we spotlight some of the themes and stories that have defined the cinema of 2019 – from post-#MeToo movies to the fortunes of the European arthouse, as well as expanded cinema and a countdown of the best TV of the year.
  16. BFI: A great horror film from every year, from 1922 to now (2022)'s icon

    BFI: A great horror film from every year, from 1922 to now (2022)

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. A century of malevolent masterpieces. One film per year. 28 October 2022 By Anton Bitel, Michael Blyth, Anna Bogutskaya, Katherine McLaughlin, Kelly Robinson, Matthew Thrift, Kelli Weston, Samuel Wigley Horror cinema didn’t begin in 1922. There were ghosts in the machine as early as 1896, when the medium’s early magus, Georges Méliès, packed a giant bat, the Devil, various phantoms and a final vanquishing by crucifix into a spooky three minutes. Adaptations of gothic classics, such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, were already fixtures on the screen by the 1910s – and by 1920 the feature-length horror film wasn’t a scary kid anymore. Alongside a polished Hollywood version of Jekyll and Hyde, those German expressionist lodestones The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Golem marked the macabre coming of age of a genre that wanted to frighten, disgust and haunt us. But as In Dreams Are Monsters, our autumn celebration of horror, takes place in the centenary year of both F.W. Murnau’s unofficial Dracula adaptation Nosferatu and Benjamin Christensen’s witchy pseudo-documentary Häxan, 1922 seemed the ideal place to begin our year-by-year rundown of frighteners. Why year by year? Because it’s a better way to plumb the dark corners of horror’s cinematic history than a straightforward top 100. Selecting just one film per year leaves you with some nightmarish decisions for vintage years like 1960 – Psycho, Peeping Tom, Eyes Without a Face or Black Sunday? – and 1973, when December alone saw the release of The Exorcist and a double bill (!) of Don’t Look Now and The Wicker Man. And who really, for 1954, wants to pit Godzilla against the Creature from the Black Lagoon? Yet by travelling through the history of horror a year at a time, we can get a sense of the evolution of the genre – the strange, contorting, lycanthropic process by which we arrive at the fertile market we’re living in today. Bad moons rise, and purple patches come and go: the arrival of Universal’s gothic monster cycle and Hammer; the birth of the modern zombie movie and the slasher; the shots in the arm of J-horror and – though let’s not call them that – the ‘elevated horrors’ of the 2010s. But the journey also takes us through some barren terrain when either censorship took the fun out of the genre (the late 1930s) or audiences simply seemed to lose their thirst for it (the late 1940s and early 1950s). Even on these wind-blasted heaths, however, gems are to be found. Before we get started, an arbitrary ground rule: we’ve omitted any horror films appearing on the IMDb top 250 list on the grounds of over-familiarity. So no Psycho, The Exorcist, Jaws (1975), Alien (1979), The Shining (1980), The Thing (1982) or The Silence of the Lambs (1991). The internet already knows and loves these films. We do too. But in picking over the carcass of a century of terror, we just wanted to keep things fresh. – Samuel Wigley
  17. Sutherland Trophy's icon

    Sutherland Trophy

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. Created in 1958, the Sutherland Trophy was awarded annually by the British Film Institute to "the maker of the most original and imaginative [first or second feature] film introduced at the National Film Theatre during the year". In 1997, the criteria changed to honour the maker of the most original and imaginative first feature screened during the London Film Festival.
  18. 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema's icon

    2 x 50 Years of French Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. List of movies that was mentioned in BFI documentary project about french cinema
  19. BFI's Top 10 Bangladeshi films's icon

    BFI's Top 10 Bangladeshi films

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. British Film Institutes Top 10 movies from Bangladesh.
  20. A Personal Essay on Cinema in Korea by Jang Sun-Woo's icon

    A Personal Essay on Cinema in Korea by Jang Sun-Woo

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. List of movies that was mentioned in BFI documentary project about korean cinema
  21. BFI - 10 great British gay films's icon

    BFI - 10 great British gay films

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. 17 March 2014 - Ben Whishaw-starrer Lilting, the opening night gala film of BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, is the latest in a rich history of British gay movies. Here are 10 of its most illustrious predecessors.
  22. BFI's 90 great films of the 1990s's icon

    BFI's 90 great films of the 1990s

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. One decade. 90 films. One film per director. How do you even begin to choose just 90 films to represent an entire decade of cinema? That’s the question we’ve been asking ourselves ever since BFI Southbank announced its two-month retrospective, Nineties: Young Cinema Rebels. With the season casting a very specific eye on the new voices that emerged between 1989 and 1999, we thought we’d cast our net a little wider, in a squabble-inducing attempt to shine a light on some of the very best films the decade produced. There’s no scientific method applied to the selection process here, and this isn’t a Sight & Sound poll involving hundreds of critics or filmmakers. It’s more a chance for us to highlight some of our favourite films from around the world. This list of 90s greats could very easily have been at least double the size (in early drafts it was), but with only 90 spots available, some favourites – both ours and yours – are bound to be missing, the hope being that any frustration at omissions will be juxtaposed with a few new discoveries. To keep things as varied as possible, we’ve allowed for only one film per director – in itself leading to some impossible choices. Take the ranking with as little or large a pinch of salt as you see fit; every film on this list is terrific as far as we’re concerned, and these things are always going to be subjective, with any and all grievances or nods of approval welcome.
  23. I Am Curious, Film (History of a Scandinavian Cinema)'s icon

    I Am Curious, Film (History of a Scandinavian Cinema)

    Favs/dislikes: 3:2. List of movies that was mentioned in BFI documentary project about nordic cinema
  24. The BFI 30 Best LGBT Films of All Time's icon

    The BFI 30 Best LGBT Films of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. To mark the 30th anniversary of BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, BFI is delighted to announce the Top 30 LGBT Films of All Time in the first major critical survey of LGBT films. Over 100 film experts including critics, writers and programmers such as Joanna Hogg, Mark Cousins, Peter Strickland, Richard Dyer, Nick James and Laura Mulvey, as well as past and present BFI Flare programmers, have voted the Top 30 LGBT Films of All Time. The poll’s results represent 84 years of cinema and 12 countries, from countries including Thailand, Japan, Sweden and Spain, as well as films that showed at BFI Flare such as Orlando (1992), Beautiful Thing (1996), Weekend (2011) and Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013).
  25. BFI London Film Festival - Best Film's icon

    BFI London Film Festival - Best Film

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Although held annually since 1953, the BFI added a formal awards ceremony (and the best film award) in 2009. This list contains all of the winners since the creation of this award.
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