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  1. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die's icon

    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

    Favs/dislikes: 1877:32. The 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list is actually a film reference book compiled by various critics worldwide and edited by Steven Jay Schneider. The list spans movies from as early as 1902 up to recent releases. [url=]Source[/url]
  2. Geoff King's Film Comedy's icon

    Geoff King's Film Comedy

    Favs/dislikes: 60:13. All the comedies mentioned in the filmography of the book "Film Comedy" by Geoff King, published in 2002. "From slapstick to satire and subtle innuendo. From the grotesque to the carefully mannered. From madcap anarchy to the darkly deadpan. Film comedy comes in a wide range of forms. For as long as film has existed as an entertainment medium, so has film comedy. ... Comedy was one of the most popular formats in the early years of cinema and has remained so ever since." (from the introduction to the book) [url=]Source[/url]
  3. Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art's icon

    Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art

    Favs/dislikes: 193:12. "Film as a Subversive Art was first published in 1974. According to Vogel--founder of Cinema 16, North America's legendary film society--the book details the "accelerating worldwide trend toward a more liberated cinema, in which subjects and forms hitherto considered unthinkable or forbidden are boldly explored." So ahead of his time was Vogel that the ideas that he penned some 30 years ago are still relevant today, and readily accessible in this classic volume. Accompanied by over 300 rare film stills, Film as a Subversive Art analyzes how aesthetic, sexual, and ideological subversives use one of the most powerful art forms of our day to exchange or manipulate our conscious and unconscious, demystify visual taboos, destroy dated cinematic forms, and undermine existing value systems and institutions." This list contains all movies in the revised version from 2021. Included in this list are movies: 1. with dedicated texts. 2. shown in movie stills. 3. mentioned otherwise as an example of subversive cinema in the context of the text it is mentioned in. Excluded from this list are movies that are mentioned in any other way than an example of subversive cinema. The movies are sorted by appearance in the book. Some movies appear multiple times. In that case, the preferred position is the dedicated text, then a movie still and lastly a mention. The book is divided into parts: Introduction (#1 - #20) Part 1 - Weapons of Subversion: The Subversion of Form (#21 - #170) Part 2 - Weapons of Subversion: The Subversion of Content (#171 - #355) Part 3 - Weapons of Subversion: Forbidden Subjects of the Cinema (#356 - #572) Part 4 - Towards a New Consciousness (#573 - #598) #599 is the back cover.
  4. Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema's icon

    Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 257:12. This list contains the favorite movies of movie critic Jonathan Rosenbaum who writes for the Chicago Reader. The movies span virtually every decade, and include many an obscure movie. #1 - #1012: original list #1013 - #1073: 2008 additions #1074 - #1133: 2016 additions [url=]Source[/url]
  5. Roger Ebert's Great Movies's icon

    Roger Ebert's Great Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 706:12. A list of movies which famous movie critic Roger Ebert considers to be the best movies of all-time. Ebert has written extensive reviews for each and every one of these movies. [url=]Source[/url]
  6. Marshall Julius's Action! The Action Movie A-Z's icon

    Marshall Julius's Action! The Action Movie A-Z

    Favs/dislikes: 94:10. The "250 key movies" rated and reviewed in the book [i]Action! The Action Movie A-Z[/i] (1997) by Marshall Julius. Author's ratings: 1-14 *****, 15-22 ****½, 23-51 ****, 52-92: ***½, 93-140: ***, 141-182: **½, 183-211 **, 212-226 *½, 227-244 *, 245-250 ½ "Vengeful cops and car chases, lunatic villains and martial arts masters, male-bonding, gun fights and super secret agents, swords and sorcerers, wartime Nazi-bashing, boys' own adventures, casual destruction and general death-defiance... this is what we want to see, and if you feel the same way, "Action!" is for you, a fan's guide to the wackiest genre of 'em all, with 250 key movies rated and reviewed" -Introduction [url=]Source[/url]
  7. BFI Flare's The Best LGBTQ+ Films of All Time's icon

    BFI Flare's The Best LGBTQ+ Films of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 100:7. In celebration of their 30th anniversary, in 2016, the London LGBT Film Festival BFI Flare conducted a poll of over 100 programmers, critics and filmmakers asking for a top 10 list of the best LGBT films. Contains all films with at least 3 votes. [url=]Source[/url]
  8. Skype Crew watch potentially bad movies together's icon

    Skype Crew watch potentially bad movies together

    Favs/dislikes: 6:7. Here's a bunch of potentially shitty flicks we'll see together at the Skype Crew. If you know of a crappy movie, that's also an official check, and is not on this list, recommend away! Wanna watch a movie with the Skype Crew? Send me a PM, then. :) The list can also be found at IMDb, with our ranking for each movie:
  9. Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life's icon

    Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life

    Favs/dislikes: 160:5. "Over 1,000 films are listed in this visually arresting, full-color celebration of the silver screen. Film personalities, including actors, directors, cinematographers, and animators, write about their favorite films from a variety of angles. Martin Scorsese, Nicole Kidman, and Nick Hornby are among those who weigh in. Writers are matched to suitable (or sometimes surprising) themes and genres within the wider subject of how films can alter the course of a life. Movie stills and posters, trivia, and top-ten lists make this a book that can be dipped into or read from cover to cover. Great screen moments — endings, beginnings, kisses, death scenes — are given special spreads. The eclectic approach speaks to fans of big Hollywood blockbusters and factoid-reciting film geeks alike." [url=]Source[/url]
  10. The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die's icon

    The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die

    Favs/dislikes: 249:4. "Well over a century has passed since the Lumière brothers frightened the life out of Parisians with The Arrival of a Train at a Station, and well over a million titles have since been recorded - if the Internet Movie Database is anything to go by. Out of these million-plus movies, our team of experts has picked what we believe is the essential 1,000 - those that best sum up the dazzling achievement and variety of the movies." [url=]Source[/url]
  11. Top 100 Turkish movies by Sinema Magazine's icon

    Top 100 Turkish movies by Sinema Magazine

    Favs/dislikes: 26:4. Top 100 Turkish movies list of the Sinema magazine. That list was chosen by the readers of the magazine.
  12. The New York Times's Book of Movies's icon

    The New York Times's Book of Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 184:3. This list is drawn from "The New York Times Book of Movies: The Essential 1,000 Films to See", published in 2019. It contains a selection of 1000 reviews that have been printed in The New York Times. The majority of movies in this book are among the "10 Best Films" chosen by New York Times critics at the end of each year. [url=]Source[/url]
  13. Time Out’s The 100 Best Thrillers's icon

    Time Out’s The 100 Best Thrillers

    Favs/dislikes: 29:3. Everyone has their favourite genre but we can surely all agree that thrillers are the best. And if you don’t believe us, there’s a suspicious figure in that darkened doorway who’d like a word. From the early classics, like Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger or Fritz Lang’s M, to the films of David Fincher and Martin Scorsese, they’re rich in nerve-shredding, adrenaline-pumping rides into the darker recesses of the psyche. Thrillers show us horrors and weave in human dramas, but they use those raw materials to forge something particular: a sense of unease and suspense. With masterful control of those elements, Hitchcock could manipulate his audiences like puppets on a string, delivering shocks that reverberate through cinema history. Fincher’s Seven and Zodiac have carried on the legacy, while films like Pig, Nightmare Alley and The Card Counter show that the thriller is the genre for all eras. Even superhero flicks, like Captain America: Civil War and The Batman, have been borrowing liberally from the crime thriller. It is, unlike many of its ill-fated characters, alive and well. But what are the very best of them? As we’ve done with science fiction, horror films, romances, comedies, westerns and war films, we’ve dusted cinema for prints and taken a magnifying glass to its finest thrillers to boil them down to a tonne of all-timers. On the list? Murder, political intrigue, espionage, conspiracy, manipulation, gaslighting and, of course, crime. Lots of crime. Enjoy – and hold on tight. Written by Abbey Bender, Joshua Rothkopf, Phil de Semlyen, Tom Huddleston, Andy Kryza & Tomris Laffly List created in June 2018 (updated June 2021) Last Updated: March 23, 2022 [url=]Source[/url]
  14. Top 1000/1001 Lists Consensus's icon

    Top 1000/1001 Lists Consensus

    Favs/dislikes: 113:3. Films listed in all 1000/1001 official lists available in ICM (except Beyond the Canon): They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? Jonathan Rosenbaum's 1000 Essential Films 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Have You Seen . . . ?: A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown Note: The NYT list restricts releases from 1929 to 2002, therefore excludes silent e newly films.
  15. 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die's icon

    101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die

    Favs/dislikes: 84:2.
  16. All Women Stalk's 60 Most Romantic Movies's icon

    All Women Stalk's 60 Most Romantic Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 19:2. To feel the emotional tug, wait breathlessly to see if love will conquer all, and use up a box of tissues in the process – what a bliss! So, if you are too looking for a good romantic movie, you will surely find quite a few on our ultimate list of 60 Most Romantic Movies ever!
  17. BBC's The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films's icon

    BBC's The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films

    Favs/dislikes: 128:2. For our poll to determine the 100 greatest American films, we surveyed 62 film critics from around the world. This time, we received responses from 177 – from every continent except Antarctica. Some are newspaper or magazine reviewers, others write primarily for websites; academics and cinema curators are well-represented too. For the purposes of this poll we have decided that a list of the greatest films of the 21st Century should include the year 2000, even though we recognise that there was no ‘Year Zero’ and that 2001 is mathematically the start of the century. Not only did we all celebrate the turn of the millennium on 31 December 1999, but the year 2000 was a landmark in global cinema, and, in particular, saw the emergence of new classics from Asia like nothing we had ever seen before. [url=]Source[/url]
  18. Communism (Sally Jane Black)'s icon

    Communism (Sally Jane Black)

    Favs/dislikes: 1:2. List by Sally Jane Black Films that support actual existing socialism, oppose imperialism, raise class consciousness or are emphatically in support of workers, support proletarian revolution, support the right of a people's self-determination, actually anti-fascist, come from a communist nation/group/filmmaker, or otherwise uphold and/or might have some value to Marxism Leninism. check out the original for updates, or search for communism and see my other imported lists to find more stuff
  19. Guide for the Film Fanatic's icon

    Guide for the Film Fanatic

    Favs/dislikes: 84:2. In his Guide for the Film Fanatic (1986), Danny Peary provides short reviews for over 1600 “Must See” films. A list of Peary’s “Additional Must See” titles (not reviewed in the book) is available here:
  20. Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown's icon

    Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown

    Favs/dislikes: 143:2. "Trading on its impeccable reputation, Halliwell’s now presents it’s Top 1,000 favorite films. Starting at number 1,000, each entry includes a plot summary, cast and crew, awards, key critical comments, DVD and soundtrack availability, and a wealth of other interesting details. To supplement the countdown, there is commentary from film stars, show business personalities, well-known critics, and the movers and shakers in the film industry, each naming their favorite films or weighing in on Halliwell’s selection. Illustrated throughout with classic and modern film stills and posters, this is a book that every cinema fan will want to own. John Walker is one of Britain’s leading film critics." The list has 43 extra films, because trilogies, or series, are counted as one entry (The Godfather, The Apu Trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, Antoine Doinel, Laurel and Hardy shorts, etc...) [url=]Source[/url]
  21. Jonathan Rosenbaum's Ten Favorite Offbeat Musicals's icon

    Jonathan Rosenbaum's Ten Favorite Offbeat Musicals

    Favs/dislikes: 4:2. Consider the following not so much a definitive list but as a starting point for checking out some of the weirdest and most pleasurable musical comedies in my personal pantheon. The order is chronological.
  22. Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century's icon

    Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century

    Favs/dislikes: 170:2. A list of the 100 20th century films as chosen by the film critic Leonard Maltin. This list appears in Maltin's book titled Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide 2000 (Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide). [url=]Source[/url]
  23. Murder On Tape's icon

    Murder On Tape

    Favs/dislikes: 6:2. All films rated "good" or better in the book Murder On Tape by Ted Sennett. Welcome to the movie world of crime and punishment, featuring murder, mayhem, and skulduggery.
  24. Roger Ebert's Annual Top Ten Lists's icon

    Roger Ebert's Annual Top Ten Lists

    Favs/dislikes: 108:2. Every year since 1967 the famed film critic Roger Ebert has released a list of his ten favorite films of the year. In some recent years he has divided up the lists, making separate top tens (or twenties) for documentaries and foreign-language films. I've included all the lists here.
  25. Roger Ebert's "I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie"'s icon

    Roger Ebert's "I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie"

    Favs/dislikes: 23:2. From Roger Ebert's book "I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie" (2000). A collection of more than 200 of Ebert's most biting, hilarious and sometimes savage reviews -- by what one web critic calls "the bad movie's worst enemy."
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