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  1. Guillaume Evin's The 101 Historical Films to See's icon

    Guillaume Evin's The 101 Historical Films to See

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. from the french "Les 101 films historiques à voir - De la Guerre du feu à Zero Dark Thirty" and expanded from the 2013 version "L'histoire fait son cinéma en 100 films: de La Guerre du feu à Démineurs". History has always made its cinema. This has been the case since the advent of the latter at the turn of the 20th century. The 7th Art takes hold of a historical phenomenon to restore it (rarely), magnify it or mishandle it (sometimes), revisit it (often), thus taking some liberties with the reality of events. From Prehistory to the war in Iraq, from Cleopatra to Napoleon, from the fall of the Roman Empire to that of the Ancien Régime, certain eras, certain events, certain figures have been brilliantly captured over the decades by the discerning eye of filmmakers from around the world (DeMille, Eisenstein, Kubrick, Visconti, Lean, Kurosawa, Renoir, Annaud, Mankiewicz, Tavernier, Leone, Malle, Spielberg, Malick, Cimino, Coppola, Bertolucci, Melville, Losey, Bigelow... ), while other moments have been purely and simply forgotten if not obscured. From The War of Fire to Zero Dark Thirty, here is an overview of the 101 best historical films, where we meet the intimate and the monumental, the derisory and the grandiose, the austere and the spectacular. Note: The book is divided in the following sections: Prehistory, Antiquity, The Middle Ages, Modern Times and Contemporary Times with subset sections within them. PS: If anyone can get ahold of the book, please send me a pm with the name of the missing movie.
  2. GaFi's Sapphic Films's icon

    GaFi's Sapphic Films

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Sapphic films we watched with my girl ❤️
  3. Animeland's Top 100 Japanese Anime Movies's icon

    Animeland's Top 100 Japanese Anime Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. AnimeLand is the first magazine, both historically and in circulation, specializing in the field of manga and animation in France. First a fanzine, made by fans for fans, AnimeLand has become in 25 years a magazine sold throughout France and in French-speaking countries. He is today the reference in terms of treatment of manga and animation news thanks to his freedom of tone and his expert analysis. This collection brings together the 100 Japanese animated films that have made history by specifying its qualities and numerous production anecdotes. Written by a team of experts, in partnership with AnimeLand, this ideal animathèque is as essential for the novice who will be able to discover films according to his tastes as for the die-hard fan who will hasten to take up the challenge of watching the 100 films of the selection.
  4. Jean Serroy's Les 1000 Films Culte de l'Histoire du Cinema's icon

    Jean Serroy's Les 1000 Films Culte de l'Histoire du Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. University professor emeritus and film critic, Jean Serroy takes the reader through the history of cinema which, in 120 years of existence, has never stopped reinventing itself, going from silent to talkies in the early 1930s, from black and white to color, from small format square screens to the spectacular dimensions of ever larger screens, from film and cellulose nitrate to 4D. This book thus proposes to return to the 1,000 cult films that have marked our era and which, each, have punctuated the life of generations of yesterday and today. Hundreds of films from all genres and all countries are presented, decade by decade, according to a selection based on objective data such as the annual admissions rankings, in France and abroad, the major festivals such as Cannes and Venice but also on major celebrations such as the Oscars and the Césars or even on the notoriety consecrated by critics. So many criteria that have allowed cinema to establish itself as a new, unique and irreplaceable art.
  5. Pardon le Cinéma vol.2: 100 films à voir d'urgence, des classiques aux pépites's icon

    Pardon le Cinéma vol.2: 100 films à voir d'urgence, des classiques aux pépites

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. [b]Pardon the Cinema, vol. 2![/b] The team of the first French podcast on cinema does it again with a new opus. New films, new classics to (re)discover, new nuggets lovingly unearthed, new great moments of the 7th art... But the objective is always the same: to wake up your screens with another cinema, an in-depth selection that travels across all continents and all genres, from 1907 to 2021, from Chile to Japan, from documentaries to action films... [b]100 unknown, forgotten or marginal films... to see urgently! [/b] "Pardon le Cinema" is Victor Bonnefoy (director, screenwriter and creator of the Youtube channel InThePanda), Sophie Grech (press officer and screenwriter), Marc Moquin (editor-in-chief of Revus & Corrigés), Simon Riaux (critic cinema in Le Cercle on Canal+ or on the Large Screen website), Arthur Cios (journalist for Konbini) and Alexis Roux (cinema journalist): a team that talks about cinema in an irresponsible but respectful atmosphere and brings together more than 100,000 listeners per month.
  6. Variety's The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time's icon

    Variety's The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Variety's list of 100 best movies of all time. These film writers and critics contributed suggestions for movies: Manuel Betancourt, Clayton Davis, Peter Debruge, Matt Donnelly, William Earl, Patrick Frater, Steven Gaydos, Owen Gleiberman, Dennis Harvey, Courtney Howard, Angelique Jackson, Elsa Keslassy, Lisa Kennedy, Jessica Kiang, Richard Kuipers, Tomris Laffly, Brent Lang, Joe Leydon, Guy Lodge, Amy Nicholson, Michael Nordine, Naman Ramachandran, Manori Ravindran, Jenelle Riley, Pat Saperstein, Alissa Simon, Jazz Tangcay, Sylvia Tan, Zack Sharf, Adam B. Vary, Nick Vivarelli, Meredith Woerner.
  7. BFI's 100 Bible Films's icon

    BFI's 100 Bible Films

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. From The Passion of the Christ to Life of Brian, and from The Ten Commandments to Last Temptation of Christ, filmmakers have been adapting the stories of the Bible for over 120 years, from the first time the Höritz Passion Play was filmed in the Czech Republic back in 1897. Ever since, these stories have inspired musicals, comedies, sci-fi, surrealist visions and the avant-garde not to mention spawning their own genre, the biblical epic. Filmmakers across six continents and from all kinds of religious perspectives (or none at all), have adapted the greatest stories ever told, delighting some and infuriating others. 100 Bible Films is the indispensable guide to this wide and varied output, providing an authoritative but accessible history of biblical adaptations through one hundred of the most interesting and significant biblical films. Richly illustrated with film stills, this book depicts how such films have undertaken a complex negotiation between art, commerce, entertainment and religion. Matthew Page traces the screen history of the biblical stories from the very earliest silent passion plays, via the golden ages of the biblical epic, through to more innovative and controversial later films as well as covering significant TV adaptations. He discusses films made not only by some of our greatest filmmakers, artists such as Martin Scorsese, Jean Luc Godard, Alice Guy, Roberto Rossellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lotte Reiniger, Carl Dreyer and Luis Buñuel, but also those looking to explore their faith or share it with lovers of cinema the world over.
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    Watched in 2022

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0.
  9. Stephen Sondheim's Favorite Movies's icon

    Stephen Sondheim's Favorite Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. Note: this list of films made the rounds on film lover sites following Sondheim's death. However, I have been unable to locate a primary source for this list. If you are able to find one please let me know and I will update the source link. Thank you!
  10. Films mentioned on The Uncanny Archive's icon

    Films mentioned on The Uncanny Archive

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Films mentioned on the great FB page The Uncanny Archive ex. The Ethereal & Uncanny
  11. The Indian Express 75 Movies That Celebrate The Journey of India's icon

    The Indian Express 75 Movies That Celebrate The Journey of India

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. a.k.a. Shubhra Gupta’s pick: Across 7 decades, 75 films that celebrate the journey of India. As a celebration of her platinum jubilee, here’s my movie map of India that I’ve drawn through 75 films. If you were to see these movies, reflecting as many themes and genres I have been able to include, you would get an idea of the journey of the nation, as it has lurched and progressed through these decades. Some films draw an unerring bead on intractable societal problems. Some show us just what was considered the acme of entertainment at the time they came out. Some are unabashed mainstream blockbusters. Some are strictly arthouse. And they all tell stories. Most of these films are in Hindi, because that’s the cinema I know best: I have also tried to include iconic films from other languages. Of course, there will be omissions. Please do overlook those, and take me up on the commissions. Here we go:
  12. WTF? What The Future (were they thinking)?'s icon

    WTF? What The Future (were they thinking)?

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. [b]If you're a fan of dystopian movies, then this is for you:[/b] This list is a compilation of all the movies (fiction or animated) that were made in the 20th century but are set in the 21st century and starting with a rule of 10 year gap after 1990, with the sole intent of analyzing the future (our current present) through those past movies. The list is now expanding to include early 21st century productions set in the future with the 90's rule applied. [b]Update:[/b] The list is meant to be updated every year but since it's also a dynamic list and more unknown, obscure movies can get discovered, it can be updated at any time and you can always help sending a PM with a proof of date of the movie in question you think it's missing. [b]Eligibility:[/b] The movie must be set mostly in a determinate future (10+ years after the date of the movie's release) and can't be just a short segment. In case of time traveling movies or movies that span several years, the main year(s) should be at least 33% of the movie's runtime and must be relevant to the plot and the setting. Must have had a theatrical release. [b]Not eligible:[/b] Documentaries, TV/Mini-Series, TV/Straight-to-DVD Movies, Experimental, Shorts. Retellings, paralell stories or continuations from TV/Mini-Series. Mere possibility, unclear or confusing timelines. [b]2001:[/b] 2001: A Space Odyssey, Journey To The Seventh Planet, Riki Oh: The Story Of Ricky, Tango 2001; [b]2002:[/b] [b]2003:[/b] [b]2004:[/b] Timecop; [b]2005:[/b] The Transformers: The Movie; [b]2006:[/b] Any Day Now (Vandaag of Morgen); [b]2007:[/b] Adrenaline: Fear The Rush, Double Dragon; [b]2008:[/b] Split Second; [b]2009:[/b] Freejack; [b]2010:[/b] 2010: The Year We Make Contact, Sleepwalker (La Sonambula), Cybernator; [b]2011:[/b] Bombshell, The Last Chase, Radioactive Dreams, A Time Of Roses (Ruusujen Aika); [b]2012:[/b] Mutant Action (Accion Mutante), The Baron (The Ultimate Warrior); [b]2013:[/b] Escape From L.A., The Postman; [b]2014:[/b] A Long Return (Largo Retorno), Moon Child; [b]2015:[/b] Firebird 2015 AD, The 6th Day, Back To The Future Part II, Spaceflight IC-1: An Adventure In Space, Post Impact; [b]2016:[/b] [b]2017:[/b] Barb Wire, Cherry 2000, Fortress; [b]2018:[/b] Rollerball, Future Fear; [b]2019:[/b] 2019: After The Fall Of New York (2019 - Dopo La Caduta Di New York), Akira, Blade Runner, Daybreakers, The Island, Warriors Of The Wasteland (I Nuovi Barbari), The Running Man, Heatseeker, Goodbye 20th Century (Zbogum Na Dvaesetiot Vek); [b]2020:[/b] 2020 Texas Gladiators (Anno 2020 - I Gladiatori Del Futuro), Cabaret Sin, Droid, Mission To Mars, Reign Of Fire, Stranded, Yesterday (Yeseuteodei), Battle Queen 2020 (BattleQueen 2020); [b]*[/b] [b]2021:[/b] It's All About Love, Johnny Mnemonic, Moon Zero Two, Resiklo, The Sisterhood; [b]2022:[/b] The Dark Side Of The Moon, 2022 Tsunami, Deham, No Escape, Soylent Green; [b]2023:[/b] Gemini Rising; [b]2024:[/b] Hack//The Movie (Dotto hakku: Sekai no mukou ni), Beyond the Time Barrier (The War of 1995), A Boy and His Dog, Highlander II: The Quickening [b]*[/b] Beware that Droid is just a softcore recut of Cabaret Sin for general, non-porn audiences. [b]Sources:[/b]
  13. Marie Claire's The 69 Best Porn Movies of All Time's icon

    Marie Claire's The 69 Best Porn Movies of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 8:1. "Watching pornography is a normal extracurricular activity for many women. Yet, the storylines in most porn flicks center on a delivery guy/repair man showing up unexpectedly (eye roll). Why should you sacrifice a good plot for great sex? Get you some porn that can do both. The best and most arousing porn films are often the ones that involve drama, relationships, and, ya know, things other than HD penises on the screen. But sometimes they can be hard to find. (Pun intended...?) In an effort to be helpful and sex positive, we've rounded up the best full-length porn movies—with ethical standards, feminist values, pretty cinematography, and good music to boot." - Mehera Bonner [b]The Best Classic Porn Movies[/b]: 1-17 [b]The Best Artsy Porn Movies[/b]: 18-32 [b]The Best Softcore Porn Movies[/b]: 33-37 [b]The Best Parody Porn Movies[/b]: 38-59 [b]The Best Porn Movies with Classic Tropes[/b]: 60-73 Note: "Taboo" and "I Am Curious" duologies and XConfessions trilogy are considered one entry thus 73 movies.
  14. Rohit K. Dasgupta & Sangeeta Datta's 100 Essential Indian Films's icon

    Rohit K. Dasgupta & Sangeeta Datta's 100 Essential Indian Films

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. Although the motion picture industry in India is one of the oldest and largest in the world—with literally thousands of productions released each year—films from that country have not been as well received as those from other countries. Known for their impressive musical numbers, melodramatic plots, and nationally beloved stars, Indian films have long been ignored by the West but are now at the forefront of cinema studies. In 100 Essential Indian Films, Rohit K. Dasgupta and Sangeeta Datta identify and discuss significant works produced since the 1930s. Examining the output of different regional film industries throughout India, this volume offers a balance of box-office blockbusters, critical successes, and less-recognized cult classics. While many studies of Indian films focus on a single language’s contributions, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive guide to productions from across the country in various languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Assamese, Punjabi, Marathi, and English. 100 Essential Indian Films is an engaging volume that will appeal to both cinema scholars and those looking for an introduction to a vital component of world cinema. The movies are ordered alphabetically by their english title.
  15. Richard Crouse's Son of the 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen's icon

    Richard Crouse's Son of the 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Son of the 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen is the eighth book by Canadian author and film critic Richard Crouse. Published in September, 2008 by ECW Press, the book is a sequel to the author's best selling 2003 book The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen. The new book's check list of the best overlooked and under appreciated films of the last 100 years caters to fans of offbeat cinema, discriminating renters and collectors, and movie buffs. Each essay features a detailed description of plot, notable trivia tidbits, critical reviews, and interviews with actors and filmmakers. Sidebars feature quirky details, including legal disclaimers and memorable quotes, along with movie picks from a-list actors and directors.
  16. Paste's The 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time's icon

    Paste's The 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. Since its coining in 1946 by French critic Nino Frank, the term “film noir” has been debated endlessly: Is it a genre? A subgenre? A movement? A trend? A commentary? A style? For the purposes of this introduction, let’s call it a response. We think of noirs as urban stories, but that’s not always the case—for every L.A. and N.Y.C.-set saga, there’s a small, heartland tragedy. We think of a never-ending, rain-soaked night—sunlight replaced with neon and nocturnal reflections, the optical trickery of mirrors and shadows—but in contrast, the days of noir scorched its characters. We admire its heavily stylized approach—exaggerated camera angles, tension-crafting mise-en-scène, flashbacks, deep focus and trademark shadows—but also its neo-realist and documentary-like experiments. However (un)conscious a reaction, noir resonates to this day, with several neo-noir cycles beginning with the Cold War era through Gen X and the millennials. And while a healthy share of neo-noirs make our list, the classic period remains the most telling—context is critical. Then there are the sub-classifications within the subgenre: proto-noirs, foreign noirs (like the British “Spiv” cycle), neon noirs, and, of course, neo-noirs. We’ll start with the following 100 titles. Some 70 years after the term “film noir” was first uttered, take a trip through the screwed-up terrain of the mid-century psyche, with all its sex, lies, and crime scene tape. Let’s get going—don’t say we didn’t warn you.
  17. Fairfax Media's Best New Zealand Movies of All Time's icon

    Fairfax Media's Best New Zealand Movies of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. Here are the results of Fairfax Media's poll to find the best New Zealand films of all time. The survey attracted more than 500 votes, including about 100 people from the New Zealand film industry and about 15 film critics. The voters named about 170 different films in the poll, ranging from 1927 to the present day and including everything from fantasy to horror, social realism to comedy, and documentary to animation. This is the critic's choices that includes every movie that was given at least 1 vote. See source for the ballots. 1: 13 votes 2: 11 votes 3: 10 votes 4-6: 8 votes 7: 7 votes 8-9: 6 votes 10-12: 5 votes 13-15: 4 votes 16-23: 3 votes 24-34: 2 votes 35-61: 1 vote
  18. CineFix’s The 10 Most Uplifting Movies of All Time's icon

    CineFix’s The 10 Most Uplifting Movies of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. You know what? It's time to start feeling better about things. At the risk of being late to the party, Cinefix is happy to present our list of feel good movies. This Movie List is a painstakingly curated collection of all the different ways a movie can make you feel good about the world. From underdog stories to absurdist comedy, and heart-warming to heartbreak, these are the 10 Most Uplifting Movies of All Time.
  19. CineFix’s Top 10 Movie Opening Shots of All Time's icon

    CineFix’s Top 10 Movie Opening Shots of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. The first moments of a movie can set the tone, grab your attention, and let you know a movie is worthwhile.
  20. CineFix’s Top 10 Movie Beginnings of All Time's icon

    CineFix’s Top 10 Movie Beginnings of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. First impressions are important anywhere you go, but especially at the movies. And for as wide and varied as film can be, every single movie ever made has a beginning. So how do filmmakers go about starting a movie? Where do they begin? For this CineFix Movie List, we're looking at Cinema's 10 Best Beginnings of All Time.
  21. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (The Ones I've Seen) (2013 Edition)'s icon

    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (The Ones I've Seen) (2013 Edition)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. I've been doing 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, so I'm going to make a list of the ones I've seen.
  22. Garret Reza' My Favorite Movies's icon

    Garret Reza' My Favorite Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0.
  23. Movies Seen In 2015's icon

    Movies Seen In 2015

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    Movies Seen In 2018

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    Movies Seen In 2019

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