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Ibetolis's avatar


I have to disagree with you there Mightyspark, people like your good self may describe the list artsy because, as you see it as a list that describes 'movies that primarily focus on artistic quality rather than entertainment.' but clearly that wasn't how people were using the term in this comment section, it was used in a derogatory fashion, terming artsy as somehow snobbish and elitist and anyone that likes this list as the same.

I tend to agree with Wise Jake on the word artsy, when he states that it really doesn't mean anything, you either like these films or you don't.

It was also rather unfair, and a bit blinkered of you to castigate anyone that sees this list as more entertaining than yourself, could I suggest that says something more about yourself rather than the people you judge? I'm thoroughly entertained by these films, some of them more than others, some of them require more concentration, others are frivolous, others are funny, others are just plain awful but the majority are brilliant. How on earth is discovering different cultures, eras, directors, genres and actors not entertaining?

I doubt many directors get a personal thrill out of making a film, as you put it, that is 'more focused on objective and technical qualities rather than popcorn factors'. Where's the fun in that? If that's what you're seeing in these films and you're just going through them as to tick them off, then can I suggest your heart really isn't in it?
10 years 2 months ago
baraka92's avatar


The best list of all, so complete and accurate.
11 years 8 months ago
Armoreska's avatar


@BUBBA vs Yankees
You thank the gods, and spend the time watching interesting films
6 years 9 months ago
Ballard's avatar


A reminder that TSPDT updated yesterday
6 years 10 months ago
Knaldskalle's avatar


@Wloper: Some movies have multiple entries on IMDb but only one on TSPDT.

Histoire(s) du Cinema e.g. has 8 entries on IMDb, since it's in 8 parts, but TSPDT counts it as one.
7 years 6 months ago
Thorkell's avatar


It's updated: http://www.theyshootpictures.com/gf1000_all1000films.htm
7 years 9 months ago
Ibetolis's avatar


The new one is now updated at the website, not as many changes as last year, as to be expected I suppose, and I haven't worked out if I'm up or down from last years.
7 years 9 months ago
nick-samuel's avatar


Still need to see "Horses, don't they?"...
7 years 10 months ago
Ibetolis's avatar


I know the year is only 10 days old but come on already, we want the new list.

The website says sometime in Jan/Feb, so I expect we'll be waiting a fair few weeks longer.

7 years 11 months ago
Lord X's avatar

Lord X

Some great additions. Better than the last update, in my opinion. I'm glad to see three more Portuguese films in the list.

Also, I'm up by 17 films, which is always a plus.
8 years 9 months ago
Ibetolis's avatar


5 up! Get in!

I truly thought my tally was down this year, nice to be surprised.
8 years 9 months ago
jbbeebe's avatar


I'm up 4 on the new update. I like a lot of the new additions. Particularly in regards to some of the newer films like There Will Be Blood (one of my favorite films), and Tree of Life.
8 years 9 months ago
jdjudge's avatar


I second The Ascent love. Can't believe it's only JUST in it.
8 years 9 months ago
spartacus007's avatar


I just updated the genre lists I made. The TSPDT spreadsheet changed the genres for some films that stayed on the list, so some movies joined or left these lists below:

Horror - http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/they+shoot+pictures+horror/spartacus007/

Comedy - http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/they+shoot+pictures+comedy/spartacus007/

Family - http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/they+shoot+pictures+family/spartacus007/

There are 5 fewer horror films and 3 fewer family filmes, but 10 more comedies.
8 years 9 months ago
Thorkell's avatar


I have updated the "Ex-Top1000 - They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?" list. See here:

8 years 9 months ago

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