"A funny thing happened on the way to the Oscars. Not to the Oscars. To me. I sustained a hairline fracture of my left hip. I didn't fall. I didn't break it. It just sort of... happened to itself. Most of the time, it causes me no pain at all. But my left leg won't bear any weight, nor can I walk on it. This pain is off the charts. It has nothing to do with cancer. It's plain bad luck. The good news is that I've seen the films of one of the best recent years in cinema. I wrote more than 300 reviews in 2012 -- a record -- and it was unusually difficult to leave out many of the quote-unquote "best" films in 11th place. Grand Jury Prizes At many film festivals, the juries come up with a cockamamie category named the Grand Jury Prizes. It finds room for titles that were as good, in one way or another, as the others. Finding them a place in the numerical listing is a problem, because, really, what does such a ranking mean? Here are my ten Grand Jury Prizes, arranged in that frustrating order -- alphabetically: "Central Park Five," "Impossible,""In the Family," "Last Ride," "A Late Quartet," "The Master," "Paradise Lost 3," "Rampart," "Searching for Sugar Man" and "West of Memphis."" From: http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2012/12/eberts_top_movies_of_2012.html 1-10 are ranked, the rest ist alphabetical.
"A funny thing happened on the way to the Oscars. Not to the Oscars. To me. I sustained a hairline fracture of my left hip. I didn't fall. I didn't break it. It just sort of... happened to itself. Most of the time, it causes me no pain at all. But my left leg won't bear any weight, nor can I walk on it. This pain is off the charts. It has nothing to do with cancer. It's plain bad luck. The good news is that I've seen the films of one of the best recent years in cinema. I wrote more than 300 reviews in 2012 -- a record -- and it was unusually difficult to leave out many of the quote-unquote "best" films in 11th place."
Animated feature films by Studio Ghibli. While Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is not officially created by Studio Ghibli, it's success was the reason the studio was founded, so it deserves a spot on the list. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_Ghibli
"1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a film reference book edited by Steven Jay Schneider with original essays on each film contributed by over 70 film critics. " more @http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1001_Movies_You_Must_See_Before_You_Die
At many film festivals, the juries come up with a cockamamie category named the Grand Jury Prizes. It finds room for titles that were as good, in one way or another, as the others. Finding them a place in the numerical listing is a problem, because, really, what does such a ranking mean? Here are my ten Grand Jury Prizes, arranged in that frustrating order -- alphabetically. http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2012/12/eberts_top_movies_of_2012.html
Few entertainers, companies, or individuals have captured the hearts of millions like animated Disney movies. Classic stories and characters captured on film and preserved for generations to enjoy is the essence of Disney. The opportunity for families to come together and create memories is the timeless gift a Disney animated movie provides. The cost of a movie rental is minimal, but time spent creating a memory with your family is....priceless.
A list of noteworthy films that involve vampires in some way or another. These don't have to be traditional vampires (I Am Legend) or particularly fantastic films (Twilight), just noteworthy ones. I'm not going to be strict. Foreign and Indie films welcome. The list is in no particular order, but I recommend you list by film release date. Have I missed something? Is there a film in the list that shouldn't be? Please let me know below, it's a lot of work on my own! (Still a work in progress, but suggestions are nonetheless welcome!)
All the movies that ever appeared in the IMDB Top 250 List. This includes one day flukes, IMDB algorithm problems and crap movies that got tons of votes just because they come from very highly populated countries and they may be the best there. Excluded some obvious flukes of direct to video like "Best of Playboy: Pamela Anderson" and other similar out of place entries, but there you have it..collectors rejoice...All movies that EVER appeared in IMDB top 250.
This is all the winners (shorts included) from the 85th Oscar Academy Awards. The list is sorted by the movies with the most award wins at the top (use "Ranked") and the rest is in alphabetic order. The Winners; 1. Life of Pi - Best Achievement in Directing Life of Pi - Best Achievement in Cinematography Life of Pi - Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Life of Pi - Best Achievement in Visual Effects 2. Argo - Best Motion Picture of the Year Argo - Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Argo - Best Achievement in Editing 3. Les Misérables - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Les Misérables - Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling Les Misérables - Best Achievement in Sound Mixing 4. Django Unchained - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Django Unchained - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen 5. Lincoln - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Lincoln - Best Achievement in Production Design 6. Skyfall - Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song Skyfall (& Zero Dark Thirty) - Best Achievement in Sound Editing 7. Amour - Best Foreign Language Film of the Year 8. Anna Karenina - Best Achievement in Costume Design 9. Brave - Best Animated Feature Film of the Year 10. Curfew - Best Short Film, Live Action 11. Inocente - Best Documentary, Short Subject 12. Paperman - Best Short Film, Animated 13. Searching for Sugar Man - Best Documentary, Feature 14. Silver Linings Playbook - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 15. Zero Dark Thirty (& Skyfall) - Best Achievement in Sound Editing
"Making lists is not my favorite occupation. They inevitably inspire only reader complaints. Not once have I ever heard from a reader that my list was just fine, and they liked it. Yet an annual Best Ten list is apparently a statutory obligation for movie critics. My best guess is that between six and ten of these movies won't be familiar. Those are the most useful titles for you, instead of an ordering of movies you already know all about. One recent year I committed the outrage of listing 20 movies in alphabetical order. What an uproar! Here are my top 20 films, in order of approximate preference." You can read the full, commented listed at Ebert's Blog: http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/12/the_best_films_of_2011.html!
A FEAST OF FRIGHTFUL FLICKS WAITING TO BE REDISCOVERED As the leading name in the world of horror, Fangoria magazine has been the source of information for fans of fright flicks for more than twenty years—covering feature films, video games, comic books, collectibles, and all aspects of horror entertainment. Working closely with Fangoria’s experts, including Editor in Chief Anthony Timpone, Adam Lukeman has compiled a must-have guide for casual horror fans and hardcore horror junkies with Fangoria’s 101 Best Horror Films You’ve Never Seen. Missing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139426/ Lighthouse (2000) - trakt redirects to the wrong movie..
Every year there are a huge number of movies that fly right under the radar of the average movie fan. movies that are great but just not that well known. There are plenty of movie gems out there and hopefully this list will help you find some. Feel free to submit new movies in the comments below. This list contains movies/documentaries and short films. The list was originally created on IMDb. http://goo.gl/gHles
"The scene was not unlike 12 Angry Men (or, in this case, 3 Shlubby Men, 1 Exasperated Woman, And A Dude On Speaker Phone From Arkansas): Armed with lists of their favorite movies of the decade, the five core A.V. Club film writers spent days sequestered in a stuffy, un-air-conditioned room—okay, it was actually just a few hours, and we were comfortable—in an effort to forge consensus on the Top 50 films of the ’00s. The result: A ranked list that is in no way arbitrary and will serve as the canonical standard for decades to come. You’re welcome." You can read the full article over at the A.V. Club: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-best-films-of-the-00s,35931/!
Since the creative talent of Pixar Animation Studios teamed up with the imagineers of Disney, magical, memorable, mesmorizing movies have been the result. Who else could produce quality, classic feature films which stand the test of time like Toy Story, A Bugs Life, and Cars? To paraphrase Pixar's corporate mission, the plan is to develop computer-animated films with heartwarming characters which will appeal to audiences of all ages. With unforgettable characters like Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen, Wall-E and Nemo; Pixar movies have certainly succeeded.
All of these movies have either been a straight-to-dvd movie or had a very limited cinema release. In my opinion a missed change as they are excellent and in some cases 10 times better than the garbage that can sometimes be seen in the cinema. (this list is still a work in progress)
This idea began, as all great ideas do these days, as a discussion over the Twitter wires. At first the question was this: "What is the best horror film of the last ten years?" I received dozens of great responses, but was distracted by an entertainingly civil argument with several people over whether or not Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth qualifies as a horror film. (I say it does, which is kind of a spoiler. Let's just say Pan's Labyrinth made my Top 10.) So with the assistance of the Twitter gallery (and the inestimable help of my pal @williambgoss), I offer a completely subjective (yet hopefully intelligent) list. Check out his comments on it here: http://twitchfilm.com/2011/04/from-twitter-to-twitch-the-50-best-horror-films-2000----2009.html /!\ The ranking is in reverse /!\