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
"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."
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 /!\
All the Primetime Emmy Award winners in the comedy program 1949-2012 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1949: Pantomime Quiz and The Necklace (two shows) -- Missing, cant find on Trakt Pantomime tt0042130, Necklace cant find imdb 1950: Texaco Star Theatre -- Missing, cant find on Trakt tt0040041 1951: Pulitzer Prize Playhouse -- Added 1952: The Red Skelton Show -- Added 1953: I Love Lucy -- Added 1954: I Love Lucy -- Added 1955: Make Room for Daddy -- Added 1956: The Phil Silvers Show -- Added 1957: The Phil Silvers Show -- Added 1958: The Phil Silvers Show -- Added 1959: The Jack Benny Show -- Added 1960: Art Carney Special -- Missing, cant find on Trakt tt1199576 1961: The Jack Benny Show -- Added 1962: The Bob Newhart Show -- Added, not sure if right show? 1963: The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Added 1964: The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Added 1965: The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Added 1966: The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Added 1967: The Monkees -- Added 1968: Get Smart -- Added 1969: Get Smart -- Added 1970: My World and Welcome to It -- Added 1971: All in the Family -- Added 1972: All in the Family -- Added 1973: All in the Family -- Added 1974: M*A*S*H -- Added 1975: The Mary Tyler Moore Show -- Added 1976: The Mary Tyler Moore Show -- Added 1977: The Mary Tyler Moore Show -- Added 1978: All in the Family -- Added 1979: Taxi -- Added 1980: Taxi -- Added 1981: Taxi -- Added 1982: Barney Miller -- Added 1983: Cheers -- Added 1984: Cheers -- Added 1985: The Cosby Show -- Added 1986: The Golden Girls -- Added 1987: The Golden Girls -- Added 1988: The Wonder Years -- Added 1989: Cheers -- Added 1990: Murphy Brown -- Added 1991: Cheers -- Added 1992: Murphy Brown -- Added 1993: Seinfeld -- Added 1994: Frasier -- Added 1995: Frasier -- Added 1996: Frasier -- Added 1997: Frasier -- Added 1998: Frasier -- Added 1999: Ally McBeal -- Added 2000: Will & Grace -- Added 2001: Sex and the City -- Added 2002: Friends -- Added 2003: Everybody Loves Raymond -- Added 2004: Arrested Development -- Added 2005: Everybody Loves Raymond -- Added 2006: The Office -- Added 2007: 30 Rock -- Added 2008: 30 Rock -- Added 2009: 30 Rock -- Added 2010: Modern Family -- Added 2011: Modern Family -- Added 2012: Modern Family -- Added
"Two times a year—at the halfway point and during list-making season in November—I send out a list of “significant” movies to the film staff so they can try to see as many as possible before our Year In Film feature. It’s just a simple checklist, presented in the order each film was released theatrically in New York City. The idea is to give our writers time to catch up and give relative obscurities like The Arbor (last year’s No. 13 on our conjoined Best Of The Year list) the same collective consideration as more widely heralded efforts like The Tree Of Life. In the interest of transparency—and recommending a bunch of movies we love—I’m making the halftime list public this year so our readers can play along at home. A few caveats: - My staff inevitably comes back to me with omissions, and I suspect there will be many in the comments below. We’ll add the big ones to our year-end checklist. - Normally, the list goes out without categories. The ones below, particularly “The Essentials,” are a reflection of my taste and priorities. Mileage will definitely vary. - Within the categories, titles are still listed in order of release in NYC through the weekend of July 13th, not in order of preference. - Overall, the momentum from last year’s embarrassment of cinematic riches has continued into 2012, so now’s the time to get those queues in order." - The Essentials: From "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" to "Django Unchained" Hollywood: The System Works!: From "The Grey" to "Lés misérables" Auteur Obligations: From "Crazy Horse" to "Killing Them Softly" Notable Documentaries: From "West of Memphis" to "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" Indie Curiosities: From "Return" to "Promised Land" Imported Goods: From "Declaration of War" to "Sister" Part 1 http://www.avclub.com/articles/best-films-2012,82513/ Part 2 http://www.avclub.com/articles/best-films-of-2012-so-far-an-annotated-checklist-p,89844/
"A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies is a documentary film of 225 minutes in length, presented by Martin Scorsese and produced by the British Film Institute. In the film Martin Scorsese examines a selection of his favorite American films grouped according to three different types of directors: the director as an illusionist: D.W. Griffith or F. W. Murnau, who created new editing techniques among other innovations that made the appearance of sound and color possible later on, the director as a smuggler - filmmakers such as Douglas Sirk, Samuel Fuller, and Vincente Minnelli, who used to hide subversive messages in their films and the director as an iconoclast, those filmmakers attacking social conventionalism — Charles Chaplin, Erich von Stroheim, Orson Welles, Elia Kazan, Nicholas Ray, Stanley Kubrick, Arthur Penn, and Sam Peckinpah." The list includes the films mentioned in order of appearance. @http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Personal_Journey_with_Martin_Scorsese_Through_American_Movies
"Welcome to 2012's edition of the 1,000 Greatest Films. This will be the last update prior to the publication of the 'earth-shattering' Sight & Sound poll which will be unfurled later in the year. The Sight & Sound results will no doubt have a major impact on TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films listing. It will become the most heavily weighted poll within our calculations. Anyway, that is then, and this is now." more @http://www.theyshootpictures.com/gf1000.htm
"Few talk about the ’90s as a filmmaking renaissance on par with the late ’60s and early ’70s, but for many of the film critics at The A.V. Club, it was the decade when we were coming of age as cinephiles and writers, and we remember it with considerable affection. Those ’70s warhorses like Martin Scorsese and Robert Altman posted some of the strongest work of their careers, and an exciting new generation of filmmakers—Quentin Tarantino, Joel and Ethan Coen, Wong Kar-Wai, Olivier Assayas, David Fincher, and Wes Anderson among them—were staking out territory of their own. Presented over three days—with two 20-film lists, then a separate one for the top 10—our Top 50 survey was conducted in an effort to reflect group consensus and individual passion, with the disclaimer that all such lists have a degree of arbitrariness that can’t be avoided. (On Thursday, we’ll run a supplemental list of orphans, also-rans, and personal favorites that will undoubtedly be quirkier.) One more note before digging in: Filmmakers who had a particularly good decade were often divided against themselves in the voting. Which Coen brothers movie is the strongest? Which color from Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy shone the brightest? Peel slowly and see…" - The Top 50: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-50-best-films-of-the-90s-1-of-3,86304/ http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-50-best-films-of-the-90s-2-of-3,86361/ http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-50-best-films-of-the-90s-3-of-3,86467/ Goodies: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-best-films-of-the-90s-orphans-outliers-and-per,86534/ (added them after rank 50) http://www.avclub.com/articles/47-do-you-remember-the-90s,86583/ http://www.avclub.com/articles/our-mosthated-movies-of-the-90s,86560/