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.
IP = In process CF = Complete Filmographies Meaning I've watched all films from a director and I'm looking forward to his/her future works, regardless of the content. Excluded are shorts, TV-productions, documentaries and partial participation on anthology films. Sorted in order of release, from oldest to newest film. Films appearing with a release only dating back 1 or 2 years are sometimes still to watch.
"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!
"How good was 2011 for cinema? So good that even an unusually tepid awards-season crop didn’t keep us from expanding from our Top 10 lists to a Top 15 (plus a bonus five), which still left a diversity of great films off our ballots. If there’s a common theme to the year’s best, it’s the wealth of ambitious personal visions, from Terrence Malick evoking creation to tell the story of his upbringing in The Tree Of Life to Martin Scorsese channeling his boyhood enthusiasm for spectacle in Hugo to Kenneth Lonergan finally delivering the beautiful, wounded Margaret after six years in post-production purgatory. It was a year where documentaries sought to expand the form, where the best American independent films went far out on a limb, and where old masters like Abbas Kiarostami and Pedro Almodóvar released films that felt exuberant and alive with possibility. A few titles weren’t available to see before press time—The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, and Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked among them—but we’ve worked hard to give a special year its due. For your consideration..." You can read the full article (including additional movies) over at the A.V. Club: http://www.avclub.com/articles/best-films-of-2011,66423/!