"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. This list holds the 1001 movies that are referenced in the only Danish edition from 2007. My goal is to watch all 1001 before I die :) I have currently watched 267... The list is originated from the Work of sp1ti and his list here: http://trakt.tv/user/sp1ti/lists/1001-movies-you-must-see-before-you-die
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.
"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
"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
Part of the AFI 100 Years… series, AFI's 100 Years…100 Laughs is a list of the top 100 funniest movies in American cinema. A wide variety of comedies were nominated for the distinction that included slapstick comedy, action comedy, screwball comedy, romantic comedy, satire, black comedy, musical comedy, comedy of manners and comedy of errors. The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 13, 2000.
Part of the AFI 100 Years… series, AFI's 100 Years…100 Passions is a list of the top 100 greatest love stories in American cinema. The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 11, 2002, in a CBS television special hosted by American film and TV actress Candice Bergen.
Error: Heat (1972) "With high-profile Academy Award nominations and an increasing number of big-name actors eager to sign on to promising projects, independent films have been at the forefront in recent years like never before. But the roots of such critical and commercial successes as The Hurt Locker and Precious can be traced to the first boom of independent cinema in the 1960s, when a raft of talented filmmakers emerged to capture the attention of a rapidly growing audience of young viewers. A thorough overview of a thriving sector of cultural production, the Directory of World Cinema: American Independent chronicles the rise of the independent sector as an outlet for directors who challenge the status quo, yet still produce accessible feature films that find wide audiences and enjoy considerable box office appeal, without sacrificing critical legitimacy. Key directors are interviewed and profiled, and a sizeable selection of films are referenced and reviewed. More than a dozen sub-genres - including African American cinema, queer cinema, documentary, familial dysfunction and exploitation - are individually considered, with an emphasis on their ability to exemplify and engage with tensions inherent in American society. Copious illustrations and a range of research resources round out the volume, making this a truly comprehensive guide. At a time when independent films are enjoying considerable cultural cachet, this easy-to-use yet authoritative guide will find an eager audience in media historians, film studies scholars and movie buffs alike." - List based on the contents of the Book, sorted by chapters: Film of the Year: The Hurt Locker Scoring Cinema: Mulholland Drive African-American Cinema The American Nightmare Chemical World Crime Documentary Exploitation USA Familial Dysfunction Narrative Disorder On the Road Queer Cinema Rural Americana Slackers The Suburbs Underground USA More information on this is also aviable on http://worldcinemadirectory.co.uk/!