Horror is one of the most readily dismissed genres from critics and film buffs, yet is, arguably, the genre with the most avid and steadfast niche following and remains popular with the general public. With horror films aiming to terrify, spook, shock, disturb, repulse, amuse, entertain and more, it's no wonder the genre is so varied, divisive and controversial.
With so many people ignoring or simply not understanding horror, many great films slip under the radar and are relatively unknown to an audience outside of hardcore horror fans. In order to counteract this and bring awareness to the greatness of the genre, this list was created.
Compiled using 2,614 lists taken from various critics/polls/magazines/books/websites/forums/horror fans, They Shoot Zombies, Don't They? is intended to be the ultimate canonical top 1000 horror list. Spanning several decades, countries and sub-genres, and using lists from a wide range of people and publications, the resulting list is quite a diverse spread and representation of the best of horror.
Since 1984, the Criterion Collection, has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements for a wider and wider audience. The foundation of the collection is the work of such masters of cinema as Kurosawa, Fellini, Bergman, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, and Kubrick. Each film is presented uncut, in its original aspect ratio, as its maker intended it to be seen. To date, more than 150 filmmakers have made it into the collection.
/u/StopReadinMyUsername on reddit combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results with general film data from iCheckMovies and IMDb to reveal the 1001 Greatest Movies of All Time.
/u/StopReadinMyUsername on reddit created a list called "1001 'GREATEST' MOVIES OF ALL TIME" in 2015.
Since this list is still very popular, he posted an updated list on reddit in April 2020.
For this list he combined the average scores from IMDb, Letterboxd, Rotten Tomatoes & Metacritic, and tweaked the results with data from Letterboxd, iCheckMovies, TSPDT?, TMDb and IMDb.
"Time Out proudly presents the 100 best horror movies, as chosen by those who write in, direct, star in and celebrate the genre. We polled well over 100 horror enthusiasts – including big names like Roger Corman, Guillermo del Toro, Simon Pegg, Clive Barker and Alice Cooper, and horror legends like Coffin Joe, Kim Newman and Tom Six – and came up with a definitive top 100 list."
UPDATE (2017): The source list has actually been updated last year - 9 movies were replaced by other picks. I'm including the new entries at the bottom of the list (rank 101+), while leaving the ousted entries intact. This preserves the list as it originally was in 2014, but lets you see the new entries too. The new picks are certainly deserving, but they're mostly more mainstream movies that a horror fan will likely have already seen - personally, I think the removed movies were more fun to discover.
Movies removed in 2016:
-The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
-Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
-The Black Cat (1934)
-Daughters of Darkness (1971)
-I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
-Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
Movies added in 2016 (highest ranked to lowest):
-Lake Mungo (2008)
-The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
-Ginger Snaps (2000)
-Session 9 (2001)
-The Unknown (1927)
-It Follows (2014)
The 2013 version of TSPDT’s 1,000 Greatest Films is finally here. After months of stop-start, data-building and unhealthy calculation antics, the latest group of 1,000 movie offerings has been assembled once again for your pleasure (or displeasure). Depending on your observation skills, you may have already noticed that there is a new presentation for this ongoing project.
The old 2012 edition can be found @http://trakt.tv/users/sp1ti/lists/they-shoot-pictures-dont-they-1000-greatest-films-2012
Original Edition (2003) + additions (2004-2020) in that order. http://1001films.wikia.com/wiki/The_List
2020 Edition Additions:
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019)
For Sama (2019)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
The Farewell (2019)
Little Women (2019)
The Lighthouse (2019)
The Story of Film: An Odyssey, a 15-part series written and directed by award-winning film-maker Mark Cousins, is the story of international cinema told through the history of cinematic innovation.
The series provides a worldwide guided tour of the greatest movies ever made; an epic tale that starts in nickelodeons and ends as a multi-billion-dollar globalised digital industry."
Note: "Motion Capture Mirrors Emotion (2009) dir. Jorge Ribas," a documentary about the making of Avatar, is missing because it does not appear to have an imdb page.
Part of the BFI Screen Guides series, this book provides thoughtful analysis on one hundred European horror films from the silent era to the present day. This list is for those using the BFI publication as a viewing guide.
The 100 best French Films as chosen by The Times(UK), chosen in groups of ten films: Modern Classics, Modern Cults, Dramas, Romances, Thrillers, Comedies, Nouvelle Vague, Landmarks, Shorts, and Icons.
Well over a century has passed since the Lumière brothers frightened the life out of Parisians with The Arrival of a Train at a Station, and well over a million titles have since been recorded - if the Internet Movie Database is anything to go by.
Out of these million-plus movies, our team of experts has picked what we believe is the essential 1,000 - those that best sum up the dazzling achievement and variety of the movies.
This is a list of the films featured in The Story of Film: An Odyssey series by Mark Cousins.
The films are in order of appearance in the series.
The following are missing (not in Trakt):
The 2013 edition can be found at http://trakt.tv/user/sp1ti/lists/they-shoot-pictures-dont-they-1000-greatest-films-2013.
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."
The They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 1,000 greatest films list is primarily compiled by using over 6000 individual critics' and filmmakers' best-films-of-all-time lists/ballots. The resulting list is very diverse and spans virtually all movie-producing decades and countries.
The so-called golden age of Hollywood begins with advancements in film technology and also marks the creation of the Hay's Code. This was also the period when new genres of film emerged and further diverged into many sub genres. By the 1950s, heavy emphasis on spectacles and big-budget productions was also prominent. The period came to an end as the "New Wave" started.
[This is a series of lists listing films deemed important based on their technical, artistic, historical or cultural significance. This shall also serve as a good resource for film studies however it is extensively based on my own personal preferences.
r/truefilm, IMDb, AFI's top 100, Sight & Sound Critic's Directors' Top 100, and various others.
 Looking at Movies: https://www.amazon.com/Looking-Movies-Fifth-Richard-Barsam/dp/0393600653 and The Movie Book:
 Download Links:Qxr, Sartre, Garshasp for more iconic ones. Yify and others for the rest. (Piracy Is Illegal ffs & I shall not be responsible)
Excerpt From https://www.imdb.com/user/ur73738276/watchlist?sort=release_date%2Casc&view=detail listing films from 1932's **Scarface to 1960's The Naked Island
PS: Trakt has incorrect dates for a great many titles. so use IMDb or wikipedia! This list uses IMDb and 'Rank' is the correct order. ]
Films already watched have been exempted. Imported 192/193