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
/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.
This is my own ranked and ordered list of the best/dankest anime that I've watched so far in my illustrious Chinese-cartoons-watching-career. If it's in the Top 50 (make it even Top 100), you better watch it ASAP because well... I do have phenomenal taste ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
More in-depth list is over at MAL http://myanimelist.net/profile/dankzel
Thanks to all who’ve made this a very popular list, in spite of glitches causing dozens of fans to suddenly disappear :(
A big welcome to the land of cinematic wonders!
I’ve aimed for a rounded overview to include not only personal favourites but popular hits and international award winners, animé landmarks, avant-
garde films, the New Wave, erotic “pink films” and the great classics that are still the glory of world cinema.
Much of silent cinema before the 1930s has been lost, its Benshi narrators displaced but good finally to have the landmark film Souls on the Road on Mubi. In the 20s directors were able to learn their trade through prolific practice, aware of and encorporating developments in both the Soviet Union and the West… and then, what a wealth of wonders! Older masters: the unequalled aesthetic refinement of Mizoguchi, the charm of Shimizu, the quiet observational wisdom of Ozu, the tragically curtailed promise of Yamanaka, the balanced restraint of Naruse, the muscular humanism of Kurosawa… Then, a new generation from the late 50s, in full swing in the sexually freer 60s: the idealism of Kobayashi, the political bite of Oshima, the earthy subversion of Imamura, the cool of Suzuki and Masumura. the avant-garde Terayama.. So many to explore: Yoshida, Ichikawa Kon, Teshigahara, Shinoda, Wakamatsu, Kumai, the documentaries of Ogawa and Hara, the stop motion master Kawamoto, the blood soaked Fukasaku.. the rise of animé, with the international success of Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki’s beautiful flights of fancy, the spiky Tsukamoto, the popular appeal of Kitano, the prolific shocker Miike.. up to the present with Koreeda, Naomi Kawase, Sono, Kurosawa Kiyoshi… oh and i almost went without mentioning Samurai and Godzilla.
Missing on TMDB as of now:
ID: tt0242845, Title: Narita: The Peasants of the Second Fortress, Year: -
Studio Ponoc just released Trailer #3 for Mary and The Witch's Flower. Looks awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfCNyIQ6yzU
This is a comprehensive list of Studio Ghibli related people and their work.
It contains some older work by Miyazaki and Takahata which is everything from before Studio Ghibli's formation in 1985 (Yes, Nausicaä is actually not a Studio Ghibli Movie). Including Miyazaki's and Takahata's directorial debuts Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro and The Little Norse Prince as well as some well-known World Masterpiece Theater TV Series directed by them.
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a feature film long, behind the scenes, documentary following the work at Studio Ghibli during the production of Miyazaki's and Takahata's final movies The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
Work by Studio Ghibli staff after the announcement to restructure the company in 2014:
Ronia the Robber's Daughter is a CG animated TV Series based on the children's book by Astrid Lindgren. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki's son Gorō Miyazaki, animated by Polygon Pictures and co-produced by Studio Ghibli.
The Red Turtle is another co-production, this time between the Dutch-British animator Michaël Dudok de Wit, German distribution company Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli. The movie was nominated for 2017's Oscars in the category: Animated Feature Film.
Even though Miyazaki (once again) went into retirement 3 years ago he decided to come back and work on the animated short film Kemushi no Boro (Boro the Caterpillar) set to release in summer of 2017. Here are some clips taken during production:
After the restructuring announcement, part of the staff decided to create Studio Ponoc in 2015. The word Ponoc is Croatian for "midnight", it's meant to symbolize that a new day is starting. Here is the first trailer from their newly announced movie Mary and The Witch's Flower directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty and Marnie) set to release sometime in 2017:
A top-notch analysis about what makes Miyazaki's movies so special:
Hayao Miyazaki - The Essence of Humanity by Channel Criswell
About Miyazaki's scene composition:
How Hayao Miyazaki Maps A Setting by Digibro
A retrospective of Japanese animation:
Miyazaki, Lineage, and Depth by Pause and Select
Have fun watching
All Studio Ghibli's movies in release order.
1984 — Kaze no Tani no Naushika (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind) [it's a pre-Ghibli movie but i don't give a fuck about it]
1986 — Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta (Castle in the Sky)
1988 — Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies)
1988 — Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)
1989 — Majo no Takkyūbin (Kiki's Delivery Service)
1991 — Omoide Poro Poro (Only Yesterday)
1992 — Kurenai no Buta (Porco Rosso)
1993 — Umi ga Kikoeru (Ocean Waves)
1994 — Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko (Pom Poko)
1995 — Mimi wo Sumaseba (Whisper of the Heart)
1997 — Mononoke-hime (Princess Mononoke)
1999 — Hōhokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun (My Neighbors the Yamadas)
2001 — Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away)
2002 — Neko no Ongaeshi (The Cat Returns)
2004 — Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle)
2006 — Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea)
2008 — Gake no Ue no Ponyo (Ponyo)
2010 — Kari-gurashi no Arietti (The Secret World of Arrietty)
2011 — Kokuriko-zaka Kara (From Up on Poppy Hill)
2013 — Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises)
2013 — Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya)
2014 — Omoide no Mânî (When Marnie Was There)
(Moved this list to Letterboxd https://letterboxd.com/trinisete/list/215-best-animated-movies-shorts/)
I will keep updating this list, so the number will always change.
Last addition: Wonder Woman
You need to watch these in order.
Aladdin > Aladdin and the King of Thieves (You can skip The Return of Jafar and the series is optional)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs > Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
The Garden of Sinners (Kara no Kyoukai) | Overlooking View > A Study in Murder (Part 1) > Remaining Sense of Pain > The Hollow Shrine > Paradox Spiral > Oblivion Recording > A Study in Murder (Part 2) (Prologe and Future Gospel are optional)
Mobile Suit Gundam I > Mobile Suit Gundam II > Mobile Suit Gundam III (You can skip the first anime, than watch the series in this order: Zeta Gundam > ZZ Gundam > Char’s Counterattack > Gundam Unicorn. Origin is a prequel to everything, but can be watched later)
These are better if you know the original source.
The Adventures of Tintin - The Adventures of Tintin (Comic or Cartoon)
Batman: Assault on Arkham - Batman or Suicide Squad (comics)
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie - Cowboy Bebop (Anime)
Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip - Dexter's Laboratory (Cartoon)
Digimon Adventure: Our War Game - Digimon Adventure (Anime)
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance – Highlander (movie)
The Princess and the Robot – Monica’s Gang (Comic)
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva - Professor Layton (Game)
Ratchet & Clank - Ratchet & Clank (Game)
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island - Scooby-Doo (Cartoon)
The Simpsons Movie + Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare - The Simpsons (Cartoon)
Space Jam – Looney Tunes (Cartoon)
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie - SpongeBob SquarePants (Cartoon)
Wonder Woman - Wonder Woman (Comics)