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The Criterion Collection is a video distribution company which specializes in licensing and selling "important classic and contemporary films" in "editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements."

This is a list of all films (main feature, extra featurette, making of, box-set meta entry, etc if it has a separate entry on trakt) released under Criterion Collection catalog, Essential Art House, Eclipse, Merchant Ivory collections etc. as DVD/BluRay. So far LaserDisc releases have not been included.

Notes to self:
Reviewed/cross-checked entries till Criterion Collection #200.
Last entry: Criterion Collection Spine #845 / Eclipse Series #44.


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.



In 2012, FLM asked 50 film critics and academics to vote for the best Swedish films of all time. The original list was a top 25. This list includes all films that received at least 1 vote. See this spreadsheet for the vote counts, top directors, and ballots.

Utvandrarna/Nybyggarna are listed together. One critic voted for "Roy Anderssons reklamfilmsouevre" (Roy Andersson's commercials).



The magazine has picked its top ten films of the year, most years. Top ten films were not picked in the years 1952-1954, 1969-1980, and in the year 2003. Rankings can be viewed in my source list URL, or via the link provided in the comments section. In some cases, films tie for a certain spot in the yearly top 10; for example, 2012's #4 spot is tied between three films (consequently, there is no #5 or #6). Some directors definitely appear to be heavily preferred by those responsible for selecting the list.

This list does not include the special "best of 1990s" and "best of 2000s" decade lists, though most of those twenty films are included here. (The exceptions are David Lynch's TV show Twin Peaks on the 1990s list, and Gus Van Sant's Elephant, Abdellatif Kechiche's The Secret of the Grain, and Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds on the 2000s decade list.)

Other anomalies:
The TV show "24" tied for the #10 spot in 2002, along with Gus Van Sant's Gerry. Gerry also tied for #6 on the 2004 list.

A TV episode "Travolta et moi" (dir. Patricia Mazuy) from the show "Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge..." was selected as #6 in 1994. Claire Denis' episode "US Go Home" from the same series rated #9 in 1994.

Raul Ruiz's Les trois couronnes du matelot (Three Crowns of the Sailor) tied for #7 in 1983 and tied for #8 in 1982.

1968's #4 spot for Histoires extraordinaires is specifically for Federico Fellini's segment "Toby Damnit."

1965's #4 spot for Paris vu par... is specifically for the Jean Rouch episode.

1959's #3 spot was claimed by Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible. Since Part II was released in 1958, it is possible that the award was for Part II, but since my sources didn't specify a part and both parts may have been shown together, I have included Parts I & II in the list.

Love it or hate it, here it is...



Deciding that Londoners should have the opportunity to view a film masterpiece approximately every day during the course of the year, BFI film archivist David Meeker approached the board of directors at the BFI in 1982 with his idea of compiling a list of 360 of the world’s cinema masterpieces, collect brand new, state-of-the-art prints of each film and issue a companion book for each movie. This list of films, referred to as the 360 Classic Feature Films project, was published in Sight and Sound's June 1998 issue.

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A list of Stanley Kubrick's favorite films, from the article "Stanley Kubrick, cinephile" written by Nick Wrigley and published on the website of the British Film Institute.

In order to create the most complete and definitive list possible, Wrigley compiled all known statements and lists made by the director himself. He then interviewed Kubrick's long-time assistant and producer, Jan Harlan.

It should be noted that this is an ongoing effort - if additional reliable sources identifying specific films (rather than just filmmakers) are found, they'll be added to the master list on the BFI site.

(Updated with latest list revision 2/4/2014)



A personal introduction to 1000 movies by the provocative contemporary film critic and historian David Thomson.



The Cannes Film Festival, founded in 1946, is one of the world's oldest film festivals. The private festival is held annually (usually in May) in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France. Cannes is extremely important for critical and commercial interests and for European attempts to sell films on the basis of their artistic quality. Additionally, given massive media exposure, the non-public festival is attended by many movie stars and is a popular venue for film producers to launch their new films and attempt to sell their works to the distributors who come from all over the globe.



The Palme d'Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. It was introduced in 1955 by the festival's organizing committee. Previously, from 1939 to 1954, the highest prize at the festival was the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film. In 1964, The Palme d'Or was replaced again by the Grand Prix, before being reintroduced in 1975.

The Palme d'Or is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the film industry.


Updated Feb 2020

Cahiers du Cinéma, (Notebooks on Cinema) is a French film magazine founded in 1951.
Top 10 films chosen annually by the critics of Cahiers du Cinéma

The history of the Cahiers is related to the Cinéma history, in particular because of a generation of enthusiasts who gave birth to the Nouvelle Vague. Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol and many others wrote their first reviews before becoming filmmakers.



In French - as this is a French Festival.
La Palme d'or est la récompense suprême décernée par le jury officiel du Festival de Cannes. Elle est accordée au meilleur film de la sélection officielle, élu parmi ceux en compétition.

De 1946 à 1954, la Palme d’or n’ayant pas encore été créée, le Jury décernait le "Grand Prix du Festival International du Film".
De 1951 à 1954, le Grand Prix est remis sous la forme d'un diplôme accompagné d'une œuvre d'art signée d'un artiste en vogue.
La Palme d’or est créée en 1954 à l’initiative de Robert Favre Le Bret. Elle est décernée pour la première fois en 1955.
De 1964 à 1974 le Festival de Cannes décide de revenir à la remise d’un Grand Prix International en lieu et place de la Palme d’or.
En 1975, la Palme d’or est réhabilitée.

Elle demeure jusqu’à aujourd’hui le prix le plus prestigieux du Palmarès, considéré comme l'une des distinctions cinématographiques les plus importantes à l’international.


Festival de Cannes (en: Cannes Festival, also known as Cannes Film Festival) is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world. Before 2002 it was known as Festival international du film (en: International Film Festival).

Palme d'Or (en: Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded at Cannes. In past years the highest prize for film has been known by various names.

Year wise remarks:
* 1939–54: Highest Prize for festival was known as Grand Prix du Festival International du Film.
* 1939: The festival's debut was to take place in 1939, but it was cancelled due to World War II. Palme d'Or was awarded retrospectively in 2002 by a contemporary jury from the original selection of 1939.
* 1946: Festival debuted. Eleven films were awarded Grand Prix du Festival International du Film at the first festival.
* 1947: Highest prize was not awarded.
* 1948: Festival wasn't organised due to financial problems.
* 1950: Festival wasn't organised due to financial problems.
* 1955–63: Palme d'Or was created and replaced Grand Prix du Festival International du Film as highest prize.
* 1964–74: Grand Prix du Festival International du Film replaced Palme d'Or as highest prize.
* 1968: Festival was not held due to May 1968 events in France.
* 1975 onwards: Palme d'Or was reintroduced as highest prize replacing Grand Prix du Festival International du Film.
* In some years, two films have been awarded highest prize.


The Palme d'Or (English: Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. It was introduced in 1955 by the organising committee. From 1939 to 1954, the highest prize was the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film. (Wikipedia)



Movies released during the 1950s to watch


Classic movies of the 40s, 50s and 60s


Movie and TV shows taken from rarbg rss feed every 4 hours starting 5/20/2019. Edit: Added VTS rss feed. Edit 2: Part 2. Some of these will be duplicates from Part 1


Since 1984, the Criterion Collection has been dedicated to publishing important classic and contemporary films from around the world in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. No matter the medium—from laserdisc to DVD and Blu-ray to streaming—Criterion has maintained its pioneering commitment to presenting each film as its maker would want it seen, in state-of-the-art restorations with special features designed to encourage repeated watching and deepen the viewer’s appreciation of the art of film.

Films listed by spine numbers. Release with multiple films not found on Trakt are listed as individual items in this list in case CC did not release them as individual titles as well under a spine number.

Last Update: Releases up to January 2021

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