/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.
Films that were bumped off from last year's list:
and the newer list for 2018 in full:
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
“Now you're looking for the secret. But you won't find it because of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to work it out. You want to be fooled.”
― John Cutter, 'The Prestige' (2006)
Great films with poignant, memorable, Shyamalanesque, or downright traumatic endings.
When Movie Twists Fail, via Georg Rockall-Schmidt:
What a Twist: Double Consciousness and M. Night Shyamalan, via Back Row:
6 Huge Movie Plot Twists That Caused Even Bigger Plot Holes, via Cracked:
'mother!’s Ending: What Does It All Mean?, via Vanity Fair:
Why 'The Sixth Sense' Ending Has Never Been Matched, via Esquire:
And the Award for the Grossest Twist Ending of the Year Goes To…, via The Mary Sue:
In response to the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest American movies, film scholar Jonathan Rosenbaum took the AFI to task for what he saw as a product "symptomatic of an increasingly dumbed-down film culture that continues to outflank our shrinking expectations." Of course, any list of this kind (including Sight and Sound’s decennial roster and the Village Voice Film Critic’s Poll from a few years back) is not without its blind spots. Participants are often forced to pick a select group of favorites and make a number of concessions ("Well, if I want Antonioni to make it into the collective top 10, I’d better hedge my bets with L’Avventura instead of my personal favorite Zabriskie Point."). Consequently, underdogs and obscure gems have little chance of being represented on a composite list that’s typically unveiled with little-to-no "justification for any of its titles" (to borrow again from Rosenbaum). Rather than present a list that looks like everyone else’s, Slant Magazine has decided to do something a little different. While you will find many popular classics and critical favorites on our list of 100 Essential Films, our goal was to mix things up a bit. This list should not be construed as a definitive "greatest films" package, but as an alternative compiled by a group of kinky film-lovers wanting to give serious critical thought to neglected, forgotten and misunderstood gems. We aimed for the kind of list where post-Cahiers Orson Welles could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with a pre-pastiche Brian De Palma; where it’s understood that Hitchcock, Dreyer, Ford, and Ozu created masterpieces besides film school staples like Vertigo, The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Searchers, and Tokyo Story; and where the postmodern irony of Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life is allowed space next to its modern-day equivalent: Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls (gasp!). Because space was tight, documentaries, shorts and animated films were not eligible. Additionally, we limited directors to no more than one spot on the list.
Original Edition (2003) + additions (2004-2018) in that order.
Based on http://1001films.wikia.com/wiki/The_List
2018 Edition Additions:
- The Handmaiden (2016)
- Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)
- Lady Macbeth (2016)
- Lady Bird (2017)
- The Shape of Water (2017)
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
- Call Me by Your Name (2017)
- Mother! (2017)
- Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
- Get Out (2017)
- Black Panther (2018)
“We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”
― H.P. Lovecraft.
Is our limited perception of time, space and reality just a thin layer of pretense protecting us from the incomprehensible, evil and/or uncaring horrors that rule the universe?
When someone dares ponder the vast gulf of nonexistence before his/her lifespan (never mind its quickly-approaching resumption), he/she is, in a fundamental way, not terribly unlike a helpless newborn who dies within moments of its birth.
Our existence awakens to an incomprehensible, chaotic reality — bright and loud and terrifying. And then, all too soon, it is gone forever. In our brief moment of conscious being, we witness fear, corruption, violence, and the pervasive instability of all systems — a general sense that we are, at all times and places, thoroughly insignificant and desperately unsafe.
And while there are beautiful things here for some of us — love, comfort, the company of friends — we often fear that those good things exist only to mock our brief and meaningless existence. That, in the end, we are all destined to face ultimate, inescapable forgetting.
And then, beyond all of that, there is the possibility of monsters. Monsters so enormous and inherently beyond our limited perception that one glance at them would tear our consciousness from the moorings of sanity and reduce our physical being to its component atoms.
This list of films exists for those who enjoy gazing, slack-jawed and mind-boggled, into the dangerous unknowable.
10 Visually Stunning Cosmic Horror Films, via Scene360:
‘Starfish’ Plays Like an Eclectic Mixtape of Cosmic Horror, via Bloody Disgusting:
When The Abyss Looks Back: Contemplating 'The Void', via Everything is Scary:
10 Mind-Bending Cosmic Horror Films, via FilmSchoolRejects:
Showing The Incomprehensible: 'Annihilation's Influences, via Thomas Flight:
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):
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? (TSPDT) is a modest but growing film resource dedicated to the art of motion picture filmmaking and most specifically to that one particular individual calling the shots from behind the camera - the film director.
This list is based on TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films, a list compilated by Bill Georgaris using thousands of best-of/all-time lists.