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.
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)
“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them, into the impossible.”
― Arthur C. Clarke
A collection of science fiction movies and television shows that attempt some degree of scientific accuracy, with technologies or scenarios that may be nonexistent in today's world but are at least realistic (if only theoretical). That is to say, they don't rely on magic or fantasy (or anything that departs significantly from mainstream theory) to propel their plot.
This is not to say that some of the line-up here don't take a few speculative leaps, but they at least begin from a place grounded in credible research and theory, from where they then develop their more extravagant premises.
Yes, listing time travel films here is a cheat, but I've only included a few, and only those that make some attempt to explain their paradoxes and/or take their temporal consequences seriously.
The Best Hard Sci-Fi Movies, via /Film:
The 11 Most Accurate Science Fiction Movies Of All Time, via ScreenRant:
Five Science Fiction Movies that Get the Science Right, via New Scientist:
/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.
The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation is given each year for theatrical films, television episodes, or other dramatized works related to science fiction or fantasy released in the previous calendar year. This list contains winners and nominees, covering both Long- and Short-Form categories as well as retro Hugos, but (obviously) does not contain nominees who are not (or cannot be) listed on Trakt, including (but not limited to):
1939 (R): "The War of the Worlds" by the Mercury Theatre on the Air (radio play)
1939 (R): "Around the World in Eighty Days" by the Mercury Theatre on the Air (radio play)
1939 (R): "A Christmas Carol" by the Campbell Soup Playhouse (radio play)
1939 (R): "Dracula" by the Mercury Theatre on the Air (radio play)
1939 (R): R.U.R. (stage play)
1941 (R, SF): Adventures of Superman: "The Baby from Krypton" (radio play)
1960: "Murder and the Android", NBC Sunday Showcase Imissing from Trakt)
1970: News Coverage of Apollo 13
1971: "Blows Against the Empire" by Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship (album)
1971: "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers" by Firesign Theatre (comedy album)
1972: "I Think We're All Bozos on the Bus" by Firesign Theatre (comedy album)
1976: The Capture (graphic novel)
1978: Blood!: The Life & Future Times of Jack the Ripper (audiobook)
1979: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio play)
2004 (SF): "Gollum's Acceptance Speech", 2004 MTV Movie Awards
2006 (SF): Lucas Back in Anger (stage play)
2007 (SF): Prix Victor Hugo Awards Ceremony
2009 (LF): METAtropolis (multimedia stories)
2012 (SF): The Drink Tank's Hugo Acceptance Speech
2017 (SF): "Splendor & Misery" by clipping (album)
(R) is Retro Hugo
(SF) is Short Form
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
All credits go to IMDb user: RDLongoria
List of Nominees and Winners.
Michael Caine in "Educating Rita"
Tom Conti in "Reuben, Reuben"
Tom Courtenay in "The Dresser"
Robert Duvall in "Tender Mercies" - WINNER
Albert Finney in "The Dresser"
Charles Durning in "To Be or Not to Be"
John Lithgow in "Terms of Endearment"
Jack Nicholson in "Terms of Endearment" - WINNER
Sam Shepard in "The Right Stuff"
Rip Torn in "Cross Creek"
Jane Alexander in "Testament"
Shirley MacLaine in "Terms of Endearment" - WINNER
Meryl Streep in "Silkwood"
Julie Walters in "Educating Rita"
Debra Winger in "Terms of Endearment"
Cher in "Silkwood"
Glenn Close in "The Big Chill"
Linda Hunt in "The Year of Living Dangerously" - WINNER
Amy Irving in "Yentl"
Alfre Woodard in "Cross Creek"
"Fanny & Alexander" Anna Asp - WINNER
"Return of the Jedi" Art Direction: Norman Reynolds, Fred Hole, James Schoppe; Set Decoration: Michael Ford
"The Right Stuff" Art Direction: Geoffrey Kirkland, Richard J. Lawrence, W. Stewart Campbell, Peter Romero; Set Decoration: Pat Pending, George R. Nelson
"Terms of Endearment" Art Direction: Polly Platt, Harold Michelson; Set Decoration: Tom Pedigo, Anthony Mondello
"Yentl" Art Direction: Roy Walker, Leslie Tomkins; Set Decoration: Tessa Davies
"Fanny & Alexander" Sven Nykvist - WINNER
"Flashdance" Don Peterman
"The Right Stuff" Caleb Deschanel
"WarGames" William A. Fraker
"Zelig" Gordon Willis
"Cross Creek" Joe I. Tompkins
"Fanny & Alexander" Marik Vos - WINNER
"Heart Like a Wheel" William Ware Theiss
"The Return of Martin Guerre" Anne-Marie Marchand
"Zelig" Santo Loquasto
"The Dresser" Peter Yates
"Fanny & Alexander" Ingmar Bergman
"Silkwood" Mike Nichols
"Tender Mercies" Bruce Beresford
"Terms of Endearment" James L. Brooks - WINNER
"Children of Darkness" Richard Kotuk and Ara Chekmayan, Producers
"First Contact" Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson, Producers
"He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’" Emile Ardolino, Producer - WINNER
"The Profession of Arms" Michael Bryans and Tina Viljoen, Producers
"Seeing Red" James Klein and Julia Reichert, Producers
"Flamenco at 5:15" Cynthia Scott and Adam Symansky, Producers - WINNER
"In the Nuclear Shadow: What Can the Children Tell Us?" Vivienne Verdon-Roe and Eric Thiermann, Producers
"Sewing Woman" Arthur Dong, Producer
"Spaces: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph" Robert Eisenhardt, Producer
"You Are Free (Ihr Zent Frei)" Dea Brokman and Ilene Landis, Producers
"Blue Thunder" Frank Morriss, Edward Abroms
"Flashdance" Bud Smith, Walt Mulconery
"The Right Stuff" Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtman, Stephen A. Rotter, Douglas Stewart, Tom Rolf - WINNER
"Silkwood" Sam O’Steen
"Terms of Endearment" Richard Marks
"Entre Nous" France
"Fanny & Alexander" Sweden - WINNER
"Job’s Revolt" Hungary
"Le Bal" Algeria
"Cross Creek" Leonard Rosenman
"Return of the Jedi" John Williams
"The Right Stuff" Bill Conti - WINNER
"Terms of Endearment" Michael Gore
"Under Fire" Jerry Goldsmith
"The Sting II" Adaptation Score by Lalo Schifrin
"Trading Places" Adaptation Score by Elmer Bernstein
"Yentl" Song Score by Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman - WINNER
"Flashdance...What a Feeling" from "Flashdance" Music by Giorgio Moroder; Lyric by Keith Forsey and Irene Cara - WINNER
"Maniac" from "Flashdance" Music and Lyric by Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky
"Over You" from "Tender Mercies" Music and Lyric by Austin Roberts and Bobby Hart
"Papa, Can You Hear Me?" from "Yentl" Music by Michel Legrand; Lyric by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
"The Way He Makes Me Feel" from "Yentl" Music by Michel Legrand; Lyric by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
"The Big Chill" Michael Shamberg, Producer
"The Dresser" Peter Yates, Producer
"The Right Stuff" Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, Producers
"Tender Mercies" Philip S. Hobel, Producer
"Terms of Endearment" James L. Brooks, Producer - WINNER
"Mickey’s Christmas Carol" Burny Mattinson, Producer
"Sound of Sunshine - Sound of Rain" Eda Godel Hallinan, Producer
"Sundae in New York" Jimmy Picker, Producer - WINNER
"Boys and Girls" Janice L. Platt, Producer - WINNER
"Goodie-Two-Shoes" Ian Emes, Producer
"Overnight Sensation" Jon N. Bloom, Producer
"Never Cry Wolf" Alan R. Splet, Todd Boekelheide, Randy Thom, David Parker
"Return of the Jedi" Ben Burtt, Gary Summers, Randy Thom, Tony Dawe
"The Right Stuff" Mark Berger, Tom Scott, Randy Thom, David MacMillan - WINNER
"Terms of Endearment" Donald O. Mitchell, Rick Kline, Kevin O’Connell, Jim Alexander
"WarGames" Michael J. Kohut, Carlos de Larios, Aaron Rochin, Willie D. Burton
"Return of the Jedi" Ben Burtt
"The Right Stuff" Jay Boekelheide - WINNER
"Betrayal" Harold Pinter
"The Dresser" Ronald Harwood
"Educating Rita" Willy Russell
"Reuben, Reuben" Julius J. Epstein
"Terms of Endearment" James L. Brooks - WINNER
"The Big Chill" Lawrence Kasdan, Barbara Benedek
"Fanny & Alexander" Ingmar Bergman
"Silkwood" Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen
"Tender Mercies" Horton Foote - WINNER
"WarGames" Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes