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Wings of Desire 1987

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a film reference book edited by Steven Jay Schneider with original essays on each film contributed by over 70 film critics.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1001_Movies_You_Must_See_Before_You_Die

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/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.

source: http://redd.it/3hbiio

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Original Edition (2003) + additions (2004-2019) in that order. 2020's edition will be released in October.
Based on http://1001films.wikia.com/wiki/The_List

2019 Edition Additions:
- Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
- Capernaum (2018)
- A Star is Born (2018)
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- Roma (2018)
- Hereditary (2018)
- The Favourite (2018)
- Sorry to Bother You (2018)
- Vice (2018)
- BlacKkKlansman (2018)

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This is a list of every movie that has made an appearance on the Top 250 list since the beginning of the site in 1996 through 2020. I will maintain a changelog below for when new movies are added to list.

List made using data from IMDB Top 250 History - https://250.took.nl/

Changelog - https://bit.ly/2E0i6w4

Odd Entries Explained - https://bit.ly/38dS0Ul

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"ALL-TIME" 100 Movies is a compilation by Time magazine featuring 100 of the best films released between March 3, 1923 (when the first issue of Time was published) and early 2005 (when the list was compiled). The list was compiled by critics Richard Schickel and Richard Corliss and generated significant attention, receiving 7.8 million hits in its first week alone.

Source: http://entertainment.time.com/2005/02/12/all-time-100-movies/slide/all/

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The goal is to watch the best movies from each country.
If you, my imaginary friend, have any suggestions, just leave a comment.

I was planning to watch 193 movies (since there's 193 countries at the UN), but I'll add a few other regions, like Greenland and Aruba, that have different film culture.
Since I have a lot of free time, I might add more than one per country. We'll see.

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1. Afeganistão (Afghanistan)
‧ Kandahar (2001) https://trakt.tv/movies/kandahar-2001
‧ Zolykha's Secret (2006) https://trakt.tv/movies/zolykha-s-secret-2006
Opium War (2008) https://trakt.tv/movies/opium-war-2008
‧ The Black Tulip (2010) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-black-tulip-2012
‧ A Few Cubic Meters of Love (2014) https://trakt.tv/movies/a-few-cubic-meters-of-love-2014
Mina Walking (2015) https://trakt.tv/movies/mina-walking
Emaan (2010) https://trakt.tv/movies/hassan-2018
‧ No Woman (Curta) (2015) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5181072/
‧ The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan (Doc) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-boy-who-plays-on-the-buddhas-of-bamiyan-2004
The Beauty Academy of Kabul (2004) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-beauty-academy-of-kabul-1969

2. África do Sul (South Africa)
Khumba (2013) https://trakt.tv/movies/khumba-2013
Tsotsi (2005) https://trakt.tv/movies/tsotsi-2005
‧ Little One (2013) https://trakt.tv/movies/little-one-2013
‧ The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-gods-must-be-crazy-1980
Material (2012) https://trakt.tv/movies/material-2012
Siembamba (2017) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-lullaby-2017
‧ Spud (2010) https://trakt.tv/movies/spud-2010
Keeping Up With the Kandasamys (2019) https://trakt.tv/movies/kandasamys-the-wedding-2019
‧ Vuil Wasgoed (2017) https://trakt.tv/movies/dirty-laundry-2017
Merkat Maantuig (2018) https://trakt.tv/movies/meerkat-moonship-2018
‧ Die Windpomp (2014) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-windmill-2014
Skemerson (2019) https://trakt.tv/movies/sun-cry-moon

3. Albânia
‧ Chromium (2015) https://trakt.tv/movies/chromium-2015
‧ A Shelter Among The Clouds (2018) https://trakt.tv/movies/a-shelter-among-the-clouds-2018
Shtëpia e vjetër (2017) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-old-house-2017
‧ Agon (2011) https://trakt.tv/movies/agon-2012
‧ Amnistia (2011) https://trakt.tv/movies/amnesty-2012
‧ Ballkan Pazar (2011) https://trakt.tv/movies/ballkan-bazar-2011
‧ Pharmakon (2012) https://trakt.tv/movies/pharmakon-2012
‧ Amsterdam Express (2013) https://trakt.tv/movies/amsterdam-express-2014
‧ Bota (2014) https://trakt.tv/movies/bota-2014

4. Alemanha (Germany)
Das Leben der Anderen (2006) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-lives-of-others-2006
‧ Der Himmel über Berlin (1987) https://trakt.tv/movies/wings-of-desire-1987
Systemsprenger (2019) https://trakt.tv/movies/system-crasher-2019
‧ Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997) https://trakt.tv/movies/knockin-on-heaven-s-door-1997
Good Bye Lenin! (2003) https://trakt.tv/movies/good-bye-lenin-2003
Funny Games (1997) https://trakt.tv/movies/funny-games-1997
‧ Run Lola Run (1998) https://trakt.tv/movies/run-lola-run-1998
Who Am I (2014) https://trakt.tv/movies/who-am-i-2014
Victoria (2015) https://trakt.tv/movies/victoria-2015
Die Welle (2009) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-wave-2008
‧ Fleisch ist mein Gemüse (2008) https://trakt.tv/movies/fleisch-ist-mein-gemuse-2008
‧ Der goldene Handschuh (2019) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-golden-glove-2019
‧ Wir sind die Nacht (2010) https://trakt.tv/movies/we-are-the-night-2010
‧ Hannah Arendt (2012) https://trakt.tv/movies/hannah-arendt-2012
What a Man (2011) https://trakt.tv/movies/what-a-man-2011
‧ Nosferatu (1922) https://trakt.tv/movies/nosferatu-1922
‧ Nosferatu (1979) https://trakt.tv/movies/nosferatu-the-vampyre-1979

5. Andorra
Impacto (2017) https://trakt.tv/movies/impacto
Le Blizzard (Curta) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-blizzard-2019

6. Angola
Serpentarius (2019) https://trakt.tv/movies/serpentarius-2019

7. Arábia Saudita (Saudi Arabia)
Barakah yoqabil Barakah (2016) https://trakt.tv/movies/barakah-meets-barakah-2016
Wadjda (2012) https://trakt.tv/movies/wadjda-2012
Akher Ziyarah (2019) https://trakt.tv/movies/last-visit-2019
‧ Aayesh (2010) https://trakt.tv/movies/aayesh-2010
‧ The Bliss of Being No One (Curta) (2016) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-bliss-of-being-no-one-2016

8. Argélia
‧ =كرنفال في دشرة Carnaval Fi Dachra= (1994) https://trakt.tv/movies/1994-259699
‧ Harragas (2010) https://trakt.tv/movies/harragas-2010
الطاكسي المخفي Le Clandestin (1989) https://trakt.tv/movies/1989-259701
Z (1969) https://trakt.tv/movies/z-1969
Papicha (2019) https://trakt.tv/movies/papicha-2019
À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer (2016) https://trakt.tv/movies/i-still-hide-to-smoke-2016

‧ NOME (2016) LINK

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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.

www.theyshootpictures.com

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Source: IMDB
Filter: Votes >= 10000
Order: Votes Descending
Date: 2014-08-23

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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: May 2020

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Over 1,000 films are listed in this visually arresting, full-color celebration of the silver screen. Film personalities, including actors, directors, cinematographers, and animators, write about their favorite films from a variety of angles. Martin Scorsese, Nicole Kidman, and Nick Hornby are among those who weigh in. Writers are matched to suitable (or sometimes surprising) themes and genres within the wider subject of how films can alter the course of a life. Movie stills and posters, trivia, and top-ten lists make this a book that can be dipped into or read from cover to cover. Great screen moments — endings, beginnings, kisses, death scenes — are given special spreads. The eclectic approach speaks to fans of big Hollywood blockbusters and factoid-reciting film geeks alike.

Source: https://www.amazon.com/Time-1000-Films-Change-Guides/dp/1904978738

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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.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/film/series/1000-films-to-see-before-you-die

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In the year of cinematography’s centennial anniversary 1995, the Deutscher Kinematheksverbund conducted a survey in search of the 100 German films that were considered the most important. In the first poll 324 film historians, film journalists, film makers and movie owners decided about places 1 to 75, a second poll with 228 votes determined the places 76 to 100.

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20110928035219/http://www.fiafnet.org/pdf/uk/fiaf54.pdf

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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.

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Combined the average ratings (Critics & 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.

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A list of movies which famous movie critic Roger Ebert considers to be the best movies of all-time. Ebert has written extensive reviews for each and every one of these movies.

All the reviews are available online as well thanks to rogerebert.com

Imported frome external source. 19 movies missing.

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IMDb's Top Movies from 1987.

Minimum of 25,000 votes, minimum rating of 6.0, maximum of 100 movies.

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What are the 100 most romantic movies of all time? To find out we asked 101 experts for their top ten romantic films. These are people who know romance, from ‘The Notebook’ author Nicholas Sparks to ‘Notting Hill’ director Richard Curtis and ‘Downton Abbey’ star Joanne Froggatt. We’ve crunched the numbers and here’s the final list, from 100 down to one.

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The They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 1,000 greatest films list is primarily compiled by using 1,825 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.

Source: http://www.theyshootpictures.com/gf1000.htm

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This list is drawn from the second edition of "The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made", published in 2004. It contains a selection of 1000 reviews that have been printed in The New York Times in a time period of over seven decades. The majority of movies in this book are among the "10 Best Films" chosen by New York Times critics at the end of each year.

Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/339025.The_New_York_Times_Guide_to_the_Best_1_000_Movies_Ever_Made

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A list of the best films not in the English language, according to Empire magazine. Documentaries were excluded.

Source: https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/100-greatest-world-cinema-films/

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The top films in the 2012 Sight and Sound Poll from the combined votes of 846 critics and 359 directors. Contains films with 3 or more votes. In order by number of votes.

The following is a list of positions and the number of corresponding votes. 21-22 (66 votes), 27-28 (55 votes), 29-30 (54 votes), 36-37 (46 votes), 39-42 (44 votes), 43-46 (43 votes), 47-50 (41 votes), 51-52 (40 votes), 53-55 (39 votes), 56-57 (38 votes), 59-60 (35 votes), 62-74 (33 votes), 75-77 (32 votes), 78-79 (31 votes), 82-88 (28 votes), 89-90 (27 votes), 91-93 (26 votes), 94-99 (25 votes), 100-103 (24 votes), 104-106 (23 votes), 107-110 (22 votes), 111-118 (21 votes), 119-127 (20 votes), 128-139 (19 votes), 140-146 (18 votes), 147-153 (17 votes), 154-166 (16 votes), 167-182 (15 votes), 183-193 (14 votes), 194-206 (13 votes), 207-228 (12 votes), 229-243 (11 votes), 244-271 (10 votes), 272-302 (9 votes), 303-330 (8 votes), 331-375 (7 votes), 376-423 (6 votes), 424-497 (5 votes), 498-624 (4 votes), 625-817 (3 votes)

Source: http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/sightandsoundpoll2012

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

Source: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Have-You-Seen-Introduction-masterpieces/dp/014102075X

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Trading on its impeccable reputation, Halliwell’s now presents it’s Top 1,000 favorite films. Starting at number 1,000, each entry includes a plot summary, cast and crew, awards, key critical comments, DVD and soundtrack availability, and a wealth of other interesting details. To supplement the countdown, there is commentary from film stars, show business personalities, well-known critics, and the movers and shakers in the film industry, each naming their favorite films or weighing in on Halliwell’s selection. Illustrated throughout with classic and modern film stills and posters, this is a book that every cinema fan will want to own. John Walker is one of Britain’s leading film critics.

The list has 42 extra films, because trilogies, or series, are counted as one entry (The Godfather, The Apu Trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, Antoine Doinel, Laurel and Hardy shorts, etc...)

Source: https://www.amazon.com/Halliwells-Top-1000-Ultimate-Countdown/dp/0007181655

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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...

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cahiers_du_cin%C3%A9ma

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