The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000, as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.
Visit BBC Culture here: http://tinyurl.com/zhv5jsl
CutPrintFilm (http://tinyurl.com/hqg5t6o) has a podcast episode discussing this list (skip ahead to 00:33:33).
Why is this list so thin on comedy? (http://tinyurl.com/gqnn289)
This list compared to film's highest earners. (http://tinyurl.com/jswylca)
The pleasures and perils of compiling greatest-films-ever lists. (http://tinyurl.com/j8melhm)
After combing through movie lists from IMDB to Reddit, I think I've created the most complete collection of horror movies that climb inside your skull and mess with your brains.
'Beginner's Guide: Psychological Horror' -- http://tinyurl.com/j2ygg5w
'What Exactly Is a "Psychological" Horror Film?' -- http://tinyurl.com/jlp59ue
'Why We Crave Horror Movies' by Stephen King -- http://tinyurl.com/pm5amx5
'Common Themes in Psychological Thrillers' -- http://tinyurl.com/hqgtwu5
'Psychological Horror in the Films of David Lynch' -- http://tinyurl.com/glgmpym
The J-Film Pow-Wow has been going for nearly four years now and during that time we've reported on the annual Top Ten lists put out by various online and print sources and Chris, Bob, Marc, Matt and Eric have spent our fair share of time scouring and critiquing other people's Top 100 lists of Japanese films. It got to the point where we thought we'd put ourselves out there with our own list, something beyond our monthly Top Ten lists. With that in mind we pooled our collective movie-going experiences and have come up with the J-Film Pow-Wow's own Top 100 Japanese Films list.
Now, before you read on you should keep something in mind. This list was tabulated by all five of the Pow-Wow crew making lists of their own favorite Japanese films - not films we felt were historically important and not films that parroted other lists that have created the present canon of Japanese cinema. Our main concern was to come up with films that we held a real heartfelt love for. Once we drew up our lists we ranked them, assigned a points system and cross referenced all five to come up with this Top 100 list. There are some obvious picks ranking in obvious positions, there are some critically-favoured films in the Japanese film canon that didn't fare as well, and there are a lot of surprises. Those are the films on the list we're all most excited about.
After doing Top 10's for many years, the Japanese magazine Kinema Junpo released a list of their Top 200 Japanese movies in 2009.
For those interested, here are many of the individual years Top 10s:
The 100 "Top Films" Kurosawa listed in the book "A Dream is a Genius".
Akira Kurosawa discusses his top 100 films with his daughter, Kazuo. Kurosawa limits his choices to one film per director; Check the link for his comments for each pick http://ww.criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=7192
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
After a couple of weeks of tallying and formatting, we’re counting down the Top 100 Hong Kong Films of the Nineties, as voted upon by LoveHKFilm.com’s readers. Response was pretty good; we received over 130 entries and over 250 total films were nominated. We barely got any sleep over here."
I remember either voting in this, or it might've been a completely different sites list. Anyway, this was published by IGN some years ago, therefore I will create it here and now for list purposes. From the official IGN release:
The cartoon is indeed a wonderful thing. Once mostly deemed to be the territory of a kids-only audience, the world of animation has evolved over the years so as to appeal to adults as well as children… or is it just that many adults these days have the minds of children?
Don't ask us, for if there's one thing that the IGN editors can claim to be, it's kids trapped in the bodies of adults. And so it goes without saying that we sure do love us some cartoons. And in particular, television has proven to be a hugely important part of our toon-development, starting from our earliest days with the Saturday morning and after-school shows and continuing right on to today with the more mature Adult Swim offerings and the like.
In fact, as we prepped for this story and looked back at our many favorite animated series from over the years, we were amazed by the diversity of the shows that we came up with. From classic tales of cats chasing mice to the legend of a Dark Knight avenger patrolling the streets of a place called Gotham, from incompetent alien invaders to incompetent nuclear families, from stories of the future to sagas of the past, IGN's Top 100 Animated Series has it all.
So put away your ink and paint for a while and have a look at this list. You might just find yourself animated by it...