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The Films Every Person Should See (A Guide To Film Criticism)

Rather than a favorites list, these are the films I believe are essential to a sustainable dialogue about film, and…

  • The Hitch-Hiker
  • The Babadook
  • Old Joy
  • A League of Their Own
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Blue Black Permanent
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Grace of My Heart
  • Red Road
  • Ratcatcher

The Greatest Films Directed by Women

Scout Tafoya of Roger Ebert.com assembled a list of the "Greatest Films Directed by Women" over on his personal blog.…

  • Tokyo Story
  • Ugetsu
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Spirited Away
  • Maboroshi
  • Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo
  • The Face of Another
  • Linda Linda Linda
  • Ornamental Hairpin
  • Notes of an Itinerant Performer
  • Dragon Inn
  • That Day, On the Beach
  • A Time to Live, a Time to Die
  • Hard Boiled
  • Eat Drink Man Woman
  • A Summer at Grandpa's
  • Goodbye, South, Goodbye
  • Good Men, Good Women
  • The Spring River Flows East
  • New Woman
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Les Vampires
  • Intolerance
  • Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Way Down East
  • Within Our Gates
  • Orphans of the Storm

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…

  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Klute
  • Tourist Trap
  • Alice Sweet Alice
  • Deep Red
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
  • Veruschka
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic
  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • The Road to the Racetrack
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Beau Travail
  • A Borrowed Life
  • The Life of Jesus
  • Casino
  • Wait and See
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Blackout
  • God's Comedy

My 90's List

I wanted to make this list primarily to share some of these films which need the attention they deserve and…

  • The Exorcist
  • The Shining
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Alien
  • The Thing
  • Halloween
  • Psycho
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Jaws

HitFix.com's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time

HitFix recently released a great horror list, here's their methodology...

HitFix reached out to top horror professionals with this question:…

  • Only God Forgives
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Spring Breakers
  • Eraserhead
  • A Field in England
  • Elephant
  • Valhalla Rising
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • The Proposition
  • Irreversible

They aren't films; they're experiences

Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…

  • That Most Important Thing: Love
  • Bleu
  • Visitor to a Museum
  • Ariadne
  • A New Life
  • Organics
  • The Last House on Dead End Street
  • Pond and Waterfall
  • Pentimento
  • Natpwe, the feast of the spirits

Personal Canon

Ranked, keeping it at 25 because it's what I'm sure of in the moment. I have a much larger private…

  • The ABCs of Death
  • Amer
  • American Mary
  • American Psycho
  • The Babadook
  • Blood Diner
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • In My Skin
  • Ghostwatch
  • Humanoids from the Deep

Women-Made Horror


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While female directors are relatively sparse in the mainstream film industry as a whole, in comparison to their male counterparts,…

  • Dragonslayer
  • Up and Down
  • Haibane renmei
  • Moolaadé
  • Pixote
  • An Angel at My Table
  • The Thing
  • Solaris
  • The Descent
  • L'Atalante


This is just a list as an excuse to ask some questions of you all about film and film-related topics…

  • God Speed You! Black Emperor
  • Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
  • The Lion of Thebes
  • Super Inframan
  • Who Saw Her Die?
  • Monster Hunter
  • Five
  • The Living Dead Girl
  • Men Behind the Sun
  • Subspecies

The 2016 Cult Movie Challenge

Do you like cult movies? All kinds? All right, good, because this is the ultimate challenge. Ladies and gentlemen, I…

  • The Lady Eve
  • Baby Face
  • The Furies
  • Ball of Fire
  • Forty Guns
  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
  • Meet John Doe
  • Double Indemnity
  • Christmas in Connecticut
  • Titanic
  • The Godfather
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Pulp Fiction
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Schindler's List
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • M
  • Modern Times

Top10ner's 1001 'Greatest' Movies of All Time


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Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…

  • Blackhat
  • Collateral
  • The Forbidden Room
  • Goodbye to Language
  • Hit 2 Pass
  • Horse Money
  • Inland Empire
  • Knight of Cups
  • Like Someone in Love
  • Miami Vice

Digital Aesthetic

"Digital cinema's chameleon-like mutations, its morphing of shapes, scaling of sizes and rendering of materials; in short, its re-embodied manifestation…

  • Under the Skin
  • Gummo
  • Tropical Malady
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • Inland Empire
  • Wild at Heart
  • Eraserhead
  • Mulholland Drive
  • In a Year with 13 Moons
  • Holy Motors

375+ Strange Films: The Mad, Mad Glory of Cinema

Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).

  • 3-Iron
  • 9
  • 5 Broken Cameras
  • 5 Centimeters Per Second
  • 90 Minutes
  • A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
  • A Mighty Wind
  • A Short Film About Killing
  • A Short Film About Love
  • A Time for Drunken Horses

Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)

Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…