iCM list adoptions - final poll 2018
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In the leftmost column, enter your rating from -1 to 4.
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4: I very much want this list to be official.
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3: I somewhat want this list to be official.
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2: This list should be official, but I don’t feel strongly about it.
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1: I wouldn’t mind this being official but I don’t care.
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0: This list should not be official, but I don’t feel strongly about it.
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-1: I’m strongly against this list being official.
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100 American Independent Films (BFI Screen Guides) (2009)Country: US100 films (alphabetical)This book "provides a guide to 100 of the most interesting and influential American independent films."
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100 Classics of Russian and Eastern European Cinema (2007)Region: Russia/Eastern Europe100 films (chronological)Selected by Michael Brooke, the Screenonline Curator at the BFI National Archive. "100 key titles in the history of Russian and Eastern European cinema."
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100 Cult Films (BFI Screen Guides) (2011)Genre: Cult102 films (alphabetical)This book "is a true trip around the world, providing a lively and illuminating guide to films from more than a dozen countries, across nine decades, representing a wide range of genres and key cult directors such as David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam and David Lynch."
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100 European Horror Films (BFI Screen Guides) (2007)Genre: European horror100 films (alphabetical)This book "provides a lively and illuminating guide to a hundred key horror movies from the 1920s to the present day."
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100 Historical Film Masterpieces (1996)Genre: History104 films (unranked)This book is about great films inspired by important historical events.
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100 Road Movies (BFI Screen Guides) (2008)Genre: Road movies100 films (alphabetical)In this book, "each entry will offer an insightful critique in terms of aesthetics, plot structure and defining formal and thematic features, whilst also considering the title in the wider context and understanding of by what criteria a film may be considered a road movie."
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101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die (2010)Genre: Action101 films (chronological)From a book about 101 of the most famous action films, with insights from critics, film historians, and academics.
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101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die (2009)Genre: Gangster101 films (chronological)From a book. "This intensely readable summary of the best gangster films ever made spans the decades from the 1930s to the present day."
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125 Forbidden films (2001)General: Banned/censored125 films (alphabetical)This book provides summaries, production details, and censorship histories of 125 censored and/or banned films.
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A Year With Women: 103 Essential Films By Female Filmmakers (2015)Other category: Female directors103 films (ranked)Cinema Fanatic polled over 500 critics, filmmakers, bloggers, historians, professors and casual film viewers, asking them to tell me what films directed (or co-directed) by women are essential viewing.
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Academy Award Animated Short and Feature Winners (annual award)Award: Animation103 films (sorted by year)Awards for best animated short (1931-present) and best animated feature (2001-present) combined into one list, selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature winners (annual award)Award: Documentary76 films (sorted by year)Award for best documentary feature, selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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BBC’s The 100 Greatest American Films (2015)Country: US100 films (ranked)Voted by 62 film critics from around the world.
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BFI's 100 Thriller's to See Before You Die (2017)Genre: Thriller100 films (alphabetical)The best thrillers, selected by the British Film Institute.
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BFI's 50 Films You Should See by the Age of 14 (2005)Genre: Kids/family50 films (alphabetical)Voted by more than 70 experts including producers, teachers, authors, and critics. The voting took place at a debate about whether there should be a list of films that all children should see.
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Black Film Canon (2016)Other category: Black directors50 films (chronological)Slate asked more than 20 prominent filmmakers, critics, and scholars for their favorite movies by filmmakers of color and used their picks to shape their list of the 50 greatest films by black directors.
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Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prix (annual award)Award: Runner-up58 films (sorted by year)The second most prestigious prize of the festival after the Palme d'Or.
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Cannes Film Festival - Jury Prize (annual award)Award: Runner-up72 films (sorted by year)The third most prestigious prize of the festival, chosen by the Jury from the "official section" of movies at the festival.
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Cinechile's 50 Best Chilean Movies of All Time (2016)Country: Chile62 films (ranked)Voted by 77 filmmakers, actors, researchers, academics, journalists, and critics.
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DFI's Top 100 Danish Films (~2000)Country: Denmark122 films (chronological)Selected by the Danish Film Institute.
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Edgar Wright’s 1000 favorite movies (2016)Director: Favorites1000 films (chronological)Selected by an English film director and published on mubi.com. "This is a personal and subjective list of 1000 favourite movies from 100 years of cinema."
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Empire's The 50 best kids' movies (2016)Genre: Kids/family50 films (ranked)The best films aimed at kids, including both live action and animated. Selected by the Empire staff.
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European film award for best film (annual award)Award: Europe30 films (sorted by year)Award for best European film, selected by 3300 members of the European Film Academy.
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Every Film That Has Ever Won An Oscar (annual awards)Award: Winners1269 films (sorted by year)All Academy Award winners combined into one list.
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Filmography of World History (2006)Genre: History292 films (chronological)This book "selects movies that represent aspects of world history from the middle ages through the twentieth century."
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Golden Globe Best Picture Nominees (annual award)Award: Nominees695 films (sorted by year)Nominees for best film, selected by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
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Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Experimental/Avant-garde/Underground Films (2012)Genre: Experimental film56 films (chronological)A section of Harvard's suggested film Viewing list. This section is listed as "incomplete". The list is based on a variety of criteria and is meant as an educational resource.
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iCM Forum's 1001 Favourite Movies (updated annually)General: Forum poll1001 films (ranked)Voted by 127 members of the iCM Forum.
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Japanese Movies 300 by Tadao Sato (1995)Country: Japan305 films (unranked)From a book by a well-known Japanese film critic.
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John Waters’ Yearly Top 10 Picks (annual top 10 lists)Director: Annual top 10s185 films (sorted by year, then by rank within each year)Selected by an American director and writer.
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Little White Lies 100 Great Movies By Female Directors (2015)Other category: Female directors100 films (chronological)Selected by website contributors. "100 movies we love and honestly think you will too."
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Roger Ebert's Annual Top Ten Lists (annual top 10 lists)Critic: Annual top 10s561 films (sorted by year, then by rank within each year)Selected by a well-known American film critic.
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Sight & Sound’s 75 Hidden Gems (2007)General: Obscure75 films (alphabetical)The editors of Sight & Sound magazine asked 75 critics from around the world to select a single film that is "unduly obscure and worthy of greater eminence."
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Sight and Sound Annual Best of the Year Polls (annual top 10 lists)Yearly: Critic poll209 films (sorted by year, then by rank within each year)Voted by critics.
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They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 1001-2000 (updated annually)General: Aggregate (runners-up)999 films (ranked)The runners-up of the TSPDT list, which is based on thousands of lists made by critics/filmmakers, and various other lists.
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Time Out Los Angeles' The 100 Best Teen Movies (2015)Genre: Teen100 films (ranked)Selected by the Time Out Los Angeles staff.
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Time Out New York's The 100 Best Action Movies (2014)Genre: Action101 films (ranked)Voted by 50 actors, directors, stunt performers, critics, and experts.
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