Lists by Col Needham

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I'm the founder and CEO of IMDb and here are my choices for the best films of the past year.
 
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The movies I am interested in seeing at South by Southwest 2014, listed in alphabetical order.

Movies I have seen will move to this list.
 
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The movies from SXSW 2014 which I have seen, in chronological order. Movies #1 to #3 were seen elsewhere before the festival.

The list of movies I was interested in seeing yet did not catch is here.
 
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It's SXSW time and unfortunately due to a heavy travel schedule and the timing, I cannot attend this year. This has not stopped me from creating a list of great SXSW movies to catch elsewhere.

The list is in alphabetical order. I will move titles over to my SXSW viewed list as I watch them across the year.
 
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It's SXSW time and unfortunately due to a heavy travel schedule and the timing, I cannot attend this year.

Here are the movies from SXSW 2015 which I have seen. I am moving titles from my SXSW Interest List as I watch them.
 
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These are the films, both old and new, which I am most excited about seeing at The Cannes Film Festival 2014. The list is in alphabetical order after the opening night film "Grace of Monaco" (I have seen "Jamaica Inn" and "Lost Horizon" in the classics section many times before but worth trying to catch them again if the timing works).

Cannes is a wonderful festival with so many films to see and so many things happening. I will not make it to all of these but I will certainly try to catch as many as possible!

The ones which I saw are on my Cannes Film Festival 2014 list.
 
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My awards season catch-up Watchlist for 2014 movies so far covering the Oscars, BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Independent Spirit Awards.

Titles are grouped into an order for my use with most nominated titles first and my notes on viewing opportunities.
 
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I am big fan of the director Alfred Hitchcock who directed his last movie, Family Plot in 1976 and died in 1980.

Hitchcock's influence continues to this day and movies with certain elements of suspense and shot in a certain style are often described as hitchcockian

This is a list of 100 movies which, one way or another, are inspired by the work of Alfred Hitchcock or are the kind of movies which Hitch would have been making today.

The rules for the list are that each movie must have been released after Family Plot and direct remakes of Hitchcock films from the same source material are ineligible. All movies must be set mostly in contemporary times (as were most of the movies Hitchcock directed himself; his exceptions being Juno and the Paycock, Waltzes from Vienna, Jamaica Inn and Under Capricorn)

The titles are listed in chronological order. I will work through this and add the primary Hitchcock references in the comments field for each title over time, where applicable -- some titles are just overall Hitchcockian without any direct references.

Common themes include murder, kidnap, spy, voyeur, amnesia, serial killer, psychoanalysis, doppelganger, assassination, mistaken identity, innocent man/woman, lawyer and chase.
 
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These are the films which I am most excited about seeing at The Cannes Film Festival 2015. The list is in alphabetical order.

Cannes is a wonderful festival with so many films to see and so many things happening. I will not make it to all of these but I will certainly try to catch as many as possible!

The ones I see will be moved to my Cannes Film Festival 2015 list.
 
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This is my overflow Watchlist for movies opening in the UK in 2016 onwards. I prefer to keep my main Watchlist for upcoming theatrical releases in the current year.
 
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Here are the films I have seen from the Cannes Film Festival 2015. At the time of writing since the festival has not started yet, all of these were first seen in other places.

This list is fed from my Cannes Film Festival Interest List 2015
 
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The wonderful Bath Film Festival took place from 13-23 November. This is the list of films I saw from this year's festival.

Films #1 to #5 are the IMDb New Filmmaker Award short film finalists with the winner, Cancer Hair at #1.

Next, I saw films #6 to #10 at the festival itself and then #11 onwards played at Bath but I have seen them elsewhere.

Unfortunately, the festival overlapped with the wedding of a friend and a five day business trip to New York City so I was unable to catch as many films as usual this time. The films which I wanted to see yet missed include Love Is Strange, Testament of Youth, Still Life, Wild Tales, Human Capital, Coherence, Frequencies, The Hatching, Blind, Omar, Northern Soul, When Animals Dream and Le jour se lève.
 
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A little experiment with a list of my favourite Al Pacino movies.
 
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With due credit to this article by Ryan Lattanzio on Thompson on Hollywood, this is the list of Quentin Tarantino's favourite spaghetti westerns.

I have only seen 5 of these so some catching-up to do here before The Hateful Eight is completed and released.
 
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Taken from this list from The Guardian. Looks like an excellent (rest of the) year ahead, based on the ones which I have seen so far (#1 to #6). The rest of the list is in alphabetical order according to the order in the original article at the time of publication (some have been renamed already).
 
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A list of the movies in alphabetical order which I am interested in seeing at Sundance in 2015. Titles are moved over to my Sundance Film Festival 2015 list as I watch them.

Note that I am on the jury at Sundance for the World Dramatic Competition this year so to remain impartial I have listed all of those titles separately.
 
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This is a list of all the movies I have seen from Sundance 2015, in chronological viewing order (see also the titles left on my pre-festival interest list).

Films #1 & #2 were seen before the festival and then #3 to #33 were seen at Sundance itself. I will add post-festival viewings across 2015 at #34 onwards
 
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Nominated films from 2014 taken from the IMDb Awards Central area
 
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An alphabetical list of all the nominated theatrically released movies for the 72nd Golden Globes (2015 ceremony for 2014 titles) taken from IMDb Awards Central.

Hopefully useful for tracking your viewing and building your awards season watchlist.
 
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An alphabetical list of all the nominated full-length movies (features and documentaries) for the 87th Academy Awards (2015 ceremony for 2014 titles) taken from IMDb Awards Central.

Hopefully useful for tracking your viewing and building your watchlist. On nomination day I am at 25 out of 45 seen (mostly missing documentaries and animated nominees plus some movies yet to be released in the UK which lacked a festival screening).
 
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This is an excellent list of British films to catch in 2015 as provided by Den of Geek

Titles are in alphabetical order so as not to show any favouritism to the one in which I appear!
 
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A list of all the films in the Sundance 2015 World Dramatic Competition in the order listed on the Sundance website. I am very pleased to be on the jury for this section so I will be seeing all 12 of these films.
 
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Back from a wonderful Cannes 2013. As usual Cannes is all about quality rather than quantity, although I managed to see more films this year than ever before.

I attended from opening night (15 May) and left early in the following Wednesday morning (22 May) so missed some of the movies I really wanted to see from my Cannes 2013 Interest List

You can discover more about the festival at IMDb's Cannes section.

I saw movies #1 to #10 at the festival and then #11 onwards afterwards elsewhere ...
 
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These are the films, both old and new, which I am most excited about seeing at The Cannes Film Festival 2013 taken from our complete list. Keith's most anticipated films list is shorter but has more in-depth commentary.

Cannes is a wonderful festival with so many films to see and so many things happening. I will not make it to all of these but I will certainly try to catch as many as possible!

After I see them I will move titles to my Cannes Film Festival 2013 list.
 
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Back from a wonderful Cannes 2014. As usual Cannes is all about quality rather than quantity, although this year I manged to see a personal record of 13 films across my 7 days (one on opening night and then two on each other day).

I attended from opening night (14 May) and left early in the following Wednesday morning (21 May) so missed some of the movies I really wanted to see from my Cannes 2014 Interest List

You can discover more about the festival at IMDb's Cannes section.

I saw movies #1 to #13 at the festival and then #14 onwards elsewhere afterwards ...
 
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A list of the movies in alphabetical order which I am interested in seeing at Sundance in 2013. Titles are moved over to my Sundance Film Festival 2013 list as I watch them.

 
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This is a list of all the movies I have seen from Sundance 2013, in chronological viewing order (see also the titles left on my pre-festival interest list).

Film #1 was seen before the festival and then #2 to #15 seen at Sundance itself. I will add post-festival viewings across 2013 at #16 onwards.

Once again it was an excellent festival with an amazing range of titles and not enough time to see everything. All the films which I saw were good, but special mentions for my favourites: Drake Doremus' Breathe In with the ever-wonderful Felicity Jones; Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely; Lucy Walker's The Crash Reel; Fredrik Bond's The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash's The Way, Way Back.

It was great talk with Lucy and Lynn about their films plus briefly meet Fredrik. I also met and chatted with Nicole Kidman along with several other filmmakers across the 5 days.

Onwards to Sundance London in April

 
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This is a list to track things I wanted to catch at The Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. After the opening night film, everything is listed in alphabetical order. My Top 10 picks are on this list.

As I watch things they will be moved to this list.
 
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This is a list of movies from TIFF 2014 which I have seen, using this list as the source and listed in chronological viewing order.

I saw titles #1 to #9 before the festival in other locations.
 
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This is a list to track things I wanted to catch at The Toronto International Film Festival in 2013. Films are listed in alphabetical order.

As I watch things they will be moved to this list.
 
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This is a list of movies from TIFF 2013 which I have seen, using this list as the source and listed in chronological viewing order.

I saw titles #1 to #5 before the festival in other locations and titles from #39 onwards elsewhere afterwards.
 
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A list of the movies in alphabetical order which I am interested in seeing at Sundance in 2014. Titles are moved over to my Sundance Film Festival 2014 list as I watch them.
 
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Ever since I was on the BIFA jury in 2008 I always try and see all of the nominated full-length films eligible for the jury vote ahead of the ceremony in December.

This is a list of every title nominated for a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) in 2014 to track my viewing progress. Titles are in alphabetical order and exclude the shorts and the Raindance Award which is voted separately.

I am starting the day after the nominations have been announced having seen 11 out of 23 titles.
 
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This is a list of all the movies I have seen from Sundance 2014, in chronological viewing order (see also the titles left on my pre-festival interest list).

Another wonderful Sundance with great movies, meeting great people and a great atmosphere. I wish I could have stayed longer and seen more. 2014 is off to an excellent start in the film world.

Film #1 was seen before the festival and then #2 to #15 were seen at Sundance itself. I will add post-festival viewings across 2014.
 
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This is an IMDb list in alphabetical order containing all the 2014 Oscar eligible movies as defined by AMPAS here via these eligibility rules.

At the time of list creation (16 December 2014) I have seen 151 out of 320 titles. 6 have no votes on IMDb so have not yet been seen by anyone, and a sizeable number have yet to open in the UK plus have not screened at any festivals I attended.

Note that some titles are known by alternate titles on IMDb, the sort order is by the title as recognised by AMPAS.
 
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A list of additions to The Library of Congress National Film Registry for 2014 taken from this press release.
 
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All the movies with nominations for 2015 Critics Choice ceremony, in alphabetical order.
 
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I'm the Founder and CEO of IMDb and here are my choices for the 10 best movies of 2014. This is drawn from a longer list of all my 9/10 and 10/10 movies from 2014 (choosing just 10 is really difficult and I also have a few hotly tipped 2014 movies left to see).

If your IMDb vote history is up-to-date then you can see your own list via these search results.
 
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This is effectively the long list which leads into my "Top 10 of 2014" list. It contains every 2014 release which I have rated 9/10 or 10/10 on IMDb. This is out of over 400 movies I've seen this year with over 180 being 2014 releases eligible for this list. My peak year for movie viewing remains 1990 with over 1,100 movies.

Since I live in the UK and release dates often differ from the US, at the time of writing I had yet to see a number of movies which may otherwise have made this list, including Inherent Vice, A Most Violent Year and Unbroken.

This list contains narrative features only, my top documentary for 2014 is Life Itself and my top documentary short is The Lion's Mouth Opens.

The titles are listed in alphabetical order.
 
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This is a list of films from The London Film Festival 2014 which I want to see, listed with the closing film first and then in alphabetical order (by English title).

Once seen I move titles over my LFF#2014 seen list.
 
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This is a list of movies I have seen from The London Film Festival 2014 in chronological order. Once again it was another amazing festival with excellent film choices and not enough time to see everything! I saw #1 to #24 before the festival and then #25 to #36 in London, starting with the wonderful opening night film, The Imitation Game.

Films start on my interest list and move here as I see them. I will add entries beyond #36 as I catch the ones I did not see by the end of the festival.
 
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A list of movies I was interested in seeing at The Toronto International Film Festival in 2012.

As I watch the movies I will update this separate list.

Sources for this include The Toronto Star buzz poll, IMDb user parabola-33's TIFF 2012 Shortlist and his/her longer list and the complete list of 289 features on indieWire
 
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This is a list of movies from TIFF 2012 which I have seen.

My aim is to see as many from this list as I can.

I saw titles #1 to #7 before the festival in other locations and then #32 onwards elsewhere after the festival.
 
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I am the Founder and CEO of IMDb and these are the ten movies which I am most looking forward to seeing at the Toronto International Film Festival which I attend from start to finish every year.

Note that these are movies which I have not seen before. Recommendations from films which I have seen at other festivals are Laggies, Maps to the Stars and Hyena.

The scope of the festival and the complete quality makes it difficult to select 10 and these are all taken from my longer TIFF Interest List which currently stands at nearly 80 movies and the festival is only 10 days long!
 
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I awoke to the tragic news of Robin Williams' death. At a loss for words, here are 15 of my favourite films in which he appeared along with a representative quote, found via advanced search.

The things which are most striking here are the range of roles, the range of films and the time period (32 years). Robin Williams is irreplaceable.

"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world." -- Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society (1989)
 
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Lauren Bacall, one of the last of the classic Hollywood stars is no longer with us. Here is a little tribute in the form of a list of my 10 favourite movies in which she appeared, found via advanced search.

"You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow." Lauren Bacall as Slim in To Have and Have Not (1944)
 
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I am the Founder and CEO of IMDb and these are the ten movies which I am most looking forward to seeing at the Cannes Film Festival. As usual the festival promises to be an exciting blend of premieres from around the world in a magical environment, creating that je ne sais quoi which is Cannes (I have been learning a little French since the 2013 festival or rather j'étudie le français depuis un an).

These are all taken from my longer Cannes Interest List and now that I am back from the festival, the ones I saw are on my Cannes Film Festival 2014 list.
 
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Once again Sundance London was an amazing experience and we have now attended all 3 London editions. Thank you to the Sundance programming team, AEG and the film-makers.

This is the list of films I have seen from Sundance London 2014 in chronological viewing order.

Films #1 to #4 I saw elsewhere before the festival and then #5 onwards seen at Sundance London itself.
 
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These are all the films playing at Sundance London 2014 according to the schedule with a couple of TBA slots to come. The festival runs from 25-27 April 2014 at the O2.

The list is in alphabetical order and as I see films I will add them to my Sundance London 2014 list.
 
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Taken from this list on reddit created by user monoglot (thank you).

Intro text ... "This year marks the 120th anniversary of the public projection of cinema. In honor of that, I've compiled the films for each year that have accumulated the most 9 and 10 ratings on IMDb. The result makes for a nice primer on film history: the movies throughout time that modern viewers most love."
 
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I was sorry to hear about the death of Michael Sarrazin today and looking at his filmography I was reminded of The Groundstar Conspiracy which is a great yet relatively obscure movie (277 votes) belonging to a 1970s subgenre concerning secret projects, shady conspiracies, corrupt government agencies, manipulative corporations and, just general paranoia. Perhaps all eras have such titles and perhaps I am just paranoid myself, but the 1970s at least seem to have more than their fair share. Enjoy this chronologically ordered list in memory of Michael Sarrazin and see also conspiracy movies from any era.
 
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This is a list of all the movies I have seen from The Sundance Film Festival 2012, in chronological viewing order. It was an excellent festival and experience as usual. The movies I intended to see but missed are still in my Sundance Interest list.

Films #1 and #2 were seen before the festival and #3-17 seen at Sundance itself.

From the premieres section, I particularly liked Liberal Arts.

From the US dramatic competition section, my favourite was Safety Not Guaranteed.

From the Park City at Midnight section, The Pact creeped me out.

From the spotlight section, The Raid was exciting to say the least.

From the shorts / documentaries, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom was amazing and powerful.

The unseen title I most wished I had managed to catch was The Surrogate.

The best acting performance was by Frank Langella in Robot and Frank.

An honourable mention for just being outright fun goes to For a Good Time, Call ... the after-party for which I attended and met several cast and crew members, including Ari Graynor who seems to be in everything at the moment (loved her in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist).

My favourite new industry meeting was Rebecca Hall who is completely charming as expected (see us in mid-conversation here).

My favourite moment, outside of the IMDb pro 10th birthday dinner, was holding Lucy Walker's bag and coat while she accepted the documentary short film award on Tuesday!

Only 51 weeks until Sundance 2013!
 
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A list of the movies in alphabetical order which I was interested in seeing at Sundance in 2012. Titles are moved over to my Sundance Film Festival 2012 list as I watch them.

The volume of great movies and limited time meant that I was unable to catch everything so the remaining titles are often just a scheduling conflict and not any indication of a lack of interest.
 
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This is a list of movies from TIFF which I have seen. You read all about the festival in the IMDb Toronto section or head straight to the convenient mini-guide.

I will update this list as I attend the screenings. My aim is to see as many from this list as I can.

I saw titles 1 to 7 before the festival in other locations; 8 to 36 were watched at TIFF; everything from 37 onwards I have seen subsequently.
 
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A work-in-progress list of movies I am interested in seeing at TIFF this year; fortunately already seen some of the ones (not listed here) at Cannes. See also my list of movies seen at TIFF
 
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This is an IMDb list in alphabetical order containing all the 2013 Oscar eligible movies as defined by AMPAS here via these eligibility rules.

At the time of list creation (17 December 2013) I have seen 145 out of 289 titles. 9 have no votes on IMDb so have not yet been seen by anyone, and a sizeable number have yet to open in the UK plus have not screened at any festivals I attended.

Currently the only title missing from IMDb is 'Specific Intent 2 (2013)' which should be added in the next few days. Note that some titles are known by alternate titles on IMDb, the sort order is by the title as recognised by AMPAS.
 
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This is an IMDb list containing all the 2012 Oscar eligible movies as defined by AMPAS here via these eligibility rules.

At the time of list creation (27 December 2012) I have seen 137 out of 281 titles. 5 have no votes on IMDb so have not yet been seen by anyone, and a sizeable number have yet to open in the UK plus I have not screened at any festivals I attended.

I'm very pleased with my coverage at this point again and it will only improve before the actual ceremony.
 
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I've just seen Larry Crowne (2011) which I loved and is on my list of summer movies I can't wait to see. I was surprised to discover it currently has an IMDb rating of 5.7/10 and a MetaScore of 37/100. Ouch. I can't understand what's going on here ... is Nurse Ratched in charge of the voting or what?

This, therefore, is a list of movies which I think are great but have a disproportionately low IMDb rating, all IMHO of course. See your own list here using Advanced Title Search to show titles with 6/10 or less on IMDb sorted by your highest votes.

The list below is in reverse chronological order and I gave every one of these either 9/10 or 10/10. IMDb rating at the time of list creation recorded in case any of these are re-evaluated over time. They ought to be.

"No, Mr. McMurphy. When the meeting was adjourned, the vote was 9 to 9."
 
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I'm the Founder and CEO of IMDb and here are my choices for the best films of 2013. This is drawn from a longer list of all my 9/10 and 10/10 movies from 2013 (choosing just 10 is really difficult and I also have a few hotly tipped 2013 movies left to see).

If your IMDb vote history is up-to-date then you can see your own list via these search results.
 
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The wonderful Bath Film Festival (http://bathfilmfestival.org.uk/) took place in December. This is the list of films I saw in festival viewing order. I saw films #1 to #10 below at the festival itself and then #11 onwards played at Bath but I have seen them elsewhere. As usual, including here so you can appreciate the range of films at the festival.
 
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This is effectively the long list which went into my
"Top 10 of 2013"
list. It contains every 2013 release which I have rated 9/10 or 10/10 on IMDb. This is out of over 400 movies I've seen this year with over 150 being 2013 releases eligible for this list. My peak year for movie viewing remains 1990 with over 1,100 movies.

Since I live in the UK and release dates often differ from the US, at the time of writing I had yet to see a number of movies which may otherwise have made this list, including The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle and August: Osage County.

This list contains narrative features only, my top documentary for 2013 is The Crash Reel.

The titles are listed in alphabetical order.
 
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Borrowing a quote from Newt for the title of this list. While watching The Sitter this week, it reminded me of the whole adventure in town at night sub-genre; sometimes comedies and sometimes thrillers.

Here is a list in reverse chronological order, the definition being that the plot must centre around an outing in a city mostly set at night. Ideas for additions are most welcome as I definitely have a weakness for this type of story. I loved The Sitter.

In an interesting coincidence, Ari Graynor appears in three of the most recent movies.
 
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All features with Oscar nominations from 2012 for the 85th Academy Awards ceremony as borrowed from this list for searching convenience.
 
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This is effectively the long list which went into my "Top 10 of 2012" list. It contains every 2012 release which I have rated 9/10 or 10/10 on IMDb. This is out of over 450 movies I've seen this year with over 150 being 2012 releases eligible for this list. My peak year for movie viewing remains 1990 with over 1,100 movies.

Since I live in the UK and release dates often differ from the US, at the time of writing I had yet to see a number of movies which may otherwise have made this list, including Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained and Lincoln.

This list contains narrative features only, my top documentary for 2012 is Room 237

The titles are listed in alphabetical order.
 
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This is the 2012 edition of Sight & Sound "Greatest Films of All Time" Top 250 as published by the BFI here.

Also see the introduction on the BFI site for background on how the list was compiled and many interesting reports and extra details.
 
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I'm the Founder and CEO of IMDb and here are my choices for the best films of 2012. This is drawn from a longer list of all my 9/10 and 10/10 movies from 2012 (choosing just 10 is really difficult). If your IMDb vote history is up-to-date then you can see your own list via these search results.

Find more Best of 2012 lists from our celebrity and industry friends!

 
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As I wrote last year, Cannes is a wonderful place and unique festival, but it's not easy to watch a large volume of movies due to meetings and other events. There's nothing like a red carpet premiere though! What Cannes lacks in quantity, it more than compensates in quality.

I attended from opening night (16 May) and left early in the following Wednesday morning (23 May) so as usual missed some of the movies I really wanted to see, including On the Road, Cosmopolis and Mud. Other late players on my list were Hemingway & Gellhorn and The Paperboy. I also queued for Antiviral but failed to get in at a very popular Saturday afternoon screening.

You can discover more about the festival at IMDb's Cannes section.

Here's a list of movies I saw at the festival in chronological order ...
 
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I have just returned from another excellent Cannes Film Festival. Cannes is a festival like no other. I am generally busy with meetings and events so it's not a place where there's a huge volume like Sundance or Toronto. The blend of movies and quality is always exciting. Here are the ones I saw this time, in viewing order. The festival was very busy this year and definitely a hit so I actually failed to get into a few unticketed "first come, first served" industry screenings despite arriving early for both (this seemed to be a common experience).

I should point out that I attended from the opening night (11 May) and left early on 18 May so in several cases I simply did not have the opportunity to catch the films. For example, Melancholia, Drive and La piel que habito had all yet to play. Our complete guide to films at Cannes is available here.
 
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Here are the movies I have seen at Sundance this year (mostly in viewing order).
 
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The movies I saw at TIFF 2010 in chronological viewing order.
 
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I enjoyed seeing The Eagle (2011) this week and it reminded me that there are some other great movies set in the time of the Roman empire. You can see a complete list or just the ones you have seen.

The sub-genre may be undergoing a bit of a resurgence as Centurion (2010) and Agora (2009) both look interesting, although not (yet) seen either.

In reverse chronological order (what else) ...
 
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Last week Entertainment Weekly released a list of the 50 greatest movies you've never seen released after 1991. I can't find the list on their site yet, other than this article. Here they are as an IMDb list in alphabetical order.

At the time of list creation (July 2012) I have only seen 20/50 which tends to suggest the list description is pretty accurate.
 
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A selection of favourite comedies in reverse chronological order, all made from 1930-1960. Compare with your list
 
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The wonderful Bath Film Festival took place in November and here are all the films I saw. Once again I had a great time at this local festival -- it's well run and contains a great mix of films.

I saw films #1 to #7 below at the festival itself and then #8 onwards played at Bath but I have seen them elsewhere. Including here so you can appreciate the range of films at the festival.

I also attended a BAFTA producer's masterclass presented by Stephen Woolley which was packed with interesting stories, clips and tips.

On the last day it was also the IMDb New Filmmaker Award where the winner was Head Over Hells (2012).
 
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The 56th London Film Festival opens today with a great set of movies. This list starts with the ones I am seeing at the festival (#1-#7) and then runs into recommendations of films I have seen elsewhere (#8-#18) and then finally interesting ones I am missing and want to catch later (#19 onwards). Looking for recommendations to add to the final section of the list.

I am starting with 40 films. I can't cover everything but fortunately there's a complete list of films on the festival web site.

Trivia: IMDb was the official site of the London Film Festival in both 1994 and 1995 before pretty much anyone had even heard of the web. We added all the festival films to IMDb ourselves beforehand via an intense week of typing and created a special page. Mark Harding, Alan Jay and I then went along to sit by a PC connected to a modem in the press bar area to demonstrate it to passing journalists. In 1994 this may even have been the first film festival to have an official website!
 
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I was sorry to hear of Ernest Borgine's death on Sunday. Here's a small tribute to him via 13 memorable roles and/or memorable movies. The list is in reverse chronological order with a link to a sample quote to remember the role (where available). Please also see the full IMDb obituary.

If you are wondering where you've seen Ernest Borgnine, then this advanced search result will show you his movies, sorted by your IMDb vote or see also by number of votes. I have seen 35 of his 118 (!!) movies.
 
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All the British Independent Film Awards nominated films for 2008. I was on the jury this year and saw all of these. A good year for a good award.
 
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Just back from seeing The Hunger Games with the IMDb Bristol team so time for another themed list. This one is named from the famous quote from Highlander and the (very flexible) rules are that the movie must feature the cast being eliminated one-by-one until only one (or a small number) remain.

Additional suggestions welcome and I will incorporate them into the main list. Titles listed in reverse chronological order and only one movie per franchise (so that's Alien over Aliens for example) and one out of any set of remakes to avoid duplication.

You may also find this search interesting.

"Welcome, and happy Hunger Games."
 
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This comes via an article from Anne Thompson. Which points at Martin Scorsese's 85 films you must see. How many have you seen? I am at 62/85, mostly missing the early and/or Italian titles, no doubt like many others.

Scorsese has excellent taste in the UK and US titles, especially the noirs, so I am definitely going to catch-up on the ones I am missing.

Finally, yes, there's a bit of a debate over whether Scorsese labelled the list as such, but whatever, it looks like a great set of titles to catch.
 
a list of 263 titles
This is an IMDb list containing all the 2011 Oscar eligible movies as defined by AMPAS here.

At the time of list creation (22 December) I have seen 127 out of 262 titles. 5 of the 262 have no votes on IMDb so have not yet been seen by anyone and around 13 more have not opened in the UK yet plus not screened at any festivals I attended.

I'm very pleased with my coverage at this point and it will only improve before the actual ceremony.
 
a list of 18 videos
A collection of trailers for Hitchcock movies on IMDb in reverse chronological order!
 
a list of 38 titles
Congratulations to Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding. I'm sure the day has gone/will go well but here are a few movie wedding disasters of one form or another -- either before, during or afterwards. The titles are listed in reverse chronological order and there's a good list of wedding movies of all kinds here.

This list is a little bit of harmless fun and may contain tips on how to avoid a wedding day disaster!
 
a list of 28 titles
This is effectively the long list which went into my "Top 10 of 2011" list. It contains every 2011 release which I have rated 9/10 or 10/10 on IMDb.

Note that owing to the timing of the releases in the UK and sometimes due to lack of film festival screenings, there are some titles which I think might make this list, but I just have not been able to see them yet. Examples include War Horse, Carnage and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I also have a list of near misses for this list too.

The titles are listed in alphabetical order.
 
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I'm the founder and CEO of IMDb and here are my choices for the best films of the past year. This is drawn from a longer list of all my 9/10 and 10/10 movies from 2011; choosing just 10 is really difficult. If your IMDb vote history is up-to-date then you can see your own list via these search results.
 
a list of 17 titles
I expect to have seen over 400 movies in 2011 by the end of the year. This includes new and repeat viewings of older titles, but 218 of the 400 were released in 2011. 28 movies made my list of 9/10 and 10/10 movies. This list is a selection of my 8/10 movies which just failed to make the 9/10 mark.

The titles are listed in alphabetical order.
 
a list of 36 titles
This list was inspired by an IMDb team trip in 2010 to see The Social Network (2010) which begins with a stunning scene clearly establishing the character of the protagonist and setting the tone for the rest of this fascinating movie. To quote Jerry Maguire it "Had me at hello". This is a work-in-progress list of movies with amazing openings in reverse chronological order.
 
a list of 7 titles
I attended Bath Film Festival again this year and had a great time at this local event. It's well run and contains a great mix of films. This list tracks the films I saw at the festival in 2011.
 
a list of 41 titles
Via Anne Thompson I see that George Clooney has produced a list of the 100 best movies from 1964-1976 which is a favourite period of his. If your IMDb vote history is up-to-date then you can do the same via advanced title search. I've seen a total of 764 movies from this range and included below are the 41 which I have rated 9/10 or 10/10 on IMDb; the list is in reverse chronological order but my 10/10s are: Jaws, Network, Once Upon a Time in the West, Taxi Driver, Carrie, The Godfather, High Plains Drifter, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, From Noon Till Three and All the President's Men.
 
a list of 107 images
Inspired by an article found via IMDb news. We had a little fun at our (globally distributed) offices today with our own collection. The constraint being that the image must be available on IMDb. Here are the results so far and I will update as more team members contribute.

BTW, if you are interested in working in an environment full of engaged and smart team members with a passion for movies, television, celebrities and technology then please see our jobs page

"Building Better Worlds" as the folks at Weyland-Yutani might say.
 
a list of 82 titles
For me for thing which raises a great movie above the rest of the pack is the writing. It's all in the writing. It doesn't have to snappy dialogue, although I am sucker for witty lines. It can simply be carefully crafted characters with whom you journey along as the plot unfolds.

This list was inspired by a conversation about Super 8 (2011) which I feel has exceptionally good writing. So here's a list of some movies with truly great writing. To avoid duplicating my All-Time Top 10 movies I will not re-include them here; they would not be on my top 10 if the writing was not exceptional.

If you love anything written by Billy Wilder, Ben Hecht, Preston Sturges, William Goldman or more recently by Lawrence Kasdan, Aaron Sorkin or David Mamet then I hope you'll find this list interesting.

The list is in reverse chronological order and to keep things interesting, I am limiting it to one title per year so no complaints if your favourite is missing!

The title of this list comes from a quote from a movie about a writer with great writing written by a great writer!
 
a list of 40 titles
No spoilers here but just fresh back from seeing the best film of 2011 so far, the wonderful Source Code (2011). Here's a list of titles in reverse chronological order (or are they) which explore alternate realities, dreams, second chances and illusions (or not) in time. The time-travel and altering-history keywords don't always cover it as there's sometimes more than meets the eye. You might find your favourites here. One way or another ...
 
a list of 19 titles
Spoilers Ahead If you like everything tidied up neatly at the end of the movie with no unresolved questions then avoid the movies in this work-in-progress list. Your first reaction as those end credits roll is likely to be "Huh?"

If you embrace the unexpected and like to end the movie yourself after weighing the evidence as to what really happened, you're in for a treat. Even if in some cases the rest of the movie sucks, the ending will "really bake your noodle later on" to quote The Oracle in The Matrix

I will add to this as I remember new cases.

There's a keyword on the site but I disagree with some of those. It's very clear what has happened at the end of The Prestige for example.
 
a list of 15 titles
My favourite film noir movies, all 10 out of 10 on the IMDb ratings scale for me. Compare with your own list
 
a list of 75 titles
The IMDb team were discussing favourite movies from the 1970s today (my #1 is Jaws) and I mentioned the little-seen western romance From Noon Till Three which has a truly great ending. This inspired me to collect together a list of movies with brilliant endings. In reverse chronological order as usual. See also my companion list of unresolved endings.
 
a list of 8 titles
I was only at The Edinburgh International Film Festival for a few days but managed to see eight movies there. I had a great time and met friends both new and old. These are the movies I saw, Albatross (2010) with the ever-brilliant Felicity Jones being my favourite.
 
a list of 21 titles
"Of course like all directors, what I really want to do now is act..."

Here are some movies featuring someone really better known as a director!
 
a list of 15 titles
All titles are 9+ out of 10 as my personal rating and have under 5,000 user votes, sorted by number of votes on the day of creation.
 
a list of 50 titles
I enjoyed watching Hereafter yesterday. Here are 50 interesting other afterlife / encounter with death movies in reverse chronological order. Note that some of these could accidentally be spoilers. Also see your own favourites
 
a list of 13 titles
We caught Rio last week and really enjoyed it. I am not the biggest animated movie fan in the world but here is a list of other good animated movies, in reverse chronological order. By definition Pixar & Disney movies are excluded. Check out your own list
 
a list of 15 titles
This list is a tribute to legendary director Sidney Lumet who died today. Of all his movies this is my top 15, starting with the best. See your own favourites here.
 
a list of 500 titles
I am testing the new bulk list management tools (available to staff only at the moment but coming soon to all) by creating a copy of the Empire 500 from part 1 and part 2 thanks to Empire and elias_michelg. Find the ones you have not seen, sorted by total votes via Advanced Title Search
 
a list of 10 titles
I'm saddened by the news of Elizabeth Taylor's passing. In her memory, here are 10 of her finest films, generated by starting with an advance title search of her films which I have seen.
 
a list of 100 titles
This is a list from Time Out and I'm not endorsing their choices ... some interesting movies here and that's what counts. To be clear on the ordering, their #1 film is "Don't Look Now".

Full list and details on how it was compiled are published here by Time Out with plenty of lively debate!
 
a list of 31 titles
 
a list of 44 titles
To go with my Great Movie Quotes from the 1990s list, here are some memorable quotes from a selection of 1980s movies in reverse chronological order. It's all in the writing.

Note that not all quotes here are family friendly ...
 
a list of 39 titles
Some memorable quotes from a selection of 1990s movies in reverse chronological order. It's all in the writing. See also Great Movie Quotes from the 1980s

Note that not all quotes here are family friendly ...
 
a list of 69 titles
I'm the founder and CEO of IMDb and here are my favourite movies from the last 20 years. Of course this list needs a little trimming to say the least ...
 
a list of 20 titles
Some of my favourite Cary Grant movies or see this list sorted by IMDb user ratings.
 
a list of 9 titles
So sad to hear of Tony Curtis' death. As a tribute here's a list of some of his great movies and/or great roles. Also see his filmography sorted by your ratings or sorted by total number of votes. RIP Tony.
 
a list of 30 images
All of Alfred Hitchcock's US movies in reverse chronological order.
 
a list of 14 images
A collection of classic still frames (work-in-progress)
 
a list of 11 images
Some great photos of Jennifer Connelly
 
a list of 10 titles
Here's an actor with great charisma and skilled at his craft. Watchable in anything but wanted to make a list of thrillers which I have enjoyed ...
 
a list of 38 titles
In chronological order, great movies which are not as widely known as they deserve ...
 
a list of 10 titles