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Sight & Sound's 2016 end-of-year poll.
163 critics and curators were asked to name their five top movies of the year. Every movie nominated that has an entry on IMDb is listed here (sorted by number of votes and then alphabetically).
Not on IMDb yet (all with one vote):
Bangkok Joyride (Ing K)
Peggy and Fred in Hell (Leslie Thornton)
Protect Yourself (Patrick Brian Smith)
Seishun 100-Kilo (Hirano Katsuyuki)
These are the IMDb listings for the films contained in the compilation "Lumière! Le cinématographe 1895-1905", which contains 114 restored Lumière films restored and scanned in 4K.
"Sortie d'usine" and "Démolition d'un mur" are counted by the compilation as three and two films respectively.
In addition, the following films are missing from IMDb:
Les pompiers I. Passage des pompes / (Firemen. Engine fire pumps passing)
Place de la Concorde. Obélisque et fontaines / (The place de la Concorde. Obelisk and fountains)
Fort de France. Marché / (Marketplace, Fort de France)
Panorama pris du chemin de fer électrique IV / (View from the electric railway, Liverpool)
Pompiers : un incendie II / (Firemen : a fire)
Lutteurs japonais / (Japanese fighters)
Vue prise d'une plate-forme mobile I / (View from a mobile deck)
Mauvais temps au port / (Bad weather in the port)
The movies discussed in "The Frightfest Guide to Exploitation Movies" by Alan Jones.
From the book "Vampires" by Nigel Suckling (published 2006). https://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Nigel-Suckling/dp/190433248X
In the section on Vampires in Fiction, Suckling gives a list of what he considers to be the landmark vampire movies.
Taste of Cinema's The 25 Best Horror Movies of The 1960s (2016) (ranked)
Taste of Cinema's The 20 Best Banned Horror Movies (2016) (unranked)
ScreenRant's 15 Best Haunted House Horror Movies (2016) (ranked)
ThePlaylist's The 15 Best Found Footage Horror Movies Ever (2016) (unranked)
NZ Herald's The 21 best horror movies since 2000 (2016) (unranked)
ScoopWhoop's 24 Twisted Romantic-Horror Films (2016) (unranked)
IndieWire's The 20 Best Horror Films of the Last 20 Years (2016) (unranked)
NOTE: IndieWire have removed this article but it was archived by The Wayback Machine.
Gizmodo's The 20 Scariest Horror Movies of the Last Decade (2016) (ranked)
IGN's Top 25 Horror Movies of All-Time (2016) (ranked)
ReelRundown's 15 Great Unknown Horror Movies (2016) (unranked)
There are actually 16 movies, because Night Watch and Day Watch are listed together.
GamesRadar's The 50 best horror movies ever (2016) (ranked)
The appendix to Essential Horror Movies: Matinee Monsters to Cult Classics by Michael Mallory lists an additional fifty horror films.
The horror films from the main body of the text are listed at: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066504461/
Author Michael Mallory chooses 73 essential films to represent the history of horror cinema.
The films are divided into chronologically ordered chapters:
1-8 Silent Horror
9-20 Golden Era of Horror
21-27 the color of Horror
28-35 Euro Horror
36-45 Drive-In Horror
46-56 Horror in the Mainstream
57-65 Psycho-Slasher Horror
66-73 Creatures, Demons, and Evil Spirits
There is also an appendix of Fifty Additional Horror Films worth seeing, listed at: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066554837/
GQ's 54 Movies That Will Make Every Man Scream Like a Little Girl (2016) (unranked)
Halloween and Hostel are mentioned obliquely in the text but are not part of the 54.
WhatCulture's 15 Sexually Explicit Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die (2016) (ranked by explicitness I guess)
Jarvis City's 15 Best Horror Movies Of 1974 (2016) (ranked)
Jarvis City's 15 Best Horror Movies Of 1973 (2016) (ranked)
Jarvis City's 15 Best Horror Movies Of 1972 (2016) (ranked)
Jarvis City's 15 Best Horror Movies Of 1971 (2016) (ranked)
Jarvis City's 15 Best Horror Movies Of 1970 (2016) (ranked)
TheRichest's 15 Of The Best Horror Movie Sequels Ever Made (2016) (ranked) http://www.therichest.com/expensive-lifestyle/entertainment/15-of-the-best-horror-movie-sequels-ever-made/
Inquistr's 51 Best Horror Movies of All Time (2016) http://www.inquisitr.com/3498898/best-horror-movies-of-all-time/
HorrorFreakNews' 100 Best Horror Films (2012) http://horrorfreaknews.com/best-horror-movies-ever-top-100-horror
All the 1930s films that appear in the index of the book "After Dracula: The 1930s Horror Film" by Alison Peirse.
Films are ranked by the number of pages referenced by the index.
Alec Worley's critical survey of over a century of fantasy film as a cultural force. Worley identifies five categories of fantasy on a continuum of expressionism to realism "the closer a film falls towards realism, the more its fantasy elements will be depicted realistically; the closer a film falls towards expressionis, the more its realistic elements will be distorted fantastically": Surrealism "a dream-like playground of ideas and images where reality has no command", not discussed in this book; Fairy tales "often symbolic or allegorical, their characters usually representative or else necessarily strange in order to correspond to their weird surroundings. Fairy tales may employ all manner of weird phenomena without having to explain themselves"; Earthbound fantasy "magical forces collide with the mundane world... realistic elements and fantastic elements are easily divisible"; Heroic fantasy "invariably action movies of some description and feature the exploits of larger-than-life superheroes"; Epic fantasy "its secondary world wholly imagined, yet rigourously detailed in terms of history and politics".
1-33 The Birth of Fantasy Cinema
34-220 Fairy Tales
221-646 Earthbound Fantasy
647-909 Heroic Fantasy
910-1008 Epic Fantasy
All the films that appear in this video history of horror films, giving one key film for each year:
Taste of Cinema's 15 Best Cannibal Movies of All Time
Hororvizija.net's Best horror movies of 2015
Hororvizija.net's Best horror movies of 2014
Unranked list of cinematographically interesting horror films.
The filmography of the critical book "Cinema and Sorcery: The Comprehensive Guide to Fantasy Film" by Scott Woodard (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0940151) and Arnold T. Blumberg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4105452/), published by Green Ronin Publishing LLC.
Described as "a decades-long journey through time from the earliest days of sword and sorcery films up to the present day", Cinema and Sorcery examines 50 key films of the swords & sorcery fantasy subgenre, giving film information, critical appraisal and an assessment of the films' influences and influence on the fantasy film and gaming worlds.
Each film had to satisfy the following criteria: 1. Swords or sword-like weapons, 2. A critical mass of fantasy elements, 3. Magic as a force that could be manipulated by spell-casters (supernatural abilities did not count), 4. Criteria 2 and 3 could be ignored if the film contained dragons.
In this second edition of Disaster Movies: The Cinema of Catastrophe, Stephen Keane provides an up-to-date account of the history and development of the disaster genre. Through detailed analysis of films such as The Towering Inferno, Independence Day, Titanic and The Day After Tomorrow, this book looks at the ways in which disaster movies can be read in relation to both contextual considerations and the increasing commercial demands of contemporary Hollywood. Featuring new material on cinematic representations of disaster in the wake of 9/11 and how we might regard disaster movies in light of recent natural disasters, the volume explores the continual reworking of this previously undervalued genre.
The Sitges Film Festival (Catalan: Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya) is a Spanish genre film festival and is one of the most recognizable film festivals held in Europe.
The Maria Award winners are the main awards of the festival, and are chosen by an international jury. The award is named for, and modeled after, the robot from Metropolis (1927). This list contains all of the best picture winners.
The Golden Raven is the main prize of the Brussels International Fantasy Film Festival.
Shock Around the Clock was a London-based film festival held between 1987 and 1990. It was organised by Shock Xpress editor Stefan Jaworzyn and film critic Alan Jones. For the first three years of its existence, the festival ran at the legendary Scala cinema in King’s Cross, before moving to the Electric Cinema. It is unrelated to the Ohio festival of the same name.
This list constitutes the full programmes for all four years.
This is the filmography of the book "The Western Genre: From Lordsburg to Big Whiskey" published in the "Short Cuts" film criticism series. The Western Genre: From Lordsburg to Big Whiskey offers close readings of the definitive American film movement as represented by such leading exponents as John Ford, Howard Hawks, and Sam Peckinpah. In his consideration of such iconic motifs as the Outlaw Hero and the Lone Rider, John Saunders traces the development of perennial aspects of the genre, its continuity and, importantly, its change. Representations of morality and masculinity are also foregrounded in consideration of the genre's major stars John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, and such films as Shane, Rio Bravo, The Wild Bunch, and Unforgiven.
All the 1940s films that appear in the index of the book "Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema: Traces of a Lost Decade" by DeGiglio-Bellemare et al.
Films are ranked by the number of pages referenced by the index.
50 Must-See Horror Films Of The 21st Century (So Far...)
The Horror Genre: From Beelzebub to Blair Witch provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and key themes of the horror film, the main issues and debates surrounding the genre, and the approaches and theories that have been applied to horror texts. In addressing the evolution of the horror film in social and historical context, Paul Wells explores how it has reflected and commented upon particular historical periods, and questions how the horror movie may respond to the new millenium by focusing on the uncharted horizons opened out by recent innovations in the genre's development.
These are my favourite depressing films, with their rank determined purely by how depressing they are, but with a quality cut-off.
This introductory volume offers an elegant analysis of the enduring appeal of the cinematic vampire. From Georges Méliès’ early experiments to Twilight and Let the Right One In, the history of vampires in cinema can be organised by a handful of governing principles that help make sense of this movie monsters’ remarkable fecundity. Among these principles are that the cinematic vampire is invariably about sex and the vexed human relationship with technology, and that the vampire is always an overdetermined body condensing what a culture considers other. This volume includes in-depth studies of films including Powell’s A Fool There Was, Franco’s Vampyros Lesbos, Cronenberg’s Rabid, Kümel’s Daughters of Darkness, and Merhige’s Shadow of the Vampire. The Short Cuts series is a comprehensive list of introductory texts covering the full spectrum of Film Studies, specifically designed for building an individually-styled library for all students and enthusiasts of cinema and popular culture.
Science Fiction Cinema: From Outer Space to Cyberspace charts the dimensions of what has become one of the most popular genres in the cinema. From lurid comic-book blockbusters to dark dystopian visions, science fiction is seen as both a powerful cultural barometer of our times and the product of particular industrial and commercial frameworks. Geoff King and Tanya Krzywinska outline the major themes of the genre, from representations of the mad scientist and computer hacker to the relationship between science fiction and postmodernism, exploring isssues such as the meaning of special effects and the influence of science fiction cinema on the entertainment media of the digital age. The Short Cuts series is a comprehensive list of introductory texts covering the full spectrum of Film Studies, specifically designed for building an individually-styled library for all students and enthusiasts of cinema and popular culture.
BFI's 10 great romantic horror films (unranked) http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/10-great-romantic-horror-films
BFI's 10 classics of British TV horror (unranked) http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/10-classics-british-tv-horror
Often dismissed as simple escapist tales of sword and sorcery, fantasy is one of the fundamental impulses in filmmaking, a source of some of the most vivid and memorable films ever made that reaches far beyond the confines of a single genre. As well as some of the major genres, stylistic approaches and exponents of cinematic fantasy - from Georges Méliè̀s, Walt Disney, and Andrei Tarkovsky to contemporary fantasists such as Terry Gilliam and Peter Jackson - this volume focuses on fantasy's social function with case studies including The Thief of Baghdad (1924), Excalibur (1981), the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03), and Bruce Almighty (2003). Taking in the popular and the experimental, subversive desires and reactionary dreams, this book is an accessible introduction to one of the vital energies in cinema. The Short Cuts series is a comprehensive list of introductory texts covering the full spectrum of Film Studies, specifically designed for building an individually-styled library for all students and enthusiasts of cinema and popular culture.
This filmography also contained La caverne maudite (1898), which is a lost film and has not been included.
Box Office Prophet's 50 Favorite Horror Films (ranked list)
TerrorTrove's 90 Movies Every Horror Fan Should See (2014) http://www.terrortrove.com/90-movies-every-horror-fan-should-see-1-10/
This list is ordered chronologically
My favourite performances. Each film has the actor/actress giving the performance as a comment.
TasteofCinema's The 15 Best Japanese Horror Movies of All Time (2015) http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2015/the-15-best-japanese-horror-movies-of-all-time/
House of Geekery's 10 Great Winter Horror Films (2015) http://houseofgeekery.com/2015/01/22/10-great-winter-horror-films/
Actually 11 films, because 30 Days of Night and Dead Snow are both listed as #5.
TheBlood-Shed's Top 10 American Remakes of Foreign Horror Movies (2015) http://www.theblood-shed.com/top-10-american-remakes-of-foreign-horror-movies/
The Blood-Shed's Top 10 Found Footage Horror Movies of the 21st Century (2015) http://www.theblood-shed.com/top-10-found-footage-horror-movies-of-the-21st-century/
15 Reasons The 1970s Were The Best Decade In Horror Cinema
411's A Bloody Good Time: The Top Ten Horror Films Of 1994 (2015) http://411mania.com/movies/a-bloody-good-time-the-top-ten-horror-films-of-1994/
SciFiNow's 15 Best Horror Films of 2014 http://www.scifinow.co.uk/top-tens/the-14-best-horror-films-of-2014/
HorrorMovies.ca's Top Ten Scary Christmas Horror Movies (2013) http://www.horror-movies.ca/top-10-scary-christmas-horror-movies/
HorrorMovies.ca's Top Winter Horror Movies: Frozen Treats (2014) http://www.horror-movies.ca/best-winter-horror-movies/
HorrorMovies.ca's Top Ten Winter Horror Movies (2014) http://www.horror-movies.ca/top-10-winter-horror-movies/
BloodyDisgusting's Dr. Living Dead Share Their Top 10 Horror Movies (2014) http://bloody-disgusting.com/exclusives/3321215/dr-living-dead-share-top-10-horror-movies/ (including Alien 1-3 and Terminator 1&2 as single entries)
Flavorwire's 50 Must-See Horror Films Directed by Women (2014) http://flavorwire.com/483888/50-must-see-horror-films-directed-by-women/view-all (unranked)
Moviefone's The 30 Best Horror Movies of the Past 30 Years (2014) http://news.moviefone.com/2014/11/10/best-horror-movies-past-30-years
TopTenz: Brian Douglas' Top 10 Horror Films of the 1950s (2011)
Max Molinaro's 100 Overlooked Horror Movie Gems (2014) http://doctormolinaro.tumblr.com/post/103012292473/100-overlooked-underappreciated-horror-movie-gems
Buzzfeed's 44 Body Horror Movies To Kill Your Appetite (2014) http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/body-horror-movies-to-kill-your-appetite
WhatCulture's 10 Awesome Zombie Movies You’ve Never Seen (But Definitely Should) (2013) http://whatculture.com/film/10-awesome-zombie-movies-youve-never-seen-but-definitely-should.php
Flickfeast's Top 10 Lesser Known (But Excellent) Zombie Movies (2011)
CinemaOnline's Top 5 Cambodian Horror Movies http://www.cinema.com.my/news/features.aspx?search=2014.f_5cambodianhorror_21601
MoviePilot's Top 15 Horror Movies of 2014 http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/12/02/top-15-horror-movies-of-2014-2474630?lt_source=external,manual
Taste of Cinema's 15 Essential Films For An Introduction To The New French Extremity http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/15-essential-films-for-an-introduction-to-the-new-french-extremity/
Also includes Carne as an honourable mention, included here in 16th place.
Sound on Sight's 25 Best Horror Films of 2014 http://www.soundonsight.org/best-horror-films-of-2014/
(in alphabetical order)
The Best Horror Movies of the Past 50 years! Part 6! The Noughties! (2000s) https://ericiansteele.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/the-best-horror-movies-of-the-past-50-years-part-6-the-noughties-2000s/
The Best Horror Movies of the Past 50 years! Part 5! The Nineties! https://ericiansteele.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/the-best-horror-movies-of-the-past-50-years-part-5-the-nineties/
The Best Horror Movies of the past 50 years Part 4! The Eighties! https://ericiansteele.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/the-best-horror-movies-of-the-past-50-years-part-4-the-eighties/
The Best Horror Movies of the Past 50 Years, Part 2! The Seventies! https://ericiansteele.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/the-best-horror-movies-of-the-past-50-years-part-2-the-seventies-1970-1975/ https://ericiansteele.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/the-best-horror-movies-of-the-past-50-years-part-3-the-seventies-1976-1979/
The Best Horror Movies of the Past 50 years! Part 1! The Sixties! https://ericiansteele.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/the-best-horror-movies-of-the-past-50-years-part-1-the-sixties/
GotchaMovies' Top 50 Horror Movies (2014) http://www.gotchamovies.com/usertags/top-50-horror-movies
MoviePilot's THE TOP 25 CHEESIEST HORROR MOVIES OF THE 80s (2014) http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/10/04/the-top-25-cheesiest-horror-movies-of-the-80s-2317642?lt_source=external,manual,manual
Maxim's 66 Hidden Horror Movies (2012)
The page only actually lists 32 movies.
Modern British Horror Survey (2014) http://british-horror-revival.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/modern-british-horror-survey-top-twenty.html
TasteofCinema's The 30 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century (2014) http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/the-30-best-horror-films-of-the-21st-century/
TasteofCinema's The 20 Best Horror Films Made By Non-Horror Directors (2014) http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/the-20-best-horror-films-made-by-non-horror-directors/
TasteofCinema's The 21 Best Horror Comedies Of The Last 35 Years (2014) http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/the-21-best-horror-comedies-of-the-last-35-years/
TasteofCinema's The 20 Best Horror Films Based On Folk Tales Around The World (2014) http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/the-20-best-horror-films-based-on-folk-tales-around-the-world/
TasteofCinema's 15 Of The Best Horror Films With Social-Political Subtext (2014) http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/15-of-the-best-horror-films-with-social-political-subtext/
TasteofCinema's 25 Modern Horror Films That Are Genuinely Nightmarish (2014) http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/25-modern-horror-films-that-are-genuinely-nightmarish/
TasteofCinema's 15 Horror Originals That Need To Be Seen By More People (2014) http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/15-horror-originals-that-need-to-be-seen-by-more-people/
TasteofCinema's The 15 Best Anthology Horror Films You Need To Watch (2014) http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/the-15-best-anthology-horror-films-you-need-to-watch/
TasteofCinema's The 30 Most Underrated Horror Films From The 1970s (2014) http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/the-30-most-underrated-horror-films-from-the-1970s/
TasteofCinema's 15 Great Horror Films That Don’t Need Gore To Be Effective (2014)
10 Nostalgic Halloween Specials For Your Viewing Pleasure! http://ihorror.com/10-nostalgic-halloween-specials-viewing-pleasure/
Extreme Cinema: List of Disturbing Films Compendium (2013) http://horrornews.net/78683/extreme-cinema-list-disturbing-films-compendium-d/
The Bloody Pit of Horror's Top 10 List For 1969 http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/top-ten-for-1969.html
The Bloody Pit of Horror's Top 10 List For 1966 http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/top-ten-for-1966.html
The Bloody Pit of Horror's Top 10 List For 1989 http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/top-ten-for-1989.html
The Bloody Pit of Horror's Top 10 List For 1990 http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/top-ten-for-1990.html
The Bloody Pit of Horror's Top 10 List For 1980 http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/top-ten-for-1980.html
The Bloody Pit of Horror's Top 10 List For 1967 http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/top-ten-for-1967.html
The Bloody Pit of Horror's Top 10 List For 1985 http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/top-ten-for-1985.html
The Bloody Pit of Horror's Top 10 List For 1983 http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/top-ten-for-1983.html
The Bloody Pit of Horror's Top 10 List For 1982 http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/top-ten-for-1982.html
The Bloody Pit of Horror's Top 10 List For 1979 http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/top-ten-for-1979.html