Lists by Radu_A

a list of 90 titles
This is a list of films not in the IMDB top 250 even though they have a rating of 8.1+ and the minimum of 25000 votes required to be considered for the list (or close). I deviate when a film is in mid-run and may yet reach that goal.

I'm now giving the current True Bayesian Estimate (TBE) to show how far these titles have to go - and that some should already be in. As of May 19th 2017, no. 250 is PK with a TBE of 7.94.

The full criteria for the IMDB weighted vote are not disclosed to the public, but eliminate most older films. This list is intended to show that and make users vote more. It's not based on my taste as my own votes display.

The "Best Indian Films" list coupled with a much higher minimum vote was likely created to keep Indian films out of the highest ranks, which has completely backfired. All Indian films dropped from the top 250 have been voted back in. There are still a lot to go though. I'm not a huge Bollywood fan, but this is an international database. India accounts for almost 50% of global movie output, it's only logical this should reflect in this list and on IMDB in general.

Since I revamped this list, 11 titles have entered the top 250, so it seems to work. Thanks for the votes and keep 'em coming.
a list of 189 titles
Since quite a few people seem to use this list for reference, I'm revamping and upgrading it into two halves. It's got a long way to go so bear with me. I'm only listing films with a recognizable LGBT angle, not exploitative ones or those where it's a matter of interpretation.

I couldn't add the following titles even though they're on IMDb: "Nights in black Leather" (1973) is narcissist Peter Berlin's most famous blue movie and very telling as to how ancient certain fetishes are. "Köçek" (1975) is a transgender love story in Istanbul (!) with a big Turkish star of the time, Müjde Ar.
a list of 135 titles
I'll soon start working on this, for the moment it's in disarray. The 1990s saw an explosion of LGBT themes in film, but there are many titles which seem rather dated or weak. I'll have to sift through some 500 of them.
a list of 40 titles
Really did it this time, watching 400 films from 67 countries this year. It was a pretty good year apart from the US, where movies are eclipsed in creativity by TV. As every year, it's a personal choice based on much exposure, and not for superhero drivel fans.
a list of 28 titles
Once again, I got to see around 340 films this year, so I'm making yet another best-off worst off list of 28 titles from around the world.
a list of 40 titles
I get to see a lot of movies from all over the world (340 in 2014); most best-ofs tend to focus on Anglo films, so this is an attempt to lump ín together a global choice of titles. It's a matter of personal taste, so no superhero blockbusters everybody knows. I've also put in a few no-no's from my point of view.
a list of 100 titles
list of famous titles from 1920-1960 which for some reason do not figure on the '1001 films you must see before you die' list. It's a very helpful list, and the more obscure selections are an inevitable matter of taste, but one cannot help but wonder what is NOT in there... share the surprises! A second part covering 1961-2000 will follow.