Lists by thabto

a list of 8 titles
Honourable Mentions: The Grand Budapest Hotel, How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Watch Again:

Other Films Seen: Interstellar, Calvary, Goodbye to Language, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Chef, Edge of Tomorrow, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Must Watch: Boyhood, Birdman, The Trip to Italy, The Past, Big Hero 6, Only Lovers Left Alive, Life Itself, Love is Strange, Pride, Frank, 22 Jump Street, The Unknown Known, Snowpiercer, Whiplash, Obivious Child, Skeleton Twins, Locke, The Immigrant, We Are the Best!.

Maybe Watch: Noah, Fury.
 
a list of 68 people
Favourite films listed in order of preference.
 
a list of 100 titles
In order of preference.

Shared themes: convoluted reality, disruption of time/narrative, armed protagonist against other un-armed character, protagonist dies, protagonist's fate is left open/unexplained, difficulty of relationships, tragic-hero, bittersweet nature of life, male protagonist, guns, directed by an "auteur", questions a women's "role", female character complicates protagonist's goal, complicated romances, acclaimed soundtracks, redemption, "outsider" protagonists, subversion of genre, humanity, shows men as a creative/destructive force, difficulty of communication, drama-based, set in major metropolitan cities, use of previously established cinematic iconography, innovation in storytelling/special effects, the past affects current events, characters connected by death/violence, over 90 minutes in length, protagonists act in extreme ways, characters portray non-traditional family/relationship roles, use of cinematic spectacle, questioning of mortality, made after the start of World War II, didn't win major Oscars, depiction of urban paranoia, characters gain a new-level of self-awarness.
 
a list of 419 titles
I adore these films, even if they're not in my Top 100.
 
a list of 152 titles
 
a list of 90 titles
1906-1999.

60 Minutes and over.

6.9 and Below IMDB Rating - Don't watch
7.0 - 7.4 IMBD Rating - Watch if 4 star rating on Allmovie
7.5 and Above IMDB Rating - Watch
 
a list of 42 titles
Must Watch:

Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie.

Missing from IMDb:

WVLNT (Wavelength For Those Who Don't Have the Time) (2003) - Michael Snow

Ronald McDonald Insanity

Matt Caron - Datamoshed Wrecking Ball Parody (2012)
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George Barber - Absence of Satan (1985)

Mark Leckey - Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999), Cinema in the Round (2007), Search Engine (2007), Out Demons Out (2007) and Pearl Vision (2012).

Paul B. Davis - umbrella zombie mistake (2007)
 
a list of 126 titles
2000-2014.

60 Minutes and over.

Rotten Tomatoes - 88% and over, at least 100 reviews.
Rotten Tomatoes - Animated - 85% and over, at least 100 reviews.
Oscars - Main Categories - 75% and over, any number of reviews.
Oscars - Foreign Film - Winner, Others - 88% and over, any number of reviews.
Oscars - Documentary - Winner, Others - 88% and over, at least 100 reviews.
BAFTA's - Main Categories - Over 80% and over, watch regardless.
BAFTA's Foreign Film - Over 88%, at least 100 reviews.
BAFTA's - Outstanding Debut - Winner - 80% and over.
Metacritic - Critics End of Year Lists - Watch Top Ten Regardless, 11-20 - 85% and over, any number of reviews.
National Board of Review Awards - Top Ten Films - 80% and over, any number of reviews.
TSPDT - Top 10 - Watch regardless, Others - Over 88% any number of reviews.
IMDB Top 250 - At least a year since release, inside Top 200.
Sight and Sound - 85% and over, over 100 reviews.
Mark Kermode's No.1 Fllm - Over 75% on RT, any number of reviews.
Favourite Directors - 1-5 - Watch Regardless, 6 and Over - Over 85% on RT, any number of reviews.
Favourite Actors - 1-3 - Over 85% on RT, any number of reviews.
MTV Movie Award - Winner, Over 70%.
Roger Ebert Films of the Decade.
Quentin Tarantino - Films since 1992.
Quentin Tarantino's No. 1 Film of the Year - Over 70% on RT, any number of reviews.

Favourite Director's - Participant
 
a list of 10 titles
By US/UK Theatrical release dates.

Honorable Mentions: Blue Jasmine, Room 237, Saving Mr. Banks, Nebraska, Much Ado About Nothing, Enough Said, Frozen, Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Side Effects, Behind the Candelabra.

Best Film Released This Year But Made in Another Year: Easy Money.

Must Watch: Upstream Colour, The Past, Tim's Vemeer, All is Lost, Blue is the Warmest Colour, The Great Beauty, Blackfish, Wadjda, The Spectacular Now, Fruitvale Station, Le Week-End, Short Term 12, In a World..., 20 Feet From Stardom.

Maybe Watch: Gloria, A Hijacking, Good Vibrations, The Gatekeepers.
 
a list of 64 titles
In order of preference.
 
a list of 13 titles
 
a list of 38 titles
In order of preference.
 
a list of 13 people
... if I'd seen more of their films.
 
a list of 29 titles
 
a list of 70 people
 
a list of 38 titles
1906-1999.

60 Minutes and over.

6.9 and Below IMDB - Don't watch
7.0 - 7.4 IMBD Rating - Watch if 4 star rating on Allmovie
7.5 and Above IMDB Rating - Definitely watch
 
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a list of 61 titles
 
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a list of 54 titles
By US/UK Theatrical release dates.
 
a list of 69 titles
 
a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: Unbreakable, Erin Brockovich, Last Resort, Cast Away,

Watch Again: In the Mood for Love, Unbreakable, O’ Brother, Where Art Thou?, Gladiator, Traffic, Last Resort, Requiem for a Dream.

Must Watch: Werckmeister Harmonies, Songs from the Second Floor, The Circle, Together, Quills, Wonder Boys, The Gleaners and I, Pollock, Shadow of the Vampire, The Contender

Maybe Watch: Billy Elliot, High Fidelity, Boys Don't Cry, Sexy Beast, With A Friend Like Harry, The Taste of Others, Girl on the Bridge, Into the Arms of Strangers, La Commune (Paris, 1871), Divided We Fall.
 
a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: Lantana, Waking Life, A Beautiful Mind, Dogtown and the Z-Boys, Ocean's Eleven, Moulin Rouge!, In the Bedroom, Ghost World.

Watch Again: The Others.

Must Watch: Murder on a Sunday Morning, The Devil's Backbone, Iris, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, No Man's Land, Sexy Beast, Gosford Park, I'm Going Home, Time Out

Maybe Watch: Lagaan - Once Upon a Time in India.
 
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a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: Little Miss Sunshine, This is England, United 93, Casino Royale, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, An Inconvenient Truth, Rescue Dawn, Venus.

Watch Again: The Host, Pan's Labyrinth, The Last King of Scotland.

Must Watch: When the Levees Broke, Letters From Iwo Jima, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Away From Her, Tell No One, After the Wedding, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, Offside.

Maybe Watch: Dreamgirls, Volver, Jesus Camp, Who Killed the Electric Car?, L'Enfant, Notes on a Scandal, Water, Colossal Youth, Little Children, The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
 
a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: The Hunt, Zero Dark Thirty, Searching for Sugar Man, The Imposter, Flight, Shadow Dancer, No, Robot and Frank, Life of Pi, ParaNorman, A Royal Affair, Argo, Samsara, Skyfall, Lincoln, Killing Them Softly, Frankenweenie, Outrage Beyond, Silver Linings Playbook, The Master, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Avengers Assemble, Cabin in the Woods, Untouchable and Dredd 3D.

Best Re-Release: Halloween

Must Watch: Holy Motors, The Queen of Versailles, Bernie, Marley, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Must Watch: The Secret World of Arrietty, How to Survive a Plague, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, West of Memphis, The Sapphires, Monsieur Lazhar, In Darkness, Safety Not Guaranteed and Bully.
 
a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: The Bourne Ultimatum, Gone Baby Gone, The Savages, Michael Clayton, Superbad, Into the Wild, Eastern Promises, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Sicko, Juno, 3:10 to Yuma, Knocked Up, The Orphanage, Ocean's Thirteen, The King of Kong, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Waitress.

Watch Again: Atonement, The Savages.

Must Watch: Away From Her, Lars and the Real Girl, Control, Taxi to the Dark Side, I'm Not There, Encounters at the End of the World

Maybe Watch: La Vie En Rose, My Winnipeg, The Counterfeiters, Hairspray, In the Shadow of the Moon, Enchanted, Silent Light, You, The Living, The Band's Visit, Katyn.
 
a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: American Splendor, Shattered Glass, Metallica - Some Kind of Monster, Touching the Void, Tarnation, Intolerable Cruelty, The Triplets of Belleville.

Watch Again: Intolerable Cruelty, Memories of Murder, Monster.

Must Watch: In America, A Mighty Wind, Seabiscuit, Whale Rider, Saraband, Control Room, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring, The Return, Dirty Pretty Things, The Corporation, The Best of Youth, The Twilight Samurai, Cafe Lumiere, House of Sand and Fog, The Station Agent, Pieces of April.

Maybe Watch: Winged Migration, The Man on the Train, The Barbarian Invasions, Freaky Friday, The Magdalene Sisters, Raising Victor Vargas, Osama.
 
a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: The Squid and the Whale, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Match Point, Walk the Line, Murderball, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Broken Flowers.

Watch Again: Munich

Must Watch: King Kong, Howl's Moving Castle, The Constant Gardener, March of the Penguins, Cinderella Man, Hustle and Flow, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Transamerica, Wordplay, Corpse Bride.

Maybe Again: The Sun, Paradise Now, Totsi, Pride and Prejudice.
 
a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: The Secret in their Eyes, A Serious Man, 500 Days of Summer, Fish Tank, Tyson, The Messenger, Adventureland, Drag Me to Hell, Crazy Heart, A Prophet, An Education, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Star Trek, This Is It, The Hangover and World's Greatest Dad.

Watch Again: Up, A Prophet, Star Trek, District 9.

Must Watch: A Single Man, The White Ribbon, Dogtooth, Mother, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

Maybe Watch: Julie and Julia, Invictus, White Material, Summer Hours, Ajami, The Beaches of Agnes.
 
a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: Hero, 28 Days Later, Chicago, Catch Me If You Can, Lost in La Mancha, Minority Report.

Watch Again: The Pianist, Frida, Punch-Drunk Love, The Man Without a Past, Talk to Her, Gangs of New York,

Must Watch: Infernal Affairs, Russian Ark, The Kid Stays in the Picture, The Son, Dirty Pretty Things, Lilo and Stitch , Monsoon Wedding, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Maybe Watch: Ten, Uzak, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Bloody Sunday, Oasis.
 
a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: The Incredibles, Primer, Million Dollar Baby, Dogville, Dead Man's Shoes, The Bourne Supremacy, Kinsey, Supersize Me, Mean Creek, The Woodsman, Crash, Millions, Maria Full of Grace

Watch Again: 2046, House of Flying Daggers, Shaun of the Dead, The Aviator, Team America: World Police, Finding Neverland.

Must Watch: Downfall, Mysterious Skin, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, The Motorcycle Diaries, The Sea Inside, Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids, Vera Drake, Moolaadé, The Story of the Weeping Camel.

Maybe Watch: Bad Education, Kings and Queen, Head-On, Being Julia.
 
a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: Senna, True Grit, The Fighter, The American, Waiting for Superman, The Illusionist, 127 Hours.

Must Watch: Inside Job, The Kids Are All Right, Me and Orson Welles, Let Me In, Nostalgia for the Light, Tangled, Beginners, Incendies, Tabloid, Certified Copy, Carlos, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Of Gods and Men

Must Watch: Lebanon, Rabbit Hole, Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work, Animal Kingdom.
 
a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Frost/Nixon, Burn After Reading, Gran Torino, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Let the Right One In, Ponyo, Kung Fu Panda.

Watch Again: WALL-E, Synecdoche, New York, Slumdog Millionaire, Burn After Reading, The Hurt Locker, Let the Right One In.

Must Watch: The Cove, Red Cliff, Somers Town, Rachael Getting Married, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Doubt, Bolt, Food Inc., Frozen River, Happy-Go-Lucky

Maybe Watch: Gomorrah, Revanche, The Visitor, 35 Shots of Rum, Summer Hours, Of Time and the City, Sin Nombre, Sugar, I've Loved You So Long , Young@Heart, Goodbye Solo, The Class.
 
a list of 10 titles
Honourable Mentions: Moneyball, Bridesmaids, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Trip, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, I Wish, Project Nim, Rango, The Muppets.

Must Watch: Melancholia, Take Shelter, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Bernie, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Into the Abyss, Midnight in Paris, 13 Assassins, Pina, Undefeated, Le Havre, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

Maybe Watch: Arthur Christmas, Coriolanus, The Help, Meek's Cutoff, War Horse, The Kid With the Bike, My Week with Marilyn, Chico and Rita, The Turin Horse, A Better Life, Margin Call, The Ides of March, Pariah, Winnie the Pooh, Win Win.
 
a list of 35 titles
 
a list of 9 people
My favourite director's favourite directors and their films I need to see.
 
a list of 18 titles
1958-1973

Films Seen:

Vivre Sa Vie, Breathless, Le Mepris, Le Chinoise, Band of Outsiders, Pierrot Le Fou and The 400 Blows.
 
a list of 17 titles
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