The Top 50 Foreign Films of the Last Decade. It is quite clear that mainstream cinema no longer applies just to Hollywood blockbusters, or the odd British comedy. With the advent of mass home cinema in the last decade, and the increasing availability of pretty much anything and everything on DVD, Blu-ray, or streaming services like Netflix, world cinema has finally crossed the divide of being the preserve of the connoisseur, or the type of thing you’d stumble on late at night on TV. In the last ten years, world cinema has made a massive impact on film-of-the-year lists, and many people’s personal favourites.
Starting from 2002 and ending here in 2012, it’s safe to say that you’ll have seen many of the films below, and enjoyed them simply as great pieces of filmmaking, regardless of where they came from. If, however, you are in any doubt of the utter brilliance of world cinema, then take your time to read the list below, and pick a few to watch that interest you. 50. The anti-Hollywood blockbuster. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45. 44. 43. 42. 20 Great Movies On Netflix You Probably Haven’t Seen « Taste Of Cinema – Movie Reviews and Classic Movie Lists.
Netflix has become a power house these last few years and not too many can compete with what they offer. Now more than ever Netflix is becoming stronger by signing deals with some big distributers and even having their own production company. One thing Netflix has always been good at is instantly streaming right onto your computer or TV some big name movies and even some hidden gems that you wouldn’t necessarily know about. Here are 20 movies that you might have not heard of or known about, you should put them on your Instant Queue when you’re done reading this list. 20. Kill Theory (Watch On Netflix) What’s it about? Why you should watch it? 19. What’s it about? Why you should watch it? 18. What’s it about? Why you should watch it? 17. What’s it about? Why you should watch it? 16. What’s it about? Why you should watch it? 15. What’s it about? Why you should watch it? Pages: 1 2 3. Project Imagination.
Stanley Kubrick's favorite films - My Criterion. By Joshua Warren Created 10/27/12 Edit List I think Kubrick would have loved The Criterion Collection if he was still alive today and quite a lot of the films that have been cited as his favorites are in the collection. Since Kubrick was such a famously reclusive (or "private" as he preferred to call it) and rarely interviewed person, it's very interesting to get a glimpse what kind of films that inspired and entertained him. (I've compiled most of the information on this list from interviews with Kubrick's family, friends and colleagues, an interview he did in 1957 for Cahiers du cinéma as well as an interview in 1963 for Cinema magazine and the 'Master list' by the BFI.)
I have presented these films here in no particular order. Cited films that aren't in the collection: Eraserhead, Citizen Kane, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Godfather, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dog Day Afternoon, Roxie Hart, Hell's Angels, An American Werewolf in London, E.T. Top mind blowing movies you never saw - a list by sasharaskin.
Year In Review: The 11 Best Short Films of 2011. Over the course of the year, curating the Short Film of the Day feature has given me a deep and affecting appreciation of the art form. Before, I hadn’t given much thought to the little bastards, but the truth is that they are incredibly versatile and representative of the boundaries that film can break. They can be jokes told well or human dramas driven home. They can be a perfect bite or demand to be expanded into a full meal.
They can feel classic or break out into the long, strange realm of experimentation. They are so much more than movies with short runtimes. There’s one difficulty in judging them, though. The other (small) problem is that sometimes short films spend a long time touring festivals and otherwise being unavailable online. 11. In this sweetly dark comedy from writer/director Bradley Jackson features Ralph Winston (Keir O’Donnell) as a children’s party clown who has never cried in his entire life. 10. 9. 8. Absurdity lives. 7. 6. Spike Jonze. The 32 Greatest Unscripted Movie Scenes. Much to the dismay of screenwriters, movies scripts aren’t always set in stone. They are often like living objects constantly evolving during the filming process. Some films, like Jaws and Annie Hall, don’t even have a finished script when the cameras start to roll.
Actors and actresses are regularly ad libbing, improvising or going off-script while reciting their lines. Sometimes the directors hate it – other times they love it. Check out these 32 great unscripted scenes – you may be surprised at how many of your favorite lines were off-the-cuff. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Director – Steven Spielberg While chasing Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) after she’s been kidnapped, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. The original script called for a long sword fight but a day earlier Ford got a severe case of food poisoning and didn’t have the energy to film the scene as written.
Zoolander (2001) Director – Ben Stiller In this scene involving former hand model J.P. The Godfather (1972) RoboCop (1987) 4 Sites to Find and Watch TV and Movies Online. Increasingly, content creators from NBC to Disney to Michael Moore are distributing their video online. That the amount of such video available on the Internet has increased dramatically is good news. The problem is, it's coming at us from a million different sites, in many different formats. My favorite video sites do a good job of organizing it all, linking to it, and pointing us to video content that you wouldn't expect to get for free. OVGuide: This is the biggest aggregator of links to online video I've encountered to date. NinjaVideo: I heard about Ninja through word of mouth and assumed that, like most of the "awesome video sites" I hear about, it would list a bunch of great titles--none of which would play.
Truveo: Using this all-video search engine, you can search for your favorite TV shows from any network or provider hosting online content, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, and others. SnagFilms: Documentary film heaven. You Missed It: Most Unfairly Overlooked Movies Of The Decade.
Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 11 list. I really dig this IMDB plot summary, it paints a mysterious picture to get you interested while not giving away anything crucial, it's like a good trailer: A psychiatrist, Richard Burton, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an opinionated but inwardly-timid father and a genteel, religious mother. As Dysart exposes the truths behind the boy's demons, he finds himself face-to-face with his own.
Films for families: The top 50 movies to watch as a family. Year In Review: The 11 Best Short Films of 2011. The 50 Greatest Geek Movies. Top 20 Movies for Philosophy Students. Martin Scorsese's Film School: The 85 Films You Need To See To Know Anything About Film. Interviewing Martin Scorsese is like taking a master class in film. Fast Company’s four-hour interview with the director for the December-January cover story was ostensibly about his career, and how he had been able to stay so creative through years of battling studios.
But the Hugo director punctuated everything he said with references to movies: 85 of them, in fact, all listed below. Some of the movies he discussed (note: the descriptions for these are below in quotes, denoting his own words). Others he just mentioned (noted below with short plot descriptions and no quotes). But the cumulative total reflects a life lived entirely within the confines of movie making, from his days as a young asthmatic child watching a tiny screen in Queens, New York to today, when Scorsese is as productive as he’s ever been in his career–and more revered than ever by the industry that once regarded him as a troublesome outsider.
The Band Wagon: “It’s my favorite of the Vincente Minnelli musicals. Mr. Anime Moive - Watch Anime Movie Sub or Dub Free Online. Films de France - Top 100 - best French movies of 2000s. Top 100 Foreign Films - ForeignFilms.com. IMDB 250 on Netflix Instant. Empire Features. 25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Pt. 2. Human Traffic Very unique comedy about the drug/club culture in the UK. Five friends ponder society, drug use and their own lives as they go about their usual weekend of snorting, smoking, popping, dancing and sex. The Matador Pierce Brosnan plays an assassin going through a mid-life crisis as he approached retirement. The Good, The Bad, And the Weird Two comical outlaws and a bounty hunter fight for a treasure map in 1940s Manchuria while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. Tucker and Dale vs.
A group of college students go camping for the weekend and, through a series of unlucky events, begin thinking that the harmless Tucker & Dale (pictured above) are trying to kill them. New Kids Turbo An absolutely nutty movie from the Netherlands. Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang KKBB is a murder-comedy (?) Big Trouble Big Trouble is one of those movies where all of these different people end up intertwined at the end of the movie. Once Upon A Time In The West Persepolis 13 Assassins Dr. Drive. Ten Anime Films You Should See Before You Die. One of the most surprising, and gratifying, things that has happened since I started my blog, Tim Maughan Books, a year or so ago is the positive feedback I’ve had for the anime reviews—especially from people I know are far from being massive fanboys like myself.
It’s gratifying because its part of the reason I started writing them; to try and introduce the medium to people who had never really indulged in it all, at least not past perhaps watching Spirited Away with their kids. The problem is, once you’ve had your first taste, where do you go next? Type ‘anime’ into Google and the results are bewildering, and without a little bit of guidance and a quality filter finding something to watch can be a daunting task. There’s a lot of shit out there, plus a lot of stuff that isn’t really meant for you…unless you’re a ADHD stricken 12 year old emo-ninja-obsessed boy that refuses to eat anything except Pocky and instant Ramen.
Akira (1988) Ghost in the Shell (1995) My Neighbor Totoro (1988) 9 Foreign Rip-Offs Cooler Than The Hollywood Originals. You think Batman's pretty cool, don't you? Probably couldn't be any cooler, right? Wrong. Step outside of America, and you find a Batman who guns down bad guys with a revolver, and has naked sex with the ladies he rescues. It's true, other countries have been working around the clock to improve our fictional heroes in every way.
Here are 9 ripoffs that are better than the US originals, proving you can create something awesome no matter where you're from or how limited your budget is, as long as you don't give a shit about copyrights. The Turkish Batman - Yarasa Adam ("Betmen") The American Original: As night looms over Gotham City, Batman and Robin rev up the Batmobile and stalk the shadows for the cowardly criminal element. The Foreign Rip-Off: As the sun beats down on the Anatolian steppe, Betmen and Turkish Robin cruise around in a shitty sedan and pump hot lead into the cowardly criminal element. The music sounds like a swarm of killer bees playing the sitar in an empty grain silo. !