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hashirkareem -> Could ve been better (16/9/2011 9:39:50 AM)

its impossible to make a top 100 list to satisfy all.. a real greatest movie list should have no number limit .. having said that,i think this list is quite strange !
Amelie is without doubt a very good film..but the 2nd best film of all time ?? you've got to be kidding !! that too when 81/2 is somewhere in the 60s !! Godard, Fellini etc should be much higher on any list !
There is hardly any representation of Iranian Cinema which has produced some of the best of world cinema in the last 3 or 4 decades !
At least one Emir Kusturica movie should've been on the list..there are many that it could've replaced.
The Indian choices have veered towards blockbusters rather than good cinema.. Including Devdas is like having "the Titanic" on the list of greatest movies .. its a blockbuster, no doubt, but is completely out of place on this list.. same goes for Lagaan or Mother India (though both are good films they are, by no means, ground breaking cinema) .. Films by Ghatak (considered equal to Ray),Mrinal Sen,Shyam Benegal,Mani Kaul, Shaji,Adoor,Kasaravalli etc should have been the obvious choices.At least more popular "western world" choices like Salaam Bombay or The Bandit Queen would've been better than this. Even mainstream Bollywood has turned out much better fare like Kaagaz Ke Phool, Pyaasa, Do Bhiga Zameen etc..
Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan are geniuses at what they do and deservedly among the most popular stars of all time (yes,I am a huge fan too!!) but their movies aren't outstanding in terms of cinematic technique or content..




MrRenegadePhoenix -> An Interesting List but missing quite a few (24/10/2011 11:30:21 AM)

Pan's Labyrinth, City of God, The Seventh Seal, Battleship Potemkin, Seven Samurai, Spirited Away - definately worthy of top 10 placement but where my two favourite films: Grave of the Fireflies & The Lives of Others? They are such great films and deserved placement in the top 50 without a doubt.




MaryGet89 -> Great list but no Iranian films??? (14/11/2011 8:24:35 PM)

After going through this list I got a little bit puzzled because I haven't seen Iranian films in it. What about the films by acclaimed Iranian filmmakers like Kiarostami, Makhmalbaf, Mehrjui. To my mind this list does not represent the films from Islamic coutries at all - what about their perspective? It's terrific that you put "Persepolis" here but it's not quite Iranian production, is it?




benwoulds -> Unforgivable omissions (19/11/2011 7:06:57 AM)

1. Grand Illusion - wow, arguably #1, just ask Orson Welles
2. The Passion of Joan of Arc
3. La Strada
4. L'Atalante
5. Mirror
6. Fanny and Alexander
7. Le Million
8. Napoleon
9. Elevator to the Gallows
10. Viridiana




rachelparker -> (5/12/2011 10:00:59 AM)

no La vita è bella or Banlieue 13?




MrPinkBatman -> Good list (15/12/2011 6:31:08 PM)

That's a great list, I'm only surprised that Leningrad Cowboys was the only finnish movie on the list. The Unknown Soldier could've had been here. After seeing this list I'm going to buy Infernal Affairs, The Seventh Seal, Downfall and maybe Let The Right One In and Battle Royale.




Arek.Zacharski -> (1/1/2012 8:39:33 PM)

The list missing "The Saragossa Manuscript" and "Stalker", both should be at very top of this list., "Promised Land" by Wajda could make it into first 50 as well. Also Tarkovsky movies (Solaris, Andrei Rublev) should be placed higher.




FrannyBlue -> A bit too heavy on Asian horror... (18/2/2012 6:31:09 PM)

What about The Lives of Others or Troubled Water?




AnindyaB -> (3/3/2012 2:06:46 PM)

Why should i see a list that fails Charles Chaplin ? And Billy Wilder? And Alfred Hitchcock? And Alain Rainey? And David Lean? And Antonioni? And Fernando Solanas? And Ilmaz Guney? Honestly, here there seems to be a disturbing bias towards violent Asian films; against Iranian films; and yes, against, believe me, British films (Lean/ Lindsay Anderson/ John Boorman/ Ridley Scott/ Danny Boyle etc)! This critic must acquaint himself/ herself with films made before 80s... in terms of craftsmanship and pathbreaking ideas they were unparalleled! Notable absentees are (in my opinion): Citizen Kane (did i miss it in the list... BTW, pressing d button 100 times means sore fingers, could you do something about it?), Dr Zhivago, Life is Beautiful, The Journey (Solanas), Last Year at Marienbad (or Hiroshima mon Amour), North by NorthWest (or Vertigo)...

Speaking of Indian films, the choices are apalling. Including the Ray trilogy is expectedly OK, but in the same breath as Devdas (that too, the kitschy remake?) and Lagaan and Mother India?... HAHA! If Ray deserves at least another nod (Days n Nights in the Forest/ The Music Room/ The lonely Wife), Ritwick Ghatak's ('Unmechanical' or 'Subarnarekha') absence is bewildering.





AnindyaB -> (3/3/2012 2:12:56 PM)

Am in agreement with Hashir Kareem's list to include Guru Dutt & other contemporary names e.g. Shyam Benegal.

For its incredible film structure, Bunuel's 'Phantom of Liberty' is a personal favourite!




rm310 -> (5/3/2012 12:30:34 AM)

The Lives of Others.... Amores Perros?




Johannez -> MISSING TITLES: (12/3/2012 1:22:09 PM)

-Abre los Ojos
-Amores perros
-Lucia y el sexo
-Taxi
-C'est arrive pres de chez vous
-[REC]
-The Returner (Japanese)
-Monty Python & The holy Grail
+ Life of Brian (its in brittish language..;)
-Eagle vs Shark (australian language..)
-Jalla! Jalla!
-Fucking Amal
-The Kingdom

..and lots and lots of really great documentaries!





Miss_Sushi -> My Number 1.... (25/3/2012 6:33:00 PM)

...would be Cinema Paradiso, just beautiful and it made me sob. Missing was Malena, City of the Lost Children, Brotherhood of the Wolf and La Reine Margot.




taenial.romero -> ...just a few missing (21/4/2012 6:06:57 AM)

wheres Train of Life? Love´s a Bitch? Simpathy for Lady Vengeance? ...and what the hell is doing Amelie in the 2nd place?




bloomy333 -> Not Much of a List (11/7/2012 8:03:10 PM)

Cant say I agree with the over-all representation here.
No Fassbinder?
No Pasolini?
No Bresson?
No Mizoguchi?
No Resnais?
These are major figures. This is a list of the most popular films in world cinema, not the best.
Even in the case of Godard, his best films are not picked (Contempt, Pierrot le fou, My life to live).

What a shame.




chelath2000 -> Movie # 26 (29/9/2012 8:35:36 PM)

As a young girl, movie #26 on your list, Belle et la Bete was my favorite movie. I was probably about six the first time I watched it. My father had it on VHS, and as soon as it'd finish I'd go get my father to rewind it so I could watch it again. I absolutely adore this movie.




TheLazyFilmBuff -> Some films that surely should have made this list! (8/10/2012 9:51:56 AM)

When I think of World cinema a lot of great films come in to my head however I was very surprised films like 'The Lives of Others', 'Swades', 'Departures', 'Confessions', 'Sanjuro', 'Intouchables' and Yojimbo is not on this list. Please is there way of users voting so we can get these films on there? I'm sure other users will not be disappointed with the films that I've mentioned.




TheLazyFilmBuff -> Oldboy deserves a spot in the top 10!!! (8/10/2012 9:55:16 AM)

I think Oldboy is one of the greatest films ever made! It's a shame not to even see it in the top 10 of this greatest world cinema list. Please more people be aware of this and then give it a higher voting. As this film is a hidden gem, I'm sure once the remake is made it will get a lot of recognition however I don't think nothing will be able to come close to the perfection of Oldboy!

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mrmohitmishra -> The Children of Heaven (14/10/2012 8:15:44 AM)

The movies like The Children of Heaven and LIfe is beautiful or the Secret in their eyes were not enlisted. Votes to each entry must have been disclosed




hegilla -> What about Flåklypa Grand Prix?! (5/11/2012 1:32:25 PM)

Even though I might be a bit partial in this matter, being Norwegian and all, but Flåklypa Grand Prix should be on this list. You haven't seen it you say, well then you have something to look forward to!! If you like animation this is a real gem of a movie that deserves to be recognized.




SeanNessman -> RE: (9/11/2012 1:52:43 PM)

Stupid. Please read the title please. The films listed are not supposed to be in English.




mihai -> (26/11/2012 10:17:37 AM)

Lawrence of arabia, Night of the Generals, How to steal a million...
Peter O'Toole should be on the list, i think.




marcus_widberg -> Forgotten something? (9/12/2012 5:25:40 PM)

What happened to ¨män som hatar kvinnor¨? Everybody agreed that noomi rapace was perfect as lisbeth salander. Shouldn't it be on here?




phewd -> WHA? (29/1/2013 8:51:05 PM)

The Passion of Joan of Arc?
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari?




ght805 -> Unbelievable List (12/2/2013 10:19:12 PM)

Whilst admitting that I am not familiar with many of the films on the list, I am baffled by the absence of "Les Enfants du Paradis" - probably one of the 5 best films ever made and, arguably, the greatest. In addition, how can "Rififi" be on the list when the far more accomplished "Touchez Pas Au Grisbi" is not. Max Ophuls' brilliant "Madame de ....", described by Andrew Sarris as the most perfect film ever made is absent, as is the wonderful "Casque d'Or".




lechacal -> amelie is a terrible film (13/2/2013 7:03:23 PM)

amelie is a shit film i saw it in grade 10 fr class and was disgusted by its stupidity and perversion, goes to show that french media has no taste in film and neither does empire, la haine should have been at # 2 instead of stupid amelie, fuck you empire and fuck fr ppl for having no taste in good film




jhsz -> (1/3/2013 3:07:25 AM)

What abour the golem, the cabinet of doctor caligari, los olvidados, the life of others and trainspoitting (obviously they don't speak english)




compie87 -> Jodorowsky (1/3/2013 7:17:02 AM)

I haven't seen a lot of these, but of the ones I've seen I agree that they're all great films.

I thought it was interesting that Pan's Labyrinth was so high given that one of the lower-ranked movies (one that I haven't seen) said that Pan's Labyrinth drew a lot of it's ideas of escaping fascism with fantasy. I thought PL was great, but given that there is some other movie out there that it drew great influence from, I'm surprised it's regarded as such a high classic.

What about Jodorowsky though???

Holy Mountain. El Topo. Even Santa Sangre. I haven't seen anyone who makes movies like his.

Also great movies that didn't make the cut: Machuca, Tambien la lluvia (which plays on a similar political/fiction juxtapositon), and Castaway to the Moon (better than the American Castaway in my opinion)




SurrealistClark -> Disagree (4/3/2013 12:49:38 PM)

I feel disgusted looking at this list. You vastly overlooked three directors and some of their films.

Jacques Tati: The man is a genius on so many fronts. Probably the greatest comic director of all time. His composition was untouchable by anyone, and had great influence.

Luis Bunuel: My favourite director ever. Revolutionized what many believed in, created films in a vast array of genres. Un Chien Andalou is probably the most known short film of all time, and one of the greatest DEBUTS of all time.

Guddard: Le Mepris. Nuff said.




poznan56 -> Strange ! (8/3/2013 12:53:01 AM)

How about Loves of a Blonde ??? Who were design this list evidently loves Asian cinema and horrors !




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