Official list updates

In this topic you can discuss updates of official lists. If you think a list needs to be updated, please post here.

About Il Grande Cinema Italiano list. Number 59 on the list, Condottieri (1937), probably should be another version of the film with the same name, same screenwriters, same director, but italian cast instead of german -

Nice catch! And not only is it a wrong language version that was included, iCM has a duplicate bug for that as well (a total of 3 movies from 1937 with the title Condottieri!). Two bugs in one fell swoop! I think I’ve managed to put the right movie in place, but do feel free to double check!

Apologies for including the wrong Condottieri on my original list. Thanks for updating.

I just updated Locarno: Golden Leopard
In the past the award of Locarno wasn’t always called “Golden Leopard”. It was a bit unclear which prizes could be seen as former versions of that award. Wikipedia-pages in different languages list different movies. The official site of Locarna just lists all prizes. Luckily there is this page, using the wayback-machine:
I updated the list according to this page.

Two movies were removed:

One movie was added:

The source in the Kinema Junpo Top Japanese Films list needs to be changed. Right now the source links to itself.

I find it odd that the 1943 version of The Rickshaw Man is included in this list but the 1958 one is not. It seems strange to me because the 1958 version appears in the annual top ten list (7. 無法松の一生) for that year while the 1943 version doesn’t. But I can’t confirm if it’s an error because I can’t find a good source on this list anywhere.

That’s an issue on a lot of the lists. Marijn has it on his list of bugs to fix.

You can find a version of the Kinema Jumpo list at - as far as I can tell, they list the 1943 version as well (#62).

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This Japanese source lists the 1943 version as well, so it’s probably correct. Incidentally, the 1953 version is listed in the 1999 version of the list.

Also it would be less confusing and more informative if the description of the list included the following information:

  1. Year of publication (2009, hence no movies after 2008 are listed).

  2. Number of critics polled. It might be 114 according to a google translation of this.

  3. All the ties in the list. From here and here:
    “7-9 tied for seventh
    10-12 tied for tenth
    13-16 tied for thirteenth
    17-22 tied for seventeenth
    23-35 tied for twenty-third
    36-58 tied for thirty-sixth
    59-105 tied for fifty-ninth
    106 on is a huge, bizarre tie for last place”

Hi folks, Why do not we get notifications about the non-imdb list of updates?

I get messages like “Top List Updates”, and it is only related to imdb lists.


IMDb list updates are automated, so it’s easy to send out an automatic email with the changes made. All other lists are manually updated and it’s more difficult to include those changes in an automatic email.

One way you can check to see if you’ve missed some updated lists, is to go to Lists > Official Lists and then use the “Order by” drop-down menu and select “last updated”.

We mention which lists have been updated since last time when we post a blog post with new lists, but that’s only about 4 times/year, so the above method is more reliable.

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I just updated TimeOut’s 1000 Films to Change Your Life. 11 movies were added, simply because they were accidentally missing before. 102 titles were removed, because they were only mentioned in filmography sections of those directors.

Thanks to @TreadwayNathan for going through the book.

Speaking of IMDB list updates, the IMDB genre lists haven’t been updated since July 25th. The Top 250 list is still updating frequently. Are the genre lists being updated manually, or is there a bug in the automatic update process?

It’s probably related to a change imdb made in the way search results are displayed, so the parser is running into an error. Those lists are set to not be updated manually, so we’ll have to wait for @marijn to fix it.

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I’ll look into it. Thanks for reporting!

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The Paradise Suite won the Gouden Kalf on the Dutch Film Festival. I updated the iCM-list.

I just updated 1001 movies you must see before you die.

The Look of Silence (2014)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
The Revenant (2015)
Son of Saul (2015)
Bridge of Spies (2015)
The Big Short (2015)
Spotlight (2015)
Tangerine (2015)
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Senna (2010)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
Drive (2011)
Amour (2012)
Django Unchained (2012)
The Act of Killing (2012)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Citizen Four (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
The Theory of Everything (2014)

" 50 Greatest Sequels" was updated back in August. Could you update it here?

Sure, I’ll update it in a little bit. Thanks for letting us know.

Edit: Done. The source page almost crashed my browser, not sure why Empire felt the need to embed 60 youtube videos in a single page…

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I just updated Amos Vogel’s Film as a Subversive Art. I added Palestine since it was added to IMDb.