Official list updates

These two are on IMDb now. I just imported them to iCM. I’ve got a spreadsheet ready to update the Anthology list, but normally it takes a while before you can update with new titles.

I sorted the spreadsheet in groups as presented on their website. The current list is not consistent with that, so the order will be changed. So I took the liberty to change the order in the groups as well. That was alphabetically, but not always. I made it chronologically within the groups.

Oh, hey, great. The few days delay is gone. List is updated.

Thanks for updating. I’ll continue to list new titles here as I see them in Essential Cinema.

Thanks for helping!

I just updated 1001MYMSBYD

Next Monday (March 9th) most official lists will get new names. The naming of lists have always been a bit messy, so we’ve decided to change most names so the naming is as consistent as possible. So next week you’ll find the lists at another place in the alphabetical order. Also some links might be broken for a short while, because the urls will change. Redirects to the new urls will be made as soon as possible after the name change.


This is done.

Hello, I hope this message reaches one of the moderators/admins and if not, I would request someone to please redirect it to the admin whosoever is responsible for the same. Firstly, I love the website and have been an active member from 2015 or so and have discovered so much through this website. I have a sincere request for the admins - please review your official lists for Indian films, it is as if the updates stopped at 2012 and never happened thereafter. A movie here or there, if an international globally popular movie gets added in a few lists otherwise so many good movies just stay on 0 lists forever. Everytime a new forum or addition to official lists come up, I patiently and excitedly read them to see if an Indian film has been added to them or the Indian list for that matter has been updated, but it almost never happens for some reason. This being the only major Indian official list was last updated on 2012 and the latest movie here is from 1992 - .Bit unfair, don’t you think to the good films being made here? And I do not consider the big budget crap we make, but the really good cinema we produce across the country.

Do you know of any that would cover that segment?
I haven’t seen anything recent comparable to that list that could serve as an upgrade or addition. It is a shame the list is so old, but unfortunately we don’t make the lists, only look for what’s available and appropriate.

There are two other official Indian lists as I’m sure you know:
That one is more Bollywood focused, so maybe not what you’re talking about. It’s also pretty old so we have talked about looking for a more recent replacement for it but haven’t really found something suitable.
This one was adopted relatively recently, so it’s not like we haven’t been thinking of India.

Thank you for the prompt response. Yes, the Golden Lotus is the National Award for Best Feature Film given to films every year and hence, it has recent movies. But, that’s still just one movie a year. The first list that you have provided, like you said is still very old. But I get your point yes. Give me a week’s time. I shall research and get back to you on a list that really does justice to good films made around the country and includes the recent ones as well. You guys can go through it/them and maybe get it on the website in your next update. Thank you!

Hello. In case you weren’t aware I thought I would let you know that Arts & Faith recently updated their Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films list. Here’s a couple links:

Thanks for all you do!
-Adam G

Thanks Adam G.

I’ve also found the discussion link on their forum:

I’ll review the list and update the one on icm with an updated description as well.

Shouldn’t the official Criterion list ( be updated with all Agnès Varda’s movies? This movie for instance is not an official check: but is is included in the box that is due to be released this August: . This goes for more of her feature documentaries, like I’m not sure about the criteria you use for the shorts included in the box.

I think the reason is that only releases with spine number get added to the Criterion list. That boxset doesn’t correspond to any spine number (but some movies in it do, like you can see here:

A minor correction on BFI’s 100 European Horror Films after I got a copy of the book.

#19 Danza macabra 1964 — a.k.a. Castle of Blood, in 2 top lists – INCORRECT

#19 Horror Castle (1963) La vergine di Norimberga – CORRECT

Given the nearness in dates and similarity of names, it’s easy to see how the two were confused, but the book clearly includes La vergine di Norimberga (not Danza macabra though both films were official before and Danza remains official after thanks to TSZDT).

The Euro Horror list has been updated.

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In the official list ‘The Story of Film – An Odyssey’ by Mark Cousins this title called ‘Shiva’ should be replaced by this one (als called Shiva and directed by the same director):

Thanks! We’ll look into this and verify which film should be included in the list.

Thanks for the update in the blog. But the official Russia list has not really been changed yet, or? It doesn’t show up in the progress page.

It shows up for me on my progress page, in between “Emma Beare’s 501 Must-See Mov…” and “Empire’s The 100 Best Films o…” so perhaps there was a slight delay before it appeared?

The Livejournal list is also removed from my progress page, and the other two new lists show up.

Yes, now it’s all in place. Thanks.