Poll: Country lists that should be official: votes due July 8


True, the Austrian list is long, but about 40 entries are shorts, so maybe it seems longer than it is.
Still 295 movies, ok. But this is still in a range of other official lists (Italian, British movies).
But I know. It’s a big list. Can’t deny that.


With all due respect to all the great upcoming lists and the countries making such beautiful movies, I think India has been mightily overlooked on icheckmovies!! SO many great, good movies have not been even checked by so many users, let alone feature those greats in official lists. (read - Masaan, Raman Raghav, Ugly, Tamasha, Ankhon Dekhi, The Lunchbox and so many more). I would really appreciate if the admins at iCM would consider my request to improve the ratings, listings and the overall exposure and conditions of Indian cinema on the forum! Thank you.


I think most users and moderators will agree that there are a lot of great Indian films out there, but it’s not always easy to find lists that represent these films. Do you have some suggestions for good starter lists? Personally I’d certainly be interested.


We recently adopted the Golden Lotus list. There are a couple of other official Indian lists on the sites. I would not be opposed to a good recent list (not necessarily recent movies, though it should include some) of Indian cinema but I haven’t seen any.

I think in general sometimes people would like representation for a country/region/genre/style/etc and support whatever is out there, and that’s certainly understandable, but a lot of times the reason we don’t adopt lists for those things isn’t that we don’t think the country/region/genre/style/etc deserves representation but that we don’t think the available lists are appropriate.


Yes , it does. But the list has not been updated since 2000. I believe that’s an old list and a good one as well. But then, there have been so many great movies after that that are not included in the Golden Lotus or ‘National Film Archive of India 125 Great Indian Films’ list, which is an official one.


Sir, I hope you understand it will take days for me to make a great list compromising of the best movies. But I have come across few lists which do cover a lot. I know, have watched or at least have heard of almost all the movies in the first list. The second list, however, is a recent one probably. It covers a lot of recent good cinema, even the lesser known gems in it. The third and fourth list are lists that I have found on our website that are good.

Trivia: Martin Scorsese loved Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur a lot and promised to gift Anurag his editor for his next movie (Bombay Velvet). GOW had also received a 7-minute standing ovation at the Cannes’ and yet is listed on 0 official lists.

It would be so nice of you to give these lists a look and do something about it.

  1. https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/imdbs+top+rated+indian+movies/fergenaprido/

  2. https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/best+india+has+to+offer./crit93/

  3. https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/mfi.in+movies+from+india+top+100/ravindra69/

  4. https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/time+out+londons+the+100+best+bollywood+movies/mjf314/


Crit93’s list is a personal list, so it’s not eligible for adoption.
The MFI.in list is a top-rated list from a website that no longer exists. There are also films on the list with only 1 rating.

Two other possible choices:
BFI Screen Guides’ 100 Bollywood Films (2005)
Filmfare’s The 100 Best Hindi Films (2013) (not on iCM yet)

I don’t know enough about Indian cinema to say which list is best, but there was a discussion about the Bollywood lists in 2015. Rohit thought the Outlook India list (the one that’s already official) is better than the Time Out list, and he thought the BFI Screen Guides list is the best of the 3. I don’t know what he thinks of the IMDb list.


Thank you for your extensive answer. I didn’t expect you to make your own list indeed; it wouldn’t be eligible for adoption as an official list anyhow, I guess.

I’m not a huge fan of IMDb, but I will certainly look into the other lists. Especially the second list looks very interesting, even though it’s a personal list: it seems to be mainly focused on the more arthouse style films, which is more or less the style I prefer best.


Brazilian Cinema must have a proper official list! If there’s already one, my apologies


There is: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/contracampos+top+brazilian+cinema/


Gangs of Wasseypur used to be on the IMDb Top 250 list. I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard good things about it.


Hey movie buffs. Just a suggestion can someone make a ‘national award winner’ (India) list because that would be really helpful. That is the only award in India which is trustworthy. So yeah if the admin is reading this please look into it.All the data is available on Wikipedia ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Film_Award_for_Best_Feature_Film )
Please follow the above link. Thank you.




Give Chile a chance, please! Japan has already got one :frowning:


Suprised not to see the colombian list…


Nobody nominated it sadly, it looks like a good short list.