They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?


21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films

NEW — 2017 Edition
Uploaded March 1, 2017
Based on end-of-year lists (from 2000 to 2016) and the same lists used for the 1,000 Greatest Films, this is a collection (comprised of 1,000 films) of the 21st Century's most acclaimed cinema. Also featured is a listing of the 100 most acclaimed film directors of this century to date.
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The 1,000 Greatest Films

2017 Edition
Uploaded February 13, 2017
Compiled from over 8,700 film lists, this is quite possibly the most definitive collection of critically acclaimed films you will find. Also featured is a list of the 250 most acclaimed film directors, and an alphabetical listing of films that are currently ranked from 1,001 to 2,000.
Projector – Projection and Film Screens

Projector – Projection and Film Screens

Jonathan Demme
Variety / The Guardian / The New York Times
    Charles Burnett


    Browse 200+ director profiles. Each profile includes quotes from a variety of reference materials, TSPDT's compact guide to each director's work, along with a listing of each director's most critically acclaimed films.
    1,000 Noir Films

    They Shot Dark Pictures…

    "A motion picture with an often grim urban setting, photographed in somber tones and permeated by a feeling of disillusionment, pessimism, and despair.” –
    A slowly-growing listing of the (eventually) 1,000 films most often referred to as noir. Includes the 100 most cited noir films, links to blu-ray editions, and TSPDT's own recommendations.
    The banner image above is from Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep (1977).