They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

A quick word… Director and 1,000 Noir Films additions will be put on hold for the next few months as I prepare the next versions of the 1,000 Greatest Films (coming in February 2018) and the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films (March 2018). — Bill
Abel Ferrara


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21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films

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.
Projector – Projection and Film Screens

Projector – Projection and Film Screens

    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.
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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.
    The banner image above is from Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant (1992).