They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Ermanno Olmi


Browse 280+ 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.
This edition's highest entrant: Audition (1999)

The 1,000 Greatest Films

2019 Edition
Uploaded January 21, 2019
Compiled from over 10,700 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 a listing of films that are currently ranked from 1,001 to 2,000.

Hello film lovers. Just dropping in to assure everyone that
TSPDT is not dead (I've just been really, really lazy!) The annual updates to the 1,000 Greatest Films and 21st Century sections will go ahead in January/February 2020, as per normal. Thanks very much for your ongoing support. - Bill (Sep 4, 2019).

1,000 Noir Films

They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They?

"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 1,000 films most often referred to as noir.
This edition's highest entrant: Roma (2018)

21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films

2019 Edition
Uploaded February 15, 2019
Based on end-of-year lists (from 2000 to 2018), as well as the same resources 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.
The banner image above is from Ermanno Olmi's Il Posto (1961).