They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

“For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.” ― Alfred Hitchcock

NEW 2021 TSPDT Poll: 25 Favourite Films
Hello film buffs.
TSPDT would like to invite you to take part in its first ever film poll. You have until May 31, 2021 to get your ballot in, and the results will be published thereafter (hopefully, by no later than the end of June). Please note that you will need to log into Google to participate. Don't be bashful, go ahead and submit your list of 25 favourite films (you will be able to edit your list right up until May 31).
Maren Ade


Browse 306 director profiles. Each profile includes quotes from a variety of reference materials, selected filmographies (encompassing rankings from the Greatest Films and 21st Century projects), and more.
This edition's highest entrant: First Cow (2019)

The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films

2021 Edition
Updated on February 20, 2021
Based on end-of-year lists (from 2000 to 2020), 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. You'll also find a starting list of 8,696 21st Century films (this can now be viewed online as a sortable table).
Mean Streets
Recent noir addition: Mean Streets (1973)

They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They?

A slowly-growing listing of 1,000 Noir Films. This is not a ‘best of’ or ‘greatest’ compilation; it is strictly a listing of, according to TSPDT's research, the most oft-cited noir films. Though most of the films that will ultimately comprise the 1,000 are more than worthwhile (many, of course, are brilliant), there is no hiding from the fact that not all of the 1,000 films are of the highest quality. They are here because they are noir, not because they are necessarily classics (though, many invariably are).
Toni Erdmann
This edition's highest entrant: Toni Erdmann (2016)

The 1,000 Greatest Films

2021 Edition
Updated on January 27, 2021
Compiled from 12,276 film lists, this is quite possibly the most definitive collection of the 1,000 most critically acclaimed films you will find. Also featured is a list of the 250 most acclaimed film directors, and for the first time, full rankings are revealed for all 20,430 films in the starting list (this can now be viewed online as a sortable table).
The banner image above is from Maren Ade's Everyone Else (2009).