They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Miklós Jancsó


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October 2020 Update-: Please note that the TSPDT Guide has been updated/replaced by a selected filmography for each director. The selected filmographies contain current Greatest Films and 21st Century rankings for each film, as well as referencing TSPDT's recommendations, and films listed/championed by Jonathan Rosenbaum and Martin Scorsese.
This edition's highest entrant: Parasite (2019)

21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films

2020 Edition
Updated on February 22, 2020
Based on end-of-year lists (from 2000 to 2019), 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.
Hitch & Herrmann

TSPDT is not dead. Motivational issues only. The next edition of the 1,000 Greatest Films is scheduled for January 2021.

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.
Holy Motors
This edition's highest entrant: Holy Motors (2012)

The 1,000 Greatest Films

2020 Edition
Updated on January 17, 2020
Compiled from over 11,300 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 additional listing of films that are currently ranked from 1,001 to 2,000.
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