Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Top Ranked Society Drama Films

There are around 725 dramas mentioned in our film survey. We may eventually post the entire list as one, but we decided to break them down in to sub-genres for these posts. We have family drama, romance drama, society dramas as the main groups, while some smaller sets are drama-comedy, mystery drama, fantasy drama. We will also post foreign language dramas separate as well. Once again, we've used the IMDB genre designations. 91 mentioned, with 84 in the top 1000.

Drama – Society
These are dramas whose major point was to make a statement about society, culture, life in general.

1. Citizen Kane [Welles, Orson, 1941] #5 - US
2. Seventh Seal, The [Bergman, Ingmar, 1956] #29 - Sweden [photo top]
3. Pather Panchali / Apu Trilogy I [Ray, Satyajit, 1955] #32 - India
4. Rules of the Game, The [Renoir, Jean, 1939] #44 - France
5. Umberto D [De Sica, Vittorio, 1952] #53 - Italy
6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [Forman, Milos, 1975] #54 - US
7. Tokyo Story [Ozu, Yasujiro, 1953] #57 - Japan
8. Ugetsu [Mizoguchi, Kenji, 1953] #58 - Japan
9. 400 Blows, The [Truffaut, François, 1959] #60 - France
10. Conformist, The [Bertolucci, Bernardo, 1970] #76 - Italy-France-Germany

11. Greed [von Stroheim, Erich, 1924] #79 - US
12. Au Hasard Balthazar [Bresson, Robert, 1966] #93 - France
13. Grapes of Wrath, The [Ford, John, 1940] #95 - US
14. To Kill a Mockingbird [Mulligan, Robert, 1962] #96 - US
15. Wild Strawberries [Bergman, Ingmar, 1957] #108 - Sweden
16. Ordet [Dreyer, Carl Theodor, 1955] #111 - Denmark
17. Ashes and Diamonds [Wajda, Andrzej, 1958] #114 - Poland
18. Pickpocket [Bresson, Robert, 1959] #125 - France
19. Pierrot le fou [Godard, Jean-Luc, 1965] #129 - France-Italy
20. Sweet Smell of Success [Mackendrick, Alexander, 1957] #133 - US [photo rt]

21. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles [Akerman, Chantal, 1975] #146 - Belgium-France
22. Broken Blossoms [Griffith, D.W., 1919] #147 - US
23. Woman Under the Influence, A [Cassavetes, John, 1974] #177 - US
24. Ikiru [Kurosawa, Akira, 1952] #198 - Japan
25. L'Âge d'or [Buñuel, Luis, 1930] #217 - France
26. World of Apu, The [Ray, Satyajit, 1959] #218 - India
27. Masculine-Feminine [Godard, Jean-Luc, 1966] #221 - France-Sweden
28. Dekalog [Kieslowski, Krszystof, 1988] #237 - Poland
29. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom [Pasolini, Pier Paolo, 1975] #240 - Italy
30. Earth [Dovzhenko, Alexander, 1930] #249 - Russia
31. Diary of a Country Priest [Bresson, Robert, 1950] #250 - France
32. Spirit of the Beehive, The [Erice, Victor, 1973] #261 - Spain
33. Leopard, The [Visconti, Luchino, 1963] #269 - Italy
34. Week-End [Godard, Jean-Luc, 1967] #277 - France-Italy
35. All About My Mother [Almodóvar, Pedro, 1999] #288 - Spain-France
36. Aparajito [Ray, Satyajit, 1956] #313 - India
37. Sweet Hereafter, The [Egoyan, Atom, 1997] #319 - Canada
38. Landscape in the Mist [Angelopoulos, Theo, 1988] #321 - Greece-France-Italy
39. Exterminating Angel, The [Buñuel, Luis, 1962] #403 - Mexico
40. Travelling Players, The [Angelopoulos, Theo, 1975] #419 - Greece
41. Last Laugh [Murnau, F.W., 1924] #425 - Germany
42. Death in Venice [Visconti, Luchino, 1971] #433 - Italy
43. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul [Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, 1971] #435 - Germany
44. Music Room, The [Ray, Satyajit, 1958] #438 - India
45. Freaks [Browning, Tod, 1932] #444 - US
46. Children of Men [Meirelles, Fernando, 2006] #458 - Brazil
47. Germany, Year Zero [Rossellini, Roberto, 1947] #467 - Italy-West Germany
48. Kings of the Road [Wenders, Wim, 1976] #491 - Germany
49. Taste of Cherry, A [Kiarostami, Abbas, 1997] #507 - Iran
50. Wind Will Carry Us, The [Kiarostami, Abbas, 1999] #511 - France-Iran

51. Kes [Loach, Ken, 1969] #526 - UK
52. Sátántangó [Tarr, Bela, 1994] #547 - Hungary-Germany-Switzerland
53. Chelsea Girls [Warhol, Andy, 1967] #564 - US
54. Fellini Satyricon [Fellini, Federico, 1969] #570 - Italy
55. Cloud-Capped Star, The [Ghatak, Ritwik, 1960] #594 - India
56. La Terra Trema [Visconti, Luchino, 1948] #605 - Italy
57. Werckmeister Harmonies [Tarr, Bela & Hranitzky, Agnes, 2000] #613 - Hung-It-Gy-France
58. Moolaadé [Sembene, Ousmane, 2004] #616 - Senegal-France
59. Two-Lane Blacktop [Hellman, Monte, 1971] #629 - US
60. Europa '51 [Rossellini, Roberto, 1952] #636 - Italy
61. Dersu Uzala [Kurosawa, Akira, 1975] #645 - Japan-Russia
62. Three Colours: Red [Kieslowski, Krszystof, 1994] #657 - France-Switzerland-Poland
63. Wild Child, The [Truffaut, François, 1970] #671 - France
64. And Life Goes On [Kiarostami, Abbas, 1991] #700 - Iran
65. Where is the Friend's Home? [Kiarostami, Abbas, 1987] #703 - Iran
66. Hart of London, The [Chambers, Jack, 1970] #713 - Canada
67. Through the Olive Trees [Kiarostami, Abbas, 1994] #740 - Iran
68. Barren Lives [Dos Santos, Nelson Pereira, 1963] #753 - Brazil
69. Ghost World [Zwigoff, Terry, 2001] #755 - US
70. Heaven's Gate [Cimino, Michael, 1980] #812 - US
71. Dead Poets Society [Weir, Peter, 1989] #827 - US
72. Ceddo [Sembene, Ousmane, 1977] #835 - Senegal
73. Short Cuts [Altman, Robert, 1993] #842 - US
74. Marooned in Iraq [Ghobadi, Bahman, 2002] #848 - Iran
75. Yellow Earth [Chen Kaige, 1984] #855 - China

76. Woman in the Dunes [Teshigahara, Hiroshi, 1964] #860 - Japan
77. Fellini's Roma [Fellini, Federico, 1972] #862 - Italy
78. Ten [Kiarostami, Abbas, 2002] #892 - Iran
79. Vagabond (Santoit ni loi) [Varda, Agnès, 1985] #893 - France
80. Sugar Cane Alley (Rue case negres) [Palcy, Euzhan, 1983] #894 - France
81. Limite [Peixoto, Mario, 1931] #900 - Brazil
82. Husbands [Cassavetes, John, 1970] #902 - US [photo rt]
83. Red Beard [Kurosawa, Akira, 1965] #922 - Japan
84. Le Fils (The Son) [Dardenne, Jean-Pierre & Luc, 2002] #927 - France
85. Days and Nights in the Forest [Ray, Satyajit, 1970] #1064 - India
86. Le Feu Follet [Malle, Louis, 1963] #1107 - France
87. Eternity and a Day [Angelopoulos, Theo, 1998] #1128 - Greece-Fr-It-Ger
88. 3 Women [Altman, Robert, 1977] #1133 - US
89. King of the Children [Chen Kaige, 1987] #1182 - China
90. Tout va bien [Godard, Jean-Luc & Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1972] #1218 - France
91. Man of Marble [Wajda, Andrzej, 1977] #1249 - Poland

2 comments:

davis said...

where is CASABALANCA man?.
Anyway the list u created is good. But how can you avoid that movie?

u can reply me on db_aks@hotmail.com

Jose Sinclair said...

It's under ROMANCE DRAMA, which I'm posting right now.. you'd have to agree it's more of a romance than anything else.. #3 on this list, which has 231 mentioned..