I have been watching movies and documentaries since the nineties. I reference them quite often in my work, so I try to keep my IMDb lists and this page tidy and up to date.

The list gets longer as I grow older, but Vengo by Tony Gatlif still remains my favorite movie.





Films On...

· Genocide (34 titles)
· Race, Ethnicity and Migration (122 titles)



Documentaries On...

· Animals and Nature (17 titles)
· Crime and Criminal Justice (45 titles)
· Evolution and Big History (23 titles)
· Food and Health (23 titles)
· Genocide (14 titles)
· Music (16 titles)
· Politics, History and War (109 titles)
· Race, Ethnicity and Migration (51 titles)
· Religion, Spirituality and Cults (70 titles)
· Science and Inventions (35 titles)
· Social and Cultural Issues (13 titles)
· TV and Cinema (14 titles)
· Women's Rights (20 titles)
· Other documentaries (171 titles)



Film Categories

· Adapted classics (62 titles)
· Animation films (76 titles)
· James Bond series (25 titles)
· Short films (74 titles)
· TV series (77 titles)



People Categories

· Notable Directors (17 people)
· Favorite Actors (45 people)
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Film Reviews on IMDb

  · About Sunny (2011)
  · Far North (2007)
  · Hostel: Part III (2011)
  · How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  · Saw (2004)


Documentary Reviews on IMDb

  · Patterns of Evidence (2014)


ALSO SEE

  · IMDb Profile
  · List of IMDb Reviews



Films from...


North America
· Canada (56 titles)
· United States (1940 titles)


Western Europe
· Austria (3 titles)
· Belgium (10 titles)
· Britain (262 titles)
· Denmark (13 titles)
· Finland (2 titles)
· France (110 titles)
· Germany (46 titles)
· Greece (5 titles)
· Iceland (4 titles)
· Ireland (10 titles)
· Italy (31 titles)
· Netherlands (8 titles)
· Norway (6 titles)
· Spain (38 titles)
· Sweden (17 titles)
· Switzerland (2 titles)


Eastern Europe
· Bosnia (1 title)
· Croatia (1 title)
· Czech Republic (5 titles)
· Estonia (1 title)
· Georgia (2 titles)
· Hungary (2 titles)
· Macedonia (1 title)
· Poland (5 titles)
· Romania (2 titles)
· Russia (14 titles)
· Serbia (3 titles)
· Ukraine (1 title)


Latin America
· Argentina (13 titles)
· Brazil (15 titles)
· Chile (6 titles)
· Colombia (3 titles)
· Costa Rica (1 title)
· Cuba (1 title)
· Mexico (24 titles)
· Panama (1 title)
· Uruguay (1 title)


The Middle East and North Africa
· Algeria (2 titles)
· Egypt (3 titles)
· Iran (34 titles)
· Iraq (1 title)
· Israel (17 titles)
· Jordan (2 titles)
· Lebanon (6 titles)
· Morocco (2 titles)
· Palestine (3 titles)
· Saudi Arabia (2 titles)
· Turkey (334 titles)
· UAE (2 titles)


Asia
· Bangladesh (1 title)
· Cambodia (1 title)
· China (23 titles)
· Hong Kong (13 titles)
· India (75 titles)
· Indonesia (6 titles)
· Japan (58 titles)
· Kazakhstan (1 title)
· Korea (31 titles)
· Malaysia (1 title)
· Nepal (1 title)
· Pakistan (3 titles)
· Philippines (1 title)
· Singapore (2 titles)
· Taiwan (5 titles)
· Thailand (4 titles)


Oceania
· Australia (43 titles)
· New Zealand (7 titles)


Africa
· Botswana (1 title)
· Kenya (1 title)
· Nigeria (4 titles)
· South Africa (4 titles)


International Co-production
· European (52 titles)
· U.S.-European (45 titles)
· U.S.-U.K. (56 titles)
· Other International (41 titles)


Criteria for placement include:
(1) the ethnicity/nationality of the director,
(2) languages spoken in the film, and
(3) filming locations.

Many films are borderline cases, due to diversity in all three accounts.




IMDb Data

· Lists/categories
· Ratings (4175+ titles sorted by my rating, highest to lowest; login necessary to view ratings)



Rubric

10/10: Exceptional
09/10: Must-see
08/10: Very good
07/10: Good
06/10: Average
05/10: Below average
04/10: Poor
03/10: Very poor
02/10: Rubbish
01/10: Absolute rubbish



Downloads

· List of films and documentaries I rated 8 or above (1130 films in .xls format)
· List of films and documentaries I rated 9 or 10 (212 films in .xls format)
· The complete list (works only when logged on to IMDb; file in .csv)
Last Updated: Spring 2020