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They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? (TSPDT) is a modest but growing film resource dedicated to the art of motion picture filmmaking and most specifically to that one particular individual calling the shots from behind the camera - the film director. Amongst other content, TSPDT currently houses two of the most referenced film lists on the internet (The 1,000 Greatest Films and The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films) along with a growing set of director profiles. I like to view TSPDT primarily as a cinematic 'traffic cop'. In other words, TSPDT will guide you in the direction of each director's best work (both from TSPDT's perspective - e.g. the film guides on each director page - and also from a critical-acclaim perspective), helping you to avoid as many celluloid crashes as possible.
  • 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? (TSPDT) is a modest, but growing, film resource dedicated to the art of motion picture filmmaking and most specifically to that one particular individual calling the s...
  • The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films The 21st Century’s Most Acclaimed Films is an annually-updated compendium of end-of-year, end-of-decade, all-time and miscellaneous lists and ballots. This is the seventh edition. It contains, based o...
  • The 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2017 Every year, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They collects thousands of best-of lists and ballots and compiles a list of of the most-acclaimed films of the 21st century. In 2017, they released a list of the...
  • The 25 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2016 Every year, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They collects thousands of best-of lists and ballots and compiles a list of of the most-acclaimed films of the 21st century. In 2016, they released a list of the...
  • The 25 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2015 Every year, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They collects thousands of best-of lists and ballots and compiles a list of of the most-acclaimed films of the 21st century. In 2015, they released a list of the...
  • The 25 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2014 Every year, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They collects thousands of best-of lists and ballots and compiles a list of of the most-acclaimed films of the 21st century. In 2014, they released a list of the...
  • The 25 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2013 Every year, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They collects thousands of best-of lists and ballots and compiles a list of of the most-acclaimed films of the 21st century. In 2013, they released a list of the...
  • 250 Quintessential Noir Films The film noir style (particularly American, and particularly from 1940 to 1959) makes the celluloid hearts of the TSPDT people beat faster than any other. With this in mind, and despite the fact that...
  • The 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2018 According to TSPDT's numbers, Alfonso Cuarón's black-and-white triumph Roma was the most critically-acclaimed film of 2018. It was followed by Lee Chang-dong's Burning and Paul Schrader's First Reform...
  • The 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2019 According to TSPDT's numbers (and seemingly everybody else's), Bong Joon-ho's all-conquering, Oscar-winning Parasite was clearly the most critically-acclaimed film of 2019. Fantastic to see four film...