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AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies
The American Film Institutes list of the greatest American films. Information about the director, principal cast, producer and screenwriter is provided for each film.

American Museum of the Moving Image
In its own words, "The American Museum of the Moving Image tells the story of the innovation and artistry that make the moving image the most powerful artistic and cultural influence of the twentieth century. The Museum houses the nation's most important collection of motion picture and television artifacts. It presents retrospective film series, often accompanied by discussions with the filmmakers themselves, and digital media seminars with industry pioneers. Education programs for junior high school and high school students connect moving image media with the study of the humanities and sciences. Exhibitions elegantly illustrate how the art and the craft of moving image making are inseparable."

Black Film Center Archive- List Of Internet Resources.
Located at Indiana University, this site provides links to African American film resources, distributors, previews, film festivals, and information about Black actors and directors.

Film Forum
One of New York's leading movie houses for independent films, this site provides information about membership, a film schedule, information on special events and a message board.

Film Resources At Yahoo
A variety of links to resources organized by topic. This page includes links to such resources as actors, books, databases, film festivals, genres, memorabilia, news, screenplays, theory and criticism, and Web directories.

Internet Movie Database
The mother of all movie databases. Users can search for information about a film by title, cast, crew, character name and word search. The extended searching feature offers even more options.

MiningCo.coms Classic Movies
This site contains feature articles, biographies, news and numerous links to countless movie resources. Users can subscribe to a weekly newsletter. A chat room is also available.

Public Motion Picture Research Centers and Film Archives
Maintained by the Library of Congress this site provides numerous links to country specific film resources.

This commercial site claims to have 100,000 movies for sale. Movies can be searched by title, director, actor, genre, price, time period, and rating.

Roger Ebert on Movies
Maintained by the Chicago Suntimes, the site includes Roger Ebert's film reviews, essays, and information on film festivals.

Welcome to the Cinema Guild
A commercial site which has five hundred titles in such areas as health, sciences, social studies, arts, humanities, and childrens videos.

Film Reviews:

Rotten Tomatoes
An overview of America’s top reviewers. The site will give you a pretty good idea of the nation’s good, bad and mixed reviews of any given film.

“Metacritic® compiles reviews from respected critics and publications for film, video/dvd, music and games.” Check their unique Metascores® which show the critical consensus at a glance by taking a weighted average of critic grades. The math is actually complicated!


All films…
Allows you to search for films, review them, etc.

Foreign Films
Foreign and independent films, with in-depth articles and biographies, user reviews, and message boards. Searchable by title or director, cross-listed by country, genre, or language. User contributions welcome.

Asian Films
Part of an Asian database, their movie content is excellent. Allows searching by title, people, location, language, genre, or year. Listings include general information, reviews, cast and crew details, multimedia, and links.

Search movie details, actor and director filmographies. Also list movies by year or genre. [English and French]

The Greatest Films
“An award-winning, unique website since mid-1996, with interpretive and descriptive, detailed synopses, review commentary and historical background for hundreds of classic Hollywood and other American films in the last century.”

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

Needs no introduction. History of past and present Oscars.

Created by P. Tremblay 6/03
Last updated by I. Wang 3/04

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