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iCM Forum's Favourite Middle East Movies (Nominations, Sep 1st)

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iCM Forum's Favourite Middle East Movies (Nominations, Sep 1st)

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Post by joachimt » July 13th, 2018, 8:54 pm

iCM Forum's Favourite Middle East Movies

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The deadline is 1st September 2018
Countdown till deadline
  • Shorts, mini-series and TV-episodes from anthology series where the episodes are unrelated, are allowed. Tv-series aren't allowed.*
    *Imdb will be leading in this, but if you have good arguments exceptions to the rule can be made in consultation
  • Imdb-lists or iCM-lists are accepted. (If you can't make one of those, ask another user to help you out.)
  • Lists can be any length.
  • Each nominee can only be named once (of course)
  • Your list may be ranked, unranked, or partially-ranked. In a partially-ranked list, the top X films are ranked and everything after that point is unranked. When not specified I will consider a list as ranked.
  • In case of coproduction, if you're unsure if a movie is eligible, please post here.
List length and halflife to be decided later. Probably 100 (maybe 150?) and 15.
Eligible countries (from wikipedia)Show
 Bahrain
 Cyprus
 Egypt
 Iran
 Iraq
 Israel
 Jordan
 Kuwait
 Lebanon
 Oman
 Palestine
 Qatar
 Saudi Arabia
 Syria
 Turkey
 United Arab Emirates
 Yemen
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Movies you rated on IMDb by these countries sorted descending by your rating:
Bahrain
Cyprus
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Palestine
Palestinian Territory
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
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#2

Post by joachimt » July 13th, 2018, 8:57 pm

I noticed IMDb has a separate tag for "Palestinian Territory" next to "Palestine", so I added that to the list I got from Wikipedia. If there are others I might have missed, let me know.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » July 13th, 2018, 9:39 pm

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022963652/

Aside from a few films it's pretty much either Iran or Turkey. I need to change that before the lists are due

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 13th, 2018, 11:57 pm

In the interest of getting more and better quality lists, could we push the deadline until the end of August (i.e., the end of the Middle East challenge)?


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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » July 14th, 2018, 1:00 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 13th, 2018, 11:57 pm
In the interest of getting more and better quality lists, could we push the deadline until the end of August (i.e., the end of the Middle East challenge)?
Yeah, seconded. Would surely make sense to sync things up. Worked a treat last year with the Canadian challenge and poll.
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Post by beavis » July 14th, 2018, 7:32 am

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/best ... ll/beavis/

it seems I am the only one who checked Trip Along Exodus and Samt Al Rai on my list... fingers crossed on them making it ;)

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Post by joachimt » July 14th, 2018, 7:55 am

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
July 14th, 2018, 1:00 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 13th, 2018, 11:57 pm
In the interest of getting more and better quality lists, could we push the deadline until the end of August (i.e., the end of the Middle East challenge)?
Yeah, seconded. Would surely make sense to sync things up. Worked a treat last year with the Canadian challenge and poll.
Oh sure, I didn't know there is a Middle East Challenge next month. I'll push the deadline to September the 1st.

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Post by joachimt » July 14th, 2018, 3:32 pm

My list:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022943749/
1 to 27 are ranked. Rest is unranked.

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Post by cinewest » July 14th, 2018, 4:14 pm

I left a few out (Certified Copy, The Past, Head On, etc.) which I believe qualify more as French or German, but here's a top 40

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022994701/
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Post by maxwelldeux » July 14th, 2018, 4:15 pm

joachimt wrote:
July 14th, 2018, 7:55 am
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
July 14th, 2018, 1:00 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 13th, 2018, 11:57 pm
In the interest of getting more and better quality lists, could we push the deadline until the end of August (i.e., the end of the Middle East challenge)?
Yeah, seconded. Would surely make sense to sync things up. Worked a treat last year with the Canadian challenge and poll.
Oh sure, I didn't know there is a Middle East Challenge next month. I'll push the deadline to September the 1st.
Woohoo! Thanks! :banana:





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Post by Caracortada » July 17th, 2018, 5:56 am

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022829196/

Iran, Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia are best represented. I only have two films from before 1997. Two German-Turkish films are included because they're partly set in Turkey.





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Post by zuma » July 18th, 2018, 6:01 pm

Hopefully I can add a few more during the August challenge.

For now here is my ranked list.

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/middle+east/zuma/


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Post by cinewest » July 19th, 2018, 7:53 am

zuma wrote:
July 18th, 2018, 6:01 pm
Hopefully I can add a few more during the August challenge.

For now here is my ranked list.

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/middle+east/zuma/
A good list that appears to have a fair amount in common with my own, which might provide you with some titles to check out.


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Post by St. Gloede » July 20th, 2018, 2:58 pm

I truly feel how limited my scope is here, and was unsure if I should submit a list (I did not for the African poll) but I should have watched enough to match up somewhat here. I'll stick to a simple top 20 however: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022962852/

Statistics:

Iran: 10
Turkey: 5
Israel: 2
Iraq: 1
Palestine: 1
United Arab Emirates: 1

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Post by Eve-Lang-El-Coup » July 21st, 2018, 2:22 pm

Why is Egypt in both the Africa and Middle East Polls?

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » July 21st, 2018, 2:40 pm

Eve-Lang-El-Coup wrote:
July 21st, 2018, 2:22 pm
Why is Egypt in both the Africa and Middle East Polls?
Presumably because it is on the African continent while also being in the Middle East.
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Post by OldAle1 » July 21st, 2018, 3:03 pm

There was some discussion of this months - or maybe a year - ago. The "middle east" is not a clearly defined place - though as I remember there were some folks who had a very specific, rigid definition in mind. Since we all use icheckmovies and the DIFF list is the only official list of middle-eastern films I would remind people that it also includes films from Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. My personal understanding of the middle east - when it comes to film and culture - jibes with this; to me it's the (primarily) Arabic-language countries of North Africa as well as the Arabian peninsula - with Turkey, Iran and Israel all in the mix for both geographical and cultural reasons as well. But there are lots of people - quite possibly everybody else - who disagree with that, and I don't know that there's a really easy definition that everybody would agree on. So this particular iteration of the middle east is what was chosen and it's no biggie IMO - and it will be interesting to see how some Egyptian films will fare on both polls anyway.

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Post by Mysterious Dude » July 21st, 2018, 5:54 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
July 21st, 2018, 3:03 pm
Since we all use icheckmovies and the DIFF list is the only official list of middle-eastern films I would remind people that it also includes films from Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
If this is the list you're talking about, it appears to be a list of "Arab" films, not Middle Eastern films, so it includes films from Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, but excludes films from Turkey, Israel and Iran.

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Post by zzzorf » July 22nd, 2018, 3:57 am

Here is my ranked list but if it is deemed to short than please disregard it https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/my+s ... st/zzzorf/

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Post by Gershwin » July 24th, 2018, 10:24 am

So films from Iran (so far away) is eligible as well? My initial thought was I hadn't seen enough films from this region, but I'll make a list if only for Iranian cinema. Will try to watch some more before submitting a list though. My holidays are almost there.
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Post by Nathan Treadway » July 24th, 2018, 10:59 am

Gershwin wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 10:24 am
So films from Iran (so far away) is eligible as well? My initial thought was I hadn't seen enough films from this region, but I'll make a list if only for Iranian cinema. Will try to watch some more before submitting a list though. My holidays are almost there.
Yep. My list at the moment is all Iranian. I'm going to try and watch a few more as well. (Any recommendations?)

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Post by crumbthumber » July 24th, 2018, 6:15 pm

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/crum ... mbthumber/

Here is a list of all of my recommended Middle Eastern movies. It is ranked. I will try to add a couple titles in between now and Sept 1.

If any of the questionable movies (Certified Copy, The Past) are not considered Middle Eastern, obviously just exclude them from my list.

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Post by joachimt » July 24th, 2018, 6:36 pm

crumbthumber wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 6:15 pm
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/crum ... mbthumber/

Here is a list of all of my recommended Middle Eastern movies. It is ranked. I will try to add a couple titles in between now and Sept 1.

If any of the questionable movies (Certified Copy, The Past) are not considered Middle Eastern, obviously just exclude them from my list.

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Le passé is Iranian enough for me. Iranian director, Iranian leading actor, Iranian coproduction, partially spoken in Persian (can't remember how much).
A lot of the other cast is French though and it is filmed entirely in France (and takes place entirely there as well, if I remember correctly), so I'm still a bit in doubt.

Copie Conforme is not Iranian at all to me except for the director. I didn't add it to me list because of this.

I'm not excluding anything. You have to decide for yourself.

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Post by Jimi Antiloop » July 28th, 2018, 3:47 pm

I am not sure about The Congress.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821641
It entered two posted lists here. Would like to add it because of thh quality and the director is from israel, but what about the rest?
Any opinions? Would you claim it eligable?

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Post by Nathan Treadway » July 28th, 2018, 4:41 pm

Jimi Antiloop wrote:
July 28th, 2018, 3:47 pm
I am not sure about The Congress.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821641
It entered two posted lists here. Would like to add it because of thh quality and the director is from israel, but what about the rest?
Any opinions? Would you claim it eligable?
It should be eligible. ;)

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Post by Nathan Treadway » July 28th, 2018, 4:43 pm

Is there an easy way to filter countries on an IMDb list?

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Post by joachimt » July 28th, 2018, 7:44 pm

Nathan Treadway wrote:
July 28th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Is there an easy way to filter countries on an IMDb list?
Go to advanced search: https://www.imdb.com/search/title/form
At "countries" select the country you want to filter. At the bottom of the page under "lists" there are the lists on YOUR account. You can choose to include the list you want to search there.

But why don't you just use the advanced search-links in the OP that search your ratings?

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