Cinema of Indonesia has a long history and had become king in his own country in the 1980s, when the film ruled Indonesia local cinemas. The films that were popular in that time, among others, notes the Boy, Blok M and many other films. Young stars known at that time include Onky Alexander, Meriam Bellina, Nike Ardilla, Paramitha Rusady.
In the years that the Indonesian Film Festival is held each year to reward movies insan Indonesia at that time. But because of one thing after another Indonesian cinema in the drop in the 90′s who made almost all the films in Indonesia struggled themes for adults. At that time Indonesia was not the film to host again in their own country. Films from Hollywood and Hong Kong has won the position.
This lasted until the beginning of a new century, came the movie Adventures played by Sherina Sherina Munaf, a singer with little talent Indonesia. This film is actually a musical intended to children. Riri Riza and Mira Lesmana behind the scenes made this film a milestone in the revival of the Indonesian film. Long queues at the cinema for a month or more indicates the success of commercial films.
After that comes another film that other films with different segments are also different commercial success, such as a movie that is the cornerstone Jelangkung trends teen horror movie that was also sitting in the cinema in Indonesia for a long time. There were movie Ada Apa dengan Cinta? the orbit figure Dian Sastrowardoyo and Nicholas Saputra into movie theaters, which is teenage romance films. Since then a variety of films with similar themes to the movie Sherina (film by Joshua, Tina Toon), which is similar to Jelangkung (Here’s the Devil, Tusuk Jelangkung), and are also romance teenagers like Let Stars Dancing, Eiffel I’m In Love . There are also several films with a slightly different themes like Arisan! by Nia Dinata.
Apart from commercial films, too many movies non-commercial successful films won awards everywhere are entitled to display the Whispering Sands Dian Sastrowardoyo by Christine Hakim and Didi Petet. Apart from that there is also a movie that is played by Christine Hakim as Daun di Atas Bantal which tells about the life of street children. These films also Garin Nugroho others, like I want to kiss Once Only, there is also a movie full of controversy Marsinah since removed from the real story. There was also a movie film like Beth, novel without the letter R, 2 kwaliteit participating re-awakening to enliven the film Indonesia. Indonesian Film Festival is also held back in 2004 after a vacuum for 12 years.
We can say this film was stretched up Indonesia. Indonesian society began to assume the film Indonesia as an option in addition to Hollywood movies. Although variations of the film genre is still very limited, but the way there have been visible.
The first film made the first time in Indonesia was the 1926 silent film titled Loetoeng Kasaroeng and made by Dutch directors G. Kruger and L. Heuveldorp. The film was made with local actors by the NV Java Film Company in Bandung and appears the first time on December 31, 1926 in Elite and Majestic theaters, Bandung. After that, more than 2,200 films produced.
Best Film Indonesia
Had long since there are some good party’s institutions, media or individuals who try to classify Indonesian films of all time who deserve to be the best movie based on certain categories. One of them is a tabloid Star that Indonesia in late 2007 trying to sort out what films can be categorized as the best Indonesian movie. Of the 160 films are selected in 25 films that can be categorized as Indonesian films of all time. The films were chosen by 20 observers and reporters of the film: Yan Widjaya (senior film journalist), Ilham Star (senior film journalist), Ipik Tanojo (Bali Post), Eric Sasono (movie watchers), Arya Gunawan (movie watchers), Noorca M. Massardi (senior film journalist), Yudhistira Massardi (Gatra), Leila S. Chudori (Tempo), Frans Sartono (Compass), Joseph Assidiq (Republika), Aa Sudirman (The News International), Taufiqurrahman (The Jakarta Post), Jerry Award (Media Indonesia), Sandra Kartika (Deputy Chief Editor of Tabloid Teen), Telni Rusmitantri (Check n Ricek), Ekky Imanjaya (Layarperak.com site), authority Prakasa (Movie Monthly), Orlando Jafet (Cinemags), Poernomo Gontha Ridho (Koran Tempo), and Ekal Prasetya (Around Indonesia) . The film 25 is:
- Tjoet Nja? Dhien (1986)
- Naga Bonar (1986)
- Ada Apa dengan Cinta? (2001)
- Kejarlah Daku Kau Kutangkap (1985)
- Badai Pasti Berlalu (1977)
- Arisan! (2003)
- November 1828 (1978)
- Gie (2005)
- Taksi (1990)
- Ibunda (1986)
- Tiga Dara (1956)
- Si Doel Anak Betawi (1973)
- (Cintaku di) Kampus Biru (1976)
- Doea Tanda Mata (1984)
- Si Doel Anak Modern (1976)
- Petualangan Sherina (1999)
- Daun di Atas Bantal (1997)
- Pacar Ketinggalan Kereta (1988)
- Cinta Pertama (1973)
- Si Mamad (1973)
- Pengantin Remaja (1971)
- Cintaku di Rumah Susun (1987)
- Gita Cinta dari SMA (1979)
- Eliana, Eliana (2002)
- Inem Pelayan Sexy (1977)
And the Top 10 for Indonesia with the largest movie audience a whole:
- Jelangkung (5,7 Million)
- Pocong 2 (5,1 Million)
- Ada Apa Dengan Cinta (4,9 Million)
- Laskar Pelangi (4,6 Million)
- Mengejar Matahari (4,4 Million)
- Ayat-Ayat Cinta (3,9 Million)
- Pocong 3 (3,5 Million)
- Petualangan Sherina (3,2 Million)
- Ketika Cinta Bertasbih (2,9 Million)
- Garasi (2,2 Million)