Sunday, July 31, 2005

Lists as Queue

I love "greatest movie" lists. Here's another one. The best thing about such movie lists is that it plans your rental queue for you if you're stumped as to what you should see next. On the other hand, there are so many... where to begin?

Some Other Lists To Choose From Sight & Sound Polls / The Cinemarati Canon / 100 Greatest Films -Tim Dirks / "The AFI 400" -on Jeeem's Cinepad /

Post links to other lists in the comments please. I'm in a listing mood.


darkcypherlad said...

Nathan and everyone--

Here's a sight that has a Top list for every year since 1915 or so, Plus a general Top 250 list, plus reviews and other such fun stuff. It's run by my friend Rha, possibly the coolest gay man in Southern California. Enjoy everyone!

darkcypherlad said...

I meant site :)

Anonymous said...

May i just post my personal top 10?
here it goes:
3 - 8 1/2
something like that, right now. next hour i won't see my top ten exactly as this, i am sure. let it go.

Anonymous said...

Listmania on is like sex. You can list all you want and get links to SO many other related's a list-maker's heaven.

It's rather unfortunate I haven't seen enough qualifying films for a top 100 of all time list. I can't wait till the day I'm able to compile one. Right now I get to about..64.

Anonymous said...

Here's a personal top 10 of my own:

1. Mulholland Drive
2. Moulin Rouge!
3. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
4. Rear Window
5. American Psycho
6. Pleasantville
7. Thelma & Louise
8. The Third Man
9. Psycho
10. The Breakfast Club

11-20 is much heavier, it's just those those are the ones i ENJOY watching over and over and over again. Except the end of T&L cause I cry like a baby on cue. "Let's keep goin Thelma"

I am actually doing a Top 150 countdown on my blog. I started a while ago but like yourself I haven't gotten around to finishing it. And like yours it's not a Best 150 ever made or whatever it's just my own little made-for-fun list of movies I really like. It's nowhere near set-in-stone because I haven't seen half the films I want to, but I'll get there.

Unlike some people (mostly critics) I have no qualms with putting modern films on the list. Infact, the list is predominantly 1985 onwards purely because I was born in 1985 and so naturally I've seen more movies from that period.

Recent additions to the Top 150 are "On The Waterfront", "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Gaslight"


darkcypherlad said...

Anonymous # 1-

Nice list. I still remember watching "Summertime" when I was 14. It was on Bravo and it came on at 2:00 a.m. It was a school night, but I didn't care. Two hours of rapture (interrupted by crass commercials, of course).


In defense of those "critics," it DOES take a long time to deem a film a "classic" or worthy of inclusion in a best of century or all-time list. I too am a child of the 80s, but most of my picks pre-date my birthdate. With time, you'll see more flicks (both old and new) and your list will surely change.

There's no excuse, however, for putting "American Psycho at # 5. :P

P.S.-I'd like to see a list or thread that focuses on memorable experiences at the cinema. How about it, Nathan?

P.P.S.-Did anyone see Ordet on Saturday? Anyone?

Anonymous said...

again --this is why i love lists. I haven't seen 4 of your personal top 10. They must be added to my list!

Anonymous said...

Here's the famous IMDB Top 250 list:

And here's the bottom 100:

They have a bunch of lists, including by genre and decade, here:


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Anonymous said...

Here's my top 5:

3 - 8 1/2

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