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Re: What is your top 10 to watch by most official lists?

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Post by tourdesb » May 31st, 2020, 10:02 am

Avengers: Endgame (2019) - 9
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - 9
Funny Girl (1968) - 8
Hope and Glory (1987) - 8
A Star is Born (2018) - 8
Klaus (2019) - 7
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) - 7
To Sleep With Anger (1990) - 7
Oliver (1968) - 6
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (2019) - 6

10 movies on 6+ lists (-10)
25 movies on 5+ lists (-34)
206 movies on 4+ lists
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#202

Post by Tasselfoot » May 31st, 2020, 12:39 pm

1SO wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 2:03 am
Heimat (1984) will mock me until I break down and watch it. That and Tih Minh (1918) are the only films I have on more than 7 lists.

After that there's just Waiting for Happiness (2002) and Minamata (1971) I have to watch that are on 7 top lists.
Not uncommon that long checks were the ones that people were missing. Tih Minh was one of the films I used in my initial search for people... so I didn't dive deeper into your history. Lot of Empire missing from people's check lists. But I feel you, having just recently finished Tih Minh and having previously watched Heimet, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Satantango, etc.

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#203

Post by Leopardi » May 31st, 2020, 1:27 pm

This got me wondering, so I checked the ICM front page to see how many checks remained on each of 10+, 7+ and 5+ lists for each user (maybe someone has done this on another thread? I feel like I've seen something like this before somewhere...):

ICM Member10+ 7+ 5+
RonJensen 00 0
Sien 0 1 5
jlfitz 2 12 64
nymets138 1 5 14
JF-UK 0 3 9
allisoncm 2 7 24
Fitz of Fury 6 37 118
burneyfan 5 14 53
Rich 0 0 0
Sander0 1 1 1
Spocksbrain 18 61 131
Apu 0 3 31
blueboybob 0 0 0
Tim2460 0 0 0
xianjiro 0 5 66
Leopardi 54 172 316
jerry warton 11 32 109
thoughtrepellent 1 6 10
winds 0 6 41
rkzk 18 72 152
seventhsamurai54 2 7 29
Gremlo 0 0 5
tristanb 0 0 3
1SO 1 4 81
Laydback 17 88 246


It really stands out how far out of step with the others I am - with the exception of Laydback, my numbers are more than double everyone else's (triple for 10+), and I think I've watched 20-25 films on 5+ lists in the last two months (to meet my film goal for 2020, otherwise I'd be very reluctant to attack these so aggressively) so my number in the rightmost column has fallen noticeably of late. I guess I'm in the minority in trying to preserve these acclaimed films for as long as possible? It makes me curious how far down the list I'd have to go before finding someone with comparable numbers (no time for that today, unfortunately).

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#204

Post by OldAle1 » May 31st, 2020, 1:54 pm

I'm at 21 with 10+, 115 with 7+ - not gonna bother going to the 5+. And my rank is currently 77. I don't exactly save the acclaimed films, but I do sometimes wait and slot them into challenges or yearly polls - I will likely watch one of my 10+ films before the 1974 yearly poll for example. And I don't, like many people here, focus on films according to lists because, well, I don't want to watch too many shitty films*. And while the great majority of films on 10 or more lists are films that interest me or have historical importance, etc, by the time you get down to 7 lists or lower you end up with lots of films whose "reputations" depend mostly on IMDb lists, box office, or AFI, none of which I consider of much value at all. So there are quite a few films that look pretty crappy to me that are on 4 or 6 or even 8 lists, and I'm not going to rush to see these.

Pretty sure Armoreska has lots of many-list films yet to see and he's ranked a bit above me. I'm sure there are others as well, probably quite a few within the top 100 with attitudes similar to mine or to yours, or other reasons for not trying all that hard to conquer some of these Everests.

*Well, I do watch lots of shitty action or SF/fantasy films, but very few of them are on more than 1-2 lists, if any. And they're mostly more fun to me than fucking MCU or Ron Howard films that might be on 6 or 10 lists.

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Post by burneyfan » May 31st, 2020, 4:21 pm

Leopardi wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 1:27 pm

I guess I'm in the minority in trying to preserve these acclaimed films for as long as possible? It makes me curious how far down the list I'd have to go before finding someone with comparable numbers (no time for that today, unfortunately).
My numbers aren't quite comparable to yours, but I have deliberately reserved some major films for special occasions, which is why I haven't watched (among the prime examples) Napoleon, Jalsaghar, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Parasite or Roma (though I will probably break down and watch one of the last two at some point this year). I find plenty of treasures among films on few (or zero) lists, but I like the idea that I'll have big "milestone" films left to enjoy as first-time viewings, even when I'm decades older than I am now. (I think we discussed something similar like this with books once -- it's the reason I have deliberately put off Our Mututal Friend and Martin Chuzzlewit for about 25 years, despite devouring the rest of Dickens' novels, many repeatedly...it's always such a lovely thought to have a near-certain delight ahead of me.)

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Post by Ebbywebby » May 31st, 2020, 6:37 pm

Leopardi wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 1:27 pm
This got me wondering, so I checked the ICM front page to see how many checks remained on each of 10+, 7+ and 5+ lists for each user (maybe someone has done this on another thread? I feel like I've seen something like this before somewhere...):

It really stands out how far out of step with the others I am
ICM Member10+ 7+ 5+
Leopardi 54 172 316
Interesting. Where do you think you make up that deficit to achieve such a high ranking? If I compare our profiles, I note you really slaughter me on top box-office, noir, Hong Kong and horror films....

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Post by Armoreska » May 31st, 2020, 7:51 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 1:54 pm
Pretty sure Armoreska has lots of many-list films yet to see and he's ranked a bit above me. I'm sure there are others as well, probably quite a few within the top 100 with attitudes similar to mine or to yours, or other reasons for not trying all that hard to conquer some of these Everests.
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Post by Leopardi » June 7th, 2020, 4:35 pm

OldAle: Yeah, I wonder if I participated in more challenges I might knock some of those 10+ films off. But realistically I just like going for the titles on one or two (or no) lists best, that fear of 'running out of (potentially) great films' always sits there in the back of my head, so probably not. There's something about going out of my way to watch these lauded films that repels me, but if TCM aired ten of them in a row, or if a local theatre did the same, I wouldn't think twice about watching them, since it feels more 'natural' to me. Just a hang-up of mine, I guess.

Burney: Yep, I think we have had that discussion before about books. I'm too lazy to go hunt it down, but what would a top ten list look like for you? Mine probably looks very similar to the most anticipated books list on the Goodreads forum from years back, to which I might add Journey to the End of the Night and possibly The Book of Disquiet (both thanks to forum members!). Six years later and I haven't touched any on my list!

Ebbywebby: I think it's the horror films most of all, it led to more than 200 new official checks when it was adopted, but it's true that the noir list has helped out a lot, too. I haven't actively worked on this list (beyond participating in the noir challenge a few years back), but I do enjoy the genre and did notice that I had a high rank on the list right from the get-go. Together these two lists probably were most helpful to push me onto page 1. If we ever adopted a substantial pre-code or worst film list I think they'd benefit me a fair bit, too.
Armo: :cheers: Holy smokes, those are some incredible numbers! I applaud you in your cinematic restraint. i don't know how you do it!

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Post by blueboybob » June 7th, 2020, 5:08 pm

Yeah for the last 2+ years I've only focused on movies 3+ lists. It "pains" me to watch one not on 3+ lists. But lately (last ~3 months) I've focused on it less while doing challenges.

I still plan on finishing 3+ this month.

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Post by Tasselfoot » June 10th, 2020, 1:54 pm

Tasselfoot wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Tasselfoot wrote:
May 24th, 2017, 11:01 pm
I'm currently at 57 unwatched films on 7 lists. Have seen all 8+. Not currently working on these, but I did obviously work on 8+... and may later this year work on the remaining 7s.
Been a bit since I updated this.

8 lists:
Daughters of the Dust
The 3 Penny Opera
The Insect Woman
Everybody's Woman
Theorum
Tih Minh

30 films on 7 lists.

Been doing random cleanup to get Plats back that I lost over the past 18 months. Just about finished there. Then need to finish up the Nipple List (5 left). I want to Plat the AV Club 2010s list, which will take a bit (30 films to go). Also want to get Box Office list into top500. But after all that, or interspersed, I'll probably work on 8s and 7s. I'm pretty surprised it's only this many... and none on 9+.
Finished all the 8s and 7s. Also finished the Nipple list, AV 2010s, and got box office to 500. Not sure what to work on now.

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Post by Traveller » July 1st, 2020, 4:41 am

01. Le faux magistrat - 8
02. Le mort qui tue - 8
03. Silent Running - 8
04. Tih Minh - 8
05. Coal Miner's Daughter - 7
06. Die freudlose Gasse - 7
07. Love Story - 7
08. Atanarjuat - 6
09. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ - 6
10. Born on the Fourth of July - 6

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Post by tourdesb » July 1st, 2020, 10:36 am

Avengers: Endgame (2019) - 9
Funny Girl (1968) - 8
Hope and Glory (1987) - 8
A Star is Born (2018) - 8
Klaus (2019) - 7
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) - 7
To Sleep With Anger (1990) - 7
Oliver (1968) - 6
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (2019) - 6
Akai satsui (1964) - 6

22 movies on 5+ lists (-3)
189 movies on 4+ lists (-17)
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Post by Onderhond » July 31st, 2020, 10:35 pm

Been a while, but I finally have some time to make on effort on this list again.
Watched Blowup, not a big success. And it seems the new romcom list pushed The Philadelphia Story to 20 official lists, so I'm back one step.

The graveyardShow
1.0*/5.0* - [21] Bringing Up Baby
1.5*/5.0* - [21] Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot
1.5*/5.0* - [22] A Matter of Life and Death
1.0*/5.0* - [20] Stagecoach
1.0*/5.0* - [20] Kind Hearts and Coronets
1.5*/5.0* - [20] La dolce vita
1.0*/5.0* - [20] Les enfants du paradis
0.5*/5.0* - [20] Greed
1.5*/5.0* - [20] Jules et Jim
1.5*/5.0* - [20] Nashville
1.5*/5.0* - [20] Peeping Tom
1.5*/5.0* - [22] Napoléon vu par Abel Gance
1.5*/5.0* - [19] Ace in the Hole
2.0*/5.0* - [19] If....
0.5*/5.0* - [19] Johnny Guitar
1.0*/5.0* - [19] Kiss Me Deadly
1.5*/5.0* - [18] McCabe & Mrs. Miller
1.0*/5.0* - [19] Nights of Cabiria [Le notti di Cabiria]
1.5*/5.0* - [19] Close-Up [Nema-ye Nazdik]
1.5*/5.0* - [18] All That Jazz
1.5*/5.0* - [18] Blowup

Next up:

01. [20] The Philadelphia Story
02. [19] Ivan the Terrible, Part I [Ivan Groznyy]
03. [19] The Lady Eve
04. [19] My Darling Clementine
05. [19] Tootsie
06. [18] The World of Apu [Apur Sansar]
07. [18] The Crowd
08. [18] Great Expectations
09. [18] Harold and Maude
10. [18] My Fair Lady

+ Ninotchka & Shane, the remaining [18 lists] film.

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Post by Ebbywebby » August 1st, 2020, 1:32 am

Ebbywebby wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 8:22 pm
so now my top 10 is....

Akira (19 lists)
Raise the Red Lantern (19 lists)
Heat (17 lists)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (17 lists)
Shoah (17 lists)
The Big Heat (16 lists)
Make Way for Tomorrow (16 lists)
Farewell My Concubine (15 lists)
In a Lonely Place (15 lists)
The Quiet Man (15 lists)
I've only seen Colonel Blimp and In a Lonely Place since writing the above. So now it's....

Heat 1995 (20 lists...I just can't imagine what could be so superb about this)
Raise the Red Lantern (19 lists)
Akira 1988 (18 lists)
The Big Heat 1953 (17 lists)
Shoah 1985 (17 lists)
Farewell My Concubine 1993 (16 lists)
Make Way for Tomorrow 1937 (16 lists)
The Quiet Man 1952 (15 lists)
*The Great Escape 1963 (15 lists)
*Mildred Pierce 1945 (15 lists)

I've freshly seen a decent number of films on 10+ lists, though. I pay attention to unseen films on 10+ lists much more than the "top 10." During 2020, I've already seen Perfect Blue (10 lists), How Green Was My Valley (10 lists), In a Lonely Place (17 lists), Night and the City (11 lists), Meet Me in St. Louis (14 lists), Red Sorghum (10 lists), Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (10 lists), A Room with a View (11 lists), The Long Good Friday (10 lists), To Have and Have Not (14 lists), both parts of the Olympia documentary (14 lists apiece), The Ox-Bow Incident (13 lists), Paris Is Burning (10 lists), Odd Man Out (12 lists), Happy Together (11 lists), Dah (11 lists), A Nos Amours (10 lists), Where Is the Friend's House? (10 lists) and 42nd Street (12 lists). Wow! That was a lot more titles than I thought it was going to be. I was imagining it would be six or seven.

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Post by 1SO » August 2nd, 2020, 3:24 am

Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen 1984, in 10 top lists
Tih Minh 1918, in 8 top lists
Waiting for Happiness 2002— a.k.a. Heremakono, in 7 top lists
Minamata 1971— a.k.a. Minamata: Kanja-san to sono sekai, in 7 top lists
Ill-Fated Love 1978— a.k.a. Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família, in 6 top lists
In Praise of Love 2001— a.k.a. Éloge de l'amour, in 6 top lists
Khrustalyov, My Car! 1998— a.k.a. Khrustalyov, mashinu!, in 6 top lists
In Vanda's Room 2000— a.k.a. No Quarto da Vanda, in 6 top lists
Divine Intervention 2002— a.k.a. Yadon ilaheyya, in 6 top lists
...followed by 35 films on 5 top lists.



Last month I went on a run of films on 5 or more official lists.

7 Top Lists
Lucía 1968

6 top lists
Made in Hong Kong 1997
I Knew Her Well 1965
Hamlet 1964
Two Stage Sisters 1964
Paradise Now 2005
The Apple 1998
Goodbye, South, Goodbye 1996
Sopyonje 1993
Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? 1989
Mandala 1981
The World 2004
D'Est 1993
Chelsea Girls 1966

5 Top Lists
Intentions of Murder 1964
Happiness 1935
Bandit Queen 1994
Rouge 1987
The Cow 1969
Death of a Bureaucrat 1966
Intruder in the Dust 1949
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto 1954
Profound Desires of the Gods 1968
The Love Eterne 1963
Ro.Go.Pa.G 1963
In This World 2002
Dillinger Is Dead 1969
Still Life 1974
The Milky Way 1969
The Stray Bullet 1961
The Holy Girl 2004
Wings 1966
Dust in the Wind 1986
The Law 1990
Archangel 1990
Camouflage 1977
I Even Met Happy Gypsies 1967
Too Early, Too Late 1982

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Post by tourdesb » August 4th, 2020, 9:49 am

No more movies on 9 lists, slowly but surely

Funny Girl (1968) - 8
Hope and Glory (1987) - 8
A Star is Born (2018) - 8
Klaus (2019) - 7
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) - 7
To Sleep With Anger (1990) - 7
Khrustalyov, mashinu! (1998) - 6
Oliver (1968) - 6
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (2019) - 6
Akai satsui (1964) - 6

20 movies on 5+ lists (-2)
179 movies on 4+ lists (-10)
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Post by Ebbywebby » August 7th, 2020, 6:12 pm

Ebbywebby wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 1:32 am
I've freshly seen a decent number of films on 10+ lists, though. I pay attention to unseen films on 10+ lists much more than the "top 10." During 2020, I've already seen Perfect Blue (10 lists), How Green Was My Valley (10 lists), In a Lonely Place (17 lists), Night and the City (11 lists), Meet Me in St. Louis (14 lists), Red Sorghum (10 lists), Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (10 lists), A Room with a View (11 lists), The Long Good Friday (10 lists), To Have and Have Not (14 lists), both parts of the Olympia documentary (14 lists apiece), The Ox-Bow Incident (13 lists), Paris Is Burning (10 lists), Odd Man Out (12 lists), Happy Together (11 lists), Dah (11 lists), A Nos Amours (10 lists), Where Is the Friend's House? (10 lists) and 42nd Street (12 lists). Wow! That was a lot more titles than I thought it was going to be. I was imagining it would be six or seven.
Already, add "Gilda" (12), "The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum" (11) and "On the Town" (10).

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