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That site is VERY on Noirs and Zombie Films ;) :circle:

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It's crazy, isn't it? I came to notice the very same in my superlow 1000ish rankings for those lists. I've seen a few hundred horror films in my life, making me somehow knowledgeable among usual pleb "film as a hobby" peers, but just scarcely average on ICM. For these pale AFI lists, the damn Noirs and Oscar Best Picture (+Nominees) I have seen quite some and am way below average. <_<
The core of ICM's userbase is really in for classic Hollywood films or American cinema, no doubt about it. For foreign lists, my rankings effortlessly rise sky-high.
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People here are crazy for Noirs. Can't get enough of 'em even 6 decades after the genre's official final conclusion. I hear they're even doing even a Noir challenge this month, trying to see as many of these as they can! All black and white, somber and roughly an hour and a half long. It's the same film-noir over and over again!
Supposedly, there's this completely mad guy, Spanish fellow it seems. He literally doesn't watch anything else, insanely laughing about his achievements on this subgenre type of movies. For him, after Noirvember, the calendar continues with Noircember, Janoirary, Filmnoirary .. he celebrates Easter after March Noire and when other people get a good tan, he locks himself up in front of the TV from Junoir through Noirgust!

A real lunatic, this hombre ElNeffo! :woot:
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Kublai Khan wrote: January 1st, 2020, 11:28 pm #17501 Caimán's Top Spanish Films
#11815 100 Greatest Films of Australian Cinema
#10100 AFI's 100 years...100 passions
#9858 European film award for best film.
#9352 TSPDT 100 Essential Noir Films
#17872 - Caimán's Top Spanish Films
#9603 - Goya Award - Best Spanish Film
#8204 - European Film Award - Best Film
#7143 - Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize
#6907 - OFCS's Top 100 Animated Features of All Time

Man, I am really not giving Spanish movies their due consideration. maybe that should be a 2021 goal.

Also, a little surprised at the low ranking in the OFCS's list despite having a bronze. I guess it's because I haven't revisited/checked a lot of popular early Disney (& similar others).
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April 2017:
All the lists that I fail to make the top 1000 in:

2000s - #3720 (39 of 50)
Action - #1123 (41 of 50)
All-Time WW BO - #11224 (349 of 688)
Amanda - #2229 (2 of 31)
Cinema Tropical - #3447 (6 of 125)
Documentary - #1125 (13 of 50)
ekolay.net Turkish - #3014 (1 of 53)
Film Critics Assn Romanian - #1679 (1 of 59)
Goya Award - #2686 (4 of 31)
Guldbagge Award - #1299 (8 of 55)
ICM - Most Checked - #14044 (210 of 250)
Nederlands FF - #1802 (4 of 36)
Shorts - #1040 (35 of 50)
Sport - #1828 (18 of 50)
Top 100 Bollywood - #1464 (3 of 83)
15 lists then, 14 now - progress! And only one above 10k, thanks to the expansion of the WW Box Office list. I'll do it by rank though now instead of alpha

iCheckmovies's Most Checked #11583 (217/250)
Box Office Mojo's All-Time WW #4967 (503/1000)
Cinema Tropical - #3874 (6/125)
Dutch Film Fest Top 50 - #3673 (3/50)
Goya Award - #2142 (5/34)
Amanda Award - #1951 (3/35)
Hürriyet's 100 Best Turkish - #1754 (6/102)
Gouden Kalf - #1494 (5/40)
Box Office Mojo's All-Time Adjusted #1375 (647/1000)
Guldbagge Award - #1321 (9/58)
IMDb Mini-series - #1252 (7/50)
Film Totaal 100 - #1216 (98/100)
Belgian Film Award - #1198 (5/40)
MovieSense 101 - #1153 (95/101)

Mostly different lists this time, interestingly - not like I tried to work on any of these specific lists. I wasn't even really aware of the MovieSense list until now actually - but looking at it, 3 of the 6 I have left are only on that list, and none looks all that interesting at first glance, and one of the other three is The Boondock Saints. Won't be prioritizing finishing that list. The two left on FilmTotaal are respectively, uninteresting looking and 6 hours long. So that list may well stick around for a while for me as well. I think I'm more likely to consciously work on the Cinema Tropical than any of the others in the near future though I'm not making any bets.
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Torgo wrote: November 15th, 2020, 4:03 am From 30 lists where I was ranked below #1000 (shame on me), I'm down to just 8, the remaining subset of lists I call "the American ones". :ph43r:
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Ahh man, I made such strong progress in only one month to slack for the rest of the year. Just can't bring myself to watching all these AFINoircademysicals now. :pinch: Hate to be so close!
So this is where I leave for 2020:

#8812 @2/50: IMDb TV Mini-Series
#1414 @41/100: 100 Essential Noirs
#1375 @68/100: AFI 100 Cheers
#1350 @67/100: AFI 100 Laughs
#1246 @69/100: AFI 100 Passions
#1190 @35/100: BFI's 100 Musicals
#1156 @53/100: BFI Top 100
#1105 @115/250: Marshall Action
#1090 @78/93: Academy BP

Funny how almost all of them are Top 100s now - for some of you power users, these are a joke to finish off entirely. Just did the math via ICM Enhanced: All of these lists need 3-6 checks to bring me into the desired 1000-region ... and I guess it's in fact doable to "finish" the 7 remaining lists with a few cross-listed titles in the same time it would take to get also 6 more checks for Mini-Series. :facepalm:
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OldAle1 wrote: December 31st, 2020, 6:25 pm Film Totaal 100 - #1216 (98/100)
Funny how you don't even make it into the Top 1000 with a completion of 98/100. :lol: Talk about a popular selection.

I'm at 98/100 too for the AFI 100 Thrills; makes me rank 500ish there.
I have 3 out of 58 checks for the Portugal list and it gives me almost the same rank. :D
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Torgo wrote: December 31st, 2020, 6:55 pm
OldAle1 wrote: December 31st, 2020, 6:25 pm Film Totaal 100 - #1216 (98/100)
Funny how you don't even make it into the Top 1000 with a completion of 98/100. :lol: Talk about a popular selection.

I'm at 98/100 too for the AFI 100 Thrills; makes me rank 500ish there.
I have 3 out of 58 checks for the Portugal list and it gives me almost the same rank. :D
Well it's a Dutch list, and a Dutch-run site...

But more importantly it's all readily-accessible and relatively well-known films. And it's the only such list - maybe the MovieSense one also, haven't checked on how available those films are - where I'm not ranked pretty high. Being American and growing up on Hollywood, the AFI lists which you're struggling with were just automatic gold or silvers for me for the most part. The IMDb lists, because they change so often and are so full of recent crap are another story, and I'm actually surprised that I'm below 1000 on all of them now apart from the mini-series one; never really tried with most of those lists either.
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How did you lose four check on the BFI Musical list Torgo? I just checked and it doesn't seem there was an update.
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Fergenaprido wrote: December 31st, 2020, 7:06 pm How did you lose four check on the BFI Musical list Torgo? I just checked and it doesn't seem there was an update.
Wow, one really gets closely observed around here. :lol: That's what happens when you fall asleep during copy+paste. The old #1850 rank also wouldn't make sense in my ordering.
Thanks for the hint!
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burneyfan wrote: February 18th, 2020, 3:05 am #665 Amanda Award
#680 IMDb Shorts Top 50
#725 Reddit Top 250
#731 Best of Rotten Tomatoes
#777 IMDb 2010s Top 50
#571 Amanda Award (9/35)
#709 Hürriyet's The 100 Best Movies of Turkish Cinema (17/102)
#729 Reddit Top 250 (240/250)
#733 IMDb's Shorts Top 50 (40/50)
#894 Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time (86/100)
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#709 The Spaghetti Western Database's Essential Top 50 Films
#711 IMDb's Mini-Series Top 50
#737 OFCS's Top 100 Animated Features of All Time
#801 Hürriyet's The 100 Best Movies of Turkish Cinema
#875 Belgian Film Award - Best Film
#897 Paste's The 100 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time
#945 Dutch Film Festival's Dutch Film Top 50
#1299 Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
#1696 Marshall Julius's Action! The Action Movie A-Z
#1938 Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office
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#327 Guldbagge Award - Best Swedish Film
#342 IMDb's Mini-Series Top 50
#387 Amanda Award - Best Norwegian Film
#412 BFI's 100 European Horror Films
#525 TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films

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It amazes me how high you guys are on these lists. Despite being in the top 1500 overall, I've seen a little bit of everything rather than any particular list. I only have one platinum (Jerry Beck) and there are just eight lists where I'm in the top 1000. I have 12 lists with zero checks. Mini-Series, Locarno and 10 country-specific ones.
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iCM's Most Checked is my third lowest rank, because I've seen "only" 243 out of 250. :lol:
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Fergenaprido wrote: October 10th, 2019, 7:30 pm
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Fergenaprido wrote: October 3rd, 2014, 6:55 pm If I'd been here a year ago when this was originally posted I'd be a lot lower, but I've worked on these lists a lot this summer, so...

18 lists with 0 checks and no rank
lowest rank: Horror #60751
followed by six more imdb lists, then
lowest non-imdb list rank: More Noirs from TSPDT #37316
and then I must have seen a mini-series that got dropped from the list because I have 0 checks but #18916.
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I have checks on all lists
lowest rank: The Deuce Top 20 #19468
followed by six more lists above 10,000
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For me it's #24, on two lists: Doubling the Canon and Spike Lee's Essential Film List.
#135 on the Canadian list, but sadly that's with only having seen 25 of the 103 films. I'm hoping it gets updated this year and will contain more accessible films, especially ones since the last update in 2004.
And this is still the Canadian list for me, at #6 with 109/134 (behind my two platinums for Jerry Beck and Annecy). 3rd still shows up ahead of me without a rank, though, so I guess I'm really #7. I don't think any other darksiders are above me on that list.
I now have only 4 lists above rank 10,000 (as of Jan 1st):
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12,223 - TSZDT 1000 Horror
11,569 - Grindhouse Classics
10,143 - iCM Most Checked

I made progress on all four, but then lost some of that progress on the mini-series list when Anne of Green Gables dropped back out. I think all 4 are within reach of getting below 10,000 this year.

For my highest ranked non-platinum, it's still Canada, but others are getting close. I have 9 lists ranked under 100:
7 - TIFF Canadian
39 - BFI Flare LGBTQ+
40 - Pinoy Rebyu Filipino
65 - FESPACO Award
72 - Guide to African Cinema
76 - ACF Romanian
80 - IMDb Family
85 - ICM Forum 500<400
87 - DIFF Arab

I hope to break into the Top 100 on a few more lists, but getting a platinum will be harder, and only the IMDb Family list looks feasible (I have the American Hachi-ko left, but I want to watch the original Japanese version first). More likely is the IMDb Shorts list (I have Punisher: Dirty Laundry left, but I want to see the original film first) or perhaps IMDb Adventure (only Dersu Uzala and Sholay left, if nothing else pops into the list, though I see Soul has recently crossed the threshold and Barry Lyndon or Fitzcarraldo might stage a comeback).
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I think I have a problem with animation... :lol:

Paste's The 100 Best Anime Movies of All Time #20305
BFI's 100 Animated Feature Films #12223
IMDb's Animation Top 50 #9882
OFCS's Top 100 Animated Features of All Time #7651

And 0 checks (not ranked) on the Pinoy list. But I intend to change that this year.
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0 checks on two lists: Amanda Award for Best Norwegian Film and Wei Jun Zi's 100 Classic Martial Arts Films

Otherwise, my worst five are:

IMDb's Musical Top 50 - 8 / 50 - #76244
Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office - 167 / 1000 - #69510
Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office - 182 / 1000 - #65584
Marshall Julius's Action! The Action Movie A-Z - 11 / 250 - #63750
OFCS's Top 100 Animated Features of All Time - 19 / 100 - #63443

I have seen more of Doubling the Canon (220/1100 - 20%) than the Worldwide Box Office (167/1000 - 16.7%) :lol: Who else can say that?
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pitchorneirda wrote: January 8th, 2021, 3:14 pm I have seen more of Doubling the Canon (220/1100 - 20%) than the Worldwide Box Office (167/1000 - 16.7%) :lol: Who else can say that?
Wow. :lol: I too have 20% for DtC, but over 70% for both the others. tehe

And indeed there's one person who would claim that with 100% DtC and 20-30% completion for the BO lists .. but I'll not further comment on this one here. :facepalm:
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I'm currently watching The Wave (2015), so I'm finally on the board for the Amanda Awards list.
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0 checks:

Will probably change soon:
Golden Foundation of Czech and Slovak Cinema (intend to see Sedmikrasy / Daisies)
TSPDT's 100 Essential Noir Films (multiples ones I want to see)
Locarno Film Festival - Golden Leopard (I want to see On The Beach At Night Alone and Stranger than Paradise, but not sure when that will happen)
Hürriyet's The 100 Best Movies of Turkish Cinema (I want to delve in Nuri Belge Ceylan and see Gegen die Wand, but not sure when that will happen)
Cóndor de Plata Award - Best Argentinian Film (I want to delve in Fabian Bielinsky and watch El secreto de sus ojos, but again not sure when that will happen)
CineChile's 50 Best Chilean Movies of All Time (I want to delve in Pablo Larrain and watch Machuca, but again not sure when that will happen)
Sharon A. Russell's Guide to African Cinema (depends on when I see "Battle of Algiers)
Maariv's Best Israeli Films of All Time (depends on when I see Vals im Bashir)
Cine.gr's The Best of Greek Cinema (depends on when I see Kynodontas)
DIFF's The 100 Greatest Arab Films (depends on when I see Wadjda and/or La graine et la mulet)
IMDb's 1940s Top 50 (multiples ones I want to see)
IMDb's Film-Noir Top 50 (multiples ones I want to see)
IMDb's 1930s Top 50 (will watch M very soon)
Kinemathekverbund's The 100 Most Important German Films (will watch M very soon and perhaps some others like Aguirre and Das Boot)
Gouden Kalf Award - Best Dutch Film (will watch Spoorloos and/or Brimstone soon)
Galloway's Samurai Film Handbook & Companion (will watch Seven Samurai soon)
Sight & Sound's 75 Hidden Gems (will watch Blow Out soon, could watch Cria Cuervos or Marketa Lazarova as well)
Badmovies.org's Best B-Movies (will watch Braindead soon)
Nickel Odeón's Best Spanish Films (El espíritu de la colmena and Cria Cuervos catched my attention)

Won't change:
FESPACO Film Festival - Étalon de Yennenga
Golden Lotus Award - Best Indian Feature Film (at least not soon)
Annecy Festival's 100 Films for a Century of Animation
Pinoy Rebyu's 100 Greatest Pinoy Films of All Time
Jerry Beck's The 50 Greatest Cartoons
National Film Archive of India's 125 Great Indian Films
IMDb's 1910s Top 50
Magyar Művészeti Akadémia's 53 Hungarian Films
Outlook India's Best Bollywood Films
Público's Top Portuguese Films to Show in Schools

If i just watch Cria Cuervos (or Marketa Lazarova), M and Double Indemnity, i clear 7 lists.

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AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs's - 92354
AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions - 85637
BFI's 100 Film Musicals - 85395
BFI's Top 100 British Films - 81125
AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers - 76034
Geoff King's Film Comedy - 74521
BBC's The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time - 73859
Paste's The 100 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time - 70988
Pixar Directors Recommend: Films for Kids Under 13 - 58800
Akira Kurosawa's A Dream Is a Genius - 56824
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Torgo wrote: December 31st, 2020, 6:51 pm
Torgo wrote: November 15th, 2020, 4:03 am From 30 lists where I was ranked below #1000 (shame on me), I'm down to just 8, the remaining subset of lists I call "the American ones". :ph43r:
Ahh man, I made such strong progress in only one month to slack for the rest of the year. Just can't bring myself to watching all these AFINoircademysicals now. :pinch: Hate to be so close!
I made it, guys. :o It's been the second time I was working on lists since 2016, and now I can take a rest and celebrate - finally in the Top 1000 for every* list! :party:
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With all the positive surprises (really enjoyed most of my Noir sightings!) and the less invigorating ones (AFI 100 laughs - if I'm ever looking for a good comedy, I'll be sure to take any other of our 16,000 official checks), it sure felt like work. The AFI lists consist of so many movies which are absolutely alright, but are far from exciting cinema - at least for me. How so many people have golded those and easy silvers (=about enough for ~#900) truly astonishes me. But most of that was explained by OldAle above; to Americans, these films are easy to see or they grew up with them, to film fans around the world, they are still "classic Hollywood". Give me something more exotic any day, please.

I gave a quick glance what it would take to strike #500 for every list. It's ridiculous - many foreign lists which are among my worst as of now need between 1 and 4 films, and we're speaking of mostly 100-entry-lists, then I'm good; stuff like the 1000-books needs 30 to 50 checks. (D:) Zombies, Noirs and 80s Action still are way too crowded in the rankings.

Well, then .. enough with the list work, for now? :think:

*For every list containing movies - the Mini-Series list really is where I draw the line. Not going to watch some arbitrary 8x400-700 minutes for a stale stat, sorry.
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Torgo wrote: April 2nd, 2021, 2:31 pm *For every list containing movies - the Mini-Series list really is where I draw the line. Not going to watch some arbitrary 8x400-700 minutes for a stale stat, sorry.
Over the Garden Wall and Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan are below 2 hours ;)
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;) Thanks for the hint. I think I watched a teaser for OtGW or even the first episode when it came out and was in love with it, but never followed up - probably "saving" it for the right time. Yep, that's what happens when I save stuff for later - I end up never seeing it. :mellow:

I understand that A Dog's Will also is short of 3 hours and then I maybe would find a 4th or a 5th "short" Mini-Series to cheat my way into the Top 3000 .. but nah, not gonna do that. .. not now.
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Congrats on being in the Top 9000 for every official list, Tori! :party:
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That's impressive Torgo. I'm pretty high in some, but despite just moving into the top 600 on the overall list, there are still 70 lists where I'm not in the top 1000. Which means there are 140 lists where I AM in that top 1000, but still.

Worst lists? There are 4 lists I haven't seen a single film from. The Amanda Award for Best Norwegian Film, the FESPACO film festival, Pinoy Rebyu's 100 Greatest Pinoy films of all time, and Outlook India's Best Bollywood films. It looks like from Torgo's list that a single viewing would move me quite high on the Pinoy list...

My bottom 10 where I've seen anything?

The Grindhouse Cinema Database list I'm #11633. I've only seen 5/100, never been big into such films.

On Jerry Beck's 50 Greatest Cartoons I'm #10438 only having seen 2/50.

On the Marshall Julius action list I'm #8226 having only seen 52/250

On the IMDB short top 50 I'm #7584 only having seen 7/50. Never been a big shorts person.

Probably why I'm also #7157 on the TSPDT brief encounters having only seen 7/250. Wouldn't surprise me if they're the same 7.

I'm #6818 on the Empire movie sequels list. I've seen 37/60.

On the Annecy festival list I'm #6630 having seen 4/100.

On the Bad Movies best B movies list I'm #6574 having seen 12/228.

On the TSZDT list I'm #6197 having seen 167/1000.

Lastly I'm #5464 on the European horror list having seen 8/100.

That probably pretty well encapsulates the areas of cinema I avoid most. Horror, shorts, B movies. Not far above you'll find a number of country lists from countries where I haven't done a lot to explore them over the years, but I've stumbled on a few films and thus am above a lot of people who have seen nothing. (Lists like Abbracine's top 100 Brazilian movies where I've seen 3, Cinema Tropical's Latin America list where I've seen 6, the Gouden Kalf award where I've seen 2)
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Torgo wrote: April 2nd, 2021, 2:57 pm ;) Thanks for the hint. I think I watched a teaser for OtGW or even the first episode when it came out and was in love with it, but never followed up - probably "saving" it for the right time. Yep, that's what happens when I save stuff for later - I end up never seeing it. :mellow:

I understand that A Dog's Will also is short of 3 hours and then I maybe would find a 4th or a 5th "short" Mini-Series to cheat my way into the Top 3000 .. but nah, not gonna do that. .. not now.
Yeah, Over the Garden Wall is the only check I have on that list right now (and I agree, it's great). I saw Anne of Green Gables last year, which is only about two hours, but it fell off the list shortly thereafter. Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog was also on the list a few years back, and that's only about 45 minutes in total.

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen (1999) is the only other one that appears to be under 2 hours. Russian Sherlock Holmes and The Power of Nightmares doc are both about 2.5h, and Battlestar Galactica (2003) is 3h.
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Fergenaprido wrote: April 2nd, 2021, 7:14 pm
Torgo wrote: April 2nd, 2021, 2:57 pm ;) Thanks for the hint. I think I watched a teaser for OtGW or even the first episode when it came out and was in love with it, but never followed up - probably "saving" it for the right time. Yep, that's what happens when I save stuff for later - I end up never seeing it. :mellow:

I understand that A Dog's Will also is short of 3 hours and then I maybe would find a 4th or a 5th "short" Mini-Series to cheat my way into the Top 3000 .. but nah, not gonna do that. .. not now.
Yeah, Over the Garden Wall is the only check I have on that list right now (and I agree, it's great). I saw Anne of Green Gables last year, which is only about two hours, but it fell off the list shortly thereafter. Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog was also on the list a few years back, and that's only about 45 minutes in total.

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen (1999) is the only other one that appears to be under 2 hours. Russian Sherlock Holmes and The Power of Nightmares doc are both about 2.5h, and Battlestar Galactica (2003) is 3h.
Did you watch a different Anne of Green Gables than I did? Cuz the 1985 Canadian min-series is just under 3 1/2 hours.
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OldAle1 wrote: April 2nd, 2021, 7:20 pm
Fergenaprido wrote: April 2nd, 2021, 7:14 pm
Torgo wrote: April 2nd, 2021, 2:57 pm ;) Thanks for the hint. I think I watched a teaser for OtGW or even the first episode when it came out and was in love with it, but never followed up - probably "saving" it for the right time. Yep, that's what happens when I save stuff for later - I end up never seeing it. :mellow:

I understand that A Dog's Will also is short of 3 hours and then I maybe would find a 4th or a 5th "short" Mini-Series to cheat my way into the Top 3000 .. but nah, not gonna do that. .. not now.
Yeah, Over the Garden Wall is the only check I have on that list right now (and I agree, it's great). I saw Anne of Green Gables last year, which is only about two hours, but it fell off the list shortly thereafter. Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog was also on the list a few years back, and that's only about 45 minutes in total.

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen (1999) is the only other one that appears to be under 2 hours. Russian Sherlock Holmes and The Power of Nightmares doc are both about 2.5h, and Battlestar Galactica (2003) is 3h.
Did you watch a different Anne of Green Gables than I did? Cuz the 1985 Canadian min-series is just under 3 1/2 hours.
No, you're right. I just misremembered. It didn't feel that long, but I just checked and it was 3h15m. :facepalm: :innocent: :whistling:
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Torgo wrote: April 2nd, 2021, 2:31 pm *For every list containing movies - the Mini-Series list really is where I draw the line. Not going to watch some arbitrary 8x400-700 minutes for a stale stat, sorry.
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Thanks to two Soviet Sherlock TV movies which no way are tagged correctly as a Mini-Series (both around 140 minutes long), one staple from the beginning of the golden age of American TV in the 21st Century (namely BoB) and two examples of said golden age (Queen's Gambit and When They See Us which I both wanted to see either way) and of course the lovely OtGW, I can now justifiably say that I am in the Top 1000 for every list of ICM. -_-

Noirs were fun and I'd have no problem with checking out some more Turkey and Bollywood to see something else, but what really keeps me from aiming for the Top 500 on all lists - I'm about 60% in already - are the masses of US alrightishness in the form of AFI. :pinch: Am I the only one who starts to get "meh"-y reactions with still 25 checks left for each of their 100-year-lists? ... meh.
Also, Oscar BP (and Nominees) .. they're just way too overwatched. I'm just about in the Top 1000 for Academy BP with 81/94 checks completeness - that's crazy. 90/94 needed for a bare Top 500 spot .. might just as well see every damn one of them to get it over with. (Cimarron, Cavalcade, The Broadway Melody, I'm looking at you)
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Lakigigar wrote: February 8th, 2021, 11:07 am
10 lowest lists
AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs's - 92354
AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions - 85637
BFI's 100 Film Musicals - 85395
BFI's Top 100 British Films - 81125
AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers - 76034
Geoff King's Film Comedy - 74521
BBC's The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time - 73859
Paste's The 100 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time - 70988
Pixar Directors Recommend: Films for Kids Under 13 - 58800
Akira Kurosawa's A Dream Is a Genius - 56824
One small update

AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions - 85866
BFI's 100 Film Musicals - 85650
AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs's - 82120
Paste's The 100 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time - 71224
AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers - 70361
BBC's The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time - 69020
Geoff King's Film Comedy - 68096
BFI's Top 100 British Films - 65650
IMDb's 1940s top 50 - 64476
Pixar Directors Recommend: Films for Kids Under 13 - 59048

Not a lot of change... The Great Dictator made the comedies list move up a tiny bit. Watching The Wicker Man improved my rank on the BFI's British films list.
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Torgo wrote: June 12th, 2021, 9:02 pm
Torgo wrote: April 2nd, 2021, 2:31 pm *For every list containing movies - the Mini-Series list really is where I draw the line. Not going to watch some arbitrary 8x400-700 minutes for a stale stat, sorry.
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Thanks to two Soviet Sherlock TV movies which no way are tagged correctly as a Mini-Series (both around 140 minutes long), one staple from the beginning of the golden age of American TV in the 21st Century (namely BoB) and two examples of said golden age (Queen's Gambit and When They See Us which I both wanted to see either way) and of course the lovely OtGW, I can now justifiably say that I am in the Top 1000 for every list of ICM. -_-

Noirs were fun and I'd have no problem with checking out some more Turkey and Bollywood to see something else, but what really keeps me from aiming for the Top 500 on all lists - I'm about 60% in already - are the masses of US alrightishness in the form of AFI. :pinch: Am I the only one who starts to get "meh"-y reactions with still 25 checks left for each of their 100-year-lists? ... meh.
Also, Oscar BP (and Nominees) .. they're just way too overwatched. I'm just about in the Top 1000 for Academy BP with 81/94 checks completeness - that's crazy. 90/94 needed for a bare Top 500 spot .. might just as well see every damn one of them to get it over with. (Cimarron, Cavalcade, The Broadway Melody, I'm looking at you)
i think those American movie lists aren't as big of work for Americans like myself just because growing up we had already seen a decent chunk of them. So when it came to actually working on the lists, there was a smaller number to deal with that you may have had (but yea... so many garbage musicals and dull dramas...).

I myself am very close to being in the Top 500 on every list. I've only got three left: Hurriyet, Dutch Film Festival and Amanda award. and I'm in the 500s on all those so I just need to watch one or two more in each which I may try to work in this month in the Film A Year challenge.

As much as everyone likes to bash Hollywood (not unjustifiably mind you), there are some straight up awful films in some of these other country lists too. I mean, I just watched Salige er de som tørster from the Amanda Award list last month, and that one would barely cut the mustard as a mediocre episode of CSI much less "Best Picture" of the year.
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Torgo wrote: June 12th, 2021, 9:02 pm are the masses of US alrightishness in the form of AFI. :pinch: Am I the only one who starts to get "meh"-y reactions with still 25 checks left for each of their 100-year-lists?
It's like a collection of Oscar-bait films. I have 3 (Laughs, Cheers, Passions) as my lowest ranking lists (about 60/100 for each list) and they're just terrible.
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Yeah I have exactly the same left, should be similar for most. The 100 Movies are finished without too much pain and Thrills came on the side at 99/100 as of now.
Maybe I'll start a thread about my frustration with the AFI lists.
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Torgo wrote: June 13th, 2021, 9:09 pm Yeah I have exactly the same left, should be similar for most. The 100 Movies are finished without too much pain and Thrills came on the side at 99/100 as of now.
I just finished AFI 100 Movies last month, with Sophie's Choice. A complete dud. The type of film that makes me wonder what kind of people picked these films.
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This was my last film as well :o - after I remained at 99/100 completion for more than a year!
I didn't dislike Sophie Streep but can very easily see how it's .. not the most thrilling and exciting of all films from the list. Best of the century? Mh.
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Onderhond wrote: June 13th, 2021, 9:14 pm
Torgo wrote: June 13th, 2021, 9:09 pm Yeah I have exactly the same left, should be similar for most. The 100 Movies are finished without too much pain and Thrills came on the side at 99/100 as of now.
I just finished AFI 100 Movies last month, with Sophie's Choice. A complete dud. The type of film that makes me wonder what kind of people picked these films.
Yea, I don't understand why that of all movies ended up on the AFI 100. The only thing I could think is that the title has been synonymous with an impossibly difficult choice (even though that was a very small part of the film). I've noticed AFI skews toward influential and culturally relevant and less actually good sometimes.
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I finished AFI 100 with "Swing Time." For years and years, I had never seen a Fred & Ginger film. Now I've seen...two.
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Ebbywebby wrote: June 14th, 2021, 4:00 am I finished AFI 100 with "Swing Time." For years and years, I had never seen a Fred & Ginger film. Now I've seen...two.
I'm sure it wasn't your cup of tea, but I find that film to be such a fun little treat. Obviously the use of blackface is badly dated, but other than that, it's a sugar rush.
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Torgo wrote: June 12th, 2021, 9:02 pm
Torgo wrote: April 2nd, 2021, 2:31 pm *For every list containing movies - the Mini-Series list really is where I draw the line. Not going to watch some arbitrary 8x400-700 minutes for a stale stat, sorry.
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Thanks to two Soviet Sherlock TV movies which no way are tagged correctly as a Mini-Series (both around 140 minutes long), one staple from the beginning of the golden age of American TV in the 21st Century (namely BoB) and two examples of said golden age (Queen's Gambit and When They See Us which I both wanted to see either way) and of course the lovely OtGW, I can now justifiably say that I am in the Top 1000 for every list of ICM. -_-
That is wonderful news, congrats! How did you like Band of Brothers?
Torgo wrote: June 12th, 2021, 9:02 pm Also, Oscar BP (and Nominees) .. they're just way too overwatched. I'm just about in the Top 1000 for Academy BP with 81/94 checks completeness - that's crazy. 90/94 needed for a bare Top 500 spot .. might just as well see every damn one of them to get it over with. (Cimarron, Cavalcade, The Broadway Melody, I'm looking at you)
You're doing it wrong. You should get the bad ones out of the way first in order to save the best for last. I've already seen the three movies you mentioned and still have several critically acclaimed BP winners ahead of me. B)
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