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

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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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379 movies on 10 and more lists to go. Probz even more than last year. Where there's a will there's a way.
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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

… and eleven more films on 6 top lists.
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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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