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Post by Darth Nevets » June 30th, 2017, 7:54 pm

I've never made a thread before but statistics has always fascinated me and this is an interesting one. I'd like to know not where a person is ranked highest or lowest (both ably covered by other threads) but where a person is most average. I find this look at neutrality very fascinating, and hope to see some interesting results. In a perfect world we'd still have an odd number of lists but for consistency we'll go with the list in rank 93 (the very bottom of the left column).

Top 250 232 / 250 #630

Oddly enough my median list is the most popular list, the IMDB Top 250. I think this defines me in a ways I hadn't previously considered. I have enough of an interest to try and keep up with the volatile masses but not enough to actively put "work" into completing the list.

I think one film best explains why I'm not ranked higher and that is Your Name. I'm a big fan of anime (got the Paste trophy with little effort) and watched Shinkai's previous short and have eagerly anticipated the film for a good bit but it's release had no theaters around me and I didn't want to stream it (which is killing anime) so I just sort of sit on my hands and wait to support an official Blue release one of these days.

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Post by jvv » June 30th, 2017, 8:06 pm

Cine.gr's The Best of Greek Cinema 1 / 60 #913

Doesn't really say much about me. Just that I haven't seen many Greek movies. :D

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Post by Armoreska » June 30th, 2017, 8:31 pm

We have an even number of lists so there can only be two:
The New Cult Canon 92 / 162 #892
Music 28 / 50 #895
Ya, pretty random.

Here's my IMDb top 250:
Top 250 182 / 250 #4807

If I divide my rank on the worst-ranked list by two, then this is the average list (closest to the number):
Romance 21 / 50 #5889
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Post by albajos » June 30th, 2017, 8:50 pm

93. Thriller 43/50 #1244
and
94. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die 560/1007 #1259 56% on the list and median among all the lists :)
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Post by xianjiro » July 1st, 2017, 1:51 am

Amoreska's response makes good sense to me.

My two 'median' lists are:
Cesar Award - Best Film 30/43 #53 AND
iCM Most Favorite 175/250 #52

My IMDb Top 250 score is 247/250 #45

My worst rank (Livejournal #345) / 2 = 172.5 (though not sure exactly what this reveals, just decided to play along)

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » July 1st, 2017, 2:26 am

Median rank is #73, all three of the following at that rank.
92. Film Comedy
93. 1950s
94 Silent but not Forgotten: The best silent films

If you want average rank you'd have to add the ranks and divide, not just divide the highest rank by 2. My highest rank is 736. Divided by 2 that's 368, which is higher than my rank on all but 2 lists.
Darth Nevets on Jun 30 2017, 01:54:01 PM wrote:In a perfect world we'd still have an odd number of lists but for consistency we'll go with the list in rank 93 (the very bottom of the left column).
Maybe for this particular thing, but in general, an even number of lists is much nicer.

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Post by Tasselfoot » July 1st, 2017, 2:53 am

#92 - 100 British Films - 70/102 - Rank 204
#93 - BFI 100 - 78/100 - Rank 205
#94 - Venice Golden Lion - 30/60 - Rank 205

Overall rank is 227th, so 98 of my lists are my overall rank or better.

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Post by weirdboy » July 1st, 2017, 3:16 am

Academy Awards Best Foreign Pictures - 41/69 - #323
1930s - 42/50 -#328
The Criterion Collection - 555/1041 - #329

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Post by nimimerkillinen » July 1st, 2017, 8:47 am

1920s's 34 / 50
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53 Magyar Film - Best Hungarian - Best Hungarian Films 2 / 53
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Post by OldAle1 » July 1st, 2017, 2:47 pm

Two tied in the center:

Amos Vogel's Films as a Subversive Art #232 (185/597)
Romance #232 (44/50)
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Post by sol » July 1st, 2017, 3:46 pm

My #93 highest ranked list:

Image RANK: #1368


My #94 highest ranked list:

Image RANK: #1419

I own 8 of the 11 A.V. Club films that I haven't yet seen, so there's really no excuse. :ermm:
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Post by tourdesb » July 1st, 2017, 5:33 pm

#93 : Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees - Rank #168 (116/313)
#94 : The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures - Rank #173 (31/104)
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Post by 72allinncallme » July 2nd, 2017, 9:00 am

#93 : Livejournal Russian Top 100 - rank #1005 (16/107)

#94 : BAFTA - Best Film - rank #1017 (52/71)
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Post by albajos » August 1st, 2017, 8:19 am

albajos on Jun 30 2017, 02:50:55 PM wrote:93. Thriller 43/50 #1244
and
94. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die 560/1007 #1259
93. MovieSense 101 94/101 #1152
and
94. The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made 455/1055 #1167

Still pretty random. At least it goes down from 1251,5 to 1159,5
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Post by tourdesb » August 1st, 2017, 8:48 am

tourdesb on Jul 1 2017, 11:33:59 AM wrote:#93 : Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees - Rank #168 (116/313)
#94 : The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures - Rank #173 (31/104)
#93 : Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bears - Rank #168 (27/74)
#94 : Thriller - Rank #170 (48/50)
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Post by Gorro » August 1st, 2017, 9:56 am

After completing my challenge of reaching top 250 on every list my median look like this:

#93 Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films - #158 (753/1007)
#94 Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s - #160 (266/531)

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 1st, 2017, 8:19 pm

Well, sorting by rank, I get:

#93: The Criterion Collection - #8019 (91/1045)
#94: A.V. Club - The Best Films of the '00s - #8035 (28/50)

I'm working on neither of those lists, I just happen to be getting a few checks here and there as I work on other goals.

Speaking of other goals, I still have 16 lists where I'm unranked (1 of which will update with a ranking when it's next run). So (186-15)/2 = 85.5, so the median list where I have a ranking is:

#86: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die - #7692 (278/1007)

Again, this is a byproduct of working on other goals, but I happen to have made more progress on this list than any other list that's not dominated by shorts (89 checks on this one so far this year).

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Post by Knaldskalle » August 2nd, 2017, 4:12 am

One Hundred Film And One Country: 38/110 #228.
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Post by maxwelldeux » August 19th, 2017, 7:19 pm

I wanted to revisit this since I'm now ranked on every list:

#93: Romance - #6598 (20/50)
#94: 1001 Movies... - #6635 (294/1007)

At least my median ranking is trending in the right direction.

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Post by albajos » September 2nd, 2017, 11:19 am

albajos on Jun 30 2017, 02:50:55 PM wrote:93. MovieSense 101 94/101 #1152
and
94. The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made 455/1055 #1167
93. The New Cult Canon 88/162 #1067
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94. Golden Foundation of Czech and Slovak Cinema 5/112 #1072

Still pretty random. But still drops about 100 a month: 1069,5 (1159,5)(1251,5)
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Post by Nathan Treadway » September 12th, 2017, 8:24 am

FLM's Best Swedish Films (256)
1920s (257)

My overall rank is 235, so, I guess this makes some sense. The 1920s will be platinum before the end of the month.
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Post by tourdesb » September 12th, 2017, 1:53 pm

tourdesb on Aug 1 2017, 02:48:56 AM wrote:
tourdesb on Jul 1 2017, 11:33:59 AM wrote:#93 : Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees - Rank #168 (116/313)
#94 : The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures - Rank #173 (31/104)
#93 : Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bears - Rank #168 (27/74)
#94 : Thriller - Rank #170 (48/50)
#93 : Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize - Rank #149 (16/38)
#94 : Musical - Rank #151 (44/50)

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 12th, 2017, 6:43 pm

maxwelldeux on Aug 19 2017, 01:19:04 PM wrote:#93: Romance - #6598 (20/50)
#94: 1001 Movies... - #6635 (294/1007)
#93: A Personal Journey with Martin Scorcese... #5492 (18/100)
#94: Comedy #5523 (25/50)

My median rank has moved up about 1100 spots in a month. I'll take it!

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Post by albajos » October 2nd, 2017, 12:50 pm

albajos on wrote:93. The New Cult Canon 88/162 #1067
and
94. Golden Foundation of Czech and Slovak Cinema 5/112 #1072
93. Caimán's Top Spanish Films 13/102 #948
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94. 1910s 5/50 #959

Still drops about 100 a month for the 3rd month in a row: 953,5 (1069,5)(1159,5)(1251,5)

Can't keep that up for one more year, surely :)

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Post by albajos » November 1st, 2017, 11:18 am

albajos on Oct 2 2017, 06:50:15 AM wrote:93. Caimán's Top Spanish Films 13/102 #948
and
94. 1910s 5/50 #959

Still drops about 100 a month for the 3rd month in a row: 953,5 (1069,5)(1159,5)(1251,5)

Can't keep that up for one more year, surely :)
93. 2010s #925

and

94. Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown #925

Have almost only seen movies in about 4 lists this month so the average have dropped less than usual.

925 (953,5)(1069,5)(1159,5)(1251,5)

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Post by tourdesb » November 1st, 2017, 12:57 pm

tourdesb on Sep 12 2017, 07:53:31 AM wrote:
tourdesb on Aug 1 2017, 02:48:56 AM wrote:
tourdesb on Jul 1 2017, 11:33:59 AM wrote:#93 : Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees - Rank #168 (116/313)
#94 : The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures - Rank #173 (31/104)
#93 : Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bears - Rank #168 (27/74)
#94 : Thriller - Rank #170 (48/50)
#93 : Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize - Rank #149 (16/38)
#94 : Musical - Rank #151 (44/50)
#93 : Independent - Rank #141 (48/50)
#94 : Film magazine's Best Iranian Films (2009) - Rank #142 (18/121)
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Post by maxwelldeux » November 1st, 2017, 5:56 pm

maxwelldeux on Sep 12 2017, 12:43:16 PM wrote:#93: A Personal Journey with Martin Scorcese... #5492 (18/100)
#94: Comedy #5523 (25/50)

My median rank has moved up about 1100 spots in a month. I'll take it!
#93: Dutch Film Top 50 #4416 (2/50)
#94: 101 War Movies... #4422 (31/101)

Another ~1100 spots upward. Woohoo!

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Post by 72allinncallme » November 4th, 2017, 3:22 pm

72allinncallme on Jul 2 2017, 03:00:34 AM wrote:#93 : Livejournal Russian Top 100 - rank #1005 (16/107)

#94 : BAFTA - Best Film - rank #1017 (52/71)
#93 : Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films
- rank #615 (72/104)


#94 : Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
- rank #624 (124/843)
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Post by maxwelldeux » November 30th, 2017, 9:13 pm

maxwelldeux on Nov 1 2017, 11:56:48 AM wrote:#93: Dutch Film Top 50 #4416 (2/50)
#94: 101 War Movies... #4422 (31/101)

Another ~1100 spots upward. Woohoo!
#93: Comedy #3800 (29/50)
#94: 1960s #3807 (24/50)

Up ~600 spots. I'm happy with that progress.

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Post by nimimerkillinen » November 30th, 2017, 9:26 pm

nimimerkillinen on Jul 1 2017, 02:47:44 AM wrote:1920s's 34 / 50
#574

53 Magyar Film - Best Hungarian - Best Hungarian Films 2 / 53
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1970s 44 / 50
#492
Akira Kurosawa's A Dream is a Genius's icon Akira Kurosawa's A Dream is a Genius
55 / 102
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Post by albajos » December 2nd, 2017, 12:55 pm

albajos on Nov 1 2017, 05:18:03 AM wrote:93. 2010s #925

and

94. Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown #925
93. Academy Award Best Foreign Pictures #756

and

94. Masters Of Cinema #758


757 (925)(953,5)(1069,5)(1159,5)(1251,5)
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Post by maxwelldeux » January 16th, 2018, 3:29 am

With new lists and updates, there's a new median point, so it seems appropriate to bump this thread...

#95: Jonathan Rosenbaum... #3575 (153/1133)
#96: Romance: #3636 (26/50)

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Post by xianjiro » January 16th, 2018, 11:57 am

Tim Dirks' Most Controversial Films of All-T… 86 / 110 #48
Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries … 155 / 265 #48
iCheckMovies - Most Favorite 179 / 250 #49

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Post by Onderhond » January 16th, 2018, 12:41 pm

The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die: 444/1008 (#2162)
Sport: 17/50 (#2162) (number 5 in that list is Rocco e i suoi fratelli ...)
Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012): 111/348 (#2162) (41 dislikes)

Guess that last one is the most telling. ICM is a good source for films I "should" watch, but a bad source for good films.

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Post by 72allinncallme » January 16th, 2018, 1:33 pm

#95 FOK! top 250
-rank #520 (231/250)

#96 The Criterion Collection
-rank #528 (479/1110)

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Post by Gorro » January 16th, 2018, 2:11 pm

#94 Top 100 Canadian Films 43/134 (#130)
#94 Total Film's 50 Amazing Films You Haven't Seen 13/50 (#130)
#96 Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown 773/1000 (#132)

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Post by clemmetarey » January 16th, 2018, 6:12 pm

#95 Romance (34/50) (#1105)
#96 Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or (37/90) (#1129)

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Post by Cocoa » January 16th, 2018, 6:17 pm

Top 100 Canadian Films 30/134 #338
The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die 705/1008 #339

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Post by tourdesb » January 16th, 2018, 10:13 pm

Tie between #94 and #96 :
100 Musicals (BFI Screen Guide) - Rank #142 (61/100)
Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bears - Rank #142 (29/74)
Romance - Rank #142 (46/50)
November 2017Show
#93 : Independent - Rank #141 (48/50)
#94 : Film magazine's Best Iranian Films (2009) - Rank #142 (18/121)
September 2017Show
#93 : Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize - Rank #149 (16/38)
#94 : Musical - Rank #151 (44/50)
August 2017Show
#93 : Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bears - Rank #168 (27/74)
#94 : Thriller - Rank #170 (48/50)
July 2017Show
#93 : Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees - Rank #168 (116/313)
#94 : The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures - Rank #173 (31/104)
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Post by flaiky » January 17th, 2018, 12:02 am

Musical 37 / 50 #589

Il Grande Cinema Italiano 53 / 250 #592

So my median rank is quite a bit higher than my overall rank (#645).
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