I would like to dissociate myself from that list!
No, honestly, thanks for adding it. It's such a weird mixture: Apart from Winnetou films, there's a bulk of comedies at the top and then throughout the list an insane amount of sex films, maybe 20? These were hugely popular from 1968 on, particularly in the early 1970s, like with America's porn chic. There's a short article in the English Wikipedia on the genre of "sex report film"
, aiming for a more "scientific"
approach than Deep Throat and the like.
Especially our comedies belong to the biggest crimes against humanity to be executed from this land in the latter half of the century. 5.4
would be typical IMDb scores for movies that have enormous commercial success here and are usually condemned by cinephiles and critics, yet celebrated by the crowd.
It's peculiar how many of these 100 films are obscure in this day and age, particularly the Report-Filme
: 6 have 0 checks on ICM, a few more a single check or two (and who knows if those were really watched or just mixed up?); about 1/4 of these Krautbusters have 10 checks or less, while almost half of the list is below 50 checks. Fascinating.
I have 29/100 checks, by the way (19/50 for Fritz' edition), although I know I saw some of the school film comedies as a child, but which
?, so rather 35/100. Haven't seen The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, yet.
Oh, on this occasion - Das perfekte Geheimnis (2019)
, a completely unnecessary and worsened remake of Italy's Perfect Strangers
from 2016, has only 27 checks on ICM compared to 3000 votes on IMDb
Such a disparity is unusually high.