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Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 29th, 2020, 3:51 pm
by Lonewolf2003
My list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls074374447/ Ranked until #110, rest unranked

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 29th, 2020, 8:51 pm
by Jimi Antiloop

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 29th, 2020, 10:00 pm
by Panunzio

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 30th, 2020, 10:37 am
by Obgeoff

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 30th, 2020, 1:15 pm
by sol
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/zero ... ites/sol-/

RANKED

110 new entries since the last poll

6 new entries in my top 10, which are:
Films that have fallen off Official ListsShow
Ladybug Ladybug (1963)
So Is This (1982)
Is-slottet (1987)
New films seen since the last pollShow
Evridiki BA 2037 (1975)
Il demonio (1963)
One film improved on rewatch since the last pollShow
Tusk (2014)

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 30th, 2020, 3:26 pm
by 3eyes
1-25 ranked, rest unranked

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls021723909/

(I found a list for 2018 but it was blank, so I used it but couldn't figure out how to change the title.)

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 30th, 2020, 9:34 pm
by jeff_v
Still have some editing & re-ranking to do, but just to make sure it gets in there: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls074331149/

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 12:18 am
by cinewest
jeff_v wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Still have some editing & re-ranking to do, but just to make sure it gets in there: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls074331149/
Always enjoy looking at your lists, jeff_v, which are usually full of films I like or am interested in, and this one is no different. You also helped me catch a real favorite (Sex & Lucia) that I left off my list this time by accident. One good reason to look over some of the lists of others before the deadline.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 12:37 am
by maxwelldeux

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 10:14 am
by Gordon_Gekko
In relation to rule number two (no, not "it's wrong to be french" - Al Bundy ;) )

A film like for example L.A. Stories would not count anymore because of the new official lists from yesterday? So i should exchange it?

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 10:27 am
by Fergenaprido
Gordon_Gekko wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 10:14 am
In relation to rule number two (no, not "it's wrong to be french" - Al Bundy ;) )

A film like for example L.A. Stories would not count anymore because of the new official lists from yesterday? So i should exchange it?
Referring to ...
· Films that become permanently official between now and the deadline are NOT eligible (i.e. through new list adoption, being added to Criterion or TSPDT Noir list, etc.)
L.A. Stories (1990) is an unofficial adult film, and thus eligible for this poll. :P I'm guessing you mean L.A. Story (1991), which is on the newly adopted RomCom list, and yes, is no longer eligible for this poll.

You can leave it on your list and I'll automatically filter it out when calculating the results. If you wish to add another film in replacement, yes, go ahead and do so.

I'm in the process of updating the OP right now and adding all the lists. I'll post again when I'm done with any concerns I have about any of the lists.

About 24 hours still remain to submit and/or modify your lists. I'll post when nominations are closed (likely as soon as I finish working on my own list :D )

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 11:13 am
by Fergenaprido
Perception de Ambiguity wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Perception de Ambiguity wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Not having an iCM account and hence having no adequate way to see which ones of my favourites are eligible would somebody be able and willing to offer support in my creating this list?
How did you create your list for the 2015 version of this poll?

I think the easiest way would be to provide an imdb of the films you're considering, and then someone can import that to icm, filter out the official checks, and then send it back to you so you can update your imdb list.
Yeah, in 2015 I sent my unfiltered favourites (IMDb) list to joachimt and he did something to that effect. Would be cool if somebody could help me with that again.
PdA, did you find someone to help you with your list? If not, I can help you out; send me your unfiltered imdb list and I'll weed out the official films for you.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 11:17 am
by Gordon_Gekko
Of course i meant the Steve Martin-film *putingL.A.Storiesonwatchlist* :whistling: ;)

Will change it against a Chabrol-film i watched last week.
Thanks!

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 11:33 am
by nimimerkillinen

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 1:21 pm
by Fergenaprido
I've now updated the OP with all of the submissions thus far. Please check to make sure that I've correctly tagged (i.e. ranked, unranked, etc.) and linked to your list and let me know if I made any errors.

I count 52 lists submitted so far. We had 63 last time, and 56 the time before, so it looks like we'll be in the same ballpark this year.

Additionally, 3 new lists were made official yesterday (and one made unofficial), which has affected the eligibility of some films.
(links take you to the icm list sorted by number of official lists, ascending)
21 newly official films from the Paste RomCom list
50 newly official films from the Silver Condor Award (Argentina) list
22 newly official films from the Empire Russia Readers list (22 of the 1-list films were also official on the Livejournal list)
and
21 newly unofficial (and thus now eligible) films from the old Livejournal Russian list

For those with icm lists, since it was easy for me to check for newly official films, I'm posting here in case you wish to update your list (apologies to those, like myself, who make imdb lists - I did a quick scan of those looking for common titles that jumped out at me). Newly official films will automatically be excluded from the calculation of the results, so if you don't have time, miss this post, or don't want to bother removing them, no worries. I know some of you like to keep your lists to a certain length, so if you wish to replace one film with another, then you should go ahead and do so.

General reminder of eligibility:
· Films, mini-series, episodes from tv anthology series are all allowed.
· Films that become permanently official between now and the deadline are NOT eligible (i.e. through new list adoption, being added to Criterion or TSPDT Noir list, etc.).
· Films that switch between official and unofficial each week because of imdb list updates are eligible.
· Films from 2019 & 2020 are not eligible, just like how we do it for the 500<400 list.
Lists with newly official films (as best as I can tell). (sidenote: I really wish we had the ability to tag people in posts here)

jvv - Overboard (romcom)
Gorro - Obyknovennoe chudo (russian), Love, Simon (romcom), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (romcom)
outdoorcats - Wakolda (argentina) - Note: Lake of Fire (imdb doc) is also newly official as of a week ago, but falls under "imdb list updates" rule mentioned above (as it's been making brief appearances at bottom of that list for the past few months) so it is still eligible, should you wish to keep it on your list (in case anyone wonders later why it's not excluded from the results; it's currently #50 so might not even still be official by the time their posted)
TraverseTown - Obvious Child (romcom)
Cinephage - Desk Set (romcom), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (romcom)
zzzorf - Serendipity (romcom), Skazka stranstviy (russian)
mightysparks - Forgetting Sarah Marshall (romcom), Shkizein (imdb short - though it dropped out of the list for 10 days this month, it's been safely on that list and official for years, and reentered 3 days after you last updated your list; thus it's been quite stable as an official check and ineligible for this poll)
blocho - Carancho (argentina), Lars and the Real Girl (romcom)
Lammetje - Lars and the Real Girl (romcom)
burneyfan - Desk Set (romcom)
joachimt - Serendipity (romcom), Raba lyubvi (russian)
Y U M E - Buenos Aires Vice Versa (argentina)
ChrisReynolds - L.A. Story (romcom)
filmbantha - Lars and the Real Girl (romcom)
Jimi Antiloop - There are 17 official films on your list (including three on 4 official lists), none of which appear to be newer than youre most recent update to the list
Panunzio - 13 Going on 30 (romcom)
OBgeoff - Lars and the Real Girl (romcom), and none of the individual Dekalog episodes are eligible since the mini-series as a whole is official (on 11 lists)
sol - Desyat negrityat (russia), L.A. Story (romcom), Love, Simon (romcom)

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 2:35 pm
by lineuphere

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 3:10 pm
by joachimt
Fergenaprido wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 10:27 am
joachimt (Top 168 ranked)
It is now:
1-167 ranked
rest unranked

I had to remove Serendipity :wub: because it has become official.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 4:02 pm
by RBG
updated one last time - 85

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 4:08 pm
by outdoorcats
Thanks for the update Fergena, I'll remove The German Doctor. I'll leave in Lake of Fire as long as it's technically eligible.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 6:28 pm
by mathiasa
I'm back from the dead with this ranked list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/movi ... /mathiasa/

I changed around and got a new #1! Freakstars 3000, a very special, funny and heart-warming movie, involving 99% mentally handicapped persons as actors. It was very controversial as people feared that the movie made fun of those pitiful creatures. When in reality, the mentally handicapped make fun of the "sane" world. The most important German film from the 00s (maybe even the 10s, as it beats the masterpiece Toni Erdmann and Victoria). Watch it, you'll be blown!

I had to remove 10 movies from my list (that was 136 entries) because they became official, that makes almost 10% of my list, I'm very happy about this, my list is not as a joke named "movies that should be official". So props to the mods or list managers who made the following movies official since 2018:

Behind Green Lights
The Dictator

Dr. Caligari (Very obscure movie, would have never expected this to become official thanks to 366 weird. I watched it before my icm-era, simply because it had Caligari in its name. I found it very "bad", but in the same time very intriguing and it stuck with me all this time maybe because I didn't have the movie experience then that I now have.)
The Final Destination
Gemide (This was also pre-2018 in the Turkish list, fell out and entered anew with the adoption of hürryet list. Or maybe it's the same list and it just got voted in again)
Der Name der Rose (I'm not the biggest fan of this movie, but come on, this just had to be official)
Stakeout (Also from my pre icm-era. Found it very fresh and funny. No idea how I would react today but then it was a great experience and that's what counts)
Susana (A fucking masterpiece, how could this not have been official???!!!)
Waco: The Rules of Engagement (A very important movie that before 2018 was official and now has become official again)
A Woman's Face (This was also once official before 2018, lost its status and regained it since 2018)

I then added 20 new movies to the list, so that it's now a Top 146 list, meaning it has about grown exactly ten titles.
Unfortunately, some new entries are simply because great movies have lost their official status. How can this be ????!! ;-)

The most dramatic loss is Raising Cain and Phase IV. I hope there will be some way to remedy this. Because this is not acceptable. Raising Cane is a fucking masterpiece and Phase IV a forum favorite. The intelligent Insan nedir ki? (What's a human anyway?) also lost its official status because of meddling with the Turkish list(s), or whatever was going on there, maybe it was just some unlucky update. Comment Wang-Fo fut sauvé is a great short by great René Laloux that got kicked out of I think Doubling The Canon (Have the people responsible for this already been banned from the forum?). Cinemania remains unofficial as it was in 2018, before that it was in icm<400. My hope was that it would make it to DtC but there must have been some really uncineatic voters this time. How can you let this movie not in? Gone Baby Gone was a real surprise to me, I never thought I'd favorite a Ben Affleck movie but I did. Afterwards the ICM gods were not happy with that and made it unoffical. The beautiful short animation movie Paradise was also in a list in 2018, don't tell me it got kicked out of Dtc.

Some of the new movie that are wort mentioning:
First Contact & Joe Leahy's Neighbours are the first two parts of the The Highlands Trilogy. The third part being Black Harvest, who is in 4 official lists. To me it makes no sense that the first two get none and third four. Where's equality here? Granted, the third part is a fantastic culmination of the story but the first two still deserve attention, they are are the build up to Black Harvest and they're very interesting in their own right. The lame DtC voters we had this year thought otherwise. No idea what they were thinking but it didn't add up.
The Flying Luna Clipper. What a strange and curious animation movie, it's unique (at least I haven't seen anything similar until the vaporwave etc. styles emerged about 2.5 decades later. What a unique achievement, it kinda takes you to another dimension, gives you a glimpse of what else would be possible. But no, the DtC voters prefer that which they already know.
The Babysitter is a straight-forward, funny and entertaining horror-slasher, I wonder why it's not yet in Mightysparks TSZDT 1000 list, maybe she needs to twirk those formulas a bit further. Or the Netflix movie from 2017 just needs some more time. It' still a baby. At least this time, I can vote for it.
Some more Netflix additions coming:
Behind The Curve is an interesting, funny, no - hilarious documentary about the nuts who call themselves flatearthers. It's 2018 and they believe the earth is flat, mostly because they're angry with their government and the mass media. You learn how they tick and maybe sympathize with them, nevertheless you're laughing at them till the end (It's not that you laugh with them like in other movies, you're laughing at them and their stupidity, I find that very refreshing). The post-factual era has reached the natural sciences. But this is no laughing matter, so we carry on.
Wormwood (2017), very important mini-series documentary about the illegal doings of the secret services of the USA, maybe the movie went over the top toward the end, but it's obvious that we should take them away their secret services and stash them somewhere secure until the USA has grown up (If there are still Hillary fans here, please do not reply to this part of my message because it will get off-topic pretty fast and I don't like to be insulted, thanks for your consideration). I really don't know why I hadn't Kung Fury on my list the last time. It's not the best movie but as a German speaking person, I'm naturally a great fan of David Hasselhoff (This is also one reason why A dirty Shame has made the list).

Maybe you wonder what the "shitty" horror movies are doing at the end of my list. Nostalgia!

And folks, this time don't forget to vote for Cool As Ice! especially with the temperature we're now having.

And finally, my last time #1 is now #2 because it had no chance in the final poll. It's the beautiful short No (2010) by Abbas Kiarostami. It's 8 Minutes with French subtitles on youtube (and english on its icm page) so there's really no excuse for you to not watch it. If you understand what's going on here (It's a documentary), it will change the way you look upon life. The girls must have gone through some emotional torment during the interview which is sad but the message is so strong. Every time I watch that fucking shit, a tear comes to my eye! It's about making decisions, taking responsibility, acting according to your ethical standard, moral conduct. And all that 'already' with little girls. I put that word in apostrophe because I wonder how we adults would have decided. Nevertheless, it shows that there is a strong ethical compass within us from very early on. An ethical compass that respects the integrity of other persons and overrides selfish behavior. What more beautiful message could there be?

EDIT: Added many movies after looking through joachimt' and others list.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 7:12 pm
by OldAle1
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/unof ... zzlehatch/

Top 100 ranked, 101 onwards chronological. Started out thinking I'd have 300 or so but it grew considerably. Best stop now. Might fiddle with top 100 just a bit more, otherwise done.

Minimal stats:

1900s - 04
1910s - 04
1920s - 14
1930s - 29
1940s - 29
1950s - 36
1960s - 45
1970s - 35
1980s - 35
1990s - 49
2000s - 39
2010s - 61

median year(s): 1978/9

Year with the most films: 1996 (10)
Post-silent era years with no films: 1934, 1950

My list changed quite significantly from last time - I was relatively new here then, and didn't have the whole list-making thing down pat, nor was I as aware of how others use lists. This particular poll seems to me the most wide-open, in that it doesn't generate anything official, so elements of strategy should be minimized - who cares how your favorites do, apart from maybe getting more people to see them? My #1 changed this time with Lav Diaz' first lengthy masterpiece Batang West Side being the inevitable new king. Here's hoping a decent quality copy of it shows up sooner rather than later - I can't really push others into watching 5+ hours of low-grade VHS-rip quality. And my next-highest new entry, at #14/15, the two parts of A Bread Factory, is also a long one at 4 hours. But at least it can be seen in hi-def for the few who might find it interesting.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 5:37 am
by gromit82

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 2:10 pm
by Lammetje
Fergenaprido wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 1:21 pm
Lammetje - Lars and the Real Girl (romcom)
But... but... that was my number one. :'( Anyway, I removed it, which means the top 7 (not 8) of my list is now ranked.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 6:32 pm
by Fergenaprido
RBG wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 4:02 pm
updated one last time - 85
Just to clarify, is your list still unranked, or is it now ranked for all 85 titles?
mathiasa wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 6:28 pm
I'm back from the dead with this ranked list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/movi ... /mathiasa/
Glad you made it! Evil Dead (2013) is on the TSZPT list so it's not eligible. Not sure if it's an error, or if you meant to add a different title with a similar/same name.
Lammetje wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 2:10 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 1:21 pm
Lammetje - Lars and the Real Girl (romcom)
But... but... that was my number one. :'( Anyway, I removed it, which means the top 7 (not 8) of my list is now ranked.
I saw that when I went through your list... but at least your #1 film is official now!

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 6:37 pm
by Fergenaprido
OP is updated. 56 lists thus far. Please let me know if there are any errors there.

Deadline has passed, and I'm going to start downloading the lists, but it will take me another 12-18 hours to finish setting things up, so I will still accept new lists until I post otherwise.

You may also still make changes to your list, but please post here if you do to ensure that I am using the most recent version of your list.

Thank you everyone for your participation so far!

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 7:16 pm
by joachimt
Lammetje wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 2:10 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 1:21 pm
Lammetje - Lars and the Real Girl (romcom)
But... but... that was my number one. :'( Anyway, I removed it, which means the top 7 (not 8) of my list is now ranked.
I have had that one on my watchlist for several years, because my brother recommended it. Maybe I should finally watch it now.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 8:38 pm
by Lammetje
joachimt wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 7:16 pm
Lammetje wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 2:10 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 1:21 pm
Lammetje - Lars and the Real Girl (romcom)
But... but... that was my number one. :'( Anyway, I removed it, which means the top 7 (not 8) of my list is now ranked.
I have had that one on my watchlist for several years, because my brother recommended it. Maybe I should finally watch it now.
:thumbsup:

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 12:00 am
by matthewscott8
Fergenaprido wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 6:37 pm
OP is updated. 56 lists thus far. Please let me know if there are any errors there.

Deadline has passed, and I'm going to start downloading the lists, but it will take me another 12-18 hours to finish setting things up, so I will still accept new lists until I post otherwise.

You may also still make changes to your list, but please post here if you do to ensure that I am using the most recent version of your list.

Thank you everyone for your participation so far!
I have just watched a superb 0 official check movie, Die Sieger / The Invincibles (1994 - Dominik Graf), added to my list now at position #91.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 3:14 am
by mightysparks
mathiasa wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 6:28 pm
The Babysitter is a straight-forward, funny and entertaining horror-slasher, I wonder why it's not yet in Mightysparks TSZDT 1000 list, maybe she needs to twirk those formulas a bit further. Or the Netflix movie from 2017 just needs some more time. It' still a baby. At least this time, I can vote for it.
It's only appeared on 3 lists so far, but I'm happy for it to stay far away from TSZDT :P

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 5:47 am
by blocho
joachimt wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 7:16 pm
Lammetje wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 2:10 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 1:21 pm
Lammetje - Lars and the Real Girl (romcom)
But... but... that was my number one. :'( Anyway, I removed it, which means the top 7 (not 8) of my list is now ranked.
I have had that one on my watchlist for several years, because my brother recommended it. Maybe I should finally watch it now.
Very nice movie. Highly recommended.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 7:12 am
by Gershwin
Fergenaprido wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 6:37 pm
OP is updated. 56 lists thus far. Please let me know if there are any errors there.

Deadline has passed, and I'm going to start downloading the lists, but it will take me another 12-18 hours to finish setting things up, so I will still accept new lists until I post otherwise.

You may also still make changes to your list, but please post here if you do to ensure that I am using the most recent version of your list.

Thank you everyone for your participation so far!
If it's not too late, please use my 2018 list for this poll.
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/favo ... /gershwin/

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 7:46 am
by Smoover
matthewscott8 wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 12:00 am
Fergenaprido wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 6:37 pm
OP is updated. 56 lists thus far. Please let me know if there are any errors there.

Deadline has passed, and I'm going to start downloading the lists, but it will take me another 12-18 hours to finish setting things up, so I will still accept new lists until I post otherwise.

You may also still make changes to your list, but please post here if you do to ensure that I am using the most recent version of your list.

Thank you everyone for your participation so far!
I have just watched a superb 0 official check movie, Die Sieger / The Invincibles (1994 - Dominik Graf), added to my list now at position #91.
Dominik Graf is a well known director for cineasts in germany. He mostly makes movies for Television so just a few movies getting a cinema release. I guess it must be hard to get his movies with subtitles. I know that "Die geliebten Schwestern" (Beloved Sisters) got an foreign DVD release. I have watched four of his movies and I can recommend all of em. The best of his work is a Mini series "Im Angesicht des Verbrechens" also avaible with subs.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 8:52 am
by cinewest
Fergenaprido wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 1:21 pm
I've now updated the OP with all of the submissions thus far. Please check to make sure that I've correctly tagged (i.e. ranked, unranked, etc.) and linked to your list and let me know if I made any errors.

I count 52 lists submitted so far. We had 63 last time, and 56 the time before, so it looks like we'll be in the same ballpark this year.

Additionally, 3 new lists were made official yesterday (and one made unofficial), which has affected the eligibility of some films.
(links take you to the icm list sorted by number of official lists, ascending)
21 newly official films from the Paste RomCom list
50 newly official films from the Silver Condor Award (Argentina) list
22 newly official films from the Empire Russia Readers list (22 of the 1-list films were also official on the Livejournal list)
and
21 newly unofficial (and thus now eligible) films from the old Livejournal Russian list

For those with icm lists, since it was easy for me to check for newly official films, I'm posting here in case you wish to update your list (apologies to those, like myself, who make imdb lists - I did a quick scan of those looking for common titles that jumped out at me). Newly official films will automatically be excluded from the calculation of the results, so if you don't have time, miss this post, or don't want to bother removing them, no worries. I know some of you like to keep your lists to a certain length, so if you wish to replace one film with another, then you should go ahead and do so.

General reminder of eligibility:
· Films, mini-series, episodes from tv anthology series are all allowed.
· Films that become permanently official between now and the deadline are NOT eligible (i.e. through new list adoption, being added to Criterion or TSPDT Noir list, etc.).
· Films that switch between official and unofficial each week because of imdb list updates are eligible.
· Films from 2019 & 2020 are not eligible, just like how we do it for the 500<400 list.
Lists with newly official films (as best as I can tell). (sidenote: I really wish we had the ability to tag people in posts here)

jvv - Overboard (romcom)
Gorro - Obyknovennoe chudo (russian), Love, Simon (romcom), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (romcom)
outdoorcats - Wakolda (argentina) - Note: Lake of Fire (imdb doc) is also newly official as of a week ago, but falls under "imdb list updates" rule mentioned above (as it's been making brief appearances at bottom of that list for the past few months) so it is still eligible, should you wish to keep it on your list (in case anyone wonders later why it's not excluded from the results; it's currently #50 so might not even still be official by the time their posted)
TraverseTown - Obvious Child (romcom)
Cinephage - Desk Set (romcom), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (romcom)
zzzorf - Serendipity (romcom), Skazka stranstviy (russian)
mightysparks - Forgetting Sarah Marshall (romcom), Shkizein (imdb short - though it dropped out of the list for 10 days this month, it's been safely on that list and official for years, and reentered 3 days after you last updated your list; thus it's been quite stable as an official check and ineligible for this poll)
blocho - Carancho (argentina), Lars and the Real Girl (romcom)
Lammetje - Lars and the Real Girl (romcom)
burneyfan - Desk Set (romcom)
joachimt - Serendipity (romcom), Raba lyubvi (russian)
Y U M E - Buenos Aires Vice Versa (argentina)
ChrisReynolds - L.A. Story (romcom)
filmbantha - Lars and the Real Girl (romcom)
Jimi Antiloop - There are 17 official films on your list (including three on 4 official lists), none of which appear to be newer than youre most recent update to the list
Panunzio - 13 Going on 30 (romcom)
OBgeoff - Lars and the Real Girl (romcom), and none of the individual Dekalog episodes are eligible since the mini-series as a whole is official (on 11 lists)
sol - Desyat negrityat (russia), L.A. Story (romcom), Love, Simon (romcom)
Well, I guess we can unofficially crown Lars and the Real Girl as the favorite wanna be on zero official lists....

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 9:38 am
by matthewscott8
Smoover wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 7:46 am
matthewscott8 wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 12:00 am
Fergenaprido wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 6:37 pm
OP is updated. 56 lists thus far. Please let me know if there are any errors there.

Deadline has passed, and I'm going to start downloading the lists, but it will take me another 12-18 hours to finish setting things up, so I will still accept new lists until I post otherwise.

You may also still make changes to your list, but please post here if you do to ensure that I am using the most recent version of your list.

Thank you everyone for your participation so far!
I have just watched a superb 0 official check movie, Die Sieger / The Invincibles (1994 - Dominik Graf), added to my list now at position #91.
Dominik Graf is a well known director for cineasts in germany. He mostly makes movies for Television so just a few movies getting a cinema release. I guess it must be hard to get his movies with subtitles. I know that "Die geliebten Schwestern" (Beloved Sisters) got an foreign DVD release. I have watched four of his movies and I can recommend all of em. The best of his work is a Mini series "Im Angesicht des Verbrechens" also avaible with subs.
I have a subscription to MUBI, they are showing Graf's director's cut of Die Sieger, so happily was easy to watch. I also saw Die Katze in my local arthouse cinema a few years back, they were doing a short showcase of less well known (internationally) German directors. Saw a Roland Klick movie at that event too. Im Angesicht des Verbrechens looks very cool, I'll check it out.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 10:22 am
by Fergenaprido
Gershwin wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 7:12 am
If it's not too late, please use my 2018 list for this poll.
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/favo ... /gershwin/
All good, your list is included :thumbsup:

Almost forgot to add my own list :facepalm:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls074251345/
matthewscott8 wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 12:00 am
I have just watched a superb 0 official check movie, Die Sieger / The Invincibles (1994 - Dominik Graf), added to my list now at position #91.
I was debating whether or not to watch this before it expired since I was short for time and was focusing on the Canadian challenge. Ultimately, I decided to skip it, but now you're making me wonder if I made the wrong decision. :lol:

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 6:19 pm
by Fergenaprido
Things are coming along. I ran the duplicate checker before and all was good, but some films didn't get removed with the ineligible list. Turns out I was still using the only 8.1 version instead of 8.2 version to deal with the http/https issue.

So I've rerun the results and 8.2 version now gives a list of errors (duplicates) when running the results, and there are a few dupes:

Duplicate in file GruesomeTwosome (unranked).csv at #32 and #161: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848381/
Duplicate in file GruesomeTwosome (unranked).csv at #93 and #162: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120238/
Duplicate in file GruesomeTwosome (unranked).csv at #77 and #162: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110998/
Duplicate in file Melvelet (unranked30).csv at #34 and #66: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056836/
Duplicate in file Smoover.csv at #203 and #215: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2321405/
Duplicate in file Smoover.csv at #168 and #238: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151582/

If you're able to update your list to remove the duplicates, that would help me a lot. If not (or if you don't see this on time), I'll remove them manually and hope it doesn't affect the results (I'm pretty sure if I do it via text editor instead of excel, it should be fine). Thanks folks.

Looking at the fixed results, they look better now. Only 2 films in the Top 250 with only 2 voters, and the points for the 250th film is a bit lower than last time, but not by much. Given those two metrics are similar, and we've got a similar number of voters as last time, I'm going to stick with the same half-life (50).

New lists and changes are still welcome while I sort out the last kinks.

Edit: Smoover, just found The Four Sisters on your list, but it's on the Eureka list so it's ineligible for this poll.

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 6:28 pm
by Gershwin
If you're still accepting, can you please use my slightly updated list instead of the 2018 one?
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/favo ... /gershwin/

You're doing an awesome job by the way, thanks. :thumbsup:

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 6:31 pm
by Melvelet
Duplicate removed

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 6:53 pm
by GruesomeTwosome
Fergenaprido wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 6:19 pm
Things are coming along. I ran the duplicate checker before and all was good, but some films didn't get removed with the ineligible list. Turns out I was still using the only 8.1 version instead of 8.2 version to deal with the http/https issue.

So I've rerun the results and 8.2 version now gives a list of errors (duplicates) when running the results, and there are a few dupes:

Duplicate in file GruesomeTwosome (unranked).csv at #32 and #161: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848381/
Duplicate in file GruesomeTwosome (unranked).csv at #93 and #162: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120238/
Duplicate in file GruesomeTwosome (unranked).csv at #77 and #162: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110998/
Duplicate in file Melvelet (unranked30).csv at #34 and #66: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056836/
Duplicate in file Smoover.csv at #203 and #215: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2321405/
Duplicate in file Smoover.csv at #168 and #238: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151582/

If you're able to update your list to remove the duplicates, that would help me a lot. If not (or if you don't see this on time), I'll remove them manually and hope it doesn't affect the results (I'm pretty sure if I do it via text editor instead of excel, it should be fine). Thanks folks.

Looking at the fixed results, they look better now. Only 2 films in the Top 250 with only 2 voters, and the points for the 250th film is a bit lower than last time, but not by much. Given those two metrics are similar, and we've got a similar number of voters as last time, I'm going to stick with the same half-life (50).

New lists and changes are still welcome while I sort out the last kinks.
Thanks Ferg, I just removed the 3 duplicates in my list that you mentioned. So my list is updated now. :thumbsup:

Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Films on 0 Official Lists - Nominations [2020 edition]

Posted: August 2nd, 2020, 7:05 pm
by Fergenaprido
Gershwin wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 6:28 pm
If you're still accepting, can you please use my slightly updated list instead of the 2018 one?
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/favo ... /gershwin/

You're doing an awesome job by the way, thanks. :thumbsup:
Can do. Thanks :)
Melvelet wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 6:31 pm
Duplicate removed
Thank you!
GruesomeTwosome wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 6:53 pm
Thanks Ferg, I just removed the 3 duplicates in my list that you mentioned. So my list is updated now. :thumbsup:
Thank you!

I'll grab your three updated lists right now.