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Post by Rufus-T » October 15th, 2020, 2:31 am

These are the results for the 2008 poll.

Total number of voters: 56 (54 ranked, 2 unranked)
Total number of films receiving votes: 354

Thank you to these 56 participants:

1SO, Angel Glez, beavis, blocho, brokenface, Caracortada, cayado-coro, cinewest, connordenney, Fergenaprido, filmbantha, Good_Will_Harding, Gordon_Gekko, gromit82, GruesomeTwosome, hurluberlu, insomnius, Ivan0716, jeff_v, joachimt, klaus78, Kublai Khan, leonor, Leopardi, lineupherev, Lonewolf2003, lynchs, mathiasa, matthewscott8, maxwelldeux, Melvelet, mightysparks, morrison-dylan-fan, Mysterious Dude, nimimerkillinen, OldAle1, Onderhond, ororama, PeacefulAnarchy, peeptoad, perceval, pitchorneirda, prodigalgodson, rnilsson19, RogerTheMovieManiac88, Rufus-T, Smoover, sol, St. Gloede, TalkingElvish, Teproc, Torgo, Traveller, viktor-vaudevillain, Y U M E, zzzorf

Films with the minimum of 3 votes or ranked as #1 are listed.

Tie breaker is # of mentions followed by the film with higher ranking and then by number of IMDb votes

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Here is the list:

* = short film

ICM FORUM'S FAVORITE FILMS FROM 2008

RANK FILM DIRECTOR(S) POINTS MENTIONS HIGHEST RANKING IMDb VOTES POSTER(S) WHO RANKED #1 LINK
1 Let the Right One In / Låt den rätte komma in Tomas Alfredson 366.5 28 1 203,328 blocho, klaus78 :imdb:
2 WALL·E Andrew Stanton 343 26 1 980,213 mathiasa :imdb:
3 Synecdoche, New York Charlie Kaufman 335 24 1 81,055 brokenface, hurluberlu, Kublai Khan :imdb:
4 The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan 299 25 1 2,258,108 filmbantha, Gordon_Gekko, Torgo :imdb:
5 In Bruges Martin McDonagh 242 22 2 385,353 :imdb:
6 Waltz with Bashir / Vals Im Bashir Ari Folman 224 19 1 54,557 Lonewolf2003 :imdb:
7 Still Walking / Aruitemo aruitemo Hirokazu Koreeda 219 17 1 13,317 PeacefulAnarchy :imdb:
8 Hunger Steve McQueen 202 16 1 64,757 ororama :imdb:
9 Love Exposure / Ai no mukidashi Sion Sono 187 14 1 11,441 1SO, Ivan0716, OldAle1, Smoover, Traveller :imdb:
10 Wendy and Lucy Kelly Reichardt 177 18 2 16,182 :imdb:
11 The Wrestler Darren Aronofsky 155 17 1 287,057 morrison-dylan-fan :imdb:
12 Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father Kurt Kuenne 154 11 2 32,624 :imdb:
13 Gran Torino Clint Eastwood 153.5 15 1 710,421 maxwelldeux :imdb:
14 The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow 145.5 15 5 415,787 :imdb:
15 35 Shots of Rum / 35 rhums Claire Denis 135 12 4 4,215 :imdb:
16 The Beaches of Agnès / Les plages d'Agnès Laura Obiols, Agnès Varda 132 11 1 3,246 leonor :imdb:
17 Burn After Reading Joel Coen, Ethan Coen 130 14 1 305,514 Teproc :imdb:
18 The Class / Entre les murs Laurent Cantet 112.5 11 2 33,652 :imdb:
19 Martyrs Pascal Laugier 106 13 6 81,394 :imdb:
20 Night and Day / Bam gua nat Sang-soo Hong 104 7 1 974 connordenney, Leopardi, perceval, prodigalgodson, rnilsson19 :imdb:
21 Revanche Götz Spielmann 103.5 12 5 13,571 :imdb:
22 Gomorrah / Gomorra Matteo Garrone 100 10 4 45,839 :imdb:
23 Ponyo / Gake no ue no Ponyo Hayao Miyazaki 100 9 1 121,465 TalkingElvish :imdb:
24 Happy-Go-Lucky Mike Leigh 96 11 4 37,443 :imdb:
25 The Chaser / Chugyeokja Hong-jin Na 92.5 10 2 56,810 :imdb:
26 Pontypool Bruce McDonald 88 7 1 28,775 peeptoad :imdb:
27 Un lac Philippe Grandrieux 86 6 1 675 beavis, viktor-vaudevillain :imdb:
28 Of Time and the City Terence Davies 85 10 2 1,898 :imdb:
29 Involuntary / De ofrivilliga Ruben Östlund 85 7 1 4,759 nimimerkillinen :imdb:
30 The Headless Woman / La mujer sin cabeza Lucrecia Martel 84 8 1 4,526 cinewest, Melvelet :imdb:
31 Our Beloved Month of August / Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto Miguel Gomes 84 7 1 1,531 Y U M E :imdb:
32 Frost/Nixon Ron Howard 81.5 10 2 101,806 :imdb:
33 Melancholia Lav Diaz 80 5 2 373 :imdb:
34 Extraordinary Stories / Historias extraordinarias Mariano Llinás 78.5 8 3 996 :imdb:
35 Man on Wire James Marsh 78 9 5 52,081 :imdb:
36 The House of Small Cubes / Tsumiki no ie * Kunio Kato 78 9 4 10,206 :imdb:
37 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button David Fincher 78 7 1 578,634 Rufus-T :imdb:
38 Milk Gus Van Sant 76 10 1 162,930 Fergenaprido :imdb:
39 Departures / Okuribito Yôjirô Takita 74 7 1 47,878 joachimt :imdb:
40 Liverpool Lisandro Alonso 74 7 2 999 :imdb:
41 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Woody Allen 72 9 6 239,732 :imdb:
42 Doubt John Patrick Shanley 72 6 1 120,283 Good_Will_Harding :imdb:
43 Summer Hours / L'heure d'été Olivier Assayas 70.5 7 2 7,061 :imdb:
44 A Christmas Tale / Un conte de Noël Arnaud Desplechin 69.5 5 1 6,521 jeff_v :imdb:
45 Tokyo Sonata Kiyoshi Kurosawa 67 6 2 8,712 :imdb:
46 Jerichow Christian Petzold 65.5 6 4 2,166 :imdb:
47 Cloverfield Matt Reeves 63 7 1 368,988 mightysparks :imdb:
48 Presto * Doug Sweetland 63 6 4 22,331 :imdb:
49 The Good the Bad the Weird / Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom Jee-woon Kim 62 6 5 33,002 :imdb:
50 Slumdog Millionaire Loveleen Tandan, Danny Boyle 61.5 8 4 788,887 :imdb:
51 Sita Sings the Blues Nina Paley 61 4 1 4,439 sol :imdb:
52 Anvil: The Story of Anvil Sacha Gervasi 60 8 2 15,469 :imdb:
53 Frozen River Courtney Hunt 59.5 6 1 24,399 RogerTheMovieManiac88 :imdb:
54 Two Lovers James Gray 59 5 1 37,321 GruesomeTwosome :imdb:
55 Delta Kornél Mundruczó 55 4 1 1,527 pitchorneirda :imdb:
56 I've Loved You So Long / Il y a longtemps que je t'aime Philippe Claudel 54.5 5 7 19,644 :imdb:
57 Sparrow / Man jeuk Johnnie To 50 5 2 2,668 :imdb:
58 24 City / Er shi si cheng ji Zhangke Jia 50 5 4 1,702 :imdb:
59 Sewer / Imburnal Sherad Anthony Sanchez 49 3 1 51 lineuphere :imdb:
60 The Reader Stephen Daldry 47 4 6 228,023 :imdb:
61 The Baader Meinhof Complex / Der Baader Meinhof Komplex Uli Edel 46 5 1 35,206 Caracortada :imdb:
62 Lorna's Silence / Le silence de Lorna Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne 46 5 7 8,212 :imdb:
63 Il divo Paolo Sorrentino 45 7 3 15,794 :imdb:
64 Changeling Clint Eastwood 45 5 2 235,336 :imdb:
65 JCVD Mabrouk El Mechri 45 4 1 37,225 St. Gloede :imdb:
66 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Joss Whedon 45 4 2 41,345 :imdb:
67 Revolutionary Road Sam Mendes 44 5 5 193,318 :imdb:
68 The Sky Crawlers / Sukai kurora Mamoru Oshii 44 4 6 5,303 :imdb:
69 Mid-August Lunch / Pranzo di ferragosto Gianni Di Gregorio 44 4 4 3,879 :imdb:
70 Bronson Nicolas Winding Refn 42 6 6 118,279 :imdb:
71 The Wave / Die Welle Dennis Gansel 42 3 4 101,219 :imdb:
72 Ip Man / Yip Man Wilson Yip 41 7 5 208,906 :imdb:
73 Sugar Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck 40.5 3 6 4,621 :imdb:
74 Iron Man Jon Favreau 36 4 6 924,871 :imdb:
75 On War / De la guerre Bertrand Bonello 36 3 4 382 :imdb:
76 Artemis' Knee / Le genou d'Artémide * Jean-Marie Straub 35 4 3 115 :imdb:
77 Rachel Getting Married Jonathan Demme 34 4 5 46,918 :imdb:
78 I Am So Proud of You * Don Hertzfeldt 31 5 10 1,608 :imdb:
79 Eden Lake James Watkins 31 4 7 75,528 :imdb:
80 Taken Pierre Morel 30 4 6 559,598 :imdb:
81 Three Monkeys / Üç Maymun Nuri Bilge Ceylan 30 3 3 19,363 :imdb:
82 Four Nights with Anna / Cztery noce z Anna Jerzy Skolimowski 29 4 17 1,668 :imdb:
83 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Nicholas Stoller 24 3 5 260,261 :imdb:
84 Food, Inc. Robert Kenner 24 3 6 49,088 :imdb:
85 Tony Manero Pablo Larraín 24 3 12 3,656 :imdb:
86 The First Day of the Rest of Your Life / Le premier jour du reste de ta vie Rémi Bezançon 22.5 3 14 9,028 :imdb:
87 Home Ursula Meier 22 2 1 3,975 Mysterious Dude :imdb:
88 Superhero Movie Craig Mazin 20 1 1 62,973 zzzorf :imdb:
89 Genius Party Beyond Tatsuyuki Tanaka, Shin'ya Ôhira, Masahiro Maeda, Kôji Morimoto, Kazuto Nakazawa 20 1 1 827 Onderhond :imdb:
90 Winter * Nathaniel Dorsky 20 1 1 24 matthewscott8 :imdb:
91 1859 * Fred Worden 20 1 1 --- insomnius :imdb:
92 The Happening M. Night Shyamalan 18.5 3 14 193,636 :imdb:
93 Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 / L'ennemi public n°1 Jean-François Richet 18 3 13 28,088 :imdb:
94 Cherry Blossoms / Kirschblüten - Hanami Doris Dörrie 18 3 12 5,565 :imdb:
95 Photograph of Jesus * Laurie Hill 11 1 1 60 gromit82 :imdb:
96 1968 Tunnel Rats / Tunnel Rats Uwe Boll 5 1 1 4,590 lynchs :imdb:


Results as an ICM list
Results as an IMDb list

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Films that received 1st place votes

(ranked in order of number of first place votes received, then by number of points)

5 - Love Exposure / Ai no mukidashi - 1SO, Ivan0716, OldAle1, Smoover, Traveller
5 - Night and Day / Bam gua nat - connordenney, Leopardi, perceval, prodigalgodson, rnilsson19
3 - Synecdoche, New York - brokenface, hurluberlu, Kublai Khan
3 - The Dark Knight - filmbantha, Gordon_Gekko, Torgo
2 - Let the Right One In / Låt den rätte komma in - blocho, klaus78
2 - Un lac - beavis, viktor-vaudevillain
2 - The Headless Woman / La mujer sin cabeza - cinewest, Melvelet
1 - WALL·E - mathiasa
1 - Waltz with Bashir / Vals Im Bashir - Lonewolf2003
1 - Still Walking / Aruitemo aruitemo - PeacefulAnarchy
1 - Hunger - ororama
1 - The Wrestler - morrison-dylan-fan
1 - Gran Torino - maxwelldeux
1 - The Beaches of Agnès / Les plages d'Agnès - leonor
1 - Burn After Reading - Teproc
1 - Ponyo / Gake no ue no Ponyo - TalkingElvish
1 - Pontypool - peeptoad
1 - Involuntary / De ofrivilliga - nimimerkillinen
1 - Our Beloved Month of August / Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto - Y U M E
1 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Rufus-T
1 - Milk - Fergenaprido
1 - Departures / Okuribito - joachimt
1 - Doubt - Good_Will_Harding
1 - A Christmas Tale / Un conte de Noël - jeff_v
1 - Cloverfield - mightysparks
1 - Sita Sings the Blues - sol
1 - Frozen River - RogerTheMovieManiac88
1 - Two Lovers - GruesomeTwosome
1 - Delta - pitchorneirda
1 - Sewer / Imburnal - lineuphere
1 - The Baader Meinhof Complex / Der Baader Meinhof Komplex - Caracortada
1 - JCVD - St. Gloede
1 - Home - Mysterious Dude
1 - Superhero Movie - zzzorf
1 - Genius Party Beyond - Onderhond
1 - Winter - matthewscott8
1 - 1859 - insomnius
1 - Photograph of Jesus - gromit82
1 - 1968 Tunnel Rats / Tunnel Rats - lynchs

Unranked ballots: Angel Glez, cayado-coro

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Awards

Oscar

32. Frost/Nixon
37. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
38. Milk
50. Slumdog Millionaire, WINNER
60. The Reader

Cannes

18. The Class / Entre les murs (2008 Palme d'Or)

Berlin

-- Elite Squad / Tropa de Elite (2008 Golden Berlin Bear winner) - a 2007 film

Venice

11. The Wrestler (2008 Golden Lion winner)


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Comparing to the top 10 most voted films at IMDb

1. The Dark Knight (225,8108) - 25 mentions, 299 points, ranked #4
2. WALL·E (980,213) - 26 mentions, 343 points, ranked #2
3. Iron Man (924,871) - 4 mentions, 36 points, ranked #74
4. Slumdog Millionaire (78,8887) - 8 mentions, 61.5 points, ranked #50
5. Gran Torino (710,421) - 15 mentions, 153.5 points, ranked #13
6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (578,634) - 7 mentions, 78 points, ranked #37
7. Taken (559,598) - 4 mentions, 30 points, ranked #80
8. Hancock (439,152) - 2 mentions, 13 points
9. The Incredible Hulk (427,918) - 0 mention
10. Twilight (420,585) - 0 mention

Note that Breaking Bad, a TV series is the 2nd most voted 2008 title on IMDb.

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Breakdown by primary nations

Number of countries: 47

# of films ____ Country
111 __________ USA
34 ___________ France
29 ___________ UK
23 ___________ Japan
15 ___________ Canada
13 ___________ Germany
9 ____________ South Korea
7 ____________ Argentina, China, Spain
6 ____________ Denmark, Italy, Sweden
5 ____________ Australia, Ireland
4 ____________ Belgium, Brazil, Philippines, Turkey
3 ____________ Finland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland
2 ____________ Algeria, Austria, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Netherlands, Palestine, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan
1 ____________ Chile, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Thailand

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Comparing to the CFB 2008 year end poll

Rank. Film (current ranking)

1. WALL•E (2)
2. Slumdog Millionaire (50)
3. Milk (38)
4. The Dark Knight (4)
5. In Bruges (5)
6. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (41)
7. Happy-Go-Lucky (24)
8. Frost/Nixon (32)
9. Let the Right One In (1)
10. The Wrestler (11)
11. The Edge of Heaven - a 2007 film
12. Burn After Reading (17)
13. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (37)
14. Changeling (64)
15. Waltz with Bashir (6)
16. Iron Man (74)
17. The Visitor - a 2007 film
18. Paranoid Park - a 2007 film
19. Gran Torino (13)
20. Hunger (8)
21. Still Life - a 2006 film
22. Frozen River (53)
23. Gomorra (22)
24. Man on Wire (35)
25. Synecdoche, New York (3)
26. Chop Shop - a 2007 film
27. Flight of the Red Balloon - a 2007 film
28. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (-)
29. Rachel Getting Married (77)
30. Australia (-)


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The next poll will be for 1966 followed by 1944.
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Post by blocho » October 15th, 2020, 4:02 am

It's remarkable how many different movies got a #1 vote. Clearly, opinions on 2008 are all over the place. It may take a few more decades for us to move toward consensus.

Thanks as always to Rufus for all the work.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » October 15th, 2020, 1:23 pm

I love your presentation style when it comes to results. I really appreciate the voter details, the #1 of each participant, and the awards comparisons.

The entry from the Top 20 that perhaps most catches my eye is 'Night and Day'. I think my taste tends to chime with some of those who ranked it highly. I'll look forward to that one.

I loved looking through this. As is usually the case (for me, at least), the list gets more intriguing the further down it one goes. Plenty to make a note of for future viewing. Good to see a few of my faves show up as well.

Thanks for your efforts, Rufus!
That's all, folks!

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Post by jeff_v » October 15th, 2020, 3:03 pm

Good lord, the Oscar Best Picture nominations sucked.

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Post by brokenface » October 15th, 2020, 8:00 pm

jeff_v wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Good lord, the Oscar Best Picture nominations sucked.
I think Milk's a good film, but yeah definitely not a vintage year. probably one of the weakest of the 2000s.

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Post by Fergenaprido » October 15th, 2020, 9:28 pm

Keep in mind that The Hurt Locker was also nominated (and won) Best Picture at the Oscars, but a year later.

Also, I'm surprised that 6 of the Top 30 from the last 2008 poll ended up being 2007 (or 2006!) films this time. Was that CFB poll run in 2008? or sometime later?

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Post by Onderhond » October 15th, 2020, 9:32 pm

Genius Party Beyond isn't a short btw, it's an anthology film :)

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Post by Rufus-T » October 15th, 2020, 9:50 pm

Onderhond wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Genius Party Beyond isn't a short btw, it's an anthology film :)
Thanks for catching. It was meant for "1859".

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Post by gromit82 » October 15th, 2020, 10:52 pm

Thanks, Rufus.

I'll start the 1966 poll in a few days.

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Post by blocho » October 16th, 2020, 1:51 am

Was I the only one to vote for Tropic Thunder and Everlasting Moments?

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Post by Rufus-T » October 16th, 2020, 5:22 pm

blocho wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 1:51 am
Was I the only one to vote for Tropic Thunder and Everlasting Moments?
Everlasting Moments, yes. Tropic Thunder, 2 votes.

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Post by sebby » October 17th, 2020, 5:40 am

brokenface wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 8:00 pm
jeff_v wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Good lord, the Oscar Best Picture nominations sucked.
I think Milk's a good film, but yeah definitely not a vintage year. probably one of the weakest of the 2000s.
I would say the weakest, and perhaps by a good margin. I have seen a ton of movies from this year and can't say I love any. Closest is maybe Wendy and Lucy.

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Post by prodigalgodson » October 17th, 2020, 6:45 am

Ayy, Night and Day in the top 20 with fewer than .5% of the number of votes as the number one film, that's worth celebrating. And Love Exposure in the top 10's pretty cool. Thanks for putting together the poll Rufus!

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Post by matthewscott8 » October 18th, 2020, 11:59 am

I was so disappointed by the results that I redid them using the same data. I chose only films that people voted as their #1 favourite, ordering them by number of people who favourited them, then with ties ordering them by least IMDb exposure. For example it's truly more remarkable that someone favourited 1859, which has less than 5 votes on IMDb, than someone favourited WALL-E with just shy of 1 million votes. I liked these results a lot better :) (also have the benefit that I don't have to read the words Slumdog and Millionaire next to one another :facepalm: what a mass hysteria that was)

Night and Day / Bam gua nat
Love Exposure / Ai no mukidashi
Synecdoche, New York
The Dark Knight
Un lac
The Headless Woman / La mujer sin cabeza
Let the Right One In / Låt den rätte komma in
1859
Winter
Sewer / Imburnal
Photograph of Jesus
Genius Party Beyond
Delta
Our Beloved Month of August / Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto
The Beaches of Agnès / Les plages d'Agnès
Home
Sita Sings the Blues
1968 Tunnel Rats / Tunnel Rats
Involuntary / De ofrivilliga
A Christmas Tale / Un conte de Noël
Still Walking / Aruitemo aruitemo
Frozen River
Pontypool
The Baader Meinhof Complex / Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
JCVD
Two Lovers
Departures / Okuribito
Waltz with Bashir / Vals Im Bashir
Superhero Movie
Hunger
Doubt
Ponyo / Gake no ue no Ponyo
Milk
The Wrestler
Burn After Reading
Cloverfield
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Gran Torino
WALL·E

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Post by matthewscott8 » October 18th, 2020, 12:04 pm

Also seeing as we have reposted the IMDb CFB poll from back in the day, here's the results of a poll I ran on IMDB's FG back in the day:

Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge / Flight of the Red Balloon (2008 Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
Let The Right One In / Låt den rätte komma in (2008 - Tomas Alfredson)
Synecdoche New York (2008 - Charlie Kaufman)
WALL·E (2008 - Andrew Stanton)
The Dark Knight (2008 - Christopher Nolan)
Doubt (2008 - John Patrick Shanley)
Milk (2008 - Gus Van Sant)
Man on Wire (2008 - James Marsh)
The Wrestler (2008 - Darren Aronofsky)
Gran Torino (2008 - Clint Eastwood)

and with 2007 and 1 2006 film included:

Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge / Flight of the Red Balloon (2008 Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
My Winnipeg (2007 - Guy Maddin)
Let The Right One In / Låt den rätte komma in (2008 - Tomas Alfredson)
The Fall (2006 - Tarsem Singh)
There Will be Blood (2007 - Paul Thomas Anderson)
The Duchess of Langeais / Ne touchez pas la hache / Don't Touch The Axe (2007 - Jacques Rivette)
Synecdoche New York (2008 - Charlie Kaufman)
WALL·E (2008 - Andrew Stanton)
The Dark Knight (2008 - Christopher Nolan)
Doubt (2008 - John Patrick Shanley)
Milk (2008 - Gus Van Sant)
Man on Wire (2008 - James Marsh)
Encounters at the End of the World (2007 - Werner Herzog)
The Wrestler (2008 - Darren Aronofsky)
Gran Torino (2008 - Clint Eastwood)

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Post by lineuphere » October 20th, 2020, 2:40 am

matthewscott8 wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 11:59 am
I was so disappointed by the results that I redid them using the same data. I chose only films that people voted as their #1 favourite, ordering them by number of people who favourited them, then with ties ordering them by least IMDb exposure. For example it's truly more remarkable that someone favourited 1859, which has less than 5 votes on IMDb, than someone favourited WALL-E with just shy of 1 million votes. I liked these results a lot better :) (also have the benefit that I don't have to read the words Slumdog and Millionaire next to one another :facepalm: what a mass hysteria that was)
Interesting retallying formula implemented here.

I was certainly pleased to see that your happy-making machine made my #1 jump from 59th place to 10th!

Thanks for this interpretation, ms8.
And thank you Rufus-T for hosting.

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Post by cinewest » October 21st, 2020, 6:56 am

matthewscott8 wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 11:59 am
I was so disappointed by the results that I redid them using the same data. I chose only films that people voted as their #1 favourite, ordering them by number of people who favourited them, then with ties ordering them by least IMDb exposure. For example it's truly more remarkable that someone favourited 1859, which has less than 5 votes on IMDb, than someone favourited WALL-E with just shy of 1 million votes. I liked these results a lot better :) (also have the benefit that I don't have to read the words Slumdog and Millionaire next to one another :facepalm: what a mass hysteria that was)

Night and Day / Bam gua nat
Love Exposure / Ai no mukidashi
Synecdoche, New York
The Dark Knight
Un lac
The Headless Woman / La mujer sin cabeza
Let the Right One In / Låt den rätte komma in
1859
Winter
Sewer / Imburnal
Photograph of Jesus
Genius Party Beyond
Delta
Our Beloved Month of August / Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto
The Beaches of Agnès / Les plages d'Agnès
Home
Sita Sings the Blues
1968 Tunnel Rats / Tunnel Rats
Involuntary / De ofrivilliga
A Christmas Tale / Un conte de Noël
Still Walking / Aruitemo aruitemo
Frozen River
Pontypool
The Baader Meinhof Complex / Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
JCVD
Two Lovers
Departures / Okuribito
Waltz with Bashir / Vals Im Bashir
Superhero Movie
Hunger
Doubt
Ponyo / Gake no ue no Ponyo
Milk
The Wrestler
Burn After Reading
Cloverfield
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Gran Torino
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Post by St. Gloede » October 21st, 2020, 7:15 am

matthewscott8 wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 11:59 am
(also have the benefit that I don't have to read the words Slumdog and Millionaire next to one another :facepalm: what a mass hysteria that was)
We should take a moment to appreciate that Slumdog Millionaire just barely managed to scrape its way into the top 50, just a half point away from not making the cut at all. This is especially impressive as it seems to have gotten to 2nd place on CFB.

Pretty stunning feat.

(It is also interesting that none of the best picture winners made the top 30).

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