if you only go for streaming be sure to include youtube in your searches!!AB537 wrote: ↑May 10th, 2021, 3:11 am Personally I'm not too bothered by the turnover in the list, especially since a significant part of it is fueled by organic turnover in voters/forum participants. I greatly enjoy the annual exercise of nominating/watching/voting for the updated list, and if nothing else everyone's nominees collectively provide a new list of suggestions to watch, or a nudge to watch films that were already on my radar. In each of the three years I've participated so far I've found new favourites, regardless of whether they were voted onto the list itself.
My bigger reservation with the final product has always been accessibility. A lot of these titles are clearly very obscure (roughly 1/3 of the list is under 100 checks). I'm currently sitting at 165/1000 on the revised list, and while this on its own isn't a good measurement of accessibility - which in any case varies from country to country based on the randomness of licensing on Netflix/MUBI/Prime etc. as well as other factors - I'm only actively aware of a few dozen more films that I could watch with relative ease, most of which are on Criterion Channel or Kanopy. Beyond this, there are almost certainly others that can be found without too much difficulty, primarily on Kanopy, Prime and YouTube, but I'd be pleasantly shocked if - even with this list as my top priority - I could get to anywhere near half during the next year.
Having a dvd collection or a film archive in your neighbourhood helps further
Finally there are also fan communities / trader networks, but some people won't go there, and they are harder to find...