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Title: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: saltine on January 04, 2017, 11:18:32 PM
Over the years at this forum, we have made many top 100 lists.  We wish to include links to those lists here.  Some lists are old; some are new.  But, they are all a window into the forum at a certain time in the life of the forum and its membership. 

[Send me suggestions if I've missed something important and I'm sure I have.]

FILM PANTHEON
Filmspotters' Top Animated Features 2010: The Countdown (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8561.0)
Posted on August 05, 2010


Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10047.0)
Posted on May 3, 2011


Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances 2011: The Countdown (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10711.0)
Posted on November 30, 2011


Filmspotters' Top 100 Directors 2011: The Countdown (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10742.0)
Posted on December 12, 2011


Filmspotters' Top 100 Animated Films 2012: The List (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=11504)
Posted on August 20, 2012, 10:44:20 AM


The Ratings Project: Top 100 Most Divisive Films (2013) (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=12352.0)
Posted on August 9, 2013


The Filmspotter Forum Top 100 (2014 edition) (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=13029.0)
Posted on September 01, 2014


BOOKS

Filmspotters' Top 100 Books Part 1 (2008) -- The Countdown (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4851)
Posted on November 13, 2008


Filmspotters' Top 100 Books: The List to end all Lists (2010) (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9307)
Posted on November 16, 2010


Filmspotters' Top 100 Books List: The List is Life (2012) (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=12045)
Posted on January 29, 2013


TELEVISION
Filmspotters' Top 50 TV Shows - Results! (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=12361)
Posted on August 14, 2013


MUSIC
The 2nd Filmspotters' Top 100 Albums of all Time list (2011) (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10433.0)
Posted on August 08, 2011

Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: Corndog on January 05, 2017, 07:49:14 AM
Has it been since 2014 that we last did a forum Top 100? We should get to that this year for a refreshed list. How do people feel about this summer? I would be willing to spearhead the effort in terms of tabulating.

Also, I think we have some older Top 100 lists that would be cool to include here. I will go digging around to see if I can find them.

It looks like our Top 100s go back to 2008:

2008 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4444.0)
2009 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6430.0)
2010 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=8890.0)
2011 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10526.0)
2012 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=11564.0)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: 1SO on January 05, 2017, 08:37:09 AM
Absolutely. A film board without a group Top 100 is like a baseball game played without bases.


Over the years at this forum, we have made many top 100 lists.  We wish to include links to those lists here.  Some lists are old; some are new.  But, they are all a window into the forum at a certain time in the life of the forum and its membership. 

[Send me suggestions if I've missed something important and I'm sure I have.]

Director Ratings Project 2015 - Top 100 Directors + The Bottom 20 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=13595.0)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: StarCarly on January 05, 2017, 08:46:43 AM
Participating in the Top 100 is my favorite memory from my early days on the board. I would love to participate in a 2017 edition!
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: DarkeningHumour on January 05, 2017, 10:53:39 AM
The summer is, historically, my period of least activity...
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: Corndog on January 05, 2017, 01:19:20 PM
I took the liberty of creating a spreadsheet of all the films to ever appear in a Filmspotting Top 100, and included their yearly placement for the 6 years we have conducted a Top 100. Here are some interesting factoids from that research:

There have been 178 films represented in a Top 100 at one time or another. Letterboxd list (http://letterboxd.com/corndogchats/list/filmspotting-top-100-through-the-years/).
I have seen 167 of those films. Here is a list of films I have NOT seen:

The Science of Sleep
Stalker
Duck Soup
Ran
Le Samourai
Happy Together
The Lives of Others
Ikiru
Fitzcarraldo
F*cking Amal
A Woman Under the Influence

Of those 178 films, only 39 films were represented every time. Here are those films, listed in order of their average placement on the lists:

The Godfather (1.83)
Casablanca (1.83)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (4.83)
Citizen Kane (6.33)
Seven Samurai (9.00)
Rear Window (9.33)
2001: A Space Odyssey (10.17)
Dr. Strangelove (12.00)
Singin' in the Rain (13.00)
Raider of the Lost Ark (13.17)
Pulp Fiction (13.33)
Once Upon a Time in the West (14.00)
Vertigo (14.83)
The Big Lebowski (18.50)
The Godfather, Part II (20.50)
It's a Wonderful Life (21.00)
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (23.00)
12 Angry Men (23.17)
There Will Be Blood (24.00)
Annie Hall (24.17)
Taxi Driver (24.83)
Sunset Blvd. (28.00)
The Third Man (32.17)
Jaws (32.83)
Apocalypse Now (33.00)
Days of Heaven (40.00)
A Clockwork Orange (41.17)
The Empire Strikes Back (41.67)
Lost in Translation (42.67)
Goodfellas (42.83)
Spirited Away (46.00)
Three Colors: Blue (50.00)
No Country for Old Men (50.50)
Die Hard (50.50)
Fight Club (52.00)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (57.50)
M (66.17)
The Night of the Hunter (69.00)
Chinatown (69.83)

Here is a list of the 25 films which appeared in 5 out of the 6 lists, listed again in order of their average placement on the lists with the year they were excluded listed:

Fargo (14.80) - 2008
8 1/2 (25.80) - 2014
Alien (27.40) - 2008
Psycho (34.00) - 2014
Mulholland Dr. (41.80) - 2008
Double Indemnity (42.20) - 2008
The Apartment (42.60) - 2008
Chungking Express (44.20) - 2012
The 400 Blows (44.60) - 2014
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (44.60) - 2012
Blade Runner (46.00) - 2008
Amelie (46.20) - 2009
North By Northwest (48.60) - 2014
Children of Men (49.60) - 2008
Magnolia (50.40) - 2014
Princess Mononoke (51.00) - 2014
City of God (51.20) - 2014
In the Mood for Love (52.00) - 2008
The Shawshank Redemption (58.60) - 2012
Memento (61.20) - 2009
Before Sunrise (63.60) - 2014
Rashomon (65.60) - 2010
Back to the Future (66.80) - 2008
The Princess Bride (70.40) - 2008
The Wizard of Oz (84.00) - 2008

The Highest Ranked film to be Unranked the following year: Psycho - 27 in 2012, NR in 2014
The Highest Ranked film to be Unranked the previous year: City Lights - NR in 2012, 14 in 2014
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: oldkid on January 05, 2017, 01:32:02 PM
I fully intended to work on a top 100 this last year, but events did not allow me time to do this. 

The forum Top 100 became my working list for my film education, and except for half of Raging Bull, I've seen them all.  I'm happy to work on it this year, assuming that I have the time.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: StarCarly on January 05, 2017, 01:47:56 PM
2 things, CD-

1. I cannot recommend Science of Sleep highly enough.
2. These statistics are amazing and exactly why I love a yearly group list. Thanks for taking the time!
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on January 05, 2017, 01:54:07 PM
Top 250 at least, or bust. The forum flavour only really begins to show up in the bottom 20 or so of a Top 100. Not that I don't enjoy seeing the particular shufflings of the canonical films, but I'd expect more interesting surprises in the 100-250 range.

Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: oldkid on January 05, 2017, 01:56:04 PM
It certainly gets more interesting with a larger list, but 250 seems like a pretty long jump from 100.  The spreadsheets contain that many, easily, but perhaps we should do a 200 before 250?
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: Corndog on January 05, 2017, 01:59:27 PM
It certainly gets more interesting with a larger list, but 250 seems like a pretty long jump from 100.  The spreadsheets contain that many, easily, but perhaps we should do a 200 before 250?

Agree. Only 178 films have been listed in the Top 100 in the 6 years we've done a list. To expand to 250 may be interesting, but depending on participation it could start to get very thin at the bottom, as in films only one person voted for.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: Bondo on January 05, 2017, 02:07:14 PM
Wait, are we talking about expanding individual ballots to 250 or just presenting a group top 250...because the latter is easily enough done (well, if we do an elaborate presentation, it multiplies that work, but if it is just a question of computing it is simple).
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: Junior on January 05, 2017, 02:21:09 PM
I do like the idea of a longer official list. Keeping our contributions at up to 100 is fine, I think, but more variety from those lists is always good, I think. When we did the books list we often didn't have enough entries to make a full top 100 of books with more than one vote, but having people's absolute favorites on the list gave it some special flavor, I thought. If that has to happen with the movies (and it probably doesn't) it wouldn't be the worst thing.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: Corndog on January 05, 2017, 02:26:26 PM
These are all things that should be discussed. Maybe a nice compromise would be to allow participants to submit ballots with up to 125 films in their list. Any size list (up to 125), as always, would still be accepted, but maybe we could get a more diverse list. We could also discuss this once the results are in and able to make a judgement call of where the best "cutoff" point would be for the official list.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: Junior on January 05, 2017, 02:39:24 PM
I don't mind the idea of waiting until the submissions are in to see where a cutoff would make the most sense. If our list had any kind of importance outside of ourselves it might be problematic, but if we're trying to make a document that expresses something about ourselves as a community, we might decide as a community what that document should look like.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: 1SO on January 05, 2017, 03:07:00 PM
Just tell me what kind of list you want and I will give it to you.

List

List

List


p.s. I vote for 150 titles, so it's a typical 100 with 50 runners up.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: DarkeningHumour on January 05, 2017, 05:58:57 PM
Corndog, you are a marvellous spreadsheet making person. Thanks to your Letterboxd list I can say I have watched 80% of them, which is a 7 point drop from the sole 2014 list.

I have told you before and say it again: you must watch Ran.

It is odd that the movies that appear the most often are so lowly rated. One would expect them to be the top movies of the list, with the bottom changing from year to year. Yet, The Wizard of Oz averages 84 and Chinatown 69.

Anyway, I agree with PA that a larger list seems like a good idea. I don't know how much more work that would give the organisers, but his logic is sound.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: DarkeningHumour on January 05, 2017, 06:10:29 PM
These are all things that should be discussed. Maybe a nice compromise would be to allow participants to submit ballots with up to 125 films in their list. Any size list (up to 125), as always, would still be accepted, but maybe we could get a more diverse list. We could also discuss this once the results are in and able to make a judgement call of where the best "cutoff" point would be for the official list.

I think the idea of choosing the cutoff point after the submissions makes sense. As for submission length, you're probably the better judge.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on January 05, 2017, 06:32:42 PM
Wait, are we talking about expanding individual ballots to 250 or just presenting a group top 250...because the latter is easily enough done (well, if we do an elaborate presentation, it multiplies that work, but if it is just a question of computing it is simple).
I would prefer expanding ballots, but I'll take what I can get in terms of more movies to discuss and think about.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: oldkid on January 05, 2017, 07:34:46 PM
Personally, I'd prefer to turn in a ballot of 150, but many people struggle to turn in 100.
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: pixote on January 05, 2017, 09:46:38 PM
Let me know if I need to restart the Ratings Project so that we can work back towards a forum Top 250. :)

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
Post by: chardy999 on January 06, 2017, 10:55:20 PM
Top whatever until you get to films with only one voter. Hopefully the #250 film has more than one voter and we can cut it there.

Also, it's stuff like the Top 100 Club and Discoveries that should be the main things pointing people in directions to discover new things - the Top 100 films stands as a representation of our experience and our opinion at a certain time.