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Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
« 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. 

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
« Reply #1 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
2009
2010
2011
2012
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
« Reply #2 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.]

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
« Reply #3 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!
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 10:53:39 AM »
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
« Reply #5 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.
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
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
« Reply #7 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!
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
« Reply #8 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.


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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Project Index
« Reply #9 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?
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