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Top 5 Consensual Good Movies
« on: October 11, 2017, 11:33:45 AM »
What are the Top 5 movies everyone or almost everyone agrees are good?

And what are the chances this thread will not become a discussion about whether consensuality is at all possible where movies are concerned?
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Re: Top 5 Consensual Good Movies
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 01:16:36 PM »

The Godfather
Francis Ford Coppola, 1972

Votes               Average               
Score
36
9.00
8.911


The General
Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, 1926

Votes               Average               
Score
23
9.10
8.854


City Lights
Charles Chaplin, 1931

Votes               Average               
Score
24
8.82
8.603


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Sergio Leone, 1966

Votes               Average               
Score
27
8.76
8.594


Die Hard
John McTiernan, 1988

Votes               Average               
Score
34
8.69
8.589

I don't think The Good, the Bad and the Ugly belongs on this list, but the people have spoken.

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Re: Top 5 Consensual Good Movies
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 01:20:21 PM »
I feel like we should run this thread by having a list in the opening post of "nominated" films and cross them out when even one person disagrees. Like if somebody hates Die Hard (the monsters!), it gets taken off. I wonder if there'd be anything left.
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Re: Top 5 Consensual Good Movies
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 01:21:44 PM »
Ooh, I like that. Just don't give ¡Keith! a turn.

Also, I think it's telling that the five screenshots I posted are so very masculine. :'(

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Re: Top 5 Consensual Good Movies
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 02:12:44 PM »
If we do that, we need a caveat that this is about "good". You don't have to think a movie is one of the best ever to keep it on the list. I'm not a super huge fan of Die Hard, but I can admit it's at least a good movie by most measures.

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Re: Top 5 Consensual Good Movies
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 02:21:55 PM »
For sure. I wouldn't vote against Godfather Part 2, even if I think it's just fine in comparison to the first film.
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Re: Top 5 Consensual Good Movies
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 02:24:07 PM »
For sure. I wouldn't vote against Godfather Part 2, even if I think it's just fine in comparison to the first film.

Hmmm. That would be a tough one for me. I think fine is significantly different from good.

The five pix quoted are well over that line for me, so there's  that

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Re: Top 5 Consensual Good Movies
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 02:27:18 PM »
What about "contains a not-insignificant amount of good."

I just want to point out that it is very us of us to start worrying about the definition of good before we even get rolling here.
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Re: Top 5 Consensual Good Movies
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 02:33:00 PM »
Film
     Votes     
     Avg Rating     
     Min Rating     
The General (Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, 1926)
20
9.19
8
The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)
13
8.98
8
The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953)
14
8.67
7
Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)
19
8.66
7
Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller, 1953)
13
8.65
7
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1943)
15
8.59
7
No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2007)
27
8.57
7
Vera Drake (Mike Leigh, 2004)
17
8.48
7
The Mortal Storm (Frank Borzage, 1940)
15
8.45
7.8
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (Sam Wood, 1939)
10
8.44
7
Charulata (Satyajit Ray, 1964)
10
8.43
7
The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston, 1950)
11
8.41
7
Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, 1959)
10
8.40
7
Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)
14
8.31
7
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz, William Keighley, 1938)
14
8.26
7
Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959)
17
8.25
7
The Cameraman (Edward Sedgwick, 1928)
10
8.25
7
A Letter to Three Wives (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1949)
10
8.14
7
Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra, 1944)
15
7.91
7

If I get bored, I'll normalize this list to account for each person's average rating, since, for example, AAAutin's "6.5" was way different than most.

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Re: Top 5 Consensual Good Movies
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 02:49:52 PM »
Film
     Votes     
     % Good     
Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, 1959)
10
100%
Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller, 1953)
13
100%
The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)
13
100%
The General (Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, 1926)
20
100%
The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953)
14
100%
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)
22
95%
City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)
20
95%
Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)
19
95%
Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton, 1924)
18
94%
Scenes from a Marriage (Ingmar Bergman, 1973)
16
94%
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1943)
15
93%
The Mortal Storm (Frank Borzage, 1940)
15
93%
Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
14
93%
Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969)
12
92%
Holiday (George Cukor, 1938)
12
92%
Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975)
21
90%
Cape Fear (J. Lee Thompson, 1962)
10
90%
Charulata (Satyajit Ray, 1964)
10
90%
Day for Night (François Truffaut, 1973)
10
90%
Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
20
90%
The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)
10
90%
The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953)
10
90%
The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)
20
90%
The Red Shoes (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1948)
20
90%

Films with at least ten votes, with "Good" defined as greater than or equal to the voter's average rating.

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