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Sunday, July 29, 2007

THE Top 100


I received an email today from Jonathan over at Cinema Fusion, announcing that it was completed. That's right. The Online Film Community's Top 100 (which I participated in) has been finalized, and I am proud to present the list below.

First, I want to go into a bit of a statistical breakdown. I am, after all, a math guy.

-The average year of release was about 1972, though the median year was 1975.

-There are 11 films that were made in a language other than English. Only 2 of them are in the Top 50, one of which is in the Top 20.

-The most popular year was 1994, with 4 films (Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, Ed Wood, Leon), though 10 years have 3 films each (1939, 1954, 1962, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1992, 1995, 1998).

-I only contributed 40 of my original Top 100 to this list, though I can be happy that my #1 is in the Top 5 here.

-This list shares 45 films with the AFI Top 100 (1997 version) and 50 with the AFI Top 100 (2007 version), which I think is proof of the quality of this list.

Decade Breakdown:

1920s:
Top Film (Position): The Passion of Joan of Arc (58)
Number of Films: 3
Average Position: 72

1930s:
Top Film (Position): The Wizard of Oz (27)
Number of Films: 6
Average Position: 66

1940s:
Top Film (Position): Citizen Kane (2)
Number of Films: 9
Average Position: 49

1950s:
Top Film (Position): Rear Window (17)
Number of Films: 12
Average Position: 54

1960s:
Top Film (Position): Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Bomb (3)
Number of Films: 11
Average Position: 47

1970s:
Top Film (Position): The Godfather (1)
Number of Films: 17
Average Position: 37

1980s:
Top Film (Position): Raiders of the Lost Ark (4)
Number of Films: 16
Average Position: 47

1990s:
Top Film (Position): Pulp Fiction (11)
Number of Films: 21
Average Position: 54

2000s:
Top Film (Position): Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (25)
Number of Films: 5
Average Position: 60

Alfred Hitchcock proves once again that he is the master, with 5 films on the list. He is followed closely by Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg with 4 films each. Martin Scorsese and Billy Wilder have 3, and Ridley Scott has 2, but both are in the Top 10.

And now, without further ado . . .

The Online Film Community's Top 100
1. Godfather, The (Coppola, 1972)
2. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
3. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick, 1964)
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981)
5. Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
6. Blade Runner (R. Scott, 1982)
7. Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)
8. Godfather Part II, The (Coppola, 1974)
9. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)
10. Alien (R. Scott, 1979)
11. Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
12. Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
13. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas, 1977)
14. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
15. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
16. Shawshank Redemption, The (Darabont, 1994)
17. Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)
18. Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
19. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
20. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 1954)
21. Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
22. It’s a Wonderful Life (Capra, 1946)
23. Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)
24. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean, 1962)
25. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004)
26. Schindler’s List (Spielberg, 1993)
27. Wizard of Oz, The (Fleming, 1939)
28. Matrix, The (Wachowski/Wachowski, 1999)
29. Third Man, The (Reed, 1949)
30. Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988)
31. Back to the Future (Zemeckis, 1985
32. Annie Hall (W. Allen, 1977)
33. Brazil (Gilliam, 1985)
34. Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)
35. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam/Jones, 1975)
36. Usual Suspects, The (Singer, 1995)
37. Princess Bride, The (Reiner, 1987)
38. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Forman, 1975)
39. Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone, 1968)
40. Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
41. Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The (Leone, 1966)
42. Searchers, The (Ford, 1956)
43. Singin’ in the Rain (Donen/Kelly, 1952)
44. E.T. (Spielberg, 1982)
45. Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
46. Run Lola Run (Tykwer, 1998)
47. This is Spinal Tap (Reiner, 1984)
48. Sunset Blvd. (Wilder, 1950)
49. Big Lebowski, The (J. Coen, 1998)
50. Double Indemnity (Wilder, 1944)
51. Bridge on River Kwai, The (Lean, 1957)
52. Memento (Nolan, 2000)
53. M (Lang, 1931)
54. Shining, The (Kubrick, 1980)
55. 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)
56. L.A. Confidential (Hanson, 1997)
57. Unforgiven (Eastwood, 1992)
58. Passion of Joan of Arc, The (Dreyer, 1928)
59. General, The (Keaton/Bruckman, 1927)
60. Apartment, The (Wilder, 1960)
61. A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick, 1971)
62. Incredibles, The (Bird, 2004)
63. Silence of the Lambs, The (Demme, 1991)
64. Aliens (Cameron, 1986)
65. Lord of the Rings, The: The Fellowship of the Ring (Jackson, 2001)
66. Heat (Mann, 1995)
67. Do the Right Thing (S. Lee, 1989)
68. Rules of the Game, The (Renoir, 1939)
69. Halloween (Carpenter, 1978)
70. Network (Lumet, 1976)
71. Graduate, The (Nichols, 1967)
72. Bicycle Thief, The (De Sica, 1948)
73. Conversation, The (Coppola, 1974)
74. Groundhog Day (Ramis, 1993)
75. Maltese Falcon, The (Huston, 1941)
76. American History X (Kaye, 1998)
77. Ed Wood (Burton, 1994)
78. Manhattan (Allen, 1979)
79. King Kong (Cooper/Shoedsack, 1933)
80. North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959)
81. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Cameron, 1992)
82. Manchurian Candidate, The (Frankenheimer, 1962)
83. To Kill a Mockingbird (Mulligan, 1962)
84. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Capra, 1939)
85. Modern Times (Chaplin, 1936)
86. Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958)
87. Leon (Besson, 1994)
88. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Herzog, 1972)
89. 8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)
90. Ghostbusters (Reitman, 1984)
91. 400 Blows, The (Truffaut, 1959)
92. Notorious (Hitchcock, 1946)
93. Toy Story (Lasseter, 1995)
94. Lord of the Rings, The: The Return of the King (Jackson, 2003)
95. His Girl Friday (Hawks, 1940)
96. Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992)
97. Blue Velvet (Lynch, 1986)
98. On the Waterfront (Kazan, 1954)
99. Cinema Paradiso (Tornatore, 1988)
100. Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922)




Participants
Adam Kempenaar - Film Spotting
Adam Bonin - Throwing Things
Adam Ross - DVD Panache
Alex Vo - Rotten Tomatoes
Andrew Dykstra - Movie Patron
Andrew James - Movie Patron
Anne Thompson - Variety Thompson on Hollywood
Brendan Connelly - Film Ick
Collin Smith – That Movie Site
Damian Arlyn - Windmills of My Mind
Dan Eisenberg - Cinemathematics
Daniel Johnson - Film Babble
Dennis Cozzalio - Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule
Domenic Lanza - Cinema Fusion
Edward Copeland - Eddie on Film
Gareth Watkins - Film Rotation
Goran S - Y Kant Goran Rite?
Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. - Salon
Jack Denault - That Movie Site
James Davie - That Movie Site
Jared Vega – Cinema Fusion
Jay Cheel - Film Junk The Documentary Blog
Jeff Warner – That Movie Site
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Jennifer Yamato - Rotten Tomatoes
Jim - Talking Moviezz
John Allison - Film Grotto
John Campea - The Movie Blog
Jonathan Burdick - Cinema Fusion
Kevin Carr – Film School Rejects
Kurt Halfyard - Twitch
Marina - Mad About Movies
Martin - Film Ick
Matt Gamble - Cinema Fusion
Matt Holmes – Obsessed With Film
Mediamelt - Film Rotation
Misael Soto - Movie Patron
Nathaniel R - Film Experience
Neil Miller – Film School Rejects
Orrin Konheim - The Sophomore Critic
Pat Piper - Lazy Eye Theatre
Peter Nellhaus - Coffee Coffee and More Coffee
Peter Schiretta – Slashfilm
Roger McDorman - A Drinking Song
Ross Miller – Movie Patron
Sean Dwyer - Film Junk
Serena Whitney – JoBlo
Shane Thompson - That Movie Site
Sledge - Film Ick
Steve Bland – Cinema Fusion
Ted Pigeon - The Cinematic Art
Tim Bennett - That Movie Site
Tim Footman - Cultural Snow
Vic Holtreman - Screen Rant

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4 Comments:

Blogger John said...

I really enjoyed how you broke down the data from the list. It showed some interesting things. I really didn't have a problem with Eternal Sunshine ranking so high on the list it seemed out of place when you pointed out that it ended up being the top movie from the 2000's so far.

I wonder what would happen if the community got together and actually voted on the top movies of each decade would the top movie listed here actually remain the top. For some reason I get the feeling they would not.

5:35 PM

 
Blogger NateDredge said...

I agree 1994 was really a good year for films. Nixon was my favorite from that year.

8:54 PM

 
Blogger em2histbuff33 said...

The Passion of Joan of Arc deserves to be rated among the best.

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12:07 AM

 
Blogger sophomorecritic said...

hey, i'm trying to reduce my digital footprint and not have my full name appear next to film reviews since i'm going in a different direction career-wise. is it possible to rewrite the name next to sophomorecritic to only have the first initial next to my last name?

11:21 AM

 

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