Ranking Only the Best (and the Very Worst) of a Movie Year Project

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2022 films seen-14

The Best

The Banshees Of Inisherin
Tar
Living
The Beasts
My Old School


The Worst-(not too bad but very disappointing)

Everything Everywhere All At Once
Elvis
The Fabelmans
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2008 (417 seen)

Favorites
The Dark Knight
Changeling
Cloverfield
Elegy
Hunger
The Hurt Locker
Let the Right One In
The Wrestler
Body of Lies
Burn After Reading
The Class
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Departures
Doubt
Felon
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
Goodbye Solo
Gran Torino
In Bruges
Martyrs
Mesrine
Milk
Rachel Getting Married
The Reader
Redbelt
Revanche
Slumdog Millionaire
Step Brothers
Taken
WALL-E
Waltz with Bashir

Least Favorites
Meet the Spartans
Disaster Movie
Army of the Dead
2012 Doomsday
An American Carol
Witless Protection
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2015 (266 seen)

Favorites
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Baskin
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Creed
45 Years
The Hateful 8
Inside Out
The Invitation
Joy
The Lobster
The Lure
Room
Sicario
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Steve Jobs
The Witch

Least Favorites
I Am Alone
Llamageddon
Raiders of the Lost Shark
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
Pan
Joe Dirt: Beautiful Loser
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2022 (327 seen)

Favorites
The Banshees of Inisherin
All Quiet on the Western Front
Apollo 10 1/2
The Batman
Bones and All
Cha Cha Real Smooth
Glass Onion
Holy Spider
The Menu
The Northman
The Outfit
Pearl
Prey
Tar
Triangle of Sadness

Least Favorites
Immanence
Jeepers Creepers Reborn
Maneater
Margaux
Skinamarink
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2008, 2015, 2022, all mixed up and alphabetical, with two of Terence Davies's best.

The Banshees of Inisherin
Benediction
Brooklyn
The Danish Girl
Doubt
London Road
Of Time and the City
The Pale Blue Eye
Slumdog Millionaire
Woman in Gold


I'm not sure whether I should put these two 2015 movies on the best or worst list. I wavered back and forth as I was watching them:

High-Rise
The Lobster
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2008

Out of the 95 films that I have seen from this year these are my favourites ranked in order ...

Kung Fu Panda
The Hurt Locker
Vicky Christina Barcelona
Valkyrie
Slumdog Millionaire
The Wrestler
In Bruges
Mesrine Parts 1 & 2
Milk
Changeling
Burn After Reading
Frost/Nixon
WALL-E
Let the Right One In
Fallen Angels
Me & Orson Welles
A Bunch of Amateurs
Waltz With Bashir
Doubt
Red Cliff


and here are some that I didn't care for at all ...

Mamma Mia!
Bronson
Outpost
Miracle at St. Anna
Lake Tahoe
Franklyn
Parque Via
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2015

Out of the 105 films that I have seen from this year these are my favourites ranked in order ...

Deepan
Trumbo
Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Beast of No Nation
A Man Called Ove
Joy
Legend
Son of Saul
Tangerine
Black
Spotlight
Spectre
Chappie
Sicario
Room
Flocking
Amy
Embrace of the Serpent


and here are some that I didn't care for at all ...

Straight Outta Compton
45 Years
Minions
Trainwreck
A Royal Night Out
Youth
The Assassin
The Lobster
Mojave
Right Now, Wrong Then
Cosmos
High Rise
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2022

Out of the 174 films that I have seen from this year these are my favourites ranked in order ...

All Quiet on the Western Front
The Banshees of Inisherin
She Said
Athena
Bobi Wine: The People's President
Paris Memories
Triangle of Sadness
The Batman
Thirteen Lives
Amsterdam
Close
Holy Spider
The Fabelmans
Men
Boy From Heaven/The Cairo Conspiracy
The Quiet Girl
The Luckiest Girl Alive
My Imaginary Country

and here are some that I ddn't care for at all ...

Eo
The Northman
Return to Dust
Corsage
RRR
No Bears
Flux Gourmet
Bones and All
Enys Men
Electric Malady
Crimes of the Future
Medusa Deluxe
The Blue Caftan
Resurrection
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I have been omitting documentaries from my lists, as I dislike compiling them with scripted films. Here are my favorite docs from the previous years:

1968
High School
Monterey Pop

1942
none

1996
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
When We Were Kings

1979
The Who: The Kids Are Alright

1951
none

1986
Ethnic Notions
Scream Greats: Tom Savini

1930
none

2008
Gonzo: The Life & Work of Hunter S. Thompson
Man on Wire
Not Quite Hollywood
Standard Operating Procedure
The Wrecking Crew

2015
Amy
The Brainwashing of My Dad
De Palma

2022
Descendant
Dio: Dreamers Never Die
Fire of Love
The Janes
Moonage Daydream
Navalny
Nothing Compares
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OK, then, we shall take our first dip into the silent era with 1924, and there aren't any bad films here for me so I am forgoing a worst list. The next year up will be 1991.



1924

Films Seen: 33

The Best:

1 Peter Pan
2 Sherlock Jr.
3 Isn't Life Wonderful?
4 The Thief of Bagdad
5 The Iron Horse
6 Greed
7 Lady of the Night
8 He Who Gets Slapped
9 Captain January
10 Hot Water
11 The Saga of Gösta Berling
12 Girl Shy
13. The Family Secret
14. Forbidden Paradise
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1924 (19 seen, as well as 50 short films)

Favorites
The Last Laugh
Die Nibelungen
Greed
L'Inhumaine
Sherlock Jr.
The Thief of Bagdad

Documentary Favorites
Kino Eye

Least Favorites
Dynamite Dan
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1924

These are the 15 films that I have seen from this year ranked in order ...

Sherlock, Jr.
The Thief of Bagdad
The Last Laugh
Greed
The Saga of Costa Berling
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
Hot Water
He Who Gets Slapped
Her Night of Romance
The Iron Horse
The Navigator
Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge
Waxworks
The Crazy Ray
Beau Brummel


I too am forgoing a worst list from this year.
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Is there someplace which has a convenient list of all the movies from that year. Or have all of you already listed every movie you've ever seen under every year?
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skimpole wrote: March 17th, 2024, 2:41 am Is there someplace which has a convenient list of all the movies from that year. Or have all of you already listed every movie you've ever seen under every year?
I've kept track of what I've seen in written journals, on IMDb, and on Letterboxd. That last site is probably the easiest to use for this purpose. Wikipedia can also be used, but it's not as comprehensive. For that one, search "(year) in film".

https://letterboxd.com/
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Since we have now covered one year in each main decade of film history (save the 1910s from which little survives), it is time to move into the second round of years for each decade. Since the last year was 1924, a more modern year seemed required, and I decided on 1991, a year I am probably too fond of (it lays claim to being my favorite modern film year), but it is also one of the years I have seen the most from.... So, both the best and worst lists from me this year will look like laundry lists compared to most years! As a counterbalance to a modern year, the next year up will be 1959.


1991

Films Seen: 132

The Best:

1 Beauty and the Beast
2 The Fisher King
3 Soapdish
4 Thelma and Louise
5 The Man in the Moon
6 Dogfight
7 Boyz N the Hood
8 The Silence of the Lambs
9 The Doctor
10 The Prince of Tides
11 Black Robe
12 Jungle Fever
13 Once Around
14 JFK
15 Grand Canyon
16 The Miracle
17 Frankie and Johnny
18 Terminator II: Judgment Day
19 Cold Heaven
20 High Heels
21 Proof
22 Regarding Henry
23 Paradise
24 My Girl
25 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
26 Barton Fink
27 Europa
28 A Woman's Tale
29 Doc Hollywood
30 Homicide
31 Shadows and Fog
32 Liebestraum
33 Oscar
34 L.A. Story
35 Billy Bathgate
36 Daughters of the Dust
37 Fried Green Tomatoes
38 For the Boys
39 Hudson Hawk
40 Stepping Out
41 Class Action
42 Life Stinks
43 Scenes from a Mall
44 The Lovers on the Bridge
45 Enchanted April
46 The Rapture
47 The Hard Way
48 The Commitments
49 Dead Again
50 Jacquot De Nantes
51 Defending Your Life
52 Only the Lonely
53 Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
54 Mystery Date
55 Only Yesterday
56 Let Him Have It
57 Hear My Song
58 City Sickers
59 Rush
60 Switch
61 Shattered
62 Married to It
63 Where Angels Fear to Tread
64 Other People's Money
65 The Rocketeer
66 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
67 The Marrying Man
68 Little Man Tate
69 Mortal Thoughts
70 Hot Shots!
71 Father of the Bride
72 Raise the Red Lantern
73. American Friends
74 V.I. Warshawski
75 Impromptu
76 What About Bob?



The Worst:

1 The Doors
2 The Last Boy Scout
3 Career Opportunities
4 Hard Promises
5 Defenseless
6 Backdraft
7 Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
8 Mediterraneo
9 Cape Fear
10 Hook
11 Sleeping with the Enemy
12 The Super
13 Naked Lunch
14 Sweet Talker
15 Point Break
16 Talent for the Game
17 All I Want for Christmas
18 Not Without My Daughter
19 The Indian Runner
20 Ricochet
21 Dying Young
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