Lists

Who doesn’t love a good movie list? There’s just something amusing about categorizing films however unambiguously you want. Sure, they can be as generic as Best Films of the Year (which, for the record, I love), but the fun in drafting a list is compiling movies that have nothing in common, aside from the category you feel they fit into. Some of these are common, others I've tried to make quite rare. I hope you enjoy them all the same.


Of. All. Time.
101 Cinematic Reasons

Top 10s
Top 10 Making-Of Documentaries
Top 10 Hitchcockian Films
Top 10 Shortest Long Movies
Top 15 Unreliable Narrators in Cinema
Top 10 Uses of Split-Screen
Top 10 Criterion Collection Films
Top 15 Director/Actor Collaborations
Top 10 Dual Roles
Top 10 Movie Clich├ęs (that I've never done)
Top 10 Film Passion Projects
Top 15 Wes Anderson Music Moments
Top 10 Most Necessary Sex Scenes
Top 10 Real Time Films
Top 10 Favorite Animated Movies as a Kid
Top 10 "Rotten" Films of 2013
Top 10 ESPN 30 for 30s
Top 10 Shots of the World Trade Center Post-9/11
Top 10 B&W Films Released Since 2000
Top 15 Music Moments in Cameron Crowe Films
Top 10 Stephen King Film Adaptations
Top 10 Baseball Movies
Top 10 Director Cameos in Their Own Films
Top 10 HBO Shows
Top 10 Movies that Make Me Cry
Top 10 M83 Songs (2013 update)
Top 10 Films Longer than 200 Minutes
Top 10 Films About the Wrongfully Convicted
Top 20 Road Movies
Top 10 Movies that Make L.A. Look Like Heaven
Top 10 Movies that Make L.A. Look Like Hell
Top 15 Movies with the Same Title
Top 10 HBO Films
Top 10 "American" Films
Top 10 Unconventional Trilogies
Top 10 Movies with a Main Character Title
Top 10 Scenes of People Getting Fired
Top 10 Courtroom Films
Top 10 Movies Set in Prison
Top 10 Home Invasion Movies
Top 10 English-speaking Movies that Require Subtitles 
Top 10 Found Footage Films
Top 10 Movies People are Surprised I Love
Top 10 Movies about Movies
Top 15 Baffling Things About the AFI Lists
Top 10 Film Endings (that everyone else hates)
Top 10 NC-17 Rated Films
Top 15 Movies that Demand Repeat Viewings
Top 10 Movie Pet Peeves
Top 12 M83 Songs
Top 10 Movies I Hate (that you probably love)
Top 10 Non-animated, G-rated Films (updated)
Top 10 Scenes that Make Me Hungry
Top 10 Scenes of People Receiving Great News
Top 10 Scenes of People Receiving Awful News
Top 10 Controversial Films that Aren't Controversial (updated)
My Top 10 Favorite Movies as a Kid
Top 10 Agenda Films That Provoke Discussion
Top 20 Movie Title Line Deliveries
Top 15 Opening Credit Sequences
Top 10 Las Vegas Films
Top 10 Non-Traditional Christmas Films
Top 10 Remakes
Top 10 Movie Character Introductions
Top 5 James Bond Films
Top 10 Cases of Wives Interrogating Husbands
Top 10 Cases of Husbands Interrogating Wives
Top 10 Great True Films You Know the Endings To
Top 11 Scenes from The Wire
Top 10 Movies About Addiction
8 Best Boxing Scenes from Boxing Movies
9 Fantastically Awful Movie Dads
11 Film Couples That Have Stayed With Me

Directors

Top 10 Directors Who Never Wrote a Film
Top 14 Werner Herzog Films
Top 10 Directors Who Released Two Great Films in One Year
Top 5 Brian De Palma Films
Top 10 Actors-Turned-Directors
Top 15 Directors Whose First Films Were Their Best
Top 10 Steven Soderbergh Films
Top 15 Song Moments from Quentin Tarantino Films
Top 10 Song Moments in Martin Scorsese Films
15 Surprises from Directors' Sight & Sound Top 10s

Performances

Top 10 Performances in Roman Polanski Films
Top 10 Unsung Performances in Clint Eastwood Films
Top 10 Unsung Female Roles in Steven Soderbergh Films
Top 10 Male Performances in Wes Anderson Films
Top 10 Female Performances in Wes Anderson Films
Top 5 Jake Gyllenhaal Performances
Top 5 Matthew McConaughey Performances (pre 2011)
Top 10 "Background" Performances of 2013
Top 10 Male Performances of 2013
Top 10 Female Performances of 2013
Top 5 Leonardo DiCaprio Performances
Top 5 Samuel L. Jackson Performances
Top 5 Tom Hanks Performances
Top 5 Joseph Gordon-Levitt Performances
Top 5 Mickey Rourke Cameos
Top 10 Female Performances in Woody Allen Movies
Top 10 Male Performances in Woody Allen Movies
Top 10 First R-Rated Performances by Child Actors
Top 10 Atypical Performances from Frat Pack Members
Top 10 Parent/Child Acting Combos
Top 10 Supporting Performances by A-List Stars
Top 10 Scenes of Ed Norton Battling the Legal System
Top 10 Performances by People Known for Another Profession
Top 10 Dramatic Performances by Comedians
Top 10 Al Pacino Rants
Top 10 Scenes of Ed Harris' Carrer
Top 10 Scenes That Earn Brad Pitt a Career Pass
Top 15 Female Performances of 2012
Top 15 Male Performances of 2012

Cinematography

My 11 Favorite Cinematographers
Top 10 Peter Andrews Films
Top 10 Robert Elswit Films
Top 10 Robert Richardson Films
Top 10 Emmanuel Lubezki Films
Top 10 Rodrigo Prieto Films
Top 10 Roger Deakins Films
A Visual Tribute to Gordon Willis
A Visual Tribute to Harris Savides
Top 10 Movies Directed by Cinematographers

The Oscars/Awards

Best Pictures: Reviews for Every Winner
Top 10 Best/Top 10 Worst Best Picture Winners
Top 20 Oscar Speeches
Top 10 Best Actress Winners
Top 10 Best Actor Winners
Top 10 Best Foreign Film Winners
Top 10 Best Song Winners
Top 10 Best Documentary Winners
Top 10 Films Nominated For Razzies
Top 15 Films Wrongly Nominated for Comedy Golden Globes
Top 10 Movies Booed at the Cannes Film Festival
Top 10 Actors Never Nominated for an Oscar
Top 10 Actresses Never Nominated for an Oscar
Top 10 Supporting Actresses Not Nominated
Top 10 Supporting Actors Not Nominated
Top 10 Films that Won Best Director but Not Best Picture
Best Pictures: If I Chose the Winners
10 Most Game Changing Best Picture Winners
10 Least Deserving Best Picture Winners
10 Best Oscar-winning Performances You've Never Seen
8 Oscar Winners Who Went On to Do Nothing
The Movies I Watch on Oscar Weekend

10 comments:

  1. Make a top 10 films that won Oscars for Best Picture but not Best Director.

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    1. Great idea. Look out for it soon.

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    2. Argo, 12 Years a Slave, In the Heat of the Night, Gladiator, Chicago, THE GODFATHER, In the Heat of the Night, All the King's Men, Rebecca, The Life of Emile Zola, Cimarron, The Broadway Melody, The Wings are films that won Oscars for Best Picture but not Best Director.

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  2. A Star Wars Franchise Breakdown could be great.

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    1. Oh boy, not for fans of the franchise...

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    2. Why? I don't think no fan is gonna be mad if you say something bad about Star Wars. I think it copy 2001 and Hidden Forest.

      A New Hope A;
      The Empire Strikes Back +A;
      Return of the Jedi +B;
      The Phantom Menace -C;
      Attack of the Clones +C;
      Revenge of the Sith -B;
      The Clone Wars F

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    3. Well, in short, I have nothing to add to the Star Wars conversation. I'm either completely indifferent toward the films, or I just flat out don't like them. Either way, the world can do without one more apathetic Star Wars review, you know?

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  3. As to bad is good movie list?
    Personal my to bad is good movie is The Room. "Johnny wake up" :)

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    1. Oh you mean like a "So Bad It's Good" list of movies? Guilty pleasure ones? I've done a few like that.

      Here's my Top 10 Perfectly Trashy Action Flicks list, and my Top 10 Films People Are Surprised I Love list . I LOVE movies like this!

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