It's a simple concept: Given a choice between two random movies, which one do you like best? That's the driving force behind Flickchart
, an addictive
review site for movie lovers. Faced with two posters, click the one for the title you prefer (weeding out the ones you haven't seen). Good! Now do it again. And again. And again. With each new face-off, Flickchart perfects a growing list of your favorite films -- and there can be no ties. This leads to some difficult dilemmas
: Star Wars
or Raiders of the Lost Ark
? Citizen Kane
or The Godfather
or Spirited Away
? But you needn't struggle alone -- Flickchart is also social. By drawing on the data of tens of thousands of fellow users
, you can create remarkably specific lists
: Martin Scorsese's Best Period Films
. The Best Road Movies of the 1980s
. The Worst Movies of All Time
. If you rank enough films, you can generate interesting personalized charts, like "Your Favorite Musicals" or "The Best Movies You Haven't Seen." These filters carry over to the ranking system, letting you judge nothing but Horror movies or 1960s movies or unranked movies or movies from your top 100. You can also comment on popular match-ups
, lending your voice to contentious debates like Ghostbusters
vs. Back to the Future
. Not a movie fan? Don't worry. Flickchart will be expanding into books, games, and music soon. Until then, you can give your own data sets the Flickchart treatment using this tool from CNN
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posted by Rhaomi
on Sep 3, 2010 -
They haven't gotten around to 2004 yet.
But they perfectly sum up the state of hollywood by presenting...The Three Least Shitty Movies Of 2003. Plus the Least Shitty Actors, etc. SFW except for some language. Handy if you are looking for bittorrent inspiration. Also see THE TOP 100 MOVIES OF OUR TIME on the front page. You can argue your case streuously but no fighting. Though how anyone can take it seriously when Withnail & I does not appear on it is beyond me.
posted by milkwood
on Feb 9, 2005 -
100 Movies That Deserve More Love
"we've rolled up our sleeves to retrieve some unloved and under-appreciated gems from the dustbin of history...You'll find great movies that you were sure only you knew about, and you'll find movies that you've never heard of."
posted by kirkaracha
on Mar 28, 2004 -
100 scariest movie moments
Retrocrush is listing their top 100 scariest movie moments, and so far, the quality is pretty high -- well-chosen scenes, and interesting writeups. And one exploding head. You've been warned. Happy Halloween!
posted by GaelFC
on Oct 31, 2002 -
Worse movies of the 20th century?
I think not. There's lots of stinkers here, but including Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and ignoring such dreck as The Omega Man certainly has to be illegal somewhere. Let the "I thought this underrated movie was actually good" confessions commence. [via the null device]
posted by skallas
on Feb 8, 2002 -