Rank movies to figure what is the best movie of all time
December 28, 2009 7:43 AM   Subscribe

Flickchart is a fun little site where you can rank two movies at a time against each other to compile a personal best of list.

Good for mindless fun during work or inclement weather.
posted by reenum (11 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Requiring a sign-in to look at the neat thing on the web makes it a not very neat thing. -- cortex

= lame.
posted by delmoi at 7:50 AM on December 28, 2009

Yeah, flagged, sorry. Any post that requires you to create an account before viewing the content is usually doomed.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:53 AM on December 28, 2009

In the post's defense at least it doesn't require Silverlight.
posted by DU at 7:59 AM on December 28, 2009

Just mentioning Silverlight will give you scabies.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:00 AM on December 28, 2009

Titanic is a rank movie, I'll grant them that.
posted by box at 8:02 AM on December 28, 2009 [2 favorites]

I made an account (metafilter / metafilter) - might be fun to see what happens when a whole group of people use the same login.
posted by Wolfdog at 8:03 AM on December 28, 2009

(The 'registration' is extremely nonintrusive, by the way.)
posted by Wolfdog at 8:05 AM on December 28, 2009

Ranking one movie against another is only useful if I've seen a large enough percentage of movies that I'm likely to have seen both in most pairings. I don't know how many movies are out there, but let's say it is 20k to 200k (for numerical simplicity). If I watched one movie a week, I would see roughly 2000 movies in my lifetime. That's 1-10%.

So the chances that I've seen both movies of two randomly selected ones is .1-1%. Meaning I'd have to reload the page an average 100x just to get a single rating in.
posted by DU at 8:05 AM on December 28, 2009

Sorry, that's .01-1%.
posted by DU at 8:06 AM on December 28, 2009

The international posters are a nice touch.
posted by box at 8:08 AM on December 28, 2009

If you use the 'Haven't seen it' button on one side, then the other one stays fixed, so the multiplication of probabilities doesn't really matter.
posted by Wolfdog at 8:12 AM on December 28, 2009

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