If it's crap ... We'll tell you
So, I was thinking back to the film tournament I held a couple of years ago. For the young'ns that don't know, it was a fun and exciting event in the history of this forum that brought our collective movie-loving minds together to decide on which film we thought was the best of all time, much to my stressed-out school-mode mind. Even though it resulted in the same collective answer as that of the IMDb Top 250, I still thought it was a great time.
The reason why I started thinking back to this particular event was because I stumbled upon a couple of film forums that used a collective voting system to determine which of our favorite films were the best, either of all-time or in specific areas (decade, genre, etc.). It was interesting to see the results of the users' tastes, and it never dawned on me that Spillio Andrew C. tried to do the very same thing. But quickly, almost pathetically, it ended on a wimper and was never seen again.
But now, dear friends, I'm having that crazy inspiration I had back with the inception of the film tournament, only with this new system I've taken an interest in. I'm thinking we should enact on this technique of aggregation so that we can see our tastes come together, and not just a simple matter of pick-and-choose like last time. It could provide us with the same fun and excitment like the tournament, only in a more complex manner.
I call it...
THE SPILL.COM FILM LISTS PROJECT!!!!
So, I'm creating this thread for now as an open discussion for whether this would interest anyone and if they're up for it, as well as questions. For now, just post a simple "Yes" or "No" to inform me if you want to participate. Review the procedure below, and tell me what you think.
I think we'll start with our favorites of the 2000s decade to start out small, and maybe work our way up to other decades, genres, or maybe even all-time.
See you then!
The results are in! I present to you:
SPILL.COM'S FAVORITE FILMS
OF THE 2000s!!!!
50. [REC] (Jaume Balagueró/Paco Plaza, 2007) -- 67 votes
48= The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky, 2008) -- 69 votes
48= Battle Royale (Finji Fukasaku, 2000) -- 69 votes
47. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005) -- 70 votes
43= Up in the Air (Jason Reitman, 2009) -- 72 votes
43= The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006) -- 72 votes
43= Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood, 2006) -- 72 votes
43= Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005) -- 72 votes
42. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008) -- 73 votes
40= Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007) -- 74 votes
40= One Hour Photo (Mark Romanek, 2002) -- 74 votes
38= Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) -- 75 votes
38= Monsters Inc. (Peter Docter/David Silverman/Lee Unkrich, 2001) -- 75 votes
36= Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2000) -- 77 votes
36= The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002) -- 77 votes
35. Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, 2000) -- 78 votes
34. Training Day (Antoine Fuqua, 2001) -- 79 votes
32= In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2008) -- 82 votes
32= A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, 2009) -- 82 votes
31. About Schmidt (Alexander Payne, 2002) -- 83 votes
30. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008) -- 84 votes
29. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007) -- 85 votes
28. Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009) -- 87 votes
27. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001) -- 88 votes
25= The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2006) -- 90 votes
25= Irreversible (Gaspar Noé, 2002) -- 90 votes
24. United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006) -- 94 votes
23. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002) -- 95 votes
22. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005) -- 97 votes
19= Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004) -- 101 votes
19= Kill Bill vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2004) -- 101 votes
19= Collateral (Michael Mann, 2004)-- 101 votes
18. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000) -- 102 votes
17. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003) -- 104 votes
16. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007) -- 109 votes
15. 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002) -- 115 votes
13= Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009) -- 119 votes
13= The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006) -- 119 votes
12. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001) -- 123 votes
11. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000) -- 128 votes
10. District 9 (Neil Blomkamp, 2009) -- 159 votes
9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004) -- 166 votes
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003) -- 173 votes
7. No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen/Ethan Coen, 2007) -- 187 votes
6. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003) -- 188 votes
5. Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006) -- 240 votes
4. City of God (Fernando Meirelles, 2002) -- 251 votes
3. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008) -- 264 votes
2. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006) -- 273 votes
1. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) -- 307 votes
I was afraid The Dark Knight would be number one. However, seeing There Will Be Blood and Children of Men gallantly tower above it restores my faith in you guys. *golf clap*
Nice to see District 9, Moon, Children of Men and Pan's Labyrinth in high places. I'm actually a little surprised that Memento got as high as it did. It's a shame Spill doesn't do that thing that they used to, where blogs and stuff would be featured on the front page, as this would be a great feature, and more Spillios could share their opinions on the picks and whatnot. Anyway, great work with this project Mason, I look forward to the next one.
I've made my list already.
Love this list, even though I wanna know where Amelie placed.
Thanks for all the feedback, guys. It took some hard work and immense concentration to get this done, and I'm glad it paid off for all of us. And most of all, thanks for participating.
I don't know when we'll do the next one, but I know for sure it'll be on the 1990s. I've already got my list ready...
You do know that the next list might be another top 50 right? A top 10 list of 1990's movies is not enough, since there's a lot of good and overlooked movies in the 90's.
As for Mason Daniel, I wanna apologize for not reading the rules and for acting like a total dumbfuck the other day. Should have read the title and the rules before posting my list. Maybe next time I will read the rules carefully in order to not fuck up again.
There Will Be Blood in number one position! My personal favourite of the decade. It's too bad Let the Right One In, Little Miss Sunshine and Downfall didn't make the top 50 but overall, I think it's a good list.