Forums - Movies Discussion - VGChartz Top Ten Movies -- Inaugural Edition

Some of you movie buffs might be familiar with the Sight & Sound movie list. This is a list that is prepared every decade (most recently this year). Sight & Sound polls hundreds of critics and directors for their top ten movies of all time. The results are tabulated and then published. The end results are two lists: a top ten for critics, and a top ten for directors, both of which are based on the total number of mentions from each individual's list.

I'd like the start a tradition on VGChartz where we submit our own top ten lists -- not every decade, but every year.

The rules are simple: submit your list of what you consider to be the greatest movies of all time. Please limit the total to ten movies. Also, please do not combine movies in a single line. For example: The Godfather Part I and Part II, or The Lord of the Rings trilogy. You are free to rank the movies in your list, but the results are based on total mentions, not where in the list each movie is placed. I will reserve the following posts for results. In the first post I will include the final top ten list as voted by you. In the second I will include links to each user's list, so that it will be easy to track down the list of each individual.

Voting will end three weeks from today: December 21, 2012. I will publish the results on January 1, 2013.

***UPDATE***
Voting will end December 14, 2012. I will publish the results on December 17, 2012.



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Final Results

1. The Dark Knight (2008) -- 10 votes
2. Pulp Fiction (1994) -- 9 votes
3. The Godfather (1972) -- 6 votes
3. The Matrix (1999) -- 6 votes
3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) -- 6 votes
3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) -- 6 votes
7. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) -- 5 votes
7. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) -- 5 votes
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) -- 5 votes
10. Fight Club (1999) -- 4 votes
10. The Lion King (1994) -- 4 votes
10. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) -- 4 votes
10. Seven Samurai (1954) -- 4 votes
10. Spirited Away (2001) -- 4 votes

 

Trivia:

A total of 31 members submitted their lists.

Exactly 200 different movies were nominated.

The average year of the top 14 is 1987.

Two movies on the list -- The Godfather and Return of the King -- won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Sergio Leone is the only director with more than one movie on the list: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West.

There are two animated movies on the list -- The Lion King and Spirited Away.

According to this list, 1994 is one of the best years in movies. Pulp Fiction (2), The Shawshank Redemption (tie-3), and The Lion King (tie-10) all arrived in theaters in 1994. Another movie from 1994, Forrest Gump, received three votes.



Individual Lists

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Kresnik Soleron Boutros okr
archbrix zuvuyeay AndrewWK spurgeonryan
tgnevermore Fusioncode green_sky Signalstar
Proclus gronk-bonk cloud1161 Bail
mexitalrish amp316 pezus Player2
Kai Master BasilZero badgenome shinobi-san
TruckOSaurus ROFLMAO asilayhere220  
       
       


1. Citizen Kane (1941)
2. Vertigo (1958)
3. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
4. L'Atalante (1934)
5. Seven Samurai (1954)
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
7. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)
8. City Lights (1931)
9. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
10. Sunset Blvd. (1950)



:O This will be hard

Edit: So, is it ok if we just name 10 movies without ranking them?



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pezus said:

:O This will be hard

Edit: So, is it ok if we just name 10 movies without ranking them?

No need to rank. To borrow from your avatar, if The Dark Knight Rises appears on two lists, it will be counted twice; it doesn't matter if one list ranks it #1 and one list ranks it #7.



Cool. I feel like finding 10 movies shouldn't be too hard but ranking them from 1 to 10 would be way too hard . I still don't even know what my favorite movie is.

Top ten movies? I've barely watched 30 >_<

Why the OP isn't in Times New VGChartzian?



Player2 said:

Top ten movies? I've barely watched 30 >_<

Why the OP isn't in Times New VGChartzian?

Fixed :)



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Player2 said:

Top ten movies? I've barely watched 30 >_<

Why the OP isn't in Times New VGChartzian?

You've barely watched 30 movies?! Wtf