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Flickchart Rescue Candidates

These are movies which, as of Jan. 2020, sit below the 50% mark on my Flickchart, but which I'm also open to revisiting.

Some of these are ranked low due an initial negative reaction; some were last-watched over 20 years ago; some have drifted down as my feelings towards them have changed over time (as you can see by the sometimes conflicting star-ratings).

Participants in my 2020 Silver Screen Streak challenge can pick one movie from this list as a last-ditch "Hail Mary" effort to keep my attention on their list.

Each movie's starting position on my Flickchart is in the notes.

Generally my rankings translate as follows:

100-99% - 5 Stars
98-95% - 4.5 Stars
94-75% - 4 Stars
74-65% - 3.5 Stars
64-45% - 3 Stars
44-35% - 2.5 Stars
34-25% - 2 Stars
24-10% - 1.5 Stars
9-3% - 1 Star
2-0% - .5 Star

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  • Untamed Heart

    1

  • Pale Rider

    2

  • The God of Cookery

    3

  • Gigi

    4

  • Strangers with Candy

    5

  • Mansfield Park

    6

  • Barbershop

    7

  • Afterschool

    8

  • Looper

    9

  • Dressed to Kill

    10

  • Hollow Man

    11

  • Wings of Desire

    12

  • Atonement

    13

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    14

  • Import/Export

    15

  • Ironweed

    16

  • The Lady Vanishes

    17

  • Atlantic City

    18

  • Kelly's Heroes

    19

  • Red Road

    20

  • Dracula

    21

  • The Swimmer

    22

  • Straw Dogs

    23

  • Bad Day at Black Rock

    24

  • Stoker

    25

  • Black Snake Moan

    26

  • Velvet Goldmine

    27

  • The TV Set

    28

  • Shadowlands

    29

  • The Promotion

    30

  • Gypsy

    31

  • The Brother from Another Planet

    32

  • That Obscure Object of Desire

    33

  • Melinda and Melinda

    34

  • In the Bedroom

    35

  • The Jerk

    36

  • Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

    37

  • Sid & Nancy

    38

  • Broken Flowers

    39

  • Defending Your Life

    40

  • Vanishing Point

    41

  • Inception

    42

  • Foreign Correspondent

    43

  • The Frighteners

    44

  • Children of Men

    45

  • Training Day

    46

  • sex, lies, and videotape

    47

  • The Thief of Bagdad

    48

  • Honeymoon in Vegas

    49

  • You're Next

    50

  • The Truman Show

    51

  • The Wrong Man

    52

  • Her

    53

  • Night Moves

    54

  • Natural Born Killers

    55

  • The Untouchables

    56

  • Drugstore Cowboy

    57

  • The Salton Sea

    58

  • Time After Time

    59

  • Like Water for Chocolate

    60

  • Some Like It Hot

    61

  • Hoffa

    62

  • Blood Diamond

    63

  • Plenty

    64

  • Secretary

    65

  • The Killers

    66

  • The Invasion

    67

  • Babysitter Wanted

    68

  • The Hot Spot

    69

  • Panic Room

    70

  • Star 80

    71

  • The Bad News Bears

    72

  • The Exorcist III

    73

  • Wild Strawberries

    74

  • Bone

    75

  • The Wrestler

    76

  • The Winslow Boy

    77

  • Two Lovers

    78

  • Giant

    79

  • The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    80

  • Clockers

    81

  • Escape to Victory

    82

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    83

  • The Host

    84

  • We Own the Night

    85

  • Shivers

    86

  • Kalifornia

    87

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    88

  • Thelma & Louise

    89

  • Red Eye

    90

  • Melancholia

    91

  • A Cry in the Dark

    92

  • Jennifer's Body

    93

  • The Doll Squad

    94

  • Michael Clayton

    95

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop

    96

  • Charlie Bartlett

    97

  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    98

  • House of Sand and Fog

    99

  • A History of Violence

    100