Flickchart Rescue Candidates

These are movies which, between January and June 2020, sat 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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  • Gigi

    1

  • Strangers with Candy

    2

  • Brewster's Millions

    3

  • Ransom

    4

  • Mansfield Park

    5

  • The Pallbearer

    6

  • Good Morning, Vietnam

    7

  • Puberty Blues

    8

  • Barbershop

    9

  • The Foot Fist Way

    10

  • Afterschool

    11

  • Some Kind of Wonderful

    12

  • Crimson Tide

    13

  • Looper

    14

  • Dressed to Kill

    15

  • Falling in Love

    16

  • Jeepers Creepers

    17

  • Saving Silverman

    18

  • Hollow Man

    19

  • Wings of Desire

    20

  • Atonement

    21

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    22

  • Import/Export

    23

  • Ironweed

    24

  • Storytelling

    25

  • The Lady Vanishes

    26

  • Atlantic City

    27

  • Kelly's Heroes

    28

  • Red Road

    29

  • The Longest Yard

    30

  • Dracula

    31

  • Straw Dogs

    32

  • The Seventh Sign

    33

  • Bad Day at Black Rock

    34

  • Stoker

    35

  • Oleanna

    36

  • Black Snake Moan

    37

  • Velvet Goldmine

    38

  • Year of the Dragon

    39

  • The TV Set

    40

  • Shadowlands

    41

  • Your Sister's Sister

    42

  • Gypsy

    43

  • The Hills Have Eyes

    44

  • The Brother from Another Planet

    45

  • That Obscure Object of Desire

    46

  • Melinda and Melinda

    47

  • In the Bedroom

    48

  • Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

    49

  • Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

    50

  • Sid & Nancy

    51

  • Broken Flowers

    52

  • Vanishing Point

    53

  • Inception

    54

  • Foreign Correspondent

    55

  • The Frighteners

    56

  • Children of Men

    57

  • Training Day

    58

  • sex, lies, and videotape

    59

  • The Thief of Bagdad

    60

  • Honeymoon in Vegas

    61

  • You're Next

    62

  • The Truman Show

    63

  • The Wrong Man

    64

  • Her

    65

  • Night Moves

    66

  • Natural Born Killers

    67

  • The Untouchables

    68

  • Drugstore Cowboy

    69

  • The Salton Sea

    70

  • Like Water for Chocolate

    71

  • Some Like It Hot

    72

  • Hoffa

    73

  • Blood Diamond

    74

  • Plenty

    75

  • Secretary

    76

  • The Killers

    77

  • The Invasion

    78

  • Babysitter Wanted

    79

  • The Hot Spot

    80

  • Panic Room

    81

  • Star 80

    82

  • The Exorcist III

    83

  • Wild Strawberries

    84

  • Bone

    85

  • The Wrestler

    86

  • The Winslow Boy

    87

  • Two Lovers

    88

  • Giant

    89

  • The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    90

  • Clockers

    91

  • Escape to Victory

    92

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    93

  • The Host

    94

  • We Own the Night

    95

  • Shivers

    96

  • Kalifornia

    97

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    98

  • Thelma & Louise

    99

  • Red Eye

    100