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Filmspotting Madness 2021 Shortlist: Best Films of the 1980s

104 films

Not-so-shortlist of movies likely to contend for the 64 spots in Filmspotting Madness (starting March 2021). Titles may – will,…

  • Memento
  • Interstellar
  • Inception
  • The Prestige
  • Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan, ranked

9 films

Retiring this list, which represents my attempt at a ranking pre-Filmspotting Oeuvre-view.

Unseen: Following

  • The Searchers
  • Rio Bravo
  • Halloween
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Vertigo

Filmspotting Marathon Awards – Best Picture Winners

66 films

Every Filmspotting Marathon Best Picture winner (in chronological order). Click 'Read Notes' to see the Marathon topic and host selection.

  • Lady Bird
  • Under the Skin
  • The Florida Project
  • Ex Machina
  • While We're Young

A24 Films Ranked

47 films

You know, that I've seen.

  • Finding Nemo
  • Toy Story 3
  • WALL·E
  • Toy Story 2
  • Inside Out

Ranked: Pixar

19 films

Updated 6/15/19 after Toy Story rewatches

[Unseen: Cars 2, Cars 3, The Good Dinosaur]

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Act of Killing
  • Annihilation
  • The Arbor
  • Arrival
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Master
  • The Tree of Life
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Lady Bird

Top 20 Films of the 2010s

38 films

As discussed on Filmspotting #766 and #767.

Considerations:

-Start with a Sight & Sound “Greatest of the Decade” approach. -Balance –…

  • Grand Illusion
  • Patton
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Late Spring
  • Seven Samurai

Blindspotting: The Movies I "Need" To See

18 films

This isn't going to be pretty.

3/4/15: Updated after preparing for Top 5 Blind Spots on Filmspotting 10th Anniversary Show,…

  • Parasite
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • The Irishman
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Top 30 Films of 2019

30 films

Sure, let's go with this.

"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" bumped up a spot post taping of Top 10…

  • Brick
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil
  • Food, Inc.
  • Humpday
  • Moon

Filmspotting Golden Brick Finalists

72 films

Annual award given to our favorite movie that meets the following criteria:

-Not a mainstream/highly publicized movie -Shows a clear…

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Act of Killing
  • Amour
  • Annihilation
  • Arrival

Filmspotting Madness 2020 Shortlist: Best of the 2010s

108 films

Filmspotting’s annual tournament will recommence March 2020!

NOTES -We consider "Dogtooth" and "A Prophet" 2010 films not '09. -Yes, some…

  • Marriage Story
  • While We're Young
  • Mistress America
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Noah Baumbach Ranked

10 films

Margot is the only one I'm negative on. Need to see it again. And Kicking and Screaming. And, yes, Frances…