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  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Winter Sleep
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • Badlands
  • The Bling Ring
  • Interstellar
  • Memento
  • The Prestige
  • Dunkirk
  • The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan, ranked (2020)

11 films

Updated ranking after completing our Nolan Oeuvre-view – a (mostly) chronological look at the director's work.

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Jaws
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Ranked: Steven Spielberg

24 films

Revised (and hopefully more accurately reflecting both my tastes and what I perceive as his 'best' work) from my last…

  • Do the Right Thing
  • Malcolm X
  • Inside Man
  • He Got Game
  • 25th Hour

Spike Lee Ranked

16 films

A few holes here...

  • Aliens
  • After Hours
  • Amadeus
  • Back to the Future
  • Batman

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,…