Shmight & Shmound 2018: Alternative 150

This is the Alternative 150, a version of the 2018 Shmight & Shmound list created to shake up the canon. I removed every film from the actual list that appears on the 2012 Sight & Sound List, the IMDB Top 250, or AFI's Top 100 films. As you can see, a number of the entries on this list are "film maudits" that have been embraced by certain sectors of cinephilia but not film culture at large. Many were also produced after the release of the 2012 Sight & Sound list.

The main list, along with a detailed explanation of what this poll is and how it came to be, can be found here: www.cinematary.com/writing/2018/7/9/the-2018-shmight-shmound-poll


if you’re interested in participating in future years, follow me on twitter at @trillmoregirls for future updates.

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    1

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    2

  • News from Home

    3

  • High and Low

    4

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    5

  • The Master

    6

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    7

  • Miami Vice

    8

  • Possession

    9

  • Stop Making Sense

    10

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    11

  • Inherent Vice

    12

  • Speed Racer

    13

  • The Green Ray

    14

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    15

  • Showgirls

    16

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    17

  • Inland Empire

    18

  • The Long Goodbye

    19

  • Blow Out

    20

  • Carol

    21

  • F for Fake

    22

  • The Long Day Closes

    23

  • How Green Was My Valley

    24

  • Johnny Guitar

    25

  • Margaret

    26

  • Taste of Cherry

    27

  • All That Jazz

    28

  • The Decalogue

    29

  • Holy Motors

    30

  • Magnolia

    31

  • Safe

    32

  • Suspiria

    33

  • The New World

    34

  • Pulse

    35

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    36

  • A Serious Man

    37

  • Broadcast News

    38

  • Carlito's Way

    39

  • Certified Copy

    40

  • Dawn of the Dead

    41

  • Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot

    42

  • Ran

    43

  • The Terrorizers

    44

  • Wagon Master

    45

  • À nos amours

    46

  • All That Heaven Allows

    47

  • Body Double

    48

  • Le Bonheur

    49

  • Halloween

    50

  • House

    51

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    52

  • La Notte

    53

  • A New Leaf

    54

  • The Social Network

    55

  • Street of Shame

    56

  • Wings of Desire

    57

  • Zodiac

    58

  • Akira

    59

  • Babe: Pig in the City

    60

  • Boogie Nights

    61

  • Charulata

    62

  • La Chinoise

    63

  • Daughters of the Dust

    64

  • Dragon Inn

    65

  • Duelle

    66

  • Evil Dead II

    67

  • Faust

    68

  • French Cancan

    69

  • I Walked with a Zombie

    70

  • In the Realm of the Senses

    71

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    72

  • Love Exposure

    73

  • A Moment of Innocence

    74

  • Moonlight

    75

  • Phantom Thread

    76

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    77

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    78

  • The River

    79

  • Sorcerer

    80

  • Synecdoche, New York

    81

  • Trust

    82

  • U.S. Go Home

    83

  • Vagabond

    84

  • Young Mr. Lincoln

    85

  • 24 City

    86

  • The Age of Innocence

    87

  • Angel

    88

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    89

  • Bigger than Life

    90

  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    91

  • Branded to Kill

    92

  • The Bridges of Madison County

    93

  • City of Pirates

    94

  • Crash

    95

  • Cure

    96

  • The Crowd

    97

  • Floating Weeds

    98

  • Gold Diggers of 1933

    99

  • The Gospel According to Matthew

    100