A Life in Film

essie essie’s all-time stats

10,986 Films

11,539 Hours

4,466 Directors

168 Countries

Top films

Favorite Films of 2020

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the year of anya taylor-joy.

  • Movie That Invites Pausing
  • Lamentations
  • Glenville
  • Maggie's Farm
  • Apiyemiyekî?
  • Autofiction
  • Standing Forward Full
  • Figure Minus Fact
  • There must be some kind of way out of here
  • Emma.
  • Glimpses from a Visit to Orkney in Summer 1995
  • Kajillionaire
  • Substance Without Science
  • In the Era
  • Her* Hands and His Forms
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Her Socialist Smile
  • With Love – Volume One 1987-1996
  • A Woman in Trouble Is a Temporary Thing
  • Curious Fantasies

My Favorite Films of 2019

essie

Just sending love to everyone here.

  • White Noise
  • Science Without Substance
  • 48 War Movies
  • Apricity
  • Rushing Green with Horses
  • 27 Thoughts About My Father
  • Instructions on How to Make a Film
  • It has to be lived once and dreamed twice
  • Pelourinho, They Don’t Really Care About Us
  • Red Film
  • Green Ash
  • Tunafish Sandwich Piece
  • Memento Stella
  • Re: The Operation
  • Black Bus Stop
  • Vitalina Varela
  • Drill
  • Cézanne
  • Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters
  • Hrvoji, Look at You from the Tower

By release year

1874 2022
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Highest rated decades

1970s
D. Jaime ou a Noite Portuguesa
L'enfant qui a pissé des paillettes
Out 1
Athanor
Group III: Sunlight/Floating/Afternoon
Uski Roti
At Uluru
Le gant de l'autre
Maya
Ruskin
Double Labyrinthe
Sweating Blood
Skin of Your Eye
Film Feedback
Behind the Green Door
Torre Bela
Ludwig
Who Invented the Yoyo? Who Invented the Moon Buggy?
Mera Naam Joker
Prisoners of Conscience
1920s
The Docks of New York
The Gold Rush
The Last Command
The Last Laugh
The Wedding March
Beggars of Life
Strike
A Sixth Part of the World
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Arsenal
Zvenygora
Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Neighbors
The Scarecrow
Four Sons
Greed
Salomé
Isn't Life Wonderful
Dream Street
Way Down East
1980s
Eureka
Venise n'existe pas
Faust's Other: An Idyll
Nostalgia
Faustfilm: An Opera: Part I
Love Streams
Flash Passion
Querelle
The Second Journey (To Uluru)
Unheimlich II: Astarti
Falling. Desert. Syn
Five Year Diary, Reel 23: A Breakdown (and) After the Mental Hospital (September 1–December 13, 1982)
Chutes de Lacrima Christi
The Secret Garden
Lacrima Christi
Habeas Corpus
Five Year Diary, Reel 47: I Thought the Film Would End (October 21–November 2, 1986)
Twin Peaks
Permissible Dreams
Scorpion Thunderbolt

Featured lists

The Best Experimental Films of the 2010s

essie

it wasn't until i sat down to make this that i actually…

  • Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death
  • The Grand Bizarre
  • American Falls
  • The Extravagant Shadows
  • Listening to the Space in My Room
  • August and After
  • Grosse fatigue
  • Faust Sonnengesang
  • Puchuncaví
  • Joys of Waiting for the Broadway Bus #2
  • Glide of Transparency
  • We Had the Experience but Missed the Meaning
  • Brouillard #14
  • A Gathering of Crystals
  • Palace of Colours
  • Elixir
  • It has to be lived once and dreamed twice
  • The House, The True One and The One That Follows, Is Yet to be Built
  • glory
  • The Crack-Up

in the morning in the winter shade on the first of march on the holiday

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1-25 ranked, the rest abc...my one hundred favorite experimental films...smol experimental…

  • Carolyn And Me: Part One
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Visitation
  • Maya
  • All My Life
  • My Mountain Song 27
  • Gammelion
  • Winged Dialogue
  • Waterfall
  • Venise n'existe pas
  • New York Film Diary Sep. 3, 1994 - Oct. 3 1995
  • Huge Pupils
  • What The Water Said, nos. 4-6
  • Unheimlich II: Astarti
  • New Shores
  • Et Resurrectus Est
  • come wishes be horses
  • Five Year Diary, Reel 23: A Breakdown (and) After the Mental Hospital (September 1–December 13, 1982)
  • No President
  • Once I Loved a Woman

Genres, countries & languages

Drama
3,733 films
Documentary
1,860 films
Comedy
1,141 films
Romance
818 films
Animation
549 films
Thriller
518 films
Crime
513 films
Fantasy
508 films
Horror
438 films
Mystery
333 films
USA
3,519 films
France
1,734 films
UK
727 films
Germany
653 films
Japan
581 films
Italy
368 films
Canada
296 films
Spain
193 films
USSR
156 films
Austria
154 films
English
6,906 films
French
1,773 films
German
681 films
Spanish
628 films
Japanese
578 films
Italian
393 films
Portuguese
254 films
Russian
248 films
Chinese
203 films

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List progress

Collections

  • Dead Man's Letters
  • A Visitor to a Museum
  • Russian Symphony

Apocalypse Trilogy 2 of 3 watched

  • Abaton
  • Ode
  • Elohim

Arboretum Cycle 6 of 7 watched

  • Before Sunrise
  • Before Sunset
  • Before Midnight

Before... Collection 2 of 3 watched

  • Dragon Inn
  • New Dragon Gate Inn
  • Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Dragon Inn 2 of 3 watched

  • House of 1000 Corpses
  • The Devil's Rejects
  • 3 from Hell

Firefly Collection 2 of 3 watched

  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The Godfather: Part III

The Godfather Collection 2 of 3 watched

  • Halloweentown
  • Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge
  • Halloweentown High

Halloweentown Collection 3 of 4 watched

  • Hostel
  • Hostel: Part II
  • Hostel: Part III

Hostel Collection 2 of 3 watched

  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Day of the Dead

Living Dead Collection 3 of 4 watched

  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • Mon Oncle
  • PlayTime

Monsieur Hulot - Collection 3 of 4 watched

  • Paradise: Love
  • Paradise: Faith
  • Paradise: Hope

Paradise Trilogy 2 of 3 watched

  • London
  • Robinson in Space
  • Robinson in Ruins

Robinson Trilogy 2 of 3 watched

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Tetsuo II: Body Hammer
  • Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

Tetsuo Collection 2 of 3 watched

  • The Decameron
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • Arabian Nights

Trilogia della vita 2 of 3 watched

Most watched

The Secret Garden

4 times

Zodiac

3 times

Variations

3 times

The New World

3 times

Cats

3 times

Phantom Thread

3 times

Remembrance: A Portrait Study

3 times

First Reformed

3 times

Vertigo

3 times

It's a Wonderful Life

twice

The Stoas

twice

Brussels-Transit

twice

The Brown Bunny

twice

Last Days in a Lonely Place

twice

Pinocchio

twice

Hook

twice

The Gold Rush

twice

The Wind Is Driving Him Toward the Open Sea

twice

Rated higher than average Patron

Cats

★★★★½ vs 1.38

Lady in the Water

★★★★½ vs 2.38

Empire

★★★★½ vs 2.42

#Horror

★★★½ vs 1.42

Exorcist II: The Heretic

★★★★ vs 2.00

Plan 9 from Outer Space

★★★★ vs 2.17

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

★★★★ vs 2.19

Pompeii

★★★★ vs 2.22

Eureka

★★★★★ vs 3.24

I Know Who Killed Me

★★★½ vs 1.79

Night of the Ghouls

★★★★ vs 2.39

Bambi

★★★★★ vs 3.47

Rated lower than average Patron

Whiplash

½ vs 4.38

Forrest Gump

½ vs 4.12

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

½ vs 4.07

Jojo Rabbit

½ vs 4.06

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

½ vs 3.98

American Beauty

½ vs 3.96

The Silence of the Lambs

vs 4.31

Patton

½ vs 3.80

Braveheart

½ vs 3.78

Mississippi Burning

½ vs 3.78

Fight Club

vs 4.28

First Blood

½ vs 3.74

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