A Life in Film

essie essie’s all-time stats

11,002 Films

11,551 Hours

4,470 Directors

170 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
Double Labyrinthe
Sweating Blood
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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
3,741 films
Documentary
1,869 films
Comedy
1,150 films
Romance
827 films
Animation
565 films
Thriller
520 films
Crime
517 films
Fantasy
514 films
Horror
442 films
Mystery
337 films
USA
3,543 films
France
1,755 films
UK
728 films
Germany
659 films
Japan
586 films
Italy
369 films
Canada
297 films
Spain
193 films
Austria
154 films
USSR
153 films
English
6,429 films
French
1,388 films
Japanese
494 films
German
426 films
Spanish
366 films
Italian
225 films
Portuguese
214 films
Russian
142 films
Chinese
137 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

  • Coda
  • 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

  • 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

I Was A Male Yvonne De Carlo For The Lucky Landlord.....

twice

The Brown Bunny

twice

Last Days in a Lonely Place

twice

Pinocchio

twice

Hook

twice

The Gold Rush

twice

Rated higher than average Patron

Cats

★★★★½ vs 1.37

Lady in the Water

★★★★½ vs 2.38

Empire

★★★★½ vs 2.40

#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 2.23

Eureka

★★★★★ vs 3.24

I Know Who Killed Me

★★★½ vs 1.80

Night of the Ghouls

★★★★ vs 2.40

Bambi

★★★★★ vs 3.47

Rated lower than average Patron

Whiplash

½ vs 4.39

Forrest Gump

½ vs 4.13

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

Fight Club

vs 4.29

Braveheart

½ vs 3.78

Mississippi Burning

½ vs 3.78

First Blood

½ vs 3.74

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