Every week we post official discussions for widely released movies and attach a poll to each asking users to both rank the movies from 1-10 and whether or not they'd recommend them. Those polls get compiled into the yearly list and the all time list every so often. I find this to be a great way to rank films for the sub because these rankings were voted on mostly by people who had seen the film (hopefully) and without the context of ranking them competitively, which can cause spite downvoting. It's also worth noting that just like every movie site (IMDB, Letterboxd, etc) sorts movies by year based on different criteria, we base the year off of the calendar year that the discussion was made. So if there's some lingering movies from 2021 on here, that is why.
2022 felt like a year where movies and theater going were starting to approach the "old normal" of pre-COVID. Whereas the 2021 highest grossing films list seems a bit lackluster and only has one movie that crosses a billion dollars worldwide, 2022 had three billion dollar movies and a top 5 that each would have topped the #2 from last year. I mean, people must be comfortable going back to theaters when the dinosaur sized piece of shit that was Jurassic World: Dominion crosses a billion.
|Rank||Film Title||Mean Score||Number of Votes|
|1||Everything, Everywhere, All At Once||9.17||14,973|
|2||Puss in Boots: The Last Wish||9.12||2,110|
|4||Top Gun: Maverick||8.96||1,973|
|5||Marcel the Shell with Shoes On||8.83||463|
|7||All Quiet on the Western Front||8.56||2,063|
|9||Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio||8.4|
|10||This Place Rules||8.37||411|
|13||Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy Part 1||8.28||191|
|14||Drive My Car||8.23||437|
|15||Weird: The Al Yankovic Story||8.2||756|
|18||The Banshees of Inisherin||8.14||2,487|
|19||Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie||8.13||483|
|20||The Bad Guys||8.13||417|
Much like rotten tomatoes, the less seen but high quality movies or movies with highly niche audiences tend to do well with this system because most likely only people who want to see them are voting on them.
If we set parameters, such as at least 500 votes to be included, the top 10 would be:
- Everything, Everywhere, All at Once
- Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
- Top Gun: Maverick
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio
- The Whale
- Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
- The Banshees of Inisherin
Here's some more stats from the rankings:
We made discussions for 181 movies last year.
Four movies from last year made it on to the Top 20 Films of All Time (going back to 2017 when we started this process) list. Those movies, in order, are EEAAO, Puss in Boots, RRR, and Top Gun: Maverick.
While no movie topped the 20k votes that Justice League and No Way Home got last year, The Batman was the highest voted on movie with 18,125 votes. The next three most popular were all in the 14,900 range and were Everything, Everywhere, Doctor Strange 2, and Nope. Very impressive company EEAAO is keeping.
The bottom 10 are as follows:
- Mack & Rita (3)
- Blacklight (3.28)
- Night at the Museum: Kamunrah Rises Again (3.67)
- Cheaper by the Dozen (3.78)
- Me Time (3.79)
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (3.83)
- Halloween Ends (4.3)
- The Munsters (4.41)
- Firestarter (4.43)
- Blonde (4.6)
The Bottom 10 is comprised mostly of movies that got less than or roughly 100 votes, with Texas Chainsaw (1,003), Halloween Ends (2,837), and Blonde (799) being the exceptions.
Morbius was the 11th lowest ranked film (who's excited for Tron 3? Anyone? Anyone?)
While in 2020 Netflix had the most movies with the most votes and 2021 it was HBO Max, this year the entire top 10 is populated by theater releases, with the conditional exception of Glass Onion which got a theater release a month before its Netflix release.
The most controversial films, as judged by the high standard deviation, are as follows:
- Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy Part 2 (3.8 SD)
- Pinocchio (The Tom Hanks One) (3.18 SD)
- Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy Part 3 (2.99 SD)
- Dashcam (2.85 SD)
- Morbius (2.83 SD)
Don't believe me?
If you've seen the film, please rate it at this poll
If you haven't seen the film but would like to see the result of the poll click here
Click here to see the rankings of 2022 films
Click here to see the rankings for every poll done
James and Em Foster are enjoying an all-inclusive beach vacation in the fictional island of La Tolqa, when a fatal accident exposes the resort's perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism, reckless violence and surreal horrors.
- Alexander Skarsgård as James Foster
- Mia Goth as Gabi
- Cleopatra Coleman as Em Foster
- Thomas Kretschmann as Thresh
- Amanda Brugel as Jennifer
- John Ralston as Dr. Modan
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Up until now Marvel has really ruined fight banter for me in an attempt to make every character more like Spider-Man or more humorous. I watched bullet train recently and for the first time in a while the fight banter (mostly from Brad Pitt) was actually kind of funny and fit well. What are your thoughts?
Edit: I’m not bashing marvel. As someone who grew up in the 2000s I have a huge love for those movies, but recently the humour has gotten kinda bland (whatever phase we’re on) and I just thought this movie reminded me that there’s still a place for good fight jokes.
I just watched this movie for the first time and have not had a scene hit me the way this one did in, well, like ever.
Towards the end, when Theo and Kee are stuck on the top floor of that ghetto apartment block and pinned down by military forces, they just start walking down the hallway as the baby's cries swell. Residents stare, cry, reach out, and part to let them through, down each level. Then, the call to "cease fire" and the shell-shocked look of awe on the commanding officer's face as his brain processes what he's seeing, the dumbfounded stares of every successive soldier, and the moment where they walk down the last flight onto the ground floor is so unbelievably powerful. Every last man in that unit can't believe what he's seeing, staggers to their feet in a daze, and it is like everybody is snapped out of a daze and coming to terms with what the post-fertility world has turned them into, a moment of self-awareness you see spreading through the crowd.
It reaches a peak of religiosity that is suddenly interrupted by am explosion and EVERYBODY immediately snaps back into their conditioning and the battle resumes, with only one or two bothering to glance at what is both a miracle and the reason the soldiers are there as they leave.
Just felt like putting it out there in case people want to discuss :)
News Oscars: Film Academy Conducting a Review Amid Questions About Andrea Riseborough’s Best Actress Campaign for ‘To Leslie’
I was recently reminded of the movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. I went in with zero expectations, knowing nothing of the story/characters, but liking Luc Besson and the genre in general. Then the movie started and I was IMMEDIATELY taken out of it by Dane DeHaan playing a a super badass/world weary space cop. He looked like a 12yo wearing daddy's clothes and playing make believe and I could never get over it (or the absolute lack of chemistry between him and Claire Delevingne). It just felt SO fake that it made it hard to get into anything else going on because my brain just refused to accept it and kept making me think he was going to be revealed as an impostor or something. But no, never happened.
So I'm curious, is there anybody else you can think of who just absolutely did NOT match a certain role even if they might be a good actor? Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist in The World is Not Enough was a close second for me.
Trailer "KOBANE" is a movie made by the commune of movies in Rojava (Autonomous region in Syria) that shows the real story of the Resistance of Kobane - the first major defeat of ISIS and victory for the Kurdish self-defense groups! The movie will be shared on this same channel on 4th of February on yt!
It had been some years since I last watched it and I honestly forgot how utterly heartbreaking it was. Totally harrowing. Superbly acted by Adrian Brody. A very true and bleak portrayal of the horrors of war. A very fitting piece of cinema for today of all days. I haven’t cried so hard in a long time. One of those films that everyone should watch at least once.
Question What was the last film you saw that made you feel absolute joy, glee or thrilled you completely?
Seen a lot of posts asking about which movies made you cry recently, so curious as to the films that have really bumped up your mood or made you purely happy after the experience. Its not often I get a really joyous experience in the cinema, but when I do I am glad I'm film fan.
For me it Was Avatar: The Way of Water. I was lucky enough to see it in 4DX. The climax of the movie was tremendous fun.
Despite not liking the original Top Gun: Maverick also had me grinning whilst watching on a standard screen.
Question Kenneth Branagh has been nominated in seven different categories of Academy Awards. Has anyone been nominated in more categories?
1990 - Nominated for Best Actor and Best Director for Henry V
1993 - Nominated for Best Short Film, Live Action for Swan Song
1997 - Nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay based on Material Previously Produced or Published for Hamlet
2012 - Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for My Week with Marilyn
2022 - Nominated for Best Achievement in Directing (his only repeat), Best Motion Picture of the Year, and Best Original Screenplay for Belfast
His only win was Best Original Screenplay for Belfast.
So at a few points, Andrew accuses Dr. Sheehan of being from Portland instead of Seattle. It’s interesting because this first happens very early on in the film, then is brought up again later. Although the film does not give a clear answer on why he is doing this, unless I missed something.
One of my theories is that Portland is where Dr. Sheehan is actually from. Andrew subconsciously knows this, but he mixes this into his delusions as evidence that Dr. Sheehan is lying to him.
Another idea I had was that they’ve done this kind of simulation before. iirc, Dr. Cawley mentions they’ve broken through before and he regressed 9 months ago. So maybe in a previous trial, Dr. Sheehan played a cop from Portland, but decided to switch things up a little for the next trial. This may have been to try and let Andrew figure out on his own what is real and what isn’t, jog his memory since he’s forgotten the previous breakthrough, but it did not work.
But I’m curious what ya’ll think. Its not a big deal but it is a detail i’ve kinda scratched my head at, and it leads to some interesting ideas about their program and how it works.
News CinemaCon is officially slated for the week of April 24th in Las Vegas! Sony, Warner Bros., Disney, Universal Studios, Paramount, and Lionsgate all have presentations scheduled, along with a mystery movie screening on the 25th.cinemacon.com
We all have those songs that are impossible to hear without thinking of the movie scene that they were featured in, for better or for worse. What are some good music moments from movies that have forever changed the way you hear those songs? Here's the first ones that came to mind:
- Goodbye Horses - Q Lazarus (Silence of the Lambs).
- In Dreams - Roy Orbison (Blue Velvet)
- Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealer's Wheel (Reservoir Dogs)
- Layla - Derek & The Dominos (Goodfellas)
- Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons (The Deer Hunter)
- Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith (Dazed & Confused)
A Climate Change SciFi Classic based in 2022
The movie is based in a novel written even before companys like Exxon started lying to the Public about Climate Change systematically for decades
Starring Charlton Heston (Ben Hur)
Given the Timing and the depicted events I strongly recommend you to watch it
Watched Uncle Buck recently and realized how much I idolized him as a child. The character of a chaotic yet lovable character who doesn't fit in the regular hero trope,yet is masculine,doesn't go the usual way of succes ,seems unreliable but still has his shit together in the end, or has a special talent which makes up the lack of responsibilities he has. Yes I liked Arnold Schwarzenegger too, but never really could identify with his roles as they felt unrealistic to me. I'm fairly certain there were more movies/show characters that embody this type of person, but I can't put my finger on it. Robin Williams as Mr. Doubtfire comes to mind, Jack Sparrow in a way, but it doesn't have to be the main character also!
Preferably 80s/90s/00s but open for recent movies too!