Hello guys! I can’t believe it took me almost 12 years to post something in the forums. About a month ago, I thought of looking for a list of the films that are in the most overall top lists in iCheckMovies, but it didn’t exist. So, I did the top 250 myself and it turned out to be one of my favorite lists ever.
Compared to the other official lists from the site itself, is not as obscure as the most favorited and not as… well… weak as the most checked one (I mean… Stuart Little?.. Ice Age 2?.. Only 11 films made before 1970? Only 3 non-english speaking entries?).
This one is a nice mix of prestige and popularity. I love the fact that a movie like Children of Paradise is in more top lists than American History X despite having 77k checks less.
Of course it leans a little bit towards recent decades but it’s still way more balanced than any other top 250. The very nature of the list, (mostly!) avoids incluiding newer films that can be overhyped (Did you know that the 2010’s is the decade with the most entries in IMDB’s top 250?). Here’s how it goes in this one:
And here’s a breakdown by director:
Kubrick, Nolan, Spielberg
Bergman, Chaplin, Coppola, Kurosawa, Lynch, Wilder
Coen Bros, Fincher, Ford, Gilliam, Jackson, Leone, Lumet. Miyazaki, Polanski, Scott, Tarkovsky
Allen, Capra, Carpenter, Clouzot, Fellini, Hawks, Lean, Murnau, Renoir, Welles, Wyler,
Yeah! There are lots of masters missing (I’m surprised by the complete lack of Buñuel, Bresson, Lubitsch, Rossellini, Tati, and Haneke), but again, compared to other lists, it’s a pretty good bunch.
I try to keep the number of official top lists and favs as tie breaks.
iCheckMovies is a site to explore film lists. There’s already the most checked and the most favorited so why not the most listed? I believe it would be great to make it official. Although I don’t know if “most listed” is the right term. It sounds weird. Please tell me. lol
Here, we don’t give movies a grade; so I think this criteria is the closest thing to a consensus within the site of the most liked/popular ones. I’d like to know what you think.