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A24 Films Ranked

68 films

You know, that I've seen.

  • Citizen Kane
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • All the President's Men
  • Star Wars

Filmspotting Pantheon

54 films

Great movies -- not necessarily the greatest movies -- we have a personal connection to and love so much they're…

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Jaws
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Ranked: Steven Spielberg

28 films

Revised (and hopefully more accurately reflecting both my tastes and what I perceive as his 'best' work) from my last…

  • The Searchers
  • Rio Bravo
  • Halloween
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Vertigo

Filmspotting Marathon Awards – Best Picture Winners

73 films

Every Filmspotting Marathon Best Picture winner (in chronological order). Click 'Read Notes' to see the Marathon topic and host selections.…

  • Ex Machina
  • Moonlight
  • Under the Skin
  • First Cow
  • Spring Breakers

A24 Movie Draft

10 films

To commemorate 10 years of the production/distribution house’s existence, Filmspotting held its first ever movie draft. 2 hosts, 10 packs…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Full Metal Jacket

Ranked: Stanley Kubrick

10 films

I really love Full Metal Jacket, but believe I'm bound by some kind of cinephile law to put 2001 (at…

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Iron Man
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Captain America: The First Avenger

Ranked: Marvel Cinematic Universe

24 films

Haven't seen: Thor 2, Eternals

  • 8½
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Andrei Rublev
  • The Apartment
  • Army of Shadows

Filmspotting Madness 2023 Shortlist: Best of the 1960s

98 films

Not-so-shortlist of movies likely to contend for the 64 spots in Filmspotting Madness (starting Feb. 2023). Titles may – will,…

  • After Hours
  • Airplane!
  • Aliens
  • Amadeus
  • Back to the Future
  • 3 Women
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Alien
  • All That Jazz

Filmspotting Madness: Best of the 1970s Shortlist (UPDATED)

90 films

From 136 down to 90, here are the titles you should expect to see when we roll out the Filmspotting…

  • Brick
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil
  • Food, Inc.
  • Humpday
  • Moon

Filmspotting Golden Brick Finalists

84 films

Annual award given to our favorite movie that meets the following criteria:

-Not a mainstream/highly publicized movie -Shows a clear…

  • Petite Maman
  • The Worst Person in the World
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Pig
  • Licorice Pizza

Top 10 Films of 2021

15 films

...with my five runners-up.

As discussed on Filmspotting's two-part Top 10 Films of 2021 roundtable with Dana Stevens and Michael…