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  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • A New Leaf
  • Shaft
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Top 10 Films of 1971

10 films

We discuss our Top 5 picks on Filmspotting #841.

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Raising Arizona
  • Barton Fink
  • The Hudsucker Proxy
  • True Grit

Suggested Order of a Coen Brothers Marathon for a Teen Who Hasn't Seen Any of Their Movies Yet

18 films

Per Sam Van Hallgren's request. I spent way more time thinking about this than I should have, but that's what…

  • An Autumn Afternoon
  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • A Brighter Summer Day

Blindspotting

42 films

My master list of blind spots, in alphabetical order, made for the confessional, 10th anniversary episode of Filmspotting. Sorry Zhivago.…

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Black Panther
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Miller's Crossing
  • No Country for Old Men
  • True Grit
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Fargo

Coen brothers, ranked

18 films

Currently reordering during a 2021 revisit of their filmography.

  • Roma
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Top 5 Beach Scenes

5 films

As discussed on Filmspotting #834. Scenes are:

1. "Cleo can't swim," Roma 2. Roll in the surf, From Here to…

  • Fast & Furious
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • Furious 7
  • Fast Five
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • News from Home
  • Taxi Driver
  • All the President's Men
  • Car Wash
  • Harlan County U.S.A.

Top 5 Films of 1976

5 films

As discussed during the awards episode for our 7 From 76 series on Filmspotting: cms.megaphone.fm/channel/filmspotting?selected=FILM6069053857

  • Finding Nemo
  • Ratatouille
  • Toy Story
  • WALL·E
  • Soul
  • Italianamerican
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Sounder
  • Charlotte's Web
  • Cooley High

Top 5 1970s Movie Moms

5 films

I did it - I managed to find five admirable 1970s movie moms.

As discussed on Filmspotting #824.

1. Catherine…

  • Sound of Metal
  • Nomadland
  • Minari
  • The Father
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Phantom Thread
  • Ponyo
  • Babette's Feast
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Isle of Dogs

Top 5 Movie Meals

5 films

As discussed on Filmspotting #817.

1. Wild mushroom omelette with chives, PHANTOM THREAD 2. Tonkotsu ramen, PONYO 3. Cailles en…