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2020 Films, Ranked

49 films

Slowly making my way through the pandemic year releases, hoping to get a decent list together by the Skandies ballot…

  • Fort Apache
  • Dodsworth
  • Léon Morin, Priest
  • The Crowd
  • The Hanging Tree

Favorite New-to-me Movies, 2020

80 films

Like millions of other people, over the past year I found myself with a lot of free time—far more than…

  • Flowers of Shanghai
  • Out of Sight
  • Late August, Early September
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Rushmore

1998 Films Ranked

101 films

Since the AV Club is doing it.... (but I'm going with Letterboxd/IMDb-listed year instead of the U.S. release year).

  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Paths of Glory
  • The Tall T
  • A Face in the Crowd
  • The Cranes Are Flying
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Yi Yi
  • The House of Mirth
  • You Can Count on Me
  • Memento

2000 Films, Ranked

95 films

My favorite movie year of the new century. We need a Blu Ray of The House of Mirth.

  • Casablanca
  • The Apartment
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Annie Hall

Oscar Best Picture Winners Ranked

73 films

Inspired by Zach Ralston. Missing twenty winners, most of which have suffered declining reps. And I suspect the order would…

  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Pather Panchali
  • Floating Clouds
  • It's Always Fair Weather

1955 Films Ranked

40 films

This is Scott Tobias's favorite movie year. Hard to disagree, given the sheer number of great pictures from that year.

  • Love in the Afternoon
  • My Night at Maud's
  • Full Moon in Paris
  • The Green Ray
  • The Aviator's Wife
  • Jules and Jim
  • La Jetée
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • An Autumn Afternoon

1962 Films Ranked

41 films

The best year in movie history, probably.

  • The Third Man
  • The Heiress
  • Late Spring
  • The Reckless Moment
  • The Passionate Friends
  • The Man Who Wasn't There
  • The Big Lebowski
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Miller's Crossing
  • Inside Llewyn Davis

Coen Brothers' Films Ranked

17 films

Honoring the 20th anniversary of The Big Lebowski, which rose to second on this list after repeated (semi-)viewings. Don't plan…