Sorry for the over-the-top title, but hyperbole can be effective in getting your attention. I’ve just created a new movie meta-list – it’s the largest one I’ve ever made (791 movies) and, for the first time, I’ve arranged it in reverse chronological order so that the most recent movies are at the top. Click here to go directly to: The Big Movie List.
To make this list I put together all the movies on three other movie meta-lists from Make Lists, Not War: Best Films of All Time – Ranked; Best Films of All Time – Ranked (Older Version); and Top 200 Movies of All Time – Using a New Methodology. Then, I took the meta-lists from Best Films – Year by Year (which covers 2002-2016) and added the top 10 movies (or more, in the case of ties) from each Year by Year list. The result is a comprehensive list of the best movies ever made, as determined by film critics, scholars and journalists. Since the typical “best films of all time” list tends to skimp on recent movies, the addition of the Year-by-Year lists has infused the overall list with a large number of movies from the last 20 years.
Of course, as with all lists, many will find glaring omissions (how could they leave that out???) and a few clunkers (how could they put that in???). But that is of course the fun of lists. Note that these are not my personal favorite 791 movies – I haven’t even seen many of them. I did add my personal 1-10 rating for all the movies on the list that I have seen. If you want to see a list of my favorite films, go HERE.
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