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2021 Ranked

33 films

Films I gave 3½ stars to in the top ten of my end-of-year list = a middling year



  • Hell Drivers
  • The Ascent
  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • Elevator to the Gallows

First time watches 2021 ranked.

51 films

Ranking every pre-2020 movie I watch throughout 2021.

  • Dark Star
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Solaris
  • Moon
  • Outland

"Space is boring as hell" - Movies about 'mundane' space travel.

17 films

Movies that, at least initially, attempt to deglamorise outer space, whether it's stir crazy space-truckers on interstellar flights, or just…

  • Withnail & I
  • My Favorite Year
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Whisky Galore!
  • Harvey

"Ice in the cider" - a list about DRINKING movies.

37 films

You can keep your fancy crack addiction, this is about movies featuring drunks, drinkers, booze, alcoholics and honest-to-goodness pissheads. Line…

  • Parasite
  • Wolfwalkers
  • Saint Maud
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Gretel & Hansel

Ranking the movies of 2020

43 films

A rum old year, for one reason or another, but here's how those movies that made it through stacked up…

  • Prospect
  • Knives Out
  • The Beach Bum
  • The Souvenir
  • Little Women

Ranking the films of 2019

43 films

I'm sure every time I make an end-of-year list I say that the year just gone wasn't a vintage year,…

  • Alien
  • Blade Runner
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Gladiator

Ranking: RIDLEY SCOTT, the complete filmography.

26 films

Ranking the, uh, 'varied' career of South Shields' favourite son - now with added Exodus: Gods and Kings. Just the…

  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • Looper
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Dredd

End of Watch: My Top 30 Films of 2012

30 films

At last! It's the Oscar-spoilin' review of the year!

Yes, I've finally become bored enough that I decided to finish…

  • Kill List
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Take Shelter
  • Hobo with a Shotgun
  • Sleeping Beauty

At Last: the Films of 2011 ranked.

55 films

As we enter the final month of 2012, what better time to look back on the year historians are already…

  • Annihilation
  • Hereditary
  • First Reformed
  • Suspiria
  • Revenge

Best films of 2018

36 films

I don't feel I've seen enough of the standout new films to make a definitive list, but, as it stands,…

  • Warcraft
  • Short Circuit 2
  • Paul
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • The Magnificent Seven

I Started Something I Couldn't Finish

14 films

As the title suggests, this is a list of films I began watching (from August 2018 on), but then, for…

  • Apocalypse Now
  • Jaws
  • Deliverance
  • The Abyss
  • Big Wednesday

"Never get out of the boat" - great movies on or under water.

39 films

Water covers something like 70% of the world's surface, but how many great films have water (as in rivers, seas…