/u/StopReadinMyUsername on reddit combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results with general film data from iCheckMovies and IMDb to reveal the 1001 Greatest Movies of All Time.
Films that were bumped off from last year's list:
and the newer list for 2018 in full:
Movies that I genuinely think are masterpieces. Movies that really got me into movies. Movies I loved as a young'un.
Sorted by: Highest average rating on Letterboxd.
Stanley Kubrick , David Fincher
Andrei Tarkovsky , Quentin Tarantino , Peter Jackson, Spike Jonze , Edgar Wright , Christopher Nolan
Martin Scorsese , Billy Wilder , Park Chan-wook , Charlie Chaplin , Roman Polanski , Terry Gilliam , Francis Ford Coppola , Danny Boyle , Darren Aronofsky , Steven Spielberg , Lars von Trier , Damien Chazelle, Stephen Chow, Brad Bird
Movies per decade :
1930s - 2
1940s - 1
1950s - 3
1960s - 6
1970s - 10
1980s - 5
1990s - 15
2000s - 33
2010s - 16
The Greatest of All Time
2001: A Space Odyssey
“We're reviving a cancelled undercover police program from the '80s and revamping it for modern times. See, the guys in charge of this stuff lack creativity and are completely out of ideas. So all they do now is recycle shit from the past, and hope that nobody notices.”
― Capt. Hardy, '21 Jump Street' (2012)
A collection of films wherein things become either mildly self-aware, or crazily self-referential.
Many of these films are aware that they are films, and the very act of movie-making (or movie-watching) is factored into the experience, or coded into the narrative.
A Beginner’s Guide to Meta-Films, via CoS:
The Joys Of Meta Cinema, via Raindance:
The Year Of The Meta-Blockbuster, via CO.DESIGN:
The 20 Best Meta Movies of All Time, via Taste of Cinema:
The Heady Joy of Meta Movies, via Fandor:
The 10 Best Meta Horror Movies, via Collider:
High Five: The Podcast has an episode entitled Most Meta Movies (and Deadpool!):
'They Came Together' and the Best Meta-Comedies of All Time, via Signature:
The Rise of Self-Awareness in Cinema: Is Film Doomed to Become a Mockery of Itself?, via /Film:
Tarantino's favorite movies since 1992, the year he became a director himself.
BBC Culture polled 253 film critics from 52 countries to determine the funniest films ever made.
What the Critics had to Say About the Top 25, via BBC Culture:
Why 'Some Like It Hot' is the Greatest Comedy Ever Made, via BBC CUlture:
Do Men and Women Find Different Films Funny?, via BBC Culture:
Are These Really the 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time?, via Vanity Fair:
Film Critics Who Voted for BBC Poll Blew it, via StealingShare:
5 Moire Films that Should Be on the BBC’s List of Greatest Comedies, via Hypable:
The best-reviewed lists we normally publish involve thousands of movies sorted by Adjusted Tomatometer to best distill the professional critics’ consensus, a soothing balm of agreement in the internet age.
This is not that kind of list.
This is 100 Essential Comedy Movies, funny flicks hand-picked by Rotten Tomatoes editors to best represent our tastes and, hey, probably yours, too. (We also did an Essential 200 Movies.) The only caveat for our comedies list: Every movie needed to be 60% (Fresh) or higher. That’s it. You’re still here? It’s over! Go read.