The Best Movies You Haven't Seen (2015)

PopGap #11: Peer Review, Part One: Completed!

By dorrk, December 5th 2015

During November I watched 20 movies I hadn't seen* which were highly ranked by other Flickchart users who I had determined to have moderately similar tastes to my own. I calculated "compatibility scores" based on my rankings of their Top 20s. the quality of the movies was fairly high, regardless of the scoring spectrum. I liked, to varying degrees, 19 of the 20 movies. of my 10 favorite movies of the month, just over half came from users who started the month with the 10 highest scores. As I ranked each movie on my own Flickchart, six of the compatibility scores were adjusted upward, 12 scores dropped lower, and two stayed exactly the same.

The biggest outlier of the month was Nights of Cabiria, which was my second favorite movie of the month, but came from the Flickchart of the lowest scoring qualifying user, KingofPain. Special mention goes to Emerwin, one of this month's interlopers — users whose scores were too low to qualify a movie for the chart, but whose top ranked movie I hadn't seen had qualified through another user's chart — whose favorite movie, Das Boot, was easily also my favorite of the month (and yet, his score dropped due to other changes made to his Top 20).

November 2015's PopGap Results

MovieFlickchartStarting ScoreEnd ScoreAdj.
Das Boot (1981)Harlequin68688671+17
Nights of Cabiria (1957)KingofPain1000979+21
Wake in Fright (1971)Rac630614+16
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)mr_steve645629+16
Winter Light (1963)rickyfitts710695+15
Come and See (1985)Celldweller7799782+17
The Big Chill (1983)WillHunting829841-12
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)nomargin619627-8
Band of Outsiders (1964)faithx5613622-9
Inside Out (2015)IcallItFutile7427420
Django (1966)barrylutz731735-4
Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)FilmOdyssey9559550
Boy A (2007)figureitout770894-124
The Abyss (1989)Zampa728768-40
The Abyss (1989)Blott806841-35
Beautiful Girls (1996)csschneider635686-51
Mary Poppins (1964)PurpleCow17624689-65
Maverick (1994)Prophasi9631041-78
The Rock (1996)HillJackBob946995-49
Boys Don't Cry (2000)Donegan886937-51
Equilibrium (2002)thelastdisciple9191176-257

 

November 2015's Interlopers

MovieFlickchartStarting ScoreEnd ScoreAdj.
Das Boot (1981)Emerwin13221373-51
The Abyss (1989)Yojimbo2812051220-15
The Abyss (1989)goat6boy12551266-11

* "Hadn't seen" = not at all, or in a really, really, really long time

Trailers for November's Peer Review Movies

Beware: Galleries may contain spoilers.
Band of Outsiders (1964)

Band of Outsiders (1964)

Dir.: Jean-Luc Godard

User: faithx5
Score: 613
They rank it: #4

Amazon
Hedwig and The Angry Inch (2001)

Hedwig and The Angry Inch (2001)

Dir.: John Cameron Mitchell

User: nomargin
Score: 619
They rank it: #5

Amazon iTunes
Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins (1964)

Dir.: Robert Stevenson

User: PurpleCow17
Score: 624
They rank it: #16

Amazon iTunes
Wake in Fright (1971)

Wake in Fright (1971)

Dir.: Ted Kotcheff

User: Rac
Score: 630
They rank it: #5
Amazon iTunes
Beautiful Girls (1996)

Beautiful Girls (1996)

Dir.: Ted Demme

User: csschneider
Score: 635
They rank it: #6

Amazon iTunes
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Dir.: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

User: mr_steve
Score: 645
They rank it: #3

Amazon iTunes
Das Boot (1981) - Director's Cut

Das Boot (1981) - Director's Cut

Dir.: Wolfgang Petersen

Users/Score/Rank: Harlequin68/688/#14
Emerwin/1322/#1

Amazon iTunes
Winter Light (1963)

Winter Light (1963)

Dir.: Ingmar Bergman

User: rickyfitts
Score: 710
They rank it: #17

Amazon
The Abyss (1989)

The Abyss (1989)

Dir.: James Cameron

Users/Scores/Rank: Zampa/728/#9
Blott/806/#5
Yojimbo28/1205/#12
goat6boy/1255/#6

Amazon
Django (1966)

Django (1966)

Dir.: Sergio Corbucci

User: barrylutz
Score: 731
They rank it: #15

Amazon iTunes
Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out (2015)

Dir.: Pete Docter

User: IcallItFutile
Score: 742
They rank it: #42

Amazon iTunes
Boy A (2007)

Boy A (2007)

Dir.: John Crowley

User: figureitout
Score: 770
They rank it: #11

Amazon iTunes
Come and See (1985)

Come and See (1985)

Dir.: Elem Klimov

User: Celldweller7
Score: 799
They rank it: #27

Amazon
The Big Chill (1983)

The Big Chill (1983)

Dir.: Lawrence Kasdan

User: WillHunting
Score: 829
They rank it: #30

Amazon iTunes
Boys Don't Cry (2000)

Boys Don't Cry (2000)

Dir.: Olaf Lubaszenko

User: Donegan
Score: 886
They rank it: #4

Amazon YouTube
Equilibrium (2002)

Equilibrium (2002)

Dir.: Kurt Wimmer

User: thelastdisciple
Score: 919
They rank it: #4

Amazon iTunes
The Rock (1996)

The Rock (1996)

Dir.: Michael Bay

User: HillJackBob
Score: 946
They rank it: #15

Amazon iTunes
Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)

Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)

Dir.: Shion Sono

User: FilmOdyssey
Score: 955
They rank it: #47

Amazon iTunes
Maverick (1994)

Maverick (1994)

Dir.: Richard Donner

User: Prophasi
Score: 963
They rank it: #13

Amazon
Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Dir.: Federico Fellini

User: KingofPain
Score: 973
They rank it: #9

Amazon iTunes
Das Boot (1981) - Director's Cut

Das Boot (1981) - Director's Cut

Dir.: Wolfgang Petersen

Users/Score/Rank: Harlequin68/688/#14
Emerwin/1322/#1

Amazon iTunes
Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Dir.: Federico Fellini

User: KingofPain
Score: 973
They rank it: #9

Amazon iTunes
Wake in Fright (1971)

Wake in Fright (1971)

Dir.: Ted Kotcheff

User: Rac
Score: 630
They rank it: #5
Amazon iTunes
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Dir.: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

User: mr_steve
Score: 645
They rank it: #3

Amazon iTunes
Winter Light (1963)

Winter Light (1963)

Dir.: Ingmar Bergman

User: rickyfitts
Score: 710
They rank it: #17

Amazon
Come and See (1985)

Come and See (1985)

Dir.: Elem Klimov

User: Celldweller7
Score: 799
They rank it: #27

Amazon
The Big Chill (1983)

The Big Chill (1983)

Dir.: Lawrence Kasdan

User: WillHunting
Score: 829
They rank it: #30

Amazon iTunes
Hedwig and The Angry Inch (2001)

Hedwig and The Angry Inch (2001)

Dir.: John Cameron Mitchell

User: nomargin
Score: 619
They rank it: #5

Amazon iTunes
Band of Outsiders (1964)

Band of Outsiders (1964)

Dir.: Jean-Luc Godard

User: faithx5
Score: 613
They rank it: #4

Amazon
Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out (2015)

Dir.: Pete Docter

User: IcallItFutile
Score: 742
They rank it: #42

Amazon iTunes
Django (1966)

Django (1966)

Dir.: Sergio Corbucci

User: barrylutz
Score: 731
They rank it: #15

Amazon iTunes
Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)

Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)

Dir.: Shion Sono

User: FilmOdyssey
Score: 955
They rank it: #47

Amazon iTunes
Boy A (2007)

Boy A (2007)

Dir.: John Crowley

User: figureitout
Score: 770
They rank it: #11

Amazon iTunes
The Abyss (1989)

The Abyss (1989)

Dir.: James Cameron

Users/Scores/Rank: Zampa/728/#9
Blott/806/#5
Yojimbo28/1205/#12
goat6boy/1255/#6

Amazon
Beautiful Girls (1996)

Beautiful Girls (1996)

Dir.: Ted Demme

User: csschneider
Score: 635
They rank it: #6

Amazon iTunes
Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins (1964)

Dir.: Robert Stevenson

User: PurpleCow17
Score: 624
They rank it: #16

Amazon iTunes
Maverick (1994)

Maverick (1994)

Dir.: Richard Donner

User: Prophasi
Score: 963
They rank it: #13

Amazon
The Rock (1996)

The Rock (1996)

Dir.: Michael Bay

User: HillJackBob
Score: 946
They rank it: #15

Amazon iTunes
Boys Don't Cry (2000)

Boys Don't Cry (2000)

Dir.: Olaf Lubaszenko

User: Donegan
Score: 886
They rank it: #4

Amazon YouTube
Equilibrium (2002)

Equilibrium (2002)

Dir.: Kurt Wimmer

User: thelastdisciple
Score: 919
They rank it: #4

Amazon iTunes


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