The Best Movies You Haven't Seen (2017)

PopGap #24: Potluck Film Fest, Month One - Completed!

By dorrk, January 31st 2017
2017: Surrendering to the Cinemaniac Hive Mind

The first month of my 2017 Potluck Film Festival has been completed, with just over 25 hours of movies averaging a decent 68% placement on my Flickchart. the high point of the month was Dan Kocher's recommendation of the fun Busby Berkeley musical Gold Diggers of 1933 (88%); although I was much less enamored with the epic stage adaptation Angels in America (39%), from Hannah Keefer, it was still provocative and worthwhile.

Overall, Dan's five selections averaged 81% and Hannah's five choices averaged 61%; Nigel Druitt's first monthly contribution came in at 51% and Ty Tag's initial pick hit 50%. Dan came into the Potluck Film Fest with the highest compatibility rating of all of the participants and Hannah scored right in the middle, while both Ty and Nigel, started out as low-scoring wildcards. My rankings of everyone's movie choices during this initial round generally fell in line with expectations.

How January's movies ranked

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Branded to Kill (1967)

Branded to Kill (1967)

a.k.a.
Koroshi no rakuin Dir: Seijun Suzuki
My rank: 81% Dan's rank: 96% Review: Branded to Kill (1967)
Artists and Models (1955)

Artists and Models (1955)

Spellbound (2002)

Spellbound (2002)

Love Affair; or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967)

Love Affair; or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967)

a.k.a. Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T.
Dir: Dusan Makavejev
My rank: 79% Dan's rank: 85% Review: Love Affair; or... (1967)
The Merry Widow (1925)

The Merry Widow (1925)

Sleuth (1972)

Sleuth (1972)

Ordet (1955)

Ordet (1955)

The Court Jester (1956)

The Court Jester (1956)

The Beaver (2011)

The Beaver (2011)

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Angels in America (2003)

Angels in America (2003)

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The Top 20 Movies of All-Time

#1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

#1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#2: The Godfather (1972)

#2: The Godfather (1972)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#3: West Side Story (1961)

#3: West Side Story (1961)

Dir: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
#4: Manhattan (1979)

#4: Manhattan (1979)

Dir: Woody Allen
#5: The Graduate (1967)

#5: The Graduate (1967)

Dir: Mike Nichols
#6: Tootsie (1982)

#6: Tootsie (1982)

Dir: Sydney Pollack
#7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

#7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

#8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Dir: Irvin Kershner
#9: Star Wars (1977)

#9: Star Wars (1977)

Dir: George Lucas
#10: The Exorcist (1973)

#10: The Exorcist (1973)

Dir: William Friedkin
#11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

#11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Dir: Peter Jackson
#12: Taxi Driver (1976)

#12: Taxi Driver (1976)

Dir: Martin Scorsese
#13: Annie Hall (1977)

#13: Annie Hall (1977)

Dir: Woody Allen
#14: Vertigo (1958)

#14: Vertigo (1958)

Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
#15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

#15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Dir: Steven Spielberg
#16: Boogie Nights (1997)

#16: Boogie Nights (1997)

Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson
#17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

#17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Dir: Tobe Hooper
#18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

#18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

Dir: Frank Capra
#19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

#19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Dir: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
#20: Zodiac (2007)

#20: Zodiac (2007)

Dir: David Fincher