The Best Movies You Haven't Seen (2017)

PopGap #31: Potluck Film Fest, Month Eight

By dorrk, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 01:08
August Potluck Film Fest

August's quality watchlist was the 5th highest scoring of the Potluck Film Festival so far, with four movies ranking above 80% on my Flickchart, one of which also broke into my Top 10% as the third highest individual ranking movie of the year. There were several fine child performances plus a mix of grand spectacle and quiet drama. For the very first time this year, only one movie during the entire month ranked in the bottom half of my Flickchart.

Bas van Stratum's five movies averaged an impressive 76%, giving him the third highest aggregate ranking overall. Nathan Chase's 65% aggregate put him comfortably near the middle, 11th out of the 19 participants so far. Monthly wildcards, Nigel Druitt and Ty Tag, who have contributed one movie each per month, inched closer together, with Nigel dropping from 54% to 51%, and Ty climbing from 41% to 42%.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013)

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013)

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The Godfather

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